Beverly kept its regular season win streak alive by capturing two meets this weekend. The Panthers knocked off Salem yesterday, 142.4-126.3, and picked up a narrow victory over Danvers, 142.6-141.6, in a battle of undefeated teams on Saturday.
Beverly (7-0) has now won 27 straight regular season meets.
“It was a really big win over Danvers. They were definitely scoring close to where we were and going into the meet they were also undefeated,” Beverly coach Lauryn Ginsburg said. “We knew it would be close and it could (help) determine the conference title. We went in really strong and so did they, and it came out close.”
Heather Gomes had a tremendous showing against Danvers, winning the all-around with a 37.45. She was first on vault (9.6), beam (9.4) and floor (9.55), and also took second on bars (8.9).
Adrianna Beatrice was third in all-around with a 36.1 for Beverly. She was first on bars (9.1) and third on vault (9.4). Libby Rosenberry also contributed a third on beam (9.0) for the Panthers.
Beverly’s victory over Salem was a “Senior Meet”. Beatrice and Loralee Smith, both seniors, handled the all-around duties and took the top two spots. Beatrice was first with a 37.05 and Smith was second with a 34.6.
Katie Wheatley had a solid day with an 8.3 on vault and a 7.85 on bars, while Rosenberry contributed an 8.1 on vault and an 8.5 on beam.
Masco 138.55, H-W 123.2: Junior Mina Shernan won the meet for Masco (5-1) with a 37.2 while junior captain Jess DeMarco was second with a 36.35. Freshman Alexa Prouty was third on vault (8.6), sophomore Hannah Bradshaw was third on bars (7.7) and junior Beth Defossez was fourth on beam (8.3) for the Chieftains.
Peabody 4, Swampscott 3: Tyler Gillespie’s goal, coming off a turnover with 52 seconds to play, proved to be the difference as Peabody (3-8-2) recorded its biggest win of the season. Sophomore Bobby Caproni scored the first two goals of his varsity career and junior Derek Demild added to the offense with a goal and an assist for the Tanners, who played arguably their most physical game of the winter. Captain Joe Powers stopped 31 shots between the pipes, while fellow captain Mike Vadala had a strong game up front, as did Guiseppe Zarro (1 assist) on defense.