October 23, 2020
Danvers 5 - Gloucester 0
The Danvers girls Soccer Team traveled to Gloucester Friday afternoon for their third game in four days. Danvers got their first goal of the game 4 minutes in by Arianna Bezanson, assisted by Riley DiGilio. DiGilio doubled the lead about 10 minutes later on a nice pass from Gabby Chisholm. 9 minutes later, DiGilio cashed in again, this time the assist coming from Bezanson. Ellie Anderson rounded out the first half scoring getting her first varsity goal with a minute left in the half. The assist went to Julia Vaillancourt.
"We came out a little sluggish and the refs were calling every touch on the field. There were so many whistles it was hard to get any kind of flow to the game. Still we managed through it and kept possession throughout."
Bezanson opened up the scoring in the 4th minute of the second half as well, once again from Senior Captain, DiGilio. Julia Vaillancourt got her first goal of the season to go with her 6 assists about midway through the half. Junior Mia Jordan recorded the assist. Bezanson rounded out the scoring and got her third of the day on a nice through pass from classmate Reese Pszenny, giving Danvers the 7-0 victory.
"I really liked how Julia Vaillancourt played today. She's been so unselfish so far in the first 3 games. She really is moving the ball well in the middle. I also liked the effort we got from several of our younger players today. Sophomores Katie Walfield looked good at attacking mid and Courtney Hinchion played well at mid and wing forward. Fellow sophomore Teagan Price made several nice passes between Gloucester defenders from her midfield position and it was nice to see Ellie get her first varsity goal."
Senior keeper Holly DeAngelis only had to make one safe in goal for the shutout and sophomore Emily Goddard came in and was untested in the 4th quarter. Coach Hinchion also mentioned that sophomore Ryley Crosby, and freshmen Kasey McDonough and Reese Hollands all had solid games on defense.
The Falcons schedule will get much tougher going forward. The next 4 games for the Falcons will all be heavyweights in Peabody, Masco, Beverly and Swampscott. Danvers currently sits at 3-0 on the young season.