ROUNDUP: Saugus volleyball wins its home opener

Saugus wins its home opener. Pictured Aly Maybee (left) and libero Ana Silva. (Emma Fringuelli)

The Sachems hosted Beverly for their first home volleyball game of the season. Saugus protected its home court winning in four sets. There was plenty to be proud of as head coach Mikayla Niles praised her players for their performances. 

The first player Niles pointed to was Peyton DiBiasio. 

“She had a phenomenal game. She was reading the floor, getting to her spots. Her approach and hitting was awesome today,” Niles said. 

In addition to DiBiasio, captain Ava Rogers had an “awesome day serving”, Ashleigh Moore had a “phenomenal game from serving to hitting,” and libero, Ana Silva, who was diving all over the floor, she “got done what needed to get done.” 

“It was a great win and I’m very excited,” Niles said.

Boys soccer

Lynnfield 4

Georgetown 2

Behind a hat trick from Dillon Reilly, the Pioneers took care of business on the road against Georgetown, 2-0. Rocco Schena also scored a goal.

Lynnfield looks to keep its momentum going next week when they host Hamilton-Wenham on Tuesday. 

Girls soccer

Tech 3

Greater Lawrence 1

The Tigers protected its home turf. Tech got on the scoreboard in the first half with a goal by Rose Perez. Perez was quick to react after a shot rebounded off of the goalie and fired it past to open the scoring. 

The Tigers then scored two more goals in the second half to see off a hard fought win. 

Feehan 7

St. Mary’s 0

It was a tough day for the Spartans, losing to a talented Feehan team that is ranked first in the state. St. Mary’s will look to bounce back at home on Saturday against Pentucket. 

Field hockey

Malden Catholic 4

St. Mary’s 2

The Spartans (1-1-1) tasted defeat for the first time this season. Senior Shelby Racki and eighth grader Vanessa Hall scored the goals for St. Mary’s. 

Danvers 5

Peabody 0

Meghan Burke made nine saves for the Tanners while captain Iliana Nikolouzos made a “big defensive save,” in the third quarter according to coach Jill Tobin. 

Tobin praised Ashella Correa’s performance saying,  “[Correa] was a rock today, playing every minute of the match up with composure and determination. She was crucial to the defensive effort.” 


Masco 3 

Swampscott 1

The Big Blue drop a North Eastern Conference match against Masco (20-25, 18-25, 25-19, 22-25). Swampscott found themselves down 2-0 after two sets but continued to fight for each point winning the third set and narrowly losing the fourth set. 

Senior captains Brooke Farnum and Jamilia Oriakhi had great games. Farnum had some “outstanding hitting and blocking,” while Oriakhi “had a very impressive game setting showing off her amazing athleticism and keeping swampscott in every point.” 

Sophomore Jamie Andrews registered 5 aces from the service line. 

Tech 3

 Minuteman 0

The Tech Tigers got a clean sweep of Minuteman on Thursday winning in straight sets (25-19, 25-14, 25-19). Tech dominated with their serves. Ariana Camilo (7), Zahara Belizaire (6), Maria Groscos (5), and Lia Morales (4) combined for 22 aces. 

Ana Godoy had five digs while Lesnee Izaguirre had five kills and a block to help the Tigers get the win. 


Marblehead 66.5

Salem 5.5

The Magicians (5-0) keep on winning this time defeating the Salem Witches. All eight of Marblehead’s players won their match. 

Marty Ryan shot a 36 and won every hole against his opponent. In addition to Ryan, James Bickell and Joy Meshulam both swept their opponents. Bickell shot a 38, while Meshulam finished the round with a 47. 

Beverly 42.5

Swampscott  29.5

The Big Blue fall to 1-4 on the season. Jason Bouffard, Dawson DiBarri and Mike Collins won their respective matches for Swampscott. 

Bouffard shot a 38 while DiBarri carded a 40. 

Classical 36.5

Medford 35.5

Lynn Classical (1-1) picks up its first win of the season. In a close match that went back-and-forth it came down to the final match. Brayden Curley and playing partner Boo DiSala rallied the Rams to win on the final hole. 


Freshman Mark Walsh played as the number one and tied his match 4.5-4.5. Copper Dalferro won his match 6-3 to help fuel the Rams to victory. 



Cross country

Tech/KIPP Girls 26

Innovation 37

It was a good start to the season for the girls cross country team winning its opening race. Lynn had seven girls finish in the top ten.

Faith Akinhumi (3rd), Gisell Rodriquez (4th), Elizabeth Gallo (5th), Briana Anderson (6th), Mildred Mendez (8th), Estrella Martinez (9th), and Judith Gomez (10th).

Innovation 24

Tech/KIPP Boys 31

Lynn dropped its first meet of the season. Despite the loss, Lynn had some solid racers on the day. Bryton Osgood came in third while Franklyn Rodriquez (5th), Diego Castro (6th), Liam Carmindy (7th), and Kevin Smart (10th) rounded out the top ten. 

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