The Peabody boys lacrosse team scored early and never looked back Friday night, taking down cross-town rival Bishop Fenwick 13-5 to claim the Danish Cup for the ninth consecutive season. The win also qualified the Tanners (9-6) for the state tournament.
“We got off to a great start and pretty much kept it up for a full 48 minutes,” said Peabody coach Leo Shidler. “We had a lot of guys who contributed tonight. I’m so proud of the kids on this team. Their character is unbelievable and the culture and attitude of this team is so positive, so I am so happy for them. They deserve it.”
Jack Houlden, who was named MVP of the game for Peabody, led the way with four goals and four assists. Conor McCarron added four goals in the win, while Nick Patturelli had one goal and one assist. Colby Therrien, Anthony Bettencourt, Jack Woods and Keenan Madden each had one goal, while Trevor Smith and Andrew Lucas each had one assist.
For Fenwick, Nick Muzi was named the MVP of the game with two goals. Robby Favuzza also scored two goals in the loss, while Nico Pasciuto scored one goal.
“I think we were definitely too hyped up and too tight,” said Fenwick coach Steve Driscoll. “We coached half of the Peabody kids in the Bay State games and we knew they had skill and knew exactly what to expect, but we just couldn’t sustain possession.”
Peabody’s next game is Monday night at home against Gloucester (7).
Fenwick’s also back in action Monday when the Crusaders take on Lowell Catholic at Gage Field (3:30).
Swampscott 17, Danvers 1
Reese Robertson led the way for the Big Blue with five goals, while Emerson Laundry and Elizabeth Green each scored three goals. Harper Clopton and Grace DiGrande each scored two goals, while Nikki Rosa and Scarlet Ciciotti each scored one goal. Goalie Sasha Divall had two saves in the win.
Swampscott (11-2) travels to Lynnfield Monday (4).