Sports Roundup: Lower Scores 500th Point As Girls Lax Cruises To Another Blowout Victory

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Senior Bailey Lower scored her 500th varsity point during her team's latest blowout victory as they remain undefeated through eight games this season. Photo by Chris Tran

The girls lacrosse team earned a 14-6 victory over Div. 1 Bridgewater-Raynham on the island Tuesday afternoon and senior midfielder Bailey Lower secured a very special milestone along the way – notching her 500th career varsity point.

Lower has been stellar once again this season and was sharp on Tuesday. She had nine goals and two assists. She now has 503 points in her career.

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Bailey Lower. Photo by Chris Tran
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Bailey Lower. Photo by Chris Tran

The overall performance by the Whalers wasn’t to their satisfaction, however. After a sluggish first quarter, Nantucket still led 5-2. The second quarter was easily the strongest for the Whalers and they took an 11-3 lead into the half. Nantucket head coach Jami Lower said she felt the fourth quarter was their worst.

Lower said she felt her team's passing was sloppy and that they need to grow and learn from the mistakes made in Tuesday’s game moving forward. She said she loved seeing some of the secondary offense from players such as seniors Evy Stahl and Cydney Mosscrop.

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Emerson Pekarcik. Photo by Chris Tran
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Cydney Mosscrop. Photo by Chris Tran

Aside from Lower’s nine goals, Mosscrop, Stahl, senior Emerson Pekarick, junior Mayson Lower, and sophomore Dylan Damian each scored one goal.

The Whalers are now 8-0 this season and are currently ranked as the #2 seed in the latest MIAA Div. 4 state tournament bracket. They will attempt to improve their record to 9-0 when they travel to Falmouth on Thursday, May 2 for a 3:15 p.m. game. The Clippers are currently 5-5 and the #9 seed in the Div. 3 state tournament bracket.

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Claire Misurelli. Photo by Chris Tran
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Left to right: Evy Stahl, Suz Peraner, Cydney Mosscrop. Photo by Chris Tran
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Left to right: Brooke Damian, Maddie Lombardi, Claire Misurelli. Photo by Chris Tran
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Mayson Lower. Photo by Chris Tran
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Photo by Chris Tran

Boys Tennis Loses Second Straight Match

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Henry Kathawala. Photo by Chris Tran

The boys tennis team was on the road Monday afternoon facing the Sturgis West Navigators. They lost the match 3-1, with senior Henry Kathawala the lone winner as the Whaler's #2 singles player. He won his matchup in straight sets 6-2, 7-5.

For a second consecutive match, senior Sam Iller (#3 singles player) did not finish his game due to lack of time because the team needed to catch the boat home. Head coach David Cheever said Iller will finish his match when the Navigators come to the island on Wednesday, May 8.

The boys tennis team is still 4-2 this season and the #7 seed in the latest Div. 4 state tournament bracket. They will try to snap their two-game losing streak on Friday, May 3 when they travel to Rising Tide to face the Herons at 4 p.m.


Wednesday, May 1:

Baseball hosts Rising Tide at 3:45 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse hosts Archbishop Williams at 3:45 p.m.

Softball travels to Rising Tide at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 2:

Boys Lacrosse hosts Falmouth at 4 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse travels to Falmouth at 3:15 p.m.

Sailing travels to Sandwich for a regatta at a time to be determined.

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