LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield High boys’ soccer team blanked guest Amesbury 1-0 on Oct. 8. It was the Pioneers second shutout win in a row as they improved to 7-4-1 overall and 6-2-1 in the Cape Ann League. They are in second place behind unbeaten Newburyport in the CAL Kinney Division.
They need just three points in their final six games in order to qualify for the Division 3 state tournament.
The lone goal came in the 30th-minute of the first half as Dhimitri Dono, from the right side, hit Alex Gentile with a pass in the middle of the field and Gentile put the ball home.
“It was a very nice play by Dono,” said Pioneers head coach Brent Munroe. “He is a defenseman so he came down the field a long way on that play.”
Pioneer goalie Chase Carney improved to 4-4-1 in net as he made seven saves to post the shutout.
In a non-league game on Oct. 6, the Pioneers shut out visiting Greater Lowell, 2-0.
“They are a talented team,” said Munroe about the Gryphons, who play in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference. “We had a really good opening half but let down a little in the second half.”
In the 10th minute of the first half, senior Ben Mullin scored his first-career goal off a rebound on a shot by Gentile.
Lynnfield made it 2-0 when Owen Klee score on a through pass by senior co-captain, Dom Ferrante.
Kellen Cardinal (3-0) got the win in goal as he played the first half and turned back three shots on net. Carney stopped five shots in the second half.
The teams will meet again at Greater Lowell on Oct 27 in the Pioneers final game of the regular season.
On Oct. 15, the Pioneers visit Triton at 3:45 p.m. They then host North Reading on Oct. 19 with that game starting at 4:15 p.m.
Lynnfield is looking for the season sweep against both schools.