Lynnfield’s Alex Gentile, right, scored both goals for the Pioneers in a win over St. Paul Diocesan in the Division 3 tournament preliminary round Thursday night. (Item Photo: Vanessa Leroy)

Lynnfield boys soccer shuts out St. Paul Diocesan in tournament opener

LYNNFIELD — The No. 24 Lynnfield boys soccer team continued on its postseason journey as it defeated No. 41 St. Paul Diocesan, 2-0, Thursday night at Pioneer Stadium in a Division 3 tournament preliminary round game. 

"I thought we played well and I just think we didn't convert on a lot of chances, but their keeper played really well and they played really hard," said Lynnfield coach Brent Munroe. "They were hard to break down for us and we had to work pretty hard to put them in."

The Pioneers piled on the pressure early, getting a corner in the first minute of the match. Nickson Joseph nearly headed the cross for the first goal of the match, but a St. Paul defender was able to clear the ball…

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