The 2016 Hockomock League Field Hockey All Stars

Below are the official 2016 Hockomock League Field Hockey All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Hockomock League MVP

Kelli McCarthy, Foxboro

Hockomock League All Stars

Marissa Dias, Attleboro
Julia Ezepik, Canton
Emily Campbell, Canton
Maggie Malloy, Canton
Lily Daly, Foxboro
Emma Daly, Foxboro
Meredith Cronin, Foxboro
Kelli McCarthy, Foxboro
Annie Walsh, Franklin
Cassi Ronan, Franklin
Kate Morse, Franklin
Kayla Marshall, Franklin
Christina Hathaway, King Philip
Caitlin Donahue, King Philip
Alli Meehan, King Philip
Emily Ierardo, Mansfield
Jen McCabe, Mansfield
Caitlin Whitman, Mansfield
Shannon Cormier, Milford
Liz Morehouse, North Attleboro
Mary Kummer, North Attleboro
Kendall Clifford, Oliver Ames
Dimitra Efremidis, Oliver Ames
Georgia Salvatore, Sharon
Angela Connolly, Stoughton
Kayla Oliveira, Stoughton
Breanne Conlon, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

Grace Mayer, Attleboro
Taylor Carrington, Canton
Jackie Brion, Foxboro
Caroline Lonsbury, Franklin
Abby Campbell, King Philip
Maddy Gemme, Mansfield
Kaitlyn DeCapua, Milford
Teresa Bagarella, North Attleboro
Katie Davenport, Oliver Ames
Erica Dougherty, Sharon
Mia Russell, Stoughton
Katie Van Zandt, Taunton

Sunday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 11/06/16

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Soccer
D2 South
#7 Sharon, 1 vs. #10 Pembroke, 3 – FinalClick here for a recap of the game.

#11 Oliver Ames, 4 @ #6 Walpole, 1 – FinalClick here for a recap of the game.

#17 Canton, 0 @ #1 Nauset, 5 – Final

Girls Soccer
D1 South
#13 King Philip, 2 @ #4 Mansfield, 1 – Final (OT)Click here for a recap of the game.

#5 Oliver Ames, 2 vs. #12 Braintree, 0 – Final

#8 North Attleboro, 4 vs. #9 Marshfield, 2 – FinalAfter conceding an early penalty kick, North Attleboro rattled off four straight goals to beat the Rams. Ashlyn Gaulin tied the game off an assist from Haley Ferrin and then Ferrin put North in front, finishing off a pass from Haley Guertin. Just before halftime, Aine Mendonca converted a service from Guertin to make it 3-1. Gaulin made it 4-1 in the second half off another assist from Ferrin. North head coach Bill Wallace said Rachel LaBonte, Emily Chiasson, Sam Hawkins, Julia Tolfa and goalie Nina Beauvais kept the Rocketeers composed. The Rocketeers advance to the Div. 1 South quarterfinal to face Natick.

#10 Franklin, 0 @ #7 Bridgewater-Raynham, 2 – Final

Field Hockey
D1 South
#6 King Philip, 2 @ #3 Somerset Berkley, 1 – Final (Penalty Strokes)After Somerset Berkley seized the lead, King Philip’s Caitlin Donahue tied the game in the second half off an assist from Alli Meehan. After two scoreless overtime periods, the teams headed to penalty strokes. Christina Hathaway’s stroke proved to be the winner as KP won 2-0 in strokes – Liz Furfari also found the back of the cage. Abby Campbell stopped all four penalty strokes she saw. KP advances to the D1 South Semifinal to take on #2 Walpole on Wednesday.

#10 Franklin, 1 @ #2 Walpole, 6 – Final

D2 South
#2 Foxboro, 1 vs. #10 Holliston, 0 – FinalCatherine Luciano scored the lone goal of the game to send Foxboro into the Div. 2 South semifinal. The Warriors will face #3 Cohasset.

