For the second straight game, the Swampscott boys lacrosse team battled to an overtime win as the Big Blue defeated Winthrop 8-7 Wednesday afternoon. Darian Wulf was the star for Swampscott, notching five goals and one assist.
“He was just finding ways to get open, he crushed it out there today,” said Swampscott coach Todd Pierce.
Kyle Fitzgerald added two goals and three assists, while Christian Pierro had one goal and Ethan Eichler had two assists.
But as well as the offense played, Pierce pointed at the defensive unit and goalie Tim Perlin (18 saves) as the group that kept the Big Blue in the game.
“The offense gets all the praise for scoring, and rightfully so to an extent, but this defensive unit keeps us in every game,” Pierce said. “This is a young team that just keeps battling until the final whistle, and that’s going to help us going forward.”
Swampscott (2-2) is right back at it with a road game against Marblehead this afternoon.
Peabody 12, Danvers 11 (OT)
The Tanners picked up their first win of the season in an overtime thriller, thanks to Jack Houlden, who netted the game winner. The win was the first career win as head coach for Greg Welch, who took over as interim head coach earlier this season.
“It’s nice to get the monkey off our back,” said Welch. “It was a gritty hard-nosed win.”
Stephen Ell had a huge game with six goals and one assist, while Houlden finished with two goals and two assists. Colby Therrien scored three goals, while Nick Patturelli chipped in with one goal.
“Colby Therrien and Jack Houlden were fantastic in all three phases of the game today and (junior) Ryan Fera was huge on the faceoff wing and winning the ground balls,” said Welch.
Peabody, which improved to 1-2, faces Swampscott at home Saturday at 3 p.m.
Bishop Fenwick 13, Arlington Catholic 3
The Fenwick offense is really starting to click in the early season, as evidence by the Crusaders’ blowout win. Brian Harrington led the way in point with four goals and two assists, while Diego Alvarez-Segee added four goals and one assist. Derek DelVecchio had two goals and two assists, Nick Muzi had one goal and two assists, and Tyler Layton and Nick Sasso each had one goal. Stefano Fabiano added three assists.
Fenwick visits Pentucket Monday afternoon.
Bishop Fenwick 15, Arlington Catholic 1
Colbi Flickinger lit the lamp six times in Fenwick’s strong offensive performance, leading the team in scoring. Francesca Carpinella added three goals and one assist, while Caylin Wesley had two goals and two assists. Goalie Hailey Lewis, a substitute goalie called up from the junior varsity squad, only gave up one goal.
Fenwick visits Manchester-Essex a week from Saturday.
Marblehead 12, Swampscott 7
Led by a four-goal effort from Hadley Carlton, the Magicians earned a hard-fought Northeastern Conference win. Lydia Bongiorno had three goals and one assist, while Annie Ronan and Niamh Healy each added two goals, Caroline Driscoll had one goal and Grace Arthur had five assists. Goalie Maeve Caldwell had nine saves.
For Swampscott, Grace DiGrande and Reese Robertson each had three goals in the loss, while Emerson Laundry added the seventh.
Austin Prep 14, St. Mary’s 11
Despite the loss, it was a big day for the St. Mary’s girls lacrosse team as Codi Butt scored her 200th career point as a member of the Spartans. Butt scored a total of nine goals in the game, while Mady Hentosh and Zoe Solomons each had one goal.
St. Mary’s (1-3) will host Melrose on Friday.
Lynn Classical 12, Winthrop 0 (F/6)
It was a big day for Classical pitcher Tori Adams, who got it done on both sides. Adams pitched all six innings for the Rams, giving up only three hits and striking out eight. On offense, she went 2-for-2 with two walks and two RBI. Also contributing on offense was Amanda Wilkins (2-for-2, two RBI), Meghan Leavitt (2-for-4, two RBI) and Kayla Morrill (2-for-2, RBI).
The Rams are now 2-0.
Marblehead 6, Saugus 2
Marblehead’s Charlotte Plakans showed off her all-around game, giving up just two runs on eight hits with four strikeouts on the mound and also going 2-for-3 with two RBI at the plate. Madi Ernst went 2-for-3 with two RBI and Mercedes Pelletier went 3-for-4 with one RBI.
Marblehead (2-0) will play on the road at Somerville on Friday.
Emma Howard led the way for Saugus, going 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Ashley Shaw went 1-for-2. Caitlyn Wood and Madison Niles each went 1-for-3 in the loss.
Saugus (2-1) will host Beverly on Monday.
Austin Prep 4, Bishop Fenwick 0
Nicole Modica went the distance in the loss on Wednesday, scattering nine hits over seven innings of work. Maddie Csogi played a great game at shortstop.
Fenwick (0-2) will take on Northeast Tech next Wednesday.
Beverly 9, Swampscott 5
Katie Watts had a big day for Swampscott, notching a double, a triple and an RBI in the loss on Wednesday.
Swampscott will play in the Krystle Campbell Tournament against Medford on Saturday.
Lynnfield 3, Manchester-Essex 2
The Pioneers opened the season with a solid win, taking down Cape Ann League powerhouse and 4-time defending CAL champion Manchester-Essex, which was undefeated last year in league play. Lynnfield swept both doubles matches with senior captain Colin Lamusta and Michael Gentile winning in their debut at first doubles, 6-0, 6-0 and Sean Murray and Michael Maffeo taking the second doubles match, 6-4, 6-3. Lorenzo Russo won the deciding point at third singles, 6-2, 6-3.
“It was a great team win today and I thought both teams played at a high level at both singles and doubles,” said coach Joe Dunn, Sr. “It was a good start against a good team.”
St. John’s Prep. 5, Catholic Memorial 0
St. John’s Prep’s season is off to a great start. They’re 3-0 and beat Catholic Memorial with the help of Mikey Prokopis winning the first single 6-1 and 6-3. Jacob Silacci also won singles 6-1 and 6-2. First doubles winners were Amal Raisingani and Carlton Reister, scoring 6-3 and 7-5. Second double winners were Griffin Atkinson and Brendan Ziegler, scoring 6-1 and 6-3. and are playing Marblehead today.
Swampscott 3, Beverly 2
The Big Blue got wins from Will Talebian at second singles over Mike Silvera, 6-0, 4-6, 10-8 (tiebreaker), and swept doubles, with Steve Santanello/Dan Johnson defeating Oliver Gibson/Tommy George, 7-4, 6-4; and Robbie Jenson/Dan Popvskiy beating Gavin Gleason/Sam Titus, 6-2, 6-0.
Gab Wolski and Matt Mitchiell won their singles matches over Swampscott’s Sam Mayblyum and Justin Ratner, respectively.
Marblehead 5, Saugus 0
The Magicians earned the shutout win after some great matches. Michelle Shub got the win in first singles, battling to a 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 win. Hannah Porath took second singles (6-2, 6-0) and Lisa Krebs won third singles (6-1, 6-1).
In doubles play, the team of Mandy Dumais and Simone Likterov won their match, 6-2, 6-0, and the team of Sara Weiss and Lizzie Potvin won their match, 6-3, 6-0.
Swampscott 3, Beverly 2
Swampscott earned two singles win and a doubles win to get over the hump against Beverly. Anna Cilley won first singles, 6-1, 6-2, while Gina Hollenbach took second singles, 6-2, 6-1. In doubles play, it was the team of Molly Frauenholz and Olivia Fulghum that came out on top in second doubles, 6-2, 7-5.
The Big Blue (1-1) take on Classical on Monday.