The Danvers boys lacrosse team surrendered a heart-breaking goal at the end of regulation, but it wasn’t enough to break the Falcons’ spirit.
Stephen Goutzos finished a pass from Troy Fleming to score the game-winner in overtime as Danvers defeated Brookline, 7-6.
“It was a broken, unsettled transition goal. The Brookline defense struggled to clear the ball and the Danvers attack rode and caused a turnover,” Danvers coach Tim Murphy said. “They were patient enough to find the open player, he pulled the trigger and tucked it inside.”
Goutzos finished with two goals, as did Trevor Chasse. Fleming had one goal and one assist while Jay Calcagno and Zach Persson each had one goal.
Jake Allain played well on defense, James Curley stood out in net, and Stephen Ganley was excellent at the faceoff X.
St. John’s Prep 13, Catholic Memorial 12: Andrew Gallahue recorded four goals and four assists in the Eagles’ first victory of the season. Drew O’Connell added two goals and two assists, while Owen Rockett finished with three goals, Joey Cavallaro had three goals and one assist and Shawn Waldron added a goal and an assist. Lucas DeAngelo turned away 18 shots in the victory.
Acton-Boxboro 14, Masconomet 4: Cam Jung scored a pair of goals as the Chieftains moved to 0-2 on the season. Matt Antczak and Kevin Gilbert each scored, while goalie Johnathan Schiff made 16 saves.
Manchester Essex 11, Marblehead 9: Sydney Cayen scored four goals, won three draws and scooped up three ground balls but the Magicians (1-1) fell for the first time this spring in a non-league bout. Amanda Gregory, Lucy Poulin, Kesley Detels, Corinne Mayle and Hannah Fobert also scored.
Beverly 95, Gloucester 41: Caitlin Harty won both the 400 (60.2) and long jump (15-6 1/2) to help the Panthers win their opener. Beverly won 10 events overall with Nicole Demars (2-mile, 11:47), Grace Sparkman (shot put, 29-9) and Kristin O’Connor (400 hurdles, 68.8) turning in solid performances.