Tuesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 01/24/17

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Basketball
Attleboro, 55 @ North Attleboro, 62 – FinalClick here for a recap from this game.

Franklin, 42 @ Canton, 46 – FinalCanton held Franklin to its lowest scoring output of the season, limiting the Panthers to 30 points to three quarters. The Bulldogs trailed 30-26 heading into the final frame before winning the fourth 20-12. It marks Canton’s first win over Franklin in over a decade. “Beating a team like Franklin is a tall order,” Canton head coach Ryan Gordy said. “We needed to execute and play with mental toughness every possession. We grew up as a team tonight.” Canton junior Tony Harris scored a game-high 15 points and hauled in six rebounds while sophomore Devin Foster had 12 points and four rebounds.

Taunton, 73 @ Foxboro, 72 – Final (OT)Taunton freshman Dante Law connected on six three pointers on his way to a career-high 21 points to help the Tigers edge Foxboro in overtime. Senior Tommy MacLean added 15 points for Taunton, who improves to 10-4. Foxboro junior Joe Morrison dropped a career-high 23 points while Jamaine Few added 15 points and Mark Clagg finished with 13 points.

King Philip, 62 @ Stoughton, 51 – FinalClick here for a recap of this game.

Mansfield, 67 @ Sharon, 52 – FinalMansfield junior Tyler Boulter broke a school record, connecting on 10 three pointers to net a career-high 30 points in the win over Sharon. Boulter, who scored 15 points in the first quarter, broke the record previously held by Brian Hershman (2011 vs. Stoughton) and David Borkowski (2009 vs. Franklin). Sam Goldberg added 10 points and eight rebounds while Ricardo Ripley led Sharon with 14 points.

Oliver Ames, 61 @ Milford, 56 – FinalOliver Ames erased an early five point deficit to take a 18-12 lead after one quarter and never looked back to pick up the win on the road. Milford cut the deficit to five at half (31-26) but Oliver Ames won the third quarter 16-10 to build a double-digit lead. OA’s Jack Spillane led all scorers with 21 points while Carter Evin added 18 points and Nick Welch finished with 14 points. Zack Tamagni led Milford with 18 points while sophomore Brendan White dropped a career-high 14 points.

Girls Basketball
Attleboro, 56 @ North Attleboro, 19 – FinalClick here for a recap from this game.

Canton, 30 @ Franklin, 54 – FinalFranklin had three players reach double figures in a double-digit win over visiting Canton. Carli Koffinke led all scorers with a game-high 16 points while Ali Brigham and Bea Bondhus each chipped in with 10 points in the win. Canton sophomore Julia Hamilton scored a team-high 11 points for the Bulldogs.

Foxboro, 56 @ Taunton, 33 – FinalFoxboro junior Ashley Sampson led the way for the Warriors with a team-high 17 points while classmate Grace Tamulionis added 16 points in the win on the road.

Stoughton, 59 @ King Philip, 54 – Final (OT)Stoughton ramped up its defensive effort in overtime to pick up the win on the road. Stoughton junior Val Whalen had another monster night for the Black Knights, notching her fifth double-double of the season with 21 points and 21 rebounds. Freshman Shyanne Trinh added 14 points for the Knights. Sophomore Julia Leroux scored a team-high 20 points to pace King Philip.

Sharon, 18 @ Mansfield, 65 – FinalFor the second straight game, the Hornets held their opponent to under 20 points to earn a win at home. Offensively, the Hornets had a very efficient showing with junior Ann Maher going a perfect 8/8 from three point range in the first half – a school record – and junior Meg Hill scoring 14 points on 7/9 shooting.

Milford, 42 @ Oliver Ames, 58 – FinalOliver Ames built a double-digit lead (30-18) by halftime and held onto it throughout the second half. OA junior Kayla Raymond had a game-high 24 points and hauled in 12 rebounds while Niyera Mitchell had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Tigers.

