Rivers rallies to best BB&N

By Ian Tasso
Globe Correspondent / April 18, 2010

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Despite trailing Buckingham Browne & Nichols by as much as 6-2, the Rivers boys’ tennis team rode the momentum of a rally by Evan Gallagher in his tiebreaking set and back-to-back victories by Luke and Marco Eberth to give the Red Wings an 8-7 win yesterday over the host Knights.

After Rivers managed two straight-set victories to cut the deficit to 6-4, all the pressure was on Gallagher, who trailed, 6-0, in his tiebreaking set. But the junior was able to rip off 8 consecutive points to win his match and move Rivers within one.

“He just, as cliché as it sounds, took it one point at a time,’’ said Gennady Burakovsky, Rivers’s first-year coach. “He showed a lot of poise, played great defensive tennis when he needed, and it all came together.’’

After Gallagher’s rally, Rivers split the next two sets, once again finding its back against the wall. The Eberth brothers, however, weren’t about to let BB&N stifle the comeback, as Luke’s 6-3 set victory tied things up, and Marco’s 6-1 effort secured the win.

Roxbury Latin 4, Groton 2 — Senior Michael Dodakian pitched a complete game for Roxbury Latin, striking out nine.

Pomfret 7, Loomis Chaffee 4 — Maura Hall hit a home run for the second time in as many games for Pomfret.

Boys’ lacrosse
Marshfield 10, Scituate 7 — Junior attackmen Matt Entwistle (three goals, three assists) and Connor Bagby (two goals, three assists) led the Rams.

Arlington Catholic 14, St. Mary’s 5 — The Cougars snatched away a win behind Mike Centola’s five goals.

Sharon 6, Medway 4 — Junior attackman Josh Parness led the Eagles with two goals and senior goalie Ben Noel made 15 saves.

Winchester 11, Burlington 6 — Senior midfielder Greg Kelley had two goals and two assists for the Sachems.

Rivers 14, BB&N 5 — Senior captain Jordan Greenfield (five goals, two assists), Brendan McNeill (two goals, three assists), and Spencer Low (four goals) propelled the Red Wings to the win.

Middlesex 10, Thayer 2 — Senior attackman Brad Bero scored four goals and added three assists in the win.

Archbishop Williams 17, Matignon 2 — Sophomore Cam Joyce had five goals and three assists, and seniors Matt Previte and Justin Lawless chipped in with four and three goals, respectively.

Tabor 12, Pomfret 2 — Cam Spiro scored four goals and assisted on another.

Avon Old Farms 11, Choate 5 — Senior cocaptains Josh Dionne and Connor Mooney teamed with junior Bronson Kelly to tally nine goals for Avon Old Farms (8-1).

Suffield 15, Wilbraham & Monson 1 — Senior Cary Boucher had four goals and one assist to help Suffield improve to 4-2.

Girls’ lacrosse
St. Mary’s 9, Arlington Catholic 7 — Felicia Ruano’s four goals helped lift St. Mary’s to the win.

Suffield 9, Berkshire 8 — Alyssa Palomba was the difference for Suffield with nine saves.

Phillips Exeter 14, Milton Academy 6 — Junior Hannah Jenkins had three goals and an assist in a losing effort for the Mustangs.

Standings calls for the spring season begin next Sunday. Like the winter season, the Globe will rely on game scores to produce standings. League representatives are asked to call the Globe with scoring leaders, leading performers, and any missing scores between 1 and 6 p.m. at 617-929-3235, 2860, 2861, or 2862. Our toll-free number is 800-232-2860. Standings can be faxed to 617-929-2670 or e-mailed to Please confirm all fax and e-mail transmissions.