By Ryan Lanigan, Editor-in-Chief
TAUNTON, Mass. – After a scoreless first period, Attleboro scored the all important first goal in the second period less than a minute in, added three more in the frame and skated to a 6-1 over Milford.
Milford goalie Brian Ireland made 10 his 30 saves in the first period while Attleboro goalie Tim Gile stopped 12 of his 17 saves in the opening frame. The best chance from either side came when Bombardiers junior PJ Elliott rang the post with a wrist shot with just over six minutes to go.
“The first period went really well,” Milford head coach Mike Balzarini said. “We had two solid days of practice and really focused on breaking down d-zone coverage and making sure guys were where they were supposed to be. And it was evident int he first period, the shots were even too. We made sure we were sound defensively first then transitioned into offense.”
On the other side, Attleboro head coach Mike Cripps wasn’t too pleased with being level after the first 15 minutes.
“We weren’t too happy going to the locker room after that first period,” Cripps said. “We came out a little flat to start despite coming off two good games. That was pretty much our message in the locker room, you better come out with some intensity.”
The Bombardiers had the opportunity to cash in right away as they had 35 seconds of man advantage to start the second period. It took nearly all of that time but Attleboro was able to take advantage of the power play. Senior Keagin Larkin had his shot saved by Ireland but the rebound was batted in by Parker to put Attleboro up 1-0.
Attleboro’s offense was able to keep Ireland busy for the next six minutes, evan forcing a kick save off a double deflection and then a rebound save to rob Nick Miniati with just over nine minutes remaining in the second period.
“Four mistakes in the third period cost us four goals,” Balzarini said.
But inside a four minute span, Attleboro was able to find the back of the net three times to create a big cushion heading into the final period. First, the Bombardiers caught Milford’s defense in a long chance and used a two on one with Elliott feeding Miniati for a tap in with 8:53 left. Two minutes later, the Scarlet Hawks were once caught in a long change after a turnover in the neutral zone with Elliott picking off a pass and finding Parker right on the doorstep to make it 3-0.
“They’ve been clicking well all year,” Cripps said. “Elliott has led us in points and the two of them have some good chemistry.”
Just over a minute later with a man advantage, with a face off in the attacking zone after Milford was called for a penalty, the Bombardiers added another goal to their lead. Just five seconds into the power play, Parker was wide open in the slot and ripped a shot upstairs for Attleboro’s second power play goal of the period.
“We’ve been working on [the power play] quite a bit and that unit’s finally kind of gelling after six games,” Cripps said. We had some success in the last game too. That group is starting to calm down and take their time, realizing they have a minute and a half to use.”
Sam Larkin added a fifth goal for Attleboro in the final period after picking up a loose puck along the nearside boards, skating to between the circles and firing a low shot through traffic. Mitchell Caruso capped Attleboro’s scoring with just under two minutes to go after a deflected shot beat Milford freshman goalie Matt Shaver. Shaver had four saves over the final four minutes, including a glove save on an open shot from Larkin.
Milford was able to get onto the scoreboard with just under five seconds to play on a great individual effort from sophomore RJ Stansbury. Stansbury weaved his way through through a pair of defensemen and then beat Gile.
Attleboro (4-2-1, 1-0) picked up its third straight win and will look to make it four when they travel to Asiaf Arena on Saturday night to take on Oliver Ames at 8:10. Milford (0-5, 0-1) will look to try and break into the win column the same day when they host North Attleboro at 5:30 at Blackstone Valley Ice Arena.
Ryan Lanigan can be contacted at RyanLanigan@hockomocksports.com and followed on Twitter at @R_Lanigan.
Today’s games are listed below.
Foxboro, 70 @ Westwood, 55 – Final – Senior Jason Procaccini scored a career-high 25 points and had 10 rebounds for his first double-double with the Warriors. Classmate Alex DuBrow also had a career-high, scoring 24 points and adding six assists. DuBrow was named the Westwood Holiday Invitational MVP. Robbie Lowey had seven points and 11 rebounds for Foxboro.
