Pentucket’s doubles combination of Coli Downey and Anna Quattrini won the varsity championship match over Amesbury 8-5 on Thursday’s Girls Tennis River Rivals Doubles Tournament. Pentucket’s JV combination of Lindsey Karalias and Maggie Aulson also excelled, winning the JV championship match over Triton, 8-6.
Triton 5 Amesbury 0
The Vikings improved to 7-1 on the year with a dominant performance over Amesbury. Winning every match in straight sets, Triton dominated from the get-go. Leading the way was Travis Mihalchick at first singles, John DiDonato at second singles and Andrew McGrath at third singles. The doubles teams also had a strong day, as Sam Ross and Eric Ninthala won first doubles and Jon Kovach and Jake Aponais won second doubles.
Triton 5 Hamilton-Wenham 10 (Thursday)
The Vikings were shell-shocked in the early portion of the game, allowing six goals in seven minutes. After that, though, it was a whole new ball game. From that point on, Triton would outscore Hamilton-Wenham 5-4, though would fall 10-5 for its first conference loss. It was a very physical, and very tiring game, but Triton was able to regroup quickly for yesterday’s contest against Ipswich.
Triton 14 Ipswich 9
Larry Cuddy had three goals and eight assists to lead the Vikings past Ipswich on Friday. Justin Spillane would also have a strong game with four goals and three assists. Will McCaffrey had two goals for Triton. Brian McCaffrey played stellar defense, and Nolan Smith had 21 saves in goal for the Vikings to preserve the win.
“Ipswich played hard until the end,” said Triton head coach Sean Parsons. They are very good and well coached and we were tired in the fourth quarter. We had played three games in five days, which has been a tough stretch for us.”
Triton will travel to Masconomet on Tuesday for their 4 p.m. game.