BROCKTON, Mass. – It certainly wasn’t an ideal start for Canton on Saturday evening, but the response from the Bulldogs definitely was.
After going down 1-0 in the opening minutes, Canton responded with the tying goal in the first, two tallies in the second and three more in the final period to score a 6-1 non-league win over Oliver Ames.
Less than 20 seconds into the game the Bulldogs went down a man on a four minute major boarding call. Oliver Ames was able to take advantage on the power play with freshman Max Ward taking a feed from classmate Brett Williams and banged one of the iron to put the Tigers ahead.
But as the period went on, the Bulldogs started to get their legs. Less than 30 seconds into their first power play, Canton junior Tommy Kilduff — the guilty part from the Bulldogs’ early penalty — got a piece of DJ Trerice’s shot from the blue line to knot the game.
“We always stress three keys and the first is to get off to a quick start,” Canton head coach Brian Shuman said. “When you get a four minute major in the first 20 seconds it kind of kills the gameplan. It was a horrible first period, I didn’t even know what to say in the locker room because there were so many things that needed to be fixed. But to our guys’ credit, they figured it out and played a hell of a lot better.”
OA goalie Zach Walsh kept the score level with a big save on Canton’s CJ Martin with less than 10 seconds to go in the first and then stopped an odd man rush from the Bulldogs, stopping Seamus Pecararo’s wrist shot and then gobbling up the loose puck just before it crossed the line.
But midway through the second Canton was able to take the lead for good. After the puck was thrown towards goal, a scrum ensued but senior Bobby Mullaney was alone at the post and lifted a backhand right over Walsh’s stick to make it 2-1.
Less than two minutes Canton converted at the tail end of a power play. Trerice went across the blue line to Martin and his wrist shot through traffic – with Kilduff playing a big role in the screen – and found the back of the net to make it 3-1, a lead the Bulldogs took into the second intermission.
“They blocked a ton of shots, there were always guys in the shooting lanes,” Shuman said. “They dominated us in that first period. After that we were finally able to get some momentum of our own. They really do take away the cross ice pass nicely so we to make more of those 10 foot passes to sort of get the puck moving. To OA’s credit they always play hard, they’re always physical and that’s why they’re a playoff team.”
Kilduff got his second of the game with just over five minutes gone in the final period. With OA looking to clear it out of their own zone, Kilduff swooped in to pick the pick uff and went in alone, pulling a quick move before roofing it to make it 4-1.
“The kids were calling him Tommy Kane after that second goal, going up under the crossbar, and it was a great goal,” Shuman said. “Tommy’s getting better and better. He works hard, he never stops moving his feet, and it was good to see him get going. Often times it takes a shot off the stick that finds the back of the net to get going and that’s exactly what fired him up and get him going today.”
Canton went on another man advantage and cashed in nearly right away with senior Matt Lazaro rounding around the boards before finding Mullaney in the middle for a one timer. Junior Jackson Maffeo also assisted on the play.
In the final minutes, Kilduff came away with another turnover, this one in the neutral zone and skated in with an odd man rush along side senior Andrew Gelerman. Instead of going for the shot to try and complete the hat trick, Kilduff unselfishly dished it off to Gelerman. The shot was just wide of the post but Kilduff was rewarded for his unselfishness as the puck bounced off the boards right back it him on the other side of the goal for a tap in to make it 6-1.
“Canton’s at their high point right now, they skate hard,” OA head coach Mark Homer said. “I thought for the first period, period and a half I thought our guys did a nice job of keeping up and skating well. We jumped right into the game and had some opportunities and got that first goal. I thought we battled hard but we just didn’t create enough opportunities.”
Canton finished with a 24-19 advantage in shots.
“They’re a fast team, they move the puck quick,” Homer said of Canton. “Brian obviously does a great job with them, they’re very structured and they just have no give up in them. We were trying to take the middle of the ice away, and at times we did a pretty good job of it. We were trying to jump on them right away, especially in their defensive zone, trying to force them to make quick decisions and then take advantage of some errors.”
