After a tough loss at Austin Prep last weekend, the St. Mary’s girls hockey team bounced back into the win column with a 3-0 victory at Quincy on Monday afternoon behind a shutout performance in net from goalie Lauren Vaccaro. The junior netminder finished with 15 saves.
“It was a tough loss at Austin Prep but that’s hockey and we had to move on,” Spartans coach Frank Pagliuca said. “I thought we had a little trouble moving on from Saturday’s game today. Fortunately we did enough to come away with the win.”
Seventh-grade forward Jenna Chaplain, freshman defenseman/forward Samantha Porazinski and freshman forward Marina DiBiasio each scored a goal.
“We have a lot of new players on the team,” Pagliuca said. “A lot of them are being thrown into situations they’re not accustomed to. They’re improving, we’re improving as a team and that’s a positive. We have to tighten things up in certain areas. Hopefully we’re able to do that as the season progresses.”
With the victory, the Spartans improved to 7-2. St. Mary’s hosts Lexington Wednesday night (6).
St. Mary’s 59, Maynard 56
At Maynard, Stephen Fama, despite playing under the weather, scored all 10 of his points in the fourth quarter, including a crucial basket to put the Spartans up by a point, and then clinching it with two free throws with 30 seconds left.
“It was a big win for us,” said Spartans coach Dave Brown. “Maynard has four starters back from the team that took it to us in the state final last year.”
St. Mary’s, 8-1, got 22 points from Jalen Echevarria and 18 from Joseph Abate-Walsh. The Spartans are back in action Friday against Fenwick.
Classical 41, Beverly 39
At Beverly, the Rams moved to 9-1 in a wild finish. They led by two with 30 seconds to go, but Beverly’s Alyssa Moreland rebounded a Classical miss and went coast to coast for a basket and a foul shot to go up by a point.
Classical got the ball back with 20 seconds left, and after a timeout to design a play, Tiara Horton (8 points) got fouled. She made the first shot to tie the score, but missed the second.
Though Beverly had no timeouts, one was called, which resulted in a technical foul.
“Jeylly Medrano, to her credit, stood there, with an entire gym screaming at her, and with nobody with her on the lane, and hit both of the foul shots,” said Classical coach Tom Sawyer.
The Rams were playing without 1,000-point scorer Paris Wilkey, who has a bad back. Irianis Delgado picked up the slack with 16 point and 10 rebounds, and Medrano finished wit 14.
Classical hosts English Wednesday.
English 58 Medford 42
Julianna Perry scored 12 points with three assists and three rebounds, and Maylin Echevarria added 10 points, four rebounds and two steals.
“It was a good team effort tonight,” Bulldogs coach Mackenzie Charles said. “Medford is a well-coached, hard working team. We played with confidence tonight. It was a good night for our team, probably our best performance. We have three big games this week, it’s great timing.”
English (4-4) visits Classical Wednesday (7).
“Anytime we play our crosstown rival, it’s a big game,” Charles said. “We want to play hard, we treat every game the same. We’ll approach it like we approach every other game.”
Triton 39, Lynnfield 34
Lynnfield trailed 7-3 after one and 16-12 at halftime, then had a big third quarter, outscoring the Vikings 18-9 to take a 30-27 lead into the final eight minutes, but that was as good as it got. Melissa Morelli scored 10 points, while Lizzie Shaievitz scored eight points and MacKenzie O’Neill had seven. Grace Klonsky and Caroline Waisnor scored two points each. Lynnfield (0-7) hosts Winthrop Wednesday.
Somerville 59, Winthrop 56 OT
Tied at 49-49 after regulation, the Highlanders did just enough in overtime to claim the victory. The Vikings visit Lynnfield Wednesday (6).
Swampscott 6, Hamilton-Wenham 3
The Big Blue grabbed their second win in a row. Zach Elwell led the way in scoring with two goals and one assist, while Thomas O’Keefe added one goal and two assists. Brett Benoit, Steve Santanello and Conor Donovan each had one goal and one assist, while Drew Olivieri and Jack Poska each had two assists. Goalie Dan Johnson had 19 saves.
Swampscott (5-3-3) will host Gloucester Wednesday night.
Stoneham 6, Saugus 0
At Stoneham, the Sachems were blanked and fall to 4-5-2. Stoneham grabbed a quick 1-0 lead three minutes into the first period. The deficit stretched to 4-0 in the second period when the Spartans took advantage of a couple powerplay chances. Stoneham sealed the win with two goals in the third period. Saugus aims to bounce back Wednesday (6) at Beverly.
Austin Prep 3, Fenwick 0
At Stoneham, the Crusaders struggled to find the back of the net in a CCL clash. Scoreless after the first period, the Cougars scored once in the second period and twice in the closing minutes to grab the win. Fenwick hosts Williams Saturday (6).
St. John’s Prep 3, Burlington 2
The Eagles scored two shorthanded goals en route to the victory. Shamus Lombard, Brian Carrabes and Ryan Farrow each scored a goal. St. John’s is back on the ice Wednesday (6:40) when the Eagles host Catholic Memorial.
St. John’s Prep 54, Peabody 15
St. John’s Prep 66, Josiah Quincy 15
St. John’s Prep 41, Masconomet 18
The Eagles rolled to a clean sweep in their tri-match on Monday, improving to 18-3 on the year. Several Eagles went 3-0 on the day, including Nick Curley at 106 pounds, Ryan Garlitz at 132 pounds, Zach Alexander at 138 pounds, Achilles Gikas at 145 pounds, Tim Galvin at 152 pounds, Marty Roach at 170 pounds and Owen Gaffney at 195 pounds.