, Salem, MA

September 28, 2013

Friday's area sports roundup: Swampscott field hockey wins fifth straight

The Salem News


Swampscott 2, Marblehead 0: Tori Thistle and Christina King did the scoring for Swampscott (5-2-1), which recorded its fifth straight in. Danielle Mayblum and Thistle each had an assist, Katie Pael had eight saves for the shutout.

Beverly 8, Salem 1: Grace Otterbein led all scorers with three goals as the Panthers improve to 8-1 on the season. Molly Pitman, Hannah Silvestri, Megan Gavin, Jackie Cohen and Amanda Marshall each added a goal, while Nicole Woods and Kate Silvestri contributed with multiple assists and Alicia Cecchini played well on defense.

Olivia Hazlett played well defensively for the Magicians (5-4), midfielder Grace Perry was solid at midfield and Madison Shea had a strong game on offense.

Pingree 1, Bancroft 0: Eliza Mead scored the games only goal four minutes into the second half to help the Highlanders (4-3) to victory.

Danvers 3, Gloucester 2: Katherine Leonard had two goals and one assist and Rachel Trocci added a goal and an assist as the Falcons move to 6-2-1 on the season. Keeper Nicole Papamichail played well in the win.

Ipswich 2, Pentucket 0: Nikki Pignone had two goals and Meghan Lindahl assisted on both of them as the Tigers improve to 7-1.


BEVERLY 3, GLOUCESTER 1: The Panthers (4-4) fell behind but scored three straight goals to end the week with a win. Jon Loerti, George Hillios and Elesio Kanani handled the scoring and freshman mid Leo Feingold and senior stopper Jack Athton enjoyed great games.

Hamilton-Wenham 1, Rockport 1: The Generals (2-1-4) earned their fourth straight tie despite taking a 1-0 lead into halftime on a Andrew Weigand goal, with Nick Loeper assisting. Goalkeeper Henry Eagar had an outstanding game in the H-W, as did center midfielder Drew Gallant.

Peabody 5, Winthrop 0: Junior striker Ben Manoogian notched two goals and an assist as Peabody (6-0-1) remained a perfect 6-0 in Northeastern Conference play. Conor Wolff, Lucas Amaral and Ken Sawyer had the other tallies for the Tanners while Rob Smith, Kevin Lebel and Fagner Coelho all shared time in goal for the shutout.

Masconomet 8, Amesbury 0: P.J. Criscione and Jeff Panella each had a pair of goals for the Chieftains (6-0). Adam Grammer, Steve Pease and Edison Forbes also scored and sophomore Anthony Tzortis netted his first varsity goal. Junior midfielder Jackson Jennings also played well in the victory.

Waring 4, Chapel Hill 0: Kyle Patrick had two goals and an assist, Nick Wigglesworth and Aiden Wood (assist) had goals for the Mavericks (4-0).

Triton 2, Ipswich 1: Matt Jeager scored off a corner kick from Max Benford early in the first half, but Triton got a pair of goals in the second half to secure the win.

GIRLS Soccer

Danvers 6, Lynn Classical 1: Junior Shannon Pohle had two goals and two assists, giving her 12 goals and six assists on the young season, as Danvers (5-2 overall) stayed unbeaten in NEC play through five games. Senior captain Kylie Plaza added two goals of her own while Allie Zunick and Meaghan McCarriston also scored. Fullback Becca Horn and Katherine Kowalski at midfield were both defensive standouts.

Pingree 6, Bancroft 0: Freshman Lexi McNinch of Beverly scored twice to keep the Highlanders (4-0) unbeaten. Kasey Provost, Kerri Zerfoss and Hannah Becker, who make up Pingree’s midfield, each had a goal and an assist, while Olivia Pena also scored. Erin Cunningham needed to make just three saves in the shutout.

Chelmsford 2, Bishop Fenwick 0: The Crusaders fell to 4-3-1 with the home loss under the lights last night. Ellen Fantozzi, Mary DiFlippo and Jenny Nasser all had fine games defensively for the hosts.

Masconomet 7, Amesbury 1: Senior Julia O’Reily scored a hat trick for the Chieftains (4-0-2), who remain undefeated. Courtney Bouchard, Samantha Sheehan and Emma Hibbard all had a goal and an assist, while Paige Pratt added a single marker in the victory. Kaleigh White chipped in with two assists, while Katie Pelletier and Lexi Nason combined for the win in goal.

Swampscott 4, Lynn English 0: Meghan Hartman, Mackenzie Robertson, Megan Moracco and Sarah Hingston got the goals for the Big Blue (4-2-2). Moracco, Robertson, Samantha Marr and Shauna King added assists and Sam Rizzo earned the shutout.

Ipswich 0, Triton 0: Senior defender Claire Gardner had a strong game for the Tigers (3-2-3).

Hamilton-Wenham 2, Rockport 0: Jill Kefalas netted both goals for the Generals (6-1), while Carolyn Cook was strong on defense and Molly Eagar also displayed excellent dribbling ability. Cassie Vitale picked up her fifth shutout of the season.

Peabody 1 Winthrop 0: Erika Nelson had the lone for the Tanners (5-1-1). Peabody out-shot Winthrop 13-4 and saw a strong defensive performance from Sarah Godschall, while Chloe Gizzi had three shots on goal.

Salem 3, St. Mary’s 1: Junior striker Deema Hijleh scored two unassisted goals to lead the Witches (4-4-0). Nicole Sadoway added a goal and Jackie Panneton made seven saves for the victory in goal.


Swampscott 3, Salem 2: Outside hitter Gina Asipenko had 10 kills and 11 aces as the Big Blue (4-4) won 25-15, 25-20, 7-25, 24-26, 15-13. Middle blocker Taylor Irwin had six kills with four Blocks, outside hitter Louisy Cim added four kills and four aces and Setter Faye Liakopoulos contributed with 19 assists and two aces.

Peabody 3, Lynn Classical 0: Olivia Summitt had seven kills and Carolyn Scacchi finished with 16 kills and three blocks as the unbeaten Tanners rolled to a 25-13, 25-14, 25-18 victory. Maddie Mahoney added three aces for Peabody (8-0), while Sara Hosman and Ali Gottsegan had 12 assists.

Hamilton-Wenham 3, Saugus 0: Playing her first game of the season after returning from injury, junior captain and outside hitter Jaclyn Wescott showed near flawless passing and digging as the Generals swept the Sachems, 25-18, 25-21, 25-22. Junior middle hitter Logan McKechnie had the best match of her career with 15 hits at the net, five kills and four ace serves.

Bishop Fenwick 3, Cardinal Spellman 0: The Crusaders (8-1) swept in straight sets 25-19, 25-21, 25-9. Kate Lipka recorded 15 kills, Tessa McLaughlin had 26 assists and Gianna Pizzano and Jen Crovo combined for 17 kills.


Berwick 3 1/2, Pingree 2 1/2: Alec Shelbourne shot a 39 to win his match while freshman Zack Mitchell celebrated his birthday with a win of his own as the Highlanders (2-1) lost a close one at Myopia. Griffin Whitman halved his match for Pingree as well.


Richard Stockton 3, Endicott 0: The Gulls fell in straight sets on the opening night of the Baruch Invitational in New York, 25-19, 25-13, 25-19.


Endicott 42, Curry 27: Quarterback Drew Frenette threw for over 300 yards, including four touchdown passes as the Gulls even out at 2-2 on the year. Running back Spencer Walsh rushed for 149 yards on 19 carries and scored two touchdowns. Endicott led 21-7 at the half and never gave up the lead after scoring in the opening quarter.