The St. Mary’s boys hockey team inched closer to sealing a state tournament bid with a 4-0 shutout win Archbishop Williams Wednesday night at William P. Connery Rink in a battle between Catholic Central League powerhouses.
“It was a huge win for us,” St. Mary’s coach Mark Lee said. “It’s not only a league game but they’re one of the best teams in the state. It was our best complete game of the season. The effort and the discipline were unbelievable.
“It was a really focused St. Mary’s team,” Lee added. “I’m really proud of the effort from all the kids.”
Brady Carpenter’s hat trick powered the offense.
“Brady came back from an injury and he’s been working really hard,” Lee said. “He finally has his legs underneath him. His hard work was a reflection of his ability to get that hat trick. It was a lot of unselfish play. We shared the puck and everybody worked hard in the defensive zone, which created good offense for us.”
Nick Napolitano scored one goal and dished one assist. Colin Reddy logged two assists, while Alex Nazarian and Damon Maribito tallied an assist each.
Goalie Joe Purtell made 18 saves for his second shutout of the season.
“Joe’s been solid for us,” Lee said. “You’re going to go as far as your goalie takes you. He’s been on his game. He works hard and he’s a big part of our success.”
The Spartans improved to 10-1 with the win. They visit Matignon Saturday night (8). With a win, St. Mary’s will clinch a state tournament bid.
Swampscott 3, Gloucester 3
Drew Olivieri, Zach Elwell and Conor Donovan each notched one goal and one assist for the Big Blue in the draw at Talbot Rink. Goalie Victor Kratik had 26 saves.
Swampscott (3-5-2) takes on Revere Saturday (12:30) at Rockett Arena.
Robby Horne scored two goals for Gloucester, while EJ Field had one goal. Ryan Muniz, Jack Costanzo and Colby Mitchell each had one assist.
Marblehead 1, Medford 1
The lone goal for Marblehead came from Will Shull just 27 seconds into the game. Jacob Garfield added one assist in the draw.
The Magicians (8-2-1) take on East Longmeadow Saturday.
Winthrop 2, Medford 1
Winthrop’s Emma Carleton scored a goal to tie the game at 1-1 in the second period. Carleton dished an assist to Olivia Driscoll, who netted the game-winner in the third period.
Goalie Summer Tallent made 18 saves.
Winthrop (8-3) visits Beverly next Wednesday (4).
Peabody 59, Medford 40
Catherine Manning put up a double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds, while Kristina Rossignoll had a solid all-around game with 10 points, five rebounds and five assists. Liz Zaiter had seven points and 12 rebounds, while Brooke Hodas had five points and five rebounds.
The Tanners (9-1) will look for their tournament-qualifying 10th win Friday (7) at English.
Marblehead 42, Dracut 38
Marblehead was led by Maddy Lowy’s 11 points, while Darcy O’Sullivan added nine points and Leila Walton scored six points. Madeleine Bowden scored five points.
The Magicians (4-6) play at Somerville Friday (7).
Lynn Tech 45, Academy of Notre Dame 28
Arianna Anaya led the way for the Tigers with 14 points, while Alondra Sanchez was right behind with 13 points. Michayla Lawrence had nine points.
Tech (5-8) plays Presentation of Mary Academy Friday.
KIPP 35, PMA 20
Amya Liburd led all scorers with 14 points, including 10 in the first half. She also grabbed seven rebounds. Naudia Resnek scored eight points with five rebounds and 4 steals.
The win was KIPP coach John DePasquale’s 300th career win. He has coached girls varsity basketball for 28 seasons.
Medford 52, Peabody 47
Joangel Lugo led the way in the loss for the Tanners, notching 15 points, three assists and three steals. Peabody (5-5) hosts English Friday (7).
Medford 51, English 28
Despite the loss, English got wins from Steven Strangie in the shot put (32 feet, 9 inches), Mathias Fowler in the 55-meter dash (7.0 seconds) and Adnan Jalal in the 600 (1:36.1).
Medford 60, English 18
The two winners for the Bulldogs on the day were Kahlee Smith-Whelton in the shot put (31-1 1/2) and Jackie Ramirez in the 1000 (3:42.5).
St. John’s Prep 58, Xaverian 22
The Eagles got wins from Nick Curley (106 pounds), Adam Schaeublin (113), Alec Runnels (120), Quinn Alexander (126), Ryan Garlitz (138), Matt Mitchell (145), Achilles Gikas (152), Marty Roach (160), Ben Shaw (170) and Cole Collins (182).
St. John’s Prep improves to 19-1 on the season.