The 2015 Hockomock Boys Soccer All Stars & HMs

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Below are the official Hockomock League Boys Soccer All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Hockomock League MVP

Devante Teixeira, Foxboro

Hockomock League All Stars

Zach Rodrigues, Attleboro
Harry Lancaster, Attleboro
Patrick Hession, Canton
Devante Teixeira, Foxboro
Anthony Barreira, Foxboro
Joe Morrison, Foxboro
Rob Lowey, Foxboro
Nick Parent, Franklin
Henri Guilmette, Franklin
Dan Geraci, Franklin
Joseph Kellett, King Philip
Cameron Mullins, King Philip
Tyler Mann, King Philip
Maxwell Gurnon, Mansfield
Christopher Elsner, Mansfield
Mike Da Silva, Milford
Matt Coscarella, North Attleboro
Chris Romero, Oliver Ames
Keegan Nutt, Oliver Ames
Nathaniel Cardoza, Oliver Ames
Thomas McCormick, Oliver Ames
Andrew Filipkowski, Sharon
Noah Kurland, Sharon
Fabio Ponce de Leon, Stoughton
Goddy Fombe, Stoughton
Austin Botelho, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

Junior Coca, Attleboro
Sammy Papakonstantino, Canton
AJ Bubencik, Foxboro
Hatim Brahimi, Franklin
Brandon Zioldowski, King Philip
Michael Kirejczyk, Mansfield
Justin Borges, Milford
Gabe Pinhancos, North Attleboro
Jack Carroll, Oliver Ames
James Dunlea, Sharon
Tyler Melo, Stoughton
Derek Pereira, Taunton

The 2015 Hockomock Boys Soccer All Stars & HMs

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Below are the official Hockomock League Boys Soccer All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Hockomock League MVP

Devante Teixeira, Foxboro

Hockomock League All Stars

Zach Rodrigues, Attleboro
Harry Lancaster, Attleboro
Patrick Hession, Canton
Devante Teixeira, Foxboro
Anthony Barreira, Foxboro
Joe Morrison, Foxboro
Rob Lowey, Foxboro
Nick Parent, Franklin
Henri Guilmette, Franklin
Dan Geraci, Franklin
Joseph Kellett, King Philip
Cameron Mullins, King Philip
Tyler Mann, King Philip
Maxwell Gurnon, Mansfield
Christopher Elsner, Mansfield
Mike Da Silva, Milford
Matt Coscarella, North Attleboro
Chris Romero, Oliver Ames
Keegan Nutt, Oliver Ames
Nathaniel Cardoza, Oliver Ames
Thomas McCormick, Oliver Ames
Andrew Filipkowski, Sharon
Noah Kurland, Sharon
Fabio Ponce de Leon, Stoughton
Goddy Fombe, Stoughton
Austin Botelho, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

Junior Coca, Attleboro
Sammy Papakonstantino, Canton
AJ Bubencik, Foxboro
Hatim Brahimi, Franklin
Brandon Zioldowski, King Philip
Michael Kirejczyk, Mansfield
Justin Borges, Milford
Gabe Pinhancos, North Attleboro
Jack Carroll, Oliver Ames
James Dunlea, Sharon
Tyler Melo, Stoughton
Derek Pereira, Taunton

Goloboy's Late Goal Gives Sharon Draw Against OA

Sharon's Jake Goloboy settles the ball in the first half against OA. Goloboy netted the tying goal late in the second half. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)
Sharon’s Jake Goloboy settles the ball in the first half against OA. Goloboy netted the tying goal late in the second half. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)

By Ryan Lanigan, Editor-in-Chief

NORTH EASTON, Mass. – Sharon’s Jake Goloboy scored with less than 10 minutes remaining on a counter attack and the Eagles picked up a point on the road with a 1-1 tie against Oliver Ames.

The Tigers scored first, finding the back of the net in the 52nd minute to break open a scoreless stalemate but Sharon equalized in the 71st minute to earn the draw.

“I think we’re coming on here late in the season after having some rough games early on,” Sharon head coach Bryan Kelly said, adding how pleased he was to get the result against the #10 team in the state. “We’re starting to string together passes, we’re starting to play better. I didn’t even think we played that great tonight but they got into our heads a little bit. They took us out of our game but when we did possess the ball, we played well.”

Oliver Ames had the majority of the chances in both halves, including a volley from senior Chris Romero in the 13th minute that just went over the bar. Just a minute later, a long throw from Max Bamford was deflected around in the area but Sharon senior Matt Lowerre was in the right spot at the right time and cleared the ball off the goal line.

The Tigers kept up the pressure and three minutes later senior captain Keegan Nutt got a hold of a shot off a bounce that forced Sharon senior goalie Andrew Filipkowski to punch the ball over the bar. In the 29th minute, Romero took a feed from senior Joe Cucinotta and ripped a low shot with his left foot that hit the near post and stayed out. Filipkowski came up big again with just over seven minutes left in the half when sophomore Nathaniel Cardoza had a chance from just inside the area but Sharon’s keeper got his legs in the way.

