Monday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 09/25/17

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Soccer
Attleboro @ Oliver Ames, 3:45
Sharon @ Canton, 5:15
Mansfield @ Franklin, 3:45
King Philip @ Taunton, 3:45
North Attleboro @ Stoughton, 3:45

Girls Soccer
Oliver Ames @ Attleboro, 5:45
Sharon @ Canton, 6:45
Foxboro @ Milford, 3:45
Franklin @ Mansfield, 6:00
Taunton @ King Philip, 3:45
Stoughton @ North Attleboro, 3:45

Field Hockey
Oliver Ames @ Attleboro, 3:45
Canton @ Sharon, 3:45
Milford @ Foxboro, 3:45
Mansfield @ Franklin, 3:45
King Philip @ Taunton, 3:45
North Attleboro @ Stoughton, 3:45

Volleyball
Attleboro @ Oliver Ames, 5:00
Canton @ Sharon, 4:45
Mansfield @ Franklin, 5:00
North Attleboro @ Stoughton, 5:00
King Philip @ Taunton, 5:00

Golf
Canton @ North Attleboro, 3:00
Sharon @ Milford, 3:00
Taunton @ Dighton-Rehoboth, 3:00

Notarangelo Engineering Strong Final Season for MIT

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Former Foxboro High standout Katie Notarangelo, a two-time All-NEWMAC first team performer, has the MIT field hockey team poised for a big season in 2017. (Dave Silverman/MIT Athletics)

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Last fall, for the first time since 2012, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) field hockey team reached the NEWMAC (New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference) championship game. The third-seeded Engineers lost 1-0 to rival and top seed Babson, which proceeded to make a run all the way to the final four of the NCAA Div. III tournament before falling to eventual champion Messiah College (Pa.).

While it was a great accomplishment to reach the conference final, MIT was left wondering just how far it could have gone had it come out on top in that game. Former Foxboro standout Katie Notarangelo, a senior captain in the MIT midfield, admitted in a phone conversation the day before a rematch with Babson that last year’s finish has given the Engineers additional motivation to start the season.

“We were happy to get to the championship game,” Notarangelo said. “Just think of what we could have done if we had won and I think this season it’s quite possible we’re on that level.”

She added, “If anything, we’ve gotten better for this season and it will be interesting to see how far we go and what teams we can hold strong against this year.”

Notarangelo, a former Hockomock League all-star for the Warriors, is one of the reasons that MIT comes into this season with so much confidence. The senior is a two-time first team All-NEWMAC performer and last year jumped from the second team to first team All-New England by helping the Engineers boast the second best defense in the league.

This year, she has also added the title of captain and is one of the leaders on the field, along with her best friend Emily Penn, who was named an All-American as a junior.

“It’s a little more than last year, being a captain,” said Notarangelo, “but generally everyone on the team steps up. Everyone is someone that you can look to on the field for extra guidance, extra support, and knowledge of the game.”

It has been an impressive run for a player who had not played field hockey competitively before arriving at Foxboro High and who spent four years playing on the grass at Payson Field (Sam Berns Community Field was not installed until her senior season of lacrosse).

“That’s where I got all of the background I have on the game, all of my game experiences, my first game sense, and really Bodie [Foxboro head coach Melissa Bordieri] was really great at drilling in the intensity and general game sense into all of us,” Notarangelo explained. “I think I took that and built off it a lot once I got here.”

Naturally, there were a lot of differences between the high school and collegiate games, not least of all playing on turf all the time. “On the Payson Field grass, you just swing and hit,” Notarangelo said. “Here, on turf, the ball moves a lot faster and you’re really able to showcase your player-to-player passing skills and your one-on-one moves.”

She also had to work on the mental aspects of the game, gaining a better understanding of the flow of the collegiate game and she credits the upperclassmen and coaching staff for improving her stick skills and decision-making.

Now she is passing that same advice to the talented crop of underclassmen that MIT has brought in, so that those freshmen can contribute to the Engineers’ goal of getting back to the conference final and avenging last year’s loss.

“I think our whole senior class is full of really respectful leaders,” Notarangelo said, “and I think we all do a great job of keeping everyone on the same page and moving towards the same goal of winning that conference championship.”

