Gloucester Daily Times
---- — GIRLS LACROSSE
Manchester Essex 21,Pentucket 12
Behind a seven-goal, three-assist barrage from Taylor Meek, the Hornets improved to 9-2 on the year with a lopsided victory.
Olivia Mastendino (4 goals, 1 assist) and Carolyn Heslop (3 goals, 3 assists) also had big offensive days for the Hornets, while Katie Furber had a great performance in net with 12 saves.
The Hornets will look to keep rolling Monday when they host Ipswich (6:45).
Newburyport 3,Manchester Essex 0 (Thursday)
The Hornets hung around on the road against Newburyport but were unable to get much going offensively, putting together just six base hits on the day. Freshman pitcher Brandon Bartlett put together a nice performance on the hill, allowing just six hits of his own, but ultimately took the loss.
The loss drops the Hornets to 2-7 on the year.
Pentucket 10,Manchester Essex 0
The Hornets were unable to build on last week’s win over Gloucester and fell to 2-6 on the season with a difficult road loss to the Sachems yesterday.
Austin Keating and John Beardsley played well in the loss according to coach John McCavanagh.
The Hornets will look to put this one behind them Monday when they host Ipswich to start a big week, during which they’ll also see Triton and Lynnfield.