, Salem, MA

October 11, 2013

Thursday's area roundup: Peabody volleyball extends best unbeaten start in nine years

The Salem News


Make it 30 straight regular season wins for the Peabody girls volleyball team, who dispatched North Reading 3-0 yesterday.

The Tanners (13-0) lost their first game of the regular season last year, then won 17 straight before the state tournament. Coupled with this year’s 13-0 run, the team’s best start to a year since 2004, they’ve hit a pretty impressive mark.

Yesterday, senior Carolyn Scacchi had 14 kills and three aces to help Peabody win 25-23, 25-16, 25-18. Sophomore Sara Hosman had a strong passing game with 14 assists and a pair of kills and senior Olivia Summitt added seven kills.

Masconomet 3, Saugus 0: The Chieftains upped their record to 7-5 by winning 25-20, 25-8, 25-22.


Todman Academy 2, Salem Academy 1: Ben Craven had Salem’s goal with an assist from Madiyar Tatinbekov while Brian Rodriguez made 17 saves and Dave Ambrose had a strong all-around game.


Waring 4, Chapel Hill 0: Amanda Adams scored three times and assisted on another as Waring remained perfect at 10-0. Meg Graves also scored a goal with one assist and Marilyn Henrichs doled out two assists.

North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 1, Greater Lowell 1: Keeper Sarah Cantwell made nine saves in a tremendous effort as the Hawks (6-2-4) kept pace in the Commonwealth Conference with a draw. Keely Gallagher had North Shore’s goal, assisted by Stefany Campbell, and sweeper Ava Swiniarski also played well.


Manchester Essex 5, Lynnfield 3: Brittany Smith had three goals to help the Hornets (11-0-2) remain unbeaten. Paige Zaval also notched a pair of goals for Manchester.

Hamilton-Wenham 1, Triton 0: Taylor Ward lifted the Generals (4-8-1) when she scored on a stroke with 12 minutes to play. Sophomore mid Morgan Tilson and MacKenzie Plante played well for Hamilton and Maddie Werner did a fantastic job in net while earning the shutout.

Notre Dame 1, Bishop Fenwick 0: Defender Rachel Connolly and mid Caroline Crawford has strong games for Fenwick (7-5), which fell victim to a second half Notre Dame goal and couldn’t find the net to draw even.

Ipswich 2, Amesbury 1: The Tigers improved to an outstanding 11-2 behind a first half goal from Maddi Hill and a second half tally scored by Bridget Curran.


Danvers 37, Salem 35: The Falcons (6-8-1) prevailed behind winners Alex Martin, Zach Carricone and Tim Unczur. Kyle Doherty, A.J. Darmody, Josh Powers and Wes Schaejbe were the winners for the Witches.

Beverly 461/2, Gloucester 251/2: The Panthers finished their NEC slate perfect at 13-0 with strong rounds from Craig Hall, who shot 37, Garrett Desmond (38) and Ryan Anderson (40).Beverly’s junior varsity also won, with strong play from Sam Traicoff, Matt Maggiacomo, Brandon Sutherland and Matt Clark.

Swampscott 39, Lynn Classical 33: Senior Peter Wright had an outstanding round, shooting a one-under 33 with three birdies, to lead the Big Blue (6-3). Also winning for Swamspcott were Noah Maercklein (61/2-2 1/2), Max Cohen (51/2-3 1/2) and Brandon Carola (6-3).

St. JOhn’s Prep 246, Malden Catholic 262: Senior captain Jeff O’Connor and freshman Chris Francouer each shot 38 to lead the Eagles (12-2, 6-1 Catholic Conference) to a win at Kernwood.


eNDICOTT 5, rOGER wILLIAMS 1: The Gulls (10-3) earned a return trip to the Commonwealth Coast Conference finals at Nichols tomorrow. The teams of Natalie Ebgert/Chrissy Martel, Brittany Potter/Suzie Newman and Amy Heacox/Mazkenzie Rhodes swept doubles to set the stage for Endicott, while Potter and Egbert won singles points to clinch the match.

Nichols 5, Gordon 1: League Rookie of the Year Caroline Hall won at first singles, 6-1, 6-1, but top-seed Nichols took care of the rest of the matches to earn a spot in the conference final. Gordon wraps up the season with a 9-7 mark.


Rhode Island College 3, Salem State 0: Middle blocker Emily Peay had 13 kills and setter MacKenzie Carpenter of Peabody had 22 assists but the Vikings (2-9) fell 25-20, 25-14, 25-19. Senior Jazmin Santos collected six kills and Kelsey Almeida chipped in with six digs and a pair of aces.