(Amesbury MA) Junior Alyssa Pettet switched from defender/playmaker to striker this year.
This afternoon that certainly looked like the right move as she scored three times as Amesbury held off Ipswich, 3-2.
“Striker is more fun,” Alyssa admitted afterwards, “but I like to learn different roles on the field because I think it makes me a better player.” She has already committed to D1 Holy Cross.
Alyssa had all three of her goals twelve minutes into the second half and Amesbury (5-0-1) had a comfortable, 3-0, advantage, or so it seemed at the time.
Carter King (12) had a goal for Ipswich
The Tigers (0-5-1) had other ideas.
“One of the strengths of our team is that we keep fighting until the end of games,” said Ipswich coach David Wood.
And that they did.
There had been good chances for the Tigers but Indians goalie Alli Napoli (fresh off twenty-eight saves on Monday vs Masconomet) turned everything away.
But when Alli was injured, and had to leave the game, the winless Tigers had new life.
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