2021 Hockomock League Girls Soccer All Stars

Below are the official 2021 Hockomock League Girls Soccer All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Hockomock League MVP

Kailee McCabe, Foxboro

Hockomock League All Stars

Emily Dunlea, Attleboro
Emily Khang, Attleboro
Emily McCabe, Canton
Ava Gilmore, Canton
Jordan Carman, Foxboro
Meg Burke, Foxboro
Anya Zub, Franklin
Stella Regan, Franklin
Norah Anderson, Franklin
Rachel Welch, Franklin
Ella Pisani, King Philip
Grace Lawler, King Philip
Katherine Miller, Mansfield
Kara Santos, Mansfield
Gabrielle Smith, Mansfield
Dani Atherton, Milford
Haley Sinacola, North Attleboro
Steph McKenna, North Attleboro
Emma Pratt, North Attleboro
Camryn O’Connor, Oliver Ames
Lucinda Li Cotter, Oliver Ames
Allison Evin, Oliver Ames
Lauren Sellmayer, Oliver Ames
Sofia Goclowski, Sharon
Shayla Ford, Stoughton

Honorable Mentions
Olivia Calderone, Attleboro
Allie McCabe, Canton
Erin Foley, Foxboro
Kelly O’Connor, Franklin
Dani Lomuscio, King Philip
Tarynn Smith, Mansfield
Brooke Ferreira, Milford
Summer Doherty, North Attleboro
Katie Gibson, Oliver Ames
Amber Marcus-Blank, Sharon
Makenzie O’Connor, Stoughton

Below are the official 2021 Hockomock League Girls Soccer All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Soccer All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Soccer All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Soccer All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Soccer All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Soccer All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Soccer All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Soccer All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Soccer All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Soccer All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Soccer All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Soccer All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Soccer All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. 2021 Hockomock League Girls Soccer All Stars

Strong Defensive Effort Leads Foxboro Into State Semi

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Jordan Carman scored the only goal of the game and Foxboro recorded its third straight clean sheet this postseason to reach the final four. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

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FOXBORO, Mass. – With all of the goals that Foxboro has scored this season, it is sometimes easy to overlook the defense that the Warriors have played, but on Saturday afternoon in the Div. 3 quarterfinal at Sam Berns Community Field it was the effort that Foxboro put into the defensive end of the field that secured a place in the final four.

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Jordan Carman’s first half goal put the Warriors in front against No. 23 seed Ursuline Academy, but the Bears came with a different energy level after the break and put the hosts on their heels. Foxboro stayed strong, defended with all 11 players, got key stops from keeper Allie Sougaris, and walked away with a 1-0 win.

It was the third straight clean sheet for the Warriors in the postseason.

Foxboro coach Katie Stalcup explained, “That’s just what they’ve done all season, kept their composure, and did what they needed to do and worked together as a team and always believed. They just always believe they can and they do.”

Foxboro played the game without senior Kailee McCabe, who left the Round of 16 game with an injury and was unable to go on Saturday. It didn’t stop the Warriors from creating chances in the first 40 minutes, as they consistently put pressure on the Ursuline penalty area.

Right back Meghan Burke, who scored the final penalty in the shootout against Newburyport in the last round, had the first chance with an early shot from distance. A long free kick by Lindsey Resnick then fell to Grace Riley in the box, but her shot slammed off the bar before the official’s flag went up for offsides.

The chances kept coming. Left back Kylie O’Keefe had a half-volley from the edge of the area after a half-cleared corner, but it went over the bar. A few minutes later, Burke was at it again, stealing the ball and letting fly with a 25-yard strike that hit the bar and landed a foot from the goal line. Riley tried to get onto the rebound but wasn’t able to get a clean header.

Carman had her first look with a 20-yard free kick but it cleared the bar and then Brooke Barreira cleared an Ursuline set piece out to Riley on the left wing. She played the ball into Neve Taylor, who had a run at the last defender but slipped just as she was lining up a shot.

It took the visitors half an hour to get a good look at goal. Jenelle Murphy and Katherine Heavey had been finding dangerous pockets of space in front of the Foxboro back line but Heavey’s shot from distance that Sougaris tipped over the bar was the first chance of note.

Only a minute after that save, Foxboro jumped in front. Riley took a throw on the left wing and found Carman in space. She took a touch and then drove towards the left corner of the box. With the Ursuline defender giving space to avoid having Carman run past, she was able to let fly with a left-footed shot that keeper Claire Egan got fingertips to but couldn’t keep out.

“Not having Kailee, it definitely hurts us a little bit,” said Stalcup, “but JoJo has so much energy and intensity and competitiveness that she’s willing to just put it on her back and take it.”

Foxboro nearly made it two right after the break. It was Carman again in the left channel after a steal. She got into the box and had a good look with her left foot, but slid the shot just past the bottom far corner.

A second goal would’ve been a nice cushion for the Warriors because the second half was largely played in their end of the field. Ursuline looked more confident in the final 40 minutes and Foxboro started to sink back towards its goal. The back line of Resnick, Burke, O’Keefe, and Sophia Auclair with help from midfielders Erin Foley and Lauren Miley largely kept the Bears out of the box but Sougaris had to be on her toes to deal with a host of long-range shots.

As the sweeper, Resnick, a sophomore, acts a quarterback for the defense and a vocal leader at the back.

“She not only cleans things up, she organizes, and I can even hear her encouraging the other girls,” said Stalcup about Resnick’s influence. “When they’re going in for a tackle, I can hear her say, ‘You’ve got this Kylie!’ Cheering them on, while backing them up. It’s just awesome how the defense works together.”

