Roundup: Swampscott lacrosse clinches tourney spot

May 15, 2017

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Maggie DiGrande scored two goals for the Big Blue Monday.

By MIKE ALONGI

The Swampscott girls lacrosse team qualified for the state tournament on Monday with an 18-9 win over Winthrop.

Grace DiGrande led the way with four goals, while Emerson Laundry had three goals and Hannah Bernava, Maggie DiGrande and Ocean Crawley-Sweeney each scored two goals. Jackie Frisoli, Mary Miles, Emma Sutherland and Morgan Lenihan each scored one goal. Two goalkeepers combined for eight saves, with Claire Powell notching five saves and Abby Bruhm notching three saves.

The Big Blue (9-2) will continue to try to improve their tournament seed with a non-conference game against North Reading at home on Thursday.

Marblehead 17, Gloucester 5

Amanda Gregory was the top point-getter for the Magicians on Monday, notching three goals and five assists in the win. Hadley Carlton and Caroline Driscoll each had three goals and one assist, Grace Arthur had two goals and one assist and Annie Ronan had two goals. Niamh Healy had one goal and two assists, Lydia Bongiorno had one goal and one assist and Lucie Poulin and Sara Campbell each scored one goal. Goalkeepers Maeve Caldwell (three saves) and Lily DeRosier (two saves) combined for the win in net.

Marblehead is now 12-2 on the year with a 4-0 record in the NEC.

Bishop Fenwick 20, Lowell Catholic 10

Hannah Durkin (four goals, three assists), Brigid Waldron (five goals, one assist) and Fran Carpinella (two goals, four assists) were the high scorers for the Crusaders in the win. Colbi Flickinger had five goals, Maddie Bethune had one goal and five assists, Cailyn Wesley had two goals and one assist and Sammi Gallant had one goal and two assists. Goalkeeper Taylor Farrin had 10 saves in the win.

Fenwick (10-7) will have a full eight days off before getting back in action next Wednesday when they play Triton on the road.

BOYS LACROSSE

St. John’s Prep 11, Catholic Memorial 7

In possibly their best all-around game of the year according to coach John Pynchon, the Eagles took down a Catholic Conference opponent on Monday afternoon to improve to 6-8.

Tim Tyrrell led the way with two goals and three assists, while Jake Surette had two goals and two assists. Pat Keefe and Zach Harde each had two goals and one assist, Jack Rickards had two goals and KJ Sarni had two assists. Kevin Casey had one assist and goalkeeper Mitch Carpenter had nine saves.

The Prep will take on Masconomet on the road on Wednesday.

BOYS TENNIS

Bishop Fenwick 3, St. Joseph’s 2

The Crusaders got a pair of singles wins from a pair of seniors on Monday, with Greg Mattucci taking second singles, 6-1, 6-2, and Pat McShea taking third singles, 7-5, 7-5. In doubles play, the sophomore duo of Sean Loesher and Paul Papageorgeio swept their match, 6-0, 6-0.

Fenwick (5-7) will take on Catholic Central League opponent Arlington Catholic on Wednesday.

St. John’s Prep 5, Xaverian 0

Nick Salacci was the winner in first singles for the Prep, 6-1, 6-1, while Jacob Salacci took second singles, 6-0, 6-2, and Mikey Prokopis battled for a win in third singles, 6-0, 1-6, 6-2. In doubles play, the team of David Cunningham and Amal Raisingani won their match, 6-3, 6-2, and the team of Ben Lavoie and Carlton Reister won their match, 6-3, 6-2.

St. John’s (9-2) will play a road match against Newton North this afternoon.

GIRLS TENNIS

Lynn English 4, Everett 1

Victoria Say got the win in second singles for the Bulldogs, taking her match, 6-1, 2-0 (forfeit). Kim Rodriguez got the win in third singles, 6-2, 6-0. English also swept the doubles portion of the match, with the team of Diana Bui and Raymi Ramirez winning their match, 6-2, 6-0, and the team of Janilza Martinez and Adamma Uzoma winning their match, 6-2, 6-4.

English will take on Classical on Wednesday.

Lynnfield 5, Ipswich 0

Lynnfield improved to 10-1 with a shutout win on Monday afternoon, getting singles wins from Sarah Mezini (6-0, 6-0), Camie Foley (6-1, 6-1) and Katie Nevils (6-0, 6-1). The Pioneers switched up their lineup for doubles play, getting wins from the team of Laura Mucci and Makayla Masseo (6-1, 6-2) and the team of Celeste Joly and Claire Yang (6-1, 6-1).

Lynnfield has a quick turnaround with a match against Rockport at home this afternoon.

BOYS TRACK

Swampscott 112, Medford 24

The Big Blue had a trio of double-winners on Monday en route to a big win. Dymond Clarke won the triple jump (43 feet, 6 1/2 inches) and the 200-meter (23.6 seconds), Alex Sheehan won the shot put (39-6) and the javelin (140-10) and Joe Varghese won the 110 hurdles (17.3) and the 400 hurdles (1:05.8). Other winners for Swampscott were Pat Doucette in the two-mile (11:19), Will Fraser in the 800 (2:12), Devin Denham in the 400 (55.1), Isaiah Bascon in the high jump (5-10) and Mac Midland in the discus (116-3). With the win, Swampscott closes the regular season at 5-2 and now prepares for the NEC Championship meet on Saturday.

GIRLS TRACK

Swampscott 115, Medford 21

Swampscott finished the regular season with a 7-0 record and wrapped up the NEC South title with a big win on the track on Monday afternoon. Ella Parker was a triple-winner for the Big Blue, winning the high jump (4-10), the triple jump (31-11) and the 400-meter hurdles (1:14). Meredith Zimmer was a double-winner, taking the long jump (15-5) and the 100 hurdles (17.7). Other winners for Swampscott were Mackenzie Creighton in the discus (78-5), Rebecca Price in the javelin (95-3), Leoni Flacke in the one-mile (6:05), Clara Harrington in the two-mile (13:55), Alex Gladstone in the 100 (13.6), Skye Bascon in the 200 (27.9) and Anna Conti in the 800 (2:46). Swampscott also won the 4×100 relay with the team of Bascon, Gladstone, Catie Cullinane and Ally Hartmann with a time of 53.8 seconds.