Today’s games are listed below.
Stoughton, 1 @ Oliver Ames, 7 – Final – Click here for a full recap of the game.
Sharon, 0 @ Taunton, 0 – Final
Oliver Ames, 8 @ Stoughton, 0 – Final – Senior Julia Roy netted a hat trick while seniors Francesca Calabraro, Tori Wyman, Lauren Wright and junior Jackie Mills each scored once. Oliver Ames junior Caitlin Campbell earned the shutout in net for the Tigers.
Taunton, 2 @ Sharon, 3 – Final – Alex Rabb opened the scoring for Sharon and then Ally Filipkowski added a second with a shot to the top corner before halftime. Alexis Faria and Sam Tichelaar scored second half goals for Taunton to tie the game, but Sharon earned a penalty with seconds left and Alex Rabb scored it for the win.
Canton, 3 @ Attleboro, 0 – Final – The Bulldogs won 25-17, 25-16, and 25-12 in the season opener. Nicole Poole paced Canton’s offense with 27 assists, five kills and five aces. Middle blockers Emma Murphy and Casey Shea each had six kills and libero Julia Panico has 21 digs. Outside hitter Hannah Jerrier had a good night in her first ever high volleyball match with five kills. For Attleboro, Lexi Pereira had six kills and Jenny St. Hilaire had 13 service points, including four aces.
Mansfield, 3 @ Foxboro, 0 – Final – The Hornets picked up the sweep on the road, winning 25-19, 25-19, 26-18. Jess Haradon had 14 digs and 11 service points for Mansfield while Meg Hill had eight kills and 10 service points and Chloe Peters had 11 service points and 23 assists.
Milford, 2 @ King Philip, 3 – Final – In a marathon of a match, King Philip rallied from a two-set deficit to win in a thrilling fifth seth. King Philip won 22-25, 23-25, 25-17, 25-18, 22-20. Sydney Phillips led the Warriors with 19 kills while Emma Lopez added 16 kills. Carly Adams had 38 assists while Amanda Loewen had eight digs for the Warriors.
Stoughton, 3 @ Oliver Ames, 2 – Final
Sharon, 3 @ Taunton, 2 – Final
Canton, 5 @ Attleboro, 0 – Final – Maggie Malloy scored a pair of goals for the Bulldogs while Andrea McNeil, Beth Oldenburg and Julia Ezepik each scored once.
Foxboro, 1 @ Mansfield, 0 – Final – Lily Daly scored the lone goal of the game for the Warriors in the first half on an assist by Carlie Stern.
North Attleboro, 0 @ Franklin, 3 – Final – The Panthers had nine corners, 24 shots on goal and didn’t allow a single shot on goal defensive in the win over North. Caroline Lounsbury gave Franklin the lead midway through the first half on a cross from Brayden Downing, sophomore Annie Walsh doubled the lead with an unassisted goal and sophomore Cassi Ronan capped the scoring off a corner from Walsh.
Milford, 1 @ King Philip, 4 – Final – Alli Meehan led the way for King Philip with a pair of goals and an assist. Christina Hathaway scored a beautiful goal from a penalty corner to start the game for the Warriors while Caitlin Donahue scored a hard shot from the left. Dana Truini had two assists and Liz Furfari added one for KP.
Stoughton, 0 @ Oliver Ames, 4 – Final – Oliver Ames scored four first half goals to earn its second win of the season. Sarah Stevens, Kayla Lozzi, Cristina Boudreau, and Kendall Clifford each scored once for the Tigers while Stevens added two helpers and Dimitra Efremidis had one assist. Head coach Abby Tepper said Katie Davenport, Sarah Tetrault and Erin McCormack had strong defensive games for the Tigers.
Franklin, 163 @ Oliver Ames, 147 – Final – Oliver Ames’ Ryan McGarry and Nick Lombardi were co-medalists for the match, each shooting a round-low 36 for the Tigers. Brady Allbritton added a 37 for OA. Franklin’s Matt Deo shut a team-best 37 for the Panthers.
Attleboro, 177 @ North Attleboro, 155 – Final – The Rocketeers had the top four finishes in the match with Dylan Kane earning match medalist by shooting a 36. Robbie Congdon added a 37 for North while David Colsanti and Thomas Puccio each shot 40. Attleboro’s Corey McKenna shot a team-best 43.
Foxboro, 199 @ Mansfield, 165 – Final – Mansfield senior Jason Hindman led the way for the Hornets, shooting a 35, a league-best so far this season. David Norris added a 41 and Madison Haughey added a 44 for Mansfield.
Canton, 167 @ Taunton, 183 – Final – Canton senior Matt Minichiello was the match medalist, carding a 39 on the day while junior Danny Powers shot a 42 for the Bulldogs. Taunton’s Mike Volkmann and Justin Proto each shot 42 for the Tigers.
Milford, 159 @ Stoughton, 178 – Final – Ryan Tomaso was the match medalist, leading Milford with a 36. Anthony Arcudi chipped in with a 39 for the Scarlet Hawks.
By HockomockSports.com Staff
2016 Kelley-Rex Girls Soccer Preview
2015 Record: 6-12-0
2015 Finish: Missed playoffs
Coach: Steve Santos
The Bombardiers won six games last year, including an upset of rival North Attleboro in the annual Blue-Red Game near the end of the season. Head coach Steve Santos is hoping that the momentum will carry over for his relatively inexperienced group this fall. The Bombardiers return 10 players from last year’s roster but not all were regular contributors. “They need to play simple and play quick,” said Santos, who mentioned that the program is developing with three freshmen seeing time in scrimmages.
The loss of Paige Medeiros to graduation leaves a big hole to be filled, especially with her set piece prowess, but Attleboro will turn to senior attacking midfielders Rebekah Entwhistle and Chloe Vieira to produce the killer pass and set up scoring opportunities. Up front, Hannah Meier will be counted on to finish those chances and give Attleboro the scoring punch it needs.
Defensively, Attleboro can count on junior goalie Maddie Brown, who is coming off a stellar sophomore season, and the center back pairing of Jordyn Forte and Morgan Laplume, who Santos said had a “high soccer IQ”. It is a junior-heavy roster, but one still in need of seasoning. Santos explained, “They’re great kids and hard workers. They just need some experience under their belts.”
2015 Record: 17-1-2 (Kelley-Rex Division Champions)
2015 Finish: Reached D1 South Quarterfinal
Coach: Tom Geysen
The Class of 2016 won a state title, two Div. 1 South titles, went to three straight South finals, and won the Kelley-Rex division four times. That is quite a legacy for the program and, while he has a number of new faces to try and incorporate into the lineup, head coach Tom Geysen is confident that this year’s Panthers will be team to contend with by the end of the season.
One reason for optimism is the combination of sophomore Halle Atkinson and junior Jess Krouschl up front (once Kroushl comes back from a niggling injury). Both players saw time in the attack last season and showed the potential to be a strong pairing with one as the forward or playing as the wings. The forwards will be helped by energetic midfielders Molly Duncan and Ellie Teixeira, two more players who saw plenty of playing time down the stretch in 2015.
