Winthrop’s Luke Evangelista logged a hat trick to led the Vikings past Marblehead, 3-2, in a battle of Northeastern Conference powerhouses Saturday afternoon at Lawrence Larsen Rink.
“Luke’s on fire for us,” Winthrop coach Dale Dunbar said. “He doesn’t miss his opportunities. He could’ve had four (goals) and their goalie (Peter Santeusanio) made a nice save on a point-blank shot. Luke played very well.”
Santeusanio finished with 15 saves, while Vikings goalie Ryan Skoczylas made 34 saves. Eli Feingold and Loch Sheridan each scored a goal for Marblehead, who was handed its first loss of the season.
“It’s huge,” Dunbar said of the win. “That’s the barometer for where you are in the league. Winthrop-Marblehead has a great rivalry. To get a win certainly helps the confidence of our team. Since our loss to Falmouth, which we aren’t happy about, we’ve seemed to right the ship. We knew it’d be a hard-fought game. It was a nice test and a great game. We just scored one more than them.”
Winthrop (6-2) visits Danvers Tuesday night (7:30).
“Saturday’s win was nice but it doesn’t do much if you don’t win Tuesday,” Dunbar said. “It doesn’t mean much if you don’t win the next one. We have to keep progressing as a team. The win was great but it doesn’t mean much if we don’t beat Danvers. That’s always a hard-fought game right until the end so I expect nothing less.”
The Magicians (7-1) host Saugus Wednesday (7:30).
Lynn 9, Everett 5
Brian Clougherty (four goals, one assist) and John DiFilippo (one goal, five assists) paced Lynn. Paul Papageorgiu scored one goal with one assist. Matt Devin scored one goal. Cam Hunt and Matt Leonard each scored their first varsity goal. Logging assists were Luke Rao (two), Matt Patrie, Troy Petkevitch and Jalen Porter.
Goalies Jack Gallant and Kenny Perez split time in net .
DiFilippo now has 98 points for his high school career and will go for his 100th Wednesday when Lynn (4-2-1) hosts Cambridge (7).
St. Mary’s 5, Newburyport 0
At Newburyport, Colby Magliozzi scored two goals in the opening period and the Spartans never looked back. Max Giardina, Kyle Ouellette and Davis Kinne each scored one goal. Jared Coppola dished two assists, as did Christian Moran. Magliozzi and Chris Kolodziej each logged one assist.
Goalie Joe Purtell made 14 saves, earning his first shutout win of the season.
“It was a great team effort against a quality team,” Spartans coach Mark Lee said. “The discipline paid off for us. We stayed out of the box, that paid dividends. We still have a lot to work on but I’m seeing a lot of good things from a lot of guys.”
St. Mary’s (7-1) hosts Smithfield (RI) Wednesday (5) at Connery.
Saugus 4, Medford 4
Lorenzo Keegan, Dante McGrane, Nick Aiken and Adam Rodrigues each scored a goal for the Sachems in back-and-forth contest. Saugus (3-2-3) visits Marblehead Wednesday (7:30).
Austin Prep 4, Fenwick 0
The Crusaders outshout Austin Prep 22-18 but couldn’t light the lamp. Fenwick (2-4) visits Matignon Wednesday (8).
Feehan 42, Fenwick 28
Fenwick’s top performers were Sammi Gallant (11 points, five rebounds, and four steals) and Liv DiPietro (six points and eight rebounds).
Fenwick (4-4) hosts Austin Prep Tuesday night (6:30).
St. John’s 61, Bridgewater-Raynham 14
St. John’s 52, Quabbin 10
St. John’s 44, North Attleboro 21
St. John’s 37, Plymouth South 24
The Eagles improved to 17-1. Going 4-0 for the Eagles were Nick Curley (106), Kevin Carney (132), Ryan Garlitz (138), Achilles Gikas (152), Ben Shaw (170) and Drew Leahy (182).