2021 Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars

Below are the official 2021 Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Hockomock League MVP

Cailyn Mackintosh, Franklin

Hockomock League All Stars

Natalie Brojek, Attleboro
Julia Leonardo, Attleboro
Anna Verille, Canton
Mallorie Meyer, Foxboro
Lindsey Tarantola, Franklin
Taylor Lacerda, Franklin
Sami Shore, King Philip
Stella Bailey, King Philip
Emily Sawyer, King Philip
Julia Kelly, Mansfield
Aliza Syed, Milford
Katherine McHoul, North Attleboro
Hadley Rhodes, Oliver Ames
Madelyn Homer, Oliver Ames
Sarah Hilliard, Oliver Ames
Erin Schustek, Sharon
Vanessa Philemond, Stoughton
Mikayla Cleary, Taunton

Honorable Mentions
Lilly Boedeker, Attleboro
Taylor Reynolds, Canton
Alyssa Cloherty, Foxboro
Brigid Earley, Franklin
Ahunna James, King Philip
Nicole Santos, Mansfield
Sarah Brogioli, Milford
Sara Carter, North Attleboro
Courtney Raymond, Oliver Ames
Sonja Grey, Sharon
Angie Berry, Stoughton
Danielle Lofgren, Taunton

Below are the official 2021 Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. 2021 Hockomock League Volleyball All Stars

King Philip Falls To Hopkinton In State Semifinal Clash

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King Philip junior Emily Sawyer attacks around the block of Hopkinton’s Mikayla Grady in the first set. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)
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 MILFORD, Mass. – When junior Emily Sawyer slammed the final point of the second set, it looked like the King Philip volleyball team had all of the momentum in Tuesday evening’s Division 2 State Semifinal clash against undefeated Hopkinton.

The Warriors had just erased a late three-point deficit to win the second set against the Hillers, evening the match at 1-1 heading to the third set.

But point by point, the momentum faded like air slowly leaking from a balloon. Hopkinton won 11 of the first 12 points, building a double-digit it never relinquished to score a decisive win in the third set and went on to take the match, 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 25-8, 25-21), to advance to the D2 State Championship.

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King Philip didn’t go down quietly, despite falling behind in the early stages of the fourth set. Hopkinton jumped out to a 6-0 lead, getting an ace, a strong swinging kill, and a perfectly placed tip kill in the process. It had the makings of a repeat of the third set.

But the Warriors climbed back into the match against the Hillers, winning 13 of the next 17 points in the form of a 13-4 run. Stella Bailey (34 assists) landed an ace and Ahunna James (12 kills, 11 digs) had three straight kills — one from the back row, one off the block, and one down to the floor — to get KP right back into it.

James added a kill on a swing from the middle and Sawyer (11 kills) added one of her own as the Warriors suddenly jumped ahead 12-10. The fourth stayed close throughout, with Sawyer putting KP up 16-13 on a kill. James split the block with a nice kill to take a 20-19 lead but Hopkinton took advantage of a free ball for a kill, landed a roll shot in the heart of the KP defense, and a hitting error put the Hillers ahead 22-20.




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James landed a tip after a nice fake on her approach to make it a one-point set but Hopkinton closed it out with three straight, including a block to end it.

“They’re good, they’re really good,” King Philip head coach Kristen Geuss said of the Hillers. “I think we were a little intimidated and I think we got in our own heads a little bit. And from that we weren’t able to play our game. But I don’t want to take anything away from Hopkinton, they were a really good team tonight. I’m sure we had some nerves and we were a little out of our rhythm but I’m not taking anything away from [Hopkinton], they were awesome.”

Hopkinton set the tone early with a big block for the second point of the match. Sawyer landed a kill to keep KP close, down 10-8, before the Hillers were able to do what the Warriors have done all season: a run in the middle of the match to create separation.

It was a 9-3 burst that turned a close first set into a sizable lead. KP clawed back as Sawyer had a kill after a nice pass from Liv Carey, and a strong serve from Sofia Riedel forced a defensive miscue to cut the deficit to 21-16. But that was as close as KP got the rest of the way before dropping the first set.

There wasn’t much separating the two squads in the second set, with the scoring being tied at 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 12, 16 (after a huge double block from Sawyer and Molly O’Brien), and 17 apiece. Hopkinton had its largest lead of the set at 21-18, forcing a timeout from KP.

After a service error, James rose up to block a tip attempt but Hopkinton responded with a kill of its own. Down 22-20, a nice pass from Samantha Asprelli (12 digs) to Bailey set up Sami Shore (nine kills) for a big swing. KP tied it at 22-22 off a kill from James.




After trading points, Gianna DeLorenzo landed an ace on the back touchline to take the lead and Sawyer put down a thunderous kill to clinch the win in the second set.

“Overall, I’m really proud of them, we had a great season and went further than we ever had before,” Geuss said. “It was a fun season, it’s a great group of girls.”

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Not much went right for KP in the third set. On top of the big deficit to start, the Warriors didn’t help their own cause with 10 attacking errors. In the fourth, the Warriors overcame a six-point deficit early but couldn’t complete the comeback in the fourth.

“We’ve come from behind before and I knew they could do it again but when you get that many points against a team like that, it’s tough to get back,” Geuss said. “They were great blockers and they passed well but we played well, we left everything we had on the floor but unfortunately it didn’t go our way.”

King Philip concludes its best season in program history at 22-2 with its first-ever state semifinal appearance.

King Philip Serves Up Win Over Woburn

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King Philip swept Woburn in three sets to advance to the Division 2 State Semifinals. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)
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 WRENTHAM, Mass. — The King Philip volleyball team looked poised to run away with the first set, and possibly the match, against visiting Woburn when they staked a nine-point advantage and were just mere points away from an early lead.

But the Tanners refused to go quietly, scrapping and clawing their way back to make it a two-point game.

The Warriors got a huge momentum double block from Emily Sawyer and Molly O’Brien against Woburn’s top hitter Sophia Furxhi, and Ahunna James put down an emphatic kill two plays later and KP survived the opening set

King Philip clearly learned its lesson.

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The second-seeded Warriors went on to dominate the next two sets and didn’t give the visiting Tanners a chance to get back into it, earning a 3-0 sweep (25-21, 25-11, 25-12) over Woburn to book a trip in the Division 2 Final Four.

“I think at first we just needed to settle down and play our game,” said King Philip head coach Kristen Geuss. “I think they were just a little apprehensive about what they were going to see, what’s going to happen, how (Woburn) plays. Once they found their groove, and our serve receive became a little bit better in the back row, that settled everything down. And then we were able to play our game, play on our side of the court.”

King Philip was strong from the service line throughout with just seven errors on 74 attempts (including three in the first set). In particular, both Samantha Asprelli (17 service points, one ace) and Stella Bailey (14 service points, three aces) kept the Woburn defense off balance.

With the Warriors holding a 6-5 edge in the middle set, Asprelli stepped to the line and helped guide the hosts on an 8-0 with Woburn spending both of its timeouts during the stretch.










Asprelli’s strong serves led to a big block from Sami Shore and then a kill from Shore, followed by back-to-back errors from the visiting carey/”>Liv Carey delicately dropped a push attack over the block for a point.

After an ace, another strong serve from Asprelli couldn’t be sent back over and KP suddenly held a 14-5 lead.

James added two kills and Sawyer denied Woburn on back-to-back big blocks. Sawyer added a kill and Shore froze the defense with a tip around a double block to get the 25-11 win and a 2-0 lead.

“We had to move our feet and we had to cover more,” Geuss said of adjustments made between the first and second sets. “We had to get used to that pace and once we did that, we were able to play our game.”

