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May 16, 2014

Thursday’s area roundup: Swampscott boys lacrosse up ends Arlington Catholic


The Salem News

---- — BOYS LACROSSE

Swampscott 8, Arlington Cahtolic 7: Goalie Max Cohen came up with 16 saves and the Big Blue (12-2) won what they felt was a bit of a statement game in the Eastern Mass. lacrosse universe. Alex Balleza scored three goals and Griffin Hunt had two and one assist while Devin Conroy scored twice for Swampscott, which led by two late before AC scored and then missed their last shot with three seconds to play.“I said to the boys beforehand that this was about earning some respect. Arlington Catholic is always one of the better teams in the state,” said Swampscott coach Todd Pierce. “Max was excellent in net; we took some penalties in the second half and he was getting swarmed. He stood tall.”Jason Dignan continued his outstanding play in the faceoff-X for Swampscott, winning 13 of his 16 draws while also scoring twice.

Marblehead 13, Masconomet 7: The Magicians (8-7) moved within one game of qualifying for the postseason as Dean Fader exploded for five goals and one assist. Marblehead played what coach John Wilkens called an outstanding all-around defensive game to hold off Masco (12-6), which got three goals from Cam Jung and two from Harry Cwik.

Duxbury 6, St. John’s Prep 4: The Eagles (7-8) lost for the fourth time in their last five outings and will need to win two of their final three games to qualify for the state tournament. Drew O’Connell scored two goals for the Prep.

Beverly 14, Salem 3: Junior Nick Albano scored four goals and had five asssits and freshman Kevin Flaherty scored his first varsity goal as the Panthers moved to 11-5 on the year. Elias Crandel, Jordan Rawding and Chris Vallette each scored once while Ricky McFarlane, Hunter Spencer and Matt Page scored twice. Jack Lopez played well in net in the second half for Beverly.

Georgetown 9, Ipswich 6: The Royals came out on top with Nick DePasquale scoring four goals and Jared Warren scoring two with two assists. Seth Conti made 13 saves.

Manchester Essex 9, Bishop Fenwick 8 (2 OT): The Hornets scored in the second extra session to up-end Fenwick (9-9), which thrived on four goals from Kyle Russell. Jake Mitchell scored twice while Coleman Hebert and Kevin Hannon scored one each and Nick Finan was outstanding in net with 20 saves.

Gloucester 12, Danvers 10: The Falcons (9-7) made a furious rally towards the end of the game but it fell short.

SOFTBALL

Salem 8, Somerville 1: Homers by Tayla O’Leary and Hayley Jellison helped the Witches (3-13) get the victory over the Highlanders. Joanna Coleman doubled and tripled to help spark the lineup while junior Meaghan Zipper struck out nine and gave up only one hit to pick up the win.

North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 14, Mystic Valley 0: Rhiannon Lane enjoyed an incredible game, hitting a homer and driving in three runs while throwing five innings of no-hit ball with nine strikeouts. Kasey Harris had two hits and two RBI and Kaylyn Countie hit safely and drove in a run as North Shore improved to 11-2. The Hawks have had three different pitchers throw two one-hitters and the no-hitter in the last three games.

Danvers 9, Gloucester 0: The Falcons improved to 12-3 on the season with an impressive shutout win on the road.

BASEBALL

Masconomet 8, Newburyport 2: The Chieftains (15-2 overall, 13-2 CAL) clubbed three homers to stay a game ahead of North Reading in the CAL Kinney standings. Joe Klingensmith had a solo shot and also struck out 10 in going the distance to earn the win. Greg Dougherty hit a 2-run homer to go with a triple and two runs scored, Tom Budrewicz hit a 2-run bomb and senior Peter Shanahan had two hits, scored and stole a base in his first varsity start.

Manchester Essex 9, Ipswich 8: Senior Sean Whooley had four of Ipswich’s 14 total hits and drove in a pair of runs, but the Tigers couldn’t come all the way back after trailing 7-2. Sophomores Alex Morris and Jake Long, junior Chris Grady and senior Fred Cerundolo (two doubles) also had multiple-hit efforts for Ipswich (3-12).

Marblehead 7, Lynn Classical 0: Senior righty John Cavolina threw a complete game for his second win of the year as the Magicians moved to 8-8. Marblehead scored five in the sixth to pull away. Catcher Harrison Engstrom threw out two runners and drove in the game-winning run while Beau Dana (2-run double), Kyle Mauldin (RBI triple), Tom Koopman (2-for-4, RBI) and Kyle Koopman (RBI double) also paced the offense for Marblehead.

