WHS Sports Roundup

WHS Girls Soccer Earns First Win, 8–0; Hosts Excel Sat. Morning

The Winthrop High girls soccer team broke into the win column in a big way with an 8-0 victory over Excel Academy last Wednesday at Miller Field.

The Lady Vikings grabbed a 4-0 lead at the intermission and doubled it in the second half.

Leading the way for Winthrop was junior Reese Brodin, who reached the back of the Excel net three times for a hat trick. Talia Martucci and Genesis Bueno assisted on two of Reese’s goals.

Captain Maddie Stiglets scored two goals, assisted by Emma Holmes and Lily Tallent, as did Kaylee Farrell, assisted by Martucci and Holmes.

Mia Norris, assisted by Tallent, accounted for the other Lady Viking tally.

This past Monday, Winthrop came up on the short end of a 6-0 decision to Gloucester.

“We had our opportunities, but just couldn’t find the back of the net,” said WHS head coach Tracey Martucci.

Martucci and her crew were scheduled to travel to Danvers yesterday (Wednesday) and will host Excel in a rematch this Saturday morning at 10:00 on the turf at Miller Field.

They will make the long trek to Salem next Wednesday.

WHS Golf Team Tops Northeast

The Winthrop High golf team won its third match of the season with a 53-19 victory over Northeast Regional last Thursday at the Winthrop Golf Club (WGC).

Leading the way for coach Weston Lazarus’s Vikings were the duo of eighth grader Ryan Murphy and junior Eli Wickham, both of whom scored 9-0 victories over their Golden Knight opponents.

Also making major contributions to the Viking victory were senior  Nico Babine, who won his match, 7.5-1.5, and freshman Tomas Babine, who won his contest, 5.5-3.5.

Junior Andrew Faretra contributed 3.5 points to the Winthrop. cause.

The day before, the Vikings hosted Gloucester at the WGC and came up on the short end of a 44-28 decision.

Freshman Louk Belghiti was the top scorer for Winthrop, defeating his Fisherman rival by a score of 6-3. Junior Jake Galuris also won his match, 5-4.

The Vikings opened their season with a 38-34 triumph over Salem. in which Murphy and Galuris won their matches, 5.5-3.5, as did Nico Babine by a score of 5-4.

Winthrop dropped a closely-fought contest with Peabody, 43-29. Among the highlights for Winthrop, Belghiti tied his Tanner opponent, 4.5-4.5, and junior Joey Rich added four points to the Viking point total.

Lazarus and his crew, who stand at 3-4 on the season, have a busy week ahead. They were scheduled to take on Swampscott at the Tedesco Country Club yesterday (Wednesday) and will entertain Peabody today (Thursday) at the WGC.

Next week they will have three matches in three days on the road: Lynn Classical at the Gannon golf course on Monday; Northeast Regional at Mt. Hood on Tuesday; and Marblehead at Tedesco on Wednesday.

WHS Boys Soccer Continues To Work Hard

Although the Winthrop High boys soccer team has yet to break into the win column, the young Vikings are working hard as the season progresses.

Last Thursday, the Vikings dropped a 9-0 decision to a big and talented St. Mary’s team in which an already-thin Winthrop squad lost some key players to injuries.

This past Monday, the Vikings made the long trek to Gloucester with only 13 players and fell by a score of 7-0.

“We played hard all game, but eventually wore down,” said WHS head coach Phil Ronan, whose 2022 team has only three returnees from last year’s squad. “This will be a growing experience for the handful of players who return next season. All a coach can ask for is effort, which I get every day.”

Ronan and his crew were scheduled to host Danvers yesterday (Wednesday) and will make the short trip to East Boston Saturday morning for an encounter with the Eastie Jets.

They will host Salem next Wednesday afternoon.

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