MAGICIANS SPORTS ROUNDUP: Sweetnam achieves milestone moment

Volleyball team gets two more wins; Sweetnam 500th kill

The Marblehead High School volleyball team (14-3) went up against non-league powerhouse Notre Dame Academy of Hingham last Friday, Oct. 21 and roared back to defeat the visitors from the South Shore in three straight games after dropping the first set: 22-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-20.

It was also a memorable match for Keira Sweetnam, who accounted for her 500th career kill, a milestone accomplishment for somebody who has been one of the team leaders on the court throughout the last four years.

In the Notre Dame Academy match, Sweetnam was credited with 16 kills. Isabel Wabno tacked on another 10 kills, while also leading the team in digs with 24 to go along with six aces. Setter Tamya Johnson had 23 assists, and libero Caitlin Parkman came through with 19 digs and three aces to also contribute to this victory.

Then, on Tuesday, Oct. 25, the Magicians returned to the Northeastern Conference to beat Danvers in four games, 17-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-18. 

Sweetnam led the Marblehead offense once again with 22 kills, and Wabno chipped in with another seven. Setters Julia Potvin and Johnson combined for 46 assists in the victory over the Falcons.

Defensively, Wabno ended up with 17 digs, and Parkman had two more with 19.

“It was a huge blocking night for Marblehead,” said coach Killeen Miller. “Lucy Sabin had five blocks, and Keira Sweetnam and Maddie Cole had four each.”

Weed finishes among Top 20 at state individual golf championships 

The Marblehead golf team finished the regular season with a 12-3 record, and they have since continued their superlative play in the postseason after tying for fifth place out of 14 teams at the annual Division 2 North Sectional Tournament at Brookline Golf Club on Oct. 18. The team shot 332, with Matt Weed leading the way with a 77. Weed’s 77 also qualified him for the Division 2 Individual State Championships.

Chris Locke and Charlie Grenier shot identical scores of 84. Marty Ryan and Jacob Hershfield each ended up shooting 87. Jacob Aizanman finished with a 92. 

During the Northeastern Conference Open at Salem Country Club on Oct. 24, Weed shot 83 to finish third. Masco’s Tyler Feldberg (81) and Jack Mertz (82) topped the ticket in first and second place, respectively.

Weed went back to work the next day to participate in the Division 2 State Individual Championships at Maplegate Country Club in Bellingham, where he shot a 76, four over par. His excellent score earned him a tie for 16th place out of 87 players. 

Patrick Ginnerty of St. Bernard’s ended up winning the 2022 individual championship after shooting a 68.

Field hockey team dominates Saugus 

The Marblehead High School field hockey team blanked Saugus, 3-0, on Oct. 25.

Peighton Ridge scored the first goal of the game from Kate Bickell. Lucy Rubino tacked on the second tally assisted by Isabelle Ferrante. Kealy Satterfield then closed out the offense on a goal set up by Rubino. 

Ailish Moran, Sarah Gold, Ginger Guy, Elise Burdge, Emma Callaghan, Lane Kaeyer, Sarah Levine, Anna  Bobowski and Megan Gibbons played well in this game, according to coach Linda Rice Collins.

Goalie Maggie Beauchesne made six saves to help record the shutout.

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