Bishop Fenwick 3, Arl. Catholic 2: The Crusaders scored three times in the top of the seventh and senior Brian Burke nailed down the save as Fenwick (8-2) handed the Cougars their first CCL loss. Burke doubled in the seventh to drive in pinch runner Robbie Carillo and then scored on a wild throw. Mike Campatelli and Jhon Oliveira followed with hits as Fenwick turned a 1-0 hole into a 3-1 lead. James Dellisola earned the win by throwing a scoreless sixth and Andrew Lessard allowed just one run and struck out five over five innings. Gianni Esposito had two hits for the Crusaders and Carillo, Will Vigneron and Matt Renzulli each had their first varsity hits in a 12-0 win over Worcester North over the weekend.
Beverly 15, Winthrop 1: Pitcher Eric Messina went through five innings of no-hit ball as the Panthers (7-3) gave up just one hit in the game. Left fielder Luke McDonald finished 3-for-4 with homer and two RBI and shortstop Anthony DiOrio was 2-for-4 with five RBI and a grand slam.
St. John’s Prep 3, Cambridge 1: The Eagles (11-2) won 25-22, 25-15, 22-25, 26-24 to knock off previously unbeaten and top-ranked defending state champ Cambridge. Senior middle hitter Eric O’Connor led the way with 13 kills and 11 blocks.
WINTHROP 2, BEVERLY 1: Kate Silvestri allowed just six hits and struck out eight in a losing effort for the Panthers (3-5). Hannah Silvestri, Emily Pitman and Meaghan McLaughlin all went 1-for-3 offensively for Beverly, with McLaughlin having a terrific game at catcher to boot.
North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 8, Minuteman 0: Kaylin Countie (3 innings, 5 K) and Kaera Wyse (4 ip, 9 K) combined on a one-hitter as the Bulldogs raised their record to 6-3. Christine Cafisco (3 RBI), Dianna Leblanc, Emma Bouchard, Katlyn Geurin (RBI) and Krystal Dion (RBI) each had two hits for the winners.
Peabody 14, Gloucester 1: Sophomore ace Shelbi Wilson gave up just three hits, two walks, while striking out three batters for the Tanners (7-1). Mikayla Wallace went 2-for-5 with a grand slam, Taylor Dabney finished 3-for-5 with two RBI and Michelle McHugh went 2-for-3 and two RBI.
Marblehead 5, Lynn English 3: McKenna Barret went 2-for-4 on the day and knocked in a run for the Magicians (5-4). Emily Messinger had solo homer and left fielder Allison Kapolo made shoe string catch and threw out the runner on second base to end the game. Michaela LeBlanc pitched well and kept control of the game on the mound.
Arlington Catholic 9, Bishop Fenwick 7: The Crusaders (6-6) made some errors in the field, but had a chance to get back in the game in the seventh, only to leave some base runners stranded. Gianna Piazzno went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI, junior first baseman Charlotte Powers hit 1-for-1 with two RBI in the loss.
Newburyport 8, Manchester Essex 1: Shortstop Rachel Gallagher had two doubles on the day, as the Hornets drop to 1-6 overall.
Ipswich 14, masconomet 12: Sophomore Ellie Swenson scored a career high eight goals as the Tigers (5-2) outlasted Masco. Goalie Eliza Statile, another sophomore, stopped 15 shots in the win, while senior captain Natalie Soliozy had three goals and an assist. Brigid O’Flynn had a goal and three assists; Sophie Clark contributed a goal and an assist; Olivia Moutevelis scored once; and D-wing Courtney Long had a terrific game on defense while only allowing two shots.
LOWELL CATHOLIC 17, NORTH SHORE TECH/ESSEX AGGIE 9: Senior captain Grace McNally scored five goals, but it wasn’t enough as NST/EA fell to 3-7. Fellow senior captains Madison Overholt finished with three goals while Courtney Tanaro also scored. Kayla Morgan, the team’s fourth senior captain, had a strong game at midfield as well, and her sister, senior Kylie Morgan, made 13 saves in goal.
