, Salem, MA

September 12, 2013

Marblehead girls soccer opens with shutout win

The Salem News

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Marblehead 1, Rockport 0: Sophomore Mia Bongiorno sent a free kick into the net with 18 minutes to play as Marblehead (1-0) got an outstanding team effort in a season opening win. Sophomore Lauren Unterborn made two saves to earn her first varsity shutout.

Bishop Fenwick 5, Arlington Catholic 0: The Crusaders (3-0) earned their second straight shutout as Merry Harrington and Emily Rocker split time in net. Vicky Caruso had two goals to lead a balanced Fenwick offense and Danielle Deltorto, Annette Ruggiero and Abbey Rocket each scored once.

Beverly 3, Lynn Classical 3: The Rams scored with two minutes left in regulation to earn a point against previously unblemished Beverly (2-0-1). Caitlin Harty had a pair of goals as Beverly trailed 1-0 and then led 2-1. Caitlyn Munzing scored to give Beverly a 3-2 lead that didn’t last and junior Eva Gourdeau assisted on all three goals.

Waring 8, Landmark 1: Junior Isabelle Cookson and freshman Hattie Cookson each buried a pair of goals and Waring took its season opener.

Masconomet 9, Triton 2: Kaleigh White scored a hat trick to give her seven goals in two games as the Chieftains (2-0) rolled to an easy win. Julia O’Reilly finished with a pair of goals while Kate Kitsakos also had two. Paige Pratt contributed three assists in the win while Sarah Katz and Izzy Scarpone were among the stars defensively.

Ipswich 0, Georgetown 0: Despite constantly rotating fresh bodies on a 90-plus degree day and outshooting their foes 18-2, the Tigers (1-0-2) were forced to settle for a scoreless tie. Senior sweeper Emily Brengle had a strong game defensively for Ipswich, which got a shutout from Hannah Lynch.


Berwick 3, Pingree 0: Captains Connor Reardon, Reese Fulmer and Ben Rotner all played well in Pingree’s season opening setback.

St. John’s Prep 8, Malden Catholic 1: Junior Patrick Foley had a hat trick and scored the first three goals of his varsity career as the Eagles (1-0-1) took care of their Catholic Conference opener. Senior Matt Chilton also had a hat trick and junior Sam Perel and sophomore Josh Lang both also netted their first varsity goals.

Georgetown 3, Ipswich 2: Max Benford’s late goal assisted by Sean Whooley made it a one score contest, but the Royals held on to hand the Tigers (2-1) their first loss of 2013. Sam Benford also scored on a penalty kick for Ipswich.

Masconomet 5, triton 0: Willie Stewart made three saves to backbone the Chieftains (2-0-1) to victory. P.J. Criscione and Regan Charie scored and assisted on each other’s goals; other Masconomet scorers were Stephen Pease, captain Adam Grammer and Edison Forbes.

Bishop Fenwick 1, Arlington Catholic 0: Alex Heroian’s first half goal, assisted by Rashad DaSilva, stood up as the Crusaders (2-2) used all 20 players in the heat and got a total team effort on defense. The backline of Alex Baker, Greg Enos, Travis Maxner and Cam Mirra performed well in front of goalie Ryan Trott, who earned his second shutout.


Beverly 6, Peabody 0: Senior Allie Sheehan had a pair of goals while Grace Otterbein, Hannah Silvestri, Callie Donovan and senior captain Nicole Woods also tallied to lift the Panthers (4-1). Kate Silvestri added a pair of assists in the win while senior captain Felicity Otterbein (5 saves) earned the shutout.

Danvers 6, Salem 0: The Falcons (1-1-1) earned their first victory of the season as Anna O’Neill had a goal and an assist while contributing all over the field. Nicole Papamecheil (2 saves) registered the shutout while Raquel Leslie, Kate Leonard, Rachel Trocchi, Lizzie Prentiss and Nicole Kamens also had goals in the victory. Trocchi (coming back from mono) and Kamens also picked up assists.

Marblehead 4, Gloucester 1: Junior forward Hannah Fobart notched a pair of goals to give the Magicians the win. Senior forwards Eliza Fitzgerald and Madison Shea had single goals for Marblehead (2-1), while Charlotte Moriarty and Olivia Hazlett were stars defensively.

Bishop Fenwick 4, Swampscott 0: Senior Erinn Johnson scored a pair of goals and added one assist while senior captain Bridgette Townsend stopped six saves for the shutout to keep Fenwick unbeaten. Erin Clancy and Brianna Trodella added single goals for the Crusaders (4-0).

The Big Blue (0-2-1) got a strong performance off the bench from sophomore mid Isabelle Fillenworth.

Pingree 3, Berwick 0: Freshman Anna Caneb of Manchester scored two goals to power Pingree to victory in its season opener. Elizia Mead also scored for the winners; Jill Witwicki had a pair of assists and Kelsey Dion earned the shutout in goal, making five saves. Nicole Giannino, a freshman midfield from Boxford, had a terrific varsity debut for Pingree as well.


Hamilton-Wenham sweeps: Senior captain Matt Gillis won the race easily in a time of 16:31 to power the Generals (2-1) to victories over Amesbury, 19-39, and Ipswich, 19-44. Michael Allara finished third (17:47), John Blatchford took fourth (17:49), Jack Gordeau placed sixth (17:57) and Charles Cring was ninth (18:12).

