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.
Dan Geary and Jake Allain played well defensively for Danvers.
Peabody 11, Methuen 5: Nicole Napolitano (four goals, three assists), Mikayla York (goal, two assists) and Sarah Napolitano (two goals) did most of the offensive damage for Peabody (1-0). Victoria Digiacomo and Christine Feudo were outstanding defensively.
Bishop Fenwick 18, Pope John 0: The Crusaders (1-1) cruised to their first win of the season as Natalie Emerson and Anna Moulton each scored three goals. Caroline Crawford, Vicki Caruso, Grace Celona and Merry Harrington all scored twice for Fenwick and Katie Hart, Monica Poeske, Lexi Rose and Annette Ruggeiro scored once.
Beverly 12, Wakefield 1: Grace Otterbein scored four goals to give the Panthers (1-0) a win. Meaghan Henrichon scored three times while Camden Vitale added two goals and two assists, Maddie Curran and Liz Musumeci each had a goal and an assist, Alicia Cecchini scored once and Katie Pietrini controlled the action on defense.
Acton-Boxboro 14, Marblehead 7: Senior Tyler Phillips netted three goals and Meggie Collins added two, but it wasn’t enough as the Magicians dropped their first game of the season. Pam Gregory and Kiley Fischer (two assists) each had single goals for Marblehead.
Masconomet 10, Winchester 9: Amy Arnold scored four goals to help the Chieftains open the season with an impressive win. Masco, which also got two goals from Rachel Rogal and one apiece from Katherine Ripp, Zoe Cennami, Kathleen Gillespie, and Meg Collins, led throughout. Ripp and Rogal also had one assist each.
Marylee Hutchinson, Belle Ives and Becca Phillips also played well for Masco (1-0).
Crusaders sweep: Bishop Fenwick beat St. Mary’s 90-44 and Cathedral 100-21 to open the season 2-0. Double-winners Pat Corcoran (shot, discus), Charlie Maistrellis (long jump, 100), Nick Tambini (110 hurdles and 400 low hurdles) paved the way while Dan Deschenes won the 2-mile, Bryan Mendes took the mile and Frank Tambini won the 800.
Fenwick takes Two: The Crusaders won the 4x400 relay to beat St. Mary’s 69-67 and also topped Cathedral 119-7 to begin 2-0. Double-winners Maggie Lepley (shot put, javelin) and Rose Fantozzi (long jump, 100) set the tone while sophomore Emma Harrington won the discus in her first meet and freshman Sydney Packard won the 800. Andrea Close won the 400, Jackie Edgett won the mile and Julia Pierce took the 200 and Arianna Maida won the 2-mile.
Danvers 88, revere 43: Meghan Kellard placed first and qualified for states in both the shot put (35-4 1/2) and the discus (87-0) as the Falcons earned their first win of the spring season. Ashley Brooks took first in the high jump (5-0) and Xanthi Pantazelos won the 100 (12.7), both of which qualified the girls for states.
Marblehead 3, Austin Prep 2: Marblehead grabbed the victory behind wins from Chris Wigglesworth (6-2, 6-2) and sophomore Griffin Butterfield (6-3-, 6-2) in singles play. Jason Frost and Ben Goldstein teamed to win at No. 2 doubled (6-0, 6-1) to deliver the Magicians the win.
St. John’s Prep 5, Malden Catholic 0: The Eagles handled their Catholic Conference foes in windy, cold conditions. Chris Toner (6-1, 6-3), Nico Limacher (6-1, 6-0) and Dan Cunningham (6-0, 6-2) won at singles for St. John’s (1-0). Dan Wright and Alec McNiff won at first doubles, 6-0, 6-1, and Jon Shaffer and Chase Davis prevailed at second doubles, 6-1, 6-3.
agateHed:MEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS
Roger Williams 8, Endicott 1: Oliver Joggi and Jake Cohen teamed to win Endicott’s lone point at first doubles.
Southern Maine 5, Endicott 1: The Gulls (10-6) were limited to five hits as Southern Maine scored three times in the sixth to overcome the hosts. Brett Holmgren had two hits and E.J. Martinez collected Endicott’s RBI.
agateHed:MEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE
Endicott 11, Wentworth 10: Scott McCormack scored with 2:54 remaining and the Gulls scored the last three goals of the game to stay undefeated in conference play. Nick Pinciaro scored three times for Endicott (7-3) and Scott and Connor McCormack scored twice each.
agateHed:WOMEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE
Endicott 20, Wentworth 3: Taylor Rogerson poured in four goals as Endicott (5-4) won its third straight conference game. Holly Davis added three goals and two assists and Callie Murphy scored once with four helpers for the winners.