It was the third of the year for Fournier, who leads her team in points with 10. The game had been fairly even until that point, but Endicott kept the pressure on, and in the 32nd minute scored again when senior midfielder Micaela Hogan, who played at Newburyport High School, drilled a low shot from 25 yards out that went into the left corner of the net just out of the reach of Christensen for a 2-0 lead.
“Their first goal put us back on our heels a bit,” said Whitehouse. “We have a great defense and goalkeeper. I would never fault them. We just didn’t clear the ball, and when you get down one in a game like this you have to push. I thought we played well in the second half and had some good opportunities.
“We have to learn from this game, and start over starting on Saturday against Wentworth (another key CCC game). Now we put this one behind us and start another streak.”
Gordon’s two big scoring threats Caitlin Nedde (9 goals, assist) and Taylor McSherry (3 goals) were covered closely by Endicott’s defense led by junior Sarah Person, who broke up several scoring threats in what was a very physical game.
The Fighting Scots best bid came 15 minutes into the second half when McSherry had a clean breakaway, but Person hustled back to prevent her from getting a shot off.
“She’s rock solid back there,” said Kenyon. “I thought LeeAnn Card (freshman) worked very hard in the middle of the field, too. Defensively we were able to shut down their forwards, especially Nedde and McSherry, who are always a threat to score. Overall, the thing we’ve been focusing on is getting a collective team effort. We got that today, and it resulted in a very big win.