Saturday’s Schedules & Scoreboard – 12/12/15

Today’s games are listed below.
Girls Basketball
Attleboro, 71 @ Moses Brown, 51 – Final

Mansfield, 55 vs. Medfield, 39 – Final – Julianna Newell scored 15 points to lead the Hornets to a win in the MIAA Tip Off Showcase, which raised money for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation. Caroline Maher added 13 points for Mansfield while Jen Peel had eight points and six assists and Meg Hill had eight points and 11 rebounds.
Hockey
Mansfield, 0 vs. Winthrop, 0 – Final

Milford, 1 @ Stoughton, 5 – Final – Mark Sheehan scored twice, Jon Lessa had a goal an assist while Ryan Chipman, Barry Cooke, Carter Gerome, Eoin Doherty, Donnie Foley and Nick Hardy all recorded a point in the win. Milford’s Griffin Burns scored off an assist from RJ Stansbury. 

Oliver Ames, 5 vs. Quincy, 2 – Final – Five different players scored – Matt Mancini, Jared Costello, Jack Maloney, Evan DiMartinis and Max Ward – to lift the Tigers to a season opening win.
Wrestling
Scituate Tournament (Canton), 10:00AM
Foxboro @ Danvers, 10:00AM
Mt. Hope Tournament (Franklin, Stoughton) – Franklin’s A squad finished in second place at the tournament. 
Devin Ness Memorial Tournament (King Philip, Oliver Ames) – Oliver Ames’ Shea O’Connor and Pat Mills each won at their weight class as the Tigers finished in fourth. King Philip finished in sixth. 
Lincoln-Sudbury Quad (Mansfield) – The Hornets broke even, going 2-2 on the day. 
Tewksbury Quad (Milford) – Milford went 3-0 at the Tewksbury quad with Ryan Nesta, Ryan Gray and Nick Johnson each going 3-0. 
North Attleboro Quad (North Attleboro) – North Attleboro went 3-0 on the day.
Sharon Quad (Sharon) – Sharon went 3-0 on the day with wins over Pembroke (53-30), Plymouth North (42-36) and Walpole (42-39). 
Norton Quad (Taunton) – The Tigers went 2-1 with wins over Durfee and Nauset. Justin Bradley (126), Jorge Rodrigues (138), Nuno Camara (182) and Santiago Lopez (220) all went 3-0 on the day.
Indoor Track (@ Reggie Lewis Center)
Boys
Attleboro, 44 vs. Franklin, 55 – Final – Franklin got first place finishes from Luke Gordon (38.35) in the 300M and the high jump (league best 6-01.00), Jimmy Robbins (2:51.40) in the 1000M, Paul Kroushl (1:34.50) in the 600M, Ryan Spelman (4:44.39) in the 1 Mile and both the 4×200 and 4×400 relay teams. Attleboro was paced by first place finishes from Isaiah Rodrigues (6.87) in the 55M dash and in the long jump (18-10.25), Brett Szlachciuk (10:47.38) in the 2 Mile, Jacob Hardy (league best 50-05.00) in the shot put. Attleboro’s Patrick Collins (44-07.50) and Nathaniel Joyal (41-08.50) finished second and fourth, respectively, in the shot put. 

Canton, 23 vs. Sharon, 73 – Final – Sharon’s Oliver Hu was first in the 55M dash (league best 6.84), Matthew Hoffman was first in the 300M (39.93), Tieqi Sun was first in the 1000M with a time of 2:57.61, Tianrui Sun (league best 4:44.08) was first in the 1 Mile, William McManus was tops in the 55M hurdles (league best 8.20), both 4×200 and 4×400 relay teams were first and Carlos Grullon had a league best 20-03.00 in the long jump. Canton’s Patrick Hession was first in the 600M at 1:30.14 and senior Mark Clancy was first in the 2 Mile at 10:38.87 (PR and state qualifier) and second in the 1 Mile at 4:47.32.

Foxboro, 61 vs. Stoughton, 39 – Final – Foxboro’s Hunter Williams finished first in the 300M at 41.27, Danny Rounds came in first in the 600M at 1:37.09, Will Regan (2:54.85) was first at the 1000M, Alton George (37-03.25) and Jack Lovely (36-11.00) were first and second in the shot put and Eseosa Omuemu was first in the long jump (19-01.50). For Stoughton, Clifton Gerring was first in the 55M dash at 6.96 and first in the high jump at 5-05.00, Cameron Bean was first in the 1 Mile at 4:50.84, Colin Cochran was first at the 2 Mile at 11:23.87 and Alexander Oliver (8.74) was first in the 55M hurdles.

