Monday is a big day for three Generals spring sports teams – boys’ lacrosse, girls’ tennis and boys’ tennis.
All three teams have state tournaments match-ups on Monday afternoon that - with a win - will move them closer to a state title.
The boys’ lacrosse team (11-5, 9-4 CAL) is in the quarterfinals of the East Div. 3 tournament. The Generals, the No. 5 seed, play No. 4 North Reading (18-2, 8-2 CAL) at at 2:30 p.m. Both teams, even though they are both in the Cape Ann League, have not played each other this spring. The teams share five common opponents.
Both teams defeated , , and . The Generals 16-9 while the Hornets lost to the Clippers, 17-5.
The winner goes to the semi-finals to face the winner of No. 1 versus Norwell High School, which is being played on Monday evening. The Generals at earlier this spring.
In Wenham on Monday afternoon, the boys’ tennis team faces Manchester-Essex at 3:30 p.m. at the courts.
The No. 3 seed boys’ team (12-2, 11-2 CAL) comes off a bye through the first round to face the No. 6 Hornets (13-7, 10-5 CAL), which defeated No. 11 5-0 on Saturday.
The Generals have so far – both 5-0 wins – once at Pingree Park on May 18 and once indoors at Manchester Athletic Club on April 25.
The winner plays the winner of the Pentucket Regional High School versus Bedford High School match, which is also being played on Monday afternoon. The Generals’ only were 3-2 to undefeated Pentucket, once at home and once on the road. If the Generals are to face Pentucket the match would be at Pentucket in West Newbury.
The girls’ tennis team, the No. 9 seed in the Div. 3 North tournament, comes off a . The girls (8-6, 7-5 CAL) will also be playing at 3:30 p.m. on Monday at (13-1, 12-0 league) in Peabody. Fenwick, the No. 1 seed, comes into the match after a first round bye.
Even though Fenwick is only nine miles from the Regional, the two teams have not both faced each other this spring. The winner plays the winner of the Bedford High School versus match, also being played on Monday afternoon.
Look for complete coverage of all the playoff action here on Hamilton-Wenham Patch.