Tuesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 09/27/16

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Soccer
Stoughton, 4 @ North Attleboro, 2 – Final Jordan Asnes scored a pair of goals and had an assist as Stoughton picked up its fourth straight win. Tyler Melo and Johnny Neves also scored in the win for Stoughton while Loubensky Lucas, Brian Peoples and Marco Antunes each had an assist. Along with Peoples and Melo, head coach Aaron Salter lauded the play of Fabio Ponce De Leon.

Franklin, 3 @ Brockton, 0 – Final – The Panthers used dominant net performances from Maggie Doyle and Meaghan Maguire to sweep the Boxers. Lauren Lockhart chipped in with 10 kills for the Panthers while Erin Skidmore had 14 digs, nine kills and an ace and Riley Marino had 10 digs and two aces.

Franklin, 159 @ Taunton, 189 – Final Bryan Woelfel’s low-round of 35 earned match medalist to lead the Panthers to a win on the road. Matt D’Errico added a 40 and Eric Civetti shot a 41 for the Panthers. Justin Proto led Taunton with a 39 and Mike Volkmann carded a round of 41.

King Philip, 163 @ Attleboro, 182 – Final

Foxboro, 172 @ North Attleboro, 147 – Final

Stoughton, 202 @ Sharon, 169 – Final – Sharon’s Corey Carter had the low round of the match with a 41. Cam Doherty shot 44 for Stoughton.

Cross Country
Oliver Ames, 33 @ Attleboro, 22 – Final

Sharon @ Canton –Postponed to 9/28

Foxboro, 39 @ Milford, 20 – FinalBrendan Foley ran a 17:10 to lead Foxboro, finishing third overall. Trey Lawson (17:35) finished fifth, Tyler Donovan (18:03) was ninth and Matt Kelly (18:05) was 10th to pace the Warriors.

Franklin, 39 @ Mansfield, 18 – FinalMansfield grabbed the top four finishes and six of the top 10 to get the win. Kalin Petrov won the race in 17:29, with teammates Nick Rispoli (17:44), Collin Rice (17:50) and Patrick Heavey (17:56) finished second, third and fourth respectively. Franklin’s Everett Henderson (18:00), Mike Hagen (18:05) and Mitchell Regan (18:05) finished fifth, sixth and seventh respectively.

Taunton, 33 @ King Philip, 23 – Final – King Philip picked up its first dual meet win of the season by beating Taunton. Jack Angelo, Mike Griffin, Aeden Angelone and Mike Norberg finished second through fifth to pace the Warriors to the win. Taunton’s Dylan Lynch won the race in 16:40.

Stoughton @ North Attleboro, 3:45

Oliver Ames, 15 @ Attleboro, 40 – Final

Sharon @ Canton – Postponed to 9/28

Foxboro, 20 @ Milford, 39 – FinalFoxboro’s Lindsey Nelson and Abby Hassman both crossed the finish line at 19:48 as the top two finishers to lead Foxboro. “They’ve been pushing each other in practice and working together in races, and that relationship will help me get the most out of them both,” Foxboro head coach Joe Cusack said. Sophia Mellen and Maddie Treweek finished fourth and fifth, respectively, for Foxboro.

Franklin, 18 @ Mansfield, 45 – Final Franklin junior Nicole Clermont won her third straight league meet, clocking in at 20:29. Katherine Hartnett finished second at 21:08 and Ella Gutkowski was third for the Panthers, fourth overall, in 22:14.

Taunton, 33 @ King Philip, 24 – Final – King Philip’s Erin Quinn won her second straight league dual meet as KP held off Taunton, 24-33. Lucy Hamilton finished third overall for KP while Leia Quinn, Erica Layne and Brianna Aubin finished fifth, seventh and eighth respectively for the Warriors. Amanda Baptiste finished second overall to lead Taunton while Kailey Melito-Santos finished fourth overall.

Stoughton @ North Attleboro, 3:45

OA Opens With Convincing Win Over Stoughton

Oliver Ames boys soccer
Oliver Ames junior Matt Alvarado scored his first career hat trick on Thursday night. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com

NORTH EASTON, Mass. – If there is any pressure on Oliver Ames this season after winning the program’s first state title a year ago, they didn’t let it get to them in their season opener against Stoughton.

