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Emma Kearney, No. 1 Acton-Boxboro turn up heat in field hockey

Acton-Boxboro's Emma Kearney lets go a shot against Weston during their field hockey game in Weston, Mass., Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.(Winslow Townson for The Boston Globe)
Winslow Townson for The Globe
Acton-Boxboro's Emma Kearney lets fly during the Colonials’ 4-0 win in Weston.

The top-ranked Acton-Boxboro field hockey team was relentless in its 4-0 win in Weston on Tuesday afternoon.

Acton-Boxboro (3-0) peppered Weston junior Sarah Chartrand before breaking through seven minutes in, when senior captain Emma Kearney finished a rebound for a 1-0 lead. She converted again 16 minutes later, when she banged in a loose ball in a scramble in front of the cage.

“Many times teams would rather have us take the penalty corners than to have open shots,” said Acton-Boxboro coach Mae Shoemaker. “We made a few adjustments and they were able to move the ball around a little better.”


Emily Streeter and Kathryn Lundquist connected in the game’s final five minutes.

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Kearney said the Colonials need to work on maintaining their intensity from start to finish.

Said fellow captain Molly Page, “Every game is a new game, a new team, and we need to put it all on the field 24-7.”

Lincoln-Sudbury 8, Bedford 0 — Seniors Keira Semerjian and Izzy Acquaviva both scored three times for the Warriors (3-0).

Hanover 3, Pembroke 1 — Junior forward Morgan Foley scored a goal and added two assists for the Indians (1-0-2).


Scituate 2, Whitman-Hanson 1 — Maeve Murphy and Hanna Lydon scored for the Sailors (3-0).

Duxbury 2, Plymouth North 0 — Izzy Gooley earned her first shutout of the season for the Dragons (1-1).

Masconomet 2, Hamilton-Wenham 0 — Sophomore Mak Graves and freshman Nina Morris each tallied goals for the Chieftains (3-1).

Marblehead 11, Malden 0 — Seniors Annie Ronan and Caroline Driscoll each recorded hat tricks for the Magicians in the win (2-0).

Nipmuc 3, Tantasqua 0 — Bailey Lynch scored twice and assisted on a goal by Casey Costello as the host Warriors (2-0) blanked the Warriors (0-1).


Littleton 5, Narragansett 1 — Meaghan Wile had a hat trick, while Valerie Crory scored twice and Kerri Bolivar had two assists to boost the visiting Tigers (1-1) over the Warriors (2-1). Neve Demarest scored on a feed from Emma Tallman with 1:16 left in the second half for Narragansett.

Monty Tech 4, Murdock 0 — Cassie Skinner scored twice, while Kayla Johnson and Rebecca Whittier added goals to send the visiting Bulldogs (1-1) past the Blue Devils (0-1-1).

Boys’ soccer

New Bedford 3, Nauset 2 — Senior Michael Florez scored twice and junior Daniel Soares added the winner in the 23rd minute of the second half as the Whalers (4-0) handed the top-ranked Warriors their first loss since Nov. 6, 2015 in the Division 2 South tourney. Nauset, the defending D2 state champion, had won 25 straight games.

Lynn Tech 5, Essex Tech 0 — Junior striker Gio Ramirez scored twice to pace the Tigers (2-1).

Lynnfield 1, Triton 0 — Junior Jonathan Luders tallied the lone goal with 15 minutes left to lead the Pioneers (2-0).

Lowell Catholic 3, Marian 2 — Alex Graves paced the Crusaders with two goals.

Central Catholic 6, Lowell 3 — Senior Kyle Ouellette scored two goals to lead the Raiders.

Manchester Essex 5, Amesbury 0 — Senior captain Cole Hay netted two goals for the Hornets (1-1).

Mystic Valley 3, Shawsheen 0 — Sophomore Lukas Drahos scored two goals and junior Anthony Russo-Penta added a third for the Eagles (3-0).

