The Danvers boys soccer team, not including freshman Jackson McPherson, has had some trouble scoring goals this year. McPherson found a way to come through for the Falcons against last night at Gloucester.
McPherson scored the game winner with about seven minutes to go with a heel kick as Danvers edged the Fishermen, 2-1, at Newell Stadium.
“It was a crazy play. The ball came across the middle on a long throw and Jackson settled it with his back to the net and heel kicked it in,” Danvers coach Mike Chase said. “Gloucester called a timeout immediately and he said, ‘I’ve never done that before in my life.’”
The goal was McPherson’s 14th of the season and it helped Danvers finish the regular season at 11-1-6. Caio Silva provided the assist for McPherson.
Nikolay Sahkin scored two minutes into the game off a feed from Ryan Kelleher to give Danvers a 1-0 lead. Gloucester answered with roughly six minutes to play in the first half.
Ryan Buchanan played well defensively for the Falcons.
Danvers 7, Gloucester 0: The Falcons scored six goals in the first half and had six different goals scorers for the game on Senior Night. Shannon Pohle scored twice with Courtney Arnoldy, Kaitlyn Bates, Allie Zunick, Emily Murphy and Olivia Davis each finding the net once. Arnoldy and Zunick added assists while Kylie Plaza had a pair of helpers.
Delaney Zecha, Meaghan McKenna and Meaghan McCarriston also had assists for Danvers, which finished the regular season 11-6-1. Danvers coach Jimmy Hinchion praised all 10 of his senior soccer players and three senior team managers.
Bishop Fenwick 3, Medway 0: The Crusaders closed the regular season at 18-2 after 25-16, 25-20, 25-16 wins. Kate Lipka had 17 kills and Tessa McLaughlin produced 23 assists to lead the way. Jen Crovo (14 digs), Gianna Pizzano (15 digs) and Olivia Morsey (16 digs) also stood out for Fenwick.