Gloucester 9 Winthrop 6
The Fishermen (1-0) started the season on the right foot turning in a strong offensive performance and holding off a late Vikings rally.
Peter Clark picked up the win on the mound for Gloucester allowing just a run over five innings. Senior captain Jason Vizena powered the offense with a three run home run, Jordan Pallazola chipped in a two run triple. Gloucester next plays on Friday when Marblehead comes to Nate Ross field for Gloucester’s home opener.
Lynnfield 5 Rockport 0
The Vikings were swept by the Pioneers but had strong performances from Meghan Reilly and Conor Deedy, who each dropped a hard fought match 4-6, 4-6.
Manchester Essex 13 Hamilton-Wenham 11
The Hornets move to 3-1 on the year after a hard-fought and important Cape Ann League win.
Brittany Smith led the way for Manchester Essex with three goals and two assists. Taylor Meek had three goals, Meghan Gavin had two goals and an assist, Olivia Mastendino had two goals while Carolyn Heslop and Maya Heath scored a goal each. Sophia Guerrero and Lila Hughes played well on the defensive end.
Manchester Essex 5 Hamilton-Wenham
The Hornets (1-0) and Generals were the consensus top two teams in the CAL Small this year and the impressive win puts Manchester Essex in the drivers seat for a conference title.
“We played really well all around,” Hornets head coach Rob Bilsbury said. “It was great tennis.”
Winning matches for the Hornets was Mike Fuca at No. 1 singles (6-3, 6-2), No. 2 singles player Calvin Lamothe (6-1, 6-4), Sam Garian at No. 3 singles (6-0, 6-0), the No. 1 doubles tandem of Seth Cohen and Jeff Durkin (6-0, 3-6, 6-2) and Colin Babikian and Josh Christopher at second doubles (7-5, 6-1).
Swampscott 5 Gloucester 0
Gloucester (1-1) juggled its lineup and got some new players varsity experience against a strong Big Blue team.