Thursday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 01/20/22

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Basketball
Milford, 46 vs. Brockton, 65 – Final

Boys Indoor Track (@ Reggie Lewis Center)
Attleboro, 50 @ Taunton, 49 – – FinalIt came down to just one point as Attleboro clinched a win over Taunton, securing a 5-0 season and its first ever Kelley-Rex division title and first Hock title in indoor track. If Taunton had won, the Tigers would have clinched a three-way share with the Bombardiers and Mansfield. Attleboro earned a sweep in the long jump, led by Adrian Rivera’s leap of 19-01.50 followed by Kaidan Murray and Cashel Stuger. Stuger anchored the sweep of the 55M hurdles, taking first in 8.41 followed by Murray and Peter DelPozzo. Attleboro also got wins from Jacob Blazek (600M, 1:31.4), Damon Dugan (high jump, 5-08.00), and Chris Leonardo (shot put, 42-11.75). Dmitrius Shearrion (55M, 6.92), Conal Scully (300M, 37.49), Ryan Strawbridge (1000M, 2:43.49), Andrew Cali (1 Mile, 4:50.84), and Brayden Cali (10:24.23) all won for Taunton.

North Attleboro, 68 @ Sharon, 32 – FinalNathan Shultz took first in two events and North Attleboro swept three events to score a win over Sharon. Shultz was the winner in the 55M dash (6.80) and then anchored a sweep of the high jump (5-10.00) followed by Nathan MacDonald and Aaron Levesque. Levesque took first in the long jump, followed by MacDonald and Kyle Conroy for another sweep, and Brodie Clemente, Joseph Beckett, and Mark Etienvre swept the shot put in North’s win. North also got wins from Michael Simonian (300M, 39.29), Evan Tino (600M, 1:34.99), and Connor Peterson (1 Mile, 4:52.31). Sharon’s Karthik Pisupati won the 1000M, Adam Lessard was first in the 2 Mile race, and Alexander Gong took first in the 55M hurdles (8.51).

Canton, 32 @ Stoughton, 63 – FinalStoughton swept the 600M and the shot put, adding first place finishes in six more events and one relay in its win over Canton. Jett Tran-Burger was first in the 600M followed by Alex Huynh Joao Marotti whie Zachary Roos took first in the shot put followed by teammates Thomas Laz and Shawn Fargher. Jalen Castillo was a triple winner for the Knights, taking first in the 55M, the 300M, and the long jump while other winners for Stoughton included Thomas Brennan (1000M), Rinoldi Lauradin (high jump), and Hunter Tran (55m hurdles). Kyle Downing won the 2 Mile in 10:44.58 for Canton while Sam Vail set a new PR in the 1 Mile, taking first in 5:09.26.

Foxboro, 20 @ Oliver Ames, 72 – FinalOliver Ames won 11 of the 12 events, including both relays, on its way to completing a perfect 5-0 dual meet season to clinch the Davenport division title. Fabrice Fouron was the big winner for the Tigers, taking three first-place finishes to lead the way. Fouron won the high jump (5-02.00), the long jump (19-01.50), and the 55M hurdles (8.90) to register 15 points on his own. OA also picked up wins from Ashton Hart (55M, 6.95), Joshua Tocci (300M, 39.31), Wyatt Fritchman (1000M, 2:55.46), Ryan Sarney (1 Mile, 4:33.01), Alexander Pierce (2 Mile, 10:24.90), and Brayden Burton (shot put, 35-07.00). Foxboro’s Jared Ciora took first place in the 600M with a time of 1:35.12.

Mansfield, 65 @ Franklin, 31 – FinalMansfield took first place in seven events plus swept both relays to grab a win over Franklin. Jake Wall was a double-winner, taking first in both the 55M (6.79) and the long jump (21-06.25) while the Hornets also got wins from Riley Tremblay (1000M, 2:50.19), Chris Leonard (1 Mile, 4:39.97), Collin Stevens (2 Mile, 10:30.17), Evan Rawlings (high jump, 5-02.00), and Dylan Buchanan (55M hurdles, 8.54). Luke Sidwell (300M, 37.70), Tyler Powderly (300M, 1:28.58), and Emmett Lackey (shot put, 40-08.75) had wins for Franklin.

Milford, 39 @ King Philip, 60 – FinalAnchored by a sweep in the long jump and five more first place finishes, King Philip secured a win over Milford. Degen Granese anchored the sweep, taking first in the long jump followed by Luca Giardini and Turag Ikbal. Granese added a win in the high jump, Giardini took first in the 600M, Nathan Gebhard won the 300M, Noah Hurd was first in the 1000M, and Nathan Sylven won the 2 Mile race. Milford got wins from Patrick Delaney (55M), James Comisky (1 Mile), Marco Monteiro (shot put) and Samuel Borst (55M hurdles).

Girls Indoor Track (@ Reggie Lewis Center)
North Attleboro, 53 @ Sharon, 46 – FinalNorth Attleboro swept both the high jump and the shot put and recorded points in every individual event to land a close win over Sharon. Caroline Folan won the high jump followed by Sydney O’Connor and Meagan Dowd while Marissa Robinson took first in the shot put and was followed by Sienna Newth and Noemie Eugene. Dowd also took first in the 300M while Katie Galgoczy won the 2 Mile race. Sharon’s Simeone Dunbar won three events (55M, long jump, 55M hurdles) while Samantha Connors (600M), Sierra Robison (1000M), and Daphne Theiler (1 Mile) each finished first for the Eagles.

