The North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie boys soccer team clinched a playoff spot with a 3-2 win over West Roxbury yesterday after finishing last season with just three wins.
“The boys are really fired up. They worked hard in the off season and put a lot into it. Today was rewarding,” said NST/EA coach Tom Milaschewski. “The boys are happy, they’re trying to finish the season strong.”
Senior striker Cristian Scopa scored two goals, senior captain Ron Donahue had an assist and freshman Josh Zwiercan added a marker. NST/EA has one game left and a win could land them in the State Vocational Tournament. A win or two here or there and the Bulldogs could have a higher seed for the Division 3 North tournament.
Waring 0, Brimmer and May 0: Keeper Anders Erickson, Cam MacInnes and Charlie Mitchell played well for Waring (4-3-4).
Masconomet 6, Triton 0: Michael Ennis and Dylan Zernich both had a pair of markers in the Chieftains’ (13-0-2) shutout victory. Keyon Olia and Henry Behrens and single scores, while Chip Sherman, Jeff Panella, Tighe VanLenten and Adam Grammer created a great deal of scoring opportunities for Masco.
Manchester Essex 2, Ipswich 0: The Tigers drop to 5-6-4 overall.
Lexington Christian 2, Pingree 0: Ben Rotner and John Geer played well for the Highlanders now 2-7-3.
Masconomet 3, Triton 2: Lexi Sheehan scored all of Masco’s goals with a hat trick performance yesterday. Nancy Palermo and Lexi Nason combined for the shutout victory for the Chieftains (10-4-2).
Ipswich 1, Manchester Essex 0: The Tigers (6-4-7) qualified for the tournament with their shutout victory over Machester Essex last night. Lia Ziegler scored at the 12 minute mark of the first half, while goalkeeper Molly Markos turned away five shots for her eighth shutout of the season. Senior Julia Davis had a strong game offensively.
Bishop Fenwick 3, Hamilton-Wenham 0: Senior middle hitter Cheryl Walsh had 7 blocks, senior captain Rachel Gershlak recorded 13 serves with no misses, libero Nikki Leonard had 18 digs and captain Cassandra Fibbe played strong on defense for the Generals.
ME 2, Georgetown 0: Anna Heffernan scored both goals for ME (16-1) with an assist going to Megan Jones. Keeper Maddi Bistrong had three saves.
Amesbury 1, H-W 0: Senior captain Catherine Martin and senior captain Julia Ferreira led the Generals (3-11).
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Danvers 15, Saugus 50: The Falcons (5-2) won by forfeit.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Danvers 28, Saugus 29: Freshman Zach Powers (20:47) came in 10th and junior Tom Higgins (21:14) was 11th as the duo pushed Saugus’ fifth runner back to the 12 spot to give Danvers (4-3) the win. First year runner James Bailey (17:36) took second overall for the Falcons.
MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
Salem State 5, Southern Maine 2: The Vikings (10-5-1) won their sixth straight as Saimir Zepaj scored a pair first half markers. Carlos Escobar, Eryk Fernandez and Matt Figueiredo each recorded single scores for SSU.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
Salem State 2, Babson 1: Sara Previte and Amy Griffith led the Vikings (8-5-2) with a goal each. Keeper Rachel Ledbetter made five saves, while Salem State honored senior midfielder Lauren Kilduff, who played her final home game last night.
COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY
Endicott 5, Western New England 1: The Gulls outshot their opponents 31-6 to improve to 12-4. Endicott (8-1 CCC) took a 2-0 lead at halftime with goals from Emily Sawchuck and Kathryn Walker. Hannah Thornberg scored two second half goals, while Amanda Glynn rounded out the scoring for Endicott.
Gordon 4, Salve Regina 3: Katherine Bailey scored the first goal for the Scots off a pass from Karli Balmer. Balmer then recorded two goals of her own to the build Gordon’s lead. Senior defender Melinda Fowler added the Scots’ final goal.