Friday, April 29, 2011
After a lightning delay, Westford Academy girls lacrosse beat Waltham 22-6 Thursday.
Rachel Secrist and Bailey Mongillo led the Westford Academy girls lacrosse team to a 22-6 win over Waltham Thursday. Mongillo scored 11 goals, while Secrist added 10. The game was delayed at the beginning and at halftime because of rain and lightning.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Westford Academy beat Newton South, 9-5, on Tuesday.
The Westford Academy girls lacrosse team beat Newton-South 9-5 Tuesday for its first win of the season. After host Newton-South opened up the scoring, WA's Rachel Secrist hit paydirt to tie the game. After Newton moved up 3-1, Secrist struck again, sprinting half the length of the field with the ball to cut the deficit to 3-2. “Rachel is a fast player one-on-one,” said WA coach Julie Olivier. “She gets the ball, she gets in gear, and no one can touch her.” And with a 1:10 left in the half, WA's Taylor Freud scored, tying the game. That would be part of seven unanswered goals the Grey Ghosts would tally en route to their 9-5 victory. During that stretch, Secrist would earn a hat trick. “We told them they weren’t playing the way they …
Friday, April 15, 2011
Facing her old high school, Westford coach Julie Olivier saw her team drop a 20-7 decision Thursday.
Julie Olivier's first varsity coaching experience against her former high school may not have gone as planned. Olivier, a former Lincoln-Sudbury lacrosse player and current Westford Academy coach, saw her Grey Ghost team fall, 20-7 Thursday. There were some positives to take away, however. WA senior Rachel Secrist netted five goals and an assist, keeping her team within range in the first half with four goals alone. “Rachel knows how to get the ball and take it to the net, but she is also a great team player and a leader,” said Olivier. The visiting Grey Ghosts found themselves down 12-4 at the half. They opened the second half with a pair of goals from senior Molly Klinka and sophomore Bailey Mongillo. Despite the early scoring, Westford …
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
WA spring sports gets ready for their second week of the 2011 season.
The Westford Academy boys lacrosse team dropped its first game of the year Saturday, 9-4, to Division 2 state power Reading. The WA boys (2-1) were ranked N0. 21 in the pre-season ESPN Boston Top 25 poll. The boys have two big DCL games this week at Wayland on Tuesday at 4 p.m and at home on Thursday against Lincoln-Sudbury at 5 p.m. The Westford Academy softball squad dropped a tough game to Groton-Dunstable on Friday, 6-3. Sophomore Kayleigh Culhane pitched effectively, holding G-D to two runs over the first six innings before the visitors broke open the game in the seventh. Offensively, WA was led by freshman Juliana Viscione, who knocked in all 3 runs with a bases-loaded triple. Freshman Christie Raymond had a single, double and run …