In addition to field hockey, Notarangelo also plays lacrosse at MIT. Juggling two sports is not easy at any school, but has an added element of difficulty when you are a chemical engineering major at one of the toughest schools in the country. Despite the challenges, Notarangelo is glad that she took on the responsibility of playing both sports.

“It’s definitely demanding,” she said. “At MIT you have a lot of problem sets, a lot of work other than just your classes, so the time meld is tough to get to but it really offers that outlet to get away from all of the work that you have on your plate every single day.”

Notarangelo added, “I wouldn’t have the great friendships that I have today without both my sports and then there is also the leadership and teamwork skills that you develop being on such a goal-oriented team.”

The day after the interview, MIT got its rematch with Babson (featuring senior Jackie Merrigan of Canton), but unfortunately for the Engineers the result was the same, as the Beavers came away with a 2-0 victory. Four days later, MIT pulled out a 1-0 victory against Tufts, a Div. III finalist last year and the fifth-ranked team in the country, to improve to 6-1 on the season.

After narrowly missing out on a spot in the NCAA tournament last fall, the Engineers have their sights set on getting there this season, whether through winning the NEWMAC title or as an at-large.

When asked about what it would mean to reach the tournament this year, Notarangelo said, “That would be just so great. That’s been one of our main goals for the past four years and to achieve that senior year would just make the whole four years really special.”

She added, “I think we’re looking great and when you’re winning it’s more fun, so it should be a great season.”

Saturday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 09/23/17

Today’s games are listed below.

Football
Sharon, 8 @ North Attleboro, 42 – Final
1st Quarter: No scoring.
2nd Quarter: (NA) Brendan McHugh 4-yard rush, Geoff Wilson XP good; (NA) Nick Raneri 6-yard rush, G. Wilson XP good; (NA) B. McHugh 5-yard rush, G. Wilson XP good; (S) Chris Gong 5-yard rush, XP blocked.
3rd Quarter: (S) Safety; (NA) B. McHugh 2-yard rush, G. Wilson XP good.
4th Quarter: (NA) N. Raneri 4-yard rush, G. Wilson XP good; (NA) Ryan Boyle 25-yard rush, Devin Slaney XP good.

Boys Soccer
Oliver Ames, 0 vs. Masconomet, 1 – Final

Girls Soccer
Milford, 0 @ Holliston, 2 – FinalMHS head coach Jay Mastaj said Juliana France played well for the Scarlet Hawks in the loss.

Oliver Ames, 2 vs. Brockton, 0 – FinalOliver Ames scored once in each half to sweep the season series with neighboring Brockton. Anabella Walsh opened the scoring the first half, finishing off a cross from Abby Hodges to put the home side ahead. Anna Tempestoso doubled the Tigers’ lead in the second half, converting a penalty kick. OAHS head coach Britt Sellmayer said Maeve Hogan and Maggie Ault anchored OA’s back line.

Field Hockey
Franklin, 0 vs. Walpole, 3 – FinalFranklin junior goalie Anna Jardine made a highlight-reel save with a beautiful slide tackle on a breakaway as one of her career-high 16 saves but the Panthers fell to state perennial power Walpole. FHS head coach Lisa Cropper noted sophomore Maeve Ledwith and junior Cassi Ronan also played well for Franklin.

Stoughton, 5 @ East Bridgewater, 0 – FinalAllie Howe led Stoughton’s offense with a pair of goals while Brittni Paul, Julia Russell and Alanna McCormick each netted a goal apiece.

Taunton Edges Oliver Ames In Game of the Week

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Taunton quarterback Noah Leonard (left) converts a third down with his legs in the second half. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)
 
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NORTH EASTON, Mass. – Whatever Taunton head coach Brad Sidwell was selling at halftime, his defensive unit was buying.

Taunton posted a second half shutout, limiting Oliver Ames to negative yardage on each of its first two drives and then stopped a late red zone attempt to seal a 13-12 win.

“Our defense hung in there for us in the end,” Sidwell said. “We had to keep them in front of us to make the play. We turned the ball over too much on offense. And even though our defense didn’t force a turnover, they didn’t give up too many big plays.

