“We did great up top, moving the ball around,” Plaza explained. “We had plenty of opportunities, we just couldn’t put it in the back of the net most of the time. We just had to be really aggressive to get that 1-0 lead.”
Peabody made some key runs after Danvers’ failed corner kicks. Lodi was able to find senior Madison Doherty down field on a throw, which turned into quality shots on net for the Tanners (7-1-2). Doherty was the main offensive threat for Peabody, taking both free kicks — which ended up transitioning into a goal.
After several attempts, Katrina Silva got one by Danvers keeper Leah Ciampa and tied things with just under 15 minutes to play in the game. Peabody and Danvers traded scoring attempts down the stretch, but nothing else got through.
“Caitlin had an incredible game,” added Desroches. “She put herself in great positions to make the saves. If it wasn’t for her efforts it could’ve been a different outcome. We trust her back there, she’s been our leader every year she’s been here.”