September 6, 2023
Peabody 4 at Danvers 1
The Falcons kicked of their season with a visit from Division 1 Peabody at Dr. Deering Stadium. Peabody
came in with a senior filled roster (11) looking to knock of the young Falcons squad led by it’s lone senior
in Chris McCrea. It was McCrea who would get the Falcons on the board first in the 13th minute with a
long-distance strike that took a fortuitous bounce over the keeper. The Tanners dominated possession
from there using their speed and quick passing to generate several changes including several corners.
The Tanners would tie the game on a strike from in close taking the game into halftime tied 1-1.
The second half again saw Peabody have much of the possession, but the Falcons stood strong on the
back end spearheaded by sophomore Zach Cotter in net. In his first varsity start Zach was stellar in goal
making 12 saves including a number from point blank range. However, the Tanners would use their
possession to their advantage potting 3 goals in the second half resulting in the final 4-1 margin.
Notes & Stats:
Shots on Goal: Peabody 16 Danvers 4
Saves: Peabody 3 Danvers 12
The Falcons started 4 and played 11 total players who saw their first varsity action.
The Falcons travel to face Masco on Friday at 5:15 looking to get into the win column.