Mass. D1 South Boys First Round: Franklin, Falmouth, Xaverian advance

Kevin Doyle
Kevin Doyle
Kevin joined HNIB in 1990 and is a Senior Writer and Director of the Northern New England and Mass/R.I. High School Division camps. A veteran editor/writer of 40 years in the print and digital mediums, he has edited and produced original content and coordinated production for local and global publications and websites. He holds degrees from Merrimack College and Boston University and won multiple industry awards as Sports Editor of The Daily News of Newburyport and News Editor of The Amesbury News. He is the 2016 recipient of the North Shore Lifetime Commitment From the Community award presented by Moynihan Lumber and a 2017 Newburyport High School Wall of Fame inductee. He resides with his family in Portsmouth, NH. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @kdoyle40

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FIRST ROUND

Cam Tobey
Falmouth

No. 6 Falmouth 4, No. 11 Duxbury 3

Cam Tobey’s second goal with 5:37 to play powered the Clippers past the Green Dragons. Matt Schreiner and Nick Champani also scored for Falmouth, which advances to face No. 3 Braintree in the quarterfinal round. Andrew Violandi scored twice for Duxbury, which finished 10-11-2.

Adam Assad
Franklin

No. 4 Franklin 3, No. 13 Brockton 1

The defending State Champions turned back a spirited effort by the Boxers to advance to a quarterfinal date with No. 5 Framingham. Senior Adam Assad, set up by James Kilroe, delivered the game-winner, breaking a 1-1 tie in the third period. Senior Joe Blasie and junior Jeremy Miller also scored for the Panthers. Senior Adam Stagnone had 46 saves for Brockton, which finished 5-13-3.

No. 9 Xaverian 2, No. 8 Mansfield 1

Andy McInerney’s second-period goal, from Will Wolford and Egor Borschev, stood as the game-winner for the Hawks, who advance to face top-seeded Catholic Conference compatriot Catholic Memorial. Henry Bruckner gave the Hawks a 1-0 lead in the first period, converting a set-up by Shane Connolly and Pat Stapleton. Mansfield wrapped up an 11-8-2 campaign.

FIRST ROUND RESULTS

Thursday, March 2

Framingham 4, Bridgewater-Raynham 1

Natick 3, Weymouth 1

Friday, March 3

Xaverian 2, Mansfield 1

Franklin 3, Brockton 1

Falmouth 4, Duxbury 3

QUARTERFINALS

Sunday, March 5

No. 9 Xaverian winner vs. No. 1 Catholic Memorial (Gallo, 2:30)

No. 7 Natick vs. No. 2 Wellesley (Canton Ice House, 6:30)

No. 4 Franklin vs. No. 5 Framingham (Gallo, 4:45)

No. 6 Falmouth vs. No. 3 Braintree (Gallo, 7)

SEMIFINALS

Thursday, March 9

At Gallo Arena, 5:30 and 7:30

FINAL

Sunday, March 12

At Gallo Arena, 5:30

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