EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 9, 2013

Final Score

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Fabulous Freshman

Andrew Fichera continued his strong freshman season by scoring twice as Salem beat Spaulding 3-2.

First win

Harley Chute scored her third goal of the season on a penalty kick with about 20 minutes remaining to lead Salem girls soccer to its first. The Blue Devils downed winless Spaulding 1-0. Lissa Perry posted the shutout.

Streak ends at 43

Acton-Boxboro nipped Andover 95-91, to snap the Golden Warriors’ 43-meet win streak. It went down to the final event, the 400 freestyle relay, but Soojin Kim’s blistering anchor leg wasn’t quite enough and A-B held on 3:47.09-3:48.88. Andover’s last loss was to Chelmsford in 2008 and early that season A-B also beat the Warriors.

Seventh Heaven

Eric Werner had two saves and Jimmy Mansour added another while the Pinkerton defense was its usual tough self. The Astros posted their seventh shutout with a 3-0 victory over Nashua North.

Still Perfect

Derek Zahoruiko, Andrew Valdes, Sina Samali and Mike Skarbelis scored and Jeff Warden anchored the defense as North Andover downed Dracut, 4-1, to improve to 12-0.

Regal Regan

Alex Nagri scored twice, Courtney Walsh tallied her 10th goal of the year, and Sarah Regan anchored an air-tight defense as unbeaten Central Catholic soccer blanked Billerica 3-0.

Super switch

With Mikayla Guthrie out for at least a couple weeks with a broken arm, sophomore Abbie Karalis was moved up front with terrific results. She scored all three goals, one on a pretty header from a well-placed Megan McCann corner kick, in a 3-0 North Andover girls soccer win over Dracut.


Hugo Guevarra and Carlos Diego scored in Lawrence’s impressive 2-2 tie with Tewksbury. Christian Tavares stopped 10 shots.


Junior Corrine Gosselin of Lawrence contributed 13 of the 42 kills to lead Merrimack volleyball 3-1 over Saint Anselm. The Warriors have won four straight.

In the only other Merrimack action, the women’s soccer team lost 1-0 in overtime. Nicole Curtis made four saves for the Warriors.