Manchester Essex 6 Ipswich 5
Brittany Smith’s goal with 40 seconds left sent the Hornets to their biggest win of the season. Manchester Essex had a 5-2 lead at the break but Ipswich came back strong in the second half tying the score in the fourth quarter while shutting down the Hornets’ offense until Smith notched the game winner.
Head coach Sarah Holch praised the play of sophomore goalie Katie Furber (13 saves) calling her the player of the game. Smith had three goals with Taylor Meek, Maya Heath and Sophia Guerrero also scoring for the now 10-2 Hornets.
Swampscott 17 Gloucester 12
Gloucester falls to 4-4 with the loss on the road Monday. Melodie Orrell led the way for Gloucester with six goals and two assists. Caity O’Leary had three goals and an assist, Tess Destino had two goals and an assist, Caylee DaSilva had a goal and Yazmeen Shahain had 17 saves in goal. Orrell and Destino also dominated draw controls for Gloucester.
Lynn English 1 Gloucester 0 (9 innings)
Gloucester starter Jason Vizena pitched a gem as neither team had a run through the first seven innings, but Bulldogs starter Ben Bowden out-dueled the Fishermen ace. Gloucester falls to 8-4 with the loss and hosts Winthrop on Wednesday.
Gloucester 3 Lynn English 2
Gloucester picked up an important win at home on Monday improving to 6-4 on the season. Winners for Gloucester were Qiana Curcuru at No. 3 singles (6-2, 6-1), Hannah Richards and Cassandra Bradley at No. 1 doubles (6-0, 5-7, 6-1) and the No. 2 doubles tandem of Rose Margetson and Riley Gately (6-3, 6-2).
Manchester Essex 4 Boston Latin 1
The Hornets remain perfect at 9-0 with the victory. No. 2 singles Chanel Bullock (6-0, 6-1), No. 3 singles Molly Carlson (6-1, 6-1), the No. 1 doubles tandem of Avery St. Sauveur and Ellie Mortillaro (6-3, 6-1) and the No. 2 doubles tandem of Liz Warren and Maura McCormick (6-0, 6-4) were all victorious for Manchester Essex.
Amesbury 4 Rockport 1
Rockport (1-7) got its win from Abby Hood at No. 1 singles (6-4, 6-4). The No. 1 doubles tandem of Meghan Reilly and Conor Deedy also played well for Rockport dropping a close match 4-6, 4-6.
Masconomet 12 Manchester Essex 5
The Chieftains blew a close game wide open with an eight run sixth inning extending their lead from two runs to ten runs in the process. Sam Taylor led the way for Manchester Essex offensively with a two RBI double. Pitcher Paige Zaval kept Manchester Essex (1-8) in the game getting several key outs with runners on base.