Oliver Ames Girls, Sharon Boys Split Doubleheader

Sharon's Matt Lowerre drives to the basket in the first half against Oliver Ames. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)
Sharon’s Matt Lowerre drives to the basket in the first half against Oliver Ames. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)


By Ryan Lanigan, Editor-in-Chief

NORTH EASTON, Mass. – Rivals Oliver Ames and Sharon settled for a split in a doubleheader on Friday night, with the OA girls earned a big win and the Sharon boys holding on for a key Davenport title win.
The second half of the double header featured Don Byron’s Tigers, coming off their third straight win, and first-year head coach Andrew Ferguson’s Eagles, which was upset in overtime on Monday night.
Based on the momentum of the teams coming in, it was fitting that Oliver Ames to an 11-2 lead in the first six minutes but by halftime, the Eagles had settled in and earned a lead they wouldn’t relinquish in a 60-51 win.
OA senior Tim Kelley scored eight points while junior Nick Welch hit a three to give the hosts the big lead early on but over the final two minutes, Sharon closed the gap with six points from Andrew Filipkowski and two from Ricardo Ripley to cut the deficit to four (14-10) at the end of the quarter.
“I knew how jacked up for the game they were and I told them they had to play under control but the first six minutes we didn’t do that,” Ferguson said. “But at the end of the first quarter into the second quarter, we really executed. I thought we shot the ball pretty well once we broke the ice with that first bucket and then we just played great defense. Tyler Smith, Matt Lowerre, all three of our bigs, just did a great job. We ran the floor well. I would have liked to make a couple of layups but anytime we can come to Oliver Ames and get a victory is fine with me.”
Matt Lowerre’s take to the rim tied the game at 17-17 and then his three pointer gave Sharon its first lead (20-19). OA answered with a Mike Graziano three but points from Devon Mann, Tyler Smith and Ripley put Sharon ahead for good. Smith hit an open three and Ripley hit a pair of free throws to give Sharon a 30-24 lead going into halftime.
The lead stayed around six or seven points for the until five minutes were gone in the third quarter when Mitchell Sirota converted a put back and Filipkowski drove for two to make it 40-30. Filipkowski then drained a three to give the Eagles their largest lead (12) at 43-31. Two free throws from each Connor Moroney and Kelley were able to keep OA within striking distance at 43-35 going into the final quarter.
“It’s not very often that Sharon is going to have a size advantage in a game but we had it today,” Ferguson said. “We really wanted to work the ball with Mitchell [Sirota], Peter [Banks] and Devon [Mann] and defensively, they had some tall guys but it felt like we were bigger than them. Then our perimeter defense, other than a couple of times when we lost Kelley in the first half, was very good. We made it difficult to get the ball inside which is a big point for us.”
The Eagles had the lead at 11 three separate times in the fourth quarter and after two free throws from Sirota were up as much as 12 again (55-43), but OA continued to hang around. Two free throws from Carter Evin and a bucket underneath from Graziano made it an eight point game and with less than a minute to go, Graziano drained a three to cut it to seven, but Sharon was able to hit their free throws and hold off any late charges from OA for the win.
“We said on the bench we were looking for a run, a 6-0 spurt but I don’t think we did all night,” Byron said. “I felt like we were working pretty hard on it and I thought the rebounding would go our way a bit, which is a good sign. We just made some mistakes, some uncharacteristic. We’ve been better on the ball than we were in that first half. There was a time were they were having some difficulty scoring but we didn’t take advantage of it.”
Ripley and Smith both finished with 12 points and a pair of rebounds, Filipkowski had 11 points, Sirota had seven points and four rebounds, and Banks had six points and 10 rebounds. For Oliver Ames, Kelley had 14 points, Dylan Mahoney and Graziano each had 10 points and Shawn Cardoza had 11 rebounds to go with three points.
“I tell the guys we’re a much better basketball team when the scoring is spread out,” Ferguson said. “When we’re sharing the basketball, we’re buying into it, that means we’re not getting into too much isolation and we’re getting out on the break. After a tough game on Monday, I think having Oliver Ames next on the schedule was a good thing, we were really focused in practice and we had a great talk. Once we got on the bus, I knew everyone was ready to go.”
Sharon (4-3, 3-2) will look to make it two in a row when they travel to King Philip (0-6, 0-5) on Tuesday while Oliver Ames will look to get back in the win column when they travel to Mansfield (5-1, 4-1) the same night.
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Oliver Ames Girls Remain Undefeated