Canton, 30 @ Stoughton, 69 – FinalStoughton’s Shayla Ford was a triple winner and Elaine McCarty won two individual events to help the Black Knights take down Canton. Ford was first in the 55M (7.85), the 300M (46.84), and the long jump (15-03.00) while McCarty won the 1000M (3:30.67) and the 1 Mile (6:23.15). Also winning for Stoughton were Julie Richardson (600M, 1:49.32), Alexis Mederios (2 Mile, 14:19.71), and Annalisa Marckmann (shot put, 29-05.00). Canton earned wins from Katie Oliver (55M hurdles, 10.70) and Ella Lewis (high jump, 4-06.00). Lewis was also third in the long jump and second in the 55M hurdles while Oliver had a second place finish in the 55M dash.

Foxboro, 29 @ Oliver Ames, 69 – FinalOliver Ames had two of the top three finishes in eight of the 10 individual events and split the relays to secure a big win over Foxboro, completing a perfect 5-0 dual meet season to grab the Davenport division title. Johanna Holmes, Julia Maclaine, and Amelia Andre each took home a pair of wins for the Tigers, Holmes taking first in both the 600M (1:45.64) and the 1000M (3:17.05), Maclaine winning the 300M (45.66) and the high jump (4-08.00), and Andre taking the 55M (7.99) and the long jump (14-08.00). Taegen Hodges (1 Mile, 5:40.92), Katie Sobieraj (2 Mile, 11:34.83), Emily Meyers (shot put, 23-00.50), and Tatum Fritchman (55M hurdles, 10.95) also won for OA.

Mansfield, 53 @ Franklin, 47 – FinalMansfield took points from each individual event, getting two of the top three spots in five events to just edge out Franklin and finish the season at 5-0 for the Kelley-Rex division title. The Hornets got key points with a 1-2 finish in the 55M dash (Chloe Guthrie, Abigail Scott), the 1000M (Katherine Miller, Meghan Johnston), the 1 Mile (Norah Puleo, Alanna Conley) and the long jump (Anna Buckley, Elsie Roberts) plus first and third in the 55M hurdles (Buckley, Julia Pike). Mansfield also got key wins in the 600M (Caitlin Dumouchel) and the 2 Mile (Anna Moore). Franklin picked up wins from Sophia Cuneo (300M, 1:48.13), Abigail Griffith (high jump, 5-00.00), and Darby Nicholson (shot put, 30-08.50).

Milford, 68 @ King Philip, 29 – FinalKiyanni Simas won three individual events and Sydney Kalil won two more to help the Scarlet Hawks land a win over King Philip. Simas took first in the 55M dash, the long jump (a Scarlet Hawk sweep), and the 55M hurdles while Kalil was the winner in both the 1 Mile and 2 Mile races. Milford also got a win from Tatiana Chaplin in the 1000M. KP’s Grace Lawler (300M), Leah Vigevani (600M), and Ahunna James (shot put) had first place finishes.

Attleboro, 53 @ Taunton, 47 – FinalAttleboro took first place in six individual events and finished second in three of them for key points in a close win over Taunton. The Bombarders went first and second in the high jump (Rebecca Rainey, Madison Ellis), the long jump (Jahela Douglas, Aariana Ridge), and the shot put (Madison Morgan, Elayna Marinelli). Attleboro also had first place finishes in the 55M dash (Douglas), the 1 Mile (Emelia Smith), and the 55M hurdles (Angela Cooney(. Taunton got wins from Nia Mainer-Smith (300M), Phylicia Dias (600M), Kiley Quinlan (1000M), and Emersyn DePonte (2 Mile).

Boys Swimming
Attleboro, 85 @ Mansfield, 66 – FinalMansfield’s Rico Palanza and Xavier Gwynne each won an event, took second in another, and were apart of two winning relay teams. Palanza won the 50 free and took second in the 100 free while Gwynne was first in the 200 medley and second in the 100 backstroke. Senior Kevin McCarthy added a second place finish in the 200 free and a PR time for second in the 100 free while classmate Ryan Morley swam a pair of personal bests in the 100 breaststroke (third place) and the 500 free. Palanza, Gwynne, McCarthy and Morley teamed up to win the 200 medley relay, and the team of McCarthy, Neil Dalpe, Gwynne, and Palanza won the 200 free relay.

Sharon @ Oliver Ames, 4:30

Girls Swimming
Attleboro, 90 @ Mansfield, 61 – FinalAttleboro freshman Zuri Ferguson broke her third school record so far this season and qualified for states in a pair of events to help the Bombardiers take down Mansfield. After setting new marks in the 100 backstroke and 500 free earlier this year, Ferguson set a new record of 59.56 in the 100 butterfly, beating the record time of 1:01.2. Ferguson also won the 200 IM and was apart of the winning 200 medley and 400 free relays. Ferguson was joined by Natalia Kotnisz, Caroline Lynch-Bartek, and Ella Lynch-Bartek on the 400 free, which qualified for states. Caroline Lynch-Bartek added wins in the 200 and 500 free on top of the two relay wins. For Mansfield, Sofia Seifert set a new personal best and qualified for sectionals in a first place finish in the 50 free and also took first in the 100 breaststroke with another PR.

