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Marblehead boys’ lax rolls past Swampscott

MARBLEHEAD – Despite coming up short in a 12-3 loss to Marblehead, Swampscott boys? lacrosse coach Todd Pierce said he was happy with what happened Thursday afternoon at Piper Field.
?No, I?m not crazy, and I certainly don’t like losing,” Pierce said. “I just think that after a bad start, we played pretty well. It was our first game. They are an outstanding team. And as soon as we wiped the sun out of our eyes and stopped running around, we played well.”
Marblehead (1-1) got three goals from captain Brooks Tyrrell, and two apiece from Manning Sears and Brandon Diniz. Swampscott (0-1) got two goals from Spencer Mulvey and one from Jason Dignan.
?We were incredibly stagnant in our first game (a 10-4 loss to Westford Academy),” said Tyrrell, who has six goals in the first two games. “We didn?t move the ball well. We didn’t do a good job on defense. We played much better (Thursday). We need to play better moving ahead. We embraced the pressure against Swampscott. The defense played great as always and we busted out with 12 goals.”
Magician coach John Wilkins liked the W, but said that his team played a little sloppy against the Big Blue and needs to tighten things up.
?We know other teams are going to key on Brooks, so it was good to see others contribute on offense. We need to keep getting better,” Wilkins said. “We’re playing a good Winchester team at home on Tuesday. They are always well-prepared, well-coached. We beat them in the tournament last year (12-6 in the Division 2 North quarterfinals), so I know they?ll have revenge on their minds.”?We certainly need to play a little better,” Swampscott?s Mulvey said. “Three goals isn’t enough against anybody. We settled down after a bad start. We need to come out fast in the Revere game (on Monday).”

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