Milford, 59 @ Hopedale, 81 – Final
North Attleboro, 37 vs. Bishop Feehan, 50 – Final – Junior Jonny Friberg scored a team-best 11 points off the bench for the Rocketeers and classmate Brent Doherty chipped in with seven points.
Oliver Ames, 67 vs. Falmouth, 42 – Final – Oliver Ames’ offense had its best game of the season led by Carter Evin, who scored 15 points and was named the Muscato Tournament MVP. Dylan Mahoney had a team-high 16 points and was named a tournament all star.
Stoughton, 54 @ Randolph, 61 – Final – Brandon Teixeira scored a team-high 20 points and was named an all star for the Blue Devils Holiday Tournament.
Attleboro, 55 @ Dartmouth, 45 – Final
Foxboro, 39 @ Bridgewater-Raynham, 37 – Final – Cassidy Harrison led Foxboro with 12 points as the Warriors were able to hold off a late push from the Trojans.
Milford, 54 @ Hopedale, 41 – Final
North Attleboro, 51 @ Bishop Feehan, 85 – Final – Samantha Taggart led the Rocketeers with 12 points while Ashley Ahern and Caroline Collard each chipped in with nine points.
Sharon, 59 vs. Sandwich, 41 – Final – Charlotte Ransom was the top scorer for Sharon with 19 points and fellow captain Alyssa Piazza had 15. The Eagles broke open a one-point game with a 22-8 third quarter.
Attleboro, 6 @ Foxboro, 2 – Final – Sam Larkin scored his first career goal with a penalty shot and Evan Andrews made 16 saves to earn his first varsity win for the Bombardiers. Attleboro also got goals from Nick Miniati, Jack Flynn, Keigan Larkin, Dan Creavin, and Jake Parker.
Canton, 1 vs. Westwood, 1 – Final – Bobby Mullaney gave Canton the lead in the first period off an assist by Shaun Kirby but Westwood tied it in the second against the run of play. The Bulldogs outshot Westwood 30-14 for the game (25-5 in the final two periods).
Franklin, 2 vs. St. Joseph, 4 – Final
King Philip, 3 @ Oliver Ames, 6 – Final – Matt Mancini netted his first hat trick and Owen Gallagher had a trio of assists and one goal for Oliver Ames. King Philip sophomore Collin Cooke had a pair of goals for the Warriors.
Taunton, 7 @ Milford, 2 – Final – Tyler Pietrzyk and Jordan Hoey each scored a pair of goals for Taunton while Nick Croft, Mike Volkmann and Mike Albert each scored once. RJ Stansbury and Griffin Burns each scored for Milford.
North Attleboro, 2 @ Dedham, 1 – Final – Junior Zach McGowan scored his first goal in the second period to tie the game and then scored the game-winner in the third period to lift the Rocketeers.
Stoughton, 4 vs. Apponequet/Connolly, 3 – Final – Junior captain Jon Lessa found the back of the net twice to help Stoughton edge Apponequet/Connolly at home.
Mansfield, 3 @ Norton, 63 – Final
Foxboro @ Hopkinton, 6:00
Canton, 118.05 @ Mansfield, 134.90 – Final
Canton, 1 vs. Medfield, 0 – Final
Franklin, 1 @ Westwood, 5 – Final
King Philip, 3 vs. Cohasset/Hanover, 5 – Final
Stoughton, 0 vs. Whitman-Hanson/Silver Lake, 7 – Final
By HockomockSports.com Staff
2014-2015 Record: 16-6-1
2014-2015 Finish: Reached D2 South Final
Coach: Brian Shuman
The Bulldogs will look to write a new chapter in their jam-packed history book as they will play their home games at the Canton SportsPlex this season after a roof collapse at Metropolis last season.
That isn’t the only change for Canton this season as they will have to overcome the graduation of many seniors, including Brian Hagan, and the transfers of John Femia and Jerry Harding. The good news is that Brian Shuman returns a bulk of talent including Matt Lazaro, the team’s leading goal scorer the past two seasons.
