Page 16 THE REVERE ADVOCATE - Friday, June 7, 2019 Revere girls can’t slow down Raiders By Greg Phipps T he Revere High School girls’ lacrosse team expected to have its hands full against Merrimack Valley Conference (MVC) stalwart Central Catholic in the first round of the Div. 1 North playoffs on Tuesday in Lawrence. But the visiting Patriots were hit with a shock perhaps even they didn’t quite anticipate as the host Raiders tallied eight times in the opening four minutes. Revere was never able to mount any kind of a serious challenge after that early haymaker (an 8-0 deficit with just over 21 minutes remaining in the first half) and went down to defeat in convincing fashion, 19-6. The loss left the 12th - seeded Patriots with a 12-9 record to end the 2019 season. Meanwhile, No. 5 seed Central Catholic (14-5) moved on to the quarterfinals. Struggling to keep the Raiders from penetrating to its net, Revere had a difficult time achieving ball possession and didn’t enjoy much time on the offensive attack. In fact, Central Catholic was able to maintain possession for nearly 10 Revere players Kiana Napolitano (12) and Jenna Wells scramble for a loose ball in Tuesday’s first-round loss at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence. (Advocate Photos by Greg Phipps) full minutes at one point in the second half. When the Patriots did manage to go on offense, they were pretty effective. Senior captains Kiana Napolitano (four goals) and Jenna Wells (two scores) provided the scoring. Revere trailed by a daunting 16-3 margin at halftime but did play the Raiders even at 3-3 over the final 25 minutes – at least on the scoreboard. Goalie Isabella CuartasLopera, a sophomore, made four saves. “It’s always going to be a tough matchup against these LACROSSE | SEE PAGE 19 Revere’s Taylor Sujko heads upfield after gaining possession of the ball in Tuesday’s playoff game. Patriots defender Jessica Haggerty tries to outrun the pursuit of two Central Catholic forwards on Tuesday. ~ Home of the Week ~ SAUGUS...Nicely located 6 room Colonial offers 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, living room and dining room combination - great open floor plan, eat-in kitchen with slider to bright and sunny sunroom, updated full bath (2009), mudroom, level lot, located on side street between Saugus Center and Cliftondale Square. Great opportunity to own!! Offered at $379,900 335 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-7300 View the interior of this home right on your smartphone. View all our listings at: CarpenitoRealEstate.com

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