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Peabody girls lacrosse shuts out Saugus on the road

Peabody's Amber Kiricoples had four goals and two assists in a win over Saugus Tuesday. (Item File Photo)

SAUGUS — The Peabody girls lacrosse team had all facets of the game clicking on Tuesday afternoon, rolling to a 17-0 victory over Northeastern Conference foe Saugus on a sweltering afternoon at Stackpole Field. 

The Tanners had 12 different goal scorers in the victory, with Amber Kiricoples leading the way with four goals and two assists. Hailie Lomasney scored two goals and added an incredible seven assists in the win, while Sophie Izzo scored two goals. McKayla Fisher added one goal and one assist, while Siobhan Smith, Hailey Baker, Katie Amico, Lauren Woods, Sam Silva, Sam Rowe, Emily McDonough and McKenna Forni each scored one goal. Goalies Olivia Lavalle and Laureen Leggett each had one save to secure the shutout. 

For Saugus, freshman attack Juliana Scalisi and senior captain goalkeeper Katie Polanco played well in the loss.  

Peabody was on point from the opening faceoff, getting a goal from Lomasney less than two minutes into the game. Kiricoples and Baker followed with one goal each over the next few minutes to make it 3-0, then the Tanners took a 6-0 lead into the first break after goals from Izzo, Kiricoples and Lomasney.

Sam Rowe opened the scoring for Peabody in the second quarter with a goal, then Kiricoples found the back of the net once again to make it 8-0. By halftime, Woods had also netted a goal to give the Tanners a 9-0 lead at the halftime break.

The second half was much of the same, as Amico scored in the first minute of the third quarter to push the lead to double digits. Smith, Izzo, Kiricoples and McDonough added goals to make it 14-0 after three quarters, then Forni, Izzo and Silva rounded out the scoring for Peabody in the fourth. 

Saugus travels to Gloucester Thursday (4).

Peabody (8-3) hosts a tough Masconomet team Thursday afternoon (4).

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