The Magicians finished just two points behind the Tanners this past weekend. 46-48 at the Northeastern Conference Championships held at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester.
Peabody got revenge against Marblehead, who beat them in a duel meet earlier this fall. Peabody’s Logan Tracia came in first, but Marblehead secured second, third, and fourth place.
Harrison Kee continued his stellar performance this season with a runner up finish and a time of 16:09. Ryan Thompson was third with a time of 16:15, and Isaac Gross came in three seconds behind him at 16:18. All three runners earned All Conference nods by placing inside of the top eight.
Despite not being able to run due to a strained calf, Will Cerruti was given All Conference honors as well for his stellar regular season performance.
Coming in 16th overall was David DiCostanzo who ran a time of 17:18 and closed the gap on Peabody to within two points thanks to a huge kick at the end of the race. Ryan Blestowe (23rd, 17:27), Gabe Bayramian (32nd, 18:07), and Errol Apostolopoulos (37th, 18:32) also had solid races for the varsity squad as well.
Next up for the boys is the Massachusetts Divisional Championship that will take place at Wrentham Development Center on Saturday, November 12th.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Saturday, October 29th
Marblehead girls finish 5th at NEC Championships
The Lady Magicians competed at the conference championships over the weekend and scored 89 points on their way to a fifth place finish. Marri O’Connell had herself a day on the course, coming in second place with a blazing time of 18:59.
Cat Piper was second for Marblehead in 17th with a time of 21:54. Maya Mahoney came in exactly a minute behind Piper at 22:54 which earned her a 22nd place finish. Piper Morgan was right behind Mahoney in 23rd with a time of 23:02. Devin Whalen (25th, 23:15), Anne Simcoe (30th, 23:38), and Martha Heffernan (32nd, 23:57) all put up solid times for Marblehead.
The girls will travel to the Wrentham Development Center for their next race, where they will compete in the Massachusetts Divisional Championship Saturday, November 12th.
Friday, October 28
Marblehead 1, Bishop Fenwick 0
The Magicians’ girls soccer team improved to 9-4-5 on the season with a 1-0 victory over the Crusaders of Bishop Fenwick. Samantha Dormer scored the lone goal of the game – 20 minutes into the action – with Cait Mullins assisting. On Marblehead’s 10th shutout of the season, Talia Selby, Lily Gerson, Grace Mortensen, Leah Schauer, and Ava Larco all contributed defensively.
Wednesday, October 26
Marblehead 3, Winthrop 0
The Magicians improved to 8-4-5 on season with a shutout victory over Winthrop, 3-0. Sydney Ball collected a goal and an assist while Samantha Dormer found the back of the net along with two helpers. Cait Mullins also scored, and Talia Selby, Lily Gerson, Stella Monaco and Lani Gilmore all contributed with solid play.
Friday, October 28
Marblehead 3, Ipswich 0
In set scores of 25-12, 25-20, and 26-24, the Marblehead girls soccer team defeated Division Four top seeded Ipswich on Friday, 3-0. Keira Sweetnam led Marblehead’s offensive attack with 17 kills while Isabel Wabno added another nine. Marblehead thrived on its serves with libero Caitlin Parkman collecting five aces and Keira Sweetnam adding another three. Tamya Johnson had 18 assists and Caitlin Parkman racked up 14 digs defensively. The Magicians ended the regular season with a 15-3 record.
Thursday, October 27
Marblehead 3, Swampscott 0
The Marblehead volleyball team defeated the Big Blue on Thursday, 3-0, in dominating set scores of 25-9, 25-14, and 25-15. Keira Sweetnam had 10 aces and Lucy Sabin recorded five kills. Madison Antunes led Marblehead with seven digs defensively. The win was the Magicians 14th of the year.
Thursday, October 27
Marblehead 2, Malden Catholic 2
The Magicians tied Malden Catholic last week in their regular season finale. Peighton Ridge scored both goals for Marblehead. One was off of an assist by Lane Kaeyer, and the other coming from a penalty stroke. Maggie Beauchesne had a great night in net with 16 saves. Kate Bickell, Kealy Satterfield, Lucy Rubino, Elise Burdge, Isabelle Ferrante, Clara Donovan, Emma Callaghan, and Anna Bobowski all played well for Marblehead.