The 2016 Hockomock Girls Tennis All Stars & HMs

Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Tennis All Stars.

Hockomock League MVP

Diana Prinos, Foxboro

Hockomock League All Stars

Diana Prinos, Foxboro
Sophia Prinos, Foxboro
Lexi Nelson, Foxboro
Hannah Sweeney, Franklin
Anna Humphreys, Franklin
Becca Ricci, King Philip
Julia Mark, North Attleboro
Jordan Willis, North Attleboro
Paulina Martin, Mansfield
Riley Spillane, Oliver Ames
Lulu Yuan, Sharon
Nupur Shulka, Sharon
Pooja Puttigampala, Sharon
Michal Kondratiev, Sharon
Olivia Sweeney, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

Emily Farmer, Attleboro
Tiffany Ha, Canton
Sarah MacQuarrie, Canton
Kayla Prag, Foxboro
Julia Muise, Foxboro
Madison Derby, Franklin
Meghan Sepich, King Philip
Sarah Doyle, Mansfield
Emily Chiasson, North Attleboro
Jhanavi Kapadia, North Attleboro
Claudia Ferrara, Oliver Ames
Rachel Stryke, Oliver Ames
Ari Riske, Stoughton
Caroline Herbert, Taunton
Jillian Pagliuca, Taunton

Sharon Boys, Girls Tennis Both Ousted In South Final

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Sharon’s Emily Wen and Adam Dobbin compete in the South Final. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)

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ROCKLAND, Mass. – Not many teams have been able to beat the Sharon boys and girls tennis teams this year, and it took an extraordinary effort for it to happen in the sectional finals.

Wellesley girls used a win at third singles, a tiebreaker win in the second set at first singles and a third set victory at second doubles for the Raiders to beat the Sharon girls, 3-2 in the D1 South Final.

And the Duxbury boys took a win in straight sets at first singles and then fended off rallies at second and third singles, winning both in three sets to edge the Sharon boys, 3-2 in the D2 South Final.

The Sharon girls team was up first, facing off against the top-seeded Raiders (19-0). The Eagles were able to jump out to a lead with wins at first doubles and second singles to go up 2-0.

Freshman Nupur Shulka concluded her stellar rookie campaign with a quick 6-4, 6-2 win at second singles. Shulka rallied from a 3-4 deficit in the first set with three straight wins to clinch the first set. The freshman was in control throughout in the second set, jumping out to a 4-1 lead before finishing off Wellesley’s Caitlyn Avery.

“And she’s going to be even better next year,” beamed Sharon head coach Diane Micheroni. “She’s determined, she plans on working hard all of summer so we’re excited for next year, we want to build a powerhouse in both singles and doubles.”

The Eagles were forced to mix up their doubles teams after senior Pooja Puttigampala, a four time league all star, was forced to miss the match with a death in the family. Katie Merport made the jump from second doubles to pair up with Michal Kondratiev

The switch didn’t hurt the Eagles though as the two led throughout the entire match, picking up a 6-3, 6-3 win.

Wellesley battled back with Ashley Avery, the South sectional individual champion this season, getting a 6-3 win in the first set and then taking a thrilling 9-7 tiebreaker to get a 7-6 win in the second set over Sharon sophomore Lulu Yuan. Wellesley tied the game at 2-2 with a win at third singles in straight sets.

“She certainly battled,” Micheroni said. “Am I surprised? No. I know she has the capability, she has a great game and we’re excited to have her back next year.”

Sharon’s newly formed second doubles team of Rithica Neti and Sydney Gordon, who had only played together once before, battled back from a 3-4 deficit in the second set, eventually scoring a 7-3 win in a tiebreaker to get the 7-6 win and force a third set.

“What they did today was very impressive,” Micheroni said. “Especially with Sydney stepping into a situation where she hasn’t seen much. She hasn’t played in any playoff matches yet, she was fantastic though, I couldn’t ask more for her.”

Wellesley’s pair of Pooja Reddy and Alexis Tsang showed off their experience together, scoring a 6-2 victory in the final set to secure the match and the title.

“I’m proud of the girls,” Micheroni said. “They are a great team and they fought hard. It came down to the third set, so what more could you ask. The kids were great all year and all of the matches were close today.”

“We look strong for next year,” Micheroni said. “We’re losing both of our number one doubles [to graduation] but our number two doubles should be able to step right up. They were split up today but I think Katie Merport and Rithica Neti are ready to step up next year. Then we have some freshman, some JV kids that are just waiting for their turn. Our plan is to be here again next year.”

The top-seeded Sharon boys team jumped out to a quick lead as well in their match against #2 Duxbury but the Dragons fired off wins at all three singles matches to get the win.

“They are just an amazing group of very smart, devoted, hardworking guys,” Sharon head coach Joan Cutter said.

The Eagles absolutely dominated doubles play, taking a lead right off the bat in both matches and never looked back.

Freshman Danujan Thirumavalavan and senior Tilak Mehta dominated at second doubles, losing just one match in a 6-1, 6-0 win to give Sharon a 1-0 lead.

Adam Dobbin and Alex Romantz both had strong serves and used the full court to their advantage with a handful of nice shots down the line. The pair, which has been terrific all season, concluded their season with a 6-3, 6-1 win and gave the Eagles a 2-0 lead.

“The doubles have really learned to play together as a team,” Cutter said. “Every time I went over there, they were fine. They did what they needed to do, they were great. And they all want to be playing singles too. Tilak and Danujan really wanted to play singles but they were willing to learn to play doubles together.”

Duxbury’s Eric Sewald brought the Dragons right back in, using a torrid serve to sweep Sharon’s Griffin Fein, the Hockomock League MVP this year, 6-0, 6-0 at first singles.

Sharon sophomore Fred Bondar impressed with a comeback at second singles after losing the first set. Bondar settled in and picked up a 6-4 win in the second set but Duxbury’s Ethan Mall tied the match 2-2 with a win in the third set.

That meant the match came down to Sharon senior Han Cui, who entered the contest unbeaten this season, and Duxbury junior Jack Simon.

Simon overcame an early deficit to take the first set, 6-4. Cui did the same in the second set, coming back to win 6-3 and force a deciding third set. Simon jumped out to a 4-1 lead and then a 5-2 advantage. Cui fought off match point twice to win two sets to close the gap to one. Cui carried the momentum and looked to have tied the match when his long floated shot hit the line but his shot was called out, clinching the win for Duxbury.

