Saturday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 02/19/22

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Basketball
Franklin, 74 vs. Burncoat, 55 – Final

Girls Basketball
Franklin, 35 vs. Central Catholic, 54 – FinalFranklin led 23-20 at halftime but was outscored 34-12 in the second half to end its win streak at 54 games. It was the first loss for the Panthers since the 2019 state semifinal. It was both the most points that the Panthers have allowed this season and the fewest points they have scored. Ashley Dinges scored 24 (14 in the third quarter) and Calire Finney scored 18 (12 in the fourth) to lead the Raiders. Katie Peterson scored 10 points for Franklin, including eight in the first half. Stefany Padula (6-of-7 on free throws) and Olivia Quinn both scored eight points in the loss. Franklin will face Bridgewater-Raynham in the consolation round on Sunday.

Boys Hockey
Attleboro vs. Westwood, 4:30

Canton @ Needham, 7:30 (@ Babson)

Foxboro, 2 @ Stoughton, 4 – Final

King Philip, 3 @ Walpole, 2 – Final (SO)

North Attleboro, 1 vs. Mansfield, 4 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.

Oliver Ames vs. Quincy, 7:30

Girls Hockey
Canton, 1 @ Barnstable, 2 – FinalBarnstable scored twice in the third period to end Canton’s six-game win streak. Payton McDonough scored with about 90 seconds left to cut the lead to one. Carolyn Durand made 16 saves in the loss.

King Philip, 3 @ Dennis-Yarmouth, 2 – FinalThree different players found the back of the net for the Warriors to help them pick up the road win. Morgan Cunningham, Sydney O’Shea, and Ally Donovan each scored and Jen Daniels and Meg Sherwood had assists for KP.

Stoughton/Sharon @ Hanover, 2:00 (@ Zapustas Ice Arena)

Saturday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 02/05/22

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Basketball
Canton, 36 @ Oliver Ames, 46 – FinalClick here for a recap and photo gallery of this game.

Taunton, 75 @ King Philip, 53 – FinalClick here for a recap and photo gallery of this game.

Girls Basketball
King Philip, 52 @ Taunton, 44 – FinalEmily Sawyer scored 12 of her game-high 18 points in the second half to help the Warrior hold off Taunton and pick up a road win. KP led 13-9 after the first quarter and extended its lead to five points at halftime. The teams were even in the third quarter, so the Warriors kept their five-point edge going into the the fourth. KP outscored Taunton 16-13 over the final eight minutes to secure the victory. Julia Marsden added 12 points for KP and Jackie Bonner had six. Kameron St. Pierre was Taunton’s top scorer with 16 points, including 11 in the second half. Jillian Doherty chipped in with 13 for the Tigers and Cali Melo had nine points before fouling out in the fourth quarter.










Boys Hockey
Stoughton, 1 @ Foxboro, 4 – FinalFoxboro senior Ben Ricketts found the back of the net twice to help the Warriors skate to a non-league win over Stoughton/Brockton. Ricketts scored the first goal for Foxboro and then the third goal, assists from Steve Bridges and Alex Coveillo on the first and Coviello again on his second. Derek Axon’s unassisted shorthanded goal proved to be the game-winner while Matt Grace (from Tom Marcucella and Brett Axon) tacked on a key insurance goal. Sophomore Trevor Marder played well in net for the Warriors with 24 saves. Anthony DeSousa scored the lone goal for the Black Knights.

King Philip, 2 @ Bridgewater-Raynham, 3 – Final (OT)

Girls Hockey
Canton, 5 vs. Dennis-Yarmouth, 2 – Final

King Philip, 4 @ Mansfield/Oliver Ames, 2 – Final – Kelly Holmes scored twice and Sydney O’Shea and Morgan Cunningham lit the lamp once each as King Philip skated to a league win over Mansifeld/Oliver Ames. Both Holmes and O’Shea also had a pair of assists and Cunningham had one, and Mallory Johnston had 19 saves in net for KP.

Stoughton/Sharon, 2 vs. St. Joseph’s Prep, 6 – FinalAva Buckley accounted for both of Stoughton/Sharon’s goals but the Knights fell to St. Joseph’s Prep. Zoe Bangs assisted on both goals while Peri Rodman recorded one helper.

Wrestling
D2 State Dual Meet (Oliver Ames, Sharon, Mansfield, Milford, North Attleboro), 10:00 (@ North Andover) – Milford won three meets to claim the D2 State Dual championship while Oliver Ames took third and Sharon rounded out the top four. The Scarlet Hawks picked up a win over Plymouth South (60-18) to advance to the semifinal, where they secured a win over the Tigers (42-24). In the championship round, Milford pinned down a win over Minnechaug (52-22). Oliver Ames opened with a win over Mansfield (56-21), moved to the semifinals with a win over Dracut/Tyngsboro (43-33), and then after falling to Milford, rallied to avenge its league loss to Sharon with a come-from-behind 35-32 win, capped by a pin from heavyweight Jaden Hinton. Hinton, Kyle Hardie (145), Giovany Juste (170), and Nathan Lipski (132) went 4-0 on the day. Chris Mills (220) rallied for a win that cut the Sharon lead to three going into the last match, won by Hinton.