Hockey
Stoughton, 3 @ Bellingham, 9 – FinalStoughton’s Charlie Morgan and Ryan Buresh each scored their first varsity goal in the loss, while Brendan Campbell scored the other goal for the Black Knights.

Swimming
Boys
Foxboro, 65 @ Attleboro, 90 – FinalFoxboro took first in the 50 free and the 400 free relay but fell to Attleboro. Foxboro’s Dan Egan took first in the 50 free (25:31) while the team of Dimitri Davis, Anthony Quarterone, Ben Dorman and Thomas VanDell took first in the 400 free relay (5:12.30).

North Attleboro @ Milford, 4:00

Girls
Foxboro, 72 @ Attleboro, 92 – FinalFoxboro had three first place finishes, including one relay team. Lexi Nelson was first in the 100 fly (1:06.47), Lindsey Nelson was first in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.09) and the team of Nelson, Nelson, Allison Curran and Jamie Gorham took first in the 200 medley (2:13.84).

North Attleboro @ Milford, 4:00

Gymnastics
Franklin, 121.6 @ Oliver Ames, 136.15 – Final

Girls Hockey
King Philip, 3 @ Ursuline Academy, 4 – Final

Tuesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 01/10/17

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Basketball
Attleboro, 49 @ Mansfield, 54 – FinalClick here for a recap of this game.

Canton, 45 @ Milford, 61 – FinalMilford built a double-digit lead by halftime (29-17) and pulled away in the third quarter to get the win. Zach Tamagni led the way with 22 points for the Scarlet Hawks while Shane Cosquete added 13 points and junior Kayden Kelley had 10 points and 19 rebounds. Canton junior Tony Harris had 15 points and 12 rebounds while Devin Foster chipped in with nine points.

Foxboro, 43 @ Stoughton, 52 – FinalStoughton hit four of its seven three pointers in the final quarter to pull away from the Warriors. Matt Valle (16 points) hit three trifectas in the frame while Colin Sanda also hit one as the Black Knights won the fourth quarter 20-15. Foxboro’s Joe Morrison scored a team-high 15 points while Jamaine Few added 13 points for the Warriors.

Franklin, 55 @ Taunton, 42 – FinalTaunton turned a second half deficit (25-17) into a third quarter lead (27-25) but Franklin rattled off a 10-4 run to close the quarter and never looked back. Junior Connor Peterson led the way for the Panthers with 21 points while Paul Mahon added 12 points and Jalen Samuels chipped in with 11 points.

Oliver Ames, 76 @ King Philip, 74 – Final (2OT)

Sharon, 52 @ North Attleboro, 54 – FinalClick here for a recap of this game.

Girls Basketball
Mansfield, 61 @ Attleboro, 30 – FinalClick here for a recap of this game.

Milford, 56 @ Canton, 42 – FinalKate Irwin led the Hawks with 22 points and Milford coach T.J. Dolliver added that the Hawks got “lots of contribution from the bench offensively and defensively.”

Stoughton, 29 @ Foxboro, 72 – FinalLily Sykes led the way for the Warriors with 19 points and Ashley Sampson chipped in with 16. Grace Tamulionis added 10 points for Foxboro. Stoughton junior Val Whalen registered 17 points and eight rebounds for the Black Knights.

Taunton, 21 @ Franklin, 63 – FinalAli Brigham was the top scorer for the Panthers with 13 points. Franklin also got 11 points from Kate Morse and nine points from Bea Bondhus.

King Philip, 34 @ Oliver Ames, 65 – FinalOliver Ames limited the Warriors to just 13 points in the first half, running away with a big win at home. Kayla Raymond scored 12 of her game-high 17 points in the first quarter to set the tone for OA. Niyera Mitchell notched a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds while Abby Reardon chipped in with 11 points.

North Attleboro, 73 @ Sharon, 48 – FinalCaroline Collard was the top scorer for the Rocketeers with 12 points and Emily Schromm scored 11 for North. Emma Eberhardt had a game-high 19 points for the Eagles and Faythe Gomolka scored nine.

