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Thursday’s school roundup: Barnstable upsets Notre Dame in girls’ volleyball

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In a battle of Massachusetts girls’ volleyball elite, third-ranked Barnstable took down second-ranked Notre Dame of Hingham in three straight sets on the road Thursday night, handing the Cougars their first defeat.

The Red Raiders, the defending Division 1 state champions, wasted little time in asserting their dominance, taking the first set, 25-18, on aggressive play from the service line.

“Whether you’re at home or on the road, you have to establish momentum early on,” Barnstable coach Tom Turco said. “Notre Dame has a pretty small gym and that plays into the noise factor. We talked prior to the game about making sure we had loud communication and came in strong.”


The Cougars (14-1), the defending champions in Division 2, did not concede quietly though, fighting back to the tie the second set at 21. With a possible advantage swing hanging in the balance, strong play at the net from sophomores Riley James and Ingrid Murphy allowed the Red Raiders (15-1) to claim the set, 25-22.

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James contributed a game-high 14 digs to go along with 23 kills, while Murphy added 13 digs and 12 kills.

“We needed to control the serve-receive game if we wanted to succeed against a team like Notre Dame,” Turco said. “We took their serves well and consistently stayed on attack.”

Senior Dani Derosier led the victors with 10 service points, including five straight to finish off the third set, 25-16. Three games remain in Barnstable’s regular season as it prepares to defend its crown and give Turco his 18th title in 29 years.

“The girls work extremely hard and are confident in their ability as a group,” Turco said. “We play some high-caliber teams over the course of the year, all so that we are prepared come tournament time.”


Westford 3, Acton-Boxborough 0 — Senior outside hitter Angela Alibrandi offered 10 aces and 11 kills, while Julia Libby six kills two aces, as the Grey Ghosts improved to 11-5.

Arlington Catholic 3, Bishop Fenwick 0 — Senior leadership was the key as the Cougars improved to 13-3. Monica Royo, Alex Ball and Lena Perez combined for 22 kills, while setter Marie Donovan chipped in with 27 assists.

Lynnfield 3, Peabody 0 — Senior Katie Nugent tallied 19 kills and seven digs and senior Camie Foley added 18 digs and two aces to lead the way for the Pioneers.

Bishop Feehan 3, Bishop Stang 0 — Senior outside hitter Mary Campbell led the way for the Shamrocks with six kills, four digs, and a block to improve to 10-4 on the year.

Newton South 3, Boston Latin 0 — Catherine Patti and Ella Kim each recorded five kills for the Wolfpack (11-4).

Boys’ soccer


East Boston 5, Tech Boston 0 — Senior co-captain Sebastian Macias tallied a goal and three assists for the Jets to bring their record to 13-1.

Chelsea 4, Greater Lowell 1 — Junior Kevin Valle tallied a hat trick to pace the Red Devils (10-3-2).

Quincy 3, Duxbury 0 — Senior Jose DaSilva netted two goals in the win for the Presidents.

Hingham 5, Plymouth North 0 — Seniors Andrew Hickey and Grayson Presutti each notched two goals for the Harbormen.

Nauset 6, Sandwich 0 — Senior Hayden Yakola had a hat trick in the win for the Warriors, staying perfect at 14-0.

Algonquin 2, Leominster 0 — Sean Cullen and Jack Gingrich scored as the ninth-ranked Tomahawks (8-5-2, 6-1 Mid-Wach A) topped the host Blue Devils (2-10-3, 1-6). Algonquin’s Drew Cammarano made three saves.

Nashoba 2, Groton-Dunstable 0 — Jasper Young scored twice to propel the host Chieftains (5-7-2, 3-3 Mid-Wach B) over the Crusaders (6-8-2, 0-6). Matt Cunningham earned his third shutout.

Tahanto 3, Quabbin 0 — Humberto Delima, Nick Pichieri and Holden Lutz scored as the Stags (2-6-4) topped the visiting Panthers (6-8-1). Jake Tolles made four saves for Tahanto.

Ware 1, North Brookfield 0 — Andrew James’ goal in the 40th minute proved to be the difference for visiting Ware (4-12). Nick Lareau still made seven saves for North Brookfield (4-8-2).

Shrewsbury 3, Shepherd Hill 0 — Andrew Perugini scored twice and Abdularezek Frederick made four saves to help the No. 2 Colonials (9-3-2, 5-1-1 Mid-Wach A) blank the visiting Rams (1-11-4, 1-5-2). Nate Grebelsky added a goal for Shrewsbury.

Trivium 5, Abby Kelley Foster 1 — Mike Hougham and Christian Francis each scored twice to lead the visiting Eagles (7-4) over the Bears (1-14). Marcos Albarracin scored in the second half for Abby Kelley.


Blue Hills 20, Hull 12 — The Warriors (5-2) jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead in the first quarter on a 70-yard fumble recovery from senior Darius Williams and senior Merignac Lubin secured the win with a 21-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter.

Boys’ golf

BC High 239, Marblehead 283 — Sophomore Nathan Ingram shot a 1-over-par 37 for the Eagles to finish their season 11-3.

