Franklin’s Early Goal Stands Up Against Trojans

By Joe Clark, HockomockSports.com Student Reporter

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. The old adage “practice makes perfect” is one that certainly held true for the Franklin girl’s field hockey team on Friday. The Panthers scored early and never looked back on their way to a 1-0 win over Bridgewater-Raynham in First Round of the MIAA D1 South tournament.

Franklin, who haven’t played a lot on grass fields this season, spent this week practicing on the surface to prepare for the game, and it showed. Just three minutes into the game, senior midfielder Alex Sullivan got the rebound following a save from B-R goalie Hailey Colon and put the ball in the back of the net to put Franklin up 1-0.

“We practiced on grass all week and we practiced going hard to the ball and beating them to the ball and that’s what we did, got the jump on them and popped one in early, so it felt good to have that lead,” said Franklin head coach Lisa Cropper on the quick start.

Two minutes later Bridgewater-Raynham saw an opportunity of their own, but the shot by senior forward Kelly Page went just wide of the post.

The rest of the first half was all Franklin, as they had eight first half scoring chances, including a whopping six corner opportunities. But stout defense from the Trojans, especially senior defender Brooke Baran, limited Franklin to just the one goal.

The second half started off with both teams trying to take control, but it was B-R who had the first scoring chance, but the shot by senior Erin LaMarca went just wide right.

After Franklin failed to convert off of a corner at the 10 minute mark, B-R controlled the game for the rest of the second half, but after missing two shots wide at the 13 and 17 minute marks, they had their best scoring chance at the 18 minute mark.

A pass from Kelly Page to Katherine Swart got past Franklin goalie Christina Luccini, but a save by senior defender Maddie Derby kept the 1-0 Franklin advantage.

B-R wasn’t done yet though, as a shot by Swart went just wide to the left of the post with six minutes to play, and right after that they had another opportunity off of a corner — their first of the second half — but a good defensive stop from Franklin senior Kayla Marshall kept B-R off the scoreboard.

In the last five minutes of the second half, B-R controlled possession, but were unable to get any shots off, as numerous Franklin clears kept the ball around midfield. With one minute left, Page drove through the Franklin defense, but a clear by Derby followed up by another clear by Franklin’s Kate Morse 20 seconds later with B-R threatening again sealed the victory for the Panthers.

Franklin, winners of 12 games in the regular season, will look to avenge their worst loss of the year on Sunday in Walpole, where they fell 7-0 at back on September 24th. The Porkers, who beat Oliver Ames, 2-1, in overtime on Friday, won the Bay State Conference Herget Division title during the regular season, have yet to lose this year.

Friday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 11/04/16

Today’s games are listed below.

Football
Playoffs
D1A South
#1 King Philip, 14 vs. #5 Marshfield, 7 – Final
1st Quarter: (KP) Brendan Lydon 1-yard rush, Cole Baker XP good.
2nd Quarter: No scoring.
3rd Quarter: No scoring.
4th Quarter: (KP) Alex Olsen 1-yard rush, C. Baker XP good; (M) Jackson Phinney 2-yard rush, Gavin Admirand XP good.

D2 South
#3 North Attleboro, 37 @ #2 Dartmouth, 27 – Final
1st Quarter: (D) Nate Ellis 75 yard pass to Miles Linhares, Liam Caulfield XP good; (NA) Nick Rajotte 2 yard rush, Devin Slaney XP good.
2nd Quarter: (NA) Chad Peterson 44 yard pass to Hacmoni Cuevas, D. Slaney XP good; (D) Cole Jacobsen 15 yard pass to L. Caulfield, (NA) Jack Dakin block XP, Neal Doherty 75 yard 2pt return.
3rd Quarter: (NA) N. Rajotte 1 yard rush, D. Slaney XP good.
4th Quarter: (D) C. Jacobsen 37 yard pass to N. Ellis, L. Caulfield XP good; (NA) C. Peterson 4 yard pass to Bobby Mylod, D. Slaney XP good; (D) C. Jacobsen 11 yard pass to N. Ellis, L. Caulfield XP good; (NA) N. Rajotte 50 yard rush, D. Slaney XP good.

#4 Stoughton, 21 @ #1 Duxbury, 35 – Final
1st Quarter: (S) Izon Swain-Price 57 yard rush, XP failed; (S) Ryan Sullivan 47 yard rush, R. Sullivan 2pt rush; (D) Bobby Maimaron 31 yard pass to Devin DeMeritt, XP failed.
2nd Quarter: (D) B. Maimaron 15 yard pass to Miele, Carver XP good; (S) Evan Gibb 37 yard pass to I. Swain-Price, Josh Cocchi XP; (D) B. Maimaron 7 yard pass to D. DeMeritt, 2pt rush good.
3rd Quarter: No scoring.
4th Quarter: (D) B. Maimaron 4 yard pass to Miele, 2pt good; (D) B. Maimaron 8 yard rush, XP good.

