The Fitchburg State field hockey team fell into a hole in the first half and never recovered, dropping a 4-2 contest at Rivier University Friday evening.
Down 2-0 at halftime, the Falcons (4-5) clawed back to within one after three, but couldn’t complete the comeback.
Olivia Narkevicius scored in the third quarter off a feed from Alexis Raymond before Lena Kassel added her team-leading 16th goal of the season later in the stanza.
High school football
Oakmont 29, Boston Latin Academy 6 >> The win lifts the Spartans to 2-2.
St. John’s 37, Fitchburg 0 >> The loss drops the Red Raiders to 0-4.
St. Bernard’s 44, Leicester 14 >> The Bernardians improve to 3-1 on the season.
Nashoba 15, Malden Catholic 7 >> The Wolves blocked a kick as time expired and then went on to win in overtime, improving to 2-2.
Ayer Shirley 2, Parker 1 >> Kevin Velasquez and Nick Cruz netted goals to power the Panthers.
North Middlesex 5, Uxbridge 1 >> Ron Nolin, Tyler Jastrab, Lukian Yamanishi, Marlon Artuso and Jack Harrington (assist) found the back of the net for the Patriots. Noah Bagley dished out a pair of helpers and Rowan McCarthy had another in the win.
Uxbridge 4, North Middlesex 3 >> Patriots (3-5). Lauren Torpey scored twice for the Patriots (3-5), while Jill Hodgson added a single marker.
Oakmont 1, Leominster 0 >> Addi Roy netted the lone goal of the game, lifting the Spartans (5-1-2) past the host Blue Devils (8-1).
Lunenburg 3, Bromfield 0 >> Ava Wilson potted a pair of goals and Caitlin Ware found the back of the cage once for the Blue Knights.
Nashoba 3, Notre Dame Academy 0 >> The Wolves (5-2-1) got goals from Lauren DiTullio, Gracie Reisner (assist) and Bella Cosentino, while Ali Vanasse and Kayla Flanagan added helpers.
North Middlesex 30.5, St. Bernard’s 23.5 >> Andrew Peterson led the Patriots (12-0) with a 1-under 34 at Northern Spy Golf Club, while teammates Jake Miller, Shawn Amari and Mike Archambault all shot 38s.
The match medalist was Patrick Ginnity, who carded a 2-under 33 for the Bernardians (5-4). Adam Bosco finished at 38 for St. Bernard’s.
Leominster 215, Algonquin 222 >> Luke Grebinar was the match medalist with a 4-over 40 at Gardner Municipal Golf Course to lead Leominster (10-2).
North Middlesex 3, Fitchburg 1 >> The Patriots won by scores of 25-20; 19-25; 25-15 and 25-17.
Brooke Nelson had 16 kills and two aces for North Middlesex (5-5), while Bella Perritano added nine kills and four aces and Meghan Boucher had five kills.
Fitchburg (2-7) was led by senior Chiali Moua who had 30 assists to go with eight aces, while junior Keishla Troche added six aces, five kills and four tips.