The third set played out similarly to the second set. The visitors were able to keep pace early on despite a kill from Shore on the first point and an ace from Bailey two plays later. A tip kill got Woburn within one at 9-8 but a service error brought Asprelli back to the service line for the hosts.




This time, Asprelli and King Philip rattled off seven straight points as the Warriors’ strong serves made it difficult to Woburn to get any clean swings, and when they did, KP’s big block forced the visitors into hitting errors.

Shore had a kill and a block sandwiched in between four straight plays in which the Tanners couldn’t cleanly get Asprelli’s serve back over and the lead grew to 17-8.

“Our serves are pretty strong so if we can get the other team out of system, that just helps us all around,” Geuss said. “That’s what we work on, we want to try and get the other team out of system and get a free ball back over and then we can try and do something with it.”

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Carey recorded two late kills in the set and one from Shore made it 22-10, prompting the Tanners to take a timeout. Out of the timeout, the Tanners had a pair of errors and Shore finished the match off with a kill.

“This is awesome,” Geuss said. “It’s awesome for them, they just want to keep on playing and play the best that they can.”

#2 King Philip will take on #3 Hopkinton in one of the state’s Division 2 State Semifinals with the date, time, and venue still to be announced.

Franklin Rallies Past KP For Share Of Kelley-Rex Crown

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Franklin junior Cate Roberge attacks the ball in the fifth set against King Philip. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)
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 FRANKLIN, Mass. – The state tournament doesn’t start for another week or so, but fans were treated to a preview of what’s to come on Thursday evening.

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Franklin overcome a 2-1 deficit to take down previously undefeated King Philip in a five-set thriller, 3-2 (25-22, 17-25, 15-25, 26-24, 15-11), in a clash of the Hockomock League’s two best teams, and two squads that are poised for deep runs in the postseason.

With the win, Franklin claims a share of the Kelley-Rex division title along with the Warriors. It marks the third straight season the two teams have shared the division crown. At least one of the two programs has won the division each year dating back to the 2013 season.

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Earlier this season, Franklin saw a two-set advantage slip away on the road in Wrentham. On Thursday night, the Panthers won the first set but were five points from getting swept on the season, trailing 2-1 overall and 20-17 in the fourth set.

“The girls have definitely been looking forward to this one. It’s tough to go on the road, and we didn’t finish what we started there,” said Franklin head coach Samantha Redmond. “KP is such a good team so we know we had to bring our ‘A’ game. With our fans, in our gym, we knew we had to bring it tonight. Every game we’ve played since, they were taking things and preparing for this one.”

In front of a packed house that created a playoff-esque environment, the top two teams in the Hockomock went back-and-forth, trading kills, blocks, aces, key digs, and hustle plays to keep the action going. Just when it looked like the match was heading in one direction, it took a turn.

“We talked about focusing on what they had to do, who they are as players,” Redmond said. “KP is a fantastic team and they bring out the best in us. Sometimes in these games when it doesn’t go your way, you give up a little and you stop playing your game. It was just about playing their game the best they could, and I thought they did that, I thought they put their all in and left it all on the court.”










Franklin used the momentum from the home crowd to come out swinging and take the first set. Senior Brigid Earley recorded five of her team-high 18 blocks in the opening set, including one that preceded back-to-back aces from Jennifer Soohoo to give the Panthers a 14-7 lead early on.

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The Panthers kept the advantage around that same range but a couple of kills from KP junior Ahunna James (14 kills, 11 digs) kept the Warriors close, and a strong serve from libero Samantha Asprelli got the visitors within two at 24-22 but Franklin setter Cailyn Mackintosh (46 assists, 13 digs, six kills, six aces) alertly swung at the first free ball back over and got a kill to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.

“This game could have gone either way…Franklin played great, we played great, it really could have gone either way,” said KP head coach Kristen Geuss. “I don’t think we’ve ever had a season going 19-1 so that in and of itself, I couldn’t be prouder of. What we’ll take away from this is that we’ll play each point for what it’s worth. They’ve had a lot of pressure on them the whole season, they’ve had a big target on their backs and everyone wants to beat us and that’s a lot. I think this prepares for whatever is out there in the tournament.”

KP got off to a better start in the second set as junior Sami Shore (team-high 18 kills on 28 attempts) had three kills in KP’s first five points. James added four kills and a good serve put KP ahead 12-6, prompting an early timeout. The break didn’t slow the Warriors too much as James had a kill, Shore added an ace, and Emily Sawyer (10 kills, six blocks) placed a perfect tip into space for a 19-13 lead.

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Franklin closed the gap to four after a nice tip from Cate Roberge and a high-IQ decision on a dump by Mackintosh on the second ball, but that would be as close as the Panthers would get the rest of the set. Sawyer had back-to-back monster blocks and then put down a kill of her own, Liv Carey (12 kills) added a kill, and Shore put an exclamation mark on the set with another kill to make it 1-1.

King Philip seemed to gain a lot of confidence from evening the match and that carried over into the third set. The Warriors once again had a strong start, getting an early ace from Stella Bailey (53 assists, six aces) and a pair of early kills from Carey, which was a sign of things to come this set.

Carey had nearly half of her kills come in the third set, giving the Warriors another option along the net that not only made it difficult on the Panther defense, but also opened up opportunities for single blocks for Shore. KP made its move early on, turning a two-point deficit into a five-point lead with a 9-2 run that featured a kill and ace on back-to-back plays from Shore, a pair of kills from James, and a big block from Sawyer.




An ace from Asprelli pushed the lead to 18-13, forcing a Franklin time out. Again, KP marched on and finished the set with a 7-2 run, including back-to-back kills from Carey out of the timeout. A monster dig from Sofia Riedel kept KP in it late, setting up the clinching point for a 2-1 lead.

“We have several weapons and as a coach, that’s what you want,” Geuss said. “And what’s great is that they can all step up when we need them to and Liv did that in the third set for us.”

Mackintosh stole some of the momentum back by starting the fourth set with three straight aces, helping the Panthers settle back into the match. Besides Franklin’s 3-0 start and one point later in the set, the fourth set never had a lead greater than two points for either team. Franklin led 15-13 after a hitting error but KP rattled off fourth straight points, including a kill from Sawyer, to take a 17-15 advantage.

A service error gave KP a 20-17 lead but Franklin refused to go away. Sophomore Taylor Lacerda (16 kills, 11 digs) put down back-to-back kills, and then a big kill from Delaney Zolnowski on a quick set from Mackintosh got the Panthers within one. Mackintosh followed with an ace to make it 21-21.

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Franklin seized a 23-21 lead after putting the pressure on the KP defense but a kill from Shore and an ace from Bailey knotted it at 23-23. Franklin libero Meghan Linkkila made a terrific play to prevent a second straight ace from Bailey and the Panthers turned it into points on a kill from Lacerda. After trading hitting errors, KP thought they had tied it at 25-25 but the hit was ruled to have gone out without any touch.

And just like that, it was 2-2.

James sandwiched a pair of kills around one from Shore early on as KP built a 5-2 lead, and a nice roll shot from Sawyer from the 10-foot line pushed it to 7-3. After a timeout, Franklin rattled off four straight points including a nice line shot from Earley on a right side attempt and a big double block from Lindsey Tarantola and Roberge.

A reversed out-of-bounds call put the Panthers ahead but KP rattled off three straight, including a kill from Carey, to jump ahead 10-9. Franklin answered in the form of a kill from Roberge, who had a great night attacking with nine kills.

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“Cate has done a fantastic growing all year,” Redmond said. “It started with her fighting to just get into the starting spot, she had never played fully with Cailyn before so they’ve done a nice job working together, and she’s just done a fantastic job being a force at the net for us down the stretch.”

