agateHed:WOMEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE
The Endicott Women’s lacrosse team captured their eight consecutive Commonwealth Coast Conference title over the weekend with a 17-15 victory over Western New England.
The Gulls (12-7) were down 8-7 at the break, but managed to outscore Western New England 10-7 in the second half. Second seeded Endicott also gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Division 3 women’s lacrosse championship with the win.
Junior Callie Murphy had quite the game for herself, leading all scores with eight points on six goals and two assists. Senior Caitlin Pratt added four goals and Kelly Tierney finished with five assists. Lauren Todd netted three goals, while Katie Tierney and Holly Davis finished with a pair of markers.
Endicott goalie Rachel Socolow made ten saves in the victory, while Gulls outshot their opponents 31-25.
ENDICOTT BASEBALL WINS CCC Championship: The Gulls captured their biggest victory in program history yesterday afternoon after defeating Western New England 12-3 for the 2013 Commonwealth Coast Conference crown. Endicott, which won its first conference championship since 2006, earns the automatic bid to the NCAA New England Division 3 Regional tournament.
Catcher EJ Martinez drove in four runs on the afternoon and scored twice, going 3-for-4 in the game, while Tad Gold had four hits and scored three times. Freshman third baseman Matthew Paola finished with two hits and drove in two runs on a single.
Senior pitcher Brendan Pittsley picked up the win, improving to 6-0. Kevin Dupras threw four innings of shutout relief and earned his seventh save of the season. Dupras allowed just three hits and struck out two batters.
ENDICOTT FALLS IN ccc CHAMPIONSHIP: The top seeded Gulls scored a pair of runs in the first inning of the Commonwealth Coast Conference championship game against Roger Williams, but ultimately dropped the contest 6-3. Endicott’s senior catcher Krista Fales hit a two-run homer to center field to tie the game.
The Gulls (20-20) earned a spot in the championship game with a 6-5 victory over Western New England earlier in the day. Junior second baseman Jesse Bilafer hit a two-run homer in the third and Kelly Michael (Ipswich) added another two runs on a single in the fifth inning.
Marblehead 10, Gloucester 5: The Magicians’ Emily Messenger blasted three home runs over the fence in her first three at-bats, finishing with six RBI while also throwing out two runners from her spot at catcher. Rachel MacKay also hit a home run and finished with three RBI while Olivia Vener also had two hits. Michaela LeBlanc struck out seven in the complete game win for Marblehead (7-4).
St. Mary’s 19, North Shore Tech 3: Krystal Dion, Katlyn Gueran and Alyssa King each had a hit and RBI for the Bulldogs (7-4).
St. John’s Prep 6, Chelmsford 0: Senior Dustin Hunt picked up the win on the hill for the Eagles (13-1). Hunt pitched six innings, gave up just one hit and struck out nine batters, while Mike Driscoll threw in relief in the final frame. Tommy Buonopane had three hits, two singles and a double with a RBI and run scored. Paul Crehan and Sawyer Billings each went 2-for-3 and a RBI, Dave Bornstein also knocked in a run and Brandon Bingle played well in the field.
HAMILTON-WENHAM 3, GEORGETOWN 2: Peter Duval threw six outstanding innings and Jack Clay closed the door in the seventh to earn a save as the Generals stayed in the hunt for the state tourney at 4-6. Nick Tufts had a 2-run triple to spark H-W’s offense and Drew Gallant went 3-for-4.
Pentucket 9, Ipswich 1: Senior Kyle Barber pitched well in relief for the Tigers (2-8), while Jordan Thibault had the lone RBI.
Beverly’s DALY STARS AT FRESHMAN-SOPHOMORE MEET: Kendall Daly of Beverly High won both the high jump (5 feet 5 inches) and 100 meter hurdles (15.8 seconds) at the annual Northeastern Conference Freshman/Sophomore Meet at Manning Field in Lynn, the only person to finish first in two events. Peabody won the team title with 112 points, followed by Marblehead (92), Danvers (72), Gloucester (63) and Beverly (45).
Other winners included Angela Caldarone of Danvers (long jump, 16-8 1/2), Sophia Cawlina of Danvers (triple jump, 31-9 3/4), Michaela Callahan of Peabody (shot put, 30-9 1/2), Carlyn McGrath of Marblehead (400 hurdles, 1:07.15), Alyssa Nye of Marblehead (100, 13.1), Macayla Lachance (400, 62.2), Kat Huber of Marblehead (800, 2:31.2), Isabella Kornitsky of Swampscott (2-mile, 12:25.3), Catalina Dominick of Danvers (javelin, 95-1), and the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams from Peabody, as well as the 4x800 relay quartet from Marblehead.