Campbell, Furfari Help Warriors Edge Oliver Ames

King Philip Field Hockey
Elizabeth Furfari (11) scored the game-winning goal with two minutes remaining in the first half to help KP earn a 2-1 win that keeps it on top in the Kelley-Rex division. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

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NORTH EASTON, Mass. – Oliver Ames senior Dimitra Efremidis thought for sure that she had tied Wednesday evening’s division matchup with King Philip, but with 14 minutes to go her shot through traffic rang against the inside of the post and sliced across the face of the goal.

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That thin of a margin separated the Warriors and Tigers at Muscato Stadium, with KP holding on for a 2-1 victory. The margins are that thin in the race for the Kelley-Rex title as well, as the victory keeps the Warriors ahead of rival Franklin by a solitary point with just three games remaining in the regular season.

“I don’t have to motivate this group. They want it,” said KP coach Liz Hathaway of the team’s quest for its first league title since 2008. “We have that one loss on the season (to Stoughton) and they did not like it, so since then they’ve been on a tear. They know what’s at stake, I don’t even have to say it.”

Despite suffering a fourth loss in the past five games, first-year OA coach Abby Tepper was upbeat about the effort that the Tigers showed on senior night, pushing KP right to the final horn.

“This was one of the best games that I’ve seen them play so far,” said Tepper. “When we played Mansfield, we beat them but we had let downs, but this game I feel like they played the whole game and we had chances at the end.”

The Tigers had plenty of chances throughout an entertaining game that saw both teams create scoring opportunities. It was the home team that cashed in first with Kendall Clifford’s cross from the right tipped in at the near post by Cristina Boudreau, through the five-hole of KP goalie Abby Campbell (six saves), just seven minutes in.

KP nearly answered right back when a looping shot from Christina Hathaway was cleared off the goal line by Sarah Tetrault, who knocked the aerial ball down from shoulder height. A minute later and the Warriors did tie the game when OA goalie Katie Vamosi(six saves) was caught off her line and Alli Meehan found space to slide in a shot.

Vamosi would make amends two minutes later with a sliding save to stop Caitlin Donahue’s shot from distance. After OA had a tying goal wiped away for a whistle, Efremidis would be denied not once but twice by Campbell. The first was on a diving save down low to the junior’s right and the second when Campbell managed to get a stick to a high, dipping shot off a penalty corner.

“They have that beautiful aerial corner that we knew about,” said Hathaway. “Abby knew it was going to go there and she’s great at the aerials. She made a great save.”

The save looked even bigger with two minutes left until halftime. Again from a corner, KP worked the ball through the crease in front of goal and Elizabeth Furfari worked space in front to flick an off-hand shot inside the far post for what turned out to be the game-winner.

In the second half, OA pushed for an equalizing goal and the Warriors pressed to limit the space for Efremidis and the Tigers attackers to work in. Hathaway praised the effort of sweeper Emma Izydorczak and left back Kate Lindmark for closing up the space in front of goal and stopping the cross from the right that OA used to score the opening goal.

“We knew that we had to press them and try to keep Dimitra down,” said Hathaway about the defensive strategy. “We had to press and stop the cutters up the middle and their crosses from left to right are huge and my left back and sweep did an awesome job to get the ball out.”

The Warriors also created chances on the counterattack but were denied by Vamosi, who made four saves in the second half, and by defender Katie Davenport, who was a constant presence in the middle.

The Tigers had already seen a shot get tipped just wide of the post, smacking the boarding on the outside of the goal and sending up a premature cheer from the bleachers, when Efremidis got free in the left channel and fired a low shot that looked destined for the corner. The senior could not mark her final regular season game under the lights at Muscato Stadium with a goal, as the ball clanged off the post and stayed out.

“Hitting the post and tipping outside wide…that’s unlucky,” said Tepper. “I told them before the game to have each other’s back and give 100 percent and I’ll be proud and that’s what they did. From what I saw…they left it all on the field.”

The close call keeps KP in front by the slimmest of margins and the Warriors hold their own destiny. Win the final three games and they will be champions. “

King Philip (11-1-3, 10-1-2) will begin its final stretch at Taunton on Friday, before closing with Mansfield and Franklin. Oliver Ames (8-4-3, 6-4-3) will look to get back on track on Friday at home against Attleboro.