Chelsea 6, Whittier 3 — Senior forward Jephte Marcellus recorded a hat trick for the Red Devils (2-1).

Wilmington 4, Reading 0 — Junior Ankur Neogi scored his first two career varsity goals to lead the Wildcats (1-1).

North Andover 8, Tewksbury 0 — Senior Connor Willis netted three goals for the Knights (2-0).

Belmont 8, Stoneham 2 — Senior Jake Carson, senior Andrew Karalis, and junior Seamus Dullaghan each recorded a goal and an assist for the Marauders (3-0).

Groton-Dunstable 1, Nashoba 1 — Junior midfielder Riley Trimper scored on the 62nd minute, blasting a feed from senior Drew Stone into the lower corner to help the host Crusaders (0-1-1, 0-0-1 Mid-Wach B) level the Chieftains (0-1-1, 0-0-1). Nate Buchholz redirected a shot at the far post in the 11th minute to give Nashoba the lead.

Nipmuc 6, Worcester North 1 — Senior Nathan Vance notched a hat trick to spark the No. 5 Warriors (1-1). Sophomore Alex Ott added a goal and assist for Nipmuc. Alhussian Farouk scored in the second half for the host Polar Bears (0-1-1).

St. John’s (Shrewsbury) 1, St. John’s Prep 1 — Robbie Caron scored in the ninth minute for the No. 6 Pioneers (0-1-1).

Algonquin 4, Shepherd Hill 0 — Jack Thibodeau, Matt Keller, Alex Lemdeux and Nick Gigrich all scored as the No. 3 Tomahawks (3-0, 1-0 Mid-Wach A) defeated the visiting Rams (0-3, 0-2).

Marlborough 1, Westborough 1 — Andre Farias tied the game on a free kick from 30 yards out to give the No. 4 Panthers (2-0-1, 0-0-1 Mid-Wach B) a draw. Thomas VonDerVellen scored in the ninth minute for the visiting Rangers (2-0-1, 0-0-1).

Bay Path 4, Tri-County 0 — Gus Koebke scored twice, while Adam Mancini and Devin Hanlan both added goals as the Minutemen (2-1) blanked the Cougars (1-1). Ethan Armstrong made six saves.

Wachusett 1, Shrewsbury 0 — Laz Dorogi scored with 14 seconds left to lift the visiting top-ranked Mountaineers (4-0, 2-0 Mid-Wach A) over the No. 8 Colonials (0-2-1, 0-1-1). Shawn Landgren made five saves for Wachusett. Shrewsbury’s David Kasof stopped nine shots.

Girls’ soccer

Central Catholic 9, Lowell 1 — Elayna Grillakis scored four goals and notched two assists to lead the Raiders (2-0). Ashley Raphael had three goals and an assist.

Masconomet 5, North Reading 0 — Nikki Arrington and Morgan Bovardi each recorded a goal and two assists to pace the Chieftains.

Winchester 4, Burlington 0 — Freshman striker Hannah Curtain scored three times for the Sachems (3-0).

Notre Dame (Hingham) 3, Brockton 0 — Junior Emma Tucker had two goals to pave the way for the Cougars (1-1).

Arlington 2, Watertown 0 — Senior captain Abi Ewen scored twice for the seventh-ranked Spy Ponders (3-0), extending her goal total to seven on the season.

Bridgewater-Raynham 2, Falmouth 1 — Juliana Nakouzi played her first varsity game in net, posting 8 saves for the Trojans.

Andover 2, Methuen 1 — Senior midfielder Hannah Lansberry scored the winning goal in the 65th minute for the Golden Warriors (3-0).

Bishop Feehan 4, Durfee 0 — Junior Meg Walsh tallied two of the goals to lead the Shamrocks (2-1).

Belmont 4, Stoneham 2 — Senior forward Casey Allard scored three goals for the Marauders (3-0).

Essex Tech 5, Notre Dame (Tyngsborough) 0 — Ginny Vienneau led the Hawks (2-0) with a goal and an assist.

