The Salem News
---- — GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Generals sweep: Emily Weigand was first overall with a time of 17:17 as H-W topped North Reading, 19-44 and Triton, 15-45 to improve to 7-0. H-W took spots 3-6 thanks to Emily Horgan (17:48), Sarah Duffy (18:08), Carrie Goodrich (18:35) and Claire Pacione (18:35).
Ipswich drops two: The Tigers’ Sarah Keiran (19:35) and Tina Keiran (19:47) were the top two finishers in a tri-meet but Lynnfield (27-29) and Newburyport (25-36) collected enough points to win the meets. Ipswich had seven of 11 runners record personal best times for the season.
Bishop Fenwick 2, Arlington Catholic 1: Becky Mercuro’s unassisted goal with eight minutes left broke a 1-1 tie and lifted the Crusaders to victory. Ace defensive efforts from Mary Difilippo and Gina Vellucci helped Fenwick (5-3-3) hold off AC. Vicki Caruso also scored with an assist from Caitlyn Parrot.
Lexington Christian 2, Pingree 1: Charlotte Esty scored the goal for Pingree (3-2) on an assist from Kerri Zerfoss.
Hamilton-Wenham 2, Georgetown 0: Alana Vecchiarello scored both goals for Hamilton-Wenham (6-1-1), the first on a header at the 20-minute mark of the first half and the other at the 16 minute mark of the second half off a nice through pass from Emma Beane. Sue Rose controlled the game creating a lot of opportunities for the Generals who expect to get sweeper Carolyn Cook back on Friday.
Ipswich 0, Pentucket 0: Molly Markos picked up her fifth shutout of the season as Ipswich moved to 5-1-4.
NS Tech/Essex Aggie 2, Chelsea 1:Sophomore Brooke Miles scored both goals for the Bulldogs (5-4-1) while keeper Keely Gallagher (12 saves), Shauna Dempsey, Jennifer Luts and senior captain Julie DeGenova led the defense.
Masconomet 3, Lynnfield 1: Senior captain Claudia Marsh led the way with a goal and an assist as the Chieftains move to 5-2-1 overall. Leah Connerty and Zoe Cennami each had singles markers, while Courtney Bouchard recorded an assist.
Waring 3, Gann Academy 0: Amanda Adams scored a pair of markers, while Merilyn Heinrichs had one of her own as Waring moves to 6-2 overall.
Pentucket 6, Ipswich 0: The Sachems scored five goals in the second half to pull away from the Tigers.
Hamilton-Wenham 2, Georgetown 1: H-W (3-4-1) had a monster goal from Tyler Bussone, who connected from 30 yards out for the Generals first score before Logan McCulloch turned in the game-winner when he finished off a Russell Grigorian rebound. Grigorian had dribbled passed two defenders before firing a shot on goal. H-W had solid defensive efforts from junior Nick Loeper and senior captain Nick Fusco.
Brimmer & May 3, Waring 0: Cam MacInnen, Teddy Lyman, Matt Lyman and Nick Wigglesworth had strong games for Waring (3-1-1).
Beaver Country Day 3, Pingree 0: The Highlanders (1-2-3) played an excellent team game but couldn’t upset one of it’s toughest opponents.
Bishop Fenwick 2, Arlington Catholic 1: Kyle Russell and Rishad DeSilva were the Fenwick (2-6-3) goal scorers. DeSilva tallied the game winner with three minutes left after he was taken down inside the box, he blasted the penalty kick top corner to give the Crusaders the win.
Masconomet 4, Lynnfield 0: Adam Grammer, Edison Forbes, Luke Schell and Demetri Decoulos recorded the markers for the undefeated Chieftains (7-0-2). Mike Ennis had two assists, while Chip Sherman worked hard distributing the ball.
St. John’s Prep 4, Malden Catholic: The Eagles (8-1) continue their unbeaten conference play with help from senior Nate Schmidt who had two goals in the win. Tommy Buonopane and Anthony Vigliotta (first of the year) rounded out the scoring for the Prep. Keeper Ben Alpern turned away three shots for his seventh shutout of the season.
Pingree 4, LTA 0: Pingree (5-3) had two goals from Allie Sardo and one each from Maura Grady and Eliza Mead. Peyton Beatrice added two assists and Josie Wexler finished with a helper for the Highlanders.
Swampscott 2, Malden 2: Tori Thistle and Alexis Steriti had the Swampscott (7-1-1) markers with Lisa Vu tallying an assist.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
HW Sweepes: Hamilton-Wenham bested North Reading, 21-37 and Triton, 15-50 to move to 4-3. Matt Gillis (15:14) won the race for the Generals, Jack Blatchford (15:41) took third, Michael Allara (15:44) was fourth Kevin Rutigliano (16:15) came in sixth and Sam Erhard (17:13) was seventh.
Tigers split: Ipswich’s Michael Riddle finished fifth in 17:35 to lead the Tigers to a win over Lynnfield, 21-35, while Newburyport took the top four spots to topple Ipswich 16-47. Michael Connor (18:47), Luke Sirois (18:50), Conor Fitzpatrick (19:02), Justine Bergner (19:17) and Anthony Looby (19:47).
Peabody 3, Hamilton-Wenham 0: The Tanners won in straight sets, 25-19, 25-21, 25-15.
Hamilton-Wenham’s Nikki Leonard had 40 digs and didn’t miss a serve while Rachel Gershlak had 32 digs and two aces.
Central Catholic 3, Bishop Fenwick 2: Kate Lipka led Bishop Fenwick with 11 kills and four blocks but the Crusaders lost in five games (22-25, 20-25, 25-18, 25-19, 15-9) to move to 8-3 overall. Jess Ywuc had four kills and four blocks while Tessa McLaughlin added 26 assists.
Pingree 3, Milton Academy 0: Senior captain Bridget Healey served 12 straight points to end the second set as the Highlanders (4-4) rolled 25-13, 25-13, 25-22. Middle hitters Sam Torto and Hanna Stasiuk also had great games at the net.
Beverly 3, Woburn 0: The Panthers improved to 7-1 on the season after a straight set 25-14, 25-14, 25-19 triumph.
MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
Endicott 5, Gordon 2: The Gulls (6-5-2) earned their first win over rival Gordon in program history behind two goals and an assist from Jordan Daniel. Alex Tonsberg and Bobby Durben also scored and Dan Higgins earned the win in net.
Gordon (3-7-1) got goals by Alek Duba and David Egeler but an own goal derailed the Scots comeback hopes.
Gordon 8, Roger Williams 1: The Scots topped RWU’s club team behind two goals from Brittany Hawkins.
Nichols 5, Endicott 4: The Gulls (6-1) lost for the first time this season in a razor thin decision at home. Amy Heacox and Natalie Egbert were Endicott’s singles winners while Heacox and Brittany Potter and Egbert and Chrissy Martel won doubles matches.
Gordon 9, Mount Ida 0: Lily Drescher and Sarah Hickey won the top two singles matches and took first doubles, as the Scots (4-7) swept the competition.
MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
Salem State 3, Keene State 0: The Vikings (6-5-1) got goals from Matt Figueiredo, Eryk Fernandez and Carlos Escobar in a shutout win at home. Scott Hall had four saves in the shutout and Bishop Fenwick grad Eric Moreno had one assist.