Salem 7, Malden 6 (5 OT): Senior goaltender Sam Morales made what is believed to be a North Shore record 36 saves in net while senior long stick middie and team captain Darwin Fernandez’s goal in the fifth extra period won it for the Witches (6-9) in an instant classic Thursday on the road.Junior Aidan Kiley paced Salem offensively with four goals while senior captain Adam Pszenny had a goal and two assists and Skylar Clawson also had a goal. Brandon Harvey added an assist for the Witches (6-8) and was stellar on defense in front of Morales along with freshman Jevon Beaver and Fernandez. Sophomore Noah Galeota and senior captain Ramon de Jesus were also forces on faceoffs for the winners, who kept their postseason hopes alive with the victory and must win their final three regular season contests toqualify.
Marblehead 19, Gloucester 2: Playing for the third time in four days, the Magicians won their 13th straight game in blowout fashion to clinch their second straight Northeastern Conference North championship. Christian Penkrat (5 goals) and Sam Thompson (4 goals) both had seven points for Marblehead, with Will Shull adding two goals and three assists, Loch Sheridan two goals and one assist, and Adam Zamansky two goals. Thomas Quigley (who also had two assists), Mark Paquette, Charlie Driscoll and long stick middie Patrick Kowalsky (”he had a great game,” said head coach John Wilkens) all had single goals for the winners, with Josef Ngowe adding one assist. Goalies J.T. Monahan and Cal Leveroni combined to make four saves for the Magicians (now 13-2).
Swampscott 5, Peabody 0: Going on the road, the Big Blue improved to 8-2 as Allison Tribendis (6-2, 6-1), Madeline Tribendis (6-0, 6-0) and Georgia Cilley (6-1, 6-0) had little trouble in singles action. The doubles teams of Molly Frauenholz and Sophie DeGrande (6-0, 6-1) as well as Olivia Fulghum and Myriam Tshowa (6-3, 6-2) completed the sweep.
Beverly 4, Gloucester 1: Doubles wins by Jordan Butters/Emily DePiero (6-0, 6-1) and Kaitlin Kennedy/Amy McCaffrey (6-0, 6-2) helped the Panthers improve to 11-1 overall. Elsie Carsey won 6-1, 6-4 at first singles and Mikayla Mason won 6-1, 6-3 at third.
Marblehead 5, Saugus 0: In a dominant showing, the Magicians won all five matches by 6-0, 6-0 scores. The singles winners were Michelle Shub, Hannah Porath and Jessie Munroe while the victorious doubles teams were Simone Likterov/Cannan Whittier and Cahill Whittier/Tess Keaney.
Triton 9, Ipswich 0: The Tigers dipped to 6-6 with the setback.
Beverly 98, Winthrop 22: India Ingemi took first place in the 200 (25.9 seconds) and the long jump (17-9 1/2) to help the Panthers land the Northeastern Conference Large title. Annie Towler also had a stellar showing in the high jump (5-1) while Shelby DeGenier was victorious in the low hurdles (57.5).
Pingree 19, Dexter Southfield 13: Senior Erin Jayne had a terrific outing with five goals and five assists while sophomore teammate Kendall Traveis of Boxford had five goals and two assists as the Highlanders improved to 14-1.
Peabody 16, Danvers 8: Colleen Crotty led a balanced scoring attack with five goals and the Tanners moved to 10-5. Freshman McKayla Fisher had an assist for her first varsity point, Olivia Kiricoples scored four with an assist, Hailee Lomasney had a hat trick and two helpers and Catherine Manning scored twice. In goal, Olivia Lavalle made eight stops and Katelyn Rice saved three.
Salem 16, Medford 7: Bryan Pena fanned five batters over four innings of work to help the Witches improve to 7-5. Ethan Doyle earned a three-inning save with four strikeouts, Troy Zipper and Jayco Pena each collected two hits and three RBI and Bobby Jellison slapped a hit and an RBI.
Essex Tech 5, Northeast 0: Senior Chris Masta scattered three hits and struck out five to author the shutout and his fourth win of the spring. Younger brother Dan Masta had three singles and three RBI to pace the Hawks (8-5) at the plate while Jacob Granata had two hits, two runs and doubled. Ben Condon also had two hits with two swipes.
Saugus 6, Marblehead 0: Ben Brennan’s single in the second inning was the only hit the Magicians could muster against Sachem ace Todd Trangale (15 strikeouts). Marblehead (7-6) will look to snap its four game losing streak Saturday against Danvers.
Lynnfield 6, Masconomet 2: Aaron Zenus hit a solo homer but the Chieftains dipped to 9-6 on the year. Sean Moynihan also had a solid relief appearance out, allowing just one run.
Pingree 7, Bancroft 0: Connor Smith struck out a pair in two hitless innings to earn the win and also went 1-for-3 with an RBI in the last tuneup for Pingree (10-6) before Saturday’s EIL playoffs. Will Landers (three innings), Caleb Clark and Amogh Prakash combiend for Smith for the shutout and Pete Nichols went 2-for-3 with a couple of RBI.
Ipswich 3, Amesbury 2: Declan O’Flynn (6-4, 6-2) powered his way to a match win from the first singles slot to lead the Tigers past their league rival. Nico Roessler (6-3, 6-2) won from the third singles slot while Jason Finkst/John Werner prevailed from second doubles.
Bishop Fenwick 4, Lowell Catholic 1: Ryan Stolartz (6-0, 6-0) and Nick Park (6-0, 6-0) prevailed from their respective singles slots to help improve the Crusaders’ record to 12-2. The victory qualifies Bishop Fenwick for the upcoming state tournament next month.
Beverly 3, Gloucester 2: The doubles team of Gabriel Humdy and Ryan Keve came back to win 6-7, 6-4, 6-2 after the match was halted due to rain Monday to secure the match win for Beverly. Also winning were Patrick Johnson, 6-0, 6-1, and Jake DalBon/Travis MacPhail (6-0, 6-1).
St. John’s Prep 4, Boston Latin Academy 1: Jack Silacci claimed both of his sets (6-1, 6-1) along with the teammates Jack Malolepszy (7-5, 6-4) and Hunter Wolters (6-0, 6-1) also claimed victories for the Eagles. Doubles combo Andrew Rose and Conor Mullen won both sets (6-2, 6-4) to help improve to 12-2 on the season.
Marblehead 5, Malden Catholic 0: Senior captain Billy Ackerman outlasted his lefthanded opponent 6-3, 7-5 at first singles and the Magicians went on to sweep the rest of the action. Captain Dan Litvak won 6-2, 6-0, sneior Adam Sherf won 6-0, 6-0 and the teams of Vittorio Mariotti/Erik Stammnitz (6-0, 6-0) and captain Tony Gluskin/Jake Quigley (6-0, 6-1) also prevailed.