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September 13, 2013

Thursday's area roundup: Sophomores lead Danvers golfers to first victory


The Salem News

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Danvers 37, Winthrop 35: The Falcons earned their first win of the fall with sophomores Mike Plansky, Wes Milbury and Christian McKenna all picking up victories. Senior Matt Alexander tied his match for Danvers (1-3) as well.

Salem 40 1/2, Lynn Classical 31 1/2: Kyle Doherty, Salem’s No. 1 player, won his match 5 and 4 to help his team improve to 2-2. Madison Ballou won her match at No. 2, 5 1/2 to 3 1/2, as did No. 5 Cam Twomey (6-3), No. 6 A.J. Darmody (7-2) and the Nos. 7 and 8 players, Wes Schaejbe and Josh Powers, by identical 5 1/2 to 3 1/2 scores.

Beverly 41, Peabody 31: The Panthers improve to 5-0 behind wins from Ted Leathersich (7 1/2- 1 1/2), Bryce Mitchell (5 1/2- 3 1/2) and Shamus Desmond (5 1/2- 3 1/2). Matt Correale (5-4) and Ted Izzo (6 1/2- 2 1/2) had the wins for the Tanners (2-2).

Masconomet 165, Manchester Essex 159: In his first match back since suffering a broken finger, George May shot one over par (34 points) for the Chieftains (2-1). Christian Cardarelli birdied three of the last four holes to finish with 30 points, while Mike Manni and Dom Buonopane had 28 points.

Ipswich 134, Pentucket 101: Austin Rubino scored 30 points to power the Tigers (3-1) to another win. Kyle Mulkerin (26 points) and Eric Gongas (24 points) also had a strong showing on the links at Haverhill Country Club.

Hamilton-Wenham 145, Georgetown 75: Harrison O’Brien was medalist for the Generals (2-1) with 27 points, followed by Kevin Heppner with 26. Mike Gillis and Dillon Durand each finished with 24 points to round out a fine afternoon for H-W.

Marblehead 177, St. Mary’s Lynn 164: In quota play, the Magicians rose up and played well at Gannon Country Club to improve to 4-1.

St. John’s Prep 226, Malden Catholic 257: Sophomores Steven DiLisio and James Turner both shot 1-over par 36s at Mount Hood to power the Eagles (3-1). Jeff O’Connor (37) and Colin Natale (38) also helped guide the Prep to victory.

VOLLEYBALL

Masconomet 3, North Reading 1: Junior middle hitter Maddie Burliss had an excellent all-around match with five service points, five digs, five kills, three blocks, and one assist as the Chieftains won 21-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-19. Junior setter Katherine McManus also played well, contributing 23 assists for Masco (2-1).

Beverly 3, Danvers 0: The Panthers swept in straight sets (25-14, 12-25, 17-25) to improve to 3-0 on the season. Senior outside hitter Devyn Borders made 11 serves without an error, while Kara Connors had four kills and played aggressive defense for the Falcons (0-3).

NST/Essex Aggie 3, Fellowship Christian 2: The Bulldogs (2-2) came from two games down to win in the next three sets (15-25, 21-25, 25-18, 25-20, 15-11).

Pingree 3, Learning Center for the Deaf 0: Senior captain Casey Torto and Karolyn Urena played well for the Highlanders (1-0) and showed great leadership on the court.

BOYS SOCCER

Peabody 3, Revere 0: Jake Silva and Connor Wolff each had a goal and an assist for the Tanners (1-0-1). Ben Manoogian added a pair of assists, Kyle Gilbert netted a goal, while Rob Smith and Kevin Lebel got the shutout in goal. Christian Morales and Ben Britton played outstanding in the win.

Lynn Classical 3, Beverly 0: The Panthers (1-1) return to action on Tuesday as they travel to Salem.

Marblehead 1, Swampscott 1: The Big Blue got a goal from Neil Lahrivi two minutes into the second half off a free kick to tie things up in their season opener. Team defense was huge for Swampscott, which drew 10 offsides calls against Marblehead.

GIRLS SOCCER

Marblehead 2, Swampscott 2: Shauna King and Jayme Caponigro (assist) scored the goals for Swampscott (0-1-1) as keeper Sam Rizzo made nine saves in net. Mia Bongiorno and Olivia Eddy were the goal scorers for the Magicians (1-0-1).

Peabody 6, Revere 0: Senior Madison Doherty scored four goals and had one assist as the Tanners (1-1) won their first game of the season. Erika Nelson added a goal and an assists, Caroline Colbert had two assists and Katrina Silva also scored.

Salem 7, Lynn English 1: Freshman Tayla O’Leary had two goals and an assist to lead the Witches (2-1-0) in their first conference game of the season. Hannah Van De Stadt had a pair of goals, while Deema Hijleh, Sydney Hanford and Alix Bryant each has single markers.

FIELD HOCKEY

Masconomet 5, Newburyport 0: Maddie Lafreniere had a hat trick for the Chieftains (3-0), while Julianna Costa and Maddie Doyle also had goals. Kylie Currier got the shutout, while Belle Ives finished with a pair of assists.

Manchester Essex 2, Ipswich 1: Senior forward Brittany Smith and junior Meghan Conway each scored a goal in the Hornets’ (2-0-1) win.

CROSS COUNTRY

NST/Essex Aggie splits tri-meet: The Bulldogs move to 1-1 on the season after falling to Lawrence (22-55), but defeated Mystic Valley (55-65). Phil Simonton finished third overall (18:03), while Mike Tilton came in sixth (19:09) and Doug Wilson came in at 19:59, good for ninth.

WOMEN’S FIELD HOCKEY

Salem State 5, sALVE rEGINA 3: Lauren Pazdziorny of Middleton scored four goals to power the Vikings to their first victory of the season. Beverly’s Katie Pietrini added a goal of her own for Salem State (1-2).

WOMEN’S TENNIS

Curry 8, Salem State 1: The Vikings dropped their season opener at home, with Hillary Gustafson earning the lone win at No. 5 singles.