Andrew Wang sparks Boston Latin boys’ volleyball
In the third set of Wednesday’s boys’ volleyball match with No. 4 Acton-Boxborough, Boston Latin senior Andrew Wang crashed into the scorer’s table and the echo reverberated through the Boston Latin gym.
The table may have saved Wang from further injury, but Wang’s hustling effort to keep the ball in play was the spark No. 6 Boston Latin needed for a 3-1 victory over A-B — 19-25, 25-19, 25-14, 25-22.
Boston Latin led 10-7 in the third set when Wang’s play kept a rally alive. The point ended when A-B hit the ball out of bounds. That spurred Boston Latin run to go on a 9-3 run for a 20-10 lead, putting the set out of reach and enabling the Wolfpack (5-0) to take a 2-1 lead in the match.
“That’s just my spirit in general,” Wang said. “That’s my type of play, down and dirty, hustling, getting [balls] up. That’s just how I play.”
The Dual County League win put the Wolfpack in the conversation as one of the teams to beat in Masschusetts after their league victory over A-B (4-3), which swept two-time defending state champion Westfield on Monday.
“We go into every game expecting to win, but definitely, this was the best team we played thus far,” said Boston Latin junior Bogdan Ivanov, who had 16 kills and four aces.“It really helps us boost our confidence and gets us ready for our next match.
Boston Latin never led by more than three points in the fourth set, but it was a Miroslaw Wierzbicki (8 kills) kill for a 20-18 lead that gave the Wolfpack another late surge.
A-B seniors Phillip Cai and Jacob Sayers paced a first-set win during which the visitors never led by more than three until surging to a 19-15 advantage, part of a 5-0 run that expanded the lead to 20-15.
Lincoln-Sudbury 3, Arlington 1 — Senior Brennan Rotar (16 kills) paced the Warriors (4-2, 1-2 Dual County League) in their first league win. Junior Charlie Murphy added five aces and four kills.
Abington 2, Norwell 1 — Aaron Siegal drove in the winning run for the Green Wave (2-0) with a walk-off single in bottom of the seventh.
Dennis-Yarmouth 5, Sandwich 0 — Senior Charlie McCaffrey allowed only one hit in a complete-game effort for the Dolphins (3-0).
Oliver Ames 11, Attleboro 1 — Owen Kelleher pitched a complete game for the Bombardiers (2-2), allowing only four hits and one earned run, while striking out six Tigers (1-2). Kelleher also had a double, an RBI and a run scored in the win.
Providence Country Day 1, Marianapolis 0 — In the leadoff slot, senior Ben Kailher homered his first time up to secure the win for Providence (7-1).
Quincy 10, Pembroke 2 — Senior Griffin Lynch threw a complete game, striking out three while going 3-for-4 at the plate. He scored one run and had one RBI in the first win of the season for the Patriots (1-2). Senior Andrew Rooney (HR, 3 RBIs) and junior Eric Mayo (2 RBIs, 1 run scored) also contributed.
Saugus 1, Stoneham 0 — Senior Todd Tringale threw a complete game shutout, striking out 17 batters and allowing just two hits for the Sachems (1-0).
St. Sebastian’s 8, Lawrence Academy 1 — Senior Tim Noone threw five innings of three-hit ball and struck out 10 batters to earn the victory. Noone also went 3-for-4 with two RBIs at the plate.
Taunton 1, King Philip 0 — Senior David Morganelli went 9.1 innings for the Warriors (2-1), allowing six hits and driving in the winning run on a single in the top of the 10th inning to beat the Tigers (2-2).
Thayer 3, Nobles 1 — Senior Harry MacKinlay threw six innings, allowing one run and striking out seven.
Waltham 3, Concord-Carlisle 0 — Junior Justin Moran earned his second win of the season for the Hawks (2-1), allowing three hits in six innings against the Patriots (0-1).
Weymouth 2, Walpole 0 — Senior pitcher Cam Munchback earned the complete-game victory for the Wildcats (2-1), recording seven strikeouts while allowing only one hit.
Phillips Andover 1, Dexter Southfield 0 — Senior Jackson Emus of Clinton, Mass., tossed 5⅓ scoreless innings with nine strikeouts and delivered the game’s only RBI hit for the Big Blue (2-0).
Apponequet 5, Greater New Bedford 4 — Senior Brady Ouellette delivered the decisive blow with a walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning for the Lakers (1-0).
St. John’s Prep 7, Xaverian 0 — Senior Kevin Dewing earned the win on the mound, striking out three in two innings for the Eagles (2-0).
Acton-Boxborough 19, Lincoln-Sudbury 0 — Junior Lauren Meinhold controlled the hill in the five-inning, season-opening win for the Colonials (1-0), allowing just two hits. Sophomore Olivia Comolli paced the offense, going 3-for-5 with 4 RBIs and two runs scored. Senior Julie Macmillan added a three-run homer.