Non-Playoffs
Attleboro, 7 vs. Brookline, 35 – Final

Oliver Ames, 16 @ Canton, 42 – Final
1st Quarter: (C) Alec Ragusa 4 yard rush, Thomas Monagle XP good.
2nd Quarter: (C) A. Ragusa 5 yard rush, T. Monagle XP good; (C) Joe Mulkay 32 yard rush, T. Monagle XP good; (OA) Liston Funai 40 yard rush, Kyle Gagliardi 2pt pass to Brandon Timulty; (C) A. Ragusa 6 yard rush, T. Monagle XP good; (C) Dan Dillon 68 yard pass to Tony Harris, T. Monagle XP good.
3rd Quarter: (C) D. Dillon 17 yard rush, T. Monagle XP good.
4th Quarter: (OA) Curtis Cann 9 yard pass to B. Timulty, C. Cann 2pt pass to B. Timulty.

Foxboro, 47 vs. Nauset, 3 – Final
1st Quarter: (F) Mike Henri 3 yard rush, XP failed; (F) Mark Clagg 35 yard pass to Jamaine Few, XP failed.
2nd Quarter: (F) Mike Luong 8 yard rush, XP good; (F) Matt Mullally 6 yard rush, XP good; (N) Nauset field goal.
3rd Quarter: (F) M. Clagg 20 yard pass to Trey Guerrini, XP good.
4th Quarter: (F) M. Mullally 1 yard rush, XP good; (F) Louis Piccolo 15 yard interception return, XP good.

Franklin, 21 @ Needham, 28 – Final

Milford, 14 vs. Walpole, 21 – Final
1st Quarter: (M) Shapel Feaster 22 yard rush, Sean Lehane XP good; (W) Walpole 28 yard pass, XP good.
2nd Quarter: (W) Walpole 37 yard rush, XP good.
3rd Quarter: (W) Walpole 1 yard rush, XP good.
4th Quarter: (M) Matt Curran 9 yard pass to Kayden Kelley, S. Lehane XP good.

Sharon, 7 @ Hingham, 20 – Final

Taunton, 39 vs. Weymouth, 18 – Final
1st Quarter: (W) Kyle Thomas 70 yard rush, XP failed; (T) Brevan Walker 10 yard rush, John Teixeira XP good; (T) Noah Leonard 25 yard pass to Adam McLaughlin, J. Teixeira XP good.
2nd Quarter: (T) B. Walker 4 yard rush, J. Teixeira XP good.
3rd Quarter: (T) N. Leonard 50 yard pass to Mike Fernandez, XP failed; (W) K. Thomas 12 yard rush, 2pt rush failed; (W) K. Thomas 2 yard rush, 2pt pass failed.
4th Quarter: (T) B. Walker 15 yard rush, XP failed; (T) TJ Mendes 45 yard rush, XP failed.

Boys Soccer
D2 South
#17 Canton, 4 @ #16 Bristol Plymouth, 1 – Final Jake Verille scored a brace for the Bulldogs and Paul Corcoran and Sam Papakonstantino each tallied goals as well. Canton will travel to top seed Nauset on Sunday afternoon in the D2 South first round.

#19 Stoughton, 1 @ #14 Medfield, 6 – FinalJordan Asnes scored the lone goal of the game for Stoughton, finishing off an assist from Noah Schulze.

Field Hockey
D1 South
#11 Canton, 1 @ #6 King Philip, 2 – Final (OT)Andrea McNeil scored the goal for Canton in the 10th minute. Elizabeth Furfari tied it for the Warriors with just 2:30 remaining in the game. Kate Lindmark scored the winner for KP off an assist by Christina Hathaway with 1:10 left in overtime. KP advances to the D1 South quarterfinal and travels to #3 seed Somerset-Berkley on Sunday.

#10 Franklin, 1 @ #7 Bridgewater-Raynham, 0 – FinalAlex Sullivan scored in the third minute for the Panthers. Franklin advances to the D1 South quarterfinal to face Walpole at 2:00 on Sunday.

#13 Mansfield, 1 @ #4 Sandwich, 2 – Final

#15 Oliver Ames, 1 @ #2 Walpole, 2 – Final (OT)Just four minutes after Walpole took the lead, Dimitra Efremidis scored off a corner to tie the game with 11 minutes remaining. The Rebels scored two minutes into overtime to get the win.

Volleyball
D1 South
#7 North Attleboro, 3 vs. #10 Bridgewater-Raynham 0 – Final Rocketeers win 25-17, 25-11, 25-7 and advance to play #2 seed New Bedford on Monday.

Wednesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/19/16

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Soccer
Mansfield, 1 @ Attleboro, 1 – FinalMansfield’s Sam Hyland scored the tying goal with 10 minutes left in the game. Hyland scored on an assist from James Chotkowski, who got a touch off of Max Gurnon’s throw in.

Canton, 1 @ Milford, 1 – FinalFreshman Jordan Borges scored his second career goal to put Milford ahead early in the second half but Canton leveled the match with a penalty kick with six minutes to go. Milford head coach Brian Edwards said Zachary Browne and Marcello Panna both put in great performances.

Stoughton, 0 @ Foxboro, 2 – FinalFoxboro’s Hussein Kafel scored the game winning goal midway through the first half for the Warriors while Anthony Barreira iced the game with a goal in the final minutes.

North Attleboro, 0 @ Sharon, 0 – FinalShawn Watters notched his second straight shutout and fourth overall in net for the Rocketeers.

