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School Sports Roundup: Cresta scores 100th goal in Magicians win

Swampscott High senior Sydney Cresta scored her 100th career goal during Tuesday's win.

Marblehead senior forward Sydney Cresta scored her 100th career goal Tuesday morning, helping lead the Magicians to an 8-5 win over Wakefield in a non-league game at Stoneham Arena. Cresta, who was named co-MVP of the Northeastern Hockey League, scored three goals in the winning effort.

“I am so proud of Sydney and her accomplishments,” Magicians coach Marisa Maccario said. “Not a lot of people can say they hit 100 points in their high school career, let alone 100 goals. Moments like these, she’ll remember way more than any score of any game. Only being a small part of this still makes me a very proud coach. I can’t wait to see what her future holds.”

Cate Delaney also scored three goals for the Magicians and Mia Salah lit the lamp twice to round out the scoring.

The Magicians improved to 5-14 with the victory. They’re on the road Wednesday night (6) when they travel to Flynn Memorial Rink to play Medford in Marblehead’s final game of the regular season.

GIRLS HOCKEY

St. Mary’s 1, Needham 0

Codi Butt scored the lone goal in the Spartans’ win at Pilgrim Arena. She lit the lamp midway through the second period on a power play. Sam Porazinski logged the assist.

Spartans goalie Lauren Vaccaro made 20 saves for the shutout win.
“It was a very even, up-and-down game,” St. Mary’s coach Frank Pagliuca said. “The difference in this game was the special teams. We are able to capitalize on a power play midway through the second on a nice goal from Codi. We were able to kill off a 5-on-3 at the start of the third and a 6-on-4 at the end of the game. Kelsey Sullivan, Sam Porazinski and Marina DiBiasio did a great job at killing off the 5-on-3 at the beginning of the third. We were able to hold Needham without a shot in the final two minutes on their 6-on-4 advantage. Lauren was excellent in net as well. We picked up two big points and hope to get another two points against a tough Reading team on Thursday.”

The Spartans (15-2-2) take on Reading Thursday (noon) in their final game of the regular season.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Swampscott 41, Danvers 33

Senior Grace DiGrande led all scorers with 18 points. Sophomore Ella Sprague had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Swampscott (15-4) will face Reading in the Gieras Tournament Wednesday night (7).

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