Beverly 37.5, Danvers 34.5: The Panthers (2-0) recorded their first win over Danvers in six years behind match play wins from John Kalamplitis (5.5-3.5), Owen Desmond (5-4) and Matt Ploszay (7-2). Danvers actually won more matches overall as Mike Papamechail (5-4), Christian Harvey (5-4), Calvin Mansfield (5-4) and Tom Perselli (5.5-3.5) each came out on top, but Ploszay’s five point win at the No. 6 slot for Beverly secured the win.
Masconomet 1, Newburyport 1: Spencer Butterworth broke in alone for the game-tying goal as the Chieftains (1-1-1) earned a Cape Ann League point in a low-scoring battle. Keeper Zach Rock had a strong game for Masco and Jason Stutz also played well all-around.
Danvers 1, Austin Prep 1: Niko Nadeau scored on an assist from Dan Rossitto to help the Falcons draw even in the second half and hang on for a season opening tie. Freshman Chance Prouty was terrific in his debut playing all 80 minutes while Thomas Lisi also played well in his first game back on the pitch. Ryan Overberg was strong in net for the Falcons.
Georgetown 3, Ipswich 0: Down 1-0 at halftime, the Tigers (0-2) fell victim to an own goal and a penalty kick goal in the second half en route to the setback. With much improvement from its season opener, Ipswich got strong play from Efrem Johanson, Brad McGowan, John Werner and Jake Scruton.
Hamilton-Wenham 1, Manchester Essex 1: Senior captain Maddy Rivers scored her first career varsity goal to help the Generals draw even against their CAL rival. Rivers also played a terrific defensive game while senior Addie Condon finished the contest with 8 saves in the tie. Earlier in the week, H-W defeated Rockport, 7-0, behind points from Jordan Story (goal, assist), Klaudia Rushi (goal, assist), Clair Nistl (goal), Alli Chapdelaine (goal), Kara O’Shea (goal), Ella Schenker (assist) Abby Sturim (assist) and Bella Dolan (assist).
Masconomet 2, Newburyport 0: Elena Lindonen and Morgan Bovardi each found the back of the net in the second half to break a scoreless tie and pull out the win. Ryenne Feeney added an assist, Keilan Romito played well in net and both Bella Young and Ali Karafotias stood out defensively.
Danvers 3, Marblehead 0: Emma Thibodeau, Maddie Butler and Sabrina Auciello each scored once while Ashley Curcuru and Ella Brinkley added assists in the shut out win for Danvers (2-0). Goalie Brigid Churchill made six saves and the defensive trio of Janessa Marchegiani, Caitlin Hess and Sophie Papamechail all played well in the win.
For Marblehead, Mae Colwell, Maddy Dimare and Sammi Bendicksen all had strong games.
Beverly 1, Peabody 0: Tori Shea scored the game’s only goal on an assist from Hailey Anderson to help the Panthers improve to 2-0.
Swampscott 4, Saugus 0: Natalie Dominiconi had a pair of goals to lead the Big Blue to a shut out win. Freshman Brooke Waters and Olivia Baran also scored for the winners.
Hamilton-Wenham 3, Triton 0: The Generals swept 25-12, 26-24, 25-18 behind freshman setter Amber Scanlon’s 20 serves with four aces and no errors. Gwenith Fitzpatrick had four kills, Mia Flynn had six and Evelyn Easdon added nine digs in the win.
Marblehead 3, Beverly 0: The Magicians improved to 2-0 with a 25-21, 25-15, 25-15 triumph. Lilah Thompson had a dynamic night with 10 kills on 19 swings, Anna Arbo added seven kills, Abby Schwartz had 8 digs and Emme Smith had 21 assists in the win.
Peabody 3, Swampscott 2: The Tanners eked out a 26-24, 19-25, 26-24, 16-25, 15-10 triumph behind a 12-assist, 13-dig performance from Isabel Bettencourt. Aaliyah Alleyne added four kills and three blocks and Amanda Marmiani had 10 digs.
For the Big Blue, Cassidy Ryan had 15 assists, two kills and two digs, Annika Laudemann had five kills and two digs and Alexandra Danilov had five digs and three kills.
St. Mary’s Lynn 3, Essex Tech 2: Junior Molly Wetherbee was a bright spot in the Hawks’ (1-1) setback.
Masconomet 3, Georgetown 0: The Chieftains (2-1) rolled to a 25-9, 25-10, 25-12 win behind strong performances from Rebecca Toomey (4 kills, 2 blocks), Rheanna Murray (13 assists) and Sophia Varinos (4 digs). Paige Richardson had a strong service game with 10 aces.
Endicott 55, Framingham State 27: Gulls’ senior quarterback Joe Kalosky exploded for 374 passing yards (21-for-28) to go with five touchdowns and no picks to help his team secure a season opening win. Two of those TD passes went to Justin McEwen (5 catches, 157 yards), while Anthony Bracamonte hauled in seven catches for 128 yards. Zach DeNike, Riley Shanley and Shea McManaway added one TD grab apiece in the blowout win; Nick DiCairano made a pair of field goals including a 47-yarder; and both Michael Lefebre and Kyle Borey had interception returns for touchdowns. Kevin O’Brien led the Gulls’ defense with 10 total tackles while Sam Opont had eight and Tim Russell added seven.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
Gordon 3, Wheaton 3: The Fighting Scots (2-1-1) got a pair of goals Emily Rodriguez and another score from Calla Ashley to help secure the tie. Assists went to Kyra Skurcenski, Devin Lacroix and Lexi Potter.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL
Endicott splits: The Gulls (4-1) fell to Mary Hardin-Baylor, 3-1, before topping Rhodes in the nightcap, 3-1, on Friday. Colleen McAvoy (15), Remi Quesnelle (12), Amanda Gilbert (12) and Nicole Winkler (11) all had double-digit kills in the win while Zoey Gifford added 15 assists.