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Undefeated Ipswich dominates Georgetown 74-20 in girls basketball

The Ipswich defense surrounds Georgetown senior Kylie Troy

The Ipswich defense surrounds Georgetown senior Kylie Troy

Freshman Jenna Gagnon (17 points) puts up a long one

Freshman Jenna Gagnon (17 points) puts up a long one

(Ipswich)  That’s two straight routs by Ipswich to start season.

The Tigers (2-0) buried Georgetown, 74-20, in a Cape Ann League game on Friday night in their home opener.

A week ago the Ipswich girls opened their season on the road with a lopsided, 66-21, win over Amesbury.

I thought that Georgetown (2-2) might offer a challenge to the Tigers since they have 1000-point scorer Kristin Hogan as well as defender/shooter Marissa Agganis.  But it didn’t matter.

It was clear right off that the Royals would struggle against the aggressive Tiger defense.  Before the first quarter was half over the visitors already had seven turnovers and trailed, 6-0.

Kristin Hogan (11) chased by Brigid OFlynn (33) and Julia Davis (32)

Kristin Hogan (11) chased by Brigid OFlynn (33) and Julia Davis (32)

Ali Newbury’s layup from Kristin Hogan broke the ice for GTown with 4:15 left in the first quarter.

The Tigers followed with a productive run that ended any outcome suspense that may have existed.  Over the next 5 ½ minutes of playing time, extending into the second quarter, Ipswich dominated Georgetown to the tune of, 22-2, including one stretch of sixteen unanswered points.

The result of this terrific offense/defense was a, 28-4, Tiger lead with 6:48 left in only the second quarter.  The rest of the game was played but at no time was there any doubt at the Ipswich Tiger Den about the final outcome.

Keys to the Ipswich success during that special 5 ½ minutes were that they; had no turnovers, made three 3’s, and forced six Royal turnovers.

The Tigers put together another stretch of unanswered points (nine) in the second quarter.  Their halftime lead was, 42-9.

This was not a run-up-the-score kind of game.  Every player on both rosters played plenty.  Substituting five at a time was the norm in the second half.

My scoresheet had freshman Jenna Gagnon with 17 points and sophomore Caroline Soucy with 16 points to lead Ipswich.  Jenna had four 3’s.  Julia Davis (10), Jordan Morrissey (9), and Masey Zegarowski (8) also contributed points for Ipswich.

Marissa Agganis (7 points) sails in for a layup

Marissa Agganis (7 points) sails in for a layup

Marissa Agganis (7 points) paced the Royals getting two 3’s in the second quarter.  Kristin Hogan only played in the first half and was limited to two points by defender Brigid O’Flynn.

Next for Ipswich will be Manchester-Essex at home on December 27th.  The Royals next opponent is Winthrop at home on December 28th.

Ipswich was 18-5 last year and have made the post-season tournament eight straight years.  Anyone attending the game I’m written about would feel quite certain that another Tiger tournament team is in the making.

Two of the teams that have had the Tigers’ number over the last few seasons are Masconomet and Pentucket.  This season Pentucket has already defeated Masco.

The Tigers will host Masco on January 3rd.  A win there by Ipswich will make the circle-the-date (January 15th) encounter with Pentucket at Pentucket a huge one in the Cape Ann League.

Former Tiger Shannon McFayden was in the house.

You knew that the outcome was decided early when both coaches sat during the entire second half.

Unofficially, Georgetown made only two of nineteen free throws.

Caroline Soucy (16 points) goes down the lane with Graceann Conte (4)

Caroline Soucy (16 points) goes down the lane with Graceann Conte (4)

Most impressive player?  Caroline Soucy.  The sophomore caused Georgetown trouble on both ends of the court.

Biggest surprise?  Jenna Gagnon.  The lefty put in four long ones and certainly wasn’t freshman shy about shooting.  Adding an outside shooting threat to the Ipswich lineup will open things up for the numerous Tiger drivers.

There was a Pentucket scout in the house.

(All of the pictures above and below enlarge considerably if you click on them.)

