, Salem, MA

April 17, 2014

Wednesday's area roundup: Beverly girls lacrosse team topples Marblehead

The Salem News


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.


Peabody 4, Salem 1: The Tanners improved to 4-0 after sweeping doubles as first doubles team Alex McDonough/Mike Nicoli and second doubles team Steve Goggin/Sam Gottsegan both won 6-0, 6-0. Second singles Scott Perlman (6-0, 6-3) and third singles Djordje Samardzic (6-0, 6-0) were the other Peabody victors.

Danvers 5, Gloucester 0: First singles Nick Lisichenok (6-0, 6-0), second singles Jim Cunningham (6-2, 6-3) and third singles Brian Daley (6-2, 6-2) all won for Danvers (3-1). Kevin Hodgkins/Zach Noring (6-3, 6-0) and Matt Kidney/Chris Shalkoski (6-1, 6-3) captured the doubles matches for the Falcons who are now 3-0 in the Northeastern Conference.

Marblehead 5, Winthrop 0: Senior co-captain Miles Barry won 6-0, 6-1 at first singles, junior Dimitri Vlassov took No. 2 6-0, 6-0 and junior Griffin Butterfield won at third position 6-3, 6-0 to pace the Magicians. Michael Fortse and Justin Faia won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles and Matt Jepsky and Garrett Tully won their varsity debut 7-5, 6-2 at second doubles.

St. John’s Prep 4, Xaverian 1: Nico Limacher (6-3, 6-0) and Chase Davis (6-0, 6-2) won second and third singles respectively for the Eagles (5-1) while Sean Nork/Mateo Jacome (6-3, 6-2) and Andrew Cardigan/Scott Reister (6-4, 7-5) swept the doubles matches.

Triton 4, Hamilton-Wenham 1: First doubles partners Frankie Bucco and Jack Hopkins (5-7, 6-2, 7-6, 7-1) picked up the lone win for the Generals (0-3).

Manchester Essex 4, Ipswich 1: Max Benford won at third singles (6-4, 2-6, 6-4) for Ipswich (1-3).

Masconomet 3, Lynnfield 2: Singles wins from sophomore Alex Fizz (6-0, 6-0) and senior Cam Netland (6-4, 6-1), as well as a three-set victory in second doubles from sophomore Cooper McVay and junior Mark Daniels (6-1, 4-6, 6-1) gave Masconomet its first ‘W’ in three matches this spring.



Pingree 8, Dexter 7: Senior Brandon Franco scored with just over two minutes left as Pingree (2-2) defeated the defending three-time New England champions. Junior Carter Rossano (three goals, one assist) and sophomore Sam Ober (three goals) led the offense while freshman goalie CJ White had 17 saves and the Highlander defense was excellent in front of him.

Masconomet 10, Newburyport 6: Max Craig (three goals, two assists), Cam Jung (two goals, two assists), Harry Cwik (two goals) and Tom Cashin (two goals) were the top offensive contributors for Masco (4-2) while Mitchell Godett was excellent at the faceoff X.

Bishop Fenwick 15, Marian 6: Chris Napolitano had six goals and one assist while Kyle Russell scored five and dished out three helpers as Fenwick evened its record at 4-4. Mark Nalesnik added three goals and three assists, Jake Mitchell also scored and goaltender Nick Finan made a dozen saves.


Masconomet 3, Pentucket 2: Emily Dow got the win for Masco (3-1) striking out five while giving up no earned runs in seven innings. Sophomore Cayla Murray hit a triple in the bottom of the seventh and scored on a passed ball while her sister, Jordyn Murray, had a two-out RBI double to tie the game in the previous inning.

Bishop Fenwick 10, Austin Prep 3: Natalie Moore was the winning pitcher for Bishop Fenwick (2-2) allowing just four hits. Junior catcher Gaby Hart was 3 for 3 with three runs and four RBI while senior second basemen Jen Crovo was 2 for 4 with three runs scored and a RBI.

Pingree 5, Newton Country Day 0: Christina Chalmers picked up her third straight win, allowing two hits and striking out four to lead the Highlanders (3-1). Chalmers also had two hits and an RBI. Gabby Muniz and Haley Sabino played well defensively for Pingree.



