Thursday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/19/17

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Soccer
Oliver Ames, 0 @ Attleboro, 1 – FinalAttleboro junior Will Halben scored the lone goal of the game in the 10th minute and senior goalie Nick Hasenfus had a strong performance in goal to help the Bombardiers score an upset of top-ranked OA.

Canton, 2 @ Sharon, 1 – FinalCanton junior Paul Corcoran broke the deadlock with 15 minutes to play, netting the game-winner to help the Bulldogs earn two points on the road. Canton junior Avery Minkin scored his first career goal to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead entering halftime. Sharon senior Christian Villanueva scored the equalizer early in the second half before Corcoran netted the winner.

Foxboro, 4 @ Milford, 1 – FinalFoxboro scored three goals in the second half to secure two points on the road at Milford. Hussein Kafel opened the scoring in the 10th minute, finishing a rebound off a shot from Ryan Kelley. Kafel doubled Foxboro’s lead in the second half but Milford cut the deficit in half with a penalty kick. Matt Garcia and Dylan Barreira scored in the final 20 minutes to ice the game. Shane VandenBoom had two assists in the win for Foxboro.

Franklin, 0 @ Mansfield, 1 – FinalMansfield senior John Cooney netted the lone tally of the game and senior keeper Nick Ferraz made a pair of highlight saves in the first half to help the Hornets preserve the lead, and the win, against the visiting Panthers. Cullin Anastasia set up Cooney for the only goal.

Taunton, 1 @ King Philip, 2 – FinalKing Philip erased a one-goal first half deficit, scoring once before the halftime break to knot the score, and then again early in the second half for the winner. THS took the lead in the 17th minute but KP scored in the 31st minute with Mike Rowe nodding in a corner kick from Camron Lawrence. The Warriors scored the winner in the 44th minute when Cam Koch latched onto a loose ball in the area, burying it backside to make it 2-1.

Stoughton, 1 @ North Attleboro, 4 – FinalNorth Attleboro scored a pair of first half goals, and then survived an early second half strike from the visitors to stay in first place. Joe Hilf (14th minute) and Gabe Pinhancos (33rd minute) each converted breakaway chances to put the hosts up 2-0. Stoughton’s Jayden Falise buried a rebound on a chance from Ritchy Laguerre to make it 2-1. Pinhancos then buried a chance from the top of the box in the 60th minute, and James Sales capped the scoring with his first career goal in the 68th minute on an assist from Ryan Pasquel.

Girls Soccer
Attleboro, 1 @ Oliver Ames, 0 – FinalIsabella Salviati scored the game’s lone goal on what Attleboro coach Steve Santos described as a “great hustle play.” OA coach Britt Sellmayer said that Emily Nosalek and Sofia Masciarelli played well in defeat.

Canton, 4 @ Sharon, 2 – FinalRiley Duserick scored a pair of goals to lead the Bulldogs to the victory that clinches Canton a return to the state tournament. Morgan McCabe and Elisa Diletizia also scored for the Bulldogs and Leianna Brune recorded an assist. Ally Filipkowski scored both goals for the Eagles in the loss. Bridget McManus and Keegan Veazey recorded assists for Sharon.

Milford, 0 @ Foxboro, 4 – Final Lily Sykes scored two goals, including a 40-yard strike, and had an assist for the Warriors. The second goal was the 50th of her career. Shaina Abbott and Jordyn Collins had the other two goals for the Warriors. Milford coach Jay Mastaj said that Juliana France, Rachel LeBlanc and Brianna Braza had good games for the Hawks.

Mansfield, 5 @ Franklin, 1 – Final The Hornets broke open a 1-1 tie with four second half goals and stayed tied atop the Kelley-Rex division standings. Taylor Smith had a brace and an assist for Mansfield, while Cassidy McMahon, Stephanie Kemp, and Amanda Mangano each had goals and Emily Vigeant had a pair of assists for the Hornets.

King Philip, 5 @ Taunton, 1 – FinalAvery Snead scored two goals and Chloe Layne, Abby Baker, and Emma Durant each had one for the Warriors. Emily O’Gara scored the lone goal for the Tigers. Click here for a Photo Gallery from this game.

