Friday, April 13, 2012
Wednesday's game came down to the final minute when North Reading got the game winner.
Swampscott lacrosse coaches were happy with the team's effort Wednesday at home vs. North Reading, especially to see players dig for loose groundballs. The final score was 7-6 North Reading, which won its sixth game and remains unbeaten on the season. Still, it was anyone's game in the final two minutes. Swampscott, which was undefeated going into the game, had rallied from a 5-1 deficit at halftime and controlled the action in the second half. Defenseman Billy Valle had an unheard of 17 groundballs, said coaches Josh Field and Tom Driscoll. "I've never seen that," said Driscoll. Valle also scored a goal. The others were scored by Matt Gambale, 2, Brian Santry, Chris Condon and Josh Rothwell. Coach Field said he was proud of the way the …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The team rallied from a 5-1 halftime deficit to win, 6-5, with a goal in the final two minutes.
Big Blue lacrosse regrouped at halftime on Monday at Phillips Park. They were down 5-1 against a well coached Danvers team with big, athletic players. The Swampscott coaches' halftime locker-room talk focused on the 20 turnovers the team had committed, turnovers that killed drives to the opposition's goal, said Coach Josh Field. Swampscott High came out in the second half and played deliberate lacrosse, their game, slowing down the action, the coach said. They scored five goals. They also shut down the Danvers attack. Goalie Scott Powell had 13 saves, some of them tough stops in the crease, and he created a few fastbreaks. Chris Condon bagged two goals. The first one of the second half was a spark, Field said. Matt Gambale scored as did …
Friday, March 30, 2012
The 2012 season gets underway Saturday at Salem State.
Big Blue boys lacrosse will field a team deep with experience when they sweep over the turf sticks in hand Saturday at their first regular season game. That's 4 pm vs. Bedford at Salem State. The team is fortified by players with experience on a couple levels, coaches said on Wednesday, as the players practiced four-on-four game situations at Phillips Park. Sticks cracked against sticks. Coaches barked out field directions, and cleats pounded over the turf, kicking up clots of dirt. At least half the 27-30 varsity players have varsity experience, said head Coach Josh Field. Not only that, but eight of the players play the game year-round, said Tom Driscoll, an assistant coach. And many of the players have been playing organized lacrosse …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Swampscott High School boys lacrosse team got off to a good start by defeating Watertown and Wilmington at the Woburn Jamboree.
The Swampscott High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse team beat Watertown and Wilmington in the Woburn Jamboree on Saturday. They open the season against non-conference opponent Bedford this Saturday at Salem State.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Big Blue knocks off 18th ranked Vineyarders
At Blocksidge Field, 18th ranked Martha’s Vineyard made the long trip to take on the Big Blue. Swampscott would be without Captain Sean Lannon and was coming off a two-game losing streak. The non-conference game meant little except for positioning in the state tournament. Swampscott jumped out early and then held on. Five different players scored as they stunned Martha’s Vineyard 5-3. Swampscott struck first. Patrick Kennedy pressured MV goalie Nelson Dickson and deflected his clearing pass. Josh Rothwell scooped up the errant throw and then fed Kennedy for the goal and a 1-0 lead at the 7:24 mark. Just a minute and twenty seconds later, it was Rothwell’s turn to score assisted by Kennedy and Matt Gambale for an early two goal lead. …
Boys varsity lacrosse
At Christopher Piper Field in Marblehead, the Big Blue took on the Headers. The game was close for the first half before Marblehead pulled away for a 12-5 win. Marblehead got going early as they led 2-0 with just 2:17 gone in the game. But Swampscott’s Senior Captain, Chris Mason, had other ideas. He scored unassisted with 2:27 to go in the quarter to make it 2-1. But like so many other times this year, the Big Blue had a hard time closing out quarters. Marblehead answered as time expired to take a 3-1 lead. Swampscott coach Josh Field argued the call but the officials wouldn’t budge. Mason stayed hot as he scored his second goal of the game assisted by Sean Lannon at the 10:46 mark. Lannon would then tie the game with an assist from Brian…
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Swampscott High School varsity lacrosse won big over Saugus, 13-8.
After stumbling in their last few games, the Big Blue were out to right the ship. But underdog Saugus had other ideas. With rain and sloppy field conditions, they jumped out to an early lead. But Swampscott’s Patrick Kennedy led a Big Blue comeback with six goals and three assists in their 13-8 win at Saugus. It took nearly seven minutes before Kennedy scored assisted by Sean Lannon for a 1-0 lead. Saugus took advantage of the field conditions at Saugus High School (the game had been moved from Stackpole field due to the weather conditions) and scored two goals to lead 2-1 after one quarter. Saugus kept rolling by taking a 2 goal lead 2:49 into the 2nd quarter. Josh Rothwell answered back 22 seconds later scoring off a rebound to make …
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Swampscott boys lacrosse results from Friday.
At Blocksidge Field, the Big Blue resumed its game with Weston High School which had originally started on May 7, but was postponed due to rain. Weston, the 3rd ranked team in EMass Division 3, led 5-0 when the original game was postponed. Swampscott tried to make a game of it as they controlled the ball on the offensive side of the field. But Weston goalie, Jared Fong, made numerous saves. Finally Weston got the ball over midfield and scored with just over 10 minutes left in the half to make it 6-0. Both teams had chances but neither could score. Swampscott broke through after a Sean Lannon pass was deflected in front of the net. Patrick Kennedy picked it up and beat the Weston goalie at the 1:21 mark to make the score 6-1 at the …
Friday, May 13, 2011
Big Blue lost 7-1 Thursday at home in a forfeit shortened game against Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School.
At least one Big Blue lacrosse player was ejected and two Hamilton-Wenham players were ejected from Thursday's game at Phillips Park. Big Blue Coach Josh Field forfeited the game after the fight, said Swampscott Athletic Director Alison Argentieri. The athletic director attended the game as planned and learned about the incident after her arrival, shortly after the fight broke out. She was briefed on it by coach Field. Swampscott was trailing 7-1 in the second quarter when rough play escalated to a fracas. A hard hit during a face-off sent several players to the ground, the athletic director said. A scuffle ensued and some but not all players came off the benches and on to the field. Swampscott player Rich Sullivan was ejected and will be…
Thursday, May 12, 2011
The Big Blue lacrosse team has cooked up a weekly ritual: dinner at a player's home the night before a game.
About 50 boys devoured close to 200 hot dogs from Popos at the Powell home on Wednesday. It was the weekly lacrosse dinner held the night before a game. Different parents host the dinner, usually sharing the duties with other parents. This week the host families were Powell, Beermann, Seymour, Sackett and Rothwell. Big Blue lacrosse players will burn some of those hot dog calories on the field today, Thursday, against Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School.