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November 5, 2012

Pease's late goal sends Masco to quarterfinals

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“We have Demetri (DeCoulos) and Tighe (VanLenten) in the back, so it’s really hard to score on them,” Sherman said of his fellow captains.

The ball rarely crossed into Masco territory in the opening half and probably more than it would have liked in the second. The Chieftains put 10 shots on goal during the 80 minutes, out-shooting Chelmsford 10-2.

“I’m proud of the fact that our guys didn’t get flustered,” said second-year head coach Dave Mitchell. “Sometimes it’s hard to crack a team that has 10 behind the ball at all times, and we didn’t panic.

“We’re a real talented team and it’s just a matter of trying to find the seams in the defense.”

Mitchell did a lot of subbing throughout the game, allowing the starters to rest and keeping fresh legs on the ball at all times.

“I’m not sure, but I think everybody, with the exception of our backup goalies, got some minutes,” Mitchell said. “It’s key for us. Teams that don’t have the depth might wear down a little bit and pack it in, but we’ve got some good talent and we want to use it when we can.”

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