The Salem News
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It was another big night for Marblehead sophomore Mia Bongiorno. With four goals in a 6-1 win over Lynn English last night, Bongiorno continues to earn respect in the locker room and on the field.
“She’s (Bongiorno) just one of those girls when she is on, she is on,” Marblehead skipper Andrew Bub explained. “I know she’s only a sophomore, but she plays like a senior. She commands the middle of the field and has great touch. She very much is respected by her teammates.”
Monica Thorne and Rebecca Unterborn also had markers for the Magicians while Meggie Collins continues to be the central focus in the backfield. The win bumps Marblehead to 5-2-2.
Beverly 1, Swampscott 0: Caitlin Harty had the game-winner on a ball from Becca Kemmer for Beverly (7-2) while Casey Cook was outstanding in the midfield.
Leah Dawley, Tess Gorman and MacKenzie Robertson all had solid performances for Swampscott (5-2-2).
Peabody 7, Saugus 1: Hayley Dowd and Madison Doherty scored two goals and an assist each for Peabody (8-0) with Victoria Digiacomo, Caroline Colbert (assist) and Kara Digiacomo adding a goal each. Cayla Bucci led the defense along with Bianca Muscato.
Peabody 4, Gloucester 0: Jenna Ferullo recorded a hat trick in yesterday’s breast cancer awareness game. Joanne Frangias had the other goal for the Tanners, which move to 5-2-3 overall.
ME 1, Pentucket 0: Brittany Smith scored the goal for the undefeated Hornets (10-0).
Beverly 4, Saugus 0: Katie Pietrini scored two goals for Beverly (10-0) while Nicole Woods dominated in the midfield. Katie Wheatley and Natalie Shea also scored for the Panthers.
Swampscott 3, Revere 0: Alexa Steriti led Swampscott (8-1-1) with a goal and two assists while Tori Thistle and Victoria Himiraf added a goal each.
Andover 3, Bishop Fenwick 0: Natalie Moore had a solid game in the midfield for Bishop Fenwick (3-4-2).
NS Tech/Essex Aggie 1, Minuteman 0: Senior captain Mike Reynolds scored his first career goal when he deposited Nick LaClair’s rebound to lift the Bulldogs (3-3-3, 2-1-2 CAC) to victory. Seniors Wilson Aguilar and Cristian Scopa were staunch defensively and Jordan Mendez earned his third shutout in net.
Beverly 6, Swampscott 3: Conor Leahy had a hat trick and an assist for Beverly (5-3-2) with Brendan Cronin, Nate McLaughlin and Karl Zeroka adding a goal apiece. For Zeroka, it was his first career varsity goal.
Peabody 4, Saugus 3: Tommy Drover had a pair of goals and an assist for Peabody (5-1-2) which was ahead 4-1 for most of the second half. Joe Ramsay goal (assist) and Ben Manoogian also had markers with Chris Therrien chipping in two assists.
Danvers 40, Winthrop 32: The Falcons (8-5, 7-2) prevailed behind winners Colby Sedlier, Dan McKenna, Mike Plansky and Kevin Anderson.
St. John’s Prep 219, Xaverian 236: The Eagles (9-3) shot their lowest team score of the season while qualifying for the state tournament. Freshman Steven Dilisio led the way by shooting 2-under 33 at Kernwood while Josh Wingardner shot 1-under 34 and Justin Serowik carded an even-par 35.
Pentucket 121, Ipswich 115: The Tigers fell to 2-8 after a tough home loss. Juniors Austin Rubino (24 points) and Kyle Mylkerin (23 points) were the leading scorers for Ipswich.
Salem 371/2, Lynn Classical 341/2: Kyle Doherty, Josh Lausier and Adam Maggiacomo all finished with wins for the Witches (5-8).
Swampscott 41.5, Saugus 30.5: Trevor Massey (36) was one-over at the Big Blue’s (7-3) first spot while Cameron Swigor (7.5-1.5), Max Cohen (7.5-1.5) and Griffin Hunt (8-1) also won for Swampscott.
Bishop Fenwick 3, Mantignon 0: The Crusaders (9-3) swept in three sets as junior captains Kate Lipka and Jen Crovo combines for 20 kills and Julie Ywuc recorded 30 assists.
Notre Dame 3, NST/EA 0: North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie dropped to 8-2 overall losing in straight games (17-25, 15-25, 19-25) despite great, two-way play from Grace McNally.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
St. Mary’s wins: The St. Mary’s boys won the freshman/sophomore cross country meet in dominating fashion beating second place Cardinal Spellman by 42 points. Freshman and Peabody native Cody Murtagh (12:06) was second overall with Phillip Garraud (sixth), Thomas Mackin (ninth) and Swampscott native Cullen Coyle (10th) picking up medals.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
St. Mary’s takes second: Sarah Corbett (14:08) was fourth overall as St. Mary’s finished 11 points behind first place Austin Prep. Jen Brunco (16:08) was 16, Olivia Bromery (16:09) 17, Larissa Bogomolov (16:09) 18 and Carmel Lozzi (16:41) came in 21.
Gordon 3, Salem State 2: The Vikings (2-11) were led by senior Brittany Roscoe (15 kills and 18 digs) and freshman setter Morgan Rae Shambo (30 assists). Gordon (10-7) received combined 25 blocks from junior Lauren Kranyak and junior Chelsie Clemens. Senior Keri Hustus had a game high 19 digs along with five service aces.