Senior attacker Hadley Carlton became the Magicians all-time leading scorer in the win. (Item File Photo)

School Sports Roundup: Carlton reaches milestone, leads Magicians to win

The Marblehead girls lacrosse team closed its regular season with a 18-7 win over Northeastern Conference foe Danvers Wednesday afternoon at Piper Field. But the true story of Marblehead's win was a milestone afternoon for senior attacker Hadley Carlton.

Carlton, who scored nine goals in the winning effort, became the program's all-time leading scorer. She surpassed Kiley Fischer, who previously held the all-time mark of 272 goals.

"Hadley's the type of attacker that every team needs on its offense," Magicians coach Annie Madden said. "She's fearless. Her quick feet and incredible shot have made her a force for us offensively since her freshman year. Hadley has worked hard from the day she picked up a stick. We're so proud of the attacker she has become and excited to see her continue to grow at Bowdoin next year."

Grace Arthur added three goals, Niamh Healy and Carter Murray each scored two, Caroline Driscoll and Lydia Bongiorno each scored one goal. Driscoll, Healy and Arthur each dished three assists. Goalie Maeve Caldwell made seven saves.

The Magicians end their regular season at 14-4, 10-0 in NEC play, and await Friday's state tournament pairings.


St. Mary's 9, Arlington Catholic 2

At Arlington Catholic, St. Mary's earned a win over a Catholic Central League opponent. With the victory, the Spartans improve to 12-7 on the season.

Spartans pitcher Lee Pacheco threw seven innings, allowed four hits, three walks and fanned four.

"Lee has been excellent," Spartans coach Derek Dana said. "He improved his record to 6-0. We've got 12 wins, Bobby (Alcock) has six and Lee has six. Lee has done a very good job for us this year."
St. Mary's trailed 2-1 after two innings before finding its rhythm with a four-run rally in the top of the sixth.

Pacheco helped his own cause, going 2-for-4. Aedan Leydon went 3-for-4 with two runs.

John Mulready and Jared Coppola each went 2-for-3 with two RBI.

"It was nice to get back on the winning track," Dana said. "We didn't get out to a great start but we started to hit the ball better later in the game. Some good defense helped us get out of a few jams and then we finally took over the game."

The Spartans have one regular season game remaining on their schedule, this afternoon (4) when they host Winchester at Fraser Field.


Revere 8, Swampscott 5

In Swampscott's season finale, Katie Watts went 2-for-3 with a double. Riley Lord went 2-for-4 and Nicollette Fraser went 3-f0r-4.

In the circle, Lord went 5 1/3 inning and allowed two earned runs.

"The big moment for us this season was winning the Holland Tournament," Swampscott coach Gary Moran said. "We had a great group of seniors that had a really good run."

Danvers 12, Essex Tech 4

Paige Wodarski and Brooke Grassia each homered as the Falcons improved their record to 14-5. Danvers will close out the regular season today in a non-league game against Central Catholic.


Marblehead 12, Peabody 8

The Tanners loss eliminates them from contention for a state tournament bid. Loch Sheridan led the Magicians offense with five goals, while Andy Clough fired in three goals.

Peabody ends its season at 9-10.  For Peabody, Nick Patturelli scored three goals and had two assists, while Colby Therrien had two goals. Drew Lucas (5 ground balls), John Najar (4 ground balls) and Keenan Madden (goal, assist) also contributed. Austin Leggett had a strong game in goal with several key saves to keep the Tanners in the game in the second half.

The Magicians turn the page on the regular season and await Friday's state tournament pairings.


Swampscott 4, Classical 1

The Big Blue earned two singles wins and two doubles wins to take the match. Will Talebian (6-0, 6-3) and Justin Ratner (6-0, 6-1) earned wins in second and third singles, respectively, while the doubles team of Steve Santanello and Dan Johnson won the first doubles match (4-6, 6-3, 6-2) and the team of Robbie Jensen and Dan Poposkiy won the second match (6-1, 6-2).

Swampscott (11-6) closes out the regular season today against Hamilton-Wenham (3:30).

Classical's lone winner was Moses Ba at first singles (6-4, 6-3).

The Rams (6-8) have one match left on their season, against Salem.

St. John's Prep 4, BC High 1

With the win over BC High, St. John's Prep clinched the Catholic Conference championship.

Latin Academy 4, Marblehead 1

At Sportsmen's Club in Dorchester, Dan Litvak was the lone winner for the Magicians. Litvak won  (6-7, (9-7), 6-1 and 10-3) at third singles.


Marblehead 4, Gloucester 1

The Marblehead girls captured the NEC regular season title with a solid win over Gloucester.

"I am proud of the girls for winning the NEC, every girl on our varsity roster contributed to our wins," said Marblehead coach Tracy Ackerman. "We are all looking forward to the state tournament next week. We have a great combination of experience, talent, youth and enthusiasm that I believe will carry us deep into the tournament this year."

Earning wins for the Magicians were Michelle Shub (6-0, 6-1) and Jessie Munroe (6-0, 6-1) in singles play. Munroe's win was the first varsity win of her career.

In doubles play, the team of Mandy DuMais and Simone Likterov won the first match (6-0, 6-0) and the sisterly duo of Cahill and Cannan Whittier took the second match (6-0, 6-0).

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