King Philip, 0 @ Oliver Ames, 3 – FinalOliver Ames scored three goals in the second half to hand King Philip its first loss of the season. Nathaniel Cardoza set up Thomas McCormick for a shot from just outside the area to put OA up 1-0. Matt Campbell finished off a cross from Matt Alvarado to make it 2-0 and then Alvarado scored one of his own, putting home a flick from James Gillespie off a throw from Chris Lawrence. Jack Carroll recorded his seventh shutout of the season with the help of Lawrence, Mason Galbato, Nick Bloumbas, Cam Johnson and Michael Braga. “We had an early opportunity in the second half but wasn’t able to finish,” KP head coach Nick Gale said. “After that, OA played very well and scored first which set the tone – they didn’t look back. I take responsibility for my team being unprepared.”

Taunton, 1 @ Franklin, 1 – FinalFarley Asmath opened the scoring in the 39th minute off a feed from freshman Sam Stowell to put Franklin up 1-0 but Taunton’s Daeshawn Duffie answered a minute later to level the match just before half.

Girls Soccer
Attleboro, 0 @ Mansfield, 4 – FinalStephanie Kemp and Amanda Mangano each recorded two points as Mansfield stayed unbeaten on the season. Kemp scored once and had an assist while Mangano had two helpers. Bryn Anderson, Emma Goulet and Emily Vigeant each scored once for Mansfield.

Canton, 3 @ Milford, 6 – Final

Foxboro, 7 @ Stoughton, 0 – Final

Sharon, 0 @ North Attleboro, 6 – FinalNorth Attleboro’s Haley Guertin tied a school record with five goals in the Rocketeers’ big win. Emma Gaulin scored the other goal for Big Red. Rachel LaBonte had two assists while Emily Chiasson, Sam Hawkins, Ashlyn Gaulin and Britta MacDonald each had one assist. Head coach Bill Wallace said Grace McGoldrick and Julianna DiRenzo played exception in midfield.

Oliver Ames, 1 @ King Philip, 0 – FinalOliver Ames junior Abby Reardon netted the game winner in the first half to lift the Tigers. OA head coach Britt Sellmayer said Regan Benton had a strong game in goal to earn the shutout and said both Lauren Wright and Dana Lowney played well for the Tigers.

Franklin, 2 @ Taunton, 0 – Final

Volleyball
Mansfield, 3 @ Attleboro, 0 – FinalMansfield picked up a 25-9, 25-15, 25-18 sweep on the road. Jess Haradon had 10 service points and 15 digs, Jacey Anderson had 10 digs and Anna Kemp added 14 service points for the Hornets.

Stoughton, 3 @ Foxboro, 2 – FinalJuniors Jordan Motley and Val Whalen combined for over 30 kills for Stoughton while senior Riley Bagley and sophomore Mia Bennett kept the defense strong with over 80 digs.

North Attleboro @ Sharon, 5:00

King Philip, 3 @ Oliver Ames, 1 – FinalKing Philip picked up the 25-17, 23-25, 25-15, 25-18 win on the road. Angela Vellante had 19 service points, three aces and four digs for King Philip while Sydney Phillips added 17 kills and 19 service points and Liv Balduf chipped in with 11 service points and three kills. KP head coach Kristen Geuss said Molly Croke had an excellent defensive game. Oliver Ames’ Bridget McCarthy had 20 assists and three aces.

Taunton, 0 @ Franklin, 3 – FinalErin Skidmore led the Panthers with 10 kills, eight digs and two aces while Maddie Kuzio added 19 digs, two aces and a kill and Meaghan Maguire finished with four kills and three blocks.

Field Hockey
Mansfield, 6 @ Attleboro, 1 – Final

Milford, 0 @ Canton, 3 – Final

Stoughton, 1 @ Foxboro, 4 – Final

North Attleboro @ Sharon, 3:45

King Philip, 2 @ Oliver Ames, 1 – Final

Taunton, 0 @ Franklin, 5 – FinalFranklin senior Nicole Denommee scored her first varsity goal on the while Annie Walsh, Alex Sullivan, Cassi Ronan and Caroline Lounsbury each scored once. Senior Samantha Hertzberg got the shutout in goal making three saves.

Golf
Foxboro, 173 @ Attleboro, 169 – FinalEthan Johnson led Attleboro, earning co-medalist honors with a round of 40. Brian Houle shot a 42, Corey McKenna shot a 43 and Taron Mills carded a 45 to pace the Bombardiers. Foxboro’s Colby Nickerson shared medalist honors, shooting a 40 as well.

Oliver Ames, 147 @ Canton, 151 – FinalOliver Ames completed the regular season undefeated at 16-0 with a win at Canton. Ryan McGarry and Nolan Donze both shot 35 earn match medalist honors for the Tigers. Brady Allbritton shot a 38 and Tate Hadges carded a 39 for the Tigers. Matt Minichiello and Danny Powers each each shot 37 to pace Canton while Tommy Dimock carded a round of 38

Taunton, 166 @ Franklin, 164 – FinalMatt D’Errico led Franklin with a 38 while Bryan Woelfel carded a 39 for the Panthers. Taunton’s Mike Volkmann and Justin Proto shared match medalist honors, shooting 36 on the day.

