“Danvers controlled the middle in the first half,” said Desroches. “Even though we were up 2-0, we felt like they were winning they loose balls.”
Jackie Morse, Erin Loehner and Courtney Arnoldy were also strong for Danvers. Stephanie Kowalski earned an assist on Kenny’s goal, which saw the senior redirect Kowalski’s shot into the corner of the cage.
“We’re disappointed, but at the same time we feel good,” said Hinchion. “We didn’t have a great passing game, but we did some nice things and forced their keeper to make some nice saves. We feel like this one slipped away a little.”
Peabody scored on a pair of long range shots in the first half. First, Dowd fired one in from 30 yards out and seemed to pick up speed as it rocketed towards the net. It was the 13th goal of the season for Dowd, who with a goal an an assist has multiple points in her last six games.
“That was a fantastic goal,” said Hinchion. “We didn’t put pressure on (Dowd) and even from that far out she took the shot. It was a great goal.”
Minutes later, Kara Digiacomo took an arching free kick from 40 yards away that bent downward into the top corner of the net for a 2-0 lead.
“Danvers’ intensity brought out our intensity,” said Desroches. “This is a great rivalry game and it was a huge battle, like it is every year.”