“Han’s just amazing, he’s so steady,” Cutter said. “He’s going to Dartmouth next year. I think he was actually a little nervous. His opponent played very well in the first set but Han got in there in the second, he’s very analytical and figures out his opponent and how to play him. In the third set, his opponent played very. very well.

“He played his own style, his own way. If anyone could have done it, with that kind of pressure, it would be Han.”

Sharon girls tennis finishes the season at 19-1 but the future looks bright with all three singles players back as well as second doubles. Sharon boys tennis finishes 20-2 overall and will bring back both first and second singles, as well as Alex Romantz and Danujan Thirumavalavan from doubles play.

Wednesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 06/08/16

Today’s playoff games are listed below.

Baseball
D1 South
#12 Attleboro vs. #1 Silver Lake (@ Braintree) – Postponed to Thursday, 6/9 at 4:00.

D2 South
#4 Stoughton vs. #1 Dighton-Rehoboth (@ Rockland) – Postponed to Thursday, 6/9 at 4:00.

Softball
D1 South
#7 King Philip vs. #6 Hopkinton (@ Taunton) – Postponed to Friday, 6/10 at 6:15.

Boys Tennis
D2 South
#1 Sharon, 5 vs. #12 Westwood, 0 – Final – Sharon won all five matches in straight sets to get the sweep and advance to the D2 South Final. Junior Griffin Fein won 6-2, 6-2 at first singles, sophomore Fred Bondar won 6-3, 6-2 at second singles and senior Han Cui swept 6-0, 6-0 at third singles. The team of Adam Dobbin and Alex Romantz won 6-3, 6-1 at first doulbes and Tilak Mehta and Danujan Thirumavalavan won 6-2, 6-1 at second doubles.

Girls Tennis
D1 South
#3 North Attleboro, 0 @ #2 Sharon, 5 – FinalSharon girls tennis swept the match, winning all five in straight sets to advance to the D1 South Final for the second straight year. Lulu Yuan won 6-0, 6-2 at first singles, Nupur Shulka won 6-1, 6-1 at second singles and Emily Wen won 6-2, 6-0 at third singles. Seniors Pooja Puttigampala and Michal Kondratiev won 6-3, 6-1 at first doubles while Katie Merpot and Rithica Neti won 6-0, 6-3 at second doubles.

D2 South
#4 Foxboro @ #1 Apponequet – Postponed to Thursday, 6/9 at 4:00.

Monday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 06/06/16

Today’s playoff games are listed below.

Baseball
D1 South
#12 Attleboro, 2 vs. #13 Brookline, 1 – Final – Attleboro senior Nolan Kane had a pinch hit walk off single to give the Bombardiers the win.

D2 South
#14 Canton, 0 @ #11 Sandwich, 3 – Final

Softball
D1 South
#7 King Philip, 3 @ #2 Taunton, 0 – Final

#8 Milford, 0 @ #1 Silver Lake, 5 – Final

Boys Tennis
D1 South
#4 Franklin, 0 vs. #5 Wellesley, 5 – Final
#6 North Attleboro, 0 @ #3 Brookline, 5 – Final

D2 South
#1 Sharon, 5 vs. #9 Medfield, 0 – Final – Sharon won four of its five matches in straight sets to advance to the D2 South Semifinal. Junior Griffin Fein won 6-2, 6-4 at first singles, sophomore Fred Bondar won 6-2, 6-0 at second singles and senior Han Cui won 7-5, 6-0 at third singles. Senior Adam Dobbin and junior Alex Romantz scored a strong 6-2, 6-0 win at first doubles while Tilak Mehta and Danujan Thirumavalavan battled back to win 1-6, 6-0, 6-2 at second doubles.

#13 Canton, 1 @ #12 Westwood, 4 = Final

Girls Tennis
D1 South
#2 Sharon, 4 vs. #7 Framingham, 1 – Final – Sharon girls won a pair of singles matches and both doubles to advance to the D1 South Semifinal, awaiting the winner of #3 North Attleboro and #11 King Philip. Freshman Nupur Shulka won 6-0, 6-3 at second singles and sophomore Emily Wen won 6-1, 6-1 at third singles. Pooja Puttigampala and Michal Kondratiev won 6-2, 6-2 at first doubles and Katie Merport and Rithica Neti sealed the win with a 6-1, 6-2 victory at second doubles.

#11 King Philip, 4 @ #6 Plymouth South, 1 – Final

D2 South
#4 Foxboro, 4 vs. #5 Hingham, 1 – Final

Saturday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 06/04/16

Today’s playoff games are listed below.

Baseball
D2 South
#4 Stoughton, 2 vs. #13 Hopkinton, 1 – Final

Softball
D1 South
#2 Taunton, 4 vs. #18 Somerset Berkley, 1 – Final – Taunton bounced back from allowing a run in the first inning, plating four unanswered runs to get the win. Jordan Wade and Aimee Kistner each had a pair of hits, including a double apiece, and an RBI. Kya Enos and Katie Van Zandt each went 2-3 with a double and a run scored and Amber Wainwright hit a solo home run. Kistner got in the win, tossing a complete game by scattering four hits and striking out four.

#7 King Philip, 5 vs. #10 Norwood, 0 – Final

#8 Milford, 9 vs. #24 New Bedford, 2 – Final – Maddy Bonvino (2-3) and Jess Tomaso (1-3) each knocked in a pair of runs as Milford’s offense continued to roll. Kate Irwin went 3-3 with a run scored and a pair of stolen bases and Emily Piergustavo was 2-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Ali Atherton tossed six innings, striking out five while scattering three hits and one earned run.

Girls Lacrosse
D1 East
#10 King Philip, 5 @ #2 Lincoln-Sudbury, 20 – Final

Boys Tennis
D1 South
#10 King Philip, 4 @ #7 Dartmouth, 1 – Final

Girls Tennis
D1 South
#14 Taunton, 2 @ #3 North Attleboro, 3 – FinalNorth Attleboro’s Jhanavi Kapadia and Emily Chiasson battled through an epic three set match at first doubles, overcoming a first set loss to get a 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 win to give the Rocketeers the edge. In a match that took nearly four hours, Kapadia and Chiasson dropped the first set to Taunton’s Ashleigh Eason and Emily Moor before battling back in a tremendous match. Jordan Willis won 6-1, 6-0 at second singles and Allie Grinavic won 6-1, 6-0 at third singles to complete the win for North. Taunton’s Olivia Sweeney won 6-3, 6-2 at first singles and the team of Jillian Pagliuca and Caroline Hebert won 6-4, 6-1 at second doubles.