North Andover 3, Tewksbury 0 — Senior forward Jillian Good scored two times for the Scarlet Knights (3-0).

Notre Dame (Worcester) 7, North Brookfield 3 — Jillian Lucier and Taylor Floser both scored twice to lead the host Rebels (1-0) past the Indians (0-2). Emily Velayandia, Kayla Champagne and Dianna Dicenzo also scored for Notre Dame. North Brookfield’s Chrissy Iott scored twice and Gabby Cournoyer added another.

Nashoba 6, Groton-Dunstable 0 — Abby McNulty scored twice, while Alana Carlucci had a goal and assist to send the No. 2 Chieftains past the visiting Crusaders. Brooke English and Bella MacNeil added goals for Nashoba and Taylor Rodriguez scored on a penalty kick. Nashoba’s Jetta Oskirki and Sydney Machado combined on the shutout, while Maddie Tammaro made 15 saves for Groton-Dunstable.

Algonquin 6, Shepherd Hill 0 — Bridget Monaghan, Katherine Lee, Mia Barletta, Sydney Carney, Abby Thorup and Lucy Gauvin all scored as the No. 4 Tomahawks (1-1-1, 1-0 Mid-Wach A) defeated the visiting Rams (1-2, 0-2). Amanda Carroll made three saves.

Bay Path 3, Tri-County 1 — Nalin Kol, Patrica King and Nekelle Waskiewicz all scored to propel the Minutemen in their season opener.

Doherty 2, Blackstone-Millville 1 — Hannah Foster scored both goals to help the host Highlanders (2-2) edge the Chargers (0-1). Blackstone-Millvile’s Alexa Lemieux also scored.

Westborough 2, Marlborough 2 — Miriam Lezesque scored in the first half and Kyra Barrett tied the game with a penalty shot in the second half for the No. 3 Rangers (2-0-1, 0-0-1 Mid-Wach B). Katelyn Silva and Halle McCabe scored for the visiting Panthers (2-0-1, 0-0-1).

Boys’ cross-country

Hingham 19, Plymouth South 51 — Senior captain Evan Goddard finished first for the Harbormen (2-0), completing the 2.95-mile course in 17 minutes 11 seconds.

Old Colony 20, Holbrook 38 — Freshman David Quail placed first for the host Cougars (1-0) with a time of 21:30 on the 3.1-mile course.

Parker Charter 16, Innovation Academy 41 — Sam Wallace, Quinn Cantrill, Asher Brownson and Niko Auosta all clocked in at 17:00 to boost the host Panthers over 2.8 miles in their first meet of the season.

Shepherd Hill 28, Leominster 29 — Keegan Casey finished first with a time of 18:07 and teammate Andrew Bullen (19:07) finished fifth to help the host No. 6 Rams (1-0, 1-0 Mid-Wach A) edge the Blue Devils (0-1, 0-1) around the 3.1-mile course. Nick Malm (18:21), Jacob Soulliere (18:39) and Jaydon Kinuthia (19:06) all finished in the top five for Leominster.

Shrewsbury 20, Algonquin 40 — Andrew Kaye (18:34), Matt May (18:53), Anshuman Mazhukar (19:01) and Jack Pepper (19:30) lifted the No. 5 Colonials (1-0) over 3.1 miles in Shrewsbury. Andrew Michalik (18:40) placed second for the Tomahawks (0-1).

Hopedale 22, Douglas 36 — Brandon Hall (16:35), Andrew Doran (17:51) and Colin Black (18:11) helped the host second-ranked Blue Raiders (1-0, 1-0 Dual Valley) defeat the visiting Tigers (0-1, 0-1) around the 3.1-mile course. Trevor Mungeon (17:23) finished second for Douglas and teammate Patrick Peloquin (18:07) finished fourth.

