The Newburyport girls lacrosse team had a chance to grab a share of the Cape Ann League Division 1 title yesterday against Masconomet, and the Clippers came prepared. The Chieftains simply wouldn’t give up the championship, though.
Masco got balanced scoring to win, 11-6, and clinch the league title.
Newburyport limited Amy Arnold to one goal, but Rachel Rogal scored three goals and had one assist and Becca Phillips produced two goals and two assists to lead the way. Sammy Dindo and Meg Collins each had one goal and one assist while Zoe Cennami, Catherine Guinee and Caroline Chipman scored one goal apiece.
“They really came out firing on all cylinders, which was nice to see,” Masco (11-4, 8-1) coach Alan McCarthy said. “It was good to see the scoring spread out. They had a good scout on Amy.”
Lili Miller made 10 saves for Masco while Grace DiBenedetto played well defensively, causing a couple of turnovers.
Ipswich 16, North Reading 5: Senior captain Natalie Soliozy scored four goals and dished out three assists to help the Tigers (9-3) to victory. Ellie Swenson scored three goals and added an assist and Brigid O’Flynn scored three goals for Ipswich, while Maddie Howe stood out defensively.
Bedford 15, Swampscott 4: Bridget Lawless, Lauren Sullivan, Gillian Trask and Alexa Goldman scored single goals for Swampscott (2-12). Mckenzie Robertson played well at midfield and Katie Papele made 12 saves in net for the Big Blue.
Danvers 16, Georgetown 12: Rachel Trocchi led the Falcons with five goals. Grace Ann Conte and Chelsea Burke each had four goals for Georgetown.
Salem 11, St. Mary’s 9: Alexa Gilbert scored three goals and added three assists and Philine Peperkamp added four goals as the Witches slipped by St, Mary’s. Courtney Maurice scored twice and Xhulia Kanani and Emily Coelho had one goal apiece. Danielle Pynn made nine stops in net.