School Sports Roundup: Zayas scores five goals in English’s win

Bulldogs freshman Melissa Zayas scored five goals in English's win Monday at East Boston. (Item File Photo)

The English girls soccer team earned a 6-1 victory at East Boston Monday afternoon thanks to a five-goal performance from Melissa Zayas.

Julianna Perry scored one goal for the Bulldogs.

Leading English on the defensive side were Ravyn Rapley and Milena Biondi.

The Bulldogs improved to 2-3 and host Revere Thursday (3:45).


Swampscott 11, Somerville 1

Sophie DiGrande scored five goals to lead Swampscott (4-1) to its fourth victory. Sophie’s older sister, Grace DiGrande, added two goals. Hayley Bernhardt scored two goals, while Emme Laundry and Sydney Clark each scored once.

Danvers 1, Beverly 0
Arianna Bezanson scored the lone goal on an assist from Riley DiGilio with two minutes left in the first half.
Falcons goalie Kylie MacCormack made eight saves for the shutout win.
Danvers (4-1, 3-0 NEC) hosts Medway Saturday (1) in a rematch of last year’s Division 2 final.
“I think that’s going to be a great game,” Danvers coach Jim Hinchion said. “We both graduated about the same amount of players. They’ll be a strong test. Hopefully it’ll be a lot of fun and hopefully we continue to play well.”

St. Mary’s 7, Arlington Catholic 0

The Spartans scored five goals in the first half and never looked back, en route to their second win of the season.

“We were playing more of our style,” Spartans coach Mike D’Agostino said. “We brought back the style we had in the preseason, that’s what we needed.”

Olu George and Jackson Nickolau paced the offense with two goals apiece. Joseph Thongsythavong, Nolan Perez and Kevin Perez each found the back of the net once. Goalie Nick Pappas made three saves.

The Spartans (2-1-1) host Austin Prep Wednesday night (7:15).

Cardinal Spellman 3, Fenwick 2
Sean Walsh and Tarik Nabout each scored once for the Crusaders. Goalie Brian Harrington made four saves.
Fenwick (1-2-1) hosts Arlington Catholic Wednesday (3:30).

St. Mary’s 174, Austin Prep 166

The Spartans rebounded nicely from their tough loss to St. John’s Prep last week, grabbing a Catholic Central League win at Gannon.

The brotherly duo of Aidan and Christian Emmerich once again led the way for St. Mary’s, with Aidan putting up 31 points and Christian scoring 30 points in the win. Luke Smith added 27 points, Luke Sargent contributed 25 points and Pete Pagliuca put up 22 points. Owen Maguire (20 points) and Sean Mathers (19 points) rounded out the scoring for the Spartans.

St. Mary’s (3-1) will play a road match against Bishop Fenwick at The Meadow at Peabody Tuesday afternoon (3).

Marblehead 59, Peabody 19

The Magicians won all but one match in a win over the Tanners at The Meadow at Peabody.

Co-captain Brendan Locke led the way for Marblehead, shooting even par to win his match 6 1/2-2 1/2. Ben Weed (5 1/2-3 1/2) and Gavin Lundgren (7-2) each shot 2-over in their wins, while Ben Gansenberg made two birdies in his match en route to a 8 1/2-1 1/2 win. Will Cleary (5 1/2-3 1/2) and Sam Thompson (6 1/2-2 1/2) also won their matches, and Finn Keaney won his match 9-0.

The only match the Magicians didn’t win was a tie, as co-captain Ben Brennan shot 3-over and tied his match 4 1/2-4 1/2.

Marblehead (2-0) hosts Somerville Tuesday.

Swampscott 57 1/2, Medford 12 1/2

Despite not being able to finish two matches due to a loss of daylight, the Big Blue rolled to a big win over a conference foe at Tedesco Country Club.

Lou Spellios and Tate Greenfield each won their matches 8 1/2-1/2, while Max Pegnato, Aidan Graciale, Nate Stern and Ben Turner each won their matches 7 1/2-1 1/2. Jake Goldman won his match 6-3, while Ryan Graciale tied his match 4 1/2-4 1/2.

Swampscott (4-0) has a full week off before taking on Gloucester at Bass Rocks Country Club in Gloucester next Monday.


Danvers 3, Marblehead 2

Marblehead battled back from two sets down to tie the match, but in the end Danvers had a little too much firepower.

Sarah Lipsky led the Magicians with 10 kills in the loss, while Anna Arbo had five kills. Izzy Curtin had 21 assists.

Marblehead (3-2) takes on Somerville Thursday.

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