Defensively, Franklin returns one half of its back four. Nadia Havens will continue as an outside back, while Abby Gibson, who stepped in to have a strong season on the outside last fall, will move in as one of the centerbacks. Junior Kat Robbins will take over from Dani Lonati between the pipes.
Geysen said, “We’re thin and we’re green…It’s a work in progress. But, by the end of the season I think we’ll give people a test.”
2015 Record: 2-16-0
2015 Finish: Missed playoffs
Coach: Gary Pichel
The Warriors did not just have an injury or two to deal with in 2015, but almost entire starting 11 ended up with injuries that left King Philip head coach Gary Pichel scrambling to fill roster spots with players from the JV and freshman teams. As 2016 begins, many of the key players are back and healthy and the Warriors are hoping to spring a surprise on the Kelley-Rex.
Junior defender Emma Corcoran (“the heart and soul” of the defense, according to Pichel) has been a rock in the middle of the back line and will have a lot more help with seniors Sarah Fleck (ACL) and Katherine Turner (ankle) back after missing all but one game last year. Corinne Palumbo and Julia Massarone will also chip in from the midfield and will be counted on turning defense into attack quickly.
Up front, Rachel Hogan returns after leading KP in scoring for the past several seasons and she will be joined by fellow senior Maddie Smith, who is back from a quad injury. The seniors will be paired with talented freshman Chloe Layne, who is already drawing rave reviews. Pichel said, “We had a very tough season last year but will look to rebound with a new look and a new strategy to improve our chances in a very competitive Hockomock League.”
2015 Record: 12-6-2
2015 Finish: Reached D1 South Quarterfinal
Coach: Kevin Smith
The Hornets are only bringing back three players who started regularly last season and that includes two goalkeepers. Senior Emily Gaumond started the season in net but missed the final month with a concussion, which meant that then freshman Lauren Whitman had to step in between the pipes. The only returning outfield player is senior Hannah Reiter. The Quinnipiac University-commit, who comes into the season as a contender for Player of the Year, was a standout in central defense, midfield, and up front last year.
While Mansfield does not return a lot of starters, there is plenty of experience on the roster. Head coach Kevin Smith utilizes a large roster and makes sure that a majority of the players get time on the field. Senior forward Emma Goulet and senior defender Emily Sullivan will be the captains and each has multiple seasons on varsity. Sophomore Stephanie Kemp and junior Allee Bezeau will be counted on to provide scoring punch and sophomore Melissa Reef will be taking a bigger role in the midfield this year.
With five freshmen and three sophomores playing “significant” minutes last year, Smith is confident that Mansfield will be able to challenge for the Kelley-Rex title. He said, “So even though we are very young we do have some players with some experience under their belts.”
2015 Record: 14-3-2 (Davenport Division Champions)
2015 Finish: Reached D1 South First Round
Coach: Britt Sellmayer
The Tigers have won the Davenport division each of the past three years and will now set their sights on claiming the Kelley-Rex title at the first opportunity. Head coach Britt Sellmayer has a squad capable of claiming the crown and with the potential to make a deep tournament run as well. With seven returning starters, including four league all-stars, and 10 seniors, the Tigers have the most experienced roster in the Kelley-Rex and arguably the deepest.
It starts with reigning Hockomock MVP Francesca Calabraro. The senior scored 24 goals last season and has been talked about as a potential All-American in the preseason. With Calabraro moving between a midfield and a forward role, it opens up space on the wings for the speedy Jackie Mills, who chipped in with nine goals last year and could be ready for a breakout junior season. Seniors Dana Lowney and Jess Robarge will also provide midfield support for the Tigers.
Defensively, OA has a strong core of returning players. Sophomore Zoe Chazan stepped in as a rookie and turned into one of the league’s top central defenders and her partnership with junior Emily Freeman will be a tough one for teams to break down. Behind the back line, OA has three solid goaltenders led by junior Regan Benton. Sellmayer said, “[We’re] looking forward to the challenge of playing in the large Hock.”
2015 Record: 9-9-3
2015 Finish: Reached D1 South First Round
Coach: Edith Dixon
The Tigers made history last season, becoming the first team in the program’s history to win a playoff game, knocking off Wellesley on the road. That Taunton team was filled with upperclassmen but head coach Edith Dixon wants the program to keep moving forward and believes that there are players ready to step up and take over.
One of the players leading the way for Taunton is senior captain Emily O’Brien, who Dixon credits with setting the tone at practice. The Tiger will turn to junior Sam Tichelaar for offensive production as the three-year starter is healthy after an injury-plagued sophomore campaign and is ready to be the “driving force” in the Taunton midfield. Senior Livi Sweeney will be the forward for Tichelaar to connect with up top.
Defensively, the Tigers will miss goalie Kayla Wentworth, who is now playing at Iona, but junior Kayla Felix will lead the defensive corps and help make Taunton tough to beat. Dixon said, “Last season was a great step forward for the program, but we’re not satisfied with making the tournament just once. Our upperclassmen want to get back there again and they’re being pushed every day in practice by some very talented eighth and ninth graders.”
By HockomockSports.com Staff
Player are listed alphabetically
Halle Atkinson, Sophomore – Franklin
No one is going to feel bad for the Panthers, who graduated a host of starters from last year’s team, including HockomockSports.com Player of the Year Victoria Stowell. No one will feel bad because Franklin rarely has to rebuild; it just reloads. One of the reasons for confidence this fall is Atkinson, who showed flashes of her potential as a freshman. A quick winger, Atkinson became more accustomed to the physical rigors of the Hockomock as the season progressed and by the tournament was a regular off the Franklin bench. This season could be a breakout year. Atkinson has the skills to beat defenders and to serve a cross into a dangerous area. She also has the pace to create opportunities for herself and a good finishing touch for a young player. For the first time in a while, Franklin is not the favorite to win the league, but with Atkinson and others back the Panthers should not slip too much.
Francesca Calabraro, Senior – Oliver Ames
There should be no surprise that the reigning Hockomock MVP would make this list. Calabraro has been a standout for three seasons for the Tigers and she will be the focal point of a deep squad that is projected to not only be a favorite for the Kelley-Rex title but also challenge the top teams in the state. Calabraro has the combination of a great first touch, strength in the air and on the ball, and the versatility to play up front as the target forward or step back into the midfield and be the playmaker. She is a player that everyone has to game plan for and the player who every OA attack flows through, evidenced by her league-high 24 goals last year. The only thing that Calabraro has not yet done at OA is lead the Tigers on a tournament run and this year’s team has the potential to make that happen.
Riley Duserick, Senior – Canton
Canton has continued to improve over the tenure of head coach Kate Howarth. The Bulldogs have figured out what the coach is looking for and the passing style that Howarth prefers is bolstered by having Duserick pulling the strings in the midfield. Not the biggest presence on the pitch, Duserick has excelled through good positioning, awareness of where her teammates are, and the ability to pick out the right pass over any distance. Like her older sisters Hailee and Brianna, Duserick can also provide the occasional 40-yard shot into the top corner. When the Bulldogs lose possession, Duserick is right in the mix to get it back and is not afraid to put in a challenge or get “stuck in.” Canton has been on the brink of a league title in each of the past two seasons and will be expecting to be in the thick of the race again this year, especially with Duserick making things tick in midfield.