#18 Franklin, 1 @ #2 Sharon, 4 – Final – Sharon won second and third singles as well as second doubles in straight sets without dropping a game to advance in the tournament. Nupur Shulka won 6-0, 6-0 at second singles and Emily Wen won 6-0, 6-0 at third singles. The team of Katie Merport and Rithica Neti won 6-0, 6-0 at third singles. Pooja Puttigampala and Michal Kondratiev won 6-1, 6-2 at first doubles. Franklin’s Hannah Sweeney won 7-5, 6-2 at first singles.

Monday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 05/23/16

Today’s games are listed below.

Baseball
Attleboro, 2 @ North Attleboro, 0 – Final (8 inn.) – Click here for a recap of the game. Click here for a photo gallery from the game.

Canton, 5 @ Sharon, 4 – Final

Foxboro, 1 @ Oliver Ames, 4 – Final – Oliver Ames’ Zach Sato, Kevin Geary and Michael Mulrean combined to limit the Foxboro Warriors to five hits to get the Tigers’ 10th win of the season. OA scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth behind a Chris Pearsons single and a two-run double from Matt Mancini. Kyle Gagliardi and Pearsons each had two hits for the Tigers.

King Philip, 9 @ Franklin, 5 – Final – Click here for a recap of the game.

Mansfield, 2 @ Taunton, 0 – Final – Click here for a recap of the game.

Stoughton, 1 vs. Whitman-Hanson, 2 – Final – Stoughton’s Ryan Sullivan pitched well, going the distance, allowing just two runs on six hits with three strikeouts. Jack Connelly drove in the Black Knights’ only run while Luke Johnson went 2-2 with a walk.

Softball
Attleboro, 2 @ North Attleboro, 8 – Final – Amelia Murphy fanned 13 batters to help North Attleboro claim the Blue and Red Cup. Mycala Moody was 2-3 with two RBI, Kaylea Sherman and Gina Miceli each had an RBI single, Tess Munley added an RBI, Jordan Sharpe two hits and Carolyn Wallace made a nice play with a pick at first, helping the Rocketeers prevent a pair of runs.

Sharon, 3 @ Canton, 12 – Final – Sarah Reissfelder had a trio of triples and seniors Caitlin McCarthy, Rachel Dooly, Colleen Phelan, Aoife Omahony and Gab Matthews each had hits for the Bullldogs.

Oliver Ames, 10 @ Foxboro, 15 – Final

King Philip, 3 @ Franklin, 0 – Final – King Philip’s Kali Magane allowed just one hit while retiring 14 batters via strikeout to lead the Warriors to a shutout win. Meghan Gorman had a pair of hits and used excellent base running to score a run for KP.

Taunton, 12 @ Mansfield, 0 – Final – Click here for a recap of the game. Click here for a photo gallery from the game

Boys Lacrosse
Attleboro, 6 @ Bishop Feehan, 17 – Final

Canton, 8 @ Milton, 4 – Final – Freshman Mike Shaw led Canton with a pair of goals and had one assist and freshman Griffin Roach scored his first career goal in his first varsity game.

King Philip, 5 @ Westwood, 9 – Final – King Philip outscored Westwood 4-0 in the fourth quarter but their rally fell short against the Wolverines. Paul Macrina made 16 saves in the cage for the Warriors while Sam Agricola (three goals), Tim Watson (goal, assist), Harry Fallon (goal) and Colin Devellis (goal) paced KP’s offense.

Mansfield, 9 @ Bridgewater-Raynham, 5 – Final

Milford, 5 vs. Worcester, 17 – Final

Taunton, 1 @ North Attleboro, 9 – Final Taunton’s Kyle Hebert scored off an assist from Andrew Wellington.

Oliver Ames, 10 vs. Pembroke, 6 – Final – Senior Jake Aronson made 11 saves in net and sophomore Owen Gallagher recorded five points as the Tigers punched their ticket to the postseason. Gallagher had four goals and one assist, senior middie Max Bamford had a pair of goals and assists, sophomore attack Eric LeBlanc scored two goals, senior middie Connor Howe scored once and senior middie Aidan Connly found the back of the net once and added one assist.

Girls Lacrosse
Attleboro, 8 vs. Bishop Feehan, 20 – Final

Foxboro, 21 vs. Norwood, 10 – Final

Oliver Ames, 10 @ Pembroke, 8 – Final – Ariana Waldorf pushed aside 18 saves in the cage for Oliver Ames, who held off Pembroke. Erin Fitzgerald led the offense with four goals and one assist, Hannah Friend scored twice and Abby Duvall had a goal and an assist. Sam Lang, Carly Cidado and Kendall Clifford each scored once for OA. The Tigers’ defense was led by a strong effort by Katie Davenport.

Sharon, 14 @ Shrewsbury, 13 – Final

North Attleboro, 19 @ Taunton, 1 – Final – Kenzie Rosenberg netted four goals, including her 100th career goal, for the Rocketeers. Sophomores Camille Pizarro, Julia Takin and Julia Tolfa each scored twice for the Rocketeers. Chloe Olsen also chipped in with three assists for North.

Boys Tennis
Attleboro, 0 @ North Attleboro, 5 – Final – North Attleboro senior Mitchell Dyer battled to a 7-5, 6-3 win at first singles, senior Jake Fontes didn’t lose a game in a 6-0, 6-0 sweep at second singles and senior Ben Lacasse won 7-5, 6-0 at third singles. Seniors Jeff Yao and Nick Lockavitch won 6-1, 6-4 at first doubles and seniors Duncan Pickett and Ben Scott won 6-2, 6-4 for Big Red.

