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October 28, 2013

Weekend area roundup: Hamilton-Wenham girls XC takes home sixth consecutive CAL championship


The Salem News

---- — GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

H-W Wins CAL Open: The Generals saw four runners place in the top 10 to claim their sixth straight Cape Ann League Championship. Janine Zheng was third (18:51), Olivia Horgan placed fifth (19:13), Meghan Stone finished eighth (19:17), Amanda Burnett took ninth place (19:21) and senior captain Emily Horgan came in 12 (19:41) as H-W was the top team by 40 points.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Masco Wins CAL OPEN: Senior captain Harry Kent finished second and set a Masco school record with a time of 15:58 while Danny Cosgrove had a personal best run to take sixth (16:33) and Kyle Faddis also had his best time (16:37) to grab eighth place. Senior captain Kevin Martin came in at 15th (16:52) for the Chieftains while sophomore Baxter Demers was 20 (17:03).

H-W 2nd at CAL Open: H-W had it’s best team performance of the season to finish just 12 points behind Masco. Matt Gillis was third (16:11), Michael Allara took 11 (16:42), John Blatchford was 14 (16:50), Daniel Allara claimed 17 place (16:59) and Charles Cring captured 18 (17:02).

FOOTBALL

Pingree 26, Proctor 21: Johnnie Spears rushed for 128 yards on 12 carries and scored three rushing touchdowns and 30-yard TD catch for the Highlanders (5-1). His four touchdowns ties Pingree’s single season touchdown record (18), which he set last season. Quarterback Griffin Beal was 7-14 passing for 104 yards.

“It was an ugly win, but we made a tough go of it,” said Pingree head coach Chris Powers. “Even though we moved the ball well, it hard for us to find the end zone. We did have a real solid game from our defense and they bounced back in a big way after last week’s loss.”

Powers noted the strong play of defensive tackle Nino Leone and middle linebacker Kevin Moyette (13 tackles).

North Shore Tech 55, Mystic Valley 14: Ross Murphy ran for 210 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns to help North Shore Tech close its Commonwealth Conference schedule with a 4-0 record. The Bulldogs (5-2) will meet Cathedral on Saturday (time TBA) in a Division 6 North playoff matchup.

Yordany Sanchez also scored two touchdowns for North Shore while Dan Bailey, Ian LaFavour and Mike Nuernberg also hit paydirt.

”A lot of guys contributed and we moved the ball well,” North Shore coach Paul Worth said. “We played at our level and didn’t let that team play with us. We had to do that, and it was a good game in that respect.”

GIRLS SOCCER

Bishop Fenwick 1, St. Mary’s 0: After the St Mary’s keeper collided with her own player trying to clear the ball, Colleen Corcoran corralled the ball and passed it over to Ally Charette who touched it in for the only goal of the game. Sophomore keeper Merry Harrington had a standout game for the Crusaders (10-6-2).

FIELD HOCKEY

Danvers 3, Gloucester 2: Senior captains Rachel Trocchi (goal), Catie Lamoly (assist), Katherine Leonard (goal) and Nicole Kamens (assist) led the Falcons (11-5-2) in what was an emotional. Senior Devin Johnson recorded her first goal of the season for Danvers and Anna O’Neill had an assist.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Endicott 33, Coast Guard 7: The Gulls (5-2) won their fourth straight as Spencer Walsh ran for 157 yards and a pair of touchdowns. QB Drew Frenette threw for 302 yards and a score and wasn’t intercepted against a Coast Guard defense that came in leading the league in takeaways. Alec Matys had six grabs, 84 yards and the score for Endicott, which piled on 20 points in the second quarter to take control. Beverly native Nick Kozlowski had an interception for Endicott’s defense.

COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY

Salem State 2, Westfield State 0: Second half goals by Michaela Keough and Lauren Pazdziorny helped the Vikings (7-8) win at home. Goalie Michaela Boyer made nine saves to help Salem State win despite being outshot 9-7.

Endicott 4, Salve Regina 2: Emily Sawchuck’s goal and two assists all came in the second half as the Gulls (8-9) pulled away. Amanda Glynn had a goal of goals for Endicott and MacKenzie Hurst also scored.

Babson 4, Gordon 1: Katherine Bailey’s unassisted goal got the Scots (13-5) on the board but it wasn’t enough to hold off the Beavers.

MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER

Salem State 1, Fitchburg State 0 (2OT): The Vikings were the benefactors of an own goal in the 110th minute of play, and they were happy to take advantage and earn their second win of the season. Nondas Kargakis stopped all seven shots that came his way in the SSU cage.

Endicott 3, UNE 0: Brion Likaj scored two goals and Eddie DeMoya had two assists as the Gulls’ Salem connection was working in a league shutout win. Abdulla Al Khalifa also scored for Endicott (9-8) and Austin Peluso had the shutout.

Gordon 1, Roger Williams 0: Andrew Vandervoort’s 15th goal of the year came in the fifth minute of play and was enough to lift the Scots (16-1) on the road. Josh Spoonhour needed just two saves for the clean sheet in a tight, defensive affair between CCC leaders.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER

Fitchburg State 1, Salem State 0: The Vikings (5-7-2) put eight shots on goal, but couldn’t put one home as Fitchburg scored the game’s only goal early in the second half. Keeper Rachel Ledbetter stopped five of six for Salem State.

Endicott 8, UNE 1: Jessica Joseph’s hat trick led the Gulls (12-5-1) to a relatively clean win in a game that was tied 1-1 at the half. Heather Moody, Laura Wysocki, Ally George, Audrey Parolin and Stacy Tomlinson also had goals for Endicott.

Roger Williams 3, Gordon 0: The CCC leaders were in control and handed the Scots (15-3) just their third loss of the year. McKenzie Dion made 12 saves for Gordon and Peabody’s Taylor Provost started on defense for RWU (16-2-1).