Jay Calcagno scored about a minute and a half into overtime to lift the Danvers boys lacrosse team to an exciting 9-8 win over North Reading.
Danvers jumped out early on the Hornets, leading 5-0 after one quarter and 6-2 at halftime, but North Reading wouldn’t go away.
Calcagno finished with four goals, including the 100th of his career, and also added one assist. Troy Fleming chipped in two goals for the Falcons while Matty Flynn and Andy Curtain each had one tally.
Jake Allain and Anthony Serino stood out on defense for Danvers (9-6). Stephen Ganley was excellent at the faceoff X and Zach Persson played solid defense in the midfield.
“North Reading never gave up and they kept working and chipping away,” Danvers coach Tim Murphy said. “They were very aggressive in riding and we had a lot of difficulty clearing and they were able to capitalize on turnovers and get extra possessions.”
Salem Academy 8, Winthrop JV 1: Sal Martinez, Kerwin Medrano and Alec Matho each had two goals for Salem Academy (11-3-1).
Pingree 15, Lexington Christian 6: Carter Rossano picked up four goals and two assists as the Highlanders improved to 10-3. Max Trotsky recorded three goals and an assist, Sam Ober and Arjen Steegstra each finished with two goals and Justin Assad netted three goals and two assists.
Hamilton-Wenham 7, Lynnfield 3: The Generals were led defensively by Jimmy Littlefield. Parker Strong recorded three goals, Matt Curran added a goal and an assist, while Tom Rostad finished three points on a goal and two assists.
Bishop Fenwick 17, St. Mary’s 13: Kyle Russell finished with a game-high eight goals and four assists, while Chris Napolitano finished with six goals and four assists for the Crusaders (9-8). Chris Carney, Jake Mitchell and Coleman Hebert each added one score. Nick Finan made 16 saves in goal.
Whittier Tech 7, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 4: Anthony Santo and Dan McCormack picked up two goals a piece, but it wasn’t enough as the Hawks drop to 9-6. Bruce Lam picked up an assist, while Yordany Sanchez stood out defensively.