Emily McDonough, center, scored the lone goal for Peabody in a win over Saugus in a Northeastern Conference battle Thursday afternoon. (Item File Photo)

Peabody girls soccer shuts out Saugus

PEABODY — Despite getting its game moved to the back field at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School Thursday afternoon, the Peabody girls soccer team put together a solid effort on both sides of the field to take home a 1-0 win over Northeastern Conference foe Saugus.

"It was a great game between two really good teams," said Peabody coach Andrew Douglass. "A lot of these girls have been playing with and against each other since youth soccer, so there's a healthy little rivalry there that's always fun to watch."

Emily McDonough scored the lone goal in the win for the Tanners, while Alyson Bettencourt had one assist. Connie Patturelli played well in the midfield for Peabody, while Sam Simmons and Maddie Scacchi played well d…

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