Swampscott’s girls lacrosse team (13-4) is on to the round of 16 in Division 3, where the Big Blue will take on Apponequet Reg. with details to be determined.
As for how they got there, the Big Blue took care of Dedham 17-5 Monday. Coco Clopton (5 goals, 1 assist), Brooke Waters (4 goals, 3 assists), Abby Eichler (3 goals, 4 assists), Avery Laundry (3 goals, 2 assists), and Sophia Ciciotti (3 assists) led a dynamic offense.
Fione Keaney and Lily Johnson also scored, while Riley Johnson dished out an assist. Lilah Caplan made seven big saves, followed by Vivian Schaffnit who added another.
Siobhan Smith, Brooke Lomasney, and Ally Bettencourt all scored, but that would be all in Peabody’s tournament matchup against Weymouth Monday.
Bettencourt also dished out an assist, while Caitlin Snow played well with 14 saves.
Riley Schmitt had two hits and an RBI, Matt Mahan had two RBI, and Stefan Shepard had two hits to lead Marblehead to an 8-4 against Hopkinton in the Division 2 state tournament.
Drew Whitman allowed just four hits in 4 2/3 innings, while Chris Cannuscio retired two batters in relief.
Archbishop Williams 9
Lynnfield made things interesting with five runs in the final inning, but it wasn’t enough to take down Archbishop Williams. In the 9-6 final, Lynnfield had men on base, but a ground ball ended the game – and season.
“We had some chances to score and they made some plays defensively,” Lynnfield coach John O’Brien said.
Lynnfield’s Anthony Grabau had quite the day, smashing a three-run homer alongside an RBI single. Devin Bolger and Tyler Adamo also picked up RBI.
“I’m proud of the kids,” O’Brien said. “They worked hard and never quit.”
Bishop Fenwick’s baseball season came to an end Monday with the Crusaders losing to Fairhaven 3-2.
The Crusaders were held scoreless until the final inning and had bases loaded after scoring two runs. Unfortunately, the rally was to no avail.
Mike Geissler got the start on the mound, Geissler pitched well in a complete-game defeat. Fenwick’s final record stands at 15-6.
No score by press time.
Notre Dame (Worcester) 3
The Lynnfield softball team (12-9) is still alive after its 4-3 win against Notre Dame (Worcester) Monday evening. Sophia Brown went all seven innings, throwing five strikeouts and allowing just six hits and no walks.
“She was dynamite today,” Lynnfield coach Hector Longo said. “And we made all the plays behind her.”
Ava Gamache singled before scoring on a wild pitch in the first inning, followed by Catie Kampersal scoring on an Abby Travers groundout in the fourth inning. Elizabeth Considine also plated Gamache in the fourth inning.
Lynnfield takes on the winner of Lunenburg and Uxbridge (no final by press time) in the Division 4 Sweet 16.
Lynn Classical 2
Classical (13-9) fought to the end, but Lincoln-Sudbury is ranked sixth in the state for a reason. The Rams were defeated 7-2 Monday.
“We battled all game with them,” coach Joe Morin said. “We stood toe-to-toe with them and had the same amount of hits as them.”
He’s right. Lincoln-Sudbury scored seven runs in the first three innings, with Classical lingering through the final four.
Manuela Lizardo went home with a single, triple, and RBI, while Nevaeh Eth added an RBI single for Classical. MeKayla Poisson played well at the plate and allowed just six hits on the mound.
“She gave us a chance to win, which is all you can ask for,” Morin said.
Sturgis Charter East
Postponed to Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Breed Middle School.
Postponed to Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Peabody.
St. John’s Prep 5
The St. John’s Prep tennis team did a lot of things Monday. The Eagles shut out an opponent, took care of a rival, and advanced to the round of 8 in Division 1.
Paul Neal (6-0, 4-6, 10-4) won a hard-earned singles match, followed by Jack Prokopis in straight sets and John DeAngelis (6-1, 6-1).
After the 3-0 cushion, Prep’s doubles teams did the rest. Ben Liptak and Luke Prokopis won in straight sets, and Mark McDuffee and Luke Free won 6-2, 6-0.
The Prep hosts the winner of Newton North and BC High at 4 p.m. Thursday.
Last season, Lynnfield’s girls tennis team made the quarterfinals, then graduated four seniors. This season, the Pioneers have just one senior, but they’re headed back to the quarterfinals anyway.
Despite the weather delaying this one a few hours, Lynnfield defeated Lee 4-1. Paige Martino (6-1, 6-1), Genna Gioioso (6-1, 6-0), and Maddie Sieve (3-6, 6-3, 10-6) all took care of business in singles. Ella Hayman and Vicky McCrann won their doubles match 6-1, 6-1.
Lynnfield takes on the winner of Mt. Greylock Regional and Ipswich.
Playing indoors at Bass River at Masconomet, Marblehead’s girls tennis team was eliminated in a 5-0 final. Andrea Potvin and Charly Cooper had their moments in singles, but to no avail.
Courtney Yoder and Aviva Bornstein played well in first doubles, but fell 3-6, 1-6.
“I am extremely proud of this year’s team and what we accomplished,” coach Tracy Ackerman said. “Today, in our season-ending match, they were hugging and congratulating each other for winning a game or two. I’ve never seen anything like it.”