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April 3, 2014

Wednesday's area roundup: Senior laden Salem girls lacrosse opens with win


The Salem News

---- — GIRLS LACROSSE

The Salem High girls lacrosse team got off to a fast start yesterday, blasting Lowell Tech 17-1 in the Witches first game of the season.

With 10 seniors on the squad, head coach Jessica Trioli wasn’t surprised to see her Witches (1-0) in top form.

“I have 10 seniors who’ve been with me for four yeas,” said Trioli. “They’ve been clicking since day one. They knew what was expected coming in.”

Alexa Gilbert, Emily Coelho and Lia Bounfiglio led the scoring attack with four goals each but it was the Witches defense that really impressed, surrendering just four shots on goal that all came off of penalty shot opportunities. Coelho also had eight ground balls with teammate Gabby Rocheville scooping up five.

Goalie Abigail Meadowcroft had four strong saves while Gilbert dominated the face offs giving Salem possession after possession to help build the lead.

Beverly 10, Newburyport 5: Senior captain Camden Vitale poured in a team-high five goals for the Panthers (1-0) while fellow senior captain Felicity Otterbein anchored an impressive defensive performance that saw Beverly take an 8-0 lead into the second half. Grace Otterbein had three goals, Alicia Cecchini and Meagan Henrichon added a goal each while senior Nicole Woods was extremely impressive between the pipes making her first start in goal since her freshman year.

Arlington Catholic 10, Bishop Fenwick 8: Caroline Crawford (three goals), Merry Harrington (two goals) and Tessa McLaughlin (two goals) carried the offense for Bishop Fenwick (1-1). Junior Jackie Hart led the defensive effort along with goalie Meghan Woodworth who made 16 saves in the losing effort.

BOYS LACROSSE

Gorton 14, Pingree 9: Netminder C.J. White made 14 saves but Pingree (0-1) dropped its season opener. Arjen Stegstra led the offense with three goals and one assist while Carter Rossano had a hand in two-thirds of his team’s tallies with a goal and five assists.

GIRLS TRACK

Danvers 80, Lynn Classical 55: Erin St. Pierre was a triple winner for Danvers (1-0) topping the 400 hurdles, the high hurdles and the high jump. Angela Caldarone won the long jump and the triple jump, Catalina Dominick won the javelin and two mile and Christina Parr won the shot put and the discus.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Endicott 10, Brandeis 4: Corbin Hyde drove in three runs out of the No. 9 spot and Endicott (11-3) scored four in the fifth to pull away from the Judges at home. Zac Poland scattered seven hits and all four runs he allowed were unearned as he improved to 2-0 this spring. Matt Paolo drove in a pair for Endicott and Harry Oringer went 2-for-3 and scored twice.

Salem State 8, UMass Boston 4: The Vikings (11-10) won their fourth straight and climbed over .500 for the first time since March 7 behind three innings of 2-hit relief from Tim Woods. Brett Cahill went 3-for-4 with three RBI to lead Salem’s offense, Matt Burgess had three hits and Ryan Beliveau went 2-for-4 with two RBI.

Gordon drops two: The Scots fell to 7-8 on the year, losing both ends of a double header to Western New England 8-1 and 6-5. Gordon scored five times in the bottom of the seventh but left the tying run on base. Danvers native Joe Olszak had the lone RBI for Gordon while Jesse Amaya, Mark Fitzgerald, Alonzo Martinez and Alex Smith had hits.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Gordon swept: Bishop Fenwick grad Taylor Ahearn threw a 1-hitter to lead Curry over Gordon 7-0 and the Scots fell in the second game of a doubleheader 13-1. Rachel Ryder, Skylar Bareford and Kara Pepper had hits for Gordon in the second game, while Ahearn improved to 8-1 on the bump for Curry this spring.

Endicott rolls: Playing at home for the first time in 2014, Endicott took down Wentworth by a total score of 27-2 with convincing 12-1 and 15-1 wins. Rachel Couto, Jamie Corda and catcher Sam Dibella totaled three RBI and Ipswich’s Kelley Michael was among a host of players with two RBI. Endicott (8-2) won its fourth straight with Meg Donvovan fanning 10 and Nell O’Connor striking out five.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE

UMass Dartmouth 10, Salem State 7: Goals by Katie Hart and Erin Riley got Salem State (1-5-1) within three but the Corsairs finished the job. Riley had three goals and Kesley Russell totaled three goals and two assists for the Lady Vikings.