School Sports Roundup: Classical volleyball grabs another win

Classical's Cherish Nwoko helped the Rams with four kills in Tuesday's match. (Olivia Falcigno)

The Classical volleyball swept Salem for a 3-0 Northeastern Conference win Tuesday night. Set scores were 25-13, 25-13 and 25-9. 

Pamela Diaz led Classical with 26 service points, including 11 aces. Jean Gupton-Morrison led the Rams forwards with five kills, while Cherish Nwoko, Chloe Clement and Amber Crayton had four kills each.

Classical, now at 13-2 on the season, welcomes crosstown rival English Thursday (5). 


Marblehead 3, Beverly 0 

Set scores were 25-21, 25-20 and 25-19.

Haley Lemieux logged eight kills and two blocks, while Anna Arbo added six kills. Abby Schwartz led the team with eight digs. Setters Samantha Oberlander and Emme Smith each had eight assists.

Marblehead (10-6) hosts powerhouse Danvers Thursday (5:30). 

Peabody 3 Swampscott 1

Set scores were 25-12, 21-25, 29-27 and 27-25. 

Peabody’s top performers were Aaliyah Alleyne (nine kills, five blocks), Sam Silva (eight kills), Olivia Kiricoples (five kills), Isabel Bettencourt (21 assists, 15 service points) and Amanda Marmiani (14 service points.) 

Peabody hosts Beverly Thursday (5). 

Northeast 3, Tech 0

The Tigers fell by set scores of 13-25, 19-25, 21-25. KK Carrasquillo had eight kills in the loss, while Derlande Montas had three kills and two blocks. 

Tech (8-7) hosts Nashoba Friday evening (5:30).


English 2, East Boston 1

Julianna Perry and Melissa Zayas scored a goal each. Goalie Elysse Newson made 11 saves and came minutes away from a shutout. Dayana Gamboni and Anadia Whelton played well. 

“It was a very good game,” English coach Ed McNeil said. “I was pleased. East Boston is a much improved team. We haven’t won in a while so it was nice to get a win.” 

English (3-12-1) takes on Classical next Monday (7). 

Tech 3, Minuteman 2

Sandy Garcia scored two goals and Helen Pojoy added one. Pojoy and Nina Catano each dished one assist. 

The Tigers (6-7) host Nashoba Thursday (4) for Tech’s Senior Night. 

Peabody 5, Gloucester 1

The Tanners built a 4-0 lead at halftime and never looked back. McKayla Fisher paced the offense with two goals. Bridget O’Connell, Ava D’Ambrosio and Taylor Bettencourt scored one goal each. Goalies Emma Bloom and Brianna Kyes split time in net. 

Peabody (8-5) hosts Tewksbury in a non-league game Friday (4). 

Danvers 2, Beverly 2

Reese Pszenny and Abby Cash netted a goal each for Danvers. Cash and Riley DiGilio each had one assist. Falcons goalie Kylie MacCormack made six saves. 

“It was a huge game,” Danvers coach Jim Hinchion said. “We had a 2-goal lead 10 minutes into the game. But we also had the sun and that played a big part. The sun was in their eyes. We had a big advantage on shots but we couldn’t get that third goal. I felt we needed a third goal. We fought hard. Give Beverly credit for fighting back. It was an exciting game.” 

Danvers (12-1-1) hosts Andover Saturday (6) in a non-league game. 


Tech 2, Shawsheen 2

Brian Barrera and Manish Pulami netted one goal apiece in Tech’s draw. 

Tech (5-4-4) plays St. Mary’s Thursday (6). 

Salem 5, Saugus 1

James Rodrigues scored Saugus’ lone goal. 

The Sachems (3-10) host TechBoston in a non-league tilt Wednesday (4). 

Peabody 4, Gloucester 1 

Peabody improved to 11-3 with a Senior Night win. 

Harrison Fisher (assist from Ben Kemp) gave Peabody  1-0 lead in the first half. Victor Maciel’s unassisted goal two minutes into the second half boosted the lead to 2-0. Edward Santos scored on a penalty kick and Chris Fazollo (Maciel assist) netted the final goal. 

Goalie Will Machado recorded eight saves. 

“The star player, without a doubt, was Nick Sablone,” Tanners coach Stan McKeen said. “He plays well every night but he was SuperMan (Tuesday). He had a phenomenal game. It was a good win. We’ve won seven in a row now.” 

Peabody hosts Medford Friday (6). 

KIPP 5, Pioneer 0 

Kenny DeLeon led the offense with two goals. Kevin Rodriguez and Angel Zuniga also scored. Goalie Jefferson Paz earned the shutout. Midfielder Brandon Arreaga also played well. 

KIPP (6-2-1) travels to CCSC of Cambridge Saturday. 


Fenwick 189, Williams 179 

The Crusaders improved to 8-4 with a Catholic Central League win on their Senior Night. 

Fenwick’s top performers were Jake Murphy (34 points), Nick Muzi (32), Tom Estella (29), Gavin Bolt (28) and Brandon Bloom (28). 

Fenwick hosts Austin Prep Wednesday (3). 

St. John’s 221, Central Catholic 268 

Top performers for St. John’s were Aidan LeBlanc (33 points), Matt Remley (36), Alex Landry (37), Conor O’Holleran (38), Brandon Farrin (38), Brendan O’Holleran (38) and Emmet Phelan (38). 

Swampscott 36, Gloucester 36

Brendan Sheehan and Will Roddy carried the Big Blue in a tight match. Sheehan (6 ½-2 ½) and Roddy (7-2) won their matches. 

“Will made a 12-foot plus putt to tie the last hole and help our team tie the match,” Swampscott coach Jason Knowles said. “Gloucester gave us all that we could handle.They’re easily the most improved team that we have seen this season.  We won by 30 at our home course in September and for us to tie is a big deal.” 

Swampscott (9-3-1) travels to Peabody Wednesday (4). 

Beverly 44 ½, Marblehead – 27 ½ 

Gavin Lundgren and Ben Weed were Marblehead’s top performers. 

The Magicians (5-10) host Somerville Wednesday (4). 


Fenwick 6, Malden 0 

Cailyn Wesley scored four goals to power Fenwick’s offense. Grace Morey and Stephanie Steriti scored one goal each. 

Goalies Abby Booth (one save) and Cat Elias (one save) split time in net. Isabella Maraschi and Kat Clancy also played well. 

Fenwick (12-1) hosts Notre Dame Thursday (4). 

JV Girls Soccer

Winthrop 5, Classical 1

Delaney Dana scored Classical’s lone goal. 


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