The Salem News
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Bishop Fenwick 3, Central Catholic 2: Trailing two sets to one, the Crusaders toughened up in the fourth and fifth sets to prevail in a 25-23, 23-25, 23-25, 25-13, 15-9 thriller. Senior captains Kate Lipka (29 kills, 4 blocks), Gianna Pizzano (19 kills, 27 digs), Jen Crovo (14 kills, 30 digs) and Tessa McLaughlin (50 assists) were all dominant for the 15-1 Crusaders, while fellow senior Olivia Morsey added 30 digs.
Peabody 3, Revere 1: The undefeated Tanners (17-0) won their 34th straight regular season match 25-17, 23-25, 25-16, 25-17. Carolyn Scacchi had 13 kills, four aces and six blocks to lead the way while Courtney Bua had six kills and Madison Mahoney had a strong defensive game with 14 digs.
Masconomet 3, Wilmington 1: Junior setter Katherine McManus had 21 assists, 10 digs and nine aces to help the Chieftains win 23-25, 25-19, 26-24, 25-17. Maddie Kelly had 23 digs along with eight kills and three blocks to help Masco (10-6) qualify for the state tournament.
Swampscott 3, Winthrop 0: The Big Blue climbed to 9-7 on the season by prevailing 25-13, 25-19, 25-12. Outside hitter Gina Asipenko had 17 kills and Louisy Cim served 10 aces and had five kills.
Salem 3, Marblehead 2: Hannah Mullarkey led the Witches (13-6) with eight kills, 13 aces and nine digs in five sets (25-8, 18-25, 24-26, 25-12, 15-3). Middle hitter Julia Florence added nine kills and pair of blocks, while Kayti Lefrancois recorded 20 digs and 17 service points.
NST/Essex Aggie 3, Billerica 1: Isabel Camancho finished 16 of 18 serving, including one ace, 11 kills and two blocks for the Hawks (7-10). Zaidee Morrissey was 12-for-12 serving and Casey Harris added four aces and three kills.
Pingree 3, Beaver Country Day 1: Captain Casey Torto had a strong game defensively with 12 digs as the Highlanders move to 6-8 overall. Hanna Stasiuk recorded six kills, setter Haley Sabino added nine assists for Pingree, which one in four sets (21-25, 25-11, 25-19, 25-10).
Beverly 3, Lynn English 2: Beverly (12-6) one a close one 25-15, 23-25, 25-27, 25-12, 15-8. Alex Kelliher had seven kills, while Kristen Abbondanza had 23 service points with five aces and Ally Cabral served for 16 points.
Beverly 1, Andover 1: Playing against one of the state’s true powerhouses on the road, the Panthers knotted it up with three minutes to play as Kate Silvestri fed her sister Hannah Silvestri off a corner for the game-tying goal. Mary Cate Flaherty, Amanda Marshall and Nicole Woods also had fine games for Beverly (14-1-1).
Masconomet 5, North Reading 0: The unbeaten Chieftains (15-0-1) kept rolling along as Belle Ives and Maddie LaFreniere both had two goals while Aliza Strachan had one. Kylie Currier stopped two shots for the shutout as defender Margaret Maysek, Alexa Puleo, Heather Mellinger and Paige Boucher all made big contributions to the win.
Danvers 4, Malden 1: Goalie Nicole Papamechail stopped all the shots she faced, then switched to forward and wound up scoring a goal as the Falcons improved to 10-4-2. Nicole Kamens had a goal and two assists for Danvers, Rachel Trocchi and Katherine Leonard also scored and Taylor Gent had one assist.
Swampscott 3, Revere 2: The Big Blue’s seniors came up big on Senior Day as Tori Thistle had a goal and two assists and defender Abby Price scored the first goal of her high school career. Danielle Mayblyum also scored while classmates Tessa Beane, Nora Walker and Victoria Himaras all played well for the Swampscott (11-3-2).
Pingree 1, LCA 0: The Highlanders (8-6-1, 7-2 EIL) controlled the action with team ball support and good movement, and finally cashed in when Katie Shreenan scored the game’s only goal with 4:23 to play.
Saugus 1, Hamilton-Wenham 0: Senior captain Taylor Ward stood out on defense as the Generals fall to 5-11-1.
Swampscott 1, Danvers 0: Aisling Dennehy’s free kick from about 40 yards away was directed into the net by McKenzie Robertson with two minutes to go as Swamspcott (8-4-4) scored a momentous win in the NEC South division. Senior goalie Sam Rizzo made 14 saves for the tourney-bound Big Blue, who had lost 7-0 to the Falcons earlier this season.
The Falcons (9-6-1) saw strong play from senior midfielder Kylie Plaza.
Peabody 3, Lynn Classical 2: The Tanners (11-1-3) remained undefeated in NEC play thanks to a goal and an assist each from captains Madison Doherty and Caroline Colbert. Erika Nelson also scored for Peabody, which led 3-1 before the Rams scored with 90 seconds to go and had to defend tightly against the aggressive visitors down the stretch.