Murphy set the tone with an early shot from distance that Sougaris held. Nine minutes into the second half, Heavey played a nice ball into the path of Murphy in the right channel and she forced Sougaris to get down quickly to her right to make the stop.

Much like the final minutes in the first round against Cardinal Spellman, opposition possession didn’t cause panic for the Warriors, who calmly cleared ball after ball down the stretch. They even had a couple chances to double the lead. Miley had the best look when Carman’s corner hit Foley at the near post and the ball was flicked back for Miley to hit on the half-volley just a foot over the bar.

Not every win has to be pretty at this stage of the season, you also have to be able to grind out results and the Warriors showed on Saturday they are capable of that too. Stalcup said, “Final four, it’s amazing. This is such a special team.”

Foxboro (16-1-4), the No. 2 seed, will face No. 5 Dedham, which beat Groton-Dunstable 5-0, on Tuesday at a neutral location for a chance to play for the state title.

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Sougaris and Burke Heroics Lift Foxboro in Shootout

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Foxboro keeper Allie Sougaris dives to her left to make a clutch save in the shootout win against Newburyport. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

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FOXBORO, Mass. – It is a very long walk from where the teams were lined up at midfield and the penalty spot, a walk made even longer when you are the fifth shooter and there is an opportunity to end the game. Find the back of the net and your team is moving on. That walk gives you a lot of time to think about the consequences of your next kick.

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Foxboro senior Meghan Burke seemed unfazed by the noise, the cold, or the pressure. She walked to the spot, calmly put the ball down, and fired a shot into the bottom right corner to hand the Warriors a 1-0 (4-3) win over Newburyport in the Div. 3 Round of 16 on Wednesday night at Sam Berns Community Field.

“I named my five players and said, you girls go decide who’s going to go first and I was completely shocked they had her go fifth because she’s usually really nervous,” Foxboro coach Katie Stalcup said with a laugh. “She swaggered out there and nailed it. It was impressive.”

When Burke was asked to describe her feelings during the walk up, she replied, “Surprisingly I was pretty calm. The coaches have been having us practice these PKs since the beginning of the season but I knew my girls had it from the start.” Asked if she always planned to go bottom right, she laughed, “Yeah, I’ve been practicing that spot.”

After a scoreless 100 minutes, the teams lined up for the shootout. The Clippers missed the opening kick and Jordan Carman buried hers low to the left. In the second round it was Newburyport that made its shot but Erin Foley’s penalty slid past the post to even things at 1-1. Both teams made their kicks in the third and fourth rounds, including Lindsey Resnick’s shot that slid under the body of Port keeper Gabriella Loughran.

The shootout was tied 3-3, but in the fifth round Foxboro keeper Allie Sougaris, who hadn’t been forced to make a save since cutting out a cross in the 44th minute, guessed correctly, diving to her left to make a stop and give Burke the chance to win the match.

“That was beautiful,” Stalcup said of the save. “The way she has grown and matured and her confidence has just taken off the second half of the season. I believed in her. I believed she was going to make a save out there and she believes in herself. It was awesome.”

Foxboro’s win was extra impressive because the Warriors played 80 minutes of game time without All-American Kailee McCabe, who left with an injury midway through the first half. Not only did Foxboro manage without the league MVP, but the Warriors dominated the second half and extra time and created numerous chances to win the game before it got to penalties.

“You could tell they felt a little worried when Kailee went out but the way they all came together and just kept fighting and kept pressing, I mean, we had the ball in their half for all of the overtime,” said Stalcup. “This team, the way we just fight and never give up, the grit, I’m just so proud of them.”

Burke noted, “We knew that we win as a team, we lose as a team, everything happens as one unit. It’s just hard work and just supporting everybody.”

The first half was limited in terms of scoring opportunities for either team. Kayelyn Gallagher forced Sougaris into a save with an early free kick. Carman caused the Clippers some problems with her pace and driving runs from midfield, forcing Loughran into a couple of saves with shots from distance. Foley nearly got on the end of a Burke cross and got a touch to a Carman corner, but that was as much as either team mustered before the break.

When the teams came out of the halftime interval, it was Foxboro that stepped on the gas and started to push the Clippers deeper into their defensive third of the field. Neve Taylor had a great chance three minutes after the break when she took a pass from Carman, cut inside to open up shooting space in the box, and then fired a shot just over the bar.

Lauren Miley had a good look at a shot from the edge of the box two minutes later, but that one skidded wide of the near post. Foley then drove forward from midfield to open space for Jaclyn Vecchione on the left wing, but the Clippers were able to get back just in time to block the shot out for a corner. Foley and Miley were bossing the midfield for Foxboro, winning the ball back and sparking attacks.

“Lindsey (Resnick) played amazing in the back, just clearing everything out,” Stalcup explained. “We watched some game tape and we knew No. 3 (Deirdre McElhinney) was really dynamic on the ball, so I gave Lauren the assignment of staying on her. She did an amazing job and Erin just cleaned the ball up and distributed it so beautifully.”

Newburyport’s best chance came on the hour mark. A foul on the edge of the box gave Gallagher a chance to try and put one on frame, but Foley was able to get a foot out and block the free kick. Five minutes before the end of regulation, Carman went on a long run from midfield and let fly with a left-footed shot from just outside the box but it was narrowly wide.

In the first overtime, Foxboro continued to up the pressure. A Carman corner bounced in the area and popped out to Brooke Barreira at the back post but she wasn’t able to make clean contact. Early in the second overtime period, Taylor had a shot partially blocked and it nearly fell to Vecchione but Laughren went bravely at the Foxboro winger’s feet to make the save.

