Published in the October 14, 2015 edition
By DAN TOMASELLO
LYNNFIELD — The girls’ soccer team won both of its games last week, improving the Pioneers’ overall record this season to 7-4-1.
The Pioneers defeated Georgetown 5-1 on Oct. 9.
Junior forward Liz Reed scored the Pioneers’ first goal on a breakaway 15:47 into the first half, assisted by senior captain Abbie Weaver. Sophomore Kate Mitchell scored a goal off a long range shot at 23:16, giving the locals a 2-0 lead.
Senior captain Lexi Yannone gave the Pioneers a 3-0 lead 18 seconds into the second half. Senior Emily Lucich gave the Pioneers a 4-0 lead after she scored a goal off a rebound just over six minutes into the second half. Weaver and Yannone were credited with the assists.
After the Royals scored their only goal of the game, junior midfielder Caroline Buckley scored the Pioneers’ fifth and final goal with four minutes remaining in the game. Sophomore midfielder Grace Sperling inbounded the ball to sophomore forward Lizzy Shaievitz, who found an open Buckley for the goal.
Pioneers head coach Mark Vermont praised the Pioneers’ performance against the Royals.
“I thought that overall we did a nice job controlling the game and moving the ball,” said Vermont. “It was a good win for us and we battled hard.”
The Pioneers defeated Manchester-Essex 1-0 on Oct. 6.
Reed scored the Pioneers’ only goal of the contest.
“We moved the ball well and had several chances but just couldn’t convert them,” said Vermont. “Manchester-Essex defended well and I thought we controlled the majority of the game.”
The Pioneers faced Triton on Tuesday, Oct. 13, taking place after deadline. Lynnfield hosts Pentucket on Thursday, Oct. 15, beginning at 3:45 p.m. The Pioneers travel to Masconomet on Tuesday, Oct. 20, beginning at 6 p.m.