The Salem News
---- — GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
The Northeastern Conference was well-represented in Wrentham Saturday at the Frank Kelly Bay State Invitational. The Marblehead girls won the Division 2 race while Peabody finished second as a team in Division 1.
Janaya Randall was third in 19:22.5 and Lily Roberts finished 6th in 19:41, which tied with Bedford with 128 points for the team crown.
The Tanners, meanwhile, had three runners in the top 11 and finished second to Lowell in D1. Junior Lauren Barrett and senior Sam Allen both ran 19:37 to finish sixth and seventh, and senior Antonia Pagliuca was 11th in 19:48.
Locally in the girls D2 race, Bishop Fenwick’s Arianna Maida was seventh overall with a time of 19:41. Isabella Kornitsky (21:07) and Sarah Kelley (21:08) were the top two finishers for Swampscott.
H-W Shines at Ocean State: The General girls were fourth out of 15 teams at the Ocean State Invitational in Rhode Island, led by Jeanine Zheng’s seventh place 19:43. Olivia Hordan (20:09), Meghan Stone (20:10), Emily Horgan (20:11) and Amanda Burnett (20:21) were also strong.
Hamilton-Wenham was second in the girls junior varsity race led by Sarah Herlihy’s 22:04 and second in the freshman race with Mazey Loomis third in 17:02.
For Danvers at Ocean State, Catalina Dominick was runner-up in the varsity race in 18:56 and Lindsay MacInnis was 17th in the freshman race.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Peabody senior Drew Fossa finished second in the Boys Division 1 race at the Frank Kelley Bay State Invitational with a time of 15:54. The Tanners were second as a team behind ex-GBL rival Cambridge as Alex Grecco (16:30) and Ben Braz (16:31) finished 12th and 13th. Masconomet was 8th as a team in D1 led by Harry Kent’s top-10 finish (9th, 16:25).Peabody’s Marcelo Rocha won the freshman race with a time of 9:44 over 2.1 miles. Matt D’Amato was sixth in 10:39.In the Boys D2 race, Swampscott’s Matt Mahoney turned in the best time by an NEC runner all day and finished third in 15:44. Bennett Smith was next for the Big Blue in 17:41 and Swampscott was 10th as a team.
Generals strong in RI: Hamilton-Wenham finished 11th in the boys Ocean State Invitational led by Matt Gillis, who was 17th in 16:37. Michael Allara (33rd, 17:05), John Blatchford (43rd, 17:28), Dan Allara (65th, 18:02) and Sam Erhard (73rd, 18:14) rounded out H-W’s top five. The Generals took first and second in the junior varsity race with Nathaniel Shepard (18:32) and Charles Cring (18:33) and Griffin Marshall was 15th in the boys freshman race in 14:44.
St. John’s Prep 1, Weymouth 0: Junior Brandon Lejeune’s first half goal assisted by Greg French lifted the unbeaten Eagles (7-0-1) in a touch, physical test. Keeper Zach Rowell made 10 saves, centerbacks Cory Lang and Stephen Heintz played well and Harry Cusack was strong in the midfield.
Manchester Essex 4, Triton 1: Brittany Smith led all scorers with two goals as the Hornets remain unbeaten on the season at 8-0-1. Taylor Meek and Meghan Conway also added goals for ME.
MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
Salem State 2, MCLA 1: Eryk Fernandez and Saimir Zepaj each had goals to lift the Vikings to their first win of the season on Saturday. Keeper Nondas Kargakis made nine saves in the win, while SSU outshot MCLA 21-19.
Endicott 1, Wentworth 0: Freshman Edwin Demoya (Salem) scored 25 seconds into overtime off a feed from Sebastian Rozo as the Gulls move to 5-5 on the season. Austin Peluso made fives in the shutout.
Gordon 6, Eastern Nazarene 1: Andrew Vandervoort and Colten Corey both had two goals as the Scots (9-0) exploded offensively for the win. Caleb Cole and Grant Stevens also found the net for Gordon.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
Salem State 2, MCLA 1: Casey Connolly scored in the 60th minute to break and 1-1 tie as the Vikings improve to 4-2-1. After trailing 1-0, SSU got on the board with Victoria Clancy’s goal and proceeded to dominate the rest of the game.
Endicott 3, Wentworth 1: The Gulls saw goals from Leeann Card, Taylor Geas and Mackenzie Gaudet. Katie Donnelly made six saves in goal. Endicott (7-3-1) followed by Saturday’s win by beating Plymouth State, 2-0, yesterday.
Gordon 1, Eastern Nazarene 0: Stephanie Bouillon scored four minutes into the contest, which proved to be the game-winner after a tremendous defensive effort by the Scots (9-1). Kendra Woudenberg and Kaitlyn Hawn were credited with the assists and McKenzie Dion made six saves in goal.
COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY
Salem State 3, Worcester State 2: Beverly’s Katie Pietrini scored twice, including the game-winner in double-overtime, to lead the Vikings to their fifth straight victory. Lauren Pazdziorny (Middleton) tied that game 2-2 on her on her ninth goal of the year off an assist from captain Stephanie Morrison (Beverly).
Gordon 3, Endicott 0: Courtney Scott scored twice to lift host Gordon (8-2-1) past the Gulls (5-5) for the first time since 2007. Brittany Hawkins scored five minutes into the game off an assist from Scott as the Scots did all of their scoring in the first half. Endicott keeper Lizetta Solarik made 11 saves in the loss.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS
Salem State 6, Southern Maine 3: Lauren Woods, Tara Garvey, Emily Yanchus and Hillary Gustafson won singles points to help Salem State pick up its first Little East Conference win of the season.