Canton, 0 @ Sharon, 5 – Final The Eagles completed yet another undefeated league season with a sweep over Canton. Griffin Fein won 6-3, 6-3 at first singles but both Fred Bondar and Tilak Mehta had to battle back from a lost set to get wins. Bondar prevailed 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-4) at second singles and Mehta won 6-3, 6-7, 1-0 (10-4). Adam Dobbin and Alex Romantz didn’t drop a single game in a 6-0, 6-0 sweep at first doubles and Andrew Tarnoff and Jing Huang won 6-0, 6-3 at second doubles.

Foxboro, 3 @ Oliver Ames, 2 – Final

King Philip, 1 @ Franklin, 4 – Final

Mansfield, 5 @ Taunton, 0 – Final

Milford, 4 @ Stoughton, 1 – Final

Girls Tennis
North Attleboro, 5 @ Attleboro, 0 – Final

Sharon, 5 @ Canton, 0 – Final – Sharon completed an undefeated regular season with the sweep. Lulu Yuan and Nupur Shulka both swept 6-0, 6-0 at first and second singles, respectively, while sophomore Emily Wen won 6-1, 6-0 at third singles. Pooja Puttigampala and Katie Merport didn’t lose a set in a 6-0, 6-0 win at first doubles and Sydney Gordon and Sophia Fein won 6-3, 6-2 at second doubles.

Oliver Ames, 1 @ Foxboro, 4 – Final – Neither Diana Prinos or Lexi Nelson lost a game, winning at first and third singles, respectively, for Foxboro in the win. Sophia Prinos picked up a 6-1, 6-0 win at second singles and the team of Michaela McCarthy and Julia Muise won 6-4, 7-5 at first doubles. Oliver Ames’ Claudia Ferrara and Rachel Stryke won 6-2, 6-3 at second doubles.

Franklin @ King Philip, 3:30

Taunton, 2 @ Mansfield, 3 – Final – Needing a win, Mansfield’s three singles players carried the Hornets to a berth in the state tournament. Paulina Martin picked up a 6-1, 6-1 win at first singles, Kathleen Giffels won 7-5, 6-3 at second singles and Sarah Doyle notched a 6-1, 6-3 win at third singles to clinch the win. Taunton’s Ashleigh Eason and Emily Moor won 6-2, 6-4 at first doubles and Caroline Hebert and Jillian Pagliuca won 6-1, 6-2 at second doubles for the Tigers.

Boys Volleyball
Milford vs. Brockton 4:30
Taunton @ Braintree 4:00

Tuesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 05/17/16

Today’s games are listed below.

Girls Lacrosse
Oliver Ames @ Taunton, 5:15

Boys Volleyball
Taunton, 0 @ New Bedford, 3 – Final

Boys Tennis
Canton, 2 @ Franklin, 3 – Final – Franklin junior Rahul Herur won at first singles and the Panthers swept doubles play to beat the Bulldogs. Herur picked up a 6-3, 6-1 win while junior James Johnston and senior Tom Mancini won 6-2, 6-4 at first doubles. The team of sophomores Tyler DiPalma and Derek Wu clinched the win with a 6-2, 6-0 victory at second doubles. Canton sophomore Jake Wolicki won 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 at third singles and senior Nathan Maltz won 4-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10-8) for the Bulldogs.

Taunton, 0 @ Sharon, 5 – Final

Girls Tennis
Franklin @ Canton – Postponed to 5/20 at 3:45

North Attleboro, 1 @ Sharon, 4 – Final – Sharon picked up a pair of wins at both singles and doubles to hand the Rocketeers their first loss of the season. Sophomore Lulu Yuan won 6-3, 6-3 at first singles and freshman Nupur Shulka won 6-2, 6-0 at second dingles. The team of Pooja Puttigampala and Michal Kondratiev won 6-4, 6-2 at first doubles and Katie Merport and Rithika Neti won 6-3, 6-3 at second doubles. North Attleboro’s Allie Grinavic won 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-8) at third singles.

Monday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 05/16/16

Today’s games are listed below.

Baseball
King Philip, 0 @ Attleboro, 2 – Final – Senior Nate Tellier was masterful on the mound for the Bombardiers in a complete game shutout. Tellier struck out 13 batters while allowing just one hit to keep the Kelley-Rex leading King Philip Warriors at bay. At the plate Tellier had a pair of hits. Freshman Dakota Kirby was a perfect 3-3 for Attleboro, having an RBI single in the fifth inning that made it 2-0. Senior Tyler Stowe have Attleboro the lead two at bats prior, singling in Brent Cook.

Milford, 14 @ Canton, 6 – Final

Foxboro, 0 @ Stoughton, 1 – Final – Stoughton junior Ryan Sullivan had one of his best outings of the year on the mound for the Black Knights, striking out 10 in a complete game shutout. Sullivan scattered five hits with just one walk and didn’t allow a run. The Black Knights’ offense cashed in in the bottom of the third. After Doug Seaman singles and stole second, Jack Connelly knocked in his team-leading 16th run of the season with a two-out single. Seaman went 2-3 and Connelly reached base twice with a stolen base.

Taunton, 2 @ Franklin, 6 – Final – Franklin turned a two run lead in the fourth inning to a comfortable cushion in a league win over Taunton. Nick Santucci connected for a two-out RBI triple in the inning, finishing the game 3-4 with a run. Jake Lyons added two RBI while Joe Corsi was 2-3 with an RBI and three runs scored. Josh Macchi added two hits, including a double, and scored a run for the Panthers. Sophomore Jason Ulrickson was solid on the mound in a complete game effort, scattering five hits while walking one to get the win. Ulrickson struck out four with just one walk. Taunton’s Kevin Griffin went 2-3 with an RBI while Luke Figueira (2-3) and Joe Manchester (1-3) each scored a run for the Tigers.

North Attleboro, 0 @ Mansfield, 2 – Final – North Attleboro’s Andy Katch had no-hit Mansfield through five innings but the Hornets were finally able to break through in the sixth inning. Aidan Cahill got the team’s first hit with a one out single and Mike Arnold was hit by a pitch to reach. A sacrifice fly from Tyrone Pascual advanced the runners and Jake Tryder connected for a two-RBI double to score the only runs of the game. Jake Neureuter got the win for Mansfield, allowing just three hits in a complete game shutout. Neureuter struck out three and issued three walks in the win.

