The Beverly girls lacrosse team broke a tie with seven minutes to play and held off Marblehead down the stretch to pick up a Northeastern Conference win.
Camden Vitale scored six goals and had one assist to lead the Panthers to a 9-8 victory. Beverly played a man down the last minute of the game, but survived.
“They had the ball down our end for two possessions in the last minute and we were able to keep them outside,” Beverly (4-1) coach Alyson Healy said. “They were able to get a shot off and our goalie made the save.”
Liz Musumeci, Grace Otterbein and Alicia Cecchini also scored single goals for the Panthers. Meghan Henrichon also assisted for Beverly, which got solid defensive play from Felicity Otterbein, Becca Salah, Maddie Curran and Amanda Rosenberger. Goalies Catherine Cross (5 saves) and Kyra Wolonsavich (8 saves) split the time in net.
Marblehead (3-4) got four goals from Sydney Cayen. Adrienne Ciccone, Emily Freedland, Kelsey Detels and Amanda Gregory also had goals for the Magicians. Brittany Lydon had two interceptions to give Marblehead chances to tie in the closing moments.
North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 11, Nashoba Tech 9: Jennifer Lutes had five goals and one assist and Anna Harriman added two goals and three assists to help the Bulldogs (1-4) win their first game of the season. Kelsey Ballard scored three goals and chipped in an assist while Jillian Morrell had one goal and one assist. Kaleigh Steirat also had an assist and Morgan Cobuzzi made nine saves in net.
Bishop Fenwick 16, Marian 1: Tessa McLaughlin (five goals), Annette Ruggiero (three goals) and Colleen Corcoran (two goals) helped Bishop Fenwick improve to 5-2.
Salem 11, Gloucester 9: The unbeaten Witches (6-0) held the lead throughout the second half with Alexa Gilbert’s five goals, 10 draw controls and 11 ground balls leading the way. Marissa Romeo and Emily Coelho each scored two goals, Julia Donahue and Lydia Grasberger scored one and Gabby Rocheville, Shania Hall and Brenna Burke played well on defense. Abby Meadowcroft made eight saves to stay perfect on the year and Nicole Sadoway picked up eight loose balls.