After a tough loss against Acton-Boxboro a few nights ago, the Masconomet boys lacrosse team bounced back with a huge 14-11 win over B.C. High. The victory is the first over the Eagles in program history.
Senior captain Jake Gillespie exploded offensively for the Chieftains (1-1), scoring nine goals, which tied the school record.
"It was a rough outing against Acton-Boxboro, so it was really nice for the team to come together and turn it around for a win," said head coach Tom Cobb. "It's important to see how we match up against a team like B.C. High this early in the season."
Tim Towler netted three goals for the Chieftains, while senior midfielder Kurt Hunziker added a goal and an assist. Senior attack Wes Shrewsbury had a marker and two assist and Tam Jung assisted on two goals.
nashoba valley 15, nst/essex aggie 12: The Bulldogs took a two-goal lead to start the game, but Nashoba Valley came back. Ian LeFavour and Justin Lee netted four goals apiece, while Nick Hardy scored three for NST. Goalkeeper Mike Lentini turned away 12 shots.
Wayland 7, Marblehead 4: Jacob Maselek scored three goals for Marblehead, but Wayland hit for four unanswered goals in the fourth quarter. Brooks Tyrell also scored for Marblehead (0-1).
St. John's Prep 16, Malden Catholic 3: Dan Mini (4 goals, 1 assist), Drew O'Connell (3-2) and Andrew Gallahue (3-1) had big games for St. John's (1-0), which jumped out to a 10-2 lead at the half. Joey Cavallaro (2-1), Ben Alpern (2-0) and Tucker Mscisz (2-0) also contributed to the scoring. Derek Ofbahr won 14 faceoffs.
North Andover 15, Peabody 8: Keifer Heckman (3-1), Nick Ouellette (2-1), and Eric Hennessey (2-0) provided most of the offense for Peabody (0-1). Evan Connolly also played well for Peabody, making 20 saves in net, while Jeremiah Manfra scooped 10 ground balls and Mike Vadala had a solid day at the faceoff X.
newburyport 18, swampscott 8: Senior Katie Zarinsky netted three goals, but it wasn't enough as the Big Blue fell in the home opener. Jesse DePaolo had two goals and an assist, while Taylor Beaton scored a pair.
Masconomet 14, North Andover 9: Amy Arnold and Kathleen Gillespie each had four goals and four assists to help the Chieftains to victory in their opener. Zoe Cennami added one goal and three assists, while Jackie Tilton pitched in with a pair of goals. Belle Ives, Hannah Brazel, and Rebecca Phillips also scored while freshman Lili Miller got her first win in net.
Marblehead 19, Pentucket 15: Kiley Fischer blew up for eight goals and three assists, while Meggie Collins pitched in with five goals, two assists, and four ground balls as Marblehead (1-0) picked up a victory. Tyler Phillips (3-1) and Cassie Rodgers (1-1) also stood out.
Hamilton-Wenham 14, North Reading 3: Emily Gaucher (6 goals, 1 assist) and Abby Hughes (5-2) powered the Generals' offense, while goalie Morgan Kimball bolstered the defense by making 15 saves.
Danvers 5, Bishop Fenwick 0: Nick Lisichenok, Gabe Ochonski and Dan Benson each won at singles for Danvers, while the doubles teams of Jim Grace/Jimmy Cunningham and Steve Wilkinson/Jon Wright also prevailed.
St. John's Prep 5, B.C. High 0: Cameron Trosin (6-1, 6-1), Chris Toner (6-2, 6-2) and Niko Limacher (6-1, 6-0) had the wins at singles, while Ian Wright/Dan Cunningham (6-0, 6-3) and Jonathan Shaffer/Tim Cunningham (6-1, 6-2) picked up the doubles victories.
Masconomet 4, Peabody 1: Dylan Giustra (6-2, 6-2) and Cam Netland (6-0, 6-0) took care of the singles wins for Masco. Jack Roscoe and Mark Daniels won at first doubles (6-1, 6-1) and Zach Staub and Sam Gordon did the job at No. 2 (6-0, 6-0).
