16 - October 22, 2010
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Volleyball Defeats South, Memorial
by Chris White The Salem girls’ volleyball team
picked up two victories last week. The first came on the road against Nashua South on Wednesday and the second was against Manchester Memorial at home on Friday. The two wins improved Salem’s record to 13-3 overall.
Salem defeated South in three games
Salem’s Melissa Ouellet s pikes the ball for the kill
Salem head coach Dan Young earned the 100th win of his career at Salem versus Timberlane back on Saturday, October 9
by scores of 25-19, 25-18, and 25-19. Melissa Ouellet (11 kills, 11 service points, and four blocks) had a solid game all-around to lead the Devils, while Sarah Scott (23 assists) paced the offense. Other leaders for the Devils included Jackie Cone with 11 service points and Steph Long with 13 digs. Meanwhile, Brianna Wojtas registered seven kills and Jen Bujnowski had three blocks. The Devils defeated Memorial in
three games as well. Scores of the games were 25-18, 25-21, and 25-15 in favor of Salem. Statistical leaders for the Blue Devils included Cone (11 kills), Wojtas (three blocks), Scott (28 assists), Long (14 service points), and Rachel Morrisey (12 digs). Scott reached her second milestone within a week as she recorded her 1,500th career assist during the contest. The senior setter had also recorded her 500th career service point versus Timberlane on Saturday, October 9. Additionally, the win over Timberlane gave Salem head coach Dan Young the 100th victory of his Salem career. The Blue Devils will finish up their season when they host Winnacunnet tonight. The Devils will recognize their seniors playing in their last regular- season home game.
Sarah Scott is recognized for reaching 1,500 career assists
Girls’ Soccer Wins Big on Senior Day
by Chris White The Salem girls’ soccer team shut out Nashua North, 9-0, in its final home game of the season on Tuesday. The Blue Devils scored four goals in the game’s first 12 minutes and extended their lead to 7-0 by halftime. It was a dominant performance that improved the Devils’ record to 12-2-1 on the season.
Gina Righini completed the hat Gina Righini controls the ball for Salem
trick to lead Salem in goals scored for the afternoon, while Jersey Burns and Alexa Smith had two goals apiece. Hanna LaRochelle and Cassie Chase each contributed one goal as well. Providing assists for the Devils were Chase (two), Gina Righini (two), Tayllar Righini, Kim Movesian, Nicole English,
Blue Devils Trounce Exeter
by Chris White The Salem football team got its third win in a
row when it defeated Exeter by the score of 42-13 at home last Saturday. In the meantime, the win pushed the Blue Devils’ overall mark to 5-2 on the season and 4-1 in Division 1 play. The Devils took control of the game from the start as they opened up a 14-0 lead after one quarter and then extended it to 35-7 by halftime. Needless to say, the Devils were more than Exeter could handle on both sides of the ball. Salem’s rushing attack was led by Jerickson
Fedrick, who ran for 151 yards on 10 carries and scored two touchdowns. He was complimented by his backfield mate, Max Jacques, who amassed 103 yards on 11 carries and scored two touchdowns as well.
Matt Cannone also turned in a solid performance. The senior quarterback found teammate Jared Matthews for an 11-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and then punched through the goal line from two yards out in the third. Mike Lorenz was also effective as he caught one pass for 21 yards on offense and recorded two interceptions on defense. Meanwhile, place kicker Chris Saulnier was perfect on all six of his extra point attempts. After taking a convincing victory against Exeter,
and Jess Keane. Meanwhile, Rachel Blazich played a strong game in goal while registering four saves. The Blue Devils also recognized their seniors before the contest began. This year’s group of seniors includes LaRochelle, Movesian, Chase, Gina Righini, Mackenzie Miller, Kelly Forrest, and Ashley Negal. The Blue Devils have one game remaining on their schedule. It will be played at Nashua South this afternoon, and then the team will begin its preparation for post-season play.
