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April 17, 2013

Gillespie, Masconomet girls power past Bishop Fenwick

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Arnold, a senior captain, is tied with Gillespie in goals for the Lady Chieftains with 19. She will attend the University of Florida next year on a lacrosse scholarship.

“I went down to Florida a couple of times. The weather there is great, and both the coaches and team are so supportive. It’s everything I want. What’s great this year is our team has so many weapons. We don’t rely on one person for scoring; it’s a team effort with six or seven girls that can all score. That’s great to have because it’s not up to one person to do it all.”

Masconomet used size and skill to set up scoring opportunities. Arnold took care of winning the faceoffs, and they passed accurately to find the open person, reeling off seven in a row to start the second half behind two each by Gillespie and Arnold, and one by Collins, Zoe Connami (three goals, assist), and Katherine Guinee before Celona answered for Fenwick.

“Our offense was spread around today. Gillespie turned in a really solid performance, and Connami helped out with those three goals. Our defense was strong all game, and anything that got through,(goalie ) Lili Miller swallowed up.

“I was pleased with the play of freshman Abbey Roblin on defense. One time she shut down Fenwick’s best attacker No. 9 (Anna Moulton) one-on-one, and that’s not easy to do. Becca Stone hustled the whole day, and caused turnovers. “

Rachel Rogal had two goals for Masco while Roblin, Stone, Collins, and Caroline Chipman each had an assist for Masco. Katherine Ripp chipped in with a goal and two assists.

For Fenwick, Moulton and Tessa McLaughlin each had a goal. Annette Ruggiero had two assists, and Merry Harrington had one.

“We have a tough schedule this season, but that’s what we need to get ready for the tournament,” said Guillemette. “We have to put this one behind us, and get ready for another tough one against Ipswich on Friday.”

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