Right from the start, the Lady Tigers were relentless with their pressure, using a full court press and athleticism to force turnover after turnover.
That defense led to offense for Oliver Ames, which led to a a double-digit lead by halftime and a big 62-30 win over Sharon to improve to 7-0.
The Tigers set the tone on the boards early, using an offensive rebound to get their first basket and then raced continued on for a 12-0 run. OA made it tough for Sharon every single trip up court and then quickly converted on the other end with Kayla Raymond, Kaitlyn McCarthy, Francesca Calabraro and Niyera Mitchell all contributing to the early run.
A 14-4 lead after the first quarter quickly turned into a 15 point advantage when Hannah Carroll drained a three then Calabraro followed up with a jumper. Sharon’s Alyssa Piazza (team-high 10 points) scored three straight for the Eagles but baskets from Kayla Raymond, Samantha Bamford and McCarthy pushed the Tigers’ lead to 25-7.
By halftime, Oliver Ames was up 29-12.
“Turning defense into offense, that’s really what we’ve been living off of,” OA head coach Laney Clement-Holbrook said. “And it helps that we have a lot of athletes, they all play physical and it gets them all jeeped up, which is nice. There will be days when they try to take it away from us. But in the instances people take that away from us like tonight, whether it be self inflicted or what Sharon did to us, I thought we moved very well without the ball and that to me was huge progress.”
The Tigers had their best scoring quarter of the game by scoring 17 points in the third quarter. OA shot 8/15 from the field in the quarter with five different players scoring. Calabraro had five, Bamford and Mitchell each had four and Raymond and McCarthy each hit field goals.
One big reason for the win was how much OA dominated the rebounding battle. The Tigers were able to pull down 23 of their 35 rebounds in the first half to help created the double-digit advantage.
“The first half we had around 25 rebounds, I actually checked with my assistant because that was one of the things we were focusing on,” Clement-Holbrook said. “I’m trying to get them to understand grit and it comes from that kind of stuff and they really did a good job.”
Junior Niyera Mitchell scored a career-high 16 points and pulled in 13 rebounds to pace Oliver Ames while Kaitlyn McCarthy had 13 points and three assists, Francesca Calabraro had 11 points and four rebounds and Kayla Raymond had six points and seven rebounds.
“Best game of her career, she did well against Sharon last year too,” Clement-Holbrook said of Mitchell. “This was really meaningful [for the whole team] because we’re trying different rotations based on what the match ups are. For them, it’s a new experience with the lineups changing. They just all need to bring it, because they all play. I have nine girls on the roster and every single one of them have contributed in every game, it’s awesome.”
Oliver Ames (7-0, 5-0) will host Mansfield (7-2, 5-0) in a battle of league unbeatens on Tuesday at 6:30. Sharon (3-4, 1-4) will look to get back in the win column when they host King Philip (1-6, 0-5) on the same night at the same time.
Ryan Lanigan can be contacted at RyanLanigan@hockomocksports.com and followed on Twitter at @R_Lanigan.

Monday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 01/04/16

Today’s games are listed below.
Boys Basketball
King Philip, 53 @ Attleboro, 69 – Final – Four different Attleboro players scored in double figures, led by Andrew Milliken’s 15 points and seven rebounds. Nate Douglas added 14 points, Jake Dunkley added 13 points and Lucas Boucicaut had 12 points. Kyle Murphy had 13 rebounds for the Bombardiers. Seth Sullivan had a team-high 12 points for King Philip.
Oliver Ames, 66 @ Canton, 47 – Final – Oliver Ames senior Tim Kelley scored a game-high 17 points, junior Dylan Mahoney dropped 14 points and seniors Connor Moroney and Shawn Cardoza each scored 10 points for the Tigers. Tony Harris had a team-high 16 points for Canton. 
Stoughton, 41 @ Foxboro, 63 – Final – Senior Alex DuBrow dropped a game-high 18 points, senior Jonathan Carnino scored a career-high 14 points and senior Jason Procaccini scored 10 points. Brandon Teixeira had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Black Knights. 
Taunton, 57 @ Franklin, 53 – Final – Taunton outscored Franklin 20-10 in the final quarter to secure the win. Five different players scored in double figures for Taunton: Quan Roberson had 14 points, Tommy MacLean had 11 points, four rebounds and seven assists, Carlos Borrero had 11 points and five assists, Dominique Smith had 11 points and six rebounds and Jose Mercado had 10 points and eight rebounds. Franklin’s Tim Prunier had 15 points and four assists, sophomore Connor Peterson had 11 points and Kevin Gill had 10 points for the Panthers. 
Milford, 62 @ Sharon, 55 – Final (OT) – Milford’s Anthony Arcudi came off the bench and scored a career-high 11 points, all coming in the 4th quarter and overtime. Dimitry Torres led the Scarlet Hawks with 16 points and Dwight Anderson had 12 points, including 10 from the free throw line. Ricardo Ripley had 15 points for Sharon and Tyler Smith had 12 points. 

