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April 18, 2013

Area Roundup: ME boys lax picks up first win

Boys Lacrosse

Manchester Essex 9, St. Mary’s 2

The Hornets (1-3) picked up their first win of the season thanks to a strong all around effort against the Spartans Wednesday.

“We maintained a nice sense of control throughout and did a nice job focusing on the fundamentals,” head coach John McCavanagh said. “We put in some new plays and tried some new things. The guys just did a nice job of taking control of the game and managing possessions.”

Brian McAuliff powered the Hornets offense with three goals and two assists. McCavanagh also praised the play of long-stick midfielder Chris Dumont and midfielder Dylan Estes, who each scored a goal and controlled the middle of the field. Estes also added a pair of assists.

Softball

Swampscott 17, Gloucester 8

Head coach John Nicastro was quick to credit his team’s performance as the Fishermen played clean defense and even hit the ball well. Swampscott, however, was dialed in offensively and there was nothing Gloucester (1-2) could do about it.

“You just have to tip your cap,” Nicastro said. “There were a lot of positives to take out of the game for us but Swampscott just put on an offensive clinic. One through nine, all of them hit the ball hard. We didn’t make many mistakes, Swampscott just hit the ball.”

Olivia Legendre had a big game for Gloucester registering her second three-hit game of the season. Tess Benson also chipped in three hits.

Girls Tennis

Danvers 5, Gloucester 0

Gloucester (1-2) ran into a powerful Danvers squad on Wednesday. The No. 1 doubles tandem of Cassandra Bradley and Hannah Richards and the No. 2 doubles tandem of Arly Macario and Kelsi Salah played well in defeat for Gloucester.

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