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December 1, 2012

Weekend area roundup: Goodwin's hat trick helps Salem State get back on track


The Salem News

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Freshman Chad Goodwin scored three goals in the second period as the Salem State men snapped a three-game winless skid with a 5-2 win over Westfield State. The Vikings (3-3-1) scored four times in the middle stanza, with only an Owl goal breaking up the natural hat trick for Goodwin, who finished with three goals and an assist.

Keaton Cashin assisted Goodwin’s game-winner in his collegiate debut, Kyle Phelan and Stephen McManus had two assists, Andrew Bettencourt added a goal and an assist and Kris Faric also scored. Ryan Sutliffe made 28 saves, including 11 in the decisive second period.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Salem State 92, Lesley 68: An incredible 13 different players scored for Salem State, which climbed over the .500 mark to 4-3 on the season with the rout. Nicholas Grassa and Trey Morin led the balanced onslaught with 12 points each, Justin Nieves had 11 and Hamed Akanni added 10 for Salem State, which led by 15 at halftime and didn’t have a player log more than 22 minutes.

Curry 73, Gordon 62: The Scots dipped to 1-3 on the season despite seeing four of five starters reach double figures in scoring. David Dempsey led the way with 15 points and nine rebounds while Hans Miersma added 12, Luke Hamilton scored 11 and Taylor Bajema added 10.

Endicott 84, Roger Williams 78: Junior Lachlan Magee poured in 21 points for the second straight game to lead the Gulls (3-1 overall) to their first conference win of the season. Senior Lance Green added 18 points and is now just 22 points shy of 1,000 for his career at Endicott, which led by 10 at the break.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Curry 58, Gordon 47: Abigail Biggar had 15 points but it wasn’t enough as the Scots fell to 2-3 on the season. Brooke Kratche added to a balanced Gordon offense with 11 points and Lauren Kranyak chipped in eight with a game-best 12 rebounds.

Endicott 66, Roger Williams 57: The Gulls remained perfect on the season, improving to 5-0 behind 25 points from junior Jennifer White, who was a flawless 11-of-11 from the free throw line. Jordan Ferland added 16 points and six rebounds and Kayleen Whall provided a big spark off the bench with 14 points.

Trinity 64, Salem State 45: The Vikings (4-3) scored just 13 points in the first half and couldn’t score enough after the break to get back in it. Rachael Carter had a team-best 17 points for SSU whle Bridget Dullea scored eight and Valerie Smith pulled down eight rebounds.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Brooks 57, Pingree 39: Junior guard Caroline Fay scored 10 points for the Highlanders, Freshman Cassidy Assad chipped in eight points and senior captain Katlyn Oliver added six.

COLLEGE SWIMMING

Gordon competes at Snowball: Freshman Andrew Lewis set a new Gordon record in the 1650 free with a time of 19:07.24 at day two of the Snowball Invitational at Roger Williams. Cameron Schofield won the 100 back, Joshua Florez was second in the 200 breast and the 200 medley relay was second.

For the Gordon women, @text1SportsBriefScore:Emily David was won the 100 back (1:04.98) and was second in the 200 back. Katherine Zablocki was second in the 100 breast and the 200 medley relay was third.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Berwick 7, Pingree 0: The Highlanders (0-1) opened the season on Friday undermanned due to illness and injury and defending EIL champion Berwick scored four times in the third period to put the game away. Pingree goalie Ally Heffron made 42 saves and held Berwick to a 1-0 edge after the first. Mackenzie Foster had a solid game on defense and Jillian Witwicki had a goal thwarted by the first period horn.