Today’s games are listed below. Boys Soccer
North Attleboro, 2 @ Durfee, 5 – Final
Milford, 1 vs. Hopedale, 0 – Final – Justin Borges scored in the second half as the Scarlet Hawks concluded their season with a win. Girls Soccer
North Attleboro, 4 vs. Durfee, 0 – Haley Guertin scored a hat trick, getting assists from Hana Caster, Shannon Kingsley and Rachel Labonte. Liz Cooper added a fourth goal off an assist from Davin McDonald.
Milford, 1 vs. Hopedale, 1 – Final – Kristen Franzini scored off an assist from Francesca Shipperd as the Scarlet Hawks earned a spot in the state tournament. Cross Country
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Today’s games are listed below. Boys Soccer
Attleboro, 1 @ Mansfield, 3 – Final – Attleboro scored first 13 minutes into the game but a penalty kick from Jared Miller three minutes before the break leveled the game. Senior Chris Elsner scored his first career goal, heading home a corner from Brad Eames and Miller added the insurance goal four minutes off an assist from Jareme DiLorenzo. Michael Kirejczyk made eight saves in net as the Hornets clinched at least a share of the Kelley-Rex division title.
Stoughton, 1 @ Canton, 0 – Final – Stoughton freshman Fabio Ponce De Leon scored his eighth goal of the season off of what head coach Aaron Salter called a great pass from Winston Kessah. Salter said Goddy Frombe was fantastic at the back and Kyle Silverman was solid for the whole game.
Foxboro, 4 @ Sharon, 2 – Final – Joe Morrison, Devante Teixeira and Anthony Barreira each scored a goal inside the first eight minutes as the Warriors jumped out to an early lead. Jake Goloboy brought the Eagles back within two in the 14th minute and scored again in the 51st minute to make it a one goal game. But Teixeira netted his second in the 62nd minute for the insurance goal.
Franklin, 1 @ North Attleboro, 0 – Final – Franklin’s Nick Parent scored in the second half off an assist from Aaron Frongillo for the lone goal of the game.
King Philip, 9 @ Taunton, 1 – Final – Sophomore Tyler Mann scored a first half hat trick and one assist for the Warriors, who jumped out to a 7-0 lead at the break. Joe Kellett had three assists and one goal, Will Weir and Larsen Keys each had a goal and an assists, Nick Cannella had a pair of assists and Thomas Lugten netted a pair of goals. Mike Rowe also had a goal for KP. Austin Botelho scored off an assist from Derek Pereira for Taunton.
Oliver Ames, 3 @ Milford, 0 – Final – Oliver Ames clinched at least a share of the Davenport division title with the win. Thomas McCormick had a pair of assists, setting up Keegan Nutt and Jack Sheldon, and scored once himself. Chris Romero picked up an assist on McCormick’s goal. Girls Soccer
Mansfield, 4 @ Attleboro, 1 – Final – Emma Goulet scored twice and Jackie Carchedi had a pair of assists to lead the Hornets. Melissa Reef and Rebecca Bornstein also scored for Mansfield. Paige Medeiros scored the lone goal for Attleboro.
Canton, 5 @ Stoughton, 0 – Final
Sharon @ Foxboro, 3:30
North Attleboro, 1 @ Franklin, 1 – Final – Alexis Stowell scored the goal for the Panthers off an assist from Emily Mastaj. Hana Caster scored from a Shannon Kingsley corner 12 minutes into the game. It was the first goal that Franklin has allowed this season.
