The Marblehead boys hockey team opened the season on a positive note, earning a 3-2 win on the road at Scituate Saturday night.
The Magicians were powered by freshman forward Charlie McGurrin, who scored two goals in the winning effort.
“Charlie’s got a lot of talent,” Magicians coach Chris Wells, in his first season, said. “We’re recognizing that early on. He’s playing up there with Jacob Garfield and Will Schull. They’re all talented players and they mesh well together. So far they’re playing great.”
Zach Piersol scored one goal. Goalie Peter Santeusanio made 23 saves.
“It was a good effort and a good all-around game,” Wells said. “We came out with a 2-0 lead. They tied it and we answered from there.”
The Magicians (1-0) have a week of practice before taking the ice Saturday (12:30) in their home opener against Bedford at Salem State.
“It’s good for the kids coming off a tough year last year,” Wells said. “It’s nice to win early, boost confidence and build momentum. There’s still a lot to work on but hopefully we can carry this into the week and be ready to go next Saturday.”
Winthrop 2, Medford 1
Eighth-grader Emma Holmes scored her first varsity goal with assists from Mia Norris and Mia Martucci. Olivia Driscoll scored the game-winner on a power play in the third period with assists from Emma Carlton and Mia Martucci.
Goalie Summer Tallent made 12 saves.
“I thought it was a good start for us,” Winthrop coach Anthony Martucci said. “Medford played well, they hung in there. We outshot them but they hung tough. Our defense played very well, namely Bella Perrotti, Kayla Morrill, Olivia Holmes and Abby Stafford. They all played fantastic.”
Winthrop hosts Beverly Saturday.
Mystic Valley 60, Tech 41
The Tigers didn’t have much going in their season opener against the Eagles. Greg Hernandez led Tech in scoring with 13 points. Buba Ceesay added seven points and Amari Gaston scored four points with four steals.
Lynnfield 58, Notre Dame/Cristo Rey 19
The Pioneers fired from all cylinders Saturday in their season opener. They jumped out to an 12-3 lead after the first quarter and heated up in the second quarter, outscoring Notre Dame 22-6 to take a commanding 34-9 lead into halftime.
Nine Pioneers factored in the scoring column with freshman Cate McDonald leading the way with her first varsity double-double. She scored a team-high 10 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Junior captain Tori Morelli (8 rebounds, 4 assists) and sophomore Caroline Waisnor (4 assists, 2 steals) scored eight points each, while freshman Riley Hallahan (4 rebounds) scored seven points. Junior captain Melissa Morelli (6 points, 5 rebounds), sophomore Grace Klonsky (6 points, 3 steals 4 rebounds), freshman Abby Adamo (5 points),sophomore Ava Buonfiglio (4 points, 4 rebounds) and freshman Lucy Cleary (4 points, 4 rebounds) also scored.
St. John’s Prep coach Manny Costa earned his 700th career with this weekend as the Eagles went 4-0 with victories over Barnstable, Bristol Plymouth/Coyle Cassidy, Bristol Aggie and Dedham. Going 4-0 for St. John’s were Nick Curley (106), Adam Schaeublin (113), Quinn Alexander (126), Ryan Garlitz (138), Matt Mitchell (145), Achilles Gikas (152), Drew Leahy (182) and Eric Serra (285). Kevin Carney (132) and Owen Gaffney (195) went 3-1.
Swampscott 63, Medford 23
Winners for Swampscott were Joseph Varghese in the high jump and 55 meter hurdle, Anton Vasquez in the shot put, Najique Henry in the 55 meter, Aidan Pulaski in the 600 meter, Dylan Brawley in the mile and Michael Ferragamo in the 2-mile.
Peabody 67, Everett 18
Winners for Peabody were Jacob Hawthorne in the high jump, Gabriel Carvalho in the shot put, Kemani Jackson in the 55 meter hurdle, Colby Therrien in the 300 meter, Josh Atemkeng in the 600 meter, Antonio Craveiro in the 1000 meter, Matthew Davidson in the mile and Pablo Rodriguez in the 2-mile.
Swampscott 57, Medford 25
Winners for Swampscott were Ciara Espaillat in the shot put, Meredith Zimmer in the 55 meter hurdle, Haley Sampson in the 300 meter, Amelia Groothuis in the 600 meter, Ashley Marston in the 1000 meter, Leonie Flacke in the mile and Haley LaKind in the 2-mile.
Peabody 78, Everett 7
Winners for Peabody were Alexa Flewelling in the high jump, Madison Nerich in the shot put, Fadima Kaba in the 55 meter hurdle, Jolene Murphy in the 300 meter, Bridget O’Connell in the 600 meter, Alexandra Bettencourt in the 1000 meter, Sarah Enes in the mile and Samantha Truong in the 2-mile.