Ally Filipkowski, Junior – Sharon
The Eagles have a new coach this season and return a load of talented players who could help bring Sharon back to the postseason. One of those players is Filipkowski. The talented midfielder is in her third year on varsity and has been courted by Div. 1 NCAA programs interested in taking her silky ball skills to the next level. Filipkowski has quick feet and the moves to shake any defender in the open field and she also has a good understanding of how to find the open spaces for teammates to find her. The Eagles are not generally a free-scoring team but when they are creating scoring opportunities Filipkowski is usually in the middle of them. If Filipkowski can find open spaces and create for her teammates, the Eagles could be a surprise team in the balanced Davenport division.
Haley Guertin, Junior – North Attleboro
Guertin, who committed to the University of Rhode Island in the last week, is the reigning HockomockSports.com Underclassman of the Year after leading the league with 31 points (19 goals and 12 assists) and helping North Attleboro make a surprising run to the Div. 1 South semifinal at the expense of rivals Franklin and Oliver Ames. Boasting quick feet and ball skills that are among the best in the league, Guertin was able to slide by even the best defenders in the league and find openings for a look at goal. Without her sister Grace in the midfield and Hana Caster on her left to provide service, Guertin will have to rely on her ability to create space and her speed on the ball to open up defenses that will be primed to stop her, as North looks to make some noise in its first year in the Davenport division.
Rachel Labonte, Junior – North Attleboro
Zoe Chazan, Sophomore – Oliver Ames
Emma Corcoran, Junior – King Philip
Goal scorers always get the attention during the season, but coaches will always say that defense is the foundation on which a strong team is built. Last year, Labonte and Chazan had breakout seasons in the heart of two of the top defenses in the league, while Corcoran fought to keep the shorthanded Warriors in games. Labonte was moved back to sweeper after spending her first season floating between midfield and attack and it solidified the middle of the North defense. She coupled tenacity with speed and covered everything at the back, which was highlighted in the shutout of Franklin in the tournament. Chazan was moved into the starting lineup early in the season and added a level of composure at the back with her reading of the game and her ability to start the Tigers counter attack with an incisive pass. Showing poise that belied her lack of varsity experience, Chazan quickly became one of the top defenders in the league. Head coach Gary Pichel calls Corcoran the “heart and soul” of the KP defense. She has been tested the past two seasons for the Warriors with injuries causing KP to go deep into its bench and forcing KP to do a lot of defending. Corcoran is an aggressive defender who is not afraid of the physical part of the game and also has the speed to help her fellow defenders.
Hannah Reiter, Senior – Mansfield
The Quinnipiac University-commit is another no-brainer for this list after another stellar season with the Hornets. Reiter stands out on the pitch not only because of her height but because of the skills that she demonstrates even as she moves from central defense to midfield to forward, sometimes in the same game, depending on what the team needs. She has the strength and ability to read the game to be a star in the Hornets back line, but her vision, range of passing, and ability to hold the ball under pressure also makes her vital to the Mansfield attack. As the lone starting outfield player returning from last year, Reiter will most likely find herself filling a number of roles again this season.
Lily Sykes, Junior – Foxboro
Last season, Sykes completed a strong season with the Warriors despite being hampered by injuries and by opposing defenses regularly sending two, three, and sometimes more defenders at her every time she touched the ball. Thanks to her quick feet and low center of gravity, Sykes was able to wriggle away from defenders, open space, and find the right pass to a teammate. Her scoring numbers were down from her freshman season, but that was because Sykes was asked to play deeper, setting up attacks and being more of a defensive presence in midfield. Even with the new role, she managed to be among the league’s leading scorers. The Warriors are a lot healthier this season, so Sykes will have more help in the attack and could be poised for a big year.
Sam Tichelaar, Junior – Taunton
Taunton made history last season by picking up the program’s first playoff win and Tichelaar, who has been on the team since eighth grade, helped the cause with an energetic performance at Wellesley that showcased her talents. She finished with a pair of goals to lift the Tigers to a first round win. Boasting speed that few can match, Tichelaar is a dangerous attacker racing in off either wing and she demonstrated the ability to finish on the run. She is strong on the ball and hard to dispossess and also showed a willingness to track back and help out on the defensive side of the ball as well. With the loss of Alana Vincent up top, Tichelaar will be counted on to provide even more scoring punch from midfield this season if the Tigers are to replicate the success of 2015.
By Josh Perry, Managing Editor
WELLESLEY, Mass. – Just two seasons ago, the Taunton girls’ soccer program won a single game. Last year, the Tigers improved to six wins and on Wednesday afternoon at Sprague Field the program made history when it kicked off against Wellesley in its first ever state tournament game.
Thanks to a brace from sophomore Samantha Tichelaar and a goal and an assist from senior Alana Vincent, the Tigers continued their historic run with a 3-1 victory in the preliminary round of the Div. 1 South sectional.
“For the seniors, we’ve all been playing with this program for five years,” said senior goalie Kayla Wentworth, “so it’s kind of crazy. I’m proud of my team for working so hard.
She added, “It just shows how hard work pays off.”
Taunton coach Edith Dixon also remarked on the work that the players have put in over the past two years to not only be competitive with the top teams in the Hockomock but also to now have success in the state tournament.
“On one side it’s great that we’re moving forward and we’re progressing with our talent and all that,” she explained, “but the bigger picture is that these girls are being rewarded for all the work that they’ve put in.”
“They’ve worked their tail off over the summer and the early part of fall and they’re seeing reward for the work that they put in, which is all the life lesson you can ask for.”
If the Tigers had any nerves stepping into their first postseason game, they did not show any in the early going. Abby Small forced an earl save with a curled free kick from the edge of the box and Vincent nearly opened the scoring when she ran onto a flicked header by Tichelaar and had her shot deflect narrowly wide.
In the 12th minute, Taunton got the lead. Vincent played a corner from the near sideline that curled to the back post where Tichelaar was on hand to knock it in with her knee.
“It’s really important to get their confidence up, keep moving forward and really get the momentum started and to establish that the other team is going to have to chase us,” said Dixon about the opening goal.
The Raiders started to get into the game with Kayleigh Harris having the home team’s first chance on a corner but she skied the loose ball over the bar. Shortly after, the Raiders took a timeout midway through the first half to settle things down.
Taunton nearly doubled it’s lead just minutes after the timeout, but Small’s dipping free kick hit the underside of the bar and the officials ruled that it did not cross the goal line. The ball bounced to Tichelaar but her header went wide of the far post.
The miss hurt as the Raiders almost immediately equalized. A Wellesley counterattack caught the Tigers back line square and Emmaline Ivey ran onto a ball over the top and was one-on-one with Wentworth. Ivey took a couple touches before firing a shot into the side-netting.
