The Danvers girls lacrosse team has been playing well of late, and yesterday they were rewarded with a solid win.
The Falcons held on to top Bishop Fenwick, 16-14, on the strength of seniors Rachel Trocchi (six goals, four assists) and Katie Szela (five goals, three assists).
“We’re coming off a close game with Peabody that we lost in overtime, so we’re excited to get the win. It was a really good team win,” said Danvers coach Deb Tam. “Our girls played together and that was the biggest thing. We got to the 50/50 balls and the ground balls.”
Fenwick (12-6) jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the first ten minutes but Danvers rallied to lead by one at halftime. Caitlin Tivnan had two goals and two assists for the Falcons and Meg McKenna, Katherine Leonard and Abby Armstrong also scored.
The Crusaders made a run at the end of the game but Danvers goalie Kara Connors (10 saves in all) made a key stop in the last minute. Anna Moulton and Grace Celona led Fenwick with five goals each, Annette Ruggeiro scored two and Caroline Crawford and Tessa McLaughlin each scored once. Katie Hart played well on defense.
waring 15, chapel hill 1: Captains Emily Friend (four goals, one assist) and Eleanor Lustig (two goals, assist) led Waring (9-3) as they claimed a share of the IGC championship. Senior goalie Maddie Crowley had an outstanding game and Waring’s entire team defense played well.
Concord-Carlisle 17, Marblehead 8: The Magicians (14-2-1) fell for the first time since the season opener to a tough non-league opponent. Meggie Collins scored twice, scooped four ground balls and caused two turnovers, Tyler Phillips had four goals and Cassie Rodgers won four draws for Marblehead. Emily Freedland chipped in two goals and Kiley Fischer and Pam Gregory each had one assist.