Nashoba Valley Tech 18, Sizer 43 — Noah Depasacreta (20:45), James Kimball (20:46), Mason St. Pierre (20:49) and Robert Paris (21:31) led the visiting Vikings (1-0) around the 3.1-mile course. Mark Anderson (21:24) finished fourth for the Tigers (0-3).

Worcester North 26, Burncoat 30 — Herlin Rijo (19:20) and Joel Desota (19:36) took the top two spots for the visiting Polar Bears, while teammate Henry Nguyen (20:15) placed fifth on Burncoat’s 3-mile course to lead the Polar Bears (1-1). Ethan Stankimas (19:50) and Aaron Balboa (20:11) were the top finishers for the Patriots (0-1).

Westborough 15, Fitchburg 50 — Derek Pittorino (17:38), Brad Forrest (18:19), Pat Murray (18:27), Zach Arneth (18:33) and Rohan Rajesh (18:40) propelled the host No. 9 Rangers (1-0, 1-0 Mid-Wach B) past the Red Raiders (0-1, 0-1) around the 3.06-mile course.

Parker Charter 15, South Lancaster 50 — Sam Wallace, Quinn Cantrill, Asher Brownson and Niko Auosta all clocked in at 17:00 to boost the host Panthers over 2.8 miles in their first meet of the season.

Groton-Dunstable 18, Marlborough 43 — Devon Sullivan (17:43), Eli Kritzer (17:44), Kyle Zimmer (18:23) and David Meyers (18:34) led the visiting Crusaders (1-0, 1-0 Mid-Wach B) past the host Panthers (0-2, 0-1) around the 3-mile course. Marlboro’s Brian Oram (17:18) finished first.

Whitinsville Christian 22, Nipmuc 37 — Joseph Thumann (18:08), Sam Hearn (19:23) and Jack Hearn (19:49) guided the Crusaders (1-0, 1-0 DVC) over 3.1 miles in Mendon. Dan Dezutter (18:26) placed second for the Warriors (0-1, 0-1), while teammate Tomas Brockett (19:59) came in fifth.

Wachusett 15, Nashoba 50 — Anders Narita (17:30), Nate Meyer (17:43), Josh Maram (17:45), Tim Brigham (17:46) and Masata Terajima (17:59) helped the No. 3 Mountaineers (1-1) sweep up the No. 8 Chieftains (0-1) on the 3.08-mile course at Bowers Springs in Bolton.

Girls’ cross-country

Hingham 25, Plymouth South 33 — Senior Jackie Harrington finished third for the Harbormen with a time of 22:04.

Burncoat 22, Worcester North 33 — Mollie Stevens topped her home 3-mile course in 24:55, while teammate Alex Lauziere (27:36) was third and Alex Burke (28:08) was fifth as the host Patriots opened with a win. Christine Nibitanga (26:30) was second for the Polar Bears (1-1), while teammate Shawna Thomas (28:01) was fourth.

Parker Charter 15, South Lancaster 50 — Phoebe Von Conta, Riley Korhonen and Sophie O'Dell all came in at 20:17 as the host Panthers topped the Crusaders and Innovation Academy over 2.8 miles. Rebecca Reynolds (21:39) placed fourth for Innovation, while teammate Katie Rosen (21:43) came in fifth.

Shrewsbury 20, Algonquin 37 — Colleen McNamara (22:49), Maura McNamara (23:03), Reagan Gillooly (23:05) and Brenna Lachappelle (23:49) powered the host No. 4 Colonials (1-0, 1-0 Mid-Wach A) past the No. 9 Tomahawks (0-1, 0-1) around the 3.1-mile course. Algonquin’s Tess Reyes (21:31) finished first.

Westborough 18, Fitchburg 41 — Liz Hopkinson (21;38), Abigail Eastwood (21:52), Victoria Helle (23:20) and Meg Ku (23:22) led the host Rangers (1-0, 1-0 Mid-Wach B) around the 3-mile course. Hannah Neilon (22:57) finished third for the Red Raiders (0-1, 0-1).

