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October 21, 2013

Weekend area roundup: Marblehead's Randall, Beverly's Walsh win titles at Twilight


The Salem News

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Marblehead’s Janaya Randall finished the 5K course under the lights at the annual MSTCA Twilight Invitational in Falmouth in 18:23 to win the girls Division 2 race and help lead the Magicians to a second place finish. Classmate Lily Roberts ran 19:09 and finished sixth.

Swamspcott senior Matt Mahoney ran 15:19 in the D2 boys race and finished third. Sophomore A.J. Ernst (16:37) was the top finisher for Marblehead in 23rd and the Magicians wound up fourth with four runners in the top 50 of the field of 219.

In the Division 1 boys race, Peabody was fifth as Drew Fossa (16th, 16:10) Ben Braz (19th, 16:11) and Alex Greco (24th, 16:20) all finished in the top 30.

Beverly’s Abby Walsh won the girls freshman race with a time of 12:09 on the 2.1 mile ninth grade course, she also set a new freshman course record. Other freshmen medalists included Nora Monahan(12:57), who was 11th and Lexi Sutwyak (14:14), who finished 17th overall.

Beverly sophomores Danielle Bertaux (20:44) and Melissa Lubas (20:51) finished 18th and 21st respectively, while Nicole Demars (18:25) placed sixth in the varsity race.

Prep takes 2nd: The Eagles for second place with Medfield at the 53rd Catholic Memorial Invitational. The Eagles finished with a total of 76 points, but were awarded the runner up position on the strength of their 6th place finisher, Matt Mahoney in 35th place. The top five finishers for the Prep included Tim Loehner (16:29) in 5th, Liam Dow (16:58) in 15th, Luke Bugler (17:02) in 18th, Colin Monahan (17:11) in 22nd and Josh Raposa (17:34) in 29th.

GIRLS SOCCER

Chelmsford 1, Danvers 0: The Falcons hosted Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Night on Saturday night and played for one of their own, team manager Nicole Harrison, who’s was diagnosed with disease at age five.

Keeper Leah Ciampa made some big saves and Danvers and Chelmsford went into the break in a scoreless tie. Chelmsford scored five minutes into second half to get the go ahead goal, while the Falcons thought they’d gotten the equalizer when a Shannon Pohle shot went through the legs of the Chelmsford keeper, but the refs continued play.

”That non-goal was a tough call,” said head coach Jimmy Hinchion. “It seemed by the body language of their goalie and defenders that the goal should have counted. We had our chances though and played a fantastic game. I couldn’t be more proud of the way the girls played tonight and especially for the way they put this night together for teammate Nicole Harrison. I’m sure it’s something they’ll all never forget.”

Hinchion also mentioned Kylie Plaza as having a terrific game for the Falcons (9-5-1).

Peabody 0, North Andover 0: Keeper Caitlin Lodi and the Tanners (10-1-3) recorded their fourth consecutive shutout (and 11th of the season overall) but couldn’t score and came away with one point. Peabody is unbeaten in its last 13 games.

Pingree 7, Concord Academy 0: Charlotte Esty notched a pair of goals to go with two assists as Pingree (9-0-1) clinched the Eastern Independent League Title. Kerri Zerfoss, Emma Whalen, Lexi McNinch, Hannah Becker and Taylor Landers also scored for the Highlanders.

Beverly 7, Lynn English 0: Caitlin Harty recorded a hat trick for Beverly (12-3-2) and Eva Gourdeau dished out three assists. Casey Cooke (one goal, one assist), Rose Turner ( one goal, one assist), Cassie Ruda (goal) and Brandi Duzz (goal) were the other top Panther contributors.

FIELD HOCKEY

Beverly 5, Swampscott 0: Nicole Woods earned a hat trick, while Grace Otterbein and MaryCate Flaherty also added to the scoring as the Panthers improve to 14-1 overall. Kate Silvestri had a strong game offensively, as did Marissa Laganis and Sam Lingren on defense.

Danvers 0, Marblehead 0: Falcon keeper Nicole Papamichael earned the shutout on her birthday, while Nicole Kamens played well in the midfield for Danvers (9-4-2). Devin Johnson and Amanda Ward stood out defensively as the Falcons get ready for Malden this afternoon.

