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School Sports Roundup: Classical girls tennis grabs a big win

The Classical girls tennis team gained revenge over Malden with a 4-1 win Wednesday. Malden handed the Rams their lone loss earlier in the season.

Winners for the Rams were Daphne Pineda (6-1, 6-3 at first singles), Anh Nguyen (6-2, 6-1 at second singles), Kenzie McLaren (3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 10-5 at third singles) and Abby Stafford/Lexi Ferraro (6-0, 6-2 at first doubles). Stafford and Ferraro are undefeated (11-0) at first doubles this season.

The Rams improved to 11-1 with the victory. Classical hosts English Friday (4), when the Rams will celebrate their annual senior night.

GIRLS TENNIS

Marblehead 5, Gloucester 0

The Magicians remain undefeated (11-0) this season. Winners were Michelle Shub (6-0, 6-0 at first singles), Jessie Munroe (6-1, 6-2 at second singles), Kate Curran (6-1, 6-0 at third singles), Tess Keaney/Cahill Whittier (6-0, 6-0 at first doubles) and Alix Livermore/Madeline Bowden (6-1, 6-2 at second doubles).

Lynnfield 4, Newburyport 1

The Pioneers got wins from Megan Nevils (4-6, 6-1, 6-3 in first singles), Alexa Vittiglio (1-6, 6-3, 10-5 in second singles), Emma Gallucci/Gillian Skelley (6-1, 7-5 in first doubles) and Grace Sokop/Anna Radulski (7-5, 6-2 in second doubles).

Lynnfield remains unbeaten at 11-0.

BOYS TENNIS

Malden 3, Classical 2

Winners for Classical (6-7) were Jake Ennis (6-4, 6-2 at third singles) and Adam Mariano/Jonah Hodgdon (6-2, 6-0 at first doubles).

Marblehead 5, Gloucester 0

Winners for Marblehead were Billy Ackerman (6-1, 6-2 in first singles), Dan Livtak (6-2 6-2 in second singles), Ben Farfel (6-1, 6-4 in third singles), Jack Quigley/Vittorio Mariotti (6-2, 6-1 in first doubles) and Jack Curran/Gavin Snook (6-0, 6-0 in second doubles).

Winthrop 3, Swampscott 2

Swampscott got wins from Justin Ratner (6-3, 6-1 in second singles) and Tate Greenfield (6-1, 6-1 in third singles).

BOYS LACROSSE

St. Mary’s 17, Newburyport 11

The Spartans (13-2) bounced back into the win column. Joe O’Keefe scored five goals to lead the Spartans’ offense. Brendan Laundry (four goals), Jaiden Moriello (three), Davis Kinne (three), Nick Napolitano (one) and Zach Barden (one) also scored.

Peabody 8, Beverly 2

Connor McCarron, Colby Therrien and Trevor Smith scored two goals apiece for the Tanners. Keenan Madden and Jack Houlden each scored one goal. Peabody goalie Austin Leggett made 10 saves. Patrick Russo won seven of 13 faceoffs. Now at 8-6, Peabody’s two wins away from punching its ticket to the state tournament.

GIRLS LACROSSE

St. Mary’s 17, Salem 4

Jenna Chaplain scored four goals and four assists in one of her best games of the season. Meg Parthum added three goals.

“All my seniors played their hearts out,” Spartans coach K.C. Butt said. “We had a bunch of goals and assists from different players.”

St. Mary’s improved to 14-2. The Spartans will fulfill a JV game (numbers have been low) Saturday.

“I love the effort and heart of the kids that have been coming out,” Butt said. “They’re working toward the future.”

St. Mary’s will celebrate its annual senior night Monday (5) when the Spartans host St. Joseph.

Swampscott 14, Melrose 11

Swampscott improved to 10-2 behind four goals apiece from Reese Robertson and Grace DiGrane. Emerson Laundry and Elizabeth Green scored two goals each. Harper Clopton and Scarlett Ciciotti scored one goal each.

Goalie Sasha Divall made nine saves.

SOFTBALL

St. Mary’s 14, Williams 2

The Spartans improved to 11-2 with the win. Taylor Sullivan, Sam Porazinski and Christina Nowicki each hit a home run. In the circle, Lily Newhall pitched a complete game and kept Williams at bay.

Classical 18, Malden 1 (F/5)

Maddie Dana (3-for-4) powered the Rams with five RBI. Rebecca Walker (3-for-4, RBI) and Mary Collins (2-for-2) also helped at the plate.

Brooke Warren struck out seven Malden batters and allowed just two hits over four innings. Classical improved to 9-2 and is one win away from qualifying for the state tournament.

Winthrop 18, Swampscott 5 (F/5)

Brooke Costin carried Winthrop’s (3-8) offense, going 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI and three runs scored. Katie Gagnon went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a stolen base.

In the circle, Sofia Vitale went five innings and allowed four earned runs with five strikeouts.

Swampscott’s Katie Watts went 1-for-1 with a bases-clearing double.

Saugus 9, Beverly 2

Caitlyn Wood had a big night on both sides of the ball, tossing a complete game on the mound (one earned run on five hits with 10 strikeouts) and going 2-for-3 with three RBI at the plate. Emma Howard went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI, while Ashley Shaw went 1-for-3 with one RBI. DJ Munafo went 1-for-3 with three runs scored, while Kirby Dalton went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

Saugus (8-6) travels to Marblehead Thursday (5).

For Beverly (9-4), Natalie Stilwell went 2-for-3 with a 2-run home run and Shayla Barker went 2-for-4.

Danvers 3, Peabody 1

Kristina Rossignoll’s solo home run was also the offense the Tanners had in this one. Danvers pitcher Alexcea Glynos had 11 strikeouts.

Notre Dame 20, Tech 8

Hannah Calef and Theresa Mastropietro paired up in the circle. Adrianna Torres hit a 3-run triple and played solid defense at first base.

The Tigers are 2-11 this season.

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