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September 25, 2013

Tuesday's area roundup: Beverly boys edge Danvers in cross country thriller


The Salem News

---- — BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Beverly 25, Danvers 31: The Panthers (3-1) got a total team victory as Campbell Wood was second overall (16:54) and the group of Brian McPherson (17:20), Anthony Morrissey (17:48) and Michael Scott (17:49) went 4-5-6 to pick up pivotal points. Zach Bauer ran 18:04 to help Beverly seal the win.”Every finish was big today,” said Beverly coach Sean Dunleavy. “All those places in the middle were pivotal. It was big for Campbell to break up Danvers’ top two, for the middle guys to run together and for Zach to cap things off.”Danvers’ James Bailey was the overall race winner in 16:40 and Kevin Hebert was third in 17:02. Ryan Heber (7th, 18:00) and Ryan Cassidy (9th, 18:21) were also in the top 10.”It was very close,” said Danvers coach John Norris, “A very exciting race.”

Swampscott 15, Salem 48: The Big Blue’s Matt Mahoney set a new Salem High course record at Winter Island by finishing in 17:43 and Swampscott (4-0) stayed perfect on the season. Bennett Smith (19:06), Marco Scibelli (19:16), Noah Conti (19:31), Robert McLaughlin (19:47) and Emery Green (20:18) were the top six for Swampscott.

Fenwick splits: Eric Loehle was the top finisher in the tri-meet in fourth with a time of 19:21 as Fenwick beat Lowell Catholic 20-37 but fell to Arlington Catholic 25-31. Nick Tambini was sixth (19:47) and Matt Loehle seventh (19:50 for the Crusaders (2-2) while Billy Noftle and Sean Cray tied for tenth with times of 20:32.

St. John’s Prep 15, Catholic Memorial 50: Senior John Brennan placed first overall with a time of 18:05 to help the Eagles stay undefeated (2-0) on the season. Evan MacMullin (18:26) was second, Dan McGinn (18:57) came in third and sophomore Jackson Skelley (18:59) finished fourth.

Marblehead 15, Lynn Classical 50: Race winner Chris Rodts ran 17:11 while Adam Linsky came in at 17:46 and Hillman Hollister finished in 17:52 as the Magicians stayed perfect on the season at 3-0.

VOLLEYBALL

Bishop Fenwick 3, Matignon 0: Chandler Wilder had 14 digs and the Crusaders (6-1) came away with a 25-13, 25-9, 25-15 win. Julie Ywuc paced the offense with 11 assists, Jen Crovo had 12 kills and Madison Camela came up with eight kills.

Governor’s Academy 3, Pingree 0: Middle hitter Hanna Stasiuk had five kills and three blocks for Pingree, which fell 25-9, 25-18 and 25-16. Haley Sabino had a strong all-around match with three assists, four digs and two blocks.

FIELD HOCKEY

Manchester Essex 5, North Reading 0: Brittany Smith and Anna Heffernan had two goals each and Taylor Meek scored once as the Hornets (6-0-1) remained unbeaten on the season.

Hamilton-Wenham 1, Georgetown 0: Senior captain Phoebe MacCurrach scored the winning goal late in the first half and the Generals (3-3-1) held on for a Cape Ann League win. Senior goalie Maddie Werner played well to keep the shutout and senior Sophia Zizza also had a strong game.

Ipswich 1, Newburyport 0: The Tigers (5-1) got the goal they needed with just under five minutes left in regulation as Carolyn Lynch found the back of the net with an assist from Nikki Pignone. The Tigers didn’t allow a shot on goal in game or a Newburyport corner try.

GOLF

St. John’s Prep 228, BC High 246: Sophomores James Turner (3-under 33) and Stephen Dilisio (1-under 35) both came in under par at Salem Country Club to lead the Eagles (6-1, 3-0) to a Catholic Conference win. Freshman Mark Turner carded a 39 for the Prep as well.

Masconomet 140, Hamilton-Wenham 125: George May earned 28 points as the Chieftains improve to 4-3 overall. Mike Manni finished with 27 points and Christian Cardarelli added 23 points. The Generals (3-5) were led by Mike Gillis and Dillon Duran, both with 25 points, as well as Kevin Heppna who had 22 points.

Winthrop 51, Swampscott 21: Griffin Hunt (6-3) was the lone winner for the Big Blue (4-5).

Danvers 43, Gloucester 29: Mike Plansky, Wes Milbury, Alex Taylor, Matt Alexander and TIm Unczur all were victorious for the Falcons (2-5-1).