Hudson 31, Tyngsborough 23 — Dan Morton shot 1-under 35 at Stow Acres to power the host Hawks (9-9). Ryan Richardson carded for the Tigers (1-17).

Girls’ soccer

Newton North 1, Norwood 0 — Senior Angela DeMucci scored a goal after an assist from senior Summer Dias to lead the Tigers.

Mystic Valley 1, Shawsheen 0 — Eighth grader Kate Story scored her fifth goal in five games for the Eagles.

Hingham 5, Plymouth North 0 — Senior forward Eve Hewins had a goal and an assist for the Harbormen at home.

Whitman-Hanson 2, Silver Lake 0 — The Panthers improved to 13-1-1 with a win over the Lakers.

Natick 5, Weymouth 1 — Sophomore Alex Campana scored twice to lift the RedHawks.

Peabody 7, Lynn English 0 — Senior Brianna Gaynor and junior Emily Nelson each tallied three points for the Tanners (12-1-1).

Danvers 8, Revere 0 — All five senior Falcons scored on senior night, as the victors improved to 11-3.

Shrewsbury 4, Shepherd Hill 2 — Grace Foley notched a hat trick to spark the Colonials (5-5-4, 2-3-2 Mid-Wach A). Hailey Demers and Morgan O'Malley scored for the Rams (5-9-2, 3-5).

Westborough 3, Marlborough 0 — Skyler Barry, Kyra Barrett and Abby Burger tallied as the Rangers (7-4-4, 3-2-1 Mid-Wach B) blanked the No. 5 Panthers (8-3-4, 2-3-2) and qualified for the postseason. Chelsea Taylor earned the shutout with eight saves.

Nashoba 2, Groton-Dunstable 1 — Katie Piccioli netted an equalizer with four minutes left and teammate Keagan Castles headed home the winning goal with 1:20 remaining to lift the No. 3 Chieftains (10-3-2, 5-0-1 Mid-Wach B) over the host Crusaders (1-12-3, 0-5-1). Sammie Smith scored midway through the second half for Groton-Dunstable.

Holy Name 6, Northbridge 0 — Isabella Betancour scored two goals and Emily Gordon had three assists as the visiting Naps (12-2-1) defeated the Rams (4-9-1). Logan Lornell made three saves in her 10th shutout.

Doherty 2, Assabet 0 — Alex O'Donnell scored both goals for the host Highlanders (6-6-2) on assists from Caroline Ober and Alexa Jalbert. Haley Messier recorded the shutout with seven saves. The Aztecs are 5-6-2.

Blackstone Valley 10, Monty Tech 1 — Shannon Kelly (4 goals, 1 assist), Payton Linnehan (1 goal, 2 assists) and Brooke Linnehan (1 goal, 1 assist) propelled the No. 9 Beavers (13-1, 8-0 Colonial) past the visiting Bulldogs (6-7-1, 4-4-1). Rylee Leblanc scored for Monty Tech.

Worcester North 2, Worcester South 0 — Juliette Tarnuzzer and Roberly Hernandez scored as the Polar Bears (3-11, 2-4 Inter-High) defeated the host Colonels (1-13-1, 0-5). Megan Santiago earned the shutout.

Douglas 3, Hopedale 1 — Jen Walker, Megan Foley and Kayla Finnegan scored to boost the visiting Tigers (7-7-2, 3-3-2 Dual Valley) over the Blue Raiders (3-9-4, 0-5-4).

Field hockey

Needham 5, Dedham 0 — Senior Stephie Vallace netted two goals along with a pair of assists in the Rockets’ shutout victory.

Pentucket 1, North Reading 0 — Erin Mikson tallied the lone goal for the Sachems, assisted by Kim Kowalick.

Somerset Berkley 2, Martha’s Vineyard 0 — Megan Salsinha scored both goals for the Blue Raiders.

Bridgewater-Raynham 3, Brockton 0 — Senior captain Ali Daisy had a hat trick to score all of the goals for the Trojans.

Manchester Essex 4, Ipswich 1 — Freshman Christina Bullock tallied two goals for the Hornets to bring their record to 16-0.

Clinton 5, Sizer 2 — Hope Makey scored twice and Izzy Seglehorst, Alexis Blaisdell and Emily Beaulieu also tallied to lead the visiting Gaels (2-14) over the Tigers (0-15).

Marlborough 6, Burncoat 0 — Colin Hennessey scored twice and Jill Petrie added a goal and two assists as the top-ranked Panthers (14-0-1) shut out the visiting Patriots (7-5-1).

Murdock 0, Abby Kelley Foster 0 — Alyssa LaBrack made one save for host Abby Kelley (5-7-3).

Blackstone Valley 2, Monty Tech 2 — Captains Emily Iacovelli and Brianah Parker scored for host Valley Tech (8-1-4, 5-0-4 Colonial), and Kayla Johnson and Cassie Skinner netted goals for Monty Tech (10-1-4, 7-1-4) as the teams played to a draw.

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