Lauren Wolff scored two goals in Peabody’s win.
By MIKE ALONGI
The Peabody girls lacrosse team killed two birds with one stone on Thursday afternoon, knocking off NEC opponent Danvers at home, 4-3, and qualifying for the state tournament.
Lauren Wolff scored two goals for the Tanners in the win, while Olivia Kiricoples had one goal and one assist. But the big goal game from Chloe Gizzi, who notched the game-winner.
Catherine Manning, Alyssa Shashaty and Kelly Crotty all played great defensive games, while goalkeeper Gianna Denisco had eight saves in the win.
Peabody (10-2, 3-1 NEC) will play on the road against Fenwick on Saturday afternoon.
Swampscott 10, Lynn 5
Jack Herlihy had a huge game for the Big Blue on Thursday, leading the team with six points (five goals, one assist). Brendan Laundry had three goals and one assist, Andrew Dove had one goal and three assists and Darian Wulf had one goal. Goalie Perry Grzela had 12 saves in the win.
The Big Blue (9-5) will take on North Reading on Saturday.
Lynnfield 5, Triton 0
Lynnfield qualified for the state tournament for the 35th consecutive year with a shutout win on Friday. Sarah Mezini took the first singles match, 6-0, 6-0, while second singles player Camie Foley and third singles player Katie Nevils each won their respective matches, 6-1, 6-1. In doubles play, the team of Katie Nugent and Allison Carey won, 6-2, 6-0, and the team of Laura Mucci and Alexa Vittiglio battled for a three-set win, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
The Pioneers (9-1) will host Ipswich on Monday.
Marblehead 5, Bishop Fenwick 0
The Magicians remain undefeated at 14-0 after another shutout win on Thursday afternoon. Michelle Shub took the first singles match, 6-1, 6-0, Hannah Porath took the second singles match, 6-0, 6-1, and Julia Channing won the third singles match, 6-1, 6-2. In doubles play, the team of Megan Ryan and Lily Frontero won the first match, 6-0, 6-2, and the team of Simone Likterov and Kaelyn Attridge won the second match, 6-1, 6-0.
Lynn Classical 4, Lynn English 1
Classical notched two singles wins and two doubles win in the match at home on Thursday. Calvin Cheung got the win in first singles, 6-0, 6-1, and Moses Ba took the second singles match, 6-1, 6-1. In doubles play, the team of Stephen Ong and Gerry Ennis won the first match, 6-0, 6-0, and the team of Andy Ma and Jonathan Chase won the second match, 6-1, 7-5.
The Rams (8-2) will host Marblehead on Monday.
Revere 4, Everett 1
The Patriots (5-4) got singles wins from Andrea Shehaj (7-5, 6-4) and Josh Preciado (6-3, 7-5) and a doubles win from the team of Josue Martinez and Alejandro Zuleta (6-0, 6-0).
Revere will play a road game against Medford on Monday.
Latin Academy 3, Marblehead 2
The Magicians took one singles match and one doubles match in the loss on the road. Billy Ackerman got the win in third singles, 6-2, 6-1, and the doubles team of Dan Livtak and Jack Quigley took the second doubles match, 6-4, 6-0.
Cardinal Spellman 4, St. Mary’s 1
The lone winner on the day for the Spartans (1-11) was Brady Ryan, who took the first singles match, 6-0, 6-0. St. Mary’s will play a road game against Latin Academy this afternoon.
St. Mary’s 2, Westford 0
Mia Nowicki went the distance for her third shutout in four games as the Spartans raised their record to 13-1.
Tori DiCenso hit a solo homer in the first inning. Casey Fraher’s double knocked in the other run.
Nowicki gave up four hits and struck out seven.
St. Mary’s defeated Arlington Catholic 4-0 Wednesday.
“I’m proud of them for winning four games in four days,” said St. Mary’s coach Paige Licata.
Minuteman Tech 15, Lynn Tech 14
Despite the loss, Shyla Jackson had a big day on the mound. Jackson went the distance and struck out nine batters, while also making some great defensive plays from the mound. Mehrin Huesten led the way on offense, going 4-for-6 with a home run, two doubles, three runs scored and four RBI. Rachel Mann and Lizeth Vela both played well defensively in the outfield.
The Tigers (3-8) will take on Chelsea on Wednesday.
Whittier 5, St. Mary’s 4 (F/16)
Anthony Nikolakakis singled in Ryan Turenne, who tripled, to give the Spartans a 1-0 lead in the first. Turenne doubled in a run in the sixth to make it a 2-1 game for the Spartans. Whittier tied it in the seventh to take it into extras and won it with two runs in the top of the 16th. St. Mary’s scored one in the bottom of the 16th, on a run scored by Kordell Henriquez, but the rally fell a run short. “We left 22 men on base, so we definitely had our opportunities,” Spartans coach Derek Dana said. “Whittier was a very good team, they made several outstanding plays to win the game. The one good thing is that the pressure was mounting and mounting. Although we lost, it was a pretty good atmosphere.” Lou Vidal started on the mound and went five innings with one run allowed. Henriquez and Josh Mateo came on in relief. Mateo tossed six innings with five strikeouts.
St. Mary’s (10-4) has a much needed day off today and visits Archbishop Williams on Saturday. The Spartans and Williams are currently tied for second place in the CCL.
Hamilton-Wenham 10, Lynnfield 4
The Pioneers lost for the first time all year this afternoon on the road in Hamilton-Wenham. Fernando Gonzalez took the loss on the mound after pitching five innings, with Matt Collins pitching the final two innings of relief. On the offensive end, Lynnfield only registered five hits on the day.
“Give credit to [Hamilton-Wenham], their pitcher kept us off balance the whole game and they got the timely hits when they needed them,” said Lynnfield coach John O’Brien.
The Pioneers (13-1) will host Pentucket on Saturday.