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October 1, 2012

Area roundup: Rocha, Peabody place first at invitational

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cUSHING 9, PINGREE 4: The Highlanders (1-3-2, 0-1-2 EIL) fell in a non-league match Saturday. Captains

Nate Graves and Cam Knowles scored goals and Connor Reardon and Kian McGee also scored.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Endicott 33, Curry 28: The Gulls’ defense came up big, creating offensive opportunities as it forced five fumbles, with three recoveries and sacked the Curry quarterback four times. Despite being down at halftime 21-13, Endicott poured on the points in the second half. Sophomore quarterback Drew Frenette finished 8-19 for 126 yards and threw two touchdown passes. Senior Mike Murphy led the Gulls in receiving with four receptions for 56 yards and a score. Senior tailback Jared DiBiase

had his best game with 128 yards rushing on 18 carries.

MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER

Gordon 3, Nichols College 2: Kristian Kasiguran got his first goal of the season and broke the game open after 31 minutes scoreless play in the first half. Nick White finished a throw-in for the Scots (3-6) second of the game and Andy Guthrie had the game-winning goal off a penalty kick in the 82nd minute.

Salem State 2, Bridgewater 0:

Eryk Fernandez scored twice as the Vikings’ defense locked down any scoring opportunities for the visiting Bears. SSU improves to 5-5-1 overall and remains undefeated in MASCAC play at 3-0.

University of New England 2, Endicott 1:

Jordan Daniel recorded his fifth goal of the season to cut the deficit to one by halftime. Both teams failed to scored in the second half as the Gulls drop to 5-5-2.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER

Salem State 0, Bridgewater State 0: The Vikings move to 5-3-1 overall after double overtime scoreless draw over the weekend. Swampscott’s Kelly Birchmore had a chance to win it for SSU as her shot went just above the crossbar with two minutes left in regulation. Salem outshot the host Beers 13-4 over the final 65 minutes.

Gordon 2, Nichols College 0: The Scots remain unbeaten in Commonwealth Coast Conference play (3-0) and move to 9-1 overall. Taylor McSherry gave Gordon 1-0 lead going into the break and senior captain Caitlin Nedde finished the scoring late in the second half. Melissa Toomey and Kelly English combined for the shutout with 11 saves.

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