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May 1, 2013

Tuesday's area roundup: Defense, timely scoring keep Salem girls lacrosse unbeaten in NEC


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Salem 13, Gloucester 8: Senior goaltender Danielle Pynn stopped a dozen shots and had some outstanding defense in front of her from senior captain Courtney Shearstone and juniors Brenna Burke and Shayna Hall as the Witches stayed unbeaten in the Northeastern Conference (4-0) and improved to 5-2 overall.

Junior captain Lydia Grasberger had a monster game offensively with five goals. So did Emily Coelho, who had four goals; Alexa Gilbert, who tallied twice and contributed four assists; and Kristina Leblanc, who had two goals and a like number of assists.

Marblehead 18, Peabody 7: Meggie Collins scored four goals and dished out six assists to power the Magicians (10-1). Pamela Gregory added four goals and one assist and Emily Freedland contributed three goals and two assists. Sydney Cayen (3 goals, 1 assist) and Cassie Rodgers (2-2) also had big offensive games while senior goalie Allie Forman made 11 saves.

Peabody junior Joanna Ambelliotis made 10 saves in her first varsity start. Christine Feudo and Madison Doherty played well on defense for the Tanners (5-3) and Megan Poverman had a goal, an assist and four draw controls.

Masconomet 10, Hamilton-Wenham 8: Amy Arnold scored four times and Kathleen Gillespie had two goals and three assists as the Chieftains (7-3) prevailed. Zoe Cennami had two goals and an assist and Mary Lee Hutchinson caused an important turnover for Masco. Emily Gaucher had four goals and one assist for H-W (7-2) while Catherine Ecker scored twice and goalie Morgan Kimball made 15 saves.

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Waring 10, Landmark 4: Senior Teddy Lyman had four goals and four assists to lead Waring, which avenged an early season loss to Landmark. Goalie Ben Stromback, who is from Finland, overcame an injury to make 13 saves in the winning effort, while Jack Stanton had two goals and two assists and Cam McGuiness scored twice and won 72 percent of his faceoffs.

Salem 17, Revere 7: Chad Coelho had five goals and an assist while Matt Wilson was great in the faceoff-X in addition to three goals and an assist. Pete Slattery added two goals and two assists and Billy Muse and Todd Dunlop each scored twice for Salem (8-4). Long poles J.P Kapnis and Kyle Coleman also played well in the win.

Masconomet 6, Hamilton-Wenham 4: Chieftain goalie Tighe Van Lenten made 14 stops as the Chieftains (7-4) held on. Max Craig had two goals and an assist, Cam Jung scored twice, Henry Behrens had a goal and an assist and Harry Cwik scored while Aiden Sears played well on defense. Matt Curran scored and won many faceoffs for H-W (4-6) while Dylan Durand, Eddie Frick and Parker Strong also scored and Cam Macri played well defensively.

North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 11, Lynn Tech 0: Cam Smallidge had three goals and four assists to power the offense as North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie (3-7) recorded the program’s first shutout. The Bulldogs’ defense limited Lynn Tech to just seven shots and goalie Garrett Oman picked up the win. Logan Dillliland, Dan MacCormick and Josh Rappa each had two goals while Anthony Santo and Max Sciola had one apiece.

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Peabody 5, Gloucester 1: Junior Andrew McLaughlin improved to 4-0, limiting Gloucester to one run on six hits with five strikeouts, as Peabody (10-1) won its ninth straight. George Tsonis had a two out, 2-run double to stretch Peabody’s lead while Ryan Collins and Brandon Polignone also had RBI. Mike Petrosino reached four times, scored three runs and had two of Peabody’s seven stolen bases.

North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 11, Minuteman 2: Senior Tim Andersen not only spun a complete game four-hitter with nine strikeouts and two walks, but also helped himself offensively by getting three hits, including a triple, and knocking in three runs. Fellow senior Andrew MacNichol finished with a pair of hits (including a double) and two RBI for the Bulldogs (4-7), and freshman Mike Mitchell had two hits and scored two runs.

Thayer 5, Pingree 3: Freshman Cal Perry pitched very well in relief for Pingree (3-7), throwing up 2 2/3 scoreless innings. Erik Larsen continued his season-long hitting streak with a double, Nick Antenucci went 2-for-4 and Hossam Hamdan 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Amesbury 5, Masconomet 3: The Chieftains missed scoring opportunities in the first three innings and had the bases loaded with one out in the seventh but couldn’t push any more runs in. Speros Varinos had two hits, scored a run and stole a base for the Chieftains (5-4), who have dropped three of their last four games.

