The Sun (Lowell)

Greater Lowell Tech girls make lacrosse history

- Staff report

Down 4-0 at halftime, it certainly didn’t look like the Gryphons were in position to make history Sunday.

Thanks to a great second-half comeback, however, the Greater Lowell girls lacrosse team netted the program’s first-ever MIAA state tournament victory, a 7-4 conquest of No. 34 Bristol-plymouth in Tyngsboro.

Second-year head coach Julio Pastrana must have made a great halftime speech because the No. 31 Gryphons (10-7) dominated the second half to capture the Div. 4 preliminar­y round game.

Julia Canario scored two goals and added two assists. Emma Finch netted two goals, while Nayara Burato claimed a goal and assist. Also starring in the historymak­ing win were Mykaela Correia (goal), Tyra Medina (goal),

Kristine Nocco (assist) and goalie Davalyn Sanchez, who made five saves.

GLT has little time to savor its victory. The Gryphons will play Monday (5 p.m.) at No. 2 seeded Medfield (17-3).


AMSA 3, SHAWSHEEN 1 >> The Rams were upset at home in a Div. 4 round of 32 clash in Billerica.

Shawsheen struck first in the bottom of the fourth inning when Mike Maselli doubled and Aiden Macleod drove him in. Macleod, a senior right-handed pitcher, was the hard-luck losing pitcher.

He allowed three runs, two of them earned, and scattered five hits over five-plus innings while striking out nine. Macleod finished with two hits.

Shawsheen (18-4) is not finished. The Rams will play topseeded Bay Path in the State Vocational

championsh­ip, the details to be announced.

Boys lacrosse

GROTON-DUNSTABLE 20, D-R 9 >> The Crusaders easily advanced by netting the Div. 3 round of 32 victory over No. 24 Dighton-rehoboth (97) on their home field in Groton.

The ninth-seeded Crusaders (15-4) will play Pope Francis in a round of 16 game, details to be announced.

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