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Middies, Gryphons Roundup: DHS Football Wins Thriller Over Lawrence, Volleyball Team Shocks Tewksbury

Sep 20, 2016 03:04PM ● By Bill Gilman

Dracut 13, Lawrence 12

Dracut built a halftime lead and held on for a thrilling 13-12 win over MVC rival Lawrence.

The Middies (1-1) were led by quarterback Mike Levasseur, who rushed for 75 yards and completed a pair of passes for 37 more. Allen French added 53 yards on the ground, including a 24-yard touchdown run that gave Dracut a 6-0 lead early in the second quarter.

That lead was short-lived, however, as Lawrence's Daryl Munoz returned the ensuing kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown to tied the game.

Dracut reclaimed the lead just before halftime, on a three-yard touchdown run by Levasseur. Zach Lakmany kicked the PAT, to give the Middies a 13-6 lead at intermission.

That kick would prove to be critical, as Lawrence rallied on a 13-yard touchdown pass from Ronny Pena to Andre Wilson with 1:53 to play in the fourth quarter. But the Middies came up big on the conversion attempt and the Lancers' pass attempt for the two-point conversion failed.

Essex Tech 35, Greater Lowell 6

Girls volleyball
Dracut 3, Tewksbury 2

Tewksbury jumped out to a big lead, winning the first two games. But Dracut came roaring back and pulled out a heart-stopping 3-2 victory.

Game scores were 23-25, 19-25, 25-17, 25-20, 20-18.

Jenna Frasier led the Middies with 15 kills and seven blocks. Gabbie Brown played a strong game with 14 assists, 12 service points and seven service aces. Meghan Cox played a strong defensive game with 29 digs. Nicole Morin chipped in with five kills.

Tewksbury got another strong game from Adrianna Favreau, who had 14 kills and eight digs. Erin Coulter added six kills and two blocks. Teagan Trant chipped in with seven kills and five digs.

Greater Lowell 3, Chelsea 1

Greater Lowell rolled to a 3-1 victory over Chelsea. Rachel Rinaldi had a big match for the Gryphons with eight aces and 14 service points. Julie MacFadgen added nine assists and seven service points. Jada Howell chipped in with 10 service points and three kills.

Araceli Lopez and Myracol Mastropietro also played strong matches.

Varsity Boys
Greater Lowell 3, Minuteman 0

JV Boys
Greater Lowell 9, Innovation Academy 4
Greater Lowell 7, Lowell Catholic 2
Frank Tchakote had three goals to lead the Gryphins to the easy win.

Cross Country
Greater Lowell 21, Shawsheen Tech 34
Greater Lowell 18, Shawsheen 36
NDA 21, Greater Lowell 34

Bob McDougall Invitational
Dracut Runners Shine In Freshmen Race

Dracut eighth-grader Lily Angluin placed 4th in the freshman race at the Bob MacDougall Invitational. Nikki Andersson and Kinsley Desrosiers (8th grade) finished 14th and 24th.

Tyler Pearce medaled with an 8th place finishing in the boys race. Lucas St. Louis and Zach Ducharme had great first races.

Tyler Pearce during the awards for his 8th place finish a the Bob McDougall Invitational.

Lily Angluin is all smiles during the awards ceremony at the Bob McDougall Invitational.

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