Anthony Nardella got his first career win as head coach of the Salem boys lacrosse team yesterday in a 7-6 victory over Gloucester.
Billy Muse netted a hat trick for the Witches in their game of the season. Matt Muse recorded a goal and three assists, while Jack Coelho added a goal and an assist. Matt Wilson and Peter Flaherty each had single scores.
“I thought we made a few mental mistakes, but the boys played hard,” said Nardella. “A win is a win and its a good way to start the season.”
The game was pretty tight in the first half, but Salem led by as many as three at one point, before Gloucester closed the deficit to one goal in the final minutes.
Westford Academy 10, Marblehead 6: Ian Maag had four goals and Nathan Maszlek made 14 saves though the Magicians lost their season opener. Trevor Gelineau had a solid day in the faceoff-X for Marblehead.
Peabody 15, Saugus 5: Senior attack Nick Ouellette went off for five goals and three assists as the Tanners move to 1-0 this season. Kiefer Heckman added three goals and three helpers, while Josh Fiore and Ryan Wolff (two assists) each had a pair of goals for Peabody.
Georgetown 13, Swampscott 4: Georgetown junior Mike Gochakowski led the scoring attack with six goals and one assist. Jarred Warred added four goals, while junior goalie Jojo Mangano made nine saves.
Xaverian 13, St. John’s Prep 7: Drew O’Connell, Joey Cavallaro and Andrew Gallahue each scored two goals for the Prep, which dropped its season opener. Derek Osbahr stood out on faceoffs for St. John’s.
Danvers 11, Brookline 8: Matt Flynn scored four goals and dished out one assist and Jay Calcagno scored three goals and added one helper as Danvers started with a victory. Freshman Stephen Goutzos scored his first two career goals, Ryan Cassidy contributed one goal and one assist, and Stephen Ganley also scored for the Falcons.