Hockey
Taunton, 3 @ Foxboro, 0 – FinalTaunton scored once in each period while Justin Chappell made 22 saves to earn the shutout win. Nick Terry netted a pair of goals while Cam Sneyd found the back of the net once. Zack Albert, Mike Volkmann, Jordan Hoey and Cam Welby each had an assist in the win.

Swimming
Boys
Foxboro, 65 @ Sharon, 88 – FinalFoxboro’s Dan Egan had a first place finish in the 100 free for the Warriors.

Girls
Foxboro, 80 @ Sharon, 90 – FinalEmma Bridges came in first place in four separate events and qualified for both sectionals and states in one of them but the Warriors fell short to Sharon. Bridges qualified for states by winning the 200IM in 2:24.35. She also finished first in the 100 fly, the 200 medley relay (with Allison Curran, Lexi Nelson and Lindsey Nelson) and the 400 free relay (with Curran, Nelson and Nelson as well). Lindsey Nelson also won the 100 breaststroke.

Boys Gymnastics
Attleboro @ Burlington, 7:00

Thursday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 12/29/16

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Basketball
Canton, 84 @ Middleboro, 44 – FinalClick here for a recap of the game.

Foxboro, 52 @ Westwood, 70 – FinalJunior Joe Morrison scored a career-high 16 points but the Warriors fell to Westwood in the first round of the holiday tournament. Senior Mark Clagg added 12 points for Foxboro, who will play Hingham at 5:00 on Friday.

King Philip, 45 vs. Boston Tech, 46 – Final

Milford, 59 vs. Waltham, 46 – FinalMilford senior Zack Tamagni led the Scarlet Hawks with 18 points while classmate Nate Davila added 17 points in the win. Milford wins the second annual Scarlet Hawks Classic.

Oliver Ames, 56 vs. Cardinal Spellman, 74 – FinalOliver Ames was within five at halftime (36-31) but Spellman pulled away in the second half. Jack Spillane led OA with 15 points while Dylan Mahoney added 14 points and Carter Evin chipped in with 13 points.

Girls Basketball
King Philip, 49 vs. Ponaganset 31 – FinalClick here for a recap of the game.

Taunton, 34 @ Durfee, 51 – FinalHannah Moniz had a team-high 20 points for the Tigers, while MacKenzie Handrahan added seven and Jess Regan had six for Taunton.

Stoughton, 55 vs. Notre Dame Academy 49 – FinalVal Whalen led the way for the Black Knights with 17 points and 10 rebounds and freshman Shyanne Trinh scored 17 for Stoughton as well.

Hockey
Franklin, 5 vs. Bishop Guertin 2 – Final

North Attleboro, 6 vs. Barrington, 2 – Final

Wrestling
Phil Tomkiel Holiday Tournament (Franklin), 9:00AM

King Philip Quad (King Philip), 9:00AM

Framingham Holiday Tournament (Milford) – Milford finished in 14th with 59 points at the Framingham Holiday Tournament. Brett Kimball (138) and Ryan Gray (195) each grabbed second place while Stan Demko (220) finished sixth.

Swimming
Boys
Foxboro, 64 @ Hopkinton, 88 – FinalFoxboro won a pair of relays and individual events but fell short to Hopkinton. Kevin Decker came in first in the 100 backstroke while Anthony Quarterone was second and Kristian Anderson touched the wall third. Johnmichael Boucher was first in the 100 breaststroke with James Donoghue coming in second and Andersen taking third. The 200 free relay team of Andersen, Jared Roke, Joshua Sitte and Anirudhha Gubbala finished first while the 400 free relay team of Boucher, Donoghue, Shawn McNamara and Dan Egan came in first.

