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.
Swampscott 13, Gloucester 12: The Big Blue rallied from four goals down in the second half to grab a momentous win over the Fisherman. Sophomore Priscilla Sullivan led the charge with four goals and Gillian Trask and Alexa Goldman each scored three. Mackenzie Robertson was strong in the middle and Katie Papele made eight saves for Swampscott, which trailed 7-6 at halftime and got two goals from Bridget Lawless and one from Cathryn Singley.
Minuteman 11, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 9: Logan Gilliland scored four goals and Dan McCormick added three goals and two assists, but the Bulldogs dropped to 7-9. North Shore needs to beat Northeast and Assabet Valley in its final two regular season games to qualify for the postseason. Anthony Santo and Ian Lefavour each scored one goal and Garrett Oman made 12 saves in net.
Swampscott 5, Saugus 0: Freshman Vivian Gere (6-1, 6-1) and sophomore Veronica Pyatigorskaya (6-0, 6-0) each won to improve to 15-0 individually on the season. Allegra Walker (6-0, 6-0) added a singles win while the teams of Anya Pederson/Jessica Zolott (6-3, 6-2) and Michele Snyder/Nartalia Andrushchenkes (6-2, 6-0) also came out on top for the Big Blue (11-2).
Peabody 4, Salem 1: The Tanners (12-2) prevailed as Dani Chhan won at No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-0, to improve to 13-1 on the season. Rachael Gillis (6-2, 6-2) topped Salem’s Kim Barzola in a solid match at No. 1 and Peabody’s doubles teams of Anna Grimlalyak/Cayla Houdas (6-0, 6-0) and Beverly Ejiofor/Ashley Eddy (6-1, 6-1) also won. Ari Gaffney earned the point for Salem (3-12) at No. 2 singles, 6-1, 6-0.
Marblehead 5, Winthrop 0: The Magicians continued rolling, improving to 16-1 in the process. Anna Valuev (6-0, 6-0), Hannah Cohen (6-0, 6-1) and Alice Yufa (6-2, 6-2) each won at singles. Sophia Capalbo and Suzanne McCarthy were victorious at first doubles, 6-1, 6-0, and Mia Griffin and Jesse Pearce won at second doubles, 6-0, 6-0.
Peabody 3, Salem 2: The Tanners swept two tight doubles matches to record the victory. Alex McDonough and Mike Nicoli won at first doubles, 7-6, 6-4, and Ben Small and Shahen Melkonian added a 7-5, 6-3 win at second doubles. Mike Warren also played well at first singles, winning 6-1, 6-3. Peabody improved to 4-9.
Swampscott 3, O’Bryant 2: The Big Blue slipped past O’Bryant in a road match. Swampscott improved to 14-1 with the win.
Georgetown 13, Manchester Essex 7: Kelsey Field had two hits and an RBI and Sam Taylor chipped in with two hits in the Hornets’ setback. Nicole Bradley made two excellent catches in left field.
Lynnfield 5, Ipswich 2: The Tigers led 2-0 but Lynnfield posted a five-run fifth inning to win. Hannah Travers ripped a two-run double for Lynnfield and she scored what proved to be the game-winning run on a delayed double steal. Travers finished with three hits and Jackie Whelan added a pair. Freshman Annika Han was the winning pitcher and drove in a run for the Pioneers (12-7).
Freshman Carly Coughlin went 3-for-3 with two RBI for Ipswich (4-10). Classmate Sydney Law pitched well for the Tigers, allowing six hits, and Jill Lombard added two hits for Ipswich.
St. John’s Prep 3, Catholic Memorial 0: Senior outside hitter Brian Keogh recorded his 300th kill of the season to highlight the Eagles’ 25-11, 25-6, 25-20 victory over Catholic Memorial. Keogh finished with 15 in the match and now has 312 for the season. St. John’s improved to 16-3 with one match remaining against Millis on Monday at home (7 p.m.).