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February 20, 2014

Seniors power Beverly over Chelmsford

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Woods made it 3-1 with 1:25 to go in the second, meaning all three Beverly captains scored on Senior Night. Fellow senior Rachel Ingraham netted her first of the year on an empty netter with just one second left, and coach Brian Seabury started all five of his seniors: Woods, Kamens, Trocchi, Ingraham and Karissa Zakas.

“We had a lot of different scorers and that was good to see. Everyone got involved,” said Seabury, whose team mobbed Ingraham after her first goal of the season.

“Rachel’s a great kid that’s been an asset for the program for four years. She’s always been a vocal kid and a hard worker. She deserved it.”

Goalie Madison Jalbert made 11 saves for Beverly, including a sharp glove stop in the second period when Chelmsford was only behind by two goals. Defenders Caitlin McBride, Anna Hayden and Rachel Spencer logged their usual solid minutes and Seabury was happy with the play of the third liners Izzy Straw and Karen Hovey as well.

“The second line is scoring and that’s great because it’s hard to rely on the big line all the time,” said Seabury. “To see them score on Senior Night just adds to the confidence. They took it upon themselves to do it, which was great to see.”

Beverly has one regular season game to go: today in the finals of the Cougar Classic Red Division against Notre Dame Hingham (3:05 in Rockland).

“It was awesome to finish out at home like this. We knew we wanted to win to get a good seed for the tournament, so this meant a lot to us,” said Trocchi. “We’re really excited about the playoffs. We’re hoping to go all the way.”

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