Gloucester 27 Swampscott 28 (Girls)
The Gloucester girls move to 3-2 on the season winning a nail biter against Swampscott Wednesday at Ravenswood Park.
Carly Curcuru led the way for Gloucester with a first place finish and a time of 19:21. Kacie Quinn (19:56) and Sabrina Marnoto (20:04) were the next Gloucester finishers in third and fourth respectively. Melanie MacDonald (9th, 21:08) and Corinne DeLouise (10th, 21:16) round out Gloucester’s top five finishers.
Swampscott 23 Gloucester 32 (Boys)
The Fishermen fall to 2-3 with the loss at Ravenswood Park. Willy Pierce led the way for Gloucester with a Ravenswood personal best time of 15:33. Matt Ciaramitaro (16:32), Dylan Genovese (17:16), Wyatt Ronan (17:33) and Kyle Manley (17:40) also turned in personal best times on the Fishermen’s home course.
Gloucester 3 Lynn English 3
The Fishermen move to 5-3-3 with their second straight draw against a strong Northeastern Conference Large team.
Calvin Kipruto exploded for three goals in a five minute span in the first half, the first two coming 40 seconds apart, to put Gloucester up 3-1. But the Bulldogs rallied with a goal before the half and another early in the second half to earn the draw. Jeff Oliveira had an assist for the Fishermen.
Manchester Essex 0 Hamilton-Wenham 0
The Hornets picked up a big point against a CAL Large foe moving to 4-6-2 on the season.
Goal keeper Alex Taliaferro made the play of the game stopping a penalty kick in the final 10 minutes of play. The Hornets central midfield of Parker Edington, Oliver Hull, Sam Nesbit and Emmitt Strack also played well.
Masconomet 3 Rockport 0
Head coach Dave Curley called the score “a good 3-0” as he had nothing but praise for his teams effort. One player could not be singled out Wednesday as the entire team turned in the appropriate effort according to Curley.
The unbeaten, CAL Large leading Chieftains scored on a dead ball strike in the first half and took advantage of their height in the second half scoring on a pair of corner kicks.