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School Sports Roundup: Peabody boys soccer wins opener over Danvers

Peabody keeper Dom Cunha miscalculates the penalty kick, resulting in a Bishop Fenwick goal. (Spenser R. Hasak)

The Peabody boys soccer team started its season with a 1-0 win over Northeastern Conference rival Danvers Monday night. 

Oscar Mejia scored the game-winning goal in the last minute of play on an assist from Kyle Morfis. 

“It was a crossing ball from Kyle and Oscar headed it into the far corner of the net,” Tanners coach Stan McKeen said. “There were 62 seconds left in the game. Our defense was the strong suit of the game. We struggled with shots until the last 10 minutes. 

“We had a couple scoring chances in the last 10 minutes and luckily we put one in the back of the net. Danvers played very well. They have a young team.” 

Goalies Dom Cunha and Will Machado split time in net. They combined for seven saves. Ben Kemp, Nick Sablone, Kosta Prousalis and Tyler Surman led Peabody’s defense. 

The Tanners (1-0) travel to Gloucester Wednesday (7). 

“Gloucester was a decent team last year,” McKeen said. “They were fairly young. I’m expecting a good game.” 

BOYS SOCCER

Classical 4, Salem 0

At Salem, Gabriel Saramento’s hat trick led the Rams to their first Northeastern Conference victory of the season. 

Diogo Prado scored one goal. 

Classical (3-0) travels to Winthrop Wednesday (4). 

Fenwick 2, St. Joseph 0

Goals from Keiron Murray (26th minute) and Liam Chricton (52nd minute) propelled the Crusaders to victory in their season opener. 

Andrew Perry logged one assist. Junior netminder Liam Foley, in his varsity debut, notched the shutout win. 

“I think things went pretty well,” Crusaders coach Tony Enos said. “We worked pretty hard during the preseason. We were very disciplined. The kids followed the plan and things went well. We’re not used to playing on grass. It was a grass field and the ball moved a bit slower. Maybe I should’ve prepared the boys a bit better but they handled it well. We played excellent defensively. They only had one shot on net.” 

The Crusaders (1-0) welcome Lynnfield to Donaldson Stadium Friday (6). 

“Lynnfield is a much tougher team,” Enos said. “They’re going to be tough. We have three days to prepare for them. The system will change, we’re playing on turf so that’s a change as well. We have a lot of work to do between now and then.” 

St. John’s 5, Everett 1

At Glatz Field, the Eagles featured multiple goal scorers in a non-conference win. 

Senior captain Ethan Ambrosh led the offense with two goals and two assists. Senior captain Gabe Najim added one goal and two assists. Ryan Hart, also a senior captain, and Jack Hausler each scored their first goal of the season. 

Sophomore goalie Joey Waterman made three saves. 

St. John’s (2-0) hosts Xaverian Friday night (7) in its first Catholic Conference game of the season. 

 

GIRLS SOCCER 

Beverly 2, Swampscott 1

Maddie Hudson scored Swampscott’s lone goal on an assist from Mackenzie Kearney. Swampscott goalie Lilian Gosselin made eight saves. 

The Big Blue, 1-1 on the season, are at Marblehead Wednesday (4). 

Marblehead 6, Gloucester 0 

The Magicians grabbed their first win of the season. 

Anna Rigby, Emma Robinson, Mia Atala, Carter Murray, Ella Kramer, Cait Mullins each scored one goal. 

Goalies Catherine Comstock and Lauren Podjur split time in net. 

“We played Fenwick pretty tough, Manchester-Essex pretty tough,” new Magicians coach John Dormer said. “Gloucester’s going to get better as the season goes on. That was their first game. We played games against tough opponents coming into this and I think that helped us.” 

Marblehead (1-2) hosts Swampscott Wednesday (4). 

GOLF 

Classical 48, English 24 

Top performers for the Rams were Luke Rao, PJ Tucker and Kyle McCarthy. 

Top performers for the Bulldogs were Bryce Whitcomb, Nathan Whitcomb, Jacob Johansson, Nyah Lalimarmo and Arryanna Chan. 

Classical (2-2) visits Hamilton-Wenham at Myopia Hunt Club Tuesday (3:30). 

“I’m fairly satisfied with being 2-2,” Classical coach Jack Morrison said. “We’ll have our hands full at a tough golf course against a pretty good opponent Tuesday. We have to work a lot harder and play a little smarter going forward.” 

English (0-3) hosts Salem Thursday (4).  

St. Mary’s 169, St. Joseph 90

Aiden Emmerich (1-under, 38 points) and Luke Smith (30 points) led the way for St. Mary’s (4-0). 

The Spartans host Austin Prep Tuesday (3). 

Winthrop 48, Salem 24

Ethan Doyle was the lone winner for Salem, taking his match 5 1/2-3 1/2. Bobby Jellison tied his match 4 1/2-4 1/2.

The Witches (1-2) host Swampscott Wednesday at Olde Salem Greens. 

VOLLEYBALL

St. Mary’s 3, Salem 0

On the road, the Spartans grabbed their second consecutive win and improved to 2-1. Set scores were 25-19, 25-19 and 25-18. 

St. Mary’s visits Georgetown Wednesday (5). 

Classical 3, Marblehead 0

The Rams won by set scores of 25-21, 25-10, 26-24.

Brooke Warren had 14 service points in the win, including five aces. Amber Crayton had nine service points, six digs and three assists in the win, while Jean Gupton-Morrison had nine service points and six kills. Cherish Nwoko and Chloe Clement each had five kills, while Pamela Diaz had 12 digs.

Classical (3-0) hosts Somerville Tuesday evening (5).

For Marblehead, Anna Arbo had nine kills and Lilah Thompson had seven kills. Abby Schwartz had 10 digs.

The Magicians (2-1) hosts Danvers Wednesday (5:15).

Greater Lowell 3, Tech 0

The Tigers fell in a close match by set scores of 21-25, 22-25, 21-25. Delcy Ortiz and GG Collazo both played well in the loss.

Tech (1-1) takes on Shawsheen at home Tuesday (5).

Masconomet 3, Peabody 0

Peabody lost by set scores of 22-25, 15-25, 12-25. Isabel Bettencourt had four aces and two kills, while Aaliyah Alleyne had four kills and one block. Sarah Broughton added eight service points in the loss. 

Peabody travels to Beverly Wednesday (5:30).

FIELD HOCKEY 

Revere 1, Saugus 0

The Patriots improved to 3-0-1 with the win. 

Saugus hosts Peabody Thursday (4).

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