North Attleboro, 43 @ Mansfield, 61 – Final – Christian Weber led Mansfield with 13 points while Phil Vigeant had nine points, Sam Goldberg and Max Boen each have eight points and Tyler Boulter had seven points. North Attleboro’s Brent Doherty had a game-high 17 points while Jonny Friberg had eight points. 
Girls Basketball
Canton, 21 @ Oliver Ames, 55 – Final – Sophomore Abby Reardon had a team-high 12 points and junior Francesca Calabraro chipped in with nine points for OA. 

Foxboro, 66 @ Stoughton, 38 – Final – Ashley Sampson paced Foxboro with 19 points, six assists and nine rebounds. Cassidy Harrison helped out with 16 points for the Warriors and Grace Tamulionis had eight points and 16 rebounds. Val Whalen had eight points and 13 rebounds for Stoughton, while Bridgette Whalen had eight points and nine rebounds. Foxboro broke open a three-point game with a 14-3 run to end the first half and 26-9 through the end of the third quarter.

Franklin, 50 @ Taunton, 32 – Final – Lauren Rudolph was the top scorer for the Panthers with 15 points and Carli Koffinke added 11 for Franklin.

Attleboro, 55 @ King Philip, 41 – Final – Emily Houle led the way for Attleboro in her second game back from injury with 21 points. Sarah Deyo added 18 for the Bombardiers. KP was led by Sam Madden with eight points.

Mansfield, 39 @ North Attleboro, 31 – Final – Jackie Carchedi scored 19 points to lead the Hornets. Meg Hill added six points and seven rebounds for Mansfield. North was led by Emily Peters with nine points and 10 boards.

Sharon, 39 @ Milford, 31 – Final – Alyssa Piazza had a double-double for the Eagles with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Sharon also got 11 points apiece from Charlotte Ransom and Emma Eberhardt and five steals from Shira Stoller.
Hockey
Taunton, 7 @ Apponequet/Connolly, 5 – Final

The 2015 Hockomock Football All Stars & HMs

FootballMVPs
Below are the official Hockomock League Football All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Kelley-Rex MVP

Nick Morrison, North Attleboro

Hockomock Kelley-Rex All Stars

Kyle Murphy, Attleboro
Brendan Nunes, Attleboro
Alex Silva, Attleboro
Brian Letourneau, Attleboro
Luke Gordon, Franklin
James Cooke, King Philip
Billy Dittrich, King Philip
Josh Schafer, Mansfield
Connor Finerty, Mansfield
Hunter Ferreira, Mansfield
Nick Morrison, North Attleboro
Bobby Mylod, North Attleboro
Josh Morrison, North Attleboro
Chad Peterson, North Attleboro
Connor Flynn, North Attleboro
Carlos Borrero, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

Sean Donnelly, Attleboro
Nick Yelle, Franklin
John DeLuca, King Philip
Nicholas Martin, Mansfield
Kyle Gaumond, North Attleboro
Connor Briggs, Taunton

Davenport MVP

Jake Ragusa, Canton

Hockomock Davenport All Stars

Jake Ragusa, Canton
Joe Bires, Canton
Woanyen Mahn, Canton
Austin Ryan, Foxboro
Connor Downs, Foxboro
Connor McNamara, Foxboro
Ronnie Martin, Foxboro
Zach Lanzetta, Milford
Blake Hill, Milford
Connor Moroney, Oliver Ames
Matt Cancian, Sharon
Jake Gibb, Stoughton
Matt Soto, Stoughton
Guy Eddy, Stoughton
Ryan Sullivan, Stoughton
Donnie Foley, Stoughton

Honorable Mentions

Mack Brown, Canton
James Blake, Foxboro
Jack DeSantis, Milford
Ryan McCarthy, Oliver Ames
Tyler Smith, Sharon
Matt Medina, Stoughton

The 2015 Hockomock Football All Stars & HMs

FootballMVPs
Below are the official Hockomock League Football All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Kelley-Rex MVP

Nick Morrison, North Attleboro

Hockomock Kelley-Rex All Stars

Kyle Murphy, Attleboro
Brendan Nunes, Attleboro
Alex Silva, Attleboro
Brian Letourneau, Attleboro
Luke Gordon, Franklin
James Cooke, King Philip
Billy Dittrich, King Philip
Josh Schafer, Mansfield
Connor Finerty, Mansfield
Hunter Ferreira, Mansfield
Nick Morrison, North Attleboro
Bobby Mylod, North Attleboro
Josh Morrison, North Attleboro
Chad Peterson, North Attleboro
Connor Flynn, North Attleboro
Carlos Borrero, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

