The Salem News
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Danvers 1, Lexington 0: Sarah Potter beat the Lexington keeper on the right side and passed to a wide open Nicole Pszenny to win the game for the Falcons (10-6-3) with two minutes to play in regulation.
“We were a little slow in the beginning, but picked up speed in the second half” said veteran head coach Barb Damon. “The girls made the adjustments based on what they saw and it was great for them to get the win.”
The Falcons await their fate and will play the winner of the Acton-Boxboro/Central Catholic game on Monday.
Newton North 2, Peabody 1: Dayna Collins scored the Tanners’ lone goal with traffic in front of the net, during last night’s Division 1 North tournament game. Jenna Ferullo assisted on the goal, which tied the game at one a piece. Newton North went on to score in overtime, but Holly Smith came up with big saves in goal for Peabody (10-6-3). Senior captain Sabrina Rizzo played strong defensively.
Pingree 0, Newton Country Day 0: Liz James, Jill Witwicki, Danielle Kanter and keeper Kelsey Dion played well in the overtime tie for Pingree (13-4-1).
Manchester Essex 17, Ipswich 14: The Hornets kicked a field goal with 1:23 left in the game to take the lead and ultimately the win. Manchester Essex intercepted an Ipswich pass during the Tigers (2-7) final scoring drive.
Lynnfield 4, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 1: Senior Jeremy Cronan scored his first-career goal as the Bulldogs (7-8-4) lost in the preliminary round of the Division 3 state tournament. Seniors Ron Donahue and Wilson Aguilar, along with freshman Sam Cueva had strong games in the midfield.
Austin Prep 1, Bishop Fenwick 0: Seniors Mike Mackenzie (captain), Mike Napolitano (captain), Drew Thibodeau (captain) and Adam Heronian helped the Crusaders (6-9-4) make the playoffs after a 1-7 start but Fenwick, which had the 20 seed, couldn’t get past number 13 AP.
Ipswich 4, Whittier Tech 1: In Div. 3 action, the Tigers (8-6-4) defeated 19th seeded Whittier in the preliminary round. Ryan Law recorded two goals. David Dick had a goal and an assist, Slater Sullivan had a single goal and Sam Benford finished with three assists. Ipswich travels to Lowell Catholic on Sunday.
MArblehead 1, Reading 0: The Magicians (7-8-3) upset 14th seeded Reading in their first postseason game in three years. Junior Cole Guyer scored off a corner kick from Brett Leblanc in overtime. Sophomore keeper Max Walther recorded 15 saves for the shutout victory. Marblehead takes on No. 3 seeded Wilmington on Sunday night.
Pingree 6, Landmark 1: Matt Finbury led the scoring for the Highlander (4-8-3) with a pair of goals. Nate Corning, Kian McGee, Connord Reardon and Nate Graves all had single markers for Pingree.
Arlington Catholic 1, Swampscott 0: The Big Blue (8-7-4) suffered a disappointing loss to a lower seeded Arlington Catholic team in a Div. 2 preliminary round contest.
Pingree 3, Newton Country Day 0: Charlotte Esty, Emma Whalen and Liza Steele had the goals for Pingree (10-3-1), which won their last eight games.
Ipswich 2, Watertown 0: Courtney Long scored off Maria Ballzer’s corner kick to take a 1-0 lead into halftime. Lia Zieglar got the second Ipswich goal at the 12 minute mark of the second half from inside the box.
“We really wanted to get this first win,” said head coach Nancy Waddell. “We’ve had such a hard time scoring during the season, but it was nice to win by more than one goal.”
The Tigers (8-4-7) will travel to Shawsheen on Sunday for a first round contest.
Brimmer &May 3, Waring 2: Ayla Raulauha and Brooklyn Stan scored in the semifinal loss for Waring (11-5-1).
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Pingree wins: The Highlanders placed first in the Eastern Independent League tournament with a team total of 48 points. Top finishers include, Evan Maravelis who placed 7th (18:04), Kyle Skelton (8th, 18:18) and Carmine Piantedosi (9th, 18:19).
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Highlanders place 4th: Pingree came in girls placed fourth overall out of nine teams. Maddie Dwortz ran a 20:26 to capture fourth, Blair Kaneb took 11th place (21:40) and Lauren Menzie finished 12th (21:42).
Pingree 4 1/2, Beaver Country Day 1 1/2: Brandon Franco, Gabriel Salter and Matthew St. Clair had wins for the Highlanders.
Salem State 3, Bridgewater State 1: Eryk Fernandez recorded two goals and an assist to lift the top seeded Vikings (11-6-1) past Bridgewater. Saimir Zepaj scored the other goal as SSU moves onto to play Westfield State on Sunday.
Westfield State 2, Salem State 0: Salem State goalkeeper Rachel Ledbetter made eight saves in last night’s MASCAC semifinal loss. The Vikings (10-6-2) held undefeated Westfield scoreless for nearly 60 minutes.