The Masconomet field hockey team picked up right where it left off from last year’s regular season unbeaten streak, shutting out Pentucket, 3-0. Belle Ives scored two goals for the Chieftains (1-0) in the first half, with assists from Maddie Doyle and Maddie Lafreniere.
”We were really working as a team,” said head coach Leah Gunner. “A lot of the girls have been playing together for a while now, so it’s all about communication and getting to the right position. We’ve been working on taking quicker shots and quicker passes.”
Dana Balek scored the final goal of the game for the Chieftains off an assist from Julianna Kostas. New to the varsity this year is starting sophomore goalie Kylie Currier, who Gunner says has “stepped up and has been a great addition, having never played field hockey before.”
Beverly 1, North Andover 0: The Panthers (2-0) went on the road for the second straight game and came away with a similar winning result. Senior Molly Pittman had the game’s only goal, assisted by Nicole Woods and Allie Sheenan, with 14 seconds left in the first half. Felicity Otterbein earned her first shutout of the fall, needing to make just one stop. Mary Cate Flaherty and Kate Silvestri were both standouts in the win for Beverly, which plays at Walpole this morning (10:30 a.m.).
Bishop Fenwick 2, Medfield 0: Sophomore Erin Clancy and senior Erinn Johnson had first half goals as the Crusaders improved to 2-0 with the victory. Jackie Hart assisted on Johnson’s tally while Bridgette Townsend earned the shutout in goal with 13 saves.
Ipswich 6, Rockport 1: Captain Britta Galanis, Nikki Pignone and Carolyn Lynch all had two goals a piece for the Tigers (2-0). Senior Nicole Stone recorded two assists in the victory.
Beverly 5, Medford 0: Caitlin Harty had two goals and one assist as the Panthers rolled in their season opener. The visitors also got a goal and two assists from Eva Goudreau, a goal and an assist from Caitlyn Munzing; and a goal from Casey Cook. Deandra Crowley and Kadrianna Letts played well defensively in front of goalie Kyra Wolonsavich (5 saves).