King Philip, 39 vs. Taunton, 61 – Final – Taunton’s Brian Cherenfant ran away with the 300M with a league best time of 37.31 and finished first in the long jump at 18-06.75. Matthew Holt (38.59) finished second in the 300M. Jimmy Hoye (1:31.24) was first in the 600M, Zac Bentley was first in the 1000M at 2:48.28, Dylan Lynch (4:48.81) took first in the 1 Mile, Trevor Wysong (10:16.48) was first in the 2 Mile, Lance Law was first in the high jump at 5-09.00. King Philip’s Sean Garrity was first in the 55M dash at 6.85, Ethan Dunne was first at the 55M hurdles at 8.38 and Paul Macrina came in first at the shot put at 43-03.50.

Mansfield, 62 vs. North Attleboro, 38 – Final – Devin Maughn was first in the 300M at 37.95 for Mansfield, Kyle Amerantes finished first at the 600M in 1:29.18, Jack Crawford (2:43.92) and Kevin Crawford (2:45.73) were first and second in the 1000M, Nick Rispoli (4:48.77) came in first in the 1 Mile, Jake Affanato recorded a league best time of 10:14.17 in the 2 Mile, Jareme DiLorenzo came in first in the 55M hurdles (8.25) and Kevin McCree was best in the shot put at 40-02.75. North Attleboro’s Nick Rajotte finished first in the 55M at 6.92, both the 4×200 and 4×400 teams came in first, Matt Tarantino was first in the high jump at 5-11.00 and John Thompson was first in the long jump at 19-04.50. 

Milford, 28 vs. Oliver Ames, 72 – Final – OA’s Doug MacDonald topped the 55M race at 6.94, Belmund Rodrigues-Pires finished first at the 300M in 37.59, Michael Braga was first in the 1000M at 3:01.60, Jarod Boone (4:45.23) finished in the first spot in the 1 Mile, Troy Kent (10:44.79) was first in the 2 Mile, Jack Gangemi topped the shot put at 34-00.00, Jack MacAdam came in first in the high jump at 5-05.00 and Kalil Matier was best in the long jump at 19-01.50. Milford’s Cam Clark won the 55M race at 7.08, Jared Luce took the 600M race at 1:33.26 and Luis Goncalves was first in the 55M hurdles at 8.91.
Girls
Attleboro, 16 vs. Franklin, 84 – Final – Franklin’s Jessica Kroushl came in first in the 55M dash at 7.71, the 300M race at 43.54 and the long jump at 16-02.25. Meghan Doherty had a league-best time of 1:43.55 in the 600M, Brittany Robinson (league-best 3:14.00) and Sabrina Roche (3:16.13) came in first and second respectively in the 1000M, Ella Gutkowski grabbed first in the 1 Mile in 5:56.82, Sarah Goodermuth was first in the shot put at 28.02.25 and Lauren Farnan was first in the high jump at 4-07.00. Attleboro’s Quincy Harding took first in the 55M hurdles at 9.72 and was second in the long jump at 16-00.00.

Canton, 39 vs. Sharon, 61 – Final – Ariadne Tolay finished first in the 600M at 1:44.91, sophomore Amanda Brown (3:29.86) was first in the 1000M, Heather Seggelin took first in the 1 Mile at 5:55.67, Maria Gieg was first in the 2 Mile at 12:35.04, Brigid Loftus won the 55M hurdles at 10:08 and freshman Geena Lesser took the high jump at 4-07.00. Canton’s Selena Cho won the 55M (state qualifier 7.87), the 300M (54.78) and the long jump (state qualifier 15-04.25), Kelly Dever won the shot put at 28-03.25 and Hannah Link came in second in the 300M and third in the 55M in her first track meet. 

