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May 9, 2014

Local roundup

Girls Lacrosse

Triton 11, Hamilton-Wenham 10

Trailing for nearly the entire game, Triton came back to tie the game with under two minutes to play, and then scored the go-ahead goal with 44 seconds remaining. Freshman Skyla Lewis stepped up huge to score 4 goals on the day, along with Nikki Sullivan, who scored 3 goals, and Megan Muldowney, Jess Greaney, Sarah Ganzenmuller and Kylie Smith, who each scored once. Goalkeeper Emma Cashman was a rock in net for the Vikings, making 13 saves, including 9 in the second half. Triton is now 6-5-1 on the season and will face Pentucket at home this afternoon, but unfortunately they will do so without star junior Kaitlyn Muldowney, who will reportedly miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Boys Lacrosse

Newburyport 17, Danvers 9

Newburyport took an early 4-2 lead, built on that to go up 9-5 at halftime and then cruised to a comfortable 17-9 win over Danvers. Nick Federico had 5 assists for the Clippers, and with the win Newburyport is now 10-1 on the year.

Baseball

Pentucket 5, Saugus 0

Pentucket won its eighth straight game yesterday, snapping Saugus’ own six-game winning streak to improve to 9-4 on the season. Ryan Kuchar followed up last week’s no-hit performance by pitching 6 shutout innings while allowing 4 hits and striking out 8. Dylan Wright was 2-3 with a run scored, John Sirios was 1-3 with a run and 1 RBI.

North Reading 9,Newburyport 2 (10 innings, Game 1)

North Reading 3, Newburyport 2 (Game 2)

North Reading won the first contest handily after scoring seven runs in the top of the 10th inning. North Reading jumped on top 1-0 in the first and added to the score in the third and fourth. The Clippers came back to tighten the game in the fifth with Matt Short driving a double to left and scoring on a Caleb Stott single (2-3, 1 RBI). Ryan Furlong scored the second run in the sixth and came home after Will Cataldo singled, followed by an RBI single from Dan Baribeault (2-3, 1 RBI). The Clippers’ threat ended with runners on first and second. With the two losses, Newburyport is now 4-9 on the year and is on the verge of elimination from playoff contention.

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