Hamilton-Wenham 6, Rockport 2: Jack Clay allowed only one hit over six innings with three strikeouts and no earned runs to get the win for the Generals (3-5, 3-4 CAL). Austin Michel pitched one inning to get the save. Brett Harring went 4-for-4 with two runs and an RBI and Ben MacDonald added two hits and two RBI.

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Bishop Fenwick 107, Marian 29: Triple-winner Charlie Maistrellis claimed the long jump, 100 and 400 as Fenwick rolled to 5-0 on the season. Andrew Carlin added wins in the javelin and high jump while Ben Maxner won the 400 hurdles, Bryan Mendes won the mile and Dan Deschenes took the 200.

Revere 92, Beverly 40: Winning events for the Panthers were Alex Greco (800, 2:00.4), Dylan Perry (mile, 4:47), Campbell Wood (2-mile, 11:04), Michael Black (400, 53.4) and Matt Heckman (long jump, 19-5 1/2).

Gloucester 71, Swampscott 65: The Fishermen won the 4x400 relay to take the meet. Event winners for the Big Blue (2-3) were Matt Mahoney (2-mile, 9:47), Zach Blonder (100, 11.2), Maleek Newsome (200, 23.4), Colman Donovan (high jump, 5-8) and Rob Seymour (shot put, 48-8).

St. John’s Prep 108, Malden Catholic 23: David Roy won the shot put (51-5) and discus (144-7) and Josh Nickerson added wins in the triple jump (39-1) and 110 high hurdles (17.2) as St. John’s improved to 2-3. Andrew Zucco (400, 52.6) and Josh Hubbell (200, 23.0) also had impressive wins for the Eagles, who won 12 events.

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Bishop Fenwick 107, Marian 23: Colleen Corcoran doubled in the high jump and the 200 as the Crusaders remained perfect at 5-0. Carolyn Claveau won the discus and was second in the high jump, Rose Fantozzi added a win in the long jump and was second in the 200 and Kylie Homem won the high hurdles and was second in the low hurdles. Becky Woodcock took the triple jump for Bishop Fenwick.

Beverly 116, Revere 14: The Panthers (3-2) were led by Nicole Kirsch who won the discus (107-8) and the shot put (33-3). Kendall Davy won the high hurdles (15.9), the high jump (5-feet) and the 200 (27.7). Caitlin Harty won the 400 (62.0) and the long jump (15-9).

Swampscott 85, Gloucester 51: Melinda Wilson (shot put, discus), Nancy Do (long jump, high jump), Aisling Dennehy (triple jump, 400) and Sarah Kelley (800, low hurdles) all won two events as the Big Blue prevailed. Also winning events were Vy Le (high hurdles), Shauna King (javelin) and Tiara Smith-Matthews (100).

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BC High 4, St. John’s Prep 1: The Eagles (7-1) dropped their first league match of the season with Dan Cunningham winning (6-1, 6-0) at No. 3 singles. Both doubles matches went to three sets, but the B.C. High managed to win them both and will likely share the Catholic Conference title with St. John’s.

Hamilton-Wenham 5, Matignon 0: Third singles player Kobi Najuchi (6-3, 6-2) and doubles team Al vonStaats/Scotty Hughes (6-0, 6-0) earned their first varsity wins as the Generals improved to 4-1. Also winning were Woody Watson (6-0, 6-0) and Drew Nekeroski (6-0, 6-2) and the team of Adam Celata/Tijs vanMaarens (6-0, 6-0).

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Salem 3, Revere 2: The Witches earned their first win of the season by sweeping doubles with victories by Marlena Udden/Madison Ballou (6-1, 6-0) and Kayti LeFrancois/Jodi Dimyuga (6-0, 6-2). Kim Barzola picked up a win at singles, 6-2, 6-2.

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St. Joseph’s Maine 10, Gordon 8: Starting pitcher Brian Harrington had an RBI in the ninth, as did Geoffrey Brown, but Gordon couldn’t come all the way back against the Monks. Alex German and Stephen Crawford each went 3-for-5 for the Fighting Scots (16-20) but St. Joe’s scored six times in the seventh to break the game open.

Salem State 7, Babson 5: The Vikings (22-13) scored six in the eighth sparked by Brett Cahill’s 2-run double and Andrew Guido nailed down his fourth save. Richard Fecteau went 5-for-5 at the dish for Salem State and former Masco standout Pat Matvichuk had a hit for Babson.

