Today’s games are listed below.
#17 Attleboro, 2 @ #16 Hingham, 1 – Final (OT) – Attleboro junior Alex Vecchioli scored a late equalizer and then found the back of the net for the game-winner with just a minute left in the first overtime to give the Bombardiers the upset win on the road. Hingham took the lead in the first half but Vecchioli leveled the match with a free kick with 11 minutes to play. Vecchioli’s second goal, just moments before the whistle to end the first overtime, gave the Bombardiers the win. Attleboro awaits the winner of #1 Needham and #32 Barnstable.
#19 Milford, 1 @ #14 Marshfield, 0 – Final – Milford scored the lone goal of the game midway through the first half and its defense played outstanding in a 1-0 upset win over Marshfield. In the 22nd minute, Arthur Tome was played out wide and his service in found the team’s leading scorer Eduardo Santana and he did what he has done all season and punished the opposing defense with a goal. Milford’s defense had one of its best games, limiting Marshfield to just one shot that came off a free kick.
#18 Sharon, 1 @ #15 North Attleboro, 0 – Final – Click here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this match.
#19 Nashoba, 1 @ #14 Canton, 3 – Final – Click here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this match.
#24 Mansfield, 1 @ #9 Longmeadow, 4 – Final
#23 Beverly, 0 @ #10 King Philip, 6 – Final – Click here for a Photo Gallery from this match. Addisyn Lamothe-Vaughn and Heidi Lawrence each scored twice to lead the Warriors to a dominating win in the playoff opener. Ella Pisani opened the scoring with a line drive, 40-yard free kick that went just under the bar. That seemed to open the floodgates for KP. Pisani played a nice pass out to the left for Lawrence to run onto. She cut it back across the edge of the box to Dani Lomuscio, who calmly took a couple of touches before firing past the Beverly keeper. Lamothe-Vaughn got into the act when she met Danielle Gresham’s corner at the near post and nodded home. KP quickly made it 4-0 when Lawrence raced past her marker, rounded the keeper, and scored despite the effort of the defender on the line. Lawrence got her second shortly after the break when she ran onto Lomuscio’s first-time ball over the top. Lamothe-Vaughn got her brace off another corner, this time reacting to a loose ball that dropped in the box. Freshman goalie Lauren Obara made her varsity debut midway through the second half and made three saves to preserve the clean sheet.
#34 Bridgewater-Raynham, 1 @ #31 Attleboro, 2 – Final
#23 King Philip, 3 @ #10 Natick, 1 – Final – King Philip junior Kelly Holmes scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the second quarter and set up a key insurance tally in the fourth to help the Warriors earn an upset on the road over #10 Natick. Leah Santoro put the visitors on the board first with a goal in the first quarter but Natick was able to pull level on a corner with no time left to make it 1-1 after a quarter. Holmes scored the only goal of the second quarter to restore KP’s lead and the Warriors took a 2-1 lead into halftime. After a scoreless third quarter, Holmes had a beautiful cross at the start of the fourth quarter and Mara Boldy buried her chance to make it 3-1. KP head coach Kaitlyn Wilder praised her defense for their strong play while Haley Bright made eight saves in the win.
#18 North Attleboro, 2 @ #15 Milton, 3 – Final (OT) – North Attleboro nearly pulled off the upset on the road but Milton rallied for a pair of late goals to tie it and scored the game-winner in overtime to survive and advance. Caroline Folan scored the first goal of the game, finishing off a pass from Ava Spencer at the three minute mark of the second quarter for a 1-0 lead. North kept that advantage until the fourth when Julia Puccio (from Caitlin Vacher) scored just 38 seconds into the quarter to make it 2-0. Milton got on the board with just under five minutes to go and found the equalizer with under a minute to play. Ella Luistro and Ava McKeon had strong games defensively for the Rocketeers while Eman Farid made three saves in net.
Sharon, 11 @ Norton, 21 – Final
1Q: (S) Jace McCarron 32-yard field goal; (N) Norton 1-yard rush, XP good; (N) Norton 33-yard rush, XP good.
2Q: (N) Norton 10-yard rush, XP good.
3Q: No scoring.
4Q: (S) Liam Conway 31-yard pass to Jacob McLoughlin, Gabe Korn 2pt rush.