The Salem News
---- — 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.
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.
North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 5, Chelsea 0: The Hawks (8-2-4) had five different goal-scorers with Anna Harriman, Keely Gallagher (two assists), Ella Spies, Brittany Soper and Sarah Powers all recording markers. Keeper Sarah Cantwell earned her sixth shutout of the season.
Pingree 3, Berwick Academy 1: Nicole Scarfo scored a goal and played exceptional at center back and center midfield for Pingree (8-0-1). Lexi McNinch and Kerri Zerfoss also scored for the Highlanders.
Governor’s 2, Pingree 0: Sophomore Cassidy Assad stood out for Pingree (6-6-1) while the Highlander defense stopped all 10 offensive corner opportunities by Governor’s.
Bishop Fenwick 4, Peabody 0: Erinn Johnson, Erin Clancy, Brianna Trobella and Natalie Moore had the goals for Bishop Fenwick (9-6) while Victoria Hernandez, Lauren Hallice and Rachel Connolly all played well defensively.
Hamilton-Wenham 2, North Reading 0: Sophomore Maddie Werner stopped all eight shots she faced to propel the Generals (5-10-1) to victory. Senior Sophia Zizza had both goals for Hamilton-Wenham, with freshman Mackenzie Plante assisting on both.
Masconomet 4, Triton 1: Bell Ives potted a pair of goals for Masco (12-0-1) while Tessa Ives and Margaret Maysek anchored the defense. Dana Balek and Paige Boucher also scored for the Chieftains.
Manchester Essex 5, Rockport 0: Manchester Essex improved to 13-0-2 with the shutout.
Swampscott 36, Saugus 36: The Big Blue (7-11-1) had the first tie in coach Linda Portnoy’s tenure with the team. Max Cohen nearly had a hole-in-one on the sixth hole but the ball circled the rim and popped out.
Pingree 4, Porstmouth Abbey 2: Brandon Franco eagled on the eighth hole, a par five, to help the Highlanders move to 5-2.
Salem 3, Medford 2: Middle hitter Hannah Wilkins (nine kills) and libero Kayti LeFrancois (18 digs) carried Salem (11-6). The Witches won in five games (20-25, 25-19, 25-17, 23-25, 15-8) as LeFrancois served for 29 points including five aces.
Masco 3, Hamilton-Wenham 0: The Chieftains (9-5) need one more win to qualify for the tournament as they swept the Generals 25-7, 25-14, 25-8. Junior middle hitter Maddie Burliff recorded five service points, five digs and 10 kills, while senior Maddie Kelly added 16 service points, five aces, five dig, one kill and one block. Junior setter Katherine McManus finished with 16 assists and four aces.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Masco 19, Ipswich 44: Masco (9-1) grabbed nine of the top 10 spots with senior captain Harry Kent (16:28) taking first place while Danny Cosgrove and Kyle Faddis came in together with a time of 17:21 to take the third and fourth places. Senior captain Kevin Martin (17:36) and Baxter Demers (18:01) took fifth and sixth respectively for the Chieftains while Mike Riddle (16:54) was second overall for Ipswich.
North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 25, Mystic Valley 32: Phil Simonton grabbed first place for NST/EA (6-0) while Mike Tilton, Doug Wilson and Brendan Hurley took third, fourth and seventh respectively.
Hamilton-Wenham 20, Pentucket 38: Matt Gillis came in first overall in a time of 16:43, as the Generals move to 8-2 on the season. Michael Allara (17:07) finished second, while John Blatchford (17:23) came in third.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Masco 23, Ipswich 36: Meghan Collins claimed first place with a time of 19:02 and Kathleen Gillespie took third (20:36) as Masco improved to 9-1. Abby Greenslade (20:37) was fourth, Kim Cosgrove (21:22) took seventh and Gwen Ellis (21:32) came in eighth for the Chieftains.
Ipswich sophomore Emily DeMarco (20:01) finished second overall, while Annie Zampitella (20:54) was fifth.
Mystic Valley 25, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 31: Jessie O’Neil was third place but the Hawks dropped to 4-2. Alexa Marquis was fourth for NST/EA while Korina Rosario came in seventh.
Hamilton-Wenham 14, Pentucket 50: Emily Weigand set a new course record after winning yesterday’s race in 19:40. Jeanine Zheng (19:44), Olivia Horgan (19:51), Emily Horgan (20:02) and Amanda Bernett (20:13) also had strong finishes for the undefeated Generals (10-0).
WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
Gordon 2, Plymouth State 1: Senior Taylor McSherry and sophomore Jamie Breton notched the goals for the Scots (13-2), while senior Kendra Woudenberg set up both of her team’s goals.
COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY
Gordon 5, western New England 1: Courtney Scott score three goals to help the Scots improve to 11-4 on the season and 6-2 in the CCC. Grace Fabry and Megan Willeman also had scores in the victory, Shannon Hicks and Anna Bury combined for seven saves in net.
endicott 6, Roger Williams 2: Five different Gulls scored in the contest, while junior Emily Sawchuck tallied two. Morgan Bresnahan, Mackenzie Hurst, Amanda Glynn and Stacie Teevens also put in goals for Endicott (7-7).
WOMEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS
UMass Dartmouth 6, Salem State 3: The Vikings slip to 3-8 overall, but saw wins from sophomore Tara Garvey (No. 4 singles) and Hillary Gustafson (No. 6 singles), while Garvey and her No. 3 doubles partner Emily Yanchun earned a win (8-3).