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HOCKEY BOYS

Essex Tech 8, North East 0: Sophomore Chris Maher scored the first two goals of his college career while Bryan Swaczyk also scored a pair and captain David Egan contributed a goal and four assists for the Hawks as head coach Mark Leonard won his 250th career game.

Chris Batten and Riley Sobezenski each scored their first college goals in the win while Jonathan Daley also ripped the strings for Essex Tech (now 5-2-1). Ethan Long and Dominic Tiberii had assists for their first varsity points, as did backup goalies Marco Picano and Garrett White. Other assists have been credited to Jaydan Vargas, Brady Leonard, Larry Graffeo, Sobezenski, Daley and Maher. All three varsity goalies (Kyle Mahan, Picano and White) shared the shutout.

Bishop Fenwick 2, Arlington Catholic 1: Dan Reddick’s first college goal, which came in the second period on a pass from Nick Wesley, proved to be the winner as the Crusaders (3-5) traveled to Ed Burns Arena and outplayed the Cougars hosts with a much-needed Catholic Central League win. Max Vieira also lit the winner’s lamp, sending home a shot from the point by Anthony Sasso. Fenwick keeper Josh Millman made 25 saves against an AC side who were unbeaten in the league.

St. John’s Prep 7, St. John’s Shrewsbury 5: In the first Catholic Conference showcase at the Canton Ice House on Sunday, the Eagles saw second Cam Umlah score his first college goal and also got a pair from Christian Rosa to move to 8-1 this season. Captain Tommy Sarni, Ben McGilvray, Will Van Sicklin and Jake Vana also scored for St. John’s who led 3-1 after one and 6-2 after 30 minutes.

Mascotomet 3, Beverly 2: Josh Brann scored twice, including the winner after taking a pass from Zach Peterson into the high slot and firing a long shot to give the Chieftains (8-1) a comeback victory. AJ Sacco tied the game for Masco earlier in the third period with his team-leading 11th goal. Nick Santangelo had 24 saves, while Michael Bevilacqua had two assists and Henry Sorenson one.

Beverly took a 2-0 lead in the second period scoring twice on a 5-on-3 power play, with defenseman Jaxon Thomas and captain Matt Mezza scoring. Captain DJ Bachini assisted on both snipes, with captain Cam Cook adding one of his own. Junior goaltender Dylan Hunter had a strong game on his return to the net, stopping 26 shots.

Winthrop 9, Swampscott 0: Five second-period goals sank the Big Blue, which fell to 2-6-1 with the home loss. Goaltenders Jason Bouffard and Dom Pappalardo made 23 and 12 saves respectively for Swampscott.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Mascotomet 3, Shawsheen 2: Shorthanded with just 11 skaters dressed, the Chieftains (3-5) got a goal and an assist each from senior captain Sage Smith, Charlotte Leiss and Maddie Kenny to get back into the win column. Middle school goaltender Madie Dupuis made 28 saves while Bella Campbell had two assists and Bella Flinn had one.

Bishop Feehan 3, Bishop Fenwick 2: Senior captain Lauren Diranian’s third-period goal tied the game, but the Shamrocks scored the winner to leave with two points. Eighth-grader Skylar Demsey scored his first college goal for the Crusaders and the assists went to senior captain Catherine Salvo and Abbey Millman.

Newburyport 3, Marblehead 1: Ashley Piersol’s backhand goal with just over 10 minutes left made it 2-1 but the Lady Headers (4-6-0) couldn’t close. Goalkeeper Lily Francouer produced another outstanding effort between the posts.

GYMNASTIC

Hamilton-Wenham 134.75, Gloucester/Ipswich 124.5: The Generals, who co-operate with Manchester Essex, won their first meeting with Georgia Greeves leading the all-around at 35.25 with wins on vault (9.1), bars (8.75) and beam ( 9.0). Norah Keys scored a 9.0 on vault and finished third in the all-around at 32.1. Mia Russo of Ipswich/Gloucester won the floor with an 8.6 and was second in the all-around with a 33.6.

Beverly 135.5, Marblehead/Swampscott 135.45: The Panthers earned a competitive victory thanks to Sydney Spencer’s overall score of 34.15. Spencer’s best scores came on bars (8.6) and floor (8.85). Keegan Richardson (9.3 on vault, 8.7 on floor) and Olivia Giello (8.9 on vault, 32.5 all around) also performed well for Beverly.