Taunton, 4 @ King Philip, 2 – Final
Milford, 0 @ Oliver Ames, 3 – Final – Jacqueline Mills scored a brace and Francesca Calabraro added a third for OA. Delaney Benton, Erin Fitzgerald, and Sam Bamford had the assists for the Tigers and Regan Benton and Bethany Dunk shared the shutout.Milford coach Jay Mastaj noted that Gabby O’Neil and Brianna Braza played well for the Hawks. Volleyball
Taunton, 3 vs. Coyle & Cassidy, 0 – Final
Today’s games are listed below. Football
Attleboro, 35 @ Franklin, 0 – Final First Quarter: (A) Brendan Nunes 12 yard rush, Elijah Lewis XP; (A) B. Nunes 9 yard rush, E. Lewis XP. Second Quarter: (A) B. Nunes 38 yard rush, E. Lewis XP. Third Quarter: (A) B. Nunes 11 yard rush, E. Lewis XP; (A) Cam Furtado 8 yard rush, E. Lewis XP. Fourth Quarter: No scoring.
Foxboro, 42 @ Oliver Ames, 6 – Final
King Philip, 47 @ Taunton, 22 – Final 1st Quarter: (KP) Sean Garrity 10 yard rush, XP missed; (KP) John DeLuca 9 yard pass to Cory Lombardo, J. DeLuca 2pt rush. 2nd Quarter: (KP) J. DeLuca 24 yard pass to Mike Mello, XP missed; (KP) J. DeLuca 3 yard rush. Zach Boari XP; (KP) Gio Fernandez 5 yard rush, Z. Boari XP; (T) Collin Hunter 6 yard pass to Tanner Costa, 2pt failed. 3rd Quarter: (KP) Brendan Lydon 18 yard pass to M. Mello, XP missed; (T) C. Hunter 47 yard pass to T. Costa, Jason DeRosa 2pt rush. 4th Quarter: (KP) B. Lydon 1 yard rush, Z. Boari XP; (T) C. Hunter 1 yard rush, Lazare Joseph 2pt rush.
North Attleboro, 14 @ Mansfield, 13 – Final 1st Quarter: (NA) Chad Peterson 4 yard pass to Bobby Mylod, Connor Flynn XP. 2nd Quarter: (M) Diogo DeSousa 23 yard field goal. 3rd Quarter: (M) Anthony DeGirolamo 12 yard pass to Hunter Ferreira, D. DeSousa XP; (NA) Nick Morrison 39 yard rush, C. Flynn XP. 4th Quarter: (M) D. DeSousa 27 yard field goal. Boys Soccer
Canton, 1 @ Milford, 3 – Final – Canton went up first but Milford scored three second half goals to get the win. Marcello Panno, Zach Browne and Matt Fornaciari scored for the Scarlet Hawks while Justin Borges had a pair of assists.
Foxboro, 3 @ Stoughton, 1 – Final – Noah Schulze gave Stoughton the lead with a goal six minutes into the game. The lead stood until the second half when Devante Teixeira, Anthony Barreira, and Joe Morrison all scored for the Warriors.
Taunton, 1 @ Franklin, 3 – Final – David Stowell put Franklin ahead in the first half off an assist from Wes Kozil. Brian Czuba got his first goal before the break off an assist from Cam LeBlanc. Taunton pulled within one in the second half off a free kick from Austin Botelho but Czuba added an insurance goal off an assist from Hatim Brahimi.
North Attleboro, 0 @ Mansfield, 2 – Final – Mansfield’s defense set the school record with its 10th shutout this season. Michael Kirejczyk made six saves for his ninth shutout of the season, which ties a school record. Cullin Anastasia and Jack Reilly scored for the Hornets while Reilly and Brenden Sullivan each had an assist. Girls Soccer
Canton, 4 @ Milford, 0 – Final – Riley Duserick, Hannah Link, Sarah MacQuarrie and Hayley Mulford each found the back of the net for Canton. Tessa Cudmore had a pair of assists in the win and Shannon Foley had one assist.
Stoughton, 1 @ Foxboro, 4 – Final – Shaina Abbott scored a pair of goals and Katherine Luciano and Riley Collins each scored once for the Warriors. Emerson Sprague scored for the Black Knights.