The goal slowed the Tigers attack for a few minutes but Taunton recovered and once again started to put pressure on the Raiders defense with quick outlet passes into Mariah O’Gara, Vincent and Tichelaar.
Five minutes before the break Vincent ran onto a through ball in the right channel and carried the ball towards the byline. From a very acute angle, the Tigers leading scorer fired a shot through the Wellesley keeper and inside the far post to make it 2-1.
“Once they did score…we didn’t turtle up,” said Dixon. “We kept moving forward and when we did get ahead by one they kept pushing.”
“This was a great big character win for the team across the board and I’m really proud of them right now.”
Even with Small hobbled and forced to stalk the sidelines with a giant bag of ice on her knee, Taunton came out strong in the second half. Just nine minutes after the break, Maggie Sullivan took a shot from distance that bounced up and over the Wellesley keeper. Tichelaar read the bounce and was first to the loose ball for her second goal and a two-goal advantage for the Tigers.
“Ugly goals count just as much as pretty goals, so I’ll take it,” joked Dixon.
Wentworth was nearly beaten by a similar bounce just minutes later as she stared into the sun trying to read a free kick by Lucy Acuna. Luckily for the Tigers, the ball bounced up off the bar and out.
The game was physical throughout with neither team backing down. Wentworth would make six saves but the Taunton defense, led by senior Emily Serpa, kept chances to a minimum to run out the clock on a historic win for the program.
Now, the Tigers (9-8-3) can turn their sights to facing No. 1 seed Bishop Feehan on Friday. The Tigers seem ready to go and looking forward to the challenge.
“The phrase we’re using right is playing with house money,” said Dixon. “Yes Feehan is great, but we’re pretty stinking good too. We’re going to give them a tough game. It’s not going to be a rollover; they’re going to have to work for it.”
Wentworth added, “I know that no matter what team we play that we can hang with them. We won’t go down without a fight; we’ll keep going.”
Josh Perry can be contacted at JoshPerry@hockomocksports.com and followed on Twitter at @Josh_Perry10.
Today’s games are listed below.
North Attleboro, 0 @ Attleboro, 0 – Final – North Attleboro claimed the Leach and Garner Cup with a 5-3 advantage on penalty kicks following a scoreless draw. Brendan Matracia saved a penalty in the shootout and Matt Coscarella scored the final PK for North. Coscarella and Zach Rodrigues were named the game’s MVPs.
Sharon, 2 @ Canton, 0 – Final
Oliver Ames, 2 @ Foxboro, 2 – Final – With the draw OA wins the outright Davenport title. Nathaniel Cardoza scored with six minutes remaining to earn the draw. Chris Romero opened the scoring for the Tigers in the first half and had two others called back. Devante Teixeira equalized in the first half and then assisted on Anthony Barreira’s go-ahead goal early in the second.
King Philip, 1 @ Franklin, 1 – Final – King Philip sophomore Tyler Mann put the Warriors up a goal with just over 10 minutes left to play but just a minute later Nick Parent headed home a service from Austin Kent to knot the game at one.
Mansfield, 2 @ Taunton, 0 – Final – After a scoreless first half, Mansfield scored twice inside the opening minutes of the second half. Jareme DiLorenzo opened the scoring off an assist from Nick Hyland then Charlie Rogers doubled the lead off a feed from Brad Eames. Michael Kirejczyk made eight saves to record his 10th save, which is a single season record for Mansfield. With the win, the Hornets clinch the program’s first ever outright Hockomock title.
Stoughton, 2 @ Milford, 0 – Final – Stoughton freshman Fabio Ponce De Leon scored an early goal, converting a shot at the near post while sophomore Tyler Melo doubled the lead off a cross from junior Jeremy Fishman. Head coach Aaron Salter said Kyle Silverman made an outstanding save at the end of the match to keep the clean sheet. With the win, Stoughton qualified for the state tournament for the second straight year.
North Attleboro, 0 @ Attleboro, 1 – Final – Rebekah Entwistle scored the lone goal of the game for the Bombardiers to win the Blue-Red Cup. Kayla Merritt had the assist. Madison Brown (Attleboro) and Hana Caster (North) were named the game’s MVPs.
Sharon, 1 @ Canton, 3 – Final – Shannon Foley and Sarah MacQuarrie each had a goal and an assist for the Bulldogs. Lilah Sullivan had Canton’s other goals.
Oliver Ames, 1 @ Foxboro, 2 – Final – Riley Collins and Carolynn Will scored the goals for the Warriors in the second half to come back from a 1-0 deficit. Dana Lowney scored the OA goal on an assist from Francesca Calabraro.
Franklin, 3 @ King Philip, 0 – Final – Alexis Stowell opened the scoring off an assist by her sister Victoria. Jess Kroushl added a second off an assist by Alexis Stowell and Halle Atkinson scored an unassisted third.
Mansfield, 2 @ Taunton, 3 – Final – Alana Vincent scored the winning goal for the Tigers with six minutes remaining to clinch a playoff spot. It was Vincent’s second goal of the game. Sam Tichelaar also scored for Taunton. Jackie Carchedi and Jill Savoie each scored for the Hornets.
Milford, 2 @ Stoughton, 1 – Final – Katie Brown and Kristen Franzini scored the goals for Milford. Rachel LeBlanc and Maggie Boyle each had assists. Stoughton’s goal was scored by Amelia Cochran off an assist from Emmie Sprague. Marissa Williams and Alecia Quinones both played well in net for the Black Knights according to head coach Tara Daniels.
Attleboro, 0 @ North Attleboro, 3 – Final
Sharon, 0 @ Canton, 3 – Final – Canton got the win at home with a 25-11, 25-14, 25-11 victory. Sarah Reissfelder had six kills and Nicole Poole paced the offense with 23 assists and added 12 digs. Canton head coach Pat Cawley said Emma Gobbi, Kaitlin McCarthy and Kelly Dever played well at the net.
Foxboro, 3 @ Oliver Ames, 2 – Final
King Philip, 3 @ Franklin, 1 – Final – With the match tied 1-1, KP picked up the a vital win in game three and walked away with a 25-11, 16-25, 27-25, 25-21 win. Josie Rowean led the way with 16 kills, Gwen Uyrus added six kill, Amelia Murphy and Emma Lopez each had four kills and Micaela Murray had seven digs. Franklin’s Aubrie Kutil had 10 kills, Beth Neal had 19 assists, seven kills and two blocks and Alyssa Shea had seven kills.
Mansfield, 3 @ Taunton, 0 – Final – With a win and a loss from Franklin, Mansfield clinched a share of the Hockomock League’s Kelley-Rex title, the program’s first ever Hockomock League title. Mansfield picked up the sweep with a 25-18, 25-23, 25-19. Cathryn Heavey had 31 assists, Sarah Mullahy had 17 service points, Meg Hill had 15 kills and Jess Haradon finished with 10 digs.
Stoughton, 1 @ Milford, 3 – Final – Stoughton’s Bridgette Whalen had eight blocks, 10 kills, 11 digs, 11 service points and fives aces and Valerie Whalen with five blocks and seven kills.
Who is the current soccer Player of the Year?
