, Salem, MA

September 26, 2012

Peabody tops Big Blue, stays unbeaten

The Salem News


Swampscott’s Peter Hale continued his dominance in the Northeastern Conference yesterday against Peabody, but it was the Tanners who bunched runners together to pick up an important 23-35 win.

Hale finished in 14:20 to breeze to a win, but Drew Fossa (2nd, 14:34), Ben Braz (4th, 15:36), Cody Picardy (5th, 15:36) and James Christopher (6th, 15:37) took four of the next five spots to lift Peabody (4-0) to the victory.

Matt Mahoney took third for the Big Blue in 14:40 while Sam Crimmins (8th, 15:56), Bennett Smith (14th, 16:54) and Marco Scibelli (16th, 17:07) also ran well for Swampscott (3-1).

Fenwick Sweeps: The Crusaders (4-0) saw Bryan Mendes (17:22) and Dan Deschenes (17:57) capture the top two spots as Fenwick defeated St. Mary’s 27-29 and Matignon 18-44. Eric Lowehle was eighth (19:49), Nick Tambini finished ninth (19:57) and James Digiulio came in 10th (20:05) for Bishop Fenwick.

For St. Mary’s (1-3), freshman Cody Murtagh

(Peabody) finished second against Matignon and third against the Crusaders.

Gloucester 26, Beverly 29: Alex Greco improved his sophomore course record time, taking first for Beverly (3-1) with a time of 16:19. Campbell Wood (fifth) had a personal best by 45 seconds with a time of 17:33 while eighth place Dylan Staid also had a personal best time of 18:41.


Beverly 15, Gloucester 49: Nicole Demars won her fourth meet of the year for Beverly (4-0) with a time of 20:00. Haley Albert, Madison Shropshire and Melissa Lubas took the next three spots, respectively, for the Panthers.

Crusaders sweep: Arianna Maida (19:45) was first overall with teammate Hannah Smith taking second (21:23) as Bishop Fenwick topped St. Mary’s 24-31 and Matignon 17-45 to improve to 3-1. Abby Smith finished sixth (23:34), Kaitlyn Constantino came in eighth (24:04) and Megan Clancy took ninth (24:36).

Sarah Ryan, finished third overall for St. Mary’s (2-2).

Peabody 15, Swampscott 48: Catarina Rocha (16:46), Lauren Barrett (18:03), Sam Allen (18:06) and Heather MacLean (18:35) grabbed the top four spots as Peabody improved to 4-0. Isabella Kornitsky (6th, 18:49) and Allison Carr (9th, 19:15) had top 10 finishes for Swampscott (3-1).

Ipswich 15, Georgetown 50: Tina Keiran (20:12), Sarah Keiran (20:18), Kellie Roach (22:23), Samantha Doonan (22:46), and Annie Zampitella (23:43) took the top five spots as the Tigers cruised to a win.

Hamilton-Wenham 5, Pentucket 0: Alana Vecchiarello had two goals for the Generals (4-1), while Maddie Berghoub, Anna Rourke and Sue Rose each had single markers Keeper Cassie Vitale played well as did Caroline Gribell, who stood out on defense.


St. John’s Prep 5, Everett 0: Senior Dean Ebbert had two goals (first of the season) in the win to move the Eagles to 6-0 overall. Matt Chilton, Lev Kazelyan and Nate Schmidt recorded the other scores for the Prep. Ben Alpern, Bobby Holmes and Jared Costa combined for the shutout, as the Prep as yet to give up a goal all season.

Masconomet 6, Newburyport 0: The Chieftains were led by Edison Forbes who recorded two goals and Jack Heintzelman, who had a goal and two assists. Mike Ennis, Chip Sherman and Adam Grammer each had single markers for Masco, now 3-0-2 overall. Derek Grammer and William Stewart combined for the shutout victory in net.

Whittier 4, NST/EA 1: Freshman Sam Cueva scored his first varsity goal on an assist from senior captain Ron Donahue for NST/EA (2-2-3), which had solid efforts from seniors Roy Sims and Cristian Scopa.

Swampscott 2, Winthrop 0: Killian Simpson scored a pair of unassisted goals to get the Big Blue their first win of the season. Val Temin made seven saves to earn the shutout for Swampscott (1-3-2).


Swampscott 4, Winthrop 2: Swampscott (3-1-2) had goals from Leah Dawley (two goals, one assist), Erin Cassady and Melinda Wilson.

Masco 1, Newburyport 1: Lexi Sheehan scored the Masco (3-1-1) goal on an assist from Leah Connerty while Paige Pratt, Sarah Katz and keeper Nancy Palermo played well defensively.


Swampscott 5, Salem 0: Annie Kane was a strong offensive force for the Big Blue as she netted three goals in the victory. Sammi Sinrich and Tori Thistle also added to the scoring for Swampscott (5-1), and keeper Katie Samiljan made four saves.


NST/EA 3, Greater Lowell 0: The setting of Kiley Morgan and hitting of Grace McNally propelled NST/EA to win in straight games (25-20, 25-13, 27-25) to bump its record to 6-1.


Peabody 49.5, LE 22.5: Chris Ciampa, James Greaves and Steve Goggin won their matches as Peabody saw its record increase to 4-3.

Beverly 51.5, Salem 20.5: Beverly’s (9-1-1) Kevin Dyer and Salem’s Tim Richmond, two of the top Northeastern Conference golfers, halved their match 4.5-4.5 as the Panthers took the seven other matches to move to 7-0 in the NEC.

SJP 232, Concord Carlisle 238: SJP (5-2) was led by junior Max Burt, who shot an even par 36, while freshman Steven Dilisio and Brandon Bingel also played well.

Danvers 46.5, Gloucester 25.5: Dan McKenna, Trent King, Mike Plansky, Kevin Anderson, Christian McKenna and Zach Tarricone all won for Danvers (6-3, 5-2 NEC).

Rockport 122, H-W 107: Spencer Bergholtz had 27 points for H-W (0-7) and Brian Nicoll chipped in 21 points.


Babson 1, Endicott 0: Sophomore Katie Donnelly made four saves for Endicott (4-4-1), but Babson’s goal in the 50th minute proved to be the game-winner.


Endicott 3, Eastern Nazarene 0: Lexi Watts had 12 kills, three aces, and three digs to lead Endicott (5-9) to the win. Jackie Cone added five kills for the Gulls.


Endicott 9, Wentworth 0: The Gulls won their seventh straight match by sweeping through the lineup. Chrissy Martel and Natalie Egbert won at No. 1 doubles, 8-1, while the doubles teams of Amy Heacox/Brittany Potter (8-2) and Suzie Newman/Savannah Deady (8-3) also prevailed. Emilie Cloutier, Martel, Egbert, Gina Pinciaro, Annie Gluskin, and Sarah Hill each produced singles wins.