Brockton Quad (Taunton) – Taunton had another impressive day on the mat, picking up four wins at the Brockton Super Quad. The Tigers secured wins over Woburn (78-6), Quincy/North Quincy (63-12), Brockton (45-24), and Xaverian (52-27). Six Taunton grapplers went 4-0 on the day: Michael Leskoski, Anthony Vieira, Xavier Sandoval, Christian Balmain, Ethan Harris, and Peter Ye.

Girls Swimming
Hockomock Championships – Click here for Results and a Photo Gallery from the meet.

Battista Nets Canton Win Over KP and Outright Title

Canton Girls Hockey
Junior defenseman Maya Battista scored a minute into the overtime period to lift Canton to a win over King Philip and the outright Hock title. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

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CANTON, Mass. – With a chance to clinch a third straight league title, Canton had to ride its luck at times down the stretch of Wednesday’s visit of King Philip to the Metropolis Rink. A disallowed goal, a save on a breakaway, and a power play opportunity in the final minute of regulation gave the Bulldogs a chance.

After its two previous overtime games ended in losses, Canton was hoping third time would be the charm.

Click here for a photo gallery from this game.

Payton McDonough swung the puck around to junior defenseman Maya Battista and she blasted a shot from the point, through a screen in front, and squeezed it past KP goalie Mallory Johnston to seal a 2-1 victory and three-peat of Hockomock League championships.

“We definitely work on the power play multiple times per week and it’s good having puck-moving defensemen that can control the play,” said Canton assistant Nick Maffeo. “It gives us a lot of opportunities to generate some offense. The four-on-three power play was a unique situation, but a quick chalkboard refresher and away we went with it.”

It was a frustrating way for the game to end for the Warriors, who had battled back to tie the game, thought they had gone ahead midway through the third period, and had several other chances to win it in regulation.

“Two evenly matched teams, we played tough against each other the first game,” said KP coach Ken Assad. “They’ve got a hell of a defense and goaltender is strong. We battled and we threw pucks at the net, we just didn’t put them in.”

Canton started the game well. Allie McCabe danced her way through the neutral zone, carrying it the length of the ice before forcing a glove save out of Johnston. A couple minutes later, Tess Khoury had a couple of whacks at a loose puck in the slot. The first two efforts were blocked and then Johnston stuck out a pad to stop the third.

The game had been tight, with neither defense conceding much ground and both teams limiting scoring chances to a minimum. Things opened up when the Bulldogs went on the power play. A nice passing sequence from Battista to McCabe to Audrey Koen forced a nice save and then McDonough teed up Khoury at the edge of the crease but the tip went wide.

With the power play nearly over, Koen retreated behind her own goal and cleared a puck up the near side boards. It took a friendly carom into the path of Khoury and she took off. A nice drag move erased the final KP defender and Khoury went to the back hand before finishing off the far post and in.

“Great goal, good hustle,” Maffeo explained. “As the power play was winding down, that’s the time to go for it and Tess certainly did. She had a nice dangle and little kiss off the post.”

The goal seemed to spark the visitors, who finished the first period with a flurry of chances. Jen Daniels had a good look on a one-timer from the slot but McCabe managed to get across and block. Meg Sherwood then fired a shot from the point that eighth grader Catie Putt tipped in front, but Canton goalie Carolyn Durand smothered the chance.

KP continued to create chances into the second. Daniels was stuffed when she had a chance at the back post and Mara Boldy’s shot from the point was kicked aside. Canton almost doubled its lead when Khoury again got loose in the slot, but her shot this time came back off the post and stayed out.

Only two minutes after nearly falling behind by two, KP tied it. Sydney O’Shea found a lot of room in the high slot and her quick-release wrister on the turn gave Durand no chance to react as it arrowed past her on the blocker side.

“We told her low and hard and that’s what she did,” said Assad. “She followed what we asked her to do and just wish we could’ve banged in some more pucks today. We have to be more consistent getting to loose pucks.”

With only 20 seconds remaining in the period, KP nearly grabbed the lead. Kelly Holmes, the league’s leading scorer, showed off her stick skills to glide into the zone, but Durand was able to get a piece of the breakaway chance.

In a game between two good defensive teams, a tie game in the third period usually means chances are going to be even tougher to come by and that was the case on Wednesday. KP finally was able to break out and get behind the Canton back line, Holmes dragging it around Durand and stuffing it in at the far post.

The officials took a beat and waved off the goal, ruling that the net had come loose prior to the puck crossing the line. It was a let off for the Bulldogs.

“I thought it was in before the post came off, but the ref had a better view of it than I did,” said Assad. “I give my girls a lot of credit. It’s still a very positive locker room and nowhere but up from here.”

Holmes had another opportunity with a breakaway three minutes later, but this time there was no controversy, as Durand came up with a huge save to keep things level. Battista had a good look for Canton on the other end, when her shot from the point took a deflection on its way to goal, but Johnston stood tall and then covered the rebound.

A bench minor in the final minute gave Canton the chance to go back on the power play. A steal at the blue line almost turned into a two-on-none break going the other way, but Holmes was left frustrated again, as the horn sounded to end regulation.