“I give [Oliver Ames] a lot of credit. The back they have there [Anthony Berksza] is an unbelievably hard runner. They do a good job of getting him the ball and doing some formational things that make it difficult for us on defense.”

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Oliver Ames had an ideal start to the game, scoring on each of their first two drives while Taunton had just 10 yards of offense on its first two series of the game.

With the wind at its back, Oliver Ames’ defense came out blazing, forcing a three and out. Because of the wind, Taunton’s punt went just eight yards giving the hosts great field position at the Taunton 35-yard line.

OA used eight plays to cover the 35 yards, with junior Anthony Berksza (19 carries, 94 yards, two touchdowns) cutting up the middle for a 4-yard touchdown. A two-point attempt was stuffed in the backfield by Taunton’s Nuno Camara but OA took a 6-0 lead with 4:29 left in the first.

The hosts were back on offense just three plays later. Facing a third down, Taunton went to the air for the first time in the game but OA’s Michael Mulrean came away with the interception, giving the home team a first down at the Taunton 42-yard line.

OA took advantage of good field position once again, using just six plays to double its lead. Highlighted by a 25-yard rush from Noah Fitzgerald on third down, the home-Tigers moved into the red zone. Three plays later, Berksza took the toss to the right and plunged across the goal line inside the pylon. Another two-point attempt was stopped but OA had a 12-0 lead with less than 10 minutes gone in the game.

“Our kids came out strong,” said OA head coach Mike Holland. “The weather definitely impacted both teams, especially with what we were both doing offensively. We played a good first quarter but we just have to be able to put together an entire game. They made two big fourth down conversions and had a huge third down conversion too. They made plays when they needed to.”

Taunton’s offense finally got in gear behind three straight runs from TJ Mendes (16 carries, 41 yards). Facing a fourth down at OA’s 20-yard line, Taunton went back to the air and junior Noah Leonard (4-for-11, 62 yards, two total touchdowns) hit classmate Wesner Charles for an 11 yard gain and a first down.

Three plays later, Leonard used a QB sneak from two yards out to get Taunton on the board. A dropped snap on the extra point try resulted in a failed attempt, cutting the deficit to 12-6 with 4:19 left in the second quarter.

OA received the kickoff to start the second half, but a chop block penalty on second down set the offense back and resulted in a punt into the win for just 16 yards.

Taunton’s offense capitalized on the momentum its defense created and took a shot on the first play. Leonard dropped back and floated a perfect pass down the right sideline to senior Collin Hunter, who hauled in the pass and raced just inside the pylon for a 36-yard touchdown. John Teixeira‘s extra point put Taunton up 13-12 and ended up being the winning kick.

“I thoroughly am enjoying coaching these kids,” Sidwell said. “Each day, we’re coaching hard, the kids are working hard. Tomorrow morning the kids and my coaches will be working on how to get better and it’s awesome for the kids and the city of Taunton.”

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The team’s traded punts after OA’s next drive went for negative yards (with big tackles from Edgardo Navarro-Cruz and Coryn Nompleggi) and Taunton’s drive stalled after a key third-and-one stop by OA.

OA moved the ball into Taunton territory on its next drive, highlighted by a 28-yard burst by Berksza. But Taunton’s defense stopped OA for a loss, then a fumble on the handoff went for no gain. On fourth down, Taunton’s defense was able to stop the rush and force a turnover on downs.

Taunton’s next drive didn’t result in points but did take nearly seven minutes off of the clock. Malik Richardson (nine carries, 37 yards) rushed for back-to-back first downs before Mendes took two straight carries for another first.

“In a game when the weather is like this, you have to be stubborn and stick with the run,” Sidwell said. “Even though they were crowding the line, we had to stick with it. There was a drive toward the end that we leaned on [the running backs] heavily and they came through.”

Facing fourth and nine from OA’s 30-yard line, Leonard (six carries, 56 yards) took the carry himself, bolting for 12 yards to move the chains and keep Taunton’s drive alive.

