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October 23, 2013

Tuesday's area roundup: Hamilton-Wenham makes it 108 straight


The Salem News

---- — GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

The Hamilton-Wenham girls cross country team’s stranglehold on the rest of the Cape Ann League Small tightened once again yesterday.

The Generals downed Georgetown 15-50 to clinch their ninth consecutive CAL Small championship and win their 108th straight dual meet.

“It’s definitely a credit to the kids. The girls have made the committment to reach those plateaus,” said H-W (10-0) coach Steve Sawyer. “We’re very proud of what the girls are doing, now we are going to get ready for the big invitationals.”

Emily Horgan (23:32), Sara Herlihy (23:38), Emily Weigand (23:39), Meghan McWhirter (23:40) and Meghan Stone (23:41) took the top five spots respectively.

Masco 15, Saugus 50: Meghan Collins (21:55) took first overall as Masco (10-1) clinched the CAL Large championship. Kathleen Gillespie (24:01) was third, Abby Greenslade took fourth (24:01), Gwen Ellis (24:01) claimed sixth and Hannah Nekoroski (24:01) was seventh for the Chieftains.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Masco 25, Saugus 34: Nathaniel Houston, Charlie Gilfeather and Mitchell Godett all came in at a time of 19:08 to take the three, four and five spots for Masco (10-1). Senior captain Matt Mudgett took sixth for the Chieftains while Eric Blanchard placed seventh.

H-W 15, Georgetown 50: The Generals (9-2) clinched the CAL Small Championship taking the top five places in the race. Tim Caves (17:23), Matt Gillis (17:31), Lucas Cruz Nasciemento (17:32), Michael Allara (17:33) and John Blatchford (17:34) were the Generals’ top five performers.

GIRLS SOCCER

Waring 6, Brimmer and May 1: Amanda Adams went off for six goals as Waring improved to 12-0. Merilyn Henrichs added four assists.

BOYS SOCCER

Waring 1, Brimmer and May 1: Jacob Vannak scored on a nice, one-touch volley off a corner kick by Charlie Mitchell but Waring (8-0-2) allowed a late goal and had to settle for the tie.

Northeast 10, North Shore Tech/EA 1: Bobby Smith scored the lone goal for the Hawks (1-14).

VOLLEYBALL

Bishop Fenwick 3, Cardinal Spellman 0: Gianna Pizzano and Jen Crovo combined for 14 kills and 20 digs as Fenwick won in straight games (25-4, 25-17, 25-11). Tessa McLaughlin (30 assists) and Madison Camelo (five kills and five blocks) also stood out for the Crusaders (16-1).

Swampscott 3, Hamilton-Wenham 1: The Big Blue came out on top 24-26, 25-18, 30-28, 25-20. Julia Fibbe hit well for the Generals with seven kills.

Salem 3, Lynn English 0: The Witches took care of Lynn English, 25-21, 25-17, 25-17, to improve to 14-6. Outside hitters Codey Homan (12 kills) and Hannah Mullarkey (9 kills, 9 aces) stood out while setter Stephannie Martinez contributed 22 assists.

Shawsheen 3, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 2: The Bulldogs started fast with 25-23 and 25-21 wins, but couldn’t pick up another win in the final three games. Isabel Camacho had 15 kills, five blocks and two aces to lead North Shore (7-11), which can win its Commonwealth Conference division and qualify for the tournament with a victory over Mystic Valley tomorrow.

FIELD HOCKEY

Bishop Fenwick 2, Lynnfield 2: Kathleen Moran (assist) and Erin Clancy scored the Bishop Fenwick (10-6-1) goals while senior midfilder Caroline Crawford, junior midfielder Jackie Hart and senior forward Erinn Johnson also had solid performances.

Manchester Essex 6, Georgetown 0: The CAL Small-leading Hornets improved to 14-0-2.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER

MIT 3, Salem State 1: Amy Griffith converted a header off a Veronica Poirier corner kick in the second half but the Vikings dropped to 5-6-2.

COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY

Bridgewater State 1, Salem State 0: The Bears netted the game’s only goal in the 67th minute as the Vikings fell to 6-8 on the season. Carolyn Woodin made two saves for Salem State in a contest that featured just four total shots on goal.