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January 7, 2013

Area roundup: Masconomet hockey grabs needed win over Amesbury


The Salem News

---- — BOYS HOCKEY

Masconomet 5, Amesbury 1: The Chieftains (3-4-1) got a much needed win yesterday over their Cape Ann League opponent. Alec DiGiorgio had a goal and two assists to lead Masco in scoring, while Jared Brann added a goal and an assist.

“We had made some changes after the Christmas tournament, we needed this one,” said head coach Andrew Jackson. “Our scoring was well balanced throughout all three lines.”

Mike Castro, Tyler Costello and Steve Pease also added goals in the win, while Matt Cardillo had 19 saves in net.

Gloucester 4, Peabody 2: The Tanners (1-4-1) came out of the second period tied 2-2 thanks to goals by Tyler Gillespe and Reed Foster, but Gloucester scored the winner with 1:47 to play and added an empty-netter. Goalie Joe Powers made 24 saves for Peabody while Eric Hennessey, Chris Minter and Foster assisted on the second period goals, which were scored 32 seconds apart.

Lynn 5, Salem 1: The Witches struck first as Alex Gianello scored at 5:45 in the opening period on an assist from Matt Jalert. Salem held onto its one goal lead until the second period, when Lynn scored three goals in matter of five minutes. Brett Herring had 33 saves in goal.

Swampscott 4, Revere 1: Chris Carman scored a pair of goals and Robert Serino added two assists to help the Big Blue improve to 6-1. Nunzio Maretti and Corey Carmody also scored for Swampscott, while Chris Dandrio had an assist.

Arlington Catholic 7, Bishop Fenwick 0: The Crusaders (2-7 overall) remained winless in Catholic Central League play with a tough loss at home.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Masconomet 4, Auburn 0: Kylie Currier had three assists on goals by Maddy Werner, Nancy Palermo and Dana Valletti as the Chieftains (4-1) won their second straight. Goaltender Alex Jones was perfect in recording her second shutout of the season, Jensena Moner also scored while Palermo (goal, assist) and Werner (goal, assist) had multi-point games and Meghan Hubbard, Sydney Sheerin and Alex Casale earned single assists.

WRESTLING

Beverly wins two, drops one: The Panthers improved to 7-4 by winning two of three matches in a quad meet this weekend. Beverly defeated Northbridge (35-30) and Canton (42-35), but lost to Pembroke (51-24). Senior Brendan McGee was the only Panther to win all three of his matches, completing the trifecta at 170 pounds.

Luke McDonald (152), Tom Wilbur (160), and Joe Kozlowski (132) each won two matches for Beverly, while seniors John Feliciano and Dave Rollins each recorded their first varsity wins, both at 195 pounds.

St. John’s goes 3-1: St. John’s Prep picked up wins over Algonquin (69-11), North Attleboro (44-19), and Bridgewater-Raynham (39-28), but dropped a 30-24 decision to Plymouth South. D.J. Lemieux (126 pounds), Jared Costa (138), Ian Butterbrodt (220), and Corey Jean-Jacques (285) each had four wins for the Eagles (23-2). Costa picked up his 100th career win with a pin against Bridgewater-Raynham.

GYMNASTICS

Danvers/North Reading 138.6, Peabody 108.15: Senior captain Roni Levine was first on vault (9.25), beam (9.1), and floor (9.05) and captured the all-around (35.6) to power Danvers/NR. Julia Valenti, a freshman from North Reading, was second in all-around with a 34.4. Valenti was first on bars (8.5), second on floor (8.7), and third on vault (8.8).

Emily McPherson added second-place finishes on bars (8.4) and beam (8.9).

Peabody’s Samantha Kinnaly was third in all-around with a 30.1.

GIRLS TRACK

Weigand runs strong for H-W: Sophomore Emily Weigand finished first in the mile (5:31.67) at this weekend’s Auerbach Freshman/Sophomore Meet at Reggie Lewis Center. Weigand also anchored the 4x400 meter relay team of Kristen Heffernan, Meghan Stone and Fiona Worsfold, which finished fifth overall (4:31.25). Stone qualified for the Division 4 state meet in 1000 with a time of 3:25.

Also in the Auerbach small school meet, Ipswich’s Michaela Hedderman was second in the 300 with a time of 43.95 and Marblehead’s 4x400 relay team won with a time of 4:22.

SWIMMING

Austin Prep 87, Bishop Fenwick 83: Despite loosing its second straight meet, Fenwick won all three of the relays on Saturday. Carson Christuk was a double winner in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly, and was member of two of the wining relay teams. Matthew O’Brien (50 free), Bridgette Townsend (500 free) and Jimmy Gauthier (100 breaststroke) also had first place finishes for the Crusaders (0-2).

Ipswich 104, Manchester Essex 81: Double-winner Joey Spinale took the 200 free and the 100 back to help the Tigers (2-2) prevail. Jackie Bouvier won the 200-IM and the 500 free, Shane Neilson took the 100 fly and Austin Rubino won the 100 breast. Ipswich’s medley relay of Spinale, Rubino, Neilson and Josh Colameta won while Colameta, Neilson, Spinale and Bouvier won the 400 free.

St. John’s Prep 102, Phillips Exeter 82: The Eagles took down a much improved Exeter squad on Saturday.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Endicott 69, Western New England 66: Sophomore Andre Makris scored a season-high 27 points and added seven rebounds to lead the Gulls (7-3, 2-1) to victory. Makris shot 12 of 19 from the floor, including 3 of 6 from three-point land. Lance Greene hit four free throws down the stretch to help the Gulls seal the win.

Greene finished with 10 points and seven assists, and John Henault pitched in with 13 points.

Salem State 94, Westfield State 77: The Vikings (9-4) won their MASCAC opener in convincing while handing the Owls just their third loss of the season. Nate Simpson’s 18 points led six Salem State players in double-figures, including Hanell Velez’s 17, Bryan Ortiz’s 16 and Tavone Wynder’s 15. Simpson had a double-double with 10 rebounds.

Gordon 81, Eastern Nazarene 67: David Dempsey exploded for 28 points and also had nine rebounds to lead the Scots (7-4), who were ahead 34-19 at halftime. Hans Miersma turned in a solid effort with 10 points and 14 rebounds and Gordon enjoyed great scoring depth from Alex Carnes (14 points), Jason Dempsey (11) and Park Thomas (13).

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Endicott 56, Western New England 50: Junior guard Jennifer White scored 11 of her 13 points in the second half as the Gulls improve to 7-3 overall. White also finished with five assists and seven rebounds, while forward Samantha Crough added 11 points and pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds for Endicott.

Westfield State 64, Salem State 53: After scoring just 16 points in the first half, Salem State (7-6) caught fire in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the visiting Owls. Rachel Ledbetter was a force off the bench with 16 points and three assists and Bridget Dullea had 10 points and eight rebounds.

Eastern Nazarene 61, Gordon 51: Lauren Kranyak scored 19 points and had seven assist and Brooke Kratche scored 15 but Eastern Nazarene’s depth proved to be too much for the Fighting Scots (2-9).