The game was forced to a shootout and it gave the chance for players to step up in the clutch. On Wednesday night, Sougaris and Burke came through for the Warriors.

“I’m so happy,” Burke said, trying to reflect on her emotions after making the spot kick. “Even in that moment, I was just so relaxed and happy. The whole game, it was just intense. I was in shock, so I’m just so happy and I still have the smile on my face!”

Foxboro (15-1-4) will be back at home in the quarterfinal round, hosting No. 23 Ursuline Academy, which beat No. 26 East Bridgewater 2-0.

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Foxboro Gets MVP Moment to Decide Playoff Opener

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Foxboro senior Kailee McCabe (5) was named Hock MVP for the second time and selected as an All-American, then provided the winning goal in a the playoff opener against Cardinal Spellman. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

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FOXBORO, Mass. – In playoff soccer, sometimes you just need one opportunity, one bounce, one shot to find that winning goal. Other times, it may require dozens of chances before the ball finally finds its way into the back of the net.

For Foxboro, Sunday afternoon’s Div. 3 opening round playoff game at Sam Berns Community Field was definitely the latter.

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Despite dominating play throughout the first half and forcing Cardinal Spellman goalie Jessica Pulsifer into at least a dozen saves, the game remained scoreless with just seconds remaining. Kailee McCabe made one more driving run at the Spellman penalty area and went down under a challenge. Much to the annoyance of the visitors, the official called a foul about 30 yards from goal.

McCabe, who had this weekend just been named the Hockomock League MVP for the second straight season and was also named an All-American, delivered the clutch moment, firing her free kick into the bottom corner, past the dive of Pulsifer. It would be the only goal, as the No. 2 seed Foxboro saw off No. 31 Spellman 1-0 to reach the Sweet Sixteen.

“She placed it perfectly,” Foxboro coach Katie Stacup said of McCabe’s goal. “It was a beautiful shot. She’s going to come through. She had an amazing game tonight. She had so many shots that just weren’t going in for her. She keeps coming back and she keeps fighting.”

It was a moment that had been coming. The hosts were rampant in the opening half, keeping the Cardinals pinned in their defensive third and cleaning up the rare breaks.

It started with the back line of Meghan Burke, Sophia Auclair, Kylie O’Keefe, and sweeper Lindsey Resnick, who never allowed Spellman to get the ball into its dangerous forwards. Then the ball was played forward where McCabe and fellow senior Jordan Carman could combine and cause havoc in the visiting defense.

Only took four minutes in and the Warriors had the first good chance, McCabe settled a throw, turned her marker and set up Erin Foley for a shot from 16 yards that was saved. This would set a familiar pattern, Foxboro attacking and the ball ending in Pulsifer’s hands.

In the 18th minute, Burke battled to win the ball back and that teed up Carman for a chance from the edge of the box that went wide. Two minutes later, Auclair’s ball out of defense found Neve Taylor free on the left wing. She played it into McCabe for another effort just wide. Three minutes after that it was Brooke Barreira on the right side of the box latching onto a loose ball only for Alyssa Belmont to clear off the line.

McCabe crossed to Carman for a chance in the six-yard box, but she wasn’t able to hit it cleanly and it was saved. A mishit clearance then gave McCabe a chance on her left foot, but Pulsifer pulled out maybe her best save of the half, diving low to her left. Just a minute later, Carman’s corner picked out Foley for a half-volley that was parried and then McCabe had another shot from outside the box that was palmed over the bar.

Finally, with the ref counting down the final 10 seconds of the half, McCabe found the breakthrough and put the Warriors in front.

“I told them we’re dominating the game, we’re winning balls in the middle, we’re playing beautiful through balls on the outside, getting these beautiful crosses but we’re just not finishing,” Stalcup said. “She’s a good goalie, she had an amazing game, but we need to start finding the corners a little more.”

It looked like the same pattern of play would continue in the second half. Lauren Miley had an interception and forced yet another save inside the first 10 minutes after the break.

But then the play switched and it was the visitors that were pushing forward in search of an equalizer and the Warriors ended up on their heels. In the 51st minute, Spellman had its best chance of the match. A foul on the right wing gave the Cardinals a free kick and Emma Pero curled it towards the top corner. Foxboro keeper Alexis Sougaris, who had barely touched the ball to that point, scrambled across her goal and made a fingertip save to prevent the ball nestling in the top corner.

“We felt that push in the final 10-15 minutes and I think we handled it pretty well,” said Stalcup. “I don’t think it got too frantic down there. I think we stayed organized enough and Ali did an amazing job on the free kicks and the corners.”

Even with Spellman pressing and the Warriors struggling at times to get out, Sougaris was rarely troubled, as the defense continued to hold firm. McCabe had the best chances of the final 20 minutes when she showed off her touch and her footwork to create shooting space on the edge of the box and draw two good saves out of Pulsifer.

When asked if a first round challenge like this could be good for her team heading into the next round, Stalcup replied, “I think it’s good for us going forward, but playing in the Hock we have those high-pressure games all the time. Those have gotten us ready for this game and this game has gotten us ready for the upcoming games, so it’s all kind of building.”

Foxboro (14-1-4) advances to the Sweet Sixteen and will host No. 31 seed Newburyport on Wednesday night.