Lynnfield 13, Swampscott 7: Alexa Goldman and Gillian Trask each had three goals and freshman goalie Katie Papele stopped 15 shots, but it wasn’t enough as the Big Blue dropped to 1-8. Bridget Lawless also scored and Lauren Sullivan contributed an assist for Swampscott.
Beverly 8, Danvers 6: Alicia Cechini, Rose Turner, Katie Pietrini, Becca Kemmer, Felicity Otterbein, Maddie Curran and Becca Salah all played outstanding on defense for the Panthers (5-3). Ami Thompson (six saves) and Hind Aljahari (five saves) combined for the win in goal.
Peabody 8, Gloucester 6: After getting shut out in the third quarter and watching a four-goal lead turn into a deadlock, the Tanners outscored the Fishermen 3-1 in the fourth to move to 8-4. Nick Ouellette, Keifer Heckman and Erik Hennessey scored the final three goals to provide the lift for Peabody.
Heckman finished with four goals and Ouellette had three. Josh Fiore added an assist for the Tanners. Defensive middie Mark Helwig was also outstanding for Peabody scooping clutch ground balls off the wing on faceoffs.
Pingree 6, Berwick 5: The Highlanders opened a 6-3 lead in the second half and hung on to improve to 4-3. Senior midfielder Jerome Capadonna led the way with two goals and one assist, Carter Rosanno added one goal and one assist, and Pat Sheehan, Max Trotsky and Brandon Franco each scored one goal. Hank Martin played well in goal.
Danvers 7, Swampscott 6: Freshman Stephen Goutzos finished a pass from Shea Doyle with 1:20 left to lift the Falcons to their third straight win. Goutzos finished with three goals and Doyle contributed two goals and three assists. Jay Calcagno and Stephen Ganley. Jake Allain and Anthony Pellino each played well defensively for Danvers (6-5).
Salem 16, Saugus 8: Matt Willson scored two goals, dished out two assists and played well at the faceoff X to help Salem improve to 7-4. Chad Coehlo and Mat Muse each scored four goals and two assists, Peter Slattery added two goals and two assists, Billy Muse had two goals and one assist, and Craig Denehy pitched in with a pair of goals.
St. John’s Prep 14, Catholic Memorial 10: Jack Sharrio had a team-high four goals as the Eagles improve to 8-3 on the season. Shawn Waldron netted three goals and Andrew Gallahue and Ben Alpern each had pair of goals in the win.
Danvers 96, Winthrop 40: Angela Caldarone won the 400 and low hurdles to pace the Falcons (3-2). Devan Walsh (javelin) and Sophia Cawlina (long jump) each produced their first wins. Erin St. Pierre also qualified for states in the low hurdles.
DANVERS 4, SALEM 1: The Falcons improved to 4-3 in the NEC and 4-5 overall by taking a pair of singles matches and both doubles contests. Winners for Danvers included Gabe Ochonski (6-2, 6-2) at first singles and Jimmy Cunningham (6-2, 7-5) at second singles, as well as the first doubles team of Brian Daly and Jimmy McCarriston (6-2, 7-6 (8-6), and Matt Kidney and Chris Schalkoski (7-6 (7-2), 7-5).
Marblehead 5, Lynn English 0: Junior Myles Barry (6-0, 6-1), sophomore Griffin Butterfield (6-0, 6-0) and junior Joe Calnan (6-0, 6-0) breezed to singles victories for Marblehead, which improved to 6-1. Senior co-captain Ben Goldstein and sophomore Michael Forte (6-3, 7-5), as well as junior Jon Suydam and senior Brian Haugh (6-0, 6-0) completed the sweep at doubles.
SWAMPSCOTT 4, Beverly 1: Freshman Matt Jacobs and senior Val Temin each won 6-0, 6-0 at first and second singles, respectively, as the Big Blue remained unbeaten at 6-0. In doubles, Sam Crimmins and Matt Gilberg (6-1, 6-1), as well as Ian Crimmins and Mike Pindrus (6-1, 6-4).
