, Salem, MA


September 30, 2013

Weekend area roundup: Marblehead, Peabody shine at Bay State; H-W strong at Ocean State


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.


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.


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.

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