Canton hockey (13-2-2, 9-0-1) will take on Coyle & Cassidy in the first round of the Joe Quinn Memorial Tournament at the Raynham IcePlex on Tuesday at 7:30. Oliver Ames (9-7-1, 7-3) will travel over the Bourne Bridge on Monday to take on North Reading in the first game of the Jeff Hayes Memorial Tournament.
Ryan Lanigan can be contacted at RyanLanigan@hockomocksports.com and followed on Twitter at @R_Lanigan.
By Jarett Leonard, HockomockSports.com Contributor
TAUNTON, Mass. – For the second straight Hockomock League game, an opponent that Canton once may have breezed past gave the Bulldogs a run for their money.
But for the second straight game, the Bulldogs clawed out a narrow victory, edging Taunton 3-1 on Saturday.
“It’s a testament of how strong the league is,” Canton head coach Brian Shuman said. “I think the league is a great hockey league with great teams. You saw tonight a team [Taunton] that was young a couple years ago and all these guys are coming into their own as juniors and seniors now, and they’re a great hockey team.”
After a scoreless first period, Mike Dadasis put Canton on the board early in the second. Dadasis redirected a pass from Jackson Maffeo in the right circle past Taunton freshman goaltender Griffin Speicher.
Taunton answered quickly, though, as Will Walsh ripped a wrist shot from the right side over the shoulder of Canton goalie Justin Slocum on a two-on-one rush with Tyler Pietrzyk.
“Will is an emotional leader,” Taunton head coach Kris Metea. “He wears his heart on his sleeve and he will sacrifice everything for his teammates. When he does well, our team feeds off his energy. He has an absolute passion for the game and it shows.”
But just as quickly, Seamus Pecararo buried his own rebound on the doorstep to restore the Bulldogs’ lead at 2-1. The eventual game-winning goal was Pecararo’s fourth tally of the season.
Early in the third period, Matt Lazaro added some insurance for Canton, netting his fourth of the year after finding the puck on his tape in the crease. Taunton put some pressure on Slocum and the Bulldogs with an extra attacker in the final minute, but the senior goaltender preserved the win.
“He’s calm and composed in the net,” Shuman said of Slocum, who made 11 saves in the game. “He’s shown maturity over the years by not letting a goal like that rattle him. He made some big saves. They’ve got some guys that can shoot on that team and he made some big saves and didn’t give up any rebounds. Justin’s been our rock all year and he continues to be our rock.”
Taunton played a hard, physical game, preventing the Bulldogs from the time and space that they thrive on, and Shuman had high praise for the Tigers.
“They’re going to be a tournament team, and you saw why tonight,” Shuman said. “They were fast, they were skilled, they had some great goaltending, and it was a great high school hockey game.”
Speicher, who had won his two prior starts this season but allowed eight goals combined, stopped 35 of the 38 Canton shots he saw but suffered his first loss of the year.
“Griffin is very good in tight, and we knew that coming into this game,” Metea said. “We knew this would be a game that he would do well in because he would face a lot of in tight shots. He works hard as a freshman, he deserves a good opportunity, and lived up to everything we thought.”
Metea was also pleased with the effort of the skaters in front of Speicher, keeping pace with one of the top teams in the league.
“The work ethic was there,” Metea said. “They worked all night long. Sometimes we overworked instead of playing smarter hockey. We just worked so hard and put ourselves out of position sometimes. But give Canton all the credit in the world, they’re one of the best teams in the state for a reason.”
Canton improves to 6-1-1 overall, 3-0-0 in the league, and will travel to Stoughton on Tuesday at 7:30. Taunton, now 7-3 overall and 1-2 in the league, will be off until Wednesday when it hosts King Philip at 6:00.
Today’s games are listed below.
King Philip, 61 @ Framingham, 45 – Final – Freshman Julia Leroux tallied a career-high 17 points to lead the Warriors. Maddie Purdue added nine points for KP, while Hadley Zolak and Courtney Kelleher each had eight. KP coach Martin Crowley said, “Great win for the kids having to go back to back days.”
