School Sports Roundup: Classical blanks East Boston

Classical's Julia Jordan scored a goal in Tuesday's win. (Item File Photo)

The Classical girls soccer team earned its second win of the season with a 4-0 shutout victory over East Boston in a non-conference tilt at Manning Field.

The Rams featured four different goal scorers in the win as Julia Jordan, Rachel Brennan, Jayla Blevins and Mary Collins each found the back of the net once.

Jordan, Mary Collins, Ciara Collins and Olivia White each dished one assist.

Classical led 1-0 in the first half and coach Mark Ierardi said a few adjustments led to a better second half.

“I thought we were sluggish in the first half,” Ierardi said. “We wanted to play one-on-one in the first half. We wanted more movement with the ball and less carrying with the ball. When we started moving the ball more efficiently we started scoring.

“The first two games we were good and today, I don’t know if it had to do with the fact that we were playing right after school, but we played a bit sluggish,” Ierardi said. “We played smarter and when we started doing that we were more efficient. So-so first half and much better second half.”

The Rams are off until next Monday when they play against Revere.


Classical 36 1/2, Saugus 35 1/2

Classical 48, Revere 24

At Cedar Glen, the Rams improved to 5-0 with victories in a tri-match.

“The bottom half of the order pulled this one for us,” Classical coach Jack Morrison said.

Luke Rao (6-3), Andrew Patrie (5 1/2-3 1/2) and Matt Devin (5 1/2-3 1/2) all won their matches to get Classical ahead by one point of Saugus. Sean Finnegan tied his match (4 1/2-4 1/2) to clinch the one-point win.

“We played Saugus our first match of the year at Gannon and we only won by three,” Morrison said. “They always play tough at Cedar Glen. We knew we were in for a battle. The kids do what they do. They dig in and grind, and it worked out for us tonight with a one-point win.”

Classical’s back in action Thursday afternoon (3:45) against Malden at Mount Hood.


St. Mary’s 3, Williams 2

At Williams, the Spartans improved to 2-1 with the victory. St. Mary’s won by set scores of 26-24, 26-24, 18-25, 19-25 and 15-11. The Spartans visit Austin Prep Thursday (5).

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