Bishop Fenwick skipper Kevin Canty couldn't have asked for a better home opener from his Crusader club. After a first inning grand slam from Cam Borelli, Fenwick went on to beat Danvers 8-3, giving Canty his first win as head coach.
"Cam set the tone for the entire game in the first," said Canty. "We worked our way out of couple jams and executed some of the defensively plays we needed to."
Junior righthander Joe Levasseur got the win, going six innings, allowing three runs— one earned. Senior first baseman Kevin Church had two doubles and three RBI and junior Mike McKenzie had two hits and two runs.
"The pitching was there for us," Canty added. "It's definitely nice to start off on a good note and get ready for our game against Peabody on Saturday."
Tyler Dustin knocked in two runs for the Falcons (0-1) and Scott Hovey and A.J. Couto had two hits each.
St. JOhn's Prep 6, Central Catholic 0: Dustin Hunt (4 2/3 innings) and Brandon Bingel (2 1/3 innings, 5 strikeouts) combined for a 1-hitter as the Eagles (2-0) stayed undefeated. Tyler Noe's 2-run single helped break the game open, Jake Barosin was the Prep's lone two-hit man and Andrew Donahue, Alex Moore and Nick Bragole all earned RBI.
Ipswich 6, Mystic Valley 2: Senior Jon Fierro was strong on the bump for Ipswich (1-0) going five innings in which he allowed no earned runs and one walk while striking out five. The Tigers had 10 hits offensively as seniors Louis Galanis (two hits and two runs scored) and Pat Curran had (two doubles, two RBI and a run scored) gave Ipswich the spark it needed.
Manchester Essex 9, Cathedral 0: Max Nesbit pitched a complete game, one hitter striking out eight for ME (1-0) Cathedral hitters while Joe Burgess was 3 fo4 with four RBI.
Brooks 11, Pingree 7: Brooks broke open a back-and-forth battle with a three-run homer in the top of the sixth inning. Luis Rodriguez and Tim Challoux each had two hits and two RBI for the Highlanders (0-1), while Nick Antenucci and Travis Jacques contributed two hits and one RBI. Pingree freshman Jeff Dipiero pitched well for 5 1/3 innings.
North Reading 12, Ipswich 5: After falling behind 8-1 at the half, the Tigers found their bearings an battled North Reading to a 4-4 second half. Peter Moutevelis led Ipswich (0-1) with three goals while Mike Darisse and Cam Murray added a goal each. Senior keeper Joe Perkins, who made the switch from midfield this season after the Tigers starter broke his ankle, made 16 saves and was exceptional in the second half.
Georgetown 13, Danvers 5: The Royals were dominant for nearly the entire game and never let their lead slip away. Ben Warren was Georgetown's leading scorer with four points and three assists, while Chris Birnie and Mike Gochakowski combined for four goals and two assists. Goalkeeper JoJo Mangano was steady with 16 saves.
Peabody 16, Dracut 7: Nicole Napolitano (three assists), Christine Feudo (one assist) and Bianca Muscato (one assist) all scored four goals to lead Peabody (1-0) in its opener with Victoria Digiacomo adding a goal and a helper. Senior Paige Goodwin and junior Christa Trombley were strong defensively for the Tanners while keeper Cheyenne Jackson made seven stops.
Bishop Fenwick 18, Matignon 5: The high-scoring Crusaders (2-0) cruised behind a ten point outburst from Grace Celona (8 goals, 2 assists). Annette Ruggiero scored five with an assist and Anna Moulton had eight points (4-4). Nicole Votta made ten saves in net.
Danvers 15, Georgetown 3: Sara Perry, Katie McKenna and Rachel Trocchi each scored four goals as Danvers rolled to a victory in its opener. Perry added three assists, while McKenna and Trocchi had two apiece. Katie Szela, Katherine Leonard (1-1), Meg McKenna and Karen Hovey also scored for the Falcons.
Marina Belakonis made 17 saves, while Allyson Spencer, Erin Loehner, Leigh Famigliette and Hovey played solid defense for Danvers. Julia Calasciabetta was also a factor for the Falcons in draw controls.
Beverly 14, Methuen 1: Camden Vitale (4 goals), Mandy Cecchini (3-1) and Katherine Creamer (2-1) were the multiple goal scorers as the Panthers got off to a 1-0 start. Nicole Woods (1-3), Allie Hagen, Elise Dumas (1-1) and Katie Ball (1-1) also scored for Beverly, which led 9-0 at the half. Goalies Hind Algarahi and Ami Thompson also played well for Beverly.
SJP 5, Concord Carlisle 0: Cameron Trosin (6-1, 6-1), Chris Toner (6-2, 6-1) and Niko Limacher (6-3, 6-1) swept the singles matches for St. John's Prep, which has been crisp so far in its first two matches. Ian Wright/Dan Cunningham (6-2, 6-4) and Jonathan Shaffer/Alec McNiff (7-5, 7-6, 7-4) took the doubles matches as the Eagles saw their record soar to 2-0.