Sharon @ Oliver Ames, 4:30

Monday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 12/13/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Hockey
Franklin, 4 @ Needham, 3 – FinalFranklin had four different players light the lamp as the Panthers skated to a win on the road over Needham. Aidan Linehan opened the scoring for the Panthers, who were tied 1-1 after one period of action. Goals from Ryan Sicchio, Dylan Marchand, and Anthony Lampasona pushed Franklin’s advantage to 4-1 in the second period. Needham made it a two-goal game before the end of the second and added another in the third but the Panthers held on.

Girls Hockey
King Philip, 7 vs. Norwell, 3 – FinalKing Philip exploded for four goals in the final period to earn its second straight win to start the season. Kelly Holmes scored a hat trick to pace the offense while Morgan Cunningham added a pair of goals. Sydney O’Shea and Catie Putt each scored once in the win.

Boys Indoor Track (@ Wheaton College)
Mansfield, 61 @ Taunton, 38 – FinalUniversity of Michigan-commit Jake Wall picked up right where he left off, winning three events to help Mansfield take down Taunton in the season opener for both teams. Wall won the 55M hurdles (7.95), the high jump (5-04.00), and the long jump (22-03.00). Sophomore Chamberlain Guthrie Jr. and senior Isaiah Kinds followed at second and third in the long jump to give the Hornets the sweep. Chamberlain and Kinds also teamed with Nate Kablik and Nolan Clarke to win the 2×400 relay in 1:44.34 Other winners for Mansfield included Kablik in the 55M dash (6.99), Chris Leonard in the 1000M (2:51.40), Riley Tremblay in the 1 Mile (4:49.01), and Collin Stevens in the 2 Mile (10:41.11). Taunton’s Conal Scully won the 600M with a PR of 1:27.13 and was a member of the winning 4×400 relay team (3:41.46) along with Aidden Fitting, Andrew Cali, and Brayden Cali.

King Philip, 36 @ Attleboro, 64 – Final Attleboro took first place in seven events and swept both the shot put and the 600M to take a win over King Philip in a meet held at Wheaton College. Chris Leonardo (43-11.00), Isaac Pereira, Isaiah Traore, and Ethan Gattoni took the top four spots in the shot put for the Bombardiers while sophomores Nicolas Graber (1:36.36), Jacob Blazek (1:37.10), and Sean Kaswale (1:37.13) swept the 600M. Senior Kaiden Murray was a big winner for Attleboro, taking first in the 55M dash (6.89), the 55M hurdles (8.98), and the long jump (18-02.00).

Foxboro, 58 @ Canton, 33 – FinalJunior Daniel O’Malley took first in a pair of events and the Warriors won eight events overall, including both relays, to get a win over Canton. O’Malley set a PR with his win in the 300M at 40.65 and then took first in the long jump at 17-09.50. Senior Jared Ciora won the 600M in 1:36.81, junior Brooks Stone took first in the 1000M in 2:57.76, senior Nicolas Olson won the 2 Mile in 10:48.45, and junior Joe Flanagan won the shot put with a toss of 37-11.00.

Stoughton @ Sharon, 7:00
Oliver Ames @ North Attleboro, 7:00
Franklin @ Milford, 7:00

Girls Indoor Track (@ Wheaton College)
Mansfield, 76.33 @ Taunton, 23.66 – Final

King Philip, 56 @ Attleboro, 43 – Final – King Philip swept the 55M dash and took the top two spots in three over events to open the season with a win over KP. Grace Lawler (7.84), Ahunna James, and Ally Pochay took the top three spots in the 55M dash, Isabelle Watson (10.94) and Madeline Hill were first and second in the 55M hurdles, Kate O’Neil (30-04.75) and James took the top two spots in the shot put, and James (4-10.00) and Watson tied for first in the high jump. Watson also won the long jump for the Warriors with a leap of 14-09.50. Attleboro swept the 600M race with junior Rebecca Rainey winning in 1:52.96 followed by Madison Ellis and Emily Dunlea. Other winners for Attleboro included freshman Julia Leonardo in the 300M (48.33), freshman Emelia Smith in the 1000M (3:37.11), and junior Kacey Parker in the 1 Mile (6:25.41).

Foxboro, 36.5 @ Canton, 62.5 – FinalCanton got a big boost by sweeping a pair of field events and had five different individual winners to knock off Foxboro. Junior Emma Messih won the shot put at 26-01.50 with seniors Maeve Morrissey and Fiona Miller taking second and third. Sophomore Katherine Oliver (14-00.00) won the long jump with Gabby Herivaux and Kiley Hanlon rounding out the top three for the dogs. Hanlon won the 55M dash (7.99), junior Syriah McCruse took first in the 300M (48.64), and senior Ella Lewis earned key points at the high jump at 4-06.00.

Stoughton @ Sharon, 7:00
Oliver Ames @ North Attleboro, 7:00
Franklin @ Milford, 7:00

2021 Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars

Below are the official 2021 Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Hockomock League MVP

Cailyn Mackintosh, Franklin

Hockomock League All Stars

Natalie Brojek, Attleboro
Julia Leonardo, Attleboro
Anna Verille, Canton
Mallorie Meyer, Foxboro
Lindsey Tarantola, Franklin
Taylor Lacerda, Franklin
Sami Shore, King Philip
Stella Bailey, King Philip
Emily Sawyer, King Philip
Julia Kelly, Mansfield
Aliza Syed, Milford
Katherine McHoul, North Attleboro
Hadley Rhodes, Oliver Ames
Madelyn Homer, Oliver Ames
Sarah Hilliard, Oliver Ames
Erin Schustek, Sharon
Vanessa Philemond, Stoughton
Mikayla Cleary, Taunton

