Abby Lucich’s first-half goal was all the Lynnfield girls soccer team needed to outlast Cape Ann League rival Amesbury for a 1-0 win Wednesday. The Pioneers extended their winning streak to seven and improved to 7-2-1.
Lynnfield controlled possession for much of the match, but struggled to get shots off.
“It was disappointing as we had only six, maybe seven shots,” Lynnfield coach Mark Vermont said. “We definitely controlled the game, but couldn’t get any shots off. I don’t know if it was because of the slippery conditions and the rain, but we have been struggling to get shots off. That’s the one thing we have not been doing well this year.”
Spellman 2, St. Mary’s 1
The Cardinals netted the game-winning goal with less than a minute remaining. Gabriella Diaz scored St. Mary’s lone goal on Katie O’Neill’s assist.
Goalie Eliza Brown “made some great saves,” Spartans coach Jim Foley said. “The two shots she gave up were really just lasers. I don’t think many goalies would’ve saved those.”
The Spartans (5-5) travel to Mystic Valley Saturday (3).
Danvers 8, Saugus 0
Danvers (9-1) punched its ticket to the Division 2 North state tournament.
“That’s our first goal of every season,” Danvers coach Jim Hinchion said. “This is our 29th consecutive year making it. We always put a lot of effort into getting into the tournament. Once you get in, anything can happen so we’re excited.”
Abby Cash netted three goals to lead the offense.
The Falcons host Brookline Saturday (6) in a non-conference tilt.
Kylie Ronan and Alex Inferrera played well for Saugus in the loss. The Sachems (6-4) travel to Marblehead Friday (3:30).
Swampscott 3, English 0
Goalie Elysse Newson and defender Arianna Garcia helped keep the Bulldogs in a 1-0 game at halftime. But Swampscott scored twice in the second half to pull away.
English (2-9-1) travels to Gloucester Friday (4).
Mackenzie Kearney, Emme Laundry and Priya Cooper each scored a goal for Swampscott.
Laine Foutes had two assists, Grace Hudson had one and goalie Lilian Gosselin made four saves.
The Big Blue (7-3) travel to Winthrop next Monday (4).
Peabody 3, Salem 0
Bridget O’Connell led the way with one goal and one assist for the Tanners, while Aja Alimonte and Samantha Simmons each had one goal. Maddy Scacchi and McKayla Fisher each had one assist. Defensively, Colleen Crotty, Emma Darling, Meghan Billingsley and Hailee Lomasney all played well. Goalie Shelby Doucette had four saves in the shutout.
Peabody (5-4) takes on Beverly Friday (4).
Classical 0, Gloucester 0
The Rams (1-6-3) battled to a scoreless draw at Manning.
English 2, Swampscott 0
Goals from Chris Lazo and Jalen Coriolan were enough to propel the Bulldogs. Bruno Cabral logged one assist. Obed Baswa led the defense. Goalie Jack Mancaniello made three saves.
English (9-0-1) travels to Beverly next Monday (4).
Classical 3, Gloucester 1
The Rams qualified for the state tournament.
“It’s great,” Classical coach Eric Moreno Jr. said. “Now we can focus on seeding and the league.”
Christopher Zelaya scored two goals and Gabriel Sarmento netted one. Maycol Macario dished two assists.
Classical (9-2) hosts Beverly Saturday (1).
Williams 3, Fenwick 2
Sean Kern and Andrew Perry scored one goal each. Keiron Murray, Andrew Dwyer and Ryan Morganstern played well.
Spellman 4, St. Mary’s 1
Eduardo Toranzo scored on Kyle Hughes’ assist. Richie LeBrun, Nick Miller, Jacob Guarino and Marcos Weber all played well.
St. John’s Prep 4, Xaverian 0
The Eagles remained unbeaten on the season behind a two-goal performance from Greg Pykett. Ethan Ambrosh added one goal and one assist, while Owen Siewert scored one goal.
St. John’s (8-0-1) travels to Needham Saturday (6).
Peabody 3, Salem 2
Victor Maciel scored on Kyle Joyce’s assist to put Peabody up 1-0 at halftime. Chris Fazollo (assists from Kyle Morfis and Ben Kemp) netted Peabody’s second goal. Maciel netted the game-winner on a penalty kick in the final 10 minutes of play.
Nick Sablone and Kosta Prousalis also played well.
Peabody (5-3) travels to Winthrop Friday (4).
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Marblehead 22, Peabody 38
The Magicians (4-0) remain undefeated.
Top runners were Peabody’s Sarah DiBasta (1st, 21:01), Marblehead’s Caroline Johnson (2nd, 21:13), Marblehead’s Tess Whalen (3rd, 21:58), Marblehead’s Olivia Cleary (4th, 23:04), Peabody’s Emily McDonald (5th, 23:07), Marblehead’s Olivia Chickering (6th, 23:09), Marblehead’s Claire Tips (7th, 23:11) and Marblehead’s Michaela Haliotis (8th, 23:32).
Fenwick 4, Medfield 2
Cailyn Wesley scored two goals, while Isabella Maraschi and Kristina Rusha each scored one goal. Goalies Cat Elias (one save) and Abby Booth (four saves) split time in net.
Grace Morey logged two assists.
Fenwick (8-1) travels to Wilmington next Tuesday.
Classical 3, Beverly 1
Set scores were 25-4, 20-25, 25-8 and 25-18.
Amber Crayton (14 service points), Kiara Edmonds (13) and Pamela Diaz (12) led the service game. Cherish Nwoko led the forwards with six kills, while Chloe Clement logged five and Amber Crayton had four. Crayton added 11 assists and Diaz tallied 14 digs.
Classical (9-1) hosts Danvers Friday (5).
Peabody 3, Salem 0
Set scores were 25-18, 25-10 and 26-24.
Olivia Kiricoples logged four kills and three aces. Isabel Bettencourt tallied 14 service points and four aces.
The Tanners are at Winthrop Friday (5).
Tech 3, Notre Dame 1
Set scores were 25-21, 18-25, 25-11 and 25-13.
Nani Merced logged six aces and nine kills. Delcy Ortiz added seven aces. KK Carrasquillo contributed with six kills and three aces.
Tech (6-5) travels to PMA Friday (5:30).