The power play carried over into OT and the Bulldogs made it count. Battista got open pinching in towards the left wing circle and she found the winner.

“We have a small league but it’s a tight and competitive league,” Maffeo said about winning another league title. “Every win and every loss is magnified, so it does mean quite a bit. This is a memory that I hope they carry with them as friends and teammates going forward.”

Canton (9-5-0) will host Dennis-Yarmouth on Saturday, while King Philip (9-4) will travel to Foxboro to face Mansfield/Oliver Ames.

Click here for a photo gallery from this game.

Wednesday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 01/26/22

Today’s games are listed below.

Girls Basketball
Sharon, 48 @ Norton, 59 – Final

Boys Hockey
Attleboro @ Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk, 5:30

Canton, 5 @ North Attleboro, 0 – Final

Oliver Ames, 6 @ Foxboro, 3 – FinalClick here for a Photo Gallery from this game.Oliver Ames raced out to a 4-0 lead in the first period and used that strong start to know off Foxboro. The Warriors cut the deficit in half before the first intermission but OA tacked on a fifth goal to make it 5-2 going into the second. After a scoreless second period, Foxboro senior Steve Bridges scored midway through the third to make it a two-goal game but OA junior Sean McCarthy completed his hat trick moments later to restore the three-goal cushion. Sophomore defenseman Sean Kearns added a pair of goals and an assist and senior Elliot Cohen chipped in with a goal and an assist for the Tigers. Jack Corey notched a pair of assists while Matt Lawson, Jack Perron, and Andrew Poulos each had one assist.

Franklin, 13 @ Mansfield, 5 – FinalJustin Magazu scored four goals and had one assist and Dylan Marchand scored one and had five assists, as the Panthers won a shootout against rival Mansfield that moved them closer to a league title. Magazu scored twice in the first period along with goals by Domenic Lampasona and Christian Shabbick, as Franklin led 4-1 after one. Dillon Benoit (two goals and two assists) had the goal for the Hornets. Franklin added nine goals in the third period. Shabbick scored two to complete his hat trick, Magazu added two more, Ben Paterson scored twice, and Lampasona, Marchand, and Thomas Balducci each scored once. Benoit added his second goal for Mansfield. Matt Tourigney got one in the third and Kyle Oakley added two for the Hornets in the third period. Franklin finished with a 42-20 edge in shots. Cole Pouliot-Porter made seven saves and Joe Toracco made eight stops for the Panthers.

King Philip, 3 @ Taunton, 2 – Final

Girls Hockey
Canton, 3 @ Mansfield/Oliver Ames, 2 – FinalAllie McCabe had a goal and an assist for the Bulldogs to help them pick up an important league win and sweep the season series with the Warriors.

Franklin, 4 @ King Philip, 6 – FinalClick here for a Photo Gallery from this game.King Philip’s Morgan Cunningham scored her fourth and fifth goals of the contest in the third period to help the Warriors win, avenging a loss to Franklin from December and splitting the season series between league rivals. Freshman Catie Putt gave KP the lead in the first period but Franklin freshman Julia Flynn scored her first of her four goals just three minutes later on the power play to make it 1-1 after a period of play. Cunningham and Flynn then put on a show, each scoring a second period hat trick as the teams traded goals to make it 4-4 going into the third. Sophomore Kelly Holmes recorded three assists, Sydney O’Shea added a pair while Putt and Jen Daniels each had one. Lindsay Dennett and Haley Wernig each had an assist for the Panthers.

Wrestling
Canton, 6 @ Sharon, 66 – FinalSeniors Adam Landstein, Ben Shocket, Aaron Cashton, Phil Varvak, Conor Grew, and Khashayar Zafar all had pins throughout the match while a pinfall victory from Ben Grabie clinched the win and the Hockomock League Davenport division title for the Eagles.

Stoughton, 6 @ Foxboro, 42 – Final

Franklin, 12 @ Milford, 57 – FinalClick here for a Photo Gallery from this meet. – Milford finished with six pins as a team, including pins in the final three matches of the meet, and rolled to a big win that clinched the outright league title for the second straight season. Aidan Baum kicked things off for the hosts at 106 with a pin a minute into the first period. Mike Boulanger scored a 6-0 win at 113 and then Robby Lyons got a major win at 120, winning 18-1 to add five points for the Hawks. Alex Castro’s 8-2 victory at 126 made it 17-0 and then Joey Testa pinned his opponent in the first period at 132. Franklin’s first points came with a quick pin by Timothy O’Leary, who needed :33 to get six points at 138. Luke Donis got the six right back with a disqualification win at 145. Donis was leading 5-2 in the third period when the match ended. Franklin’s Alex Fracassa had a pin in :35 for this 100th career win to make it 29-9, but Danny Alves added four points for Milford with a 20-7 win at 160. Ryan Donovan added a second-period pin at 170 before Ryan Parlon won 5-0 at 182 for Franklin’s final points of the night. Cam Phillips (195), Hampton Kaye-Kuter (220), and Mike Mastroianni (285) added first-period pins to close out the meet for the Hawks.

