The Salem News
---- — BOYS SOCCER
Waring 5, St. Andrews 4: Behind a three-goal effort from Aidan Wood, the Mavericks battled back from a 3-1 halftime deficit to defeat their Rhode Island opponent in penalty kicks.
Kyle Patrick added to the scoring, while Nick Wigglesworth contributed with three assists. Johnny Sandri earned the win in net as Waring prepares to host Saturday’s NEPSAC semifinals contest.
Pingree 3, Wheeler 0: Kerri Zerfoss, Charlotte Esty (assist) and June Kiely netted the goals for the Highlanders in yesterday’s NEPSAC quarterfinals game. Mollie Smith and Kiely played well in the back, while Kasey Provost and Hannah Becker (assist) were both solid at midfield. Pingree will play the winner of the St. Lukes/Kimball Union game on Saturday in the semifinals.
Montrose 4, Waring 1: Ayla Rauhala scored three minutes into the New England Prep School Athletic Conference quarterfinals to give Waring (15-2) an early lead but the Mavericks couldn’t hold on for the win.
COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY
Keene State 3, Gordon 0: The Fighting Scots fell in yesterday’s first-round NCAA Tournament to a strong Keene State team. The Owls outshot Gordon 17-6 and held a 6-3 advantage in corners.
Endicott 3, Emanuel 0: The Gulls (23-15) swept in straight sets (25-23, 25-15, 25-17) to advance to ECAC semifinals on Saturday. Erika Trudon led the way with 22 digs, Alleigh VandeMerk recorded a game-high 43 assists, Mackenzie Guerre added 16 kills and Lexi Watts finished with 11 kills. With the win, Endicott improves to 23-15 and will now face No. 2 seeded Western New England in a rematch of their regular season contest in which Endicott lost in five sets.