Sean Donnelly, Attleboro
Nick Yelle, Franklin
John DeLuca, King Philip
Nicholas Martin, Mansfield
Kyle Gaumond, North Attleboro
Connor Briggs, Taunton

Davenport MVP

Jake Ragusa, Canton

Hockomock Davenport All Stars

Jake Ragusa, Canton
Joe Bires, Canton
Woanyen Mahn, Canton
Austin Ryan, Foxboro
Connor Downs, Foxboro
Connor McNamara, Foxboro
Ronnie Martin, Foxboro
Zach Lanzetta, Milford
Blake Hill, Milford
Connor Moroney, Oliver Ames
Matt Cancian, Sharon
Jake Gibb, Stoughton
Matt Soto, Stoughton
Guy Eddy, Stoughton
Ryan Sullivan, Stoughton
Donnie Foley, Stoughton

Honorable Mentions

Mack Brown, Canton
James Blake, Foxboro
Jack DeSantis, Milford
Ryan McCarthy, Oliver Ames
Tyler Smith, Sharon
Matt Medina, Stoughton

Friday's Schedule & Scoreboard – 11/06/15

Today’s games are listed below.
Football
D2 South
#4 Mansfield, 0 @ #1 Marshfield, 22 – Final
D3 Southwest
#2 North Attleboro,10 vs. #3 Duxbury, 21 – Final
1st Quarter: (NA) Connor Flynn 34 yard field goal.
2nd Quarter: (D) Bobby Maimaron 47 yard pass to Darnell Riley, Matt Antonino XP good.
3rd Quarter: (NA) Nick Morrison 6 yard rush, C. Flynn XP; (D) B. Maimaron 1 yard rush, XP failed; (D) B. Maimaron 29 yard pass to James Cavallo, J. Cavallo 2pt pass to B. Maimaron good.
4th Quarter: No scoring.
#5 Stoughton, 21 @ #1 Milton, 38 – Final
1st Quarter: (M) Mike Fallon 18-yard run, 2-point failed.
2nd Quarter: (M) Fallon 29-yard run, 2-point failed; (S) Jake Gibb 36-yard pass to Jack Connelly, XP blocked.
3rd Quarter: (S) Ryan Sullivan 8-yard run, Gibb XP; (M) Mack Feeney 2-yard run, 2-point failed.
4th Quarter: (M) Fallon 67-yard pass to Derek Perkins, Koby Osazee 2-point run good; Fallon 68-yard pass to David Perkins, 2-point failed; (S) Izon Swain Price 1-yard run, David Cellucci 2-point run good; (M) Osazee 20-yard run, XP blocked.
D4 South
#2 Foxboro, 20 vs. #3 Hanover, 21 – Final
Non-Playoffs
Attleboro, 42 @ Weymouth, 20 – Final
Canton, 10 vs. Randolph, 32 – Final
Franklin, 20 @ Durfee, 35 – Final
King Philip, 28 vs. Wellesley, 14 – Final

Oliver Ames, 21 vs. Norwell, 20 – Final
1st Quater: (N) C. Mudge 2 yard rush, XP failed; (OA) Charlie Ryan 65 yard pass to Shawn Cardoza, Steven Scurti XP good.
2nd Quarter: (N) Mark Sigwart 12 yard rush, XP failed; (OA) C. Ryan 40 yard pass to Connor Moroney, S. Scurti XP good.
3rd Quarter: No scoring.
4th Quarter: (N) Brady Bailey 3 yard rush, B. Bailey 2pt rush good; (OA) C. Ryan 10 yard pass to S. Scurti, XP good.

Sharon, 0 @ Westwood, 32 – Final
Taunton, 12 @ Framingham, 22 – Final
Boys Soccer
D2 South
#3 Oliver Ames, 1 vs. #19 Milton, 0 – Final – Thomas McCormick scored in the 33rd minute off an assist Keegan Nutt for the lone goal of the game. Oliver Ames advances to the D2 South Quarterfinals and will host #6 Hingham on Sunday, 11/8 at 5:00.

#13 Sharon, 0 @ #4 Randolph, 4 – Final

#15 Stoughton, 2 @ #2 Greater New Bedford, 4 – Final – Josh Mitchell put the Black Knights ahead with an early goal off an assist from Loubensky Lucas but GNBVT rallied to take a 2-1 lead at halftime. Will Peoples drilled a shot off the crossbar and in off a pass from Noah Schulze to level the game but GNBVT regained the lead 3-2. The Black Knights pushed numbers forward and went to three in the back and the Bears found the back of the net one final time. 
D3 South
#3 Foxboro, 5 vs. #19 Dedham, 1 – Final – Foxboro advances to the D3 South Quarterfinals and will host #6 Rockland on Sunday, 11/8 at 3:00. 
Girls Soccer
D1 South
#3 Franklin, 3 vs. #14 Walpole, 0 – Final – Victoria Stowell broke the deadlock nine minutes before halftime with an “olimpico” straight from a corner kick. Alexis Stowell and Meghan Doherty scored in the final 10 minutes to wrap up the win. Franklin advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will host #11 North Attleboro on Sunday, 11/8 at 4:00. 