BOYS SOCCER

St. John’s Prep 3, Catholic Memorial 0: Junior Peter Kilcommons recorded his first goal of the year, while senior Mike Lanza and junior Paul Magazzu added a goal and an assist each for the Eagles (12-1-2). Zach Rowell and Jared Costa combined for the shutout, and Greg French stood out in the midfield. The Prep wraps up Catholic Conference play at 7-0-1 and have just three games left on the regular season schedule.

Peabody 3, Salem 0: Kyle Gilbert put Peabody (10-1-5) on the board in the opening half before CJ Alimonte and Thomas Guma put the game away with second-half markers. Vinnie DosSantos added two assists for the Tanners (9-0-4 in NEC play) while Ben Britton, Alex Tisi and Bobby Caproni anchored the defense.

Beverly 1, Nantucket 0: Sean Curtin scored just before halftime to lift the Panthers to 9-6-1 on the season. Sweeper Christian Goodwin was strong in the backfield, and keeper Justin Carnevale made a handful of great saves for the shutout.

FOOTBALL

New Hampton 53, Pingree 48: Quarterback Griffin Beal threw for 368, including two touchdown passes and rushed for another score, but it wasn’t enough as the Highlanders (4-1) were handed their first loss of the season.

Johnnie Spears factored into four of Pingree’s touchdowns, and also put up impressive numbers— rushing 109 yards and finished with 181 receiving yards.

The Highlanders took a 35-20 lead into halftime, but the fourth quarter proved to be the difference as New Hampton scored three times in the final stanza.

”It was a great game,” said Pingree head coach Chris Powers. “We knew it would come down to whoever had the ball last was going win and that’s how it turned out.”

MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER

Endicott 2, Curry 0: Abdulla Al Khalifa and Connor Gibbs, both juniors, had second goals for the Gulls (8-7 overall) in Milton. Austin Peluso earned the shutout in goal for Endicott, making seven saves while Alex Elia and Brett Longobucco had assists.

Worcester State 2, Salem State 0: Salem native Max Mondestin and teammate Tim Kilpatrick both had excellent scoring chances fall by the wayside for Salem State (now 1-12). Goalkeeper Nondas Kargakis stopped four shots in the loss.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER

Gordon 1, Wentworth 0: Sophomore McKenzie Dion stopped all six shots that came her way as the Scots (14-2 overall) remained unbeaten in Commonwealth Coast Conference play at 6-0. Hannah Midwinter, a junior, had the game’s only goal (her 7th of the season) 66 minutes into the contest, a rebound of her own blocked shot.

Endicott 3, Curry 0: Madison Missinne’s goal 39 seconds into the contest proved to be the only tally that Endicott (10-5-1 overall, 5-1 CCC) would need. Laura Wysocki and freshman Shelby McLenithan also scored, Missinne added an assist and Katie Donnelly earned her fifth shutout in the Gulls’ cage, stopping 11 shots.

COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY

Gordon 5, Roger Williams 2: Courtney Scott had a terrific game with three goals and an assist, giving her 27 tallies on the season, as the Scots (12-4) broke the contest open with three unanswered goals. Collette Newcombe and Karli Balmer were the other goal scorers for Gordon, while got three saves from netminder Anna Bury as well.

Plymouth State 5, Salem State 4: Lauren Pazdziorny of Middleton had a goal and two assists in the Vikings’ home setback on ‘Think Pink Day.’ Beverly’s Katie Pietrini also scored for Salem State, as did Kelsey Russell and Nicole Bisbee. Carolyn Woodin made nine saves in goal.

Nichols 2, Endicott 1: The Gulls dropped to 7-8 on the season despite a rebound goal from junior Emily Sawchuck. Senior goaltender Lizetta Solarik was busy in the Gulls’ cage, making 17 stops.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS

Bridgewater State 9, SSU 0: The Vikings dropped to 3-9 overall and 2-6 in the Little East Conference.

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

Endicott Sweeps: The Gulls defeated MCLA (25-13, 25-12, 25-8) and Salem State (25-19, 25-9, 25-12) both by a score of 3-0 to improve to 17-12 on the season. Alleigh VandeMerkt recorded her 1000th assists of the season in the win over SSU.

SSU Splits: The Vikings defeated MCLA 3-1 before being blanked by Endicott. MacKenzie Carpenter (Peabody) led Salem State with 39 assists and 10 digs in the win over MCLA which was the Vikings first Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference win of the season.