Masconomet 3, Swampscott 2: Swampscott's captain Tatum Pederson won her third singles matchup, (4-6, 6-2, 6-2), while seniors Alicia Coyle and Danica Villanueva (second doubles) swept their opponents (6-2, 6-3).
Bishop Fenwick 5, Lowell Catholic 0: Sophomore No. 1 Meagan McCarthy, who went undefeated last year, survived with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory to highlight the Crusaders. Meredith Maguire (6-1, 6-1) and Demi Velonis (6-1, 6-1) also won at singles.
Jess Griffin and Sara Kanarkawiecz won at first doubles, 6-2, 6-3, and Amanda Ness and Colleen Sears completed the sweep at second doubles, 6-1, 6-0.
fenwick 81, arlington catholic 51: Junior Maggie Lepley doubled in the shot and javelin, while Rose Fantozzi placed first in the long jump and 100 meter dash to power the Crusaders (1-0).
Beverly 101, Gloucester 35: Panthers' junior Allison Collins and sophomore Caitlin Harty led their team with doubles wins. Collins doubled in the low hurdles and mile, while Harty took the long jump and 400.
Danvers 122, Lynn English 10: Xanthi Pantazelos won three events, the triple jump, the 100 and the 200, to power the Falcons (1-0). Lindsay Gotts doubled by taking the shot and the discus while Angela Caldarone won the long jump and Catalina Dominick won the mile.
fenwick 85, arlington catholic 50: The Crusaders opened the spring season with a home win after senior Shawn Farrell doubled in the shot and discus. Chris Poirier had a double win in the triple jump and 110 hurdles, while Charlie Maistrellis took first in the long jump..
danvers 98, lynn english 35: Senior captain Ethan Collins was a triple-winner for the Falcons (1-0), taking the 400 (57.4), the javelin (110-2) and triple jump (36-4 1/2). Danvers also had two double-winners, Joe Manson (shot, discus) and Craig Wilson (400, high hurdles).
gloucester 68, beverly 67: The Panthers dropped a close one to fall to 0-1 on the season. Matt Handler (100), Bruno Caetano (200), Brendan McGee (triple jump), Aren Samela (shot) and Joe Mcdonald (javelin) had single wins for Beverly.
st. john's Prep 3, st. john's shrewsbury 1: Brothers Zack and Jake Burt combined for 12 kills to help the Eagles to their third victory of the season (25-8, 25-12, 24-26, 25-13). Paul MacMullin finished with six kills and 16 service points.
Endicott splits Doubleheader: Junior captain Byrne Katz hit a fly ball that dropped to bring in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh to get the 5-4 over Wheaton. Sophomore pitcher Danielle LaRocque got the win in relief, allowing no runs and two strikeouts.
The Gulls (10-6) struggled offensively in the second game, scoring only a single run to fall, 7-1.
MEN'S COLLEGE TENNIS
roger williams 5, endicott 4: Junior Benjamin Randlett and freshman Eric Gandrup earned the 8-5 win in No. 2 doubles spot. Porter Williams and Mike Lauretano topped their opponents 8-1, but the Hawks took all the single matches for the victory.
Southern Maine 9, Endicott 3: The Gulls lost their third straight game, dropping to 10-12 overall. Michael Russo had three hits in the game and Tyler Hitchcock got the loss, allowing six runs in two and two-third innings.
Salem state 8, MIT 5: Chris Cocci's two-run triple in the fifth inning broke the 4-4 tie to ultimately power the Vikings (16-5). Ryan Beliveau started for SSU, left after two scoreless innings and Cory Collins earned the win.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE
Salem State 17, Elms 6: Kate Warren scored four times for the Vikings (4-1) while Kelsey Russell and Bridget Dullea pumped in three goals each.
MEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE
Gordon 12, Curry 8: The Scots (4-5) won with Adam Quinn, Mio Sison and Dan Perednia all scoring three goals.