Attleboro, 2 @ Oliver Ames, 5 – Final – Sam Larkin and P.J. Elliott had the goals for the Bombardiers.
Canton, 3 @ Taunton, 1 – Final – Mike Dadasis, Seamus Pecararo and Matt Lazaro scored for the Bulldogs while Will Walsh had the Tigers’ lone tally.
Franklin, 9 @ Foxboro, 0 – Final – Luke Downie, Ryan Hohman, Joe Lizotte and Zac Falvey all scored their first varsity goals in the win for the Panthers.
King Philip, 6 @ Stoughton, 1 – Final – Kyle McCarthy scored a pair of goals for King Philip while Matt Smith, Jacob Kelly, Clay Geuss and Jeremy Smith each scored once. Stoughton freshman goalie AJ Scott made 40 saves in net while Barry Cooke had the Black Knights’ lone goal.
Mansfield, 2 @ Brockton, 6 – Final
North Attleboro, 6 @ Milford, 1 – Final
Canton’s Peckham Tournament (Canton, Mansfield, King Philip, Sharon), 9:30
Franklin @ Franklin County Tech – Franklin went 4-0 with wins over Maher (64-9), Holliston (38-12), Pioneer (24-6) and Athol (24-9).
Natick Tournament – Milford placed third among 13 teams with 176 points. Carlos Terrinha was second at 113, Brett Kimball was second at 132, Ryan Gray was second at 182, Nick Johnson was second at 195, Nick Marcolini placed third at 106, Eliel Mares was third at 138, Ryan Nesta was fourth at 160, John Niro placed fourth at 285 and Jason Pinto was sixth at 126.
Whitman-Hanson Tournament – North Attleboro won the 16-team tournament with 14 of their 17 wrestlers earning medals.
Sandwich Quad – Oliver Ames went 2-1 on the day, picking up a 48-30 win over Sandwich and a 49-21 win over Melrose but suffered a 53-9 loss to Hingham. Liston Funai (132) went 2-0 on the day with a pair of pins and Pat Mills (22) was 3-0 with three pins for the Tigers.
Taunton @ Quincy – Taunton picked up two wins from Justin Bradley (126), Alex Simon (170) and Santiago Lopez (220). Three other Tigers picked up one win on the day: Cooper Moreton (106), Josh Grasso (126) and Hannah Driscoll (160). Taunton lost to Walpole (15-60) and Quincy (30-54).
Canton, 1 vs. Falmouth, 3 – Final
Franklin, 0 @ Medfield, 2 – Final
King Philip, 5 @ Dover-Sherborn/Hopkinton, 1 – Final
Mansfield/Oliver Ames, 4 vs. Westwood, 3 – Final
By Ryan Lanigan, Editor-in-Chief
CANTON, Mass. – A year after Mansfield snapped Canton’s lengthy Hockomock League unbeaten streak, the Bulldogs opened this year’s slate of league games with a 3-1 win over the Hornets.
While each team scored in the first period, neither team found the back of the net in the second. It took until the first couple minutes of the final period for Canton to score the winner and until the final seconds for the insurance goal.
“It was an interesting game,” Canton head coach Brian Shuman said. “A lot of penalties which sort of disrupted the flow of the game. Our penalty kill was good. I wouldn’t say that we played undisciplined I just think we were too amped up sometimes and we had some big hits that often times can go either way. We killed the penalties we needed to kill and pulled out a win. I just told the guys it wasn’t our best game but we still pulled out a win. Mansfield is a good team, they had great goaltending, great defense and they had some guys on offense that really can go so it was a good game.”
Canton junior Jackson Maffeo the scoring inside the first five minutes of the game to give the Bulldogs the lead. A defenseman, Maffeo had the puck and a Mansfield forward coming at him. He batted the puck to keep it in the zone and then bodied the forward to the ground. He took a pass a second later, faked a shot to get around another charging forward, stepped to his right and fired a rocket through traffic that found the back of the net to make it 1-0.
