School Roundup: Jets fire on all cylinders, defeat Essex Tech

Sean Devin scored two goals and dished one assist in Lynn's win. (Item File Photo)

The Lynn Jets earned their fourth win of the season with an 8-5 victory at Essex Tech Wednesday evening.

“Offensively we played very well,” Jets coach Mike Roberts said. “We were beating guys to the puck, winning 1-on-1 battles and it was a total team effort. We nailed down the win in the end and grabbed two critical points towards the state tournament.”
Sean Devin and Travis Ryan led the Jets with two goals and one assist each. Andrew Patrie, John DiFilippo and Michael Clougherty each scored one goal and dished one assist. Brian Clougherty, who leads the team with 25 points, scored one goal and logged three assists.

Goalie Jack Gallant made 20 saves.

The Jets (4-3-1) are back on the ice Saturday night (6:30) when they host Revere.

“Revere’s a tough team,” Roberts said. “They beat Essex Tech 4-1 earlier in the season. We’ll be evenly matched. It’s one of our biggest games of the season.”
Bruins mascot Blades will be in attendance at Saturday’s game from 5-7 p.m. as part of Youth Hockey Night.

Beverly 3, Swampscott 2

The Panthers stormed out to a 2-0 lead in the first period but Dominic Codispoti and Stevie Santanello each scored a goal for the Big Blue to tie the game at 2-2. With the score knotted in the third period, Beverly scored to claim the win. Jack Poska and Chris Barnes each dished an assist for Swampscott and goalie Dan Johnson finished with 24 saves.

The Big Blue (3-3-3) host Everett on Saturday.

Marblehead 2, Saugus 2

The Magicians were paced by goals from Zach Piersol and Stephen Pappas. Saugus goals were scored by Drew Worthley, his first varsity goal, and Nick Moore, who tied the game at 2-2 in the final minute.

The Sachems (4-3-2) visit Danvers Saturday afternoon.

St. John’s 3, Xaverian 0

Freshman forward Zach McKenelley scored his first varsity goal. Brian Carrabes and Joe Bevere each scored a goal. The Eagles improved to 5-1-1 on the season, 3-0-0 in Catholic Conference play.

Danvers 3, Winthrop 1

Danvers improved to 7-1 this season with a come-from-behind win over the Vikings. The Falcons trailed 1-0 after two periods of play before scoring three goals in the third period to grab the win.


St. Mary’s 3, Walpole 0

Aylah Cioffi, Zoe Solomons and Marina DiBiasio each scored a goal for the Spartans. Goalie Lauren Vaccaro finished the shutout win with 25 saves. The Spartans improved to 6-1 on the season but have a tough game on Saturday at Austin Prep. The Cougars stand undefeated at 7-0-1.


Salem 66, Classical 45

It was a big win for the Witches as they took down a previously undefeated Rams team. Salem’s Isaiah Williamson scored 25 points with nine rebounds and four steals, Nate Lebron scored 18 points with five steals and Bryan Pena scored 10 points off the bench.

The Witches (4-2) are at Swampscott Friday night.

“Classical was the defending NEC champion, they’re undefeated and they beat us twice last season,” Salem coach Tom Doyle said. “There was a big crowd at the game and that was nice to see. It was a huge win for us.”

For the Rams (6-1), Dyrrell Rucker scored 12 points. Classical’s back in action Friday night at Peabody.


Classical 39, Salem 24

Senior Tyarah Horton led the Rams with a game-high 13 points. Skyler Crayton added six points off the bench and Jean Gupton led the Rams in rebounding with eight rebounds.

“We were able to get 12 kids into the game tonight and they all contributed in some way,” Classical coach Tom Sawyer said. “We had a great defensive game, holding Salem to four points in the first half. It was nice to get everybody contributing.”

The Rams (7-1) host Peabody Friday night.


St. John’s 70, Malden Catholic 6

The Eagles improved to 15-3 overall 1-0 Catholic Conference. Winners for the Eagles were Nick Curley at 106 pounds, Alec Runnals (113), Kevin Carney (120), Quinn Alexander (126), Ryan Garlitz (132), Zach Garlitz (138), Achilles Gikas (145), Ben Shaw (160), Marty Roach (170), Drew Leahy (182), Schuyler Cummings (195), Max Rodriquez (220), and Chad Barnes-Felix (285).

Marblehead/Swampscott 58, Peabody 14

Winners for Marblehead/Swampscott were Connor O’Brien at the 106-pound weight class, Michael Hopkins (120), Eric Vazarov (138) and Caden Dubiel (152). Marblehead/Swampscott (4-7) will travel to Pelham, N.H. for a tournament on Saturday.


Shawsheen 95, Lynn Tech 84

Though Tech didn’t come away with a win, it was a big night for a few Tigers. Jessica Maurice, a senior in her first year on the team, broke a 30-year-old school record in the 100-meter breaststroke, finishing in 1:40.03.

“It was great. I’ve been here 42 years so I’ve seen a lot of records fall,” Tech coach Brad Tilley said. “She’s a really good kid.”

Another newcomer to the Tigers, Luis Hernandez, came in first in diving with 147. Dustin Bloom was the big winner, coming in first in the 100 freestyle (1:06.84) and the 100 backstroke (1:23.13). He was also part of the winning 200 free relay team.

The Tigers host Blue Hills Friday.


Swampscott 75, Winthrop 11

The Big Blue cruised to a home win with seven first-place finishes. Joe Varghese won the high jump in a Swampscott sweep (5-10) and the 55-meter hurdles (9.0). The Big Blue also swept the shot put (with Dave Quill coming in first at 42-10 1/2), the 600 (with Chris Figueiredo finishing in 1:39.8), the mile (with Reece Klusza finishing first in 5:22.2) and the 2-miles (Pat Doucette won in 10:54). Najique Henry won the 55 (6.7) for Swampscott.

Winthrop’s winners were Cormac MacPhail in the 1000 (2:53.5) and Bobby Hubert in the 300 (41.0).

Medford 62, Saugus 15

Wins were hard to come by for the Sachems, but Cameron Catinazzo won the 2-miles (12:11.7) and Elijah Tapia-Gately won the 1000 (3:14.9).


Swampscott 60, Winthrop 26

Though Winthrop had plenty of winners, it was Swampscott’s depth and performances in the distance events that won out. Haley Sampson won the 300 for the Big Blue (49.2), Ocean Crawley-Sweeney won the 600 (1:55.5), Anna Conti won the 1000 (3:47.3) and Ashley Marston won the mile (5:59). For Winthrop, Sofia Stifleman won the 2-miles (13:15), Avalynn Morales won the 55 (7.9) and the 55-hurdles (9.9), Marykate Pote won the shot put (26-2 3/4), Isabella Mahoney won the high jump (4-6).

Medford 67, Saugus 19

For the Sachems, Lizbeth Minaya won the shot put (26-6) and Jada Okoye won the 55-hurdles (10.5). Olivia Tapia-Gately finished second in the 1000 (4:01.9).

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