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Saugus girls’ soccer drops Senior Night tilt to Peabody

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  On a foggy evening Wednesday, the Saugus High School girls’ soccer team celebrated its Senior Night but suffered a 3-1 loss to the Peabody Tanners at Christie Serino Jr. Stadium. The Sachems had been on a roll entering the final week of the regular season but dropped consecutive games to Swampscott on Monday and Peabody on Wednesday.

  In the loss to the Tanners, who had just five wins entering the game, the Sachems had a few good chances offensively in the first half but couldn’t dent the net. Meanwhile Peabody tallied at the midway point of period one to go into the half ahead 1-0.

  The visitors netted two more in the second half while the Sachems got on the board once. Saugus fell to 11-5-1 on the season with the playoffs right around the corner. Having allowed six goals in their last two games after having been stellar on defense over a three week stretch, the Sachems will look to end the regular season on solid note and regain their momentum when they host Somerville Friday.

  Saugus honored its three senior players before Wednesday’s contest. Receiving recognition were Lexi Rais, Allison Justice and Ana Flemings. The rest of the roster, which includes the likes of Veronica Ortega, Madi Femino, Shawn Sewell, and Madison Botta, will be back in 2023.

  Friday’s game against Somerville is an important one given that it could mean the difference between an opening-round playoff game at home or one on the road. A victory would give the Sachems 12 for the season and could help earn them a high enough seeding to open the tourney on their home turf. 

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Senior player Lexi Rais and family.
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Saugus senior Allison Justice goes up in an attempt to settle the ball in Wednesday night’s game.
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Saugus’s Veronica Ortega tracks down a Peabody ball handler on Wednesday.
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Saugus defender Layla Manderson breaks up the rush of a Peabody forward in Wednesday night’s contest.
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Senior player Ana Flemings and family.
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Senior player Allison Justice and family.

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