Marblehead 4, Gloucester 1: Mia Bongiorno scored a pair of goal and Elyse Joyce and Meg McCarthy also had goals as the Magicians (10-3-2) continued their push towards the state tourney. Sarah Snadecki earned an assist, Lucy Poulin played well on defense and Lauren Unterborn had a strong game in goal for Marblehead.
Salem 8, Revere 0: Deema Hijleh scored three goals to bring her team-leading total to 15 as the Witches (9-6-1) rolled in style at home. Sydney Hanford, Hannah Va De Stadt, Tayla O’Leary, Nicole Sadoway and Sydney Rocheville also scored while Katherine Towey and Hayley Jellison played well on defense. Besides scoring, Rocheville shared the shutout in goal in Jackie Panneton.
North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 3, Northeast 0: The Bulldogs improved to 9-3-4 on the season behind Sarah Cantwell’s seven-save shutout. Sweeper Ava Swiniarski, a junior, scored her first career goal off a penalty kick to get North Shore started, and Sarah Powers and freshman Ella Spiess also scored. Nicole Oliveira picked up an assist in the win while sophomore Stefany Campbell had a terrific game at defensive mid.
Bishop Fenwick 3, Archbishop Williams 0: Danielle DelTorto, Vicky Caruso and Jackie Edgett each had a goal in the Crusaders’ (9-5-2) win yesterday. Merry Harrington and Emily Rocker combined for the shutout in goal.
Ipswich 3, Manchester Essex 2: Freshmen Chloe Lindaul (goal) and Nell Hanna (assist) each recorded their first varsity point of the season to help guide the Tigers (8-3-6) to victory. Katie Monahan netted a pair of goals, while Emily Evans and Emily Folan were credited with the assists.
Salem Academy 2, South Shore 1: Madiyar Tatimbekov and Joe Phongfythaeong scored goals to lead Salem Academy (5-5-2) to a win. Sal Martinez had two assists, Brian Rodriguez had 10 saves in net and Phongfythaeong’s winning goal came with 10 minutes to play.
Bishop Fenwick 1, Archbishop Williams 0: Patrick Walsh’s unassisted goal early in the second half lifted the Crusaders (7-6-5), who play Cardinal Spellman for the CCL title on Friday. Iftimi Arapi, Greg Enos, Rashad DaSilva, Brian Tropp and Alex Baker also has strong all-around games for Fenwick.
Peabody 3, Lynn Classical 2: Senior C.J. Alimonti scored assisted by Ben Manoogian with six minutes to play to keep Peabody (11-5-1, 10-0-4 NEC) atop the Northeastern Conference. Manoogian had a goal (assisted by Ben Britton) as did Vinny Dos Santos (assisted by Kenny Sawyer) as Peabody trailed 1-0, took a 2-1 lead and then went ahead for good after the Rams tied it 2-2. Mid Conor Wolff had an oustanding game and Nick Bettencourt and Conor Bombachi played well.
Silver Lake 5, St. John’s Prep 1: For the first time since the 2009 state tournament, the Eagles (12-2-2) lost by four goals after getting outplayed in Kingston. Senior Matt Chilton had the Eagles’ lone goal, his 10th of the season, with junior Paul Magazzu assisting.
Danvers 2, Swampscott 1: Freshman Jackson McPherson had both goals the Falcons (9-1-5) wrapped up their fifth straight NEC South title. Senior captain Zach Noring, who had an outstanding all-around game, earned an assist on one of McPherson’s goals and Kyle Cahill had a great effort on defense.
Ipswich 5, Manchester Essex 1: Matt Jaeger exploded for four goals to help the Tigers (8-8-1) get back to .500 and take another step towards the state tourney. Max Benford added a goal and an assist while Mike Come, Dan Lopez and Zack Eliopolous all had assists.
Masconomet 10, Newburyport 0: The Chieftains (15-1-1) were led offensively by Edison Forbes, who netted four goals, while Jackson Jennings and Adam Grammer added a pair of scores each. P.J. Criscione and Jack Heintzelman also chipped in with goals. Aiden Harte, Alex Spaulding and Josh Polakiewicz had strong game on the defensive end.
Marblehead 1, Gloucester 0: Senior striker Kya Ulcay scored 18 minutes into the game off an assist from Chris Brady as the Magicians improve to 8-4-3 and qualifies for the state tournament. Goalie Pierce Law made six saves for the shutout.
Beverly 2, Lynn English 0: Sean Curtin netted both goals for the Panthers (10-6-1). Ryan Santo and Elias Cadena both stood out in the midfield as Beverly recorded their second straight shutout.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Manchester Essex 19, Ipswich 36: Sophomore Emily DeMarco finished second with a time of 20:10 but the Hornets took the rest of the top five to win the meet. Also running well for the Tigers were Annie Zampitella (21:18), Maggie Brown (21:29), Nora Hughes (23:32) and Brooke Robishaw (23:48).
Pingree 5, Bancroft 1: Alec Shelbourn shot a 38, Griffin Whitman shot a 43 and freshman Jake Yasi won his first match of the season to help the Highlanders improve to 6-2 overall.