THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 Page 15 Sachems turned back at Beverly T By Greg Phipps he Saugus High School girls’ soccer team had a chance to claim an important victory on Tuesday afternoon at Beverly but came out on the wrong side of a 3-0 final. It was the fourth shutout defeat for the Sachems this season. Saugus was coming off a 2-1 triumph at Winthrop last Friday and was looking to extend that trend with a win on Tuesday over the Panthers. The game got off to an inauspicious start; however, when the hosts tallied early in the game to quickly put the Sachems behind 1-0. The territorial advantage went to BevSaugus’s Maddie Femino looks to drive past a Beverly defender in Tuesday’s away loss. (Advocate photos by Greg Phipps) erly over the first 40 minutes. Saugus managed very few thrusts inside the Panthers’ zone while Sachems’ goalie Tori Carter was pressured more often by a forceful Beverly offensive attack. Carter helped keep the Sachems close, as they trailed 1-0 at the break. Forward Maddie Femino had the lone deSaugus defender Layla Manderson challenges a Beverly player for the ball. cent shot-on-net in the first half for Saugus when her hard grounder from about 25 feet away was cradled by Beverly goalie Kayla Cimon, who would be called upon to make a few big stops in the second period. Saugus came out with more aggression in the second half and began to take control of the territorial play. That resulted in two great chances from close in that were thwarted by Cimon, who came far out of her net to challenge the shots. Perhaps the better of those two stops was when she stuffed Saugus forward Veronica Ortega, who came charging in on a loose ball. Ortega’s bid was deflected away by a falling Cimon. Soon after that, the Panthers notched two goals in a span of less than two minutes to suddenly increase their lead to 3-0 with about 25 minutes remaining in the contest. Saugus still had a few good chances to get on the board. Forward Jenna Tennant came very close to beating Cimon to another ball and retrieving it with an open net. But the P ~ POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENT ~ Peter Manoogian Announces Candidacy for Re-Election to Town Meeting for Precinct 10 eter Manoogian, of 50 Ballard Street Saugus, has announced that he will seek re-election to the Saugus Town Meeting representing Precinct 10. First elected in 1985, Peter has served East Saugus and all of Saugus in a variety of roles including three terms as a Selectman, past member and Chairman of the Saugus Finance Committee, Saugus School Committee, and many appointed sub-committees of Town Meeting, most recently being the Ballard School study committee. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History, and two Master’s Degrees in Educational Leadership and Public Administration. As a lifelong Saugonian, he attended Saugus Public Schools as did his three children. His service and advocacy for his community and his precinct resulted in his being named Saugus Person of the Year in 2018. During this past term Peter attended every Town Meeting and has a 100% voting record. His knowledge of the Town Government and Town Meeting process has proven beneficial to his colleagues as well as his constituents. During the past term he Sachems’ midfielder Allison Justice collides with a Beverly player while trying to settle the ball. Saugus senior forward Jordan Morris blasts past a Beverly defender. formed, with the support of Town Meeting, the Ballard School Study Committee. This committee studied the re-use possibilities for the vacant Ballard School. With a detailed survey and sustained neighborhood outreach a plan is now moving forward to create a beautiful passive park on the site Panther goalie won the race and secured the ball to keep the shutout intact. The loss dropped the Sachems to 7-5 overall (4-2 in Northeastern Conference play). Since beginning the season 5-1, Saugus has lost four of its last six games. The Sachems looked to get back on the winning track when they hosted Gloucester on Thursday (after press deadline). They are then off until Wednesday (Oct. 13), when they play on the road at Salem. SEEKING ANOTHER TERM: Peter Manoogian, a longtime veteran of town government, wants to represent Precinct 10 for another two years on Saugus Town Meeting. (Saugus Advocate file photo by Mark E. Vogler) that will be called “Ballard Gardens.” He also helped organize the neighbors who contacted him in opposition to a 28 unit housing facility at the former liquor store on Lincoln Avenue which was claimed to be an educational facility. Peter took the time to research recent court rulings on such facilities and helped convince town officials that such a proposal lacked the necessary criteria to qualify for a density exemption. The project was ultimately withdrawn. Peter always responds to constituent issues and will continue to do so if re-elected in November. His phone number is listed and he is very accessible. He would greatly appreciate one of you five votes. Thank you for your consideration.

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