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High School Lax Social Media Round-Up: Coach Garnder Earns 200th Win

Mass HS Lax Roundup

By Mass. High School Lax (@Mass_LaxHS) 

Saturday’s are always busy days in the high school lacrosse world, and below are a few score updates and tweets – consider this your Saturday dose of an ‘in case you missed it!’

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Rivers Athletics tweeted a cool picture of alum Mark Goodrich, who is the head coach of the boy’s lacrosse team at Milton Academy.

Speaking of Rivers, the boy’s lacrosse team defeated Milton Academy, 9-6, while the girl’s varsity team won their game by a score 16-10.

Yesterday, Xaverian Brother head coach Tim Gardner won his 200th game on the sidelines as the Hawks beat Catholic Memorial.

Earlier today, our friend Mike Loveday of Lax Records tweeted the following graphic to congratulate Coach Gardner:

Make sure to read the recap of the Hawks’ initial win of the season, courtesy of our friends over at Suite Sports!

North Reading scored its third-straight win, defeating Nantucket earlier today, 13-8. Below are a few tweets from the Hornets’ Twitter handle following their team’s win.

Minnechaug boy’s varsity lacrosse scored a hard-fought win, defeating Pope Francis, 16-9.

Despite not being in action today, the Dartmouth High School girl’s varsity lacrosse team enjoyed some local New England Division III lacrosse in Bridgewater. Below are a few tweets from coach Chris Tesca.

Mass. HS Lax: Opening Week Games To Watch

Opening Week!

By Mass. High School Lax (@Mass_LaxHS)

A brand new season of Massachusetts High School Lacrosse is slowly set to begin – there are still a few play-dates and scrimmages scheduled for the next few days. Below are a few games we’re going to be keeping an eye on – of course, there will be others, too – but here are some games to watch, attend or follow on social media!

  • Westford Academy at Lincoln-Sudbury (Thursday, Mar. 30th | 4 p.m.) – This will be a good test for the Grey Ghosts as they take on the two-time defending MIAA Division 1 Eastern Champions.
  • Xaverian Bros. at Belmont Hill School (Saturday, Apr. 1st | 10 a.m. | Scrimmage): We will be keeping both eyes on Tim Gardner‘s squad this season, which begins its 2017 campaign officially next Tuesday, April 4th when they host Walpole before entertaining Catholic Memorial three days later on Friday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Duxbury vs. LaSalle Academy (Friday, Mar. 31st | 5:30 p.m. | Scrimmage): This will be the Dragons’ third consecutive scrimmage before hopping into regular season play next Monday (Apr. 3rd) against Whitman-Hanson.
  • Wellesley at Norwell (Monday, Apr. 3rd | 4 p.m.): The Norwell girls lacrosse team will attempt to win their third consecutive MIAA Division 2 crown, but don’t overlook a Wellesley Raiders squad that will certainly be in the mix for the Bay State Conference (BSC) crown this season.
  • Needham vs. Lexington (Thursday, Mar. 30th | 3:45 p.m. | Scrimmage): The Rockets saw their run toward a MIAA Division 1 South Sectional crown fall short to Duxbury last season, but being a new season (and a new tam), one should not overlook Needham, which will begin its season against B.C. High next Tuesday (on the road). As for Lexington, they’ll look to rebound after falling to Lincoln-Sudbury last year in the MIAA Division 1 North Quarterfinals.
  • Needham vs. Franklin (Thursday, Mar. 30th | 6:00 p.m.): Before competing in a play-date with Westwood girl’s lacrosse on Saturday, the Rockets will look to commence their season against a talented Franklin squad, which captured the MIAA East Division 1 crown last season with a 7-6 win over Acton-Boxboro.
  • St. John’s Prep at Reading (Thursday, Mar. 30th | 4:00 p.m. | Scrimmage): The Rockets and Eagles will tangle in what will be a quality scrimmage before Reading commences its season on Saturday, April 1st against Acton-Boxboro.
  • Grafton vs. Shrewsbury (Tuesday, Apr. 4th | 3:30 p.m.): Expect Grafton to make another run toward the MIAA Boys Central/West Division 3 crown, especially after defeating Mount Greylock – a team one should not over look, too.
  • Mount Greylock at Burr & Burton Academy (Tuesday, Apr. 4th | 4:15 p.m.): Mount Greylock should certainly be in the mix for a Central/West Division 3 crown this season – hey, maybe they actually get past Grafton and secure a spot in the state semifinals.
  • Cohasset at Newton North (Saturday, Apr. 1st | 12:00 p.m.): We highlighted this game earlier in an exciting tweet from coach James Beaudoin. The past two years have seen this game head to an extra session, so it is possible we could see a third this weekend.