Peabody 17, Gloucester 47: Seniors Drew Fossa, Ben Braz and junior Alex Greco ran together and finished as a pack in 15:28 to lead Peabody to an impressive opening day win. Freshman Marcelo Rocha was fifth with a time of 15:49.

Masco takes a pair: Freshman Kyle Faddis was the overall winner in 18:08 as Masconomet took down Georgetown (20-41) and Lynnfield (19-40) in a tri-meet at Bradley Palmer. Charlie Gilefeather, Danny Cosgrove and Baxter Demers finished fourth, fifth and sixth for the Chieftains (3-0).


St. John’s Prep 222, Catholic Memorial 246: The Eagles improved to 2-1 led by sophomore Steven DeLisio, who birdied holes 6, 7 and 8 to finish with a 1-under 34 at Kernwood Country Club in Salem. Senior Justin Serowik shot a 1-over 36 while sophomore James Turner had a 2-over 37.

North Reading 138, Hamilton-Wenham 135: No. 1 player Scott Hughes, a junior, shot a 2-under 34 at Myopia, good for 40 points, but the Generals fell to 1-1 after a close setback. Cole Farnham added 26 points to the cause while Mike Gillis finished with 25 and Harrison O’Brien 20.

Ipswich 137, Masconomet 120: Jon O’Brien led the Tigers (2-1) with 27 points in a close Cape Ann League match at Ipswich Country Club. Austin Rubino, Kyle Mulkerin and freshman Tomas Forman each had 23 points for Ipswich while Masco (1-1) got 23 points from Paul O’Kelly and a 21-point effort from Joe Klingensmith.

Marblehead 43 1/2, Danvers 28 1/2: The Magicians improved to 3-1 with Kyle Mualden, Jake Kramer and Pitch Riley each winning their matches. Alex Martin and Matt Alexander had strong rounds for Danvers, which dipped to 0-3.


Peabody 3, Salem 1: The Tanners, behind senior captain Carolyn Scacchi’s 24 service points, 12 kills and four aces, rallied to win the final two sets and take the match, 25-15, 18-25, 25-20, 25-20. Olivia Summitt had six kills and Sara Hosman finished with nine assists and two kills for Peabody (3-0).

Hannah Mullarkey had a strong game with nine kills and six digs for Salem (1-3) while Coddy Holman had six kills and six digs and Kayti LaFrancois added 13 digs.

Swampscott 3, Danvers 1: The Falcons won the first set in program history, though the Big Blue came out on top 26-24, 25-19, 24-26, 25-8. Shannon Veilleux had 10 assists and four aces for Danvers while Abby Bennett had 12 service receptions and didn’t make any errors,


Masconomet wins two: The Chieftains topped Georgetown (15-50) and Lynnfield (19-44) to improve to 3-0 on the season. Megan Collins was the overall race winning in 20:23, followed by Kathleen Gillespie in third in 22:19. Kim Cosgrove (22:39), Abby Greenslade (24:15) and Gwen Ellis (24:22) made up the rest of the top six as Masco had five of the first six finishers.

Peabody 17, Gloucester 47: The Tanner trio of Lauren Barrett, Samantha Allen and Toni Pagliuca all crossed the finish line in 19:11 as Peabody won its season opener at home. Sydney May was fifth for Peabody.

Amesbury 27, Ipswich 32: Annie Zampitella ran 21:27 to lead Ipswich, which also lost to Hamilton-Wenham, 15-50, in a tri-meet. Maggie Brown ran 22:44 followed by freshmen Norah Hughes (23:43) and Delaney Whooley (27:12) and 10 Tiger runners turned in personal bests despite the high temperature.


Endicott 9, Curry 0: The Gulls rolled to an easy home win while improving to 2-0 in Commonwealth Coast Conference play and 3-1 overall. Chrissy Martel (6-3, default), Amy Heacox (6-0, 6-0), Natalie Egbert (6-0, 6-1), Suzie Newman (6-1, 6-0), Mackenzie Rhodes (6-0, 6-1) and Brittany Potter (6-0, 6-1) won in singles play at Nos. 1 through 6, respectively. The clean sweep was completed in doubles as Heacox and Rhodes (8-0), Martel and Egbert (8-1) and Elizabeth Zarkades of Beverly and Devin Curley (default) also prevailed.


UMass Dartmouth 7, Endicott 1: Junior forward Emily Sawchuck had the only goal of the game for the Gulls, her third of the season, coming in the second half.


Plymouth State 5, Salem State 3: The Vikings came on like gangbusters as Eryk Fernandez scored three times in the final eight minutes, but Plymouth State scored once in that span to escape with the win. Salem’s Max Mondestin had one assist for Salem State (0-3), which put eight shots on goal.


Endicott 3, Trinity 1: The Gulls (2-5) prevailed 25-23, 20-25, 25-22 and 25-14. Alleigh Vandemerky dished out 48 assists in pacing Endicott’s offense while Callie Dolan was the benefactor with 19 kills. Tori McIntrye had a double-double with 16 kills and 12 digs.