#12 Mansfield, 4 @ #5 Bridgewater-Raynham – Final – Jen Kemp scored a pair of goals while Jackie Carchedi had a pair of assists and also scored one goal. Katie Bongarzone also chipped in with a goal as the Hornets got the win at the road. Mansfield advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will travel to #4 Needham on Sunday, 11/8 at 2:00. The Mansfield boys will play Needham before at 12:00.

#17 Taunton, 0 @ #1 Bishop Feehan, 7 – Final
Field Hockey
D1 South
#1 Mansfield, 4 vs. #16 Duxbury, 2 – Final – Caroline Maher netted all four of the Hornets’ goals in the win over Duxbury. Mansfield advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will host #8 Wellesley on Sunday, 11/8 at 2:00.

#4 Franklin, 4 vs. #20 King Philip, 0 – Final – Kelsey McPhee opened the scoring off an assist from Annie Walsh in the 11th minute. In the 23rd minute, Cassi Ronan added a goal off an assist from Taylor Reutlinger. Diana Griffin scored an unassisted goal and assisted on a goal by Walsh in the second half. Abby Campbell made 12 saves for KP. Franklin advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will host #5 Dennis Yarmouth on Sunday, 11/8 at 1:00. 

#11 Oliver Ames, 2 @ #6 Somerset Berkley, 1 – Final (OT) – Nicole Walker set up senior Missy Krim for a breakaway chance in overtime and the senior co-captain buried it to give the Tigers the win. Walker scored the go-ahead goal in the first half off an assist from Hannah Friend before Somerset Berkley leveled it in the second half. Head coach Janice Sundell said Katie Davenport, Christina Boudreau and Sarah Stevens all played well defensively.  Oliver Ames advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will travel to #3 Sandwich on Sunday, 11/8 at 3:00. 

#21 Attleboro, 0 @ #5 Dennis Yarmouth, 2 – Final

#23 Canton, 2 @ #7 Norwood, 1 – Final – Caroline Hagan scored once in each half as the Bulldogs scored the upset on the road at Norwood. Canton advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will travel to #2 Walpole on Sunday, 11/8 at 2:00.

Friday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 11/06/15

Today’s games are listed below.
Football
D2 South
#4 Mansfield, 0 @ #1 Marshfield, 22 – Final
D3 Southwest
#2 North Attleboro,10 vs. #3 Duxbury, 21 – Final
1st Quarter: (NA) Connor Flynn 34 yard field goal.
2nd Quarter: (D) Bobby Maimaron 47 yard pass to Darnell Riley, Matt Antonino XP good.
3rd Quarter: (NA) Nick Morrison 6 yard rush, C. Flynn XP; (D) B. Maimaron 1 yard rush, XP failed; (D) B. Maimaron 29 yard pass to James Cavallo, J. Cavallo 2pt pass to B. Maimaron good.
4th Quarter: No scoring.
#5 Stoughton, 21 @ #1 Milton, 38 – Final
1st Quarter: (M) Mike Fallon 18-yard run, 2-point failed.
2nd Quarter: (M) Fallon 29-yard run, 2-point failed; (S) Jake Gibb 36-yard pass to Jack Connelly, XP blocked.
3rd Quarter: (S) Ryan Sullivan 8-yard run, Gibb XP; (M) Mack Feeney 2-yard run, 2-point failed.
4th Quarter: (M) Fallon 67-yard pass to Derek Perkins, Koby Osazee 2-point run good; Fallon 68-yard pass to David Perkins, 2-point failed; (S) Izon Swain Price 1-yard run, David Cellucci 2-point run good; (M) Osazee 20-yard run, XP blocked.
D4 South
#2 Foxboro, 20 vs. #3 Hanover, 21 – Final
Non-Playoffs
Attleboro, 42 @ Weymouth, 20 – Final
Canton, 10 vs. Randolph, 32 – Final
Franklin, 20 @ Durfee, 35 – Final
King Philip, 28 vs. Wellesley, 14 – Final

Oliver Ames, 21 vs. Norwell, 20 – Final
1st Quater: (N) C. Mudge 2 yard rush, XP failed; (OA) Charlie Ryan 65 yard pass to Shawn Cardoza, Steven Scurti XP good.
2nd Quarter: (N) Mark Sigwart 12 yard rush, XP failed; (OA) C. Ryan 40 yard pass to Connor Moroney, S. Scurti XP good.
3rd Quarter: No scoring.
4th Quarter: (N) Brady Bailey 3 yard rush, B. Bailey 2pt rush good; (OA) C. Ryan 10 yard pass to S. Scurti, XP good.