“There was a lot of anger in that shot, Jackson’s had a couple of shots blocked this year that he wants to have back, it was a beautiful shot,” Shuman said. “It’s something we’ve been working on with him too, he walked into the middle and saw he didn’t have the shooting lane and walked it back, it was a great goal.”
It looked as though Canton would have an opportunity to add to the lead just over three minutes later when Mansfield was whistled for a hooking call. But for the first of two times in the period, the Bulldogs would erase the man advantage by taking a penalty while on the power play.
Right after Canton’s first penalty expired, Bobby Mullaney and Seamus Pecararo combined to force a turnover in Mansfield’s defensive end and then combined on a neat give and go by Pecararo’s close range bid was stoned by Mansfield goalie Anthony Visconti (33 saves).
“I thought he played phenomenal,” Mansfield coach Rick Anastos said of his goalie. “That first goal, I was right there on the bench, that was a bullet. We’ve been playing some tough teams and we don’t have a win but I think we just showed what we’re made of.”
With just over two minutes left in the first, Canton once again went on the power play when Mansfield was whistled for a cross check. But the power play only lasted 39 seconds because of a hit to the head called against the Bulldogs.
In a four on four situation, Canton head a shot blocked at the blue line by Mansfield’s Matt Farragher. Max Hoffman jumped to the loose puck and raced into the offensive zone and delivered a perfect pass to Farragher on the two on one and the junior buried it to tie it 1-1 with 1:07 left in the first.
The second period belonged to Canton in terms of shots on goal while Mansfield had the two best chances of the entire period but neither team scored.
Canton went shorthanded less than 90 seconds in for an interference penalty but were able to kill it off. Midway through the period, Maffeo ripped a shot that deflected twice by a diving Visconti was able to steer it clear before any big rebound chance.
Mansfield went on the power play with just over five minutes to play but a cross check a minute in made it four on four. Another Hornet penalty made it five on three for 31 seconds but Canton couldn’t cash in. When Mansfield’s latter penalty expired, Jack Garland raced out of the box and took a chipped pass up ice for a breakaway. He fired a shot that beat Canton goalie Justin Slocum but clanked off the post and out.
With less than a minute to play, Canton went on the man advantage but it was Mansfield who came away with a breakaway on goal with less than 10 seconds to play but Slocum was up to the task and made the save.
“It was one of those games, we were playing well and then all of a sudden a guy is out of the box and he’s on a breakaway or they shot blocked and they are on a breakaway,” Shuman said. “It just goes to show you in this game moves too fast to ever get comfortable. You think you’re in control but a strange bounce you can just go the other way and there is a scoring opportunity.”
It didn’t take long for Canton to find the back of the net in the third period. After a clearance by the Hornets hit the net, a face off came to the left of Visconti. There was a tie up but the puck eventually squirted free to the stick of senior Matt Lazaro and he ripped a shot from straight away right between the circles to the top shelf to put Canton up 2-1.
“That’s vintage Matty Lazaro right there,” Shuman said. “He moved his feet right away off the face off and creates some space and gets a nice little shooting lane and throws it where he always does in the top left, it was a great shot.”
Mansfield went on a power play with 1:02 left and with Visconti pulled, the Hornets had a six on four opportunity but Mullaney was able to pick off a pass in the center of the defensive zone and ripped a shot the length of the ice for an empty net goal for the insurance goal.
“It’s frustrating not to win especially when you don’t have one yet but I thought it was a great game, it could have gone either way,” Anastos said. “We had three breakaways and we hit the post once, there’s four opportunities blown right there. It all comes down to opportunities but I thought we played pretty good. They’re a pretty fast team and I thought overall, I don’t think they dominated us, it was was just a great game.”
Canton moves to 4-1-1 overall and 1-0 in Hockomock League play. The Bulldogs will be back in action on Wednesday when they take a trip to Foxboro Sports Center to take on King Philip (3-3, 1-0) at 8:00. Mansfield (0-4-2, 0-1) will look to break into the win column on the same night with when they host Stoughton at 5:40.