“He had two huge runs for us,” Sidwell said of Leonard. “He’s a real threat. He can really throw the ball but if he can be a dual-threat quarterback by running the ball, that will be huge for us.”

The visitors almost put the game away on a play action play but Leonard’s pass into the wind to senior lineman Alex Simon held up and the pass ended up incomplete despite a diving effort. Taunton tried to throw for the first on fourth down but OA’s Cobey Williamson came up with an interception and returned it to the OA 29-yard line.

With just over five minutes to play, Berksza went for 28 yards on OA’s second play of the drive. Jay Fruci (13 carries, 56 yards) followed it up with a 29-yard dash, putting the ball at Taunton’s 11-yard line.

Taunton’s defense then held OA for runs of four, one and two, setting up fourth down. OA elected to try a 21-yard field goal but it was just wide right with 1:45 to play.

The visitors ran out the rest of the time as OA had no timeouts left.

“We talk to the kids to just live in the week that we’re in, focus on the team we’re playing that week,” Sidwell said. “Right now we just have to get them ready for Attleboro.”

Taunton football (3-0 overall, 1-0 Hockomock) returns home to Aleixo Stadium next week to welcome Attleboro (0-3, 0-1) on Friday night. Oliver Ames (1-2, 0-1) will welcome Franklin (1-2, 0-1) to Muscato Stadium on Thursday night.

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Warriors Clamp Down on D to Beat Black Knights

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Devin Hassett (10), Louis Piccolo (7), and Sam Erving (51) celebrate after Foxboro’s narrow win over Stoughton; the Warriors’ first win in the series since 2009. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

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FOXBORO, Mass. – In a game dominated by defenses and special teams, it was Foxboro senior quarterback Devin Hassett that pulled off arguably the play of the game on a soaked, muddy, and windswept Jack Martinelli Field in Friday’s Davenport division opener.

Facing third and 17 from his own 34 and with the Warriors clinging to a one-point lead over rival Stoughton, Hassett (11 carries, 90 yards) rolled out to the far sideline and followed a caravan of blockers, including classmate Mike Henri, before bursting through the opening for a 43-yard gain deep into Stoughton territory.

Although the Warriors did not score on the drive, the Black Knights were forced to start their final possession backed up inside their own five-yard-line with three minutes remaining. Stoughton drove about 70 yards but Alex Sjoquist was stopped at the Warriors 30 as the clock ran out on Foxboro’s 13-12 victory.

“If we had lost this one they would have taken the sign down probably,” Foxboro coach Jack Martinelli joked after picking up his first win at the field that was renamed for him in the preseason.

“It was a great game,” he added. “It was two hard-hitting teams of kids. I’m so proud of them; they took a tough loss last week in a game where we didn’t make a lot of big plays but we did tonight.”

Foxboro earned its first win over Stoughton since 2009, taking advantage of mistakes by the Black Knights to get its offense going. Stoughton fumbled three times in the opening half and the Warriors scored twice off of those turnovers.

“We haven’t done that in a long, long time,” said Stoughton coach Greg Burke. “That’s our fault. You can’t fumble the ball once you have it; it’s like gold and you better protect it no matter. I’m a little disappointed in that, but we battled.”

Stoughton spent almost the entire first half in its end of the field. Foxboro’s first possession ended in a three-and-out, but Liam Foley’s punt bounced off the leg of a Stoughton player and was recovered by Phil Dure at the Stoughton 35. The Black Knights defense, led by Sjoquist, John Jolley, Jason Joseph, and Anthony Burke, stuffed the Warriors and forced a turnover on downs but Foxboro had the territorial advantage.

“A big factor in the game was Liam Foley’s punting,” Martinelli explained. “It got us out of a hole where we continually went three-and-out, but he flipped the field for us and allowed us to play some good defense.”

In the second quarter, Justin Ly was stripped of the ball near the Stoughton bench and the Warriors recovered the loose ball at the Black Knights’ nine. After a penalty and an incomplete pass, Hassett (3-8, 26 yards) found Dure in the back corner of the end zone from 15 yards out to make it 6-0.

