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October 17, 2012

Strong second half leads Ipswich to 1-0 win over Rockport

Rockport (3-11) played a solid game against Ipswich on Tuesday at Rockport High School but could not get on the scoreboard in a 1-0 loss.

The Vikings controlled play in the first half but the Tigers came back and played a strong second half scoring a goal in the frame to earn a 1-0 win.

“This was a good game, I was more than happy with our performance,” Rockport head coach Mary Ryan said. “We played a complete 60 minutes. We had a good first half and their goalie made some good saves, but (Ipswich) definitely had an advantage in the second. They held us to no corners and no shots.”

Ryan praised the play of Meghan Reilly, Emily Faulds and Eliza Ottenheimer on the offensive end as they generated multiple first half scoring chances. Maddie Sanfilippo and Heidi Warde were their usual selves on the defensive end playing strong games.

The Vikings now turn their attention to their Cape Ann counterparts Manchester Essex as the Hornets travel to Rockport High School tomorrow (3:45 p.m.).

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