Honorable Mentions
Lilly Boedeker, Attleboro
Taylor Reynolds, Canton
Alyssa Cloherty, Foxboro
Brigid Earley, Franklin
Ahunna James, King Philip
Nicole Santos, Mansfield
Sarah Brogioli, Milford
Sara Carter, North Attleboro
Courtney Raymond, Oliver Ames
Sonja Grey, Sharon
Angie Berry, Stoughton
Danielle Lofgren, Taunton

Below are the official 2021 Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. 2021 Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars

King Philip Falls To Hopkinton In State Semifinal Clash

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King Philip junior Emily Sawyer attacks around the block of Hopkinton’s Mikayla Grady in the first set. (Ryan Lanigan/
 MILFORD, Mass. – When junior Emily Sawyer slammed the final point of the second set, it looked like the King Philip volleyball team had all of the momentum in Tuesday evening’s Division 2 State Semifinal clash against undefeated Hopkinton.

The Warriors had just erased a late three-point deficit to win the second set against the Hillers, evening the match at 1-1 heading to the third set.

But point by point, the momentum faded like air slowly leaking from a balloon. Hopkinton won 11 of the first 12 points, building a double-digit it never relinquished to score a decisive win in the third set and went on to take the match, 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 25-8, 25-21), to advance to the D2 State Championship.

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King Philip didn’t go down quietly, despite falling behind in the early stages of the fourth set. Hopkinton jumped out to a 6-0 lead, getting an ace, a strong swinging kill, and a perfectly placed tip kill in the process. It had the makings of a repeat of the third set.

But the Warriors climbed back into the match against the Hillers, winning 13 of the next 17 points in the form of a 13-4 run. Stella Bailey (34 assists) landed an ace and Ahunna James (12 kills, 11 digs) had three straight kills — one from the back row, one off the block, and one down to the floor — to get KP right back into it.

James added a kill on a swing from the middle and Sawyer (11 kills) added one of her own as the Warriors suddenly jumped ahead 12-10. The fourth stayed close throughout, with Sawyer putting KP up 16-13 on a kill. James split the block with a nice kill to take a 20-19 lead but Hopkinton took advantage of a free ball for a kill, landed a roll shot in the heart of the KP defense, and a hitting error put the Hillers ahead 22-20.

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James landed a tip after a nice fake on her approach to make it a one-point set but Hopkinton closed it out with three straight, including a block to end it.

“They’re good, they’re really good,” King Philip head coach Kristen Geuss said of the Hillers. “I think we were a little intimidated and I think we got in our own heads a little bit. And from that we weren’t able to play our game. But I don’t want to take anything away from Hopkinton, they were a really good team tonight. I’m sure we had some nerves and we were a little out of our rhythm but I’m not taking anything away from [Hopkinton], they were awesome.”

Hopkinton set the tone early with a big block for the second point of the match. Sawyer landed a kill to keep KP close, down 10-8, before the Hillers were able to do what the Warriors have done all season: a run in the middle of the match to create separation.

It was a 9-3 burst that turned a close first set into a sizable lead. KP clawed back as Sawyer had a kill after a nice pass from Liv Carey, and a strong serve from Sofia Riedel forced a defensive miscue to cut the deficit to 21-16. But that was as close as KP got the rest of the way before dropping the first set.

There wasn’t much separating the two squads in the second set, with the scoring being tied at 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 12, 16 (after a huge double block from Sawyer and Molly O’Brien), and 17 apiece. Hopkinton had its largest lead of the set at 21-18, forcing a timeout from KP.

After a service error, James rose up to block a tip attempt but Hopkinton responded with a kill of its own. Down 22-20, a nice pass from Samantha Asprelli (12 digs) to Bailey set up Sami Shore (nine kills) for a big swing. KP tied it at 22-22 off a kill from James.

After trading points, Gianna DeLorenzo landed an ace on the back touchline to take the lead and Sawyer put down a thunderous kill to clinch the win in the second set.

“Overall, I’m really proud of them, we had a great season and went further than we ever had before,” Geuss said. “It was a fun season, it’s a great group of girls.”

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Not much went right for KP in the third set. On top of the big deficit to start, the Warriors didn’t help their own cause with 10 attacking errors. In the fourth, the Warriors overcame a six-point deficit early but couldn’t complete the comeback in the fourth.

“We’ve come from behind before and I knew they could do it again but when you get that many points against a team like that, it’s tough to get back,” Geuss said. “They were great blockers and they passed well but we played well, we left everything we had on the floor but unfortunately it didn’t go our way.”

King Philip concludes its best season in program history at 22-2 with its first-ever state semifinal appearance.

King Philip Serves Up Win Over Woburn

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King Philip swept Woburn in three sets to advance to the Division 2 State Semifinals. (Ryan Lanigan/
 WRENTHAM, Mass. — The King Philip volleyball team looked poised to run away with the first set, and possibly the match, against visiting Woburn when they staked a nine-point advantage and were just mere points away from an early lead.

But the Tanners refused to go quietly, scrapping and clawing their way back to make it a two-point game.

The Warriors got a huge momentum double block from Emily Sawyer and Molly O’Brien against Woburn’s top hitter Sophia Furxhi, and Ahunna James put down an emphatic kill two plays later and KP survived the opening set

King Philip clearly learned its lesson.

