Overwhelming: Monday's MetroWest Fantastic Five high school athletes eclipsed competition

These Fantastic Five MetroWest and Milford area athletes must have been inspired by Monday's eclipse, because they blocked out the competition en route to victory.

Across the diamond, the field and the courts, these five controlled all aspects of their games and enabled dramatic victories. Without further ado, the MetroWest and Milford area Fantastic Five high school athletes from Monday

LIZZIE BRYTOWSKI, Hopedale softball

She was 4-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and six RBIs in a 24-1 victory over Whitinsville Christian in five innings Tuesday. She also struck out 10 in just four innings of work.  Kenzie Reynolds (3 RBIs) and Olivia Barroso (2 RBIs) each had two hits for the Blue Raiders (1-0, 1-0 Dual Valley) on Monday.

LOGAN DELPONTE, Hopkinton boys lacrosse

He put away five goals, including the overtime winner in an 11-10 victory over Westwood on Monday. Nate Burns saved 18 shots for the Hillers (3-0, 3-0 TVL.

BELLA GOPEN, Wellesley girls tennis

She survived a three-set comeback at No. 1 singles to help the Raiders sweep Milton 5-0 in their opener. She dropped the first set 2-6 before taking the second set 6-0 and the third set tiebreaker 10-3. Wellesley's Kimmy Tai won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.

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ANNA MAGENNIS, Ashland girls lacrosse

The UConn commit was unstoppable with nine goals and two assists in a 13-6 win over Norwood on Monday. Julia Schreibier put in two goals with an assist for the Clockers (1-2, 1-2 TVL), and Paige Tripp scored once with two assists.

Hopedale third baseman Mike Rutkowski blocks a throw against Pioneer Valley on Saturday in Hopedale.
Hopedale third baseman Mike Rutkowski blocks a throw against Pioneer Valley on Saturday in Hopedale.

MIKE RUTKOWSKI, Hopedale baseball

He threw a six-inning shutout with just six pitches, as the Blue Raiders bested Ayer-Shirley 11-0 on Monday. Rutkowski struck out 12 and allowed just one hit. Brady Wajda and Brayden Lewis (three runs) each went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI for Hopedale (2-0). Nate Montville, Alex Lannibois and Lucas Levasseur drove in two runs each for the Blue Raiders.

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Other scores:


MILTON 10, Wellesley 2: Will Webster knocked in both runs for the Raiders (1-1, 1-1 Bay State Conference) with a single and a sacrifice fly Monday.

Nipmuc Regional High School junior captains Anthony Ruggiero, center, and Colin Bradford, right,  before a game against Sutton,  in Upton, May 3, 2023.
Nipmuc Regional High School junior captains Anthony Ruggiero, center, and Colin Bradford, right, before a game against Sutton, in Upton, May 3, 2023.

NIPMUC 9, Sutton 0: Anthony Ruggiero homered and doubled twice among his three hits, driving in two runs for the Warriors (2-0, 1-0 Dual Valley) on Monday. Daniel Heisler earned the win with seven strikeouts, allowing just two hits and needing just 65 pitches. Nipmuc's Joey Fraser, Josh Giancola (2 RBIs) and John Desmond (RBI) each contributed two hits.

WESTBOROUGH 7, Marlborough 6 (12 inn.): Michael Benway doubled and tripled among his three hits with an RBI and two runs. Dylan Romano (two steals) and Ryan Dillon each had two hits and an RBI for Marlborough. Panthers starter Tyler Moore threw 9 1/3 innings allowing zero earned runs with just two hits and four strikeouts.

FOXBOROUGH 1, Franklin 0: Austin Campbell threw six innings with six strikeouts for the Panthers (1-2) on Monday. Franklin's Henry DiGiorgio, Matthew Lucini and Rex Cinelli each went 1-for-3. Matt Miller struck out two in one shutout inning of relief.

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NORWOOD 7, Holliston 4: Sophomore Brogan Roche notched his first career hit and added an RBI for the Panthers (1-2) on Monday. Drew Kafka (double) and Albert Savino each doubled with an RBI and scored a run, while Brad Andreola tripled and scored once. Holliston's Sam Schoenberg had a hit and an RBI.

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FRAMINGHAM 12, Newton North 1: J.J. Blanchard had three RBIs and scored three runs at the plate while striking out nine on the Mound for the Flyers (1-2) on Monday.