North Attleboro, 3 @ Stoughton, 0 – FinalNorth Attleboro deposited all three of its goals in the first half to beat Stoughton and clinch the 2017 Hockomock League Davenport division title. Mackenzie Rosenberg had a pair of assists in a five-minute span, setting up Emma Gaulin for the opener and then Asyln Gaulin to make it 2-0. In the 28th minute, Haley Guertin made it 3-0 on a feed from Leah Jette. Nina Beauvais recorded the shutout in net for the Rocketeers.

Canton, 1 vs. Notre Dame Academy, 3 – FinalCanton split the first two games, but NDA rolled to two straight wins to grab the victory 15-25, 25-19, 9-25, 21-25. Hannah Jerrier had 13 kills and two blocks and Nicole Brown had 27 assists for the Bulldogs.

Hockomock League Championships (@ Blue Hill Country Club) – Click here for complete results from the event. Click here for a photo gallery of the event.

Girls Soccer: 2017 Davenport Division Preview

2017 Davenport Girls Soccer Preview
The Davenport division is wide open in girls soccer in 2017 and the six teams will all have their sights set on competing for a title. (Josh Perry/

By Staff

2017 Davenport Girls Soccer Preview


2016 Record: 10-8-2
2016 Finish: Reached D2 South Semifinal
Coach: Kate Howarth

For each of the past two seasons, Canton has finished second in the Davenport division and, with only three seniors graduating from the 2016 roster, the Bulldogs are poised to make another run at a league title this fall. Enthusiasm is also high after a strong closing stretch to last year, which included a draw with Kelley-Rex champ Mansfield and playoff victories over Greater New Bedford and Milton.

Senior Riley Duserick is the focal point of the Canton midfield and her ability to open space, pick out the right pass, and shoot from distance gives the Bulldogs a consistent threat in the attack. Junior Julia Hamilton emerged last season as a solid counterpoint to Duserick in the heart of the midfield with her tenacity and speed adding even more cover to the back line. Sophomores Lauren and Morgan McCabe will be added to the midfield options after strong rookie seasons. Lauren Fitzpatrick could see more time up front to replace the graduated Hannah Link and Tessa Cudmore and head coach Kate Howarth expects several freshmen to contribute as well.

The defense had inconsistent moments early in 2016, but the Bulldogs seemed to figure things out midway through the season and with the back four all returning defense should be a strength for Canton. Seniors Sarah Connolly and Carly Hutchinson will lead the defensive unit and junior Sarah Collins brings energy and speed from her right back spot.

“We are working really hard every day to get better at the little things that will push us beyond being a good team this season,” Howarth said. “I think our biggest weakness last year was consistency, so if we can get ahead of that right away we will be in a much better place than we were last year.”


2016 Record: 11-9-0
2016 Finish: Reached D2 South Quarterfinal
Coach: Katie Stalcup

Foxboro had an inconsistent 2016, but demonstrated the talent in the program by beating perennial power Notre Dame Academy in the first round of the playoffs and nearly going on the road to beat Medfield in the second round, only to fall in a penalty shootout. The Warriors have seven returning players, so this will be a young team in 2017, but new head coach Katie Stalcup will be familiar with those players after her stint as the JV coach last year.

The Warriors will be able to count on senior Lily Sykes. The four-year starter is one of the most dynamic players in the league and is capable of dominating the midfield by beating a defender off the dribble or picking out a defense-splitting pass. Senior Shaina Abbott will be one of the forwards that Sykes will be looking to set up, while senior Olivia Dantona adds speed on the wings. Senior Mackenzie Cusack is also back to lead the defensive unit along with junior Alex Stamatos.

Stalcup is counting on a number of young players to step in and contribute right away. Sophomore Lizzy Davis played for Stalcup on JV last year and brings speed and physicality to the forward position. Among the freshmen that will be on the roster are midfielder Katelyn Mollica, forward Jordyn Collins, and defender Emma Dahl.

“I am very excited about being the new varsity coach this year,” said Stalcup. “We have seven returning varsity players, four seniors who are all captains and five very impressive freshmen on the team for this season as well as some great players coming up from JV. We are a young team, but I am excited to see how well we can play together.”


