, Salem, MA

October 25, 2012

Wednesday's area roundup: Peabody girls capture NEC crown

The Salem News


Behind a three goal campaign by Victoria Digiacomo, the Peabody girls soccer team defeated Salem 5-0 last night. Still unbeaten in Northeastern Conference play at 15-0, the Tanners clinched the NEC large title for the fourth consecutive season.

”It’s great, especially with this group of seniors,” said head coach Dennis Desroches. “It’s very special for them to accomplish this. We still have big games coming up and need to stay focused.”

Hayley Dowd finished with two goals, while Caroline Colbert recorded three assists. Kara Digiacomo and Cayla Bucci were strong defensively for the Tanners (16-1 overall).

Beverly 8, Revere 1: Sophomore Eva Gourdeau led Beverly’s onslaught with three goals and two assists while junior Caitlin Harty scored twice and added two helpers. Sophomore Sophie Claus scored her first varsity goal and Casey Cook and Emily Geras also scored while Rebecca Kemmer played well on the defensive side for the Panthers (14-2).

Marblehead 6, Winthrop 0: Mia Bongiorno recorded to goals, while keeper Cassie Rodgers came up with big saves for the shutout win for the Magicians (9-4-3). Sarah Katz, Sarah Cullen, Sydney Cayen and Elise Joyce all had single markers in the victory.

Waring 4, Cambridge School of Weston 1: Merilyn Hinrichs had three markers, while Amanda Adams added a single score for Waring (10-4-1).

Bishop Fenwick 4, Matignon 0: Vicky Caruso finished with two goals as the Crusaders move to 9-5-3 overall. Danielle Deltorto and Ali Macdonald each had a score a piece for Fenwick.

Pingree 2, Newton Country Day 1: Pingree opened a 2-0 lead on goals from Charlotte Esty and Katlyn Oliver and held on for a win. Kerri Zerfoss had two assists and June Kiley played well for Pingree (7-3-1).

North Shore Tech 1, Whittier 0: The Bulldogs closed the regular season with a victory as sophomore Brooke Miles scored on a feed from Kourtney Kellard. Freshman goalie Sarah Cantwell made nine saves for the North Shore (8-9-1) shutout.

Swampscott 0, Saugus 0: The Big Blue (7-5-4) controlled play but had to settle for the scoreless tie. The point earned locked up Swampscott’s postseason spot. Defender Catt Singley and midfielder Melinda Wilson played well for the Big Blue.


Beverly 4, Revere 1: Senior Conor Leahy scored two goals and became the first Beverly boy to reach 20 goals in a season since 2002 as the Panthers (10-4-3) reached double-digit wins for the first time since ‘05. Jake Bettencourt and goalie Andrew Pittman also scored goals while middie George Hellios had an outstanding game for the Panthers (10-4-3).

Peabody 0, Salem 0: In a battle for the top spot in the NEC, both Salem and Peabody gave it all they had in a scoreless tie. The host Tanners now, 9-3-5 overall, honored their seniors as Stan McKeen played three senior goalies— Tommy Drover, Sean Walsh and Robert Smith. Smith, who has been all year long due to injury, played the second half for Peabody. Chris Morales, C.J. Alimonti and Vlasi Duni played well up front, as the Tanners prepare for their final two games.

Waring 2, Cambrdige School of Weston 0: Kyle Patrick and Matt Lyman each had markers in yesterday’s shutout victory to move Waring to 4-3-4 overall.

Danvers 3, Gloucester 1: Eric Martin scored another two goals — his 31st and 32nd of the year — to lead Danvers to a win. Matt Hogan had one goal and one assist while Zach Noring and Ryan Kelleher each pitched in with an assist for the Falcons (13-2-1). Nick Lebel, Matt Kidney and Brandon Hyde each played well defensively.


Beverly 3, Marblehead 0: Katie Pietrini and Phoebe Blau gave the Panthers a 2-0 lead at the half. Libby Rosenberry scored the final goal for Beverly (15-1-1), while Katie Wheatley had a strong game offensively. Perry Bial, Sydney Andrews and Mimi Goetz played particularly well for the Magicians, who dipped to 10-5-2.

