SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

October 9, 2008

Salem High golfers qualify for postseason


GOLF

Salem 49, Lynn Classical 23

Wes Koen was the medalist with a 35 at Gannon in Lynn and won his match 6-3 to power the Witches (10-6 overall, 10-4 NEC) to a Division 2 tournament berth. Pat Little, Mike Doherty, Cameron Darmody, David Karam and Shane Ballou also won matches for Salem.

Danvers 441âÑ2, Winthrop 271âÑ2

Jay Rinaldi, Troy Thibodeau, Matt Michel, Larry Saggese, Pat Saunders, Kyle Larson, Steve Cleary and Christian Russo each won matches to power Danvers (14-2 overall, 13-0 Northeastern Conference).

Peabody 541âÑ2, Lynn English 171âÑ2

Pat Dumas shot a 36 and won his match, 7-2, while Pat Trainor also carded a 36 for an 8-1 win to lead Peabody to the victory. Sean Craven (37, 9-0), Kyle Franey (42, 6-3), Greg Durant (41, 51âÑ2-3 1/2), Brian Latorella (37, 8-1) and Peter Sucharewicz (41, 7-2) also won matches for the Tanners (10-5).

Beverly 53, Revere 19

Ryan Lally fired a 3-under par 32 at Cedar Glen in Saugus to highlight Beverly's lopsided win. Nick Pinciaro (36), Austin Butler (37) and Dan Crowley (39) also played well for the Panthers (10-4).

Masconomet 188, North Reading 144

The Chieftains set a new school record for the quota system, topping the 187 they posted in the second match of the year. Dan McQueen played par golf and ended up with 36 points to lead Masco (12-3). Mike Pollack-Twomey (33 points), Tanner McCarty (32), Alex Kane (30), Zach Ciampa (29) and Dan Swimm (28) also contributed to the new record.

St. John's Prep 245, Barnstable 247

The Prep avoided making a long day even longer by escaping Barnstable with a two-shot win. Senior captain Corey Amirault shot a 39 to lead the way, while Nick McLaughlin, Emilio Bardini and Nick Pandelena each contributed 40s for the unbeaten Eagles (13-0).

No. Andover 150, Ipswich 126

Senior captains Joe Stella and Matt Ashley both earned 25 points at Turner Hill in a losing effort for the Tigers (1-12). Senior Chris Ross recorded a career-best 21 points, as did fellow senior Jeff Gouzie.

Newburyport 145, Hamilton-Wenham 118

The Clippers were on a mission to close in on the Cape Ann League Division 2 championship and played extremely well as a result. Pat Hendrickson was the medalist for Hamilton-Wenham with 22 points, while Colin Kenny and Matt Zisson each had 21. The Generals (6-6) need one win in their final two matches to qualify for the state tournament.

BOYS SOCCER

St. John's Prep 1, Catholic Memorial 0

In this Catholic Conference battle, the Prep (3-4-2) got its goal in the second half from Foti Andreo on a free kick from 40 yards out.

Bishop Fenwick 3, Archbishop Williams 1

The Crusaders (6-4) received three second half goals after being down 1-0 at the half. Brandon Ballard scored twice and Doug Garabedian once. Garabedian also had an assist.

GIRLS SOCCER

Phillips Exeter 1, Pingree 0

Phillips Exeter Academy snapped a scoreless tie with eight minutes left in the game and held on for the win, dealing Pingree (6-1) its first loss.

Sweeper Michaela Colbert and defender Katie King stood out for Pingree.

Rockport 3, North Shore Tech 1

Emily Pontes accounted for the only Bulldogs goal, assisted by Jessica Ventrillo. North Shore Tech is 5-4-1 overall, 5-2-1 in the Commonwealth Conference. Freshman goalie Kathryn Brebner finished with six saves.

FIELD HOCKEY

Hamilton-Wenham 0, Wilmington 0

In an all-around effort, the Generals (2-8-2) were able to hold Wilmington from scoring but could not find the net for the winner.

Masconomet 3, Ipswich 0

Sienna Epps had one goal and two assists and Pam Herter contributed one goal and one assist as the Chieftains secured a playoff berth. Marguex Guercia also scored for Masco (8-2-3), while Carrie Turner and Krista Wiberg stood out.

Phillips Exeter 5, Pingree 0

The Highlanders fell to 3-4 despite strong play from senior captain Lauren Zion of Hamilton at left wing and freshman Allie Wittner, who made 10 saves in a relief effort in goal.

VOLLEYBALL

North Reading 3, Hamilton-Wenham 0

A strong North Reading team (13-1) downed the Generals, 25-13, 25-23, 25-11. Alex Nawoichik had four service points, three blocks and four kills for H-W and Sarah Vivenzio added five service points and 16 assists.

Beverly 3, Salem 0

The Panthers prevailed, 25-22, 25-17, 26-24, and improved to 3-6. Katina Pappas had a strong game at net for the winners and Ally Dettore was outstanding on the back line. Sabrina Salmela also played well.

Peabody 3, Winchester 0

It was 25-14, 25-15, 25-0, as Janelle Rodriguez had seven kills for the Tanners (7-6). Mackenzie Carpenter and Kailin Griffin each added three kills while Jillian Rizzo played well on the defense.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

St. Johns Prep 17, Malden Catholic 40

Mike Massey helped keep St. John's Prep undefeated (3-0) as he finished first with a time of 17:04 for the 3.0 mile course. A.J. Rossi (second, 17:10), Brian Keiran (third, 17:15), Tim Murtaugh (fifth, 18:24), and Ian Duncan (sixth, 18:52) also ran well.

Ipswich 16, Pentucket 47

Ipswich's (6-4) Greg Krathwohl set a new 3.1-mile course record with a time of 16:39. Finishing second was Kieran Kinnare (17:11), and third was Mark O'Flynn (17:33).

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Pentucket 17, Ipswich 44

The top three runners for the 1-9 Tigers were Lauren Lynch (21:56), Heidi Johnson (22:03), and Allie McCormack (23:49).

MEN'S SOCCER

Gordon 3, Endicott 0

Nick Hanlon scored the first two goals and Matt Horth put the finishing touch as Gordon dominated the Gulls.

Salem State 1, Keene 0

The Vikings, who are ranked No. 4 in New England and received votes in the most recent national rankings, remained undefeated (9-0-1) by posting a 1-0 non-conference victory over Keene State College at Alumni Field.

SSC received the match-winning goal from freshman forward Matt Figueiredo who was set up by freshman midfielder Carlos De Oliviera with 8:32 left in the second half.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL

Endicott sweeps Salem State, Western New England

The Gulls cruised past Salem State, 25-7, 25-15, 25-17, and Western New England, 25-16, 25-14, 25-20, to improve to 15-8. Brittany Phillips had eight kills and Hayley Janelle contributed seven in the victory over Salem State. Morgan Knees was a standout in the win over Western New England with two solo blocks and six assisted blocks, while Steph Wiese finished with 11 kills and nine digs.