“If we don’t finish, we’re not going anywhere. That’s just the fact,” Oliver Ames head coach John Barata said. ‘We totally dominated the game, they took two shots and scored one. That’s a problem for us. It was one counter attack all game. We hit the ball off the bar, we had chances inside the six, missed breakaways. It’s the same story, different night and tonight we got punished.

The home side was finally able to convert just under 12 minutes into the second half. Sophomore Cam Vella hit a one time through ball to junior Thomas McCormick, who curved bent his run perfectly down the middle. McCormick unleashed a shot from a step inside the 18 but was robbed by a kick save from Filipkowski. The rebound fell to Nutt and he placed his shot off the far post and into the back of the net to go up 1-0.

“We play a variety of formations, mostly playing 4-3-2-1. That’s a coaching mistake of mine, I should have switched to a 4-4-2 earlier,” Kelly said. “When we did switch, we capitalized. Our speed up front gave them trouble in the back and that’s where we got them. If we made that shift earlier, who knows what this game ends at. OA is a very good team, we know that. I think we did a good job tracking back on their balls over the top. They’re a very skilled team.”

OA had another chance just over 10 minutes later but an acrobatic save from Filipkowski at the near post stuffed McCormick’s tough angle big.

Finally in the 71st minute, Sharon was able to use a counter attack to catch Oliver Ames. Senior James Dunlea unleashed a logn ball from midfield up to junior Oliver Hu. Hu pulled the defender to the right side and slid his pass into the middle to an open Jake Goloboy and the senior buried his chance into the back of the net.

With just over five minutes to play, a deflected pass fell to Vella and he had a chance alone on Filipkowski but his low shot was swallowed up by Sharon’s captain.

“In all honesty, that was one of the best performances I’ve seen from a high school goalkeeper,” Kelly said. “I think he’s the best keeper in the league. He’s the backbone of our team, he’s our captain, he’s our vocal leader and he’s why we are where we are in the season.

Oliver Ames (12-0-2) remains unbeaten with two games left. The Tigers, who had a two point advantage in the Davenport Division race, travel to Milford and Foxboro next week. Sharon improves to 9-6-1 overall and will close out the regular season next week by hosting Foxboro and traveling to Canton.

Ryan Lanigan can be contacted at RyanLanigan@hockomocksports.com and followed on Twitter at @R_Lanigan.

Tuesday's Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/20/15

Today’s games are listed below.
Boys Soccer
Taunton, 0 @ Attleboro, 3 – Final

Oliver Ames, 3 @ Canton, 1 – Final – Junior Thomas McCormick gave the Tigers the lead after a long throw from Max Bamford. In the second half, senior Keegan Nutt set up Chris Romero and Nathaniel Cardoza to give OA a 3-0 lead. 
Milford, 0 @ Foxboro, 4 – Final – Anthony Barreira, Nic Biegel, Devante Teixeira and Hussein Kafel all scored for the Warriors, who had a 3-0 lead at half.
North Attleboro, 1 @ King Philip, 4 – Final – Joe Kellett, Larsen Keys and Mike Rowe each registered two points as the Warriors came back from a one goal deficit. Gareth King put the Rocketeers ahead before Kellett scored off a free kick from Cam Mullins. Keys then put KP ahead, heading home a corner from Kellett. Mike Rowe got his first goal by converting a corner from sophomore Connor Mullins. Rowe’s second goal came off a through ball from Keys. 

Sharon, 1 @ Stoughton, 0 – Final – Sharon’s Jake Goloboy scored the lone goal of the game on an assist from James Dunlea as the Eagles qualified for the state tournament. Andrew Filipkowski had the shutout in net for Sharon.
Girls Soccer
Attleboro, 0 @ Taunton, 1 – Final
Canton, 0 @ Oliver Ames, 5 – Final – Jackie Mills scored a pair of goals and had an assist to lead the Tigers to a key division win. Kiana Lozzi had a goal and an assist while Lauren Wright and Tori Wyman each scored for OA.

Foxboro, 0 @ Milford, 2 – Final – Carina Thompson and Kristen Franzini each scored a goal for the Scarlet Hawks and Lindsay Stiles and Katie Brown each had an assist. Milford head coach Jay Mastaj said Nicole Dahlgren and Gabby O’Neil played well on defense.

King Philip, 0 @ North Attleboro, 1 – Final – Haley Guertin scored in the 27th minute off an assist from Britta McDonald to lift the Rocketeers to a win. 
Stoughton, 2 @ Sharon, 1 – Final – Stoughton freshman Gabi Diaz scored twice in the second half, the final goal coming in the final minute to lift the Black Knights. Alana Richards and Emmie Sprague each ahd an assist. Head coach Tara Daniels credited Sarina Hutchinson and Sarah Widrow with strong defensive games. Ally Steinberg scored a first half goal for Sharon.
Volleyball
Franklin, 2 vs. Bishop Feehan, 3 – Final – Alyssa Shea had 10 kills and three digs, Aubrie Kutil had 13 kills and Hannah Chace added eight kills for the Panthers. Dayna McCue had a whopping 45 serve receives, 25 digs and a pair of aces for Franklin.
Attleboro vs. Norton, 5:30
Field Hockey
Taunton, 0 @ Attleboro, 3 – Final
Oliver Ames, 1 @ Canton, 0 – Final – OA senior Carly Cidado’s goal in the first half off an assist from junior Kendall Clifford gave the Tigers the win and qualified OA for the state tournament. Cassie Gavin stopped nine shots for the shutout in net. 