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The second-seeded Warriors went on to dominate the next two sets and didn’t give the visiting Tanners a chance to get back into it, earning a 3-0 sweep (25-21, 25-11, 25-12) over Woburn to book a trip in the Division 2 Final Four.

“I think at first we just needed to settle down and play our game,” said King Philip head coach Kristen Geuss. “I think they were just a little apprehensive about what they were going to see, what’s going to happen, how (Woburn) plays. Once they found their groove, and our serve receive became a little bit better in the back row, that settled everything down. And then we were able to play our game, play on our side of the court.”

King Philip was strong from the service line throughout with just seven errors on 74 attempts (including three in the first set). In particular, both Samantha Asprelli (17 service points, one ace) and Stella Bailey (14 service points, three aces) kept the Woburn defense off balance.

With the Warriors holding a 6-5 edge in the middle set, Asprelli stepped to the line and helped guide the hosts on an 8-0 with Woburn spending both of its timeouts during the stretch.

Asprelli’s strong serves led to a big block from Sami Shore and then a kill from Shore, followed by back-to-back errors from the visiting carey/”>Liv Carey delicately dropped a push attack over the block for a point.

After an ace, another strong serve from Asprelli couldn’t be sent back over and KP suddenly held a 14-5 lead.

James added two kills and Sawyer denied Woburn on back-to-back big blocks. Sawyer added a kill and Shore froze the defense with a tip around a double block to get the 25-11 win and a 2-0 lead.

“We had to move our feet and we had to cover more,” Geuss said of adjustments made between the first and second sets. “We had to get used to that pace and once we did that, we were able to play our game.”

The third set played out similarly to the second set. The visitors were able to keep pace early on despite a kill from Shore on the first point and an ace from Bailey two plays later. A tip kill got Woburn within one at 9-8 but a service error brought Asprelli back to the service line for the hosts.

This time, Asprelli and King Philip rattled off seven straight points as the Warriors’ strong serves made it difficult to Woburn to get any clean swings, and when they did, KP’s big block forced the visitors into hitting errors.

Shore had a kill and a block sandwiched in between four straight plays in which the Tanners couldn’t cleanly get Asprelli’s serve back over and the lead grew to 17-8.

“Our serves are pretty strong so if we can get the other team out of system, that just helps us all around,” Geuss said. “That’s what we work on, we want to try and get the other team out of system and get a free ball back over and then we can try and do something with it.”

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Carey recorded two late kills in the set and one from Shore made it 22-10, prompting the Tanners to take a timeout. Out of the timeout, the Tanners had a pair of errors and Shore finished the match off with a kill.

“This is awesome,” Geuss said. “It’s awesome for them, they just want to keep on playing and play the best that they can.”

#2 King Philip will take on #3 Hopkinton in one of the state’s Division 2 State Semifinals with the date, time, and venue still to be announced.

Tuesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 11/09/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Girls Soccer
Division 1

#15 King Philip, 0 @ #2 Bishop Feehan, 1 – Final (OT)

#13 Brookline, 2 @ #4 Franklin, 0 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this match.

Field Hockey
Division 1

#13 Central Catholic, 0 @ #4 Franklin, 2 – FinalClick here for a Photo Gallery from this game.Franklin scored just minutes before halftime to jump ahead and tacked on a key insurance goal in the final moments to knock off visiting Central Catholic. After a scoreless first quarter, Franklin freshman Raena Crandall scored with just over two minutes before halftime to give the hosts the lead. Junior Kaitlyn Carney sealed the win by scoring with just under four minutes to play. Head coach Michelle Hess praised the efforts of midfielders Sophia Cuneo and Emily Carney as well as defender Kate O’Rourke for their stellar play. Megan Sullivan had four huge saves to keep the Panthers in front.

Division 1

#16 Shrewsbury, 0 @ #1 Franklin, 3 – Final

Division 2
#15 Notre Dame Academy, 0 @ #2 King Philip, 3 – FinalKing Philip booked its spot in the Division 2 Elite 8 with an impressive 3-0 sweep (25-12, 25-12, 25-17). The Warriors had a strong showing from the outside on the offensive end with Ahunna James (12 kills, four digs, two blocks) and Liv Carey (nine kills) leading the way. Emily Sawyer added six kills and a pair of blocks while Samantha Asprelli chipped in with four aces and 10 digs.

#9 Canton, 1 @ #8 Dartmouth, 3 – FinalAfter a rocky first two sets, Canton kept its season alive with a win in the third and battled hard in the fourth but ultimately fell on the road, 3-1 (13-25, 13-25, 25-21, 19-25). Syd Gallery (seven kills, no errors) and Anna Verille (19 digs) set the tone with their calm presence and confident play. Taylor Reynolds worked tirelessly to run the offense, finishing with 22 assists, Talya DeGraw had a great match with six kills and six digs, and both Amaiah Christian and Katie Dever played well in the middle.

#10 Woburn, 3 @ #7 Oliver Ames, 2 – FinalClick here for a Photo Gallery from this game.Oliver Ames battled back throughout the entire match but couldn’t overcome an early deficit in the fifth set in a tight, competitive battle with Woburn, falling 3-2 (24-26, 25-22, 21-25, 25-23, 10-15). The Tigers trailed 24-18 in the first set before fighting off six straight set points to knot it a 24-24 before the Tanners scored two straight points to take a 1-0 lead. Woburn jumped out to an 18-10 lead in the second set by the comeback kids rattled off a 15-4 run to grab a 25-22 win in the second set and tie it 1-1. After the Tanners retook the lead by winning the third, OA led throughout the fourth to send it to a deciding fifth set. After falling behind 7-1, OA battled back but couldn’t catch the Tanners before the 15-point mark. Senior Hadley Rhodes dished out 34 assists and had four aces, junior Maddie Homer anchored the defense with 37 digs, sophomore Sarah Hilliard played well at the net with 14 kills along with three aces and junior Courtney Raymond finished with 11 kills and two blocks.