Foxboro, 68 vs. Stoughton, 32 – Final – Foxboro’s Shraeya Srinivasan was first in the 55M at 7.76 and the long jump at 16-08.50, Berlendah Dure was first in the 300M at 44.86, Meredith Cronin (league-best 5:36.46) came in first in the 1 Mile, Lexi Quinn was first in the 2 Mile (12:14.09), Marina Wright was first in the 55M hurdles at 10.13 and Kelsey McDonald was first and tied for a league best 4-11.00 in the high jump. Stoughton’s Marissa Williams claimed first in the 600M at 1:58.71, Julia Bobeck was first in the 1000M at 3:36.76 and Nashadee Guerrier got the win at the shot put at 29-09.00. 

King Philip, 40 vs. Taunton, 60 – Final – Taunton’s Jill Purtell was first in the 55M hurdles at 9.65 and in the long jump at 16-10.25, Sam Tichelaar got the win in the 55M dash at 7.85, Leishnaly Rosado came in first in the 300M at 45.74, Samantha Grundy was tops at the 1000M at 3:20.89 and junior Amanda Baptiste (12:52.78) and eighth grader Tatyana Mainer-Smith (12:55.76) came in first and second respectively in the 2 Mile. King Philip’s Lucy Hamilton got a first place finish in the 600M at 1:46.91, Sarah Butts won the 1 Mile at 6:19.45, Emily Cote was first in the shot put at 27-07.50 and Abigail Mckeown finished first in the high jump at 4-09.00.

Mansfield, 46 vs. North Attleboro, 54 – Final – In the tightest meet of the day, North Attleboro was led by a first place finish in the 2 Mile by Ann Roberts (league best 12:06.23), a win at the shot put from freshman Julia Mechlinski (30-06.50), a first place finish from senior Nicole Boulanger (tied league best 4-11.00), and a first place finish from Isabelle Renzi in the long jump at 16-10.25. Mansfield’s Lauren Waters had a league best finish at 7.58 in the 55M dash, Kelly Crawford had a league best time of 42.41 in the 300M, Rachel Stier had a first place finish in the 600M at 1:46.96, Caitlin Whitman finished first in the 1000M at 3:17.00, Emma Oldow had a first place finish the the 1 Mile at 5:56.08 and Alicyn McHugh finished first in the 55M hurdles at 10.45.

Milford, 33 vs. Oliver Ames, 67 – Final – Sophomore Elizabeth Nuss got the win for the Tigers in the 55M dash at 8.11, Lauren Wright came in first in the 600M at 1:44.62, junior Dana Lowney, junior Jessica Robarge and senior Erin Fitzgerald finished 1-2-3 in the 1000M, Gabby Eldridge was first in the 55M with a league-best time of 9.47, Chi-Chi Akanegbu was first in the shot put at 35-10.50 (league best) and Comfort Udo came in first in the high jump at 4-09.00. Milford’s Gabby O’Neil was first in the 300M race at 46.42, Jenise Madden (5:50.23) was first in the 1 Mile, Gabriela Chong (12:41.61) was first in the 2 Mile and Christina Speliakos was first in the long jump at 15-11.00. 
Girls Hockey
King Philip, 3 @ Norwell, 2 – Final – Molly Alfond, Olivia McCarthy and Casie Curtin scored for the Warriors.

The 2015 Hockomock Field Hockey All Stars & HMs

(Photo: Jeffrey Pickette/SMAC)
(Photo: Jeffrey Pickette/SMAC)

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

Hockomock League MVP

Angela Connolly, Stoughton

Hockomock League All Stars

Quincy Harding, Attleboro
Grace Mayer, Attleboro
Lindsey Nolte, Canton
Mary Nee, Canton
Lily Daly, Foxboro
Meredith Cronin, Foxboro
Sydney Garrabrant, Foxboro
Samantha Jones, Franklin
Taylor Reutlinger, Franklin
Kenzie Pleshaw, Franklin
Annie Walsh, Franklin
Casie Curtin, King Philip
Courtney Foley, King Philip
Mary O’Connor, King Philip
Julia Todesco, Mansfield
Caroline Maher, Mansfield
Amalia Todesco, Mansfield
Caitlin Whitman, Mansfield
Jessica Palmer, Milford
Mycala Moody, North Attleboro
Hannah Friend, Oliver Ames
Cassie Gavin, Oliver Ames
Brigid Loftus, Sharon
Angela Connolly, Stoughton
Jessica Greer, Stoughton
Jordan Wade, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