Sharon, 0 @ Westwood, 32 – Final
Taunton, 12 @ Framingham, 22 – Final
Boys Soccer
D2 South
#3 Oliver Ames, 1 vs. #19 Milton, 0 – Final – Thomas McCormick scored in the 33rd minute off an assist Keegan Nutt for the lone goal of the game. Oliver Ames advances to the D2 South Quarterfinals and will host #6 Hingham on Sunday, 11/8 at 5:00.

#13 Sharon, 0 @ #4 Randolph, 4 – Final

#15 Stoughton, 2 @ #2 Greater New Bedford, 4 – Final – Josh Mitchell put the Black Knights ahead with an early goal off an assist from Loubensky Lucas but GNBVT rallied to take a 2-1 lead at halftime. Will Peoples drilled a shot off the crossbar and in off a pass from Noah Schulze to level the game but GNBVT regained the lead 3-2. The Black Knights pushed numbers forward and went to three in the back and the Bears found the back of the net one final time. 
D3 South
#3 Foxboro, 5 vs. #19 Dedham, 1 – Final – Foxboro advances to the D3 South Quarterfinals and will host #6 Rockland on Sunday, 11/8 at 3:00. 
Girls Soccer
D1 South
#3 Franklin, 3 vs. #14 Walpole, 0 – Final – Victoria Stowell broke the deadlock nine minutes before halftime with an “olimpico” straight from a corner kick. Alexis Stowell and Meghan Doherty scored in the final 10 minutes to wrap up the win. Franklin advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will host #11 North Attleboro on Sunday, 11/8 at 4:00. 

#12 Mansfield, 4 @ #5 Bridgewater-Raynham – Final – Jen Kemp scored a pair of goals while Jackie Carchedi had a pair of assists and also scored one goal. Katie Bongarzone also chipped in with a goal as the Hornets got the win at the road. Mansfield advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will travel to #4 Needham on Sunday, 11/8 at 2:00. The Mansfield boys will play Needham before at 12:00.

#17 Taunton, 0 @ #1 Bishop Feehan, 7 – Final
Field Hockey
D1 South
#1 Mansfield, 4 vs. #16 Duxbury, 2 – Final – Caroline Maher netted all four of the Hornets’ goals in the win over Duxbury. Mansfield advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will host #8 Wellesley on Sunday, 11/8 at 2:00.

#4 Franklin, 4 vs. #20 King Philip, 0 – Final – Kelsey McPhee opened the scoring off an assist from Annie Walsh in the 11th minute. In the 23rd minute, Cassi Ronan added a goal off an assist from Taylor Reutlinger. Diana Griffin scored an unassisted goal and assisted on a goal by Walsh in the second half. Abby Campbell made 12 saves for KP. Franklin advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will host #5 Dennis Yarmouth on Sunday, 11/8 at 1:00. 

#11 Oliver Ames, 2 @ #6 Somerset Berkley, 1 – Final (OT) – Nicole Walker set up senior Missy Krim for a breakaway chance in overtime and the senior co-captain buried it to give the Tigers the win. Walker scored the go-ahead goal in the first half off an assist from Hannah Friend before Somerset Berkley leveled it in the second half. Head coach Janice Sundell said Katie Davenport, Christina Boudreau and Sarah Stevens all played well defensively.  Oliver Ames advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will travel to #3 Sandwich on Sunday, 11/8 at 3:00. 

#21 Attleboro, 0 @ #5 Dennis Yarmouth, 2 – Final

#23 Canton, 2 @ #7 Norwood, 1 – Final – Caroline Hagan scored once in each half as the Bulldogs scored the upset on the road at Norwood. Canton advances to the D1 South Quarterfinals and will travel to #2 Walpole on Sunday, 11/8 at 2:00.

