Swampscott boys lacrosse coach Josh Field couldn't decide what was more impressive: the Big Blue offense scoring five unanswered goals in the second half, or their defense shutting Danvers out in the final 24 minutes.
The Big Blue (2-0) fell behind early to the Falcons, but stormed back for a 6-5 victory yesterday. Swampscott outscored the Falcons 5-0 in the second half.
Griffin Hunt scored the game-winner with two minutes to go while Chris Condon had two goals. Brian Santry, Matt Gambale and Billy Valle also scored for the Big Blue. Gambale and Joe DeSalvo had assists. DeSalvo, Valle and Tony Silva played well defensively in front of Swampscott junior goalie Scott Powell, who made 13 saves.
Triton 12, Ipswich 10: The Tigers fell behind early (8-2 in the first half) before making it interesting. Peter Moutevelis (4 goals) and Mike Darisse (3) led the scoring attack while Cam Murray, Chris McCormick and Connor McAdams also scored for the Tigers (1-2). Joe Perkins also made 16 saves.
Pingree 11, Landmark 7: The Highlanders (1-1) pulled away for their first win with Matt Colbert scoring five goals and adding two assists. Keith Morency and Pat Sheehan each had two goals and two helpers.
Masconomet 18, Pentucket 1: Kurt Hunziker and Ben Hoesley led Masco (2-1) with three goals each while Julian Bandereck locked down defensively for the Chieftains. Wes Shrewsbury, Cam Jung, Tim Towley and Tom Cashin all chipped in a pair of goals.
Beverly 7, Gloucester 2: Brian Shipp continued to dominate offensively for the Panthers (2-1), notching a pair of goals early in the game. Dom Abate also finished with two goals.
marblehead 18, saugus 0: Dean Fader and Brooks Tyrrell combined for six goals and six assists to lead the Magicians to their first win. Ian Maag contributed three goals and set up another.
Bishop Fenwick 20, Lowell Catholic 4: Grace Celona scored six goals and added four assists and Anna Moulton also scored six goals with one assist to pace the Crusaders (3-0). Katie Hart and Jackie Hart led the defensive effort for Fenwick.
Masconomet 20, Hamilton-Wenham 11: Amy Arnold had five goals and three assists while Kathleen Gillespie, Jackie Tilton and Rachel Rogal all finished with hat tricks. Senior Alison Foden stood out defensively for the Chieftains. Abby Hughes and Emily Gaucher each had four goals for H-W.
Bedford 17, Swampscott 14: Taylor Eaton scored six goals, Katie Zarinsky contributed three goals and one assist, and Jesse DePaolo added three goals for Swampscott (0-3). Samantha Coogan stopped 17 shots in net.
Bishop Fenwick 4, Arlington catholic 3: Joe Levasseur (2-0) went six innings for his second win of the season before Tommy Parsons came in to pitch a scoreless seventh and earn the save. Mike Mackenzie ripped a bases-clearing single in the fifth inning and Gianni Esposito reached home on hit by Nick Bona in the sixth for the game-winning run.
Salem 8, LC 4: Senior left hander Chris Boucher went six innings and allowed one earned run while whiffing six for Salem (2-0). Senior captain Teaghan Malionek had a pair of doubles and a RBI, Boucher added a two-run triple and Adam Maggiacomo finished with a double and two RBI.
St. John's Prep 4, Catholic Memorial 1: Junior right-hander Brandon Bingel allowed only three hits while striking out eight in a complete-game effort. Bingel also had two singles and an RBI. Anthony Capuano added two hits and two runs, while Jake Barosin knocked in two runs for St. John's (3-0).
Salem 9, Somerville 0: Skye Kinnon threw a one-hitter with five strikeouts and two walks. Desiree Martin went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, while freshman catcher Rachael Zipper went 2-for-3 with two RBI.
