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September 27, 2012

Area roundup: Salem State women's soccer wins behind Connolly's marker

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WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER

Salem State 1, Eastern Conn. 0: The Swampscott connection was working for the Lady Vikings last night, as former Big Blue players Casey Connolly and Kelly Birchmore hooked up for the game’s only goal in the 23rd minute. Birchmore, a freshman, sent a one touch pass to Connolly, a junior, who beat the keeper to the right corner.

Rachel Ledbetter stopped all four shots that came her way as Salem State improved to 5-3 on the season.

Gordon 3, New England College 0: The Fighting Scots (8-1) remained unbeaten in conference play as Caitlin Nedde scored two goals and Taylor McSherry netted the game-winner in the 14th minute. Katie Mader and Kari Christensen split the shutout in the Gordon net.

GOLF

St. John’s Prep 222, Catholic Memorial 239: The Eagles (6-2) had six players shoot in the 30’s in an excellent team effort at George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park. Freshman Steve Dilisio shot 35, classmate James Turner shot 36, Max Burt and Josh Wingardner each carded 37, Rich Citrano shot 38 and Jeff O’Connor had a round score of 39.

Ipswich 113, Hamilton-Wenham 100: Austin Rubino led the Tigers with 24 while junior twin brothers Ryan and Kyle Mulkerin had 22 each.

Arlington Catholic 248, Danvers 261:

Colby Sedlier (40), Dan McKenna (41), Trent King (41) and Mike Plansky (41) were strong in the loss for Danvers (6-5).

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Pingree 17, Berwick 44: The Highlanders (4-0) took the top three spots as Maddie Dwortz won the race followed by teammates Erin Thommasen and Lauren Menzie.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Pingree 23, Berwick 34: Race winner Evan Maravelis paced the Highlanders (2-1), who took three of the top four spots. Carmine Piantedosi finished third and Kyle Skelton grabbed fourth for Pingree.

BOYS SOCCER

St. Mary’s 4, Arlington Cath. 0: Captain Alexander Alleyne of Swampscott scored two goals and assisted on another as the Spartans improved to 5-2-2. Keeper Helio Neto of Salem earned his fourth shutout of the season.

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