Milford, 1 @ Foxboro, 3 – Final – Freshman Lily Daly scored a pair of goals for Foxboro while MaryLou Long scored once. Milford’s Elena DelloRusso had the lone goal for the Scarlet Hawks.
Franklin, 0 @ Mansfield, 1 – Final – Mansfield broke open the deadlock with just six minutes remaining to hand the Panthers their first league loss this season. Franklin’s Samantha Jones made six saves while freshman Cassi Ronan led a Franklin offense that registered 15 shots on goal.

North Attleboro, 1 @ King Philip, 2 – Final – The Warriors took the lead in the first half when Alli Meehan converted her breakaway chance for an unassisted goal. Liz Furfari doubled KP’s lead off of an assisted goal in the second half. North Attleboro’s Mcayla Moody scored off a corner with just over a minute remaining. 
Sharon, 1 @ Stoughton, 4 – Final – Courtney Campbell scored a pair of goals while Angela Connolly and Olivia Schlehuber each scored once. Emily Locke scored Sharon’s goal while Brigid Loftus played well in net for the Eagles. 
Cross Country
Boys
Milford, 33 @ Blackstone-Millville, 22 – Final
Girls
Milford, 15 @ Blackstone-Millville, 50 – Final

Tuesday's Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/13/15

Today’s games are listed below.
Boys Soccer
Attleboro, 1 @ Oliver Ames, 3 – Final – OA senior Keegan Nutt scored a pair of goals in the first half and sophomore Nathaniel Cardoza added the team’s third in the second half. 

Taunton, 0 @ Canton, 1 – Final – Pat Hession converted a penalty kick in the final minutes to lift the Bulldogs. Sophomore Abe Garber recorded the shutout in for Canton. 

King Philip, 1 @ Foxboro, 2 – Final – Foxboro senior Devante Teixeira scored a pair of goals, one coming in each half. The teams were tied 1-1 at half. King Philip’s Joe Kellett scored a first half goal. 

Franklin, 2 @ Stoughton, 4 – Final – With the game tied 1-1 at halftime, Stoughton found the back of the net three times in the second half to score the win. Loubensky Lucas put the Black Knights up 2-1 on a header off a long throw from Josh Mitchell and then Mitchell made it 3-1 with a shot from 25 yards out. Lucas capped Stoughton’s scoring with a long range shot to make it 4-1. Noah Schulze scored Stoughton’s first half goal off another long throw from Mitchell. Nick Parent and Brian Czuba scored for Franklin.  

Mansfield, 0 @ Sharon, 2 – Final – James Dunlea gave the Eagles the lead in the 38th minute off an assist by Ben Stamm. Sharon was able to add an insurance goal in the final minutes when Dunlea set up Jake Goloboy to make it 2-0.

North Attleboro, 2 @ Milford, 4 – Final – Milford erased a deficit on two occasions as Justin Borges recorded a hat trick for the Scarlet Hawks. Marcello Panno had a pair of assists for Milford. Leo Charlebois and Matt Cosacarella scored goals for the Rocketeers and Gabe Pinhancos had a pair of assists.  
Girls Soccer
Oliver Ames, 7 @ Attleboro, 0 – Final – Francesca Calabraro scored a hat trick for the Tigers and Kiana Lozzi chipped in with two goals and two assists. Lauren Wright and Abby Reardon also scored for OA.

Canton, 1 @ Taunton, 0 – Final – Tessa Cudmore scored the lone goal of the game for the Bulldogs. 

Foxboro, 5 @ King Philip, 3 – Final
Stoughton, 0 @ Franklin, 9 – FinalAlexis Stowell had a hat trick and an assist for the Panthers, while sister Victoria scored one goal and had three assists. Emily Spath scored a pair of goals and Meghan Doherty, Jessica Kroushl, and Emily Mastaj all added goals.
Sharon, 0 @ Mansfield, 0 – Final
Milford, 0 @ North Attleboro, 0 – Final
Volleyball
Attleboro, 0 @ Oliver Ames, 3 – Final

Taunton, 2 @ Canton, 3 – Final – Taunton picked up a win in the first set before Canton notched two wins. Taunton fought back to force a fifth set but the Bulldogs were able to hold on for a 21-25, 25-19, 25-18, 22-25, 15-9 win. Elizabeth Hamilton paced Canton with 17 kills and 21 digs while head coach Pat Cawley said Olivia Devoe played “outstanding” on defense with 35 digs. Sarah Reissfelder and Rye Verille each added 13 kills while Nicole Poole had 43 assist and 15 digs. Cawley called it a great team effort from the Bulldogs. Tatum Speicher had 34 assists for the Tigers, Molly Sullivan added 20 digs and Meghan Navarro had 24 digs and three aces.

