Yesterday’s win over Marblehead was a big one for the Beverly girls soccer team: Big in score and even bigger in significance.
The Panthers 7-1 victory of the Magicians bumped the club’s record to 9-2, qualifying Beverly for the Division 1 North state tournament.
“They (the Beverly players) knew it would be nice to get that accomplishment under our belt early,” head coach Kristin Simpson explained. “Now we can focus on getting (even) better.”
Eva Gordeau and Caitlin Harty did all the scoring yesterday with Godreau notching four goals and Harty adding a hat trick. Both girls had a pair of assists for good measure.
On the defensive side, junior captain Diandra Crowley was rock steady on the back line.
Phillips Exeter 2, Pingree 1: Charlotte Esty tied the game for Pingree (3-3) on an assist from Kerry Zerfoss but Pingree couldn’t hold on. Keeper Erin Cunningham made 13 to keep the Highlanders in the game.
Swampscott 4, Revere 2: In her very first varsity action Sarah Hingston scored to get things started for the Big Blue (6-2-3) while Melinda Wilson, Mackenzie Robertson and Shauna King also had markers. Senior Allison Ryan had a pair of assists at center forward.
Bp. Fenwick 2, Masconomet 2: Rose Fantozzi headed in a cross from Becky Mercuro and Jackie Edgett scored off a pass from Jenny Nasser as Fenwick improved to 6-3-4. Senior Gina Vellucci and junior Mary Difilippo anchored the Crusaders defensively. Masco (7-2-2) had goals from Lexi Sheehan (assisted by Alexa Ina) and Leah Connerty (assisted by Claudia Marsh).
Waring 3, Cambridge/Weston 1: Amanda Adams and Ayla Rauhala each had a goal and an assist in the Waring victory.
Salem 3, winthrop 2: Captain Alix Bryant’s direct kick goal gave Salem (3-5-2) the lead and Gabby Rocheville’s marker on a Deema Hejleh cross extended the lead as the Witches prevailed under the lights. Senior Joy Lima scored Salem’s first goal just 30 seconds into the game on an excellent feed from Katherine Towey.
Shawsheen 1, NST/EA 0: Shawsheen capitalized in a defensive battle with seven minutes left as NST/EA dropped to 4-4-3. Playing well defensively for the Bulldogs were senior captain Dan Crowley, Nathan Espinal, midfielder Mike Reynolds and midfielder Nick LaClair.
Beaver Country Day 6, Pingree 1: Harry Copeland scorred on an assist from Reese Fulmer to put Pingree ahead before a couple flukey goals put BCD ahead for good. Senior forward Nathan Corning had a solid game as the Highlanders dropped to 1-5-3.
Malden Catholic 2, Bishop Fenwick 0: Greg Enos was impressive at sopper for Fenwick (4-8-3) while Mike Napolitano played well up front and Tyler Fouhe had a strong game at striker.
Peabody 381/2, Salem 331/2: Nolan Franey and Steve Ferrante both won 7-2 for Peabody (7-3) with Blake Ward winning 5-4 and Matt Correale and Matt McIsaac halving their respective matches. Tim Richmond, A.J. Darmody and Adam Maggiacomo won for Salem (5-10).
St. John’s Prep 243, Malden Catholic 263: The low Prep (12-3) score was 37 by junior Max Burt while Steven Dilision added a 39. SJP plays defending state champion St. John’s Shrewsbury at home today.
Swampscott 42, Gloucester 30: The Big Blue (9-4) improved to 5-4 in the Northeastern Conference with six of eight golfers coming away victorious. Kevin Marescalchi, Anthony Springthorpe, Peter Wright, Cameron Swigor, Pat Burkett and Max Cohen all won for Swampscott.
Pingree 4, Portsmouth Abbey 2: Alec Shelburne, Kevin Surette and Matt St. Claire all won for Pingree (4-2).
Newburyport 13, Hamilton-Wenham 132: Brian Nicoll was the Generals’ leading scorer with 30 points while Spencer Bergholtz scored 26 and Matt Andre chipped in with 25.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Peabody 16, Beverly 39: Senior Catarina Rocha bested her own course record by 16 seconds as the Tanners (5-0) handed Beverly their first loss. Rocha won the race in 15:55 on the 2.8 mile course. Lauren Barrett finished second in 17:30 followed by Sam Allen in 17:39 and Heather Maclean in 17:46. Beverly (5-1) meanwhile had a fifth place finish from Nicole Demars and an eighth place finish by Julianna Wesley.