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Monday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/17/16

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Soccer
Attleboro, 0 @ King Philip, 4 – Final

Canton, 0 @ North Attleboro, 3 – Final – North Attleboro’s offense exploded for three goals, snapping Canton’s seven game unbeaten streak. Gabe Pinhancos opened the scoring in the 12th minute, finishing off a cross from Zach Matracia to put North up 1-0. Leo Charlebois doubled the lead, converting from the penalty spot after Andrew Fontaine drew the foul inside the area. Pinhancos got his second of the game in the 53rd minute, taking a through ball from Conor Danahey to put the Rocketeers up 3-0. Shawn Watters made six saves in net and North head coach Geoff Burgess said John Brennan was huge defensively for Big Red.

Foxboro, 1 @ Sharon, 2 – FinalSharon scored once in each half to pick up a key division win against Foxboro. Jake Teven opened the scoring in the first half, scoring an unassisted goal from just outside the area to put the Eagles up 1-0. Andrew Reyes-Jones doubled Sharon’s lead, converting a long throw from Tyler Hippler to make it 2-0. An own goal with three minutes to play put Foxboro on the board.

Taunton, 0 @ Mansfield, 3 – FinalCullin Anastasia scored inside the opening 10 minutes off an assist from Sam Hyland to set the tone for the Hornets. John Cooney doubled the lead in the 52nd minute, scoring off an assist from Max Gurnon and James Chotkowski iced the game in the 72nd minute off an assist from Anastasia. Nick Ferraz notched his first career shutout with four saves. Head coach Steve Sheridan had high praise for Sam Nugent, Ethan Brill-Cass, Harry Braidt, Jalaj Singh, Jake Tuleja and Gurnon for their defensive play.

Franklin, 1 @ Oliver Ames, 0 – Final Kevin Hall scored the lone goal of the game in the second half on an assist from Noah Scafati to help the Panthers earn the win. Freddie Beckmann recorded the shutout in net for Franklin.

Stoughton, 1 @ Milford, 0 – FinalStoughton’s Marco Antunes scored his first goal of the season early in the second half as the Black Knights beat Milford. Noah Schulze served in a free kick that Antunes was able to eventually latch on to. Matt Gallagher recorded his second straight shutout of the year. “Milford was excellent and made us play hard for the win tonight,” Stoughton head coach Aaron Salter said. “Marco Antunes was excellent and so was my defense.” Milford head coach Brian Edwards said Andre Oliveira and Marcello Panno put in great performances in midfield for the Scarlet Hawks.

Girls Soccer
King Philip, 3 @ Attleboro, 0 – FinalKing Philip freshman Avery Snead scored a pair of goals in the first 20 minutes of the game to lead the Warriors, who qualified for the postseason with the win. Snead converted a pass from classmate Chloe Layne for the game-winner in the eighth minute and doubled the lead in the 19th minute, netting a through ball from Julia Massarone from 10 yards out. Riley Magane iced the game on a shot from just inside the area off an assist from Skylah Caruso.

North Attleboro, 1 @ Canton, 1 – FinalRiley Duserick gave Canton a lead in the first half but North Attleboro’s Aine Mendonca leveled the scoring before the break, scoring on a free kick. North Attleboro head coach Bill Wallace said Haley Guertin, Rachel LaBonte and Emily Chiasson played well for the Rocketeers.

Sharon, 2 @ Foxboro, 1 – FinalAlex Rabb scored a pair of goals, putting Sharon ahead 1-0 just over 10 minutes into the game and then netting the game-winner on a free kick from 30 yards out just before halftime. Ally Filipkowski notched the assist on Rabb’s opener. Foxboro’s Kristen Bortolotti scored on a penalty kick in the first half for the Warriors.

Mansfield, 2 @ Taunton, 0 – FinalHannah Reiter netted a pair of second half goals to lead Mansfield to the win on the road.

Oliver Ames, 0 @ Franklin, 0 – FinalRegan Benton had the shutout for Oliver Ames in Net. OA head coach Britt Sellmayer said Zoe Chazan, Dana Lowney and Kiana Lozzi had strong games for the Tigers.

