Marblehead 11, Swampscott 1: Senior captain Tom Koopman earned his 100th career point for the Headers with a third period goal as his team hammered its arch rivals.
Needing three points to hit the century mark, the left wing had assists in each of the first two periods before scoring himself 7:23 into the final period, with his sophomore brother Matt Koopman and freshman Braden Haley assisting. Tom Koopman became the 15th player in Header hockey history to reach 100 points for his career.
Matt Koopman and Haley each finished with a goal and three assists. Colby Shepard and Max Delvento both had their best games of the season for Marblehead (13-5), each finishing with a goal and two assists. Defenseman Kyle Koopman had two goals; fellow rearguard P.J. Roy had a goal and two helpers; and Dean Fader, defenseman Trevor Gelineau (his 1st goal of the season plus an assist) and Owen Picariello scored to help Harrison Young (13 saves) earn the win in goal.
“(Swampscott freshman goalie) Zach Turner (47 stops) made some great saves and made (us) work hard for our goals,” said Marblehead head coach Bob Jackson. “But our defense played very well in front of Harrison and limited Swampscott to very few second chance scoring opportunities.”
Swampscott (4-13-1) averted a shutout loss with 50 seconds to play when Ryan Donnelly scored off a feed from Ryan Cresta and Mike Johnson.
Salem 1, Somerville 0: Junior Sam Petri slid in an empty net goal from his own end of the ice as the Witches (8-6-2) scored a huge victory, getting to within two points of a tournament berth. Somerville, needing to win the rest of its games to qualify for state tournament play, pulled its goaltender for an extra skater when Petri got the puck from goalie Brett Harring (34 saves for his second shutout this month) around his own goal line and flung a shot at the Highlanders’ net, hitting the back of it for the game’s only goal to send the Salem fans into delirium. Defenseman Adam Ngo had a big game for the Witches, who can clinch a postseason berth with a victory at Revere today (3:30 p.m.).
St. John’s Prep 3, Arlington Catholic 2: Junior Nick Latham scored the game-winning goal for the second time in four days as the Eagles (7-8-1) improved their tournament hopes with a second straight upset win over a Catholic Central League foe. Seth Murray’s goal with two-and-a-half minutes remaining tied the score before Latham’s marker, his fifth of the season, ripped twine just 56 seconds later to put St. John’s ahead for good. Teddy McNamara also had a goal for the winners, Tyler Scearbo earned two assists and freshman goalie Zach Laramie stopped 14 shots for the win.
Andover 6, Peabody 1: Andover stole momentum by scoring a pair of goals on back-to-back 5-on-3 power play goals late in the first period and Peabody couldn’t climb back into the game. J.P. Eason scored a power play goal off a pass from Pat McCarthy to cut Andover’s lead to 4-1 in the second period, but the Warriors added another to put the game out of reach before the third period.
Sophomore defenseman Don Shaw also played well for the Tanners, who dropped to 4-11-2.
Lowell Catholic 10, Bishop Fenwick 3: Freshman defenseman Greg McGunigle scored a hat trick, but it wasn’t enough as host Fenwick fell to 2-14. Senior captains Brian Corcoran and Nick Finan both had an assist, as did sophomores Matt Townsend and Sam Mitchell as well as freshman Rob Murphy.
Beverly 4, Woburn 3: Sophomore Anna O’Neill’s third period goal broke a 3-3 tie and lifted the Panthers (12-2-1) in a battle of top ten teams. Julia Nearis had two first period goals and Karen Hovey also scored as Beverly built a 3-0 lead before Woburn came roaring back. Kristen McCarthy had three assists while Nicole Woods and Caitlin McBride each had two helpers and Izzy Straw earned one.
Masconomet 1, Leominster/St. Bernards 1: Kylie Currier scored Masco’s only goal, while Dana Valletti and Maddy Werner were credited with assists.
Rockport 62, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 39: Junior Cora Clement scored a team-high nine points for the Hawks, while Kaera Wyse added five and sophomore Stephanie Campbell finished with six.
Whittier Tech 69, Danvers 59: Hannah Llewellyn, Delaney Zecha and Tina Gigli all scored 11 points for Danvers (9-9), which trailed 21-8 after the first quarter but played a tough Whittier team even the rest of the way. Zecha really led the charge and added five steals on defense and Ashley Arnoldy contributed 10 rebounds and eight points.
Everett 68, Salem 45: Everett started quickly and had an answer for each Salem run. Jamie Dominguez led the Witches with 14 points and David Kazadi chipped in seven points and 13 rebounds. Salem slipped to 12-4 with the loss.
