Friday, July 12, 2013
Bay State Games: Day 7 Recap
Here's a recap of Thursday's baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse action from Day 7 of the Bay State Games, courtesy of communications director Amy Barry:
WOBURN, Mass. -– Coastal girls’ lacrosse became the third team in the 2013 Bay State Games to win the gold medal crown as an undefeated team.
The Coastal squad notched double-digit performances in each of its four games throughout the showcase including a 10-9 thrilling victory against Southeast in the tournament’s finale. Valerie Quinlan (Norwood) and Taylor Graf both netted hat tricks to pace Coastal’s offensive output.
Baseball and boys’ lacrosse action continued while field hockey, boys’ and girls’ ice hockey and boys’ and girls’ soccer joined the tournament today. Swimmers will race the lanes of Harvard University’s Blodgett Pool tomorrow while fencing and track and field will also begin.
BASEBALL - AT BENTLEY UNIVERSITY
Coastal 9, Southeast 4
Southeast lefty Kevin Howard (Braintree) ran into trouble on the mound during the third inning when Coastal brought in eight runs and never looked back to knock off Southeast, 9-4, Thursday morning.
The onslaught of runs began with a triple from infielder Tyler Carey (Raynham), infielder A.J. Ferrara (Easton), shortstop Alex Perry (North Attleborough), infielder Michael Maloney (Lakeville), outfielder Colin Mason (South Yarmouth) and outfielder Robert Robinson (Taunton) all followed with a run and RBI in the inning.
Andrew Ryan (Rochester), held off the bats of Southeast for three innings only allowing a single run. Brad Rebello (Bellingham), Riley Young (Franklin), Matt Walsh (East Yarmouth) and Connor Columbus (Braintree) each tallied run for Southeast.
Northeast 4, West 2 Northeast handed West its first loss of the tournament Thursday afternoon with tremendous pitching from Quinn Cooney (Chelmsford) who had a no hitter going into the fifth.
West’s unbeaten streak had a chance to stay alive when Andrew Noonan (Springfield) hit a laser line drive that would have brought West within one and kept the bat going, but Northeast appealed whether Noonan stepped on first base or not. As the umpire ruled Noonan out, the run he batted in was deleted and so was West’s undefeated record.
Jordan Roper (Lynnfield), Sean O’Neil (Reading), Tyler Chaisson (Newburyport) and Keith Linnane (North Reading) all scored runs for Northeast.
West’s Kevin Donati (Pittsfield) and Nick Lambert (East Longmeadow) earned runs. David Longstreeth (Hatfield) pitched the first two innings for West allowing three of Northeast’s four runs.
Central vs. Metro – Rescheduled The 2 p.m. Central, Metro baseball’s game has been rescheduled to Friday, July 12 at 8:30 a.m.
Baseball Standings After Day 3: West 3-1
BOYS LACROSSE - AT VETERANS FIELD COMPLEX, WALTHAM
Central 12, Metro-Northeast 9 Central used a second half surge to cruise past Metro-Northeast 12-9 Thursday morning.
In the first quarter, Metro-Northeast posted three goals and kept Central off the scoreboard. The following frame, roles reversed and Central found the back of the net three times to keep the score tied at 3-3headed into the locker rooms. Out of intermission Central registered seven goals and coasted to its third victory.
Midfielder Derek Brodeur (Marlborough), midfielder Michael Martens (Northborough) and attacker Billy Doherty (Marlborough) were the top scorers for Central as Brodeur tallied three goals and two assists while Martens and Doherty notched two goals.
Forward Casey Iskra (West Roxbury), Charlie O’Donnell and Liam Ryan each scored two goals for Metro-Northeast in the setback.
Ezra Itkowsky (Northborough) (1 save) and Zachary Livingston (Whitnesville) (4 saves) combined for the win between the pipes. Metro-Northeast’s Joe Marmion (Waltham) (8 saves) and Andrew Modugno (Reading) (6 saves) totaled 14 saves in the defeat.
Southeast 17, Coastal 1 Ten different Southeast players recorded a point, as the squad trounced Coastal, 17-1 on Thursday. Attacker James Righini (Weymouth) led Southeast with four goals and an assist for five points . Adding to Southeast’s offensive showcase, midfielder Kyle DeLuca (Weymouth) poured scored twice and handed out an assists. Five different athletes notched two goals each, while three added one.
Coastal’s only goal came in the first quarter from midfielder Max Lambert (West Barnstable).
In the win, Jack Dunford (Quincy) and Patrick Kimball (North Attleborough) posted four saves and three saves, respectively. Shawn McNamara defended the pipes the entire contest for Coastal to tally seven saves.
Southeast 12, Metro-Northeast 7 Southeast tallied three goals each quarter to defeated Metro-Northeast 12-7 Thursday afternoon.
Attacker Steven Righini (Weymouth) posted six goals and an assist to lead the victors. Attackers Nicholas Anson (Braintree) (3 goals, 1 assist) and Trevor Ciessau (Scituate) (2 goals) also posted multipled points with four and two, respectively. Forward Casey Iskra (West Roxbury) notched four goals to pace Metro-Northeast’s offense that saw seven athletes register a point.
A 13-save effort by Jack Dunford (Quincy) (6 saves) and Patrick Kimball (North Attleborough) (7 saves) earned the win. Andrew Modugno (Reading) and Joe Marmion (Waltham) posted eight saves each.