“Mansfield plays a tough schedule and they are battle tested,” Shuman said. “I remember last year coming in they had a similar record and they pulled it out. We knew this was going to be a battle because they played good teams tough but it’s good to get off to a good start in the league.”
Ryan Lanigan can be contacted at RyanLanigan@hockomocksports.com and followed on Twitter at @R_Lanigan.
By Josh Perry, Managing Editor
CANTON, Mass. – Canton coach Brian Shuman teaches at Westwood High and he admitted that he told the official that he gets a little more fired up for the Wolverines than he does for most games. He wants the bragging rights when he heads back to the classroom.
On Wednesday afternoon, the teams met for the first time since last year’s Div. 2 South final, which Westwood won on its way to the state championship. It was also the first meeting for the two programs at the Canton SportsPlex rather than their old home at the Metropolis Rink.
There would be no bragging rights this time around as Canton and Westwood tied 1-1, despite a 30-14 advantage for Canton in shots on goal (25-5 over the final two periods).
Both goals came against the run of play. Bobby Mullaney took advantage of a bouncing puck off the stick of Shaun Kirby to get a breakaway on Westwood goalie Ed Murphy and the senior finished the opportunity.
It was Canton’s only significant chance of the period in which Westwood held a 9-5 advantage in shots. That only told part of the story, as the Wolverines kept the puck in the Bulldogs defensive zone for minutes at a time. Although Canton held Westwood to the perimeter, the Bulldogs were forced time and again just to ice the puck in order to get a breather.
“That was the worst period of the year and for us to be up 1-0 at the end of the first was…just luck,” said Shuman. “We got a bounce, an odd-man rush, and that was that, but they were all over us.”
Shuman praised senior goalie Justin Slocum, a three-year starter, for keeping the game scoreless. He added, “Justin played great in the first period. He made all the saves he should but he quieted up all the rebounds and got us whistles when we needed them.”
Canton would dominate the second period to the tune of 13 shots to Westwood’s three, but the Wolverines had several good chances on the break. Slocum was forced to save an early shot by Ben Lewis and then with 7:32 left in the second Nick Conway blocked a clearance by Ryan Lodge and squeezed the puck past Slocum to tie it.
“When the two teams are playing each other that tight, sometimes one team will be all over the other and one bounce and you could be down 1-0 or tied 1-1,” said Shuman.
Canton continued to press for the remainder of the second period with Seamus Pecararo having the best chance off a feed from Mullaney but his shot was gloved by Murphy.
The pressure continued into the third, which was played almost entirely Canton’s attacking zone. Westwood only managed two shots on goal in the final period. Murphy made 12 saves in the third for the Wolverines, many of them off of shots coming in from the point by defensemen Jackson Maffeo, C.J. Martin, and Brad Murphy.
“We couldn’t have a performance in the third period like we did against Lincoln-Sudbury on Monday,” said Shuman, referring to the three goals allowed in the final five minutes against the Warriors. “It was a much better effort and we did everything but actually put the puck in the net.”
One shot from Maffeo wih 4:36 remaining was blocked in front and fell to the stick of Jim Jenkins, but his shot with Murphy diving across was wide of the post.
“Our defense just needs to make more plays,” said Shuman. “We just have to get the shots through and we had some clearing passes that we need to make.”
On the other end of the ice, the defense proved to be in midseason form. Maffeo shut down a Westwood odd-man rush, blocking the passing lane and then smothering a shot before it could get to Slocum. Martin also showed off his speed to get back on another break to block aside a good Westwood chance.
Shuman said, “They’ve got some great skill players and a great team, so for them to make those two big plays was very important.”
At the final whistle, Canton (3-1-1) seemed the more frustrated of the two teams knowing that it had the chances to win. But both teams skated off knowing that they have the potential to meet again before this season is over.