An ace from Soohoo and a kill from Lacerda was answered by one from James to make it a one-point match at 12-11, but Franklin finished it off with three straight points to get the win and share the division title.

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Franklin finishes the season at 15-1, both in league play and overall, while King Philip finishes at 15-1 in the Hock and 19-1 overall. Official volleyball rankings from the MIAA are set to be released on Monday and both squads are projected to have a home game to start.

Monday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/25/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Soccer
Attleboro, 4 @ King Philip, 1 – FinalKing Philip took an early lead but the visitors scored three goals before halftime and added an insurance tally in the second half to get the two points and stay in the Kelley-Rex division title hunt. Trailing 1-0, sophomore Billy Badger scored a pair of goals — the first off an assist from Alex Vecchioli and the second from senior Yianni Skordas. Skordas then extended the lead before halftime off of Vecchioli’s second assist of the season. Attleboro senior Liam Bischoff capped the scoring with a late strike off an assist from junior Esvin Morales.

Canton, 2 @ Sharon, 2 – Final

Oliver Ames, 4 @ Foxboro, 1 – FinalClick here for a photo gallery of this game.Oliver Ames scored four goals in the last 40 minutes of action to beat Foxboro, and combined with other results from around the league, clinched the Davenport division title outright. It marks the second straight Davenport title, the program’s third straight division crown, and the fourth in the last five seasons for OA. “I think we just started to relax and play our game,” said OA head coach John Barata. “To achieve that with this new group, I’m very happy for him. Our first goal is always qualifying for the the tournament, the next is to win the league and we’ve done those too…the third is to see what we can do in the tournament.” Foxboro took the lead in the 18th minute when senior Matt Angelini was taken down in the area. Angelini deposited the penalty kick low to the left and that 1-0 advantage held up to halftime. But it didn’t hold long into the second half as OA struck less than a minute into the second frame. Michael Haikal’s shot was denied on a good save by Derek Axon but senior Clide Neau, back in his first game after missing a handful of games due to injury, was first to the rebound and touched it over the keeper and into the net. OA doubled the lead 15 minutes later as Haikal blasted a free kick over the wall and in from 25 yards out. Foxboro nearly drew level in the 62nd minute when sophomore John Hollis whipped in a cross that was met by junior Alex Penders, but his header was stopped on a diving save from OA keeper Drew Hall, who was forced into the match due to an injury that happened on the penalty kick. “Drew had a fantastic save, what a save for a freshman,” Barata said. OA tacked two more within a five-minute span; first a free kick from just over midfield from Mathias Taylor was finished off at the near post by freshman Casey Milliken, and then Milliken played Neau in behind and he slotted a low shot past the oncoming keeper to the far stick.

Franklin, 1 @ Milford, 1 – FinalClick here for a photo gallery of this game.Milford and Franklin scored just a minute apart in the second half as the teams each took a hard-fought point in a physical battle that felt like a playoff game. After a scoreless first half, Milford junior John Borges delivered a terrific cross from the right side and classmate Eduardo Santana made a nice run to the near post and finished to put the hosts ahead in the 44th minute. But Franklin orchestrated an immediate response as senior Jack Moran stuck with the play down the left wing, somehow keeping it in bounds around a pair of defenders before sliding a low cross that was finished at the far post by junior Will Krysak. Franklin’s back four, anchored by senior Aidan Griffth and sophomore Rex Cinelli, played well. Franklin goalie Griffin Tolonen made a point-blank save in the 74th minute while Milford keeper Kevin Gomes did the same in the final three minutes to preserve the draw.

Mansfield, 1 @ Taunton, 0 – FinalMansfield took down Taunton for the second time this season, snapping a six-game winless streak to get back in the win column. Senior Matt Hyland headed in a long throw from classmate Michael Caridi in the 24th minute for the lone tally of the game. Sophomore Ty Duffin earned his first career shutout in his first career start, making 10 saves for the win. Sophomore Derek McGrath filled in at center back for the Hornets and had a terrific showing to help the visitors get the shutout. Caridi, senior Ian Leeds, senior Kevin McCarthy, and junior Brendan Flynn also played well defensively alongside McGrath while Hyland, senior Danny Rowe, and juniors Dan Checkoway and Grady Sullivan all had a good game in the midfield.

Stoughton, 0 @ North Attleboro, 7 – FinalHolding a 1-0 lead at halftime on an own goal, North Attleboro turned it on offensively in the second half with six different goal scorers to run away with a win over the visiting Black Knights. Sophomore Kaden Burns, junior Carson Dameron, senior Connor Ward, senior Patrick McDermott, senior Jaad Ismail (from junior Silas Brooks-Hedstrom), and senior Connor Bearer (from Joe Shepard) all scored (in that order) in the second half for the Rocketeers.










Girls Soccer
King Philip, 2 @ Attleboro, 2 – FinalAttleboro battled back from two goals down at halftime to earn a tie with KP and move the Bombardiers to the brink of tournament qualification. Emily Dunlea started the comeback with a free kick from 18 yards that cut the lead in half. Attleboro tied it on a run by Emily Khang, who fed the ball across to Zoe Johnson-Kiff for the finish. Bombardiers coach Steve Santos praised his team’s defensive effort and goalie Alexis Campbell for timely saves.

Sharon, 3 @ Canton, 4 – FinalCanton jumped out to a 4-1 lead and then held off a Sharon comeback in the second half to get back to .500 on the season. Emily McCabe continued her torrid scoring form with a hat trick and Anne Hoban returned from an injury that has kept her out for the past few weeks, scoring a goal in her final home game. Wendy Wooden got Sharon’s first goal, assisted by Olivia Soby. After the break, the Eagles got a brace from Autumn Simon, both goals set up by Sofia Goclowski. Amber Marcus-Blank played well defensively in the loss.

Foxboro, 1 @ Oliver Ames, 1 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this match.

Milford, 0 @ Franklin, 5 – FinalWith the win, and KP’s draw against Attleboro, Franklin clinched the outright Kelley-Rex title. Anna Grasso scored twice to lead the Panthers on senior night. Riley Fitzpatrick and Anya Zub each had a goal and assist, while Stella Regan and Emily Reilly each had assists for the Panthers.

Taunton, 0 @ Mansfield, 3 – FinalMansfield bounced back with a clean sheet against Taunton. Lyla Nappa, Carly Devine, and Gabby Smith each found the back of the net for the Hornets.

North Attleboro, 7 @ Stoughton, 0 – FinalNorth kept its playoff hopes alive with a big win at Stoughton. Emma Pratt and Steph McKenna each scored a pair of goals to lead the Rocketeers. Caroline Ferrin opened the scoring by finishing off scrum in front of goal and Pratt doubled the lead off a Casey Butanowicz assist. McKenna made it 3-0 and then Pratt closed out the half with her second of the day, assisted by Brooke Sullivan. McKenna got her brace early in the second half, with Ferrin getting the assist, and Charlotte Moynihan added one from the spot. Butanowicz closed out the scoring with her first varsity goal, finishing off a Moynihan corner. Maddie Ferrin stopped a penalty to record the clean sheet. Samantha Tran played well and Abigail Durand made several big stops for the Black Knights.

Field Hockey
Oliver Ames, 1 @ Foxboro, 2 – FinalFor Oliver Ames, Georgia Costello had the goal on a penalty stroke while Maddie Proia, Lily Gaskill, and Ava Costello all played well.

Volleyball
Foxboro vs. Westwood, 5:00

King Philip, 3 @ Medway, 0 – FinalKing Philip earned its fourth non-league win of the season and improved to 18-0 with a 3-0 sweep (25-16, 25-11, 25-22) on the road at Medway, who entered the game at 14-2. Senior Gianna DiLorenzo had a stellar showing at the service line for the Warriors with 17 service points while Stella Bailey also played well overall with four aces and five digs. Ahunna James (seven kills) and Sami Shore (seven kills, three blocks) both played well at the net.