Shepherd Hill 15, Leominster 48 — Rebecca James (19:52), Emma Whitehead (21:49), Emma Sullivan (22:35), Kasey Clark (22:37) and Christina Gunsalus (24:05) paced the host No. 5 Rams (1-0, 1-0 Mid-Wach A) past the Blue Devils (0-1, 0-1) around the 3.1-mile course in Dudley. Leominster’s Maeve O'Malley (26:56) finished seventh.

Parker Charter 19, Innovation Academy 42 — Phoebe Von Conta, Riley Korhonen and Sophie O'Dell all came in at 20:17 as the host Panthers topped the Crusaders and Innovation Academy over 2.8 miles. Rebecca Reynolds (21:39) placed fourth for Innovation, while teammate Katie Rosen (21:43) came in fifth.

Nashoba Valley Tech 22, Sizer 33 — Sydney Compano (26:09), K.D. Piecewicz (27:48) and Brooke Baker (30:53) finished with the top three times to lead the visiting Vikings (1-0) past the Tigers (0-3) around the 3.1-mile course. Sizer’s Gabriella Houle (31:46) finished fourth and teammate Amy Gusmco (32:34) placed fifth.

Boys’ golf

Wellesley 99, Braintree 83 — Senior Henry Grosso shot a 1-over 37 to lead the Raiders (3-0-1).

Archbishop Williams 191, Matignon 166 — Riley Salani (30 points) pocketed three birdies for the Bishops (1-1).

Austin Prep 185, Cardinal Spellman 115 — Senior Nick Hampoian shot a 2-over 38 to lead the Cougars (2-0).

Catholic Memorial 271, Malden Catholic 252 — Sophomore Kyle Furey recorded a hole-in-one on the fourth hole at the Charles River Country Club to help lead the Lancers (1-1).

Acton-Boxborough 205, Saint Joseph Prep 110 — Seniors Cole Cormier and Jack Manning had 36 and 33 points, respectively, for the Colonials (3-0).

Bishop Feehan 233, Coyle & Cassidy 291 — Senior captain Jon Mitchell recorded a 2-under 34 in the Shamrocks’ win.

Westwood 214, Dover-Sherborn 225 — Seniors Dan Frodigh and Tim Hall each shot 1-over-par 32 to lead the Wolverines (1-1).

Hamilton-Wenham 157, Rockport 80 — Senior captain Ben Meahl shot a 1-under 38 to pace the Generals (2-2).

Hopkinton 242, Millis 307 — Sophomore Matt Epstein shot a 1-under 35 for the Hillers (2-0).

Newburyport 142, Ipswich 78 — Senior medalist Matt Babcock led the Clippers (3-0) with 33 points.

Littleton 33, Tyngsborough 21 — Kyle King shot 6-over 41 as Littleton (2-1) topped Tyngsboro (1-4) at Groton.

Wachusett 159, Holy Name 222 — Colin Henderson shot 2-over 38 as the Mountaineers (4-0) toppled the Naps (0-4) at Holden Hills.

Groton-Dunstable 28½, Westborough 25½ — Isabelle Premkumar shot even-par 35 to lift the Crusaders (3-1, 2-0 Mid-Wach B) at Groton CC. Jon Rodenbush carded 34 for the Rangers (2-2, 1-1).

Maynard 28, Clinton 26 — Ryan Marshall earned medalist honors with an even-par 34, but the host Gaels (0-3) fell to the Tigers (1-1) at Twin Springs. Tyler Steed led Maynard with a 4-over 38.

BC High 224, St. John’s (Shrewsbury) 247 — Peter Cullen carded 2-under 34, but the Pioneers (1-2) fell to the Eagles (3-0) at Wachusett.

