Big third quarter nets Duxbury lacrosse rivalry victory
DUXBURY — The Duxbury and Marshfield boys’ lacrosse programs renewed their rivalry Tuesday afternoon, and the Dragons secured both the bragging rights and the Green Cup.
Duxbury pulled away for a 10-5 win, using a 6-0 third quarter to turn a slim 4-3 halftime lead into a lopsided margin. Junior Will Prouty paced the No. 6 Dragons (12-4) with three goals, all in the third quarter, and seniors Mike McCutcheon and Matty Gill added two apiece.
Sophomore attacker Colby Helfrich led the Rams (12-2) with two goals, but the Dragons were too much in the second half in the teams’ first regular-season meeting since 2010.
“We were all fired up,” Duxbury senior defenseman Cole Biggins said. “We came out here and gave it our all, so we’re pretty content with a 10-5 win, but we’re just looking forward to June.”
Central Catholic 6, Billerica 5 — Connor Finneran earned a hat trick for the Raiders (11-2).
Hingham 12, Hanover 4 — Senior attack Will Kenney, junior midfielder Cooper Dainton, and freshman attack Bobby Landry each had 3 goals a piece to lead the No. 3 Harbormen (15-2).
Weston 14, Medford 8 — Sophomore Ian Curley had six goals to lead the Wildcats (9-2).
Lynnfield 5, Pentucket 2 — Senior Fernando Gonzalez threw a complete game, gave up just two unearned runs, and struck out 15 for the Pioneers (9-5).
New Mission 10, Fenway 3 — The Titans (12-1) exploded for five runs in the first inning en route to clinching the Boston City League North division and securing the program’s first trip to the City League championships since 2013. Senior second basemen Nelfi Morales went 2 for 3 with two RBIs including an inside-the-park homer in the bottom of the sixth and junior outfielder Roy Rivera chipped in two RBIs. Freshman Wilmi Pol went six strong innings on the mound for New Mission. The righthander struck out five and gave up three runs on just four hits. Titans’ senior shortstop Alex Fernandez had a 2 for 3 day and added an RBI-single to left field in the second inning that gave his team a healthy 7-0 advantage:
St. Mary’s 4, St. John’s Prep 0 — Aivan Cabral struck out eight in six innings for the Spartans (9-3).
Thayer 9, Portsmouth Abbey 0 — Junior Jack Thorbahn powered the Tigers (13-6) offensively, going 3 for 3 with 3 home runs and 7 RBIs. Senior pitcher Ed Connolly earned the win with six shutout innings, striking out seven.
Lowell 17, Methuen 7 — Kaleigh Dunham scored seven goals and added two assists, and Elizabeth Tighe earned a hat trick for the Red Raiders.
Needham 15, Milton 3 — Senior Maeve Barker scored 4 goals and sophomore Grace Kelley tallied 4 goals and 2 assists for the Rockets (11-4). Senior Abby Dateo netted 3 goals.
Wellesley 16, Framingham 5 — Senior captains Brooke Baker (5 goals) and Maddy Balter (4 goals, 2 assists) led the way.
Haverhill 12, Hamilton-Wenham 0 — Jalyn Pearl went 3 for 5 with a double and six RBIs. Sicily DiDomenico, Alyssa Wilson, and Olivia DeCicco combined for 2 hits and 10 Ks in 5 innings of work for the Hillies (5-5).
Reading 3, Arlington 2 — After Monday’s play was suspended, senior Brenna Sullivan finished her second singles’ match, winning 6-4, 6-7, 6-1 for the Rockets (8-4).
BC High 3, OBryant 2 — Aidan Gildea led the Eagles with 29 kills. Ethan Lunny added 13.