Sharon, 3 @ Norwood, 1 – Final

Thursday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/21/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Field Hockey
Attleboro, 1 @ Taunton, 0 – FinalMadison Ellis scored the lone goal of the game three minutes into the fourth quarter, giving Attleboro a road win over the Tigers and a sweep of the season series (both games finishing 1-0). Olivia Hamilton picked up the assist on the game-winner and Ava Haggerty made eight saves to preserve the shutout. Taunton goalie Em Gannon turned away 10 shots while Kylie Thorpe, Kaysie DeMoura, Thalia Nogueira, and Jasmine Lucier played well for the Tigers.

Canton @ North Attleboro, 6:00

Foxboro, 4 @ Sharon, 0 – Final

Franklin, 6 @ Mansfield, 1 – FinalFranklin scored three goals on either side of halftime to earn a season sweep of the Hornets. Kendall Jones opened the scoring (from Raena Crandall) and Emily Carney and Kaitlyn Carney each scored once in the second quarter to give the visitors a 3-0 lead at the break. Payten Crandall added two goals in the second half, Haley Wernig had a goal and an an assist and Emily Carney added two more helpers.

Milford, 0 @ King Philip, 7 – FinalSeven different players found the back of the net for the Warriors, as they earned their 12th win of the season. Lily Brown opened the scoring with what turned out to be the game-winner eight minutes into the game and senior Veronica Nowakowski wrapped up the scoring with her first career goal in the fourth quarter. Kelly Holmes and Margo Riley each scored once and assisted on two goals apiece, while Sydney O’Shea and Mara Boldy each had a goal and an assist. Makenzie McDevitt also scored for KP and Christina Gifun and Abby MacDonald both had assists.

Oliver Ames, 2 @ Stoughton, 0 – FinalGeorgia Costello scored in the final second of the first quarter for what turned out to be the game-winner for the Tigers. Erin Cottam assisted on the opener and then doubled the lead with a goal just 30 seconds into the second quarter. Tyla Delamere got the assist on the second goal. The Tigers had 25 penalty corners and put more than 30 shots on goal. Stoughton goalie Melody Casna stood on her head to keep the Black Knights in the game, making 29 saves in a remarkable performance.










Volleyball
Attleboro, 1 @ Taunton, 3 – FinalIn a very evenly matched contest, Taunton prevailed with a hard-fought 3-1 win (25-22, 25-23, 23-25, 25-22) over the visiting Bombardiers. For Attleboro, freshman Julia Leonardo recorded 29 kills and 14 digs, Natalie Brojek dished out 34 assists to go along with 13 digs, Lilly Boedeker added 24 serve receptions and 12 digs, and Kate Petrosso recorded four blocks and seven kills.

Foxboro, 1 @ Sharon, 3 – Final

Canton, 3 @ North Attleboro, 0 – FinalCanton swept North Attleboro 26-24, 25-10, 25-20 to stay within one match of division-leading OA. The Bulldogs had a strong match at the net, recording seven blocks as a team and getting good balance in the attack. Taylor Reynolds was a key to the offense with 30 assists, while adding two kills and two aces. Anna Verille continued to be strong on the back row with 19 digs.

Franklin, 3 @ Mansfield, 1 – FinalThe Panthers rallied after dropping the first set to remain in the hunt for the league title. Franklin won 20-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-4. Taylor Lacerda had a great all-around performance with two aces, 11 kills, and nine digs. Julia Kelly led the Hornets with 11 kills and added six aces and six digs. Nicole Santos and Elyssa Buchanan (nine digs) each had five kills, Christina Lydon had 13 assists, and Jackie Zelic had 10 digs for Mansfield.

Milford, 0 @ King Philip, 3 – FinalKP maintained its one-match lead on Franklin with a sweep of Milford. The Warriors won 25-8, 25-22, 25-16 and can clinch at least a share of the league title with a win in their next match. Samantha Asprelli had a strong game on the back row and the service line with 10 aces, seven digs, and 21 service points won. Stella Bailey added five aces and 13 service points won and Sofia Reidel added nine digs. Sami Shore led KP at the net with 10 kills and three blocks and Emily Sawyer chipped in with eight kills.

Oliver Ames, 3 @ Stoughton, 0 – FinalOA swept Stoughton (25-17, 25-15, 25-17) to move within one win of clinching at least a share of the division title. Kelli Crowley was a standout for the Tigers with her aggressive play at the net. Hadley Rhodes set the OA offense in motion with 22 assists and Maddie Homer was dominant on the back row with 21 digs. Sarah Hilliard led the way with 14 kills and five aces.

Friday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/15/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Football
Mansfield, 23 @ Attleboro, 7 – Final
1st Quarter: (M) CJ Bell 6-yard rush, James Gilleran XP good.
2nd Quarter: (A) Kaiden Murray 1-yard rush, Anthony Salviati XP good; (M) Rocco Scarpellini 5-yard rush, J. Gilleran XP good.
3rd Quarter: (M) Safety.
4th Quarter: (M) Connor Curtis 19-yard rush, J. Gilleran XP good.

Foxboro, 21 @ North Attleboro, 14 – FinalClick here for a recap and photo gallery of this game.
1st Quarter: No scoring.
2nd Quarter: (NA) Tyler Bannon blocked punt, safety.
3rd Quarter: (NA) Chase Frisoli 24-yard pass to Gavin Wells, XP no good; (F) Tom Marcucella 40-yard pass to Rashaad Way, T. Marcucella conversion pass to R. Way.
4th Quarter: (NA) Tyler DeMattio 1-yard rush, Conversion no good; (F) Dylan Gordon 72-yard rush, Sam Carpenter XP good; (F) T. Marcucella 68-yard pass to R. Way, XP blocked.

Milford, 14 @ King Philip, 17 – Final

Stoughton, 31 vs. Brockton, 13 – Final
1st Quarter: (S) Anthony Girolamo 24-yard rush, Conversion no good.
2nd Quarter: (S) Jonah Ly 1-yard rush, Conversion no good; (B) Mauricio Powell 20-yard rush, John Dumas XP good.
3rd Quarter: (S) A. Girolamo 19-yard rush, J. Ly XP good; (S) Jarred Daughtry 5-yard rush, XP no good.
4th Quarter: (B) Jason Wonodi 24-yard rush, XP no good; (S) J. Daughtry 8-yard rush, XP no good.

Sharon, 7 @ Norwell, 32 – Final










Boys Soccer
Canton, 0 @ Oliver Ames, 0 – FinalOliver Ames hit the post and hit the crossbar but couldn’t find the back of the net and the Tigers and Bulldogs of Canton took a point each. Mathias Taylor, Michael Haikal, Hector Bucio and Diego Rivera had great games for the Tigers while Sasha Priajinski earned his eighth shutout of the season in net.

Foxboro, 4 @ Stoughton, 0 – Final Foxboro scored twice in each half to pick up two points on the road over Stoughton. The Warriors scored in quick succession in the first half as AJ Carvalho opened the scoring in the 26th minute and then an own goal (credited to John Hollis) doubled the advantage just two minutes later. In the second half, Cam Barreira set up Alex Penders in the 60th minute for the 3-0 lead and then Barreira capped the scoring with a goal of his own off a feed from Jacob Tessier. Derek Axon notched the shutout in net for Foxboro.