Josh Perry can be contacted at JoshPerry@hockomocksports.com and followed on Twitter at @Josh_Perry10.
Today’s games are listed below.
Attleboro, 5 @ Old Rochester/Fairhaven, 8 – Final – Jake Parker scored two goals and had an assist in the loss for Attleboro. P.J. Elliott added two goals, including one on the power play and sophomore Dan Creavin scored his first career goal for the Bombardiers.
Canton, 6 vs. Sandwich, 0 – Final – Canton jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first period and never looked back. Seamus Pecararo scored once in the first and again in the third period and Jim Jenkins (from Jack Goyetch), Mike Dadasis (from Tommy Kilduff), Matt Lazaro (from Shaun Kirby) and Bobby Mullaney all scored once.
Franklin, 4 vs. Bridgewater-Raynham, 1 – Final – Alec Gilliatt scored twice, including an empty net goal and Jake Downie and Tyler Oakes also scored for the Panthers.
King Philip, 4 @ Nauset, 2 – Final
Mansfield, 2 vs. Coyle Cassidy, 5 – Final
North Attleboro, 4 vs. Bishop Feehan, 4 – Final
Stoughton, 0 vs. Bourne, 4 – Final – Stoughton freshman AJ Scott was named to the all tournament team.
Taunton, 4 @ Bishop Stang, 2 – Final – The Tigers scored four goals in the first period and held on for the win. Zack Albert scored a pair of goals and Tyler Pietrzyk and Jake Roberts each got a goal apiece. Tyler Pietrzyk and Will Walsh each had two assists and Trevor Pietrzyk, Jordan Hoey and David Perry each recorded one assist. Justin Chappell made 28 saves in net for Taunton.
Hanover Quad (Canton) – Canton picked up a 42-12 win over Norwell but fell to Duxbury (58-24) and Hanover (60-24).
Mike Mellish Memorial Super Quad (Foxboro), 9:00AM
Franklin Quad (Franklin) – Franklin went 2-1 on the day. After starting with a 41-25 setback to St. John’s Prep, Franklin picked up wins over Salem (NH) 60-14 and closed the day with a 35-26 win over Lawrence.
Barnstable Quad (Mansfield) – Mansfield fell to host Barnstable (54-30).
Milford Invitational (Milford) – Milford placed fourth.
North Attleboro Quad (North Attleboro) – North Attleboro picked up three wins, beating Plymouth North 66-12, Norton 46-18 and dominating Johnston (RI) 72-9.
Marshfield Quad (Stoughton), 9:30AM
Sandwich Tournament (Taunton) – Taunton finished fourth as a team with five wrestlers making the semifinals. Santiago Lopez won the 220 bracket while Nuno Camara (182) and Alex Rodgiruez (145) each came in second. Nick Choate (170), Justin Bradley (126) and Brandon Deforits (145) each placed fourth.
Indoor Track (@ Reggie Lewis Center)
Attleboro, 38 vs. North Attleboro, 58 – Final – Junior Nick Rajotte had one of the top times in the league in the 55M dash, finishing first for the Rocketeers (6.86). Other first place finishers included Pat Johnson in the 300M (39.62), Gareth King in the 600M (1:33.75) and the 55M hurdles (8.38), Matt Reimels in the 1000M (2:44.45), freshman Liam Monahan in the 2 Mile (10:27.96) and Matt Tarantino in the high jump (5-08.00). Attleboro received first place performances from Brett Szlachciuk in the 1 Mile (4.42.58), Patrick Collins in the shot put (league high 46-05.50) and Isaiah Rodriguez in the long jump (19-10.50).
Canton, 16 vs. Oliver Ames, 80 – Final – The Tigers had a dominate day with multiple strong performances. Doug MacDonald was first in the 55M dash at 6.89 and other first place finishes included Jonathan Long in the 600M (1:32.96), Colin Herschlag in the 1000M (2:58.26), Jarod Boone in the 1 Mile (4:46.41), Jack MacAdam in the 55M hurdles (9.00) and the long jump (18-03.75), Tyler Watson in the shot put (32-8.00) and Andre Cathcart in the high jump (5-02.00). Canton’s top performances came from Pat Hession in the 300M (39.42) and Mark Clancy in the 2 Mile (10:26.44).
