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April 26, 2014

Friday's area roundup: Marblehead girls tennis bests Peabody


The Salem News

---- — GIRLS TENNIS

Marblehead 4, Peabody 1: Kelly Mealey (6-3, 6-0) and Lily Frontero (6-4, 6-0) took care of the competition at first and third singles respectively to help move the Magicians to 4-1. Amdanda Gilberg/Meagan Hanratty (6-3,6-4) and Alice Yufa/Hannah Cohen (6-0, 6-0) handled the doubles play. Kayla Hodas earned the win for Peabody (5-1) at No. 2 singles, triumphing 6-4, 6-2.

Beverly 3, Danvers 2: Sophie Clause (6-2, 6-2) and Maddie Tremblay (6-0, 6-4) won at second and third singles for the Panthers (5-2). Veronica Mun/Caroline Joseph topped their competition 6-6, 7-4, 7-5.

BOYS TENNIS

Danvers 4, Beverly 1: In the first match of the day, Nick Lisichenok (6-3, 6-2), Toma Nabokin (6-2, 4-6, 6-3) and Jimmy Cunningham (6-0, 6-0) swept in singles action, while No. 2 doubles team of Brian Daly and Jim McCarriston won (6-2, 6-1) their set.

The Falcons (7-2) had a second match against Lynn Classical, in which they won 5-0. Lisichenok (6-0, 6-3), Nabokin (6-0, 6-1), Cunningham (6-0, 6-0) got wins again, as did their doubles teams of Zach Noring/Emmett Pierro (6-3, 6-3) and Dan Benson/Eric MacKay (6-1, 6-1).

Marblehead 5, Peabody 0: The Magicians (5-1 overall) remained undefeated in NEC play with Chris Wigglesworth (6-0, 6-1), Miles Barry (6-0, 6-0) and Dimitri Vlassov (6-0, 6-0) rolling in singles play. Doubles teams Griffin Butterfield/Michael Forte won first doubles, 6-0, 6-4 and Corey Stein and Garrett Tully won second, 6-1, 6-0.

BASEBALL

Lynn English 6, Swampscott 3: Al Wallach pitched eight and a third innings, allowed three earned run and struck out four. Christian Llorenti hit a two-run homer, but the Big Blue made six errors in the loss.

Shawsheen 4, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 0: Seniors Rob Craig and Jeff White pitched well for the Bulldogs, who dipped to 3-6 on the season against a strong Shawsheen team. White, sophomores Matt O’Connell and Leo Smart and Mike Mitchell had hits for North Shore.

Peabody 6, Marblehead 1: Junior Mike Raymond earned his first varsity win, throwing four innings of no-run ball while allowing just one hit, three walks and striking out five to help the Tanners stay perfect at 9-0. David Hoar had an RBI double and scored on a wild pitch, while Bobby Tramondozzi finished with a pair of RBI singles. Matt Correale and Matt Gonick also drove in runs in the win.

Bancroft 3, Pingree 2: The Highlanders tied it in the bottom of the seventh on Cal Perry’s sacrifice fly, but visiting Bancroft pushed across a run in the top of the eighth and held on to win. Jeff DiPiero struck out 12 in seven innings of work and allowed only two unearned runs for Pingree (3-4) while Ryan St. Pierre had an RBI single and Reese Fulmer had a hit and scored a run.

BOYS LACROSSE

Waring 17, Newman 0: Jacrob Baneck recorded six assists and Matt Lyman scored four goals as the Mavericks improve to 3-0 on the season. Freshmen Mike Ballin, Sam Lincoln and Henry Gribbell scored their first career goals, while goalie Johnny Sandri earned his first career shutout.

Triton 14, Ipswich 9: Connor McAdams, Connor Killian and Tommy Ginolfi each netted two goals for the Tigers (2-5). Jeff Statile made a dozen saves in net, while Eddy Flaherty played well on defense.

Brooks 10, Pingree 4: Sam Ober scored a pair of goals, but it wasn’t enough for the Highlanders 4-3. Arjen Steegstra and Matt Trotsky also scored, Carter Rossano added two assists and C.J. White made 15 saves.

North Shore Tech/essex Aggie 9, Greater Lowell 4: Dan McCormick netted four goals, while Anthony Huntley scored four points on three goals and one assist to lead the Hawks (4-3) to victory. Scott Starrak and Anthony Santo contributed with a goal each.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Peabody 13, Swampscott 10: Sarah Napolitano racked up six points and Aly Bortone had five as the Tanners moved to 3-4 on the season. Lauren Wolfe (three points) and Courtney Smith (two) also contributed offensively while freshman Gianna Denisco made seven saves in her first action in goal.

Beverly 15, Swampscott 6: Camden Vitale (four goals, two assists) and Liz Musuneci (three goals, one assist) led the way for the Panther (6-1). Grace Otterbein and Meghan Gavin netted a pair of scores, while Meghan Henrichon, Annie Kostrubanic, Darcy McAuliff and Maeve Blake also scored in the win.

Ipswich 14, Triton 10: Olivia Moutevelis scored five goals to help the Tigers up their record to 7-1.

Danvers 10, Marblehead 9: The Falcons held on as Marblehead fell to 5-5. Ellie Ronan had three goals for the Magicians, while Lucy Poulin and Emily Freedland each scored two.

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

Springfield 3, Endicott 0: The Gulls fell to the two-time defending NCAA Division 3 champions in the quarterfinals of the 2014 national tournament, 25-9, 25-10, 25-21. Senior Travis Netherteon came up with five kills for Endicott while sophomores Chandler Tayek and John Osborne had four each and Tyler Bacon fished out 14 assists.

Endicott (19-13) won the first NCAA tournament match in program history last week and won the NECC championship before that. They graduate NECC Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Jessee as well as Netherton and Mike Coniglione, first-team all-conference picks.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Gordon takes two: The Fighting Scots won both ends of a doubleheader against Coast Guard, 5-4 and 8-4 to improve to 13-22 on the season. Alonzo Martinez went 3-for-4 with two RBI and Travis Pullen had two hits and scored twice with Jameson Boyd picking up his first win of the season. Mark Fitzgerald drove in a pair in the second game and Jesse Amaya scored the winning run in the seventh on a passed ball.