Swampscott 2, Peabody 1: Danielle Mayblyum scored both goals in the second half for the Big Blue (15-2-1). Mayblyum notched her first score 30 seconds in the final half and got her second 15 minutes later. Alexa Steriti controlled the flow at midfield, while Lisa Vu, Ali Aylward, Tessa Beane and Nora Walker all had outstanding games on defense.

Danvers 5, Malden 1: Rachel Trocchi led the Falcons (8-6-3) with two goals and one assist. Catie Lamoly, Nicole Kamens, and Erin Lovett each had a goal, while Sarah Potter finished with three assists. The win qualifies Danvers for the state tournament.

Masconomet 0, Newburyport 0: The Chieftains remain unbeaten after a strong showing from keeper Ali Neuenhaus. Becca Phillips, Marylee Hutchinson and Julianna Kostas all played strong defensively.Masco (15-0-3) had many scoring opportunities, but couldn’t put capitalize on the chances.

Pingree 1, Newton Country Day 0: Eliza Meade scored 15 minutes into the game and the Highlanders (11-4) blanked Newton the rest of the way to hang on. Jillian Whitwicki assisted Meade’s goal and goalie Chelsea Dion earned the shutout helped by some excellent midfield play from Josie Wexler and Christina Chalmers.

Bishop Fenwick 1, Chelmsford 0: The Crusaders (7-6-3) took another step towards the postseason with Erinn Johnson netting the winner assisted by Katie Hart. Natalie Moore and Caitlin Pollard played well in the middle and Halle Mahoney and Maura Benson were strong on defense for Fenwick, which needs one point in its last two games to qualify.


Pingree 5 1/2, Conrocrd 1/2: The Highlanders improved to 5-4 thanks to strong play from match winners Brandon Franco, Gabe Salter and Griffin Whitman.


Peabody 3, Revere 0: The Tanners improved to 15-1 with a 25-21, 25-14, 25-10 sweep. Junior Caroline Scacchi led the way with a 13 kill, 14 dig double-double while Mikayla Wallace had four kills, five aces and 18 service points and Jean Pearl dished out 15 assists.

Bishop Fenwick 3, Lynnfield 0: The Crusaders move to 15-4 after sweeping Lynnfield 25-19, 25-19 26-24. Junior Kate Lipka finished with 14 kills and three blocks, Tessa McLaughlin recorded 24 assists, Jen Crovo had seven kills and 21 digs and Gianna Pizzano finished with nine kills.

Pingree 3, Newton Country Day 2: Senior captain Bridget Healey played well at setter and served the final eight points of the second set for the Highlanders (15-0-3). Middle hitters Hanna Stasiuk and Sam Torto combined for 11 kills.


Endicott 1, Wentworth 1: Jordan Daniel scored just 77 seconds after Wentworth took the lead, and the game was scoreless the rest of the way as the Gulls (9-6-4) wrapped up the regular season. Kyle Bisceglia assisted Daniel’s goal and Endicott hosts a CCC quarterfinal on Saturday.


Gordon 2, WNEC 1: Caitline Nedde’s overtime goal lifted Gordon (15-2, 8-1 CCC) as the Scots clinched the No. 1 seed in the upcoming conference tournament. Emma Norden also scored for Gordon and Bonnie Bousquet and Karina Scavo earned assists.

Endicott 8, Wentworth 0: Vanessa Caruccio exploded for four goals as the Gulls (11-5-2) romped in their regular season finale. Madison McKinley added a pair of goals and Micaela Hogan had a goal and an assist for Endicott.


Endicott 3, Curry 0: The Gulls swept 25-8, 25-9, 25-10 to improve to 5-2 in Commonwealth Coast Conference action, 11-19 overall. Mackenzie Guerre led the way with nine kills while Jackie Cone chipped in eight.

Framingham St. 3, Salem St. 0: The Lady Vikings (4-16) had a tough outing against the MASCAC regular season champion Rams, falling 25-19, 25-17, 25-15. Jazmin Santos led Salem State with seven kills and Mackenzie Carpenter had five.