The Salem News
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Bishop Fenwick 3, Dracut 0: The top-seeded Crusaders (19-2) opened the Division 2 North tournament with a 25-18, 25-16, 25-11 sweep. Captain Kate Lipka led the way with 19 kills while Jen Crovo had 11 and setter Tessa McLauglin had 38 assists. Olivia Morsey added 18 digs for Fenwick, which hosts Weston tomorrow in the next round.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Danvers’ Dominick victorious: Junior Catalina Dominick, fresh off an NEC title last weekend, ran the best girls time of the day at the MSTCA Invitational in Wrentham Saturday. Dominick’s 18:00 won the Division 2 girls varsity (grades 11 and 12) race and was 90 seconds better than her time on the course last year.
In the Division 1 girls race, Beverly’s Nicole Demars was fourth in 18:51 and Julianna Wesley was 12th in 19:34. Maeve Monahan (16th) and Keely Higgins medaled for the Panthers as well. Abby Walsh of Beverly also won the girls sophomore race in 19:00. Allison Barker also ran well for Danvers, finishing 24th in D2.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Locals shine at MSTCA Invite: Beverly’s Campbell Wood ran 16:35 to finish 12th in the boys Division 1 race at the MSTCA Invitational. In the boys Division 2 race, Danvers’ Keven Hebert was the top local finisher in 17:52 (17th).
Salem 3, East Boston 0: The Witches (11-7-1) did not allow a single shot on net during yesterday’s Division 2 North first round contest. Sydney Hanford (who also had an assist), Nicole Sadoway and Hannah Van De Stadt did the scoring for 13th seeded Salem while Katherine Towey, Hayley Jellison and Alix Bryant stood out on the defensive end.
Ipswich 5, Whittier Tech 0: Katie Monahan and Joanna Perry both notched two goals to power the Tigers (9-4-6) to an easy Division 3 North first round playoff victory. Kaitlin Robinson also found the back of the net for the hosts
Hamilton-Wenham 1, Watertown 0: Jillian Kefalis’ goal two minutes into the second half was all the offense that the Generals (12-4-3) would need in winning their playoff opener.
Triton 1, Swampscott 0 (PKs): The Big Blue (9-6-4) saw their season come to an end after eight rounds of penalty kicks in a Division 3 North first round playoff setback.
Georgetown 7, NS Tech/Essex Aggie 0: The seventh-seeded Hawks ended the season at 9-5-5.
Phillips Andover 2, Pingree 1: The Highlanders (13-1-1) finally tasted defeat in their final regular season match. Sophomore Charlotte Esty netted her 20th goal for Pingree, a first half tally that was assisted by Nicole Scarfo. Center back June Kiely and midfielders Hannah Becker and Casey Provost also played well.
Masconomet 2, Chelmsford 1: The second-seeded Chieftains remained unbeaten at 19-0-1, scoring once in each half to knock off the Lions in Topsfield.
Beverly 2, Needham 0: Standout Nicole Woods had a goal and an assist as the host Panthers (17-2-1) scored both goals in the second half. Hannah Silvestri’s goal proved to be the game-winner while senior captain MaryCate Flaherty assisted on Woods’ insurance tally. Kate Silvestri also had an excellent game for the winners, as did Sam Lingren and Amanda Marshall on defense.
Bishop Fenwick 1, Boston International 0: The Crusaders (8-7-6) played excellent full-field defense to win their Division 4 North opener. James Brophey scored the only goal Fenwick needed, with Rashad SaSilva assisting.
Marblehead 3, O’Bryant 0: Claudio Alvarez, captain Chris Brady and Kaya Ulcay had the goals for Marblehead (11-6-3) in its Division 3 North first round victory. Senior goalie Pierce Law stopped five shots to earn the shutout while Alvarez added an assist.
Endicott 52, MIT 21: Running back Spencer Walsh had a banner day with 173 yards and three TDs as the Gulls (6-2) ran their winning streak to five games. QB Drew Frennette was surgical in completing 21-of-26 for 268 yards and three scores, with Alec Matyz (5 catches, 119 yards, 2 TDs) serving as his favorite target. Endicott built a 28-7 halftime lead and scored 17 in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.
MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
Gordon 3, Wentworth 0: Two goals by Andrew Vandervoort and a tally by Daniel Perez sent the Fighting Scots (18-1) into the semifinals of the Commonwealth Coast Conference tournament. Josh Spoonhour made seven saves to earn the playoff clean sheet.
Nichols 3, Endicott 1: Abdulla al Khalifa broke the shutout by converting a second-half penalty kick, but by that point the Gulls (9-10) trailed by three goals and couldn’t overcome once-beaten Nichols.
Salem State 0, Bridgewater State 0 (2OT): Keeper Nondas Kargakis made seven saves to make sure Salem State (3-12-1) came away with a point in their last regular season home game.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
Endicott 2, Curry 1 (OT): Laura Wysocki’s seventh goal of the season served as the game-winner in overtime as the Gulls hiked their record to 14-5-1. Audrey Parolin also scored in the 77th minute to force the extra session.
Gordon 2, Eastern Nazarene 1 (OT): Hanna Midwinter’s header in the 97th minute lifted the Fighting Scots (16-4) into the next round of the CCC playoffs. Gordon led early on Kara Dry’s third of the year, but the underdogs evened the score and hung tough until Gordon struck with the winner.
Salem State 2, Bridgewater State 0: Cecelia Cresta-Devin scored her first goal of the season and Amy Griffith added a second half insurance marker as the Vikings (7-7-2) picked up a road win. Rachel Ledbetter made two stops in the shutout.
COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY
Endicott 7, WNEC 1: The Gulls (9-10) hammered the visitors on the strength of three goals by Emily Sawchuck and two goals and two assists from MacKenzie Hurst. Elizabeth Leclair added a goal and an assist for Endicott.
Gordon 4, Salve Regina 3: The Fighting Scots (15-5) closed the regular season on a high note as Courtney Scott scored her 30th of the season and the team built a 4-0 lead. Brittnay Hawkins, Gayle Watson and Grace Fabry also scored goals.
Framingham State 2, Salem State 1: Beverly native Katie Pietrini scored her tenth of the year but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Vikings dipped to 8-9.