North Attleboro, 33 @ Oliver Ames, 34 – Final

King Philip, 39 @ Taunton, 40 – FinalTaunton’s Logan Frank recorded a first round pin to secure the Tigers a key six points, clinching a win over visiting King Philip. Mike Leskoski, Ryan Jones, Xavier Sandoval, Christian Balmain, and Elijah Prophete also won by pin for Taunton while Brandon Mendes recorded a victory via major decision.

Boys Swimming
Foxboro, 52 @ Canton, 81 – Final

Girls Swimming
Foxboro, 63 @ Canton, 93 – Final

Gymnastics
King Philip, 137.45 @ Franklin, 146.75 – Final

2021-2022 Hockomock Girls Hockey Preview

2021-2022 Hockomock Girls Hockey Preview
Canton’s Audrey Koen (17) takes a shot in a game against Franklin last year. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

By HockomockSports.com Staff

2021-2022 Hockomock Girls Hockey Preview

Canton

2020-2021 Record: 6-1-1
Coach: Dennis Aldrich
Canton will be back on the ice defending its league title and its Div. 2 state title (shared with Wellesley) from the 2019-20 season. The Bulldogs became the first team to repeat as Hockomock champion since the league introduced girls hockey and would love to add a third straight title to its trophy case this winter.

There will be a few changes in the lineup this year, as leading scorers Maria Femia and Lizzie Tassinari both graduated, but the Bulldogs remain a defense-focused team and will have preseason MVP favorite Allie McCabe leading things on that end of the ice. McCabe will have help on the blue line from junior Mya Battista, a three-year varsity player, and they both have plenty of experience to call on. Junior Carolyn Durand has been a standout in goal for the past two seasons and the Bulldogs will be hoping that a preseason foot injury won’t keep their netminder sidelined for too long.

On offense, Canton is going to be hoping for several forwards to step up and fill in the production lost to graduation. Seniors Payton McDonough and Tess Khoury will bring plenty of energy, leadership, and physicality to the forward line and junior Audrey Koen is poised for a breakout season after scoring six times as a sophomore. Junior Ellie Bohane and sophomore Devin Spinale could also play bigger roles this year.

“As always, the Bulldogs will be a defensively responsible and offensively opportunistic team,” said Canton coach Dennis Aldrich. “The hard work and toughness shown by the girls from day one of tryouts has been remarkable and should prove to benefit us this season.”

Franklin

2020-2021 Record: 6-3-1
Coach: Margie Burke
Franklin has a true blend of veterans and rookies this season and will be hoping that combination can lead to a Hockomock League title.

The Panthers have just under a dozen players back from last year but got a big boost to the roster from the freshmen class, with six skaters and two goalies. While head coach Margie Burke is counting on the freshmen to make contributions throughout the year, she’ll be leaning heavily on her upperclassmen.

Having to replace the top two scorers from last season will be a challenge but the Panthers have plenty of capable options to step up. Senior forward Maggie McCaffrey is off to a good start with two goals in the opening game, and the same goes for junior Molly Hurley. Senior Samantha Wong and juniors Avery Greco and Dana Stott add a lot of skill to the offense. Shaw Downing will be a key piece along the blue line for Franklin.

“We will be young and competitive,” Burke said. “We will be looking to our defensive play to contribute to our success this season.”

King Philip

2020-2021 Record: 6-5-2
Coach: Ken Assad
King Philip will be trying to break through this winter and add a third team to the list of Hockomock League champions, ending the two-year run of Canton at the top. The Warriors will bring plenty of experience into the season and plenty of scoring punch, as their top four scorers from last year are all back to make a run at a league title and a deep run in the postseason.

Senior forwards Sydney O’Shea, Morgan Cunningham, and Jen Daniels will bring experience and leadership to the top two forward lines. O’Shea is the league’s top returning scorer after recording 21 points in just 13 games last year. Sophomore Kelly Holmes is also back after an impressive rookie season, scoring a team-high nine goals, and looking to build on that performance now that she has a year of varsity experience. Freshman Cate Hart will be a newcomer to watch in the attack with sophomores Nicole McDonald and Rylie Ryan and junior Sydney Cloutier all getting opportunities to contribute.

There is also a lot of leadership on the blue line with seniors Ally Donovan and Meg Sherwood back to guide the defensive unit. Junior Katarina Precobb and sophomores Mara Boldy and Emma Sullivan will also be key contributors on defense. Junior Mallory Johnston is back in goal for the Warriors, but she will get a push from junior Haley Bright.

“Overall, if we can maintain our tough forecheck and play hard in all three zones, I believe with the hard work we have just as good a chance as any other team make a run for the Hock title this year and then look at getting into the state tournament,” said KP coach Ken Assad.

Mansfield/Oliver Ames

2020-2021 Record: 5-4-2
Coach: Jamie Mullen
The Mansfield/Oliver Ames/Foxboro co-op team has been a competitive squad for a solid stretch now and a big reason has been their ability to reload instead of rebuild.

That will be the case again this year as the Warriors still have a real strong core group of players back after graduating an impressive senior class. And the goes for behind the bench too after Roy Bain retired, as former assistant Jamie Mullen takes over the reins of the program.