“Their first touchdown was a pattern that we went over all week,” said Burke, “but we just didn’t cover it. Hats off to them. We knew the quarterback was going to roll, get out of the pocket; he did a hell of a job. We got him a few times, but they got us more than we got them.”

The momentum was short-lived, as Ruben Gonzalez snared the ensuring kick-off at his own 11 and raced down the right sideline for a touchdown. Dure blocked the extra point and the score was tied 6-6.

On its next possession, Ly (11 carries, 51 yards) was stripped again and Shawn Teixeira recovered the loose ball for Foxboro at the Stoughton 35. Henri (11 carries, 40 yards) got the call for the Warriors and he burst through the middle for 12 yards on third and four to keep the drive alive and he finished the possession with another bruising 14-yard carry up the middle to give Foxboro the lead.

“I’ll take them anyway we can get them,” said Martinelli about using turnovers to score. “Points have been hard to come by this year, so 13 was a lucky number for us tonight. It was the first time that we’ve gone into halftime with a lead.”

Stoughton had the perfect start to the second half. Facing third and four on the opening possession, Alex Iverson (six carries, 93 yards) took a sweep to the left 26 yards to get near midfield. On the next snap, Iverson took an identical hand-off and this time broke it for a 52-yard score that cut the lead to one.

Dure again blocked the extra point, but an offsides penalty gave Stoughton another chance from a yard closer. Burke decided to go for two and the lead, but Iverson was stuffed on the conversion attempt. That point turned out to be the difference.

“It might have been the winning score,” said Burke of the decision to go for two. “I don’t mind going for that, thought we’d get it in, but it didn’t happen. It’s a big decision, of course it is.”

Foxboro’s defense was equally stout in dealing with the three-back look of the Black Knights and Sam Blake, Matt Pond, and AAlec Brodeur stymied several Stoughton drives.

After Hassett’s big play pushed Stoughton back to its own goal line, the visitors tried to put together one last drive. Iverson gained eight yards on third down and junior quarterback Evan Gibb (9-13, 54 yards) hit Iverson for 15 yards on fourth and 10 to get to the Foxboro 40. On fourth and 15, Gibb hit Colin Sanda for 15 yards on the Foxboro sideline to keep the drive going, but he could not get out of bounds and the clock ran down.

“I thought our guy was out of bounds and we weren’t really sure,” said Burke, “but they wound [the clock] and we should’ve spiked it, stopped it, and maybe had at least one pass. We went 70 yards, but that ain’t enough. If we get to the 20, we have a shot at kicking a field goal.”

Although 13 points was a high for the Foxboro offense this season, the Warriors have won twice and Martinelli said, “We’ve played pretty solid so far. We’ve got to continue; we’ve got to get better at a few things.”

Foxboro (2-1, 1-0) will try to continue its strong start to the league campaign when it travels to Canton. Stoughton (2-1, 0-1) will look to bounce back on Thursday with a trip to Sharon.

Friday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 09/22/17

Today’s games are listed below.

Game of the Week – Football
Taunton, 13 @ Oliver Ames, 12 – Final
1st Quarter: (OA) Anthony Berksza 4-yard rush, 2pt rush failed; (OA) A. Berksza 11-yard rush, 2pt rush failed.
2nd Quarter: (T) Noah Leonard 2-yard rush, XP failed.
3rd Quarter: (T) N. Leonard 36-yard pass to Collin Hunter, John Teixeira XP good.
4th Quarter: No scoring.

Football
Attleboro 14 @ King Philip, 42 – Final
1st Quarter: No scoring.
2nd Quarter: (A) Cam Furtado 2 yard rush, XP failed; (KP) Shane Frommer 35-yard rush, Cole Baker XP good; (KP) Nick Kerr 1-yard rush, C. Baker XP good; (KP) S. Frommer 10-yard rush, C. Baker XP good.
3rd Quarter: (KP) Brendan Lydon 1-yard rush, XP failed; (A) Joseph Llanos 15-yard rush, C. Furtado 2pt pass to Mike Strachan; (KP) S. Frommer 59-yard rush, B. Lydon 2pt pass to Andrew Dittrich.
4th Quarter: (KP) B. Lydon 5-yard pass to Tom Madden, C. Baker XP good.

