While the season didn’t turn out the best for the Swampscott boys lacrosse team, the Big Blue were able to end the year on a high note with a hard-fought 5-2 win over Gloucester at Blocksidge Field Tuesday afternoon. The win capped off the final season for the four Swampscott seniors on the roster, who were celebrated during Senior Day festivities Tuesday.
“I just want to give a huge shoutout to our four seniors, Dean Warren, Colin Walsh, Troy Levine and Jack Poska,” said Swampscott coach Todd Pierce. “Those guys kept the team together and playing hard all year, and I’m glad we were able to pull out a win for them in their last game.”
Justin DeSalvo led the Big Blue on the day with two goals and one assist, while Walsh, Vincent Palmer and Ethan Eichler each added one goal. Kyle Fitzgerald had three assists, while Darian Wulf had one assist.
The Big Blue close out the 2018 season at 4-14.
St. Mary’s 13, Williams 6
The Spartans (10-6) qualified for the postseason. Marina DiBiasio hit a home run and Sam Porazinski went 3-for-5 with two doubles and five RBI.
Pitcher Lily Newhall went the distance to earn her first varsity win, with 10 strikeouts. The Spartans play Classical Saturday (8) in the opening round of the Holland Tournament.
Saugus 9, Masconomet 6
The Sachems got one step closer to securing a state tournament berth. Saugus had to rally for the win, as it entered the sixth inning trailing 6-0 before sending 12 batters to the plate in the sixth and plating nine runs.
Caitlyn Wood got the job done on both sides of the ball, pitching a complete game (six runs, 10 hits, six strikeouts) and also going 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBI. Taylor Bogdanski (2-for-4), Madison Niles (1-for-1) and Leah Ventre (1-for-3) each had one RBI in the win, while DJ Munafo went 2-for-3 and had a solid game at catcher.
Now at 9-9, the Sachems need one win in their final two games to make it into the state tournament. Saugus will aim for that 10th win this afternoon on the road at Winthrop (4).
Bedford 4, St. Mary’s 1
While the season as a whole wasn’t a successful one, Spartans junior Brady Ryan closed out yet another successful individual season with a win in first singles, 6-1, 6-0.
Bedford 5, St. Mary’s 0
At Woburn, the Spartans fell to 1-19 with the loss.
Peabody 84, Marblehead 52
Dariel Canela led the way for Peabody as a double-winner Tuesday afternoon, finishing first in the shot put (45 feet, 9 inches) and the javelin (147-3). Other winners for the Tanners were Amisaday Quijano in the long jump (20-4), Jacob Hawthorne in the triple jump (42-3/4), Conner Ramos in the discus (149-3), Chris Morales in the 400-meter (53.4 seconds), Ben Kemp in the 800 (2:15.0), Antonio Craveiro in the one-mile (4:56.0) and Claudio Rocha in the two-mile (11:10.3).
Thomas Huber and Joe Doherty were both double-winners for Marblehead, with Huber winning the high jump (5-10) and the 110 hurdles (14.9) and Doherty taking first in the 100 (11.3) and 200 (23.3). The other winner for Marblehead was Adam Smith in the 400 hurdles (1:00.3)
Marblehead 84, Revere 52
Marblehead bounced back in the second meet of the day, thanks in part to two wins each from Thomas Huber, Joe Doherty and Ryan DuMais. Huber took first in the high jump (5-10) and the 110 hurdles (14.9), Doherty won the 100 (11.3) and the 200 (23.3) and DuMais took first in the shot put (45-3) and the discus (119-5). Other winners for the Magicians were Jarrod Langton in the long jump (19-11), Jack McGrath in the javelin (141-4), Adam Smith in the 400 hurdles (1:00.3), Nate May in the one-mile (5:04.7) and Loeden Rodrigues in the 2-mile (11:26.6).
Revere got wins from Aymen Amri in the triple jump (39-8 1/2), Sebastian Rendon in the 400 (53.0) and Nicholas Alves in the 800 (2:15.6).
Somerville 82, Swampscott 54
Swampscott got wins from Jackson Brigham in the shot put (44-10 1/2), McKeon Midland in the discus (125-4) and Jake Culliton in the javelin (123-0).
Peabody 71, Marblehead 65
Peabody winners included Alexa Flewelling in the high jump (4-10), Courtney Kline in the discus (94-2), Bianca Chouinard in the javelin (89-0), Samoanna Pang in the 400 hurdles (1:12.1), Sadai Headley-Mawasi in the 200 (27.9), Deanna Ruggiero in the 400 (1:05.0) and Emily MacDonald in the 800 (2:38.4).
Marblehead got a boost from double-winner Chase Davies, who won the 110 hurdles (16.5) and the 100 (13.0). Other winners for Marblehead were Gabriella Mark in the long jump (16-9 1/4), Sarah Caulfield in the triple jump (36-3/4), Eloisa Elston in the shot put (31-1), Bella Corsini in the one-mile (5:40.0) and Caroline Johnson in the two-mile (12:07.7).
Marblehead 112, Revere 15
Marblehead was led by double-winner Chase Davies, who won the 110 hurdles (16.5) and the 100 (13.0). Other winners for Marblehead were Bella Damon in the high jump (4-6), Gabriella Mark in the long jump (16-9 1/4), Sarah Caulfield in the triple jump (36-3/4), Eloisa Elston in the shot put (31-1), Hannah Flores in the discus (87-10), Tess Whalen in the 400 hurdles (1:16.2), Ana Hecht in the 400 (1:05.7), Hannah Fitzpatrick in the 800 (2:28.4), Bella Corsini in the one-mile (5:40.0) and Caroline Johnson in the two-mile (12:07.7).
Somerville 73, Swampscott 63
Swampscott got wins from Daniela Soto in the discus (72-9), Meredith Zimmer in the javelin (83-7), Leonie Flackie in the 800 (2:35.7), Genevieve Dishman in the one-mile (6:27.6) and Autumn LaRiviere in the two-mile (13:56.8).