Roundup: Emotional win for St. Mary’s girls soccer

The St. Mary’s girls soccer team picked up a Catholic Central League win Saturday afternoon, defeating Matignon 4-0 at St. John’s Prep, on an emotional afternoon for coach Jim Foley and his daughter, Jenna.

Kayla Demers scored three goals and Jenna Foley added one. Riley Lynch helped set up a big chunk of those scores with three assists. Goalie Eliza Brown made three saves for the shutout victory in net.

“It was a great team effort,” Jim Foley said. “It was a long day. My mother-in-law passed away earlier (Saturday). It was good to see Jenna score a goal for her grandmother. That was great for us.”

St. Mary’s improved to 4-2 and hosts Williams Monday afternoon (4) at Manning Field.


Haverhill 2, Marblehead 0

The Magicians fell to 1-4 after a non-conference loss on the road at Haverhill.

Amesbury 1, Swampscott 0

At Amesbury, a defensive mistake on Swampscott’s part led to the lone goal of the game. Swampscott outshot Amesbury 13-2 but couldn’t put the ball in the net.

Big Blue goalie Nikki Rosa made two saves.

Swampscott (4-2) hosts Haverhill Thursday afternoon (4).

Danvers 4, Medway 3

In a rematch of last fall’s Division 2 state final, the Falcons came away with a come-from-behind win after falling behind 2-0 in the early stages.


St. John’s 4, Catholic Memorial 0

The Eagles improved to 4-1 with a big Catholic Conference win Saturday morning at home. St. John’s is back on the field Thursday night (6) when the Eagles travel to Malden Catholic.

Medway 2, Danvers 0

The Falcons hope to bounce back with a win Monday afternoon at Peabody (4).



Swampscott 3, Malden 1

At Malden, the Big Blue grabbed a Northeastern Conference win despite dropping the first set. Set scores were 20-25, 25-16, 25-20 and 25-18. Junior setter and co-Captain Cassidy Ryan logged 16 assists, senior co-Captain Alexa Winter had five service aces and three kills and junior outside hitter Annika Laudmann 19 digs and five kills.

The Big Blue host Winthrop Monday evening (5:30).

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