, Gloucester, MA

October 10, 2012

Area Roundup: Rockport soccer ties Pentucket, one of E. Mass' best

Gloucester Daily Times

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Rockport 2 Pentucket 2

The Vikings move to 8-1-1 on the season after tying a Pentucket team that’s not only one of the top teams in the Cape Ann League Large, but one of the top teams in Eastern Mass.

Rockport took a 1-0 lead into halftime when Jon Ferrante volleyed a cross from Shaun Aspesi. According to head coach Dave Curley the Vikings had several scoring chances in the first half but could only come away with one goal.

Pentucket took a 2-1 lead in the second half but Aspesi evened things up with five minutes to go converting a penalty kick after the Sachems were called for a handball in the box.

Eric Littlefield play well for Rockport in goal as did Matt Rostowski on defense and Conor Douglass at striker. Rockport will be thrown right back into the fire on Thursday when it plays unbeaten Masconomet.

“This is a great opportunity for the little Rockport Vikings to go up against the big boys,” Curley said. “We will be a better team after this week no matter what the result is Thursday.”


Manchester Essex 150 Amesbury 117

The Hornets move to 10-2 with the win at Essex County Club on Tuesday.

Ben Bichet led Manchester Essex with 32 points on the season continuing his strong season where he is averaging 30 points per round. Michael Fuca scored 26 points, Cam Tuttle 25, Will Burgess 22, Justin Eichenberger 22 and Petey Morton scored 21.

Ipswich 141 Rockport 135

The Vikings were tough luck losers on Tuesday at Rockport Golf Club as the two teams were tied at 127 after the top six scores were added. Ipswich picked up the victory on a tie breaker, where the seventh score is counted.

Jake O’Maley led Rockport with 30 points, Caleb Tanson and Kyle Nelson had 22, Abby Hood scored 20, Mike Tupper 19 and Coalter Palmer 14.

The Vikings are right back at it this afternoon against Manchester Essex at Essex County Club (3:15 p.m.).

Winthrop 50.5

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The Fishermen picked up wins from Curtis Quinn at the No. 1 spot improving his record to 9-1 on the season and Jesse Francis at the No. 2 spot. George Black also picked up his first win of the season at No. 8.

Girls Soccer

Rockport 1 Pentucket 0

The Vikings (3-8) picked up their second win in as many days on the road against Pentucket.

Hannah Lorden scored on a first half penalty kick and the Vikings defense did the rest holding onto the lead. Ashley Walima and Shelby Gale combined for the shutout in goal while Rachel Davis played well in the midfield.