Sharon, 0 @ Oliver Ames, 1 – Final (8 inn.) – Oliver Ames walked off with a win for the second straight game and seniors Josh Minuskin and Ryan Adams were right in the middle of it. After Minuskin’s home run tied the game on Friday against Mansfield, he led of the bottom of the eighth inning with a single. Two wild pitches later, Minuskin was at third and Adams, who scored the winning run on Friday, knocked in the winning run. Senior Zach Sato pitched a two-hit shutout complete game for Oliver Ames, striking out four. Sharon sophomore starter Max Tarlin pitched seven scoreless innings for the Eagles.

Softball
Attleboro, 0 @ King Philip, 3 – Final

Canton, 1 @ Milford, 12 – Final – Milford’s Ali Atherton carried a no hitter through the sixth inning before the Bulldogs’ offense broke through. Atherton finished with eight strikeouts in a complete game to get the win. Offensively, freshman Emily Hartman had his first career home run for the Scarlet Hawks, blasting a two run shot. Jess Tomaso was 2/2 with a pair of walks and two RBI while Kaitlyn DeCapua was 2-4 with an RBI.

Stoughton, 5 @ Foxboro, 4 – Final – Stoughton scored all five runs in the fifth inning and held off a Foxboro four-run rally in the seventh. Bri Fernandez, Karly Estremera, and Gina Carafa each had two hits for the Black Knights. Shannon Flaherty threw a complete game with six strikeouts to pick up the win.

Taunton, 6 @ Franklin, 2 – Final – The Tigers’ offense cashed in in the fifth and sixth innings to get the win over the Panthers. Taunton scored four runs in the fifth and then tacked on two more in the sixth inning while Franklin scored twice in the seventh. Aimee Kistner got her 11th win of the season, striking out five while scattering four hits in a complete game effort. Kistner also paced the offense, going 4-4 with a pair of RBI while Jordan Wade was 3-3 with a triple, a walk and an RBI. Jaime Brown went 1-2 for the Tigers with a sac bunt, a walk and an RBI and Kya Enos added a double and an RBI. Allie Shea went 1-2 for Franklin with a pair of walks and knocked in both of the Panthers’ runs.

Mansfield, 2 @ North Attleboro, 6 – Final The Rocketeers turned to small ball to get its offense going, plating all six runs in the fifth inning. With one out in the inning, North Attleboro had eight straight batters reach and it resulted in six runs. Big Red had a pair of infield hits and a pair of bunt singles to get the offense going. Kaylea Sherman and Megan Barlow each went 2-3 at the plate for North while Gina Miceli was a perfect 3-3. Amelia Murphy struck out nine in a complete game effort for the Rocketeers. Mansfield responded with its two runs in top of the sixth off of four hits. Marissa Staffier went 1-2, Megan Letendre was 2-3, Mady Bendanillo went 1-3 with an RBI and Maddie Letendre was 1-2 with an RBI. Maddie Letendre struck out 10 batters while allowing seven hits for Mansfield.

Oliver Ames, 14 @ Sharon, 10 – Final – The Oliver Ames Tigers belted out 17 hits on the day, using its offense to best Sharon. Victoria Ziner was 3-5 with two RBI, including a home run, and two runs scored, Katie Pursley went 4-4 with four RBI, including a pair of home runs and a triple and scoring two runs for OA. Jamie Gottwald was 3-5 with a triple an RBI and three runs scored, Rachel Han scored three runs and Dalene Gomes (2-5) and Emma Papargiris (1-4, two RBI) each had a triple and scored for OA while Caroline Mahoney (2-5) also had an RBI and a run scored for the Tigers.

Boys Lacrosse
Attleboro, 1 @ North Attleboro, 7 – Final

Canton, 11 vs. Abington, 8 – Final – Canton built a 3-0 lead and that was all the separation that the Bulldogs needed to beat Abington. Shaun Kirby was the driving force behind the offense, registering a hat trick and adding a trio of assists in teh win. Thomas Monagle and Kevin Albert returned to net a goal each while Dan Nadeau stretched his goal scoring streak to two games. Canton got a boost from sophomore Charlie O’Connor, who dominated at the faceoff X for the Bulldogs.

Foxboro, 3 vs. Wayland, 8 – Final

King Philip, 6 @ Franklin, 13 – Final

Milford, 0 vs. Nipmuc, 19 – Final

Taunton, 0 @ Oliver Ames, 13 – Final – Oliver Ames kept its playoff hopes alive, moving within two wins of a postseason berth with the shutout win. Senior attack Matt Gilson had three goals and three assists, senior Middie Max Bamford had two goals and one assist, senior middie Aidan Connly added a pair of goals and one assist, senior middie Connor Howe had a goal and an assist and senior middie Mike Sullivan scored once. OA Senior goalie Jake Aronson had the shutout in the cage.

Sharon, 14 vs. Westwood, 22 – Final

Girls Lacrosse
North Attleboro, 19 @ Attleboro, 3 – Final – It was a day of milestones for North Attleboro in a non-league win over rival Attleboro. Hana Caster found the back of the net for the 200th time in her career while teammate Erin Holley notched her 100th career goal in the win.

Canton, 13 @ Milton, 8 – Final – Canton head coach Chrissy O’Connor praised the defense of Lauren Peplau and Tessa Cudmore, saying they played excellent in the Bulldogs’ win. Lindsey Nolte paced the offense, potting four goals for Canton.

Foxboro, 19 @ Sharon, 11 – Final

King Philip @ Hopkinton, 3:45

Mansfield @ Bishop Feehan, 3:30

Milford @ Nipmuc – Postponed to 5/26 to 3:45 at Milford

Boys Tennis
King Philip, 4 @ Attleboro, 1 – Final – The Warriors of King Philip took care of business in singles play and got another win at doubles to beat Attleboro. Cole Ginter won 6-0, 6-2 at first singles, Garrett Schneider won 6-1, 6-1 at second doubles and Blake Ginter took a 6-0, 6-0 sweep at third singles. Justin Rohan and Marco DiStefano won 6-1, 6-0 at second doubles for KP. Attleboro’s Zain Yusuf and Shaun Gordon battled for a 7-5, 6-4 win at first singles.