Marblehead Girls take Third: The Magicians finished third overall in the North Sectional meet highlighted by six different first place finishes. Ryan Alexander won the 200 freestyle (1:52.84) and the 500 freestlye (4:59.56), Kylie Cronin topped the 100 freestyle (53.09) and Hannah Verrette captured the 100 backstroke (57.38). Marblehead also won two relays as Alexander, Cronin, Verrette and Ellie Ronan were first in 400 freestyle relay (3:33.87) and the 200 freestyle relay (1:49.05).
Hamilton-Wenham soars at sectionals: Olivia Horgan qualified for states in the 500 freestyle with a personal best time of 5:50.00 while the 400 free relay team of Annie Li, Kim Perkins, Megan Weltler and Betsy Powers also qualified in a time of 4:06.32, good for 15th overall, as the Generals fared well during the North sectionals. Powers also earned personal bests in both the 200 free (2:01.16, good for 7th place) and 100 fly (1:01.96, 11th place). Katrina Klobucher, Horgan, Powers and Weltler posted their fastest time of the season in the 200 medley relay (2:08.57) to earn a 16th place ribbon. In addition, the 200 free relay quartet of Victoria Vance, Perkins, Li and Weltler had their fastest time of the season (1:55.96) and just missed out on qualifying for states.
Beverly finished sixth as Sarah Welch was second in the 200 freestyle (1:54.35) while Astrid Swensen was second in the 100 butterfly (56.34) and third in the 200 IM (2:06.8).
Masco was 11th overall behind a strong showing from Carloyn Soares who was second in the 100 breaststroke (108.27) and the 500 freestyle (5:05.96).
Peabody was 18th with 23 points each. Christine Shea was fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.89) and 11th in the 200 freestyle with a personal best of 2:05.57. Cailin Currie, a National Para-Olympic swimmer, came in 24th in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 6:06.85, and 35th in the 200-yard individual medley (2:31.90). Maria Strakosha, came in 23rd in the 200-yard individual medley (2:25.43) and 20th in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:16.62). Paige Hayward took 15th in the diving with 304.40 points.
Ipswich finished in 21st place with 15 points, Swampscott was 25 with three points, Bishop Fenwick was 26 with two points and Salem was 28 with one point. For the Tigers, Tessa Amoroso was fifth in diving (374.55).
Masco/Lynnfield Third: The Chieftains finished third at the NEC/CAL Championship as Jordan Gallo was first in floor (9.2) and fifth on beam (8.85). Caroline Sordello was seventh on bars while Jess DeMarco (all around), Alexis Pugh (beam) and Gallo (floor) were named league all stars. Saturday, Masco/Lynnfield (6-2) fell 140.25-138.85 to Danvers despite a 36.3 score in the all around from DeMarco.
Danvers 140.25, Masco 138.85: The Falcons earned their highest point total of the season and finished at 7-1 overall after Saturday’s meet. On vault, Julia Valenti earned a 9.3, while Jackie Veatch scored an 8.95. Veatch was also strong on floor (9.4) as was Alyson Kelleher (9.3).
Salem State 5, Westfield State 1: Eric Defelice had a goal and two assists, scoring the game-winning goal just 12 seconds after the Owls had tied the game, as Salem State (11-8-2 overall) remained in first place in the MASCAC at 8-4-2. Joe Cerulo stopped 30 shots for his first win in goal for the Vikings, who got a goal and an assist from Peabody’s Andrew Bucci and another goal by Alex Minter, also from Peabody. Chris Mastropietro added a goal and an assist in the win while Brandon Platt also scored and Jacob Strzalkowski had two helpers.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SSU 63, Worcester State 49: Vikings (10-11) junior Rachel Carter (18 points) was one of four SSU players in double-digit scoring. Senior Lara Bruni (14 points), Ginny Fleming (10 points) and Rachel Ledbetter (11 points) were the other top Viking contributors.
Curry 68, Gordon 58: Lauren Kranyak poured in 20 points but it wasn’t enough for Gordon which fell to 5-16.
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Gordon 70, Curry 57: Park Thomas (15 points), Hans Miersma (11 points), Dominic Paradis (14 points) and Alex Carnes (12 points) carried the Gordon (12-8) offense.
Roger Williams 78, Endicott 76: Andre Makris led Endicott with 16 points but the Gulls (14-7) couldn’t hold on to a seven-point lead with just over four minutes left in the game.
Worcester State 53, SSU 50: Junior Bryan Ortiz (Salem) scored a team-high 16 points and added four steals but the Vikings dropped to 13-7.
Endicott 3, Emmanuel 1: Endicott downed Emmanuel in four sets (27-25, 25-16, 21-25, 25-23) to move to 2-2 on the season. Travis Netherton (14 kills), Alex Wasik (five blocks) and Carter Roche (10 digs) led the Gulls.