Andover 9, Tewksbury 2 — Senior captain Anna Zdunczyk went 4-for-4 with 4 RBIs and scored a pair of runs for the Golden Warriors (1-0) against the Redmen (0-1).
Cardinal Spellman 2, Archbishop Williams 0 — Junior Brenna Sullivan pitched a five-hitter with seven strikeouts and drove in both runs for the Cardinals (1-0).
Dennis-Yarmouth 16, Sandwich 6 — Senior captain Jessie Frisch clobbered a sixth-inning grand slam to help the Dolphins (2-1) stage a 10-run rally from a 6-0 deficit in the bottom of the fourth.
Dighton-Rehoboth 14, Wareham 3 — Sophomore Kyleigh McGreedy went 4-for-5 for the Falcons, hitting a a pair of home runs, a triple and a double, good for 6 RBIs.
Foxborough 21, Milford 5 — Riley Martignetti (5 RBIs), Cam Willis and Peyton Feldman each had three hits apiece to lead the Warriors (1-2) in their offensive assault on the Scarlet Hawks (0-2).
Franklin 11, Mansfield 6 — Gabby Colace had a strong day at the plate for the Panthers (2-0), going 2-for-2 with 5 RBIs and a home run, a double, a sacrifice fly, and three runs scored.
Hopkinton 25, Holliston 5 — Senior captain Katy Holly had four hits, including a pair of doubles and a three-run home run for the Hillers (1-0). Freshman Julianna Ceddia struck out five and also hit a three-run home run vs. the Panthers (0-1).
Newton North 11, Brookline 1 — The Tigers (4-0) were led by freshman Sam Mealey, who went-3-for-3 with a single, a double and a triple, good for 5 RBIs against the Warriors (0-2).
Newton South 14, Bedford 4 — Sophomore Stephanie Little went 4-for-5 in the season-opening victory for the Lions (1-0).
North Reading 5, Reading 0 — Sophomore pitcher Shea Hanson went the distance for the Hornets (1-0), notching eight strikeouts while allowing only two hits.
Norton 6, Millis 1 — Senior Meg Vegnani went the distance with five strikeouts, one walk and giving up five hits for the Lancers (1-0).
Norwood 10, Medfield 5 — Senior Bryn Garczynski went 3-for-4 with a single, double and triple for the Mustangs (1-0).
Pembroke 7, Quincy 3 — Sophomore Tory O’Malley struck out 15 for the Titans (1-1).
St. Mary’s 7, Austin Prep 1 — Angelia Pepe allowed one run on five hits with 12 strikeouts for the Spartans (2-0).
Walpole 15, Weymouth 0 — Katie Leacoma went 2-or-3 with 3 RBIs and Kiera McInerney was 2-for-4 with a triple and 3 RBIs as the Rebels (1-1) blanked the Wildcats (1-3).
Winthrop 12, Mt. Alvernia 6 — Sophomore Sofia Vitale sparked the Vikings (1-0) with seven innings of two-hit baseball, in which she struck out nine and allowed two earned runs against the Mustangs (0-2).
Franklin 20, North Attleborough 6 — Sophomore attackman Matt Lazzaro scored seven goals and four assists for the Panthers (3-0) over the winless Red Rocketeers (0-4).
Medway 20, Norton 1 — Nate Steinhoff (7 goals, 2 assists) and Chris Nicholas (4 goals, 5 assists) powered the Mustangs over the winless Lancers (0-2).
Northeast 9, Greater Lowell 7 — The Golden Knights (2-1) were powered by senior Mitchell Whitman’s 3-goal performance, propelling them over the Gryphons (0-2).
Rivers 4, St. Mark’s 2 — Junior Riley Van Duzer (2 goals) and senior long-stick midfielder Johnny Kantaros (7 ground balls) were dominant for the Red Wings (5-1) offense. Senior goalie Pat Mahoney had six saves in net.
Apponequet 13, Bishop Stang 11 — Senior Abi Moynihan led the Lakers (1-0) with five goals and two assists against the Spartans (1-2).
Hopkinton 18, Ashland 3 — Senior Lydia Rudden scored five goals and added three helpers for the Hillers (2-1).
Norwell 14, Hingham 3 — Senior captain Maddie McDonough scored six goals to power the Clippers (4-0) over the Harborwomen (2-1).
Worcester Academy 16, Winchendon 5 — Senior Grace McShea tallied four goals and one assist for the Rams (1-2).
Latin Academy 3, Mt. Alvernia 2 — Junior Ashley Sanchez won 7-5, 6-2 in the deciding match for the Dragons (2-0) in third singles.
Weston 4, Newton South 1 — Senior twin sisters Kayla and Jayme Leschly each earned straight-set victories for the Wildcats in their respective first- and second- singles matches.