2016 Record: 5-9-4
2016 Finish: Missed playoffs
Coach: Jay Mastaj

Milford is looking to bounce back from a five-win season to challenge for a spot in the state tournament this fall. The Hawks have a roster filled with youth and bring the majority of the starting lineup back and head coach Jay Mastaj is confident that the talent is there to make a push up the table and compete with the top teams in the league.

The Hawks are deep and experienced on the back line and the defense could be a real strength for Milford this season. Seniors Rachel LeBlanc and Brianna Braza will be the leaders in the heart of the defense and will try to keep everyone organized. Senior Leeanne Kibbee will lead the attack and will be counted on to finish off chances created by senior Maggie Boyle and sophomore Ashleigh Starks, who will look to create from the center of midfield.

Mastaj said of the attackers, “The combination brings strong skills, familiarity and solid varsity experience.” He is also excited about the younger players and what they can bring to the table this year, including sophomores Madelyn Boyle, Julianna France, and Annie Flanagan.

“This season we expect to be very competitive across the entire league,” Mastaj added, “and with a little bit of luck we believe we can challenge for the top of the Davenport.”

North Attleboro

2016 Record: 14-4-2 (Davenport Division Champions)
2016 Finish: Reached D1 South Quarterfinal
Coach: Bill Wallace

Despite changing coaches midway through the 2016 season, North Attleboro rolled to its first league title in its first season in the Davenport division. The Rocketeers racked up 14 wins and a goal differential of plus-40. Expectations are even higher coming into this fall with North returning a roster filled with experienced upperclassmen.

URI-commit Haley Guertin is the player to watch for the Rocketeers, as the senior forward is both a goal threat and also a playmaker who consistently opens up opportunities for her teammates. Her 37 career assists is tied for the most in program history. Head coach Bill Wallace said that there is a change in systems coming up front, but with Leah Jette and Ashlyn Gaulin joining Guertin, North will have a formidable attack.

In the midfield, Aine Mendonca returns to hold things down in the center of the pitch. Her poise in posession and ability to break up opposing attacks is critical for the Rocketeers. Of course, if anyone gets through, Best XI defender Rachel LaBonte and fellow senior Emily Chiasson are on hand to clean it up. North also returns both Nina Beauvais and Emma Noreck in goal.

“We should be up tempo and have a lot of depth,” said Wallace. “These kids have played together for years and generally care about each other. As always, the Hock is a ‘bear’ of a league and for us to continue last years success we are going to have to work hard and continue to improve!”


2016 Record: 7-9-2
2016 Finish: Missed playoffs
Coach: Brad Furnival

Sharon narrowly missed out on reaching the playoffs last season under first-year head coach Brad Furnival. This year, making the playoffs could be even more difficult after the team lost nine seniors and seven starters from last year’s team. The Eagles will be building with youth this fall and gaining experience for a number of new faces.

One returning player that the Eagles will be counting on is senior Ally Filipkowski, who is coming off an exciting summer that saw her named to the U-20 Puerto Rican national team. The George Washington-commit is one of the most talented players with the ball in the league and she will be tasked with creating most of the chances for the Eagles. Senior Sabrina Robbins will step into a leadership role at the heart of the Sharon defense this fall and will be counted on to organize a young group.

Among the new faces to watch is junior Maxine Gordon, who will be starting in the attack this fall and is hoping to build off her experience from last season to be a consistent goal scorer. Sophomore Bella Berger is another player that Furnival believes could be in for a strong season. Berger will be influencing the game from the center of midfield.

“This season will be more of a transition season for Sharon girls,” Furnival said. “We have a very young team so the vision for this team is a couple of seasons down the line. We are hoping to continue playing an attacking brand of soccer and are looking forward to coming up against some top opposition that the Hock will pit us up against.”


2016 Record: 0-17-1
2016 Finish: Missed playoffs
Coach: Tara Daniels

Stoughton has been in a rebuilding mode for the past couple of seasons, but entering 2017 head coach Tara Daniels is making changes to the formation and counting on an experienced back line to get the Black Knights moving up the table in the Davenport division.

