The St. Mary’s High School boys soccer team won the Lynn City Tournament, besting Lynn Tech, 2-1, Saturday afternoon at Manning Field.
Freshman Dan Hennessey and senior captain and Tournament MVP Alexander Alleyne scored goals for the Spartans, who claimed the title for the second year in a row.
St. Mary’s coach Mike D’Agostino, beginning his fourth season at the helm, was pleased with his team’s exciting victory over a strong Tech contingent.
“I’m very excited and pleased,” said D’Agostino. “The boys worked hard and they’re ecstatic to win it two years in a row.”
Senior captain Mike Russo, seniors Steven Stanko, Dan Whelan, and Vinny Capano and junior Andrew DiMaiti played outstanding defense. Goalkeeper Helia Neto made some excellent point blank saves.
Hennessey made an impressive debut, scoring a goal from a header off of a corner kick by freshman Kevin Esper. Eighth grader Joshua Bertrand, the younger brother of former standout Ralph Bertrand, had scored a goal in a 3-2 win over Lynn Classical in the semifinals.
Sophomore Christian Chavez and freshman Daniel Montoya kept the pressure on the Tech defense. Sophomore Noah Camelo, senior Chris Richard, and junior Armando Lezama joined Alleyne in a solid effort at the midfielder positions.
“Armando has been playing very well this season and I give high credit for all his work on the outside,” said D’Agostino.
The St. Mary’s coach has high hopes for the season. “I think we have a good chance to contend for the Catholic Central League title and make a good run in the State Tournament if we play our game of soccer.
St. Mary’s has an early-season showdown at Cardinal Spellman in Brockton Wednesday night.