Julia Davis defended by Ali Newbury

Julia Davis defended by Ali Newbury

Ipswich coach Mandy Zegarowski

Ipswich coach Mandy Zegarowski

Jordan Morrissey looks for a pass

Jordan Morrissey looks for a pass

Caroline Soucy saves

Caroline Soucy saves

Bridget Curran set to block

Bridget Curran set to block

Shannon McFayden

Shannon McFayden

Masey Zegarowski drives

Masey Zegarowski drives

Jackie Gagnon (10) breaks on Mollie Swanton (14)

Jackie Gagnon (10) breaks on Mollie Swanton (14)

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Strong finish gets Georgetown girls past Whittier (70-65) in the D4 North First Round

Christina Medley (27 points) and Kristin Hogan (23 points) were the scoring stars for Whittier and Georgetown

Royal celebration afterwards

(Haverhill) Plenty of excitement in this one.

After nine lead changes it was Georgetown breaking away in the last 2 ½ minutes to defeat Whittier, 70-65, in the first round of the D4 North tournament on Tuesday night at Whittier.

Neither team was shy about firing the long ones – there were eighteen 3’s made during the game – but the Royals won this one late from inside the arc.

A jumper from Ali Newbury (her first shot) put G’Town ahead 65-63.  After a Whittier turnover, Kristin Hogan hit a driving layup from the left.  Christina Medley answered with two free throws with 33 seconds left to cut the Royal lead to 67-65.

Kristin Hogan seals the win with free throws

Ten seconds later Marisa Agganis hit one of two free throws to extend Georgetown’s lead to 68-65 with twenty-three seconds to go.  Whittier was still within one-possession range but Christina Medley missed a long three. After a Wildcat rebound and timeout Kendra Brasil was called for a double dribble.  Kristin Hogan then put the game out of reach with two free throws.

Christina Medley (27 points) and Kristin Hogan (23 points) took every open shot that came their way and made plenty of them.  Christina has scored over 1000 points for Whittier.  In this one she hit five long ones and put up eighteen points in the back-and-forth second half.  Kristin connected on four 3’s and tallied fourteen in the second half.  In one sequence in the 4th quarter Kristin made a jump shot and almost immediately stole the inbounds pass and put in a layup.  It was about the fastest four points you’ll ever see.

After an even first quarter (15-15) the Wildcats built up a ten-point lead (30-20) with Christina contributing a layup, a converted rebound and two free throws.  Whittier was ahead, 32-24, at the half.

Whittier was still in good shape (38-31) after two minutes of the third quarter before Marisa Agganis and the Royal defense kicked in.  Marisa hit a three and then three straight Wildcat turnovers led to Royal scores, two by Marisa and one by Kylie Troy.  Suddenly, G’town had the lead (40-38) halfway through the third period.

Christina Medley heavily guarded as GHS coach Dave Tucker watches

Christina Medley had answers.  She hit a jump shot, nailed a three (from Kendra Brasil) and set Kendra up for a long one.  That was an eight-point run to now give Whittier the advantage, 46-40.

Georgetown capitalized on another Whittier turnover (they had twenty-two) very late in the 3rd quarter that gave Marisa a layup with two seconds left.  Whittier led, 50-46, at the end of the quarter.

Kristin’s quick four points put Georgetown in front, 56-55, with 5 ½ to play.  A Morgan Gott triple boosted the advantage to 62-58 with four to play.  But back came Whittier on a three by Christina and two free throws from Catherine Roache to tie the game 63-63 with 2 ½ minutes left.  The Royals made the big plays thereafter and came away with the tournament win.

Marisa Agganis (left) steal

Marisa Agganis was a Cape Ann League All-Star this season.  She showed why in the second half of this game with fifteen points and numerous steals.  She also took a pretty hard foul late in the game.

Kristin Hogan injured fingers on her shooting hand early in the third quarter.  She was out of the game for a while.  The rest may have helped her as she scored Georgetown’s first ten points in the final quarter in the first 2 ½ minutes.

Christina Medley made plenty of 3’s in pregame and continued the accuracy in the game itself.

Whittier staged a pregame light show.  I thought I was at the TD North Garden…..well, not quite.

Georgetown plays #3 seed Fenway on Friday night at Burke High School in the D3 North quarter-finals.

