The Nashoba Regional girls' volleyball team rolled past Mid-Wach foe Fitchburg, 3-0, on Tuesday at Fitchburg High School, winning by set scores of 25-17, 25-20 and 25-9.
Sophomore middle Emily Keaveney connected with her sister, junior setter Jane Keaveney, for five kills for Nashoba (3-2). Jane Keaveney also had two aces, and junior libero Sophia Naroian had three aces and two digs.
Fitchburg (1-2) was led by Caitie Mayo (2 aces, 2 assists, 4 service points) and Marissa Ramos (ace, block), and also got strong all-around play from seniors Augustina Silvera and Nasharie Peralta.
Abby McNulty found the back of the net twice and Alana Carucci, Brooke English, Taylor Rodriguez and Bella MacNeil added one goal each as Nashoba improved to 3-0 on the season. Rodriguez, Carlucci and Sarah Gillooly each added one assist.
Jetta Oskirko and Sydney Machado combined to earn the shutout in net. Groton-Dunstable goalkeeper Maddie Tammaro made 15 saves.
High school field hockey
Monty Tech 4
Cassie Skinner netted two goals to lead Monty Tech (1-1), while Kayla Johnson and Rebecca Whittier scored one goal apiece. Meghan Laperriere, Kate Roseberry and Rebecca Whittier each had one assist.
Boys' cross country
Shepherd Hill 28
Nick Malm finished second overall in 18:21 on the Rams' 3.1-mile course to lead Leominster in a razor-thin loss in its season-opening race.
Anders Narita finished the 3.08-mile course at Bowers Springs in Bolton first overall in 17:30 to lead Wachusett (1-1). Nashoba is 0-1.
Girls' cross country
Shepherd Hill 15
New to the team this year, Maeve O'Malley made a strong debut for Leominster, leading the Blue Devils with a seventh-place finish on the Rams' 3.1-mile course.
Melanie Bourges (8th, 27:47) was next across the line for Leominster (0-1), followed by Cali Dupuis (11th, 28:08), Claire Higgenson (12th, 28:09) and Amy Kifer (14th, 28:37).
Nashoba's Emily Vivanco led all runners on her 3.08-mile home course at Bowers Springs, finishing in 20:00 in the season opener for both squads. Other top runners for the hosts were Ashley Masse (7th), Hannah Fish (8th), Allie Kovacs (10th) and Rose O'Riorden (17th).
Worcester North 3
St. Bernard's 0
Danielle LaFlame, Katherine Bigelow and Sanette Karngong all played well for the Bernardians (0-2), who fell by set scores of 25-14, 26-24 and 25-17.
North Middlesex 3
Ayer Shirley 1
Maddie Harrington had 13 kills, one ace and one block to lead North Middlesex (1-1) to victory by set scores of 25-14, 18-25, 25-13 and 15-18. Also playing well for the Patriots were Brenna Adams (7 kills, 3 aces, 3 digs) and Sarah Ward (6 kills, 4 aces, 6 digs).
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