, Salem, MA

November 2, 2013

Friday's area roundup: Masco girls blank Cambridge, host Peabody in quarterfinals

The Salem News


Masconomet 6, Cambridge 0: The unbeaten Chieftains (14-0-5) advanced to the Division 1 North quarters with a convincing win at home. Kaleigh White had two goals and an assist, Abby Rebblin added a goal and an assist and Lucy Farnham, Kate Kitsakos and Julia O’Reilly also scored.

Emma Hibbard and Courtney Bouchard each had two assists for Masconomet and freshman Katy Pelletier made six stops to earn her first postseason shutout.

Bishop Fenwick 2, North Reading 0: The Crusaders controlled play and scored twice in the second half to advance to the Division 3 North quarterfinals. Alley Charette scored midway through the half off a corner kick, then Jenny Nasser set up Vicky Caruso for the second goal off a beautiful direct kick.

Fenwick (11-6-2) got excellent defense from goalie Merry Harrington and defenders Ellen Fantozzi, Mary DiFilippo and Emily Smith. The Crusaders will play at No. 2 seed Lynnfield Monday afternoon (2 p.m.).

Waring 1, Cambridge School of Weston 0: Merilyn Hinrichs scored the winning goal with five minutes to play as Waring (15-1) defeated Cambridge School of Weston for the IGC championship. Elanor Lustig was solid in the backfield and led the defense throughout the entire game.

Pingree 2, Newtown Country Day 1: Kerri Zerfoss scored both goals for the Highlanders, who remain undefeated on the season at 13-0-1. June Kiely and Nicole Scarfo played solid on defense.


Ipswich 3, Maimonidies 0: The Tigers (9-8-2) won their Division 4 North opener to advance to Monday’s quarterfinal round against CAL rival Georgetown. David Dick, Mike Come and Neil Coleman handled the scoring for victorious Ipswich while Sam Benford, Max Benford and Matt Jaeger had assists and Angus Mauser earned the shutout.

Hamilton-Wenham 1, CASH Academy 0: Russell Gregorian notched the game winner for the Generals in the first round of the Division 4 North tournament. Aiden Prior kicked the ball on goal with three minutes left in the contest and Gregorian was there to tip it in. Henry Eagar made four saves for the shutout, while Nick Loeper played well at sweeper and Drew Galanis and Ben Danforthe were solid at center midfield.

Waring 2, Cambridge of Weston 1: Kyle Patrick both goals as Waring (12-0-2) claimed the Massachusetts Bay Independent League Championship. Matt Lyman and Isaac Ogle also played well in the win.

Bedford 5, Swampscott 1: The Big Blue finish out the 2013 season at 3-12-3, while Bedford moves on to the Div. 3 North quarterfinals.


Ipswich 1, Weston 0: The Tigers (14-2-3) advance to the Division 3 North semifinals and awaits the winner of today’s Manchester Essex/Newburyport game.

Tewksbury 2, Swampscott 1: Amy Kane scored in the first half off an assist from Victoria Himaras to give the Big Blue (13-4-2) a 1-0 advantage at the break. Tewksbury, however, scored two second half goals to oust Swampscott from the Division 2 North tournament.

”In my six years of coaching I’ve never had a closer team,” said Swampscott head coach Toby Channen. “None of the girls wanted the season to end. We were all in the locker room for an hour after the game, I’ver never seen that before.”

Newton Country Day 3, Pingree 1: Eliza Mead scored off an assist from Jill Witwicki as the Highlanders fall to (8-8-1).


Newton Country Day 3, Pingree 0: Libero Casey Torto (10 digs, two aces) and middle hitter Hanna Stasiuk (two aces, four kills, two blocks) led the way for the Highlanders (6-12), despite getting swept in straight sets (22-25, 8-25, 23-25).


Pingree 6, Beaver Country Day 0: Matthew St. Clair and Griffin Whitman each shot a 39 for the low score of the day, while senior Brandon Franco also won his match for the Highlanders (10-2).


Pingree placed 2nd at EIL Tounrey: The Highlanders (7-3) finished in second place overall at yesterday Eastern Independent League tournament and had three runners finish in the top 10; Evan Maravelis (18:10), Kyle Skelton (18:28) and Adam Gerber (18:43).


Highlander take 6th: Blair Kaneb (21:40) and Lauren Menzie (21:49) finished 17th and 19th respectively as Pingree (5-7) finished in sixth place as a team a the EIL tourney.