WHS Sports Roundup

WHS Girl Volleyball Team Defeats Salem

The Winthrop High girls volleyball team earned a 3-0 victory at Salem last Wednesday.

The Lady Vikings grabbed the first set, 25-21, behind the fine play of sophomore Zoey Bogusz and junior Rachel Flynn, both of whom had a serving streak of three points. Freshman Anastasia Gajica made a nice contribution with two kills.

Senior Lara Ferrari got Winthrop off and running in the second set with a service ace and senior captain Sara DeGennaro had two kills en route to a 25-20 victory.

The third set proved to be another hard-fought battle in which Winthrop prevailed, 25-21.

Senior Lara Ferrari had a serving streak of five points and junior Mira Ivanis provided the game-winning point with a successful tip.

“This was an exciting win and brought our energy back up after losing previous matches,” said WHS head coach Lauren Kelly.

Kelly and her crew were scheduled to trek to Saugus yesterday (Wednesday), to Swampscott on Monday, and to Beverly next Wednesday.

Strong Individual Efforts Turned in by WHS Golfers

Although the Winthrop High golf team came up short in its recent matches with Northeastern Conference opponents, a number of Vikings shot some nice scores.

In a match with Marblehead, junior Jake Galuris topped his Magician opponent by a score of 5-4. Senior Nico Babine scored three points against his Marblehead counterpart.

In a close 41-31 loss to Lynn Classical, eighth grader Ryan Murphy paced the Vikings with a 7.5-1.5 victory over his Ram rival.

Freshman Tomas Babine also defeated his LC opponent, 6.5-2.5

Junior Petey Silverman contributed four points to the Viking total and junior Eli Wickham added 3.5 points to the Winthrop cause.

Coach Weston Lazarus and his squad were scheduled to engage in a rematch with Marblehead yesterday (Wednesday) at the Tedesco Country Club. They will travel to non-league opponent Bishop Fenwick on Saturday and will host Masconomet at the Winthrop Golf Club on Monday. They will trek to Saugus next Wednesday.

Marked Improvement for WHS Boys Soccer

The Winthrop High boys soccer team continued to make strides this past week in its two contests this past week.

In a match with Northeastern Conference opponent Danvers last Wednesday at Miller Field, the Vikings battled the Falcons to a 1-1 draw in the opening half.

Freshman  Noah Bayersdorfer scored Winthrop’s first goal of the season when he delivered a penalty kick past the Falcon keeper.

“Noah converted the penalty kick like a pro,” said WHS head coach Phil Ronan. “He is the best young player on our team. He has the three qualities that comprise an excellent soccer player; skill, vision, and feel for the game.”

Although the Falcons scored three unanswered goals after the intermission to fly home with a victory, Ronan was pleased with his team’s effort.

“The boys played very well,” said Ronan. “We ran out of gas in the second half. We were playing with only 14 players with several key players missing because of injury.”

This past Saturday the Vikings made the short trek to East Boston to take on the Division 1 Jets.

Once again Winthrop had a short roster with only 12 players available for the game, but once again put up a good battle through the first half, trailing by a slim margin of 1-0, before eventually coming up on the short end of a 5-0 finale.

“We’re hoping that several starters who have been missing due to injury, illness, and military obligation return to give us a boost, especially our captain and goalkeeper, Mateo Martinez, who was an all star last year,” noted Ronan.

The Vikings were scheduled to host Salem yesterday (Wednesday) and then will entertain Saugus this Monday under the lights at Miller Field starting at 6:00.

They will hit the road to Peabody next Wednesday.

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