Mansfield, 3 @ North Attleboro, 4 – Final – Hana Caster scored off a corner kick from Grace Guertin with just four minutes left to life the Rocketeers. North held a 3-0 lead at the break as Guertin factored into all four goals for Big Red. Guertin was fouled in the area in the 12th minute and Shannon Kingsley buried the penalty kick. Guertin then set up Leah Jette in the 21st minute and then linked up with Kingsley in the 31st minute to build a 3-0 lead at half. Hannah Reiter scored a pair of goals in the second half for Mansfield and Katie Bongarzone scored once to tie the game at three.
Oliver Ames, 4 @ Sharon, 0 – Final – Kiana Lozzi scored a pair of goals, Delaney Benton and Francesca Calabraro each netted one goal and Jackie Mills had two assists for Oliver Ames. Volleyball King Philip, 3 vs. Walpole, 2 – Final– King Philip dropped the first two sets but rallied back to get the win at home, 20-25, 12-25, 25-12, 25-21, 15-12. Seniors Josie Rowean and Gwen Uyrus shined on senior night with 21 and 12 kills respectively while senior Molly Citarell and Micaela Murray anchored the defense for the Warriors.
Stoughton, 3 @ Sharon, 0 – Final – The Black Knights and Eagles played in their annual Dig for a Cure match and raised over $3,200 for cancer research according to SMAC’s Jeffrey Pickette. Stoughton picked up a 25-16, 25-19, 25-15 sweep on the road. Bridgette Whalen led the Black Knights with nine blocks, six kills, 15 digs and four aces, Bianca DeSousa had 11 digs, nine service points, five kills and four aces and Ava Siegel added 13 service points, five kills and two aces. Field Hockey
Taunton, 2 @ Franklin, 3 – Final – Caroline Lounsbury scored the game winning goal with 44 seconds left off assists from Taylor Reutlinger and Kenzi Pleshaw to lift the Panthers. Taunton held a 1-0 lead at halftime but Diana Griffin knotted the game just three minutes into the second half off assists from Cassi Ronan and Reutlinger. Annie Walsh put Franklin ahead at 2-1. Abbey Kingman scored both of Taunton’s goals.
Stoughton, 3 vs. Brockton, 1 – Final – Courtney Campbell, Mia Russell and Ashley Chipman scored for Stoughton, who qualified for the state tournament with the win.
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 Perry: 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. Football
North Attleboro, 14 @ Attleboro, 0 – Final 1st Quarter: (NA) Patrick Johnson 65 yard interception return, Connor Flynn XP; (NA) Nick Rajotte 30 yard rush, C. Flynn XP. 2nd Quarter: No scoring. 3rd Quarter: No scoring. 4th Quarter: No scoring.
Canton, 22 @ Stoughton, 21 – Final (OT) 1st Quarter: (Sto) Guy Eddy 1 yard run, XP missed. 2nd Quarter: (Can) Jake Ragusa 2 yard run, Thomas Monagle XP. 3rd Quarter: No scoring. 4th Quarter: (Sto) Jake Gibb 18 yard pass to Eddy, 2-point failed; (Can) Dennis Ross 35 yard pass to Michael Harris, Woanyen Mahn 2-point run; Gibb 27 yard field goal. Overtime: Ragusa 2 yard run, Monagle XP; Gibb 2-yard run, 2-point failed.
Foxboro, 42@ Milford, 14 – Final 1st Quarter: (F) Mark Clagg 52 yard pass to Austin Ryan, John Cronin XP good; (F) M. Clagg 15 yard pass to Ronnie Martin, J. Cronin XP good. 2nd Quarter: (M) Blake Hill 5 yard rush, XP good; (F) Darren Kelly 12 yard rush, J. Cronin XP good. 3rd Quarter: (F) Austin Ryan 99 yard punt return, J. Cronin XP good; (M) Zach Lanzetta 10 yard pass to Blake Hill, XP good; (F) R. Martin 11 yard rush, J. Cronin XP good. 4th Quarter: (F) D. Kelly 65 yard rush, J. Cronin XP good.