Nst/Essex aggie 24, East Boston 11: The Bulldogs (2-0) got a grand slam from Amanda Lucey, who finished with four hits and five RBI. Kaera Wyse got the win while Holly Ryan had four hits and three RBI and shortstop Kathryn Brebner contributed two hits and two RBI.
Arlington catholic 7, bishop fenwick 5: Senior Christina Smaltz pitched all eight innings, allowing only four earned runs and struck out three batters in the Crusaders' home opener. Shortstop Kim Shinnick went 2-for-3 with a run scored and Gianna Pizzano was 2-for-4 and an RBI.
AMESBURY 8, ipswich 6: Senior captains Sami Wideberg and Becca Dunlop combined for three hits and four RBI in the loss.
Central Catholic 9, Peabody 1: Central posted eight unearned runs and used a five-run fourth inning to run away from the Tanners (0-1). Jess Raymond had a hit and scored a run for Peabody, while Olivia Brothers knocked in a run.
Lynn Classical 4, SaLem 1: Michaela Gaffney won at first singles for the Witches in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4. The second doubles team of Kayti LeFrancois/Kim Barzola hung tough as well with a three-set loss.
Beverly 3, Gloucester 2: The Panthers (1-0) won their opener by sweeping singles behind Hannah Albee, Hannah Robinson and Meggie Manzo.
Marblehead 4, Dannvers 1: Annie Ryan (6-1, 6-0), Amanda Gilberg (6-1, 6-1), Lindsey Cohen/Megan Stanojev (6-2, 6-1) and Meghan Gabel/Kelly Mealey (6-0, 6-0) won in straight sets to keep Marblehead (2-0) undefeated. Danvers' Rachel Ziner won at No. 1 singles.
Hamilton-Wenham 3, Bishop FenWick 2: The deciding match was at first singles where Charlotte Horton bested Fenwick's Megan McCarthy, 7-6 (9-7 tiebreak), 2-6, 6-1 in a two-hour match to give H-W a season opening win. Second singles player Caroline Gribbell (6-0, 6-0) and the second doubles team of Caroline Flores/Colleen Ford (6-1, 6-0) also had wins for the Generals. Demi Velonis won at third singles (6-1, 6-2) for Bishop Fenwick (1-2) while Jess Griffin/Sara Kanarkiewicz (6-2, 6-4) took first doubles.
swampscott 3, peabody 2: Senior Rita Tsokanis got a win at second singles (6-3, 6-0), while fellow captain Tatum Pederson was victorious at No. 3 (6-2, 6-4) and first doubles team Ashley Petras and Allegra Walker (6-2, 6-4) powered Swampscott to its first win of the season. Peabody's wins came from Alaina Warren and the doubles team of Winger Ma and Dany Chan.
Marblehead 3, Danvers 2: Steven Moldman and Tyler Beck pulled out a three-set win at No. 1 doubles to help Marblehead (1-0) prevail. Dmitri Vlassev and the team of Miles Berry/Ben Goldstein won for the Magicians. Danvers' winners were Nick Lisichenok and Gabe Ochonski.
REading 5, Beverly 0: The Panthers dropped their first match of the season, but Josh Cronin and Nate Gordon had solid outings.
Swampscott 3, Peabody 2: The Big Blue got a big boost from the bottom of the lineup, picking up wins at first and second doubles in addition to third singles. Swampscott (1-1) got a win from Sam Carmasino at third singles (6-2, 6-3), while Matt Gilberg/Mike Pindrus (6-1, 6-1) and Ian Crimmins/Ruben Isogulov (6-3, 7-5) picked up the doubles victories.
Lynn Classical 4, Salem 1: The Witches' lone win came from Tahmid Rajhi and Higor DeSilva at No. 1 doubles (6-3, 6-3).
Burlington 5, Hamilton-Wenham 0: Brian Rodgers played well at first singles and Joey Merrill and Ryan Richard put up a good fight at No. 1 doubles, but the Generals dropped their opener.
lynnfield 4, ipswich 1: Third singles player Murali Prasad took the only victory for the Tigers (0-1), winning 6-0, 6-1.