Algonquin 186, Leominster 196 — Matt Umphrey earned medalist honors with a 1-under 34 and teammates Jack Tegan and Mick Hatton both shot 2-over 37 to help the host Tomahawks (2-0-1, 2-0 Mid-Wach A) beat the Blue Devils (0-2, 0-2) at Juniper Hill. Richie DeCarolis also shot 2-over 37 for Leominster.

Girls’ volleyball

Reading 3, Wilmington 2 — Junior Rylee DiLoreto recorded 4 aces, 6 kills and 36 defensive digs.

Bishop Stang 3, Durfee 2 — Senior Amanda Camara recorded 18 digs and junior Julia Michaels had 15 assists for the Spartans (1-2).

Middleborough 3, Randolph 0 — Junior Danah Moore led the Sachems (2-2) with 7 digs and 5 assists.

Barnstable 3, Notre Dame (Hingham) 0 — Junior Riley James recorded 18 kills and 11 digs for the Red Raiders (2-0). Ingrid Murphy added 15 aces, 11 digs, and 5 assists.

Blue Hills 3, South Shore Christian 0 — Senior captain Kyla Hansen recorded 9 aces and 11 assists for the Warriors.

Belmont 3, Stoneham 1 — Senior Katrina Daldalian went 20-for-21 serving, with nine aces for the Marauders (2-1).

Winchester 3, Burlington 1 — Senior setter Julia Johnston recorded 21 assists for the Sachems (3-0).

Mystic Valley 3, Fellowship Christian 1 — Sophomore Audrey Borenstein recorded an ace, kill, dig and assist in the win for the Eagles (4-0).

Arlington Catholic 3, St. Mary’s 0 — Sophomore Meghan Burke recorded six aces for the Cougars (2-0).

Worcester North 3, St. Bernard’s 0 — JungSun Batino recorded three kills and Rietzl Gilardez added eight aces and five kills to pace the host Polar Bears (2-0) past the Bernardians (0-2). Set scores were 25-9, 26-24 and 25-17.

Wachusett 3, Leominster 0 — Sarah Bishop had four kills, Alex Kenney notched four digs and Sam Swartz gathered six assists as the Mountaineers (3-0, 2-0 Mid-Wach A) topped the host Blue Devils (1-2, 0-1).

Nashoba 3, Fitchburg 0 — Sophomore middle hitter Emily Keaveney connected with her sister Jane Keaveney (2 aces), a junior setter, for five kills, while junior Libero Sophia Naroian had three aces and two digs to boost the host Chieftains (3-2, 1-0 Mid-Wach B). Set scores were 25-17, 25-20 and 25-9. Senior Caitie Mayo (2 aces, 2 assists, 4 service points), junior Marissa Ramos (ace, block) shined for the Red Raiders (1-2, 0-2).

North Middlesex 3, Ayer Shirley 1 — Maddie Harrington (13 kills, ace, block), Brenna Adams (7 kills, 3 aces, 3 digs) and Sarah Ward (6 kills, 4 aces, 6 digs) pushed the host Patriots (1-1, 1-0 Mid-Wach B) past the Panthers (0-2, 0-2). Set scores were 25-14, 18-25, 25-13 and 25-18.

Groton-Dunstable 3, Hudson 0 — Peter White led the Crusaders with seven aces and 10 digs, while Callie McPherson had five kills and Lily Blodgett had six blocks to send the visiting Crusaders (4-0, 2-0 Mid-Wach B) past the Hawks (1-2, 0-1) by set scores of 25-15, 25-13 and 25-18.

Westborough 3, Algonquin 1 — Alexia Austin collected nine kills and two aces and teammate Kristen Steudal added eight aces and four kills as the host Rangers (3-0, 2-0 Mid-Wach A) beat the Tomahawks (0-2, 0-2) to give coach Roger Anderson his 300th career win. Set scores were 25-16, 25-27, 25-17 and 25-15.

Girls’ swimming

Andover 124, Central Catholic 46 — Juniors Victoria Ambrose and Mia Galat and sophomore Emily Clements accounted for six event wins for the Golden Warriors.

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