Published October 9, 2019


LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield High boys’ soccer team registered its second straight shutout on Oct. 4 as they won 4-0 at home against Ipswich. With that victory, the Pioneers improved to 7-5 overall and 6-5 in the Cape Ann League as they won their fourth game in a row. 

“We didn’t play that great in the first half,” admitted Lynnfield head coach Brett Munroe, whose squad led 1-0 at halftime. “We played much better in the second half.”

Tom Buston scored the lone goal of the first half 16 minutes in as he was fouled in the box and scored on the penalty kick. He is second on the team in goals behind Thomas Hauser.

Hauser made it 2-0 as he put home a corner kick by Henry Caulfield 10 minutes into the second half. Several minutes later, Buston scored again as he got a rebound off the crossbar and put it home. Alex Gentile got the assist as his shot was the one that hit the crossbar.

Gentile, a freshman, then scored his first career goal later on as Owen Klee assisted.

Pioneer goalie Dante Gesamondo (7-5), recorded his fifth shutout of the season having to make only two saves.

TOMMY HAUSER (2) hammers home a corner kick against Ipswich while Tommy Buston (12) looks on. The two Tom’s are the leading scorers for Lynnfield this season. Buston scored twice against Ipswich and both scored during Lynnfield’s 3-0 win over Amesbury on Oct. 1. (Tom Buston Photo)

Lynnfield now need just two more wins in its final six games in order to qualify for the Division 3 state tournament.

Shut out Amesbury

On Oct. 1, the Pioneers won 3-0 at Amesbury.

“They are a struggling team even though we did not play well,” said Munroe, whose team was still able to dominate despite not playing their best game.

Buston scored the first half goal unassisted.

Luke Martinho, early in the second half, scored an odd goal as his throw in went off the goalie’s hands and went in.

“If the goalie did not touch it the goal wouldn’t have counted,” explained Munroe.

Hauser had the final goal assisted by Caulfield.

Just like in the Ipswich game, Gesamondo just had to make a pair of saves to get the shutout.

On Oct. 10, the Pioneers visit North Reading at 3:45 p.m. They then host Bishop Fenwick in a non-league game at noon on Oct. 12.

Lynnfield then returns to Cape Ann League action on Oct. 14 as they visit Manchester-Essex at 3:45 p.m.