Peabody native and Salem State University senior Lucas Amaral played a key role for the Vikings in their quest to win the Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference title this fall. (Courtesy Photo: Salem State athletics)

For Peabody’s Lucas Amaral, hard work at Salem State pays off with MASCAC title

SALEM — Lucas Amaral and the Salem State Vikings men's soccer team weren't going to be satisfied with second place.

After suffering defeat last season, Amaral said that it was "championship or bust" for the Vikings in 2021. After falling to Framingham State in last year's Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference MASCAC Finals, the group didn't want to come up short again.

The Vikings defeated Framingham State, 4-2, in the rematch two weeks ago to give Salem State the MASCAC trophy. Amaral registered an assist as he helped lead the Vikings to victory. Even though he expected to win, h…

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