Milford, 6 @ Stoughton, 0 – Final Gabbie Riley and Maggie Boyle each scored a pair of goals while Julianna France and Sydney Morrison each netted one goal to lead the Scarlet Hawks. Olivia Marshall notched the shutout in net for Milford.

Volleyball
Attleboro, 0 @ King Philip, 3 – Final King Philip defended its home court with a 25-16, 25-13, 25-19 sweep of the visiting Bombardiers. Kat Kmetz led KP with 16 service points while Carly Adams had 14 service points and Sydney Phillips finished with 12 service points and had a strong game at the net. Emma Lopez had six kills and Liv Balduf finished with four kills and 10 service points for the Warriors.

Canton, 3 @ North Attleboro, 1 – Final Canton dropped the second set but rebounded to get the next two for a 25-17, 20-25, 25-19, 25-20 win. “It was a gritty, hard fought battle,” Canton head coach Pat Cawley said. Nicole Poole dished out 21 assists and added six kills and six aces to lead the Bulldogs. Emma Murphy had seven kills six blocks and two aces, Cassie Loftus had her best all around match of the season according to Cawley with five kills and some impressive defensive play. Julia Panico controlled Canton’s defense with 15 digs.

Foxboro, 2 @ Sharon, 3 – FinalSharon won the second and third sets but had to battle all the way to the fifth set to earn the win over Foxboro. Sharon junior Jess Allan led Eagles’ offense with 10 kills along with seven aces. Junior Naomi Topal added nine kills and six aces, senior Faythe Gomolka tallied 17 assists and Cori Jermyn had five aces, six digs and four blocks.

Taunton, 0 @ Mansfield, 3 – FinalMansfield picked up the sweep, 25-19, 25-19, 25-19, at home against Tainton. Chloe Peters had 14 service points and 20 assists, Jess Haradon had 11 digs and eight service points, Meg Hill added 11 kills and Lexi Gardner chipped in with six service points .

Franklin, 3 @ Oliver Ames, 2 – FinalFranklin picked up a big division win in five sets on the road at Oliver Ames. Erin Skidmore led the Panthers with 12 kills while adding 23 digs and a pair of aces. Maddie Kuzio also had two aces while leading Franklin with 31 digs. Lauren McGrath had 31 assists to go along with an ace and Maggie Doyle had six kills and five blocks.

Stoughton, 0 @ Milford, 3 – Final

Field Hockey
Attleboro, 0 @ King Philip, 5 – FinalCaitlin Donahue scored a hat trick, netting two goals in the first half as KP held a 4-0 lead by the break. Liz Furfari and Alli Meehan each scored once for the Warriors.

Canton, 3 @ North Attleboro, 0 – Final

Foxboro, 7 @ Sharon, 0 – Final

Taunton, 0 @ Mansfield, 4 – Final

Franklin, 5 @ Oliver Ames, 1 – Final Franklin punched its ticket to the state tournament with an impressive win on the road. Sophomores Annie Walsh and Cassi Ronan each had scored two goals and grabbed an assist to lead the Panthers. Senior Kayla Marshall added a goal and senior Caroline Lounsbury had an assist. Franklin sophomore goalie Christina Lucini made four saves to get the win in net. Franklin head coach Lisa Cropper said Dana Lewandowski and Kate Morse had outstanding games through the midfield and on defense.

Stoughton, 5 @ Milford, 3 – FinalOlivia Schlehuber scored a pair of goals for Stoughton, while Kayla Oliviera, Mia Russell and Julia Russell scored once to pace the Black Knights.

Golf
Sharon, 167 @ Oliver Ames, 146 – FinalOliver Ames’ Brady Allbritton and Mark Bissonette shared medalist honors, both shooting 36 for the Tigers. Nolan Donze and Thomas Walsh each shot 37 for Oliver Ames. Sharon’s Andrew Glover and Max Avratin each shot 41.

Canton, 165 @ Attleboro, 178 – FinalCanton’s Joey Vaughan earned match medalist honors after shooting a low-round of 40 for the Bulldogs. Danny Powers shot a 41 and both Jackson Maffeo and Matt Minichiello carded a round of 42. Attleboro’s Corey McKenna shot a team-low 41 on the day.