Swampscott 23, Gloucester 36: The Big Blue’s Isbella Kronitsky won the race in 17:45 and Miranda Nocera was third in 19:02 as Swampscott improved to 4-2. Abby O’Connor was fifth in 19:42, Alyssa Mauriello was sixth in 20:01 and Meg Mahoney finished seventh in 20:02.
Marblehead 21, Winthrop 39: Kelly Roland won the race in 18:25 and the Magicians moved to 5-1 overall. Jessica Cowan was third in 18:50, Caroline Kliff was fourth in 19:05, Laura Honan was sixth in 19:41 and Sarah Oliver was seventh in 19:44. Noey Cox finished in 19:45 and Janaya Randall ran 19:46.
Phillips Exter 2, Pingree 1: Maura Grady gave Pingree (6-4) a first half lead on an assist from Liz Jayne. The Highlanders couldn’t keep the lead despite 21 saves from keeper Kelsey Dion, two goal line saves from defender Danielle Kanter and a goal line save from defender Selina Powell.
Manchester 6, Hamilton-Wenham 3: Catherine Martin scored a pair of goals and senior Julia Ferreira scored with as assist from Olivia Ambrose though the Generals dipped to 3-6 on the year. Brittany Smith had four goals for unbeaten Manchester (11-0).
Masconomet 7, Rockport 0: The Chieftains (10-0) remained perfect on the season behind two goals from Belle Ives had two goals. Lafreniere, Maddie Lafreniere controlled the game at midfield and scored a goal while Maddie Doyle, Emily Feltault, Lindsay Galvin and Katherine Guinee also scored.
Masconomet 3, Hamilton-Wenham 0: Masco won in straight games (25-17, 26-24, 25-17) to improve to 3-8. Senior outside hitter Lexi Simmons had four service aces, 26 digs and 13 kills for the Chieftains while senior setter Abi Rose had 34 assists and seven digs. Hamilton-Wenham’s Nikki Leonard chipped in 21 digs while senior Sarah Walsh earned four kills.
PMA 3, NST/EA 1: North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie lost in four games (25-21, 22-25, 25-16, 26-24) to dop to 9-3.
Pingree 3, Beaver 1: Senior Nicolle Galasso led the offense as the Highlanders (6-4) won 25-13, 23-25, 25-19, 27-25. Fellow senior Leah McCormack played very well defensively.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Marblehead 15, Winthrop 50: John Howard won the 2.67 mile race in 14:48 followed by Chris Wigglesworth (15:10) in second and Nick Carr (15:12) in third as the Magicians improved to 4-2
Peabody 21, Beverly 35: Drew Fossa’s 14:38 was good for first overall as the Tanners remained unbeaten at 6-0. Rich Fornier was third for the Tanners in 15:47 followed by Ben Braz (15:48, 4th), Alex Marcus (15:52, 5th) and James Christopher (15:55, 7th). Alex Grecco was second for Beverly (4-2) in 14:55, Campbell Wood finished seventh in 15:58 and Michael Scott was tenth in 16:11.
Gloucester 28, Swampscott 32: Senior Peter Hale tied Swampscott’s 2.65-mile course record with a time of 13:37 and Matt Mahoney finished second in 13:49 but Gloucester grabbed sports 3-6 to win the meet. Robert McLaughlin finished seventh in 15:36 and the Big Blue’s top seven all ran personal best times.
MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
St. Joseph’s 1, Endicott 0: The Gulls fell to 7-6-2 (2-2-1 CCC) in a road shutout. Freshman keeper Austin Peluso stopped six of the seven shots he faced.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
Wheaton 2, Salem State 0: The Lady Vikings (6-5-1) fell to the top ranked team in New England as Wheaton recorded its fifth straight shutout. Salem State goalie Rachel Ledbetter made four saves.
COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY
Gordon 3, Salve Regina 2: Defender Katherine Bailey scored her first two goals of the season as Gordon improved to 2-3 on conference play with a home win. Melanie Landis also scored for the Scots (4-9 overall).