Girls’ soccer ties Masco, shuts out Amesbury and Ipswich

Oct 12, 2017 by

Published in the October 11, 2017 edition

SENIOR CAPTAIN Kate Mitchell (2) played a great game during the Pioneers’ 2-2 tie against Masco at LHS. (Dan Pawlowski Photo)

By DAN TOMASELLO

LYNNFIELD — The girls’ soccer team concluded last week with two big wins and a tie, improving the Pioneers’ overall record to 7-2-1.

The Pioneers began last week tying Masco 2-2 on Oct. 2.

Masco jumped out to an early 2-0 lead during the first half. With less than two minutes remaining before the break, senior Christina Bevenuto found the back of the net to cut the Chieftains’ lead to one.

“It was a great goal,” said Pioneers head coach Mark Vermont. “Christina is a hard working player. She hit a great shot over the goalie’s head to make it 2-1.”

The Pioneers tied the game at two after senior captain Kate Mitchell completed a corner kick and senior captain Liz Shaievitz had a header to tie the game at two.

“It was an awesome goal,” said Vermont.

Masco applied pressure on the Pioneers down the stretch, but Vermont said the locals’ “defense held up strong.”

“It was a great game,” said Vermont. “The team showed great energy and kept fighting. Masco is a very talented and dangerous team, and it was great we were able to battle back.”

Defeats Amesbury

The Pioneers defeated Amesbury 3-0 Oct. 4.

Shaievitz scored Lynnfield’s first goal with four minutes remaining before halftime.

Sophomore Tori Morelli gave the Pioneers a 2-0 lead two minutes before the break. Shaievitz was credited with the assist.

“Tori did a nice job in the middle,” said Vermont.

Senior captain Sydney Santosuosso scored Lynnfield’s third goal after coming up with a rebound off a free kick 11 minutes into the second half.

“Sydney did a nice job getting that third goal,” said Vermont.

Vermont said the Pioneers played well against Amesbury.

“Amesbury is always a tough competitor,” said Vermont. “The girls worked hard to keep possession and finished their chances.”

De-claws Ipswich

The Pioneers kept rolling and defeated Ipswich 4-0 on Oct. 6.

Senior Gracie Sperling scored the locals’ first goal 16 minutes into the first half. Mitchell was credited with the assist.

Morelli found the back of the net 24 minutes into the first half, assisted by Mitchell.

Santosuosso scored the locals’ third goal off a header a minute after Morelli scored. Mitchell was credited with the assist.

Mitchell scored the locals’ final goal seven minutes into the second half. Sophomore Liz Sykes had the assist.

“Kate was really locked in with a goal and three assists,” said Vermont. “Her consistency with her corners and free kicks is a great weapon to have.”

Vermont was pleased with the locals’ performance against Ipswich.

“We moved the ball well and were very dangerous on set plays,” said Vermont. “That is important as we start playing teams a second time.”

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