King Philip, 3 @ Foxboro, 0 – Final – King Philip notched a 25-12, 25-12, 29-27 sweep on the road. Josie Rowean led KP with 15 kills, Amelia Murphy and Emma Lopez each added three kills, Micaela Murray had 10 digs and head coach Kristen Geuss said Angela Vellante had a good game defensively. 

Franklin, 3 @ Stoughton, 0 – Final – Dayna McCue had 19 service points, 17 digs and 10 aces to pace Franklin to a 25-15, 25-10, 25-18 sweep on the road. Beth Neal had 12 assists, seven kills, a pair of blocks and an ace and Caroline Maguire added six service points, four kills and three blocks. Stoughton’s Bianca DeSousa had 13 assists, seven digs and five service points.
North Attleboro, 3 @ Milford, 0 – Final
Field Hockey
Attleboro, 1 @ Oliver Ames, 6 – Final – Oliver Ames scored four unanswered goals in the second half, turning a one goal lead at the break into a big win. Kendall Clifford, Dimitra Efremidis, Carly Cidado, Missy Krim, Hannah Friend and Ali Nolan scored for Oliver Ames.

Taunton, 1 @ Canton, 4 – Final
King Philip, 2 @ Foxboro, 4 – Final
Franklin, 0 @ Stoughton, 0 – Final – The Panthers had a 12-2 edge in shots but neither side was able to break through. Franklin head coach Lisa Cropper said Seniors Taylor Reutlinger and Kenzi Pleshaw played well in the midfield for the Panthers. Stoughton head coach Dan Mark praised goalie Kara Ploss, saying she played outstanding in goal.

Mansfield, 6 @ Sharon, 1 – Final
North Attleboro, 1 @ Milford, 1 – Final – Nicole Fokas scored Milford’s lone goal of the game. Jessica Palmer, who head coach Emily Abbondanza-Luuri said had a strong game for the Scarlet Hawks, had the assist. 
Cross Country
Boys

Taunton, 29 @ Attleboro, 27 – Final
Canton, 23 @ Foxboro, 26 – Final – Foxboro’s Jason Reed won the race, finishing the league schedule undefeated.
North Attleboro @ Franklin, 3:30
King Philip, 48 @ Mansfield, 15 – Final

Sharon, 18 @ Milford, 45 – Final

Stoughton, 50 @ Oliver Ames, 15 – Final
Girls
Taunton @ Attleboro, 3:45
Canton, 38 @ Foxboro, 20 – Final

North Attleboro, 34 @ Franklin, 22 – Final – Franklin clinched the Kelley-Rex division title. 

King Philip, 20 @ Mansfield, 41 – Final – Mansfield’s Julie Romano finished first in 20:19 but the Warriors got the next five finishers in Nina Sitarski (21:41), Erin Quinn (21:41), Leia Quinn (22:01), Brianna Aubin (22:34) and Erika Layne (22:54).

Sharon, 19 @ Milford, 44 – Final

Stoughton, 40 @ Oliver Ames, 19 – Final
Golf
Milford, 179 @ Sharon, 181 – Final
Oliver Ames, 144 @ North Attleboro, 154 – Final – Steven Tasho carded a match-low 35 to pace the Tigers while Nick Lombardi shot 36 and Eric LeBlanc shot 38. North Attleboro’s David Colsanti shot a 36.
Mansfield, 165 @ Attleboro, 174 – Final – The Hornets clinched their second straight Kelley-Rex division title and eighth since 2006. David Craig shot a 40 for the Hornets, Matt Chirichiello shot 41 and David Norris and Devon Barbero each shot 42.

Foxboro, 175 @ Stoughton, 189 – Final
King Philip, 170 @ Taunton, 166 – Final
Franklin, 162 vs. Medway, 170 – Final – David Hardin shot a 39 while Ryan Morse shot a 40 for the Panthers.
 

Friday's Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/09/15

Today’s games are listed below.
Football
North Attleboro, 14 @ Attleboro, 0 – Final
1st Quarter: (NA) Patrick Johnson 65 yard interception return, Connor Flynn XP; (NA) Nick Rajotte 30 yard rush, C. Flynn XP.
2nd Quarter: No scoring.
3rd Quarter: No scoring.
4th Quarter: No scoring.
Canton, 22 @ Stoughton, 21 – Final (OT)
1st Quarter: (Sto) Guy Eddy 1 yard run, XP missed.
2nd Quarter: (Can) Jake Ragusa 2 yard run, Thomas Monagle XP.
3rd Quarter: No scoring.
4th Quarter: (Sto) Jake Gibb 18 yard pass to Eddy, 2-point failed; (Can) Dennis Ross 35 yard pass to Michael Harris, Woanyen Mahn 2-point run; Gibb 27 yard field goal.
Overtime: Ragusa 2 yard run, Monagle XP; Gibb 2-yard run, 2-point failed. 
Foxboro, 42@ Milford, 14 – Final
1st Quarter: (F) Mark Clagg 52 yard pass to Austin Ryan, John Cronin XP good; (F) M. Clagg 15 yard pass to Ronnie Martin, J. Cronin XP good.
2nd Quarter: (M) Blake Hill 5 yard rush, XP good; (F) Darren Kelly 12 yard rush, J. Cronin XP good. 
3rd Quarter: (F) Austin Ryan 99 yard punt return, J. Cronin XP good; (M) Zach Lanzetta 10 yard pass to Blake Hill, XP good; (F) R. Martin 11 yard rush, J. Cronin XP good.
4th Quarter: (F) D. Kelly 65 yard rush, J. Cronin XP good. 