King Philip, 10 @ Franklin, 3 – Final 1st Quarter: (KP) Zach Boari 17 yard field goal. 2nd Quarter: (F) Nick Yelle 20 yard field goal. 3rd Quarter: (KP) John DeLuca 2 yard rush, Z. Boari XP good. 4th Quarter: No scoring.
Taunton @ Mansfield – Postponed to 10/10, 12:00
Sharon, 28 @ Oliver Ames, 12 – Final 1st Quarter: (OA) Liston Funai 7 yard rush, 2pt fail. 2nd Quarter: (S) Tyler Smith 55 yard rush, Josh Rotman XP good; (S) Rob Bayha 21 yard pass to Craig Titus, J. Rotman XP good; (S) R. Bayha 21 yard pass to Bryce Smith, J. Rotman XP good. 3rd Quarter: (S) Juvan Elisma 43 yard rush, J. Rotman XP good. 4th Quarter: (OA) Charlie Ryan 12 yard pass to Shawn Cardoza, XP fail. Boys Soccer
Canton, 0 @ Franklin, 2 – Final– Kevin Hall scored for the third straight game, this time off an assist from David Stowell to pace the Panthers. Austin Kent added an unassisted for for Franklin.
Oliver Ames, 1 @ Kinge Philip, 0 – Final – Oliver Ames senior Keegan Nutt headed home the lone goal of the game, finishing off a rebound off of Chris Romero’s shot that hit the crossbar.
Milford, 1 @ Taunton, 3 – Final – Lens Esquil scored for the second consecutive game, this time finding the back of the net twice for the Tigers. Senior Austin Botelho had two assists and Daeshawn Duffy scored once.
Sharon, 4 @ North Attleboro, 1 – Final – Sharon found the back of the net just five minutes into the game when Lucas Allaria converted an assist from Jake Goloboy. James Dunlea doubled the league off an assist from Liam McManus and Stephen Higgins scored unassisted in the 34th minute to make it 3-0. Matt Lowerre capped Sharon’s scoring shortly into the second half off an assist from Dunlea. Gareth King netted a late goal for the Rocketeers. Girls Soccer
Franklin, 2 @ Canton, 0 – Final – Megan Georges and Meghan Dieterle scored the goals for Franklin both assisted by Victoria Stowell.
Mansfield, 4 @ Foxboro, 2 – Final – Jen Kemp scored two goals and assisted on a pair of Jackie Carchedi goals in the first half for the Hornets. Hannah Burns scored in the first half and Lily Sykes scored with five minutes left for Foxboro.
King Philip, 0 @ Oliver Ames, 4 – Final – Francesca Calabraro scored a pair of goals for OA. Emily Freeman and Julia Roy also scored, while Delaney Benton had three assists for the Tigers, who scored all their goals in the first half.
Taunton, 1 @ Milford, 2 – Final – Kristen Franzini scored off an assist by Gabbie O’Neil and Katie Brown headed home the winner with fewer than two minutes remaining assisted by Francesca Shipperd. Christine Pye returned from injury to make 11 saves in goal. Abby Small had the goal for Taunton.
North Attleboro, 5 @ Sharon, 0 – Final – Hana Caster scored once and had two assists, Shannon Kingsley netted a pair of goals and Haley Guertin picked up two points for the Rocketeers, who led 3-0 at half. Felocity Monfils also added a goal for the Rocketeers and Leah Jette had an assist. Kiersten Bixby and Nina Beauvias combined for the shutout in net. Volleyball
King Philip, 1 @ Bishop Feehan, 3 – Final – King Philip fell on the road, 20-25, 25-21, 21-25, 16-15.
Mansfield, 1 vs. Needham, 3 – Final– Mansfield picked up a win in the second set to level the match but Needham took sets three and four to get the win, 19-25, 25-17, 22-25, 16-25. Cathryn Heavey had 33 assists and 10 digs in the loss for the Hornets.
