By Matt Noonan | @MattyNoonz11
Weeks after scoring its initial win over Malden, the Medford boy’s lacrosse team found themselves needing to claw back from a two-goal deficit not once, but twice to secure hard-fought 8-7 overtime victory over the Golden Tornadoes on Thursday afternoon at the Edgerly Sports Complex.
Medford’s PJ Haberstroh netted back-to-back goals, including the equalizer with 4:44 remaining in the fourth quarter before Tom Connearney clinched the win for the Blue and White with a transition goal during the final seconds of overtime.
Tom Connearney wins it for @MustangBoysLax in overtime as @mhsathletics2 defeats Malden, 8-7, to secure a season sweep of the Golden Tornadoes. @Noontime_HS @BostonHeraldHS @LaxRecords @NoontimeLax @GlobeSchools pic.twitter.com/eZue3HqD9L
— Matt “Noontime” Noonan (@MattyNoonz11) May 2, 2019
The win provided the Mustangs with a season-sweep of the Golden Tornadoes, who led for a majority of the contest, thanks to key contributions from Zach Rufo and Collin Wilcox.
Malden led 3-1 after one quarter before Medford stormed back to even the score at 4-4 at the break, thanks to a strike from Connearney, which was set-up by Joe Sargent.
Both teams would swap goals throughout the opening minutes of the third before Malden pushed ahead, 7-5, thanks to back-to-back tallies from Rufo and Wilcox.
Medford returns to action next Monday, May 6th when they visit Salem, while the Golden Tornadoes are scheduled to face Matignon on Saturday, May 4th at 1 p.m. Malden and Matignon were scheduled to compete earlier this spring, but the game was postponed to this weekend.
Thursday’s High School Lacrosse Scoreboard | May 2nd, 2019
- Braintree 15, Weymouth 6
- St. John’s Prep 8, BC High 6
- Beverly 9, Swampscott 2
- Revere 11, Salem 6
- Marblehead 16, Danvers 9
- Peabody 13, Gloucester 4
- Duxbury 22, Plymouth North 0
- Xaverian Brothers 9, Bishop Guertin 4 (with tonight’s win, the Hawks qualify for the upcoming MIAA Tournament).
- Hingham 10, Needham 8
- Natick 9, Wellesley 2. (tonight’s win over the Raiders was the Redhawks’ first-ever in program history. Natick has been competing for the past 18 seasons).
- Needham 17, Hingham 5
- Wellesley 10, Natick 9
- Walpole 20, Milton 4
- Brookline 10, Framingham 9 (OT)
- Winchester 16, Wilmington 4
- Duxbury 20, Plymouth North 2
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