Ipswich 3, Greater Lowell 0: The Tigers (15-6) won 25-18, 25-10, 25-14 to advance to the Division 3 North finals for the third consecutive season. Emily Davidson’s aggressive eight kills and a strong five-kill effort from Abby Stanicek helped the Tigers prevail in the semi’s with Addie Wittkamper totaling five aces and 14 service points. Kyleigh Larson and Haley O’Connor took care of the setting duties for Ipswich and Lilly Sheridan and Lou Roseler did a nice job defensively in the back row.Ipswich faces Austin Prep in the Division 3 North final on Saturday at Tewksbury (noon) in a rematch of last year’s title tilt (which the Cougars won in a fifth set tiebreaker).
Winchester 3, Masconomet 2: Rallying with two straight wins to force a deciding fifth set, the Chieftains (17-5) fell, 15-8, to the unbeaten top-seed Sachems (23-0) on the road in the Division 1 North semi’s. After falling 26-24 and 25-22, Masco won 25-17 and 25-18 before losing the final set, 15-8.
Covenant Christian 3, Boston Trinity 2: Rachel Nelson netted all three of her team’s goals to help Covenant advance to the Independent Girls League Division 2 championship. Rilee Smith provided two assists and helped the rest of the team hold off a furious rally by Boston Trinity in the second half. Covenant moves on to play Landmark on the road on Thursday for the title.
Essex Tech 6, Madison Park 0: The Hawks turned in a dominant playoff performance against Madison Park as five different players tallied goals on the day. Hope Miller lead the way with two goals, while Izzy Santana, Emily Enes, Deanna DelBene, and Cece Lebron all collected goals of their own to round out the scoring for Essex Tech (14-7) in Division 4 North action at home as they advance to face Amesbury in the next round.
Marblehead 2, Lynn Classical 1: The Magicians went on the road and stunned the No. 2 seeded Rams to advance to the Division 2 North quarterfinals. Now 10-7-3, Marblehead will face Belmont in Saturday’s next round.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
Endicott 2, Gordon 1 (PK): Swampscott native Jaymie Caopnigro scored Endicott’s goal in regulation and buried the final penalty kick of the shootout to send the Gulls (10-7-2) to Saturday’s Commonwealth Coast Conference championship game. Keeper Kayla Wentworth made three saves and stopped one PK with the Gulls winning the shootout 5-3; Beverly’s Kage Letts played 108 of a possible 110 minutes in a standout defensive effort. Gordon (13-3-2) got a goal from Savannah Metz and two saves from Kali Denty.