Taunton, 1 @ King Philip, 1 – FinalKing Philip and Taunton traded goals, one coming in each half, and the Warriors and Tigers split the two points. Andrew Seropian gave the hosts the lead in the 12th minute, finishing off a pass from Stephen Griffin to make it 1-0. Taunton’s Riley Rebello equalized in the 49th minute, finishing a free kick to the back post to bring the Tigers level.

Milford, 2 @ Mansfield, 0 – FinalMilford used a pair of first half goals to earn two points on the road, splitting the season series with Mansfield. Artur Tome opened the scoring with an assist to Bill Silva. Just minutes later, Eduardo Santana doubled the lead with the assist going to Tome.

Sharon, 0 @ North Attleboro, 3 – FinalThe Rocketeers registered a pair of goals before the half hour mark and then put the game away with a third with just 10 minutes to go for a win over Sharon. Quinn Conley earned a penalty for the Rocketeers early in the match and Connor Ward buried the chance from the spot, putting the hosts ahead in the 10th minute. Junior Griffin Rodden doubled the lead in the 28th minute, taking a pass from Givany Carney and finishing. Jaad Ismail’s goal in the 70th minute secured the points for North as the senior finished a corner kick from Ward for a 3-0 lead.




Girls Soccer
Oliver Ames, 1 @ Canton, 0 – FinalJunior Mary Cross scored the lone goal of the game as Oliver Ames claimed a key two points on the road over Davenport for Canton. Cross finished off a pass from Allison Evin in the first half for the lone goal of the game. Emily Meyers earned the shutout in goal for the Tigers.

Stoughton, 0 @ Foxboro, 7 – FinalFoxboro scored four times in the second half to break the game open and keep itself in a first-place tie with OA. Kailee McCabe and Jordan Carman each recorded four points for the Warriors. McCabe scored three times and added an assist, while Carman found the back of the net once and had a hat trick of assists. Lauren Miley scored a brace and DeAnna Hardiman got one. Shayla Ford had a solid game in defense for the Black Knights and Sivannah Marcy was a good outlet up front.

King Philip, 5 @ Taunton, 0 – FinalA day after she tallied a hat trick and five points, Ella Pisani added two more goals and another assist to lift KP to another road win. The Warriors pulled even on points with Franklin for the league lead, having played one more game. Pisani, Brooke Mullins, and Dani Lomuscio all scored in the first half to put KP comfortably ahead. Morgan Norrman, Eilish McGowen, and Pisani each had assist in the opening half. After the break, Pisani completed her brace and Kylie Menendez added the fifth. Paulina Baczkowski and McGowen assisted on the second half goals.

Mansfield, 2 @ Milford, 0 – FinalTarynn Smith’s brace lifted the Hornets to a road win at Milford, getting Mansfield back on track and keeping it alive in the league title race. Olivia Salisbury made one stop to earn the clean sheet.

North Attleboro, 3 @ Sharon, 1 – FinalEmma Pratt and Abbie Pratt each scored in the first half to put the Rocketeers in front. Autumn Simon scored early in the second half off a Sofia Goclowski assist to cut the North lead in half, but Emma Pratt added her second of the game to seal the two points. Haley Sinacola assisted on each of Emma Pratt’s goals and Caroline Ferrin had the assist on Abbie Pratt’s. North came close several times in the second half, with Steph McKenna, Autumn Hewitt, and Casey Butanowicz narrowly missing. Brayden Rice played well for the Rocketeers in midfield, while Meaghan Dowd, Summer Doherty, and Charlotte Moynihan had good games at the back. Leah Steinberg and Carmen Leonardi played well defensively for the Eagles.

Volleyball
North Attleboro, 3 @ Attleboro, 1 – Final

Canton, 3 @ Fontbonne Academy, 1 – FinalCanton overcame an error-prone opening set to settle in, using a complete team effort to rally for a 3-1 win (23-25, 25-15, 25-19, 25-15) on the road at Fontbonne. Talya DeGraw had an all-around good match for the Bulldogs with six kills and 27 digs, Katie Dever played well in the middle with four kills and two blocks, and Kelly MacDonald played strong in the backcourt and served well.

King Philip, 3 @ Walpole, 0 – FinalKP swept Walpole for the second time this season, winning 25-12, 25-15, 25-10 to stay unbeaten. Sami Shore led the way with 11 kills and four aces, while Ahunna James had eight kills and seven digs, and Emily Sawyer finished with seven kills and three blocks. Sofia Reidel had a strong service game with seven aces and Stella Bailey chipped in with four aces and five digs. Samantha Asprelli had another strong defensive match with eight digs.

Taunton, 3 vs. Durfee, 1 – FinalTaunton jumped out to a two-set advantage and took care of business in the fourth to win the match 3-1 (25-15, 25-15, 23-25, 25-14) after dropping a close third set. Angie Lynch had a great all-around game for the Tigers with eight kills, seven digs, four aces, and a block to lead the way. Mikayla Cleary added five kills, four aces, and four blocks while Anna Abouzeid dished out 18 assists and added three kills and a pair of aces. Dani Lofgren (14 digs and excellent serve receive) and Jess Foley (eight digs, three aces) both played well defensively for Taunton.

Tuesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/05/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Field Hockey
Sharon, 0 @ Attleboro, 11 – Final

Canton, 2 @ Mansfield, 0 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.

Foxboro, 5 @ Milford, 0 – Final

Stoughton, 0 @ Franklin, 10 – Final – Highlighted by a five-goal outburst in the second quarter, Franklin continued to roll with another big win. Sydney Rogan scored the lone goal of the first quarter in the 10th minute before Kaitlyn Carney scored two in a row in the second to make it 3-0. Payten Crandall sandwiched a pair of goals around one from Raena Crandall while Emily Carney, Kendall Jones, and Ella Mahoney all had first half assists. Ella Aldred scored twice in the second half while Kaitlyn Carney and Emily Carney each scored once. Shaw Downing and Jill Finerty recorded second half assists. Megan Sullivan and Chloe Strassner combined for the shutout in net.

Oliver Ames, 2 @ King Philip, 3 – FinalKing Philip carried a 3-0 lead into the final minutes of the game and held off a comeback bid from the visiting Tigers. Senior Margo Riley and freshman Makenzie McDevitt scored in the first half to help the Warriors build a 2-0 advantage by the halftime break. Riley tacked on another goal to push the KP lead to 3-0; McDevitt, Sydney O’Shea, and Christina Gifun all had an assist in the win. KP received strong defensive play from seniors Morgan Cunningham and Haley Izydorczak. OA’s Lauren Mularzcyk scored her first career goal to jumpstart the Tigers, who got a goal from Erin Cottam with five seconds to play. Both Ava Costello (assist) and Julia Maclaine had strong performances for OA.

North Attleboro, 2 @ Taunton, 1 – FinalClick here for a photo gallery of this game – North Attleboro’s Julia Puccio scored a pair of second half goals to help the Rocketeers record a close win on the road at Taunton. After a scoreless first half, Puccio and Taunton’s Kaysie DeMoura traded goals in the third quarter. Caroline Folan help set up the game-winner, which saw Puccio fire a nice backhand shot while in traffic in front for the game-winner. Sophomore Gracie Leary made a pair of key kick saves in the final moments to help preserve the win. Em Gannon recorded nine saves for the Tigers.










Volleyball
Sharon, 0 @ Attleboro, 3 – FinalNatalie Brojek dished out 23 assists and Attleboro picked up a 3-0 (25-11, 25-25, 29-27) win at home for its seventh victory of the season, the most in over a decade. Brojek added four aces in the win, freshman Julia Leonardo was a force at the net with 16 kills, and Lilly Boedeker anchored the defense with nine digs.