Milford, 21 @ Canton, 19 – Final
1st Quarter: (M) Will Pointer 51-yard rush, Sean Lehane XP good; (C) Alec Ragusa 1-yard rush, XP failed.
2nd Quarter: No scoring.
3rd Quarter: (M) Jack Felander fumble recovery in end zone, S. Lehane XP good; (C) Johnny Hagan 35 yard pass to Tony Harris, 2pt failed.
4th Quarter: (M) Ryan Pearl 1 yard rush, S. Lehane XP good; (C) A. Ragusa 5 yard rush, Owen Lehane XP good.

Stoughton, 12 @ Foxboro, 13 – Final
1st Quarter: No scoring.
2nd Quarter: (F) Devin Hassett 15-yard pass to Phil Dure, XP no good; (S) Ruben Gonzalez 89-yard kickoff return, XP blocked; (F) Mike Henri 14-yard run, Russell Neale XP good.
3rd Quarter: (S) Alex Iverson 52-yard run, 2-point conversion no good.
4th Quarter: No scoring.

Mansfield, 14 @ Franklin, 13 – Final
1st Quarter: (F) Jake Noviello 28-yard pass to Sean Leonard, Matt Zucco XP good.
2nd Quarter: No scoring.
3rd Quarter: (M) Damani Scott 3-yard rush, Mike DeBolt XP good; (M) Joe Cox 8-yard rush, M. DeBolt XP good.
4th Quarter: (F) J. Noviello 67-yard pass to Ryan Driscoll, XP blocked.

Boys Soccer
Taunton, 10 vs. Coyle & Cassidy, 0 – Final

Girls Soccer
Attleboro @ Norton – Postponed, TBD.

Taunton, 4 vs. Coyle & Cassidy, 2 – FinalLexi Faria, Alex Wapenski, Angie Lynch and Kasey Colvin scored the goals for the Tigers, helping Taunton claim its first city championship in 24 years, according to coach Edith Dixon. Amanda Pugh, Meg Mazerolle, and Emily O’Gara had assists for Taunton and Grace Pimenta made eight saves.

Field Hockey
Attleboro @ North Attleboro – Postponed, TBD.

Volleyball
Attleboro, 0 @ North Attleboro, 3 – FinalNorth Attleboro bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 25-14, 25-15, 25-14 win against Attleboro. Amelia Murphy registered 10 kills and two aces while Tori Melanson notched seven kills and two blocks.

Milford, 0 @ Hopedale, 3 – Final

Oliver Ames, 3 @ Bridgewater-Raynham, 0 – FinalOliver Ames recorded its first win of the season with a 25-20, 25-8, 25-13 decision on the road. Senior Kayla Raymond led OA with nine aces, six kills and two blocks. Junior Sarah Litwack added 22 assists and two aces, junior Sadie Homer had six aces and 10 digs, and senior Emma Petrillo finished with 10 kills and six digs.

Golf
Franklin @ King Philip – Postponed, TBD.
Taunton, 203 @ Mansfield, 168 – Final

Thursday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 09/21/17

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Soccer
Foxboro, 1 vs. Norwood, 0 – Final

King Philip, 0 @ North Attleboro, 1 – FinalNorth Attleboro sophomore Joey Coscarella scored his first career goal, heading in a cross from Joe Hilf in the eighth minute for the lone goal of the game. Andrew Fontaine and Kevin Aguilar had strong defensive performances for Big Red while goalie Brendan Matracia registered six saves.

Girls Soccer
North Attleboro, 2 @ King Philip, 4 – FinalKP bounced back from its first loss of the season to beat North behind a hat trick and an assist from Avery Snead. Snead opened the scoring three minutes into the game off an Emma Corcoran corner and 13 minutes later set up classmate Chloe Layne to double the KP lead. A minute before the break, Snead finished another Corcoran corner for a 3-0 advantage. Ashlyn Gaulin (off an assist from Felicity Monfils) got North on the board in the second half, but 30 seconds later Snead tallied her third, this time on an assist by Makayla Griffin. Ashlyn Gaulin scored a second goal, assisted by her sister Emma, with five minutes left.