Perry: For the past three years, a Franklin girls’ soccer player has been named Player of the Year. It started with Kristi Kirshe, who split the award by division the first year that we gave it out, and Taylor Cogliano won it each of the past two years. At the moment, I think the Panthers’ domination of this award will continue.
Senior Victoria Stowell continues to dominate the middle of the pitch for Franklin, especially against the top teams, as Mansfield can attest. Even with a host of new and inexperienced players around her in the midfield, she continues to keep the Panthers offense rolling with incisive passing and a bite in the tackle that helps protect the defense by keeping the ball high up the pitch. Stowell is second in the league with 18 points, including 13 assists, and is the main cog in a team that remains unbeaten and has yet to give up a goal.
There are plenty of great players in the Hock and many who have had great first halves but Stowell remains the most influential player on the top team in the league.
Lanigan: There are a handful of really talented players this year and a couple that could very well be picked as the top player. As of right now, I’d say Oliver Ames’ Francesca Calabraro is the Player of the Year. Through the first half of the season, the junior has netted 11 goals, which is currently second in the league and has a total of 15 points, which is fourth in the league. The Tigers sit atop of the Davenport Division and have only allowed four goals this season while finding the back of the net 33 times. They were able to keep both Franklin and Mansfield, two other top teams in the state, scoreless in the game and both had to focus a lot of their attention on stopping Calabraro. The 2014 HockomockSports.com Underclassman of the Year should certainly be in the conversation for the league’s top player this year.
Who is the soccer Underclassman of the Year?
Perry: Coming into the season, I would’ve assumed that Lily Sykes would be a sure bet to win this award, but injuries to her teammates have moved her back into a more central midfield position (taking away some of her scoring punch from last year) and another sophomore has stepped in to become the league’s leading scorer. North Attleboro’s Haley Guertin is the focal point of a talented Rocketeers attack and she leads the league with 13 goals and 23 points She is skilled on the ball, strong in the air, and seems to always be in the right position to get the goal when North counters with its vaunted pace. Her partnership up top with Hana Caster has combined for 23 goals.
Guertin may be the frontrunner at the midway point, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see a charge from Sykes in the second half of the season, as she and her teammates get healthier. Don’t count out players like Riley Duserick of Canton or Sam Tichelaar of Taunton making a push as well.
Lanigan: Sometimes stats don’t tell the entire story, but in this case they certainly do. North Attleboro sophomore Haley Guertin has had a superb first half of the season, leading the Hockomock League with 13 goals and is second in the league with 10 assists. The partnership she has formed with senior Hana Caster has been one of the most dangerous in the entire league. With 37 goals scored this year, the Rocketeers are one of the top offenses in the league. With seven league games left, Guertin and North Attleboro are just three points out of first place undefeated Franklin Panthers.
What has been the biggest surprise this season?
Perry: I’m not at all surprised that Franklin is back on top of the league and has a serious chance at winning another league title, but the fact that the Panthers have allowed exactly zero goals through the opening 10 games of the season is shocking. After losing Nicole Ellin, who was a rock at center back last year, and both outside backs, I assumed Franklin would need some time to mesh defensively. But Lauren Rudolph and Meghan Dieterle have been immense at the back and on the outside converted midfielder Nadia Havens has slotted in at right back like she’s played there forever. Of course, having four-year starter Dani Lonati in goal also helps with the organization and confidence of the Franklin back line. There is a ton of talent on this squad, but seriously no goals allowed in 10 games? That is a remarkable accomplishment.
Lanigan: Certainly Franklin having a +38 goal differential (with zero goals against) is quite the feat but I’d say the biggest surprise so far has been North Attleboro. The Rocketeers graduated two very talented players in Nicole Chretien and Courtney Hewitt, both of which had the ability to find the back of the net. But they haven’t skipped a bit with Glenn Pasquel in his first year at the helm. Between Hana Caster, Haley Guertin, Grace Guertin and Shannon Kingsley, among others, the Rocketeers are second with 37 goals scored this year. North still has two games left against Franklin, who has yet to surrender a goal.
HockomockSports.com Midseason Best XI
G – Dani Lonati, Franklin
D – Delaney Benton, Oliver Ames
D – Hannah Reiter, Mansfield
D – Meghan Dieterle, Franklin
D – Sarah MacQuarrie, Canton
M – Victoria Stowell, Franklin
M – Francesca Calabraro, Oliver Ames
M – Lily Sykes, Foxboro
M/F – Hana Caster, North Attleboro
F – Haley Guertin, North Attleboro
F – Jackie Carchedi, Mansfield
G – Dani Lonati, Franklin
D – Hannah Reiter, Mansfield
D – Sarah MacQuarrie, Canton
D – Delaney Benton, Oliver Ames
M – Victoria Stowell, Franklin
M – Francesca Calabraro, Oliver Ames
M – Hana Caster, North Attleboro
M – Alexis Stowell, Franklin
F – Haley Guertin, North Attleboro
F – Jackie Carchedi, Mansfield
At this point, which team will be going the furthest in the tournament?
Perry: I’m not really going out on a limb, but I think at this point it would be hard to pick against Franklin. Even with injuries starting to hit the Panthers attack, freshman Halle Atkinson has stepped in and provided a spark and, as mentioned above, the defense is playing at a very high level.
But, I will say that there is a chance that we could see a deep run from Canton this season. Division 2 South is wide open with a lot of very good teams, but without a powerhouse like Hingham at the top. While the Bulldogs will have to go through the likes of Scituate and Medfield (and probably Hingham), Canton has made huge strides in head coach Kate Howarth’s third year and showed against Mansfield at Gillette that it can pass the ball and control possession as well as any team in the league, which becomes particularly important in the tournament.
Lanigan: I think there’s a very good chance we could see the Panthers return to the D1 South Sectional game for the fourth straight year. Between Mansfield, Franklin and OA, they might have to go through one another in a very talented D1 South bracket. You win games with defense and so far, the Panthers have done just that as they haven’t allowed a goal. I think all three of those teams will all be tough to play in the playoffs.
What is your bold prediction for the rest of the season?
Perry: I’m not great at bold predictions. I’m almost invariably way off or my pick is far from bold. But here goes: my bold prediction is that this fall a girls’ soccer team wins silverware for the league in the tournament. At first glance, Franklin looks the most likely, but Mansfield, Oliver Ames, and North Attleboro will be teams that the likes of Whitman-Hanson and Bishop Feehan will want to avoid in D1 and Canton and Foxboro have potential to cause problems in D2. The league looks increasingly deep and before the season ends one of the teams will have a trophy to show for it.
Lanigan: My bold prediction is that Franklin won’t allow a goal all regular season. It will be a very tough task with two games left against North Attleboro and one against Mansfield but I think the Panthers have a chance at doing it. With Meghan Dieterle anchoring a strong back line and with Dani Lonati, one of the best goals in the state over the last four years, in net, it will be a challenge for teams to score against Franklin.
Today’s games are listed below. Our soccer section has gone orange for MIAA Concussion Awareness Week.
