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May 17, 2014

Friday’s area roundup: Lustig, Kessler power Waring lacrosse


The Salem News

---- — GIRLS LACROSSE

Waring 20, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall 4: Senior Eleanor Lustig of Hamilton scored four goals and added one assist while junior Sara Kessler of Byfield accomplished the same scoring feats, guiding the Mavericks to their ninth Independent Girls Conference (IGC) title in the last 10 seasons.

“These kids over the years have just been amazing. One class leaves and others step up and fill the void perfectly,” said Waring head coach Ambrose Devaney, whose team concluded its season at 11-1-1. “They’re so good academically that I feel it really helps their game, too. The older kids teach the younger kids how we do things and what needs to be done for us to succeed.

“Success breeds success; I really feel like it’s in their DNA at Waring.”

Lustig, who will play lacrosse at Williams College next spring, finished the season with 38 goals. She was also dominant on draw control, earning 19 of 24 draws.

Kessler, who like Lustig will be playing in tomorrow’s New England Prep School all-star game in Worcester, finished as the Mavericks’ leading scorer with 43 goals.

Sophomore Adele McEwen added three goals and an assist yesterday; she also finished with over 30 goals this spring. Defender Marilyn Hindrich also netted three goals in the victory; UMass Amherst-bound attack Audrey Sheetz had a pair of goals; senior Kate Miller had a goal and assist in her final game before heading off to Tulane; and sophomore Marina Sheetz, Sarah Pfieffer and Grace Gustaferro had one goal apiece.

Freshman Kat Pappas of Ipswich was again strong in goal. Brooke Adams, another senior captain bound for UMass Amherst, excelled on ground balls. A fifth senior who played in her final game, defender Marge Mullen, will matriculate to the University of Chicago.

“There’s no league title or postseason that these girls play for; this was it,” said Devaney. “They worked so hard for this and were rewarded for it.”

Marblehead 14, Medford 2: Emily Freedland and Kelsey Detels each had hat tricks as the Magicians rolled to a win. Amanda Gregory, Lucie Poulin (2 assists) and Sydney Cayen (1 assist) each had two goals for the winners while Corinne Mayle (1 goal, 2 assists) and Adrienne Ciccone (goals) also factored into the scoring. Goalie Brittany Lydon made 11 saves for Marblehead (11-6).

Pingree 11, Brooks 9: Eliza Mead scored three times and assisted on three other goals to power the Highlanders (8-7). Nicole Gianinno (3 goals), Kirby Heffrin (2 goals), Blair Kaneb, Meg Foye and Cassidy Assad also scored for the winners, who got 11 saves from Hannah Martino in goal.

BOYS LACROSSE

North Reading 8, Peabody 6: Josh Fiore finished and Ryan Wolff both finished with a pair of goals and an assist for Peabody (4-12) while Max Grayton (goal and assist) and Sam Alyward (assist) had good afternoons. Longstick midfielder Jason Marshall had seven ground balls and played outstanding defense for the Tanners.

SOFTBALL

Winthrop 4, Peabody 3: Shelbi Wilson struck out nine and walked just one giving up five hits and no earned runs for the Tanners (10-4). Nicole Grafton was 3-for-4 offensively while Kayla Santos finished 2-for-2 and Shannon Pires was 1-for-2 with two RBI.

Bishop Fenwick 2, Archbishop Williams 1: Senior Natalie Moore allowed five hits while striking out 13 as Bishop Fenwick (10-5) qualified for postseason play with the win. The Crusaders scored the game-winner when Gaby Hart’s double knocked in Chandler Wilder. Fenwick got on the board when Moore scored on a passed ball.

BOYS TENNIS

Ipswich 5, Newburyport 0: Mike Come (6-0, 6-4), Anton Eden (6-1, 6-0) and Max Benford (6-0, 6-0) won first, second and third singles, respectively for Ipswich (6-8). Forrest Finn/Ryan Finkst (6-1, 6-0) captured first doubles while Ryan Fremont-Smith/Harrison Corder (6-2, 6-3) won at second doubles.

Pentucket 3, Hamilton-Wenham 2: Jack Hopkins picked up a victory at third singles (6-3, 6-4), as did the second doubles team of Jack Leary and Trevor Jones (6-0, 6-2) as the Generals fell to 3-9 on the season.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Southern Maine 8, Endicott 4: The Gulls suffered their first loss in the NCAA Division 3 New England Baseball Regional Tournament. Endicott (32-15) will play the winner of MIT/St. Joseph’s of Maine today at noon in the double elimination format.

Sophomore shortstop Cody Hall went 3-for-4 and drove in a run to power the Gulls’ offense. Brett Holmgren and Tad Gold each had two hits and an RBI and Mike Kochiss knocked in a run. E.J. Martinez also had a pair of hits for Endicott.

Tyler Hill took the loss, allowing seven hits, a walk, five runs (3 earned) over seven innings. He struck out two.

COLLEGE GOLF

Endicott’S TEAL PLACES 9TH at NCAA Championships: Sophomore Austin Teal had the best individual performance by an Endicott golfer at the NCAA Division 3 Championships by placing ninth overall at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C. with a four round score of 294 (plus-6). A pair of 2-under 70s on Day 2 and 3 of the tournament put Teal in third place before he eventually finished eighth overall.