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September 5, 2013

Wednesday's area roundup: Beverly looks sharp in opener


The Salem News

---- — agateHed:BOYS SOCCER

Beverly 4, Bishop Fenwick 0: Ryan Santo, Savio Polini, Elesio Kanani and Ralph Ferrigno each scored goals as the Panthers looked sharp in their opener. Peter Coletti had the assist on Ferrigno’s goal, which Beverly coach Kevin Leahy called “one of the prettiest I’ve seen in all my years of coaching.”

Christian Goodwin and Sean Hanlon each played well defensively while Graham Doherty stood out at center midfield.

“I think we struggled overall, including coaching,” Fenwick (0-1) coach Nick Padovani said. “We didn’t do anything well, but we gotta stay positive and we gotta grow.”

St. Mary’s 4, Lynn English 1: Cristian Chavez registered the hat trick as the Spartans started with a win in the opening round of the Lynn City Tournament. Josh Bertrand added one goal and two assists and Joshua Felix also had an assist. St. Mary’s will play Lynn Classical in the finals on Saturday.

agateHed:FIELD HOCKEY

Beverly 4, Swampscott 1: The Panthers (1-0) opened the season with a convincing win as Molly Pitman scored a pair of goals and Shannon Silvestre and Mary Cate Flaherty had one each. Kate Silvestre and Nicole Woods helped Beverly control possession and played well in the middle.Swampscott (0-1) had a solid team effort and the Big Blue’s goal came from Tori Thistle assisted by Aimee Aylward.

Bishop Fenwick 7, Dracut 0: Erinn Johnson had a smashing debut for the 2013 season with four goals and one assit in Fenwick’s opening day win. Amanda Pollard added two goals and on assist, Brianna Trodella scored and the Crusaders midfield was very strong with Kathleen Moran, Caroline Crawford and Natalie Moore. Jackie Hart added two assists for the winners.

Peabody 7, Salem 0: Jenna Ferullo scored three times and dished out two assists from the right side as the Tanners (1-0) were firing on all cylinders. Noelle Koch was strong on defense and goalie Ally Daly made two spectacular stops and earned the shutout. Sophomores Sarah Blanchette and Haley McCarron each scored their first varsity goals.

Manchester Essex 1, Lynnfield 1: Paige Zaval scored to make sure the Hornets (0-0-1) took a point out of their opener. Captains Taylor Meek and Sarah Beckman were quite strong for Manchester.

Ipswich 3, Amesbury 1: Junior Nikki Pignone scored all three goals, including two in the first eight minutes, to lead the Tigers (1-0) to a Cape Ann League win. Ipswich rode good stick work and passing to the victory.

Triton 1, Hamilton-Wenham 0: Sophomore goalie Maddie Werner made eight saves in his first varsity start for the Generals (0-1).

Andover 5, Danvers 0: The Falcons played well early before Andover took charge. Lauren Johnson and Amanda Ward played well for Danvers (0-1).

agateHed:VOLLEYBALL

Peabody 3, Lynn English 0: Peabody handled the Bulldogs 25-12, 25-14, 25-20 to open the season. Olivia Summit had seven kills, Hailey Hanrahan contributed four kills, and Jillian DeFelice added four aces.

Masco 3, Hamilton-Wenham 1: The Chieftains dropped the first game, 25-22, but came back to win the final three, 25-16, 25-13, 25-8. Haley Greenslade (3 service points, 2 assists, 9 digs, 5 kills, 2 blocks) and Natasha Murray (2 service points, 4 digs, 10 kills, 2 blocks) had outstanding all-around games for Masco (1-0).

Tori Vivenzio, a freshman setter, played well for the Generals and Maddie O’Connor served well.

Revere 3, Salem 1: Codey Homan had six kills and four aces and Hannah Mullarkey added great defense and 10 aces, but it wasn’t enough as the Witches fell 25-21. 25-21, 18-25, 25-14.

agateHed:GOLF

Salem 37, Lynn English 35: A.J. Darmody (6 1/2- 2 1/2), Josh Powers (6 1/2- 2 1/2), Cam Twomey (6-3), Wes Schaejbe (6-4) all had wins for the Witches (1-1).

Masconomet 123, Georgetown 96: Paul O’Kelly (24 points), Paul Arsenault (23 points) and Tommy Valeriani (22 points) were the top three scorers for the Chieftains in their opening match.

Lynnfield 148, Ipswich 129: Seniors Quinn O’Connor (26 points), Austin Rubino (25) and Ryan Mulkarin (24) finished strong for the Tigers despite the loss.

Beverly 50 1/2, Lynn Classical 21 1/2: The Panthers improve to 2-0 behind wins from senior Craig Hall (6-3) and sophomore Garrett Desmond (8 1/2-1/2).

Peabody 49 1/2, Revere 22 1/2: The Tanners got wins at all eight spots to get their first win. Nolan Franey, Matt Correale, Steve Ferrante, Ted Izzo, Steve Goggin, Tom Southern, Zach Bille, and Bobby Sacramone each had wins for Peabody (1-1).

agateHed:WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER

Salem State 1, Endicott 1: Two goals in the final 10 minutes led these North Shore Cup rivals to a draw. Hannah Schneidenbach struck first assisted by Sarah Person for Endicott in the 83rd minute and Amy Griffin of Salem State answered assisted by Devon Howard in the 86th. The Gulls fell ot 0-2-2 while Salem State is 0-0-2 on the season.

WPI 3, Gordon 2: Hannah Midwinter and Kara Dry scored in the first half to give Gordon a 2-0 lead, but the Engineers scored three straight including the winner in overtime to stun the Fighting Scots (2-1). Katie Mader and Kari Christensen combined for nine saves in the Gordon net.

agateHed:MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER

UMass Dartmouth 3, Salem State 2: Tim Kilpatrick and Ralph Bertrand had the goals for Salem State, which had 13 shots but lost their season opener on the road.

Rivier 2, Endicott 1 (Ot): The Gulls (1-2) lost on the road. Remarkably, each of Endicott’s first three games have gone to overtime.