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Late Surge Sends Lynnfield to 66-53 Victory Over Triton in Boys Basketball

Steve Carangelo (17 points) hits a 4th quarter three for Lynnfield

Pat Kearney (17 points) drills a three as Pioneer coach Scott MacKenzie watches

(Byfield)  The Lynnfield Pioneers blew open a close game in the fourth quarter and defeated Triton, 66-53, on Wednesday night at Triton in Cape Ann League play.

Lynnfield (5-4 overall / 3-0 in the CAL) had a tenuous, 50-48, lead with six minutes left but put a 15-2 hit on the Vikings over the next five minutes to win going away.

The primary villain in Lynnfield’s spurt was junior Steve Carangelo (17 points).  The CAL All-Star of 2010-11 registered eight unanswered points with two long ones and a layup to boost the Pioneers to a 10-point spread with 4 ½ minutes left.

There was more Lynnfield damage ahead as Kevin Gamble (13 points) scored twice in close and added a free throw while Pat Kearney (17 points) hit a jumper.  The only offense Triton had to show during all this was two Jedd Hutchins free throws.

Triton (3-5 overall / 2-1 in the CAL) had 5-point leads several times in the first quarter thanks to an old-fashioned 3-point play by Derek Paquette and later a jumper by Jedd Hutchins behind a nice double screen.

Blaise Whitman breaks away

The Vikings looked to be in serious trouble in the 3rd quarter when they trailed, 37-30, but they responded with an 11-4 run to tie the score at 41-41 with a minute left in that quarter.  A three by Jedd Hutchins (7 points) and two layups by hustling Rich Fecteau (8 points) keyed this rally.

The Pioneers pulled off some late-quarter magic in the first and third. Steve Carangelo had a steal and layup just beating the buzzer to end the first quarter.  At the end of the third quarter Triton tried to take the last shot but instead shot too early (and missed) giving lefty Pat Kearney time to can a long three from in front of the Pioneer bench at the buzzer.

Triton coach Dave Clay wasn’t shy about using his bench and ended up with ten players scoring.

Kevin Gamble (13 points) lay in

There was no fog in the Triton gym to cloud my mind but I failed to realize until later that the Kevin Gamble playing for Lynnfield and the interested parent in the crowd were connected.  Yes, it was the former Celtic Kevin Gamble.

Lynnfield made six 3’s including five in the second half.

Triton is at Rockport on Friday.

Lynnfield box score

Triton box score

(The pictures above and below will enlarge if you click on them.)

Steve Carangelo blocks Jedd Hutchins

Kevin Gamble converts Pioneer miss

Zack Alaoui layup

Ryan Clark layup

loose ball

Rich Fecteau runs at 3-point shooter Nico Varano

Steve Carangelo goes in on Mike Campbell

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Ipswich Out in the D3 North Quarter Finals 3-0 to Lynnfield in Girls Soccer

Alison Johnson (5) sees plenty of daylight and scores the second Lynnfield goal.

Scout Benson (11) defended by Shannon McFayden (3) and Courtney Long.

(Ipswich) Who saw this coming?

The girls soccer rematch in Division 3 North between #4 Ipswich and #12 Lynnfield turned into a rout, 3-0, for the visiting Pioneers in the Division 3 North Quarter Finals on a sunny Monday afternoon at Ipswich High School.

These two teams had played three times in the last year and were unable to get the best of each other in regulation time in any of them.  The first occasion was in the D3 North semis on November 11, 2010 and that tie was eventually broken in the 9th round of penalty kicks by Tiger Bryn Golesworthy.  The next two meetings were this season and ended in 2-2 and 0-0 ties.

Wouldn’t you think they’d still be evenly matched in this game, with Ipswich having a slight advantage at home?  I even checked on the MIAA site on how penalty kicks are arranged in tournament games!

On this day, however, Lynnfield never gave Ipswich a chance.  They scored early in each half and had an All-League goalie (Nareh Sahakian) as the last defender.

Nareh Sahakian deflects a direct kick by Hannah Weagle over the crossbar in the second half.

Nareh’s best save of the day was a deflection of a Hannah Weagle direct kick twenty-six minutes into the second half.

Scout Benson was also a key piece in the Pioneer win.  The CAL hurdles champ, from this past outdoor track season, pressured the Tiger defense with speed on the right wing and had an important foot in both Lynnfield first-half goals.  Ipswich employed man-to-man coverage on her but not effectively.  Scout’s speed put her in a position to get hard shots at the Ipswich goal.  Those hard shots turned up juicy rebounds for teammates Kimmie Duhaime and Alison Johnson that were converted in the decisive first half.

