”We challenged the kids to come out and take it to them,” said Beverly assistant coach Justin Shairs. “The kids really took it to heart; we outshot them 12-3 in the first period and 18-3 in the second. We were really all over them.”
Unbeaten through 18 games for the second straight season, Beverly has two regular season games remaining: at Peabody Monday in the annual Carlin Cup, and Wednesday at Weymouth, another Division 1 foe.
St. John’s Prep 4, St. John’s Shrewsbury 4: The Eagles (7-8-2) had to come back from four separate deficits to earn a key point at home. Defenseman Evan LeClerc’s power play goal midway through the third period tied the contest for good. Salem’s Nick Latham had a pair of goals and assisted on another for St. John’s while captain Jimmy Currier had a goal and two assists. Freshman Zach Laramie had 18 saves for St. John’s, which put 39 shots of its own on the Shrewsbury net.
Masconomet 5, Pentucket 1: Moved up to first line right wing during the game, sophomore Brendan Crowther responded with a goal and an assist as the Chieftains improved to 11-4-2. Senior Tyler Costello scored twice, Jared Bran and Joe Griffin had one goal each, and Mike Castro had two assists as Mitch Nekoroski (14 saves) and Jason Begley (1 save) combined on the win. Sophomore defenseman Nick Pease also had a terrific game in the Masco victory.
Bishop Fenwick 5, Matignon 1: Caitlin Carney, Gabby Dotolo, Taylor Farrin, Megan McGunigle and Emily Charette scored goals as the Crusaders (3-13-1) earned their third straight win to close out the season. Charette and Megan Carney had assists and goalie Meghan Woodworth earned the win while also picking up an assist on Carney’s goal in the first period.
Marblehead 3, Cambridge 3: Senior Brittany Smith scored a pair of goals and Brooke Keough dished out three assists as the Lady Headers (6-8-3) kept their state tournament hopes alive by coming away with one point. Cambridge led 3-2 in the third before Emma Brophy scored to tie it up for Marblehead while goalie Aly Hopkins made 17 saves.