Emily Houle, Attleboro
Abby Powers, Canton
Emma Daly, Foxboro
Abby Egan, Franklin
Christina Hathaway, King Philip
Jenn McCabe, Mansfield
Shannon Cormier, Milford
Amanda D’Amico, North Attleboro
Missy Krim, Oliver Ames
Morgan Usen, Sharon
Kara Ploss, Stoughton
Alexis Bissonnette, Taunton

The 2015 Hockomock Field Hockey All Stars & HMs

(Photo: Jeffrey Pickette/SMAC)
(Photo: Jeffrey Pickette/SMAC)

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

Hockomock League MVP

Angela Connolly, Stoughton

Hockomock League All Stars

Quincy Harding, Attleboro
Grace Mayer, Attleboro
Lindsey Nolte, Canton
Mary Nee, Canton
Lily Daly, Foxboro
Meredith Cronin, Foxboro
Sydney Garrabrant, Foxboro
Samantha Jones, Franklin
Taylor Reutlinger, Franklin
Kenzie Pleshaw, Franklin
Annie Walsh, Franklin
Casie Curtin, King Philip
Courtney Foley, King Philip
Mary O’Connor, King Philip
Julia Todesco, Mansfield
Caroline Maher, Mansfield
Amalia Todesco, Mansfield
Caitlin Whitman, Mansfield
Jessica Palmer, Milford
Mycala Moody, North Attleboro
Hannah Friend, Oliver Ames
Cassie Gavin, Oliver Ames
Brigid Loftus, Sharon
Angela Connolly, Stoughton
Jessica Greer, Stoughton
Jordan Wade, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

Emily Houle, Attleboro
Abby Powers, Canton
Emma Daly, Foxboro
Abby Egan, Franklin
Christina Hathaway, King Philip
Jenn McCabe, Mansfield
Shannon Cormier, Milford
Amanda D’Amico, North Attleboro
Missy Krim, Oliver Ames
Morgan Usen, Sharon
Kara Ploss, Stoughton
Alexis Bissonnette, Taunton

Walsh and Griffin Spark Franklin Sweep of KP

Kelsey McPhee
Kelsey McPhee (13) celebrates the opening goal against KP on Friday. It turned out to be the winner in a 4-0 victory. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

By Josh Perry, Managing Editor

FRANKLIN, Mass. – Franklin and King Philip faced off in the Div. 1 South tournament on Friday afternoon at the Beaver Street field. It was the third meeting between the two Kelley-Rex rivals this season with the Panthers winning each of the first two by a single goal both times.

Friday’s game would not be as close. The Warriors were coming off a thrilling, but draining, stroke-off win against Plymouth South in the opening round and the Panthers took advantage of the extra preparation time to create more offense.

It all worked for the home team and Franklin would come away with a 4-0 win that advances the Panthers to the sectional quarterfinal and a rematch with Dennis-Yarmouth on the Beaver Street turf on Sunday.

“I was not looking forward to having to beat [KP] a third time,” admitted Franklin coach Lisa Cropper after the game.

She added, “They had a long, emotional game on Wednesday, so I figured…they’d be pumped up and running on adrenaline, but maybe running on fumes and I felt if we got up on them early that we would have the upper hand the entire way.”

It was actually the Warriors that had the better chances in the opening minutes of the game. Franklin goalie Sam Jones was forced into two big saves right off the opening whistle and it looked like the confidence of Wednesday’s win may be leading KP to another upset.

But, after the first five minutes, Franklin took control. First the Panthers hit the post on a quick break and then Kelsey McPhee opened the scoring off an assist from freshman Annie Walsh in the 11th minute.

“They scored on some beautiful offensive corners,” said KP coach Liz Hathaway. “There was really no way to stop those and they’re strong; their defense is strong and it’s really hard to penetrate.”

In the 23rd minute, Franklin doubled its lead when another freshman, Cassi Ronan, found the back of the net on a first-time shot from senior Taylor Reutlinger’s assist.

“Having played them twice already,” explained Cropper, “we knew exactly how their defense was going to be and use what they do on defense against them. We kept using that short pass to Cassi and Annie.”

The Warriors tried to get the ball forward, particularly down the wings, looking for attackers Casie Curtin and Mary O’Connor, but each time the pay was cut off by Franklin’s strong midfield, including senior Kenzie Pleshaw who had a number of interceptions. As the game wore on, Franklin’s pressure intensified.

