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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.

Bishop Fenwick 0, Cardinal Spellman 0:

Ryan Trott got his first start in goal for Fenwick and performed well, as did usual goalie Greg Enoswho moved to midfield. Iftimi Arapi also played well for Fenwick (1-6-3).

GIRLS SOCCER

Salem 4, Lynn Classical 2: The Witches (2-3-1) scored the last three goals of the game to earn the come from behind win. Nicole Sadoway had a goal and two assists and Joy Lima, Hannah Van De Stadt and Deema Hejleh also scored while Brenna Burke and Sydney Hanford earned single assists.

Cardinal Spellman 1, Bishop Fenwick 0: Spellman struck for the game’s only goal five minutes in, but Fenwick played well in defeat. Freshman goalie

Merry Harrington stood out in net while Gina Vellucci played excellent defense. Jenny Nasser

was also solid in the midfield for Fenwick (3-3-3).

VOLLEYBALL

Bishop Fenwick 3, Austin Prep 0: The Crusaders improved to 6-2 with a 25-14, 25-15, 25-17 win over Austin Prep. Chandler Wilder had 22 digs to lead the way for Fenwick while Jess Ywuc (3 kills, 3 blocks) and Gianna Pizzano (7 kills) also played well.

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

Gordon 3, Curry 1: The Fighting Scots (9-5 overall) earned their first conference win 25-20, 25-22, 24-26, 25-12. Lauren Kranyak led Gordon with 18 kills while Joy Kimmel paced the attack with 38 assists.

COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY

Salem State 3, Southern Maine 1: The Lady Vikings (7-1) won their fifth straight behind goals from Lauren Pazdziorny, Kathleen Clark and Courtney Lynch. Michaela Boyer

made five saves for Salem State to earn her seventh win of the season.

MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER

Bridgewater State 3, Gordon 1: The host Bears scored the first three goals of the game as Gordon dipped to 2-6-1. Andrew Vandervort’s goal int he 32nd minute denied BSU the shutout.

Endicott 1, Westfield State 0:

Jordan Daniel scored the game’s only goal in the 86th minute to lift the Gulls (5-4-2) to a non-league win at home. Ryan D’Amico assisted on the goal and keeper Daniel Higgins made five saves for the clean sheet.