PEABODY — When one of many state’s rising discipline hockey powers met one of many sport’s longtime powerhouses on Saturday afternoon, a defensive battle ensued.
Due to objectives by Kate Crafty and Ainsley Allen, Cohasset edged host Bishop Fenwick, 2-0.
Cohasset (5-0) earned possession from the opening faceoff, and stored it for many of the first quarter. Crafty and Frances Brisbane demonstrated glorious back-and-forth, creating a number of Skipper scoring alternatives. Fenwick (2-1-1) goaltender Cat Elias made two fast saves throughout the first 4 minutes, however couldn’t cease Brisbane and Crafty’s third connection of the opening minutes. Crafty scored off a Brisbane go to place Cohasset forward, 1-0.
“It was actually good for the workforce as an entire,” stated Crafty. “With the seven-on-seven play, it’s actually gratifying once you rating a purpose.”
The Crusaders quickly earned possession, however a powerful Cohasset protection stymied them by way of the rest of the primary. Each defenses dominated the best way within the second quarter. With simply over two minutes left within the half, Brisbane blocked a promising Bishop Fenwick shot to take care of the Skippers’ lead.
Bishop Fenwick took possession proper out of halftime, however Cohasset quickly compelled a turnover. The Crusaders protection was sturdy once more, with Grace Morey blocking what regarded like a positive purpose for Crafty midway by way of the third. With 4:35 remaining within the quarter, Allen nudged a purpose by way of visitors previous Elias to place the Skippers up by two.
“It felt actually good to complete (the scoring) off with that,” stated Allen.
The fourth quarter featured back-and-forth play between the 2 groups. Fenwick’s Elias made one of the best save of the sport with 4:42 left, sliding to guard the nook of the online and making a booming save together with her leg pad. She completed with six saves, enjoying a key function in slowing down the well-tuned Cohasset offense.
The Skippers, who’ve performed 5 video games in eight days, appreciated such a tough fought sport.
“It was very nice to have such nice competitors with Fenwick and play such a very good sport,” stated Crafty.