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October 17, 2013

Wednesday's area roundup: Prep soccer clinches Catholic Conference crown

BOYS SOCCER

With the Catholic Conference Title on the line, the St. John’s Prep soccer team marched into BC High and won a tough, 2-0 road game.

“Anytime you can win at BC High it’s a big accomplishment,” said SJP (11-1-2) head coach Dave Crowell. “To win the title makes it that much better.”

Had the hosts won the contest then BC High would be conference champions but senior Mike Lanza’s fifth goal of the year and junior Paul Magazzu’s 11th goal of the year gave SJP the victory.

Keeper Zach Rowell made four saves for his fourth shutout while Greg French had a strong game in the midfield.

Masco 5, Pentucket 0: The Chieftains (13-1-1) saw PJ Criscione, Max Craig, Jeff Panella, Steve Pease and Regan Charie find the back of the net while center back Kevin Gilbert and fellow defenders Danny Raphael and Justin D’Orlando played well.

Hamilton-Wenham 3, Newburyport 0: Drew Gallant, Russell Gregorian and Aiden Prior did the scoring for the Generals (7-2-5). Thomas Dowd, Frankie Bucco and Daniel Sidell recorded assists and keeper Henry Eagar recorded his second consecutive shutout.

Rockport 4, Ipswich 3: The Tigers got goals by Matt Jeager, David Dick and Max Benford in the second half to erase a three-goal deficit, but couldn’t get over the hump.

GIRLS SOCCER

Masconomet 9, Pentucket 2: Behind Kaleigh White’s five-goal effort, as the Chieftains continue their undefeated streak at 10-0-3. Sammi Sheehan (two assists), Abba McKennelley (one assist) and Lexi Nason added scores during last night’s senior night game. Julia O’Reily and Taylor Teed also had a pair of assists. Nason played in goal the first half, while freshman Katie Pelletier played the second.

Ipswich 1, Rockport 0: Senior midfielder Emily Evans had the game’s only goal, coming with 13 minutes left in regulation, as the Tigers (7-3-5) earned a playoff berth. Hannah Lynch turned aside two shots for the shutout while senior midfielder Emily Folan had a strong game controlling the midfield.

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