Newton North girls’ volleyball holds off Brookline

Fresh off a third-place finish at the VolleyHall Classic on Columbus Day, third-ranked Newton North held off No. 13 Brookline in four sets — 21-25, 25-11, 25-18, 25-19 — to maintain its lead atop the Bay State Conference standings (8-2 overall, 8-1 conference).

“We were still feeling the doldrums [from Monday] and it was very apparent in the first set,” said Newton North coach Richard Barton, whose team made 13 attacking errors in the first frame. “Their bodies woke up in the second set and we were able to take control from there.”

Ashley Wang and Chelsea Simmons finished with eight kills apiece and Tessa Lanfear added 18 service points to lead the way, while the Tigers limited Brookline standout Natalija Beslic defensively, coming up with seven block kills against her and the Warriors (7-3, 6-3).


“[Beslic] hits very hard for them,” said Barton. “She was very effective from the back row for them, but we did a good job limiting her attacks when she was in the front row.”

Acton-Boxborough 3, Westford 1 — Emily Zhang (37 digs, 38 serve receives) paced the No. 5 Colonials (12-0). Lexi Wilson had nine kills in the loss for the Grey Ghosts (6-5).

Arlington Catholic 3, Bishop Fenwick 0 — Kristen O’Keefe (12 kills), Nia Pires (10 kills), and Katrina Perez (32 assists) lifted the No. 11 Cougars (15-0) to the win.

Braintree 3, Plymouth North 1 — Senior captain Maddie Dube led the Wamps with 14 kills.

Canton 3, Foxborough 0 — Erin Devine had seven kills and two blocks, and Nicole Brown had 15 assists, 13 digs and five kills to lead the Bulldogs.

Concord-Carlisle 3, Bedford 0 — Maddy Koenig led the way for the Patriots with nine kills and an ace.

Essex Tech 3, Notre Dame (Tyngsborough) 0 — Senior Teddie Flynn had 10 kills and two aces for Hawks in a nonleague match.


Falmouth 3, Nauset 0 — Behind 26 digs from libero Abby Pope, the Clippers (12-2) clinched the Atlantic Coast League title.

Nantucket 3, Cape Cod Tech 0 — The Whalers knocked off the Crusaders in straight sets behind sophomore setter Sarah Anderson (20 assists) and junior outside hitter Malika Phillip (12 kills).

Needham 3, Milton 0 — Senior Payton Hartung surpassed 100 kills for the season after registering eight for the 17th-ranked Rockets (10-2) in the Bay State Conference win.

Oliver Ames 3, Taunton 0 — Sadie Homer (38 digs), Allie Kemp (28 assists) and Caitlin Cavanaugh (16 kills) paced the Tigers.

Stoughton 3, North Attleborough 1 — Molly Turner had 25 service points and 16 kills and Delaney Nagel added 11 kills to go along with six blocks for the Black Knights.

Boys’ soccer

Chelsea 2, Shawsheen 1 — Junior forward Delmer Romero scored the go-ahead goal with 20 minutes left for the Red Devils (9-0-2).

Cohasset 6, Abington 2 — Kyle Osborne (3 goals, 1 assist) and Michael McDougald (3 assists) led the host Skippers (9-4).

East Boston 2, West Roxbury 0 — Chris Agurido and Roberto Dubon scored for the Jets in a Boston City League match.

New Mission 6, Snowden 0 — Junior keeper Mario Pineda made 18 saves for the Titans.

Girls’ soccer

Austin Prep 1, St. Mary’s 0 — Junior Mia Han scored with 6 minutes remaining to propel the No. 19 Cougars (13-2).


Masconomet 3, Newburyport 1 — Morgan Bovardi scored two goals and Elena Lindonen added another for the Chieftains.

Saint Joseph Prep 5, Cathedral 1 — Sophomore Katelyn Botte tallied a pair for the Phoenix (7-4).

Girls’ swimming

Methuen/Tewksbury 62, Notre Dame (Worcester) 25 — The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Callie Legvold, Meredith Chase, Emma White, Lauren Countie took home first place in 4:48.48 for the Red Rangers (4-4).

Field hockey

King Philip 3, Franklin 2 — Alli Meehan scored twice and Meghan MacDonald had a goal and an assist as the second-ranked Warriors (11-1-1) downed the Panthers in Hockomock League play. Mackenzie Manning had 11 saves for KP.

Weston 7, Newton South 0 — Reed Van Ogtrop (2 goals), Lily Heslam (2 goals), Emma Inouye (1 goal, 1 assist), and Natalie Cutter (1 goal) provided the offense for the Wildcats (8-3-1).

Boys’ golf

Archbishop Williams 183, Bishop Fenwick 179 — Junior Jake LaMonica shot a 37 in a torrential downpour to lead the Bishops to the Catholic Central win at the Meadow at Peabody GC.

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