Attleboro, 0 @ Taunton, 1 – Final – Senior Austin Botelho scored less than three minutes into the second half as Taunton picked up a big win against division rival Attleboro. Hasan Farahat set up Botelho for the lone goal of the game on a shot from 20 yards out. Marc DeSousa made eight saves in net including a save to protect the win with five minutes to play.
Canton, 0 @ Oliver Ames, 2 – Final – Oliver Ames senior Chris Romero scored a pair of second half goals to help the Tigers continue their perfect start. Romero scored first off an assist from Keegan Nutt and then converted a chance from Max Ahearn.
Foxboro, 3 @ Milford, 0 – Final – Devante Teixeira scored the opening goal in the 14th minute and then assisted on Foxboro’s third goal to Hussein Kafel, scored inside the first three minutes of the second half. Anthony Barreira converted a penalty kick in the 24th minute for Foxboro. Milford senior goalie Mike Da Silva made 11 saves in net.
Mansfield, 2 @ Franklin, 0 – Final – A pair of throw ins from senior captain Chris Elsner turned into a pair of goals for Mansfield in a big win on the road. Just three minutes into the game, Elsner’s throw found Jared Miller who found the back of the net. Midway through the second half Elsner found Charlie Rogers to double the lead. Michael Kirejczyk picked up his fourth shutout of the season. Head coach Steve Sheridan credited defenders Max Gurnon, Nick Hyland and Harry Braidt, along with Elsner, for strong games.
King Philip, 2 @ North Attleboro, 0 – Final – The Warriors used a pair of second half goals from senior captain Joe Kellett to pick up their third win of the season. Inside the first minute of the second half, Ryan Coulter’s cross was deflected by Larsen Keys to Kellett at the edge of the area and he buried it. Just before the midway point of the second half, Thomas Lugten cut back and found Kellett again at the top of the area and he converted again.
Stoughton, 1 @ Sharon, 0 – Final – Senior Winston Kessah set up junior Loubensky Lucas for the game-winning goal inside the final five minutes. Stoughton head coach Aaron Salter called Lucas’ finish a “sublime long distance finish.” Salter also credited Tyler Melo for a strong game in the midfield and Goddy Frombe for a strong game in the back.
Taunton, 5 @ Attleboro, 0 – Final – Alana Vincent scored a pair of goals and added an assist for the Tigers. Sam Tichelaar also scored a pair of goals and Mariah O’Gara netted one. Taunton goalie Kayla Wentworth made seven saves in net for the shutout.
Oliver Ames, 1 @ Canton, 0 – Final – Oliver Ames junior Francesca Calabraro netted the lone goal of the game midway through the first half, converting after a through ball from junior Julia Roy. Sophomore Regan Benton and freshman Bethany Dunk combined for the shutout in goal. Head coach Britt Sellmayer said sophomore Jackie Mills and senior Erin Fitzgerald played well for the Tigers.
Milford, 0 @ Foxboro, 2 – Final – Riley Collins and Hannah Burns netted first half goals to lift the Warriors to a win.
Franklin, 3 @ Mansfield, 0 – Final – Bailey Knous scored four minutes into the game to give Franklin the lead. The score stayed the same until there was 10 minutes left when Jamie Dragsbaek volleyed in a second off a corner. In the final seconds, Victoria Stowell scored on a 30-yard free kick to make it 3-0.
North Attleboro, 7 @ King Philip, 0 – Final – Haley Guertin scored her second straight hat trick, scoring twice in the first half and adding a third in the second half. Hana Caster also netted a pair of first half goals and added two assists. Grace Guertin and Gabriela Versona each scored one.
Sharon, 3 @ Stoughton, 1 – Final – Alexandra Filipkwoski scored on a header off an Alex Rabb corner to open the score for the Eagles. Rabb also assisted on the first of Ally Steinberg’s two goals. Freshman goalie Lydia Chase made eight saves in her first varsity appearance. Shanel Ford netted the Black Knights’ lone goal while senior goalie Marissa Williams had 10 saves in net for Stoughton.
Franklin, 3 @ Attleboro, 0 – Final – Dayna McCue had 12 digs and five aces, Beth Neal had 14 assists, six kills and a pair of aces and Aubrie Kutil had seven kills. Head coach Kate Horsmann said Rose Morrissette and Sam Campbell played well defensively.
Foxboro, 0 @ Canton, 3 – Final – Canton bounced back into the win column with a 25-23, 25-15, 25-23 win over an upset-minded Foxboro squad. Elizabeth Hamilton led the Bulldogs with 13 kills, Rye Verille had 10 kills and a pair of block and Nicole Poole totaled 29 assists. Olivia Devoe continued her stellar play at the libero spot with 20 digs for Canton.
King Philip, 1 @ Mansfield, 3 – Final – Mansfield dropped the first set (19-25) but came back to win the next three 25-11, 25-17, 25-23. The Hornets’ offense was led by 10 kills from Sarah Mullahy and eight kills from Olivia Broyles. Colleen Riley had 14 serve receives to pace the defense. For King Philip, Gwen Uyrus led the Warriors with nine kills and three aces.
Milford, 3 @ Sharon, 1 – Final
North Attleboro, 2 @ Taunton, 3 – Final – It was a back and forth contest between the Tigers and the Rocketeers that Taunton was able to walk away from with a win (25-27, 25-16, 21-25, 25-21, 15-7). Alyssa Gibson had nine kills and six blocks while Aimee Kistner played the role of spark plug with seven kills, six aces and three blocks. Taunton’s Tatum Speicher added 27 assists, four kills and a pair of aces in the win.
Oliver Ames, 2 @ Stoughton, 3 – Final – Senior middle blocker Bridgette Whalen had a strong all-around game for the Black Knights with 12 service points, 10 digs, eight blocks and eight aces. Senior outside hitter Ava Siegel had 23 digs, 15 serve receives and five kills and junior setter Christina Gelin had 10 service points and seven assists.
Attleboro, 3 @ Taunton, 2 – Final – Grace Mayer scored a pair of goals for the Bombardiers while Katie Patton netted a goal. Quincy Harding picked up a assists for Attleboro in the win. Attleboro goalie Isabelle Maragnano made five saves in net and Lacey Roy also made a big defense save.
Canton, 4 @ Oliver Ames, 2 – Final
Foxboro, 1 @ Milford, 0 – Final
Mansfield, 3 @ Franklin, 4 – Final – Freshman Annie Walsh scored what turned into the eventual game-winner 10 minutes into the second half for the Panthers. Walsh also had an assist on Franklin’s third goal, scored by Caroline Lounsbury with under five minutes to play in the first half. Freshman Cassi Roman and junior Dana Lewandowski also scored for Franklin while goalie Samantha Jones made 12 saves in net. Franklin head coach Lisa Cropper said Kenzi Pleshaw played an outstanding game on defense.
King Philip, 1 @ North Attleboro, 3 – Final
Stoughton, 4 @ Sharon, 1 – Final – Stoughton’s Mia Russell netted a hat trick to lead the Black Knights to their second win in a three day span. Olivia Schlehuber also scored a goal for the Black Knights. Sharon’s Rachel Usen scored the lone goal for the Eagles.
