Gloucester Daily Times
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Winthrop 50 (boys)
The Fishermen move to 5-0 on the season after sweeping Winthrop by placing the first nine finishers.
Jacob Holscher picked up the win in Tuesday’s meet at Ravenswood Park with a time of 15:21. Holscher was followed by Noah Mondello, Willie Pierce, Everest Crawford, Matt Ciaramitaro, Winslow Powers, John Laurie, Ian Richards and Josh Randolph.
The win sets up a showdown next Wednesday, October 10 when the Fishermen travel to Swamspcott with the NEC Small title on the line. According to head coach Dave Dunsky that matchup is a pick’em at the moment.
Winthrop 35 (girls)
The Gloucester girls picked up an important win at home to improve to 3-2 on the season.
Kacie Quinn led all runners in the girls race finishing with a personal best time at Ravenswood Park of 20:03. Winthrop took the next two spots but Gloucester came away with six of the next seven spots to preserve the win.
Sophie Black finished fourth with a season best time of 21:23, Freshman Gina Ciarametaro finished next with a time of 22:02. She was followed by Chloe Kenyon (22:20) and Kelly Hurd (23:49). Ciarametaro, Kenyon and Hurd’s times were all personal bests.
Manchester Essex 120
The Hornets move to 8-2 on the season and qualified for the first round of the state tournament on October 22 at Hillview Country Club in North Reading. Because of an outdoor ban recently instated in Hamilton, the match was cut short after seven holes.
The shortened match, however, didn’t stop the Hornets from putting up strong numbers at Myopia Hunt Club, the toughest course in the Cape Ann League.
Michael Fuca shot even par through seven holes and finished with a match best 28 points. Josh Christopher scored 26 points, Ben Bichet and Kevin Carter scored 20 while Justin Eichenberger and Will Burgess chipped in 13 points each.
The Vikings (3-7) had an off day Tuesday shooting their lowest score of the season. Abby Hood led the way for Rockport with 21 points, Mike Tupper scored 20.
The Fishermen remain winless after running into a tough Saugus team on the road at Cedar Glenn Golf Course Tuesday.
Junior captain Curtis Quinn led the way for Gloucester shooting even par, a winning score on most days, but for the first time all season he was bested as Cam Norton of Saugus birdied the final three holes to shoot a three under par 32 and win the match 6-3.
Manchester Essex 7
The Hornets continue to wreak havoc in the Cape Ann League with another comfortable win over a CAL Large opponent. Manchester Essex was powered by a five goal second half to break a one goal halftime lead wide open.
Anna Heffernan powered the Hornets offense with three goals, Nicole Bradley had a pair of goals while Brittany Smith and Paige Zeval chipped in a goal a piece.
The Fishermen fall to 2-6-1 on the year with the loss. Taylor Sargent and Marlee Melvin had goals for Gloucester with assists from Sabrina Cottone and Kayla Nasser. Goalie Deyanna Foley also played well after being called up from the JV squad to replace injured starter Jordan Westling.
The Vikings (2-7) hung tough defensively but had trouble mustering up any quality offensive opportunities in the loss.
Shelby Battistelli, Eliza Ottenheimer, Meg Reilly and Maddie Sanfilippo played well for Rockport.
North Reading 1
The Vikings fall to 2-6 after dropping a back and forth, tightly contested game against North Reading. The Hornets scored on a second half free kick. Ali Davis and Rachel Haselgard played well for Rockport.