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Wednesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/27/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Soccer
Canton, 0 @ Foxboro, 1 – Final

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Attleboro @ Mansfield – Postponed to Thursday, 10/28 at 6:00.
Milford @ Taunton – Postponed to Thursday, 10/28 at 6:00.
North Attleboro @ Oliver Ames – Postponed to TBD.
Sharon @ Stoughton – Postponed to TBD.

Girls Soccer
Canton, 3 @ Foxboro, 3 – FinalFoxboro battled back with three goals in the second half to pull out a draw and move one point in front of OA in the Davenport standings, with the Tigers’ game at North postponed. Canton also secured an important point that moved the Bulldogs back to .500 and clinches a playoff berth. Emily McCabe had a first half brace and her sister Allie added the third. Emma Cahill assisted two of the goals, as Canton became the first team this season to score more than two goals against the Warriors. The Warriors responded after the break with three goals of their own. Megan Burke sparked the comeback with Foxboro’s opening goal and then Jordan Carman and Kailee McCabe each found the back of the net to put the pressure back on OA in the league title race.

King Philip, 0 @ Franklin, 2 – FinalThe Panthers got goals from Kelly O’Connor and Anya Zub to close the season with another solid league win. Franklin, which had already clinched the outright Kelley-Rex title, held off the Warriors thanks to an 11-save night from goalie Rachel Welch. Panthers coach Jodi Klein said Welch “is an unsung hero and an incredibly talented goalkeeper.” Stella Regan and Selene Hammad assisted on Franklin’s goals.

Mansfield @ Attleboro – Postponed to Thursday, 10/28 at 4:30.
Taunton @ Milford – Postponed to Thursday, 10/28 at 6:00.
Oliver Ames @ North Attleboro – Postponed to TBD.
Stoughton @ Sharon – Postponed to TBD.

Field Hockey
Sharon, 0 @ Canton, 5 – Final
Stoughton @ Brockton – Postponed to TBD.
Taunton @ Mansfield – Postponed to Friday, 10/29 at 4:45.

Title Showdown Between Foxboro and OA Ends in Draw

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Foxboro’s Jordan Carman (23) and OA’s Camryn O’Connor (10) battle for a ball during a 1-1 draw at Muscato Stadium. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

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NORTH EASTON, Mass. – With the cold rain and wind blowing across Muscato Stadium and the intensity of the play from both teams, it certainly felt like the playoffs had already started. Oliver Ames and Foxboro came into Monday night’s game tied for the league lead and the teams walked away in the same position.

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For the second season in a row, the Davenport division title is going to come down to the final game of the regular season, as OA and Foxboro played out a hard-fought 1-1 draw. Jordan Carman opened the scoring inside the first 30 seconds of the match and freshman Emma Gavin equalized 11 minutes into the second half to send both teams home with a point.

“It’s just 80 minutes of intensity and you know that everything is riding on it,” Foxboro coach Katie Stalcup. “These are the kind of games that we need to get ready.”

OA coach Britt Sellmayer said, “I just told them, just play your game guys. You don’t want to go home saying I was scared or I didn’t play my best game or I was tentative. We made a mistake and we recovered from it so I was quite happy.”

The game roared into life almost directly from the opening kick. Foxboro played the ball backwards and quickly out to the right wing where Kailee McCabe was racing down the sideline. Before the crowd had even settled in, McCabe hit a low cross into the middle. There was a second of hesitation between OA keeper Emily Meyers and the defender and Carman was able to stick her foot in and knock the ball into the back of the net.

“We had a little miscommunication,” Sellmayer explained. “I felt bad but I said the best time to make a mistake is the first 20 seconds of the game, you’ve got 79 minutes to straighten it out.”

Foxboro couldn’t have asked for a better start, especially with the wind at its back for the opening 40 minutes, and the Warriors pressed for a second goal.

Carman continued to be a primary weapon in the attack, as she created a good chance in the 10th minute with a clever flick over the defender and looping pass to Brooke Barreira, who shot it just wide. Six minutes later, Carman again made a nice play in the box, chesting down a long free kick from Lindsey Resnick into the path of Jaclyn Vecchione, but her shot went over the bar.

Foxboro relied on Carman’s versatility throughout the match, as she played up front, in the midfield, and dropped just in front of the back line, winning headers and tackles all over the pitch.

“She just battles the entire 80 minutes,” Stalcup said about Carman. “That’s just her character. She’s just a grinder and a fighter and she wants to win at all costs.”

McCabe nearly created a second goal a few minutes before halftime. Her throw-in from the left sideline picked out Erin Foley in the six-yard-box, but the sophomore’s shot on the turn was denied by Meyers, who got down quickly to her left.

OA had a couple dangerous moments in the first half, mostly off set pieces. Lauren Sellmayer played several dangerous free kicks into the box, including one in the 26th minute that Foxboro keeper Alexis Sougaris was able to snag in a crowd. In the final minute of the half, Lucinda Li Cotter used a clever header to get past her marker on the right. A rushed, sliced clearance by the defense went across the box but Sellmayer was unable to get a piece of it at the back post.

With the wind at its back in the second half, OA came out intent on finding a goal. The Tigers looked more confident and assured on the ball after the break. Sellmayer again came close, this time with a nice cut to her left foot and shot from 25 yards that caromed back off the post.

In the 51st minute, OA found the equalizer off another set piece opportunity. Camryn O’Connor’s free kick from the left took a deflection off the wall and went straight across the edge of the six. Alexa Lane got the slightest touch at the near post and Gavin reacted first to prod the ball across the line at the back stick.

“Emma went in the first half and missed the ball completely and I said catch your breath, you’ll be fine,” Sellmayer noted. “She played so well that we moved Cam up top and I think Cam and Lu caused a lot of problems for them. She had a great game for us.”