Milford, 169 @ King Philip, 180 – FinalRyan Tomaso earned match medalist honors, shooting a round-low 36 for the Scarlet Hawks. Anthony Arcudi shot a 40 for Milford while Danny McLoughlin carded a team-low round of 41 for KP.

Player of the Week – Caitlin Donahue, KP Field Hockey

Caitlin Donahue
(Jaron May Photo/HockomockSports.com)

By HockomockSports.com Staff

King Philip senior Caitlin Donahue has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week for September 25th through October 1st; the fourth player chosen for the 2016-2017 season. Donahue had an impactful week for the Warriors, netting goals in both of King Philip’s games this week.

Donahue starred in King Philip’s 3-2 win over Mansfield on Monday afternoon, netting a hat trick. The senior attack opened the scoring in the first half on an assist from Alli Meehan to give KP a lead at halftime. After Mansfield tied the game, Donahue put KP up 2-1 on an assist from Christina Hathaway and then scored the game-winner off an assist from Meehan to complete her hat trick.

“Caitlin is a great senior captain and leader who works very hard at her game all of the time; every drill in practice and each game she give 100% for the team,” King Philip head coach Liz Hathaway said. “She has great stick work moving the ball up field and a strong stick around the net. She is a student of the game and she is well respected by her teammates and coaches.”

Donahue netted her fourth goal of the week for King Philip (6-0-2) in Wednesday’s game against Franklin at the Beaver Street Turf. In the first half, Donahue put the visiting Warriors ahead as she converted a penalty corner from Nicole Conner. KP and Franklin finished the game tied 1-1. Donahue now has seven goals on the season.

The Player of the Week is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There will be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision.

Warriors, Panthers Settle For Tie In Division Showdown

(Jaron May/HockomockSports.com)
(Jaron May/HockomockSports.com)

By Joe Clark, HockomockSports.com Reporter
HockomockSports.com Student Reporter Jaron May contributed to this report.

FRANKLIN, Mass. – On a cold, rainy afternoon at the Beaver Street turf, Franklin and King Phillip battled hard for 60 minutes and finished level with a 1-1 tie.

The two teams, who were both ranked in HockomockSports.com’s latest Hock 5 rankings, with Franklin at #1 and KP at #3, came into the game unbeaten in Hockomock League play.

Early on, Franklin took control with two shots in the first three minutes, but sound defense from KP prevented the Panthers from scoring.

After the first few minutes, KP took control for the majority of the rest of the opening half. After a promising scoring opportunity off of a corner was stopped on a clear from Franklin’s Kayla Marshall, KP cashed in.

At the 13:14 mark, KP’s third corner of the opening half proved fruitful when sophomore Nicole Conner found senior Caitlin Donahue on the post to give KP an early 1-0 advantage. KP’s passing on corners made it tough for the Franklin defense, but they stood strong, as they stopped the Warriors on six of their seven corner chances.

Franklin saw another scoring chance off their only corner of the first half at the 8:34 mark, but a clear by sophomore Caroline Klim maintained a 1-0 lead for KP.

The Panthers started out the second half with two straight corners at 28:53 and 28:38, but big defensive stops by KP prevented the Panthers from scoring on either attempt.

“Our defense was awesome, we’re the number one [defense] in the Hock, we were squashing everything, and denied pretty much everything,” KP coach Liz Hathaway said.

At 24:45, Donahue had another scoring opportunity, but a save by Franklin goalie Christina Luccini kept the Franklin deficit at 1-0. Luccini came up big again for Franklin with 19:05 to go in the half, when KP’s Alli Meehan was all alone on a breakaway, but Luccini’s diving save knocked the ball away and back into Franklin territory.

“Christina’s brand new, a first year varsity kid who’s only a sophomore, and has only been playing goalie for two years, but she’s aggressive and she has great instincts,” said Franklin head coach Lisa Cropper.

Just over the halfway mark of the second half, Franklin’s Cassi Ronan’s shot got past KP goalie Abby Campbell to knot the game up at 1-1. After a save by Campbell off of a Franklin corner, KP had a corner of their own with 5:03 left in the second half, but the ball was knocked back into Franklin territory. Another Franklin opportunity with three minutes left was thwarted by KP, and the game would end in a 1-1 tie.