One big advantage have is in net with senior captain Jess Widdop back between the pipes. Widdop is one of the most experienced goaltenders in the league having played since her freshman year. Her aggressiveness and quickness in net really gives the Warriors a boost on the defensive end. On the other end of the ice, the Warriors have a strong group of forwards. Samantha Ledin is one of the quickest in the Hock, Kylie O’Keefe has great playmaking skills, and senior Cierra Doherty sets the tone with her energy.

The line of Cammy Shanteler, Mya Waryas, and Maeve Anastasia gained some valuable experience last year and will be one to watch as this season plays out. Look for newcomers Emma Rabinovich and Madison Guilfoyle to help returner Julia Muttart on the blueline.

“I think we have a group that is going to surprise some people,” Mullen said. “We have some strong returning players and some new players that will help round out the team. Our humble leader Jess is solid between the pipes providing essential confidence for our defense. This team has a lot to prove to themselves, but I have full confidence in their enthusiasm and passion for working hard. We have a group that is determined to work hard, push themselves and their teammates to continue to improve, and play together.”

Stoughton/Sharon

2020-2021 Record: 0-8-2
Coach: Chad Kelley
Stoughton/Sharon has struggled for numbers over the past few years and the still relatively young co-op program will be playing an independent, rather than a Hockomock League, schedule this winter under first-year coach Chad Kelly. Despite the small roster, Kelly is happy with the energy and effort from the team during the preseason.

With players from four towns, building rapport between the players on the ice will be a key. Kelly is turning to his experienced players to help provide leadership, including senior forward Zoe Bangs and junior Ava Buckley, both from Stoughton. Senior defender Mikayla Snyder and senior forward Nina Hatch, also from Stoughton, will add to the experience in the lineup and senior goalie Janelle Murphy from Brockton could be a standout for the team this season.

There are several new faces from all of the towns, some who are new to the sport. Sophomores Samantha Calapai and Molly Corvino are new additions from Brockton that can help out on the blue line. From Sharon are two freshman forwards, Peri Rodman and Heather Kelly, who bring a lot of energy to the ice. Sophomores Nicole Reid and Brianna Moreno and freshman Leila Uchani, each from Stoughton, are also new to hockey and have impressed with their efforts so far.

“We have a great group of kids from our four towns,” said Kelly. “Our success will come from the net on out. Janelle is an all-star-caliber goalie and our defensive corps is excellent. We will struggle a bit on the offensive side of the ice.”

Girls Hockey: Players to Watch in 2021-2022

Girls Hockey: Players to Watch in 2021-2022

By HockomockSports.com Staff

Player are listed alphabetically

Girls Hockey: Players to Watch in 2021-2022

Carolyn Durand, Junior – Canton

Durand has already put in two excellent seasons between the pipes for the Bulldogs, leading the league’s top defensive team each of those two years and she added a strong season in goal for field hockey this fall as well. A solid goaltender, who always seems to be in the right positions, Durand saved more than 92 percent of the shots she faced last season and only allowed about one goal per game. With quick reflexes, Durand can make the highlight-reel save when necessary, but she reads the shooters well and is frequently in the right place to make the saves look easy. Canton is a defensive-minded team anyway but even when teams are able to find shooting lanes against the Bulldogs, Durand is there making the crucial saves making sure that it remains hard to find the back of the Canton goal. Although Durand will be sidelined with an injury to start the season, Canton will be hoping for a quick return to solidify the defensive zone.

Kelly Holmes, Sophomore – King Philip

Holmes was an instant star in the KP attack last season, jumping into an experienced forward line and providing clutch goals for the Warriors, looking like a player who had been out there for years. Holmes was second in the league with nine goals and tied for second on the team with seven assists, finishing second on KP with 16 points in just 13 games. A strong skater with seemingly endless energy, Holmes was a terror in the offensive zone. Her powerful, accurate shot makes her a threat as soon as she crosses the blue line and she was also willing to get into the dangerous areas in front of goal, capable of scoring the “ugly” goals as well as the snipes to the top corner. KP wants to be the third team to claim a Hockomock League title and will have hopes of a tournament run, with a year of varsity experience Holmes is looking to provide the firepower that helps the Warriors move up the standings.

Girls Hockey: Players to Watch in 2021-2022

Molly Hurley, Junior – Franklin

Franklin junior Molly Hurley has been a strong presence in all three zones over the past couple of seasons, not only stepping up offensively to give the Panthers some needed punch on the offensive zone, she does a nice job backchecking and helping the defense. As a freshman, Hurley made an immediate impact for the Panthers. She scored four goals and had five assists and was one of the top scorers on the squad. With a lot of the offensive production from last year not on the ice this year, Hurley will be called upon to fill the void.

Girls Hockey: Players to Watch in 2021-2022

Sammy Ledin, Senior – Mansfield/Oliver Ames

MOA senior Sammy Ledin has been an impact player for a long time for the Warriors, one of the top contributors on the offensive end in each of the last couple of seasons. The senior forward will be the focal point of MOA’s top line this winter and her strong stick skills, accurate shooting, and speed in the attacking zone makes her one of the top forwards in the league coming into the season. Someone is willing to pick up the puck in the defensive zone and use her speed to carry it the length of the ice, Ledin can also battle in the corners or post up on the edge of the crease, her versatility making her a tough matchup for any defense. MOA is looking for its first Hockomock title and Ledin will try to provide the firepower for the Warriors as they look to unseat Canton and Franklin from the top of the league.

