ROUNDUP: Lee makes a statement despite losses

Goalie Scarlett Lee (1) leads the Lady Headers onto the ice. Photo by Emma Fringuelli

In a Sunday morning home matchup against Pope Francis, Marblehead’s girls hockey team fell, 5-0, but freshman goalie Scarlett Lee played superb with 34 saves. 

First-year coach Hadley Woodfin also credited Maddie Graber for “blocking shots up at forward” and Reece Fabrizio for “holding and protecting our zone.” 

Wins have been hard to come by for the Lady Headers, but their heart has never been in question. A day earlier in a home matchup against Beverly, Lee secured another 34 saves between the pipes.

“[It was a] standout game from 8th grade defender Melanie Earl,” Woodfin said. “Great puck control and defensive play tonight.” 

Even on Wednesday, Jan. 1, Lee held her own with 21 saves, but the Lady Headers had no answer for Gloucester on the road, 6-0.

“Madeline Graber, a sophomore forward, battled every shift [on] both sides of the ice,” Woodfin said. “Kept momentum up and was a strong presence on the ice tonight.”

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Marblehead 38

Peabody 33

In a Northeastern Conference showdown at Marblehead High, the hosts got the better of Peabody, 38-33. 

Tessa Andriano of the Magicians was clutch, grabbing her own offensive rebound and laying it in to give her team a one-point lead in the final minutes. She hit a three with 1:29 remaining to extend the lead to six points (37-31).

Despite Logan Lomasney of the Tanners cutting the lead to 37-33 at the charity stripe, Marblehead’s Madison Forbes hit a free throw of her own to seal it with 18.7 seconds remaining.

Lomasney scored 17 points, while Olivia Gaynor added eight for the Tanners.

“A poor shooting night cost Peabody a win,” said Peabody coach Stan McKeen.

BOYS HOCKEY

Marblehead 4

Winthrop 1

That’s how you capitalize on home ice. In a 4-1 final on Saturday, Marblehead’s boys hockey team racked up the goals against the Vikings of Winthrop.

Goal-scoring duties were performed by James Caeran (2), Avin Rodovsky, and Crew Monaco. Kyle Hart went home with two helpers, while Leo Burdge picked up the win between the pipes.

Arlington Catholic 3

St. John’s Prep 1

Two straight losses is a rarity for St. John’s Prep, but that’s what happened as Arlington Catholic picked up a 3-1 home win on Saturday.

Cooper Hosmer found the back of the net for the Eagles (12-3), who trailed 2-1 before Catholic’s empty-netter.

Catholic Memorial 2

St. John’s Prep 1

St. John’s Prep did a lot right in this one, but No. 6 Catholic Memorial tucked a goal in the final minute of overtime to upset the top-seeded Eagles (12-2) in Division 1 action.

The Prep – which nearly doubled Catholic Memorial in shots – received a goal from Caleb White off an assist from Cam Umlah. AJ Farese played well between the pipes for the host Eagles.

WRESTLING

St. John’s Prep 67 

Franklin 8

Host St. John’s Prep upped its record to 33-0 this season and won its sixth dual meet state title. It was coach Manny Costa’s final home duel meet before he retires at the end of the season after 34 years.

Winning Prep wrestlers were Graham Conway, Ben Schumacher, Braedon Goes, Boden Dormer, Jimmy Lally, Will LaVallee, Ryan DeSouza, Jayden D’Ambrosio, Vincent Bilotti, Rani Haddad, Marc Pineiro, and Alex Bajoras.