“We didn’t play perfectly well the way we were hoping to, but they’ve improved a lot. I knew they would be tough, but they’ve improved a lot even more since I saw them at the beginning of the season, and I was really proud with the way the girls fought back and were able to tie it,” Cropper said.

“It’s a quality tie,” added Hathaway

Franklin (4-1-3, 4-0-3) heads to Canton on Friday to take on the Bulldogs. KP (6-0-2, 6-0-2) will head to Stoughton on Friday for a matchup with the Black Knights.

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.

Defense Continues to Anchor King Philip’s Strong Start

King Philip field hockey
(Jaron May/HockomockSports.com)

By Jaron May, HockomockSports.com Student Reporter

WRENTHAM, Mass. – King Philip used yet another stout defensive effort and cashed in twice on offense, rolling to an impressive 2-0 win over Taunton to remain undefeated.

The back line for KP, composed of Monica Harvey, Caroline Klim, Emma Izadorzcak and Kate Lindmark, weren’t tested too often, but when they were, they stood strong.

“Our defense is playing great,” King Philip head coach Liz Hathaway said. “We are not really giving any teams shots on net.”

The defense was tested by Taunton a few times in the first half, but mostly towards the end of the game. In the first half, the Tigers threw a couple of attempts towards the net, but most pushing just left or just right of the net. In the second half, Taunton was able to weave the ball up the field, though the first few layers of the Warriors’ defense but couldn’t breakthrough.

The combination of the back four and goalie Abby Campbell in net was able to shutout the Tigers and hold them to only two shots on goal.

KP’s strong defense translated into an impressive performance from the Warriors’ offense and helped control the ball for most of the game.

Hathaway noted that her defense and midfield were “doing such a good job getting the ball back on the front line that it is generating lots of shots.”

On the offensive side of the ball, KP’s Ali Meehan led the charge. She took control of the offense and was able to penetrate the Tigers’ defense multiple times throughout the game. Meehan was in on both of the goals, tallying two assists on the night.

Hathaway had high praise for her young star, saying Meehan “has great hand eye in front of the net. She is so fast. She knows how to position herself, and she is really good at getting the ball up field and creating our attack.”

With 3:20 remaining in the first half, KP threatened with a corner. The ball was passed in and crossed over to Meehan who was waiting on the right, looking at a wide open net. She controlled the ball and lifted it, aiming for the opposite side. Her shot looked like it was going to be just wide until Nicole Connor came crashing in to tip it back in and put a point up on the board for the Warriors.

A half hour passed by and Meehan and the Warriors created another chance. The Tigers’ goalie was able to come up with some big saves to keep Taunton’s hopes alive, but with 14 minutes remaining the Warrior attack was just too much. This time Meehan sent the ball across the goal and found Caitlin Donahue. Donahue then had an easy tap in for another KP goal.

“I think it was great today because it was a total team win, everyone got some minutes,” Hathaway said.

With the win, the King Philip field hockey improves to 5-0-1 and will face off against divisional foes North Attleboro and Mansfield next. Taunton falls to 1-4-0, looking to bounce back against New Bedford on Friday afternoon

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 – 09/08/16

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Soccer
Stoughton, 1 @ Oliver Ames, 7 – FinalClick here for a full recap of the game.

Sharon, 0 @ Taunton, 0 – Final

Girls Soccer
Oliver Ames, 8 @ Stoughton, 0 – Final – Senior Julia Roy netted a hat trick while seniors Francesca Calabraro, Tori Wyman, Lauren Wright and junior Jackie Mills each scored once. Oliver Ames junior Caitlin Campbell earned the shutout in net for the Tigers.

Taunton, 2 @ Sharon, 3 – FinalAlex Rabb opened the scoring for Sharon and then Ally Filipkowski added a second with a shot to the top corner before halftime. Alexis Faria and Sam Tichelaar scored second half goals for Taunton to tie the game, but Sharon earned a penalty with seconds left and Alex Rabb scored it for the win.