Also back is last year’s HockomockSports.com Underclassman of the Year Jackson Maffeo to power the blue line, goalie Justin Slocum, entering his third year as Canton’s starting goalie, junior forward Shaun Kirby (28 points last season) and senior Jim Jenkins, who has impressed so far in the preseason according to Shuman.
“We have a lot of new faces in the program, so getting the new players acclimated to the varsity level pace of play will be the challenge early on,” Shuman said. “We need to find some balanced scoring this year, as well as get our forwards to play in all three zones – not just the O-zone. Defensively, it starts with Justin Slocum. We’re hoping for a big year out of him. We also need some guys to step up and round out the top five defensively.”
2014-2015 Record: 3-12-3
2014-2015 Finish: Missed playoffs
Coach: Jim Genovese
The Warriors only graduated five skaters (and one backup goalie) from last year’s team and will be looking to make big strides this season.
Leading scorer Peter Smith is back and head coach Jim Genovese is looking for a big offensive season out of the junior after his 11 goal season as a sophomore. Mike Carresi, another player who impressed last year as a sophomore, is back and is looking to improve on his seven goal campaign.
Junior John Cronin, who has been the starter since midway through his freshman year, is back for another year between the pipes after 333 saves last year. Defensively the Warriors are going to rely on youth with sophomore Aidan Sullivan, junior John Brolin and three freshmen joining in.
“We look good up front with the top two lines of returning players,” Genovese said. “This league is tough and for us, we have to come to the rink every night and play mistake free hockey. We don’t have the numbers in our program like some of the other schools so we need to be ready and bring the same intensity every night. I’m excited to get started.”
2014-2015 Record: 13-8-1
2014-2015 Finish: Reached D2 South Quarterfinal
Coach: Mike Balzarini
Anytime you are coming off the best season in program history, there is a lot of pressure to follow up. That challenge is going to be a lot harder for head coach Mike Balzarini as he only has 11 total players, two of which are goalies.
After limiting eventual D2 State Champion Westwood for the majority of the game in the D2 South Quarterfinal at Asiaf last season, it looked like it was just the beginning for the Scarlet Hawks. Instead, a mix of transfers, players going to juniors and a handful of players not returning leaves Milford in a tough spot.
The good news is that Milford has senior goalie Brian Ireland back for his third year as starter and he is one of the best netminders in the league. Senior forward Jonathan Chase will be one of the top offensive options, RJ Stansbury is back after an impressive freshman campaign, senior Spencer Lathrop will be another player that will be relied on heavily for the Scarlet Hawks and sophomore Jacob Balzarini – who has a high hockey IQ – will be a good two way player for Milford.
“We’re going to have to be patient,” head coach Mike Balzarini said. “The kids have really put in a lot of effort and we’re going have to stay positive throughout the whole season.”
2014-2015 Record: 9-9-3
2014-2015 Finish: Reached D2 South First Round
Coach: Mark Homer
If there was one (Davenport) team that had the most to replace, it would be Oliver Ames. Besides Franklin graduating over 20 seniors from its Super 8 team, the Tigers have to somehow fill the void left by former HockomockSports.com Player of the Year Tyler Provost, 30-point player Tim Doherty and three time HockomockSports.com Goalie of the Year Jimmy Tierney. And on top of that, 13 other seniors were lost to graduation.
Yet there is a lot of optimism around this year’s Tigers hockey team. Matt Mancini (six points last year) will move up to the first line along with former Stoughton player Ben Litwack (three points). Oliver Ames will rely on a pair of sophomores – Eric LeBlanc and Owen Gallagher – to pair up with freshman Cullen Gallagher to provide an attacking punch. Jared Costello is back for his third year and will be a leader on defender after the Tigers lost five defensemen to graduation.
“We will take one practice and one game at a time and will continue to improve as a team moving forward in the season,” OA head coach Mark Homer said. “We need to get better each day and work on things that will develop us to becoming a competitive program in the Hock.”
