School Sports Roundup: Bongiorno scores six goals in Magicians’ win

Lydia Bongiorno scored six goals in Monday's win at Danvers. (Item Photo by Owen O'Rourke)

Behind a six-goal outing from Lydia Bongiorno, the Marblehead girls lacrosse team stormed to a 19-9 win  Tuesday at Danvers. Grace Arthur, Maddie Erskine and Brigette Gable each scored three goals. Grace Doody, Abby Kalinowski, Carter Murray and Callie O’Neil scored one goal each. Arthur and Erskine dished two assists each.

“Our offense is starting to click and we had multiple goal scorers,” Magicians coach Annie Madden said. “Defensively we put pressure on the ball across the field. Our double team on the ball in transition is helping us to keep possession of the ball longer.  Our senior captains led the way both mentally and physically.”

The Magicians (3-3) visit Beverly next Tuesday.


Swampscott 11, Beverly 8

At Blocksidge Field, Swampscott logged its first win over Beverly in program history.

“It was huge,” Big Blue coach Al Eaton said. “Every year we’re setting certain goals. One of our goals was to knock down Beverly this year. This shows the program’s continuing to grow.”

Reese Robertson paced the offense with four goals. Emerson Laundry (three goals), Grace DiGrande (three goals) and Harper Clopton (one goal) rounded out the scoring. Liz Greene and Nikki Rosa also played well.

Swampscott (2-0) hosts Peabody Thursday (4) in a battle of undefeated NEC teams.

Peabody 17, Medford 1

The Tanners remain undefeated at 5-0. Top offensive performers were Hailee Lomasney (two goals, four assists), Haley Baker (three goals, one assist), Colleen Crotty (three goals, one assist), Olivia Kiricoples (three goals), Amber Kiricoples (two goals, one assist) and Maddy Lomasney (one goal, one assist). Alex Houlden, Catherine Manning and Kassidy Butt scored one goal each.

Goalies Olivia Lavalle and Katelyn Rice split time in net and combined for 5 saves

Peabody travels to Swampscott Thursday.

Revere 12, Malden 4

Kianna Napolitano’s six goals and four assists paced Revere to its first win of the season. Revere visits Waltham Wednesday (10).

Manchester-Essex 13, Bishop Fenwick 4

At Donaldson Stadium, Cailyn Wesley scored a pair of goals for the Crusaders. Hanna Goodreau and Gabby Fabiszewksi each scored one goal.

Fenwick hosts Hamilton-Wenham next Monday.


Swampscott 12, Essex Tech 11

Ethan Eichler led the way with three goals and three assists. Zach Pierce also scored three goals. Rounding out the offense were Christian Pierro (two goals), Kyle Fitzgerald (two goals, three assists), Vincent Palmer (one goal), Darian Wulf (one goal, one assist) and Liam Hamilton (one assist). Goalie Tim Perlin made five saves.

“Our boys came back from letting Essex Tech score five goals in the first quarter,” Swampscott coach Geoff Beckett said. “Our defense made great adjustments to a talented Essex Tech offense.”

Swampscott hosts Marblehead Thursday (11).

Fenwick 15, Gloucester 4

Fenwick’s top performers were Nico Pasciuto (four goals), Derek DelVecchio (four goals, one assist), Diego Alvarez-Segee (three goals, two assists), Stefano Fabiano (two goals, three assists), Robbie Favuzza (one goal, two assists), Nick Muzi (one goal, three assists) and Kobe Estes (two assists). Garrett Ruszkowski made 13 saves.

Fenwick hosts Pentucket Thursday (4).

Malden 12, Lynn 4

Brian Clougherty led the way with two goals and one assist in the loss, while Sam Ennis scored two goals. Jack Gallant added one goal.

The Jets (0-2) hope to bounce back Thursday (4) when they travel to Medford.


Classical 3, Medford 2

In Classical’s first win of the season, Kyle Finnigan fanned four in seven innings of work.

Jared DiFilippo (2-for-3, RBI), Brendan Lannon (1-for-3, RBI) and Deniel Ortiz (RBI) drove in the runs. Nico Galeazzi went 1-for-3, while Brett Bucklin and Dayshon Anderson had one hit each.

Classical (1-1) hosts Everett Wednesday (10).  

Swampscott 18, Danvers 11

Max Pegnato pitched five innings and earned the win. Dylan January hit a 3-run home run and scored two runs. Ryan Graciale laced a pair of RBI singles and a sac-fly. Nick Reiser hit a solo home run and logged two RBI. Zach Elwell roped a 2-RBI double.

Swampscott (1-1) visits Marblehead Wednesday (4).

St. John’s Prep 2, Newton North 0

The Eagles improved to 3-1 on the season behind three shutout innings from starting pitcher Kevin Dewing and DJ Pacecho’s 2-RBI single in the bottom of the fourth. Zeke O’Connell and Will Potdevin each scored one run.

Dewing allowed just one hit, one walk and tallied three strikeouts. Max Gieg pitched a scoreless top of the seventh for the save.

St. John’s hosts Walpole Saturday (10).

Fenwick 14, Pentucket 3

At Pentucket, Jake Miano was the winning pitcher for the Crusaders, going six innings and giving up three runs, seven hits and one walk while striking out seven.

The Crusaders (3-2) got big days at the plate from Trey Deloury (4-for-4, 2 stolen bases, two RBI), Keegan O’Connor (3-for-5, 3 runs, three RBI) and Angelo McCollough (2-for-4, 2 stolen bases, two RBI).

The Crusaders are back in action Wednesday (noon) at Arlington Catholic.

Everett 16, Revere 2

The Patriots took their first loss of the season. Revere aims to bounce back into the win column Wednesday (10) when the Patriots host Salem.


Classical 10, Noble (Maine) 0

The Rams capped their Florida trip with their first win of the season.


Brooke Warren pitched six shutout innings, fanning eight. Kiara Edmonds went 2-for-3 and scored two runs. Kayla Morrill went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored. Rebecca Walker went 2-for-4 with one RBI. Warren helped her own cause, going 2-for-3 at the plate and scoring a pair of runs.

“The score didn’t show it but they were a good team,” Rams coach Erika Richard said. “We put the ball in play and did everything we needed to do. These two games set us up well heading into league play. As much as this was about softball, it was a great bonding experience.”

Classical (1-1) hosts Revere Monday (4).

St. Mary’s 3, Arlington Catholic 2

Sam Porazinski plated the game-winning run in the top of the seventh with a triple. Jordan Sullivan logged a RBI on a sacrifice fly.

Angelia Pepe pitched a complete game.

The Spartans (3-1) host Pope John Wednesday (1).

Danvers 10, Swampscott 2

The early-season woes continued for Swampscott, who fell to 0-3. Swampscott plays its home opener against Marblehead Wednesday (4).

Everett 6, Revere 3

Revere (1-1) has a quick turnaround as the Patriots host Salem Wednesday (4).


Revere 5, Gloucester 0

The Patriots opened their season with a win and host Classical next Monday (10).


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