Salem Academy 8, Boston prep 6: Sammy Benoit threw three strong innings to pick up the win while Bryan Rodriguez had two hits, scored three runs and stole a pair of bags. Andrew Fournier also added a two-run single for Salem Academy.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Waring 8, Landmark 1: Senior Eleanor Lustig notched the 200th point of her varsity career as Waring (10-1-1) can clinch their league title with a win today. Lustig, who will play at Williams next year, has 32 goals and 18 assists for far this season and was named All-New England along with junior captain Sarah Kesler, who had four goals yesterday.

Swampscott 8, North Reading 8 (OT): MacKenzie Robertson and Erin Condon each had a pair of goals for the Big Blue (6-9-2), while Niamth Lang, Lauren Sullivan, Emma Sutherland and Ellie Wright also scored. Claire Powell finished with a dozen saves in goal.

Manchester 14, Beverly 12: Freshman goalie Catherine Cross made 10 saves to keep Beverly (9-6) in a back-and-forth game in which neither team led by more than two goals. Defenders Maddie Curran, Becca Salah and Anna Hayden played well for the Panthers while Camden Vitale (six goals, one assist) and Grace Otterbein (goal, four assists) played well on offense.

Danvers 13, Pentucket 7: Four goals from Megan McKenna helped the Falcons improve to 13-3 on the year. Katherine Leonard had three goals while Rachel Trocchi also had three goals.

Concord-Carlisle 17, Masconomet 10: The Chieftains (12-4-1) were led by Kathleen Gillespie, who had four goals and one assist, and Meg Collins, who scored once and was excellent in transition. Sarah Yeakel and Molly Gillespie also each scored twice for Masconomet.

Peabody 13, Wakefield 12: Senior Courtney Hennigan notched the game-winning goal with 22 second left in regulation to lift the Tanners (7-8-1) on Senior Night. Fellow seniors Courtney Smith and Aly Bortone also each scored two goals and senior Shantel Smith scored once. Seniors Noelle Koch, Jillian Kerwin and Courtney Cavanaugh also played well in the last home games for the Tanners.

BOYS TENNIS

North Andover 4, Ipswich 1: The Tigers fell to 5-8 and will need to win their final three matches to qualify for state tournament play. Freshman Max Benford had Ipswich’s win at third singles, 6-2, 6-3.

Danvers 4, Gloucester 1: Jim Cunningham moved up to No. 2 singles and won 6-3, 6-3 and Nick Lisichenok rolled at No. 1, 6-0, 6-0, as Danvers (14-2, 11-1 NEC) set up a showdown for the NEC title with Marblehead on Monday. Kevin Hodgkins/Jim McCarriston (6-2, 4-6, 6-4) and Chris Shalkoski/Eric MacKay (6-0, 6-2) swept doubles for the Falcons, who need to win Monday to earn a share of the crown.

Beverly 3, Hamilton-Wenham 2: Connor Irving and Masaya Okumura won a third-set tiebreaker, 8-6, to lift the Panthers (11-2). The No. 1 doubles team went 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 in their match win while No. 1 singles Peter Coletti (6-2, 6-2) and No. 2 Leonard Schulz (6-2, 6-1) won in straight sets.

Masconomet 3, Marblehead 2: Junior Mark Daniels and sophomore Cooper McVay outlasted Marblehead’s Justin Faia 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 at second doubles to win a supremely close match for the Chieftains. Masco’s Jack Roscoe and Sam Gordon (6-4, 6-4) also won, as did Alex Fizz (7-5, 6-1). Marblehead’s winners were Miles Barry (7-5, 6-1) and Dimitri Vlassov (who is 12-1 on the year and won 6-2, 6-1).

GIRLS TENNIS

Masconomet 3, Marblehead 2: A win at second doubles by Caroline May and Jackie Emmons sealed the match for the Chieftains (10-3). Daneille Dunn (6-1, 6-1) and Evelyn Harbert (6-1, 6-1) also won for Masco, while Marblehead’s points came from Lily Frontero (6-2, 6-2) and Meagan Hanratty/Hannah Cohen (6-3, 7-5). The Magicians are 9-4.

Danvers 3, Gloucester 2: The Falcons (4-10) swept doubles with victories by the first team of Ellen Gagnon and Raquel Leslie (6-3, 6-3) and second team Ciara Mallon and Rhianna Leslie (6-0, 6-1) to edge Gloucester. No. 1 singles player Shannon Vellieux won in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.

Beverly 5, Revere 0: The Panthers (8-6) punched their state tournament ticket as Sophie Claus (7-6, 6-0), Maddie Tremblay (6-0, 6-2) and Carly Blau won in singles action. The doubles teams of Rudy Muprhy/Teyah Fasheh (6-3, 6-0) and Allsion Lewandowski/Kira Kennedy (6-1, 6-1) also won in straight sets.