Football: 2015 Davenport Division Preview

By HockomockSports.com Staff

Canton

2014 Record: 6-5
2014 Finish: Missed playoffs
Coach: Dave Bohane
Key/Returning Players: Jake Ragusa, Sr., HB/LB; Mac Brown, Sr., OL/DL; Joe Bires, Sr., FB/LB; Nick MacGregor, Sr., OL/DL; Kenny Dulcio, Sr., OL/DL; Michael Harris, Sr., SE/DB; Woanyen Mahn, Sr., HB/DB; Mike McMahon, Sr., HB/FS; Dennis Ross, Jr., QB/LB.
Outlook: The Bulldogs graduated a handful of big names this past Spring but Canton has a lot of talent coming back in key positions. Anchored by a handful of returning starters, including some who will start for the third straight year, Canton could be a tough opponent every single week.
Offensively, junior Dennis Ross will take over under center after Brian Hagan graduated. There are some similarities between Ross and Hagan (21 total TDs in 2014) so the transition will be a bit easier than others experience. Ross has some speed with his legs and has good throwing strength. One target Ross will look for is Michael Harris, who is a big threat option and will get a lot of looks this season. The offensive line is strong and there is a good amount of experience.
On defense, head coach Dave Bohane has a solid amount of experienced talent that will be key this season. Senior Jake Ragusa is back and has been one of the Bulldogs leading tacklers in both his sophomore and junior years. Joe Bires’ athleticism is key but his football IQ is something that will help the Bulldogs. Nick MacGregor will be an anchor on the defensive line while Bohane had high praise for Mike McMahon, who will be the defensive quarterback from his safety position.

Foxboro

2014 Record: 7-4
2014 Finish: Reached D4 South Semifinal
Coach: Jack Martinelli
Key/Returning Players: Ronnie Martin, Sr., RB/LB; Connor Downs, Sr., RB/LB; Trevor Fishman, Sr., OT/DE; James Blake, Jr., OT/DE; Austin Ryan, Sr., WR/CB; Connor McNamara, Sr., WR/CB; Pat McCarthy, Sr., P/WR/SS.
Outlook: While the spotlight is on Stoughton as the favorite of the Davenport, Foxboro has a strong core of players and should be right in the thick of things. There are some big shoes to fill left by the Class of 2015 but to no one’s surprise, Jack Martinelli looks to have his team primed for another playoff push.
Junior Mark Clagg looks to be the one that will gets the reps at quarterback this season. Clagg already has a career touchdown pass under his belt when he tossed one against Walpole last year. Despite minimal varsity experience, Clagg will have a good amount of weapons to work with. Hockomock League All Star Ronnie Martin is back and should get the majority of the carries this year. Austin Ryan had a great summer in passing league and could carry that momentum into the season. With a couple of key pieces back on the line, Foxboro’s offense could be among the best in the league.
Defensively, there will be some holes that the Warriors need to plug. Connor Downs will be one of the top linebackers this season while Pat McCarthy, Austin Ryan and Connor McNamara will all see time in the secondary. The key could be getting a push up front for the Warriors.

Milford

2014 Record: 7-4
2014 Finish: Reached D3 Southwest Semifinal
Coach: Joe Todd
Key/Returning Players: Jack Desantis, Sr., RB/DB; Leo Moronta, Sr., TE/DE; Ryan Nesta, Sr., WR/LB; Zach Lanzetta, Sr., QB; John Niro, Sr., OL/DL; Blake Hill, Jr., WR/RB/LB; Ryan Gray, Jr., OL/DL; Asong Aminmentse, Jr., RB/DB; Riley Burns, Jr., OL/DL; Harrison Bliss, Jr., OL/LB; Tony Mobilia, Jr., WR.
Outlook: Milford was one of the biggest surprises in all of Division 3 last year with the run they made. With the talent they had, it’s no surprise. Although the Scarlet Hawks graduated a good amount of contributors from 2014, expect Milford to give opponents a tough time all season.
One big positive for Joe Todd and Milford will be having Zach Lanzetta under center. Now a senior, Lanzetta has been getting some reps since his sophomore year. After sharing QB duties over the past two years, it looks like Lanzetta will be full time this year. Jack Desantis will get a good amount of carries out of the backfield while Blake Hill, Leo Moronta and Tony Mobilia are all receiving threats that have experience.
There is a good amount of experience returning on defense for the Scarlet Hawks. Desantis and Aminmentse will patrol the secondary, while Ryan Nesta, Harrison Bliss and Blake Hill will form one of the more formidable linebacking corps in the Davenport. On the line, Ryan Gray and Riley Burns are two players with experience. Expect Milford to sneak up on some teams this season.

