The Billerica High boys lacrosse team is returning to the North final for the first time since 2016.
Myles Jean had 4 goals and 3 assists to lead sixth-seeded Billerica (12-8) to a 15-13 win over Marblehead.
Div. 2 North semifinal
BILLERICA 15, MARBLEHEAD 13 — The Indians are headed back to the North final for the first time since 2016.
They controlled play for most of this one, jumping out to a 6-1 lead after the 1st quarter.
Matt Milano had 4 goals and 1 assist, while Colby Cyrus and Jack Hutchins each had 2 goals and 2 assists. Connor Doherty chipped in 2 goals.
Billerica will face top-seeded Winchester on Friday (5 p.m.).
Div. 3 North semifinal
DRACUT 12, ST. MARY'S 10 — Allyn French scored 6 goals while powering Dracut past St. Mary's of Lynn.
The fourth-seeded Middies (16-5) will play second-seeded Austin Prep (17-6) at Austin Prep on Friday at a time to be determined. This is Dracut's first-ever sectional final in boys lacrosse.
The score was tied, 8-8, midway through the fourth quarter when Kyle Silva scored his third goal to put Dracut in front. French tallied two late goals. Noah Tierney-Honan potted 2 goals and Dane Rossetti scored 1 goal for the Middies. Calvin Desmarais (10 saves) had a strong game in goal.
Div 3. Central/East semifinal
LITTLETON 10, WESTON 7 — Danny Angell scored 2 goals and had 2 assists while lifting Littleton past Weston.
Patrick Riordon potted 2 goals, while Cooper Boucher had a strong game on defense. Luke Witherell made 12 saves in goal.
Second-seeded Littleton (16-4) will play top-seeded Dover-Sherborn (15-5) in the sectional final Friday at 7 p.m. at Natick High.
In other action, Central Catholic fell 12-7 to St. John's Prep, Concord-Carlisle topped Hopkinton, 12-7, and Austin Prep eliminated Bishop Fenwick, 16-7.
Div. 2 Central quarterfinal
LITTLETON 3, OAKMONT 1 — Freshman star Kasey Ricard led the Tigers past Oakmont with her arm and her bat.
Ricard struck out 10 and allowed just 3 hits for No. 4 Littleton (20-0). At the plate, she went 3-for-3 with 2 RBI and a double. Kaelen Jahnle went 1-for-3 with an RBI, while EmmaJean Anjoorian also drove in a run against No. 5 Oakmont (16-4). Littleton will play top-seeded Hudson on Wednesday (6:30 p.m.) at Worcester State.
Div. 1 North quarterfinal
ACTON-BOXBORO 3, LYNN CLASSICAL 2 — It took 10 innings, but the Colonials were able to advance at home. No. 2 Acton-Boxboro (21-1) edged No. 7 Lynn Classical (16-6).
A-B will now meet Central Catholic, a 9-0 winner over Medford, on Wednesday (7:30 p.m.) at Martin Field in Lowell.
Div. 3 North, quarterfinal
SWAMPSCOTT 5, AUSTIN PREP 2 — Swampscott upset No. 1 Austin Prep in Melrose thanks to five late runs.
Austin Prep (20-2) led 2-0 entering the fifth, but Swampscott (14-8) tied it with a two-run homer and then scored three runs in the top of the seventh.
Div. 4 North, quarterfinal
MAN. ESSEX 4, LOWELL CATHOLIC 2 — Despite a strong effort on the mound by Alex Graves, the Crusaders fell in Essex.
Graves struck out 6, allowed 4 hits and only 1 run against him was earned. Offensively, Kyle DeRoma had 2 singles and an RBI, Matt Larson added a single and RBI, while Nate Sayer and David Gill each had doubles. Liam Fisher also chipped in a hit for No. 6 Lowell Catholic (14-8).
Div. 1 North quarterfinal
LINCOLN-SUDBURY 9, WESTFORD 8 — The Grey Ghosts had top-seeded Lincoln-Sudbury on the ropes, leading 5-0 after half an inning and 8-6 entering the bottom of the seventh.
Tyler Guillemette had 3 hits and an RBI for No. 9 Westford (12-10). Clubbing home runs were Jason Fitzgerald (2 hits, solo HR) and Kevin Egan (2-run HR). Adding 2 hits each were Chris Zeoli (RBI), Kindred Atwood (2 RBI) and John Berrigan. WA had 13 hits. L-S is now 19-2.
Div. 1 Central quarterfinal
ST. PETER-MARIAN 13, GROTON-DUNSTABLE 10 — St. Peter-Marian scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to rally by G-D in a slugfest
No. 5 Groton-Dunstable (13-7) received huge offensive days from Jared Whitby (3-for-4, double, triple, 3 runs, RBI), Kasey Griffiths (2-for-4, double, 3 RBI) and Joe O'Malley (2-for-3, double, home run, 2 RBI). Freshman Isaac Zhang went 1-for-3 with 2 RBI.
The Crusaders led 5-4 after the 1st, increased that lead to 8-4 and led 10-9 in the 6th.
Div. 1 North semifinals
LEXINGTON 4, WESTFORD 1 — Westford's terrific season came to a close at top-seeded Lexington. No. 4 Westford (14-4) received a bye and then defeated St. John's Prep, 4-1. Lexington (21-1) advances to the North final.
ACTON-BOXBORO 3, LINCOLN-SUDBURY 2 — In a battle of Dual County League powers, host Acton-Boxboro prevailed. No. 6 Acton-Boxboro (12-5) will face Lexington on Wednesday (3:30 p.m.), the location to be announced.
Div. 2 North semifinal
CONCORD-CARLISLE 3, WINCHESTER 2 — The Patriots advanced to the North final with a hard-fought win over No. 3 Winchester (16-3). No. 2 Concord-Carlisle (17-2) will now play the North Andover/Wayland winner.
Div. 1 North semifinal
ACTON-BOXBORO 3, ANDOVER 2 — The Colonials won at top-seeded Andover in a close match. No. 5 Acton-Boxboro will face Lincoln-Sudbury on Wednesday (3:30 p.m.), site to be announced.