The leader for Stoughton is senior Sarah Widrow, who was the team’s lone league all-star last fall and impressed during the Charity All-Star Game. As an attacking fullback, Widrow pushes the Black Knights forward and adds vocal leadership to the back line. She will be joined at the back by the speedy Gabriela Diaz, who was converted from striker to defender. Senior Mia Greene will be the focal point in the midfield to try and keep possession for Stoughton.

Sophomore Chinazo Odunze returns from a injury-shortened season to lead the line for the Black Knights attack. She had a strong start to her freshman campaign before her injury and Daniels calls her combination of speed and physicality a “game-changer” for the attack.

Daniels said, “This season we are trying a new formation to give us more offensive opportunities…Staying healthy and in good shape is key to a successful season. We are looking to step up our possession game and having more of an offensive push this year.”

Season Comes to a Close For Rocketeers at Natick

North Attleboro girls soccer
Haley Guertin and North Attleboro gave top seed Natick a battle on Wednesday night before falling 2-0 in the D1 South quarterfinal. (Josh Perry/

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NATICK, Mass. – It was always going to be a challenge to take on the top seed in the Div. 1 South bracket on the road, but when Natick scored just six minutes into Wednesday night’s quarterfinal matchup, the road got even steeper for North Attleboro.

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The Rocketeers pressed and harried the Redhawks throughout the game and created several scoring opportunities, but were never able to find a breakthrough. Natick added a second with 20 minutes remaining and closed out a 2-0 victory that ends a roller coaster fall for North, which changed coaches midseason in the midst of winning the program’s first league title.

“I thought we played well,” said North coach Bill Wallace. “We knew what they were, we new what we had to do, but they sprung the one kid open and she finished.”

The opening goal came after North had pushed forward into the attack. Ashlyn Gaulin had a chance when the ball was cut back to her in the box but the shot was sliced wide. Just a minute later, Natick broke quickly and decisively with Gwyn Godin starting things with a through ball to Sheila McQuillen who then laid it off to her right for a one-time finish by Julia Adelmann.

North goalie Nina Beauvais> would make two saves in the half but was largely untroubled, as the combination of Emily Chiasson and Rachel Labonte cleaned up most of the Natick attacks as they got near the final third. On the other side, North had several chances to find an equalizer.

Just two minutes after Natick’s opener, Emma Gaulin cut in from the left and took aim at the far corner, but her deflected shot was held by Natick keeper Ashley Bianco. Five minutes later Aine Mendonca, who had a solid box-to-box game for the Rocketeers, intercepted an outlet pass and let fly from 25 yards forcing Bianco into another save.

Ashlyn and Emma Gaulin combined on the left in the 17th minute before squaring to Haley Guertin in the middle of the box. North’s leading scorer tried to lay it off for Kayla Pasquel but the pass had a little too much on it and Bianco was able to smother the chance.

Gaulin and Guertin were a constant thorn in the side of the Natick defense and it started with the work rate on the defensive side of the ball. The forwards started the North pressure, set the tone, and pushed the Rocketeers up the pitch.

“They knew going into it that they were basically going to have to disrupt four at the back and that’s what they did,” said Wallace. “We had some shots, we had some chances. We were first to the ball a lot.”

Labonte nearly evened the score with a ridiculous effort in the 33rd minute as her free kick from the other side of half took one big bounce in the box, sailed over the head of Bianco, and went just wide of the post.

In the first minute of the second half, North’s pressure again created a chance when Emma Gaulin stole a pass on the right and hit an early cross that found Guertin’s head but again the shot flashed wide. North took a different tack in the second half, backing off the Natick back line and allowing sideways passes but keeping the pressure high in the middle of the pitch.

“They play laterally very well,” said Wallace. “In the first we chased a little bit, in the second half we tried to play low pressure up top and press in the middle.” When asked how tough it was to break Natick down, especially after it took the lead, Wallace admitted, “I think they’ve only given up three or four goals all year.”

In the 58th minute, the home team doubled its lead. A free kick was given just in front of the North bench and the ball was played into the box by Rachel Jasinski. Godin rose highest at the back post and nodded it back towards the penalty spot where McQuillen was waiting to side foot the ball home for a 2-0 advantage.

