The Swampscott field hockey team got the season started Friday with a win at Danvers.
With three seconds to play and the score tied at 2-2, Sydney Cresta found the back of the net with an assist from senior captain Michaela Freddo to send the Big Blue home with the big win.
It was Cresta’s second goal of the game, as she scored in the first half with an assist from senior captain Sydney Faulkner. Cresta also had a hand in the Big Blue’s second goal, getting the assist on Maddie O’Brien’s score. Sara Ryan and Mary Miles were both strong on defense for Swampscott, which takes on Everett on Tuesday.
Marblehead 4, Revere 1
The Magicians got two goals from Cricket Tompkins, a goal and an assist from Hadley Carlton, a goal from Annie Ronan and two assists from Bel Sogoloff in the victory.
Marblehead 3, Classical 1
It was a tight match at Classical, but a tough first set spelled trouble for the Rams. After losing, 25-11, in the first set, Classical gave Marblehead a fight in the second (25-23) and won the third (25-20) before falling, 25-17, in the fourth.
For Marblehead, Lizzie Myers had 12 kills and three blocks. Anna Arbo added eight kills, and Isabel Castineyra led the team with 16 assists.
Medford 3, English 0
Despite the sweep (19-25, 8-25, 8-25), coach Mike Haddad said that the team “played a better technical game than their game against Somerville.”
Andy Nhiv stood out thanks to his serving and consistent passing; Makayla Clements was the team’s strongest receiver with many saves and strong passes; and captain Denelis Acosta had 11 attacks over the course of the three sets as the principal hitter.
Danvers 3, Peabody 2
The Tanners pushed the match to five sets, but fell. Serena Laro led the way with seven kills and three blocks. Rachel Coleman came up with 20 assists, and Jillian Alimonte and Bianca Chouinard combined for nine kills. Defensively, Tatianna Correia and Martyna Kot were strong defensively.
The Tanners visit Swampscott Tuesday.
O’Bryant 3, Saugus 2
The Sachems put up a good fight at O’Bryant, getting goals from Juan Oliveira and Jonathan Rodriguez. Goalie Andrew Witkowski made eight saves.
“With how we played today, we are already playing at a level we can be proud of, offensively and defensively,” Sachems coach Larry Bolduc said. “We lost an intense battle, but we are keeping our heads up.”
The Sachems will take on Gloucester Monday.
North Reading 2, Lynnfield 1
The Pioneers dropped their opener on the road, but got a goal from sophomore midfielder Anna Maria Ferrante.