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March 4, 2013

Masco falls in shootout after tying with 37 seconds left

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“We’re a team that needs the dirty goals, the ugly goals, and going into the shootout you’re just hoping,” said Twomey. “It doesn’t come clean or easy for us, but the intensity this team brought today to stay in a 1-0 game and get to the shootout was incredible.”

Austin Prep (12-7-4) moves on to face Catholic Central rival St. Mary’s in the quarterfinals and played a defensive game with the Chieftains. Both teams controlled the neutral zone at times and after a scoreless first, the Cougars on an offensive zone draw awarded by icing. Ricci won it cleanly back to Molly Sullivan, who scored.

“You kick yourself a little bit because we covered those and we knew how important we were,” said Twomey. “But Austin Prep is a good team and they’re going to take advantage of any little breakdown like that.”

O’Neil stopped Moner on two partial breakaways, and Dow was twice denied shots by backchecking Cougars on partial breaks of her own.

Masco, which was 5-for-5 on the penalty kill, had to kill a 54 second 5-on-3 early in the third. Dow, Currier and Meg Hubbard did the job and Jones (21 saves) made some timely saves to keep the Chieftains within one goal.

agateHed:Austin Prep 2, Masconomet 1 (SO)

agate_boldCentered:Division 1 first round

agate_lineQuarters:Austin Prep@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: 0 1 0 0 — 1

agate_lineQuarters:Masconomet@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: 0 0 1 0 — 1

agate_lineQuarters:First period@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: No scoring.

agate_lineQuarters:Second Period@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: AP, Molly Sullivan (Maddy Ricci), 8:45.

agate_lineQuarters:Third Period@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: M, Kylie Currier (Katie Terban), eag, 14:23.

agate_lineQuarters:Overtime@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: No scoring.

agate_lineQuarters:Shootout@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: AP, Ricci.

agate_lineQuarters:Saves@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: AP, Shannon O’Neil 31; M, Alex Jones 21

agate_lineQuarters:Records@SportsLocalAgate:agate_lineQuarters:: AP, 12-7-4; M, 14-5-2.

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