Even facing a two-goal deficit, Peabody boys soccer coach Stan McKeen knew the next goal would be the big one. The Tanners got it and momentum came as part of the package.
Peabody scored three second half goals to edge Lynn English, 3-2, yesterday.
“A 2-0 lead is probably the worst lead in the world to have. The next goal is key and we got it and took it to them in the second half,” McKeen said.
Ben Manoogian got Peabody (2-0-1) on the board two minutes into the second half and Joao Correia tied it 13 minutes later. C.J. Alimonti then set up Manoogian for the game winner 22 minutes in.
“We had great chances in the first half, but couldn’t put any in and they came down probably four times and put two in,” McKeen said. “We switched formations, normally we play 4-4-2 and we switched to a 3-4-3 and created more pressure up top and we were able to convert. That was a big thing.”
Ben Britton and Ryan Wolff played well for the Tanners.
Assabet Valley 7, NST/Essex Aggie 0: Freshman Matt Page played well in the loss for the Bulldogs (0-4), which look for their first win tomorrow against Minuteman.
Austin Prep 1, Bishop Fenwick 0: The Cougars scored with 15 minutes left to go in the game to take down the Crusaders (2-3-1) yesterday. Keeper Ryan Trott, Mike Desmarais, Rishad DeSilva and Tyler Fouhey all played well for Fenwick in the loss.
Swampscott 4, Dracut 0: Two goals from Jamie Caponigro helped the Big Blue (1-1-1) earn their first win of the year in a non-league match on the road. Meg Hartmann and Shauna King also had goals and Mackenzie Robertson had two assists. Swamspcott scored in the first ten minutes to take the lead and added three goals in the second half to pull away.
Manchester Essex 5, Georgetown 0: Senior forward Anna Heffernan led the Hornets with a game-high two goals. Paige Daval, Taylor Meek and Brittany Smith all scored in the win.
Hamilton-Wenham 3, Saugus 0: Sophia Zizza netted a pair of goals and Rachel Holappa scored once as the Generals improved to 2-2 on the season. Solid defense from Taylor Ward and Maggie Burns helped Hamilton-Wenham keep Saugus off the scoreboard and MacKenzie Plante had one assist.
Brooks 4, Pingree 0: The Highlanders (1-1) got strong games from senior captain Jillian Witwicki of Danvers offensively, as well as freshman Nicole Giannino of Boxford on defense.
Masconomet 8, No. Reading 2: Belle Ives and Maddie LaFreniere each scored two goals and junior Michelle Flaherty netted her first varsity goal as the Chieftains (4-0) remained unbeaten on the season. Dana Balek, Maddie Doyle, Julianna Kostas and Margaret Maysek also played well and junior Alexa Puleio picked up one assist.
Ipswich 2, Georgetown 1: Meghan Lindahl scored the winning goal with an assist from Maddi Hill as the Tigers grabbed a Cape Ann League win. Nikki Pignone scored a first-half goal form Ipswich.
agateHed:BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Crusaders split: Eric Loehle was fifth overall in a tri-meet with a time of 18:51 as Fenwick earned its first win of the year, 23-43 over Austin Prep, but also fell to Cardinal Spellman, 22-33. Matt Loehle wasn’t far behind in sixth overall at 19:07, Nick Tambini was seventh in 19:19 and Jimmy DeGiulio was ninth in 19:56. Sean Cray also ran well for the Crusaders in 11th at 20:16.
agateHed:GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Fenwick takes two: The Crusaders ran very well in the middle of the pack in a tri-meet to take down Austin prep, 24-35, and Cardinal Spellman, 27-28. Arianna Maida was second overall with a time of 19:33 and Sydney Packard was fifth in 21:00. Bishop Fenwick’s next three runners, Meghan Clancy (8th, 23:05), Mary Pasquale (10th, 23:19) and Sam Claveau (11th, 24:07) made the difference as Fenwick started the season 2-0.
Andover 3, Hamilton-Wenham 0: The Generals (0-3) were swept 25-7, 25-7, 25-6 against one of the top teams statewide from the Merrimack Valley Conference.
Bishop Fenwick 3, Melrose 1: The Crusaders took down Melrose 25-23, 23-25, 25-16, 25-16 on the strength of a combined 45 kills from their outside hitters. Kate Lipka led the way with 20 kills while Gianna Pizzano had 11 and Jen Crovo and Madison Camelo had seven each. Senior setter Tessa MaLaughlin kept the offense moving with 36 assists.
Masconomet 3, Beverly 1: The Chieftains improved to 3-1 with 25-16, 20-25, 28-26, 25-23 wins.
Bridget Keaton served for 14 points and seven aces for Beverly (3-1) while Hayley Finik also served for 14 points and one ace. Kristen Abbondanza added seven attacks and three kills for the Panthers.
Bishop Fenwick 150, Cardinal Spellman 113: Curtis Craffey and Will Vigneron earned 28 and 26 points respectively in the Crusaders first win of the season.
Winthrop 48, Salem 24: A.J. Darmody won 5-4 and Cam Twomey halved his match to highlight Salem’s performance. The Witches slipped to 2-3.
Triton 162, Hamilton-Wenham 128: Scotty Hughes (24 points), Harrison O’Brien (23) and Kevin Heppner (22) played well, but it wasn’t enough for the Generals (2-2).
agateHed:WOMEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS
Gordon 9, Clark 0: The Scots (4-3) won all six matches in straight sets with victories from Caroline Hall/Cindi Flynn, Tawnie Yeaw/Lily Drescher as well as Hall, Yeaw, Flynn and Drescher in singles.