THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, February 1, 2019 Page 7 Win over Peabody ends Saugus hockey team’s losing skid By Greg Phipps tory. Natalucci said the team n the throes of a four-game losing streak, the Saugus Sachems sorely needed a victory to keep their postseason hopes alive as they faced off against Peabody last Saturday. The Sachems accomplished what they set out to do, putting an end to the skid with a solid 7-1 defeat of the Tanners at Kasabuski Memorial Rink. The final score was a repeat I of Saugus’s triumph earlier in the season over Peabody by the same 7-1 margin. The Sachems tallied once in the first period and added two more scores in the second to enter the final 15 minutes up 3-0. Four more goals in the third put it away. “We had lost four in a row so it’s great for us to respond,” Sachems head coach Jeff Natalucci told the press after the contest. “Points are at a premium right now so anytime you can get them you have to capitalize on it.” Saturday’s win improved Saugus’s record to 5-6-3. The Sachems need to earn seven points (the equivalent of three wins and a tie) the rest of the way to earn a spot in the state playoff tournament. They played at Medford on Wednesday and host Marblehead this Saturday. In last Saturday’s win, Adam Rodrigues scored twice as six Sachems netted goals. Natalucci was pleased to see the widespread scoring output and revitalization of the offense, which had been struggling. “It was great to see guys going to the net hard, crashing the net and making things happen,” he said. “That’s the way we are going to score our goals. We need all the lines going if we are going to be a good team and make a push. We need everybody. Everybody has to be pulling in the same direction.” Other Sachems with goals were Richie Mauro, Nick Aiken, Ronnie Paolo, Joe Cross, Lorenzo Keegan and C.J. Graffeo. Goalie Jack Devereaux stopped 21 shots to take home the vicPCSS I - Everett Phone: (617) 389-7277 Fax: (617) 389-7278 PCSS II - Saugus Phone: (781) 666-3907 Fax: (781) 666-3910 Saugus forward Ronnie Paolo tries to stuff one through at the corner of the Peabody net. Saugus goalie Jack Devereaux covers up a loose puck as defenseman Joe Cross holds off an onrushing Peabody forward in last Saturday’s win at Kasabuski Memorial Rink. Saugus forward Dante McGrane screens Peabody goalie Lucas DeMild. PIONEER CHARTER SCHOOLS OF SCIENCE Tuition Free Public Charter Schools 2018 MCAS District Rankings 1st Place – Grade 10 English 2018 District Student Growth Rankings 1st Place - Grade 8 & Grade 10 Math 2018 MA School of Recognition needs to keep things simple moving forward. “We just need to stay within ourselves and not try to do too much out there,” he said. “We have to grind it out the rest of the way.” OPEN HOUSE Call the office to sign-up for weekly tours Accepting applications for 2019-2020 ǀ Open to ALL Massachusetts Residents Rigorous academic program Math and Science focus College prep curriculum Extended learning time Low student to teacher ratio Free tutoring opportunities Free & reduced lunch program Extracurricular activities & athletics Learners, Gifted & Talented services Special Education, English Language APPLY ONLINE at www.pioneercss.org

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