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What They Were Thinking: Getting upended

Dover-Sherborn senior captain Steven Aston gets upended by Nantucket senior Chris Sylvia in the Division 3 South soccer final, won by D-S, 3-0, at Braintree High School.

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

Dover-Sherborn senior captain Steven Aston gets upended by Nantucket senior Chris Sylvia in the Division 3 South soccer final, won by D-S, 3-0, at Braintree High School.

Every Sunday, Boston Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld asks the subject of one of his photos to explain what's happening in the shot.

Who’s up today: Dover-Sherborn senior captain Steven Aston gets upended by Nantucket senior Chris Sylvia in the Division 3 South soccer final, won by D-S, 3-0, at Braintree High School, Nov. 11, 2012.

Aston: “I just thought it was a cheap play. The clock is winding down and he just came up from behind and hit me in the ankles. I definitely felt it. I knew that was going to be a yellow [card]. It was blatantly from behind. I was kind of annoyed he came in from behind so cheaply. But I wasn’t really thinking about landing on my head or anything. It got chippy at the end, but most teams will do that once they know they’re done. If you’re down, 3-0, you don’t need to come in and hit somebody from behind when you know the other team is going on [in the tournament]. That just isn’t right.”

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Sylvia: “Oh man. Pent-up frustration. Go hard to the last whistle. Late in the game, last moments as a senior. It’s my last shot. Coach always says, ‘Go hard until the last whistle. Let ’em know you’re there.’ I’m not going to back down until it’s over. Left it all out there. They were flopping all game. I gave him a reason to fall.”

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