Sharon, 1 @ Norwood, 3 – Final
Stoughton, 1 vs. Cardinal Spellman, 3 – Final – Stoughton suffered a 26-24, 15-25, 24-26, 19-25 loss on the road. Bianca DeSousa had 16 assists, 14 digs, 10 service points, eight aces, five kills and two blocks and Val Whalen added seven kills and seven blocks. Field Hockey
Milford @ Taunton – Postponed to 10/19 Golf
Attleboro, 184 @ Foxboro, 174 – Final
King Philip, 169 @ Oliver Ames, 157 – Final – Jack Green’s 37 paced Oliver Ames while Brian Lambert carded a 39. Todd Bushway and Danny McLoughlin each shot 41 for King Philip.
Stoughton, 190 @ Franklin, 165 – Final – Matt Dao and Matt Pleshaw each shot a 40 for the Panthers.
Taunton, 208 @ Mansfield, 206 – Final (5 cards) – David Craig led Mansfield with a 39, who picked up its second straight win on a card off. Devon Barbero shot a 40, Mike Marry shot 41 and Matt Chirichiello carded a 42.
Today’s games are listed below. Boys Soccer
Franklin, 4 vs. Xaverian, 0 – Final – Hatim Brahimi scored the opener for the Panthers and also added the final goal. Brahimi’s first goal was set up by David Stowell, who also scored a first half goal for Franklin off an assist from Austin Kent. Kent then found the back of the net in the second off off an assist from junior Cam LeBlanc. Henri Guilmette had the shutout in net for the Panthers.
Sharon, 0 @ Foxboro, 2 – Final Girls Soccer
Franklin, 5 vs. Dartmouth, 0 – Final – Emily Spath scored a pair of goals for the Panthers and Victoria Stowell had three assists in the non-league victory.
Stoughton, 0 @ North Attleboro, 4 – Final – Six different players registered a point for the Rocketeers, who jumped out to a 3-0 lead at halftime and never looked back. Hana Caster opened the scoring off an assists from Felicity Monfils. Shannon Kingsley then doubled the lead off an assist from Grace Guertin and Haley Guertin made it three off Caster’s pass. Grace Guertin scored a fourth goal in the second half off an assist from Lauren Dowd. Freshman Emma Noreck made her varsity debut and combined with Kiersten Bixby for the shutout in net. Volleyball
Attleboro, 0 @ King Philip, 3 – Final – King Philip picked up a 25-12, 25-7, 25-12 sweep at home over Attleboro. Carly Adams had 12 service points in game alone to give the Warriors an early jump and Gwen Uyrus had 10 service points in game three, totaling seven aces for the match, to help the Warriors close. Head coach Kristen Geuss said Angela Vellante had strong defensive game.
Canton, 3 @ Milford, 0 – Final – Canton swept the Scarlet Hawks 25-13, 25-13, 25-15. Elizabeth Hamilton led the Bulldogs with 13 kills and also had a strong game on defense. Head coach Pat Cawley said Olivia Devoe sparked the defense and “made many great plays.” Cawley also said Erika Lum and Kehla Minkin played well on defense and Rye Verille and Emma Murphy both blocked well.
Stoughton, 3 @ Foxboro, 1 – Final – Stoughton notched a 25-22, 25-20, 29-31, 25-23 win over division rival Foxboro. Stoughton junior Christina Gelin had 12 assists, 10 digs and eight service points and sophomore Valerie Whalen added 13 kills, five blocks, nine service points and four aces.
Franklin, 3 @ Taunton, 2 – Final – The Panthers won 25-17, 25-21, 21-25, 15-25, 15-5. Aubrie Kutil led Franklin with 12 kills and Hannah Chace had seven. Elizabeth Neal led the team with 18 assists and Dayna McCue had 37 digs. Emily Moor led the Tigers with 16 kills and Tatum Speicher had 32 assists, two kills and seven digs. Libero Molly Sullivan had 13 digs and Alyssa Gibson added six kills for Taunton.
