THE REVERE ADVOCATE - Friday, June 7, 2019 Page 17 LAX Patriots fall to Peabody in round one M By Greg Phipps idway through the second quarter, the Revere Patriots appeared to be in good shape, holding a 5-1 lead over the Peabody Tanners and getting the better of the territorial battle Monday in the first round of the Div. 1 North boys’ lacrosse tourney at Harry Della Russo Stadium. From that point on, however, the tide changed dramatically as the visiting Tanners would score 14 of the next 19 goals and surge to a 15-10 win over the Patriots. The defeat left eighthseeded Revere at 14-5 for the season while ninth-seeded Peabody (12-6) advanced to the quarterfinal round. Holding a 3-1 advantage after the opening 12 minutes, Revere netted the first two scores of the second frame to go ahead by four before Peabody seemingly flipped a switch and turned its intensity up a couple of notches. The Tanners crept to within 5-4 at the half and carried the momentum into the third by scoring four straight times and grabbing an 8-5 lead. Revere forward Eric Bua then gave the Patriots renewed hope by whipping home two goals in the final minute of the quarter to make it a close 8-7 affair. The positive vibes from that final minute unfortunately didn’t carry over for Revere, as the Tanners would outscore the home team 7-3 in the fourth to win comfortably. “The energy we came out Revere forward Eric Bua scoops up a loose ball against Peabody as teammate Jason Reyes looks on. Bua scored five times in Monday’s first-round defeat. Revere’s Kevin Cabrera tangles with two Peabody players for ball possession in Monday’s first-round loss at Harry Della Russo Stadium. (Advocate Photos by Greg Phipps) with wasn’t the energy we finished with,” said Revere head coach Austin Powers after the game. “We came out flying and were ready to go. We were hungry and then we just lost our momentum.” Asked what may have led to the major change in complexion during the game, Powers said the visitors made better choices on the field. “They made good decisions when they had the ball, and we turned it over too much, and we didn’t play much in the offensive end in the third quarter.” Despite the loss, Bua had a strong offensive outing with five goals, followed by two tallies each from Jarrod Natola and Yacine Mansouri. Goalie Cameron Mazza was a busy netminder, stopping 23 shots. Powers said many seniors are leaving this year’s squad. He said, overall, he was pleased with the performance of his team this spring. “All season the kids played hard. Losing [14] seniors will be hard next year, but I’m happy with the season as a whole. Obviously, I’m disappointed with the finish.” Departing senior players are Bua, Mazza, Matt Stasio, Zach Carifio, Rick Briana, Trevor Restino, Nick Sujko, Sebastian Vanegas, Wayne Cintolo, Cal Capozzi, Jason Reyes, Ethan Francois and Nixon Morales. J& S LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. MULCH SALE! Discount Spring Special PICK-UP or DELIVERY AVAILABLE 617-389-1490 Premium Hemlock or Pitch Black BELOW WHOLESALE COSTS LANDSCAPERS WELCOME $43 yd. $38 yd. www.reverealuminumwindow.com Revere’s Sebastian Vanegas charges past a Peabody defender.

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