Kaitlyn Muldowey scored with 2:29 remaining to push host Triton past defending Division 2 girls’ lacrosse state champion Newburyport, 13-12, and into the North semifinals Wednesday.
In a rematch of last season’s quarterfinal, the Vikings were out to exact revenge for an 18-8 loss.
The Vikings (14-8) came out firing and took a 3-0 lead, forcing the Clippers to call timeout. Newburyport (12-6) eventually settled in and cut the deficit to one at the half.The defending champs eventually took an 11-9 lead with 18:11 to go, before the Vikings fought back as Erin Savage, who scored five goals, netted two in quick succession to tie it.
The rally would continue as Muldowey scored the third of her four goals at 8:18 to regain the lead before Newburyport tied it again two minutes later.
“It was a great game, well played by both teams, with back-and-forth action throughout,” said Triton coach Stacey Beaulieau.
Triton 1, Watertown 0 — Senior Justin Cashman tossed a no-hitter and helped his cause by driving in the lone run.
Division 4 North
O’Bryant 2, Winthrop 1 — Senior Fernando Burgos struck out 10 and scattered three hits for the Tigers. Jack Wallace pitched nearly as well for the Vikings, allowing three hits and fanning eight.
Division 1 North
Lynn Classical 13, Peabody 4 — Juniors Courtney Braswell (four hits, four RBIs) and Madison Angelli (three hits) led the Rams (14-7).
Division 2 North
Danvers 3, Pentucket 1 — Daria Papamechail pitched a complete game, Caitlin McBride collected two hits, and Maddie Mucci and Aline Dayaa drove in the runs for the Falcons.
Division 3 North
St. Clement 18, Fenway 17 — Senior Christina Puccio went 3 for 5 with a home run in the top of the third to boost the Anchormen.
Northeast 9, Presentation of Mary 0 — Amanda Carlisle pitched seven innings, striking out six and allowing three hits to earn the win.
Georgetown 7, Essex Tech 3 — Sophomore Maggie Neolk went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and senior Jennifer Nutter was 2 foe 3 with an RBI for the Royals. Freshman Kate Irons scored two runs for the victors.
Division 1 South
Weymouth 4, Dartmouth 0 — Cassidee Fall fanned three in a four-hit shutout for the Wildcats. She helped her cause with a pair of hits and three RBIs.
Oliver Ames 2, Mansfield 1 — Sarah Struzik tossed a five-hitter and Liz Bullock drove in both runs in the top of the seventh for the Tigers.
Division 2 South
Apponequet 3, Pembroke 0 — Senior Jill Miller blasted a two-run homer for the Lakers.