School Sports Roundup: Peabody rolls past Medford

Peabody's Colleen Crotty (left) scored three goals in the win. (Item File Photo)

Sophomore Olivia Kiricoples (three goals, one assist) and freshman Hailee Lomasney (two goals, two assists) led the Tanners with four points each to help lift the Peabody girls lacrosse team to a 15-3 win over Medford Friday afternoon. Sophomores Maddy Lomasney (three goals) and Colleen Crotty (three goals) along with junior Alex Houlden (one goal, two assists) had three points each. Senior Catherine Manning had one goal and one assist, sophomore Abigail Ryder and junior Kaylyn Falco had one goal each and freshmen Hailie Baker and Amber Kiricoples had one assist each.

On the defensive side of the ball, freshmen Aja Alimonte, Jordyn Collins and Bridget O’Connell all played well in the win. Freshman Olivia LaValle and sophomore Sydney Nagle split time in goal for the Tanners.

Peabody is 7-1.


Lynn Classical 5, Lynn English 0

The Rams earned a shutout win over their cross-town rival. Anh Nguyen led the way with a win in first singles (6-1, 6-0), while Shanelle Barry won second singles (6-2, 7-5) and Daphne Pineda won third singles (6-1, 6-1).

In doubles play, the team of Abby Stafford and Lexi Ferraro won the first match (6-0, 6-0) and the team of Kathy Nguyen and Cindy Roberts won the second match (6-0, 6-0).

Classical (5-3) will play Medford on Monday.

Swampscott 5, Medford 0

Behind great play from each position, the Big Blue earned a shutout win and are now one win away from qualifying for the state tournament. Anna Cilley got the win in first singles (6-1, 6-0), while her sister Georgia Cilley won third singles (6-0, 6-0). Lily Sanphy won the second singles match (6-1, 6-1).

In doubles play, the sisterly duo of Allison and Madeline Tribendis won the first match (6-0, 6-0), while the team of Sasha Balchenkoff and Myriam Tshowa won the second match (6-2, 6-1).

Swampscott (7-2) will look for its tournament-qualifying win on Monday against Winthrop.

Bishop Fenwick 5, St. Mary’s 0
Bishop Fenwick 5, St. Mary’s 0

The Spartans lost back-to-back matches against Fenwick on Friday. They will try to get back on a winning track when they face Arlington Catholic on Monday.

Manchester-Essex 4, Marblehead 1

The lone winner for Marblehead was singles player Lisa Krebs, who won her match 6-1, 6-3.

“It was great to see the girls play against a strong team, I was proud of the way we played,” said Marblehead coach Tracy Ackerman. “Manchester-Essex has an incredibly young and powerful team this year, so the fact that we played well against them will bode well for us for the rest of the season. We can take away some things we need to work on, which is always important. We have all three singles and one doubles playing in the MIAA tournament next weekend, so this was a terrific warm up.”


Manchester-Essex 3, Marblehead 2

Junior Adam Sherf made his singles debut and won his match in third singles, battling to a three-set, 7-5, 4-6, 6-0 win. In doubles play, teh team of Tony Gluskin and Jack Quigley won their match 6-4, 6-1.

St. John’s Prep 3, Lynnfield 2

In an epic battle that took nearly three and a half hours before the dust finally settled, the Division 1 powerhouse St. John’s Prep tennis team was pushed to the limit by Lynnfield, but the Eagles survived a serious scare to pull out a win. The match ultimately came down to a couple of service breaks in the match-clinching first doubles match won by the Eagles’ Amal Raisingani and Lynnfield resident Jake Schumer over Lorenzo Russo and Michael Gentile, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. The Eagles took a quick 2-0 lead after winning the first two singles positions. Lynnfield resident Mikey Prokopis took the first singles match over Max Rothermund, 6-0, 6-2, then Jake Silacci defeated Arlex Correa in the second singles match, 6-2, 6-3. Lynnfield closed to 2-1 with a win at second doubles from Jamil Khodv and David Gentile, who came from behind to defeat Griffin Atkinson and Brendan Ziegler, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. The final match was a marathon that lasted three hours and 24 minutes before the Pioneers’ Colin Lamusta gutted out a 3-set win at third singles over Jack Malolepszy, 7-6 (8-6, 5-7, 7-6 (9-7)  to wrap up the day.

“In my three years at Lynnfield, that was by far the best match I have ever seen,” said Lynnfield coach Joe Dunn, Sr. “My guys played their hearts out and it does not feel like we lost the match considering we were playing one of the strongest D1 programs in Eastern Massachusetts and came within a couple of points of winning the match.”


St. Mary’s 4, Lowell Catholic 0

Bobby Alcock improved to 4-2 on the season after tossing a complete-game shutout, striking out nine. Offensively, Anthony Nikolakakis had a RBI double, Aedan Leydon had a RBI single and DJ Dicenso had a RBI sacrifice fly.

The Spartans (6-4) will host Bishop Fenwick Monday.


Lynn Classical 19, Lynn English 2 (F/5)

Madison Dana went 2-for-4 with four RBI and Kayla Morrill went 2-for-4 with two RBI to help lead the Rams. Johnna Calder also went 2-for-4 at the plate. On the mound, Brooke Warren earned the win after pitching all five innings and giving up two runs on four hits with six strikeouts.

Classical (7-2) will host Medford Monday.

Medford 5, Saugus 4

Caitlyn Wood had a solid outing for the Sachems, contributing on both sides of the ball. Wood went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI at the plate and also pitched six innings, giving up five runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts.

Also contributing for Saugus in the loss were DJ Munafo (3-for-3, RBI), Sadie Dicenso (1-for-3, double, RBI) and Taylor Bogdanski (2-for-3, RBI).

Saugus (4-7) will play on the road at Somerville Monday.

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