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.
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.