DEDHAM 8, Bellingham 4: Freshman Lily Proler drove in three runs for the Blackhawks (1-2) on Monday.

LINCOLN-SUDBURY 14, Acton-Boxborough 0 (6): Ashleigh Lent went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer, as the Warriors beat Acton-Boxborough 14-0 in six innings Monday. Lent also scored two runs and flexed her defensive muscle in right field with a diving grab and throwing out a runner at first for L-S (2-0). Kelsey Blanchette also homered, while Sophie Jorjorian threw a two-hit shutout with eight strikeouts.

NIPMUC 16, Sutton 1 (5): Janelle Scirocco was 3-for-4 with four RBIs and struck out three in two innings on the mound Monday. She combined with Savannah Car, who punched out seven across her three innings, to throw a one-hitter. Brynn DiAnni, Sera DeBaggis, Ella Calvey and Bridget Klupa each had two hits for Nipmuc (2-0, 1-0 Dual Valley), which scored 10 runs in the first inning.

OAKMONT 13, Westborough 6: Nina Fanelli drove in the runs for the Rangers (0-2) on Monday.

ALGONQUIN 5, Gardner 2: Emily Ruiz had nine strikeouts and went 2-for-3 with three RBIs for the Titans (1-0) on Monday. Phoebe Lefebvre added two hits and scored two runs.

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MARLBOROUGH 15, Littleton 2 (6): Marisol Burgos went 3-for-3 with an RBI and scored four runs for the Panthers (1-2) on Monday. Catherine Seay homered, while Taylor Alarie scored three runs with three hits.

NATICK 20, Brookline 1: Caroline Riley blasted a three-run homer on a three hit day where she had five RBIs for the Redhawks (2-1). Natick's Katie McMahone launched a grand slam in the first inning, when Natick scored 13 runs.

Boys lacrosse

ASHLAND 12, Norwood 6: Nick Boomer fired in five goals for the Clockers on Monday to earn their first win of the season. Jake Linehan added a hat trick for Ashland (1-3, 1-3 Tri-Valley League).

BELLINGHAM 9, Dighton-Rehoboth 4: Ryan Austin and Brady Carroll each contributed five points for the Blackhawks (2-2). Austin had three goals and two assists, while Carroll mustered three assists and two goals. Bellingham's Nate Foley put up two goals and two assist. Blackhawks goalie Patrick Flannery made 17 saves.

BLACKSTONE VALLEY 17, Monty Tech 0: Jackson Mastroianni had four goals and one assist, and Adam Fransen scored three goals wit hone assist for the Beavers (3-0, 2-0 Colonial) on Monday. BVT has outscored its first three opponents, 49-0. Tyler Clare, Mason Hampson and James Nelson each scored twice for Valley Tech.

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AMSA 12, Lunenburg 0: Tavin Hirsh collected four goals and one assist, Luc Masse tallied two goals and two assists, and Casey Matijevic and Andrew McCabe each scored twice for the Eagles (3-0) on Monday.

FRANKLIN 12, Canton 5: Ryan Grasso put away a hat trick with an assist for the Panthers (3-0, 3-0 Hockomock) on Monday. Franklin's Eddie O'Brien contributed two goals and two assists.

DOVER-SHERBORN 12, Medway 2: Wyatt Pastore (three assists), Grant Sullivan and Henry Fowler netted four goals each for the Raiders (2-1, 2-0 TVL) on Monday.

Girls lacrosse

WESTBOROUGH 13, West Springfield 8: Lilly Villaflor put away three goals with two assists Monday. Freshman Regan Kittredge also contributed a hat trick and an assist for the Rangers (4-0).

Dover-Sherborn Regional High School senior captain Kelly Devine watches her shot hit the back of the net against Norton in the girls lacrosse season home opener, March 28, 2024.
Dover-Sherborn Regional High School senior captain Kelly Devine watches her shot hit the back of the net against Norton in the girls lacrosse season home opener, March 28, 2024.

DOVER-SHERBORN 13, Medway 7: Avery O'Connell fired in six goals, and Kelly Devine added four of her own for the Raiders (3-0).

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Boys volleyball

MARLBOROUGH 3, Nashoba 0: Guilherme Garcia dropped 15 kills with eight aces for the Panthers (4-1) in a 25-14, 25-12, 25-5 victory Monday.

