The Winthrop Lady Bulldogs hockey team battled to a hard fought 1-1 tie with North Cape League rival Masconomet Regional last Wednesday in a contest played at Governor Dummer Academy.
Taylor Brown lit the lamp for Winthrop, assisted by McKenzie Clark and Lindsey Barker. The lone Masco goal, a power play effort, was a bit of a fluke as a Masco shot deflected off a Winthrop defender to get past Lady Bulldog goalie Katy Burt.
â€œIt was a bit of a frustrating game for us,â€ said Winthrop head coach Anthony Martucci afterwards. â€œWe outshot them 40 to 26, but we just couldnâ€™t get the puck past their goaltender. And then their goal to tie the game came on a lucky break for them.â€
The tie earned the Winthrop girls another point as they improved their record to 2-0-3 on the season to remain undefeated.
Winthrop netminder Burt was singled out by the Boston Globe as the number one player in the â€œTop Five of the Weekâ€ for her 40 save effort two weeks ago in a 1-1 tie with Marblehead.
â€œKatyâ€™s doing an amazing job for us,â€marveled Martucci of his 7th grade goalkeeper. â€œShe gives us a great performance game in and game out.â€
Martucci and his crew were set to get another crack at Masco last night (Wednesday) in a contest the outcome of which could go a long way toward determining the North Cape League champion.
The girls then will travel to Peabody tomorrow (Friday) and host Springfield Cathedral on Saturday. Face off time at Larsen is 1:30.