Peabody 52 1/2, Lynn English 19 1/2: The Tanners (5-3-1) received wins from all eight of their golfers: Nolan Franny, Matt Correale, Steve Ferrante, Pat McCarthy, Ted Izzo, Steve Goggin, Blake Ward and Chris Ciampa.

Beverly 60.5 Salem 11.5: The Panthers continue their unbeaten streak at 8-0 on the season. Ryan Anderson (7-2), Bryce Mitchell (8-1) and Chris Sinclair (7 1/2- 1 1/2) all had wins for Beverly. Kyle Doherty and Josh Powers played well in defeat for the Witches.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Swampscott 15, Salem 15: Sarah Kelley won the 2.95 mile race in 23:25 to help the Big Blue move to 2-2. Alyssa Mauriello (23:26), Isabella Kornitsky (23:35), Vivian Gere (23:42), Veronica Rizzo (23:44), Michelle Laconte (24:15) and Charlotte Westhoven (24:19) were the top seven overall finishers for Swampscott.

Marblehead 15, Lynn Classical 45: Race winner Janaya Randall finished in 18:50 as Marblehead improved to 2-0. Lily Roberts (19:01), Sarah Oliver (20:19), Paige Ferrucci (20:21) and Anna Barrell (21:19) all ran well as the Magicians took the top five spots in the race.

Crusaders win one, lose one: Bishop Fenwick took the top two places in winner Arianna Maida (20:10) and runner-up Sydney Packard (20:50) but fell to Arlington Catholic 25-35 while beating Lowell Catholic 17-45. Mary Pasquale was next in at 23:17 for ninth place while Meg Clancy (23:55, 11th) and Sam Claveau (24:34, 12th) had strong showings for the Crusaders (3-1).

Beverly 20, Danvers 41: Abby Walsh (19:26) was the top finisher for the Panthers (4-0), placing second overall. Nicole Demars finished just six seconds later at 19:32, good for third place and Julianna Wesley finished fourth at 20:07. Danvers’ Catalina Dominick won the race in 18:27, which was the fastest time ever by a Falcon on their home course (Heather Wilson held the previous record pf 18:30 and Shalane Flanagan holds the overall record of 17:57). Alison Barker ran 21:05 and finished seventh for Danvers (3-1).

GIRLS SOCCER

Waring 4, Gann Academy 0: Waring moves to 5-0 on the season behind freshman Amanda Adams’ three goal performance. Merilyn Hinrichs added a goal and an assist in the win.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS

Endciott 9, Eastern Nazarene 0: Amy Heacox, Natalie Ebgert, Suzie Newman, Sarah Hill, Savannah Deady and Kelsey Lawrence all won singles matches as Endicott (7-2) stayed unbeaten in conference play at 5-0. Heacox and Chrissy Martel will be playing in the ITA Regionals this weekend for the Gulls, who also swept doubles behind Heacox/Mackenzie Rhodes, Newman/Brittany Potter and Skyelar MacLeod/Jamie Zompa.

Worcester State 7, Salem State 2: April McDermott won at first single (6-3, 6-0) and Katie Razzaboni won at No. 3 singles (6-0, 6-4) but the Lady Vikings (1-4) didn’t get any other points against Worcester State.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER

Endicott 2, Babson 1 (OT): Taylor Geas scored her first goal of the year in the 100th minute to lift the Gulls (5-3-1) to an overtime win that was also Babson’s first loss of the year. Laura Wysocki scored for Endicott in the second half to erase a 1-0 Babson lead and keeper Katie Donnelly stopped four shots.

MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER

Eastern Conn. 1, Salem State 0: The Vikings (0-6) actually didn’t have a shot until the 74th minute and it came off the foot of Samir Zepaj. Salem State keeper Nondas Kargakis made four saves.

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

Newbury 3, Salem State 0: The Lady Vikings (1-4) lost 29-27 in a tough first set and couldn’t recover as they lost the next two 25-21, 25-21. Jazmin Santos led Salem State with 13 kills and also picked up 13 digs while Emily Peay had nine kills and MacKenzie Carpenter had 25 assists.

Wentworth 3, Gordon 2: The Fighting Scots fell to 6-7 on the year in their second conference match by set scores of 25-23, 23-25, 28-30, 25-21, 8-15.

COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY

Gordon 3, WNEC 1: Courtney Scott notched her 14th goal of the year and Sarah Shannon and Brittany Hawkins also scored as the Fighting Scots improved to 6-2 on the season.

Endicott 7, Roger Williams 0: The Gulls (5-3) blitzed host RWU en route to a Commonwealth Coast Conference win. Kathryn Walker, Elizabeth Leclair and MacKenzie Hurst each scored two goals in the victory as Endciott had a 17-2 edge in shots.