Milford @ Canton, 4:00

Foxboro, 5 @ Stoughton, 0 – Final

Taunton, 0 @ Franklin, 5 – Final – It was a clean sweep for Franklin, who won all five matches in straight sets. Rahul Herur won 6-2, 6-1 at first singles, Eli Brooks ton 6-2, 6-0 at second singles and Dan Barrow won 6-3, 6-2 at third singles. Cam Piana and James Johnston took home a 6-1, 6-1 win at first doubles and Tyler DiPalma and Derek Wu won 6-0, 6-1 at second doubles.

North Attleboro, 4 @ Mansfield, 1 – Final – Junior Zack Pfeffer handled his match at second singles and classmate Barsomo Nuay battled for a three set win at third singles to lead Big Red. Pfeffer won 6-2, 6-2 while Nuay got a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 win. Doubles teams of Jeff Yao and Nick Lockavitch (6-2, 6-3) and Jake Fontes and Daniel Zhang (6-3, 6-3) each won at first and second doubles respectively. Mansfield junior Benny Lin earned a 6-4, 6-2 at first singles for the Hornets’ lone win.

Sharon, 4 @ Oliver Ames, 1 – Final – After a weekend at the MIAA individual tournament, Sharon had an adjusted lineup but still clinched a win. Andre Olivei won 6-1, 6-3 at second singles and Andrew Tarnoff won 6-2, 6-0 at third singles. Alex Romantz and Adam Dobbin swept 6-0, 6-0 at first doubles and Tilak Mehta and Danujan Thirumavalavan also swept 6-0, 6-0 at second doubles. Oliver Ames senior Thomas O’Leary won 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-7) at first singles.

Girls Tennis
Attleboro, 0 @ King Philip, 5 – Final – Becca Ricci won 6-1, 6-1 at first singles for KP, Emily MacDonald won 6-3, 6-1 and Meghan Sepich took home a 6-0, 6-0 decision at third singles. The team of Kelly Masse and Carly Adams won 6-2, 6-0 at first doubles and Molly Citarell and Andrea Li won 6-3, 6-0 at second doubles.

Canton, 3 @ Milford, 2 – Final – The Bulldogs of Canton got a pair of wins in singles play and clinched the victory with a win at doubles. Carly Scanlan won 6-4, 6-2 at first singles and Skyler Jabbour won 6-3, 6-1 at second doubles for the Bulldogs while the team of Tiffany Ha and Sarah MacQuarrie won 6-0, 6-2 at first doubles. Milford’s Kate Rosenblatt won 6-2, 7-6 at third singles and the team of Jess McIntire and Kayla Thongpul won 7-5, 6-4 at second doubles.

Stoughton, 0 @ Foxboro, 5 – Final

Franklin, 3 @ Taunton, 2 – Final – Franklin went on the road and extracted a bit of revenge by avenging an early season loss to the Tigers. The Panthers used a sweep in singles play to edge of the Tigers. Junior Hannah Sweeney won 6-1, 6-0 at first singles while senior Anna Humphreys won 6-0, 6-1 at second singles and junior Anja Deric swept 6-0, 6-0 at third singles. Taunton’s Ashleigh Eason and Emily Moor won 7-6 (7-2), 3-0 (forfeit) at first doubles and Caroline Hebert and Jillian Pagliuca won 6-2, 6-0 at second doubles.

Mansfield, 0 @ North Attleboro, 5 – Final

Oliver Ames, 1 @ Sharon, 4 – Final – Sharon singles players cruised through in straight sets to help the Eagles earn the win. Lulu Yuan won 6-1, 6-0 at first singles, Nupur Shulka won 6-2, 6-0 at second singles and Emily Wen won 6-0, 6-0 at third singles. Pooja Puttigampala and Michal Kondratiev won 6-0, 6-1 at first doubles for Sharon. Oliver Ames’ Claudia Ferrara and Rachel Stryke won 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 at second doubles.

Boys and Girls Outdoor Track
Hockomock League Championships (@ Taunton High), 2:30

Boys Volleyball
Taunton @ Barnstable 5:30

Friday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 05/06/16

Today’s games are listed below.

Baseball
Taunton, 8 @ Canton, 2 – Final – Senior Charles Hearrold III had another strong outing for the Tigers, allowing just one earned in in five innings of work, scattering four hits with six strikeouts. The Tigers’ offense was led by Matt Machado (two hits, three runs), Kevin Griffin (two hits, RBI) and Luke Figueira (two hits, two RBI, run).

King Philip, 8 @ Foxboro, 1 – Final – Jake Lannigan shined on the mound for the Warriors, scattering three hits without surrendering an earned run in a complete game effort. Lannigan struck out six to earn the win. Offensively, Will Weir drove in three runs, Stephen Murray connected for a two-run home run and Jon Rolfe also knocked in a pair of runs. Kyle Guenthner picked up two of King Philip’s nine hits on the day.

Franklin, 0 @ Stoughton, 3 – Final – Doug Seaman broke a scoreless game open in the fourth inning by hitting a single, advancing to second on an error, stealing third and coming home on a hit from junior Jack Connelly (2-3). Seaman (2-3) produced the next two runs for the Black Knights with a two RBI single in the next inning to cap the scoring. For the second straight start, Justin Hutchinson was on point, throwing a complete game with just two hits allowed, striking out eight for the win. Franklin sophomore Jason Ulrickson was strong in his first varsity start, throwing six innings and giving up just four hits, two earned runs and struck out four. Junior Ryan Hodgkins went 2-3 at the plate for the Panthers.

Mansfield, 3 @ Sharon, 0 – Final – Click here for a full recap.

North Attleboro, 0 @ Milford, 1 – Final – It was a classic pitcher’s duel between Milford’s Alex Macek and North Attleboro’s John O’Donnell. In just his second start of the season, Macek was efficient with a complete game, 83 pitch shutout effort. Macek fanned seven batters, allowing four hits. O’Donnell was equally as good for the Rocketeers, striking out six while allowing just five hits. The difference came in the third inning when Milford sophomore Aidan Wilde smacked an RBI triple to score freshman Alex Coady, who reached on a one-out single.

Softball
Canton, 0 @ Taunton, 14 – Final (5 inn.) – Courtney Fisher picked up her fourth win of the season, retiring the final 14 batters in order after allowing just one hit with no walks. With the win, the Tigers qualified for the the state tournament. Offensively, Sarah Bagge went 2-2 with an RBI, Jordan Wade was 2-4 with an RBI, a double and three runs scored, Jaime Brown went 2-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, Amber Wainwright drove in three runs and had a double and Hailey Medeiros went 1-1 with an RBI for the Tigers.

