Gloucester 1 Swampscott 1
The Gloucester boys remain unbeaten at 2-0-2 on the season but played poorly in Wednesday's draw according to head coach Art Sims, who is hoping to see a better effort this afternoon at Marblehead.
"We are unbeaten still but that won't last another 24 hours if we don't come out and play like a different team (today)," Sims said. "We are a team of highly skilled individuals but we aren't playing the way we should be."
Cal Cosgrove gave Gloucester a 1-0 lead early in the first half with a goal on a penalty kick. Sims praised the play of his Freshman and Sophomores on Wednesday saying they are the ones who are "leading the way" this season.
Gloucester 15 Saugus 44 (girls)
Marblehead 17 Gloucester 46
Gloucester raced two teams simultaneously topping Saugus and falling to Marblehead to move to 2-1 on the season.
Gloucester topped Saugus by taking the top fives spots with junior Kacie Quinn taking the win followed by Sophie Black, Chloe Kenyon, Corinne Delouise and Melanie MacDonald. At the same time Gloucester dropped its meet with Marblehead, one of the top teams in the NEC South. Manchester Essex 17 Triton 44
Newburyport 15 Manchester Esex 50
Manchester Essex moves to 3-1 on the year with an impressive win over Triton Wednesday and a loss to a tough Newburyport squad. The Hornets raced both teams at the same time.
Nathan Evans powered the Hornets Wednesday with a 12th place finish in a time of 17:36. Cameron Holley finished right behind him in 13th (17:37) and Spencer Feurebach right behind them in 14th (17:38). Eric Rajunas (18th, 18:21) and Eric Fossa (19th, 18:22) also scored points for Manchester Essex. Places reflect the overall finish between all three teams.
Triton 24 Manchester Essex 33 (girls)
Newburyport 22 Manchester Essex 41
The Hornets fall to 0-4 on the season after racing both Triton and Newburyport simultaneously on Wednesday.
Junior Fiona Davis was the top performer of the day with the top girls time of 19:08, good for first place in both races. Maura McCormick finished 10th overall with a time of 20:57, Lindsey Duff 13th (21:46) and Kendall McCormick 20th (22:44) and Holly Fossa 24th (22:55). Places reflect overall finish between all three teams.
North Reading 183 Rockport 129
The Vikings (1-5) have played well this week but for the second straight match ran into a team that put up a big number.
Jake O'Maley led the way for Rockport with 29 points followed by Abby Hood with 26. Caleb Tanson (22), Courtney Nelson (19), Mike Tupper (19) and Kyle Nelson (14) also scored for Rockport.
Rockport 2 Manchester Essex 1
Rockport (2-2) got the game winning goal on a header from eighth grader Rachel Haselgard late in the second half off of a perfect corner kick from Miranda Gale.
Manchester Essex (0-4) took an early thanks to some nifty passing and a goal from junior captain Rachel Daley. The Vikings tied up the score in the middle of the where Shelby Salas scored on a header off of an Isobel MacCrate corner kick.