It may be early, but the Lynnfield High field hockey team’s firing on all cylinders. Saturday at Coley Lee Field, the Pioneers cruised to their 2nd straight shutout win- a 7-0 victory over Peabody.
Lynnfield’s Ashley Barrett and Lily Rothwell each scored 2 goals, while Madison Murphy, Carolyn Garofolo and Lauren Gaudette each added 1 goal.
The Pioneers dominated possession and kept the offensive pressure on the entire 1st half. The Tanners rarely crossed midfield and were pinned in their defensive end for most if not all of the 1st half, which ended with the Pioneers on top 6-0.
The 2nd half was a different story, as the Tanners gave as good as they got, creating several good scoring opportunities but they were unable to get any past Pioneer goaltender Emily Dickey (4 saves).
While Peabody dropped to 0-2, Tanners coach Tawny Palmieri’s optimistic.
“We’re very young but I see much more aggressiveness than I expected,” Palmieri said. “I see the potential and we’re heading in the right direction. We had 2 tough opponents with Beverly, who beat us 6-0, and Lynnfield as they are 2 of the best teams around, so there’s nothing to be negative about.”
Lynnfield’s hosts Rockport Thursday (3:45). Peabody travels to Revere Thursday (4).
Greater Lowell 34, KIPP 6
The Panthers had a touchdown on their first offensive play of the game called back for a penalty and things didn’t go their way from there. Jose Luna scored on a 42-yard carry in the 3rd quarter for KIPP’s lone touchdown of the game (conversion attempt failed).
The Panthers host Roxbury Prep next Saturday night (7).
“I think we made all our mistakes in this game,” KIPP coach Jim Rabbitt said. “We shot ourselves in the foot on penalties, miscues, missed opportunities. We need to refine, retool and come back with a different mindset next week. We lost the game mentally. We need to remedy those mistakes and come back next week with a new mindset.”
English 4, Tech 1
The Tigers scored the first goal of the game but Melissa Zayas led a late Bulldogs comeback in the Lynn City Tournament consolation game. Zayas scored 3 goals and Elysse Newson added 1 goal.
“We’ve scored 5 goals and Melissa has 4 of them,” Bulldogs coach Ed McNeil said. “She’s only a freshman. She’s going to be a big star for us. To score 4 goals in 3 games, that’s really good.”
Pamela Rosales made 2 saves in net.
“We’ve played good defense, we just have trouble scoring,” McNeil said. “We played a great game in the 2nd half.”
English (1-2) visits Saugus Wednesday.
Swampscott 2, Haverhill 1
Both Big Blue goals were scored by junior Sydney Clark with assists from freshman Sophie DiGrande. Senior goalie Nikki Rosa helped anchor a solid Swampscott defense with 5 saves.
Swampscott (2-0) takes on Danvers Wednesday (4).
Peabody 2 Cardinal Spellman 0
Aja Alimonte and Emily McDonough each scored 1 goal for the Tanners. Goalie Shelby Doucette made 10 saves. Peabody improved to 2-0 with the win.
Mansfield 1, Danvers 0
The Falcons fell to 0-1 on the young season after dropping their season opener.
St. Mary’s 5, English 2
Trailing 2-0 midway through the 1st half, the Spartans scored 5 unanswered goals to earn the win in the Lynn City Tournament consolation game. Spartans coach Mike D’Agostino earned the 150th win of his St. Mary’s coaching career in the process. Joey Chez, Kevin Perez, Connor Mackey, Joseph Thongsythavong and Jackson Nickolau each scored 1 goal. Perez dished 2 assists, while Nickolau, Thongsythavong and Mackey added 1 assist apiece.
Nick Pappas made 8 saves in net.
“We made some switches around this game,” D’Agostino said. “We moved 1 of our seniors up front. Connor stepped up and that was big.
“It’s good to get a win under our belts. We were a little nervous down 2-0. After we got that 1st goal that helped us set the tone we needed.”
The Spartans (1-1) host Fenwick Wednesday (7:30).