ST. JOHN’S pREP 4, ANDOVER 1: Chris Toner (6-4, 7-5), Nico Limacher (6-0, 6-1) and Dan Cunningham (3-6, 6-1, 6-0) scored singles wins for the unbeaten Eagles (7-0), while John Schafer and Sean North (7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 10-8) prevailed at doubles.
Pingree 3, Bancroft 2: The Highlanders drop to 2-5, but saw wins from Jeremy Wiles (6-2, 6-2) at third singles, while Gabe Salter/Nate Johnson (6-2, 6-2) and Jack Fantini/Matt Menzie (6-4, 6-2) won at doubles play.
Masconomet 4, North Reading 1: Alex Fizz (6-1, 2-6, 6-1), Jon Cabour (2-6, 6-1, 6-3) and Cam Netland (6-4, 6-2) swept in singles for Masconomet (6-1), while Sam Gordon and Cam Coleburn (6-2, 6-3) also prevailded at second doubles.
Swampscott 5, Beverly 0: The Big Blue played well across the lineup to improve to 7-0. Anna Raptunovich (6-2, 6-0), Vivien Gere (6-0, 6-2), and Veronica Pyapigorskaya (6-0, 6-0) each won at singles while the doubles teams of Allegra Walker-Jessica Zolocc (6-1, 6-3) and Natalyia Andruschenko-Michelle Schnayder (6-0, 6-0) also prevailed.
Masconomet 5, North Reading 0: The Chieftains bumped their record up to 6-2 after wins by Danielle Dunn (6-0, 6-0), Lexi Palumbo (6-1, 6-1) and Rebecca Costa (6-2, 6-1) in singles play, as well as Claudia Marsh and Evelyn Harbert (6-3, 6-3) at first doubles, plus Samatha Moynihan and Alexa Ina (6-3, 7-6 (7-3)) at second doubles.
Manchester Essex 5, Ipswich 0: The Tigers had a tough outing against the Hornets, losing each match in straight sets.
Peabody 5, Saugus 0: The Tanners move to 6-2 as Rachael Gillis (7-5, 4-6, 8-6), Winger Ma (6-1, 6-0), Dany Chhan (7-5, 6-4) took first, second and third singles respectively while Anna Grimalyak/Taylor Hodas (6-1, 6-2) and Beverly Ejiofor/Eleni Tetronelis (6-3, 6-0) won their doubles matches.
Danvers 4, Salem 1: Rachel Ziner (6-0, 6-0) and Deana Dalkouras (6-2, 6-1) got wins at first and second singles respectively for the Falcons (5-1). Ellen Ganon/Raquel Leslie (6-3, 7-5) and Kelley McCarthy/Alyssa Feldman (6-0, 6-3) were victorious in doubles play.
Madison Ballou won at third singles in a three-set battle, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5). Salem slipped to 0-8.
Endicott 4, Bates 3: Colin Sitarz worked a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth to send the Gulls (28-11) to a walkoff win. Tad Gold had a two-run single and Matt Paola also knocked in a run as Endicott scored three times in the eighth to tie it then won in the following frame. Kevin Dupras struck out one in a scoreless ninth to win and he, Corbin Hyde and Tyler Hill combined to hold Bates hitless after the fourth.
ENDICOTT WINS, MOVES TO CCC WINNER’S BRACKET FINAL: Ipswich native Kelley Michael crushed a three-run home run in bottom of the fifth inning to power the Gulls past Salve Regina, 9-0, in five innings and into the Commonwealth Coast Conference’s winner’s bracket final. The blast was her third homer of the season. Freshman Sam DiBella of Danvers also connected for a dinger, her seventh of the year, in the first inning for Endicott. Jesse Bilafer (2 hits, 2 runs) also cranked a home run while Colleen Martin had a two-run single and Byrne Katz also knocked home a run with a single. Nell O’Connor got the win on the mound, allowing four hits and striking out four.