Oliver Ames

2014 Record: 3-8
2014 Finish: Reached D3 Southwest Quarterfinal
Coach: Mike Holland
Key/Returning Players: Connor Moroney, Sr., FB/LB; Andrew Callachan, Sr., RB/LB; Shawn Cardoza, Sr., TE/DE; Chris Hanegan, Sr., LB; Charlie Ryan, Sr., QB; Pat Mills, Sr., OL/DL; Kevin Geary, Sr., OL/DL.
Outlook: There is a lot that changes with a new coach but the Tigers have more than just a new face to deal with. With graduation and a couple of transfers, Oliver Ames has a lot gaps to fill this season. Luckily, new coach Mike Holland has been in the program for years which makes the transition smoother.
Charlie Ryan is back for his second year under center and his first full season as starter. Ryan tossed for nine touchdowns last season, which is second among quarterbacks returning this year. The biggest question will be finding new targets to catch those passes. Andrew Callachan has moved into the backfield this season and should get a good amount of carries. Connor Moroney will be an option on offense as will Shawn Cardoza but the Tigers will need some other faces to step up on offense.
On defense, Moroney could be one of the biggest surprises at linebacker while Shawn Cardoza could be one of the best lineman on defense this season. Kevin Geary has seen varsity time and could be poised for a breakout senior season. After giving up over 23 points on average last season, the Tigers will look to get back to 2013 form, where they gave up less than 10 points a game.

Sharon

2014 Record: 2-9
2014 Finish: Missed playoffs
Coach: Dave Morse
Key/Returning Players: Nate Hirsh, Jr., OT; Joey Dowler, Sr., TE; Josh Rotman, Jr., WR/CB; Kenny Marrero, Sr., OG; Bryce Smith, Sr., WR/CB; Tyler Smith, Sr., RB/WR/CB; Matt Cancian, Sr., RB/LB; Carlos Grullon, Sr., RB; Juvan Elisma, Jr., RB; Xavier Hackett, Jr., Safety; Keson John, Sr., WR; Ian Longol-Leonard, Jr., OT/DT; Peter Banks, Jr., OC.
Outlook: The Eagles were forced to change things up last season and although the offense struggled for consistency at time, the defense was a big bright spot. Sharon was one of the top defenses in the league last year with just a hair over 20 PPG allowed.
The good news for Sharon this year is the amount of players they have back at the skill positions. When the quarterback is settled on, expect players like Matt Cancian, Carlos Grullon, Juvan Elisma and Tyler Smith to all get looks coming out of the backfield. With Josh Rotman and Bryce Smith — two players that saw a lot of varsity time last season — back in the fold, Sharon will have plenty of options on offense. The key will be establishing a consistent offensive line.
Defensively, the Eagles will have a strong secondary and linebackers. With both Tyler and Bryce Smith, Josh Rotman and Xavier Hackett back, the secondary has plenty of experience. Kevin Jones also has a good amount of varsity experience and will be paired with Matt Cancian at linebacker. John Dentino and Ian Langol-Leonard will be two players counted on to bolster up the Eagles defensive line. With the talent that Sharon has back, a playoff appearance might be in the picture.

Stoughton

2014 Record: 9-2
2014 Finish: Reached D3 Southwest Semifinal
Coach: Greg Burke
Key/Returning Players: Jake Gibb, Sr., QB; Guy Eddy, Sr., RB/LB; Jordan Taylor, Sr., RB; Ryan Sullivan, Jr., RB/DB; Xzavian Marrero, Sr., RB/DB; Izon Swain-Price, Jr., SE/DB; Nick Hardy, Jr., RB/DB; Steven Elice, Sr., SE/DB; Jack Connolly, Jr., TE; Matt Medina, Sr., OL/DL; Matt Soto, Sr., OL/DL; Antoyne Sellman, Sr., DB; Donny Foley, Sr., LB; Devlin Carroll, Sr., LB.
Outlook: If you want to know what the Stoughton football team values, look no further than the roster they hand out at games. The Black Knights are the lone team to put defense positions first. It may be reading into it a little bit, but Stoughton has been become one of the defensive power houses in the entire state.
Obviously last year was a great year for Stoughton but expect the Black Knights to reload for 2015. With their athleticism, speed and strength, there is a lot of reasons to expect another hard-nosed defense. Linebackers Guy Eddy, Donnie Foley and Devlin Carroll are all experienced players with speed and leadership qualities. IN the secondary, Ryan Sullivan, Steven Elice, Antoyne Selman and Izon Swain-Price are all individuals capable of making a big play. Stoughton will be looking to get a push on the line similar to what they had last year.
Similar to the defense, Stoughton’s offense will first need to establish a solid offensive line. With Greg Burke in charge of developing the line, expect Stoughton to produce another strong one. That will be key as the Black Knights will have Jake Gibb back for his third year at quarterback and could be one of the top players in the league. Ryan Sullivan and Xzavian Marrero will be dangerous coming out of the backfield while Christian Hill, Nick Hardy, Guy Eddy and Jordan Taylor could see time carrying the ball. Steven Elice and Jack Connolly could emerge as go-to guys for Gibbs this year.