Georgetown boxscore

Whittier boxscore

(The pictures above and below enlarge significantly if you click on them.)

pregame show

Morgan Gott (15 points)

Taylor Nelson

Andrea Terranova

Samnell Vonleh

Christina Medley

Kendra Brasil (15 points)

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Georgetown Girls Soccer Team Tested by Triton 3-2

Ten Georgetown Royals are in the goal area trying to hold off Triton in the last minute of the game.

Kristin Hogan (20) defended by Ashley Ross (10) had a goal and an assist for the Royals.

(Byfield) The Triton girls soccer team lost, 3-2, to Georgetown on a nice Monday afternoon at the Central Street Athletic Field in Cape Ann League play.

This game was as close as the final score indicates and the talented Royals were fortunate that this one didn’t end in a tie or even worse.

And who could see such a competitive game coming?  Triton loses to Masconomet, 7-1, while Georgetown ties them.  Triton loses to Lynnfield, 7-0, while Georgetown beats the Pioneers, 4-1.  The Vikings had won only one game (Rockport 3-1) all season and had been outscored, 25-4, since then.  Do you get the picture??

Things were going just about as figured through thirty-nine of the first forty minutes.  The Royals had two goals and looked to be in command.  But a last-minute long shot from the right by Viking Mackenzie Snow sailed over G’town goalie Jamie Block’s head to give the Vikings a goal….and hope.

Mackenzie Snow (8) returns to midfield after a goal in the first half. She had two for the game.

I couldn’t help but overhear Georgetown coach Colleen Gibbs getting all over her team during halftime.  She wasn’t pleased with the concentration or effort.  I’m sure that the last minute goal was part of the frustration.

Second half Georgetown dominated early on.  Their passing was noteworthy in the midfield area.

Kristin Hogan registered a goal for the Royals five minutes into the second half with a left-footed shot after a run along the left sidelines nearly to the corner.  The shot went over Viking goalie Elizabeth Benoit’s head.

Down 3-1, you set yourself for more Royal goals but they never came.  There was pressure in the Triton end but the Royals didn’t have their finishing shoes on over the last thirty-five minutes.

Triton got the goal back at 23:10 after Mackenzie Snow advanced the ball down the right sideline and later put the finishing touch on from in close to make it 3-2.

Kristin Hogan had several good looks for Georgetown right after the Snow goal but the Triton defense held.

Over the last ten minutes the Vikings really put the pressure on Georgetown.  You started to wonder when they would tie the score not if.  I counted at least five Triton shots that all had a chance.  The picture at the top shows how frantic things got in the last minute.  I see nine Georgetown players in close to goalie Jamie Block with six Vikings in the area.  I also see the ball just going wide right as a Viking dives after it.

Nicole Holland (17) credited with two goals. Rachel Williamson (21) defends.

Close, very close, but at game’s end the Royals (7-2-4) had earned 2 points and qualified for the tournament while Triton (1-10-3) had yet another loss.

The Royals did not play badly.  There were lengthy segments in both halves where they put on a clinic of ball control with pass after pass.

Nicole Holland scored the first goal – left foot, left side – after a pass from Kristin Hogan at 14:25.

Nicole was credited with the second goal at 36:40.  The way I saw it, an Ashley Mueskes corner kick went over goalie Elizabeth Benoit’s head and deflected in off of teammate Ashley Ross.  Nicole was closest to where the ball was when it was inadvertently deflected in.

I thought the game was at Triton High School.  Wrong.  The boys soccer team was playing North Reading there.

The Central Street Athletic Fields have two soccer fields so both the varsity and JV games went on together.

Triton goalie Elizabeth Benoit was run into at least four times yet held on.

Kelly Chickering

Kelly Chickering was terrific…..as usual.  Her speed and ability to control the ball are eye-catching.  I try to imagine what she might be like in the attack zone.

A big advantage for Georgetown was the lengthy goal kicks by Jamie Block.  The distance is impressive as well as the height.

No one was on hand to chase balls going out of bounds.  The clock ran as players chased errant shots and passes.

Triton next game is tomorrow (Tuesday October 25th) at Ipswich at 6:30PM.

Georgetown gets Amesbury at Georgetown tomorrow (Tuesday October 25th) at 3:45PM.

