The first two overtimes of yesterday's Northeastern Conference boys lacrosse matchup between Beverly and Danvers were all about the goalies.
Overtime number three belonged to Ryan Shipp.
After Danvers' James Curley and Beverly's Jimmy Chase kept the ball out of their respective nets for two extra periods, Shipp was able to bury a feed from Brenden Mitchell and the Panthers escaped with a 14-13 victory over the visiting Falcons.
"It was an exciting game to watch but not a fun one to coach," explained Beverly head coach John Pynchon, whose team gave up five fourth-quarter goals.
"Danvers played an amazing game and it's good to be pressed like that. It's a learning experience and I'm glad we got the win. Just like any other game we're looking to improve upon things we can improve on."
Shipp and Brendan Flaherty led the Panthers (6-2) with three goals each with Justin Cole adding a pair of markers and John Page coming up with a big goal in the second half. Beverly long pole Ryan Caley meanwhile held Danvers' top goal scorer, Will Jennings, to just three markers.
Steven Christopher had the big game for Danvers (2-5) with two goals and five assists. Kevin Daly chipped in with four goals and Jack Doyle added two goals and three assists.
COncord-Carlisle 17, Masconomet 9: The Chieftains (7-1) suffered their first loss as the Patriots struck 12 times in the first half. Amy Arnold led Masco with three goals and Kathleen Gillespie scored two.
No. Andover 17, Hamilton-Wenham 6: The Generals fell to a tough Scarlet Knights squad with Bailey Grinnell scoring twice and Abby Hughes adding two goals and one assist. Emily Gaucher had a goal and an assist for H-W and Julia Ferriera also scored.
Pingree 19, Beaver Country Day 7: Liz Jayne led Pingree (3-2) with five goals and three assists while keeper Maura Grady made 16 saves between the pipes for the Highlanders. Other strong Highlander performances came from Katie Iverson (four goals), Katie Ober (three goals) and Kelly Shaw, who had a strong game at attack.
Acton-Boxboro 15, Marblehead 13: The Magicians (4-3) fell in a tough non-league contest. Meggie Collins had three goals and two assists and Kiley Fischer had a goal and four assists as the teams were level (7-7) at halftime. The Colonials had a slightly stronger second half. Tyler Phillips poured in six goals and Eliza Quigley scored twice for Marblehead.
Manchester Essex 16, Pentucket 10: Taylor Meek led the Hornets (4-2) with six goals and three assists and goalie Maddie Bistrong made 12 saves. Caroline Heslop and Brittany Smith both had three goals.
Gordon loses pair: Salve Regina took two from Gordon (14-20), 14-9 and 7-2 yesterday in Newport, Rhode Island. Eric Wolak had five hits on the day for the Scots, Geoff Brown homered, Kris Cameilio scored three runs and James Burrell had three RBI on a bases clearing triple.
MEN'S COLLEGE TENNIS
Southern Maine 9, Gordon 0: The Fighting Scots (1-15) were blanked on the road and play their final regular season match tomorrow at Curry.