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October 3, 2013

Danvers girls blank Salem in Breast Cancer Awareness Game

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After Pohle’s final goal, Day put Panneton back in net for the last 20 minutes of the game and Rocheville moved back to the midfield. Salem has been without starting keeper Ariana Gaffney for the past four games, who’s been out with a back injury.

“We’ve been using Jackie and Sydney in goal the past couple games,” noted Day. “Sydney’s played so many positions for us as a freshman and she’s been a pleasant surprise.

“Almost the entire team is sick, which I think factored into the slow start. I’m not making any excuses, Danvers is a very good team, but it was a factor for us for sure.

The Witches need four more wins to qualify for the tournament, which is something they haven’t been able to do the past two years and it’s definitely the goal at the midway point in the season.

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Falcons have been selling T-shirts at school to raise money for research and also held a bake sale during last night’s game. Danvers sported pink socks and decorated the fences in pink ribbon.

“It was really a nice thing to see Salem and Danvers get together for a great cause,” said Hinchion. “The best moment of the game was before anyone started warming up, both teams were laughing and talking with each other, and took a picture wearing the T-shirts. That’s what it’s all about.”

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