Acton-Boxboro edged Lawrence, 3-2, in the Division 1 North Sectional boys volleyball final at Central Catholic on Monday night.

In a Division 3 North baseball quarterfinal, Austin Prep defeated Weston, 7-3.


Division 1 North final

Acton-Boxboro 3, Lawrence 2

The Colonials rebounded to top the Lancers, 23-25, 25-19, 23-25, 25-20, 15-13.

Acton-Boxboro improved to 18-2. The second-seeded Colonials defeated Boston Latin, 3-0, and Cambridge Rindge & Latin, 3-1, en route to facing Lawrence.

Lawrence finished 19-4.


Division 3 North quarterfinal

Austin Prep 7, Weston 3

The Cougars received an outstanding effort on the mound from eighth-grader Peter Burns, a righty who scattered 6 hits and struckout 4 in 6 2/3 innings while earning the win.

Junior righty Rich Gilbride closed out the win for Austin Prep(13-10).

Ryan Roche had 2 hits and scored 2 runs. Nick Mulcahy collected 2 hits. Jon Saurman of Pelham, N.H., had an RBI single in the second. Logan Bravo (second base), Drew Gerety (right field) and Gilbride (shortstop) made key catches.

AP will play the winner of Tuesday's North Reading/Shawsheen Tech quarterfinal in a semifinal game on a date and time yet to be determined.