“We started out the first 10 minutes of the game really dominating and ready to go,” said Hathaway. “We got a few corner out of it and if we could have put one of those in then it could’ve been a different game.”

KP had a chance eight minutes after the break but again Jones was equal to the shot at her post and kicked it aside. Four minutes later and Franklin had the dagger. Walsh’s initial shot was saved by sophomore goalie Abby Campbell, who made 12 saves in the game, but Diana Griffin followed up and knocked in the rebound.

Two minutes after that, the Panthers struck again on the break. This time it was Griffin playing provider with a long pass out of midfield right to the stick of Walsh and the freshman coolly knocked it home.

“She was on fire today,” said Cropper of Walsh. “She was flying all over the place.”

“Our strength is definitely our midfield and our defense, our seniors, but she and Cassi and Christina [Quinn] provided a spark on offense.”

Although the final score was not as close as the two regular season games, Hathaway took nothing away from the play of her team and gave all the credit to the hosts.

She said, “I think that was just an amazing win [on Wedmesday]. We were ready for anything…but Franklin just did a good job today.”

A cheer went up from the Franklin bench when it was informed that the next opponent woul be Dennis-Yarmouth. The Panthers have been knocked out each of the last two seasons by D-Y and both times on the road. Now, D-Y has to come to Franklin.

Cropper joked, “Make them take the long ride this time.”

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

Wednesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 11/04/15

Today’s games are listed below.
Boys Soccer
D2 South
#15 Stoughton, 2 vs. #18 Diman, 0 – Final – Stoughton senior Josh Mitchell opened the scoring three minutes into the second half off an assist from goalie Kyle Silverman and Loubensky Lucas doubled the Black Knights’ lead 10 minutes later, finishing off a cross from freshman Fabio Ponce De Leon. Stoughton advances to the D2 South First Round and will travel to #2 Greater New Bedford (17-1) on Friday at 6:00. 
Girls Soccer
D1 South
#17 Taunton, 3 @ #16 Wellesley, 1 – Final

#18 Milford, 0 @ #15 Silver Lake, 4 – Final
Field Hockey
D1 South
#11 Oliver Ames, 2 vs. #22 New Bedford, 0 – Final – Missy Krim scored in the first half off an assist from Dimitra Efremidis and Nicole Walker added a goal in the second half. Head coach Janice Sundell said Katie Davenport played well on defense for the Tigers while Cassie Gavin made six saves. 
#18 Stoughton, 2 @ #15 Barnstable, 3 – Final – Mia Russell and Courtney Campbell scored for Stoughton but Barnstable scored with just seven seconds left to escape with a win. 

#19 King Philip, 1 @ #13 Plymouth South, 0 – Final (3OT) – King Philip kept Plymouth South off the board while Casie Curtin and Caitlin Donahue scored to lift the Warriors in a stroke off. KP advances to the D1 South First Round, where they will travel to #4 Franklin on Friday at 2:30.
#21 Attleboro, 3 @ #12 Dighton-Rehoboth, 0 – Final – Attleboro got a hat trick from Emily Houle and Quincy Harding assisted on a pair of them to help the Bombardiers advance. Attleboro will play #5 Dennis-Yarmouth on Friday at 2:30 in the D1 South First Round.

#23 Canton, 1 @ #10 Bridgewater-Raynham, 0 – Final – Lindsey Nolte scored midway through the first half and Taylor Carrington had a strong game in net for the Bulldogs. Canton advances to the D1 South First Round, where they will travel to #7 Norwood (13-4-1) on Friday at 2:30.

Wednesday's Schedule & Scoreboard – 11/04/15

Today’s games are listed below.
Boys Soccer
D2 South
#15 Stoughton, 2 vs. #18 Diman, 0 – Final – Stoughton senior Josh Mitchell opened the scoring three minutes into the second half off an assist from goalie Kyle Silverman and Loubensky Lucas doubled the Black Knights’ lead 10 minutes later, finishing off a cross from freshman Fabio Ponce De Leon. Stoughton advances to the D2 South First Round and will travel to #2 Greater New Bedford (17-1) on Friday at 6:00. 
Girls Soccer
D1 South
#17 Taunton, 3 @ #16 Wellesley, 1 – Final

#18 Milford, 0 @ #15 Silver Lake, 4 – Final
Field Hockey
D1 South
#11 Oliver Ames, 2 vs. #22 New Bedford, 0 – Final – Missy Krim scored in the first half off an assist from Dimitra Efremidis and Nicole Walker added a goal in the second half. Head coach Janice Sundell said Katie Davenport played well on defense for the Tigers while Cassie Gavin made six saves. 
#18 Stoughton, 2 @ #15 Barnstable, 3 – Final – Mia Russell and Courtney Campbell scored for Stoughton but Barnstable scored with just seven seconds left to escape with a win. 