Hamilton-Wenham 91, Pentucket 53: Three double winners helped the Generals (2-0) as Ian MacLean won the 2-mile (10:50) and the 800 (2:12), Ian Kelley grabbed the high jump and the 200 (24.1) and Shawn Cotch captured the long jump (18-6) and the triple (37-1). Ian Thompson won the 110 hurdles (16.2) and Mike Allara (mile, 5:04).
Marblehead 93, Danvers 43: Cristian Flores won the javelin (136-1), Josh Beloff took the triple jump (41-5), Mike Harper won the 800 in 2:15, Nate Fowler took the mile in 4:40 and Conrad Rousseau took the 400 hurdles (63.8) to help Marblehead move to 2-0.
Swampscott 74 1/2, Beverly 56 1/2: The Big Blue had eight individual winners in their win over Beverly. Matt Nardiello (400 hurdles, 59.7), Matt Mahoney (2-mile, 10:28), Zach Blonder (100, 11.5), Ryan Kelley (mile, 4:58), Kevin Nguyen (110 hurdles, 18.7), Phil Smith (200, 24.1), Rob Seymour (shot put, 44-7) and James Beane (discus, 134-5) won events for Swampscott (2-0). Michael Black was a double-winner for Beverly, taking the 400 (54.0) and the high jump (5-2). Matt Heckman won the long jump (18-4) and the triple jump (36-4). Dylan Perry won the 800 (2:09) and Joe McDonald won the javelin (134-1) for the Panthers (0-2).
Beverly 88, Swampscott 48: Sophomore Kristen O'Connor set a new school record in the low hurdles with a time of 68.5. Caitlin Harty was another big winner for Beverly (2-0), capturing first in the 400 (59.9).
Marblehead 86, Danvers 60: Kelly Roland (high jump and 400 hurdles), Monica Thorne (long jump and triple jump) and Mimi Goetz (javelin and shot put) were all double winners as Marblehead improved to 2-0. Other winners included Janaya Randall (2-mile), Steph Lundgren (100), Paige Ferrucci (800) and the 4-by-100 team of Kaitlin McCarthy, Cecilia Moran, Cailin Daley and Goetz.
Despite the loss, Catalina Dominick led the Falcons (1-1) breaking the freshman school record in the mile with a time of 5:19. Xanthi Pantazelos qualified for states in both the 100 meter and 200 meter dash, placing first in both. Bridge Leahy placed second in the 800, but qualified for states.
Hamilton-Wenham 82, Pentucket 63: Triple winner Robin Doroff took the high jump (5-8), the 100 (13.0) and the 200 (26.2) to lead the unbeaten Generals (2-0). Camilla Worsfold won triple (31-4) and the hurdles (16.3), Kerry Phelan took the mile (5:45) and Emily Weigand won the 800 in 2:29 for H-W.
St. John's Prep 3, Chelmsford 1: The Eagles moved to 4-1 with a 28-26, 16-25, 30-28, 25-17 win. Junior outside hitter Brian Keogh (23 kills) and junior setter Sean Brennan (40 assists) played well.
Endicott 18, MIT 7: Peabody's Danny Mello hit a 2-run homer and Tad Gold had four hits and five RBI as the Gulls (12-13) rolled. Colin Sitarz also drove in three runs.
Salem State 20, Becker 11: The Vikings (20-5) amassed 20 runs to earn their 20th win of the year, with Kyle McElroy and Brett Cahill each racking up three hits and three RBI. Steve Buitkas had four hits and two RBI and Nick Conti homered with three hits and two RBI.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE TENNIS
Endicott 8, Salem State 1: The Gulls ran their record to 16-3 as Kate Cioffi, Emilie Cloutier, Natalie Ebgert and Amy Heacox grabbed points in both singles and doubles play. Beverly native Gina Pinciaro also won a singles match for the Gulls.