, Salem, MA


February 25, 2013

Weekend area roundup: St. John's Prep captures ninth straight fencing championship


Salem State 5, Worcester State 0: Eric Defelice and Kris Faric each had a goal and an assist as the Vikings (14-11-1 overall) were in complete control of a MASCAC playoff game at home on Saturday. Goalie Ryan Sutliffe was only called on to make 16 saves to get his team into tomorrow’s conference semifinals. Defenseman Keaton Cashin of Masconomet had two assists, as did teammate Kyle Phelan, while fellow Vikings Cam Moniz, Ian Canty and Brian Hanafin also scored for Salem State, which has won four straight.


Endicott 3, Lesley 0: The Gulls (9-4 overall) remained perfect in conference play with a 25-8, 25-10, 25-13 sweep. Junior Travis Netherton had 12 kills and had a career-best .800 hitting percentage while Mike Coniglione had 11 kills and freshman setter Tyler Bacon had his sixth consecutive 30 kill match while ensuring 10 different Endicott players earned a kill.


Stevens 21, Endicott 9: The No. 7 ranked team in the nation proved too much for Endicott (0-1) in their season opener. Beverly native Nick Pinciaro, a sophomore, had a team-high three points on two goals and an assist for the Gulls. Connor McCormack and Kyle Weber each scored two goals for Endicott.


Curry 69, Gordon 63: Top-seeded Curry led throughout the second half to hold off Gordon (21-7) in the Commonwealth Coast Conference championship game on Saturday. David Dempsey poured in 22 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for the Scots while Park Thomas scored 12, Taylor Bajema had 11 and Luke Hamilton scored 10. Curry was held to 38 percent from the floor for the game but edged Gordon, 13-5, in bench points and also made 24-of-34 at the free throw line to grab the title.

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