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October 9, 2012

Area Roundup: Rockport golf struggles against Newburyport at home


Gloucester Daily Times

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Newburyport 138

Rockport 109

The teams came into Monday’s match at Rockport Golf Club with identical records, but the Vikings struggled on the day and fall to 3-9 on the year.

“We thought we had a good chance to pick up a win today,” head coach Steve Clayton said. “But we just couldn’t hit our stride. Just a tough day all around.”

Abby Hood led Rockport with 23 points, Caleb Tanson had 22, Mike Tupper 21, Courtney Nelson and James Parisi 15 and Kyle Nelson scored 13.

Field Hockey

Gloucester 2 Revere 0

The Fishermen move to 3-7-1 on the season with a shutout win at home Monday morning.

Olivia Legendre scored her first varsity goal in the win with an assist from Taylor Sargent. Marlee Melvin scored the second goal assisted by Hayley Davis, who was the player of the game Monday according to head coach Stephanie Couture. Jill MacDonald played well defensively for Gloucester in the shutout win.

Pentucket 2 Rockport 0

The Vikings (2-8) allowed both Sachems goals late in the second half but played a strong second half.

Coach Mary Ryan credited the play of Maddy Rowe, Shelby Battistelli, Heather MacArthur, Meghan Reilly and Eliza Ottenheimer.

Girls Soccer

Rockport 4

North Shore Tech 0

The Vikings controlled play from start to finish improving their record to 3-8 with the shutout win.

Eighth grader Rachel Haselgard powered the Vikings offense with a hat trick. All three of Haselgard’s goals came in the first half and all three were assisted by center midfielder Eva Weinstein. Hannah Lorden added the fourth Viking goal in the second half off of an Isobel MacCrate corner kick. Ali Davis, Miranda Gale and Meg Tupper all played strong defense for Rockport.

Manchester Essex 2

Somerville 1

The Hornets picked up their second win of the season improving their record to 2-9. Junior forward Rachel Daley scored the Hornets first goal with an assist from Olivia Lantz. Crissy Pries put home the second goal for Manchester Essex with an assist from Lizzy White. Goalie Ella Silag-Stearns was strong in the win with 20 saves.

Peabody 6 Gloucester 0

Gloucester’s three game winning streak was snapped by the defending Division 1 state champions, who are also unbeaten on the year at 10-0. Gloucester falls to 3-5-1 on the season.

Boys Soccer

Peabody 3 Gloucester 2

The Fishermen took a 2-0 lead into halftime on goals from Jason Vizena and Alex Davis but allowed three second half goals, the winner coming with five minutes to play, to drop their second straight game.

The loss is a tough one for Gloucester not just because it squandered a lead, it also puts Gloucester below the .500 mark for the first time this season at 4-5-2.