This has been perhaps one of the strongest seasons ever for Saugus High School soccer. Both the girls’ and boys’ squads earned playoff berths, and each team appears to have the chance to make some noise in their respective tournaments.
The Sachem girls closed out the regular season last Friday by blanking Somerville, 4-0. The win halted a modest two-game losing streak and got Saugus back on the winning track entering the postseason.
Owners of a 12-5-1 regular-season record, the Sachem girls were awarded the 22nd seed in Div. 3 and will host a preliminary round contest Friday afternoon at Christie Serino Jr. Stadium (scheduled 4 p.m. start).
The opponent will be Southeastern Regional Vocational Tech, the 43rd and final seed in the tourney. Despite being the last seeded squad, Southeastern finished with a pretty solid 8-5-3 regular-season record and will no doubt provide a serious challenge for the Sachems.
The Saugus boys have been on a roll the last three weeks, reeling off seven straight victories to end the regular season with an impressive 13-3-2 record. Positioned as the 21st seed in the Div. 3 tourney, the Sachem boys were awarded a bye in the preliminary round and are set to face No. 12 Stoneham on the road Saturday at 11 a.m.