School Sports Roundup: Swampscott boys hockey blanks Rockport

Swampscott's Drew Olivieri (left) scored two goals in Saturday's win. (Item Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

The Swampscott boys hockey team picked up a much needed win Saturday with a 5-0 shutout over Rockport at Talbot Rink.

Drew Olivieri powered the Big Blue’s offense with two goals and two assists. Conor Donovan (one goal, two assists), Zach Elwell (one goal, two assists) and Casey Williamson (one goal) also scored. Chris Barnes and Zach Pierce each logged one assist.

Goalie Victor Kratik made 11 saves for the shutout win.

“It was a good team win,” Swampscott coach Gino Faia said. “We’ve been kind of inconsistent but we got a good game from everyone. The defense played well, we got a lot of offense from all three lines, so it was a good team win.”

Swampscott (7-6-3) needs two points in its final three games of the regular season to qualify for the state tournament. The Big Blue visit Saugus Wednesday (6).

“We expect it to be a tournament-type atmosphere,” Faia said of Wednesday’s game. “Both teams need the point. They’re a tough team. It’s going to be a battle.”


Austin Prep 1, St. Mary’s 0

At Stoneham Arena, Austin Prep earned the Catholic Central League crown with the victory. Shots were 18-17 in Austin Preps favor.

“It was an extremely competitive, great high school hockey game,” Spartans coach Mark Lee said. “I’m proud of how we competed. We gave ourselves many opportunities, we just couldn’t find the back of the net. We had two full breakaways, we just couldn’t finish. We hit the post twice. It wasn’t for lack of effort. It was two teams competing at a high level and I’m proud of the effort we gave.”

Spartans goalie Joe Purtell made 17 saves.

“Joe played great,” Lee said. “He made some big stops, as did Austin Prep’s goalie. To compete at this level against a tem like that, it takes an entire team effort. Our whole defensive core played great. We were disciplined, stayed out of the penalty box. We did everything we needed to do to be successful. It was just one of those nights where we couldn’t find the back of the net.”

The Spartans (14-4) are back in action Wednesday (5) when they host BC High.

Saugus 3, Cambridge 3

At Kasabuski Rink, the Sachems picked up a much needed point in a non-conference tilt. Ronnie Paolo, Joe Cross and CJ Graffeo each scored a goal for Saugus.

The Sachems (6-7-5) need three points in their final two games to qualify for the state tournament. The host Swampscott Wednesday (6).

Winthrop 5, Revere 0

At Larsen Rink, Luke Evangelista led the scoring with two goals. Corey Cherico and Sam Yarrow each scored one goal. Yarrow logged two assists and Evangelista dished one assist.

Goalies Ryan Skoczylas, Ryan Hovermale and Anthony Indisano combined for the shutout win.

“It was a good team effort,” Vikings coach Dale Dunbar said. “It was a nice to be able to get a lot of players in the lineup, in case we need them down the line. We got a good look. Anytime you can keep the Revere-Winthrop rivalry going that’s also a good thing.”

The Vikings (13-4-1) are back on the ice Saturday (1:30) when they host Mansfield for Winthrop’s senior night.


St. Mary’s 5, Arlington Catholic 0

The Spartans featured five different goal scorers in Codi Butt, Zoe Solomons, Jenna Chaplain, Sam Porazinski and Madi Hentosh.

Goalie Maddy Delano made 12 saves for her second shutout of the season.

“It was great for us to get back on the win column,” Spartans coach Frank Pagliuca said. “It was great to have five different goal scorers. I think the key for us was going 2-for-4 on the power play. Hopefully we can carry this over into Monday night.”

The Spartans (12-2-2) host Marblehead Monday night (8) in their final home game of the regular season.

“It’s our last stretch of the season,” Pagliuca said. “We really have to go into the tournament playing our best so that’s what we’re trying to do.”

Auburn 4, Fenwick 3

At Essex Sports Center, Fenwick goals were scored by Lexi McNeil, Jill Mattucci, and Gabby Davern.

The Crusaders (10-6-1) hope to bounce back into the win column Wednesday night (7) when they visit Shawsheen.

Masconomet 3, Peabody 2

Sadie Gearan scored both goals for the Tanners are Valley Forum. Peabody (11-4-2) visits Medford Wednesday (5).

Longmeadow 4, Marblehead 2

The Magicians (4-11) visit St. Mary’s Monday (8).


Nauset 51, St. Mary’s 45

Pamela Gonzalez scored 16 points and Nicolette D’Itria added 12. St. Mary’s (13-5) hosts Catholic Central League rival Cathedral Monday night (6:30).


Sectional Meet

A handful of local swimmers put together great performances at the Girls Sectional Meet this this past weekend at MIT. Classical’s Carly Mendonca finished eighth in the 100 butterfly (1:01.92) and fifth in the 100 backstroke (1:00.32). Mendonca’s time in the 100 backstroke is a Lynn City record and a school record. Mendonca will move on to the MIAA State Championship Meet next Saturday at Boston University. Diver Ciara Collins reached the semifinal round with a score of 220.50 and finished 18th overall out of 29 divers.

Fenwick’s Sophia Lumino placed second in the 200 individual medley and fourth in the 50 freestyle. Meredith Yuhasz placed eighth in the 500 freestyle and qualified for the state meet.

Cape Ann League Meet

The Lynnfield boys brought home the Cape Ann League crown. Chris Anastasiades was named CAL Male Swimmer of the Year. He won the 200 freestyle and the 100 butterfly.

Notable performances included the boys 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams winning with CAL records, Antonio Anastasiades with a new CAL record in the 100 breaststroke. For the girls, Sadhvi Sreeram finished eighth in the 50 freestyle, Liz Sykes placed sixth in the 100 backstroke, Michelle Marder placed 11th in the 500, Avery Comeau and Olivia Murphy scored in the top 16 in the 100 backstroke and the 400 freestyle relay team qualified for sectionals, which will be held this weekend.

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