, Salem, MA

October 18, 2012

Area roundup: Sardo, team effort leads Pingree to thrilling win

The Salem News

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Allie Sardo may have scored both goals in Pingree’s thrilling 2-1 overtime victory over Governor’s but in head coach Kathy Hoffman’s eyes it was all about the collective.

“Her (Sardo’s) performance was obviously key to us winning but I have to say it was really a team effort,” said Hoffman. “They really pulled together as a team. It’s a team sport and that’s how they won the game.”

Sardo scored in the first half on an unassisted goal but Governor’s tied the game with under two minutes to go in the second half. Sardo’s game-winner came after time had expired with only a Pingree corner left to play out.

Liz Jayne passed the ball out of the corner and Sardo beat a defender before blasting a shot into the back of the cage.

Sophomore goalie Kelsey Dion made some incredible saves in the win according to Hoffman. “She’s been playing great all season, we had a game earlier in the season that we lost where she took 21 shots,” said Hoffman. “She’s just really come on strong for us.”

Pingree bumped its record to 8-4.


Chelsea 5, North Shore Tech 0: The Bulldogs slipped to 6-5-4 but got solid play from junior Nico Gillespie, senior Tony Ascallilo and sophomore Nick Johnston. North Shore plays Whittier on Friday with an opportunity to grab a share of the Commonwealth Small crown.

Masco 2, H-W 0: The Chieftains (12-0-2) continued their strong play with goals from Edison Forbes and Chip Sherman (assist). Keeper John Black made three saves for the shutout and hasn’t allowed a goal in the nearly six full games he’s played in. Centerbacks Tighe VanLenten and Demetri Decoulos were solid on defense.

The Generals (5-6-2) had good play from Andrew Kang (left midfield), Henry Eager (striker) and Logan McCulloch (forward).

Bishop Fenwick Archbishop Williams 1: Rishad DeSilva recorded the Bishop Fenwick (5-8-4) marker on an assist from Iftimi Arapi. According to head coach Nick Padovani it was the Crusaders’ best game of the season.

Waring 5, Chapel Hill 0: Waring (4-2-3) used two goals from Galen March and Matt Lyman to down Chapel Hill. Alex Mitchell filled in at keeper nicely and Teddy Lyman had a strong defensive outing.


Ipswich 1, Rockport 1: Ipswich took a 1-0 lead when Maria Balzer put home her own rebound after a corner kick, but Rockport answered three minutes later to tie the game. Junior midfielder Katie Monahan played well for the Tigers (5-4-6) before leaving the game with an injury.

Pingree 4, Berwick Academy 0: Kerri Zerfoss and Charlotte Esty had a goal and an assist each while getting strong play from the back line of Katlyn Oliver, Jackie Maren, Maggie Grennell and Kristina Caradonna kept Berwick off the board. Taylor Landers and Emma Whalen also scored for Pingree (5-3).

Bishop Fenwick 6, Archbishop Williams 0: Colleen Corcoran scored a pair of goals for Bishop Fenwick (7-4-4) while Rose Fantozzi, Vicky Caruso, Danielle Deltorto and Natalie Emerson had a goal each.


Masconomet 168, Lynnfield 147: Senior captain Zack Staub and sophomore George May both shot even par 36s at Turner Hill in Ipswich for the Cape Ann League champion Chieftains (14-1). Senior captain Charlie May added 32 points in the win while senior Matt Peacock had a fine round, finishing with 28 points.

Hamilton-Wenham 119, Pentucket 103: The Generals (2-14) closed the season with a revenge victory over the Sachems. Pentucket defeated H-W by 54 points earlier in the season, but Brian Nicoll (28 points), J.D. Askwith (28), Spencer Bergholtz (17) and Kevin Heppner (16) helped the Generals pull out the win this time around.

Ipswich 118, Amesbury 116: Senior Jeremy Stelline was the leading scorer for Ipswich (5-11) with 26 points, Austin Rubino added 24 points and Adam Stelline chipped in 20 points.

SJP 239, Danvers 253: James Turner, Jeff O’Connor and Brandon Bingel all shot a 39 for St. John’s Prep which ended the regular season at 15-3. Trent King pitched a 39 for Danvers.

Salem 39, Gloucester 33: The Witches (7-12) finished up the regular season on high note. No. 1 Tim Richmond won his match 5-4, while Kyle Doherty, Madison Ballou and A.J. Darmody were also victorious in their matches.


Pingree 20, Bancroft 36: The Highlanders moved to 6-3 with solid finishes from Evan Maravelis (18:07), Carmine Piantedosi (18:22) and Kyle Skelton (18:57).


Pingree sweeps: The Highlanders (9-2) got wins over Bancroft (19-41) and Newton (25-32) in yesterday’s tri-meet. Maddie Dwortz (4th, 22:05), Blair Kaneb (5th, 22:07) and Lauren Menzie (7th, 22:09) were among the top finishers for Pingree.


Peabody 3, Hamilton-Wenham 2: After a slow start, the Tanners woke up for a victory, defeating the Generals in five games (23-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-14, 15-9). Carolyn Scacchi led the way with 20 kills and Olivia Summit stood out with 13 kills and two blocks. Kim Sousa added five kills and four aces while Courtney Bua provided Peabody (12-1) with a spark off the bench.

”I think mostly the kids woke up and realized this would be loss No. 2,” Peabody coach Lisa Keene said. “They came into this game maybe a little overconfident, but the first two games brought them to life.”

Hamilton-Wenham senior captain Rachel Gershlak stood out for the Generals, collecting 26 digs, eight aces and 12 attacks. Addie McInnis contributed 10 attacks for H-W, and senior libero Nikki Leonard pitched in with 27 digs.

Andover 3, Masco 0: The Chieftains (5-9) fell in straight games (25-16, 25-12, 25-12).


Bridgewater State 3, Salem State 2: The Vikings had 1-0 lead to start the second half, but couldn’t contain Bridgewater with three goals late in the game. Courtney Lynch got the scoring going for Salem State (8-6) in the first half and Lauren Pazdziorny (Middleton) scored with just seven seconds left in the game.

University of New England 3, Endicott 2: The Gulls (10-4) suffered their first CCC loss of the season to move to 6-1 in the conference. Hannah Thornberg recorded both of Endicott’s goals, one in each half.


Endicott 2, Nichols 0: Senior captain Caitlin Peters scored her first goal of the season early in the first half as the Gulls improved to 9-5-2 overall. LeeAnn Card netted the second of the game, while sophomore goalkeeper Katie Donnelly recorded two saves for the shutout.


Endicott 5, Roger Williams 4: The Gulls stormed back from a 4-1 deficit to advance to the Commonwealth Coast Conference finals. Natalie Egbert and Chrissy Martel won 8-2 at doubles for Endicott’s only point in the first five matches. Endicott (13-2) then swept the top four singles spots for the win.

Emilie Cloutier (6-3, 6-2), Martel (6-2, 7-5), Egbert (6-2, 6-2) and Amy Heacox (3-6, 7-5, 6-4) closed it out for the Gulls, who will play Nichols this weekend in the championship.