Field Hockey
King Philip, 5 @ North Attleboro, 0 – Final

Taunton, 6 vs. New Bedford, 1 – Final

Volleyball
Attleboro, 1 @ Norton, 3 – Final

King Philip, 3 @ North Attleboro, 2 – FinalIn a battle of the top two teams in the Hock, King Philip outlasted North Attleboro 25-21, 25-23, 19-25, 25-27, 15-13 in a non-league match. Senior Sydney Phillips notched 26 kills to pace the Warriors’ offense, adding 11 service points, nine digs and four aces. Michaela Palumbo added 16 kills, 10 service points, two digs and an ace while Kat Kmetz had seven service points, four kills and two aces. Elise Pereira (12 service points, seven digs, two aces) and Julianne Rando (12 digs, five service points) anchored KP’s defense. North Attleboro’s Leah Marceau (30 assists) set up the Rocketeers’ offense with Amelia Murphy (16 kills, four aces) and Tori Melanson (14 kills) having strong performances.

Golf
Foxboro, 171 @ North Attleboro, 164 – Final

Mansfield, 174 @ Taunton, 196 – FinalMansfield freshman Nathan Morreale earned his first match medalist honor of his career, carding a low-round of 42 for the Hornets. Classmate Brendan See shot a 43 for Mansfield.

Wednesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 09/20/17

Today’s games are listed below. We will update this post with any changes we receive.

Boys Soccer
Stoughton @ Norwood – Postponed to 9/29 at 3:45

Girls Soccer
Foxboro, 5 vs. Walpole, 0 – FinalLily Sykes scored a hat trick and “played amazing overall,” according to head coach Katie Stalcup, as the Warriors won a third straight game. Katelyn Mollica scored a first half goal and Lizzy Davis chipped in with a goal with a minute left.

Franklin, 2 @ Taunton, 0 – FinalHalle Atkinson scored the first goal for the Panthers at the half hour mark and an own goal with 20 minutes to play sealed the two points for Franklin in an even game played in blustery conditions. Cat Robbins earned another clean sheet with four saves and Grace Pimenta made 10 saves in the loss for the Tigers.

Stoughton vs. Norwood – Postponed to 9/29 at 3:45

Field Hockey
Taunton, 3 @ Franklin, 6 – FinalFranklin junior Cassi Ronan paced Franklin with a pair of goals and also added an assist while controlling the midfield as the Panthers doubled up on visiting Taunton. Freshman Victoria Quinn scored twice and junior Annie Walsh had two assists and one goal. Junior Ashley Reutlinger also scored for the Panthers and played “an outstanding game on the wing” according to head coach Lisa Cropper. Cropper also highlighted the defensive work of sophomore Maeve Ledwith and senior Caroline Jackson.

Volleyball
Foxboro, 3 @ Norton, 2 – Final

Franklin, 3 vs. Brockton, 1 – FinalFranklin’s Ellie Wisniewski had a strong performance for the second straight game, helping the Panthers rally from a one-set deficit for a 21-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-12 win. Wisniewski had 14 kills, five digs and four aces while Maggie Doyle added 10 kills, three blocks and three aces. Junior Lauren McGrath had another strong performance from the setter spot with 37 assists, three kills and two aces.

Stoughton, 3 vs. Norwood, 0 – FinalStoughton defended its home court with a 25-21, 25-23, 25-16 sweep in non-league game against Norwood.. Senior Val Whalen led Stoughton with 18 kills, six blocks and 20 digs. SHS head coach Erica Batchelder said the Black Knights received a strong defensive showing from seniors Haley Stone and Vicky Ramos.

Golf
Attleboro, 184 @ Franklin, 175 – FinalIn windy, wet conditions, Franklin senior Bryan Woelfel earned match medalist honors, carding a low round of 41 for the Panthers.

North Attleboro @ Canton – Postponed to 10/17 at 3:00
Milford @ Foxboro – Postponed to 10/16 at 3:00
Taunton @ Stoughton – Postponed to a date and time to be announced.
King Philip @ Mansfield – Postponed to a date and time to be announced.