THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, April 12, 2019 Page 17 Girls’ lacrosse: Saugus can’t overcome slow start By Greg Phipps MacEachern was solid on the defensive end. L ess than five minutes into Tuesday’s Northeastern Conference game in the rain at Bertram Field in Salem, the Saugus High School girls’ lacrosse team found itself trailing 5-0. From there, the Sachems were able to settle down and actually outscore Salem, 5-4, over the remainder of the contest. But it wasn’t enough to make up for the slow start, as Saugus fell to the Witches by a 9-5 count. Saugus had a busy week with subsequent road games at Gloucester on Wednesday and Winthrop on Thursday. Alivia Burke had a memorable outing for the Sachems on Tuesday, scoring three times while Jana Morgante and Carina Vaughan each tallied once. Goalie Kaylee Giuffrida had a strong game in net, making several key saves to keep it close. Offensively, Haley McLaughlin and Burke performed well while Cailey Saugus forward Carina Vaughan races a Salem player for the ball in Tuesday’s contest at Bertram Field in Salem. Sachem Boys’ LAX steamroll Lynn for first victory Coming off a season-opening one-goal loss at Stoneham last week, the Saugus High School boys’ lacrosse team responded by routing Lynn, 122, in a Northeastern Conference tilt at Stackpole Field on Tuesday afternoon. The Sachems got balanced scoring as eight players netted goals, including Mario Desimone with a hat trick. Joe Cross and Dom Paolo each buried LACROSSE | SEE PAGE 21 Sachems player Jana Morgante closes in on a Salem forward in Tuesday’s loss. (Advocate photos by Greg Phipps)

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