Foxboro, 0 @ Milford, 3 – Final

Canton, 1 @ Mansfield, 3 – FinalAfter splitting the first two games, Mansfield went on to win the final two sets to secure a 3-1 win (25-23, 22-25, 25-11, 25-20) over the visiting Bulldogs. Julia Kelly paced the offense with 15 kills, Nicole Santos added 10 kills and had a strong showing from the service line with six aces, and Lexie Scibilia added six kills in the win. Christina Lydon (20 assists) and Izzy Flint (17 assists) ran the offense for the Hornets. Anne Verille had another stellar showing for Canton with outstanding defense and aggressive serving while Fatima Sidibay and Amaiah Christian played well in the middle, combining for nine kills and four blocks.

Stoughton, 0 @ Franklin, 3 – FinalIt was a day to remember for Franklin senior Cailyn Mackintosh, who recorded the 1,000th assist of her career and had a strong all-around game to lead the Panthers to a dominant sweep, 3-0 (25-7, 25-6, 25-7). Mackintosh finished with 24 assists along with seven digs, five kills, and four assists for the undefeated Panthers.

Oliver Ames, 0 @ King Philip, 3 – Final – King Philip prevailed in a tight second set that went down to the wire and went on to complete the sweep, 3-0 (25-17, 26-24, 25-11) of Oliver Ames. Stella Bailey had a big day at the service line with 14 service points, including five aces, while Samantha Asprelli added four more aces to go along with five digs. Sami Shore chipped in with four aces as well to go with eight kills and three digs while Ahunna James recorded a pair of aces and seven kills for the undefeated Warriors. For OA, sophomore Sarah Hilliard had a strong showing with 14 kills to pace the Tiger offense. Senior Hadley Rhodes added 20 assists and junior Maddie Homer finished with 15 digs and 18 serve receptions.

North Attleboro, 2 @ Taunton, 3 – FinalClick here for a photo gallery of this game – Taunton saw its 1-0 lead disappear as North rallied to grab all the momentum with back-to-back close wins in the second and third sets, but the Tigers bounced back to win two straight sets and the match, 3-2 (25-21, 24-26, 24-26, 25-22, 15-12). Taunton had a balanced attack on offense led by Hayley Krockta (12 kills, six digs, four aces), Mikayla Cleary (11 kills, five blocks, two aces), and Angie Lynch (nine kills) while Aislinn Campbell had a big game at the net with seven blocks and six kills. Anna Abouzeid put the offense in motion with 25 assists as well as two kills and two aces while Jess Foley, Dani Lofgren, and Mia Fernandes all played well defensively with eight digs apiece.




Boys Cross-Country
Attleboro, 31 @ Mansfield, 26 – Final Mansfield took five of the top eight spots to earn a close win at home over Attleboro. Senior Collin Stevens paced the Hornet pack with a team-best time of 17:42 for second overall. Senior Chris Leonard (18:17) took fourth, sophomore Talon Johnson added key points with a fifth place finish (18:24), senior Riley Tremblay took seventh (18:55), and junior Clark Mackin rounded out the Mansfield scoring at 18:59 for eighth overall.

North Attleboro @ Canton – Postponed to Thursday, 10/7 at 3:45.

Stoughton, 34 @ Foxboro, 21 – FinalSenior Nick Olson crossed first and Foxboro took five of the top seven spots in a win at Payson Road against Stoughton. Olson won the race in 17:27, junior Brooks Stone took third overall (19:32), and junior Stephen Haney (19:37) was fourth. Senior Jared Ciora and junior Cooper Hassman rounded out the scoring for the hosts by taking sixth and seventh, respectively.

Franklin, 36 @ King Philip, 21 – Final

Taunton, 22 @ Milford, 38 – FinalTaunton continued its strong start to the season, improving to 4-0 with a win on the road over Milford. The Tigers took five of the top seven spots, including three of the first four, to get the win. Brayden Cali was the top runner for Taunton, taking second overall in 17:08. Sam Dennis clocked in at 17:12 for third while Andrew Cali took fourth overall (17:18). Ryan Strawbridge (17:25) and Cam Dorr (18:26) rounded out the scoring for the Tigers.

Sharon, 39 @ Oliver Ames, 20

Girls Cross-Country
Attleboro, 48 @ Mansfield, 15 – FinalThe first five runners to cross the finish line were all members of the Mansfield Hornets, who knocked off Attleboro on a 5K course at the Plymouth Street Soccer Complex. Sophomore Anna Moore led the charge for the hosts, who had eight of the top 10 overall runners in the race. Moore clocked in at 21:48 for the win, senior Meghan Johnston took second (22:09), senior Alanna Conley crossed third (23:43),senior Sophia Allen was fourth (23:55), and junior Devin Anderson rounded out the scoring with a fifth place finish (25:02). Freshman Emily Quaglia was the top runner for Attleboro, crossing the finish line in a time of 25:59 for seventh overall.

North Attleboro @ Canton – Postponed to Thursday, 10/7 at 3:45.

Stoughton, 31 @ Foxboro, 24 – FinalFoxboro swept the top three spots all within a 30-second time span and that was enough to lead the Warriors to a win over the visiting Black Knights. Junior Casey Dahl won the race in 22:03 while classmates Aine Fitzpatrick (22:09) and Mabel Linck (22:30) rounded out the top three. Juniors Kyla Palmer and Sarah Howard took eighth and 10th, respectively, for the Warriors.

Franklin @ King Philip, 3:45

Taunton, 22 @ Milford, 38 – FinalTaunton freshman Emersyn Deponte set a new program record with her third dual meet win of the season and all five of the scorers for the Tigers clocked in a new personal records in a win over Milford. Deponte won the race in 20:27 with classmate Colby Dunham taking third overall just three seconds later. Kiley Quinlan (22:06) was fourth, Phylicia Dias (22:30) took fifth, and Jakhai Nicholson (24:36) earned ninth for the Tigers.

Sharon, 39 @ Oliver Ames, 22 – Final

Golf
Franklin, 169 @ Mansfield, 164 – FinalMansfield kept its division title hopes alive with a close win over Franklin, splitting the season series with the Panthers. Senior Cian Goulet fired a team-low round of 38 to help the Hornets get the win at Norton Country Club. Seniors Ryan Doherty (41), Hunter Tang (42), and Jordan Tavares (43) rounded out the scoring for the hosts.

Milford, 174 @ Taunton, 190 – FinalJacob Hipolito and Anthony LaPierre each shot 42 to lead the Hawks to a win on the road over Taunton. Nate Lawrence added a round of 45 in the win and Tommy Donato added a 46 for Milford. Loran Corcoran and Nathan Fernandes both shot 46 to pace the Tigers.

Sharon, 163 @ King Philip, 154 – FinalKing Philip avoided an upset bid from Sharon to grab its 10th win of the season, staying undefeated on the year. Mike Matheson birded the fifth hole on his way to a match medalist round of 36 to lead the way for KP. Jared Curran birdied both the first and fifth holes to finish at 38 while both Pat Reardon and Ethan Sullivan shot a 40. Sharon’s Nathan Daley also birded the fifth hole and had a team-low round of 38. Eric Carter added a 40 for the Eagles and Owen Kevorkian shot a 42.

Canton, 156 @ Foxboro, 160 – FinalFoxboro nearly pulled off the upset of the season on the Front 9 at Foxborough Country Club but Canton came away with a close win to keep its lead in the Davenport division. Canton’s Will Gefteas and Mekhala Costello each shot a 38 on the day, sharing match medalist honors with Foxboro’s Dylan Pothier. Charlie Cohen and Nate MacDonald each added a 40 in the win. Jack Rounds shot a 39 for the Warriors and Louie Carangelo added a round of 40.