Maggie McCaffrey, Senior – Franklin

One big challenge that Franklin has this season will be on the offensive end as the Panthers graduated two of its top three scorers from last year, and the other — Lyndsay Atkinson — is out hurt. But that means there will be plenty of opportunities for new faces to step up. One candidate for a breakout season is senior Maggie McCaffrey. McCaffrey has a lot of varsity experience and made an impact early on in her career, scoring six goals along with two assists for eight points during his sophomore season. She is confident with the puck on her stick and a strong skater that can make a lot of things happen in the offensive zone.

Allie McCabe, Senior – Canton

Coming into the season, McCabe is arguably the league’s top player. The senior is the leader of Canton’s defensive corps, but her impact is felt in all three zones. A dominating presence in the defensive end of the ice, commanding the corners and clearing space in front of goal, McCabe is just as likely to carry the puck through the neutral zone and spark a quick Canton break. With great stick skills, vision, and energy, McCabe is definitely the on-ice leader for the Bulldogs and she can provide offensive punch too, scoring twice and adding six assists in the shortened 2020-21 season. Canton is looking to retain the league title and also make a push in the state tournament and McCabe will be the key player for the Bulldogs this winter, pushing the Bulldogs against what has become a very competitive, balanced league.

Sydney O’Shea, Senior – King Philip

The league’s leading scorer last season, O’Shea is one of a handful of experienced forwards that will try to fire the Warriors to the top of the Hockomock standings this winter. In just 13 games last year, O’Shea scored eight goals and had a league-best 13 assists for KP’s top line. An energetic forward, who is willing to drop back and help out in the defensive zone and then lead the rush up ice, O’Shea is a talented finisher around the goal. She isn’t afraid to mix it up in the corners and finds ways of creating shooting lanes from all angles, meaning you have to keep an eye on her no matter where she is in the offensive zone. With the goal of trying to end Canton’s reign atop the league, KP will be leaning on its experienced forwards to try and power the Warriors to the top of the Hock standings, with O’Shea trying to lead the way again.

Jessica Widdop, Senior – Mansfield/Oliver Ames

Widdop wasn’t expecting to be the starting goalie when she joined the team as a freshman but was willing to lean on her youth hockey experience between the pipes to take on the challenge. Now, she enters her senior season as a dependable mainstay for the Warriors. Her quickness and athleticism means that she is almost never completely out of a play, capable of pulling off some unlikely saves. She allowed less than three goals per game last year, stopping nearly 91 percent of the shots she faced and recording 205 saves (which was second-best in the Hock). Widdop has improved her positioning each season and her communication with her defense, rarely giving up the soft goal even in the highly pressured atmosphere of Hock games. The Warriors want to add a new name to the list of Hockomock champions and Widdop’s presence in net means they can be confident of being tough to score against.

Monday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 12/13/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Boys Hockey
Franklin, 4 @ Needham, 3 – FinalFranklin had four different players light the lamp as the Panthers skated to a win on the road over Needham. Aidan Linehan opened the scoring for the Panthers, who were tied 1-1 after one period of action. Goals from Ryan Sicchio, Dylan Marchand, and Anthony Lampasona pushed Franklin’s advantage to 4-1 in the second period. Needham made it a two-goal game before the end of the second and added another in the third but the Panthers held on.

Girls Hockey
King Philip, 7 vs. Norwell, 3 – FinalKing Philip exploded for four goals in the final period to earn its second straight win to start the season. Kelly Holmes scored a hat trick to pace the offense while Morgan Cunningham added a pair of goals. Sydney O’Shea and Catie Putt each scored once in the win.

Boys Indoor Track (@ Wheaton College)
Mansfield, 61 @ Taunton, 38 – FinalUniversity of Michigan-commit Jake Wall picked up right where he left off, winning three events to help Mansfield take down Taunton in the season opener for both teams. Wall won the 55M hurdles (7.95), the high jump (5-04.00), and the long jump (22-03.00). Sophomore Chamberlain Guthrie Jr. and senior Isaiah Kinds followed at second and third in the long jump to give the Hornets the sweep. Chamberlain and Kinds also teamed with Nate Kablik and Nolan Clarke to win the 2×400 relay in 1:44.34 Other winners for Mansfield included Kablik in the 55M dash (6.99), Chris Leonard in the 1000M (2:51.40), Riley Tremblay in the 1 Mile (4:49.01), and Collin Stevens in the 2 Mile (10:41.11). Taunton’s Conal Scully won the 600M with a PR of 1:27.13 and was a member of the winning 4×400 relay team (3:41.46) along with Aidden Fitting, Andrew Cali, and Brayden Cali.