Foxboro almost instantly responded. McCabe ran straight at the OA defense and forced Meyers into a diving save. Carman then had a chance from distance that Meyers was able to read the bounce and hold onto.

Gavin had another look at goal in the 56th minute, but her left-footed shot was just wide. Cotter then teed up O’Connor for a look from 20 yards that skipped right in front of Sougaris but was comfortably saved. The chances kept coming for the home team in the final 10 minutes. Sellmayer got free for a header off an O’Connor corner nine minutes from time, but her effort went over the bar.

In the final seconds of regulation, OA had one last opportunity to put the ball into the box. Sellmayer’s long free kick landed and was only partially cleared out to Taylor deVos, who put her shot on target only to have McCabe head it off the line. The rebound fell to Sophia Byron and she tried to curl one towards the corner but Sougaris was again there to make the save in traffic.

“That was the longest 10 seconds of my life when that ball was bouncing around in there,” Stalcup said. “I just held my breath the entire time it was in there”

Asked about the play of her goalie and the preparation for OA’s set play delivery, Stalcup added, “We spent a whole practice on corner kicks and set plays. [Allie] has just grown this confidence throughout the season and I saw it tonight and it was amazing.”

Oliver Ames (12-1-2), which is looking for its first title since 2016 and Davenport title since 2015, will travel to North Attleboro on Wednesday, while Foxboro (13-1-3), which is looking for its third title in the past four years and is on a 16-game unbeaten streak, will be home to face Canton. A win for either team will clinch at least a share of the league title.

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Wednesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/20/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Soccer
Taunton, 0 @ Attleboro, 3 – FinalAttleboro turned three services into the area into three goals to pick up a win over visiting Taunton. The Bombardiers opened the scoring just over the midway point of the first half and doubled the advantage just seconds before the break. Sophomore Luke Hagopian’s cross from the right side popped free in the area and classmate Alex Vecchioli was first to it, smashing in a volley from in close. In the 40th minute, Esvin Morales whipped in a free kick from near the corner flag and senior Connor Adema one-timed a shot past the keeper. In the 52nd minute, a free kick from Cashel Stuger was not cleared and senior Liam Bischoff buried the loose ball into the open net to make it 3-0.

North Attleboro, 0 @ Canton, 4 – FinalCanton exploded for three goals in the second half to pull away North Attleboro, snapping the Rocketeers’ three-game win streak while extending their own unbeaten run to seven games. Jacob Crugnale put the hosts ahead in the first half and Jake McCabe scored twice and had an assist in the second half for the Bulldogs. Dylan Baird capped the scoring for Canton.

Sharon, 0 @ Foxboro, 1 – FinalFoxboro scored on a penalty kick midway through the second half to get a win over Sharon. The Warriors built out of the back to earn their chance from the spot. Cam Barreira played Alex Penders near midfield, and the junior played senior Jacob Tessier into space on the right side. Tessier carried the ball forward before sending a service to Matt Angelini, who was taken down right near the spot after taking his first touch. Angelini buried the penalty kick just under the crossbar for the lone goal of the game. Derek Axon recorded the shutout in net for Foxboro.

Franklin, 1 @ Xaverian, 0 – FinalA pair of seniors linked up for the game-winning goal as Franklin swept the season series with Xaverian, pushing their win streak to four straight. Senior Jacob Crisileo set up classmate Jack Moran for the lone goal in the 59th minute.

King Philip, 0 @ Milford, 2 – FinalMilford finally solved King Philip, pumping in a pair of goals inside the final 10 minutes to get two points at home. After over an hour of scoreless play, the Hawks struck on a free kick in the 70th minute. Bill Silva set up Chris Tocci as the Hawks finally broke through for a 1-0 lead. With under two minutes to go, Arthur Tome assisted Eduardo Santana on a goal that made it 2-0. Milford head coach Antonio Pinto praised the effort of his defense, which posted its third straight shutout.

Stoughton, 1 @ Oliver Ames, 10 – FinalAfter being shutout for the first two times this season, Oliver Ames’ offense exploded for its best output of the season in a win over visiting Stoughton. Senior Hector Bucio recorded a hat trick to pace the offense while freshmen Andrew Martins and Casey Milliken (two assists) each had a brace.Ryan Linhares, Raphael Vache, and John Dobbin each scored once in the win while senior Mathias Taylor had four assists.










Girls Soccer
Attleboro, 3 @ Taunton, 2 – FinalBethany Alves scored with nine minutes to play to lift Attleboro to a big road win that moves the Bombardiers within two points of clinching a playoff spot with three games to go. Kacey Parker opened the scoring for Attleboro inside the first minute. Jamie Davies added a second on an assist by Emily Dunlea. Taunton hung around, battling back into the game, but with nine minutes on the clock Dunlea played a great through ball to Alves for the game-winner.

Canton, 0 @ North Attleboro, 0 – FinalCanton and North played to a scoreless draw, leaving both teams chasing points in the final week of the season to clinch a playoff spot. North’s defensive unit of Meghan Dowd, Carli Guertin, Summer Doherty, and Charlotte Moynihan played well in front of keeper Maddie Ferrin to earn the clean sheet. Brayden Rice, Autumn Hewitt, and Sophia Capriotti also had good games in midfield, while Caroline Ferrin had a goal taken off the board late in the first half.