Monday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 09/26/16

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Soccer
Oliver Ames, 0 @ Attleboro, 1 –Final

Sharon, 2 @ Canton, 1 – Final

Foxboro, 2 @ Milford, 3 – Final

Franklin, 0 @ Mansfield, 3 – Final Mansfield scored all three goals in the first half and shut the Panthers out for all 80 minutes. Cullin Anastasia scored off an assist from goalie Jed Tolbert’s punt in the 11th minute, Sam Hyland headed home a throw from Max Gurnon in the 25th minute and Gurnon headed home a corner from Sean Lanzillo in the 28th minute. Tolbert made six saves for his fourth straight shutout. Head coach Steve Sheridan said Gurnon, Nick Hyland, Harry Braidt and Ethan Brill-Cass played great on defense,

Taunton, 0 @ King Philip, 4 – Final – After a scoreless first half, King Philip junior Tyler Mann netted a pair of second half goals and Larsen Keys and Nils van den Boogaard each scored once for the Warriors. Mann scored on an assist from Thomas Lugten to open the scoring and then converted a chance from Colby Koch. Larsen Keys earned a penalty kick and took it himself to net his second goal of the season. Senior Nils van den Boogaard netted his first career goal on an assist from Mark Kahaly to cap the scoring.

Girls Soccer
Attleboro, 1 @ Oliver Ames, 3 – Final – Francesca Calabraro, Kiana Lozzi and Abby Reardon were the goal scorers for OA.

Sharon, 0 @ Canton, 3 – Final

Milford, 1 @ Foxboro, 3 – FinalLily Sykes scored the opening goal for the Warriors and Mackenzie Fraser scored twice in the second half, both on assists by Kristen Bortolotti, to lift Foxboro to a fourth straight win.

Mansfield, 1 @ Franklin, 0 – FinalHannah Reiter scored off a corner kick by Emily Vigeant in the second half to give Mansfield the win.

North Attleboro, 7 @ Stoughton, 0 – Final Ashlyn Gaulin scored a pair of goals and Aine Mendonca, Felicity Monfils, Kayla Pasquel, Mackenzie Rosenberg and Leah Jette each netted one goal.

King Philip, 2 @ Taunton, 0 – Final Maddie Smith scored an unassisted goal in the first half to put KP up and Emma Corcoran added an unassisted tally in the second half to double the Warriors’ lead.

Volleyball
Attleboro, 1 @ Franklin, 3 – Final Erin Skidmore led Franklin with seven kills, 11 digs and an ace, Lauren Lockhart added five kills and three digs and Maggie Doyle chipped in with five kills and an ace.

Canton, 3 @ Foxboro, 0 – Final – Nine different players registered a kill for Canton in a 25-12, 25-21, 25-12 win. Nicole Poole had 21 assists and 12 digs to lead Canton. “She did a great job distributing the ball to many different hitters,” Canton head coach Pat Cawley said. Erika Lum led Canton with nine kills and combined with Maria Mackie Julia Panico for 34 digs total digs.

King Philip, 1 @ Mansfield, 3 – Final – A kill from junior Meg Hill and an ace from senior Jess Haradon gave Mansfield a vital win in game three and the Hornets went on for the win, 25-19, 11-25, 28-26, 25-22. Olivia Broyles had eight blocks, Chloe Peters had 26 assists and five blocks and Hill finished with 10 kills. King Philip’s Sydney Philips had a game-high 19 kills and added 20 service points, Carly Adams chipped in with 24 assists and 23 service points, Amanda Loewen added 11 digs and 12 service points and Liv Balfud finished with 17 service points for the Warriors.

North Attleboro, 1 @ Milford, 3 – Final

Taunton, 1 @ Oliver Ames, 3 – Final – Oliver Ames picked up a 25-16, 25-22, 15-25, 25-23 win behind 38 assists from senior Bridget McCarthy. Alyssa Gavin added 14 digs, a pair of assists, and six aces from the back row, middle hitter Kayla Raymond added 13 kills, Emma Petrillo finished with nine kills, three digs and two aces and Maya Fetcho chipped in with eight kills and two blocks.

Stoughton, 3 @ Sharon, 1 – FinalStoughton junior Val Whalen had an impressive afternoon at the net, recording 17 kills in the win. Christina Gelin and Riley Bagley combined for over 60 digs for the Black Knights.

Field Hockey
Attleboro, 0 @ Franklin, 7 – FinalFreshman Erin Walsh scored her first career goal and then added three more in the game for a total of four goals. Alex Sullivan had three assists on Walsh’s goales while Brayden Downing had one. Downing also had a goal on an assist from Caroline Jackson, her first varsity point. Sophomore Cassi Ronan added a goal and an assist with Maddie Hinckley and Maeve Ledwith rounding out the scoring with a goal and an assist respectively. Senior goalie Sam Hertzberg picked up the shutout making three saves.

Canton, 0 @ Foxboro, 1 – Final Lily Daly scored the lone goal of the game, putting the Warriors ahead with a second half strike.

King Philip, 3 @ Mansfield, 2 – Final – Caitlin Donahue put King Philip ahead with a first half goal off an assist from Alli Meehan. The Hornets responded with a tying goal in the second half but Donahue scored twice more, one off an assist from Christina Hathaway and another from Meehan again. Mansfield scored in the final seconds for its second goal of the game.