Scout got off the first shot of the game and Kimmie put in the rebound at 1:45.

That first goal had a lot to do with the Lynnfield second goal (16:40) because when Scout again broke down the right wing the Ipswich defense collapsed toward her.  Molly Markos had the near post secured.  Scout’s hard shot, was to Molly’s right and deflected off her hands to Alison Johnson.  Alison had time to stop the ball, turn to face the goal, and get off an uncontested shot to the uncovered left side.

This was not the last time Scout would pressure from the right wing but thereafter the Ipswich defense kept goals from resulting.

Shot by Lauren McCarthy slips past Tiger defenders for the third Pioneer goal.

Another Lynnfield All-Leaguer (Lauren McCarthy) netted the third goal early in the second half.  Kimmy Duhaime forced a left corner kick.  Instead of taking a shot on the corner kick, Allegra Dicesare tapped a pass to Lauren. Her hard shot went quickly past a group of Ipswich defenders in front of the Tiger net.

Lynnfield is now undefeated in their last eight games with seven of them being wins.

Ipswich came into this game undefeated in their last sixteen.

When I talked to IHS coach Nancy Waddell before their game with Newburyport I asked her about the tournament.  She mentioned that you can get tough teams with mediocre records in the early round and she specifically mentioned Weston and Lynnfield.  Sure enough, they both end up in her team’s bracket.  She did get by Weston, which defeated the Tigers in the D3 North finals last year but not Lynnfield.

Scout Benson

Scout Benson was in prep school during the 2010 Lynnfield soccer season.

Good crowd on hand at Welch Stadium on a pleasant weather afternoon.

Next game for Lynnfield will be the Semifinals on November 10th (Thursday) against the Shawsheen/Georgetown winner.  Georgetown beat Lynnfield 4-1 in October.

(I take my own pictures and give my own commentary.  Mistakes can be made.  I own any of them.)  The pictures enlarge to normal size when you click on them.

Kimmy Duhaime

Kimmy Duhaime (4) after LHS goal #2

first half action in Lynnfield end

Lauren McCarthy

Hannah Weagle

LHS coach Mark Vermont

IHS coach Nancy Waddell

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Rockport Advances 1-0 on PKs Past Lynnfield to D3 North Semifinals


Keady Segel and Jerry Reid walk with the referee to face game-deciding penalty kicks.


(Manchester-by-the-Sea) When you’re dressed in pink and wearing shades (at night) you’d better be good because everyone knows where you are.

Rockport defenders close on Lynnfield’s Marco Addonizio

It worked for Rockport goalie Keady Segel at very windy Hyland Field and his Vikings won on penalty kicks to oust Lynnfield, 1-0, on Wednesday night in the D3 North quarterfinals and advance to a Friday game and a return date with defending D3 state champs, Weston.

Weston took out Rockport last year, 3-0, in the D3 North finals.

Rockport (16-3-1) has now defeated Lynnfield (11-6-3) four straight including twice in the postseason. However, from where I was watching, either team would have won this game deservedly in regulation and during the two overtimes. There were few, if any glittering chances, and both teams were solid in goal.

The good-sized crowd saw a full game, plus two overtimes of excellent high school soccer. The referees were super even cautioning some in the Lynnfield crowd for their commentary. I also liked it that diving by both teams went unrewarded.

But the kid in pink turned out to be the difference when the game got to the penalty kicks level.

Lynnfield certainly didn’t do themselves any favors when they missed the net entirely on two of their four attempts. But maybe the Rockport goalie’s reputation (2-time CAL player-of-the-year) had something to do with it. On Lynnfield’s second attempt (by Stephen Knox), Keady did make the save.

Keady Segel lines up his penalty kick.

With Rockport up 2-1 in penalty kicks, Keady took his turn as shooter. He approached the ball doing a stutter step and hit a low shot home to increase the lead to 3-1. When Lynnfield’s 4th shooter (Stephen Carangelo) followed by missing the net the Rockport celebration began.

Before the game, I was sure that the wind would be influential but it wasn’t despite being steady and possibly reaching 30MPH. The two goalies certainly gave up distance when kicking into it. Keady got into some serious trouble once when he kicked a ball very high – it practically came back to him. With the wind, however, he made one noteworthy kick – a two-bouncer to Jerry Reid in the Lynnfield goal from the other end!


Rockport team starts celebrating.



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