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December 19, 2013

Wednesday's area roundup: Pease leads the way for Masco hockey with two goals


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---- — BOYS HOCKEY

MASCONOMET 4, NEWBURYPORT 2: Steve Pease scored two goals as Masconomet went on the road and bested the Division 1 Clippers for their first victory of the young season. Joe Griffin added a power play goal, Jared Brann’s tally proved to be the game-winner, and Tyler Costello, Jake Esposito, Nick Aleckna and Mike Castro all had assists. Mitch Nekorowski made 13 saves for Masconomet (1-0-1).

BEVERLY 7, GLOUCESTER 1: Captain Connor Irving bagged a hat trick and contributed one assist as the Panthers (3-0) rolled on the road. Junior goaltender Tim Birarelli stopped all 12 shots he faced in his two periods of work while Ted Leathersich, J.J. Bachini and Jesse McLaughlin all finished with one goal and one assist. Kevin Lally also lit the lamp and defenseman Nick Albano dished out a season-high four assists. Captain Matt Hamor, who also had an assist, was stellar defensively in the win.

Winthrop 4, Peabody 1: Captain Derek DeMild had the lone goal, an unassisted tally on the power play, as the Tanners (0-2) fell in their home opener. Freddy Robitaille came in relief for the second straight game in goal and stopped 16 of 18 shots over two periods.

Lynn 7, Salem 1: Scott Jalbert scored on assists from Danny Heck and Derek Zwerican, but Salem dropped to 0-2 after the road setback. Defenseman Mike Rosengren was in goal for the injured Brett Harring for the second straight game and the senior made 30 saves.

Revere 5, Swampscott 0: The Big Blue lost their season opener on the road after surrendering three first period goals and failing to catch up from there. Junior Trent Gallagher stopped 20 shots in the setback.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Masconomet 2, Peabody 0: Jensena Moner and Maddy Werner each had a goal and an assist as the Chieftains (1-0) won a hard fought contest over the Tanners (1-2). Molly Kelley made eight saves to earn her first varsity shutout for Masconomet and Dana Valletti had one assist.

Beverly 7, Haverhill 3: Nicole Woods scored two goals and added three assists to become the third member of the Beverly High girls 100-point club. Linemates Kristen McCarthy (hat trick) and Julia Nearis (two goals) also each posted five points to help Beverly (1-0) win its season opener. Madison Jalbert made 12 saves in net, Caitlin McBride had three helpers and Rachel Spencer earned one assist.

Medford 6, Marblehead 1: Brittany Smith had the goal for Marblehead (1-1) while Ally Hopkins made 20 saves in the loss.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Pingree 41, Portsmouth Abbey 21: Kerri Zerfoss (11 points) and Haley Sabino (10 points) helped the Highlanders improve to 3-1.

Newburyport 50, Hamilton-Wenham 38: Despite 10 points from Sam Charette and seven apiece from Julia Fibbe and Catherine Ecker, the 1-1 Generals trailed by 18 at halftime (28-10) and couldn’t overcome it.

Lynn English 69, Salem 27: Hannah Van de Stadt and Nicole Sadoway each dropped in six points for the Witches, but it wasn’t enough against a strong Bulldog team. Diondra Woumn netted a game-high 22 points, as forced turnovers led to easy baskets for Lynn English.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Pingree 97, Berwick 44: The Highlanders up-tempo style produced six players in digits scoring. Connor Reardon, Kyle Lentine and Erik Fyrer led the way with 13 each while Johnnie Spears, Justin Assad and Reese Fulmer all scored 11. Lentine (10 rebounds) and Spears (13 assists) each picked up double-doubles along with their points as Pingree improved to 2-1 overall.

Marblehead 89, Swamspcott 72: The Magicians held Swampscott to seven fourth quarter points to win their opener. Cian Saunders exploded for 25 points with eight rebounds and Matt Millett also scored 20 for a balance Marblehead team which also got 14 from Will Millett (along with eight rebounds) and Angel Perez scored 11 with 16 rebounds.The Big Blue (0-1) hit 10 three-pointers to stay in the game and Chad Nelson scored 22 points. Marblehead’s Spencer Craig added 13 points with seven assists.

Newburyport 50, Hamilton-Wenham 42: Trailing by one at the end of the third quarter the Generals (1-1) couldn’t pull out the comeback despite 13 points and 13 rebounds from Jimmy Campbell.

Rockport 61, Ipswich 51: Matt Jaeger (12 points) and Ben Rice (15 points) were the top Ipswich (0-2) scorers.

GIRLS TRACK

North shore tech/Essex Aggie 72, Lynn Tech 0: Rose Crispin won the 50 dash (7.4), Sarah Powers topped the hurdles, Hannah Marshall was first in the 300 and senior Victoria Francis topped the shot put (20-10 1/4) as NST/EA bumped its record to 1-0.

GLOUCESTER 47, DANVERS 39: Erin St. Pierre finished first in both the high jump (4-8) and 55 hurdles (9.5 seconds) as the Falcons were edged on the road. Catalina Dominick was also a double winner for Danvers (0-2), taking top honors in the 2-mile (11:32.8) and 55 meter race (8.7), while Jessica Driscoll (mile, 6:00.2) and Meaghan McCarriston (1000, 3:34.1) both had strong second place showings.

BOYS TRACK

North shore tech/Essex Aggie 55, Lynn Tech 28: Anthony Sabbio won the shot put, Phil Simontin won the mile, Tim Pacinni won the 1000 and Brendan Hurley took the 300 for the Hawks (1-0).

GLOUCESTER 61, DANVERS 25: Kevin Hebert had a first place finish in the mile (5:05.7) for the Falcons, who dropped to 0-2. Strong second place showings came from Connor Rollins in both the high jump (5-10) and 55 meter race (7.0 seconds), as well as from Christian Veatch in the shot put (37-5 1/2, a personal best), James Bailey in the 1000 (2:50.2) and Matt Kidney in the 300 (40.9).

WRESTLING

Danvers 45, Beverly 36: The Falcons (4-0) saw Sam Anderson (160) win his fourth match of the season by pin in the opening period. Senior captains Chris Behen (138) and Chris Davis (120) both had pins as did freshman Quinn Holland (145). Mike Favreau (182) clinched the match for Danvers with a pin. Beverly (2-2) had wins by pin from John Jones (106), Jonah Feingold (126) Terence Saye (132), Sean Perry (195) and Billy Reddy (170).

Masconomet 48, Triton 30: Sophomore Dan Gregorio (152), Chase Jeffery (126) and Stephen Yanelli (195) all won by pin for Masco (4-0).

SWIMMING

PINGREE GIRLS WIN, BOYS FALL: Senior Erin Cunningham and sophomore June Kiely each won two events and helped the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay teams to victory as the Pingree girls beat Worcester Academy, 49-22. Cunningham captured the 50 free (26.91) and 100 back (1:07.06) while Kiely was victorious in the 200 IM (2:40.45) and 100 fly (1:13.36). Junior Alexa Harrison (100 free, 1:06.38), freshman Allie Attarian (100 breast, 1:21.96) and the 200 free relay team also won for the Highlander girls.

Junior Sam Consitt was a double winner in the 50 free (27.03) and 100 free (1:01.64) while senior teammate Kyle Skelton captured both the 500 free (6:55.17) and 100 breast (1:23.83) in the Pingree boys’ 35-22 loss to Worcester Academy.