Franklin, 53 vs. King Philip, 47 – Final – In a close battle, Franklin was able to pull out the win. Luke Gordon was first in the 300M (39.29), Jimmy Robbins was first in the 1000M (2:48.60) and Ryan Spelman had the best time of all teams in the 1 Mile at 4:40.49. Other first place finishes were Spelman in the 2 Mile (10:53.41) and Michael Bullen in the long jump (18-06.75). King Philip’s Sean Garrity had the best 55M dash performance off all 12 schools, taking first in 6.85. Ethan Dunne was first in the 600M (1:33.09) and the 55M hurdles (8.45), Paul Macrina in the shot put (42-05.00) and a league best high jump performance from Michael Roby (5-08.00).
Foxboro, 31 vs. Sharon, 69 – Final – The Eagles had first place performances in all solo events , starting with Carlos Grullon in the 55M dash (6.93), the high jump (5-06.00) and the long jump (league best 20-01.50), Jake Goloboy in the 300M (39.84), Tyler Kaufman in the 600M (1:32.60), Grant Fawcett in the 1000M (3:00.13), Tianrui Sun in the 1 Mile (4:42.19) and the 2 Mile (10:21.30), William McManus in the 55M hurdles (league best 8.09) and Matthew McManus in the shot put (40-04.75). Foxboro’s 4×200 relay beat Sharon with a time of 1:42.22.
Mansfield, 63 vs. Taunton, 37 – Final – The Hornets had the two top times of all 12 schools in the 600M with sophomore Kevin Crawford in first (1:30.53) and junior Kyle Amerantes in second (1:31.68). Other first place finishes included Jack Crawford in the 1000M (league best 2:38.88), Jareme DiLorenzo in the 55M hurdles (8.59), Kevin McCree in the shot put (43-09.50) and Jake Morrill in the high jump (5-06.00). Taunton had strong performances as well with first place finishes from Damion Theodule in the 55M dash (6.87), Brian Cherenfant in the 300M (league-best 38.21) and the long jump (19-09.00) and Dylan Lynch in the 1 Mile (4:41.44) and the 2 Mile (10:18.09).
Milford, 36 vs. Stoughton, 64 – Final – Stoughton picked up its first win behind a number of strong performances. Clifton Gerring finished first in the 55M dash (6.93), Jordan Taylor was first in the 300M (38.76), Cameron Bean was first in the 600M (1:34.45) and the 1 Mile (4:54.51), James Tarchara took the shot put (37-05.50) and Steven Elice, Sean Perry and Gerring tied for first in the high jump (5-04.00). Milford’s Joseph Madden was first in the 1000M (2:56.50), Jack Kalil came in first in the 2 Mile (10:49.64), Luis Goncalves was first in the 55M hurdles (8.74) and Gerson Migliorini was first in the long jump (18-06.50).
Attleboro, 14 vs. North Attleboro, 86 – Final – The Rocketeers rolled to a win behind first place finishes from Isabelle Renzi in the 55M dash (7.82), Rachel LaBonte in the 300M (43.41) and the long jump (16-02.25), Lauren Marchetti in the 600M (1:53.31), Ann Roberts in the 1000M (3:16.80), Angela Kaiser in the 1 Mile (5:42.16), freshman Julia Mechlinski in the shot put (29-03.00) and Nicole Boulanger in the high jump (4-10.00). Attleboro’s Quincy Harding finished first in the 55M hurdles (9.50) and Emily Vieira was first in the 2 Mile (13:47.12).