King Philip, 10 @ Franklin, 3 – Final
1st Quarter: (KP) Zach Boari 17 yard field goal.
2nd Quarter: (F) Nick Yelle 20 yard field goal.
3rd Quarter: (KP) John DeLuca 2 yard rush, Z. Boari XP good.
4th Quarter: No scoring.

Taunton @ Mansfield – Postponed to 10/10, 12:00

Sharon, 28 @ Oliver Ames, 12 – Final
1st Quarter: (OA) Liston Funai 7 yard rush, 2pt fail.
2nd Quarter: (S) Tyler Smith 55 yard rush, Josh Rotman XP good; (S) Rob Bayha 21 yard pass to Craig Titus, J. Rotman XP good; (S) R. Bayha 21 yard pass to Bryce Smith, J. Rotman XP good.
3rd Quarter: (S) Juvan Elisma 43 yard rush, J. Rotman XP good.
4th Quarter: (OA) Charlie Ryan 12 yard pass to Shawn Cardoza, XP fail.
Boys Soccer
Canton, 0 @ Franklin, 2 – Final – Kevin Hall scored for the third straight game, this time off an assist from David Stowell to pace the Panthers. Austin Kent added an unassisted for for Franklin.
Oliver Ames, 1 @ Kinge  Philip, 0 – Final – Oliver Ames senior Keegan Nutt headed home the lone goal of the game, finishing off a rebound off of Chris Romero’s shot that hit the crossbar.

Milford, 1 @ Taunton, 3 – Final – Lens Esquil scored for the second consecutive game, this time finding the back of the net twice for the Tigers. Senior Austin Botelho had two assists and Daeshawn Duffy scored once.
Sharon, 4 @ North Attleboro, 1 – Final – Sharon found the back of the net just five minutes into the game when Lucas Allaria converted an assist from Jake Goloboy. James Dunlea doubled the league off an assist from Liam McManus and Stephen Higgins scored unassisted in the 34th minute to make it 3-0. Matt Lowerre capped Sharon’s scoring shortly into the second half off an assist from Dunlea. Gareth King netted a late goal for the Rocketeers.
Girls Soccer
Franklin, 2 @ Canton, 0 – Final – Megan Georges and Meghan Dieterle scored the goals for Franklin both assisted by Victoria Stowell.
Mansfield, 4 @ Foxboro, 2 – FinalJen Kemp scored two goals and assisted on a pair of Jackie Carchedi goals in the first half for the Hornets. Hannah Burns scored in the first half and Lily Sykes scored with five minutes left for Foxboro. 
King Philip, 0 @ Oliver Ames, 4 – Final – Francesca Calabraro scored a pair of goals for OA. Emily Freeman and Julia Roy also scored, while Delaney Benton had three assists for the Tigers, who scored all their goals in the first half. 

Taunton, 1 @ Milford, 2 – Final – Kristen Franzini scored off an assist by Gabbie O’Neil and Katie Brown headed home the winner with fewer than two minutes remaining assisted by Francesca Shipperd. Christine Pye returned from injury to make 11 saves in goal. Abby Small had the goal for Taunton.

North Attleboro, 5 @ Sharon, 0 – Final – Hana Caster scored once and had two assists, Shannon Kingsley netted a pair of goals and Haley Guertin picked up two points for the Rocketeers, who led 3-0 at half. Felocity Monfils also added a goal for the Rocketeers and Leah Jette had an assist. Kiersten Bixby and Nina Beauvias combined for the shutout in net.
Volleyball
King Philip, 1 @ Bishop Feehan, 3 – Final King Philip fell on the road, 20-25, 25-21, 21-25, 16-15. 
Mansfield, 1 vs. Needham, 3 – Final – Mansfield picked up a win in the second set to level the match but Needham took sets three and four to get the win, 19-25, 25-17, 22-25, 16-25. Cathryn Heavey had 33 assists and 10 digs in the loss for the Hornets.
Sharon, 1 @ Norwood, 3 – Final
Stoughton, 1 vs. Cardinal Spellman, 3 – Final – Stoughton suffered a 26-24, 15-25, 24-26, 19-25 loss on the road. Bianca DeSousa had 16 assists, 14 digs, 10 service points, eight aces, five kills and two blocks and Val Whalen added seven kills and seven blocks.
Field Hockey
Milford @ Taunton – Postponed to 10/19
Golf
Attleboro, 184 @ Foxboro, 174 – Final

King Philip, 169 @ Oliver Ames, 157 – Final – Jack Green’s 37 paced Oliver Ames while Brian Lambert carded a 39. Todd Bushway and Danny McLoughlin each shot 41 for King Philip.

