The Salem News
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Beverly 45 1/2, Peabody 26 1/2: The Panthers move to 13-1-1 overall and continue their undefeated NEC play at 10-0. The win clinches the NEC title for Beverly.
”Out first goal was to qualify for the tournament and our second was to win the NEC,” said head coach Tom Gillis. “Our next goal is to move on from sectionals.”
Winners for Beverly included, No. 5 Josh Cairns and No. 8 Chris Sinclair. For the Tanners No. 1 Athan Goulos and Matt Correalle.
Beverly 6, Saugus 0: Caitlin Harty finished with a game-high three goals and one assist as the Panthers move to 10-2 overall. Eva Gordeau and Casey Cook each recorded a goal and an assist, while Allison Collins had the other goal for Beverly.
Peabody 4, Swampscott 0: Victoria Digiacomo netted two goals for the undefeated Tanners (11-0). Hayley Dowd finished with a goal and two assists, while Christa Trombley recorded a goal for Peabody. Cayla Bucci, Bianca Muscato and Kara Digiacomo played excellent in the backfield.
For the Big Blue (6-3-3) sophomore Emily Bray did well defensively marking Dowd.
Danvers 3, Lynn English 0: Chrissy Gikas led the Falcons (9-2-2) with two goals and one assist, while Meaghan McKenna had the other goal for Danvers, with all the markers coming in the second half.
Marblehead 3, Salem 0: Mia Bongiorno had two goals for the Magicians (7-3-2) in last night’s NEC contest. Sydney Cayen had the other score, while Rebecca Unterborn, Meggie Collins and Elise Joyce all had outstanding games for Marblehead.
Triton 1, Hamilton-Wenham 0: Sophomore Caroline Sallons had a strong games defensively for Generals (3-7).
Beverly 4, Peabody 0: Katie Pietrini (two), Katie Wheatley and Molly Pitman were the Beverly (11-1) goal scorers. Hannah Silvestri and Camden Vitale played well defensively while Nicole Woods and Livvy Konaxis had strong offensive games.
Masconomet 2, Pentucket 0: Junior Belle Ives recorded the two goals for the Chieftains (11-0-1), while Becca Phillips and Mary Lee Hutchinson played solid on defense.
Marblehead 1, Gloucester 1: Eliza Fitzgerald scored on a cross from Maggie Forbes 29 minutes into the first half for the Magicians (7-3-2). Tyler Phillips, Meghan Gabel and Teri Bial had outstanding games.
Swampscott 1, Saugus 0: Tori Thistle scored 15 seconds into the second half to move the Big Blue to 11-1-1 overall. Ali Aylward and August Solone provided great defense throughout the contest.
Danvers 5, Salem 0: The Falcons had a well-balanced offense yesterday, as five different girls scored in the victory. Katherine Leonard, Nicole Pezenny, Julia Calascibetta, Caitlin McBride and Jenelle LeBlanc all had goals for Danvers.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Pingree Takes Three: Strong runs by Evan Maravelis, Kyle Skelton and Camine Piantedosi helped the Highlanders (5-2) take down Lexington Christian (17-45), Landmark (15-50) and Portsmouth Abbey (23-35) in a four-team meet on Wednesday.
Masco Sweeps: The Chieftains downed Pentucket, 21-37 and ME, 15-50. Senior captain Jake Moorman and junior Harry Kent finished the race together taking at 15:44 claiming the top two spots for Masco (7-1). The Chieftains also took spots 5-7 thanks to senior captain Jay Polakiewicz (15:54), Scott Gilfeather (15:59) and Kevin Martin (16:15).
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Highlanders sweep: Pingree took the top four places with winner Maddie Dwortz followed by Erin Thomassen, Blair Kaned and Lauren Menzie to improve to 8-1 overall Wednesday. The Highlanders topped Lexington Christian (17-44) and Portsmouth Abbey (19-38) on a three-team meet.
Masco wins tri-meet: The Chieftains defeated Manchester Essex (22-39) and Pentucket (15-50) to move to 6-2 overall. Megan Collins finished second overall with a time of 18:50, followed bye Kathleen Gillespie (19:32) and Erin Johnson (19:56)
Beverly 4, Saugus 1: Senior striker Brendon Cronin recorded a pair of goals for Beverly (7-3-1), Conor Leahy added a goal and two assists, and Nate MacLaughlin chipped in a goal and an assist. Junior Mateus DaPaula was outstanding defensively.
Peabody 3, Swampscott 2: Matheus DosSantos opened up the scoring for Peabody 23 minutes into the game, but Kendrick Simpson tied it for Swampscott before the half. Maynard Wheeler scored on a pass from Ben Manoogian, but Simpson again tied it— this time on a PK. Chris Therrien broke the tie with two minutes left to play to give the Tanners (7-2-3) the victory.
North Shore Tech/ Essex Aggie 1, Greater Lawrence 1: Senior captain Ron Donahue tied the game with 20 minutes left to play for the Bulldogs (4-4-4). Seniors Jeremy Cronin and Jordan Mednez both had solid games defensively.
Waring 2, Chapel Hill 2: Freshman forward Kyle Patick had both goals for Waring (3-1-3) as keeper Anders Erikson made eight saves in the tie.
Salem 3, Swampscott 1: Kayla Pelletier (10 kills) and Hannah Mullarkey (11 aces and 14) digs led the Witches (7-7) in four sets (25-12, 27-29, 25-15, 25-11).
Pingree 3, Bancroft 1: The Highlanders (7-4) saw strong offensive play from Sam Torto (11 kills), Nicolle Galasso (six kills) and Bridget Healey (five aces). Setter Leah McCormack recorded six digs and one block on the defensive end.
Peabody 3, Lynn Classical 1: The Tanners improve to 10-1 overall with help from Carolyn Scacchi, who had 14 kills and four aces. Kim Sousa recorded four kills and three aces and Olivia Summit finished with seven kills for Peabody.
Beverly 3, Saugus 1: The Panthers defeated Saugus in four sets (25-11, 25-5, 20-25, 25-18) and saw strong play from Christine Green, Alex Kelliher and Samantha Lear.
Lynnfield 3, Hamilton-Wenham 0: The Generals lost in three straight sets (15-25, 8-25, 6-25).