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March 5, 2013

Cinderella Methuen marches into semis

Top-seed Duxbury on tap next for first-year program

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“But I didn’t have any idea she was going to be this good,” Sutherland said. “She’s a huge part of this team now. That was a great shot.”

Methuen-Tewksbury goalie Taylor Lirakis was tremendous in net, stopping 40 shots.

“She’s like a brick wall out there,” Conway said about Lirakis. “I’m so proud of her.”

Neither Methuen nor Tewksbury had a sub-varsity program last year. The girls at both schools have really jelled well together.

“I thought we weren’t going to get along at all,” Conway said. “We actually have been like best friends. Every day at practice, we’re best friends.”

These best friends have quite the challenge, though, going against Duxbury.

“They’re pretty good,” Conway said. “They’re a No. 1 seed. I think we can still take them.”

agateHed:Methuen 3, Gardner 1

agateText:Division 2 Quarterfinals

agateText:Methuen (11-7-3):@zzAgate:agateText: 0 1 2 — 3

agateText:Gardner (13-5-2):@zzAgate:agateText: 1 0 0 — 1

agateText:Goals:@zzAgate:agateText: M — Hayley Sutherland, Kelly Golini, Amanda Conway

agateText:Assists:@zzAgate:agateText: M — Sutherland 2

agateText:Saves:@zzAgate:agateText: M — Taylor Lirakis 40, G — 25

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