Stoughton, 190 @ Franklin, 165 – Final – Matt Dao and Matt Pleshaw each shot a 40 for the Panthers. 
Taunton, 208 @ Mansfield, 206 – Final (5 cards) – David Craig led Mansfield with a 39, who picked up its second straight win on a card off. Devon Barbero shot a 40, Mike Marry shot 41 and Matt Chirichiello carded a 42. 
 

Scoring Struggles Continue For Sharon At Gillette

Matt Lowerre
Matt Lowerre (8) goes up for a header against Shepherd Hill on Monday at Gillette Stadium. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

By Josh Perry, Managing Editor

FOXBORO, Mass. – Sharon dominated the ball for long stretches of the second half of Monday night’s non-league matchup with Shepherd Hill at Gillette Stadium but managed only two shots on target and neither shot troubled the Rams keepers.

Frustration mounted on the Sharon sidelines as head coach Bryan Kelly stood with his hands on his head after another attack dwindled away on the sidelines or another free kick failed to make its way into the box.

The Rams may not have had the ball much, but they were dangerous when they did get it with rapid counterattacks and long punts into the Sharon box that created several scoring chances, including one in the final seconds of the first half that produced the winner.

One mistake at the back, one moment of indecision, was all it took for Shepherd Hill to walk away with a 1-0 victory.

“The fact is we make a mistake a game or two mistakes a game,” said Kelly. “We’re solid but the fact of the matter is if we put the ball in the back of the net then we’re not facing these dilemmas.”

He added bluntly, “This team needs to start scoring.”

The first half was a contrast in styles with Sharon looking to keep the ball down and play through the midfield, which is one of the reasons Kelly moved senior Dan Bender into the back four alongside Sam Weidig. The Rams wanted to move it quickly from front to back and looked for long angled balls into striker Mark Wilding.

It only took six minuted for the Rams to show the effectiveness of the strategy when a long pass found Wilding in behind the defense but Andrew Filipkowski got a piece of the shot, which was then cleared off the line.

Chances for either team were few and far between. Sharon forced two saves, but both were comfortable ones on shots from distance.

On the brink of halftime, the game changed. Ben Boudreau sent a long ball over the top and there was hesitation between the back four as well as Filipkowski. Tyler Fagan took advantage to sneak in and then finish it over the top of the keeper for a 1-0 lead with practically the last kick of the half.

“It kind of deflated us,” admitted Kelly. “We knew they were going to just kick and run and that’s where they got all their chances from was kicking it as far as they could and running on to their fast striker. It hurt us.”

“He had one chance, we made a mistake, and they capitalized. That’s the name of the game; that’s soccer.”

The Eagles came out with renewed vigor in the second half and dominated possession and pushed the Shepherd Hill defense back into its defending third of the pitch. It was there that every attack seemed to break down. The ball would cycle to Sonny Somdah down the left touchline or Lucas Allaria on the right and the ball failed to get into the middle where Kelly argued the Eagles are their most potent.

“I think this big, wide field hurt us to be honest with you,” Kelly explained. “We’re a middle of the field kind of team and that’s where our strength is and we kept pushing to the sideline, pushing to the sideline and then we had nothing to do with it.”

“That’s not where we score from – we score in the middle of the field.”

The Eagles kept the ball well with James Dunlea, Matt Lowerre, and Stephen Higgins consistently winning the ball back and getting it back into the attack, but they failed to find openings to take a shot. It was not until the 71st minute off a free kick that Sharon managed to test the keeper in the second half.

“They wanted to keep running straight,” said Kelly. “We talk about making angled runs all the time – looping around your defender, making overlapping runs and we just didn’t do that tonight.”

The best chance of the second half actually fell to the Rams who once again created havoc with a ball over the top of the defense. This time it was Widing that got on the end of it after beating Weidig in the air, but his shot was narrowly over the bar.

Despite pushing to the final whistle, Sharon could not find the chance it needed for an equalizer. The Eagles (4-6, 3-5) will return home to face Taunton on Wednesday

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

Saturday's Schedule & Scoreboard – 09/26/15

Today’s games are listed below.
Boys Soccer
Attleboro, 0 vs. Dartmouth, 1 – Final

Sharon, 2 @ Norwood, 1 – Final – James Dunlea opened the scoring for Sharon off an assist from Lucas Allaria in the 57th minute. Less than 15 minutes later, the Eagles scored the game winning goal. Oliver Hu found the back of the net off an assist from Noah Kurland in the 70th minute. 

Taunton, 0 @ New Bedford, 6 – Final
Girls Soccer
Oliver Ames, 3 @ Brockton, 2 – Final – With the game tied 2-2, Oliver Ames sophomore Jackie Mills netted the game winner off a great cross from junior Lauren Wright. Francesca Calabraro set up the Tigers on their first two goals. The first was to junior Tori Wyman in the first half to tie the game 1-1 and then the second was early in the second half to sophomore Abby Reardon. 

Taunton, 0 vs. New Bedford, 0 – Final
Field Hockey
Attleboro, 3 @ Dartmouth, 2 – Final – Attleboro jumped out to a 2-1 lead at halftime and held on for a 3-2 non-league win over former conference rival Dartmouth. Grace Mayer, Ally Pierce and Katie Patton each scored once while Quincy Harding had two assists and Emily Houle had one.

