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January 31, 2013

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


The Salem News

---- — GIRLS HOCKEY

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.

BOYS HOCKEY

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.

Gloucester 4, Swampscott 2: Nunzio Moretti recorded a goal and an assistm while Chris Carmen notched the other score for the Big Blue (10-4). Noah Maercklein finished with two assists and goaltender Trent Gallagher had 10 saves in last night’s home loss.

Arlington Catholic 6, Bishop Fenwick 0: Despite 29 saves from goaltender Pat O’Leary, the Crusaders fell to 3-12 on the season.

SWIMMING

MARBLEHEAD WINS NEC MEET: Using a strong start from Tyler Phillips, Jake Driscoll, Harrison Rodts and Ryan Alexander from Tuesday and carrying that into last night, the Magicians won the Northeastern Conference combined meet with a score of 878 points. The girls were first overall with 576 points while the boys were second to Lynn Classical with 302 points.

The Peabody boys finished third with 300 points.

“It was a touch-and-go meet this year, I didn’t have the depth I’ve had in past years, but everyboy just pulled it off and swam incredibly well,” said Marblehead coach Sue Guertin. “It wasn’t just the winners; it was all the other kids who stepped up.”

Last night Phillips won the 50 freestyle, Rodts topped the 200 freestyle, Alexander won the 200 freestyle and Sarah Daher captured the 100 backstroke. Charlie Seltzer had an outstanding evening with firsts in the 100 backstroke and the 100 breaststroke as well.

Danvers finished in fourth overall with a team total of 479 points. Tommy Giannino was second in the 50 free and third in the 100 free. Josh Mentzer finished third in both the 200 IM and 100 fly, while Mitch Bussone was sixth in the breast stroke.

Masconomet 104, Ipswich 81: The Chieftains finish the season at 5-3 with their victory over the Tigers last night. The 200 medley relay team of Madison Kelly,Carly Soares, Emily Dow and Kathleen Gillespie qualified for sectionals with a time of 2:10.12 as did the 400 free relay team. Alex Galarneau qualified in the 100 free with a time of 51.32.

For the Tigers, Tessa Amoroso placed first in diving and qualified for both sectionals and states, while Amelia Young came in second in diving, also qualifying for sectionals.

GIRLS TRACK

Ipswich wins two, finishes unbeaten: The Tigers defeated Hamilton-Wenham (62 1/2-23 1/2) and North Reading (58-28) to finish the regular season 9-0. Katie Monahan won the hurdles in both meets and concluded the season undefeated in the event, as did Sarah Keiran in the 1,000 meters. Keiran, who was recently named the Cape Ann League Division 2 Athlete of the Year, also ran a leg on the undefeated mile relay team. Shey Coughlan, Natalie Soliozy and Hannah Steele joined Keiran on the relay.

Freshman Michaela Hedderman won the 300 in both meets, and sophomore Marley Henderson swept the dash.

Ipswich coach Gardy O’Flynn praised the team’s 14 seniors, who went a combined 37-2-1 during their four years.

BOYS TRACK

CHIEFTAINS SWEEP: Masconomet topped Manchester Essex (58-28) and Lynnfield (60-26) to finish its season at 7-1. Doube winners for the Chieftains included Adam Murphy in the dash, Marco Ciserta in the 2 mile, Tristan Clususter in the 300, Dan Raphael in the 600, Jake Moorman in the mile and Nolan Rice in the high jump.

Ipswich Sweeps to take CAL Title: The Tigers (6-2) defeated Hamilton-Wenham (66-20) and North Reading (48-38) to capture the Cape Ann League crown. Alex Jean-Charles finished the regular season undefeated in the dash. Michael Riddle won the the mile and also finished the regular season undefeated. Chris McCormack won the shot put, while Neil Coleman won the 600. The 4X400 relay team of (CAL Runner of the Year) Robbie Fay, Chris DiNocco, Coleman, and JT Romano also won.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Peabody 53, Bishop Fenwick 39: The Tanners made it two straight victories and avenged a loss from earlier this season. Ben Martinez led Peabody with 17 points and added 10 rebounds and four assists. Steve Leavitt played a solid all-around game with 13 points, four assists, three steals, and two rebounds.

Jared McCarron also had 12 points and five boards for the Tanners (5-9).

Dom Luoni was the only Crusader to hit double figures with 11 points.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Beaver Country Day 43, Pingree 26: The Highlanders drop to 9-6 overall, but saw strong play from junior Haley Sabino (10 points, 11 rebounds) and senior captain Katlyn Oliver (nine points).

SKIING

ST. JOHN’S PREP sweeps two races: Joe Cavallaro finished in first place in a time of 20.44 as the Eagles defeated both Masconomet (101 1/2 to 33 1/2) and Andover (102-33) at Bradford Ski Area. Brad Noyes (20.57 seconds), Ryan Carlucci (20.61), Bobby Holmes (20.77) and Cael Schwartz (20.89) took second through fifth place for the first place Prep, with Masconomet’s Tyler Brown tying Holmes for fourth place.

FENCING

St. John’s Prep 18, BB&N 9: Cedric Jean-Philippe posted a 3-0 record, including the match’s decisive bout, at epee to help the Eagles improve to 12-1. St. John’s dominated epee, winning all nine bouts. Dan Howlett went 3-0, Rory Burke was 2-0, and Matt Homa posted a 5-4 win in his only bout.

Will Collidee also performed well at sabre with a 2-1 record, while his brother, sophomore Chris Collidee, went 1-2 at foil against some tough competition.

WRESTLING

st. john’s prep 67, boston latin 0: The Eagles finished their dual meet season at 36-3 behind a shutout performance. Winners included Hunter Costa (106 lbs.), Louis Bornstein (113), Joe Flynn (120), D.J. Lemieux (126), Fred Colberg (132), Jared Costa (138), James Smith (145), Ben Kincaid (152), Peter Locke (160), Solomon White (170), Frank Soucy (182), Jon Polansky (195), Ian Butterbrodt (220) and Corey Jean-Jacques (285).