Saturday, June 11, 2011
Both Newton North and Newton South teams had a great spring 2011 season.
Newton sports teams made a big statement in the MIAA tournaments this year, with many teams playing some exciting games and taking home titles. Here is a quick wrap-up spring sports tournament and championship teams in The Garden City: Boys Volleyball Boys Tennis Girls Tennis Boys Lacrosse Girls Lacrosse Baseball Softball Outdoor Track & Field Note: These are just highlights from the championships, not a complete list. Visit the MIAA site for a complete list of the Div. 1 Championships and the State Championships. Eastern Mass. Div. 1 Championships: State Championships: Information provided by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Newton South lost 20-2 host Lincoln-Sudbury on Tuesday.
Facing Lincoln-Sudbury has been no easy task for Newton South girls' lacrosse, but the Lions have made small strides against the Warriors this season. Improving from its 25-0 season opening loss to L-S, South managed to touch net twice in a 20-2 loss to the host Warriors on Tuesday. “We are playing against a group of kids where a lot of them are going to play in college or on national teams,” said South coach Katie Neal-Rizzo. “It is tough to compete, but we kept the score closer than last time. The Warriors (11-1, 8-0 in the Dual County League) opened the game by winning the first ten draws to pull ahead 9-0. South (5-5, 1-5 in the Dual County League) struggled throughout the game to possess the ball on its half of the field and took ten …
Saturday, May 7, 2011
The Tigers lose to Framingham, 15-9.
The Newton North girls lacrosse has had an impressive season thus far, scoring no less than 11 goals a game according to Boston.com standings. That streak ended yesterday with a 15-9 loss to Framingham. The Lady Tigers fall to just 6-2 on the season. "Framingham traditionally has always been one of our hardest games," said Newton North Head Coach Kim Hamilton. "Today I'm really proud that the were able to hold their own over the top teams." Going forward, Hamilton says that the team will work on "taking care of the ball when we win a draw, not to throw it away and panic." "We need to work hard on the mental part of the game," Hamilton said.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
After a 13-goal streak, Newton North beats Milton 13-6.
Relying on precision stick-to-stick passing, the Newton North girls lacrosse team reeled off a series of unanswered goals en route to a 13-6 victory over Bay State Conference-foe Milton Tuesday afternoon at Dickerson Field. “They moved the ball fairly well, ran some plays, they kept cutting and moving,” Tigers head coach Kim Hamilton commented about her team. “It was a good game. We work on trying to keep position, holding onto [the ball].” The triumph improves the Tigers’ record to 4-1 in the league and 7-1 overall. The Wildcats, meanwhile, slip to 2-4 in the league (3-5 overall). “Newton North is a fast team,” said Milton head coach Caitlin Finn. “I have to give it to them. They’re a very good team.” But it was Milton that drew blood …
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Newton South falls to Westford Academy, 9-5.
The Newton South girls lacrosse team had such an auspicious first half going with a 3-1 advantage. But regrettably for the Lions, their lead quickly evaporated in the last two minutes of the first half, and their fortunes fared no better in the second half as they would go on to lose to Dual County (Large) League opponent Westford Academy, 9-5, Tuesday afternoon. “We were playing really hard,” said Newton South head coach Katie Neal-Rizzo. “We haven’t played this close to Westford in probably five years, so I’m really happy with that.” With the defeat, the Lions fall to 4-5 on the season. The Grey Ghosts, meanwhile, earn their first victory of the year and are 1-5. “They could have played better, but it feels good to get the win,” said …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Newton North girls lacrosse defeats Brookline in wet and windy season opener
The cold, wet, and windy weather at Dickenson Field could not slow down the Newton North girls lacrosse team Tuesday afternoon. The Tigers scored 14 first-half goals to defeat the Brookline Warriors 17-5, in both team’s season opener. Newton North was led offensively by freshman Amelia Williams, who scored four goals in the evening and junior Hannah McGoldnick who tallied five. Junior Captain Michela Salvucci added three goals of her own, including the Tigers' fifth goal of the game early in the first half. “Our offense was good tonight,” said Salvucci. “We had good draw control and good transitions. I think there’s still a lot to improve upon, but I think for right now we had a really solid game.” Despite the loss, the first five minutes …