St. John’s Prep 2, Framingham 1: Junior Athony Vigliotta found Nate Schmidt on a cross with just under a minute to play in a Division 1 North first round contest. Schmidt headed the winning goal to advance the Eagles to the quarterfinals against tournament rival Acton-Boxboro tomorrow. The Prep was down 1-0 at halftime, but the second half proved to be the difference maker.
“We played much better in the second half and wore them down,” said coach Dave Crowell. “It was a tight game in the first half, but it really showed our resilience.”
Lev Kazelyan tied the game on an assist from Brooks Clark. Along with his assist, Vigliotta played strong on the forward line for the Eagles (15-1-2) as did Greg French in the midfield.
Ipswich 6, Lowell Catholic 1: In Div. 3 North action, Ryan Law (two assists) and Chris DiNocco each had a pair of goals for the 14th seeded Tigers (9-6-4). Zach Eliopolous finished with a goal and an assist, Neil Coleman recorded a goal and Sam Benford added two assists. Ipswich travels to Watertown for a quarterfinals matchup tomorrow night.
Winchester 2, Beverly 1: Sean Curtin scored 30 minutes into the first half to tie the game at one apiece, but Winchester got the game winner in OT. Keeper Justin Carnavale made some fabulous saves for the Panthers (11-5-3), which played in their first postseason game since 2005. Freshman Sean Hanlon and senior captain Cam Rogers played well in the midfield, while Conor Leahy chipped in with the assist.
St. Mary’s 5, AP 0: Senior captain Alexander Alleyne (Swampscott) had two goals and two assists, while Salem native Helio Neto recorded his ninth shutout of the season for St. Mary’s (13-3-0) which advanced to the quarterfinals of the Division 3 North tournament. Kevin Esper had one goal and two assists while Josh Bertrand and Mike Russo had a goal each.
Salem 1, Lynn Classical 0: The Witches defeated Northeastern Conference foe Lynn Classical to move on to the Division 2 North quarterfinals. Salem (12-4-3) will play No. 1 seed Pentucket tomorrow.
Wilmington 4, Marblehead 0: Sophomore keeper Max Walther recorded 10 saves but the Magicians couldn’t upset third seeded Wilmington in the Division 2 North tournament. Marblehead defeated Reading on Friday for the program’s first playoff win in five years. The past two seasons, Marblehead was just 3-32 but turned things around this year under new head coach Scott Laramie and went 7-9-3 including the playoffs.
Acton-Boxboro 3, Peabody 0: The Tanners finish the season 9-5-5.
Beverly 4, Cambridge R&L 3: Caitlin Harty recorded three goals as the Panthers (15-3-0) never trailed in the Div. 1 first round game. Eva Gordeau also scored and Kristen O’Connor finished with an assist. Casey Cook played in goal and turned away four shots for Beverly, which plays at home tomorrow against Concord-Carlisle.
Bishop Fenwick 6, Boston Latin Academy 0: Annette Ruggiero recorded a hat trick in Saturday’s Div. 2 first round win. Vicky Caruso, Danielle Deltorto and Carolyn Claveau also had single markers for the Crusaders (10-5-4), which play at Newburyport tomorrow at 2 p.m.
Ipswich 2, Shawsheen Tech 0: Brigid O’Flynn had an outstanding game in the midfield and gave the Tigers (9-4-7) a 1-0 lead going into halftime on an assist from Julia Davis. Emily Folan put Ipswich up by two for the final score of the game. The Tigers play in Watertown tomorrow night (7:30 p.m.).
Wayland 2, Danvers 1: The Falcons (14-3-2) came out firing in the first half and maintained possession for much of the opening period with five shots on goal. Kylie Plaza scored 13 minutes in off a corner kick from Delaney Zecha to go up 1-0, but a defensive mistake ultimately paved the way for Wayland to tie it before halftime.
”We played a decent 40 minutes in the first half, but they were all over us in the second,” said Danvers coach Jimmy Hinchion. “Although we had the possession for most of the first half, we didn’t have great opportunities.”
A scoreless second half and overtime led to double overtime in which Wayland scored with three minutes left.
Hinchion noted the play of his four seniors, Renee Pohle, Jackie Morse, Meghan Kenny and Chrissy Gikas. “Four of the best leaders I’ve ever coached,” added Hinchion.
Wilmington 1, Marblehead 0: Marblehead fell in a Div. 2 North first round game. The Magicians closed the season 9-6-3.
Weston 1, Beverly 0: The Panthers’ magnificent season came to a close in the Div. 1 North first round. Beverly ended up 16-2-1.
Masconomet 3, Reading 0: The Chieftains rolled into the Div. 1 North quarters with an impressive win. Masco (16-0-3) will now host Newton North today (2:15 p.m.).
Swampscott 2, Bishop Fenwick 1 (OT): Swampscott (16-2-2) edged the Crusaders to set up a Div. 2 North semifinal matchup with Manchester Essex. Fenwick finished its season 9-8-3.
Bishop Fenwick 3, Swampscott 0: The Crusaders (17-4) defeated Swampscott 25-5, 25-12, 25-13 and will now host Weston (15-5) tomorrow night (7 p.m.) in the Div. 2 North quarters.
Mystic Valley 3, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 0: The Bulldogs fought hard but finished the season 12-7.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Three Danvers boys medal: The top 50 runners in each race medal as Zach Powers (11:17) was finished 26 in the freshman meet for Danvers, Kevin Hebert (18:29) was 22 in the sophomore meet and James Bailey (17:44) took 17 in the junior/senior meet.
Beverly cracks top 10: Two sophomore runners for the Panthers finished in the top 10 during Saturday’s State Coaches Invitational. Alex Greco placed fourth overall with a time of 16:43, while Campbell Wood finished ninth (17:28).
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Two Danvers girls medal: Payton Johnson (22:29) was 23 overall in the sophomore meet to capture a medal for Danvers as did Ali Barker (21:16) who was 34 in the junior/senior meet.
MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
Westfield State 3, Salem State 0: The top seeded Vikings (11-7-1) took a crushing home loss yesterday afternoon. SSU nearly tied the score in the first half when Saimir Zepaj (Peabody, MA) passed to Matt Figueiredo, whose header went just wide.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
Roger Williams 1, Gordon 0: The top ranked Gulls (17-3) took a crushing loss in Saturday’s Commonwealth Coast Conference championship game. Keeper Kari Christensen had an outstanding day turning away 15 total shots.
COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY
Endicott 2, Nichols 1: For the second consecutive year, midfielder Taylor Matties scored in OT of the Commonwealth Coast Conference championship game to give Endicott its second CCC title. The Gulls tied the game up at one a piece when sophomore Kathryn Walker picked up the rebound of a shot by Hannah Thornberg and buried her fifth goal of the season. Endicott (15-4) earns the CCC automatic qualifier to the NCAA tournament and will find out its opponent during today’s selection show.
Framingham State 3, Salem State 0: The fifth seeded Vikings lost in the conference semi-final in consecutive sets (25-12, 25-16, 25-12). Salem State junior Jazmin Santos had six kills, while senior Brittany Roscoe chipped in four. Senior MacKenzie Carpenter added 12 assists and junior Nicole Roscoe contributed with 14 digs.