School Sports Roundup: Classical volleyball grabs historic win over Peabody

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Tuesday’s win was a long time coming for the Classical volleyball team. The Rams outdueled Peabody on the road, 3-2, for their first win over the Tanners in program history. 

Set scores were 25-22, 22-25, 22-25, 25-18 and 16-14. 

The Rams took the first set behind the strong play of their forwards. Cherish Nwoko had four kills while Amber Crayton added two. Brooke Warren had five service points. 

After Peabody took sets No. 2 and 3, Classical bounced back in the fourth. Amber Crayton got Classical off to a good start with five consecutive service points and Warren followed with four. 

The fifth set was close throughout, with the Rams taking a slight lead at 8-7. Pamela Diaz got three service points to start and Kristen Brazell was key to winning the set when she had four clutch service points in the closing stretch. 

For the match, Warren led the Rams with 15 service points, while Diaz and Brazell had 12 service points each. Crayton had 12 kills and six assists, while Nwoko added 11 kills. 

Classical (7-1) hosts Swampscott Thursday (5). 

For Peabody, Aaliyah Alleyne had 19 kills and four blocks. Olivia Kiricoples logged eight kills and Isabel Bettencourt tallied 27 assists.

Peabody travels to English Thursday (5:30). 


Marblehead 3, English 0

Marblehead won with set scores of 25-13, 25-14 and 26-24. 

Lilah Thompson (six kills, one block), Anna Schluter (five kills, two blocks) and Anna Arbo (five digs) played well for the Magicians. 

Marblehead (5-3) visits Salem Thursday (5:30). 

For English, Merily Folestal, Tyler Kebreau and Abnerliz Ocasio-Lugo played well. 

“Marblehead played an excellent game match with very few mistakes,” English coach Mike Haddad said. “We played well, but had trouble with consistency. The first two sets, our team had trouble getting settled. I will say though, they played a phenomenal third set.” 

English (2-4) hosts Peabody Thursday (5:30). 

Greater Lawrence 3, Lynn Tech 0 

Set scores were 25-19, 25-17 and 25-21. Tech (3-4) hosts Essex Tech Thursday (5:30). 


St. Mary’s 179, Cardinal Spellman 110

The Spartans continued to roll, led by Aidan Emmerich’s 1-under performance. Emmerich put up 38 points, while Luke Smith had 30 points. Other top performers for St. Mary’s were Pete Pagliuca (28 points), Sean Mathers (25 points), Luke Sargent (22 points) and Andrew Luciano (19 points).

St. Mary’s (10-1) is back in action Wednesday (3:45) against Archbishop Williams at Gannon.

Swampscott 51 1/2, Gloucester 20 1/2

Swampscott featured eight different winners in the match. Danny Dilisio (5 1/2 – 3 1/2), Lou Spellios (5 – 4), Aidan Graciale (6 1/2 – 2 1/2),  Aidan Tierney (7 1/2 – 1 1/2), Nate Stern (7 1/2 – 1 1/2), Brendan Sheehan (6 – 3), Dawson DiBarri (6 – 3) and Will Roddy (7 1/2 – 1 1/2) each won their matches.   

Swampscott (6-2) takes on English Thursday (4) at Gannon. 

St. John’s 220, Danvers 257 

Leading scorers for the Eagles were Robbie Forti (36), Oliver Hermann (36), Aidan LeBlanc (36), Brandon Farrin (37), Emmet Phelan (37) and Alex Landry (38). 

St. John’s travels to Wachusett Country Club Wednesday (3:15) to take on St. John’s of Shrewsbury. 

Salem 42, Saugus 30

Salem got wins from Ethan Doyle (6-3), Bobby Jellison (6 1/2-6 1/2), Joe Parr (6 1/2-6 1/2), Jack Doyle (5-4) and Brady Tremblay (5-4). 

The Witches (4-5) play at Peabody Wednesday (4) at The Meadow.


Northeast 2, Tech 1

Alexis Barrios scored Tech’s lone goal on a penalty kick in the 20th minute. 

Tech goalies Julio Ramirez (three saves) and Jeisson Alarcon (four saves) split time in net. 

Tech (3-3-3) hosts Whittier Thursday (4). 

Lynnfield 4, Georgetown 0

The Pioneers featured four different goal scorers. Tommy Hauser, Matheus Saramento, Jack Bird and Tommy Buston scored one goal each. 

Lynnfield (4-5) hosts Newburyport Thursday (3:45) in another Cape Ann League battle. 

Gloucester 6, Swampscott 5 

Swampscott’s Fernando Barranco and Valerio Tatiafore scored twice each. Nick Sirota netted one goal. 

Assists came from Sirota, Joey Do and Jake Sweeney. 

Swampscott travels to Classical Saturday (1). 


KIPP (2-1) suffered its first loss of the season 

“Again our defense was very busy with captains James Paz and David Macario playing very well and freshman Jeff Paz putting on a clinic in goal,” KIPP coach Jon Langlois said. “PHA’s a total team overall and there’s a reason why they’re two-time state champions.” 

KIPP hosts Excel next Tuesday (7:15). 


Swampscott 2, Beverly 2

Natalie Dominiconi and Brooke Waters scored a goal each for Swampscott. Dominiconi and Brooke Waters each dished one assist. Meg O’Brien and Olivia Baran played well. Chloe Rakaukas made six saves in net. 

Swampscott (4-3-1) travels to Malden Friday (4). 

Fenwick 8, Malden 1 

Grace Morey led the charge with three goals. Cailyn Wesley (two goals, two assists), Arianna Costello (goal), Paige Littlehale (goal) and Kate Keenan (goal) also contributed to the offense. 

Goalies Cat Elias (save) and Abby Booth (three saves) split time in net. 

Fenwick (6-1) visits Wilmington next Tuesday (4). 

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