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Salem senior Mackenzie Miller sends the ball up field versus North
Field Hockey Beats Memorial on Senior Day
by Chris White The Salem field hockey team defeated
Manchester Memorial 3-1 in its final regular season game at home last Friday. The score was tied 1-1 at the half, but the Blue Devils notched two goals in the second half to take the victory and round their regular season record at 12-2. Danielle Ferraro, Fatima Adigun, and Sarah
Frahm each provided one goal for Salem, while Melissa Higgins and Erika Smith each had one assist. Ally Breton also had a productive game in goal as she recorded eight saves. The team’s last home game also meant it
was Senior Day. The Blue Devils recognized 12 seniors playing in their final regular season game for Salem. They included Higgins, Adigun, Breton, Meghan Bench, Emily Breen, Shayla DeRosa, Chelsea Curtis, Jess Curley, Caitlin MacDonald, Erika Moretti, Aja Metcalf, and Sara Bracken.
Before playing Memorial, the Devils had also taken a 5-0 win at Manchester Central earlier in the week. Higgins, Smith, Frahm, MacDonald, and Mikaela Gauvain all scored one goal in the win for Salem.
Running back Abner Rodriguez runs to the outside to avoid Exeter’s defense
the Blue Devils will travel to Nashua South tonight to face the Panthers. South currently owns a 3-2 record against Division 1 teams.
Saints Bantam 2 Team Reels in Third Place in Nauset, Cape Cod Hockey Tournament
submitted by Donna Sovie The Saints traveled to the Cape this weekend to participate in the Nauset, Cape Cod Tournament. They reeled in third place by finishing 2-1 in the tournament, beating a solid Demons team 4-3 with goals from Dom Bruzzese, Ryan Nelson, and Ryan Montbleau, and assists from Danny Donovan, Jared Carlson, and Nick Donnelly. The Saints also defeated Framingham 4-2 with goals from Montbleau, Dawson Merrill, and Donnelly, and assists from Seth McCarthy, Evan Zabarsky, Nelson, Jimmy Tokanel, and Donovan. The Saints’ only loss was to a tough, undefeated Darien, CT, Bantam A team. Their strong finish was achieved with strong teamwork, solid offense, and excellent defensive play by Brad Brock, Dustin Kingsley, Jake Yennaco, Carlson, and the outstanding goaltending of Andrew Gosson and Tommy Gillespie of Derry. The Saints Mite 1 team dropped a 6-3 game against a sound Lynnfield squad on Saturday. Will Marggraf opened up the scoring early, capitalizing on a rare Lynnfield defensive miscue by picking up a loose puck and beating the netminder on a clean breakaway. Lynnfield controlled the action for much of the game, providing Saints goalie Scott Cavan with lots of action, action that he deftly handled, making several great stops. Nick Peters managed to get behind the stout Lynnfield defense twice, both times resulting in
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goals off the backhand after decking the Lynnfield goalie out of position. With thoughts of a Valley League Championship on the back burner after consecutive defeats, the Mites get back after it this upcoming Saturday against the Mite 1 group from Cape Ann at the Valley Forum in Haverhill at 6:45 a.m. The Saints Squirt 1 skated to a 4-4 tie against a
strong Tewksbury team. Jimmy Harootian opened the scoring on a nice pass from Hunter Healey in the first period. In the second period, Joe Carney scored off a Harootian pass with 1:26 left. Then, in the third period, Mason Healey scored on an end-to-end rush, and to cap it off, Carney scored unassisted. Jon Last, Healey, Brendon Banks, and Joe Moore were solid on defense, and Matt Dowdy was solid in goal. The Saints Squirt 1 team beat Burlington II, 7-0. The Saints started the game off scoring 45 seconds in and never looked back. The goals were scored by Hunter Healey, Michael Borelli, Banks, Charlie Beneze, Johnny Pinksten, Mason Drouin, and Harootian. The highlight of this game was the passing, which was led by Borelli with two assists. Steve Birch, Hunter Healey, Drouin, and Moore all had an assist in the game as well. Once again, Dowdy posted a shutout with help from some stellar defense by Last, Mason Healey, Moore, and Banks.
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