Canton, 37 vs. Oliver Ames, 63 – Final – First place finishes for Oliver Ames were Lauren Wright in the 600M (1:47.42), Dana Lowney in the 1000M (3:13.95), Erin Sferrazza in the 2 Mile (13:04.83), Gabby Eldridge in the 55M hurdles (league best 9.48), Chi-Chi Akanegbu in the shot put (league-best 35-07.00) and Comfort Udo in the high jump (4-08.00). Finishing in first for Canton were Selena Cho in the 55M dash (7.89) and the long jump (14-10.75), Hannah Link in the 300M (44.04) and Cat Song in the 1 Mile (5:45.21).
Franklin, 78 vs. King Philip, 22 – Final – A sophomore finished first in three different events to pace the Panthers. First place finishes for Franklin included second year athlete Jessica Kroushl in the 55M dash (7.61), the 300M (league-best 43.14 [Franklin freshman Halle Atkinson was second in the league at 43.16]) and the long jump (15-08.50), Meghan Doherty in the 600M (1:42.75), Brittany Robinson in the 1000M (league-best 3:09.44), Ella Gutkowski in the 1 Mile (5:45.04), Carly Rondeau in the 2 Mile (13:00.91) and Beth Neal in the 55M hurdles (9.72) and the high jump (league-best 4-10.00). King Philip’s Jayla Millender was first in the shot put (28-00.00).
Foxboro, 49 vs. Sharon, 51 – Final – This matchup dominated the 2 Mile race, with Foxboro grabbing first but Sharon getting second, third and fourth. Sharon sophomore Amanda Brown was first in the 600M (1:46.73), Ariadne Tolay was first in the 1000M (3:14.32), Brigid Loftus finished first in the 55M hurdles (9.87) and Rachel Goodman won the shot put (26-08.25). Senior Carly Ryter, sophomore Maria Greg and freshman Dana Jaffe was second, third and fourth respectively in the 2 Mile. For Foxboro, first place finishes included Berlendah Dure in the 55M dash (7.89) and the 300M (45.66), Meredith Cronin in the 1 Mile (league best 5:39.44 [freshman Lexi Quinn had the second best time in the league at 5:41.88]), Lexi Quinn in the 2 Mile (12:26.04), Kelsey McDonald in the high jump (4-10.00) and Shraey Srinivansan in the long jump (15-10.00).
Mansfield, 49 vs. Taunton, 50 – Final – Taunton used its depth to edge Mansfield with a sweep in the long jump and strong second and third place finishes. Coming in first for Taunton were Mariah O’Gara in the 300M (43.69) and Jillian Purtell in the 55M hurdles (9.52) and the long jump (17-01.00). First place finishes for Mansfield included Kelly Crawford in the 55M dash (7.59), Katie Rowe in the 600M (1:52.14), Caitlin Whitman in the 1000M (3:13.15) and the high jump (4-06.00), Emma Oldow in the 1 Mile (5:46.36), freshman Kerry McCabe in the 2 Mile (13:57.18) and Brianna Young in the shot put (28-03.00).
Milford, 52 vs. Stoughton, 48 – Final – The Scarlet Hawks broke into the win column by edging Stoughton. Finishing first for Milford were Gabby O’Neil in the 300M (46.24), Jess Palmer in the 600M (1:52.05), Jenise Madden in the 1000M (3:19.11), Gabriela Chong in the 1 Mile (5:56.27) and the 2 Mile (13:06.86), Carina Thompson in the 55M hurdles (10.02), Aleye Momodu in the shot put (31-01.50) and Christi Speliakos in the long jump (15-02.00). Stoughton’s Shanel Ford finished first in the 55M dash (7.96) and Rianna Rodrigues was first in the high jump (4-06.00).
Attleboro, 135.45 @ King Philip, 131.35 – Final
Canton, 1 @ Duxbury, 5 – Final
Franklin, 3 @ Whitman-Hanson/Silver Lake, 4 – Final
King Philip, 1 @ Medfield, 4 – Final
Mansfield/Oliver Ames, 8 @ Dover-Sherborn/Hopkinton, 2 – Final
Stoughton, 0 vs. Quincy/North Quincy, 8 – Final