Hopkins made several nice saves on point-blank bids in the slot from Dana Valletti, Moner and Kendra Dow and finished with 18 stops. Jones had two doorstep saves on Rachel Mckay and sister Halle in the second, and Palermo did a good job clearing the crease of both rebounds and bodies.
Twomey was pleased to see her top two forward lines contribute two goals each and also praised the third unit of Olivia Mombello, Catherine Headrick and Maddy Werner.
“For the first time, really ever, we have competition (for ice time). We have four lines and everybody’s itching to play,” she said. “Having those lines we can play takes a lot of pressure off those first two, especially at the end of games. It makes a huge difference.”
Masconomet 4, Marblehead 2
at Talbot Rink, Gloucester
Masconomet: 1 1 2 — 4
Marblehead: 0 1 1 — 2
First period: MSC, Kylie Currier (Kendra Dow, Katie Terban), 5:46
Second Period: MSC, Dow (Currier, Terban), 12:37, MRB, Brittany Lydon (Emmarose Winder, Brittany Smith), ppg, 14:27
Third Period: MRB, Lydon (un), 3:30; MSC, Jensena Moner (Dow, Sydney Sheerin), 4:57; MSC, Moner (un), 6:57
Saves: MSC, Alex Jones 18; MRB, Aly Hopkins 18
Records: MSC, 3-1; MRB, 3-2