Foxboro, 43 @ Sharon, 21 – Final
Foxboro, 36 @ Sharon, 21 – Final
Franklin, 168 @ North Attleboro, 152 – Final – North Attleboro’s Robbie Congdon shot a match-low 35 to pace the Rocketeers while Tyler Sinacola carded a 37. Franklin’s Bryan Woelfel and Matt Pleshaw each shot 40 for the Panthers.
Mansfield, 174 @ Sharon, 176 – Final – Mansfield’s David Craig and Kyle Swansburg each shot a 43 for the Hornets as they moved to 4-0 on the season. Sharon’s Max Avratin and Eli Hearne also carded 43 for the Eagles.
King Philip, 170 @ Attleboro, 183 – Final – Sophomore Danny McLaughlin earned the match medalist by shooting a 41 for the Warriors, including a birdie on the 9th hole.
Canton, 152 @ Milford, 158 – Final – Sophomore Danny Powers carded a one under 34 for the Bulldogs and Jim Jenkins shot a 36 in a close win for Canton. Ryan Tomaso shot a 36 for the Scarlet Hawks.
Oliver Ames, 164 @ Foxboro, 185 – Final – Steven Tasho and Brian Lambert each carded a match-low 40 for the Tigers. Foxboro’s Brandon Wasserman had a team-low 43 for the Warriors.
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By Josh Perry, Managing Editor
NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. – North Attleboro had dominated possession for much of the first half, had the vast majority of the chances, and at one point held a three-goal lead, but with the first half winding down Taunton had cut the lead to just one goal and had the momentum.
Just moments before the half ended, sophomore Felicity Monfils flicked a pass from midfield between a pair of defenders to allow classmate Haley Guertin to run on to it. Guertin held off the defenders and managed to slide her shot just inside the far post to restore a two-goal lead.
It was Guertin’s third goal of the first half and turned out to be the game-winner, as North Attleboro pulled out a 5-3 victory over the Tigers on Friday afternoon at Thomas Kelly Field.
The opening 20 minutes was all North Attleboro. The Rocketeers front three of Haley Guertin in the middle, Monfils on the right and Hana Caster on the left, with Grace Guertin stepping forward from midfield, overwhelmed the Tigers defense early in the game.
It was Monfils who opened the scoring when Caster created space on the left and cut the ball back into the box for Grace Guertin, whose shot was blocked into the path of Monfils. The sophomore took a touch and buried her shot past Taunton keeper Kayla Wentworth.
“Felicity being only a sophomore and being pretty small, she gets the job done,” said first-year North coach Glenn Pasquel. “We go over this stuff over and over in practice and they get it.”
The Rocketeers were swarming the Taunton defense. Haley Guertin stole the ball off the center back and had a shot from 20 yards but it snuck wide. Just a minute later and she had her first goal.
Wentworth went out to the edge of her box to challenge Caster. An attempted pass was blocked to Shannon Kingsley and she looped a ball back across goal toward the far post. It may have snuck in either way, but Guertin took no chances and nodded home from a yard out to make it 2-0.
As the half approached its midway point, Caster switched to the right and sent in a cross that eluded Wentworth and found Guertin all alone at the far post for another tap in.
“We came out a little flat,” said Taunton coach Edith Dixon. “They do have some really good strikers up front, they move around, technically they’re a very savvy team.”
Trailing by three goals with the game not even 20 minutes old, Taunton could have given up and the game could have gotten out of hand. Instead, the Tigers found a goal and some momentum.
Mariah O’Gara threw a warning shot when a ball bounced over the North defense on a goal kick and her shot just missed at the near post. A minute later and Taunton broke quickly again with Sam Tichelaar springing Alan Vincent in the right channel. Her shot was saved by Kiersten Bixby into the path of O’Gara whose rebound attempt was also blocked but who scored on the second attempt.
“They gave us some opportunities,” said Dixon. “We took advantage of several, but couldn’t quite string together another two or three.”
The goal sparked Taunton with some help from Wentworth on the other end, who made seven saves in the first half alone to keep North at bay.
Tichelaar gave Taunton even more reason for optimism late in the half when she stole the ball from Rachel LaBonte and raced towards goal. The sophomore gave Bixby absolutely no chance with a fantastic finish under the bar and suddenly it was 3-2.
“The thing we worry about is teams like that who pop the ball over the top and chase after it,” said Pasquel. “That’s not our game. Playing against teams like that, they’re very dangerous.”
If North was starting to get nervous, Haley Guertin ended the concern right before halftime with a side-foot finish inside the far post for her hat trick.
“She’s a player and she knows how to finish,” said Pasquel. “I always say that Haley is that type of girl that you could drop a cone 50 yards away and she’ll drop it on top of that cone.”
Just two minutes into the second half and Guertin turned provider as her cross from the left was met by Caster in the middle. The senior settled it spun to her right foot and lifted it over Wentworth to make it 5-2.
Pasquel said, “Hana has the speed and we’re working on the moves now. I tell her that she’s got the whole package and she’s just got to finish the ball.”
The second half featured far less North possession than the first and far less chances for either team. Taunton did manage a third goal in the 60th miniute on a ball that bounced several times on the right edge of the box that was chased down by O’Gara. She stepped past her defender, saw that Bixby was anticipating a cross and fired a shot in at the near post.
It would be one of the last clear-cut chances for either team in the game, as North Attleboro worked to just see out the result.
Regardless of the loss, Dixon saw a different attitude from her team as it battled back from the early deficit in each half.
“A couple of years ago,” she explained, “they would’ve just gone into their shell and this would’ve ended 6-0, 7-0…but they stood their ground and kind of crept back into it.”
“We didn’t get quite as many chances as we needed at the end, but for the most part the girls that we had stepped up and showed a lot of emotional maturity.”
Josh Perry can be contacted at JoshPerry@hockomocksports.com and followed on Twitter at @Josh_Perry10.
Today’s games are listed below.
Game of the Week – Football
Milford, 21 @ Franklin, 24 – Final
1st Quarter: (M) Zach Lanzetta 7 yard pass to Blake Hill, Sean Lehane XP good; (F) Jake Wolowacki 32 yard rush, Nick Yelle XP good.
2nd Quarter: (M) Jack DeSantis 6 yard rush, S. Lehane XP good.
3rd Quarter: (M) Z. Lanzetta 4 yard rush, S. Lehane XP good; (F) Brad Jarosz 18 yard pass to Will O’Reilly, N. Yelle XP good;
4th Quarter: (F) B. Jarosz 16 yard rush, N. Yelle XP good; (F) N. Yelle 41-yard field goal good.
Attleboro, 0 vs. Dartmouth, 10 – Final
Canton, 14 vs. Bedford, 13 – Final (OT)
1st Quarter: Bedford 66 yard pass, XP good.
2nd Quarter: No scoring.
3rd Quarter: No scoring.
4th Quarter: (C) Dennis Ross 2 yard rush, Thomas Monagle XP good.