Girls
Foxboro, 72 @ Hopkinton, 90 – FinalJamie Gorham and Lindsey Nelson each won three events but the Warriors came up short against Hopkinton. Gorham and Nelson, along with Allison Curran and Lexi Nelson came in first in the 200 medley relay and the 400 free relay. Gorham was also first in the 100 backstroke while Lindsey Nelson won the 100 breaststroke race.

Gymnastics
Canton @ North Attleboro, 6:30

Thursday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 12/22/16

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Basketball
Taunton, 65 @ New Bedford, 46 – FinalClick here for a recap of the game.

Girls Basketball
Canton, 38 @ Dover-Sherborn, 32 – FinalHannah Jerrier scored 16 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in the win for the Bulldogs. Maggie Connolly added a career-high 12 points along with six steals and Casey Shea had four points, eight rebounds, and four blocks for Canton, which broke open a tie game heading to the fourth quarter, outscoring the Raiders 11-5 for its first win of the season.

Mansfield, 49 vs. Bishop Feehan, 63 – FinalClick here for a recap from this game.

Taunton, 26 vs. New Bedford, 43 – Final

Hockey
Attleboro, 1 @ Shawsheen, 6 – Final
Franklin, 0 vs. Pope Francis, 5 – Final

Swimming
Boys
Foxboro, 69 @ Milford, 85 – FinalJames Donoghue, Kevin Decker and Johnmichael Boucher each came in first in a pair of events for Foxboro. Donoghue was first in the 500 free, Decker touched first in the 100 backstroke and Boucher finished first in the 100 breaststroke. Anthony Quarterone, Joshua Site and Thomas VanDell made up the 200 free relay with Decker. Donoghue and Boucher were joined by Shawn McNamara and Dan Egan in the 400 free relay.

Girls
Foxboro 65 @ Milford, 103 – FinalLexi Nelson and Allison Curran both won a pair of events for Foxboro. Nelson was first in the 200 IM and Curran finished first in the 200 free. Nelson and Curran were joined by Faith Perry and Lindsey Nelson in the 400 free relay team that finished first.

Gymnastics
Canton, 109.6 @ Attleboro, 135.8 – Final

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

Today’s games are listed below.

Swimming
Boys
Canton, 85 vs. Hopkinton, 97 – Final

Foxboro, 65 @ Norton, 72 – FinalJohnmichael Boucher and Dan Egan each won a pair of events but the Warriors fell to Norton in a non-league meet. Both Boucher and Egan were apart of the 400 yard relay with James Donoghue and Thomas Perry that won in 4:37.43. Egan won the 100 yard free in 1:01.62 and Boucher won the 100 yard breaststroke in 1:22.84.

Girls
Canton, 79 vs. Hopkinton, 103 – Final

Foxboro, 78 @ Norton, 90 – FinalEmma Bridges won three events for Foxboro but Norton picked up the non-league win at Wheaton College. Bridges was first in the 100 yard butterfly (1:03.22) and the 100 yard breaststroke (1:10.28). The 400 yard relay consisting of Lexi Nelson, Lindsey Nelson, Allison Curran and Bridges also finished first (4:16.97).

Strong Defense Helps Warriors Win First D2 South Title

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Foxboro seniors Emma Daly and Kelly Fisher hold up the Div. 2 South championship trophy after the Warriors beat Falmouth 2-0. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

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TAUNTON, Mass. – Defense has been the strength for Foxboro all season long (with only 11 goals allowed in the first 21 games), helping the Warriors win the Davenport division title and then reach the program’s first sectional final on Saturday afternoon at Taunton’s Tiger Aleixo Stadium.

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In the Div. 2 South final, the defense stood tall again, led by seniors Kelly Fisher and Angela Vandenboom, limiting Falmouth to only one corner and one shot over 60 minutes. Thanks to the defensive effort in front of her, junior goalie Kelli McCarthy was not forced to make a single save, as Foxboro pulled out a 2-0 victory to win the program’s first ever Div. 2 South championship.