Masco takes two: Masco topped Amesbury, 104-41 and North Reading, 102-43 to improve to 2-0 on the season. Cam Hebert was the only double-winner in both meets taking the 400 hurdles 57.5) and the 400 (51.9). Other Chieftains who won in both meets were Tristan Cluster in the triple jump (38-2.5), Marco Caserta in the two mile (10:25), Jame Moorman in the mile (4:48) and Martin Cain in the pole vault (11-6).
H-W 105, Lynnfield 40: The Generals (1-0) saw a freshman explosion as first year guy Shaun Kotch took first in the triple jump (38-5), the long jump (38-5) and the 400 meters (55.4) in his first career spring meet. H-W also had a double winner in Ian Kelley, who won the high jump (5-7) and the 200 (24.1). Ian McLean topped the mile (4:49), Andrew Kang won the 100 (11.5), Ian Thompson took the 110 hurdles (16.2) and Tyler Mulley was first in the 400 hurdles (65.6).
Ipswich drops pair: Ryan Lawler's high jump win of 5-10 wasn't enough to lift the Tigers (0-2), who fell to Newburyport, 89-55, and Pentucket, 81.5-63.5. J.T. Romano claimed the 400 in 53.5 and Michael Riddle took both the mile and the 2-mile against Pentucket.
Marblehead 111, Saugus 24: The Magicians (1-0) started the season with a bang as senior Nolan Raimo won three events: the 100 (10.8), the high jump and the long jump (19-11). Double-winners Josh Beloff (200, 23.7, triple jump, 40-6) and Danny Plunkett (shot, 45-2, discus 142-1) also performed well.
Salem 101, Lynn Classical 35: Adrian Beato (400, discus) and Jonathan Crimble (200, triple jump) each won two events for the Witches. Christian Guzman (100), Aaron Palmer (110 high hurdles), Ben Sattierwhite (high jump), Danny Collins (800), Fernando Cabrera (shot put) and Davonte Holloway (long jump) also won events for Salem (1-0).
H-W 87, Lynnfield 58: Camilla Worsfold, Robin Doroff and Kerry Phelan were double winners for Hamilton-Wenham (1-0) with Emily Senning taking first in the 400 (59.8). Worsfold won the 400 hurdles (71.8) and the triple jump (33-2), Doroff took the 100 (12.6) and the 200 (26.2) and Phelan topped the two mile (13:40) and the 800 (2:28).
Masco BROOMS DUAL MEET: Masco (2-0) opened its season strong with wins over North Reading (86.5-58.5) over Amesbury (112-33). A host of Chieftains took first in both meets including Mackenzie Shelgren (mile), Lily D'Agostino (two mile), Kaleigh White (110), Claire Dew (shot put), Chelsie Nason (200), Lauren Drohosky (400) and Emily Wheeler (800). The 4x100 relay team of Taylor Teed, Catherine Hossman, Nason and White as well as the 4x400 relay team of Mila Zernich, Paige Pratt, Kendal Pratt and Paige Marsh also scored firsts in both meets.
Ipswich splits dual meet: The Tigers topped Newburyport 90-55 but fell to Pentucket 75-70. Samantha Brown was a double winner in both meets claiming the top spot in the 400 hurdles and the 400 dash while Courtney Long (shot put), Tina Keiran (two mile) and Sarah Keiran (one mile) also scored firsts. Other victors for Ipswich (1-1) were Hannah Steele (high jump), Marissa Cain (javelin) Masey Zegarowski (200) and the 4x100 relay team of Alie Lobe, Katie Monahan, Zegaroswki and Steele.
Salem 85, Lynn Classical 53: Dasha Corpuz won the 400 hurdles and the 800 for Salem (1-0) while Holbrook Phelan topped the mile, the high jump and ran a leg in the winning 4x400 relay team along with Kaira Coleman, Shannon Tucker and Alex Bryant. Katie Panneton won the discus, Natasha Demers added a first in the shot put, Alicia Morass topped the javelin and Shannon Davis was first in the two mile as well for the Witches.
Endicott 10, Bates 7: Colin Sitarz (3 RBI) and Conor Ressel (2 RBI) drove the offense while Danny Mello, Eric Lemke and Tad Gold all had two hits for the Gulls (11-12). Michael Nich earned the win with six strikeouts in six innings and John Morrison picked up his second save.
Endicott Sweeps Gordon: The Gulls (12-7) took out Gordon, 12-7 and 13-3. Ipswich's Kelley Michael was 4 for 4 with 4 RBI in the second game and drove in two runs in the opener. Krista Fales and Alexandra Moise also drove in two for Endicott while Liz Cheesman powered Gordon (4-15) with two RBI.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE
TUfts 14, Endicott 7: The No. 12 Jumbos jumped out to an 8-1 lead and never looked back. Endicott (6-3) got four points from Morgan DeShaw (two goals, two assists) and three goals from Callie Murphy.