Swampscott 2, Marblehead 0: Isabella Modica scored once and assisted on Jordan Waters’ goal to help the Big Blue move to 3-1. Olivia Passalecqua and Maddy O’Brien also had assists for Swampscott. Sammie Bendicksen, Maddy Dimare and Mae Colwell had strong games for the Magicians.
Peabody 2, Saugus 1: The Tanners earned their first win of the year with junior Alise Maltsev netting the game-winner on an assist from Elise Staunton. Lily Bromberger also scored while Sydney Branga and Kylie Colella both played well in the net.
St. Mary’s 178, Bishop Fenwick 63: Bishop Fenwick (3-1) dropped their first match of the season when they ran into a deep St. Mary’s squad at Meadows. Fenwick was actually ahead of the Spartans by five points after the first four golfers had taken their swings but the Crusaders eventually ran out of steam. Those first four golfers for Bishop Fenwick included Cade Buckley, Nicholas Muzi, senior captain Jake Murphy and senior captain Thomas Estella.
Salem 50, Lynn English 22: It was a successful day for the entire Salem Witches golf team (2-3) as they collectively grabbed a win against Lynn English. The complete team effort saw eight individual victories from all eight Salem golfers: Ethan Doyle, Bobby Jellison, Joe Parr, Alex L’Heureux, Jack Doyle, Brady Tremblay, Jayren Romero and Daniel St. Pierre.
St. John’s Prep 206, Malden Catholic 266: The Eagles (5-0) remained undefeated with Aidan LeBlanc shooting a 32. Matt Remley carded a solid 33 while Robbie Forti shot a 34 and Emmet Phelan chipped in with a 35.
Danvers 46, Gloucester 26: Match winners Mike Papamechail, Andrew Merivier, Trevor McNeil, Tyler Sullivan, Tom Purcell and Jake Semons helped the Falcons improve to 5-2 on the year with the home win.
Essex Tech 3, Shawsheen Tech 0: Essex Tech (3-1) cruised to a victory with a straight sweep in three sets (25-14, 25-6, 25-9). Leading the way for the Hawks were Emily Blaisbell’s eight kills, Ariana Magee’s 12 assists and three aces, and Gracie Bailey’s seven aces.
Ipswich 3, Triton 0: Defensive specialist Grace DeBoer had a great match in the 25-13, 25-27, 25-19 triumph. Claire O’Flynn played well on offense, Kyliegh Larson served for 15 points with eight aces and Abby Stanicek served up four aces. Jillian Gregory also had a good match.
Hamilton-Wenham 3, Georgetown 1: The Generals earned a road victory. Sophomore Mia Flynn’s 10 kills led the ledger while Evelyn Easdon had seven digs and nine aces. Freshman setter Amber Scanlon stayed spotless serving and had 16 assists while Emma Day served well and Maggie Firicano passed with aplomb.
Masconomet 2, Hamilton-Wenham 1: Will Neuenhaus netted the game-winner early in the second half to send the Chieftains (2-2-1) to the victory. Spencer Butterworth had the other score for Masco, which got a great outing up top from Jason Stutz and saw senior Alex Boldi play his best game of the year so far in the back. The Generals (1-3) saw Ronan Connors provide the lone goal with the assist coming from Will Warenburg.
Covenant Christian 7, Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall 5: Junior Jordan Plosker had three goals and senior captains Jacob Knowlton and Austin Fitzgerald also scored to help CCA (2-1) win a high-scoring battle. Senior Will Rourke also scored with assists going to Caio Muaro, Gio Silva and Jude Miller. Captain Nathaniel Pekari also played well for the winners.
Newburyport 3, Ipswich 0: Jake Scruton had an excellent game distributing the ball at midfield for the Tigers while Aiden Johanson played good outside defense and Spencer Johnson played well at center back. Keeper Evan Needler made some strong stops as well.
Masconomet 1, Hamilton-Wenham 0: Junior Morgan Bovardi buried a penalty kick in the first half as the unbeaten Chieftains (4-0) survived the upset bid by a strong Generals squad (1-1-2). Keepers Keilan Romito and Maria Lantakis each played a spotless half to share the shutout. Addoe Condon was immense in the H-W net while Libby Collins, Maddy Rostad, Jackie Chapdelaine and Maddy Rivers excellend on defense. Jordan Story hit a post late in the second half as well and Gabi Cooper, Abby Sturim and Alli Chapdelaine played well in the middle.
Newburyport 2, Ipswich 0: The Tigers were blanked but some strong performances from Angelina Rix at outside back as well as from Jennie Tarr and Colby Filosa in the attacking third.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Ipswich 19, Lynnfield 38: The Tigers took four of the top five spots with senior Annika Brink winning the race in 21:17 and senior Anna Jones recording a personal best 21:37 for second. Freshman Amelia Stacy was also outstanding with a 21:58 in fourth and Carina Jones was fifth in 22:34.
Marblehead 15, Gloucester 50: Caroline Johnson took first overall in 21:12 as the Magicians remained unbeaten at Gatchell’s Park. Tess Whalen was second in 21:16 followed by Olivia Cleary (21:39), Michaela Haliotis (21:58), Olivia Chickering (22:38), Claire Tips (23:11) and Riley Bowen (23:19).
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Marblehead 18, Gloucester 45: The Magicians (2-0) were led by Nate Mullins (19:34) and John Lucas (19:36) at the top of the card.
COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY
Salem State 3, Becker 1: Casie Curtin scored and assisted on Beverly native Marissa Laganas’ goal to power the Vikings (3-1). Jillian Danton had the other goal and Kelli McCarthy stopped six of seven shots in the cage.
Tufts 2, Endicott 1: In a battle of nationally ranked teams, the No. 3 Jumbos scored two unanswered to hand No. 20 Endicott (3-1) its first loss of the year. Danvers’ Kristen McCarthy scored early to put Endicott on top with an assist from Sydney Poulin and Danvers’ Taylor Farrin made a season-high eight saves in net.
Simmons 3, Gordon 1: The Scots won the first set but dropped the next three straight to fall to 4-4 overall. Jacque Fitzgerald had a team-best 12 kills while Jamie Tafoya killed 11 along with three blocks. Amanda Snyder had nine kills and 10 digs while Ashlyn Gergins handed out 38 assists.