Fenwick takes second at Freshman-Sophomore Meet: The Crusaders finished in second place with 89 as Colleen Corcoran gathered 24 points. Corcoran had three second-place finishes in the 100 (13.11), 200 (27.0) and high jump (4-6). Lindsay Haley won the 400 hurdles (79.8), Jackie Edgett took the mile (5:56) and Sydney Packard won the 800 (2:26), while the 4x400 relay team also took first (4:36).
Crusaders place fourth at Catholic Invitational: Senior Maggie Lepley was first in the javelin (107-1) and second in the shot put (31-7 1/2), as Fenwick finished in fourth place with 55 points in yesterday’s New England Catholic Invitational at Bishop Feehan. Rose Fantozzi was second in the 100 (13.2), Becky Mercuro placed second in the long jump (15-9 1/2) and Carolyn Claveau was third in the discus.
Peabody shades Gloucester for crown: First place finishes from Christian Cedullo in the 110 meter hurdles (15.4), Patrick Tuohy in the 400 hurdles (1:06.7), Owen Brewster in the 400 (53.7) and both the 4x100 (47.6) and 4x800 (9:07.5) relay teams enabled Peabody High to nip Gloucester, 141-134, for top honors at the boys NEC Freshman/Sophomore Meet. The Tanners also earned five second place finishes and three third place finishes to help earn much needed points in the win.
Other first place finishers on the day included Colman Donovan of Swampscott (high jump, 5-10), John Thomas of Danvers (long jump, 20 feet), Derek Dumais of Marblehead (shot put, 43-5 1/2), Chris Behen of Danvers (100, 11.7), Taron Wigfall of Salem (200, 23.3) and Alex Greco of Beverly (mile, 4:41.4).
PEABODY SHINES AT WESTON TWILIGHT MEET: Four state qualifying efforts and a historic run highlighted the showing by Peabody High at the ultra-competitive Weston Twilight Meet Saturday. Junior Drew Fossa was third in the (2-mile), the second-best time in school history and a National Emerging Elite qualifying standard. Others who also qualified for states with their outings included Thomas Drover in the 400 meter hurdles (3rd place, 58.3), high jumper Doug Connolly (5th, 6 feet) and Chris Cennami in the 100 meters (5th, 11.3 seconds). In addition, the 4x100 relay team of Zachary Gross, Scott Myers, Steve Villani and Kevin Guzman finished in third place with a time of 45.7.
TANNERS PLACE AT STATE MEET: Shot putters John Spinale (4th, 40-11) and Marcus Vieira (6th place, 39-7) of Peabody High both placed at the state Freshman-Sophomore Meet Saturday at Newton South High School.
Bishop Fenwick finishes fourth: The Crusaders place fourth overall with 61 points in Saturday’s CCL Freshman/Sophomore Meet. Mitch Rivers was first in the high hurdles (19.9) and fourth in the high jump. Miles Connor took first in the javelin (130-5), while Mitch Uretsky was second in the shot (33-0). The 4x400 relay team finished second (4:10), which included Rivers, Devon Trainor, Patrick Walsh and Will McGuiness.
Crusaders take third: At yesterday’s New England Catholic Invitational, Bishop Fenwick finished in third place with 50 points. Charlie Maistrellis won the 200 (23.5), Patrick Corcoran was first in the shot (48-1 1/2), Dan Deschens finished second in the 400 (52.8) and Bryan Mendes was third in the 2 mile (10:20).
Westford Academy 11, Beverly 10: Falling down by five goals early and trailing by four (7-3) at halftime, Beverly rallied to tie the game at 9-9 before ultimately dropping their second game in five days. Kevin Lally had a terrific game in net with 18 saves for the Panthers (10-3), while Ryan Shipp powered the offense with four goals and an assist. Dom Abate (2 goals, assist), Nick Albano (2 goals, assist), Brendan Flaherty (goal, 2 assists) and Brian Williams (goal) also factored into the scoring.
Newburyport 15, Hamilton-Wenham 9: Emily Gaucher and Phoebe Snow each had three goals for the Generals (8-3), while Catherine Martin scored twice and Morgan Kimball stopped 15 shots.