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September 25, 2012

Monday's area roundup: H-W girls cross country runs winning streak to 92 straight meets


The Salem News

---- — Make it 92 straight wins and counting.

The Hamilton-Wenham girls cross country team, which hasn’t lost a Cape Ann League race since 2004, rolled again yesterday as sophomore

Emily Weigand and junior Emily Horgan both finished in a time of 19:36 as the Generals raced past Masconomet, 19-41.

Claire Pacione placed fourth overall in 20:11 while Sarah Duffy was fifth (20:27) and freshman Meghan Stone was seventh (21:15). Fellow freshman Jeanine Zeng took eighth (21:17) for Hamilton-Wenham, which improved to 5-0.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Masconomet 21, Hamilton-Wenham 38: The Chieftains (5-0) took four of the top five spots to roll to victory. Senior captainJake Moorman was first overall in 16:23 while Liam Davis (3rd, 16:55), Harry Kent (4th, 17:01), and Jay Polakiewicz (5th, 17:05) also placed in the top five.

Junior Matt Gillis placed second in 16:31 to lead the Generals (2-3). Sophomores Mike Allara (17:16) and Jack Blatchford

(17:24) finished sixth and seventh, respectively.

BOYS SOCCER

Salem 2, Peabody 1: The Tanners (2-1-2) struck first as Ben Manoogian put one past Steve Harris to take a 1-0 lead into halftime. Alex Carvajaltied it up in the second, and Robert Abreu gave Salem (3-1-1) the lead and ultimately the win. Harris finished the night with nine saves for the Witches, and Shawn Bernado recorded an assist for Peabody.

Pingree 1, Lexington Christian 1:

Cam Knowles scored the equalizer in the second half on a long range shot from center midfield for the Highlanders (1-1-2). Tyler Rosted played excellent on defense andNate Graves and Harry Copeland had strong games at midfield.

Archbishop Williams 2, Bishop Fenwick 1:

Rishad DeSilva scored on a penalty kick to give Fenwick a 1-0 lead but unbeaten Archbishop Williams battled back to win. Keeper Greg Enos played well for the Crusaders (1-5-2) as did Joey Grayand Mike Desmarais .

Lynnfield 2, Ipswich 0: The Tigers fell at home in a Cape Ann League bout.

Marblehead 8, Winthrop 3: The Magicians move to 2-3 overall after yesterday’s home win.

Saugus 1, Swampscott 0: The Big Blue continue to struggle offensively, scoring only one goal in the last two games.

Val Temin came up with numerous saves to keep it a one-goal game.

GIRLS SOCCER

Beverly 5, Revere 0: Caitlin Harty scored three goals and had one assist to lead the Panthers (5-1) to a victory. Nicole Kirsch and Eva Gourdeau also scored for Beverly, and Allison Collins contributed two assists. Sophomore Rose Terner

played well defensively.

Swampscott 2, Saugus 0: Freshman

Meghan Hartmann scored both goals for the Big Blue (2-1-2), which got an excellent defensive effort from middies Melinda Wilson and Aisling Dennehy in front of keeper Sam Rizzo

(4 saves).

Danvers 5, Gloucester 1: Senior captain Chrissy Gikas scored two goals and Meghan Kenny, Delaney Zecha and Shannon Pohle also scored as the Falcons (3-1-2) remained unbeaten in Northeastern Conference play at 2-0-2. Kenny, Kylie Plaza and Jackie Morse had assists and goalie Leah Ciampa had two excellent saves among her five stops.

Peabody 5, Salem 0: Freshman

Katrina Silva led the Tanners offense with two goals, while Madison Doherty and Nicole Napolitano each had recorded a marker. In her third game back from injury, Hayley Dowd finished with a goal and an assist. Caitlin Lodi and Kristina Sholds combined for the shutout victory with four saves.

“We had a nice rest after the win over Beverly and we came back to get another win in the conference,” said head coach Dennis Desroches.

Kara Digiacomo, Cayla Bucci and Bianca Muscato

were solid in the backfield for the Tanners, who remain undefeated at 5-0.

Pingree 8, Dana Hall 0: Charlotte Esty led the way for the Highlanders (3-0) with a hat trick performance. Kerri Zerfoss finished with two goals and June Kiely, Taylor Landers and Arlin Baez each had a single marker. Erin Cunningham and Nicole Cohen combined for the shutout over Dana Hall.

