Silver Lake boys’ soccer coach Dan Correia saw a glaring hole in No. 15 Hingham’s defense Monday afternoon, and he had his team take full advantage.
The No. 5 Lakers (10-0-1) used senior forward Paul Beatty’s four goals, including three in a six-minute span in the second half, to blow out the host Harbormen, 5-0.
Beatty netted his first goal about seven minutes in, and the score remained 1-0 until halftime. It was then, Correia said, that he had Silver Lake adjust its plan of attack. He noticed Hingham (8-2-1) was not covering Beatty as closely as anticipated.
“We saw they were giving him more space than we thought they would,” Correia said. “We basically sent the ball to him and let him go to work.”
It worked immediately. Beatty scored three times in the first six minutes of the second half. Sophomore Adam Crawford scored the final goal.
Posting another shutout was senior goalie Stephen MacSwain, who stopped a breakaway in the second half and survived a Hingham penalty kick in the first — a momentum-shifting miss, according to Correia.
Somerville 2, Malden 1 — Thayrone Miranda scored twice for the No. 1 Highlanders (10-0-1).
Needham 5, Xaverian 2 — Junior Aram Ouligian scored twice and had an assist for the No. 4 Rockets.
BC High 5, Medford 0 — Sophomore Sean O’Sullivan scored his first varsity goal to lead the No. 9 Eagles (9-1-1).
Wilmington 2, Arlington 1 — Senior Chris Saporito had a goal and an assist for the No. 11 Wildcats (11-1-0).
Holliston 4, Millis 1 — Jack Boyd scored twice for the No. 12 Panthers (8-1-2).
Franklin 1, Oliver Ames 1 — The No. 13 Tigers (6-0-4) earned a tie thanks to a second-half goal by Dave Stapleton. Nate Zaccardi scored for Franklin.
Lowell Catholic 8, Cathedral 0 — Andrew Pereira and Zack Lemire each had two goals and an assist as the Fighting Crusaders (9-0-1) qualified for the state tournament.
Notre Dame (H) 4, Norwell 1 — Parker DiNatale (two goals) and Gabby Kenyon (one goal, one assist) led the No. 7 Cougars (11-0).
Lowell Catholic 7, St. Clement 1 — Maddie Medina scored a goal and had two assists for the No. 18 Crusaders (9-0-1).
North Attleboro 5, Sharon 0 — Nicole Chretien netted a hat trick for the No. 19 Red Rocketeers (8-2-1).
Duxbury 3, Scituate 2 — Bri Fadden scored the winning goal with two minutes remaining as the Green Dragons (8-1-2) topped the 20th-ranked Sailors (10-1-2).
Apponequet 4, Durfee 0 — Lizzie Loranger and Cara Storms both scored two goals for the No. 4 Lakers (11-0).
Sandwich 6, Plymouth North 1 — Maggie Layo had three goals and two assists for the No. 10 Blue Knights (11-0-2).
Westford 5, Wayland 0 — Jenna Klinka recorded a hat trick to lead the No. 8 Grey Ghosts (13-1).
Chelmsford 6, Bishop Fenwick 1 — Seniors Libby Mercuri and Mary Lou Ryder had two goals and an assist each for the No. 17 Lions (8-1-1).
Barnstable 3, Dennis-Yarmouth 0 — Hannah Andreas had 10 kills and 14 service points for the No. 1 Red Raiders (11-0).
Melrose 3, Lexington 1 — Freshman Victoria Crovo finished with 13 kills for the No. 7 Red Raiders (11-1).
Lynnfield 3, Pope John 0 — Caroline Sagan (11 assists) and Hannah Shaievitz (nine kills, three blocks) helped the No. 19 Pioneers win.