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Fitchburg State 16, Salem State 15 (OT): Salem State used a 5-1 run, sparked by three goals by Kristen Cahoon, to force overtime in the MASCAC playoffs. Fitchburg had a 3-2 edge in two overtimes to advance. Cahoon led Salem State with five goals, Bridget Dullea had three goals and three assists, and Rachel Clasby scored twice.

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Waring 10, Landmark 4: Senior Teddy Lyman had four goals and four assists to lead Waring as they avenged an early seaosn loss to Landmark. Goalie Ben Stromback, who is from Finland, overcame an injury to make 13 saves in the winning effort while Jack Stanton had two goals and two assists and Cam McGuiness scored twice and won 72 percent of his faceoffs.

Salem 17, Revere 7: Chad Coelho had five goals and an assist while Matt Wilson was great in the faceoff-X in addition to three goals an assist as the Witches moved to 8-4. Pete Slattery added two goals and two assists and Billy Muse and Todd Dunlop each scored twice. Long poles J.P Kapnis and Kyle Coleman also played well for Salem.

Masconomet 6, Hamilton-Wenham 4: Chieftain goalie Tighe Van Lenten made 14 stops as the Chieftains (7-4) held off the Generals, who tied it 4-4 before Masco got the last two goals. Max Craig had two goals and an assist, Cam Jung scored twice, Henry Behrens had a goal and an assist and Harry Cwik scored while Aiden Sears played well on defense. Matt Curran scored and won many faceoffs for H-W (4-6) while Dylan Durand, Eddie Frick and Parker Strong also scored and Cam Macri played well defensively.

North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 11, Lynn Tech 0: Cam Smallidge had three goals and four assists to power the offense as North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie (3-7) recorded the program’s first shutout. The Bulldogs’ defense limited Lynn Tech to just seven shots and goalie Garrett Oman picked up the win. Logan Dillliland, Dan MacCormick and Josh Rappa each had two goals while Anthony Santo and Max Sciola had one apiece.

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Thayer 5, Pingree 3: Freshman Cal Perry pitched very well in relief for Pingree (3-7), throwing up 2 2/3 scoreless innings. Erik Larsen continued his season-long hitting streak with a double, Nick Antenucci went 2-for-4 and Hussam Hamdan 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Peabody 5, Gloucester 1: Junior Andrew McLaughlin improved to 4-0 on the season, limiting Gloucester to one run on six hits with five strikeouts, as Peabody (10-1) won its ninth straight. George Tsonis had a two out, 2-run double to stretch Peabody’s lead while Ryan Collins and Brandon Polignone also had RBI. Mike Petrosino reached four times, scored three runs and had two of Peabody’s seven stolen bases.

Amesbury 5, Masconomet 3: The Chieftains missed scoring opportunities in the first three innings and had the bases loaded with one out in the seventh but couldn’t push any more runs in. Speros Varinos had two hits, scored a run and stole a base for the Chieftains (5-4), who have dropped three of their last four games.

Hamilton-Wenham 6, Rockport 2: Jack Clay allowed only one hit over six innings with three strikeouts and no earned runs to get the win for the Generals (3-5, 3-4 CAL). Austin Michel pitched one inning to get the save. Brett Harring went 4 for 4 with two runs and an RBI and Ben MacDonald added two hits and two RBI.

agateHed:BOYS TENNIS

BC High 4, St. John’s Prep 1: The Eagles (7-1) dropped their first league match of the season with Dan Cunningham winning (6-1, 6-0) at No. 3 singles. Both doubles matches went to three sets, but the B.C. High managed to win them both and will likely share the Catholic Conference title with St. John’s, which won the first meeting earlier in the season.

Hamilton-wenham 5, Matignon 0: Third singles player Kobi Najuchi (6-3, 6-2) and doubles team Al vonStaats/Scotty Hughes (6-0, 6-0) earned their first varsity wins as the Generals improved to 4-1. Also winning were Woody Watson (6-0, 6-0) and Drew Nekeroski (6-0, 6-2) and the team of Adam Celata/Tijs vanMaarens (6-0, 6-0).

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Marblehead 18, Peabody 7: Meggie Collins scored four goals and dished out six assists to power the Magicians to another NEC win (4-0 conference, 10-1 overall). Pamela Gregory added four goals and one assist and Emily Freedland contributed three goals and two assists. Sydney Cayen (3 goals, 1 assist) and Cassie Rodgers (2-2) also had big offensive games for Marblehead, while senior goalie Allie Forman made 11 saves.

