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Saugus boys’ soccer team looks playoff bound

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  At through more than half the 2022 season, it appears the Saugus High School boys’ soccer team is well on its way to a postseason berth. The Sachems notched win number seven on Wednesday evening at Salem with a 5-0 shutout victory. The win left Saugus with a 7-4-2 record.

  The Sachems were coming off a 5-1 loss against Gloucester on Monday. It was their second loss to the Fishermen this year.

  Perhaps the most impressive recent win was last Thursday’s 1-0 triumph over the Beverly Panthers on the road. The contest was a hard-fought defensive game that featured very few scoring chances. The Sachems broke through early in the second half when Nicholas Alves drilled one home from close in. From there, Saugus was able to hold off the hosts and come away with a big win. Saugus got strong performances from midfielders Melvin Hernandez and Jayden Vaquerano and forwards Isaac Cesco, Alejandro Ortega and Carlos Miranda. The defense was also solid in preserving the shutout. It was Saugus’s sixth shutout of the season (one of those was a 0-0 tie against Marblehead).

  The Sachems have won four of their last five contests and hope to continue this successful trend when they travel to play Swampscott next Monday. They then host Danvers on Tuesday.

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Saugus forward Alejandro Ortega looked to track down a loose ball last Thursday at Beverly.
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Saugus forward Nicholas Alves battled for ball possession in last Thursday’s win over Beverly.

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