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October 11, 2013

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

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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.

GOLF

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.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS

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.

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

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.

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