, Salem, MA

April 14, 2014

Weekend area roundup: Peabody lacrosse rallies to take down Medford

The Salem News


Peabody 11, Medford 10: The Tanners trailed 5-0 midway through the second quarter, but battled back and ended up edging out Medford in the second half. Zach Billie scored his first varsity goal and finished with three goals and one assist. Ryan Wolff also scored three goals, including what proved to be the game-winner with two minutes left.

Josh Fiore (2 goals, 1 assist), Reed Foster (1-3), Jerry Manfra (1-1) and Bobby Caproni also had goals for Peabody (2-2). Matt Cloutman made 15 saves for the Tanners

“In the fourth quarter we were two men down, locked in for one minute at about the 3:30 mark, up by one. We broke the power play and went down and Ryan Wolff scored for 11-9,” Peabody coach Anthony O’Donnell said. “We dug a nice, big hole, but I’m really proud of our mental toughness.”


Marblehead 6, Everett 3: Senior righty Jordan Chmara scattered four hits over six innings, struck out three and walked three to power the Magicians to a win. Sophomore Garrett Keough struck out two batters in the seventh to pick up his first high school save.

Marblehead scored three runs in the first and third innings. Keough and Beau Dana each had sacrifice flies in the first and Brian Daly knocked a run in with a single. Tom Koopman drove in Jake Marsden, who had reached on a leadoff double, in the third, and Daly scored on a throwing error.

Daly finished with two runs and two stolen bases while Keough and Marsden also swiped bags. Dana added a double for the Magicians (2-1).


Pinree 10, berwick 1: Gabby Muniz went 4-for-4 with two doubles and a triple to help the Highlanders improve to 2-1. Haley Sabino finished 3-for-4 with two RBI, Jill Witwicki went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and Christina Chalmers pitched seven innings giving up two hits and striking out two.


Marblehead 7, Martha’s Vineyard 4: Adrienne Ciccone and Sydney Cayen each had two goals and one assist as the Magicians improved to 3-3 on the season. Ellie Ronnan added a pair of goals, while senior Emily Freedland also scored in the victory. Brittany Lydon made six saves in goal.


St. John’s Prep 79, Lowell 53: Evan Dombrowski doubles in the discus (144-10) and shot put (54-4) to give the Eagles their first win of the season. Josh Hubbell took the long jump (19-11 3/4) and 200 (23.2), John Stark won the javelin (143.7), Mike Mejias was first in the 100 (11.4). Joe Luongo ran a 49.9 in the 400, one of the fastest times head coach Ray Carey has ever seen a St. John’s Prep runner finish in a dual meet. Josh Raposa was first in the 800 (2:00.9), Luke Bugler took the 2 mile (10:06) and Jamie Catalan won the 400 hurdles (61.1).


Salem State Sweeps: The Vikings defeated Bridgewater State 4-1 and then 12-4 to push their winning streak to 12 games. Ryan Hyjek improved to 5-1 on the season after he went the distance in the opener, giving up six hits. Richard Fecteau was 3 for 4 while Matt Burgess, Kyle McElroy and Alex Toomey had two hits each. Sean Buckland got the win in game two and is 4-0 on the season while Brett Cahill (3 for 4), Ethan Trowt (two doubles, two RBI) and Toomey (two hits) carried the offense.

Gulls Rally against Curry: After getting swept in a double-header by Amherst on Saturday, Endicott (18-7) rallied to take down Curry 9-2 and then 15-0 in a double-header yesterday. Zac Poland (4-0) won game one allowing just five hits in seven innings of work. Matthew Paola was 2 for 3 with three runs scored in game one while Mike Kochniss was 2 for 2 with two runs and three RBI. In game two Tyler Hill got the win going six innings while Corbin Hyde was 3 for 4 with four RBI.


Endicott Wins Four: The Gulls took both games of a double-header against Eastern Nazarene Saturday before sweeping UNE 6-2 and 9-0 yesterday to improve to 17-6-1 overall. Nell O’Connor improved to 8-1 in the circle after going the distance in Sunday’s opener with Alex Moise going 2 for 3 with three RBI. Courtney Blake followed with an impressive shutout performance to move to 5-0 on the season. Danvers native Sam Dibella (2 for 3), Emily Hoffman and Rachel Cuoto had two RBI apiece in game two.

Salem State Broomed: Bridgewater State downed the Vikings 8-0 and 14-4 to drop SSU to 9-18-1 on the season. The Vikings managed just two hits in the shutout loss while in game two, Rebecca Krigman was 2 for 2 with two RBI.

Gordon Swept: Roger Williams took both games against Gordon (7-17) winning game one 2-1 before taking the night cap 9-1. Rachel Ryder was 2 for 2 with a run scored in the opener and also scored the lone run in game two.


Gordon 19, Wentworth 3: Anna Blomberg scored four goals on five shots, Stephanie Fitzgerald added four goals and Jessica Castelline had a hat trick for Gordon (10-3). On her fourth goal, Blomberg became Gordon’s all-time leader in goals with 201.

Endicott 15, Salve Regina 7: Callie Murphy finished with five goals and two assists for Endicott (11-2) which is 6-0 in Commonwealth Coast Conferernce action. Ellie Clayman (two assists), Isabelle Slipperly and Kirsten Thor tallied two goals each for the Gulls.

Salem State 18, Mass Maritime 8: Kristina Ventura pumped in six goals for SSU (3-7) while Kelsey Russell added five goals and three assists. Freshman keeper Chyenne Jackson (Peabody) made 13 saves.


Endicott 14, Salve Regina 8: The No. 15 Gulls were led by Beverly native Nick Pinciaro (three goals, one assist) and Colin Bannon (two goals, two assists). Tommy Hughes scooped up a team-high 14 groundballs as the Gulls improved to 10-3 overall and 6-0 in CCC action.

Wentwork 15, Gordon 12: Jordan Heckelmann and Jake Martin scored for goals each but Gordon dropped to 7-7 overall.

Plymouth State 13, Salem State 6: Bobby Bourgeois and Andy Rice scored two goals each for Salem State (3-8).


Western New England 6, Gordon 3: Zach Hall won at first singles (6-3, 6-0) for Gordon (5-11) which had Richie Amand pick up a victory at fourth singles (6-1, 6-2). Hall and Kenny Gaudio won at first doubles (8-5) for the Scots.


Endicott Places Fourth: The Gulls took fourth overall at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational led by sophomore Austin Teal, who had a two-day total of 155 (76, 79) for the third best individual total. Seniors Zach Golojuch (161) and Nick Erlichman (162) were the other top Endicott contributors.

Salem State Finishes Fifth: The Vikings took fifth overall at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational behind senior Thomas Grant, who shot a two-day total of 160 which was good for 10 place overall.


Endicott 3, Daniel Webster 1: The Gulls (18-12) will be headed back to the Division 3 NCAA Tournament after disposing of Daniel Webster in four games (22-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-18) to claim the New England Collegiate Conference Championship. John Osborne and Josh Anderson had 12 kills each, Tyler Bacon recorded a team-high 34 assists and Mike Coniglione had five blocks.