GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Danvers 26, Peabody 30: Danvers (3-1) made history in their win over Peabody as it marked the first time in school history that the Falcons have defeated the Tanners. Danvers’ top runner, Catie Nemeskal, placed second overall with a time of 19:51, while Olivia Viel (third place), Ava Navarro (sixth place), Gabby Sherrick (seventh place), and Cynthia Boyd (eighth place) all helped bring home the victory. To make the win even sweeter, every single Danvers runner notched their own PRs on their home course in the race.
Leading the way for the Tanners was freshman Sarah DiBasta, who won the race with her first place finish.
Hawks take two: Essex Tech (6-0) remained undefeated with wins over Greater Lowell (21-34) and Notre Dame (15-48). Top performers included Maddy McDonald (1st place, 21:58), Lilly Robinson (3rd, 24:01), Silsvee Clark (4th, 24:09) and Emily Ernst (6th, 24:50).
Marblehead 15, Swampscott 50: Running well for Marblehead was Caroline Jonson, Tess Whalen, Michaela Haliotis, Olivia Clearly, and Olivia Chickering.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Essex Tech 21, Greater Lowell 34: The Hawks improved to 5-0 behind strong performances from Anthony Iannalfo (1st, 18:03), Pat Carbone (2nd, 18:12), Max Collins (3rd, 18:20), Josh Chadwick (6th, 18:44) and Cole Francavilla (6th, 19:03).
Marblehead 15, Swampscott 49: The Magicians (now 3-0) rolled behind a 1-2-3 finish from Peter Clifford (18:09), Loden Rodrigues (18:09) and John Lucas (18:10).
Peabody 19, Danvers 40: Peabody went on the road and took down their NEC-rival, Danvers, handily as the Tanners secured five of the top seven finishes. Antonio Craverio (first place), Adam Abdulghani (second place), Jacob Fahat (fourth place), freshman Logan Tracia (fifth place) and Noah Roan (seventh place) paced the day for the Tanners.
For Danvers (1-3), the day’s bright spot can be found in the fact that every single Danvers runner secured personal PRs for the track that is their home course. TJ Glowick was the Falcons top runner at 16:18, earning himself a third place finish.
Dana Hall 3, Pingree 2: The Highlanders (2-1) lost a marathon five-setter by a 25-17, 14-25, 25-20, 19-25, 7-15 score despite solid performances across the board. Senior setter Maddy Mandalinci had 28 assists, senior captain Liv Burr had 18 kills, senior captain Abbey Skinner had 11 blocks and eight kills, senior libero Callie MacLaughlin had 39 digs, and junior outside hitter Katherine Silacci served a tremendous game with 28 serves and eight being aces.
Masconomet 3, Ipswich 0: Masco (7-3) swept Ipswich in three straight sets (25-12, 25-17, 25-17) to grab their seventh win in 10 games this season. Rhenna Murray lead the way for the Chieftains, collecting 26 assists, while Paige Richardson turned in 12 kills of her own. Sophia Varinos (12 digs) and Rebecca Toomey (seven blocks) also played well for Masco in what was a dominant, team effort.
For the Tigers, Emily Davidson, Claire O’Flynn (7 kills), Addie Wittkamper (serving 100 percent with 6 aces) and Haley O’Connor all turned in strong performances in the loss.
Salem 44, Peabody 28: The Witches won their third straight match to climb back to .500 (5-5) behind match play wins from Ethan Doyle (5.5-3.5), Bobby Jellison (5.5-3.5), Joe Parr (8-1), Jack Doyle (6.5-2.5), Brady Tremblay (5-4), Jayren Romero (6.5-2.5) and Jon Wessermann (5-4).
Over the weekend, Ethan Doyle shined at the NEPGA Remy Cup, teaming up with another Massachusetts representative in a Ryder Cup type format where they played four-ball for the front nine and alternate shot for the back. Doyle and his partner lost by one shot on the front despite a strong showing of 1-over par, but rebounded on the back to snare the overall win and help team Massachusetts top Connecticut.
Hamilton-Wenham 102, Ipswich 98: Hamilton-Wenham (4-4) got back to .500 on the season with a road victory over Ipswich. The Generals’ two top golfers on the day were Andrew Winch, who snared 25 points, and Tom Kaine (18 points).
For the Tigers (2-6), senior captains Andrew Gilligan and Bobby Grady each turned in 19 points.
St. John’s Prep 219, St. John’s Shrewsbury 227: St. John’s Prep (10-0) remained unbeaten behind strong performances from Oliver Hermann (2-under par 34) Matt Remley (2-under par 35). Alex Landry also performed well for the Prep, finishing with a 36.
Masconomet 135, Manchester Essex 117: Masco (6-1) qualified for the state sectional tournament as they took down Manchester Essex at Turner Hill. Leading the way for the Chieftains was Chris O’Grady, scoring 27 points, while teammate Hunter DeGeorge also played well.