2014-2015 Record: 1-18-3
2014-2015 Finish: Missed playoffs
Coach: Dan Mark
It might have taken until the last game to get the first win last season but the Black Knights already have three points in two games this season and there is a lot of promise in this years squad.
Mark Sheehan is lacing his skates up for the Black Knights for the fourth year and will be a big part as Stoughton makes a push for the playoffs. As a Hockomock League All Star last season, Sheehan will be a vital part in getting a young Stoughton team going. Eoin Doherty is another player that is entering his fourth year on varsity for the Black Knights and should anchor the defense. Junior Jon Lessa has shown flashes over the past two years and could be a strong contributor for Stoughton.
“We are still a young team, skating eight freshmen and sophomores, but we are returning many veteran players,” head coach Dan Mark said. “Our strength should be several returning players who have played varsity for three or more years.”
By Ryan Lanigan, Editor-in-Chief
BROCKTON, Mass. – Even though it was just the second period of the first game of the year, there were some positive takeaways for Stoughton.
After the Black Knights extended their lead to two goals with 6:19 to play in the middle period, Milford responded within 30 seconds to grab the momentum and cut the deficit to one.
But this year’s Stoughton showed resiliency, battling to gain the momentum back, scoring the all important next goal in the final two minutes of the second period and taking care of business in the third period to open the season with a 5-1 win over the Scarlet Hawks.
“That was huge,” Stoughton head coach Dan Mark said of the late second period goal. “In past years, we’ve fallen apart. We’ve been up two goals, like against Attleboro and Foxboro last year, and normally we fall apart. We didn’t fall apart and I thought our guys played hard.”
Despite a 13-6 advantage in shots and two big chances, the Black Knights headed to the locker room in scoreless tie at the first intermission. Milford’s Jonathan Chase made a nice move just 90 seconds into the game but his bid at the near post was stuffed by Stoughton freshman goalie AJ Scott (16 saves).
The Black Knights had two chances back to back in one sequence but Milford goalie Brian Ireland (30 saves) came up big both times. First Ireland got his pad down for a kick save on chance from Jon Lessa and then after the puck cycled around, Lessa had a open wrist shot right in the slot but Ireland got the handle of his stick in the way to push it over.
“He’s very good, he had a lot of shots against him and played well,” Mark said of Ireland. “Their whole Milford team played really hard, I give them a lot of credit.”
It didn’t take long for Stoughton to take the lead in the second period, finding the back of the net just over two minutes into the period. Senior captain Mark Sheehan picked up possession in the corner, skated towards the front of goal and tucked it in past Ireland to make it 1-0.
Stoughton doubled its lead with 6:19 left when Lessa found junior Ryan Chipman out in front for the one timer.
That’s when Milford snatched the momentum back. Just 22 seconds later, Milford’s RJ Stansbury centered a pass that eighth grader Griffin Burns hit one time to find the back of the net to make it 2-1.
From there, the Black Knights were able to overcome any push from Milford and with with 1:49 left, Stoughton freshman Carter Gerome notched his first career goal right in front to get the two goal cushion back. Since the Scarlet Hawks only had nine skaters, Stoughton knew the third period would be a time to use their skating to push the pace.
“We told the kids to keep playing hard until the end,” Mark said. “We actually had a couple captains speak up because they’ve experienced [losing the lead] before. They spoke up in the locker room to push in the third period.”
To seal the deal, Stoughton’s Sheehan sent in a centering pass less than a minute into the third period that deflected off a skate and in, leaving no chance for Ireland. Lessa added a fifth goal right in front off a feed from Donnie Foley with 6:17 left in the third.
“It’s going to be a learning process trying to figure out if we can move guys from defense to forward and double shift and things like that,” Milford head coach Mike Balzarini said. “As far as the nine skaters we had, I thought we did a good job and the kids never gave up. Even when we were down in the third period the kids didn’t give up. As far as the effort I’ve very pleased. There’s always room for improvement, even with just nine guys.
