The Chieftains, who had 10 players figure in the scoring, put in four of the last five goals of the half to take a 14-8 lead at intermission and never looked back. Kathleen Gillespie struck three times in the last four minutes to build up the big cushion.
“Masconomet was the better team today,” said Ipswich (11-3) coach Nicole Linehan. “The first time we played them it was a four-goal differential (won by Masconomet). We made a lot of mistakes and turnovers in this one, but we never had a defeated attitude, never gave up.
“This is the fourth 7-goal game for Moutevelis, who is a great attack leader and does so well on draws. JoAnna Perry also stepped up with two goals and played both ends of the field. Perry and Jordan Morrissey both were outstanding at midfield, which is so important because Ellie Swenson is injured.”
Masconomet was strong defensively in front of goalie Kaitlin Dierze, who made some great saves.
Sarah Yeakel had four goals and Meghan Collins added two for the Chieftains. Kaitlyn Waystock used her speed to score a goal and had two assists while Katherine Glendinning, Sammy Dindo and Abby Reblin also scored.
“Reblin had a great defensive game. When I moved her up to midfield, she scored a goal,” said McCarthy. “Waystack has a lot of speed and really showed it.”
The Tigers got two goals and an assist from Meghan Lindahl and a pair of goals from Julia Glavin. Abby Potter had one goal, Kelsey Daly chipped in with three assists and Eliza Statile made some big saves.