KINGSTON — With a leaping celebration, Duxbury senior Jillian Cosgrove notched a key power-play goal against Plymouth North/South on Saturday.
The goal proved to be the winner, as Cosgrove scored twice to power the fourth-ranked Dragons (7-1-1) to a 2-1 victory.
“It’s really nice,” Cosgrove said of the win. “I was a little frustrated at the beginning of the season, but I’ve finally been finding the back of the net.”
Despite her offensive outburst Saturday, the senior captain was missing the mark she usually sets.
“I think in the beginning of the season she was so frustrated that she wasn’t scoring,” said Duxbury coach Paul Reissfelder. “But now it’s just coming in bunches. She’s getting good passes from her linemates too. They’re finally meshing together.”
Cosgrove notched her first goal of the game with 5:42 left in the second period, with a deke and a backhand to put her team up.
Plymouth South senior Kayla Donovan responded with the only goal for Plymouth (7-2-1), a power-play strike less than three minutes into the third period.
Just when Plymouth seemed to have the momentum, Cosgrove’s second goal of the game put her team ahead for good.
“There were a lot of girls that really stepped up today,” said Cosgrove. “I thought this was a really good team win.”Lenny Rowe can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.