January 8, 2017
The Peabody/Lynnfield girls hockey team is on a roll.
After a getting off to a sluggish 0-3 start, the Tanners have won three of their last four games along with a tie, picking seven points in the process to pull the team to within one game of .500 at 3-4-1.
Peabody’s latest win was last Saturday when the Tanners routed Shawsheen Tech, 9-1, at Janas Memorial Rink in Lowell. Peabody led 3-0 on goals by 15, Cassie Mirasolo and 9 Mae Norton with a little more than two minutes left in the first period. The Tanners put the game out of reach with three goals over the last 2:05 to take a 6-0 lead into the second period.
Eight different Tanners got in on the scoring action. Junior forward Molly Smedira led the offense with a goal and two assists, while Carolyn Garafoli had two goals and Cassie Mirasolo, Molly Pifko of Lynnfield, Jess Robert, also of Lynnfield and Peabody resident Alicia Gillen each had a goal and an assist. Hanni Aylward and Jill Arigo, both of Peabody, also scored goals, while Peabody’s Sarah Buckley and senior captain Elise Murphy of Lynnfield notched assists.
“We had 10 contributors to the goals and I am very happy with the effort,” said Peabody coach Michelle Roach.
It was an abbreviated schedule Saturday as most schools saw their games postponed due to the weekend snowstorm.
Oliver Ames 6, Fenwick 1
At McVann-O’Keefe rink in Peabody, Crusaders coach Doug Anderson said his team played well for two periods, then Oliver Ames broke out ahead with three three quick strikes to close out the second and close out Fenwick.
“We played well for two periods, it was 1-1 late in the second, then they scored three unanswered goals to finish up the period,” Anderson said.
Amanda Blanchette scored for Bishop Fenwick. The Crusaders will host Auburn next Sunday at 9 a.m.
Fenwick 91, Williams 79
At the Salem YMCA, the Crusaders improved to 3-0, with nine first-place finishes: the 200 medley relay (2:09.94) with Sarah Long, Rowan Emerson, Catherine Chirstuk and Bryce McCarthy; the 200 free relay (1:51.97) with Garrett Collins, Sophia Lumino, Rowan Emerson, and Connor Chirstuk; 400 free relay (4:12.35) with Joie Dillon, Collins, McCarthy and Connor Chirstuk.
Christuk and Sophia Lumino were double-winners, with Christuk taking the 200 Free (1:54.44) and 100 Fly (1:00.20); and Lumino the 50 Free (25.69) and 100 Free (57.78).
Also winning were Catherine Christuk 200 IM (2:18.22) and Rowan Emerson 100 breaststroke (1:07.76).
Both Connor and Catherine Christuk qualified for sectionals and states with their times in the 200 free and 200 IM respectively.
The Crusaders are back in the pool Tuesday at Spellman.