The Everett High girls hockey team played well against one of the top teams in the Eastern Mass. Girls Ice Hockey League, but came up on the short end of a 5-1 decision at Beverly Saturday.
“We knew that Beverly was going to be a very good team,” said EHS head coach Erin Reilly. “But the girls really stepped up and played well. It was our best game of the season.”
The Lady Crimson Tide took a 1-0 lead early in the contest on a goal by Alea Martinelli, with assists going to Lauren Mahoney and Meghan McNeil. However, Beverly would strike back to tie matters and then added two more lamplighters before the first period ended. The Lady Panthers tacked on a pair of insurance markers in the second frame to account for the 5-1 finale.
Reilly moved some of her players around for the contest, shifting senior Rebecca Westgate from forward to defense and inserting junior Allison Ambrose on the power play. Reilly lauded both for their fine performances, as well as EHS goalie Casarra Roderick, who turned in a solid game.
The Everett girls, who now are 1-3-1 on the season, are off until Saturday, January 5, when they travel to Winthrop.