Peabody junior Joanna Ambelliotis made 10 saves in her first varsity start. Christine Feudo and Madison Doherty played well on defense for the Tanners (5-3) and Megan Poverman had a goal, an assist and four draw controls.

Masconomet 10, Hamilton-Wenham 8: Amy Arnold scored four times and Kathleen Gillespie had two goals and three assists as the Chieftains (7-3) held off the Generals. Zoe Cennami had two goals and an assist and Mary Lee Hutchinson caused an important turnover for Masco. Emily Gaucher had four goals and one assist for H-W (7-2) while Catherine Ecker scored twice and goalie Morgan Kimball made 15 saves.

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Bishop Fenwick 107, Marian 29: Triple-winner Charlie Maistrellis claimed the long jump, 100 and 400 as Fenwick rolled to 5-0 on the season. Andrew Carlin added wins in the javelin and high jump while Ben Maxner won the 400 hurdles, Bryan Mendes won the mile and Dan Deschenes took the 200.

Revere 92, Beverly 40: Winning events for the Panthers were Alex Greco (800, 2:00.4), Dylan Perry (mile, 4:47), Campbell Wood (2-mile, 11:04), Michael Black (400, 53.4) and Matt Heckman (long jump, 19-5 1/2).

Gloucester 71, Swamspcott 65: The Fishermen won the 4x400 relay to take the meet. Event winners for the Big Blue (2-3) were Matt Mahoney (2-mile, 9:47), Zach Blonder (100, 11.2), Maleek Newsome (200, 23.4), Colman Donovan (high jump, 5-8) and Rob Seymour (shot put, 48-8).

St. John’s Prep 108, Malden Catholic 23: David Roy won the shot put (51-5) and discus (144-7) and Josh Nickerson added wins in the triple jump (39-1) and 110 high hurdles (17.2) as St. John’s improved to 2-3. Andrew Zucco (400, 52.6) and Josh Hubbell (200, 23.0) also had impressive wins for the Eagles, who won 12 events.

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Bishop Fenwick 107, marian 23: Colleen Corcoran doubled in the high jump and the 200 as the Crusaders remained perfect at 5-0. Carolyn Claveau won the discus and was second in the high jump, Rose Fantozzi added a win in the long jump and was second in the 200 and Kylie Homem won the high hurdles and was second in the low hurdles. Becky Woodcock took the triple jump for Bishop Fenwick.

Beverly 116, Revere 14: The Panthers (3-2) were led by Nicole Kirsch woho won the discus (107-8) and the shot put (33-3). Kendall Davy won the high hurdles (15.9), the high jump (5-feet) and the 200 (27.7). Caitlin Harty won the 400 (62.0) and the long jump (15-9).

Swampscott 85, Gloucester 51: Melinda Wilson (shot put, discus), Nancy Do (long jump, high jump), Aisling Dennehy (triple jump, 400) and Sarah Kelley (800, low hurdles) all won two events as the Big Blue prevailed. Also winning events were Vy Le (high hurdles), Shauna King (javelin) and Tiara Smith-Matthews (100).

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Salem 3, Revere 2: The Witches earned their first win of the season by sweeping doubles with victories by Marlena Udden/Madison Ballou (6-1, 6-0) and Kayti LeFrancois/Jodi Dimyuga (6-0, 6-2). Kim Barzola picked up a win at singles, 6-2, 6-2.

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St. JOseph’s Maine 10, Gordon 8: Starting pitcher Brian Harrington had an RBI in the ninth, as did Geoffrey Brown, but Gordon couldn’t come all the way back against the Monks. Alex German and Stephen Crawford each went 3-for-5 for the Fighting Scots (16-20) but St. Joe’s scored six times in the seventh to break the game open.

Salem State 7, Babson 5: The Vikings (22-13) scored six in the eighth sparked by Brett Cahill’s 2-run double and Andrew Guido nailed down his fourth save. Richard Fecteau went 5-for-5 at the dish for Salem State and former Masco standout Pat Matvichuk had a hit for Babson.

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Fitchburg State 16, Salem State 15 (OT): Salem State used a 5-1 run, sparked by three goals by Kristen Cahoon, to force overtime in the MASCAC playoffs. Fitchburg had a 3-2 edge in two overtimes to advance. Cahoon led Salem State with five goals, Bridget Dullea had three goals and three assists, and Rachel Clasby scored twice.