“We stepped up defensively big time,” said Foxboro coach Melissa Bordieri. “We made adjustments based on the aerials, but we’ve seen aerials all season. Defense has been our strength and it’s kept us in a lot of games.”

While Falmouth did not get a shot on target, the Clippers did have possession in the attacking zone for stretches of the game. The Warriors stayed compact around the circle and kept everything to the outside. In addition to the defenders, Foxboro midfielders Meghan Curran, Catherine Luciano, Jaclyn Brion, and Allison Curran were always on hand to close down potential scoring chances.

“They had a lot of opportunities,” Bordieri said. “No. 7 [Ericka Meissner] is really fast, so we knew if they were to get inside the 25 they would be dangerous. We knew that to close them down in the middle and keep them to the outside would be huge.”

Foxboro was also dangerous in the attack in the first half, creating a number of chances, including four corners.

The first opportunity came in the sixth minute when Sophia DiCenso had two shots a few yards from goal but the first was cleared by Falmouth goalie Molly Duff-Still and the second bounced off the foot of Lily Daly at the back post. It started from a quick transition, Meredith Cronin hitting Emma Daly with an outlet pass to spring the attack.

A few minutes later, another quick break had Foxboro racing forward with Meghan Curran hitting Daly on the run but her shot was kicked off the line by Duff-Still before it could trickle across.

The opening goal felt imminent and in the 16th minute the Warriors made the breakthrough. Fisher’s shot off a corner was blocked but the ball caromed right back to her stick. She sent in a second shot that was settled by DiCenso right in front of goal. The sophomore turned and slid the ball past the goalie for a 1-0 lead.

Falmouth had yet to give up a goal in the playoffs, so Bordieri knew that the first score on Saturday could be decisive. She said, “We had to put a ball in the net as fast as we could. From everything I heard, they’ve scored in the first five minutes of a lot of their games so we knew that was going to be a huge opportunity for us.”

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Cronin admitted that there were a few nerves for Foxboro players at the start of the game but that the opening goal calmed everyone down. She said, “It was very good. We knew we had to come out fast.”

In the 25th minute, Foxboro had a chance to double the lead. Caroline Wheatley started the break with a pass to Luciano, who fed the ball to Jenna Stamatov and on to Lily Daly one-on-one with the goalie, but Duff-Still came up with her fourth save of the first half.

With just under two minutes left in the half, Foxboro did get a second. Again it came off a corner and a hit by Fisher from the edge of the circle. Wheatley was stationed in front and cleverly lifted the ball up over the pads of the goalie for a 2-0 advantage that felt like game over to many, but not to Bordieri.

“I want to call it an insurance goal but not in the playoffs,” she said. “I know that Falmouth can score and they’ve got fast forward who have good sticks. I wasn’t super comfortable with two goals until maybe five minutes left.”

In the second half, Foxboro went into a defensive shell, keeping Falmouth to the edges of the attacking zone and it led to very few scoring opportunities for either team. The lone clear chance fell to Daly just four minutes after the break when she tipped a Cronin shot at close range but Falmouth’s Chloe Crago was able to get across and clear it off the line.

With five minutes remaining, Falmouth finally got a decent look at goal, but the shot went off the side of the net. The final minutes ticked off the clock and the Warriors stormed onto the field to celebrate their first title.

“Good, really good,” said Cronin about the feeling at the final whistle. When asked if it felt like the culmination of all the work the team has put in this year, she added, “Kind of, but we’re not done yet. We need to keep pushing through.”

Bordieri is in her 15th year in charge of the program and was clearly savoring the moment of winning a trophy.

“Fifteen years…it’s been a long time coming,” she said. “We’ve come close to doing great things for a long time, so to have this is just an amazing feeling.

“It’s such a team thing for us. This whole season has been ‘All In’ and we really mean it. It’s been everybody on the team who’s had a role, played it well and gotten us here.”

Foxboro (19-2-1) will advance to the Div. 2 state semifinal on Tuesday at Reading High and will face undefeated North champion Watertown, which is riding a national record win streak of 182 games over the past eight seasons.