Wallace said, “She got in behind the defense and on free kicks, anything can be dangerous. Rachel was amazing on her free kicks. She was hitting it 50-60 yards.”

Three minutes later Guertin had a quick turn and shot from the edge of the box that went wide and Labonte had a free kick from a dangerous area but could not get it to dip in time. With three minutes left in the match, Mendonca stepped forward and hit a high, looping shot that Bianco watched land on top of the goal.

“We tried to switch the formation with the timeout [in the 67th minute]” Wallace said. “I thought Emily Chaisson handled it really well in the midfield.”

The Rocketeers finished the season at 14-4-2.

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Sunday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 11/06/16

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Soccer
D2 South
#7 Sharon, 1 vs. #10 Pembroke, 3 – FinalClick here for a recap of the game.

#11 Oliver Ames, 4 @ #6 Walpole, 1 – FinalClick here for a recap of the game.

#17 Canton, 0 @ #1 Nauset, 5 – Final

Girls Soccer
D1 South
#13 King Philip, 2 @ #4 Mansfield, 1 – Final (OT)Click here for a recap of the game.

#5 Oliver Ames, 2 vs. #12 Braintree, 0 – Final

#8 North Attleboro, 4 vs. #9 Marshfield, 2 – FinalAfter conceding an early penalty kick, North Attleboro rattled off four straight goals to beat the Rams. Ashlyn Gaulin tied the game off an assist from Haley Ferrin and then Ferrin put North in front, finishing off a pass from Haley Guertin. Just before halftime, Aine Mendonca converted a service from Guertin to make it 3-1. Gaulin made it 4-1 in the second half off another assist from Ferrin. North head coach Bill Wallace said Rachel LaBonte, Emily Chiasson, Sam Hawkins, Julia Tolfa and goalie Nina Beauvais kept the Rocketeers composed. The Rocketeers advance to the Div. 1 South quarterfinal to face Natick.

#10 Franklin, 0 @ #7 Bridgewater-Raynham, 2 – Final

Field Hockey
D1 South
#6 King Philip, 2 @ #3 Somerset Berkley, 1 – Final (Penalty Strokes)After Somerset Berkley seized the lead, King Philip’s Caitlin Donahue tied the game in the second half off an assist from Alli Meehan. After two scoreless overtime periods, the teams headed to penalty strokes. Christina Hathaway’s stroke proved to be the winner as KP won 2-0 in strokes – Liz Furfari also found the back of the cage. Abby Campbell stopped all four penalty strokes she saw. KP advances to the D1 South Semifinal to take on #2 Walpole on Wednesday.

#10 Franklin, 1 @ #2 Walpole, 6 – Final

D2 South
#2 Foxboro, 1 vs. #10 Holliston, 0 – FinalCatherine Luciano scored the lone goal of the game to send Foxboro into the Div. 2 South semifinal. The Warriors will face #3 Cohasset.

Thursday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/27/16

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Soccer
Canton @ Stoughton – Postponed to 10/31 at 3:30.

Foxboro @ North Attleboro – Postponed to 10/28 at 4:00.

Franklin @ King Philip – Postponed to 10/28 at 3:30.

Oliver Ames, 2 @ Mansfield, 0 – FinalOliver Ames senior Thomas McCormick was in a giving mood on Thursday night, registering a pair of assists to pace the Tigers to a win on the road. McCormick set up junior Nathaniel Cardoza in the first half for the game-winning goal. Junior Matt Campbell added an insurance goal early in the second half off another assist from Cardoza.

Sharon, 5 @ Milford, 2 – Final Each team had a first half lead but the squads headed into halftime tied 2-2. Sharon went on to score three goals in the second half to come away with the two points. Andrew Reyes-Jones opened the scoring in the first minute to give Sharon the lead before Marcello Panno tied it on an assist from Pedro Sampaio. Sampaio put Milford ahead on an assist from Joey Madden but Shalin Patel tied the game off a corner kick from Michael Baur. In the second half, Ben Stamm scored two straight games, on assists from Jeffery Gao and Baur. Jake Teven capped the scoring on an assist from Spencer Hall. Milford head coach Brian Edwards said Nuno Mestre played well on defense.

