Boys’ soccer finding their stride

Oct 12, 2017 by

Fourth in Kinney division after Ipswich win, Amesbury tie

Published in the October 11, 2017 edition

By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI 

LYNNFIELD — Last Friday afternoon, the Lynnfield High boys’ soccer team blanked visiting Ipswich, 5-0. With that victory, the Pioneers improved to 6-3-2 overall and 5-3-2 in the Cape Ann League.

“It is the best game we have played all year,” stated Pioneers head coach Brent Munroe. “We came out of the gates strong and scored four times in the first half.”

John Luders had a huge game as the junior co-captain had two goals and two assists to finish with four points.

“He was really awesome,” said Munroe, about the midfielder. “It was a breakout game for him.“

Nathan Bass, Tom Buston and Aidan Connelly had the three other Pioneer goals.

Lynnfield goalkeeper, Jack Campbell, improved to 6-3-2 with two saves as he recorded his fourth shutout of the season.

Tie Amesbury

On Oct. 4, the Pioneers tied host Amesbury, 1-1.

“The kids didn’t take them seriously enough,” admitted Munroe.

The Indians struck first in the opening minutes of the game. They held that lead until midway through the second half when Buston scored assisted by Luders.

Campbell made four stops in that game.

“That game was a good wake-up call for us,” said Munroe. “We played much better against Ipswich.”

The Pioneers hosted Triton on Tuesday after press time. This Thursday night at 7, the Pioneers visit North Reading. They then visit Haverhill on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 in a non-league game. Lynnfield is looking for the season sweep against both teams.

Next Monday afternoon Oct. 16, at 3:45, they visit Manchester-Essex.

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