Stoughton (1-0) matches its win total from last year and will try to make it two when they travel to Stoughton on Monday night. Milford (0-1) will look to break into the win column on Wednesday when they host Attleboro.
“This is great,” Mark said. “We didn’t win until our last game last year and the kids liked the feeling of winning. I think it’s great for the kids, it’s great for them. It’s great to get a win early in the season.”
Ryan Lanigan can be contacted at RyanLanigan@hockomocksports.com and followed on Twitter at @R_Lanigan.
Today’s games are listed below.
Attleboro, 71 @ Moses Brown, 51 – Final
Mansfield, 55 vs. Medfield, 39 – Final – Julianna Newell scored 15 points to lead the Hornets to a win in the MIAA Tip Off Showcase, which raised money for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation. Caroline Maher added 13 points for Mansfield while Jen Peel had eight points and six assists and Meg Hill had eight points and 11 rebounds.
Mansfield, 0 vs. Winthrop, 0 – Final
Milford, 1 @ Stoughton, 5 – Final – Mark Sheehan scored twice, Jon Lessa had a goal an assist while Ryan Chipman, Barry Cooke, Carter Gerome, Eoin Doherty, Donnie Foley and Nick Hardy all recorded a point in the win. Milford’s Griffin Burns scored off an assist from RJ Stansbury.
Oliver Ames, 5 vs. Quincy, 2 – Final – Five different players scored – Matt Mancini, Jared Costello, Jack Maloney, Evan DiMartinis and Max Ward – to lift the Tigers to a season opening win.
Scituate Tournament (Canton), 10:00AM
Foxboro @ Danvers, 10:00AM
Mt. Hope Tournament (Franklin, Stoughton) – Franklin’s A squad finished in second place at the tournament.
Devin Ness Memorial Tournament (King Philip, Oliver Ames) – Oliver Ames’ Shea O’Connor and Pat Mills each won at their weight class as the Tigers finished in fourth. King Philip finished in sixth.
Lincoln-Sudbury Quad (Mansfield) – The Hornets broke even, going 2-2 on the day.
Tewksbury Quad (Milford) – Milford went 3-0 at the Tewksbury quad with Ryan Nesta, Ryan Gray and Nick Johnson each going 3-0.
North Attleboro Quad (North Attleboro) – North Attleboro went 3-0 on the day.
Sharon Quad (Sharon) – Sharon went 3-0 on the day with wins over Pembroke (53-30), Plymouth North (42-36) and Walpole (42-39).
Norton Quad (Taunton) – The Tigers went 2-1 with wins over Durfee and Nauset. Justin Bradley (126), Jorge Rodrigues (138), Nuno Camara (182) and Santiago Lopez (220) all went 3-0 on the day.
Indoor Track (@ Reggie Lewis Center)
Attleboro, 44 vs. Franklin, 55 – Final – Franklin got first place finishes from Luke Gordon (38.35) in the 300M and the high jump (league best 6-01.00), Jimmy Robbins (2:51.40) in the 1000M, Paul Kroushl (1:34.50) in the 600M, Ryan Spelman (4:44.39) in the 1 Mile and both the 4×200 and 4×400 relay teams. Attleboro was paced by first place finishes from Isaiah Rodrigues (6.87) in the 55M dash and in the long jump (18-10.25), Brett Szlachciuk (10:47.38) in the 2 Mile, Jacob Hardy (league best 50-05.00) in the shot put. Attleboro’s Patrick Collins (44-07.50) and Nathaniel Joyal (41-08.50) finished second and fourth, respectively, in the shot put.
Canton, 23 vs. Sharon, 73 – Final – Sharon’s Oliver Hu was first in the 55M dash (league best 6.84), Matthew Hoffman was first in the 300M (39.93), Tieqi Sun was first in the 1000M with a time of 2:57.61, Tianrui Sun (league best 4:44.08) was first in the 1 Mile, William McManus was tops in the 55M hurdles (league best 8.20), both 4×200 and 4×400 relay teams were first and Carlos Grullon had a league best 20-03.00 in the long jump. Canton’s Patrick Hession was first in the 600M at 1:30.14 and senior Mark Clancy was first in the 2 Mile at 10:38.87 (PR and state qualifier) and second in the 1 Mile at 4:47.32.
