School Sports Roundup: Classical volleyball back at .500

Classical's Skyler Crayton logged three kills and a block in Tuesday's win. (Item File Photo)

The Lynn Classical volleyball team picked up its second win of the young season Tuesday evening with a 3-0 win over Northeastern Conference opponent Saugus. Classical won with set scores of 25-20, 25-9 and 25-11. Pamela Diaz helped lead the Rams with 18 service points and 12 aces. Shanelle Belmer-Barry tallied four kills and two blocks. Also contributing with solid performances were Skyler Crayton (three kills, one block) and Maggie McHale (two kills, two blocks).

The Rams (2-2) visit Salem for another NEC match Thursday evening (5).


Beverly 3, Salem 0

At Beverly, the Panthers earned the win in straight sets with scores of 25-11, 25-6 and 25-8. Senior captain Kate Mulligan and junior Julia Erricola each logged five service aces. Alice Malgara and Avery Barror each logged four service aces. Mulligan tallied three kills, while Alice Malgara and Julia Erricola each added two kills.

“I was really happy with our passing and communication,” Panthers coach Pam Padovani said.

Swampscott 3, English 0

The Big Blue thumped English by set scores of 25-10, 25-20 and 25-18. Junior setter Cassidy Ryan logged 17 assists, junior middle-hitter Morgan Lenihan made five service aces and junior outside hitter Annika Laudmann had 10 digs.

Swampscott hosts Revere Thursday evening (5:30).

For the Bulldogs, Taylor Raymond had a nice showing at the net and Julia Somaiy contributed with five kills and three aces.

“Regardless of the rocky start to the season, I’m very proud of the progress that English volleyball has made over the last couple years,” Bulldogs coach Mike Haddad said. “This team has a lot of potential and I’m confident that we will see some of those games going our way in the near future.”

The Bulldogs (0-4) visit Saugus Thursday evening (5:30), still in search of their first win of the young season.

Revere 3, Winthrop 0

The Patriots grabbed a victory in straight sets, earning their fourth win of the season. Revere visits Swampscott Thursday evening (5:30).


Swampscott 4, Danvers 3

In a back-and-forth affair between Northeastern Conference rivals, the Big Blue featured four different goal scorers en route to the victory. Swampscott’s Cameron Lau, Collin Anderson, Fernando Barranco and Valerio Tatafiore each found the back of the net.

The Big Blue (2-2) visit Revere Thursday night (6:30).

Classical 3, Winthrop 0

Alex Ixlaj, Gabriel Novoa and Josue Pena each scored a goal for the Rams. Fernando Gomez dished two assists. Senior goalie Daniel Cortes made two saves for the shutout.

Center-back Chris Zeleya and center-midfielder Jonathan Amaya also played a solid games.

“It was a good game,” Rams coach Eric Moreno said. “We held the ball well, we possessed the ball like we wanted. We had the final product we wanted, which was to put the ball in the net. It was a well-played game, we executed perfectly.”

Classical (4-1-1, 3-0 in Northeastern Conference) visits Salem Thursday afternoon (4).


More Stories From Lynn