Shawsheen's Jared Rizzo of Tewksbury handles the ball

Shawsheen's Jared Rizzo of Tewksbury handles the ball between a number of defender from Minutemen during Tuesday’s home game.     (photo by Jim Vaiknoras).

It was a busy week for the Shawsheen Tech Boys Soccer team, with three home games on their schedule, and the Rams made the most of their extra time on their home field, winning all three games over CAC foes, outscoring their opponents 21-0 in the three games, while extending their winning streak to four games overall and improving their record to 6-1-2 overall.

Shawsheen began their week last Wednesday with a 7-0 win over Presentation of Mary Academy. Rams goalie Mike Reppucci of Tewksbury scored one goal and had two assists, while Jared Rizzo of Wilmington and Jason Myers notched two goals each.

Other Shawsheen goals were by Gavin Pigott and Amaan Shaikh. Other assists went to Jose Cruz, Cam Hudson, Tyler Archibald, Dan Archibald, Devin Almeida of Wilmington, and Rizzo.

Shawsheen continued their torrid scoring pace the next day by beating Greater Lawrence 8-0. Pigott had a hat trick to power the Rams offense, while Myers and Rizzo each had two goals and Shaikh had one as the Rams scored four in each half while shutting out the Reggies. Assists went to Pigott, Rizzo, Dan Archibald with two and Tyler Archibald with one

The Rams closed out their dominant week with a 6-0 whitewashing of Minuteman Tech. Scoring for Shawsheen were Joe Hansen of Wilmington, Pigott, Shaikh, Rizzo and Myers who had two scores. Assists went to Matt Pustizzi, Tyler Archibald, Dan Archibald with two and Rizzo with two. Mike Reppucci and Adam Kearns played well in net for Shawsheen.

VOLLEYBALL

The Shawsheen Tech Volleyball team split a pair of matches this past week, dropping a 3-0 decision to Austin Prep last Friday, but bouncing back to pull off a 3-1 win over Nashoba Tech on Monday.

The 1-1 week leaves the Lady Rams with a 5-6 overall record as they head into the second half of the season seeking a .500 record and a possible state tournament berth.

Including a 3-1 win over Notre Dame last Tuesday, the Lady Rams have now won two of their last three matches after going through a tough stretch where they had lost five in a row.

“I think the girls are improving,” Shawsheen coach Anne DeMarco said. “Moral and confidence is up and team chemistry is strong. The girls are working really well together on the court.”

In the 3-1 over Nashoba Tech, Shawsheen actually struggled at the start, with Nashoba leading at the beginning of the first game, but the Lady Rams dug deep and overcame their opponent, winning the first game; 25-21. Shawsheen dominated from the start of the second game on their way to a 25-16 victory.

The Lady Rams struggled at the beginning of the third game, letting Nashoba score 13 points on them while Shawsheen had zero points. The girls refocused and earned 15 points to close the gap, ending the third game with a score of 15-25. Finally, the Lady Rams stepped on the court for the fourth game, they took control and won 25-14.

Playing well for Shawsheen in the win over Nashoba were junior Brooke Bicknell, who had a great day serving, senior captain Katie Morrissey, who provided a big offensive spark, senior Christa Davis of Tewksbury, who played strong defense, and senior Brooke Johnson, whose serve receive was outstanding.

GOLF

The Shawsheen Tech Golf team won a pair of matches this week, routing CAC rival Minuteman by a score of 116-58 on Monday, before coming back the next day to defeat another CAC rival, Northeast, by a score of 121-98 at Hillview Golf Course in Reading.

In the win over Northeast, senior captain Cam LeRoux led the way for the Rams, along with DJ Ducharme and junior Aidan Sullivan, each of whom shot a 41. Sophomore Sean Murphy of Tewksbury, meanwhile shot a 43, to help the Rams improve to 8-2 overall and 8-0 in the CAC.

GIRLS SOCCER

After suffering s tough 6-1 loss to non-league rival North Reading last Wednesday, the Shawsheen Tech Girls Soccer team bounced back with a 2-0 win over Minuteman in a CAC crossover game in Lexington on Tuesday afternoon.

With the win. the Lady Rams improved to 4-4 overall and 4-2 in the CAC.

Shawsheen was led on offense by another strong effort from senior captain Monique Kazelyan, who scored her tenth goal of the season, along with sophomore forward Maya DiMino, who scored her fifth of season. Senior captain and midfielder Rylie Lage assisted on DiMino's goal.

Taylor Sacco in the first half, and Isabel Manning of Wilmington in the second half combined for the shutout for the Lady Rams, who led 2-0 at half.

Other who played well for Shawsheen were sophomore midfielder Talia Steed of Wilmington and senior midfielder and captain Rebecca Smith of Tewksbury.

CROSS-COUNTRY

The Shawsheen Tech Boys and Girls Cross Country teams both competed in a tri-meet at PMA-Methuen last Wednesday, taking on host PMA as well as Mystic Valley.

The Boys split the meet, routing PMA by a score of 17-44, while suffering a tough 26-29 loss to Mystic Valley. The Girls meanwhile pulled off a hard fought win over Mystic Valley, while rolling to a 19-38 win over PMA.

The 1-1 day left the boys with a 4-1 record on the season, while the girls improved to 5-0 with the sweep.

Senior captain Ryan Smith led the way for the boys squad, finishing first overall against Mystic Valley, with his younger brother Alex Smith was the next Rams finisher, taking fifth overall, followed by Steve Basler of Tewksbury, Matt Hemenway and Dan Lee.

Against PMA, top finishers were Ryan Smith, Alex Smith, Basler, Hemenway, Lee, Cam Rich and Joe D’Ampolo.

For the girls, senior captain Ivana Wisky of Tewksbury was the top Lady Rams finisher against Mystic Valley, taking second overall, followed by Rachael Halas in fourth, Alex DiPerri in fifth, Susanna Gillis in sixth and Emily Morris in seventh.

Against PMA, Wisky took the top spot, with Harris in third followed by DiPerri, Gillis, Morris, Jess Stevens of Wilmington and Kelley DeLosh.

ALUMNI 5K RACE

On Saturday, October 6, the Shawsheen Alumni Association will host their annual 5K Cross Country Race, which will be held on the campus of Shawsheen Tech and run on Shawsheen’s cross country course and oval track. This annual event has become a tradition on Homecoming Weekend, and is always a great time for Shawsheen alumni, current students and the general public.

The race, which is open to the public, will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will be run rain or shine. Pre-Registration fee is $15 for those who register prior to September 30, and will be $20 on the day of the race, with proceeds to support the Shawsheen Tech Alumni Fund. The registration fee is waived for all current Shawsheen students.

There will be free parking on Shawsheen Tech campus, and trophies will be awarded to all first, second and third place finishers. Post-race food and beverages provided

“If you are looking for a good, old fashioned, no frills cross country race, then this is the place to be,” Shawsheen assistant cross country coach Dan Dorazio said. “There aren’t many of those around.”

Runners can pre-register at http://www.eventbrite.com (Search Shawsheen 5k), or mail check payable to "Shawsheen Tech Alumni" to P.O. Box 59, Pinehurst, MA 01866.

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