The Medway boys’ hockey team came into Wednesday’s game against Tri-Valley League rival Medfield with an unbeaten record. Medfield put an end to that at the Sgt. Pirelli Veterans Memorial Rink with a 5-2 victory.
Medway (12-1-3) came out in the first period with the same dominance it displayed Jan. 9, when the Mustangs beat Medfield, 6-2.
Medway scored early in the first thanks to a shorthanded strike by Jack Kilty.
Kilty’s would not be the only shorthanded score for the Mustangs. Teammate Bobby Schindler added one in the second period.
“We came out relatively well early, but the penalties on us in the second [period] changed the game in Medfield’s favor,” said Medway coach Chris Ross.
The game grew increasingly chippy as the second period went on, but that didn’t stop the Warriors from posting four goals.
Medfield junior Justin Hirschfeld answered Schindler’s goal on the Warriors’ next possession, beginning the barrage for his team.
Freshmen Matthew Treiber and John MacLean, and junior Matthew Crowell scored the next three goals in the second period for Medfield (16-1), turning the momentum in the Warriors’ favor.
“We just stuck to the game plan, worked hard, and made the simple plays. Hockey is a simple game,” said Warriors coach Toby Carlow.
What also might have led to Medfield’s offensive output in the second period was an intermission speech from team captain Ben Cox.
“I just told the guys to keep their composure. Medway gets chippy in big games and we had to keep our composure,” Cox explained.
Northeast 4, Newton South 1 — Anthony Aresco had two goals and an assist for the Golden Knights (6-7-3).
Arlington 1, Lexington 0 — Andrew Cunningham scored the winner in the third period as the Spy Ponders (8-5-4) qualified for the state tournament.
Cambridge 2, Latin Academy 1 — Dominic Freddura and Ethan Brazo each scored and eighth-grader Trevor Daniliuk made 22 saves for the Falcons (5-11).
Canton 5, King Philip 2 — Senior forward Pat Ward scored two goals and added an assist for the Bulldogs.
Concord-Carlisle 2, Wayland 2 — Cara Lenbo scored the tying goal for Wayland/Weston (4-7-4) with 1:31 left to play.
Duxbury 7, Sandwich 1 — Sophomore Marissa Fichter had a goal and two assists for the No. 13 Dragons, and senior Hannah Murphy added a pair of goals and an assist.
Marshfield 2, Hanover 1 — Alanna Moran scored the winner for the Rams (9-6).
Winchester 1, Woburn 1 — Sachems junior goaltender Jena Pantano made 26 saves, including several key stops late to preserve a tie against the Tanners.
Malden 81, Belmont 71 — Sophomore forward Anthony Gilardi scored 32 points and had 12 rebounds to help the Golden Tornadoes (10-4) secure a berth in the Division 1 North state tournament.
Snowden 64, Dorchester 51 — Jaquann Smith and Javaughn Kittrell led the Cougars (7-8) with 16 points apiece.
Burke 60, South Boston 56 — Senior guards Careem Kirkse (19 points) and Jason Martinez (12 points, seven assists) led the Bulldogs (7-8).
Marian 54, Fenway 53 — Benjamin Crawford (27 points, 10 rebounds) got fouled with less than a second left and hit a pair of free throws to win the game for the Mustangs (9-9).
Fontbonne 58, Brookline 37 — Seniors Georgia Bourikas (23 points, 5 steals, 5 assists), Jen Gemma (20 points, eight rebounds), and Rebecca Simmons (eight rebounds) led the No. 14 Ducks (15-1).
Blue Hills 47, Westport 30 — Junior guard Michaela Adams scored 20 points and junior forward Sinead Dacko added 10 points to lead the Warriors (15-0).
Milton 41, Madison Park 31 — Senior guard Nicki Regan paced the Wildcats with a team-high 15 points.
Snowden 23, East Boston 21 — Junior Kandis Bannister (11 points) and sophomore Janelle Kittrell (6 points, eight rebounds) helped the Cougars to their second win of the season.