North Attleboro, 2 @ Milford, 2 – Final After a scoreless first half, goals from Kaleigh Cole and Julia Feid put North Attleboro up 2-0 but the Scarlet Hawks rallied for a tie. Elena Dello Russo scored with just under eight minutes to play to cut into the deficit and Tina Capone scored with under a minute to play to tie the game. Emily Smith made 12 saves in the cage for Milford.

Taunton, 0 @ Oliver Ames, 5 – FinalFive different players each recorded a goal in Oliver Ames’ win over Taunton. Kendall Clifford, Dimitra Efremidis, Meaghan Rockey, Sydney Hedrick and Cristina Boudreau each scored once for OA. Head coach Abby Tepper said Katie Davenport had a strong defensive game for OA.

Stoughton, 4 @ Sharon, 1 – FinalKamryn Oliviera scored a pair of goals for the Black Knights, while Mia Russell and Julia Russell had scored a goal each. Erin Dougherty scored for Sharon.

Golf
Oliver Ames, 163 @ Attleboro, 185 – Final – Oliver Ames punched its ticket to the state tournament with the win. Thomas Walsh’s round of 40 led the way for the Tigers while Brady Allbritton and Ryan McGarry each shot 41 on the day.

North Attleboro, 169 @ King Philip, 180 – FinalNorth Attleboro’s Robbie Congdon had the match low round of 38 while Sebastian Ladoulis had a team-low round of 42 for King Philip.

Canton, 161 @ Milford, 153 – Final Ryan Tomaso was shot a 35 to earn match medalist honors and Anthony Arcudi carded a 36 as the Scarlet Hawks handed Canton its first loss. Matt Minichiello shot a 39 for Canton and Danny Powers carded a round of 40.

Taunton, 188 @ Mansfield, 165 – Final – Brendan Loomer was the match medalist, shooting a low round of 38 to lead Mansfield. Jason Hindman added a 40 and David Norris shot a 42 on the day. Taunton’s Justin Proto carded a team low round of 40.

Monday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 09/12/16

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Soccer
Oliver Ames, 2 @ Sharon, 0 – Final – Junior Matt Campbell scored his second goal of the season, putting Oliver Ames in the lead 20 minutes into the game. Senior Thomas McCormick iced the game for the Tigers, finding the back of the net in the final minutes of the match. Junior Cam Vella assisted on both of the goals while Jack Carroll earned the shutout.

Franklin, 2 @ Xaverian, 1 – Final Franklin rallied from a one goal deficit with a pair of second half goals to earn the win. Farley Asmath scored off an assist from Cam LeBlanc to tie the game while Kevin Hall scored the game winner for the Panthers.

Girls Soccer
Sharon, 1 @ Oliver Ames, 5 – Final Francesca Calabraro scored four goals for the Tigers. Julia Roy had the other goal for Oliver Ames. Alex Rabb scored the opening goal of the game for the Eagles, who trailed 2-1 at halftime.

Volleyball
Attleboro, 0 @ Stoughton, 3 – Final

King Philip, 3 @ Foxboro, 0 – Final – The Warriors of Foxboro gave the Warriors of King Philip a big test but KP emerged with a 25-19, 26-24, 28-26 win, one head coach Kristen Geuss described as “hard earned.” Sydney Phillips led KP’s attack with 13 kills while Emma Lopez chipped in six kills.

Franklin, 1 @ Milford, 3 – FinalMilford won 29-27, 25-15, 21-25, 25-13. Kelley Reichert led the Hawks with 11 kills and Ally Zagami had seven kills and 17 digs in the win.

Taunton @ North Attleboro, 4:45

Oliver Ames @ Sharon, 5:00

Field Hockey
Attleboro, 2 @ Stoughton, 1 – Final – Attleboro scored once in the first half and once in the second half, while keeping the Black Knights off the board until the final minutes of the game to get the win. Kate LeBlanc put the Bombardiers in front with an unassisted goal in the first half. LeBlanc doubled Attleboro’s lead in the second half on assists from Eliza Sabilla and Ally Pierce. Jackie Evangelista scored her first varsity goal for Stoughton.

Mansfield, 1 @ Canton, 0 – Final Caitlin Whitman had the lone goal of the game for the Hornets, scoring an unassisted tally midway through the second half.

King Philip, 1 @ Foxboro, 0 – Final – King Philip followed the game plan they set in place and executed across the field in a big 1-0 league win over Foxboro. Caitlin Donahue scored the lone goal of the game off of an assist from Liz Furfari.

Franklin, 5 @ Milford, 1 – Final – Senior Alex Sullivan and senior Brayden Downing found the back of the cage in the first half as the Panthers built a 2-0 lead by halftime. Junior Kate Morse had a pair of goals off of corners with assists coming from Maddie Hinkley (her second) and Cassi Ronan. Caroline Lounsbury capped the scoring off an assist from freshman Maeve Ledwith. Senior Sam Hertzberg made a pair of saves, including one on a breakaway, to earn her first win. Shannon Cormier scored Milford’s goal in the game.

Taunton, 0 @ North Attleboro, 2 – Final – Taunton’s defense had a strong showing but couldn’t convert on the offensive end as North Attleboro picked up the win. Taunton received strong performances from Katie Van Zandt, Annie Tate, Liana Duarte, Bre Conlon, Jillian Pagliuca and Kya Enos.