(I take my own pictures and draw my own conclusions.  I own any mistakes.)  Clicking on a picture enlarges it to normal size.

Kristin Hogan (20) & goalie Elizabeth Benoit

Ashley Mueskes

Triton goalie Elizabeth Benoit

Jen Migliaccio (18) & Shannon Dube (2)

Jessica Bannon (19) & Ashley Federico (12)

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Masco and Georgetown Play to 1-1 Tie in Girls Soccer

Claudia Marsh (22), Leah Connerty (10), Mia Farnham (29), Olivia Buonopane (18), Paige Pratt (16), and Sarah Katz (8) return to midfield after Mia scored a Masco goal late in the second half.

Nicoline Holland (17) gets a hug from assisting teammate Ashley Mueskes.

(Georgetown) Two good area girls soccer teams played to a 1-1 tie, as Georgetown (3-0-3) rallied five minutes after a Masconomet (4-3-2) goal late in the second half to net one of their own.

The Monday afternoon game was moved just before game time from Georgetown’s lower field to its upper soccer field.  There was too much water on the lower field, according to the officials.

On a cloudy afternoon, Masco had the most shots (17) and the most corner kicks (5) but the Royals had goalkeeper Jamie Block as the final defender.  The talented junior turned away several dangerous Chieftain attempts.  She also put good distance on goal kicks and punts to give her teammates a chance to regroup.

The Royals had defeated Masco, 2-1, in September at Masco in a non-league game.  Today’s tie counted in the Cape Ann League’s standings.

Dominque Anderson (21), Paige Pratt (16), and Alexa Ina (1) prepare to defend a Royal corner kick.

Both goals in this game were scored in its last ten minutes.  The visitor’s goals came off a Olivia Buonopane’s corner kick from the right corner.  Keeper Jamie Block moved toward the near post as the shot was in the air only to have it sail over her head into a crowd of players behind her.  Somehow, Chieftain Mia Farnham directed the ball into the net with ten minutes left in the game.

I suspected that Masco might now go into a defensive shell but they didn’t.  The Royals pressed hard into the Masco end and got one of their two corner kicks. From it, Kelly Chickering drilled a shot from the left that just barely sailed over the top of the Masco net.

Undaunted the Royals were back threatening again two minutes later.  Kristin Hogan passed the ball into the middle to Ashley Mueskes and the senior co-captain gave her teammate Nicoline Holland as nice a feed as you’ll ever see.  Nicoline (90+ career goals) took full advantage of the open side and tied the score with five minutes to go.

Ashley Mueskes sends a pass between Alexa Ina (1) and Leah Connerty (10) that set Nicoline Holland up for the tying goal.

The memorable moment the rest of the way was Ashley Mueskes hobbling off in the last minute with a leg injury.

Next game for the Chieftains is at Triton on Wednesday (October 5th) at 3:45PM

Georgetown travels to North Reading to face the Hornets at 7PM on Wednesday (October 5th) night.

The best player on the field?  Kelly Chickering.  Undersized but drawn to the ball in the defensive end.  Clever and speedy enough to end opponent’s scoring opportunities.

Masco was very good with short passes.

Georgetown ended up with nine shots and two corner kicks on Masco goalie Courtney Bouchard.

Division 1 Masconomet was 17-2-2 last year.  Division 3 Georgetown was 13-3-2.

(I collect my own stats and take my own pictures.  I am determined to be fair and accurate.)

The pictures will enlarge to normal size if they’re clicked on.

Alexa Ina (1) contests with Ashley Mueskes (6).

Ashley Federico (12) chases Paige Pratt (16) with Sarah Katz (8) nearby.

Jen Migliaccio (18) tries to get the ball from Paige Pratt (16).

Kelly Chickering (2) sends in a direct kick.

Masco goalie Courtney Bouchard hits the ball out with Kristin Hogan (20) and Katie DiMaio (13) looking for a rebound.

Masco goalie Courtney Bouchard makes the save as Nicoline Holland (17) and Alexa Ina (1) go by.

Nicoline Holland (17) dribbles past Paige Pratt (16).

Paige Marsh (19) battles Nicoline Holland (17)

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