Franklin, 0 vs. Walpole, 2 – Final – Seniors Taylor Reutlinger and Maddie Gendreau and junior Dana Lewandowski played a strong game for Franklin according to head coach Lisa Cropper.

King Philip, 5 vs. Bellingham, 0 – Final

Romero’s Disputed Goal the Winner for OA at Sharon

Chris Romero
OA senior Chris Romero scored the lone goal at Sharon as the Tigers improved to 6-0 on the season. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

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By Josh Perry, Managing Editor

SHARON, Mass. – As Shalin Patel chased the ball over the top in the 38th minute, he had position on Oliver Ames forward Chris Romero and it seemed as though the chance was gone for the Tigers.

Then the Sharon right back went to ground, seemingly after having his heel clipped. But the whistle never blew and Romero never hesitated on his path to the ball before coolly finishing it under the bar.

The Eagles bench exploded, arguing that it  was a clear foul on the defender. The referees came together for a quick conversation at midfield but there was no changing the call and the goal stood.

It turned out to be enough for the Tigers for a 1-0 road victory. OA’s record improved to 6-0 and the Tigers have allowed only one goal all season, but in the team talk after the final whistle OA coach John Barata let his team know that there was plenty of room for improvement.

“It wasn’t our best game, by any means, but at least we were able to get a result,” he explained. “We’ve got a lot to build on but we’re just focused on the present.”

Sharon coach Bryan Kelly was pleased with his team’s performance, if not what turned out to be the decisive moment. He said, “They had the one chance and that’s all they needed. We played really well and I thought we controlled the tempo in both halves.”

Sharon started the game with most of the possession on its familiar grass field. The Tigers were backing off to protect the box and then countered quickly and created a number of good chances in the opening 40 minutes, while the Eagles did not put a shot on target in the first half.

The first chance fell to Romero, who was left unmarked in the box and was picked out with a cross by Thomas McCormick but headed wide. McCormick had the next chance off a pass by Keegan Nutt but his shot sailed over the bar.

Vella had another chance int he 21st minute. His shot from the edge of the box was spilled by Filipkowski but the Sharon keeper was quick to block the rebound chance by Tylor Jones. Three minutes later, he was off his line quickly again to make a sliding save on Cam Vella.

“Andrew is just solid,” said Kelly, while also praising his back four, including three-year starter Samuel Weldig. “My defense in front of him is really strong, but Andrew has been a rock back there.”

In the 38th minute, the game changed with the Tigers taking the lead. Barata said, “Yes, we had plenty of chances. We didn’t give up a lot of chances but in soccer it’s the one who finishes that wins and we got one…finally.”

The halftime team talk was crucial for the Eagles and seemed to work as Sharon came out of the break with renewed energy. Midfielders Dan Bender, who missed all of last season with a knee injury, and James Dunlea got the ball into the channels quicker to give Sonny Somdah the chance to run at the OA defense.

Three minutes into the second half, Somdah created Sharon’s first real scoring chance when he raced to the byline and cut it back to Lucas Allaria, but his shot from six yards went wide.

“He’s a player to watch as we come down the end of the season,” said Kelly. “He hurt his ankle early this season but he’s starting to create chances.”

OA managed a pair of chances to double its lead on the counter. Romero quickly played the ball forward to Nutt who found Matt Campbell, but his shot flew over the bar. Romero then took advantage of a misplayed back pass to create space for his left foot but again the shot was narrowly off frame.

In the 68th minute, Sharon had its best chance of the game. Somdah was again the player that the opportunity fell to when he ran onto a through ball but OA keeper Jack Carroll came off his line to smother the chance.

“That’s the fun thing about a goalkeeper,” said Barata. “You can have nothing for 60 minutes but when you’re called upon that one moment are you going to make the save? And he made the save.”

Kelly remarked, “When we pass it we can spin people around. I have no complaints about the way we played. But it’s all about putting the ball in the net and that was shown again today.”

Two minutes after Carroll’s save, Filipkowski came up with another huge stop when he was down low to his left to stop a shot from Nutt with 10 minutes remaining.

It was a sixth straight win for the Tigers to start the season, but Barata admitted that his team had to grind out Thursday’s result.

He said, “It’s always wonderful to see these teams go at it and I always tell people that this is good tournament prep. The Hock may not win all the championships but we are ready to go come tournament time because of games like this.

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

Boys Soccer: 2015 Davenport Division Preview

By HockomockSports.com Staff

Canton

2014 Record: 9-7-2
2014 Finish: Reached MIAA D2 South First Round
Coach: Danny Erickson
The Bulldogs punched a ticket to the postseason for the 9th straight year and 2014 and with a good crop of returning and experienced players, a 10th straight trip is in the cards. Seniors Pat Hession and Joey Basile both have a good amount of experience and were key contributors to last year’s squad.
Although the Bulldogs will have the fill the void left with Hockomock League MVP Damian Kozak graduated, coach Danny Erickson seems to always have his team playing at a high level. Junior Sam Papakonstantino emerged as a strong threat last year and sophomore Jake Verille had a breakout rookie season and could become a top target for the Bulldogs.
Erickson said he hopes to keep possession better in 2015 and aim to pressure high to force mistakes from opponents. Sophomore Ben Waterhouse is someone who would be a big player this season while freshmen Griffin Roach and Paul Corcoran could make an impact in their first season.

