Gloucester Daily Times
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Gloucester 3 Danvers 2
Gloucester (8-6) not only knocked off its rival on Friday, it clinched a berth in the post season with two matches still remaining on the schedule.
No. 2 singles Jill MacDonald (6-3, 7-6), No. 3 singles Qiana Curcuru (6-4, 6-4) and the No. 2 doubles tandem of Kelsi Salah and Rose Margetson (6-1, 6-3) were all victorious for Gloucester on Friday.
Manchester Essex 3 Marblehead 2
The Hornets ran into their toughest test of the year on Thursday edging the Northeastern Conference champions and previously unbeaten Magicians.
The Hornets improve to 14-0 with the win while Marblehead drops its first match of the season moving to 15-1.
Picking up wins for the Hornets were Brittany Collens at No. 1 singles (6-0, 6-1), Michelle Fuca at No. 2 singles (6-0, 6-0) and the No. 1 doubles tandem of Rachel Daley and Molly Carlson (6-3, 3-6, 6-2). Kendall McCormick dropped a thrilling match at No. 3 singles in a third set tie breaker (6-4, 3-6, 8-10).
Gloucester 3 Lynn Classical 2 (Thursday)
Gloucester picked up an important over a Northeastern Conference Large foe.
Gloucester winners against Lynnn Classical were Qiana Curcuru at No. 3 singles (6-3, 6-2), Cassandra Bradley and Hannah Richards at No. 1 doubles (6-3, 6-3) and the No. 2 doubles tandem of Kelsi Salah and Rose Margetson (6-4, 6-1).
Gloucester 9 Ipswich 4
The Fishermen (4-11) broke a close game wide open with five goals in the fourth quarter.
Austin Titus and Ian Kennedy each had monster games for Gloucester as Titus had three goals and three assists while Kennedy had three goals and two assists. Cormack Flickenger had a goal and an assist for the Fishermen, Jason Lattof and Winslow Lewis each scored a goal.
Georgetown 7 Gloucester 5
Gloucester (3-13) played a good game against a solid Georgetown team Thursday taking a 5-0 lead into the fifth inning. But the Royals took advantage of a few defensive miscues to score seven runs over the final three innings to pick up the win.
Katie Munroe led the Gloucester offense with three hits. Tess Benson and Sarah Francis each had two hits while Kiley Allen had a pair of hits and a strong outing defensively at third base.
Georgetown 13 Manchester Essex 7
The Hornets had a strong day at the dish but the Royals did as well. Kelsi Field, Sam Taylor and Nicole Bradley each had a pair of hits, Bradley also added a pair of nice catches in centerfield.