BELLINGHAM 3, Norwood 0: Aidan Gibbs distributed 18 assists with three aces and two digs in a  25-21, 25-16, 25-13 win for the Blackhawks (2-2, 2-1 TVL) on Monday. Jack Davidson led Bellingham with five kills and contributed two aces, while Zach Mantegani put down four kills with two aces and three digs.

KEEFE TECH 3, Assabet 0: Aidan Weller played an all-around game for the Broncos (4-1, 2-0 Colonial) on Monday with nine digs, eight kills and four aces. Keefe Tech's John Loja pushed out 16 assists with nine digs in the 25-7, 25-18, 25-12 win.

Natick High School junior captain Branch Barnes keeps his eyes on the ball against Needham, April 4, 2024.
Natick High School junior captain Branch Barnes keeps his eyes on the ball against Needham, April 4, 2024.

NATICK 3, Brookline 0: Branch Barnes put down 15 kills, while Nick Bonavire had 14 for the Redhawks (3-1) in a 25-20, 28-26, 25-21 win Monday.

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Boys tennis

MARLBOROUGH 4, Algonquin 1: Senior Minraaj Singh led the way for the Panthers (2-0) with a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 2 singles over Konal Jandu. Marlborough's No. 3 singles player Sumair Singh took down Jackson Stiles 6-1, 6-1. The Panthers (2-0, 2-0 Mid-Wach A) swept the doubles points. Ethan Kwan and Alex Resendes prevailed 7-5, 6-2 over Jack Fruhan and Colby Chase. Corey Lu earned the Titans' point at No. 1 singles. He rallied from a 5-7 loss in the first set to win the second 6-6 (7-4) in a tiebreaker and the third set tiebreaker 10-5.

Girls tennis

MILLIS 5, Blackstone Millville 0: Millis No. 2 singles player Amelia Stapels led the way with a 6-0, 6-0. Adriana Villacis prevailed 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles, while both Millis doubles teams captured 6-0, 6-1 victories. Addy Loer and Mollie Hatch played No. 1, while Macy Schneiderat and Taylor O’Toole lined up at No. 2. Olivia Fong completed the sweep with a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles.

HOLLISTON 4, Norwood 1: Caroline Cosgrove set the tone for the Panthers (1-1, 1-1 TVL). Holliston's No. 1 doubles pair of Ellie Winchenbach and Bridget Doherty also prevailed 6-1, 6-0.

HOPEDALE 5, Whitinsville Christian 0: Sidney Hall shut out Avery Dertien 8-0 at No. 3 singles, while Pia Obrador (No. 1 singles), No. 1 doubles pair Abbir Aldrich and Callie Costanza and No. 2 doubles team Gabriella Rinehard and Madison Buttonow prevailed 8-1 against Ally Weedon, Charlotte DeFrancisco and Joanna Graves and Mia Besong and Julia Gibbons, respectively. Hopedale (1-0) No. 2 singles player Katie Frieseme weathered an 8-5 victory over Alison Sim.

ALGONQUIN 5, Bromfield 0: Titans No. 2 doubles team of Sophie Kopstein and Riya Mahanta led the way with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Caroline Ellis and Zariya Ali. Emmy Beachesne picked up a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles over Abigail Ames for Algonquin (2-1). At No. 2 Singles, Siyona Bhagwar prevailed 6-2, 6-3 against Khivi Nanra. Siya Arde held off Luise Tatarey 6-2, 6-4 at No. 3 singles. A forfei at No. 1 doubles secured the sweep for Algonquin.

WESTBOROUGH 4, Nashoba 1: The Rangers' depth carried the day Monday. Elena Chen and Diya Bhattacharya swept Grace Handley and Emily Skaar 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles. Sahasra Kommineni prevailed 6-1, 6-1 over J.J. Bravo at No. 3 singles. At No. 2 singles, Gina Hajiseyedjavady beat Maryam Mulyono 6-2, 6-1 for the Rangers (1-0). Westborough's No. 2 doubles team of Ella Glasgow and Katie Xia held off Sadie Gorr and Lily Robinson 7-5 in the first set before taking the second 6-1.

This article originally appeared on MetroWest Daily News: Monday's MetroWest &Milford area Fantastic Five high school athletes