Friday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 11/05/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Division 1

#16 Braintree, 6 @ #1 Franklin, 42 – Final
1st Quarter: (F) Mack Gulla 1-yard rush, Garrett Portesi XP good; (F) M. Gulla 53-yard rush, G. Portesi XP good.
2nd Quarter: (F) Jared Arone 34-yard pass to Shane Kindred, G. Portesi XP good; (F) M. Gulla 67-yard rush, G. Portesi XP good; (F) Cullen Pek fumble recovery in the end zone, G. Portesi XP good; (F) J. Arone 28-yard pass to Will Tracey, G. Portesi XP good.
3rd Quarter: (B) Braintree 1-yard rush, XP failed.
4th Quarter: No scoring.

#10 Taunton, 28 @ #7 St. John’s Shrewsbury, 35 – Final

Division 2
#15 Hingham, 0 @ #2 Milford, 24 – Final

#14 Chelmsford, 0 @ #3 King Philip, 35 – Final
1st Quarter: No scoring.
2nd Quarter: (KP) Crawford Cantave 5-yard rush, Matthew Kelley XP good; (KP) Rudy Gately 3-yard rush, M. Kelley XP good; (KP) R. Gately 26-yard rush, M. Kelley XP good.
3rd Quarter: (KP) C. Cantave 28-yard rush, M. Kelley XP good.
4th Quarter: (KP) Charlie Grant 14-yard pass to Danny Clancy, M. Kelley XP good.

#11 Barnstable, 21 @ #6 Mansfield, 28 – Final
1st Quarter: (M) Conner Zukowski 62-yard pass to CJ Bell, James Gilleran XP good; (B) Henry Machnik 9-yard rush, Shawn Haislett XP good.
2nd Quarter: (M) Connor Curtis 8-yard rush, J. Gilleran XP good; C. Zukowski 48-yard pass to Trevor Foley, J. Gilleran XP good; (B) Eugene Jordan 25-yard rush, S. Haislett XP good.
3rd Quarter: (B) Gibson Guimond 2-yard rush, S. Haislett XP good.
4th Quarter: (M) Drew Sacco 7-yard rush, J. Gilleran XP good.

Division 3
#14 Plymouth North, 6 @ #3 North Attleboro, 48 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.
1st Quarter: (PN) Killian Murphy 4-yard rush, Conversion no good; (NA) Tyler DeMattio 1-yard rush, T. DeMattio XP good; (NA) T. DeMattio 17-yard rush, T. DeMattio XP good.
2nd Quarter: (NA) T. DeMattio 11-yard rush, T. Demattio XP good; (NA) T. DeMattio 23-yard rush, T. DeMattio XP good.
3rd Quarter: (NA) Danny Curran 75-yard kick return, Connor Ruppert XP good; (NA) T. DeMattio 19-yard rush, C. Ruppert XP good; (NA) Garrett Inglese 16-yard rush, XP no good.
4th Quarter: No scoring.

#13 Stoughton, 0 @ #4 Plymouth South, 17 – Final

Division 4
#14 Newburyport, 13 @ #3 Foxboro, 45 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.
1st Quarter: (F) Dylan Gordon 22-yard interception return, Sam Carpenter XP good; (F) D. Gordon 45-yard rush; S. Carpenter XP good; (F) D. Gordon 47-yard interception return, S. Carpenter XP good.
2nd Quarter: (F) S. Carpenter 38-yard field goal; (F) Tom Marcucella 21-yard pass to Nick Medeiros, S. Carpenter XP good; (F) T. Marcucella 16-yard pass to Tommy Sharkey, S. Carpenter XP good; (F) Tre Stith 45-yard interception return, S. Carpenter XP good.
3rd Quarter: (N) Jack Hadden 62-yard interception return, XP good.
4th Quarter: (N) Finn Sullivan 19-yard rush, XP failed.

Oliver Ames, 31 @ Somerset-Berkley, 33 – Final (OT)
Attleboro, 42 vs. New Bedford, 0 – Final
Sharon, 0 @ Medfield, 34 – Final
Canton, 14 vs. Westwood, 35 – Final

Field Hockey
Division 1

#17 King Philip, 0 @ #16 Lexington, 1 – FinalKing Philip fell just short on the road in a tight game at Lexington. The Warriors had six shots on goal but couldn’t find the back of the net. Junior Haley Bright made six saves in net to keep the Warriors close, including a pair of diving stops and a one-handed stop on an aerial shot. Senior Sydney O’Shea, senior Molly Piller, and sophomore Kelly Holmes all played well for KP.

#20 Attleboro, 1 @ #13 Central Catholic, 3 – Final

Division 1

#32 Lynn Classical, 0 @ #1 Franklin, 3 – Final

Division 2
#34 Chicopee Comp, 0 @ #2 King Philip, 3 – FinalKing Philip opened its tournament run with an impressive 3-0 sweep (25-9, 25-11, 25-7) over Chicopee Comp. Emily Sawyer led the offense with 13 kills and two blocks while Ahunna James added 10 kills. Gianna DeLorenzo chipped in with four aces while Samantha Asprelli recorded six digs. King Philip will host #15 Notre Dame Academy on Tuesday at 5:00 in a Sweet 16 matchup.

