Redman leads North lacrosse past Merrimack; South falls in opener
Nashua North 7,
Todd Redman had three goals and two assists as the visiting Titans picked up their first win of the year (1-1). Martin Flaherty had two goals while Troy Bottari added two goals and an assist. Also for North, Zac Maszczak won 12 of 17 faceoffs and Ryan Palmer made 12 saves in net.
For the the Tomahawks, Jay Lanigan, Jordan Petrocelli, and T.J. Fasano had two goals apiece. Ben Eichman added two assists and Lucas Booth one while netminder Garret Murray had 12 saves. Josh Korsak, Zach Twardosky and Ian Covell also played well defensively and at midfield.
North is off until it faces Bishop Guertin next Thursday at Stellos Stadium as Redman sits at 97 career goals and is approaching 300 points. The ‘Hawks visit Souhegan on Saturday.
Nashua South 4
The Panthers struggled in their season opener despite goals by Drew and Garrett Fleury,Joe Bodi and Tyler Bernard. Devin Linscott had a pair of assists. Nate Radin had 11 saves in goal with Bernard and Derek Downing playing well defensively in front of him. South visits Salem Saturday at 10 a.m.
Bishop Guertin 21,
Brian Cameron had three goals and three assists while Sam Prunier ( four goals, an assist) and Sean Cameron (three goals) also had good nights for the 2-0 Cards.
Also contributing offensively were Drew Hailey (two goals two assists), T.J. Quigley (two goals) Ben Abladian (goal, two assists), Brennan McInnis (goal, assist) and the following with a goal each: Joey Lupo, Cam Fagan, Mason Carol, Cam Erasmi and Nate Benette.
Guertin visits Needham (Mass.) on Tuesday night.
Nashua South 9,
The Panthers improved to 3-1 as they lost just two games in the entire match. To show how dominant they were, Katherine Tello didn’t lose a single point in her 8-0 win at No. 6 singles. The other singles winners for South included Kaitlin Fitzgibbons at No. 1(8-0), followed down the ladder by Meghana Avvaru (8-0), Shrijaa Mohan (8-1), Nora Goldenberg (8-1) and Priva Shoksheen (8-0).
The doubles teams of Fitzgibbons/Avvaru, Shoksheen/Tello and Joanne Lee/Samantha Meyer all won 8-0. South visits Derryfield on Friday.
Hollis Brookline 5,
The visiting Cavaliers took four of six singles and the No. 2 doubles team of Emily Spooner and Lia Eisenberg won 8-1 for the clinching point just before rain wiped out the remainder of the match.
Singles winners for the Cavs, now 2-2, went from Nos. 3 through 6: Samantha Randlett (8-0), Lia Eisenberg (8-4), Aiya Kingsley (8-2) and Samantha Morse (8-2). HB visits Trinity on Monday.
Nashua South 8,
The Panthers won five of six singles to secure their fourth straight win (4-1). Winners included Amol Kahnna at No. 1 (8-5), Derek Lee at No. 2 (9-7), Matt Beaudette at No. 4 (8-1), Anish Kammila at No. 5 (8-0) and Sahith Kaki at No. 6 (8-2).
South’s three doubles teams all won: Khanna/Lee (8-1), Mike Beaudette/Kaki (8-3) and Matt Beaudette/Kammila (8-1).
The Panthers host Derryfield on Friday.
The Tomahawks fell to 0-2 despite the solid play of Cam Wilson, who lost a tight 8-4 match at No. 2 singles and then teamed up with Greg Keeler in a nailbiting 8-6 loss at No. 1 doubles. Merrimack visits Bedford on Friday.
A photo from the Nashua North-South softball game posted on line on Thursday misidentified the Panthers’ catcher. It was Rylee Marchand.