Mansfield, 3 @ North Attleboro, 0 – Final – The Hornets picked up a sweep but all three games were close, with Mansfield winning 25-22, 25-22, 29-27. Cathryn Heavey led the way with 39 assists while Meg Hill had 11 kills and Jess Haradon had 11 digs. Field Hockey
Foxboro, 4 @ Bellingham, 0 – Final
Canton, 0 @ Norwood, 2 – Final
Mansfield, 5 vs. Westwood, 3 – Final – Caroline Maher netted a pair of goals to lead the Hornets to a non-league win. Emily Ierardo, Caitlin Whitman and Olivia Horn each scored once for Mansfield.
Milford, 1 @ Oliver Ames, 2 – Final– Hannah Friend and Carly Cidado each scored in the first half to put the Tigers ahead while senior goalie Cassie Gavin made eight saves to prevent a Scarlet Hawks comeback. Elena DelloRusso scored 10 minutes into the second half for Milford.
Taunton, 1 vs. New Bedford, 4 – Final Golf
Mansfield, 171 @ Foxboro, 191 – Final – Mansfield senior David Craig carded a 40. Foxboro’s Tim Luciano shot a 43.
Oliver Ames, 154 @ Sharon, 168 – Final – The Tigers became the first team to punch their ticket to the state tournament with the win. Brian Lambert carded a match low 36 while Ryan McGarry and Mark Bissonette each shot 39 and Eric LeBlanc shot a 40.
Today’s games are listed below. Game of the Week – Football Mansfield, 9 @ Attleboro, 8 – Final 1st Quarter: (M) Diogo DeSousa 21 yard field goal; (A) Brendan Nunes 33 yard rush, Cam Furtado 2pt rush. 2nd Quarter: No scoring. 3rd Quarter: (M) Brian Lynch 2 yard rush, 2pt rush failed. 4th Quarter: No scoring. Football
Milford, 21@ Canton, 27 – Final (OT) 1st Quarter: (M) Blake Hill 7 yard rush, Sean Lehane XP good. 2nd Quarter: (M) Zach Lanzetta 28 yard pass to Blake Hill, S. Lehane XP good; (C) Dennis Ross 12 yard pass to Michael Harris, Thomas Monagle XP good. 3rd Quarter: (C) Jake Ragusa 7 yard rush, T. Monagle XP good. 4th Quarter: (C) J. Ragusa 8 yard rush, T. Monagle XP good; (M) Z. Lanzetta 48 yard pass to Leo Moronta, S. Lehane XP good. Overtime: (C) Joe Bires 5 yard rush.
Sharon, 6 @ Foxboro, 27 – Final 1st Quarter: (F) Darren Kelly 68 yard pass to Jason Procaccini, John Cronin XP good. 2nd Quarter: (F) J. Cronin 31 yard field goal; (F) D. Kelly 18 yard pass to Connor McNamara, J. Cronin XP good; (S) Rob Bayha 24 yard pass to Craig Titus, XP good. 3rd Quarter: (F) J. Cronin 26 yard field goal; (F) Ronnie Martin 2 yard rush, J. Cronin XP good. 4th Quarter: No scoring.
Taunton, 13 @ Franklin, 14 – Final 1st Quarter: No scoring. 2nd Quarter: (T) Damion Theodule 1 yard rush, XP good; (T) Tanner Costa 46 yard rush, XP fail. 3rd Quarter: No scoring. 4th Quarter: (F) Brad Jarosz 1 yard rush, Nick Yelle XP good; (F) Jake Wolowacki 53 yard pass to Sam Harrell, N. Yelle XP good.
North Attleboro, 24 @ King Philip, 6 – Final 1st Quarter: (KP) John DeLuca 30 yard pass to RJ McCarthy, XP fail. 2nd Quarter: (NA) Chad Peterson 23 yard pass to Brodey Barr, Connor Flynn XP good. 3rd Quarter: (NA) C. Peterson 4 yard pass to Ridge Olsen, C. Flynn XP good. 4th Quarter: (NA) C. Flynn 30 yard field goal; (NA) Kyle Gaumond 39 yard interception return, C. Flynn XP good.