Foxboro, 6 @ Sharon, 0 – FinalJordan Carman scored twice and assisted on two others, powering Foxboro to 13th straight game unbeaten. Neve Taylor also had a brace, while Erin Foley and and Rebecca Foley each scored once. Erin Foley also assisted on three goals and Lindsey Resnick added one helper. Sharon was missing a couple of its starters, but a strong game from Amber Marcus-Blank, who was tasked with marking Kailee McCabe.

Franklin, 3 @ Mansfield, 1 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.

Milford, 0 @ King Philip, 2 – FinalKP scored one early in the first half and one late in the second half to secure a win that keeps the Warriors within two points of league-leading Franklin. Ella Pisani got the opener after 11 minutes when she took a pass from Sarah Harper 25 yards from goal and put it into the top right corner. Harper sealed the win in the second half off a pass from Kylie Anderson. Dani Gresham and Eilish McGowen played well in the KP midfield.

Oliver Ames, 3 @ Stoughton, 0 – FinalKyla Melton, Lauren Sellmayer and Mary Cross each scored once as Oliver Ames improved to 12-1-1 on the season. Lucinda Li Cotter recorded a pair of assists while Emily Meyers had the shutout for the Tigers. Shayla Ford played well again for the Black Knights in multiple roles, while Bianca Casna gave Stoughton a good outlet up top and Sophia Lally was strong at the back in her one-on-one battles.

Monday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/18/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Soccer
Attleboro, 0 @ Milford, 2 – FinalClick here for a recap and photo gallery of this game.

Stoughton, 1 @ Canton, 4 – FinalCanton picked up a key two points and gained some ground in the division title race with a win over Stoughton. Jake McCabe continued his current hot streak with two more goals to pace the offense. Erik Valdovinos and Jacob Crugnale each added one goal in the win while Dylan Baird played well in the midfield. The Bulldogs pushed their unbeaten streak to six games and sit just two points out of the lead in the Davenport.

Foxboro, 0 @ North Attleboro, 1 – FinalNorth Attleboro grabbed its third straight win and third straight shutout with a win over visiting Foxboro, leapfrogging the Warriors in the standings. Junior Givany Carney headed in a cross from classmate Griffin Rodden in the 55th minute for the lone goal of the game. David Floyd came up with a handful of big stops to preserve the shutout while Brody Rosenberg and Jaad Ismail had solid showings defensively.

Taunton, 0 @ Franklin, 1 – FinalClick here for a photo gallery of this game.Franklin scored the lone goal of the game just under 15 minutes into the contest to earn a season split with Taunton. Tim O’Keefe served a free kick from the right wing into the area that was redirected before falling to the feet of senior Terry O’Neill, who buried his chance from in close. The Panthers had a handful of good looks in the second half but couldn’t tack on a second goal; Taunton keeper Javonte Fernandes had a pair of terrific stops to help keep the deficit at one.

King Philip, 1 @ Mansfield, 1 – FinalKing Philip sophomore Tommy Lomuscio scored the equalizer with just under 10 minutes to go to help the Warriors grab a point on the road against Mansfield. The Hornets had an ideal start when senior Matt Hyland scored just five minutes into the game to give the hosts the lead, finishing off a pass from classmate James Li. Both Connor O’Reilly (King Philip) and Jack Lasbury-Casey (Mansfield) played well in net.

Oliver Ames, 0 @ Sharon, 1 – FinalSharon recorded the upset of the season, snapping OA’s 10-game unbeaten streak and avenging a 6-1 loss from earlier this year. Adam Landstein scored the lone goal of the game, finishing off a pass from James Zhang. Brady Daylor recorded the shutout in net for the Eagles.










Girls Soccer
Milford, 0 @ Attleboro, 3 – FinalAttleboro broke open a scoreless game with three goals in the second half and moved back to .500 on the season. Seven minutes into the second half Jamie Davies was able to break the deadlock, assisted by Bethany Alves. Kacey Parker teed up Kahlan Gray for a 30-yard strike that double the lead. Emily Dunlea sealed the win with Attleboro’s third goal. Emily Khang picked up the assist.

Canton, 6 @ Stoughton, 1 – FinalClick here for a Photo Gallery from this game. Canton scored six unanswered goals to pick up a big road win and move a win away from .500 on the season. Emily McCabe had four goals and an assist to power the Bulldogs offensively. Stoughton got off to a good start in the match and grabbed the lead after 12 minutes when Makenzie O’Connor coolly finished from the penalty spot. Canton equalized in the 28th minute when Ava Gilmore found the back of the net from long distance. McCabe broke the deadlock with the last kick of the half, taking a pass from Lauren Shatkin, cutting in on her left foot, and finding the back of the net. McCabe would add three goals in the first 12 minutes of the second half, twice running onto balls in behind the Stoughton back line and tapping in after a cross from the left by Devan Spinale. Fay Gallery wrapped up the scoring in the last minute when she met a McCabe corner at the back post.

North Attleboro, 0 @ Foxboro, 4 – FinalNeve Taylor had a goal and an assist, as Foxboro held off a challenge from North to remain in a first-place tie. Taylor opened the scoring, finishing off a feed from Jordan Carman. Erin Foley made it 2-0 off another Carman assist. Kailee McCabe added a third with a solo run and finish. Lauren Miley wrapped up the scoring with a nice touch on a cross by Taylor.

Franklin, 4 @ Taunton, 0 – FinalStella Regan’s brace powered Franklin to a road win that keeps the Panthers in first place in the Kelley-Rex, two points ahead of Mansfield and KP. Kelly O’Connor and Selene Hammad each scored as well for the Panthers, while Anya Zub had a pair of assists. Jackie O’Neill and Emma Reilly also had helpers in the win, while Rachel Welch and Haylie Aniki split the clean sheet in goal. Franklin coach Jodi Klein praised her team’s composure and ball movement.

