, Gloucester, MA

October 12, 2012

Area Roundup: Rockport boys soccer shutout by Masco

Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Boys Soccer

Masconomet 2 Rockport 0

Rockport head soccer coach Dave Curley said his team would learn a lot about itself this week playing Pentucket and Masco, two of the top teams in all of Eastern Mass.

As it turns out the Vikings (8-2-1) learned that they can play with anybody. Rockport may have lost 2-0 to Masco, the No. 1 team in Eastern Mass. according to some polls, but Curley could only praise the effort.

“The kids played great,” Curley said. “The result is disappointing but the effort, energy and overall play of the team was outstanding.”

Masco got its first goal on an own goal after an unfortunate bounce off of a Rockport defenders head went into the net.

Masco’s second goal was also under unusual circumstances as goalie Eric Littlefield went out to play a long pass and got to it just as a Chieftains defender did. Both fell to the ground at the same time and Masco put in the loose ball. Curley called the goal a “tough break” for his goalie, who made several strong saves in both halves to keep the score close, and a “good, aggressive play” by Masconomet.

Curley also praised the play of wing midfielders Kyle Hurst, Luke Catina and Mateo Laverde.

Lynn English 3 Gloucester 1

The Fishermen (4-6-2) had their chances in an evenly played game but didn’t bury their opportunities according to head coach Art Simms.

Jason Vizena continues his hot streak scoring Gloucester’s lone goal with an assist from Alex Davis.

Girls Soccer

Masconomet 2 Rockport 0

The Vikings (4-9) played well against a very strong Masconomet team as head coach Tom MacCrate called it the team’s best performance against the Chieftains in several years. Eva Weinstein, Ali Davis and Kate Andrews played well for Rockport.

Hamilton-Wenham 2 Manchester Essex 0

The Hornets fall to 2-11 on the season with the shutout loss.


Manchester Essex 138

Ipswich 112

The Hornets move to 12-2 on the year with a win at home. Cam Tuttle led the way for the Hornets with 28 points while Ben Bichet followed with 26. The difference in the match, however, was the next three guys, all scoring over 20 points as Troy Ciaramitaro had 23 points, Jake Rich scored 22 and Alex Beckmann had 21 points.