Marblehead 4, Peabody 2: Trailing by two goals with less than seven minutes to play, the Headers (11-5) exploded for four goals to pick up the win and officially punch their ticket to the playoffs. Dean Fader’s goal with 95 seconds remaining was the game-winner, with Tom Koopman, Alex Delvento and Erik Powers also scoring for the visitors. Harrison Young stopped 21 shots in the Marblehead cage while Cam McDonald, Matt Koopman and Tim Kalinowski had assists.
Peabody (4-10-2), which controlled large portions of the game, shot out to a 1-0 lead after 30 minutes on Andrew Bisconti’s tally and doubled its lead when Derek DeMild scored early in the third. Freshman Aaron McDonnell had a terrific game with 37 saves while fellow Tanners Matt Pino, Reed Foster, Mike Vadala and DeMild added assists.
Swampscott 4, Rockport 1: Freshman Zach Turner’s first career start was a terrific one as he stopped 21 shots to propel the Big Blue (4-12-1) to victory. Two other freshmen, Mike Johnson (2 goals) and Ryan Donnelly (1 goal, 2 assists) had big games while junior Ryan Cresta had one goal and one assist. David Peterson, Stevie Dandreo, Max Hunt and Griffin Hunt all added assists.
Arlington Catholic 6, Bishop Fenwick 0: The host Crusaders played a strong systematic game, but were ultimately hurt by a few breakdowns that ended up in their own net. Bobby Lombardi had a solid outing with 17 saves in net.
Beverly 62, Lynn Classical 59: Brigid Keaton dropped in four 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 18 points as the Panthers (5-7) prevailed at home. Freshman Natalie Mellinger contributed 13 points to the win, including three 3-pointers.
Marblehead 62, Winthrop 41: Matt Millet scored a team-high 11 points to guide the Magicians past Winthrop. Angel Perez added eight points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Spencer Craig finished with eight points for Marblehead (7-7).
Peabody 64, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 54: The Tanners improve to 7-8 on the season after Brian Onessimo drops in 21 points. Bobby Sullivan earned a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Matt Correale finished with five assists and eight points.