Oliver Ames, 7 @ Sharon, 0 – Final – Oliver Ames continued to roll to start the season with a big win on the road. Sarah Stevens and Dimitra Efremidis each netted a pair of goals for the Tigers with Kendall Clifford, Rachel Stryke and Shannon Cahill each scoring once. Kayla Lozzi had two assists in the win while Liz Nuss and Efremidis each had one helper.

Golf
Oliver Ames, 148 @ Stoughton, 181 – Oliver Ames picked up its second win of the season, defeating Stoughton at Easton Country Club. Brady Allbritton led the Tigers with a 36 while Nick Lombardi and Eric LeBlanc each shot 37, and Mark Bissonette and Matt Kelley each carded a round of 38. Stoughton’s Brendan Campbell shot a 43.

King Philip, 157 @ North Attleboro, 144 – Final – North Attleboro senior Robbie Congdon shot a one under par 34 at Heather Hills to lead the Red Rocketeers, who moved to 3-0 on the season.

Milford, 175 @ Foxboro, 182 – FinalRyan Tomaso shot 37 to lead Milford, while Matt Tierney lead Foxboro with a 41

Taunton, 175 @ Attleboro, 170 – Final – The Attleboro Bombardiers picked up their first win of the season in their home opener at Highland Country Club. Ethan Johnson led Attleboro, shooting a 40 while Kyle DelSignore and Corey McKenna each registered a round of 42. Taunton’s Mike Volkmann was the match medalist, shooting a 39.

Cross Country
North Attleboro @ Canton, 3:45

Thursday's Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/15/15

Today’s games are listed below.
Boys Soccer
Foxboro, 2 @ Oliver Ames, 2 – Final – Devante Teixeira put Foxboro ahead in the first half, heading in a corner from Anthony Barreira. Thomas McCormick then scored a pair of goals, the first assisted by Chris Romero and the second from Matt Campbell to put OA ahead. Foxboro freshman Nic Biegel scored with less than five minutes left to tie the game.
King Philip 1, @ Dartmouth, 0 – FinalJoe Kellett scored in the first half as the Warriors picked up their second win over Dartmouth in an eight day span. 
Volleyball
Canton, 2 vs. Notre Dame Academy, 3 – Final – Canton picked up wins  in the first two games but weren’t able to hand NDA its first loss of the season. Canton won the first two games 25-21, 25-21 but then fell 16-25, 20-25, 9-15. Elizabeth Hamilton had 18 kills and 23 digs, Sarah Reissfelder had nine kills and three blocks, Olivia Devoe had 20 digs and Nicole Poole had 27 assists and 18 digs. Head coach Pat Cawley said Casey Shea, Emma Murphy and Rye Verille had their best ever blocking games.

Milford, 3 vs. Millis, 0 – Final
Field Hockey
Franklin, 4 @ Attleboro, 0 – Final – Diana Griffin scored a pair of goals, Annie Walsh had a goal and an assists, Cassi Ronan scored once and Alex Sullivan added two assists in the win for the Panthers. 
Canton @ Foxboro, 3:45
King Philip, 0 @ Mansfield, 1 – Final
Sharon, 0 @ Milford, 5 – Final – Jess Palmer netted a hat trick while Shannon Cormier and Ali Atherton each scored once for the Scarlet Hawks. 
Stoughton, 1 @ Oliver Ames, 4 – Final – Oliver Ames senior Hannah Friend scored a hat trick and Carly Cidado also added a goal for the Tigers. Missy Krim and Nadia Eldemery each had an assist and OA head coach Janice Sundell said Sarah Stevens played well in the midfield. Cassie Gavin made five saves in net. 
Golf
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Tuesday's Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/06/15

Today’s games are listed below.
Boys Soccer
North Attleboro, 0 @ Foxboro, 5 – Final – Anthony Barreira, Devante Teixeira, Joey Morrison and Hussein Kafel each scored a goal and recorded an assist while freshman Nic Biegel scored a goal and sophomore Cam Cass had an assist. 
Franklin, 3 @ Milford, 0 – Final – Franklin’s Kevin Hall scored 10 minutes into the second half off an assist from Brian Czuba to break a scoreless stalemate. Farley Asmath doubled the lead off an assist from Austin Kent and Czuba then created an opportunity that resulted in an own goal. 

