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Massachusetts Lacrosse Notebook: Monday Polls & Links

NS Mass Lax Notebook May 2019

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports 

Happy Monday,  everyone!

Monday’s usually mean polls and links, so here is our latest Eastern Massachusetts lacrosse polls (boys and girls lacrosse), as well as some news and links from the past few days.

Eastern Massachusetts Boy’s Lacrosse Top 10 Poll | Monday, April 29th, 2019

  1. Lincoln-Sudbury
  2. St. John’s Prep (Danvers)
  3. Acton-Boxborough
  4. Xaverian Brothers
  5. Duxbury
  6. Hingham
  7. Medfield
  8. Concord-Carlisle
  9. Reading
  10. Winchester

On The Rise: Bishop Fenwick, Boston College High School, Braintree, Cohasset, Dover-Sherborn, Foxborough, Franklin, Lexington, Marshfield, Marblehead, Natick, Needham, Newton North, Silver Lake, St. Mary’s of Lynn, and Westford Academy

Eastern Massachusetts Girl’s Lacrosse Top 10 Poll | Monday, April 29th, 2019

  1. Notre Dame Academy (Hingham)
  2. Norwell
  3. Westwood
  4. Wellesley
  5. Walpole
  6. Lincoln-Sudbury
  7. Needham
  8. Franklin
  9. Reading
  10. Concord-Carlisle

On The Rise: Braintree, Cohasset, Dover-Sherborn, Duxbury, Lexington, Manchester-Essex, Marblehead, Masconomet, Newton North, North Andover, Rockland, Swampscott, and Wayland 

News and Notes from the Massachusetts Lacrosse World 

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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.)

Soccer Notebook: Matignon, Somerville Secure Spots In MIAA Soccer Tournament

NS Soccer Notebook

By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11) 

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) unveiled the pairings for its upcoming high school soccer tournaments earlier today, which saw both Somerville and Matignon boy’s varsity soccer secure spots in the Division 1 North and Division 4 North playoffs, respectively.

Somerville, which secured the second position in the North with with a 14-0-4 record, will host Peabody on Saturday, November 4 at Dillboys Stadium at 6 p.m. The Tanners enter the postseason as the 15th best team in the North with an overall record of 9-7-2.

The Highlanders defeated the Tanners twice this season en route to finishing undefeated for the second straight year.

Somerville capped its season last Saturday, October 28th with a 5-1 win last Saturday over Andover,

Saturday’s winner will face either Chelsea (seventh seed) or Boston Latin (10th seed) in the quarterfinals – no date or time has been announced for the quarterfinals.

Chelsea will host Boston Latin on Saturday with kickoff also scheduled for 6 p.m.

St. John’s Prep (Danvers) secured the top spot in this year’s D1 North playoffs, while East Boston, Malden and Lexington round out the top five, checking-in third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

Matignon earned the fourth seed in the D4 North playoffs and will host Ipswich (13th seed) on Friday, November 3 at 2 p.m. at Danehy Field in Cambridge. The Warriors enter the postseason with a 13-4-1 record, while the Tigers, who secured the 13th position, enter Friday’s match with an 8-8-2 ledger.

The winner of Friday’s first round match will face either Manchester (fourth seed) or Innovation Academy (12th seed) in the quarterfinals – no dates or time has been announced for that particular round.

St. Mary’s of Lynn earned the top spot in the tournament, while Boston International and  Mystic Valley checked-in second and third, respectively. Manchester secured the fifth position.

Mass High School Hoops: St. Mary’s of Lynn 70, Cathedral 64

St. Mary's of Lynn celebrated their first Div. 4 championship since 2002 on Monday against Cathedral High School, 70-64. (Photo Credit: C.J. Legner)

By Matt Noonan 

BOSTON, MA – For the first time since March of 2002, the St. Mary’s of Lynn boy’s basketball team danced on the TD Garden parquet, as they celebrated their 70-64 victory against Cathedral High School in the MIAA Div. IV eastern finals on Monday.

“Our school’s doing really well right now. Hockey teams, girls basketball team, [so] we just wanted to make our mark in the school and make our school proud,” said St. Mary’s junior Randolf Thurman, who turned in 14 points.

Cathedral constructed a 10-5 lead following the opening tap, thanks to seniors Brandon Kelly and Matt Owens, (13 points) but a missed free throw by sophomore Shayne Green opened the door for St. Mary’s to rally, as Thurman and senior Devin Thompson, (25 points) sank back-to-back baskets at the end of the session, which provided the Spartans a lead they never relinquished.

The Spartans then built off their late first quarter momentum by outscoring the Panthers, 15-8 in the second frame, and entered their dressing room with a 32-23 cushion.

“[In the] second quarter, I think that everybody wanted to buckle down, get off and try to execute, and then we had to focus on rebounding and stopping their transition, so that’s what we were getting on each other,” Thurman said.

“We knew they had five or six athletes that were going to come after us, and I think we tried to get on their three-point shots, and I think our offense started to flow a little bit, once that did it kind of made it a little bit easier for us,” said St. Mary’s head coach Kevin Moran.

Once the second half commenced, St. Mary’s offense relied heavily upon Thompson, but Cathedral countered with senior Kyle Lawyer, who’s two free throws and two buckets helped the Panthers cut the deficit to 51-42 entering the final quarter.

The Spartans eventually stretched their lead to 60-50 late in the fourth session, but numerous missed shots allowed the Panthers to rally back and cut the deficit to 62-58 off a layup by Lawyer.

“We had to stop them on transition. We had to box everybody out, and then we also had to run through our plays and keep our composure,” said Rudolf.

Cathedral was then forced to foul St. Mary’s, with very little time remaining, but two free throws at the stripe, and layups from Thompson and senior Nick Gagliolo, (19 points) secured the victory for the Spartans.

“These guys did everything you asked them to, [and] we knew that this Cathedral team was going to comeback,” said Moran.

“Words can’t describe how I feel right now, I really can’t,” said Gagliolo. “Once the ball went up, everything just kind of settled in.”

Cathedral’s last visit to the finals occurred in March of 2010, but similar to this particular matchup, they lost to New Mission.