School Sports Roundup: Cifuentes carries Crusaders past Pentucket

Crusaders running back David Cifuentes scored four touchdowns in Friday's win. (Item File Photo)

David Cifuentes carried the Fenwick football team to a 33-7 victory over Pentucket Friday night at Donaldson Stadium with three touchdown runs. Cifuentes finished his night with 187 rushing yards on 10 carries.

Chrys Wilson completed 16-of-23 pass attempts for 163 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson tossed touchdown passes to Stefano Fabiano (60 yards) and Joe Rivers (11 yards). Christian Loescher and Cifuentes combined for the PAT kicks.
Andrew Meloney scored the game’s first touchdown to put Pentucket ahead 7-0 (Daniels Latham PAT) but Fenwick closed the game with 33 unanswered points for the win.

“We didn’t play great in the first half,” Fenwick coach Dave Woods said. “Pentucket played very well in the first half. We had some penalties, some interceptions. They led 7-6 at halftime. In the second half, we played better. David ran the ball great and the offensive line did a great job.”
Fenwick opens Catholic Central League play next Friday night (7) when the Crusaders host Arlington Catholic.

St. Mary’s 5, Malden Catholic 0

Behind a hat trick from Olu George, the St. Mary’s boys soccer team picked up its fourth win of with a 5-0 victory at Malden Catholic. Joey Thongsythavong scored once and Connor Hamel found the back of the net for his first career varsity goal. Thiago DeOliveira distributed two assists.

Goalie Nick Pappas earned his third shutout of the season in net. Connor Mackey and Aidan O’Brien led the defense.

“We played three games this week and scored 14 goals,” Spartans (4-1-1) coach Mike D’Agostino said. I’m pleased with the effort overall. We’re definitely finding our groove.”

Saugus 3, Tech Boston 0

Jonathan Rodrigues, Ryan Pugh and Juan Lopez each scored for the Sachems (4-2) in the win. Lopez and Jacob Goodwin combined for the shutout in net.

Marblehead 1, Swampscott 0

Despite the loss, Swampscott coach Mike Amaral said Marino Tatiafore played a solid game in creating multiple scoring opportunities in the first half. Swampscott dropped to 2-4 on the season.


English 4, Greater Lawrence 1

English freshmen Melissa Zayas and Elyse Newson each scored twice. Ravyn Rapley led the defense.

English visits Salem Monday (4).


Andover 3, Marblehead 0

The Magicians fell in straight sets (22-25, 14-25, 10-25) to state tournament mainstay Andover.
Anna Arbo led the Magicians with 11 digs and seven kills. Sarah Lipsky tallied four kills. Setters Emme Smith and Isabel Curtin had six assists each.  
Marblehead (4-3) takes on Saugus Tuesday in a Northeastern Conference match.

Marblehead 8, Peabody 0
It was Callie O’Neill’s game to shine for the Magicians, as O’Neill paced Marblehead to victory with three goals and two assists. Bryn Burton added two goals, while Jette Arts, Robin Arts and Mae Colwell each scored once. Amanda Schillinger, Jane O’Neil, Robin Arts, Jette Arts, Robin Arts and Emily Clough each dished one assist.
Swampscott 1, Gloucester 1

Mandy O’Brien scored the lone goal for the Big Blue.


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