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October 20, 2012

Gabel's goal lifts Marblehead field hockey to shutout victory


The Salem News

---- — FIELD HOCKEY

Marblehead 1, Saugus 0: Senior defender Meghan Gabel scored the game’s only goal nine minutes in off a corner to propel the Magicians (9-4-2) to victory. Senior captain Maggie Forbes assisted on the play. Fellow seniors Sydney Andrews at center halfback and Peri Bial on defense also had outstanding games in the win.

Lynnfield 3, Swampscott 0: Goalkeeper Katie Samiljan had 14 saves for the Big Blue, which fell to 13-2-1 with the road loss. Alexis Steriti, Lisa Vu and Tessa Beane all had fine games for Swampscott as well.

Bishop Fenwick 4, Pentucket 3: The Crusaders (5-6-3) produced a much needed victory, rallying from an early two-goal deficit with three goals in the second half. Katie Hart scored in the first half for Fenwick before Jen Jordan had two goals and Jackie Hart had second half tallies. Grace Celona had a terrific all-around game at midfield for the winners, as did Caitlin Pollard.

Ipswich 6, Triton 0: Carolyn Lynch’s hat trick paced Ipswich (5-5-5), which has lost only once in its last six games. Britta Galanis, Meghan Lindahl and Bridget Curran also scored for the Tigers.

VOLLEYBALL

Salem 3, Revere 0: Setter Danielle Pynn had 20 assists, two kills and 11 digs as the Witches rolled, 25-13, 25-13, 25-19. Captain Kayla Pelletier added 14 digs, two aces and seven kills at middle hitter for Salem (8-8).

Peabody 3, Lynn English 0: Carolyn Scacchi finished with a dozen kills and three blocks as the Tanners (13-1) stayed red hot. Olivia Summit added five kills and teammate Ali Gottsegen contributed 11 service points for Peabody, which prevailed 25-18, 25-23, 25-16.

Beverly 3, Lynn Classical 1: The Panthers improved to 9-2 with the road win.

Swampscott 3, Saugus 1: Gina Asipenko had eight kills and four blocks as the Big Blue prevailed at home, 25-19, 21-25, 25-22, 25-18, bumping their record up to 4-9.

North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 3, Lynn Tech 0: Senior Rhyan Foster had outstanding serving in all three games for the Tech, which prevailed 25-21, 25-11, 25-12. The Bulldogs improved to 12-4 with the win.

Governor’s Academy 3, Pingree 0: The Highlanders fell to 7-5 on the season after a 25-10, 25-11, 25-14 setback. Senior captain and setter Bridget Healey had four digs and two aces on the day.

BOYS SOCCER

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Whittier 2, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 1: Senior captain Ron Donahue scored off a free kick in the second half for the Bulldogs (6-6-4). Mike Reynolds of Beverly, another senior captain, had a terrific game, as did senior Joe McGonigal of Salem and senior captain Wilson Aguilar as NST/EA finished Commonwealth Athletic Conference Small play at 3-1-3.

Rocky Hill (R.I.) School 3, Waring 0: Charlie Mitchell was a standout for Waring, which fell to 4-3-3 with the loss in Beverly. Teammates Nat Lyman and Adrian Hupan also had strong games, as did backup goalkeeper Alex Mitchell.

Ipswich 1, Georgetown 1: Slater Sullivan had the goal for Ipswich (5-5-4).

GIRLS SOCCER

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Pingree 0, Winsor 0: Junior Erin Cunningham finished with 12 saves in a scoreless tie for Pingree (5-3-1). Jackie Maren also played well in the back for the hosts.

Hamilton-Wenham 0, Newburyport 0: A battle of the Cape Ann League’s top two squads saw outstanding defensive performances from both sides in this scoreless tie. Suzanne Rose and Emily Gaucher excelled for the entire 80 minutes for Hamilton-Wenham (now 11-1-2).

Ipswich 0, Georgetown 0: The Tigers, who remain one point shy of qualifying for the state tournament, tied their seventh game of the season and are now 5-4-7 overall. Molly Markos pitched the shutout in goal while fellow senior captain Courtney Long had a fine game defensively at sweeper.

Waring 2, Brimmer & May 2: Eighth grader Amanda Adams tallied her 17th goal of the season while her older sister, junior Brooke Adams, notched the tying goal with 30 seconds left as Waring (9-3-1) earned the tie. Elanor Lustig assisted on the tying goal and senior captain Coco Young had six saves in goal, including a diving stop that she pushed over the bar.