Even facing a two-goal deficit, Peabody boys soccer coach Stan McKeen knew the next goal would be the big one. The Tanners got it and momentum came as part of the package.
Peabody scored three second half goals to edge Lynn English, 3-2, yesterday.
“A 2-0 lead is probably the worst lead in the world to have. The next goal is key and we got it and took it to them in the second half,” McKeen said.
Ben Manoogian got Peabody (2-0-1) on the board two minutes into the second half and Joao Correia tied it 13 minutes later. C.J. Alimonti then set up Manoogian for the game winner 22 minutes in.
“We had great chances in the first half, but couldn’t put any in and they came down probably four times and put two in,” McKeen said. “We switched formations, normally we play 4-4-2 and we switched to a 3-4-3 and created more pressure up top and we were able to convert. That was a big thing.”
Ben Britton and Ryan Wolff played well for the Tanners.
Assabet Valley 7, NST/Essex Aggie 0: Freshman Matt Page played well in the loss for the Bulldogs (0-4), which look for their first win tomorrow against Minuteman.
Austin Prep 1, Bishop Fenwick 0: The Cougars scored with 15 minutes left to go in the game to take down the Crusaders (2-3-1) yesterday. Keeper Ryan Trott, Mike Desmarais, Rishad DeSilva and Tyler Fouhey all played well for Fenwick in the loss.
Swampscott 4, Dracut 0: Two goals from Jamie Caponigro helped the Big Blue (1-1-1) earn their first win of the year in a non-league match on the road. Meg Hartmann and Shauna King also had goals and Mackenzie Robertson had two assists. Swamspcott scored in the first ten minutes to take the lead and added three goals in the second half to pull away.