Needing a good result to keep its state tournament hopes alive, the Lynn Classical boys soccer team answered the call with a 3-0 win over Winthrop on Thursday night.
The Rams scored all three goals in the second half for the win. Josh Blas scored two goals and Brian Morales scored one. Rams keeper Dan Cortes made five saves for the shutout win in net.
“Josh and Brian really carried us offensively today,” Classical coach Dominick Steadman said. “It was a real team-effort today. Everyone who played did a really good job.”
The Rams (4-5-2) visit Salem on Tuesday.
“We had a big five-game stretch that started Monday with a tie at Gloucester,” Steadman said. “We have three big games next week that we really need to get into the state tournament.”
Lynn Tech 5, Greater Lawrence 0
Juan Hernandez, Edson Alas, Omer Pojoy-Alexis, Geo Ramirez scored goals for the Tigers.
“We dominated the whole game,” Tech coach Jeremy McKeen said. “Our midfield played well. Greater Lawrence had a great defense and it took us a while to score but once we did we found our groove. We were able to play some of the guys that don’t get as much playing time so that was great.”
Tech keeper Edin Arreaga earned the shutout win in net.
“We spent most of the time trying to figure out their defense and how to break through,” McKeen said. “We finally figured that out. I have to shout out my captains, Greg Aragon, Teo Feliciano and Edson. These three guys bring 100 percent every time.”
The Tigers (7-3-1) are back in action on Tuesday at Northeast.
Salem 38 ½, Classical 33 ½
The Rams gave a good battle to the 17-1 Witches, with Tim Nerich, Sean Devin, Luke Rao and Brendan Lannon playing well. With the win, Salem clinched the NEC South Title, getting wins from Nick Angeramo (7-2), Troy Zipper (6 1/2-2 1/2) and Casey Williamson (6-3).
Marblehead 36 ½, Beverly 35 ½
In a tight match, Brendan Locke, Will Jones, Ben Weed and Trey Fehrenbach all won their matches for the Magicians.
Peabody 3, Beverly 2
Set scores were 25-21, 25-22, 25-22, 25-19 and 15-1.
For the Tanners, Serena Lara tallied 12 kills and three blocks, Julian Alimonte tallied eight kills and five aces, Anne Manning chipped in with six kills and Rachel Coleman added 23 assists.
For the Panthers, Katie Noonan tallied five kills, Maddy Cassidy added six aces and four kills, Delaney Sprague totalled seven kills, Brianna Snow contributed with 20 digs and Sydney Wiley chipped in with 16 assists.
Danvers 3, Peabody 1
Set scores were 22-25, 15-25, 26-24 and 16-25.
Swampscott’s Alexa Winter tallied nine kills and five blocks, Cassidy Ryan added four kills and Annika Laudemann contributed with five kills. Swampscott (5-6) visits Somerville on Monday in hopes of ending its current four-game losing streak.
Marblehead 3, Everett 0
Marblehead improves to 9-2 on the season. Set scores were 25-22, 27-25 and 25-14. Middle Blockers Lizzie Myers and Jordan Heafitz combined for 14 kills and Izzy Curtin added 16 assists.
Marblehead 4, Saugus 1
The Magicians got goals from Caroline Driscoll, Hadley Carlton, Amanda Schillinger and Lizzy Potvin. Potvin and Carlton also added assists. Madi Monahan, Sarah Solomon and Sophia Maselek also played well for Marblehead.