Coming off perhaps their best game of the season the night before, the Saugus High School boys’ lacrosse team ran into a tough and very deep Masconomet squad on the road Tuesday. The Sachems were defeated, 18-0, by the host Chieftains but held their own fairly well in a losing cause.
Goalie Ryan Jones played well in net, making several fine saves to keep Saugus within reach through the first half. Masco pulled away in the second half but the Sachems had a few good scoring opportunities. Forward Cam Zabroski and midfielder Nicky Rosa both had excellent close-in bids but were unable to dent the net.
Defensively, Saugus was led by the efforts of Alejandro Ortiz, Mekhi Coburn, and Kenny Mbuga-Kazibwe. In a game at Salem on Monday night, the Sachems’ offense was in full bloom as they tallied 16 times to roll to a shutout victory over the host Witches.
It was Saugus’s second win over Salem this year. Both of its victories this season have come against the Witches. The schedule doesn’t get any easier for head coach Rob Scuzzarella and his Sachems moving forward. They played a tough Swampscott team on Thursday and host Peabody on Monday, May 9.
The girls’ lacrosse team has also won twice so far this season. The latest win was a close, 6-4 triumph against Salem Monday at home. Kali Penachio tallied four times to help lead the way. Georgia Fiore and Sophia Scalisi also dented the net for Saugus.
The girls played at Swampscott on Thursday and travel to take on Peabody on Monday, May 9.