#19 King Philip, 1 @ #13 Plymouth South, 0 – Final (3OT) – King Philip kept Plymouth South off the board while Casie Curtin and Caitlin Donahue scored to lift the Warriors in a stroke off. KP advances to the D1 South First Round, where they will travel to #4 Franklin on Friday at 2:30.
#21 Attleboro, 3 @ #12 Dighton-Rehoboth, 0 – Final – Attleboro got a hat trick from Emily Houle and Quincy Harding assisted on a pair of them to help the Bombardiers advance. Attleboro will play #5 Dennis-Yarmouth on Friday at 2:30 in the D1 South First Round.

#23 Canton, 1 @ #10 Bridgewater-Raynham, 0 – Final – Lindsey Nolte scored midway through the first half and Taylor Carrington had a strong game in net for the Bulldogs. Canton advances to the D1 South First Round, where they will travel to #7 Norwood (13-4-1) on Friday at 2:30.

Thursday's Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/08/15

Today’s games are listed below.
Boys Soccer
Stoughton, 2 @ Attleboro, 1 – Final – Stoughton freshman Fabio Ponce De Leon gave the Black Knights the lead, heading in a service from Noah Schulze. Ponce De Leon then set up Stoughton’s second goal, connecting with a one-two with Jordan Asnes, who finished at the near post. Head coach Aaron Salter said Nick Comeau had a very good performance at center back.

King Philip, 2 vs. Dartmouth, 1 – Final – Ryan Ackles netted a pair of goals in the first half as King Philip handed Dartmouth just its second loss of the season. 
Girls Soccer
Attleboro, 1 @ Stoughton, 0 – Final – Chloe Vieira scored the lone goal for the Bombardiers off an assist by Rebekah Entwistle, giving Attleboro its second win in a row.
Volleyball
Stoughton, 3 @ Attleboro, 0 – Final – Stoughton picked up a 25-14, 25-13, 25-21 win on the road. Bridgette Whalen had six blocks, five kills, nine digs and 11 service points for Stoughton, Bianca DeSousa had 13 digs, 3 blocks, 10 service points and five aces and senior Ava Siegel added 11 service points and four aces.

Canton, 3 @ Franklin, 0 – Final – Canton was paced by Elizabeth Hamilton’s 21 kills and 13 digs to get a 25-12, 25-20, 26-24 sweep. Nicole Poole had 30 assists and seven digs, Olivia Devoe added 12 digs and middle blockers Emma Murphy and Rye Verille combined for 12 kills and two blocks and hit over .400.

Foxboro, 0 @ Mansfield, 3 – Final – Mansfield picked up a sweep at home, 25-16, 25-0, 26-24. Meg Hill paced the offense with 11 kills, Sarah Mullahy had seven kills and Olivia Broyles added four kills.

Oliver Ames, 1 @ King Philip, 3 – Final – King Philip picked up a 22-25, 25-19, 25-15, 25-16 win. KP’s Gwen Uyrus led the way on offense with 17 kills, Josie Rowean added 11 kills, Emma Lopez had four kills and Micaela Murray added four aces and six digs. 

Milford, 1 @ Taunton, 3 – Final

Sharon @ North Attleboro, 4:45
Field Hockey
Stoughton, 1 @ Attleboro, 2 – Final – Allie Pierce gave Attleboro the lead inside the opening tewo minutes on assist by Quincy Harding. Seven minutes into the second half, Olivia Schlehuber scored off a penatly corner to tie the game. Down a player, Attleboro got the winner from Emily Houle with 10:52 to play.

Canton, 0 @ Franklin, 2 – Final – The Panthers scored a pair of goals in quick succession midway through the second half. Caroline Lounsbury put Franklin ahead off an assist from Kelsey McPhee and one minute later, Dana Lewandowski converted a pass from Taylor Reutlinger. Samantha Jones notched her seventh shutout in net with three saves. 

