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October 19, 2012

Thursday's area roundup: Inspired second half sends Witches soaring past Beverly

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Hamilton-Wenham now turns its attention to this weekend’s Bay State Invitational followed by the CAL Open and Eastern. Mass meets in the coming weeks.

“This is good timing for us,” said H-W coach @text1SportsBriefScore:Steve Sawyer. “This weekend’s meet is at Northfield Mountain, which is where all-stars are, so it’ll be good to experience what that course is like. It’ll give us an idea of where we are we as prepare for the big meets.”

Ipswich 26, Manchester Essex 29: The Tigers grabbed three of the top five places overall to finish the dual meet season 6-4. Sarah Keiran won the race in 19:05 while Tina Keiran was third in 19:38 and sophomore Annie Zampitella was fifth in 21:55. Freshman Michela Hedderman (22:52) and sophomores Maggie Brown (23:55), Marcella Mastrocola (24:05) and Claire Frey (24:55) also ran well for Ipswich.

FIELD HOCKEY

Peabody 1, Marblehead 0: Joanne Frangias scored on a penalty stroke late in the first half as the Tanners (8-4-3) officially qualified for the state tournament for the second straight season. Holly Smith earned the shutout in goal with a strong second half performance while Diane Mignault with some strong midfield. Meghan Gabel and Mimi Goetz played well for the Magicians (8-4-2).

Swampscott 2, Gloucester 0: The Big Blue improved to 13-1-1 with unassisted goals scored by Alexa Steriti and Tori Thistle. Gabby Rizzo and Tessa Beane had outstanding games on defense.

Danvers 4, Revere 0: Rachel Trocchi and Nicole Pszenny scored first half goals while Raquel Leslie netted a pair in the second half as Danvers improved to 7-5-3. Nicole Kamens, Sarah Potter and Trocchi all had assists for the Falcons, who need one point in their final three games to qualify for the state tournament.

Masconomet 2, No. Reading 0: Juniors Belle Ives and Maddie LeFreniere notched unassisted goals as the Chieftains remained unbeaten on the season at 14-0-1. Mary Lee Hutchinson played well on defense and Becca Phillips set the tempo offensively.

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