The Salem News
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The Bishop Fenwick track teams started the spring off fast with both the girls and boys teams producing somewhat convincing wins in their respective season openers.
The girls defeated Archbishop Williams, 79-58, while the boys prevailed, 92-44.
Arianna Maida (2-mile, 800) and Becky Woodcock (triple jump, 100 hurdles) each won two events to pace the Crusaders in the girls meet. Katie Buonopane (javelin), Sabrina Silbagni (long jump), Erin Andy (high jump), Lindsay Donohue (400 hurdles), and Sydney Packard (mile) also won individual events for Fenwick. The Crusaders were also first in the 1,600 meter relay.
On the boys’ side, Charlie Maistrellis (long jump, 200) and Nick Tambini (400 hurdles, 110 hurdles) were the double winners. Rufus Rushins (shot put), Jacob Surabian (javelin), Myles Connor (high jump), Eric Loehle (2-mile), Ryan Connelly (100), Devin Graham (400) and Mitch Rivers (800) were also winners for the Crusaders.
The Fenwick boys also won both the 400 and 1,600 meter relays.
Winthrop 14, North Shore Tech 2: Senior Rob Craig allowed one run in four innings and North Shore (1-1) led 2-1, but the Vikings did damage against the Hawk bullpen. Sophomores Matt O’Connell, Aaron Smart, Paul Gauthier and Leo Smart sparked North Shore’s offense.
Salem 11, Revere 0: Goalie Abigail Meadowcroft stopped five penalty shots and nine shots in all to earn the rare shutout as Salem moved to 3-0. Defenders Shaina Hall, Brenna Burke, Jessica Jellison and Nicole Sadoway (goal) also played well in front of the keeper.
Marissa Romeo had three goals and one assist to pace Salem’s offense while Alexa Gilbert scored three goals. Lydia Grassberger, Emily Coelho, Julia Donahue and Cameron Connolly also scored goals.
Danvers 11, Beverly 10: The Panthers closed the gap late, but Danvers (3-0) held on for the win. Rachel Trocchi scored three goals and dished out three assists and Meaghan McKenna scored four goals to power the Falcons. Caitlin Tivnan added one goal and two assists while Katherine Leonard, Abby Armstrong and Allie Zunick each scored once. Goalie Kara Conners played well for Danvers.
Masconomet 16, Ipswich 12: The Chieftains (2-1) outlasted the Tigers as Kathleen Gillespie scored five goals, had one assist and controlled eight draws. Meg Collins scored three times with four assists and played a strong game in transition, while Grace Fahey added five goals and one assist. Masco led by as many as seven with Julia O’Reilly helping control ground balls and goalie Kaitlin Dierze making 12 saves.
Masconomet 19, Ipswich 6: Cam Jung scored five goals and has one assist to help the Chieftains even their record at 2-2. Harry Cwik and Harrison Moody each scored three goals, Jake Jesi had two and goalies Johnathan Schiff (four saves) and Jay Kraunelis (three) shared in the victory.
Ipswich played the Chieftains tough in the first quarter, but Masco pulled away in the second by taking advantage of unsettled situations. Eliot Bates, Conner Killian, Jeff Wallace, Jamie Iwanicki and Vinny Martineau scored for the Tigers.
Salem 3, Lynn English 2: The Witches swept doubles and got one win at singles to emerge victorious. Kayti LeFrancois and Jessi Tassineri won at first doubles, and Katherine Towey and Hannah Van De Stadt did the job at second doubles. Madison Ballou was at second singles for Salem.
Salem State 13, UMass Boston 3: Four hits each from Richard Fecteau and Brett Cahill spurred the Vikings (15-10) to their eighth straight victory. Fecteau drove in four runs and Kyle McElroy collected three RBI while Beverly native Alex Toomey went 3-for-5 and scored three runs out of the leadoff spot. Matt Burnham threw six innings and earned the win while Matt Burgess and Ryan Beliveau also had multiple hits.
Gulls, Lady Vikings draw: Endicott’s Jesse Bilafer hit a grand slam in the sixth and Rachel Corda and Jaime Corda scored unearned runs in the seventh as the Gulls tied Salem State, 6-6, in a game ended due to sundown. Endicott (13-4-1) also won the first game of a doubleheader, 10-2. Kelley Michael and Sam Dibella each homered in Endicott’s win and Bilafer had three hits and two RBI.
In the second game, Salem State (8-15-1) built a 6-0 lead behind Rebecca Kirgman’s 2-run homer and additional RBI from Michelle Flower, Cara Crowley and Bobbie Dee Regan.
MEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE
MIT 6, Salem State 5: The Vikings (3-7) fell in a back-and-forth game featuring five ties and three lead changes. Max Gensenberg scored two goals for Salem State while Bobby Bourgeois and Alex Pearsons also had goals and Dylan Svenson played well in net.
Tufts 18, Endicott 13: The Gulls (9-3) cut it to three against ninth-ranked Tufts, but fell in tough game. Harrison Cotter scored five goals and Jeremy Morgan scored three for Endicott. Nick Pinciaro of Beverly had one goal and two assists for the Gulls.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE
Regis 12, Salem State 10: Erin Riley had three goals and one assist and Kelsey Russell and Kristina Conlon each had two goals and two assists for the Vikings (2-7). Danvers native Ally Spencer scored two goals.