Danvers 93, Beverly 69: Zachary Cotter won the 200-IM and had a hand in a pair of winning relays to help the Falcons defeat Beverly for the first time in more than five years. Darius Chung won the 50 free and also swan a leg of each winning relay, Brendan Lahr was first in diving, Angus Osminkin was first in the 100 free and Allison O’Keefe won the 100 back. The 200 medley relay was comprised of Cotter, Arianna McNulty, Maddie Martin and Chun and the victorious 200 free relay was Chung, Bella Moccia Osminkin and Cotter.
Charlie Morris, McNulty and Martin supplied key second place finishes for Danvers and Caleb Clark, Kevin Oulette and Mia Walsh scored with thirds.
For Beverly, Zachary DaSilva Grondin had a first in the 200 freestyle and the 100 butterfly. Karli Atwood was first in the 500 freestyle and the 400 freestyle relay team of Atwood, DaSila Grondin, Anketell and Henry Siedzik placed first to end the exciting opening night at St. John’s Prep’s pool.
Masconomet 4, Newburyport 3: On the road on opening night, the Chieftains scored three unanswered goals and then held on in the third period to win. Senior Hannah Coleman potted the go-ahead goal and Bella Flinn netted the eventual game-winner after junior captain Maddie Kenny had knotted it up at 2-2. Sophomore Gabi Rudnyai scored the first goal of the season, Madie Dupuis had an assist and goalie Mackenzie Cronin had a solid outing.
Marblehead 33, Revere 24: The Magicians found a way to win a low-scoring, opening night affair.
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Endicott 82, Salem State 66: Jalen Echevarria had 18 points and Endicott (5-3) held their local rivals to 35 percent shooting and built a 12-point halftime lead to cruise. Ty Vitko also scored 18 for the Gulls, who canned 15 trifectas. Salem State (4-3) was led by Jaden Castillo’s 17 points.
Gordon 83, Elms 72: Isaac Jarvis scored 19 points with six rebounds and the Scots pull away in the final minutes for a home victory. Micah Steely was a perfect 10-of-10 from the line with several makes in the last two minutes and totaled 13 points while Bryce Smith scored 12 and Justin Yu was in double figures per usual with ten.