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October 26, 2012

Area roundup: Hamilton-Wenham girls clinch Cape Ann League title

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Hamilton-Wenham 4, Pentucket 0: Alana Vecchiarello scored pair of goals for H-W (13-1-2) which wrapped up its regular season as the Cape Ann League champions. Emily Gaucher and Anna Rourke tallied a goal each for the Generals while Sam Charette and Carolyn Cook controlled play out of the back end.

Ipswich 1, Lynnfield 0: Maddie Howe followed her penalty kick after it was saved and scored in the ninth minute of the second half for Ipswich (7-4-7). Central midfielders Emily Folan (junior) and Brigid O’Flynn (senior) controlled the midfield as well as they have all season.

Masconomet 2, Newburyport 1: Lexi Sheehan scored her 13th and 14th goals of the season to lift the Chieftains (11-4-2), whose win gave Hamilton-Wenham the Cape Ann League title. Claudia Marsh and Kaleigh White assisted on Sheehan’s goal, which both came in the second half. Masco’s backline of Paige Pratt, Courtney Bouchard, Izzy Scarpone and Olivia Bounopane was outstanding.

FIELD HOCKEY

Bp. Fenwick 1, Medfield 0: The Crusaders (8-6-3) clinched a spot in the state tournament thanks to Erinn Johnson’s goal with nine minutes left in regulation, assisted by Grace Celona. Jackie Hart, Natalie Moore and Kathleen Moran were very strong in preserving the shutout at midfield and Maura Benson played well on defense.

Hamilton-Wenham 2, Pentucket 1: The Generals (4-11) showed up on senior day in a big way. Senior captain Catherine Martin had the game winner for H-W off an assist from senior captain Olivia Ambrose. Ambrose had the Generals’ first goal in the first half while junior Taylor Ward was strong at left back.

Salem 2, Gloucester 1: Alexa Gilbert scored the game-winning goal with five minutes left just after Gloucester had tied the game late in the second half. Gilbert also finished with an assist on the Witches (4-11-2) first half goal scored by Courtney Maurice.

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