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Pioneers lacrosse takes down Revere

Lynnfield's Tyler Murphy (left) and Peter Look (right) celebrate a Pioneers goal during Tuesday's win. (Item Photo by Owen O'Rourke)

LYNNFIELD — The Revere boys lacrosse team came into Tuesday morning’s game against Lynnfield hoping to maintain its undefeated record. Lynnfield senior midfielders Peter Look and Jack Razzaboni had other plans.

Look scored four goals and Razzaboni poured in three to push the Pioneers to a 9-4 win over the Patriots at Lynnfield High.

Sophomore midfielder Jack Hammersley added two goals for the Pioneers to round out the scoring. Lynnfield Senior goalie Zachery Huynh made 14 saves in the winning effort.

“Our two captains, Peter and Jack, led the way for us today,” Pioneers coach Joe Papagni said. “We wanted some more offensive production from them and they came through. Revere’s a high-scoring team and we did a good job against their two best players. It was good team defense and pretty good team offense.

“Revere was 5-0 coming in and they were scoring goals like crazy,” Papagni added. “They gave us a tough time last year and we knew they had most of that team coming back. We saw them beat Lynn on Monday we saw they had two great players. Our plan was to limit them and we did a good job on them.”

Lynnfield ran out to a quick 2-0 lead to get things started in the first quarter. Hammersley scored the first goal of the game three and a half minutes in. With 6:29 left in the quarter, Razzaboni followed with a goal. Revere got one back in the closing minutes to make it a 2-1 game at the end of the first.

The Pioneers added three goals in a row to bump their lead to 5-1 in the second quarter. The Patriots scored one with 2:16 to play in the quarter, slimming Lynnfield’s lead to 5-2. With five seconds to play, Razzaboni fired a shot into the back of the net to make it a 6-2 Pioneers lead at recess.

After a scoreless start through the first eight minutes of the third quarter, Revere scored two goals to gain momentum. With the Patriots crawling back in, down 6-4, Look got the Pioneers back on the right with his third goal of the game to close the quarter with a 7-4 edge.

The Pioneers didn’t look back from there, putting the game away with two goals in the final quarter of play. Goals from Look and Hammersley in the fourth quarter sealed the 9-4 Lynnfield victory.

“Peter took charge,” Papagni said. “That’s a moment where we needed a captain to step up. Him and Jack scored those last two goals to give us a little bit of a cushion. We can’t ask for anything more from one of our captains. I’m pleased with that.

“It’s a good win but our league (CAL) is very competitive,” Papagni said. “Revere’s a good team and I like the win but it’s going to get even tougher when we hit the league. This type of game gets our guys used to competing at a higher level. Revere’s a good team.”

With the win, Lynnfield improved to 3-1. The Pioneers host Northeast this morning (10).

“We have to improve on our consistency, offensively and defensively,” Papagni said. “There’s too much ‘get a goal, give a goal.’ We have to be consistent. We have to possess the ball longer offensively to keep the ball away from good teams.”

Revere dropped to 5-1 with the loss. The Patriots will aim to bounce back with a win Thursday morning (10) when they host Medford.

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