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Luciano Goal Sends Foxboro to the D2 South Semis

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Catherine Luciano (17) celebrates after scoring the eventual game-winner in the 11th minute against Holliston in the Div. 2 South quarterfinal. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

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FOXBORO, Mass. – Almost every second of the opening eight minutes of Sunday afternoon’s game was spent with Holliston in the attack. The Panthers pushed down the right side and spent the beginning of the game parked right in front of the Foxboro bench, but the Warriors did not break under the pressure and got through that spell without allowing a shot.

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On Foxboro’s first sustained attack of the game in the 11th minute, the Warriors took the lead. Junior Catherine Luciano corralled a loose ball in the middle of the attacking zone and fired a shot on goal that took a deflection before settling into the bottom corner.

That goal would turn out to be the game-winner, as the Foxboro defense allowed only one shot on goal over 60 minutes and the Warriors pulled out a 1-0 win at Sam Berns Community Field. The victory propels second seeded Foxboro into the Div. 2 South semifinals for the first time “in a long time,” according to head coach Melissa Bordieri.

“I’ve always had a lot of belief in this team,” Bordieri said, “and I’ve always known their potential. Half the battle was them realizing they have potential and I think it’s there now that they realize they’re one of the best teams in the state and that they should be where they are.”

The goal came against the run of play, but set the tone for the match, as the Warriors would absorb pressure for long periods of the game but without ever having Holliston truly threaten. When Foxboro broke, it created good scoring opportunities.

Bordieri was happy to see Luciano step up and get the important first goal. She explained, “I wasn’t sure who had scored it but when I saw her pick up the ball I was so psyched because she’s had so many ‘almost goals’. For Catherine to do it was awesome.”

Eight minutes after scoring the opener, Foxboro nearly doubled its advantage but sophomores Lily Daly and Sophia Dicenso both saw their shots kicked aside by the Holliston goalie. Dicenso had a second chance on the rebound but that shot skimmed the post and stayed out.

Daly would have another chance in the 23rd minute but her off-hand effort went just wide of the near post. Dicenso had one last chance in the final minute off a feed from senior Meredith Cronin but again it went wide.

The Warriors cleared off three corners in the opening half and did not allow the Panthers to get a shot on target. In fact, Foxboro goalie Kelli McCarthy was not forced into a save until the final 11 minutes.

“We’ve been working on [defense] all week,” said Bordieri. “I knew it was going to be a big defensive game because they’re a really good offensive team and if we allowed them to generate any offense they could put us on the ropes.”

The strength of the Warriors throughout was in the midfield with the combination of Luciano, Jackie Brion, and Allison Curran forming a wall across the field that kept the Panthers pinned in their defensive zone for the majority of the second half. Emma Daly and Meghan Curran helped by pressing high up the field and if Holliston did manage a break then Kelly Fisher was there to clean up.

“They did fantastic today,” said Bordieri. “They did a really good job of backing each other up and making sure that when we did push up that we had support behind. Sometimes we get excited and move up field but they remained poised.”

Foxboro went looking for a second goal that could have put the game away and had several good chances in the game’s closing moments. Dicenso had the best look but her shot in the 54th minute was kicked aside. Fisher had a shot off a corner that was blocked into the path of Luciano but again the shot was saved.

According to Bordieri, physical games that come down to the wire are nothing new to the Warriors thanks in large part to the difficult league schedule that the Davenport division champions play.

“Our league is so awesome at preparing us for the tournament because we see incredibly good teams,” she said. Being from the Hockomock League is gigantic, I can’t explain how much it helps us. It really prepares us.”

The Warriors (17-2-1) will now face Cohasset in the next round of the tournament with a possible final to follow. Bordieri is confident her team will not be looking ahead to far and is focused on the task at hand.

She said, “They’ve done a good job of taking it day by day and keeping their eyes on the prize.”

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