The Marblehead High girls soccer team (8-5-1) defeated Manchester Essex on Oct. 13, 4-1.
Sydney Ball led the offensive attack for the Magicians with a hat trick. The team’s first goal was scored by Talia Selby on a perfectly placed free kick to the back of the net. Kate Twomey, Courtney Hitscherich and Selby were credited with assists in this game. Goalie Kate Burns came up with nine saves to help secure the win over the Hornets.
“This was an all-around team effort,” said first-year coach Lisa Wales. “We made good decisions, while taking advantage of opportunities.”
The Magicians then shutdown Gloucester on Oct. 17, 7-0.
Kate Burns (1 save) and Rachael Albert (3 saves) split the goaltending chores to share in the shutout win. Sadie Halpern paced the offensive attack with two goals. Ava Machado, Sophie Robinson, Ashley Mortensen, Liv Carlson and Ball accounted for one tally apiece. Ball’s marker was on a solo effort.
Cassidy Lubeck, Selby, Halpern (two assists), Machado and Carlson set up the seven scores.
“We were able to control the play to secure this great team win,” said Wales.
Two days later on Oct. 19, the Marblehead girls escaped with a 1-0 win over Peabody. They have since gone up against St. Mary’s of Lynn on Oct. 21 and Masco on Oct. 23 after press deadline. They will then host Winthrop on Oct. 25 at Piper Field, starting at 7 p.m., before going to Lynnfield to face the non-league Pioneers the next day, beginning at 4 p.m.
Boys cross-country completes perfect campaign
The Marblehead High boys cross-country team (7-0) completed a perfect regular season to finish on top in the Northeastern Conference (NEC) Dunn Division after beating host Peabody on Oct. 18, 25-35.
The Magicians were led by another impressive performance from Isaac Gross, who finished first, once again. Will Cerrutti was right behind Gross in second place. Coach Brian Heenan said that Jonah Potach had a great day, coming in sixth overall.
The Marblehead boys are now getting ready to compete in the NEC Meet at Gloucester’s Stage Fort Park on Saturday, Oct. 28.
Volleyball drops two
The Marblehead High volleyball team (6-9) lost to Danvers in four sets on Oct. 13.
Lila Moniz led the way in kills with 14. Eva Burke and Maddie Cole chipped in with six apiece. Reese Friedman and Burke each picked up 13 assists. Defensively, Megan Parkman collected 16 digs and two aces.
On Oct. 18, the Marblehead girls fell to Masco in three sets. Moniz was credited with 10 kills. Maddie was next in line with five. Alyssa Gentile came up with 16 digs.
The Magicians have since taken on Notre Dame Academy on Oct. 20 after press deadline.
Golfers wrap up regular season with 14 wins The Marblehead High golf team (14-1) defeated non-league St. Mary’s of Lynn at Tedesco on Oct. 17, 40.5-31.5. A total of four Marblehead players won their matches, while two more ended up with ties.
Marty Ryan (6.5-2.5, shooting a 37), Jacob Hershfield (6-3, 37), Matt Mahan (6-3, 40) and Joy Meshulam (6-3, 43) were all victorious. Charlie Grenier (37) and Simon Quicken (39) tied their matches, 4.5-4.5.
Ryan and Hershfield were the medalists in this match after shooting 37s.
Coach Bob Green’s then wrapped up the regular season the next day after beating Winthrop going away at Tedesco, 49-23.
All eight Marblehead players came out on top. Charlie Grenier (5-4, shooting a 35), Ryan (7-2, 35), Hershfield (5-4), Mahan (5.5-3.5), Adrian Baron (5.5-3.5), Toby Grenier (6.5-2.5), Meshulam (7.5-1.5, 37, girls’ par is 36) and Cam Comstock (7-2) won those matches. Charlie Grenier, Ryan and Meshulam were the medalists after each shot one over par.
The Marblehead golfers have since been getting ready for the Division 2 North Sectionals at Stow Acres Country Club on Oct. 24 after press deadline. Tedesco will then be the host course for the annual NEC Open Oct. 26, starting at 12:30 p.m.