Ipswich 0, Lynnfield 0: Emily Brengle and Ellie Swenson had a strong second half for the Tigers (4-0-3). Katie Monahan

came close to a goal as she hit one of the posts late in the game as Ipswich settled for a hard fought draw.

Marblehead 3, Winthrop 1:

Mia Bongiournio scored two goals and keeper Cassie Rodgers made 11 saves to keep Marblehead (3-0-2) unbeaten. Sarah Katz also scored and Sydney Cayen and Rebecca Unterborn both had assists and Kiley Fischer played very well.

Bishop Fenwick 1, Archbishop Williams 1:

Jackie Edgett scored 10 minutes into the first half to put the Crusaders (3-2-3) up by goal, but Archbishop Williams evened the score late in the game.

Shawsheen 5, North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 0: Senior captain Kourtney Kellard recorded eight saves in the losing effort for the Bulldogs (3-3), while sophomore Lindsey McGovern played well in the middle.

FIELD HOCKEY

Hamilton-Wenham 1, Rockport 0: Senior captain Catherine Martin scored the winner with an assist from Sophia Zizza late in the first half. Marie Morency had an aggressive game at midfield for the Generals (2-4).

Masconomet 5, Amesbury 0: The Chieftains extend their unbeaten streak to 6-0 behind a two goal performance by

Belle Ives. Becca Phillips, Dana Balek and Julianna Costa rounded out the scoring, while keeper Ali Neuenhaus

turned away three shots for the shutout.

Pingree 1, Dana Hall 0:

Eliza Mead scored on pass from Allie Sardo in the game’s first 16 seconds and the Highlanders (4-2) held on for a win. Danielle Kanter, Caroline Winslow, and Solina Powell played well defensively while goalie Kelsey Dion made two saves for the shutout.

Marblehead 4, Revere 0:

Leah Brooks had one goal and one assist, and Eliza Fitzgerald, Abby Nye, and Suzanne McCarthy also scored goals for the Magicians (6-0-1). Mimi Goetz and Molly Ackerman also played well for the winners.

Manchester Essex 4, No. Reading 0:

Nicole Bradley scored two goals, including one on a penalty stroke, and defender Sarah Sargeant added two goals as the Hornets remained undefeated at 7-0.

VOLLEYBALL

Beverly 3, Lynn Classical 1: Middle hitter Kristen Abbondanza, a junior, had a terrific game for the Panthers, who prevailed 25-21, 25-20, 19-25, 25-20. Outside hitter Mariah Dodd also had an outstanding game for the winners.

Peabody 3, Lynn English 0: The Tanners (4-1) won a clean sweep 25-12, 25-28, 25-9 led by nine aces and 15 service points from

Jillian DeFelice. Lauryn Zaimes added 17 service points and Caroline Scacchi

had seven kills.

Hamilton-Wenham 3, Wilmington 0: Senior

Addie McInnis had five kills and classmate Nikki Leonard had 25 digs as the Generals won 25-9, 25-14, 25-21. Setter Becca Daff had an excellent match with only one total error.

Salem 3, Revere 2: The Witches pull out a tiebreaker win 25-23, 26-24, 24-26, 23-25, 15-12.

Cayla Pelletier served very well and had two kills in the tiebreaking set and Cody Homan had two kills to help Salem (4-3) finish the job. Homan totaled six kills, Hannah Mularkey had 19 digs, 10 service aces and five kills and Kylie Thesz had 13 kills.

Dana Hall 3, Pingree 1: Sophomore outside hitter

Morgan Cusack

recorded eight aces and three kills as the Highlanders drop to 2-3.

North Reading 3, Masconomet 1: The Chieftains drop to 2-5 and will play at Reading on Thursday.

Melrose 3, Bishop Fenwick 0: The Crusaders fell 25-21, 25-19, 25-22, but got solid play from juniors

Kate Lipka (16 kills, 5 blocks), Jen Crovo (24 digs) and Tessa McLaughlin

(25 assists).

GOLF

Marblehead 511/2, Gloucester 201/2: In a team effort by the Magicians, Pitch Riley, Aaron Rothbard, Kyle Maulden, Owen Picariello, Trevor Jones, Charlie Thompson and Rachael McKay all had wins to help their team yet another victory and continue their undefeated record at 7-0-1.

Winthrop 40

1/2, Salem 311/2: Senior captain Tim Richmond was the Witches’ only winner, 61/2-21/2, while Madison Ballou and Josh Lausier each added a tie for Salem (2-6).

Masconomet 148, Newburyport 137: Senior Danny Reblin stood out with 26 points for Masco (7-1).