King Philip, 36 @ Attleboro, 64 – Final Attleboro took first place in seven events and swept both the shot put and the 600M to take a win over King Philip in a meet held at Wheaton College. Chris Leonardo (43-11.00), Isaac Pereira, Isaiah Traore, and Ethan Gattoni took the top four spots in the shot put for the Bombardiers while sophomores Nicolas Graber (1:36.36), Jacob Blazek (1:37.10), and Sean Kaswale (1:37.13) swept the 600M. Senior Kaiden Murray was a big winner for Attleboro, taking first in the 55M dash (6.89), the 55M hurdles (8.98), and the long jump (18-02.00).

Foxboro, 58 @ Canton, 33 – FinalJunior Daniel O’Malley took first in a pair of events and the Warriors won eight events overall, including both relays, to get a win over Canton. O’Malley set a PR with his win in the 300M at 40.65 and then took first in the long jump at 17-09.50. Senior Jared Ciora won the 600M in 1:36.81, junior Brooks Stone took first in the 1000M in 2:57.76, senior Nicolas Olson won the 2 Mile in 10:48.45, and junior Joe Flanagan won the shot put with a toss of 37-11.00.

Stoughton @ Sharon, 7:00
Oliver Ames @ North Attleboro, 7:00
Franklin @ Milford, 7:00

Girls Indoor Track (@ Wheaton College)
Mansfield, 76.33 @ Taunton, 23.66 – Final

King Philip, 56 @ Attleboro, 43 – Final – King Philip swept the 55M dash and took the top two spots in three over events to open the season with a win over KP. Grace Lawler (7.84), Ahunna James, and Ally Pochay took the top three spots in the 55M dash, Isabelle Watson (10.94) and Madeline Hill were first and second in the 55M hurdles, Kate O’Neil (30-04.75) and James took the top two spots in the shot put, and James (4-10.00) and Watson tied for first in the high jump. Watson also won the long jump for the Warriors with a leap of 14-09.50. Attleboro swept the 600M race with junior Rebecca Rainey winning in 1:52.96 followed by Madison Ellis and Emily Dunlea. Other winners for Attleboro included freshman Julia Leonardo in the 300M (48.33), freshman Emelia Smith in the 1000M (3:37.11), and junior Kacey Parker in the 1 Mile (6:25.41).

Foxboro, 36.5 @ Canton, 62.5 – FinalCanton got a big boost by sweeping a pair of field events and had five different individual winners to knock off Foxboro. Junior Emma Messih won the shot put at 26-01.50 with seniors Maeve Morrissey and Fiona Miller taking second and third. Sophomore Katherine Oliver (14-00.00) won the long jump with Gabby Herivaux and Kiley Hanlon rounding out the top three for the dogs. Hanlon won the 55M dash (7.99), junior Syriah McCruse took first in the 300M (48.64), and senior Ella Lewis earned key points at the high jump at 4-06.00.

Stoughton @ Sharon, 7:00
Oliver Ames @ North Attleboro, 7:00
Franklin @ Milford, 7:00

2021 Hockomock League Field Hockey All Stars

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

Hockomock League MVP

Madison Ellis, Attleboro

Hockomock League All Stars

Olivia Hillman, Attleboro
Emelia Westwater, Attleboro
Ava Haggerty, Attleboro
Carly Fitzgerald, Canton
Erin Lane, Canton
Sarah Cunningham, Canton
Ellie Bohane, Canton
Kate Collins, Foxboro
Val Beigel, Foxboro
Mary Collins, Foxboro
Kaitlyn Carney, Franklin
Kate O’Rourke, Franklin
Kendall Jones, Franklin
Shaw Downing, Franklin
Kelly Holmes, King Philip
Sydney O’Shea, King Philip
Lily Brown, King Philip
Caitlin Dumouchel, Mansfield
Maddie Hunt, Milford
Julia Puccio, North Attleboro
Caroline Folan, North Attleboro
Georgia Costello, Oliver Ames
Ava Costello, Oliver Ames
Zofia Bangs, Stoughton
Kylie Thorpe, Taunton
Em Gannon, Taunton

Honorable Mentions
Sarah McMahon, Attleboro
Payton McDonough, Canton
Mya Waryas, Foxboro
Sophia Cuneo, Franklin
Molly Piller, King Philip
Maddie Brown, Mansfield
Stephanie Wong, Milford
Kelsey Briere, North Attleboro
Lily Gaskill, Oliver Ames
Natalie Kessler, Sharon
Kate Bulger, Stoughton
Kaysie DeMoura, Taunton

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Friday’s Schedule & Scoreboard – 11/05/21

Today’s games are listed below.

Football
Division 1

#16 Braintree, 6 @ #1 Franklin, 42 – Final
1st Quarter: (F) Mack Gulla 1-yard rush, Garrett Portesi XP good; (F) M. Gulla 53-yard rush, G. Portesi XP good.
2nd Quarter: (F) Jared Arone 34-yard pass to Shane Kindred, G. Portesi XP good; (F) M. Gulla 67-yard rush, G. Portesi XP good; (F) Cullen Pek fumble recovery in the end zone, G. Portesi XP good; (F) J. Arone 28-yard pass to Will Tracey, G. Portesi XP good.
3rd Quarter: (B) Braintree 1-yard rush, XP failed.
4th Quarter: No scoring.