Girls Soccer
Stoughton @ Canton – Postponed to 10/31 at 3:30.

North Attleboro, 2 @ Foxboro, 1 – FinalRiley Collins opened the scoring for Foxboro off an assist by Hailey Maling. Haley Guertin equalized for North before halftime on an assist from Haley Ferrin. Ashlyn Gaulin then scored the game-winner in the second half off an assist from sister Emma Gaulin to give the Rocketeers the two points. North head coach Bill Wallace said Rachel LaBonte, Emily Chiasson and Aine Mendonca played well while Nina Beauvais made a couple of great saves in net.

King Philip, 1 @ Franklin, 1 – FinalRachel Hogan scored the lone goal for the Warriors and Nadia Havens scored for the Panthers on an assist by Calen Frongillo.

Mansfield, 1 @ Oliver Ames, 1 – FinalHannah Reiter scored off a Emily Vigeant free kick early in the second half. Lauren Wright answered for the Tigers off an assist by Emily Freeman.

Milford @ Sharon Postponed to 10/28 at 3:45.

Foxboro @ North Attleboro, 4:45

King Philip, 3 @ Westwood, 0 – FinalKing Philip closed the regular season with a sweep on the road, winning 25-18, 25-19, 25-17 to finish the regular season 18-2. Sydney Phillips had 14 kills, Emma Lopez added six kills and Amanda Loewen chipped in with six digs.

Oliver Ames, 3 vs. Brockton, 0 – FinalOliver Ames qualified for the state tournament with a 25-11, 25-21, 25-21 win over the Boxers. Jackie Kandar four kills and two blocks, Bridget McCarthy finished with 27 assists and two aces, Emma Petrillo had a team-high nine kills and three aces and Kayla Raymond (three blocks) and Maya Fetcho (two blocks) had eight kills apiece.

Field Hockey
Mansfield vs. Westwood, 5:30

Tuesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/11/16

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Soccer
Milford, 1 @ Nipmuc, 2 – Final

Girls Soccer
North Attleboro, 4 @ Attleboro, 0 – Final It took over to the final 20 minutes of the second half but the Rocketeers were able to finally breakthrough to get the win. Kenzie Rosenberg broke the tie in the 60th minute off an assist from Aine Mendonca. Ashlyn Gaulin doubled the lead off an assist from Emme Gaulin. Mendonca netted an Olimpico – a goal straight off a corner – to make it 3-0 before Leah Jette capped the scoring off an assist from Rosenberg. Nina Beauvais recorded the shutout for North.

North Attleboro, 3 @ Attleboro, 0 – Final

Foxboro, 3 vs. Norton, 2 – Final

King Philip, 3 vs. Westwood, 0 – FinalKing Philip got the sweep at home, 25-17, 25-17, 25-20. Sydney Phillips led the Warriors with 13 kills and 20 service points, Carly Adams had 20 service points and Kat Kametz added 17 service points for the Warriors.

Taunton @ Coyle & Cassidy, 6:00

Field Hockey
Foxboro, 3 vs. Hopkinton, 1 – Final

King Philip, 0 @ Westwood, 0 – FinalThe Warriors bombarded Westwood with 15 shots, allowing the hosts to get just one shot on net, but couldn’t breakthrough in a scoreless draw.

Taunton vs. New Bedford, 4:00

Foxboro, 181 @ Stoughton, 185 – Final

North Attleboro, 203 @ Milford, 207 – Final – The teams were tied through four cards but the Rocketeers picked up the win – and clinched the Davenport division outright – on the fifth card. Milford’s Ryan Tomaso and Anthony Arcudi and North Attleboro’s Robbie Congdon split match medalist honors with a 38.

Cross Country
North Attleboro, 33 @ Attleboro, 22 – Final
Taunton, 37 vs. Coyle & Cassidy, 19 – Final

North Attleboro, 18 @ Attleboro, 40 – Final
Taunton, 24 vs. Coyle & Cassidy, 36 – Final