Foxboro, 3 @ Mansfield, 4 – Final – Foxboro opened the scoring on a goal by Caroline Wheatley but Caroline Maher leveled the score two minutes later. With six minutes left in the first half, Sophia Dicenso again put Foxboro ahead but four minutes later Maher scored to tie it. Maher scored two straight goals in the second half, but MaryLou Long finished a pass from Annie McGeary with 11:41 left to make it 4-3.

Oliver Ames, 1 @ King Philip, 2 – Final – The Warriors scored a pair of goals in the first half and held on after Oliver Ames scored early in the second half. Liz Furfari scored on an assist from Courtney Foley and Casie Curtin scored off an assist from Alli Meehan. Missy Krim netted OA’s goal in the second half, assisted by Hannah Friend. 

Sharon @ North Attleboro, 3:45
Golf
Oliver Ames, 158 @ Taunton, 160 – Final – Brian Lambert carded a 38 and Steven Tasho had a 39 for Oliver Ames. Taunton’s Ryan O’Berg was the match medalist with a 36.

Milford, 170 @ Canton, 164 – Final – Canton’s Jackson Maffeo and Joey Vaughan each shot 40 for the Bulldogs while Danny Powers added a 41. Milford’s Ryan Tomaso was the match medalist, shooting a 38. 

Attleboro, 181 @ King Philip, 166 – Final – King Philip’s Danny McLoughlin was the match medalist, shooting a 40. 

Mansfield, 211 @ Franklin, 212 – Final (5 cards) – Mansfield’s Jason Hindman shot a 38 for the Hornets, Matt Chirichiello shot 39 and David Norris carded a 42. Matt Dao and Kacey Donahue each shot 38 for Franklin

Stoughton, 193 @ Sharon, 162 – Final – Sharon was led by Sam Shah, who shot a 38 on the day. 

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 – 09/29/15

Today’s games are listed below.
Boys Soccer
Mansfield, 2 @ Attleboro, 0 – Final – Chris Elsner picked up his sixth assist of the season, finding Brad Eames for the opening goal just seven minutes into the game to give the Hornets the early lead. Cullin Anastasia doubled the Hornets’ lead just seconds before the halftime before off an assist from Jareme DiLirenzo. Michael Kirejczyk made five saves in net and got strong performances from Harry Braidt, Max Gurnon, Nick Hyland and Elsner in front of him. 

Canton, 1 @ Stoughton, 1 – Final – Freshman Fabio Ponce De Leon finished off a long throw in from Josh Mitchell in the first half but Canton freshman Paul Corcoran scored his first career goal to pull the Bulldogs level. 

Taunton, @ King Philip, 4 – Final – Tyler Mann scored the opening goal inside the first 10 minutes off an assist from Joe Kellett and then Mann returned the favor less than 10 minutes later, finding Kellett on a corner kick. Will Weir also scored a first half goal and Cam Mullins added a fourth for the Warriors early in the second half. 

Milford, 0 @ Oliver Ames, 2 – Final – Junior Thomas McCormick set up a goal in both the first and second halves to push OA to a key divisional win. McCormick assisted on Keegan Nutt’s goal in the first half and then McCormick set up Jack Sheldon in the second half.
Girls Soccer
Attleboro, 1 @ Mansfield, 4 – Final – Alle Bezeau, Stephanie Kemp, Jen Kemp and Katie Bongarzone all scored second half goals to give Mansfield head coach Kevin Smith his 100th career victory. Paige Medeiros scored for Attleboro. 

Stoughton, 1 @ Canton, 6 – Final – The Bulldogs created a number of chances, according to coach Kate Howarth, and had five different players score goals in the win. Meaghan Hunter scored twice for Canton, which also got goals from Hannah Link, Riley Duserick, Sarah MacQuarrie, and Sarah Connelly. Stoughton’s goal was scored by Krista Michienzi off a cross from Mia Greene. 
Foxboro, 5 @ Sharon, 0 – Final – Riley Collins scored a hat trick for Foxboro and Hannah Burns and Hailey Maling each scored once. 

