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Mass. D1 Highlights: No. 2 MC captures Catholic Conference crown

Matt Filipe Malden Catholic

Matt Filipe
Malden Catholic

Connor Morton Wellesley

Connor Morton
Wellesley

– In the marquee game on Wednesday’s schedule, four-time defending 1A champion No. 2 Malden Catholic shut down No. 4 B.C. High to clinch the Catholic Conference championship for the first time since 2012. Northeastern commit Matt Filipe had the game-winning goal and Kyle Casey picked up the shutout.

– In a key Bay State Herget clash, first-place No. 9 Wellesley and second-place No. 17 Milton played to a 2-all tie. Connor Morton and Carter Huff had first-period goals for Wellesley while Milton countered with strikes from senior Lloyd Hill and sophomore Dylan McDougall.

– Woburn clinched the Middlesex Liberty Division title with a hard-fought 4-2 win over Arlington. Kyle Flaherty scored a pair of goals for the Tanners, including the clinching, empty-net tally. Justin Alves and Tim Concannon also had goals for Woburn.

– Andover continued its strong debut season under coach Chris Kuchar, qualifying for the post-season with a 1-0 MVC/DCL One win against Westford Academy. Sophomore defenseman Matt Sharrio netted his first career goal for the Golden Warriors and senior Nick Scarpa (22 saves) rang up the shutout.

Chris Stalmok  St. John's (S)

Chris Stalmok
St. John’s (S)

Chris Googins Braintree

Chris Googins
Braintree

– St. John’s of Shrewsbury extended its post-season fight with a 5-2 decision of Marshfield. Tyler Reynolds, Garrett Lehan, Adam Romano, Chris Stalmok and Jack Herlihy scored for the Pioneers, who got a 20-save performance from Alex Franchi. Will Cote and Harrison Sheldon scored for Marshfield. SJS (7-10-1) needs seven points in its final four games to qualify, starting this afternoon against Hingham at NESC (3:50 p.m.). The Harbormen also sit on the post-season bubble.

– Senior Jack Griffin’s hat trick powered No. 15 Duxbury past Whitman-Hanson, 5-1, as the Green Dragons clinched the Patriot League Keenan Division crown. Kevin Corcoran and Kyle Madigan added goals and Ryan Stevens contributed three assists.

– No. 20 St. Mary’s of Lynn continued to roll as it turned back Matignon in Catholic Central Large action, 3-1. The Spartans got two goals from sophomore Dante Maribito and one from freshman defenseman Max McKay. John Andrews scored for Matignon.

– No. 8 Central Catholic captured the MVC/DCL One championship with a 4-1 win against Waltham. Joe Faro had a goal and an assist for the Raiders while Hawks’ fine goalie Shamus Egan piled up 39 saves.

Kevin Quinn Walpole

Kevin Quinn
Walpole

Jack Rogers Arlington Catholic

Jack Rogers
Arlington Catholic

– In an intriguing intersectional match-up between former D2 powers that have transitioned smoothly to D1, No. 13 Franklin topped No. 18 Newburyport, 1-0, behind senior goalie Ryan Shea’s 22-save performance. Senior Ryan Spillane scored the game’s lone goal.

– No. 14 Braintree outgunned Needham, 5-3, behind goals from Evan Googins, Chris Googins, Corey Woodward, Liam Sage and Kyle Marshall.

– In the Catholic Central Large, No. 11 Arlington Catholic eased past Archbishop Williams, 4-1, on goals from Matt Solvilletti, Ryan Smith, Ivan Mikhaylov and John Rogers.

– Kevin Quinn scored two goals as Walpole dumped Dedham in the Bay State Conference, 4-1. Liam McCabe and James Murphy also scored.

– In other games of note:  … No. 10 Burlington shut out Stoneham, 4-0 … No. 5 St. John’s Prep routed St. Peter-Marian, 10-0 … No. 3 Austin Prep whitewashed Bishop Fenwick, 5-0 … No. 6 Xaverian and No. 12 Barnstable played to a 3-3 tie … and Hingham handled Coyle & Cassidy, 5-0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

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