, Salem, MA


September 10, 2013

Beverly field hockey runs roughshod over Gloucester in 7-0 win


Woods scored a highlight film goal with 12 minutes left in the first half. She made a nifty move around a Gloucester defender to get a better look at the goal, then uncorked a hard shot into the left corner of the net that goalie Deyanna Foley had no chance to stop.

Four minutes later Sheehan took a pass from Molly Pitman and converted to make it 6-0.

“Beverly is strong, but we expected that,” said Gloucester (1-1) coach Lauren Riley.

Murphy went to her bench after the sixth goal. The Fishermen weren’t able to put much pressure on Beverly goalie Felicity Otterbein in the first half, but Gabby Cerrio (who took over in net after halftime) came up with a couple of gems to preserve the shutout, making four saves. She denied Kayla Nasser, then came up big on a corner opportunity as Gloucester was able to get its offense going.

Beverly’s Grace Otterbein scored an unassisted goal late in the game against Gloucester backup goalie Jordan Westling, who took over late in the first half.

“Our defense did a nice job stopping them before the ball got into our end,” said Murphy. “I put Sheehan back on defense and she played well. “I’m really pleased with the way we’ve started the season.”

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