Pamela Diaz logged five digs and 12 serve receptions for the Rams. (Item File Photo)

Roundup: Classical drops tough one to Beverly

The Beverly volleyball team shut down Classical, 3-0, on Thursday afternoon.

The Rams couldn't generate much offense in the first set, falling 25-13. Classical came back and pushed Beverly to the edge in set 2, losing a heartbreaker, 26-24. The momentum stayed with Beverly in the final set, which it took 25-13.

"It was an exciting match and my seniors were intent on getting the win, as Lynn Classical has beat us the past two years," Beverly coach Pamela Padovani said.  

Pamela Diaz led the Rams serving game with 10 service points. Up front, Maggie McHale and Shanelle Belmer-Barry had four kills each, while McHale and Rhode Alcindor each had a solo block. Diaz also led Rams diggers with eight, while Alytah Noum and Emily Silva added four each. The Rams will now look forward to the Lynn City Tournament, as Classical takes on Tech this afternoon at 4:45 at St. Mary's.

For Beverly, senior Katie Noonan put up 14 service points and nine aces, as well as six kills. Senior Sydney Wiley added 14 service points with five aces as well as seven digs. Senior Julia Gebhardt added six service points, four aces, a block and five digs, playing a smart match and helping to keep the momentum, said Padovani. Senior libero Bri Snow set nine perfect passes and dug eight balls, while adding an ace. Senior Delaney Sprague added a block and two aces and senior Maddy Cassidy had five aces, eight kills and seven strong passes.

Marblehead 3, English 0

The Magicians won all three sets, 25-3, 25-10 and 25-6.

Lizzie Myers had eight kills and Sarah Lipsky added another six for the winners. Marblehead's Izzy Curtin had 14 assists and Emme Smith added another seven.

Peabody 3, Somerville 0

The Tanners took the match in straight sets, 25-21, 25-21 and 25-19. Jillian Alimonte had seven kills, Serena Laro added seven kills and three blocks, Tatiana Corriea came up with 19 digs and Martyna Kot added five kills and three assists.


SJP 3, Everett 0

The Eagles (14-0-3) are still unbeaten with one game left on the regular season schedule after a shutout victory against Everett. Steven Yakita, Sam Smith and Brian Brennan each scored for St. John's Prep.

Saugus 5, Amesbury 5

Jonathan Rodriguez logged a hat trick and an assist, and Gaspar Jean added two goals for the Sachems.


Marblehead 3, Peabody 0

Annie Ronan, Hadley Carlton and Amanda Schillinger (with an assist from Lizzy Potvin) scored for Marblehead as the Magicians wrap up the regular season at 13-3-1.

"It was a great team effort from everybody, and the 17 seniors really stepped up to play a great final regular season game," Marblehead coach Linda Rice Collins said.

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