The Marblehead girls tennis team picked up a 3-2 win over Newburyport Friday at Seaside Park. Michelle Shub paved the way for the Magicians at first singles, logging a 6-1, 6-0 win. Newburyport earned victories at second and third singles.
Simone Likterov and Cannan Whittier won at first doubles (6-2, 6-2). Cahill Whittier and Tess Keaney followed with a win at second doubles (6-1, 6-1) to clinch Marblehead’s victory.
“It was great for the girls to play a seasoned and tough Newburyport team,” Marblehead coach Tracy Ackerman said. “Our doubles, as I expected, came out strong. We’re very solid at both first and second doubles. I was also impressed with sophomore Jessi Munroe’s play. Even though she lost she played really well and will only continue to improve. Hannah Porath ran up against a red-hot opponent, who didn’t make many unforced errors and Michelle at first singles was exemplary in her play, per usual.”
The Magicians (2-0) are back in action Monday, April 22 when they host Northeastern Conference opponent Danvers.
Wayland 17, Marblehead 16 (2 OT)
The Magicians dropped to 2-3 on the season. Lydia Bongiorno and Maddie Erskine did the heavy lifting offensively with four goals each. Grace Arthur and Carter Murray scored three goals each. Sarah Campbell and Brigette Gable each scored one goal and logged one assist.
Magicians goalie Elizabeth Driscoll made 17 saves and scooped two ground balls.
“It was an exciting and well-played game by both teams,” Marblehead coach Annie Madden said. “Wayland’s a talented program and we’re proud to have played such a solid game against some of the best. Our composure and confidence across the field was evident and it was impressive to watch our girls battle. These first few non-conference games have been with all talented programs which have helped us mentally and physically prepare to be our best.”
The Magicians are back in action Tuesday (4) when they travel to Danvers for their first Northeastern Conference game of the season.
Watertown 12, St. Mary’s 10
Despite an impressive night from Codi Butt (six goals, two assists), the Spartans fell just short in a non-conference tilt.
Mady Hentosh had three goals and three assists, while Kelsey Sullivan had one goal and one assist. Zoe Solomons had one assist, while Meg Parthum and Sherly Feliz also played well in the loss.
St. Mary’s (3-1) has a full week off before taking on Salem on April 22.
Acton-Boxborough 17, Peabody 8
Sophomore attackman Jack Houlden scored three goals. Connor McCarron and Colby Therrien scored two goals each. Jack Woods scored once.
Goalies Austin Leggett (six saves) and Derek Patturelli (four) split time in net.
Patrick Russon won 11 of 25 face-offs.
The Tanners host Ipswich Tuesday (1).
Gloucester 4, St. Mary’s 3
At Gloucester, the Fishermen carried a 3-0 lead before St. Mary’s crawled back in. Gloucester’s Liz Schuster gave the Fishermen a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning with a RBI single. Haily Shea followed with a RBI single in the second, stretching the lead to 2-0. Ella Marshall scored in the fourth.
Christina Nowicki’s RBI got the Spartans on the board in the top of the fifth and Lily Newhall scored on a fielder’s choice. Another Schuster RBI in the bottom of the fifth gave Gloucester a much-needed insurance run.
Alyssa Grossi plated Jordan Sullivan in the sixth inning to close the scoring.
St. Mary’s visits Arlington Catholic Tuesday (3).
North Reading 7, Lynnfield 1
The Pioneers (1-1) got off to a great start at home and led 1-0 after the first inning on a Jillian Babine RBI single, but the defending Division 2 North champion Hornets (2-0) took advantage of the Lynnfield’s inexperience in the outfield to rally with seven unanswered runs. The silver lining for the Pioneers was the defensive play of Babine at third base, starting pitcher Reilly Ganter and shortstop Chloe Shapleigh. Shapleigh also shined at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two stolen bases and one run scored. Lynnfield’s next game is Monday morning (10) against Triton.
Tech 119, Mystic Valley 19
Tech 82, Whittier Tech 54
At Manning Field, Elvin Gonzalez won the 200 meter and the high jump, qualifying for the state tournament in the latter. Others winners were Sebastian Le-Ortiz (mile, 800 meters), Gabe Perez (400 meter low hurdles), Tony Mendez (two mile), Edwin Gonzalez (100 meter hurdles), Ratha Thach (100 meter), Remy Chiep (400 meter), Angel Hernandez (javelin), Luis Pinerro (long jump) and Carlos Meteo (triple jump). The 4×100 meter relay team of Thach, Elvin Gonzalez, Edwin Gonzalez and Victor Bellamah finished first, as did the 4×400 meter relay group of Hussein Wahussen, Gabriel Perez, Mahammed Benovairdo and Haidar Bdaiwi.
Tech (5-0) is back in action Thursday (10) when it hosts Chelsea.
Tech 113, Mystic Valley 21
Tech 87, Whittier Tech 42
At Manning Field, the Tigers (4-1) were led by three multiple-event winners in Michayla Lawrence (200 meter, long jump), Kengeraliz Carrasquillo (high jump, 1000 meter) and Iranis Julio (javelin, discus). Also with first-place finishes were Angelina Castillo (two mile), Felicity Blaney (100 meter hurdles), Nyari Lane-Benjamin (400 meter hurdles), Alondra Sanchez (shot put), Nayelis Diaz (400 meter), Andrea Estrella (800 meter).
The 4×100 meter relay team of Lawrence, Carrasquillo, Blaney and Chayanne Jean-Baptiste finished first, as did the 4×400 relay group.
Tech’s back in action Thursday (10) when it hosts Chelsea.