King Philip, 1 @ Stoughton, 2 – Final – Sophomore Tyler Melo scored the game’s opening goal for the Black Knights and Loubensky Lucas added a second late in the half to double the lead. Head coach Aaron Salter said Josh Mitchell and Brian Peoples both played very well. 
Girls Soccer
Foxboro, 2 @ North Attleboro, 4 – Final – For the second time in as many games, North Attleboro senior Hana Caster and sophomore Haley Guertin were the two primary players in three goals. Each Caster and Guertin scored twice with Guertin assisting on both of Caster’s goals. Guertin’s first goal was assisted by sister Grace Guertin. 
Milford, 0 @ Franklin, 5 – Final – Victoria Stowell scored two goals and had an assist for Franklin. Alexis Stowell, Jess Kroushl and Emily Mastaj each had goals for the Panthers and Megan Georges had a pair of assists. Brianna Braza and Rachel LeBlanc played well for the Hawks, according to head coach Jay Mastaj.
Stoughton, 3 @ King Philip, 2 – Final – Taryn Bates’ first career goal off an assist from Sarah Quattrucci proved to be the game winner for the Black Knights. Sam Tullis converted a penalty kick for Stoughton and Elizabeth Kashian scored the second goal for the Black Knights off an assist from Shanel Ford. Head coach Tara Daniels credited Samantha Tullis and Sarah Widrow with strong games on defense and said goalie Marissa Williams played outstanding. Rachel Hogan scored for KP to tie the game at one and Emma Corcoran gave KP its lone lead off a PK in the first half. 
Volleyball
Taunton, 3 @ Sharon, 0 – Final – Taunton picked up a 25-17, 25-17, 25-10 win on the road. Aimee Kistner had 19 service points, including five aces and a pair of kills, Emily Moor had 12 kills and four aces and Meghan Navarro played well with eight digs and three aces. 
Field Hockey
Franklin, 2 @ Foxboro, 0 – Final – Alex Sullivan gave Franklin the lead 10 minutes into the game and Dana Lewandowski doubled the lead with just 12 minutes left to give the Panthers a key win on the road. Head coach Lisa Cropper said Samantha Jones made four big saves on excellent scoring chances to get the shutout. With the win, Franklin qualified for the state tournament. 

Milford, 0 @ Ashland, 3 – Final

North Attleboro, 4 vs. Durfee, 2 – Final
Taunton, 2 @ Sharon, 0 – Final – Liana Duarte opened the scoring for the Tigers in the first half and then assisted on Kya Enos’ goal with just over a minute to play. Duarte’s opening goal was assisted by Abbey Kingman. 

Stoughton, 4 @ Brockton, 0 – Final – Olivia Schlehuber and Mia Russell scored two goals apiece for the Black Knights.
Cross Country
Boys
Attleboro, 41 @ Mansfield, 18 – Final

Canton, 30 @ Stoughton, 25 – Final – Stoughton’s Colin Cochran finished second, Cameron Bean was third and Zachary Ferreira finished fourth to pace the Black Knights. Jonathan Lessa was sixth and Nick Quattruci finished 10th for Stoughton.

Milford, 20 @ Foxboro, 35 – Final

Taunton, 37 @ Franklin, 23 – Final – Franklin’s Ryan Spelman finished first in 16:26 and then the Panthers took fourth through eighth place. Tyler Marchioni (4th, 17:03), Jeff Wu (5th, 17:09), and Jimmy Robbins (6th, 17:10) all finished within 10 seconds. Taunton’s Trevor Wysong finished second and Dylan Lynch finished third.
King Philip, 40 @ North Attleboro, 18 – Final
Sharon, 33 @ Oliver Ames, 23 – Final
Girls
Attleboro, 42 @ Mansfield, 17 – Final
Canton, 24 @ Stoughton, 33 – Final – Stoughton got top five finishes from Jennifer Billo (3rd), Sara Vera-Cruz (4th) and Julia Bobeck (5th)

Milford, 33 @ Foxboro, 24 – Final

Taunton, 48 @ Franklin, 15 – Final
King Philip, 26 @ North Attleboro, 31 – Final – North Attleboro’s Annie Roberts dominated the three mile course with a time of 18:55 to finish first but King Philip took the next four spots. Erin Quinn finished second (19:59), Nina Sitarski finished third (20:06), Erica Layne was fourth (20:30) and Leia Quinn was fifth (20:39). 

Sharon, 27 @ Oliver Ames, 28 – Final
Golf
Foxboro, 180 @ Franklin, 170 – Final – Franklin Sophomore Bryan Woelfel shot a 41 for the Panthers and David Hardin shot a 42. Tim Luciano and Brandon Wasserman each shot 44 for Foxboro.

Canton, 162 @ Oliver Ames, 139 – Final – Jack Green shot a one under 33 to lead the Tigers while Brian Lambert shot a par 34, Ryan McGarry shot 35 and Steven Tasho carded a 37. Jack Goyetch and Griffin Jerrier each shot a 40 for the Bulldogs.

Sharon, 172 @ Stoughton, 178 – Final
King Philip, 179 @ Mansfield, 168 – Final

North Attleboro, 162 @ Milford, 164 – Final – Robbie Congdon led the Rocketeers with a 39. Milford’s Ryan Tomaso was the match medalist, shooting a one under 34. 
Taunton, 158 vs. Coyle & Cassidy, 176 – Final – Jason Stern carded a team-low 37 for the Tigers while Mario Wilson and Mike Volkmann each shot 40. 

Quinn Goal Downs KP, Keeps Franklin Unbeaten

Abby Campbell
Abby Campbell (31) made 14 saves for KP but Christina Quinn’s first half goal gave Franklin the win on Thursday. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

By Josh Perry, Managing Editor

WRENTHAM, Mass. – For the first time, Franklin and King Philip field hockey met up on the brand-new turf at Macktaz Field in a meeting between the first and third place teams in the Kelley-Rex Division.

The Panthers came in unbeaten in the league, but the Warriors came in fired up at the chance to knock their rivals off the top of the league standings.