North Attleboro, 170 @ Oliver Ames, 155 – FinalSenior Jo Jo Gaultier fired an even par round of 35 as Oliver Ames picked up its eighth win of the season by beating North Attleboro at Thorny Lea Golf Club in Brockton. Jake Kaplan, David Rodgers, and Sean Kearns all shot 40 to round out the scoring for the hosts.

Friday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 10/01/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Football
Milford, 28 @ Attleboro, 0 – Final
1st Quarter: (M) Evan Cornelius 31-yard pass to Damien Carter, Nick Araujo XP good.
2nd Quarter: (M) Tyler Lane 1-yard rush, N. Araujo XP good.
3rd Quarter: (M) E. Cornelis 27-yard pass to Isaiah Pantalone, N. Araujo XP good.
4th Quarter: (M) Jack Veo 2-yard rush, N. Araujo XP good.

Canton, 8 @ North Attleboro, 42 – Final
1st Quarter: (NA) Tyler Bannon 13-yard rush, Tyler DeMattio XP good; (NA) T. DeMattio 44-yard rush, T. DeMattio XP good; (NA) Chase Frisoli 20-yard pass to Joey Perriello, T. DeMattio XP good; (NA) C. Frisoli 35-yard pass to Gavin Wells, T. DeMattio XP good.
2nd Quarter: (NA) C. Frisoli 14-yard pass to Gavin Wells, T. DeMattio XP good.
3rd Quarter: (NA) T. DeMattio 2-yard rush, Connor Rupert XP good.
4th Quarter: (C) Owen Lane 2-yard rush, Owen Lane 2pt rush.

Foxboro, 47 vs. Hopkinton, 12 – Final
1st Quarter: (F) Dylan Gordon 57-yard rush, XP failed; (F) Tom Marcucella 22-yard pass to D. Gordon, T. Marcucella 2pt pass to Rashaad Way; (F) T. Marcucella 80-yard pass to D. Gordon, Sam Carpenter XP good.
2nd Quarter: (F) D.Gordon 63-yard rush, S. Carpenter XP good; (F) S. Carpenter 30-yard field goal; (H) Hopkinton 8-yard pass, XP failed; (F) T. Marcucella 74-yard pass to R. Way, XP failed; (F) S. Carpenter 24-yard field goal.
3rd Quarter: (F) Tyler Prescott 9-yard rush, S. Carpenter XP good; (H) Hopkinton 9-yard pass, XP failed.
4th Quarter: No scoring.

Mansfield, 10 @ Franklin, 28 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.
1st Quarter: (F) Jared Arone 54-yard pass to Shane Kindred, Garrett Portesi XP good.
2nd Quarter: (F) J. Arone 8-yard pass to Grayson Hunter, G. Portesi XP good; (M) Drew Sacco 1-yard rush, James Gilleran XP good.
3rd Quarter: (M) J. Gilleran 30-yard field goal; (F) J. Arone 41-yard pass to Will Tracey, G. Portesi XP good.
4th Quarter: (F) J. Arone 34-yard pass to Jonathan Martins, G. Portesi XP good.

King Philip, 30 @ Taunton, 21 – Final
1st Quarter: (T) Evan Perrotta 14-yard rush, Nathan Keenan XP good; (KP) William Astorino 1-yard rush, Matthew Kelley XP good; (KP) M. Kelley 31-yard field goal.
2nd Quarter: (T) Jacob Leonard 56-yard pass to Jose Touron, N. Keenan XP good; (KP) Rudy Gately 1-yard rush, M. Kelley XP good; (KP) Charlie Grant 4-yard rush, M. Kelley XP good.
3rd Quarter: (KP) M. Kelley 41-yard field goal.
4th Quarter: (T) E. Perrotta 4-yard rush, N. Keenan XP good; (KP) M. Kelley 29-yard field goal.

Stoughton, 35 @ Oliver Ames, 7 – Final
1st Quarter: No scoring.
2nd Quarter: (S) Jarred Daughtry 49-yard pass to Emmett Pearl, Jonah Ly XP good.
3rd Quarter: (S) J. Ly 1-yard rush, J. Ly XP good.
4th Quarter: (S) Anthony Girolamo 16-yard rush, J. Ly XP good; (OA) Sean Friel 51-yard pass to Jack Morley, XP good; (S) A. Girolamo 45-yard rush, J. Ly XP good; (S) J. Daughtry 11-yard pass to Michael Jardim, J. Ly XP good.

Sharon, 14 @ Fairhaven, 42 – Final










Girls Soccer
Canton, 5 @ Sharon, 2 – FinalCanton pulled away late to grab a road win. Gabriella Herivaux led the way for the Bulldogs with a brace. Sofia Goclowski scored for Sharon on an assist by Olivia Soby. Amanda Hu also found the back of the net for the Eagles, assisted by Wendy Wooden.

Stoughton, 0 @ Norwood, 3 – FinalShayla Ford played well in the loss for Stoughton, but couldn’t finish her chances. Mia Rivera also had a decent game in goal for the Black Knights and Sofia Issa continues to impress in the midfield.

Field Hockey
Attleboro, 2 @ King Philip, 3 – FinalAttleboro scored a pair of second half goals to level the match but King Philip sophomore Kelly Holmes scored on a beautiful aerial shot with just over two minutes to play to give the Warriors the win. Sophomore Mara Boldy opened the scoring in the first quarter on an assist from Sydney O’Shea and then Holmes scored to make it 2-0. Emma Briggs cut the deficit in half with a third quarter goal and Sarah McMahon tied it with under six to play before Holmes deposited her shot over everyone and into the far corner off of a penalty corner. Senior defenders Haley Izydorczak and Molly Piller both played outstanding in the win.

Canton, 7 @ Sharon, 0 – Final

Foxboro, 2 @ Oliver Ames, 4 – FinalAfter trading goals in the first half, Oliver Ames’ Erin Cottam scored twice in the second half to give the Tigers a key division win over Foxboro. Junior Tyla Delamere opened the scoring with her first career goal midway through the first quarter but Jenny Gallagher responded with just over a minute left in the period to make it 1-1. Georgia Costello put the hosts ahead just over a minute into the second but Gallagher answered again just over a minute later to send the teams into the halftime break knotted at 2-2. Cottam got her first goal of the game late in the third off a feed from Lily Gaskill. Cottam tacked on a second one with 9:48 to play to secure the win. Both Gaskill and Ava Costello played well in the midfield while Olivia Stevens had a strong game on defense for the Tigers.

Franklin, 8 @ Milford, 0 – FinalFranklin scored twice in each the first and second quarters and put it out of reach with three more in the third in a win on the road at Milford. Kaitlyn Carney scored four goals and had one assist to pace the offense, getting assists from Sophia Cuneo, Ella Aldred, and Ella Mahoney while Kendall Jones scored twice in the win (one assisted by Haley Wernig). Sydney Rogan tacked on a pair of second quarter goals for the Panthers.

Mansfield, 2 @ Taunton, 2 – FinalTaunton built a two-goal lead in the second half but Mansfield struck for a pair of second half goals, including the gaming one with less than a minute to go to grab a point on the road. Jillian Edmond (from Kaysie DeMoura) broke the deadlock with a goal with just over four minutes to play in the third. DeMoura recorded her second assist by finding Caelen O’Leary early in the fourth quarter. Mansfield scored with 20 seconds left to tie the game. Em Gannon had a big game in net with 16 saves while Jasmine Lucier and Kylie Thorpe both played well.