Foxboro, 0 @ King Philip, 12 – Final (6 inn.) – The Warriors of King Philip recorded 15 hits as a team in a big win. Ashley Hession had a big day at the plate with three hits, including a double and a triple, and knocked in four runs. Brianna Lacy added three hits with a double and three RBI and Jenn Hutnyan had a pair of hits for the Warriors. Hutnyan combined with Kali Magane for a three hit shutout in the circle. Magane struck out 10 in four innings of work.

Stoughton, 1 @ Franklin, 8 – Final – Franklin head coach Kate Fallon-Comeau praised the effort of senior pitcher Caroline D’Aprile, who tossed a complete game with nine strikeouts and five hits allowed. Offensively, Clara DeCarvalho was 1-2 with a pair of walks and an RBI double, Alexx Niss was 2/4 at the plate, Olivia DiGiacomo had a two RBI double and Kerry Blaney scored a pair of runs for the Panthers.

Sharon, 0 @ Mansfield, 5 – Final – Mansfield pitcher Maddie Letendre only surrendered three hits to the Eagles, striking out 12 to earn the win. Offensively, the Hornets notched nine hits with three players getting a pair each. Maddie Letendre helped her cause by going 2-3 with an RBI, Jocelyn Reardon was also 2-3 with an RBI and Bri Homer had a pair of hits. Rachel Carafa drove in a pair of runs and had a hit, Megan Letendre had one RBI and one hit and Liz Mackin also had a hit for the Hornets.

Milford, 3 @ North Attleboro, 6 – Final – Amelia Murphy got the win in the circle after seven innings of work and helped her cause at the plate, belting a three run home run as the Rocketeers handed Milford its first league loss of the season. Mycala Moody went 2-3 for North Attleboro, scoring a pair of runs while Liz Morehouse reached base three runs with one hit and two walks.

Boys Lacrosse
Canton, 5 @ Medway, 12 – Final

Mansfield, 15 @ Taunton, 1 – Final – Senior Josh Schafer scored his first two goals of the season and classmate Preet Patel netted his first career goal to pace Mansfield. Sam O’Connell scored a hat trick and Billy Grant scored twice and had three assists. Jon Reed, Cullen Murphy, Jarrett Saunders, Joe Cox, Pat Graham, Sean Powers and Dan Plugis all scored once for Mansfield.

North Attleboro, 7 @ Silver Lake, 1 – Final

Girls Lacrosse
Attleboro, 9 @ Sharon, 10 – Final (OT)

Foxboro, 8 vs. Walpole, 12 – Final

Taunton, 2 @ Mansfield, 18 – Final – Mansfield had nine different players find the back of the net in the win on Friday. Caroline Maher led the charge with five goals while Julia Todesco scored three times and Emily Aarons scored twice. Taunton’s Abbey Kingman and Kayla Phillips eached scored once and Tatum Speicher had an assist.

Boys Tennis
Taunton, 1 @ Canton, 4 – Final

King Philip, 5 @ Foxboro, 0 – Final – Although it was a sweep for King Philip, it was far from a rout. Two matches went to three sets and another was decided in a super tiebreaker. Cole Ginter and Blake Ginter both won 6-1, 6-1 at first and third singles for the Warriors. Garrett Schneider battled back at second singles to score a 1-6, 6-3, 11-9 win. Sam Colella and Ryan Gemelli had to also rally, winning 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (11-9) at first doubles while Justin Rohan and Marco DiStefano won 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 at second doubles.

Stoughton, 0 @ Franklin, 5 – Final

Mansfield, 0 @ Sharon, 5 – Final

North Attleboro, 5 @ Milford, 0 – Final – North Attleboro won all five matches in straight sets to earn the win. Senior Mitchell Dyer won 6-3, 6-2 at first singles, junior Zack Pfeffer won 6-3, 6-3 at second singles and junior Barsomo Nuay won 6-2, 6-1 at third singles. Seniors Jeff Yao and Nick Lockavitch won 6-0, 6-2 at first singles and senior Jake Fontes and junior Daniel Zhang won 6-1, 6-2 at second doubles for the Rocketeers.

Girls Tennis
Canton, 2 @ Taunton, 3 – Final

Foxboro @ King Philip, 3:30

Franklin @ Stoughton, 3:30

Sharon, 5 @ Mansfield, 0 – Final – The Sharon Eagles scored a dominant victory on Friday, not losing a single set against the Hornets. Sophomore Lulu Yuan won 6-1, 6-0 at first singles, freshman Nupur Shulka won 6-1, 6-0 at second singles and sophomore Emily Wen won 6-0, 6-1 at third singles. Seniors Pooja Puttigampala and Michal Kondratiev won 6-1, 6-1 at first doubles and sophomore Katie Merpot and junior Sydney Gordon won 6-0, 6-0 at second doubles.

Milford, 0 @ North Attleboro, 5 – Final

Boys Volleyball
Milford, 3 @ Randolph, 0 – Final
Taunton, 0 vs. Greater New Bedford, 3 – Final

Friday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 04/29/16

Today’s games are listed below.

Baseball
Sharon, 4 @ Canton, 7 – Final

Oliver Ames, 10 @ Foxboro, 9 – Final – Oliver Ames’ Matt Muir’s strong week continued as the sophomore pitched a scoreless bottom half of the seventh inning to seal the deal after the Tigers incredible comeback. Oliver Ames trailed 9-4 heading into the seventh inning but rattled off six runs to take the lead. Kyle Gagliardi had three hits for OA, Ryan Adams knocked in four runs on two hits and Mitch Goulet and Muir each added two hits for the Tigers.

Taunton, 5 @ Mansfield, 3 – Final – Sophomore Christian Simoes blasted his first career home run off the foul pole in left field to break a 3-3 tie game in the top of the fourth to lift the Tigers. Taunton added a bases loaded walk in the same inning to create the separation. Mansfield struck in the first inning before Taunton took a 2-1 lead in the second and 3-1 lead in the top of the third. Mansfield tied the game in the bottom of the third with a pair of runs. Taunton senior Luke Figueira earned his fourth win of the season, scattering five hits in five innings of work, striking out two. Max Bowden earned the save, striking out two while not allowing a hit in two innings of work. Matt Machado had two hits, an RBI and a run scored, Charles Hearrold III had two hits, two RBI and a run scored and William Emerson added two hits for Taunton. Mansfield junior Zack Peterson had a pair of doubles and runs scored, Aidan Cahill had two hits, an RBI and a run scored and Mike Arnold had an RBI for the Hornets.

