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September 16, 2013

Weekend area roundup: Seven turnovers, kicking game help Endicott football crush Castleton


The Salem News

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Endicott 43, Casleton State 7: The Gulls got 19 points from senior kicker Dylan Rushe on five field goals and four extra points. Endicott’s defense forced seven turnovers. Quarterback Drew Frenette completed 23 of 32 passes for 272 yards, including two touchdown passes. Running back Spencer Walsh racked up 138 yards rushing on 26 attempts and notched a touchdown of his own.

agateHed:WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER

Endicott 5, Smith 0: The Gulls (2-3-1) recorded goals from four different players in Saturday’s win. Leeann Card, Madison Missinne, Clare Mansfield and Mackenzie Gaudet earned the scores for Endicott, while keepers Natalie Wyrsch and Katie Donnelly combined for the shutout.

Gordon 5, Western New England 0: Behind senior Taylor McSherry’s two-goal effort, the Scots (5-1) opened Commonwealth Coast Conference play with a victory. Shelby Palafox, Kendra Woudenberg (assist) and Lauren Hayes also netted goals for Gordon and sophomore keeper McKenzie Dion turned away five in her second consecutive win.

Wheaton 3, Salem State 0: Rachel Ledbetter made three saves and Salem State had a chance to tie the game until Wheaton converted a penalty kick in the 81st minute to extend their lead to two goals. The Lady Vikings stayed winless on the season at 0-2-1.

agate_boldCentered:MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER

Endicott 3, Keene State 2: Salem native Edwin Demoya, a freshman, scored a pair of goals as the Gulls (5-3) won last night in Keene, N.H. to complete a weekend sweep of games. Junior Connor Gibbs also found the back of the net for Endicott while Abdulla Al Khalifa and Sebastian Rozo assisted on Demoya’s two scores. Austin Peluso earned the win in goal.

Endicott 2, Eastern Nazarene 0: Alex Jorge and Kyle Bisceglia took care of the scoring and Endciott’s defense and keeper Austin Peluso (6 saves) didn’t allow a goal on Saturday as the Gulls won their conference opener.

agate_boldCentered:COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY

Gordon 6, New England College 1: Forward Courtney Scott netted three goals and dished out an assist to lead the Scots (4-1) to victory on Saturday. Katherine Bailey, Sarah Shannon and Karli Balmer also contributed to the scoring, while Scott leads the team with eight goals this season.

UMaine Farmington 3, Endicott 1: Junior Mackenzie Hurst scored the only goal for the Gulls, which move 2-3 on the season. Senior Amanda Glynn had a great shot late in the second half off a fast break, but the shot fell just wide and Lizetta Solarik turned away six shots.

Salem State 2, Western Connecticut 1: The Vikings received goals from Lauren Pazdziorny (Middleton) and Maria Giuffrida to improve to 2-2 on the year and 1-0 in Little East Conference play. Katie Pietrini (Beverly) earned an assist and Michaela Boyer made five saves in the victory.

agate_boldCentered:COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY

Salem State at Invite: Marblehead native Katie Herlihy, Salem State’s captain, finished 60th of 120 runners at the Bruch Kirsch Cross Country Cup at Franklin Pierce with a time of 25:30. Katie Ciras (27:26), Nikki Vergakes (27:38) and Danvers native Amanda Porter (27:55) were also in the top 100 for the Vikings.

Endicott teams perform well at UNE Invitational: The Gulls women’s team placed fourth out of 11 teams and the men were ninth out of 13 teams at the UNE Invitational. Junior Erin Haynes took fourth in the women’s race in 19:30 while Jocelyn Kane (27th) and Jillian Mendes (36th) also ran well.

On the men’s side, freshman Noah Mondello was fifth out of 123 runners with a 26:59. Alex Walecka (29:42) and Mitchell Renfrew (31:07) also stood out for the Gulls.

agate_boldCentered:WOMEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS

Endicott 8, Gordon 1: The Gulls (4-2) took all six singles matches with wins by Chrissy Martel, Amy Heacox, Natalie Egbert, Suzie Newman, Mackenzie Rhodes and Sarah Hill paving the way for a match win. Gordon’s lone win was a doubles triumph by Caroline Hall and Cindi Flynn.

agate_boldCentered:COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

Endicott splits: Endicott fell to Tufts and defeated Connecticut College with each matches going five games. Callie Dolan had 16 kills and 10 digs in each match while Mackenzie Guerre had 10 kills against Tufts and 13 against Connecticut College. Alleigh Vandermerkt produced 42 assists against Tufts and 48 in the win over Connecticut College. Endicott moved to 4-7.

agate_boldCentered:BOYS SOCCER

St. John’s Prep 7, Central Catholic 1: Paul Magazzu had a pair of goals, Anthony Vigliotta scored once and assisted on two others, and Liam Welch had a goal and one helper as the Eagles (3-0-1) cruised. Matt Chilton, Brandon Lejeune and Mike Lanza also scored for St. John’s, which also got terrific performances from defender Andrew Cahill and midfielder Sam Perel.