No. 6 Chelmsford sweeps Central series

NORTH CHELMSFORD, Mass. -- No. 6 Chelmsford completed a season sweep of Merrimack Valley rival No. 5 Central Catholic with a dramatic 2-1 win in eight innings over the Raiders on Monday night at Southwell Park.

The Lions' Meghan Rich and Central's Meg Donegan squared off in the circle. Neither disappointed as they threw seven innings of shutout ball each.

The Raiders (8-2) pushed across a run in the top of the eighth. But Chelmsford (10-1) came roaring back with in the bottom of the inning as shorstop Abby Johnson led off the frame belting her third home run of the season. Meg McNamara later come across to score the winning run on Alex Burgess' game-winning hit that was lined into center field.