#17 North Attleboro, 1 @ #16 Nashoba, 3 – Final

#29 Sharon, 0 @ #4 Billerica, 3 – Final

#26 Masconomet, 0 @ #7 Oliver Ames, 3 – FinalSophomore Sarah Hilliard had a stellar postseason debut, leading the Tigers to a 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-21) sweep over visiting Masconomet. Hilliard registered 14 kills while classmate Claire O’Rourke added 12 kills in the win. Senior Hadley Rhodes had 24 assists and six kills and Maddie Homer added 25 digs. OA will host #10 Woburn on Tuesday at 6:00 in a Sweet 16 matchup.

Franklin Rallies Past KP For Share Of Kelley-Rex Crown

Franklin volleyball Cate Roberge
Franklin junior Cate Roberge attacks the ball in the fifth set against King Philip. (Ryan Lanigan/
 FRANKLIN, Mass. – The state tournament doesn’t start for another week or so, but fans were treated to a preview of what’s to come on Thursday evening.

Franklin volleyball

Franklin overcome a 2-1 deficit to take down previously undefeated King Philip in a five-set thriller, 3-2 (25-22, 17-25, 15-25, 26-24, 15-11), in a clash of the Hockomock League’s two best teams, and two squads that are poised for deep runs in the postseason.

With the win, Franklin claims a share of the Kelley-Rex division title along with the Warriors. It marks the third straight season the two teams have shared the division crown. At least one of the two programs has won the division each year dating back to the 2013 season.

Click here for a photo gallery from this match.

Franklin volleyball

Earlier this season, Franklin saw a two-set advantage slip away on the road in Wrentham. On Thursday night, the Panthers won the first set but were five points from getting swept on the season, trailing 2-1 overall and 20-17 in the fourth set.

“The girls have definitely been looking forward to this one. It’s tough to go on the road, and we didn’t finish what we started there,” said Franklin head coach Samantha Redmond. “KP is such a good team so we know we had to bring our ‘A’ game. With our fans, in our gym, we knew we had to bring it tonight. Every game we’ve played since, they were taking things and preparing for this one.”

In front of a packed house that created a playoff-esque environment, the top two teams in the Hockomock went back-and-forth, trading kills, blocks, aces, key digs, and hustle plays to keep the action going. Just when it looked like the match was heading in one direction, it took a turn.

“We talked about focusing on what they had to do, who they are as players,” Redmond said. “KP is a fantastic team and they bring out the best in us. Sometimes in these games when it doesn’t go your way, you give up a little and you stop playing your game. It was just about playing their game the best they could, and I thought they did that, I thought they put their all in and left it all on the court.”

Franklin used the momentum from the home crowd to come out swinging and take the first set. Senior Brigid Earley recorded five of her team-high 18 blocks in the opening set, including one that preceded back-to-back aces from Jennifer Soohoo to give the Panthers a 14-7 lead early on.

Franklin volleyball

The Panthers kept the advantage around that same range but a couple of kills from KP junior Ahunna James (14 kills, 11 digs) kept the Warriors close, and a strong serve from libero Samantha Asprelli got the visitors within two at 24-22 but Franklin setter Cailyn Mackintosh (46 assists, 13 digs, six kills, six aces) alertly swung at the first free ball back over and got a kill to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.

“This game could have gone either way…Franklin played great, we played great, it really could have gone either way,” said KP head coach Kristen Geuss. “I don’t think we’ve ever had a season going 19-1 so that in and of itself, I couldn’t be prouder of. What we’ll take away from this is that we’ll play each point for what it’s worth. They’ve had a lot of pressure on them the whole season, they’ve had a big target on their backs and everyone wants to beat us and that’s a lot. I think this prepares for whatever is out there in the tournament.”

KP got off to a better start in the second set as junior Sami Shore (team-high 18 kills on 28 attempts) had three kills in KP’s first five points. James added four kills and a good serve put KP ahead 12-6, prompting an early timeout. The break didn’t slow the Warriors too much as James had a kill, Shore added an ace, and Emily Sawyer (10 kills, six blocks) placed a perfect tip into space for a 19-13 lead.

Franklin volleyball

Franklin closed the gap to four after a nice tip from Cate Roberge and a high-IQ decision on a dump by Mackintosh on the second ball, but that would be as close as the Panthers would get the rest of the set. Sawyer had back-to-back monster blocks and then put down a kill of her own, Liv Carey (12 kills) added a kill, and Shore put an exclamation mark on the set with another kill to make it 1-1.

King Philip seemed to gain a lot of confidence from evening the match and that carried over into the third set. The Warriors once again had a strong start, getting an early ace from Stella Bailey (53 assists, six aces) and a pair of early kills from Carey, which was a sign of things to come this set.

Carey had nearly half of her kills come in the third set, giving the Warriors another option along the net that not only made it difficult on the Panther defense, but also opened up opportunities for single blocks for Shore. KP made its move early on, turning a two-point deficit into a five-point lead with a 9-2 run that featured a kill and ace on back-to-back plays from Shore, a pair of kills from James, and a big block from Sawyer.

