, Salem, MA

November 2, 2012

Area roundup: Fenwick field hockey upsets Tewksbury

The Salem News


Bishop Fenwick 2, Tewksbury 1: The Crusaders went on the road and scored an upset win over No. 6 Tewksbury in their Division 2 North opener. Bishop Fenwick (9-7-3) got on the board first when Jen Jordan scored on a penalty stroke in the first half and never looked back.

”To get that confidence boost early on was a big help,” said Fenwick coach Mary Beth Mahoney, whose team advances to face No. 3 Swamspcott tomorrow.

Erinn Johnson extended Fenwick’s lead to 2-0 with an assist from Katie Hart. Kathleen Moran and Maura Benson were strong for the Crusaders, who held on after Tewksbury scored to make it 2-1 with eight minutes left.

Fenwick, which advanced to the North semi’s two years ago but didn’t qualify for the tourney last year, has played particularly well in the second half.

”We have a couple of girls who were sophomores when we made the run a few years ago that are seniors now,” said Mahoney. “Midseason when we really needed some wins they had a meeting with the team and told them the tournament is something you want to experience.”

Winchester 2, Ipswich 0: The No. 12 seeded Tigers were blanked by No. 5 Winchester on the road and ended their season 6-7-6.

Wilmington 1, Marblehead 0: Casidy Alla was phenomenal in goal while midfielders Tyler Phillips and Mimi Goetz nearly helped the Magicians (10-6-3) even things up after Wilmington scored with six seconds left in the first half. Forward Maggie Forbes was also praised by Marblehead head coach Linda Rice Collins.

“We almost put it (the ball) away in the last minute. It was very heartbreaking,” explained Collins. “They (Wilmington) controlled the first half and we controlled the second. We had opportunities we just did not put it away.”


Pingree 4, Landmark 3: Pingree (6-6) won the tiebreaker as the Highlanders were up 10 holes at the end of the match. Brandon Franco, Gabe Salter and Griffin Whitman all won for Pingree.


Landmark 6, Cambridge School of Weston 2: Landmark (8-7) advanced to the Independent Girls Conference semifinals where it will face Montrose. Stephanie Scanlon scored two goals while Rachel Smith, Phoebe Britton, Katie DiRico and Isabelle Winston also scored for Landmark.

Waring 5, Woodward 0: Amanda Adams had a goal and two assists for Waring in the first round of the IGC playoffs. Merilyn Hinrichs recorded a goal and an assist, while Emily Friend, Sarah Kesler and Meg Graves each added a goal for Waring (11-4-1).

Salem 1, Lynn Classical 0: Joy Lima scored at the five minute mark of the first half on an assist from Deema Hejleh as the Witches finish their season at 6-10-2. Arianna Gaffney recorded her first shutout of the season.


Waring 2, Cambridge School of Weston 0: Aiden Wood and Matt Lyman had to goals for Waring (7-3-4).


Salem State 3, Salve Regina 2: Dan Smolinsky scored the only goal of the last 40 minutes as the Vikings (1-0) went on the road and outlasted Salve in their season opener. Revere native Chris Mastropietro scored his first collegiate goal and also the first of the season for SSU, Cam Moniz also scored and goalie Ryan Sutliffe made 20 saves.


Gordon 3, Eastern Nazarene 2: The top-seeded Scots got the winning goal from Caitlin Nedde in the 82nd minute to advance to their first conference final since 2005. Taylor McSherry scored with an assist from Nedde to tie the game in the second half while Nedde had a hand in all three Gordon goals by scoring early in the game.

Roger Williams 0, EnDicott 0: The Gulls bowed out of the CCC tournament, falling on penalty kicks after the teams battled for 110 scoreless minutes.


Salve Regina 2, Gordon 1: The No. 2 seed Seahawks scored the first two goals of the game and advanced to Commonwealth Coast Conference finals, ousting Gordon (6-12-1) from the league tourney. Dalton Weaner scored Gordon’s goal in the 67th minute.


Endicott 2, Gordon 1: Senior Melissa Enright scored in overtime as the top-seeded Gulls earned a second straight trip to the Commonwealth Coast Conference final. Kathryn Walker scored to give Endicott a lead in the first half and Gordon’s Karli Blamer scored her 12th of the season to even things up just before halftime. Neither team scored in the second half and Enright sent the Gulls (14-4) to the finals with a goal set up by a Taylor Marries rebound.


Salve Regina 3, Endicott 1: The Gulls (12-20) bowed out of the CCC tourney with a 22-25, 23-25, 25-22, 19-25 loss. Mackenzie Guerre and Callie Doan both had 16 kills to lead Endicott.

Salem State 3, Worcester State 1: The Lady Vikings upset Worcester State on the road to advance in the MASCAC tournament 29-27, 25-21, 17-25, 27-25. Salem State (6-15) will face Framingham State in the semi’s tomorrow and was led by Jazmin Santos (19 kills) and Emily Peay (18 kills).