, Salem, MA


January 31, 2013

Wednesday's area sports roundup: Konaxis hits 100 career points as Beverly girls hockey stays unbeaten


Beverly 6, Everett 1: Senior center Livvy Konaxis had two goals and two assists to hike her career total to 101 points, becoming just the second girl in Panther history to join the Century Club.

The win allowed Beverly (12-0) to match the best unbeaten streak in area history.

In addition to Konaxis’ heroics, Nicole Woods added a goal and two assists. Other goals came from Anna O’Neill (who also had 2 assists), Caitlin McBride and Kristen McCarthy. Ami Thompson made 10 saves to stay perfect on the season.

Masconomet 4, Medford 4: The Chieftains (8-3-1) took a 4-1 lead on goals by Alex Casale, Kendra Dow, Katie Turban and Olivia Mombello, but Medford rallied for the tie.

Marblehead 6, Shawsheen 2: Brittany Lydon scored two goals Rachel McKay had a goal and an assist as Marblehead (8-5-1) scored the last four goals of the game to win. Hadley Woodfin, Meg Gray and Brittany Smith also scored.


Masconomet 3, newburyport 2: In a game that featured 22 penalties, the Chieftains (5-8-1) got three power play goals to pull off their biggest win of the season. Tyler Costello had a goal and an assist while Mike Castro and Trevor Surette also scored as Masconomet shot out to a 3-0 lead. Matt Cardillo finished with 24 saves in goal while Alec DiGiorgio, Edison Forbes and Jared Brann all had assists in the victory. Vitaly Knowles, Steve Pease, Ryan Duval and Joe Emma were immense in helping to kill off 10 Newburyport (8-2-4) power plays.

Marblehead 4, Peabody 2: Junior captain Tom Koopman had a goal and two assists as Marblehead (11-3) qualified for the state tournament by holding off a scrappy Tanners squad. His younger brother, freshman Matt Koopman, added a goal and an assist, as did senior Trip Franzese. Dean Fader also scored in the win while Harrison Young made 23 saves.

Peabody (3-9-2) took an early 1-0 lead on a Tyler Gillespie snipe, then cut its deficit to 3-2 with 10 minutes to play when Cam Smullen connected on the power play. Joe Powers, a captain for the Tanners, stopped 28 shots.

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