#10 Taunton, 28 @ #7 St. John’s Shrewsbury, 35 – Final

Division 2
#15 Hingham, 0 @ #2 Milford, 24 – Final

#14 Chelmsford, 0 @ #3 King Philip, 35 – Final
1st Quarter: No scoring.
2nd Quarter: (KP) Crawford Cantave 5-yard rush, Matthew Kelley XP good; (KP) Rudy Gately 3-yard rush, M. Kelley XP good; (KP) R. Gately 26-yard rush, M. Kelley XP good.
3rd Quarter: (KP) C. Cantave 28-yard rush, M. Kelley XP good.
4th Quarter: (KP) Charlie Grant 14-yard pass to Danny Clancy, M. Kelley XP good.

#11 Barnstable, 21 @ #6 Mansfield, 28 – Final
1st Quarter: (M) Conner Zukowski 62-yard pass to CJ Bell, James Gilleran XP good; (B) Henry Machnik 9-yard rush, Shawn Haislett XP good.
2nd Quarter: (M) Connor Curtis 8-yard rush, J. Gilleran XP good; C. Zukowski 48-yard pass to Trevor Foley, J. Gilleran XP good; (B) Eugene Jordan 25-yard rush, S. Haislett XP good.
3rd Quarter: (B) Gibson Guimond 2-yard rush, S. Haislett XP good.
4th Quarter: (M) Drew Sacco 7-yard rush, J. Gilleran XP good.

Division 3
#14 Plymouth North, 6 @ #3 North Attleboro, 48 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.
1st Quarter: (PN) Killian Murphy 4-yard rush, Conversion no good; (NA) Tyler DeMattio 1-yard rush, T. DeMattio XP good; (NA) T. DeMattio 17-yard rush, T. DeMattio XP good.
2nd Quarter: (NA) T. DeMattio 11-yard rush, T. Demattio XP good; (NA) T. DeMattio 23-yard rush, T. DeMattio XP good.
3rd Quarter: (NA) Danny Curran 75-yard kick return, Connor Ruppert XP good; (NA) T. DeMattio 19-yard rush, C. Ruppert XP good; (NA) Garrett Inglese 16-yard rush, XP no good.
4th Quarter: No scoring.

#13 Stoughton, 0 @ #4 Plymouth South, 17 – Final

Division 4
#14 Newburyport, 13 @ #3 Foxboro, 45 – FinalClick here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.
1st Quarter: (F) Dylan Gordon 22-yard interception return, Sam Carpenter XP good; (F) D. Gordon 45-yard rush; S. Carpenter XP good; (F) D. Gordon 47-yard interception return, S. Carpenter XP good.
2nd Quarter: (F) S. Carpenter 38-yard field goal; (F) Tom Marcucella 21-yard pass to Nick Medeiros, S. Carpenter XP good; (F) T. Marcucella 16-yard pass to Tommy Sharkey, S. Carpenter XP good; (F) Tre Stith 45-yard interception return, S. Carpenter XP good.
3rd Quarter: (N) Jack Hadden 62-yard interception return, XP good.
4th Quarter: (N) Finn Sullivan 19-yard rush, XP failed.

Non-Playoff
Oliver Ames, 31 @ Somerset-Berkley, 33 – Final (OT)
Attleboro, 42 vs. New Bedford, 0 – Final
Sharon, 0 @ Medfield, 34 – Final
Canton, 14 vs. Westwood, 35 – Final










Field Hockey
Division 1

#17 King Philip, 0 @ #16 Lexington, 1 – FinalKing Philip fell just short on the road in a tight game at Lexington. The Warriors had six shots on goal but couldn’t find the back of the net. Junior Haley Bright made six saves in net to keep the Warriors close, including a pair of diving stops and a one-handed stop on an aerial shot. Senior Sydney O’Shea, senior Molly Piller, and sophomore Kelly Holmes all played well for KP.

#20 Attleboro, 1 @ #13 Central Catholic, 3 – Final

Volleyball
Division 1

#32 Lynn Classical, 0 @ #1 Franklin, 3 – Final

Division 2
#34 Chicopee Comp, 0 @ #2 King Philip, 3 – FinalKing Philip opened its tournament run with an impressive 3-0 sweep (25-9, 25-11, 25-7) over Chicopee Comp. Emily Sawyer led the offense with 13 kills and two blocks while Ahunna James added 10 kills. Gianna DeLorenzo chipped in with four aces while Samantha Asprelli recorded six digs. King Philip will host #15 Notre Dame Academy on Tuesday at 5:00 in a Sweet 16 matchup.

#17 North Attleboro, 1 @ #16 Nashoba, 3 – Final

#29 Sharon, 0 @ #4 Billerica, 3 – Final

#26 Masconomet, 0 @ #7 Oliver Ames, 3 – FinalSophomore Sarah Hilliard had a stellar postseason debut, leading the Tigers to a 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-21) sweep over visiting Masconomet. Hilliard registered 14 kills while classmate Claire O’Rourke added 12 kills in the win. Senior Hadley Rhodes had 24 assists and six kills and Maddie Homer added 25 digs. OA will host #10 Woburn on Tuesday at 6:00 in a Sweet 16 matchup.

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.