The Peabody girls lacrosse team continued its stellar start to the season with a 20-8 win over Arlington in a non-conference tilt Friday afternoon.
Colleen Crotty’s eight points paced Peabody’s offense. Other top performers on offense included Olivia Kiricoples (seven points), Amber Kiricoples (five), Maddy Lomasney (three), Hailee Lomasney (two) and Catherine Manning (two).
Defensive standouts included Jordyn Collins, Alex Houlden, Alyssa Saraceni, Hailey Baker and Sophie Izzo. Tanners goalie Olivia Lavalle made 10 saves.
Peabody improved to 2-0 and is back in game action next Tuesday (4) when it hosts Beverly.
Swampscott 16, Melrose 8
Melrose hung tough with the Big Blue, down 6-4 at halftime. Swampscott scored 10 goals in the second half to pull away with the victory in its season opener.
“It was our first time out on the field,” Swampscott coach Al Eaton said. “It was a competitive game. We knew they were a competitive team. We just had to settle down. Once we did that we selected our shots a little bit better.”
Emerson Laundry led Swampscott with six goals. Also scoring were Harper Clopton (three goals), Grace DiGrande (two), Elizabeth Green (two), Reese Robertson (two), Nikki Rosa (one). Goalie Sara Hamada-Mohamed made seven saves.
Swampscott’s back in game action April 16 against Beverly.
Fenwick 16, St. Joseph’s 4
Caylin Wesley scored six goals and dished one assist, leading Fenwick to victory in its season opener. Karina Gyllenhaal followed suit with five goals and one assist. Brynn Bertucci scored four goals and Annie Talbot scored one goal.
Jenna Durkin and Gabby Fabceszweski led the defense.
Goalies Abby Booth (four saves) and Caitlyn McKenzie (two saves) combined in net.
“It’s great to get the first game of the season and put a win on the board for ourselves,” Fenwick coach Joel McKenna said. “It was a strong team effort in the defensive department. We played strong defense up and down the field in transition. The girls were hungry and it was exciting for them to show what they have in action.”
Fenwick (1-0) visits Austin Prep next Monday (4).
Newburyport 16, Marblehead 13
The Magicians dropped to 2-1. Maddie Erskine and Grace Arthur scored five goals each. Lydia Bongiorno scored three goals.
Marblehead hosts Manchester-Essex next Monday (4).
St. Mary’s 17, Matignon 3
The Spartans coasted to a Catholic Central League win on the road and improved to 2-0.
Nick Napolitano’s four goals led the offense. Other top contributors included Davis Kinne (one goal, four assists), Brendan Laundry (two goals, two assists), Collin Jackson (one goal), Joe O’Keefe (three goals, one assist), Zach Barden (two goals, two assists), Christian LeBert (two assists), Jaiden Moriello (three goals), Dom Marino (two assists) and Connor Butt (one goal).
Goalies Kaden Quirk (six saves) and Nick Nowak (four saves) split time in net.
“The boys did a good job staying focused and playing the way we intended to play,” Spartans coach Josh Field said. “It was a good opportunity to get kids playing time out on the field.”
St. Mary’s visits Cardinal Spellman next Monday (3:30).
Swampscott 5, Manchester-Essex 4
At Manchester-Essex, Swampscott grabbed its first win of the season. Kyle Fitzgerald powered the offense with three goals and two assists. Zach Pierce and Darian Wulf scored a goal each. Ethan Eichler dished two assists. Goalie Tim Perlin made eight saves.
Swampscott (1-1) hosts Whittier next Tuesday (4) at Blocksidge.
Fenwick 4, St. Mary’s 1
At Fenwick, the Spartans dropped their second consecutive match. Brady Ryan was the only St. Mary’s winner. Ryan logged a win at first singles (6-1, 6-0).
The Spartans welcome Arlington Catholic to Lynn next Monday (3:45).