The Salem News
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The St. Mary’s boys soccer team clinched its first Catholic Central Conference title on the heels of a 3-1 win over Austin Prep. Swampscott native Alexander Alleyne, a senior co-captain, scored a goal and two assists in a huge performance that helped the Spartans lock up their first CCC title since 2006.
“It’s my fourth year so I’ve had these kids for four years. (This season) we just stepped it up. I have a lot of talent and a lot of skill,” explained St. Mary’s head coach Mike D’Agostino. “I have 11 seniors and I have to say my senior captains (Alleyne and Mike Russo) stepped it up huge.”
Salem native Noah Camelo scored first on an assist by Alleyne, who netted the second goal before assisting Josh Bertrand on the third and final score of the game. Salem native Helio Neto, the Spartans’ junior keeper, was outstanding in the win.
St. Mary’s is 11-3-3 after wrapping up the conference at 7-2-1.
Beverly 2, Peabody 0: Sean Curtin and Brendon Cronin scored the Beverly (12-4-3) goals while Conor Leahy assisted Curtin’s marker with a spectacular cross ball. With the loss Peabody (9-3-4) missed out on a chance to be co-Northeastern Conference champs with Classical despite strong play from sweeper Maynard Wheeler.
Pingree 4, Bancroft 0: Reese Fulmer, Connor Reardon, Nathan Corning and John Geer were the Pingree (3-7-3) goal scorers while Cam Knowles assisted on Reardon’s goal after a great individual effort up the sideline.
Danvers 3, Marblehead 1: Nicolay Sahkin (assist), Eric Martin and Drew Piazza scored the Danvers (14-2-1) goals. Senior captain Brian Trefry had an assist and his long throw ins kept the pressure on the Magicians all night.
Ipswich 1, Shawsheen 0: Chris DiNocco’s goal off a header set up by Slater Sullivan’s through ball clinched Ipswich’s spot in the upcoming state tournament. Erik Fyrer earned the shutout in net.
Pingree 2, Dexter Southfield 1: Charlotte Esty netted the game winner with five minutes left in the game for Pingree (8-3-1). Emma Whalen scored in the first half while junior midfielder Hannah Becker was outstanding throughout the contest.
Swampscott 3, Winthrop 1: Sarah Hingston, Meghan Hartmann and Mackenzie Robertson had the Big Blue (8-5-4) goals while junior Shauna King helped Swampscott control the midfield. Winthrop had only three shots in the game.
Masco 4, North Reading 0: Senior captain Lexi Sheehan finished with two goals and two assists to finish the season with 17 goals as Masco wrapped up its regular season at 12-4-2. Kaleigh White (goal, assist), Claudia Marsh (goal) and Dominique Anderson (assist) also factored in the scoring.
Ipswich 40, Georgetown 6: Peter Moutevelis returned to the line up for the first time all season and scored two touchdowns for the Tigers. Ipswich (2-6) took a commanding 27-0 lead at halftime and head coach Ted Flaherty couldn’t have been more happy with his team. “It was a much needed win and the hard work paid off. It was fantastic to see Peter back he really adds a level of competitiveness and toughness.” Derek Chamberlain had a pair of touchdowns, including a 70-yard run in the second quarter.
Beverly 3, Salem 0: The Panthers (16-1-1) clinched their fifth straight Northeastern Conference title thanks to goals from Katie Pietrini, Katie Wheatley and Allie Sheehan.
Swampscott 0, Marblehead 0: Alexis Steriti, Tessa Bean, Lisa Vu and Tori Thistle all played well for Swampscott (16-2-2). The entire Marblehead (10-5-3) team played tremendously according to Magicians head coach Linda Rice Collins who said all her girls stepped up and came through for the team.
Peabody 4, Revere 1: Peabody (10-5-3) used two goals from Jenna Ferullo and one each from Joanne Frangias and Dayna Collins to snag the victory. Keeper Jill Sims was solid in the cage for the Tanners.
ME 2, North Andover 2: Anna Heffernan (assist) and Paige Zaval had the ME (16-1-1) goals, Brittany Smith added an assist and Maddie Bistrong had five saves.
Pingree 2, Dexter 0: The Highlanders move to 12-4 overall with goals from Jill Witwicki and Eliza Mead. Ali Sardo also played strong offensiveley with an assists.
Danvers 5, Gloucester 0: Sarah Potter led the scoring with two goals and one assist as the Falcons finish up the season at 9-6-3. Caitlin McBride notched two goals, Kathrine Leonard recorded another, while Rachel Trocchi and Nicole Kamens each finished with assists.
Peabody 3, Saugus 0: Olivia Summit (six kills), Mikayla Wallace (four kills, four aces) and Kim Sousa (11 service points) led Peabody (16-1) in a clean sweep over Saugus (25-7, 25-16, 25-15).
Beverly 3, Salem 1: Setter Karly Mars had a fantastic game as the Panther, 25-22, 25-14, 14-25, 25-18. Katie Ball, Kristen Abbondanza, Christine Green, Berina Malicbegovic also had terrific nights.
Bancroft 4, Pingree 3: The Highlandrs (5-5) lost the tie-breaker, but saw strong play from Alexander Shelburne, Ian Schylling and Gabriel Salter.