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Peabody player Amber Kiricoples kicks the ball down the field during a soccer game against Salem on Thursday afternoon at McGrath Park in Salem. (Item Photo: Olivia Falcigno)

Peabody girls soccer opens season with shutout win over Salem

SALEM -- The Peabody girls soccer team opened the season with a bang Thursday afternoon, notching a shutout win over Northeastern Conference foe Salem, 6-0, on the road at McGrath Park.

"First of all, just to be able to get out here and compete as a team is great and we're all very excited about it," said Peabody coach Dennis Desroches. "We're obviously a little nervous because it kind of feels like any game could be your last, but we're happy to be out here and we're embracing the opportunity."

Amber Kiricoples and McKayla Fisher led the way for the Peabody offense, scoring two goals apiece in the win. Emily McDonough and Hailey Baker each scored one goal, while Hailee Lomasney and Aja Alimonti each had two…

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