Mansfield, 5 @ King Philip, 2 – FinalThe Hornets moved into a tie with KP for second place in the Kelley-Rex with a big win on the road. Mansfield had five different goal scorers. Olivia Homsi got the first on an assist from Tarynn Smith, but KP answered back on a penalty from Ella Pisani. Gabby Smith had the second, scoring direct from a corner, but again the Warriors responded as Mikayla Thompson scored unassisted. Alexis O’Keefe put the visitors back in front, assisted by Bridget Hanley and Tarynn Smith scored off a pass from Anna Darlington for her second point of the night to make it 4-2 at the break. Kara Santos closed out the scoring for the Hornets with a second half free kick. Olivia Salisbury made seven saves, including three diving stops, to pick up the win in goal.

Sharon, 0 @ Oliver Ames, 5 – FinalOA pulled away to earn another win and remain tied with Foxboro atop the Davenport, scoring four goals in the second half. Katie Gibson, Lauren Sellmayer, Carly Gibson, Camryn O’Connor and Allison Evin were the goal scorers for OA while Emily Meyers and Kathrine Farley combined for the shutout in goal. Sharon had strong performances in the midfield from Sofia Goclowski and Amber Marcus-Blank. Jordanna Morris played well for the Eagles in defense and Autumn Simon had a good first half in goal and created several scoring opportunities playing up top after the break.




Field Hockey
Canton, 2 @ Braintree, 0 – Final

Franklin, 5 @ Algonquin, 2 – FinalFranklin scored three goals in the final quarter to break a tie game and pull away from Algonquin for its 13th win of the season. Algonquin twice took the lead, the first coming in the opening quarter but a goal from Shaw Downing (from Kaitlyn Carney) four minutes later leveled the match, which stayed 1-1 into halftime. Algonquin regained the lead less than a minute into the third but Kendall Jones finished a pass from Carney four minutes later to make it 2-2 heading into the fourth. Haley Wernig put the visitors ahead less than five minutes into the fourth off of Carney’s third assist of the game and then Carney scored herself with just under five minutes to go to make it 4-2.Jones tacked on her second goal of the game two minutes later on a pass from Kaeley Dubriske. Jones also made a pair of huge defensive saves while goalie Megan Sullivan had seven stops.

Taunton, 0 @ New Bedford, 3 – FinalAshley Amaro and Thalia Nogeira played well in the loss for the Tigers.

Volleyball
Foxboro @ Walpole, 6:00

Oliver Ames, 3 @ Bridgewater-Raynham, 2 – FinalOliver Ames rallied from a two-set deficit to stun Bridgewater-Raynham, earning a season sweep of the Trojans with a 3-2 win (23-25, 21-25, 25-12, 25-12, 15-9). Sophomore Claire O’Rourke helped rally the Tigers with 24 kills and five aces while classmate Sarah Hilliard added 24 kills and four aces. Junior Maddie Homer recorded 42 digs and Hadley Rhodes dished out 39 assists.

Sharon, 1 vs. Norwood, 3 – Final

Friday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/15/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Football
Mansfield, 23 @ Attleboro, 7 – Final
1st Quarter: (M) CJ Bell 6-yard rush, James Gilleran XP good.
2nd Quarter: (A) Kaiden Murray 1-yard rush, Anthony Salviati XP good; (M) Rocco Scarpellini 5-yard rush, J. Gilleran XP good.
3rd Quarter: (M) Safety.
4th Quarter: (M) Connor Curtis 19-yard rush, J. Gilleran XP good.

Foxboro, 21 @ North Attleboro, 14 – FinalClick here for a recap and photo gallery of this game.
1st Quarter: No scoring.
2nd Quarter: (NA) Tyler Bannon blocked punt, safety.
3rd Quarter: (NA) Chase Frisoli 24-yard pass to Gavin Wells, XP no good; (F) Tom Marcucella 40-yard pass to Rashaad Way, T. Marcucella conversion pass to R. Way.
4th Quarter: (NA) Tyler DeMattio 1-yard rush, Conversion no good; (F) Dylan Gordon 72-yard rush, Sam Carpenter XP good; (F) T. Marcucella 68-yard pass to R. Way, XP blocked.

Milford, 14 @ King Philip, 17 – Final

Stoughton, 31 vs. Brockton, 13 – Final
1st Quarter: (S) Anthony Girolamo 24-yard rush, Conversion no good.
2nd Quarter: (S) Jonah Ly 1-yard rush, Conversion no good; (B) Mauricio Powell 20-yard rush, John Dumas XP good.
3rd Quarter: (S) A. Girolamo 19-yard rush, J. Ly XP good; (S) Jarred Daughtry 5-yard rush, XP no good.
4th Quarter: (B) Jason Wonodi 24-yard rush, XP no good; (S) J. Daughtry 8-yard rush, XP no good.

Sharon, 7 @ Norwell, 32 – Final










Boys Soccer
Canton, 0 @ Oliver Ames, 0 – FinalOliver Ames hit the post and hit the crossbar but couldn’t find the back of the net and the Tigers and Bulldogs of Canton took a point each. Mathias Taylor, Michael Haikal, Hector Bucio and Diego Rivera had great games for the Tigers while Sasha Priajinski earned his eighth shutout of the season in net.

