North Reading 1, Ipswich 0: The Tigers fall to 4-3-5 as they get ready for tomorrow’s game against Saugus.
Salem 3, Winthrop 0: Forward Nicole Sadoway netted three first half goals. Freshman keeper Sydney Rocheville recorded her second shutout in a row, while Salem (6-5-1) also saw strong play from Hayley Jellison, Katherine Towey and Jackie Panneton.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Beverly 22, Peabody 37: The Panthers won a first place showdown and captured the Northeastern Conference title in the process. Abby Walsh (18:50) and Nicole Demars (19:01) finished first and second for Beverly (6-0). Julianna Wesley (4th), Maeve Monahan (7th) and Norah Monahan (8th) clinched the win for Beverly.
“On paper, we were almost mirrors of each other. They were strong up front, good at third and fourth and we were matching up at fifth,” Beverly coach Dave Jellerson said. “We were pretty evenly matched, it was just who would win the internal battle. We got the better of them today.”
Lauren Barrett finished third for Peabody (5-1) in 19:16 and Sydney May finished fifth in 19:49.
Hamilton-Wenham sweeps: The Generals handled Manchester Essex, 20-39, and Lynnfield, 19-36, to improve to 9-0. Emily Weigand (2nd, 19:36), Jeanine Zheng (4th, 19:40), Emily Horgan (5th, 19:41), Olivia Horgan (6th, 19:42), Amanda Burnett (7th, 19:48) and Meghan Stone (8th, 20:03) had excellent races for Hamilton-Wenham.
North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 25, Minuteman 32: The Hawks (4-1) prevailed as Jesse O’Neill won the race in 22:22. Jessica Steffanilli followed in fourth and Hannah Marshall finished fifth for North Shore.
Ipswich splits: Junior Annie Zampitella was Ipswich’s top finisher with a time of 20:40 as the Tigers topped Saugus (18-45) and fell to Triton (23-34). Maggie Brown (21:20), Brooke Robishaw (22:15) and Nora Hughes (22:25) also had strong races for Ipswich.
Gloucester 27, Swampscott 28: Isabella Kornitsky broke up Gloucester’s top two by finishing second in 19:41, but the Fisherman edged the Big Blue (2-3) in a close race. Sarah Kelley (20:26), Alyssa Mauriello (20:44), Vivien Gere (21:03), Veronica Rizzo (21:05), Michelle LaConte (21:19) and Abby O’Connor (21:12) ran well for the Big Blue.