, Newburyport, MA

October 22, 2013

Triton golf team advances to D3 state finals

Newburyport Daily News

---- — Golf

Division 3 North Sectionals

The Triton golf team placed third at the Division 3 North Sectional Championships at Far Corner, earning the third and final berth at the Division 3 State Championships Monday at Wyantenuck Country Club in Great Barrington.

The defending champion Vikings placed behind Arlington Catholic and Weston in stroke play. Each team consisted of six players, and the top four scores counted in stroke play. Arlington Catholic placed first with 308 strokes, Weston second with 315, and Triton third with 323.

Triton’s top four scorers included Mike Shea (74), Adam Chatterton (82), Kyle Hillick (83) and Brad Small (84). Shea placed second overall, earning the right to play for an individual Division 3 championship Monday at Wyantenuck Country Club. Triton’s No. 1 golfer all season, Jon Seward, finished with 85 strokes.

“It’s a team sport,” Triton coach Rich Dube said. “When your No. 1 golfer doesn’t factor in the score and you still advance, it says a lot about the team concept. It was a good day for Triton golf.”

Amesbury placed fifth of the 16 teams in Division 3 North. Paddy Flahardy also earned a trip to the individual championships by placing in the top 10 with an 81. Teammate Patrick Halloran just missed the cut with an 83.

Field Hockey

Amesbury 2, Rockport 0

The Indians (7-9-1) closed out their season in winning fashion. They were 5-3-1 over their last nine games. Audra Tambourello and Maddie Severance scored goals. Kate Gagnon and Amanda Schell had assists.

Newburyport 2, Pentucket 0

Meghan Stanton and Olivia Thirkel scored goals for the Clippers (8-5-3), who qualified for the state tournament for the fifth year in a row. Lauren Singer had the shutout in the annual Play 4 the Cure game for breast cancer research. Stanton and Ashley Hodge played well. For Pentucket (2-8-6), Liza Brackbill, Mary Kate Corrado, Tory Ruggerio, Emily Mikson and Rachel Perry played well defensively.

Girls Soccer

Triton 4, Pentucket 0

Triton (8-5-3) qualified for the state tournament for the first time in more than 10 years. The Vikings have gone 6-1-2 over their last nine games after starting 2-4-1.

Boys Soccer

Pentucket 0, Triton 0

The Vikings (8-6-2) qualified for the state tournament for the first time since 2009. Triton’s three senior captains, Dulton Tzitzon, Niko Marcolini and Josh Brown, exhibited strong leadership all season.

Georgetown 9, Amesbury 0

Jared Warren, Tim Quinn and Ben Noelk scored two goals each for Georgetown (8-2-7). Neil Murphy, Jon Brock and Justin MacRae added a goal each. MacRae had four assists. Warren added two. Chris Chiklakis, Zack Switzer and Richard Langell also had assists.

Boys Cross-Country

Pentucket 16, Triton 42

Alex Demeule, Drew Capener, Sam Coppola and Josh Wildes tied for first for Pentucket (7-4). Jeremy Binding placed sixth in 19:02. For Triton, Austin Stevens (5th, 18:48), Ryan Sheedy (7th, 19:08), Curran Callewaert (9th, 19:18), Ryan Kent (10th, 19:30) and Cam Atherton (11th, 19:31) factored in the scoring.

Girls Cross-Country

Triton 18, Pentucket 41

Liz Willmonton cruised to the victory for Triton (7-4) in 20:50 at Old Town Hill (2.88 miles). Maddie Quigley (2nd, 21:02), Ceili Riccio (4th, 22:00), Nikki Sullivan (5th, 23:05), Sydney Rybicki (6th, 23:40) and Audrey Martin (7th, 23:49) helped lift Triton to victory. Kasey Mann (3rd, 21:49), Sophie Capobianco (8th, 23:58), Sarah Thurlow (9th, 23:58), Vivian Burke (10th, 24:01) and Jordan Balletto (11th, 24:17) rounded out the scoring for Pentucket.