Foxboro, 4 @ Stoughton, 0 – Final Foxboro scored twice in each half to pick up two points on the road over Stoughton. The Warriors scored in quick succession in the first half as AJ Carvalho opened the scoring in the 26th minute and then an own goal (credited to John Hollis) doubled the advantage just two minutes later. In the second half, Cam Barreira set up Alex Penders in the 60th minute for the 3-0 lead and then Barreira capped the scoring with a goal of his own off a feed from Jacob Tessier. Derek Axon notched the shutout in net for Foxboro.

Taunton, 1 @ King Philip, 1 – FinalKing Philip and Taunton traded goals, one coming in each half, and the Warriors and Tigers split the two points. Andrew Seropian gave the hosts the lead in the 12th minute, finishing off a pass from Stephen Griffin to make it 1-0. Taunton’s Riley Rebello equalized in the 49th minute, finishing a free kick to the back post to bring the Tigers level.

Milford, 2 @ Mansfield, 0 – FinalMilford used a pair of first half goals to earn two points on the road, splitting the season series with Mansfield. Artur Tome opened the scoring with an assist to Bill Silva. Just minutes later, Eduardo Santana doubled the lead with the assist going to Tome.

Sharon, 0 @ North Attleboro, 3 – FinalThe Rocketeers registered a pair of goals before the half hour mark and then put the game away with a third with just 10 minutes to go for a win over Sharon. Quinn Conley earned a penalty for the Rocketeers early in the match and Connor Ward buried the chance from the spot, putting the hosts ahead in the 10th minute. Junior Griffin Rodden doubled the lead in the 28th minute, taking a pass from Givany Carney and finishing. Jaad Ismail’s goal in the 70th minute secured the points for North as the senior finished a corner kick from Ward for a 3-0 lead.




Girls Soccer
Oliver Ames, 1 @ Canton, 0 – FinalJunior Mary Cross scored the lone goal of the game as Oliver Ames claimed a key two points on the road over Davenport for Canton. Cross finished off a pass from Allison Evin in the first half for the lone goal of the game. Emily Meyers earned the shutout in goal for the Tigers.

Stoughton, 0 @ Foxboro, 7 – FinalFoxboro scored four times in the second half to break the game open and keep itself in a first-place tie with OA. Kailee McCabe and Jordan Carman each recorded four points for the Warriors. McCabe scored three times and added an assist, while Carman found the back of the net once and had a hat trick of assists. Lauren Miley scored a brace and DeAnna Hardiman got one. Shayla Ford had a solid game in defense for the Black Knights and Sivannah Marcy was a good outlet up front.

King Philip, 5 @ Taunton, 0 – FinalA day after she tallied a hat trick and five points, Ella Pisani added two more goals and another assist to lift KP to another road win. The Warriors pulled even on points with Franklin for the league lead, having played one more game. Pisani, Brooke Mullins, and Dani Lomuscio all scored in the first half to put KP comfortably ahead. Morgan Norrman, Eilish McGowen, and Pisani each had assist in the opening half. After the break, Pisani completed her brace and Kylie Menendez added the fifth. Paulina Baczkowski and McGowen assisted on the second half goals.

Mansfield, 2 @ Milford, 0 – FinalTarynn Smith’s brace lifted the Hornets to a road win at Milford, getting Mansfield back on track and keeping it alive in the league title race. Olivia Salisbury made one stop to earn the clean sheet.

North Attleboro, 3 @ Sharon, 1 – FinalEmma Pratt and Abbie Pratt each scored in the first half to put the Rocketeers in front. Autumn Simon scored early in the second half off a Sofia Goclowski assist to cut the North lead in half, but Emma Pratt added her second of the game to seal the two points. Haley Sinacola assisted on each of Emma Pratt’s goals and Caroline Ferrin had the assist on Abbie Pratt’s. North came close several times in the second half, with Steph McKenna, Autumn Hewitt, and Casey Butanowicz narrowly missing. Brayden Rice played well for the Rocketeers in midfield, while Meaghan Dowd, Summer Doherty, and Charlotte Moynihan had good games at the back. Leah Steinberg and Carmen Leonardi played well defensively for the Eagles.

Volleyball
North Attleboro, 3 @ Attleboro, 1 – Final

Canton, 3 @ Fontbonne Academy, 1 – FinalCanton overcame an error-prone opening set to settle in, using a complete team effort to rally for a 3-1 win (23-25, 25-15, 25-19, 25-15) on the road at Fontbonne. Talya DeGraw had an all-around good match for the Bulldogs with six kills and 27 digs, Katie Dever played well in the middle with four kills and two blocks, and Kelly MacDonald played strong in the backcourt and served well.

King Philip, 3 @ Walpole, 0 – FinalKP swept Walpole for the second time this season, winning 25-12, 25-15, 25-10 to stay unbeaten. Sami Shore led the way with 11 kills and four aces, while Ahunna James had eight kills and seven digs, and Emily Sawyer finished with seven kills and three blocks. Sofia Reidel had a strong service game with seven aces and Stella Bailey chipped in with four aces and five digs. Samantha Asprelli had another strong defensive match with eight digs.

Taunton, 3 vs. Durfee, 1 – FinalTaunton jumped out to a two-set advantage and took care of business in the fourth to win the match 3-1 (25-15, 25-15, 23-25, 25-14) after dropping a close third set. Angie Lynch had a great all-around game for the Tigers with eight kills, seven digs, four aces, and a block to lead the way. Mikayla Cleary added five kills, four aces, and four blocks while Anna Abouzeid dished out 18 assists and added three kills and a pair of aces. Dani Lofgren (14 digs and excellent serve receive) and Jess Foley (eight digs, three aces) both played well defensively for Taunton.