September 25, 2023
Danvers 2 - Pentucket 1
The Falcons made their first ever visit to Pentucket for a tilt with the Panthers. The Falcons were looking
to carry the momentum from their first win of the season versus Winthrop while also looking to avenge
last years defeat at the hands of the hosts.
The first half was played very evenly with the possession even with a slight edge toward the visiting
Falcons. The Falcons controlled the middle of the pitch for long spells using their hustle to win much of
the 50/50 opportunities. However, it would be the home side who would strike first halfway thru the
half, capitalizing on a turnover in midfield and a defensive breakdown, resulting in a breakaway which
slipped inside the far post. From there the Falcons would take control of the remainder of the half again
controlling possession and limiting the Panthers opportunities. The Falcons would create several chances
of their own including two in tight that were saved by the Panther’s keeper. The game would go to
halftime in the home teams’ favor 1-0.
The second half continued with the Falcons with much of the ball again with hustle and positioning
winning many of the second ball opportunities and switching the point of attack thru midfield. The
Falcons would eventually find the back of the net in the form of sophomore Luca D’Angelo who found
the upper 90 from just outside the 18-yard line for his first career varsity goal. The Falcons continued the
momentum and eventually would get the game winner with junior Nate Flint heading one home in a
scramble out front for his second goal of the season. The Falcons would hold on thwarting a couple late
corner from the hosts with a final of 2-1.
The Falcons received great contributions in midfield from Flint and sophomore Drew Godfried as well as
junior captain Keegan Winterton.
Notes & Stats:
Shots on Goal: Danvers 12 Pentucket 8
Saves: Danvers 7 Pentucket 10
Yellow Cards Danvers 0 Pentucket 1
The Falcons now 2-4-1 next travel to Peabody on Friday looking to avenge a defeat to the Tanners on