Overtime: (C) Joe Bires 5 yard rush, T. Monagle XP good; Bedford 10 yard pass, 2pt failed
Mansfield, 27 vs. Haverhill, 0 – Final
1st Quarter: Connor Finerty 42 yard rush, Diogo DeSousa XP good; Nick Graham 9 yard rush, XP fail.
2nd Quarter: N. Graham 9 yard rush, D. DeSousa XP good.
3rd Quarter: C. Finerty 30 yard rush, D. DeSousa XP good.
4th Quarter: No scoring.
North Attleboro, 21 vs. Bishop Feehan, 10 – Final
Oliver Ames, 15 @ Plymouth North, 42 – Final
Stoughton, 6 @ Marshfield, 31 – Final
Taunton, 8 @ Durfee, 22 – Final
King Philip, 0 @ Mansfield, 2 – Final – Brendan Sullivan put Mansfield in the lead in the 27th minute off an assist from Chris Elsner. In the second half, James Chotkowski doubled the Hornets’ lead off an assist from Jake Staples. Head coach Steve Sheridan had high praise for goalie Michael Kirejcyzk, saying he played “phenomenal” in goal after nine saves to earn his third shutout. Sheridan also said defenders Max Gurnon, Nick Hyland, Harry Braidt, Ethan Brill-Cass and Elsner played phenomenal.
Milford, 0 @ Sharon, 2 – Final – The Eagles struck twice inside a 10 minute span in the first half to pick up their second win of the season. Senior Dan Bender set up both chances for the Eagles. First, Bender found Oliver Huat just over seven minutes in to make it 1-0. Just under 16 minutes in, Bender found Ian Camilli to double the lead.
North Attleboro, 1 @ Taunton, 1 – Final – North Attleboro’s Matt Coscarella put the Rocketeers in front in the first half but Taunton scored the tying goal via Daeshawn Duffie less than a minute into the second half.
Oliver Ames, 3 @ Stoughton, 1 – Final – Oliver Ames senior Keegan Nutt scored twice inside the first 10 minutes of the second half to lift the Tigers. Sophomore Mason Galbato scored his first career goal shortly before midway through the second half to give OA their 3-1 lead. Stoughton’s Josh Mitchell tied the game 1-1 less than minutes into the second half on a free kick.
Attleboro, 0 @ Franklin, 8 – Final – Megan Georges netted a hat trick for the Panthers and Bailey Knouse added two goals.
Canton, 2 @ Foxboro, 0 – Final – Riley Duserick and Tessa Cudmore scored unassisted goals for the Bulldogs to give Canton a “solid win,” according to head coach Kate Howarth.
Mansfield, 3 @ King Philip, 0 – Final – Emma Goulet opened the scoring for Mansfield 12 minutes into the game on an assist by Jackie Carchedi. Seven minutes into the second half, Jen Kemp scored her fourth of the season, assisted by Katie Bongarzone. With 12 minutes remaining, Trish Murphy scored from 45 yards out for the Hornets.
Sharon, 0 @ Milford, 1 – Final – Gabbie Riley scored the lone goal of the game on an assist by Kristen Franzini. Emily Duquette made six saves to record her second straight clean sheet.
Taunton, 3 @ North Attleboro, 5 – Final – Haley Guertin had a first half hat trick and added an assist in the second half for the Rocketeers. Felicity Monfils opened the scoring for North and also had an assist on one of Geurtin’s goals. North jumped out to a 3-0 lead but goals from Mariah O’Gara and Sam Tichelaar cut the lead to 3-2. Guertin and Hana Caster scored either side of halftime to build the lead to 5-2 before O’Gara scored a second midway through the second half.
Stoughton, 0 @ Oliver Ames, 8 – Final – Francesca Calabraro scored a first half hat trick for the Tigers. Emily Freeman, Jackie Mills, Annabella Walsh, Dana Lowney, and Lauren Wright also scored for OA.
Canton, 0 @ King Philip, 3 – Final – King Philip handed Canton its first league loss since October of 2013 with a 28-26, 25-10, 25-22 sweep. Josie Rowean led KP with 19 kills and Gwen Uyrus chipped in with 12 kills to pace the Warriors offense. Micaela Murray had 11 digs and Molly Citarell had five digs while Carly Adams led the team in assists. For Canton, Elizabeth Hamilton and Rye Verille combined for 16 kills and Casey Shea had four blocks.
Franklin, 3 vs. Brockton, 0 – Final – Franklin took care of the Boxers 25-21, 25-20, 25-17 in a non-league contest. Aubrie Kutil had 10 kills, Caroline Maguire added six kills and a pair of blocks and Beth Neal had six kills and four aces. Neal also added 16 assists while Dayna McCue had 23 serve receivers, 18 digs and four aces. Head coach Catherine Horsmann said Sam Campbell set the tone in the third set with a run of 16 service points to give the Panthers a big lead. Campbell also had a pair of digs and serve receives.
Attleboro, 1 @ Franklin, 2 – Final – Attleboro took a 1-0 lead into halftime but Franklin rallied in the second half. Dana Lewandowski scored both of the Panthers’ goals. Lewandowski tied it on assists from juniors Caroline Lounsbury and Kayla Marshall and then took the lead on an assist from freshman Annie Walsh just eight minutes into the second half. Samantha Jones made four saves to earn the win for Franklin.
Foxboro, 0 @ Canton, 3 – Final
Mansfield, 3 @ King Philip, 1 – Final – Brenna Puccia, Mary Kate Kelly and Julia Todesco scored in a short time span to lift Mansfield. King Philip’s Alli Meehan scored the Warriors lone goal off an assist from Liz Furfari.
Milford, 8 @ Sharon, 0 – Final – After scoring just three goals in their first three games, the Scarlet Hawks came to life offensively. Nicole Fokas and Elena DelloRusso each scored a pair of goals while Jessica Palmer, Christina Capone, Ali Atherton and Danielle Fokas each scored once.
Oliver Ames, 3 @ Stoughton, 0 – Final – Nicole Walker opened the scoring for the Tigers off an assist from Hannah Friend. Junior Dimitra Efremidis doubled the lead and then senior Missy Krim added a third off an assist from Nadia Eldemery.
North Attlerboro, 0 @ Taunton, 0 – Final
Canton @ Sharon, 3:45
Foxboro, 165 @ Oliver Ames, 154 – Final – A trio of Tigers – Steven Tasho, Brian Lambert and Matt Kelley -each shot 38 for the day. Foxboro’s Tim Luciano shot a team-low 38 for the Warriors while Matt Tierney carded a 41.
Sharon, 156 @ North Attleboro, 148 – Final
Canton, 163 @ King Philip, 166 – Final – Junior Pat Duggan shot a match-best 38 to lead the Bulldogs to a narrow win over KP. Canton senior Joe Peccia shot a 42 while sophomores Jack Goyetch (one under on the last five holes) and Danny Powers, along with senior Griffin Jerrier, all shot 42. King Philip’s Todd Bushway and Dan McLaughlin each shot a 41 while Sebastian Ladoulis and Mickey Riley each shot 42.