Marblehead 5, Winthrop 0: The Magicians cruised past Winthrop to improve to 2-1. Kelly Mealey (6-1, 6-2), Julia Channing (6-0, 6-0) and Lily Frontero (6-0, 6-0) each won at singles while the doubles teams of Amanda Gilberg/Meagan Hanratty (6-0, 6-0) and Alice Yufa/Hannah Cohen (6-1, 6-0) also won.

Peabody 4, Salem 1: Rachael Gillis (6-2, 5-7, 6-1), Dany Chhan (6-1, 6-0) and Eleni Petronelis 6-1, 6-4) won first, second and third singles respectively as Peabody bumped its record to 4-0. Anna Grimalyak and Alisa Pereira (6-3, 6-1) topped first doubles.

Beverly 5, Revere 0: Sophie Claus (6-0, 6-1), Maddie Trembley (6-1, 6-0) and Carly Blau (6-0, 6-0) cruised through singles play for Beverly (4-1) which is now 4-0 in the NEC. Ruby Murphy/Teyah Fasheh (6-2, 6-0) and Allison Lewandowski/Kira Kennedy (6-0, 6-4) topped the doubles matches for the Panthers.

Lynnfield 4, Masconomet 1: Rebecca Costa (6-2, 6-4) won the third singles match but Masco (3-1) suffered its first loss of the season.

Manchester Essex 4, Ipswich 1: First doubles team of Abby McCarthy and Kristin Klimowicz earned the Tigers’ point.



Beverly 70, Peabody 56: Kristen O’Connor won the high jump (4-10), low hurdles (65.4), triple jump (34-6) and high hurdles (15.7) setting the Beverly (3-0) school record in the low hurdles. Haylea Northcott topped the 100 hurdles (13.3), Julianna Wesley won the mile (5:27), Caitlin Harty took the 400 (61.5), MaryCate Flaherty was first in the 800 (2:24) and the 4x400 team of Harty, Wesley, Flaherty and Keeley Higgins was first with a time of 4:25.

Salem 73, Lynn Classical 63: The Witches (1-1) prevailed behind event winners Yailin Almonte (high hurdles), Abbey Tavernese (400 hurdles), Emily Hernando (100), Laura Barnes (mile), Danielle Stoltz (800), Mikaela Dionne (2-mile), Rebecca Beaulieu (javelin) and Esther Hamidou (triple jump).


Salem 85, Lynn Classical 51: Jon Crimble was a quad-winner for Salem (2-0) winning the 100, 200, long jump and triple jump. Other winners for the Witches were freshman Shawn Small (mile), Jerry Canada (110), John Swasey (400), Pete Duffy (800), Riley Grondin (shot put) and Anand Patel (two mile).


Salem State wins two: Viking pitching sparkling in 5-0 and 5-1 wins over Framingham State as Salem State improved to 21-11 and stayed on top of the MASCAC at 8-0 in league play. Mike Richardson’s 5-hit shutout keyed the first game while Mike Lamothe, Brett Cahill, Colton Fontaine and Andrew Deloury had RBI. In the 5-1 nightcap, Tim Woods went the distance, Ethan Trowt plated three runs and Cahill earned another RBI.



Endicott 5, Springfield 4: The NCAA tournament bound Gulls won their spring match in as many tries on Amy Heacox’s match clinching win at No. 1 singles. Brittany Potter, Jamie Zompa and Suzie Newman also won singles matches as Endicott rallied from a 2-1 hole after doubles action.


Gordon, Endicott split: North Shore Cup rivals Gordon and Endicott traded shutouts in a doubleheader yesterday, with the Scots winning and Endicott coming back to win 4-0 in the nightcap. Gordon’s Skylar Bareford allowed only three hits over seven frames to outduel Nell O’Connor (five strikeouts), and Kara Pepper’s sacrifice bunt plated the only run Gordon (8-18 overall) needed.

Emily Hoffman, Alex Moise, Jaime Corda and Rachel Couto (homer) drove in runs for Endicott (18-7-1) in the second game and sophomore Courtney Blake earned the win on the hill. Bareford threw all 14 innings for Gordon.


Western New England 18, Salem State 6: Alex Pearsons had two goals and two assists and Andy Rice also scored twice, but the Vikings (3-9) couldn’t match up with the Colonials on the road.