The Tigers exploded for six goals in the second half and junior Matt Alvarado notched his first career hat trick as Oliver Ames rolled to a decisive 7-1 win over the Black Knights.

Both teams took turns with spells of possession in the opening 20 minutes but neither could find space for a serious scoring chance. OA goalie Jack Carroll was forced into the first save of the game in the 18th minute, pushing aside a lofted shot from Noah Schulze aimed for the far post. Carroll came up big again, denying a touch at the near post from sophomore Fabio Ponce De Leon after a pass from Jordan Asnes.

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OA nearly opened the scoring off of Carroll’s punt as Thomas McCormick flicked it on, finding a streaking Matt Campbell but his bid went off the far post and stayed out.

Ten minutes later, the Tigers would finally break through. Campbell carried down the left side line, and over ran his touch, but was able to get back and keep possession. He centered to Alvarado, who let the ball take one bounce before hitting it on the half volley from 20 yards out, with the ball bouncing in at the near post.

“I thought we started off well, I think we maintained a lot of possession and were on the front foot, just couldn’t finish,” OA head coach John Barata said. “Eventually the pressure we were applying kind of took its toll on them. Then we just kind of opened up and put the ball away. [Finishing] was something we struggled with in preseason but it’s okay to struggle in preseason and put it together in the season.”

It didn’t take very long for Oliver Ames’ offense to finish in the second half, finding the back of the net twice inside the first five minutes. First, McCormick played Alvarado in along the right edge of the 18 and he launched a shot to the far post and in to make it 2-0. A minute later, Alvarado centered a pass for McCormick, who was taken down in the area for a penalty. Stoughton goalie Matt Gallagher saved the penalty bid but Alvarado came charging in from outside the area and buried the rebound for the hat trick to make it 3-0.

“It’s great for us because Alvy was injured for half the preseason,” Barata said. “He only played in one preseason game because he was injured. It was nice to get him back, it’s been nice to have him back.”

The Black Knights finally found their rhythm minutes after the Tigers took a 3-0 lead. Schulze’s free kick dropped in behind the defense and Jordan Asnes ran onto it but his touch went off the post and stayed out. Two minutes later, Tyler Melo fed Asnes, who found Ponce De Leon at the near post, but his bid was just wide.

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The Tigers really put the game away in a span of less than 30 seconds. Junior Cam Vella took possession just over midfield and took a touch wide with a runner streaking down the sideline. The defense collapsed, opening a lane up the middle the Vella found Campbell. Campbell went in alone on goal and tucked it in. 19 seconds later, junior Jack Sheldon sent a ball in over the top for junior Mason Galbato, who got under it to loft a shot into the back of the net to make it 5-0.

Stoughton pulled one back in the 70th minute. Sophomore Johnny Neves uses a header on the left sideline to find junior Nick Comeau in the middle. Comeau took a touch and ripped a low shot that found its way in at the near post to make it 5-1.

OA junior Tyler Jones added another for the Tigers on a shot from 30 yards out that found the upper corner and junior James Gillespie headed in the final tally in the waning minutes off assists from Jones and Joe Cerqueira.

“If you [OA] them a chance, they’re going to punish you and it was very much that today,” Stoughton head coach Aaron Salter said. “I said the the boys at the end, just winning that first ball – six of the goals came from not winning that first ball. At this level, against anyone, that ball is going to come over the top and if you win that first one, the danger is gone, you reset and start again. I sort of felt like we didn’t play our game today and get going enough.

“The boys can play, we should be alright this year but we have to make sure we’re going from the first whistle. It took a little bit too long to get going and by the time we did get going, we were a goal down which I thought was a bit unfair. Matt Gallagher did himself really proud today in goal, regardless of the scoreline. The kid made a great save on the penalty, I was so proud of him and then again, we have five or six players on the edge of box that weren’t reacting. I didn’t think we found our second gear today which is not acceptable, we know we’re going to get punished if we do that. Today’s a lesson so I hope the boys take it on and use this. Lucky for us this is the first game, it’s a long season.”

Oliver Ames boys soccer (1-0-0) will be back in action on Monday with a trip to former division rival Sharon (0-0-1). Stoughton (0-1-0) will look to bounce back when they open their home schedule with a visit from Attleboro.

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