Boys’ Lacrosse Standings After Day 2: Central 3-0
BOYS SOCCER - AT VETERANS FIELD COMPLEX, WALTHAM
Northeast 1, Metro 1 In a great two-way game by both teams, Northeast and Metro played to a 1-1 draw in the opening match of the 2013 Bay State Summer Games boys’ soccer tournament. Midfielder Nick Atwood (Andover) found the back of the net for Northeast while forward Adrian Browne(West Roxbury) put Metro on the board.
Coastal 3, Southeast 0 A two-goal effort by midfielder Klisman Sousa (New Bedford) pushed Coastal to a 3-0 shutout victory against Southeast on Thursday afternoon. Forward Noah Martins (Dartmouth) and defenseman Brendan McDonough (Mansfield) had a hand in each of Martin’s goals while forward Haden Cordeiro (Dartmouth) also notched a goal of his own.
Central 2, West 1 Midfielders Etan Melia (Shrewsbury) and Riley Steele (Sutton) each scored a goal to lead Central to a 2-1 victory over West Thursday afternoon. Forward Jeff Danek (Ludlow) netted the lone goal for West.
Metro 3, Southeast 1 Metro earned its first victory of the game with a 3-1 defeat of Southeast Thursday afternoon.
Midfielder Junior Firmino (Somerville) netted a corner kick while Rafael Desouza (Watertown) and forward Adrian Browne (West Roxbury) each found the back of the net for Metro. Midfielder Francisco Fernades handed out the assist on Browne’s goal. Filipe Ponte (New Bedford) notched Southeast’s lone goal on a pass from Victor DaCoasta (Rehoboth).
Central 1, Coastal 1 Central and Coastal battled back-and-fourth in the boys’ soccer opening day finale Thursday afternoon, but neither team snuck ahead to record the win and the contest ended in a 1-1 tie. Central’s forward Lukas Ritzer (Sutton) put the ball in the back of the net while midfielder Klisman Sousa (New Bedford) put Coastal on the scoreboard.
Boys Soccer Standings After Day 1: Central 1-0-1
FIELD HOCKEY - AT VETERANS FIELD COMPLEX, WALTHAM
Northeast-Metro 3, Southeast 0 In the opening game of the 2013 Bay State Games field hockey showcase, Northeast-Metro blanked Southeast, 3-0, Thursday afternoon. Forward Elizabeth Mercuir (Chelmsford), forward Baylee Stone (Chelmsford) and midfielder Mary Cate Flaherty (Beverly) each found the back of the cage for Northeast-Metro.
Central 3, Coastal 2 In a hard fought battle, Central came out on top of Coastal, 3-2, in Thursday’s field hockey finale. Gabrielle Hammond (Phillipston) led Central’s offense with a goal and an assist for two points while Paige Guizk (West Brookefield) and Gabby Peterson (Worcester) registered a goal each. Coastal received a goal from Katelin Oberlander (West Yarmouth) and Janet Maher (Mansfield).
Field Hockey Soccer Standings After Day 1: Central 1-0
GIRLS LACROSSE - AT VETERANS FIELD COMPLEX, WALTHAM
Coastal 15, Central 6 Coastal clinched the 2013 girls’ lacrosse gold medal with the team’s third win of the showcase over Central, 15-6, Thursday morning. Attackers Taylor Graf (Hanover) and Hayley Baker (Braintree) led Coastal in the win, as Graf recorded five goals while Baker netted two of her own. Midfielders Bridget Schofield (Littleton) and Mackenzie Little (Marlborough) posted two goals apiece for Central.
Coastal 10, Southeast 9 The girls’ lacrosse finale was a thriller as Coastal snuck by Southeast 10-9 to remain undefeated in the tournament. Valerie Quinlan (Norwood) and Taylor Graf both netted three goals each for Coastal. Southeast’s Erica Tinlin (Pembroke) notched a natural hat trick for silver medalist.
Girls Lacrosse Final Standings: Coastal 4-0 (Gold Medalist)
Southeast 1-3 (Silver Medalist)
Central 1-3 (Bronze Medalist)
GIRLS SOCCER - AT VETERANS FIELD COMPLEX, WALTHAM
Northeast 1, Metro 0 Defenseman Isabella Scarpone (Middleton) scored the lone goal to boost Northeast past Metro, 1-0, in the opening game of the 2013 Bay State Games girls’ soccer showcase Thursday morning.
Southeast 1, Coastal 0 Southeast collected its first win of the tournament when forward Meghan McFarland (Dedham) found the back of the net on a pass by defenseman Marianna Porcello (Abington) to push the squad past Coastal, 1-0, Thursday Morning. Southeast made six saves in the win while Coastal turned away four attempts in the defeat.
Central 2, West 0 Forward Jesscia Fitzgerald (Uxbridge) scored each of Central’s goals to lead the team to a 2-0 win against West in Thursday’s finale. Erika Figueroa (Milford) recorded an assist in the win.
Metro 4, Southeast 0 Metro recorded its first victory of the Games when it blanked Southeast, 4-0, Thursday afternoon. Forward Alexandra Curtin (Winchester), midfielder June Kiely (Winchester), forward Lexi Laossiere (Waltham) and forward Jackie Paul (Winchester) all found the back of the net for Metro.
Central 1, Coastal 1 Central battled Coastal on either side of the field, but neither team prevailed as they played to a 1-1 draw in Thursday’s finale. Forward Brittany Richardson (East Bridgwater) put Coastal on the score board. Erika Figueroa (Milford) notched Central’s goal.
Girls Soccer Standings After Day 1: Central 1-0-1