Oliver Ames, 15 @ Stoughton, 33 – Final 1st Quarter: (S) Christian Hill 42 yard rush, XP fail. 2nd Quarter: (S) Ryan Sullivan 13 yard rush, 2pt fail. 3rd Quarter: (OA) Charlie Ryan 50 yard pass to Steven Scurti, XP good; (S) Guy Eddy 20 yard rush, 2pt fail. 4th Quarter: (OA) Liston Funai 4 yard rush, C. Ryan pass to Connor Moroney 2pt good; (S) G. Eddy TD rush, C. Hill 2pt rush; (S) R. Sullivan TD rush, R. Sullivan XP good. Boys Soccer
North Attleboro vs. Durfee, 3:30
Stoughton, 1 vs. Norwood, 2 – Final – Stoughton’s lone goal was a header from freshman Fabio Ponce De Leon on a cross from Jordan Asnes. Girls Soccer
North Attleboro, 3 @ Durfee, 2 – Final – Junior Shannon Kingsley set up Felicity Monfils for North Attleboro’s first goal, which came in the first half. Monfils picked up another point, assisting on Hana Caster’s goal and Haley Guertin set up Leah Jette for the game-winner.
Stoughton, 2 @ Norwood, 0 – Final – The Black Knights broke into the win column behind a pair of goals from Shanel Ford. Ford netted her first off a cross from Emerson Sprague while Samantha Tullis set up Ford’s second goal. Alecia Quinones picked up the shutout in net, making 16 saves. Volleyball
Mansfield, 3 @ Franklin, 1 – Final – Mansfield picked up wins in the first two games and finished it off in the fourth game. The Hornets took a 25-9, 25-21, 24-26, 25-18 win behind 10 kills from Meg Hill, six kills from Colleen Riley and 13 digs from Cathryn Heavey. Franklin’s Caroline Maguire had three kills, three blocks and a pair of aces, Aubrie Kutil had six kills and Dayna McCue finished with 22 digs and three aces.
King Philip, 3 vs. Bishop Feehan, 1 – Final – King Philip picked up a 23-25, 25-10, 25-22, 25-15 non-league win over the Shamrocks. Josie Rowean had 18 kills and four aces to pace the Warriors’ offense. Micaela Murray added eight digs and Carly Adams led the team in assists. Head coach Kristen Geuss said Liv Balduf and Sydney Phillips did a good job blocking for KP.
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Stoughton, 3 @ Fontbonne Academy, 0 – Final – Stoughton senior setter Bianca DeSousa had seven kills, 11 assists, seven digs, 13 service points and six aces to pace the Black Knights. Senior Bridgette Whalen added eight blocks, five kills and six digs and junior Christina Gelin had nine assists, 10 service points and five digs. Stoughton won 25-11, 25-18, 25-21.
Taunton, 1 @ New Bedford, 3 – Final Field Hockey
Franklin, 1 @ Taunton, 0 – Final – Franklin senior Kelsey McPhee scored the lone goal of the game while Panther goalie Samantha Jones have a big save on a breakaway to preserve the lead. Head coach Lisa Cropper said seniors Abby Egan, Maddie Gendreau and Kenzi Pleshaw all played well defensively. Golf
Franklin, 171 @ King Philip, 156 – Final – King Philip’s Mickey Riley was the match medalist, shooting a 37 to lead the Warriors. Matt Dao shot a 40 for the Panthers.
Stoughton, 179 @ Oliver Ames, 145 – Final – Steven Tasho carded a match low 35 for Oliver Ames while Nick Lombardi shot a 36 and Brian Lambert and Jack Green each shot a 37 for the Tigers. Jamel Husseini carded a 43 for the Black Knights.
Taunton, 148 @ New Bedford, 185 – Final– Kaynel Gonsalves shot a two-under 34 to pace Taunton while Ryan O’Berg shot 36 and Mike Volkmann and Justin Proto each shot a 39.
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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.”