Foxboro

2014 Record: 15-5-1
2014 Finish: Reached MIAA D3 South Semifinal
Coach: Joe Franchino
With only two starters from last year’s Davenport Division winning team gone, the Warriors are in good position to repeat and make a deep playoff push.
Foxboro has a new coach in Joe Franchino, who made 162 appearances for the New England Revolution, but don’t expect a lot to change with the Warriors. The 2014 HockomockSports.com Underclassman of the Year Joe Morrison is back to control the midfield and has the chance of being the best player in the league this year.
“I’ve inherited a great squad and they have worked really hard so far,” Franchino said. “They are making it difficult for me to pick a starting squad.”
The entire back four is back with Jeff Melo and Rob Lowey anchoring the middle while two-time Hockomock League All Star Devante Teixeira and his speed and skill will make it very hard for opponents to handle both him and Morrison. Franchino expects that they will get everyone’s best effort this year but with so much returning talent and a couple new faces, the Warriors are in good shape.

Milford

2014 Record: 5-11-2
2014 Finish: Missed Playoffs
Coach: Jim Asam
The Scarlet Hawks started off last season by going undefeated in the first four games but only earned two more wins the rest of the way. With a strong group of seniors set for this season, Milford will look to get back in the playoff picture.
Mike Da Silva returns for his fourth year patrolling Milford’s net and two-time captain Justin Borges, who is one of the more versatile players in the league, will be a player team’s will have to worry about coming forward from the midfield. On defense, senior Luis Goncalves is back to help and try limit the opportunities from opposing offenses.
Milford will also get Sttarley Flores back after missing the entire 2014 season with an injury while seniors Matt Fornaciari and John Martins and junior Marcelo Panno will all play vital roles for coach Jim Asam.

Oliver Ames

2014 Record: 13-6-2
2014 Finish: Reached MIAA D2 State Finals
Coach: John Barata
After reaching the D2 State Finals in 2014, the Tigers have plenty of returning talent back for this season. Chris Romero is one of the more tenured players in the league and is also one of the most versatile while fellow captain senior Keegan Nutt showed just how skilled he was last season in his first year.
“We are hoping to get into the MIAA tourney and we expect every game to be an all out battle,” head coach John Barata said. “We hope to compete well and get better everyday.”
Another experienced player back this season is junior Thomas McCormick, who has seen varsity time since his freshman year, as well as seniors Max Bamford, Jared Mallers and Max Ahearn. Sophomores Nathaniel Cardoza, Cam Vella, Matt Campbell and Jack Sheldon all saw a good amount of time as freshmen, with Cardoza emerging as one of OA’s best players. Although Foxboro is the favorite for the Davenport, the Tigers will likely be in the mix right until the end.

Sharon

2014 Record: 7-8-4
2014 Finish: Reached MIAA D2 South Preliminary Round
Coach: Bryan Kelly
After just two wins two years ago, the Eagles made it to the playoffs in coach Bryan Kelly’s first year in charge. With a good amount of returning talent, the Eagles will have a chance to compete for the Davenport title.
“This year we have a wealth of experience in all positions and returning players will be a major contributing factor,” head coach Bryan Kelly said. “We are a team that doesn’t have just one star but rather has 23 guys that will sub a lot and not lose skill in any position. This year will be an exciting year for Sharon soccer.”
The Eagles are hoping to improve their offense as they struggled to find consistency when it came to finding the back of the net. Senior captain Daniel Bender is back after missing all of last year and his presence in the center of the midfield could be a huge boost. Senior James Dunlea will also big a factor in the midfield and senior Sam Weidig will anchor the defense in the middle. HockomockSports.com Second Team goalie Andrew Filipkowski is back for his senior year while fellow varsity returnees Lucas Allaria and Mark Bloom will look to add some scoring punch. Kelly is hoping their speed will help give opponents fits while juniors Jake Teven, Ian Camilli and Shalin Patel are all new faces that could make a big impact.

Stoughton

2014 Record: 11-8-1
2014 Finish: Reached MIAA D2 South First Round
Coach: Aaron Salter
Over the past couple of seasons, the Black Knights have been headed in the right direction with the team making the playoffs last year for the first time in a decade. Aaron Salter takes over the program this year and will look to continue the push.
Salter will have a lot of experienced weapons back this season to continue the program’s upward trend. Goalie Kyle Silverman is back and Josh Mitchell, Will Peoples and Goddy Frombe will be key pieces in the middle of the field. All three have a lot of varsity minutes and their experience could be vital for Stoughton. Loubensky Lucas, who had an injury plagued sophomore year, will look to return back to the form he had during his freshman year (five goals). Another player to keep an eye on is Noah Schulze, who played a little bit of everything last year and could take on a much bigger role this year.
The Davenport is full of talent and might be one of the most competitive years since the split happened, but the Black Knights have enough talent that they won’t get lost in the mix.