See a game that wasn’t featured or mentioned? Let us know by sending us an email to MassHSLax2016@gmail.com and make sure to follow us on Twitter at @Mass_LaxHS

Mass HS Lax Recap: CM 10, Xaverian Bros. 6

CM netted 8 of their 10 strikes in the second half, which helped the Knights defeat XB! (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)

By Brian Willwerth

WESTWOOD, MA – Behind a strong second half performance, and four goals by one of its seniors, the Catholic Memorial rallied for a 10-6 victory over Xaverian Brothers in a Catholic Conference matchup Tuesday afternoon.

The Hawks had the edge of play in the first half, getting two goals from senior Ryan Scheib. They increased their lead early in the third quarter when Scheib scored his third goal of the game.

But from there, the Knights took over. CM scored seven straight goals to turn a 4-2 deficit into a 9-4 lead they would not relinquish. Senior John Harrison had three of his four goals in the second half.

“When we keep it hot, we look for the slides,” said Harrison. “When it comes to me I just try and stick it, finish it.”

“We played a lot of defense in the whole first half,” said CM head coach Kevin Lynch. “The attack took over, we held the ball a little longer, we picked our shots and it started working for us.”

CM senior Miles McCarthy recorded 14 saves in net, while senior Blake Neyland stopped 16 shots for XB.

The Knights have now won four of their last five against the Hawks.

“To be honest, for me, I just love this field,” said Harrison. “There’s something about it that feels lucky to me.”

Xaverian Brothers Running Attack Overpowers Brockton, 31-0

By Matt Noonan 

WESTWOOD, MA – For the second time this season, Brockton High School’s varsity football team was shutout, as Xaverian Brother’s defeated the Boxers on a warm and humid Saturday afternoon by a score of 31-0.

“It’s tough, but we’ve got eight more games left. We’ve got to keep our heads up, practice harder, [and] get better each time [we’re on the field],” said Brockton’s Jesse Monteiro.

The Boxers committed four turnovers, (two fumbles and two interceptions), as well had no answer for the Hawks running game, which tallied 21-points on the ground thanks to senior Zach Maiuri and junior Hunter Taute.

“[Our] offensive line, they did a great job. They completely dominated the line of scrimmage and I think one of those drives, we had [the ball] for at least eight minutes and that really wears down a defense,” said Xaverian’s quarterback Chris Calvanese.

“You don’t go into a game necessarily thinking – especially against Brockton that we’d have to really focus on our line of scrimmage play,” said Xaverian’s head coach Charlie Stevenson. “When we put our big guys in the backfield, they can bring a little bit of a size factor to the game, so we put some size in there when we need to run the ball, [which] helps us a little bit.”

Hawks quarterback Chris Calvanese finished the game completing 7-of-12 passes for 119 yards, one touchdown to junior wide receiver DJ Pagliuca, and one interception, while senior kicker Jules Murphy registered seven points, four extra points and a 38-yard field goal in the first half.

“[It was] a great game today,” said Calvanese. “Brockton’s always Brockton, but the way we came out today, we’re feeling great about the next couple weeks and the rest of the season.”

“Give Brockton credit. I thought they played hard. They came out really fired up and made us make some mistakes early and made us get really get out of what wanted to go to, so we’re just fortunate that we could rely on our run game to really win the game – that’s really what won the game,” said Stevenson.

The Hawks will return to the gridiron next Saturday when they host Somerville, while the Boxers will travel to St. John’s Prep.

“We just got to mentally stay strong. We can’t let the little things get to us,” said Monteiro. “We just got to pick ourselves up after plays and make plays after plays and just come together as a team.