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November 7, 2013

Wednesday's area roundup: Beverly boys soccer falls to C-C


Concord-Carlisle 5, Beverly 0: Coming off a thrilling overtime state tournament win, the Beverly boys soccer team felt like anything was possible. Concord-Carlisle quickly took that feeling away from the Panthers.

The Patriots jumped ahead 3-0 in the first half to win a Division 2 North quarterfinal yesterday. Beverly keeper Justin Carnavale played well with 17 saves, but C-C was simply too strong.

“I told the guy they’ll never hear me yell when they give their best, and they did. They worked hard and Concord was just that good. My hats off to them,” said Beverly coach Kevin Leahy, whose team wrapped up a successful season 11-9-2 and won its first postseason game since 2005.


BB&N 3, Pingree 0: Freshman middle hitter Gabby Assad had two blocks and three kills and libero Vanessa Jonah had four aces and a strong game on the back row for Pingree (6-13), which fell 25-12, 25-18, 25-13.


Gordon 2, Endicott 1: Commonwealth Coast Conference offensive player of the year Courtney Scott scored her 31st goal of the year and it stood up as the winner as the Scots punched their ticket to the CCC final. Brittany Hawkins also scored for Gordon (16-5), which led 2-0 before Endicott’s Mackenzie Hurst scored in the second half. The Gulls finish the year 9-12.


Gordon 3, Roger Williams 2: Keeper McKenzie Dion stopped a couple of PKs as Gordon upset RWU to advance to the Commonwealth Coast Conference final. Claire Brooks scored in the 81st minute with an assist from Kara Dry (who had scored earlier) to even the score and force overtime. Dion, who had 10 saves in all, helped the Scots (16-4-1) survive.

Endicott 1, Wentworth 0 (OT): Heather Moody scored her second goal of the season in the 100th minute to put the Gulls in the CCC final for the 12th time in the last 13 seasons. Jessica Jospeh had an assist on the winning goal, and Endciott outshot Wentworth 13-3.


Worcester State 3, Salem State 0: The Lady Vikings fell in the MASCAC quarterfinals, 25-12, 25-19, 25-23. MazKenzie Carpenter had 24 assists and led Salem State with seven digs, while Emily Peay had seven kills and five blocks, and Jerika Santiago had seven kills.

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