Local roundup: Triton golf again beats Newburyport to stay unbeaten | Sports

The Triton golf team, particularly the seniors, is on a mission this fall.

Freshman in 2019 guys love Ricky Gardella, Connor Houlihan, Braeden McDonald and Houlihan Griffin helped the Vikings finish an undefeated season in the CAL. Now, in 2022, the same group is still tearing up the college scene and looking to start and end their careers with a perfect regular season.

On Sunday, Triton picked up their second win of the fall against rivals Newburyport, winning 166-153. McDonald led the way with 36 points, and the Houlihan brothers were close behind with 30 and 27 respectively (30 for Griffin, 27 for Connor).

The Vikings followed that up with a 170-54 win over Pentucket on Monday to move to a perfect 12-0 record.

The Clippers win with :10 remaining!

The Newburyport field hockey team picked up a thrilling victory on Friday afternoon.

With 10 seconds left in a non-league game against Division 1 Central Catholic, the Clippers managed to clear a corner and send the ball downfield. Senior tri-captain Lilly Ragusa turned on the jets, won the loose ball race and found herself on a breakaway. A quick shot later, and Ragusa fired a shot that found the back of the cage at the buzzer to carry Newburyport to a 2-1 victory.

Morgan Valeri scored the Clippers’ other goal (5-1-1), and Jane Mettling made 10 stops.

DeGraves does it at the buzzer!

Newburyport women’s football team also picked up a thrilling victory over the weekend.

Three minutes from the end of the game on Saturday, second year Natalie DeGraves took a freshman cross Aoife Tykulsky and buried his opportunity to lift the Clippers to a 1-0 win over Hamilton-Wenham. Gabby Loughran kicked the shutout into the net with six saves, as the Clippers (7-1) look like serious contenders to repeat as CAL Kinney champions.

Clippers still undefeated

There are certainly some new faces this autumn, but the Newburyport boys’ football team haven’t skipped a beat from last year’s historically good season.

James Forrest Hay scored the winning goal with a pass from Caelen Twichell on Saturday, leading the Clippers to a 1-0 win over Hamilton-Wenham. Owen Tahnk was the man at net who won the shutout, as the Clippers (7-0) remain undefeated this year and have now edged their opponents by a combined 22-1.

Leave it to Liebert

Kendall Liebert won the game on Monday, punctuating Triton Volleyball’s 3-0 sweep of North Reading (25-20, 25-16, 25-22). The junior led the way with 6 kills and also had a team record 3 blocks. Laura Zahornasky added 14 assists, Haleigh Harris had 4 aces and Madeleine Doring had 5 recoveries for the Vikings (2-4).