Peabody 3, Gloucester 2: Trailing by two at halftime, the Tanners (6-1-2) scored three second half to pull out the victory.
C.J. Alimonti (”the game’s MVP” said head coach Stan McKeen) got things scored by scoring 11 minutes in off an assist from Joey Ramsay for Peabody. Five minutes later, captain Tommy Drover tied things up, with Ben Manoogian assisting. The game-winning goal came with six minutes to go off a crossing ball out front, going from the foot of Vlasi Duni to fellow captain Shaun Bernardo for the goal. Maynard Wheeler also had a spectacular night defensively for the winners.
Beverly 5, Winthrop 0: The Panthers (6-3-2) erupted for five second half goals yesterday in route to an easy W. Captain Conor Leahyled the way with three goals and two asissts, while Elias Cadena and captain Cam Rogers finished with a goal apiece. Justin Carnavale and Sean Hanlon combined for the shutout victory in the nets.
North Shore Tech/ Essex Aggie 2, Cathedral 1: Senior captain Ron Donahue had both goals for the Bulldogs, who improved to 4-3-3. Fellow senior captian Wilson Aguilar had one assist while juniors Nico Gillespie of Swampscott and Carter Sheehan of Salem also had terrific outings.
Salem 2, Swampscott 1: Jason Alas scored the game-winning goal off a penalty kick with two minutes remaining to power the Witches (6-2-1) to a key road win. Alex Carvajal put Salem on the board early on with a goal of his own.
Peabody 6, Gloucester 0: Madison Doherty scored two goals, Victoria Digiacomo had two goals and one assist and Hayley Dowd had two goals and two assists to lead a balanced Peabody (9-0) attack. Caroline Colbert and Sarah Godschall added assists for the Tanners, who qualified for the state tournament with the victory.
North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie X, Rockport X:
Swampscott 2, Salem 2: The Big Blue (5-2-3) shot out to a 2-0 lead behind goals from captain Erin Cassidy and fellow senior Emily Cerra, but had to settle for the tie after Salem rallied in the second half. Striker Leah Dawley had a fine game as well.