An ace from Asprelli pushed the lead to 18-13, forcing a Franklin time out. Again, KP marched on and finished the set with a 7-2 run, including back-to-back kills from Carey out of the timeout. A monster dig from Sofia Riedel kept KP in it late, setting up the clinching point for a 2-1 lead.

“We have several weapons and as a coach, that’s what you want,” Geuss said. “And what’s great is that they can all step up when we need them to and Liv did that in the third set for us.”

Mackintosh stole some of the momentum back by starting the fourth set with three straight aces, helping the Panthers settle back into the match. Besides Franklin’s 3-0 start and one point later in the set, the fourth set never had a lead greater than two points for either team. Franklin led 15-13 after a hitting error but KP rattled off fourth straight points, including a kill from Sawyer, to take a 17-15 advantage.

A service error gave KP a 20-17 lead but Franklin refused to go away. Sophomore Taylor Lacerda (16 kills, 11 digs) put down back-to-back kills, and then a big kill from Delaney Zolnowski on a quick set from Mackintosh got the Panthers within one. Mackintosh followed with an ace to make it 21-21.

Franklin volleyball

Franklin seized a 23-21 lead after putting the pressure on the KP defense but a kill from Shore and an ace from Bailey knotted it at 23-23. Franklin libero Meghan Linkkila made a terrific play to prevent a second straight ace from Bailey and the Panthers turned it into points on a kill from Lacerda. After trading hitting errors, KP thought they had tied it at 25-25 but the hit was ruled to have gone out without any touch.

And just like that, it was 2-2.

James sandwiched a pair of kills around one from Shore early on as KP built a 5-2 lead, and a nice roll shot from Sawyer from the 10-foot line pushed it to 7-3. After a timeout, Franklin rattled off four straight points including a nice line shot from Earley on a right side attempt and a big double block from Lindsey Tarantola and Roberge.

A reversed out-of-bounds call put the Panthers ahead but KP rattled off three straight, including a kill from Carey, to jump ahead 10-9. Franklin answered in the form of a kill from Roberge, who had a great night attacking with nine kills.

Click here for a photo gallery from this match.

“Cate has done a fantastic growing all year,” Redmond said. “It started with her fighting to just get into the starting spot, she had never played fully with Cailyn before so they’ve done a nice job working together, and she’s just done a fantastic job being a force at the net for us down the stretch.”

An ace from Soohoo and a kill from Lacerda was answered by one from James to make it a one-point match at 12-11, but Franklin finished it off with three straight points to get the win and share the division title.

Franklin volleyball

Franklin finishes the season at 15-1, both in league play and overall, while King Philip finishes at 15-1 in the Hock and 19-1 overall. Official volleyball rankings from the MIAA are set to be released on Monday and both squads are projected to have a home game to start.

Tuesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/26/21

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

Field Hockey
King Philip @ Attleboro – Postponed to Friday, 10/29 at 3:30.
Sharon @ Canton – Postponed to Wednesday, 10/27 at 7:00.
Taunton @ Mansfield – Postponed to Wednesday, 10/27 at 6:45.
North Attleboro @ Stoughton – Postponed to Saturday, 10/30 at 9:00.

King Philip, 3 @ Attleboro, 0 – FinalKing Philip fended off a challenge from Attleboro in the opening set and went on two win two more to get a 3-0 win (25-23, 25-17, 25-8) on the road, clinching at least a share of the Kelley-Rex division title before its showdown with Franklin on Thursday. Samantha Asprelli served 11 straight points in the final set to clinch the win while Sami Shore (10 kills), Ahunna James (nine kills), and Emily Sawyer (seven kills) paced the Warrior offense. Julia Leonardo led the way for Attleboro with 10 kills.

Oliver Ames, 3 @ Foxboro, 1 – FinalAfter splitting the first two sets, Oliver Ames won two straight tight sets to close out the win on the road over Foxboro, 3-1 (25-5, 20-25, 25-23, 25-22). Senior Hadley Rhodes dished out 27 assists while Maddie Homer recorded 27 digs for the Tigers. Sophomores Sarah Hilliard (18 kills) and Claire O’Rourke (10 kills, seven aces) paced the offense while junior Megan MacDonald had a strong defensive performance.

Sharon, 0 @ Canton, 3 – FinalCanton honored its seniors and that group led the Bulldogs to a win over visiting Sharon, 3-0 (25-11, 25-13,25-16). All nine seniors contributed to the win led by Syd Gallery with seven kills and a block while Katie Dever, Amaiah Christian and Talya DeGraw each added four kills. Kelly MacDonald, Ella Lewis, Anna Verille and Jess Vo played well on defense. Taylor Reynolds distributed the well, adding 25 assists.

Milford, 0 @ Franklin, 3 – FinalFranklin took care of business against visiting Milford, setting up a league title showdown with King Philip on Thursday. The Panthers won three straight (25-17, 25-20, 25-12) to sweep the Hawks. Taylor Lacerda had a strong showing with eight kills, five digs, and four aces. Franklin will host KP on Thursday and have a chance to earn a share of the division title with a win.

Taunton, 0 @ Mansfield, 3 – Final Mansfield strengthened its playoff rating with a 3-0 sweep (25-19, 25-20, 25-9) win over visiting Taunton on Senior Night. Calysta Robyn recorded five aces and a kill while Christina Lydon dished out 11 assists for the hosts. Julia Kelly (10 kills) and Nicole Santos (four kills, three aces, two blocks) also played well in the win.

North Attleboro, 3 @ Stoughton, 0 – FinalClick here for a photo gallery from this match.