GHS Field Hockey beats Peabody for tournament spot

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Jason Grow

Gloucester's Gabby Machado maneuvers through Peabody defenders during Saturday's game

JENNA TAORMINA, Staff Writer, Editor

Gloucester Field Hockey has made the tournament for the third year in a row after a win against the Peabody Tanners on Saturday.

The lone goal of the first half was scored by junior Lila Monell with the three remaining goals being scored by junior Rachel Alexander.

Gloucester’s current record within the Northeast Conference is now 7-1-1 and they are trailing only Danvers, 8-0-1, and Beverly, 9-2-1. Danvers and Beverly have also made the tournament.

Since the Fisherman’s 4-0 win has guaranteed them a spot in the state-wide tournament, it simultaneously prevented Peabody from being able to enter the tournament.

Teams need a .500 record to be eligible for the tournament and Peabody had to win all of their games, including Saturday’s, to secure a spot.

Last year, the field hockey team made it to the state tournament at which they beat Ipswich in overtime during the first round. In the second round, Gloucester lost to Weston after four goals were scored against them.

Gloucester now has five games left to move up in the rankings and try to surpass Beverly and Danvers to become the Northeast Conference champions.

Their next game is Wednesday, October 21 against Beverly at 6:00pm.