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October 2, 2013

Just for Kicks: Fenwick girls using their heads when it comes concussion prevention

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In Monday’s game against Masconomet, the Hamilton-Wenham girls team had a number of scoring opportunities but couldn’t put them in the back of the goal.

“We hit the post or shot it over the bar and missed on a breakaway too,” said Generals’ head coach Alvi Ibanez. “Those are opportunities that we need capitalize on and do better. We need to learn to finish and make better decision. Our forwards just need to settle down a little bit more. I think it’s just a little anxiety that they have and try to rush it, rather than settling down.”

“The game was 6-2, but it could’ve been 6-6. A lot of their goals came from us mishandling the ball in the back. When you give a good team like that the ball, they’re going to make you pay.”

The good news is that the Generals have another chance later on in the season to face Masconomet again.

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As part of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month Danvers girls are holding a ‘Pink Out’ tonight at home against Salem.

Fans are encouraged to wear a pink shirt to support the teams. The team has chosen to wear pink socks in honor of those who have been affected by breast cancer, and there will also be a bake sale going on.

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Masconomet boys continue to dominate in Cape Ann League play. The Chieftains are 8-0 in league play and all eight wins have been shutouts. They’ve only allowed three goals all season, which came in exclusion games against St. John’s Prep and Somerville.

Masco went undefeated last season and earned the top seed in the Division 1 North tournament. After moving to Division 2 this year, they have another good chance at making a deep postseason run.

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Just For Kicks, a column on North Shore high school soccer, appears every Wednesday in The Salem News. Contact staff writer Gianna Addario at 978-338-2615, GAddario@salemnews.com and follow her on Twitter @GiannaAddarioSN.

NORTHEASTERN CONFERENCE LEADING SCORERS (GIRLS) BEVERLY - Caitlin Harty 21 Goals/ 7 Assists = 28PTS Eva Gourdeau 8 Goals/ 13 Assists = 21PTS DANVERS - Shannon Pohle 12 Goals/ 6 Assists = 18PTS Kylie Plaza 8 Goals/ 6 Assists = 14PTS MARBLEHEAD - Mia Bongiorno 9 Goals/ 4 Assists = 13PTS SALEM - Tayla O'Leary 10 Goals/ 2 Assists = 12PTS Deema Hijleh 8 Goals/ 4 Assists = 12PTS

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