King Philip, 2 @ Taunton, 3 – Final
Oliver Ames, 3 @ Milford, 0 – Final – Oliver Ames jumped out to a 2-0 lead at halftime behind goals from junior Francesca Calabraro and senior Delaney Benton. Junior Kiana Lozzi added a second half goal for the Tigers. Milford head coach Jay Mastaj said Katie Brown, Kristen Franzini and Nichole Dahlgren played well for the Scarlet Hawks. 
Volleyball
Oliver Ames, 3 @ Sharon, 1 – Final
Field Hockey
Mansfield, 4 @ Attleboro, 1 – Final – Olivia Horn found the back of the net twice to pace Mansfield to a key divisional win over Attleboro. Caitlin Whitman and Brianna Puccia each scored once for the Hornets.

Canton, 1 @ Stoughton, 2 – Final – Angela Connelly’s goal with 2:39 left in the game lifted Stoughton to its first win over Canton in over a decade. Mia Russell scored Stoughton’s first goal.

Sharon, 0 @ Foxboro, 7 – Final – Annie McGeary scored a hat trick for the Warriors. 

North Attleboro, 0 @ Franklin, 5 – Final – Senior Samantha Jones made nine saves in net to get the shutout as Franklin bounced back from its first loss of the season. Freshman Annie Walsh scored a pair of goals while senior Kelsey McPhee, sophomore Christina Quinn and freshman Cassi Ronan each scored once. 

Taunton, 1 @ King Philip, 3 – Final – King Philip netted a pair of goals in the second half to break a 1-1 deadlock at halftime. Courtney Foley scored twice, one assisted by Christina Hathaway and one by Casie Curtin. Liz Furfari netted an unassisted goal for KP. 
Cross Country
Boys
Attleboro, 22 @ King Philip, 33 – Final

Milford, 25 @ Canton, 30 – Final – Canton senior Mark Clancy broke the course record time, finishing in 16:08 to beat the old record by 13 seconds. Canton’s other finishes were sophomore Jack Healey in fourth (17:09), senior Courtland Priest in sixth (17:41) Thomas Cahill in ninth (18:04) and Andrew Salvatori in 11th (18:27).

Foxboro, 44 @ Oliver Ames, 19 – Final
Mansfield, 20 @ Franklin, 35 – Final
North Attleboro, 35 @ Taunton, 20 – Final
Stoughton, 45 @ Sharon, 16 – Final
Girls
Attleboro, 50 @ King Philip, 15 – Final – King Philip took the first five spots in the race with sophomore Erin Quinn leading the way in 20:41. Erica Layne, Leia Quinn, Nicole Jutras and Brianna Aubin also finished in the top five. 

Milford, 34 @ Canton, 25 – Final – Canton’s Cat Song set a new course record (17:57), smashing the previous record (19:26) but nearly 90 seconds. Olivia Stevens finished fourth (22:13), Ally Chin finished fifth (22;21), Emily Orkin in seventh (22:35) and Margaret Polsgrove (22:54) in eighth. 
Foxboro, 41 @ Oliver Ames, 20 – Final
Mansfield, 42 @ Franklin, 18 – Final
North Attleboro, 22 @ Taunton, 39 – Final
Stoughton, 49 @ Sharon, 15 – Final
Golf
Milford, 104 @ Stoughton, 122 – Final (6 holes) – Ryan Tomaso, Anthony Arcudi, Riley Lynch and Tylor Renaud were the top four finishers for the Scarlet Hawks. Eoin Doherty was the top finish for Stoughton.

Sharon, 176 @ Canton, 156 – Final – Junior Pat Duggan and sophomore Danny Powers each shot 39 for the Bulldogs, who qualified for the state tournament with the win. Junior Jackson Maffeo added a 39 and Jack Goyetch shot 41 for Canton. Sharon’s Jordan Chabot shot a team-low 39. 

Taunton, 200 @ King Philip, 203 – Final – After being tied at 159 through four cards, the match was decided on the fifth card with Taunton edging KP by three strokes. Mario Wilson and Kaynel Gonsalves each shot 39 for Taunton while Justin Proto shot a 40. For King Philip, Mickey Riley was the match medalist with a 37 and sophomore Danny McLoughlin added a 38. 

Oliver Ames, 158 @ Attleboro, 175 – Final – Steven Tasho and Brian Lambert each carded a 39 to lead the Tigers to a win. Tyler Letendre shot a 40 for Attleboro.

North Attleboro, 166 @ Mansfield, 164 – Final