Stoughton @ North Attleboro, 5:15




Volleyball
Attleboro, 0 @ King Philip, 3 – FinalKing Philip’s offense was hitting on all cylinders as the Warriors rolled to a 3-0 sweep (25-7, 25-17, 25-9) win at home over the visiting Bombardiers of Attleboro. Middles Sami Shore (11 kills, three blocks) and Emily Sawyer (10 kills) both had strong showings while Ahunna James (seven kills, five digs) played a strong all-around game. Samantha Asprelli added 12 digs and Stella Bailey recorded 18 service points and 26 assists.

Foxboro, 0 @ Oliver Ames, 3 – FinalOliver Ames took care of business on Friday evening, knocking off division foe Foxboro in straight sets (25-7, 25-13, 25-18). Junior Courtney Raymond played well in the win with eight kills and two blocks, senior Shannon Willard added 14 assists, senior Hadley Rhodes dished out 12 assists and added four kills, and sophomore Sarah Hilliard recorded 10 kills and five aces.

Canton, 3 @ Sharon, 1 – FinalCanton bounced back from a one-set deficit to take three straight on the road for a 3-1 victory (18-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-15). Sydney Gallery had one of the best performances of her career with 13 kills, seven digs, and three aces to lead the way. Anna Verille anchored the defense for the visitors with 25 digs and added an ace and a kill while Talya DeGraw turned in a strong all-around performance with nine kills, 14 digs, and an ace.

Franklin, 3 @ Milford, 1 – FinalMilford fought hard to avoid the sweep with a win in the third set but Franklin proved to be too much as the Panthers secured a 3-1 (25-16, 25-22, 20-25, 25-16) win over the Hawks. Junior Meghan Linkkila anchored the defense with 15 digs and had a strong showing at the service line with seven aces while sophomore Taylor Lacerda was nearly unstoppable at the net with 19 kills to go along with 11 digs and a pair of aces.

Mansfield, 3 @ Taunton, 1 – FinalAfter dropping the first set, Mansfield rallied to take three straight, including a vital third set, to knock off Taunton, 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 26-24, 25-12). Christina Lydon dished out 17 assists in the win with Nicole Santos (six kills), Elyssa Buchanan (six kills), and Julia Kelly (five kills) pacing the offense.

Stoughton @ North Attleboro, 5:15

Golf
North Attleboro, 201 @ Attleboro, 197 – Final (5 cards)Attleboro grabbed its sixth win of the season and got back to .500 with its second close win over rival North Attleboro this year. Carter Shelton and Leo Lombardo led the way after both shooting a 37, Brendan Raymond added a 39, and Dane Holske, Parker Sackett, and Jackson Sweeney all came in at 42 for the Bombardiers. Tyson Laviano led the visitors with a medalist round of 36 while Jake Gaskin added a 38.

Mansfield, 161 @ Sharon, 170 – FinalMansfield finished the week a perfect 4-0, capping it off with a win over Sharon at the Norton Country Club. After a solid showing in his varsity debut, junior Drew Urban had a hole-in-one on the seventh hole to highlight the win. Cian Goulet had a team-low round of 39, Brendan Vokey and Hunter Tang each shot a 40, and Ryan Doherty and Urban both came in with a 42.

KP Remains Unbeaten With Sweep of Canton

King Philip Volleyball
KP junior Emily Sawyer had a career-high 16 kills to power the Warriors to a sweep of Canton and a ninth straight win to start the season. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

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CANTON, Mass. – On Wednesday night at the Masciarelli Gym, in a battle of division leaders and a rematch of last year’s Hock Cup semifinal, King Philip showed not only why its gone the opening nine matches unbeaten and why its in the running for a sixth league title in eight years, but also that it could be a strong contender in the Div. 2 state tournament.

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Behind a dominant display at the net by junior hitters Emily Sawyer, Ahunna James, and Sami Shore, the Warriors swept Canton 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-16) to continue its perfect start to the season. KP has lost only one of the 28 sets it has played in nine matches.

“That’s good and bad,” KP coach Kristen Geuss said. “We need to keep working hard. If we want to keep this going, then we need to work hard and I think they know it, I think they get it. I’m hoping that they continue to put the work in at practice and continue to get good results.”

Sawyer (16 kills and three blocks) set the tone from the opening point of the match. Listed at 6-foot-3, she towered over the Bulldogs and smashed home the first two points to put KP in front. Canton answered right back with a tip by Fatima Sidibay and a block and a kill from Jess Wright. James (eight kills) started to find the range on the outside with a pair of kills, including one that ended a long rally. A Shore kill and a pair of aces from James put KP up 10-5.

“We are strong at the net,” said Geuss, “which is great for our setters (Stella Bailey and Kiera Hagen) because they have so many options and not just having to set up one or two people. Having the options makes them more comfortable.”

Right from the opening set a pattern emerged. Both teams were excellent defensively, keeping rallies going on both sides of the net, but when it came time for the decisive swing KP’s attackers were more consistent in finding the open space.

“I’m very proud of the way my team played,” said Canton coach Pat Cawley. “We’re a scrappy defensive team and when we could get a good swing I think we tested their defense. Free balls, tips, they were all over them. We have to hit the ball.”

With Sawyer able to overpower Canton’s defense either on the outside or in the middle, the Warriors started to pull away in the first. Three straight Sawyer kills pushed the lead to 19-8, then James stepped in with a pair and scored a third point with a well-placed bump. Shore and then Olivia Carey closed out the first with kills and KP took the lead in the match.

The second set was far more even, as Canton started to turn its strong play on the back row into points at the net. Again Sawyer put KP up 2-0 with back-to-back kills, but then Wright got a couple of good swings and Talya DeGraw found an opening with a tip. After a Sydney Gallery kill on the outside, the set was tied at 8-8.

KP would rattle off seven of the next eight points and seemed poised to pull away, but the Bulldogs kept scrapping and answered right back with a run of their own, tying the second at 16 apiece. James put KP back in front with a block and Shore smashed a hit off the blocker to regain the advantage.

Canton showed off its defense again, with freshman Zoe Scibelli laying out to keep the play alive and Anna Verille finding a point with a bump inside the line. Momentum for the hosts was short-lived as Shore got a point at the net and then the service line and Sawyer rose up to bury the final point of the second.

“We’re a young team,” Cawley explained. “We had a really slow start, losing our first two [matches], and we changed our lineup making Anna Verille our libero. She’s amazing. Taylor Reynolds, my setter, I can’t say enough about her.”

She added, “We didn’t play well in the first set, but the next two sets I think we gave it everything we had and we’ve got 12 matches left and I think we’re getting better every day. I couldn’t be happier coaching this team, every day we see improvement.”

Trailing by two sets, the Bulldogs came out with extra fight in the third. Amaiah Christian got her first kill, Gallery’s block led to an error, and DeGraw fired in an ace to grab a 10-7 lead. KP has dropped only one set all season (last time out against Milford) and the Warriors were able to stay focused and come right back. Carey’s kill tying the set up at 10-10.

Down by three, Sawyer gave KP a spark when her third attempt at a kill finally eluded the Canton defense. Bailey added an ace and the set was tied again. Bailey (19 service points) would go on a run at the service line, turning a three-point deficit (13-10) into a five-point lead. She had two aces and Sawyer had a pair of blocks in the run.

James would put the final touches on the third set, with two kills and an accurate tip down the line helping the Warriors over the line in a match that felt closer than the final score.

“Canton is always very competitive,” said Geuss. “We have to play our best no matter what against Canton because they never give up. They are scrappy, they are fast, and that was great competition for us.”

Cawley was effusive in her praise for the Warriors. She said, “KP is a legitimate team. I could see them going all the way in D2. They have height, they have strength, they’re a great team. Both middles are legitimate and obviously Ahunna James is amazing.”

King Philip (9-0) will put its perfect record on the line on Friday against a much-improved Attleboro team. Canton (5-3) will try to bounce back on the road against Sharon.

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