Gehret hat trick leads Lynnfield field hockey

Merian Gehret had a hat trick to lead the Lynnfield High field hockey team to a 5-0 win over Rockport Thursday at Rockport.Gehret, who has five goals in three games, scored in the first half and then added another two after the break to blow open what had been a tight game. Emily Ladd and Emily Hoffman accounted for the final two goals.”We played like such a team,” coach Mamie Reardon said. “Every position was solid.”Lynnfield is 3-0 with Manchester-Essex at home today.GOLFPeabody 561/2, English 151/2At Salem Country Club, the Tanners (2-0 Northeastern Conference) won in every spot. Joshua Page shot a 41 to win 51/2-31/2 at No. 1. The other wins, from the two spot to No. 8, came from Rick Dumas (49), 51/2-31/2; Taylor Shalin (38), 9-0 ; Kevin Franey (medalist with a 37), 8-1; Jim Noftle (42), 7-2; Carl Serra (38), 81/2-1/2 ; Tom Rogers (40), 8-1; and Gary Iudice (43), 5-4.Peabody plays Classical at Gannon Wednesday.Lynnfield 141, Ipswich 132At Ipswich Country Club, Brian Corcoran and Paul O’Brien each had 26 points to lead the Pioneers, who are now 3-0. Joe Anderson (25), Matt Connolly (23); Matt Dario (22) and Mike Lang (19 points) rounded out the scoring. Four of Lynnfield’s six players made par on the ninth hole to help push the Pioneers over the top.Salem 361/2, Triton 351/2At Salem, Mike Doherty sank a nice five-foot putt on the final hole to seal the win for Salem. Doherty, who was in the eight spot, won his match 6-3. The other Salem wins came from Wes Koen, 6-3, at No. 2; Harry Noone, 5-4 at No. 3; and Owen Grover, 61/2-21/2, at six. Salem is 3-2 overall, 1-0 in the Northeastern Conference.BOYS CROSS COUNTRYBeverly 15, English 50At Beverly, English’s James Bell finished eighth overall with a time of 23:34 on the three-mile course. The Bulldogs, who have struggled with numbers in recent years, had 21 runners in their opener and coach Mike Toomey expects to have around 30 on the team once all the paperwork for physicals is turned in.Fenwick 20, Austin Prep 37At Peabody, Fenwick’s Colton Buckley was the top finisher overall with a 17:50 on the three-mile course. Teammates John Surabian (18:24) and Billy Harrington (18:28) took second and third. The Crusaders are 1-0.GIRLS CROSS COUNTRYBeverly 15, English 50At Beverly, Bianca Fowler and Leah Hall finished eighth and ninth, overall, for the Bulldogs with times of 28:05 and 32:00. English is 0-1.Fenwick 22, Austin Prep 33At Peabody, Fenwick’s Ali Trainor topped the field with a 21:46 on the three-mile course. Ashley Banks finished third overall (22:45) and Joanne DeLorenzo took fifth (24:03).

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