Milford, 3 @ Stoughton, 4 – FinalClick here for a recap from the game.

Softball
Canton, 2 @ Sharon, 4 – Final – Sharon junior Clara Cook recorded 11 strikeouts and only allowed five hits to pace the Eagles to their second straight win. Senior Rachel Usen was 2-3 with two runs scored, freshman Rebecca Clayman had a pair of singles, an RBI and a run scored and senior Jenny Friedman was 2-3 with a pair of singles.

King Philip, 13 vs. St. Peter Marian, 0 – Final (6 inn.) – King Philip wasted no time jumping all over the defending D1 State Champions, plating 10 runs in the first inning. Christa Wagner went 3-3 and Hailey McCasland, Meghan Gorman and Jenn Hutnyan all added two hits for the Warriors. Hutnyan closed out the game with a two-run home run for KP. Kali Magane pitched three innings for the Warriors, striking out eight of the nine batters she faced.

Mansfield, 0 @ Taunton, 10 – Final – The Tigers used a six hit, six run sixth inning to break open the game and score a big win over Mansfield. Taunton loaded the bases in the first but a throw home from Marissa Staffier and a pair of strikeouts helped the Hornets get out unscathed. Taunton scored one run in the second, one in the third and two in fourth to build a lead. Aimee Kistner continued her shutout streak to start the season, pitching six inning, striking out 13 with just one walk. Courtney Fisher retired the side in order in the seventh for Taunton. Meghan Navarro went 3-3 with a double, Liana Duarte was 3-4 with a triple and an RBI, Jordan Wade was 2-4 with a triple and an RBI and Jaime Brown went 2-3 and knocked in a pair of runs. Mansfield freshmen Megan Letendre, Mady Bendanillo and Caty DeMassi each had a hit for the Hornets.

Milford, 8 @ Stoughton, 0 – Final – Milford’s Kelley Reichert only allowed two hits in five innings of work, striking out four to earn the win for the Scarlet Hawks. Kate Irwin had a pair of hits and stolen bases, Jess Tomaso was 2-4 with a triple and an RBI, Jill Powers knocked in a pair of runs and both Maddy Bonvino and Shannon Cormier hit a homerun. Stoughton freshmen Freshman Jordan Lyons and Jeni D’Andrea each had a hit as well as sophomore Val Whalen and senior Nicole Bodette for the Black Knights.

Boys Lacrosse
Canton, 4 @ Foxboro, 5 – FinalClick here for a recap from the game.

Mansfield, 16 @ Sharon, 11 – Final

Milford, 1 @ Oliver Ames, 16 – Final – Oliver Ames senior Max Bamford and sophomore Owen Gallagher paced Oliver Ames’ offense, finding the back of the net four times apiece. Sophomore Eric LeBlanc added a pair of goals and assists for the Tigers.

Girls Lacrosse
Foxboro, 16 @ Canton, 3 – Final

Sharon, 10 @ Mansfield, 18 – Final – Caroline Maher led the way for the Hornets with five goals and Marie Foley added four. Katy Garvin also had a hat trick for Mansfield, which also got two goals apiece from Julia Todesco, Emily Aarons and Maggie Dunn According to head coach Alexis Kobey, Cat Daly and Kaleigh Jodice played well on defense and Victoria Lawlor had a great game in goal.

Oliver Ames, 17 @ Milford, 4 – Final – Oliver Ames’ Abby Duval paced an explosive Tiger offense in a big win on the road. Duval finished with a team-high five goals, adding two assists as well. Sam Lang and Erin Fitzgerald each netted a hat trick with an assist, Sofia Masciarelli and Hannah Friend each scored twice and had an assists, Devin Gardner had an assist and a goal and Emalyn Duvall scored once for OA. Ariana Waldorf made 10 saves in net for the Tigers.

Boys Tennis
Sharon, 5 @ Canton, 0 – Final – It was a clean sweep for the Eagles, who didn’t drop a game in four of the five matches. Griffin Fein (first singles), Han Cui (third singles), Adam Dobbin and Alex Romantz (first doubles) and Tilak Mehta and Danujan Thiru (second doubles) all won 6-0, 6-0. Sharon sophomore Fred Bondar completed the sweep with a 6-3, 6-1 win at second singles.

Oliver Ames, 0 @ Foxboro, 5 – Final

Taunton, 1 @ Mansfield, 4 – Final

Girls Tennis
Canton, 0 @ Sharon, 5 – Final – Sharon didn’t lose a game at two of the three singles matches and won all five in straight sets. Lulu Yuan won 6-2, 6-1 at first singles while Nupur Shulka and Emily Wen each won 6-0, 6-0 at second and third singles, respectively. Pooja Puttigampala and Michel Kondratiev won 6-3, 6-2 at first doubles and Sydney Gordon and Akhila Songadi won 6-1, 6-0 at second doubles for the Eagles.

Foxboro, 3 @ Oliver Ames, 2 – Final – Foxboro won all three singles in straight sets without dropping a game to edge the Tigers. Diana Prinos (first singles), Sophia Prinos (second singles) and Lexi Nelson (third singles) all won 6-0, 6-0. Oliver Ames’ Valeria Tueme and Claudia Ferrara battled for a 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-4) win while Rachel Stryke and Olivia Groebe won 6-3, 3-6 7-6 (8-6) at second doubles for the Tigers.

Mansfield, 2 @ Taunton, 3 – Final – Taunton swept both doubles matches and sealed the win with a victory at second singles. Junior Olivia Sweeney won 6-2, 6-4 at second singles while juniors Ashleigh Eason and Emily Moor won 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) at first doubles and junior Caroline Hebert and freshman Jillian Pagliuca won 6-2, 6-2 at second doubles. Mansfield’s Paulina Martin won 6-2, 6-1 at first singles and sophomore Sarah Doyle on 6-3, 6-0 at third singles.

Boys Volleyball
Taunton, 0 @ Quincy, 3 – Final