Foxboro, 61 vs. Stoughton, 39 – Final – Foxboro’s Hunter Williams finished first in the 300M at 41.27, Danny Rounds came in first in the 600M at 1:37.09, Will Regan (2:54.85) was first at the 1000M, Alton George (37-03.25) and Jack Lovely (36-11.00) were first and second in the shot put and Eseosa Omuemu was first in the long jump (19-01.50). For Stoughton, Clifton Gerring was first in the 55M dash at 6.96 and first in the high jump at 5-05.00, Cameron Bean was first in the 1 Mile at 4:50.84, Colin Cochran was first at the 2 Mile at 11:23.87 and Alexander Oliver (8.74) was first in the 55M hurdles.
King Philip, 39 vs. Taunton, 61 – Final – Taunton’s Brian Cherenfant ran away with the 300M with a league best time of 37.31 and finished first in the long jump at 18-06.75. Matthew Holt (38.59) finished second in the 300M. Jimmy Hoye (1:31.24) was first in the 600M, Zac Bentley was first in the 1000M at 2:48.28, Dylan Lynch (4:48.81) took first in the 1 Mile, Trevor Wysong (10:16.48) was first in the 2 Mile, Lance Law was first in the high jump at 5-09.00. King Philip’s Sean Garrity was first in the 55M dash at 6.85, Ethan Dunne was first at the 55M hurdles at 8.38 and Paul Macrina came in first at the shot put at 43-03.50.
Mansfield, 62 vs. North Attleboro, 38 – Final – Devin Maughn was first in the 300M at 37.95 for Mansfield, Kyle Amerantes finished first at the 600M in 1:29.18, Jack Crawford (2:43.92) and Kevin Crawford (2:45.73) were first and second in the 1000M, Nick Rispoli (4:48.77) came in first in the 1 Mile, Jake Affanato recorded a league best time of 10:14.17 in the 2 Mile, Jareme DiLorenzo came in first in the 55M hurdles (8.25) and Kevin McCree was best in the shot put at 40-02.75. North Attleboro’s Nick Rajotte finished first in the 55M at 6.92, both the 4×200 and 4×400 teams came in first, Matt Tarantino was first in the high jump at 5-11.00 and John Thompson was first in the long jump at 19-04.50.
Milford, 28 vs. Oliver Ames, 72 – Final – OA’s Doug MacDonald topped the 55M race at 6.94, Belmund Rodrigues-Pires finished first at the 300M in 37.59, Michael Braga was first in the 1000M at 3:01.60, Jarod Boone (4:45.23) finished in the first spot in the 1 Mile, Troy Kent (10:44.79) was first in the 2 Mile, Jack Gangemi topped the shot put at 34-00.00, Jack MacAdam came in first in the high jump at 5-05.00 and Kalil Matier was best in the long jump at 19-01.50. Milford’s Cam Clark won the 55M race at 7.08, Jared Luce took the 600M race at 1:33.26 and Luis Goncalves was first in the 55M hurdles at 8.91.
Attleboro, 16 vs. Franklin, 84 – Final – Franklin’s Jessica Kroushl came in first in the 55M dash at 7.71, the 300M race at 43.54 and the long jump at 16-02.25. Meghan Doherty had a league-best time of 1:43.55 in the 600M, Brittany Robinson (league-best 3:14.00) and Sabrina Roche (3:16.13) came in first and second respectively in the 1000M, Ella Gutkowski grabbed first in the 1 Mile in 5:56.82, Sarah Goodermuth was first in the shot put at 28.02.25 and Lauren Farnan was first in the high jump at 4-07.00. Attleboro’s Quincy Harding took first in the 55M hurdles at 9.72 and was second in the long jump at 16-00.00.
