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February 23, 2013

Area roundup: Danvers ends regular season with a victory over Triton

BOYS HOCKEY

DANVERS 3, TRITON 2: Captain Joe Strangie’s goal, his 12th of the season, with 4:32 to play in the third period proved to be the game-winner as the Falcons finished the regular season at 10-6-4, winning the consolation game of the Fournier Division at the 18th annual Newburyport Bank Classic.

Sophomore defenseman Mike Disciullo gave Danvers at 2-1 lead earlier in the third period, going coast-to-coast down the right side before making two moves and getting an excellent shot off for the goal. He later assisted on Strangie’s goal, getting off a low shot from the point that Strangie attacked and put home the rebound.

A.J. Couto scored a first period power play goal for Danvers, with Rob Buchanan and Adam Merry assisting. Sophomore Alex Taylor made nine saves for the win in net, and senior defenseman Kevin Anderson had a spectacular outing as well.

Danvers will be either the No. 8 or 9 seed when the Division 2 North playoff seeds are announced today; the Falcons are scheduled to face Somerville (also 10-6-4) in the first round of the playoffs, likely on Tuesday.

BISHOP FENWICK 5, PENTUCKET 2: The Crusaders got four unanswered goals in the third period from defenseman Jake Brennan and forwards Drew Thibodeau, Nick Coccoluto and Nick Finan to win the Doyle Division championship at the Newburyport Bank Classic. Mike Napolitano also ripped the twine for Fenwick, which finished its season with a 4-16-2 record.

Lincoln-Sudbury 6, PEABODY 0: Senior Joe Powers made 30 saves over the first two periods, but the Tanners (7-12-2 overall) saw their three-game winning streak snapped in the finals of the Fournier Division at the Newburyport Bank Classic. Seniors Pat Ruotolo, Matt McIsaac, Erik Hennessey and Chris Minter played well, while sophomore Stephen Ferranti and freshman Freddy Robitaille each made six saves.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Masconomet 2, Cambridge 1: Defenseman Nancy Palermo’s unassisted goal at 10:04 of the second period broke a 1-1 tie and senior goalie Alex Jones’ 28 saves made sure the Chieftains finished the regular season with a win. Olivia Mombello scored with assists from linemates Kendra Dow and Katie Terban to put Masco (14-4-2) ahead 1-0 in the first before the Falcons tied it up in the second.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Pingree 32, Notre Dame 42: The Highlanders (12-10) honored their seniors on Thursday night in their regular season finale. Seniors Mdolelle Dolo (8 points), Alex Kruck (4 points) and Katlyn Oliver (14 points) all contributed to the win.

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