Volleyball
Canton, 3 @ Attleboro, 0 – FinalThe Bulldogs won 25-17, 25-16, and 25-12 in the season opener. Nicole Poole paced Canton’s offense with 27 assists, five kills and five aces. Middle blockers Emma Murphy and Casey Shea each had six kills and libero Julia Panico has 21 digs. Outside hitter Hannah Jerrier had a good night in her first ever high volleyball match with five kills. For Attleboro, Lexi Pereira had six kills and Jenny St. Hilaire had 13 service points, including four aces.

Mansfield, 3 @ Foxboro, 0 – Final – The Hornets picked up the sweep on the road, winning 25-19, 25-19, 26-18. Jess Haradon had 14 digs and 11 service points for Mansfield while Meg Hill had eight kills and 10 service points and Chloe Peters had 11 service points and 23 assists.

Milford, 2 @ King Philip, 3 – Final – In a marathon of a match, King Philip rallied from a two-set deficit to win in a thrilling fifth seth. King Philip won 22-25, 23-25, 25-17, 25-18, 22-20. Sydney Phillips led the Warriors with 19 kills while Emma Lopez added 16 kills. Carly Adams had 38 assists while Amanda Loewen had eight digs for the Warriors.

Stoughton, 3 @ Oliver Ames, 2 – Final

Sharon, 3 @ Taunton, 2 – Final

Field Hockey
Canton, 5 @ Attleboro, 0 – FinalMaggie Malloy scored a pair of goals for the Bulldogs while Andrea McNeil, Beth Oldenburg and Julia Ezepik each scored once.

Foxboro, 1 @ Mansfield, 0 – FinalLily Daly scored the lone goal of the game for the Warriors in the first half on an assist by Carlie Stern.

North Attleboro, 0 @ Franklin, 3 – Final The Panthers had nine corners, 24 shots on goal and didn’t allow a single shot on goal defensive in the win over North. Caroline Lounsbury gave Franklin the lead midway through the first half on a cross from Brayden Downing, sophomore Annie Walsh doubled the lead with an unassisted goal and sophomore Cassi Ronan capped the scoring off a corner from Walsh.

Milford, 1 @ King Philip, 4 – Final – Alli Meehan led the way for King Philip with a pair of goals and an assist. Christina Hathaway scored a beautiful goal from a penalty corner to start the game for the Warriors while Caitlin Donahue scored a hard shot from the left. Dana Truini had two assists and Liz Furfari added one for KP.

Stoughton, 0 @ Oliver Ames, 4 – Final – Oliver Ames scored four first half goals to earn its second win of the season. Sarah Stevens, Kayla Lozzi, Cristina Boudreau, and Kendall Clifford each scored once for the Tigers while Stevens added two helpers and Dimitra Efremidis had one assist. Head coach Abby Tepper said Katie Davenport, Sarah Tetrault and Erin McCormack had strong defensive games for the Tigers.

Golf
Franklin, 163 @ Oliver Ames, 147 – Final – Oliver Ames’ Ryan McGarry and Nick Lombardi were co-medalists for the match, each shooting a round-low 36 for the Tigers. Brady Allbritton added a 37 for OA. Franklin’s Matt Deo shut a team-best 37 for the Panthers.

Attleboro, 177 @ North Attleboro, 155 – Final – The Rocketeers had the top four finishes in the match with Dylan Kane earning match medalist by shooting a 36. Robbie Congdon added a 37 for North while David Colsanti and Thomas Puccio each shot 40. Attleboro’s Corey McKenna shot a team-best 43.

Foxboro, 199 @ Mansfield, 165 – Final – Mansfield senior Jason Hindman led the way for the Hornets, shooting a 35, a league-best so far this season. David Norris added a 41 and Madison Haughey added a 44 for Mansfield.

Canton, 167 @ Taunton, 183 – Final – Canton senior Matt Minichiello was the match medalist, carding a 39 on the day while junior Danny Powers shot a 42 for the Bulldogs. Taunton’s Mike Volkmann and Justin Proto each shot 42 for the Tigers.

Milford, 159 @ Stoughton, 178 – Final – Ryan Tomaso was the match medalist, leading Milford with a 36. Anthony Arcudi chipped in with a 39 for the Scarlet Hawks.