St. Mary’s defeats Tech in boys consolation

LYNN – St. Mary’s and Tech squared off in the boys consolation game of the Lynn City Tourney. St. Mary’s won 4-3.St. Mary’s welcomed back coach Al Jackson from a two-game absence due to knee surgery.The Spartans showed the coach they were ready as they opened the scoring at the 8-minute mark. Alex Glover took a corner kick from the right side and the ball found Cory Simone unmarked in front of the net, and he headed it past the keeper to the low left corner. St. Mary’s pushed the score up to 2-0 just before halftime. Glover took a short square pass in traffic in front of the net and redirected it past the keeper. The half ended with the score Spartans 2, Tigers 0.The second half started with Tech attacking the Spartan defenders. In the 53rd minute, St. Mary’s broke out of its end, and in a scramble in front of the crease, Julian Yourawski scored, with the assist to Josh Bosco. Eight minutes later, Eric Donaghy dribbled through most of the Tech team, and with the keeper at his mercy, shot a bullet at the net that the keeper had no chance of saving. This made the score Spartans 4, Tech 0. Coach Jackson then made numerous substitutions, including the keeper, co-captain Andrew Lamacchia.With seven minutes to go, the Spartans had a 4-goal lead. With four minutes to go, they held onto a slim 1-goal lead. Tech had scored three goals in three minutes. At 73 minutes, Richard Jones-Alas scored, assisted by Prince Tchoumi. At seventy-four minutes, Jones-Alas repeated his goal-scoring shot, assisted by Elmer Vicente, and at the 76th minute, Yealin Guevera put a 35-yard blast past the substitute keeper.Coach Jackson then reinserted his first team and the game ended with no more scoring.The St. Mary’s MVP for the tourney was Lamacchia; Tech’s was Tchoumi.

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