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October 9, 2012

Monday's area roundup: Second half rally powers Peabody boys soccer


The Salem News

---- — BOYS SOCCER

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.

GIRLS SOCCER

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.

Beverly 6, Winthrop 1: Junior striker Caitlin Harty had a hat trick and added one assist as the visiting Panthers improved to 8-2. Sophomore Eva Goudreau finished with a goal and one assist while Meggie Manzo and Sarah Visnick also scored. Casey Cook, a junior, had a terrific game at midfield for the Panthers as well.

FIELD HOCKEY

Danvers 1, Saugus 1: Sophomore forward Caitlin McBride scored about seven minutes into the second half to tie the contest for the Falcons (4-4-3). Senior sweeper Hannah Salmonsen had a great game for Danvers as well.

Acton-Boxborough 5, Bishop Fenwick 0: The Crusaders fell to 3-6-2 on the season despite strong midfield games from Jackie Hart, Kathleen Moran and Caitlin Pollard.

Ipswich 3, Hamilton-Wenham 0: The Generals fall to 3-5 after a tough road loss.

GOLF

Triton 143, Hamilton-Wenham 134: Spencer Bergholtz (28 points), Matt Andre (27) and Brian Nicoll (26) were among the Generals’ high scorers yesterday. Hamilton-Wenham (1-11) improved greatly on its last meeting with Triton after having lost by more than 50 points previously.

COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY

Endicott 3, Western New England 1: Hannah Thornberg, Emily Sawchuck and Melissa Enright scored the goals for the Gulls as they remain undefeated in Commonwealth Coast Conference at 5-0 (9-3 overall). Western New England took 10 penalty corners to Endicott’s nine, but Endicott outshot the hosts 18-6.