MAGICIANS ROUNDUP: Field hockey coach wins 300th; strong starts for volleyball, girls’ cross country

The Marblehead High School field hockey team began a new season earlier this month with a moment etched in time. For the record, the Magicians took down Peabody, 2-0 on Sept. 6, and as a result history was made when coach Linda Rice Collins recorded her 300th career victory.

Kate Bickell accounted for one of those goals from Peighton Ridge. Ridge then setup Kealy Satterfield with the insurance marker. Goalie Maggie Beauchesne collected four saves to record the shutout.

Lucy Rubino played solidly on offense, while midfielders Isabelle Ferrante and Clara Donovan and defenders Emma Callaghan, Elise Burdge, Anna Bobowski and Lane Kaeyer did their part to help secure the triumph, said Rice Collins.

On Sept. 8, Beverly topped the Magicians, 4-1. Sydney Hamilton broke the Panthers shutout bid with a goal assisted by Clara Donovan. Beachesne came up with 10 saves to keep the game relatively close for her teammates.

Savannah Caruso and Callaghan were the Marblehead stars of the game.

The Marblehead girls bounced back the next day to upend host Greater Lowell Tech, 9-0. Ailish Moran (2), Neely Payne (2), Kate Bickell (1), Sydney Hamilton (1), India Byers (1), Max Arbo (1) and Ridge (1) accounted for the goals. The assists went to Lauren Zisson, Ridge and Byers.

Kealy Satterfield, Sarah Gold, Kate Dulac and Rubino also stood out on offense, according to Rice Collins.

The veteran Marblehead coach also singled out midfielders Gabby Hendy, GInger Guy, Aviva Bornstein and Avery Black, along with defenders James Marcy, Sarah Levine, Megan Gibbons and Jamie Haliotis.

On Sept. 13, Danvers blanked the Magicians, 4-0. Beauchesne made 18 saves in goal. The coach also mentioned the solid contributions of Callaghan, Kaeyer and Marcy against the Falcons.

Gloucester also shut down Marblehead to the tune of 2-0 on Sept. 16. Beauchesne was busy once again in net, making 24 saves.

Callaghan, Kaeyer, Burdge, Bobowski, Marcey and Savannah Caruso were the defensive gems in this game against the Fishermen, said Rice Collins, while Isabelle Ferrante was the star of the show at midfield.

Burdge, Bickell, Callaghan, Ridge and Satterfield are this year’s captains.

Volleyball gets off to winning start

The Marblehead volleyball team has enjoyed much success in the early going with a 4-1 record.

On Sept. 6, the Marblehead girls lost to Beverly in three sets, 23-25, 27-29, 23-25. But there was nothing but good times after that for coach Killeen Miller’s squad.

Senior outside hitter Keira Sweetnam had 14 kills, 12 digs and three aces against the Panthers. Caitlin Parkman chipped in with 16 digs, while setter Tamya Johnson was credited with 17 assists.

On Sept. 8, Marblehead turned the tables on Bishop Fenwick, beating the Crusaders also in three sets, 25-9, 25-24, 25-13. Sweetnam led the offense with nine kills. Madison Cole was next up with four kills. Isabel Wabno accounted for eight digs. Senior setters Julia Potvin and Tamya Johnson combined for 18 assists.

On Sept. 14, Marblehead came out flying versus Peabody to take down the Tanners in three sets, 25-16, 25-20, 25-19.

“This was a huge comeback win against the reigning NEC champions, and it was also a dramatic improvement after last week’s NEC loss to Beverly,” said Miller.

Sweetnam continued to dominate the offense with 16 kills, three aces and eight digs. Wabno led the defense with 18 digs and two aces. She also added eight kills to the winning cause. Setters Tamya Johnson (15 assists) and Potvin (11 assists) were both spectacular in this match, according to Miller.

Marblehead then beat Winthrop, 25-14, 25-23, 25-16.

Sweetnam led offense again with 17 kills, and Potvin was next in line with seven. Johnson had 16 assists, and Potvin chipped in with nine. Defensively, Caitlin Parkman produced nine digs.

On Sept. 16, Marblehead took care of Notre Dame Academy in four sets, 25-21, 26-28, 25-10, 25-7.

Sweetnam led Marblehead’s offense with 11 kills, 14 digs and eight aces. Wabno netted seven kills and 17 digs. Parkman was the leader on defense with 16 digs. Johnson had 12 assists and 14 aces, while Potvin collected 10 assists and four aces. 

This year’s captains are Maya Mahoney, Martha Heffernan, and Isabelle Harvey, all seniors.

Harriers win opener

The Marblehead girls’ cross-country team opened up a brand-new season by defeating host Gloucester, 21-34. Marri O’Connell (21:51, first), Cat Piper (23:09, second), Maya Mahoney (24:28, fifth), Piper Morgan (24:59, sixth) and Martha Heffernan (25:12, seventh) were the top five runners in the Gloucester meet.

On Sept. 10, the Clipper Relays in Newburyport took place. It consisted of teams of three from each squad, and they each ran the same two-mile loop.

Junior Cat Piper (13:39), senior Maya Mahoney (14:30) and freshman Marri O’Connell (12:37) finished 14th overall in 40:46.

Seniors Saylor Caruso (14:58), Martha Heffernan (15:16) and Piper Morgan (15:20) ended up 33rd in 45:34.

Freshman Lucia Gaunt (16:14), senior Anne Simcoe (16:10) and sophomore Sonia Miller (16:57) teamed up to finish 50th overall in 49:21.

Senior Aeryn Vizy (18:17), freshman Angie Fischer (16:00) and senior Isabelle Harvey (15:27) was close behind coming in 53rd place in 49:44.

Sophomore Abbie Goodwin (16:50), sophomore Addie Cruickshank (17:28) and senior Sara Bosio (16:16) finished 58th in 50:34.

Junior Ana Vina de Garnica (16:48), freshman Avery Barbeau (16:48) and senior Devin Whalen (17:27) came in 64th in 51:03.

Junior Angelina Nguyen (21:54), senior Olivia Hooper (19:53) and freshman Grace Rowe (18:11) ended up 88th in 59:15.

Joe McConnell
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