Merrimack High School Highlights

GIRLS LACROSSE

May 6: Merrimack 12, Nashua North 10

The Tomahawks scored four unanswered goals in the game’s final 8:15 to hand the Titans their third straight loss.

Callie Dwyer scored five goals, including two in nine seconds to tie the game for Merrimack (5-3), while Julia Perry scored the game-winner with 52.7 seconds left and finished with four goals. Maegan Howe also had three goals for the Tomahawks while goalie Seeda Sam-Sok made nine saves.

May 8: Merrimack 22, Salem 12

Callie Dwyer finished with nine goals and two assists as the Tomahawks crusied past Salem. Maegan Howe chipped in four goals in the victory, while teammate Dana Mendes netted three of her own. Julia Perry contributed a pair of goals for Merrimack.

Sarah Hanson and Seeda Sam-sok split time in net for the Tomahawks(6-3), finishing with a combined nine saves.

BOYS LACROSSE

May 7: Londonderry 18, Merrimack 9

The Tomahawks three-game win streak was snapped by Londonderry. Connor Cyr had a team high four points, as he registered a hat trick and added an assist. Matt Brewster and Pierre Watt both had two goals, while Matt Coburn had a goal and an assist. Kyle Newman, Remy Tupper, and Jason Fortin all had one point.

Joe Giampietro and Trevor Lacey led the defense with a strong effort. In goal, Chris Nowalk had 12 saves.

May 9: Merrimack 9, Danvers (Mass.) 6

Senior midfielder Matt Brewster scored three goals and provided six assists to Merrimack teammates, as the Tomahawks pulled out a three-goal win over Danvers, Mass.

John Tiano netted a pair of goals, while teammates Ryan Downie, Connor Cyr, Jason Fortin and Kyle Newman each scored one.

Trevor Lacey and Kyle Feeney played standout defense in front of Chris Nowalk, who stopped 13 shots.

SOFTBALL

May 6: Merrimack 8, Nashua South 5

Caitlin Minear pitched two innings, striking out five of six batters she faced, and Brianne Bergevin surrendered only three hits while striking out five during her five innings in the circle as Merrimack pulled out an 8-5 win over Nashua South in Nashua. The Tomahawks’ offense was led by Renee LeClaire’s four hits.

May 8: Salem 8,
Merrimack 6

A rough sixth inning ultimately cost Merrimack a win, as the Tomahawks fell to Salem. Leading by two heading into the inning, the Merrimack defense made a number of costly errors, resulting in four unearned runs for their opponent.

Ashley Grassini hit a pair of two-run home runs in the loss, and the senior third baseman finished the game with five RBIs. Olivia Kapsambelis provided the team’s other run with an RBI single in the fifth.

May 11: Merrimack 1,
Timberlane 0

Caitlin Minear tossed a four-hitter, striking out eight as the Tomahawks evened their record to 6-6. Ashley Grassini provided the only run with a solo homer while Lauren Gerhard had a double and Renee LeClaire a single for the Tomahawks’ other two hits.

BASEBALL

May 6: Nashua South 13, Merrimack 2

The Panthers broke open a one-run game with 10 runs in the top of the seventh inning to snap a four-game losing skid and improve to 4-6 on the year.

Ryan Penkala’s three-run triple in the seventh broke the game open and Josh Goulet went 4 for 5 with an RBI double. JJ Dunn got the win, going six innings and striking out six and Tyler Vardebedian stepped into the starting lineup and went 2 for 3 with an RBI for South.

May 8: Merrimack 12, Salem 1

Justin Grassini had a monster game at the plate for the Tomahawks, going 4 for 5 with two runs scored and five RBIs. Grassini also picked up the win for Merrimack, going five innings, allowing one earned run on seven hits, striking out four, and walking six. Ryan Slate also had a good day at the plate, going 2 for 3 with three RBIs.

May 11: Timberlane 2, Merrimack 0

The Tomahawks couldn’t get much going offensively. Brendan Carter, Owen O’Brien and Tyler DeNeill each had a hit for Merrimack. Kyle Lawson had a solid outing for the Tomahawks, allowing two runs (zero earned) on five hits in six innings, striking out four.

GIRLS TENNIS

May 11: Man. Central 9, Merrimack 0

The Tomahawks had a tough afternoon, winning just 11 total games, four by McKenzie Miller in an 8-4 loss at No. 5.