Canton, 39 vs. Sharon, 61 – Final – Ariadne Tolay finished first in the 600M at 1:44.91, sophomore Amanda Brown (3:29.86) was first in the 1000M, Heather Seggelin took first in the 1 Mile at 5:55.67, Maria Gieg was first in the 2 Mile at 12:35.04, Brigid Loftus won the 55M hurdles at 10:08 and freshman Geena Lesser took the high jump at 4-07.00. Canton’s Selena Cho won the 55M (state qualifier 7.87), the 300M (54.78) and the long jump (state qualifier 15-04.25), Kelly Dever won the shot put at 28-03.25 and Hannah Link came in second in the 300M and third in the 55M in her first track meet.
Foxboro, 68 vs. Stoughton, 32 – Final – Foxboro’s Shraeya Srinivasan was first in the 55M at 7.76 and the long jump at 16-08.50, Berlendah Dure was first in the 300M at 44.86, Meredith Cronin (league-best 5:36.46) came in first in the 1 Mile, Lexi Quinn was first in the 2 Mile (12:14.09), Marina Wright was first in the 55M hurdles at 10.13 and Kelsey McDonald was first and tied for a league best 4-11.00 in the high jump. Stoughton’s Marissa Williams claimed first in the 600M at 1:58.71, Julia Bobeck was first in the 1000M at 3:36.76 and Nashadee Guerrier got the win at the shot put at 29-09.00.
King Philip, 40 vs. Taunton, 60 – Final – Taunton’s Jill Purtell was first in the 55M hurdles at 9.65 and in the long jump at 16-10.25, Sam Tichelaar got the win in the 55M dash at 7.85, Leishnaly Rosado came in first in the 300M at 45.74, Samantha Grundy was tops at the 1000M at 3:20.89 and junior Amanda Baptiste (12:52.78) and eighth grader Tatyana Mainer-Smith (12:55.76) came in first and second respectively in the 2 Mile. King Philip’s Lucy Hamilton got a first place finish in the 600M at 1:46.91, Sarah Butts won the 1 Mile at 6:19.45, Emily Cote was first in the shot put at 27-07.50 and Abigail Mckeown finished first in the high jump at 4-09.00.
Mansfield, 46 vs. North Attleboro, 54 – Final – In the tightest meet of the day, North Attleboro was led by a first place finish in the 2 Mile by Ann Roberts (league best 12:06.23), a win at the shot put from freshman Julia Mechlinski (30-06.50), a first place finish from senior Nicole Boulanger (tied league best 4-11.00), and a first place finish from Isabelle Renzi in the long jump at 16-10.25. Mansfield’s Lauren Waters had a league best finish at 7.58 in the 55M dash, Kelly Crawford had a league best time of 42.41 in the 300M, Rachel Stier had a first place finish in the 600M at 1:46.96, Caitlin Whitman finished first in the 1000M at 3:17.00, Emma Oldow had a first place finish the the 1 Mile at 5:56.08 and Alicyn McHugh finished first in the 55M hurdles at 10.45.
Milford, 33 vs. Oliver Ames, 67 – Final – Sophomore Elizabeth Nuss got the win for the Tigers in the 55M dash at 8.11, Lauren Wright came in first in the 600M at 1:44.62, junior Dana Lowney, junior Jessica Robarge and senior Erin Fitzgerald finished 1-2-3 in the 1000M, Gabby Eldridge was first in the 55M with a league-best time of 9.47, Chi-Chi Akanegbu was first in the shot put at 35-10.50 (league best) and Comfort Udo came in first in the high jump at 4-09.00. Milford’s Gabby O’Neil was first in the 300M race at 46.42, Jenise Madden (5:50.23) was first in the 1 Mile, Gabriela Chong (12:41.61) was first in the 2 Mile and Christina Speliakos was first in the long jump at 15-11.00.
King Philip, 3 @ Norwell, 2 – Final – Molly Alfond, Olivia McCarthy and Casie Curtin scored for the Warriors.