Marblehead 43.5, Winthrop 28.5: Marblehead (4-4) evened out its record with a victory over Winthrop at Tedesco Country Club. Matt Weed was the medalist for the Magicians, shooting 41 and securing 7.5 points on the day. Jack Sontz and Drake Wyman both secured 7 points for Marblehead, while Gavin Lundgren and Jacob Nagel also won their individual matches.
St. Mary’s Lynn 2, Austin Prep 1: Senior captain Matt Gallego was incredible in net, making 18 saves to help St. Mary’s (2-5-1) to victory. Kyle Hughes and Jackson Nickalou scored the goals with an assist going to Eduardo Toranzo.
Beverly 6, Winthrop 2: Jackson Erwin and Sam Phillips each scored a pair of goals to help the Panthers imrpove to 6-1-2 on the season. Danny Buzi and Carter Shepherd also scored, with assists going to Buzi (3), Miles Vollmer, Ian Visnick and Nick Braganca.
Peabody 1, Lynn Classical 0: The Tanners (4-2) snuck past their NEC rival thanks to a successful penalty kick from Edward Santos in the 19 minute mark of the second half. Peabody’s defense, led by Ben Kemp, Nick Sablone, Tyler Surman and Costa Prousalis, played terrific in the win.
Cambridge School of Weston 4, Waring School 1: Providing a bright spot in the three-goal loss for Waring was Gyani Wasp, who turned in his best performance of the season.
St. John’s Prep 6, Malden Catholic 0: Junior Greg Pykett, senior Sam Lockhart and senior Kuol Majok scored their first goals of the season to help the Eagles (6-0-1) to another victory. Also contributing offensively was Ethan Ambrosh (goal, assist), Jack Hausler (goal, assist), Ryan Hart (assist) and Garrison Jorge (assist). John Godwin secured the shut out in net.
Pingree 5, Dana Hall 0: The highlanders cruised to a 6-0-1 record behind a hat trick from Lexi Garcia and two more goals from Jess Tonthat. Erin Barresi secured her sixth shut out in net in the win.
Waring School 3, Cambridge School of Weston 2: The Mavericks (2-2) came from behind twice on goals from Lumiere Kazadi, Amelia Wyler and Olive Sauder en route to the win.
Beverly 9, Winthrop 1: Cassie Jones (3), Isabella Sullivan (2), Ceirra Merritt, Meghan Block, Kayleigh Crowell and Haley Bello all scored to propel the Panthers (8-0) to another win. Sydney Anderson pitched a shut out in net before giving way to another keeper with 10 minutes left in action.
Bishop Fenwick 3, Arlington Catholic 1: Madison Csogi scored a pair of goals on assists from Allison Mitchell and Bella DelVecchio to help the Crusaders improve to 5-2 on the season. Mitchell also scored a goal while center backs Jenna Durkin and Amy Hatfield, as well as midfielder Isabella Fabio also played well.
Peabody 5, Lynn Classical 0: The Tanners took a 3-0 halftime lead and never looked back, getting production from Aja Alimonti (2 goals, 1 assist), Bridget O’Connell (2 goals) and Katie Rice (first varsity goal). Chiara Campbell, Maddy Scacchi and Colleen Crotty all turned in strong games as well while keeper Shelby Doucette earned the shut out.
Marblehead 3, Lynn English 0: The Magicians got goals from Anna Rigby, Emma Robinson and Carter Murray en route to the shut out victory.
Danvers 2, Salem 0: Arianna Bezanson and Reese Pszenny scored the Falcons (7-1) two goals on assists from Abby Cash while Gabby Chisholm was terrific defensively in the win.
For Salem (4-4), goalkeeper Ella Galante-Barrett played well in the defeat, as did defenders Marie McCarthy and Isabella Cunha.
Pingree 5, Dana Hall 3: Katelyn Clark scored twice while Caroline Kagan, Kendall Travis and Jackie Elward each scored once to help the Highlanders improve to 6-2 on the season.
MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
St. Joseph’s Maine 2, Salem State 0: The Vikings (4-4) managed just one shot on goal in the home setback.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
Gordon 4, Eastern Nazarene 0: The Scots improved to 7-1-1 behind a pair of goals from Emily Rodriguez and individual markers from Sophia Mammana and Kyra Skurcenski. Assists went to Lexi Potter and Calla Ashley.
COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY
Salem State 3, Westfield State 2 (OT): The Vikings moved to 5-3 on the season thanks to Allison Couillard’s unassisted goal in the extra period. Coulliard also scored in regulation on an assist from Melanie Mason, while Cassie Curtin got Salem on the board early with a marker of her own.
MEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS
Stonehill 7, Endicott 2: The Gulls dropped their season opener despite wins from Daniel Rinkert (7-4, 4-6, (10-4)) and the doubles tandem of Collin DiNardo/Cooper Walters (7-6).
Springfield 7, Gordon 2: Ezekiel Hall/Jonathan Frink snared a doubles win while Hall grabbed a singles triumph as well in the Scots (1-2) setback.