With just a little more than a minute remaining in the game, and after nearly 20 minutes of nonstop Franklin pressure, the Warriors finally got a break and a scoring opportunity. Senior attacker Casie Curtin hit the edge of the circle and fired towards goal, but Franklin senior goalie Sam Jones, who had spent 20 minutes standing in the cold wind as mostly a spectator, was out to cut down the angle and kick the shot aside.

“Sometimes that’s harder,” said Franklin coach Lisa Cropper. “You’re standing there cold and you’ve got to come up with a big play. She’s got the experience to do it and she’s got the poise.”

The Panthers (7-1-0, 7-0-0) got a goal from Christina Quinn nine minutes into the game and held on for a 1-0 win that could have been larger but for a steadfast KP defense and 14 saves (11 in the second half alone) by KP goalie Abby Campbell.

“They dug in, they didn’t give up and they knew if they could pop one down there it only takes one shot,” said Cropper about the Warriors. “Abby was doing everything she could.”

KP was fired up for to defend its home turf and the first half was even with chances on both ends. With 21:02 left in the half, Franklin took the lead off a penalty corner. A scramble in front was knocked home by Quinn to make it 1-0 and take some of the wind out of the Warriors sails.

Two minutes after taking the lead, Campbell stopped a breakaway by freshman Annie Walsh to keep the Warriors within one. Midway through the half, Alex Sullivan was yellow carded giving KP a player-advantage for five minutes, but the Franklin defense cleared it without the Warriors getting a shot on goal.

KP’s best chances came either side of halftime. The Warriors had two penalty corners in the closing minutes of the first half but the Panthers managed to get the ball clear both times. In the first five minutes after the break, KP also pushed the Panthers back on their heels but again Franklin and Jones kept the ball out of the net.

From the 20-minute point until the final minutes of the game, the field seemed tilted towards Campbell. Franklin continually pressured the KP defense and prevented the Warriors from getting the ball forward into the attack. Courtney Foley and Christina Hathaway kept looking for the big hit to spring a KP break but Franklin’s Dana Lewandowski, Kenzi Pleshaw, and Jill Sirignano seemed to always be in the way.

“They were able to pick off our passing lanes, step up and intercept and transition it into their offensive circle,” said KP coach Elizabeth Hathaway. “On our end, we just needed to have more quick, stick-to-stick passing to generate fast breaks.”

“When we generate fast break, we can be really potent.”

The Panthers turned the interceptions into offensive chances. Franklin forced 10 penalty corners in the second half alone and forced Campbell into 11 second half saves.

“I basically told them that look they can’t handle our team speed,” said Cropper, “and if we stick to the outside, use our speed, and use the ball into space they’re not going to be able to create those turnovers and the big hit, which is their strength.”

Despite the numerous chances, Franklin could not add to the lead and it allowed KP to make it a nervous final few minutes. Jones made the save and prevented KP from snagging an unlikely equalizer.

“It would’ve been nice,” admitted Hathaway. “I would’ve really loved to have stolen that point but it wasn’t meant to be today. It was a good game today and I’m really proud of my kids.”

Franklin travels to Milford on Monday evening, while King Philip (5-3-1, 4-3-1) will travel to Stoughton.

Josh Perry can be contacted at JoshPerry@hockomocksports.com and followed on Twitter at @Josh_Perry10.

Tuesday's Schedule & Scoreboard – 09/08/15

Below are today’s games.
Volleyball
Attleboro, 0 @ Norton, 3 – Final

Field Hockey
Foxboro, 0 @ Attleboro, 1 – Final – Sophomore Grace Mayer scored in the second half to give Attleboro the win.

Canton, 1 @ North Attleboro, 1 – Final

Oliver Ames, 0 @ Franklin, 2 – Final – Freshman Annie Walsh scored her first career goal on an assist from senior Diana Griffin and sophomore Christina Quinn also scored on assists from Walsh and junior Alex Sullivan. Franklin’s defense only allowed one shot on goal and head coach Lisa Cropper said senior Taylor Reutlinger and junior Dana Lewandowski played well in midfield.

Sharon, 0 @ King Philip, 9 – Final
Milford, 0 @ Mansfield, 4 – Final

Stoughton, 4 @ Taunton, 1 – Final – Courtney Campbell scored a hat trick for the Black Knights and Ashley Chipman added one goal. Stoughton head coach Dan Mark said Angela Connolly “dominated at midfield.”

Cross Country
Hockomock Jamboree (@ Borderland), 3:30
Golf
Milford, 173 @ Foxboro, 170 – Final – Matt Tierney, Tim Luciano and Blake Wasserman all shot a team-low 42 for Foxboro.
Attleboro, 182 @ Mansfield, 165 – Final – Mansfield junior Jason Hindman was the match medalist for the second straight time, shooting a 39. Seniors Devon Barbero and David Craig each carded a 41 for the Hornets. Keagin Larkin shot a team-low 42 for the Bombardiers.

Stoughton, 198 @ King Philip, 163 – FinalMickey Riley, a senior for King Philip, shot a team-low 38 for the Warriors in the win.
Canton, 170 @ Sharon, 169 – Final – Sharon senior Cam Sydney had a match low 38 for the Eagles. Canton’s Griffin Jerrier shot a low score of 41 for the Bulldogs.