, Salem, MA

May 11, 2013

Friday's area roundup: Masco girls clinch title

The Salem News

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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.

North Shore Tech 12, Revere 7: Grace McNally led the way for the Bulldogs (4-10) with five goals, while Lydia LeDonne, Courtney Panaro and Jennifer Lutes added two goals each. Kiley Morgan got the win in goal with 12 saves.


Masconomet 14, Newburyport 8: Sophomore attack Cam Jung had a huge game, scoring six times as the Chieftains wrapped up their third straight Cape Ann League Division 1 title. Masco (11-5, 9-0) also got three goals and one assist from Trevor Surette and two goals and one assist from Harry Cwik. Henry Behrens, Sam Antzcak and Max Craig also scored for Masco.

Tighe Van Lenten made 13 saves in goal and Aiden Sears, Corey Tines, Mike Veno and Mike Jesi played well defensively. Dylan Mann also won 18 of 22 faceoffs to help the Chieftains.

Georgetown 7, Salem 6 (double OT): Matt Jalbert netted the tying goal for Salem (10-5) with three minutes left, but Georgetown scored the winner on a broken play in the second overtime. Chad Coelho scored two goals, Peter Slattery and Matt Willson each had one goal and one assist, and Mat Muse chipped in with three assists. Billy Muse also scored for the Witches.

Kevin Nguyen made 13 saves in net before getting knocked out of the game with an injury. Junior Will Meadowcroft made three saves in relief and stood out in overtime.

North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 7, Whittier 6: The Bulldogs trailed 6-3 after three quarters, but came storming back for the win. Logan Gilliland scored the winner with five minutes to play. He finished with one goal and three assists. Anthony Huntley, Ian Lefavour, and Dan McCormack each had two goals and Max Sciola had a pair of assists for North Shore (5-8).

Pingree 8, Cushing 6: Maxx Trotsky (three goals), Carter Rossano (two goals), Arjen Steegstra (one goal one assist) and Sam Ober (two goals) led the offensive charge for the Highlanders. Tyler Rostad, Jackson Partican and Alex Salalayko had strong games on defense, while Chris Usseglio had 11 saves in goal.


Hamilton-Wenham 9, Manchester Essex 1: Nick Tufts homered, drove in three runs and scored twice to lead the Generals as they improved to 5-7. Austin Michel carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and earned the win, and Matt Andre went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBI.

Peabody 3, Everett 2: David Apostolides pitched a complete-game with five strikeouts and Matt McIsaac ripped a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the fifth to drive in the game-winning run for Peabody (14-2). McIsaac led the Tanners with two hits and George Tsonis went 1 for 3 with a run. Tsonis (at third base) and sophomore Ryan Collins (at shortstop) played excellent defense on the left side of the infield for Peabody, each turning a double play.


Pingree 10, Portsmouth Abbey 8: The Highlanders improved to 9-4 thanks to two hits and three RBI from Kelsey Dion and two hits and two runs from Maria Garbarino. Christina Chalmers also pitched well, allowing six hits and striking out six.

Peabody 8, Saugus 2: Mikayla Wallace went 1-for-4 with a grand slam home run in the first inning to put the Tanners (10-2) ahead early on. Captain Jess Raymond went 2-for-3 three with two doubles, while sophomore ace Shelbi Wilson allowed just one hit, no earned runs, on six strikeouts and six walks.

North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 17, Presentation Of Mary 5: Nine different players knocked in runs for the Bulldogs (8-5). Dianna LeBlanc went 2-for-2 with two RBI, Alyssa King finishes 3-for-3 with one RBI and Ashley Blym went 3-for-5 with one RBI. Kaylyn County threw 10 strikeouts over six innings of work, gave up five hits and three earned runs to pick up the win.


North Andover 4, Beverly 1: Josh Cronin picked up the Panthers only point at No. 1 singles, 6-4, 6-2. The Panthers, who slipped to 6-4, also got a solid performance from Eno Jahaj and Connor Gill at first doubles.

Peabody 3, Revere 2: The Tanners (3-6) swept in doubles action as Alex McDonough/Mike Nicoli (6-1, 6-1) and Ben Small/Shahou Melkonian (6-1, 6-1) each had wins and Mike Warren (6-0, 6-3) picked up the victory at first singles.

Salem 3, Lynn English 2: Tahmid Raji (6-1, 6-3), Aidan Scrimegour (6-2, 7-5) and Guthrie Scrimegour (6-0, 6-1) swept a first, second and third singles respectively for the Witches (4-7).

Ipswich 3, Lynnfield 2: Michael Prine-Robie was victorious at second doubles (6-4, 7-5) for the Tigers (4-7). Murali Prasad/Forest Finn (6-2, 6-3) and Sam Benford/Rich Morris (6-2, 6-3) added points in doubles play.

Cambridge 5, Danvers 0: The Falcons (6-6) found themselves shorthanded yesterday, but saw strong play from Brian Daly who moved up from first doubles to second singles.


Salem 4, Lynn English 1: Ari Gaffney (6-1, 6-0) and Catherine Majeski (6-3, 6-1) got points at second and third singles, while Marlena Udden/Madison Ballou (6-4, 3-6, 6-3) and Kayti LeFrancois/Jodi Dimayuga (6-2, 7-5) were victorious in doubles action.

Bishop Fenwick 5, St. Mary’s 0: The Crusaders cruised for their 10th of the season behind wins from Meredith Maguire (6-1, 6-0), Demi Velonis (6-0, 6-1) and Amanda Ness (7-5, 6-3) in singles play. Jeena DeFrancisco/Alyssa Padilla (6-3, 2-6, 6-6, 10-8) and Cara LaCrosse/Olivia Comeau (6-0, 6-0) swept in doubles action.

Peabody 5, Revere 0: Rachel Gillis (2-6, 6-2, 6-0) Winger Ma (6-2, 6-2) and Dany Chhan (6-0, 6-2) earns points for the Tanners (9-2) in singles action, while Anna Grimalyak/Kayla Hodas (6-2, 6-1) and Beverly Ejiofor/Ashley Eddy (6-2, 6-3) won at doubles.


Endicott 5, Bridgewater State 0: The Gulls swept the doubles and rolled to victory in the first round of the NCAA Division 3 Tournament. Natalie Egbert/Chrissy Martel (8-1), Brittany Potter/Amy Heacox (8-1) and Emilie Cloutier/Gina Pinciaro (8-3) took the doubles victories, while Heacox (6-0, 6-0 at No. 3) and Pinciaro (6-1, 6-0 at No. 5) closed out the scoring for Endicott (19-3).