For Marblehead/Swampscott, Maeve McIlroy led the way with a game-best 36.4 total score, highlighted by her 9.2 on vault, 9.3 on bars, 8.7 on beam and 9.2 on the ground.

WATCH

St. John’s wins Woburn Tournament: The Eagles scored 278.5 points to flee the field in the Woburn tournament this weekend. The champions were Alex Schaeublin (113 pounds), Adam Schaeublin (132), Rawson Iwanicki (152), Matt Mitchell (170), Dylan Greenstein (195), and Jack Blizard (220). Tyler Knox was also crowned champion at 126 pounds, earning the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler award. Zach Richardson added a third place while Braedon Goes, Elias Hajali and Charlie Smith were all fourth.

Marblehead/Swampscott fourth: The Blacks and Blues finished fourth out of 17 teams at the annual Daniel Gionet Memorial in Pelham. Individual placers included Liam O’Brien at 106 pounds (third place), Connor O’Brien at 113 (third), Clive Connolly at 126 (fourth), Will Woodward at 132 (fourth), Noah Faverman at 138 (third), Ben Segee at 152 (fourth), Nicolai Tarason at 160 (second) and Ned Fitzgerald at 220 (second).

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Groton 49, Pingree 40: Senior Lexi Garcia scored 20 points as the Highlanders (now 5-4) came back from a big deficit to come within five points of the unbeaten Zebras with 40 seconds left, but couldn’t come back completely. Sam Jones, a junior, added 15 points for the hosts.

Beverly 42, North Reading 35: The Panthers picked up a quality non-league victory over an ever-tough Cape Ann League opponent, led by Molly Potter’s eight points, six rebounds and four assists. Grace Coughlin scored 10 with three boards, Lindsey Gannon scored 10 with four caroms, and Angelina Mazzone scored seven and caught five on the glass.

TO SWIM

Austin Prep 94, Bishop Fenwick 53: The Crusaders failed to face a strong Austin Prep team in Sunday’s road meet at the Burbank YMCA in Reading.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Suffolk 86, Endicott 82: Jalen Echevarria tied for a game-high 27 points and was a perfect 12-for-12 at the line, but the Gulls (6-4) blew a 12-point lead in the first half. Stephan Fama added a team-best 14 points with seven rebounds for Endicott.

Salem State 79, Fitchburg State 61: All five starters scored in double figures, led by Sean Bryan’s 19 as the Vikings (7-7) went undefeated in MASCAC play. Jaden Castillo scored 18 for the winners, Josiah Green scored 15, Conner Bryne scored 13 with ten rebounds and Jarret Bryne scored 10.

Gordon 83, Wentworth 64: Parker Omslaer’s double-double of 24 points and 14 rebounds led the day for the Scots (6-6) with Pingree graduate David Massillon also doubling with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Bryce Smith also had a fine outing with 17 points and six assists.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Endicott 64, Suffolk 60: Sarah Dempsey had 18 points and 10 rebounds and the Gulls (7-6) used a dominant 21-7 run in the third quarter to take control of the game and climb above .500. Tara Laugeni was also in doubles with 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Nichols 84, Gordon 79: Madison Wynbeek had a monster game with 16 points and 18 rebounds but the Scots (4-7) were outscored by eight points in the fourth quarter in a tough league loss. Ami Rivera added 19 points with 10 boards and Cara Anderotti added ten.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE HOCKEY

Endicott 2, Nichols 0: Bailey Thieben made 13 saves for the shutout and the No. 8-ranked Gulls (11-3-1) stayed in control all the way. Jacy Kuhlman scored the winner late in the second period and Tabitha Franceschini scored in the third.

Elmira 6, Salem State 1: Against the No. 3-ranked team in the nation, Kaia Hollingsworth made 11 of 49 saves to keep it scoreless in the first period, but Salem State (2-11) fell victim to a four-goal blitz through the middle of the period. Brenna Greene scored with an assist from Peabody product Jess Robert to save Salem from being sent off.

MEN’S COLLEGE HOCKEY

Endicott 3, Nichols 2: Three consecutive second-period goals by Ethan Bastien, Noah Strawn and Derek Contessa propelled the No. 12-ranked Gulls (11-3-1) to a weekend sweep. Connor Beatty and Andrew Kuripov each had two assists and Conor O’Brien, a captain, made 35 saves in goal.