agateHed:WOMEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE
Endicott 4, Springfield 3: The Gulls (13-7) held on to earn the first NCAA tournament win in program history, advancing to Saturday’s second round against Middlebury. Endicott fell behind 2-0 but rattled off four straight goals by Holly Davis (two), Kelly Tierney and Callie Murphy to take the lead. Rachel Socolow made seven saves to help Endicott secure the historic win.
Danvers 8, Swampscott 2: Centerfielder Anthony Garron drove in three runs and the Falcons (14-1) scored three in the seventh to pull away from the Big Blue (5-9). Raf Tylus struck out five and scattered six hits over six innings to pick up the win, Evan Eldridge went 3-for-4 and scored twice, and Andrew Olszak had a 2-run single for Danvers. Swampscott’s Trevor Massey hit a 2-run homer to make 5-2 in the sixth, Robert Serino went 2-for-3 and Al Wallach pitched well but was hamstrung by eight Swampscott errors.
Salem 4, Lynn English: Bryan Lara pitched five innings and gave up two runs, while Troy Curtin came in in the seventh to close game as the Witches move to 2-11. Josh McRae had a two-run double, Greg Spelliotis singled with two walks. Salem was down 2-0 in the third, but scored three in the fourth and walked in the winning run in the fifth.
North Reading 9, Ipswich 0: Jill Lombard broke up North Reading’s no-hitter in the fifth inning and Emily Sadoway later added another hit for the Tigers (3-9). Sami Brouillette pitched well in defeat for Ipswich.
Danvers 2, Swampscott 0: Brittany Dougal (2-for-3) and Tori Costa (2-for-3, one RBI) led the Falcons offensively, while Kendall Meehan went the distance, on five hits and five strikeouts for her eighth shutout of the season.
Austin Prep 15, Bishop Fenwick 2: Sophomore Dylan Maida made 10 saves in his first career start in net and captains P.J. Usalis and Troy Reinold scored the goals but the Crusaders fell to 8-7.