St. John’s Prep golf coach Larry O’Neill had fears that his team might overlook its final regular season match yesterday.
With the Division 1 state championship looming on Monday, the Eagles made sure they took care of business, defeating Catholic Memorial 220-240 to wrap up the Catholic Conference championship for the second year in a row.
Sophomore Steven DiLisio shot a 1-under par 34 at George Wright Golf Club to lead the way. The title was the Prep’s 20th in O’Neill’s 25 years coaching.
”That makes us 16-2 overall on the year and combined with a couple days ago (winning the Div. 1 North sectional), that takes care of two of our three goals,” O’Neill said. “We have one left on Monday.”
Freshman Mark Turner shot a 36 while seniors Max Burt and Justin Serowik each added 37s.
The Eagles will try to win their first state championship since 2010 and 13th all-time on Monday at Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown.
Waring 5, Cambridge School 0: Kyle Patrick scored a pair of goals and Aiden Wood added one goal and two assists as Waring moved to 9-0-2. Mike Ballin and Nick Wigglesworth each scored once while Isaac Ogle and Matt Lyman played well.
Masconomet 5, North Reading 0: The Chieftains got goals from Greg Dougherty, Adam Grammer, Max Craig, Edison Forbes and Regan Charie. Masco improved to 16-1-1.
Marblehead 6, Winthrop 1: Claudio Alvarez scored twice on Senior Night while Dan Whitehill, Chris Brady, Will Rockwell and Kaya Ulcay had one goal each for Marblehead (9-4-3). Chris Colcord had two assists for the Magicians and Pierce Law made five saves in net.
Ipswich 0, Lynnfield 0: By earning one point Ipswich (8-8-3) qualified for the state tournament.
Marblehead 3, Winthrop 0: Lauren Unterborn stopped all five shots she faced as the Magicians (11-3-2 overall) improved to 8-3-2 in the Northeastern Conference. Mia Bongiorno, Sarah Cullen and Bridget Shauder were the Marblehead goal scorers.