New Eng. High School Notebook: Games To Watch This Weekend (Apr. 26th-28th)


By Matt Noonan | @MattyNoonz11

Welcome to Friday – we made it!

We have some great high school lacrosse games to follow, so let’s dive into some matchups you will certainly want to follow both today and this weekend.

For starters, Duxbury will host Medfield in a non-conference clash, which will certainly tell us a lot more about both teams. The Dragons are coming off an exciting 8-7 overtime win last night over Hingham, thanks to a Mike McCutcheon, who netted both the equalizer and game-winner.

The win certainly provides the Dragons with some momentum heading into Saturday’s late afternoon meeting with a Warriors squad, which secured the second position in this week’s Boston Globe Boy’s Lacrosse Top 20.

Medfield has yet to drop a single game this season and will enter Saturday’s marquee clash with an 8-0 mark following back-to-back Tri-Valley League (TVL) wins over Bellingham and Norton.

Following their win over Norton, Medfield announced some exciting news about Tommy Gill, who will be attending Hotchkiss School in Connecticut following graduation later this spring.

In addition to Duxbury-Medfield, lacrosse fans should certainly keep their eye on an important Catholic Central League (CCL) clash between Bishop Fenwick and St. Mary’s of Lynn. Both teams will meet in Peabody on Saturday with face-off scheduled for 12 p.m.

Here are a few other games to keep an eye on.

  • Massachusetts Lacrosse (Girls): Foxborough at Walpole (Friday, Apr. 26th at 3:45 p.m.)
  • Maine Lacrosse (Boys): Thornton Academy at Cape Elizabeth (Friday, Apr. 26th at 6 p.m.)
  • Massachusetts Lacrosse (Boys): Concord-Carlisle at Reading (Saturday, Apr. 27th at 1 10 a.m.)
  • Massachusetts (Boys): Walpole at Xaverian Brothers (Saturday, Apr. 27th at 1 p.m.)
  • Massachusetts Lacrosse (Boys): Lincoln-Sudbury at St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) (Saturday, Apr. 27th at 2 p.m.)
  • Massachusetts & Rhode Island Lacrosse (Boys): La Salle (R.I.) at Boston College High School (Saturday, Apr. 27th at 3 p.m.)
  • Connecticut Lacrosse (Boys): Darien at St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) (Sunday, April 28th at 10 a.m.)
  • Massachusetts Lacrosse (Boys): Lincoln-Sudbury at Haverford (Pa.) (Sunday, April 28th at 2 p.m.)

Mass. College Soccer: Updated NCAA Soccer Brackets


The Div. II and III NCAA soccer tournaments kicked off last weekend, and some Massachusetts teams managed to advance to this weekend’s third round.

Here is a look at the remaining squads in each division.

Div. II Men’s Soccer

* UMass Lowell earned back-to-back wins against Post and LIU Post in the first and second round, which earned them a date with Northeast-10 Conference foe Southern New Hampshire on Friday, Nov. 16 in the third round.

Div. III Men’s Soccer

* Following a first round bye, Amherst College defeated Dickinson, 4-0. The Lord Jeffs will remain at home for their third round matchup against Swarthmore College on Saturday, Nov. 17.

* Brandies University and Williams College will tangle in the third round in Amherst on Nov. 17, too, and the winner will meet Amherst or Swarthmore in the quarterfinals on Sunday.

Div. III Women’s Soccer

* Brandies University earned a spot in the third round following wins against Lasell and Union. The Judges will face-off against SUNY Cortland on Saturday, Nov. 17 in Ithaca, New York.

* MIT will take on Messiah on Saturday, Nov. 17 in Grantham, Pennsylvania. The Engineers first two wins came against Haverford and TCNJ.

* Wheaton College will face Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, Nov. 17. The Lyons secured a spot in the third round with wins against Westfield State and Williams College.

Mass. College Soccer: NCAA Div. 3 Soccer Tournament Pairings

By Matt Noonan 

On Monday, the NCAA announced the pairings for the upcoming NCAA Div. III Men’s and Women’s soccer tournaments. And below are the various Massachusetts teams that have earned spots.

The tournament is set to kickoff on Nov. 8 and will conclude on Dec. 1 in San Antonio, Texas.

Men’s Soccer

* Elms College vs. Scranton (Nov. 10 at Babson College)

* Colorado College vs. Babson College (Nov. 10 at Babson College)

* MIT vs. Oneonta (Nov. 10 at Oneonta)

* Williams College vs. Thomas (ME) (Nov. 10 at Williams College)

* Tufts University vs. Vassar (Nov. 10 at Brandeis University)

* Brandeis University vs. Baruch (Nov. 10 at Brandeis University)

* Westfield State vs. Dickinson (Nov. 8 at Dickson College)

* Amherst College will play the winner of Dickinson-Westfield State on Nov. 11

Women’s Soccer:

* Westfield State vs. Wheaton College (MA) (Nov. 10 at Wheaton College)

* Farmingdale State vs. Williams College  (Nov. 10 at Wheaton College)

* MIT vs. Haverford (Nov. 10 at Haverford)

* Springfield College vs. SUNY Cortland (Nov. 10 at Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges)

* Brandeis University vs. Union College (Nov. 10 at Amherst College)

* Lasell College vs. Amherst College (Nov. 10 at Amherst College)

* Lesley University vs. Misericordia (Nov. 10 at Middlebury College)

* UMass Boston vs. Ithaca College (Nov. 10 at Ithaca College)