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School Sports Roundup: Fenwick girls lax grabs a much-needed win

Bishop Fenwick's Cailyn Wesley scored seven goals in Monday's win. (Item File Photo)

The Bishop Fenwick girls lacrosse team picked up a much-needed win Monday with a 16-8 Catholic Central League victory over Lowell Catholic. Fenwick’s offense was led by Cailyn Wesley, who scored six goals and dished one assist. Also scoring goals for Fenwick were Mia Tsarpalis (three), Karina Gyllenhaal (two), Brynn Bertucci (two), Hanna Goodreau (one), Paige Littlehale (one) and Caleigh Dirks (one). Mary D’Entemont and Julia Barnes led the defense.

The Crusaders (7-9) need to win their final two games of the regular season to qualify for the state tournament.

Fenwick hosts Lynnfield next Monday (6).

GIRLS LACROSSE

Swampscott 13, Lynnfield 11

Scoring goals for the Big Blue were Grace DiGrande (five), Elizabeth Green (three), Emerson Laundry (two), Reese Roberson (two) and Harper Clopton (one).

Sara Hamada Mohamed six saves.

Swampscott (12-2) travels to Revere Wednesday (4).

BASEBALL

St. Mary’s 8, Masconomet 5

Spartans pitcher Terrence Moynihan, making his first start of the season, allowed four earned runs on nine hits but did enough to keep his team within striking distance. Moynihan pitched six innings before turning the ball over to reliever Lee Pacheco, who tossed a scoreless seventh for the save.

“Terrence pounded the strike zone,” Spartans coach Derek Dana said. “The kids played good defense behind him. Late in the game we gave a few extra outs and it cost us. A couple extra outs cost us a couple more runs but Terrence gave us everything we needed.”

Pacheco had four RBI and went 3-for-3 with a run scored.

Moynhian, Jared Coppola (3-for-5, three runs), DJ DiCenso (1-for-3) and Aiven Cabral each had one RBI. Kyle Ouellette (2-for-3) scored three runs.

“We hit the way I think we’re capable of hitting (Monday),” Dana said.

The Spartans (11-5) host Malden Catholic Tuesday (7).

“Malden Catholic’s a tough team,” Dana said. “They’re a Division 1 program. We have to be ready to go.”

Classical 5, Salem 1

Kyle Finnigan tossed a complete game, allowing five hits with four strikeouts. Finnigan helped his own cause with a RBI and a run scored.

James Wilkins (1-for-3) had three RBI. Brett Bucklin hit a RBI double. Brendan Lannon and Deniel Ortiz each scored a rin.

Classical (12-4) travels to Gloucester Tuesday (4).

Tech 6, Minuteman 0

Jhoan Ortega pitched seven shutout innings and allowed just one hit with 10 strikeouts. Nathan Whitcomb, Kenny Moore and Edward Cuevas carried the offense.

Tech (6-7) hosts Chelsea Tuesday (4).

St. John’s 9, Malden Catholic 2

St. John’s (12-3) clinched the Catholic Conference crown.

“This was a nice team win,” Eagles coach Dan Letarte said. “It was a nice step for our team. The last two games we’ve been playing our best baseball of the season.”

Alex Lane (1-for-3, three RBI), Will Frain (2-for-3, two RBI) and Max Freedman (1-for-3, three runs scored, two RBI) carried St. John’s offense. Joe Castrichini got the nod and went three innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits with three strikeouts.

The Eagles travel to BC High Wednesday (4).

SOFTBALL

Classical 13, Salem 1

The Rams improved to 11-2 on the season. Kayla Morrill (3-for-4, two RBI), Rebecca Walker (3-for-5, RBI), Kiara Edmonds (3-for-5, RBI) and Maddie Dana (2-for-5, RBI) powered the offense.

The Rams travel to Medford Tuesday (4).

Fenwick 4, Lowell Catholic 2

The Crusaders trailed 2-0 after three and a half innings, and with seven of their first eight batters going down swinging, things couldn’t have looked worse for a team in desperate need of a win to keep its tournament hopes alive.

But Fenwick (6-7) gutted it out, scratching out two runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings. Senior catcher Tessa Palermo provided the spark in the fourth with the Crusaders’ first hit of the game, a home run over the left-field fence.

After that, Crusaders’ starter Emma Burke buckled down over the next three innings to seal the win.

BOYS LACROSSE

Lynn 7, Salem 6

Steven Downey scored the game-winner and brother Owen Downey made 15 saves. Sam Ennis paced the offense with four goals. Liam Donovan scored a goal, Brian Clougherty scored a goal and dished two assists and Derrick Patrick had one assist.

“The guys worked hard,” Lynn coach Peter Pappagianopoulos said. “They battled the whole game. They fought for every ground ball. It was a great team win. Derrick and Owen played their best games of the season. It was just a great team effort.”

The Jets are at Everett Wednesday (4).

Fenwick 18, Lowell Catholic 4

This one belonged to Diego Alvarez-Segee, who scored seven goals and logged two assists. Nico Pasciuto (three goals), Nick Muzi (two), Derek DelVecchio (three), Robby Favuzza (three goals) and Ian Worthley (goal) also scored.

Garrett Ruszkowski made seven saves.

Fenwick (14-3) hosts Arlington Catholic in its regular season finale next Thursday.

Saugus 6, Malden 1

Dom Paolo led the Sachems with two goals and one assist. Chris Benoit scored his first goal of the season. Ryan Pugh, Andrew Cipriano and Mario Desimone each scored a goal.

Saugus (6-8) needs to win its final two games of the regular season to qualify for states. The Sachems host Medford Thursday (4).

Marblehead 11, Danvers 8

Will Shull scored six goals, leading the Magicians to their 14th win in a row. Marblehead visits St. John’s Thursday (7).

BOYS TENNIS

Classical 5, Salem 0

Winners for Classical were Stephen Ong (6-1, 6-1 at first singles), Andy Ma (6-4, 6-3 at second singles), Jake Ennis (6-2, 6-2 at third singles), Adam Mariano/Jonah Hogdon (6-0, 6-0 at first doubles).

“The kids played really solid for all four matches,” Rams coach Chris Hayward said. “They were very focused. Andy lost to his opponent earlier in the year. To his credit he and his teammates have all worked hard. They’ve continued to improve. It’s been fun coaching this team. They’re a great group of kids.”

The Rams (7-7) visit English Tuesday (4).

GIRLS TENNIS

Classical 5, Salem 0

Winners for the Rams (12-1, 10-1 NEC) were Anh Nguyen (6-3, 6-3 at first singles), Daphne Pineda (6-1, 6-1 at second singles), freshman Kenzie McLaren (6-0, 6-0 at third singles), Abby Stafford/Lexi Ferraro (7-5, 6-2 first doubles) and Jayden Carroca/Sophia DeFronzo (6-1, 6-1 at second doubles).

Classical hosts English Tuesday (4) when the Rams will celebrate their senior night at Breed.

Lynnfield  4, Pentucket  1

Winners for Lynnfield (12-1, 9-1 CAL) were Alexa Vittiglio (7-5, 6-0 at second singles), Emma Gallucci (6-4, 6-4 at third singles), Grace Sokop/Gillian Skelley (7-5, 6-4 at first doubles) and

Elena Moisidis/Celeste Joly (6-2, 6-4 at second doubles).

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