Gloucester 41 (boys)
A team needs at minimum 44 points to win a track meet in NEC play and Swampscott came through with a win by the slimmest of margins as Gloucester falls to 1-3 on the year.
“We knew it was going to be a battle today,” Gloucester head coach Jeff Destino said. “You never like to lose but I couldn’t be happier with the way we competed.”
The Fishermen came into the meet undermanned with multiple key contributors nursing injuries or ill. With a team the size of Gloucester’s every missing player makes a big impact.
Gloucester had several strong individual performances led by Matt Carpenter in the 600 and Noah Mondello in the mile. Both finished in first place and both qualified for the state meet with times of 1:27.4 and 10:09.5 respectively.
Everest Crawford (1,000m), Jared Marshall (hurdles), and Matt Ciaramitaro (high jump) all took home first place finishes. Destino also praised the work of senior captain Jacob Holscher in the mile, whose time of 4:37.6 was good enough to qualify for the state meet, and freshman Jeremy Meunsaveng, who finished second in the 300.
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Gloucester falls to 2-2 at the hands of a strong Swampscott team.
Liz McCormack led the way for an undermanned Gloucester team, that was fighting injury and illness, with a first place finish in the shot put. Gloucester also got personal bests from Hannah Pastagal in the shot put, Chloe Kenyon in the hurdles, Corinne DeLouise in the 600 and Caity O’Leary in the 300. Head coach Liz Moran also praised the work of Kelly Foster and Melanie MacDonald in the two-mile.
Beverly 5 Gloucester 1
The Fishermen fall to 1-5-1 on the season with the loss to the unbeaten Panthers. Alex Webb scored Gloucester’s goal which was the first goal Beverly has allowed in Northeastern Conference play this season.
Revere 69, Gloucester 52
The Fishermen (3-7) had a tough second quarter scoring six points and were forced to play catchup the rest of the night against a solid Revere team.
“We had a cold shooting quarter in the second and then we couldn’t catch up,” Gloucester head coach Bill Cahill said. “Revere got into a rhythm in the second half and when they’re hitting their threes they’re a good team.”
Drew Shairs led the way for Gloucester with 18 points and 12 rebounds, Jason Vizena had 10 points and Austin Davis scored 8.
Hamilton-Wenham 48, Rockport 45
The Vikings (4-3) took a 30-22 lead into the break but went cold from the field in the second half en route to their third straight loss.
Freshman Andrew Waynrynen led the way for Rockport with 19 points on five three pointers. Senior captain Tucker Meredith had 12 points, Sam Knowlton had eight while Jake Rostowski drew praise from head coach Tim St. Laurent for his defense and rebounding off the bench. St. Laurent also praised Mike McCarthy for toughing out an ankle injury.
“I couldn’t have been prouder of the way we played,” St. Laurent said. “The effort was great, we couldn’t have played harder, we just came up a little short.”