Brockton senior Kevin Fortes scored twice and junior goalkeeper Collin Frederick kept No. 1 New Bedford out of the net as the No. 20 Boxers pulled off a 2-0 upset at home in boys’ soccer Tuesday afternoon.
“It’s nice but we’re focusing on getting ready for the [MIAA state] tournament,” said Brockton coach Richard Robens. “This is all in preparation for the tournament.”
It was the second loss for the Whalers (12-2-2), who forfeited a tie against Greater New Bedford Oct. 14, said coach John Macaroco, when one of his assistant coaches was thrown out of that game. Brockton would have been the Whalers’ first loss if not for the forfeit.
New Bedford was missing its leading scorer, senior forward Klisman Sousa, who was out for disciplinary reasons.
Brockton (11-3-1), however, showed what it’s capable of, starting with Fortes’s first goal 23 minutes into the first half with a shot off the post from far outside the box.
Fortes kept his foot on the pedal in the second half when he outran three New Bedford defenders on a 55-yard run down the field and shot one into the net.
Robens noted that while Fortes has been a constant scoring presence all season, he also has made strides to improve his passing ability and all-around game.
Brookline 2, Newton North 0 — Seniors Alejandro Brown and Ari Karchmer each scored for the Warriors.
Franklin 1, King Philip 0 — Junior Cobi Frongillo scored for the Panthers (10-1-5) off an assist from junior Tim LaRowe.
Chelsea 5, Mystic Valley 0 — Senior Luis Cruz scored two goals and had one assist in the Red Devils’ victory. Jose Ortiz had the shutout.
Wayland 3, Bedford 2 — Senior captain Ben Caples and junior captain Andres Pascual-Leone each had a goal and an assist for the Warriors.
Hull 2, Mashpee 0 — Senior captain Joey Dunphy and junior Pedro Ramos each had a goal for the Pirates.
Shawsheen 1, Greater Lawrence 0 — Senior halfback T.J. Barriss scored five minutes into the game as the Rams qualified for the state tournament.
Snowden 7, CASH 0 — Cougars sophomore Yailen Pineda scored three goals.
Mansfield 1, North Attleborough 1 — Junior forward Nikki Chretien scored one minute into the game for the Red Rocketeers, and senior forward Sophia Busharis scored seven minutes into the second half for the Hornets.
Bishop Stang 5, Bishop Connolly 0 — Senior center midfielder Andrea Rego scored twice for the Spartans.
East Boston 1, Brighton 0 — Sophomore Vanessa Mejia scored the goal for the Jets in the second half.
Newton South 5, Waltham 0 — Junior Elizabeth Barry scored two goals and junior Tamar Bulka scored a goal and had three assists for the Lions.
Bridgewater-Raynham 1, Hanover 0 — Senior Amanda Crisfulla scored for the Trojans.
Duxbury 3, Plymouth North 2 — Freshman Liz Weimer scored the winning goal with 17 minutes left for the No. 17 Green Dragons.
Walpole 1, Milton 0 — Junior Abby McMackin scored for the Rebels off a free kick.
Lexington 3, Belmont 1 — Junior Allie McNabb scored a goal and had an assist for the Minutemen.
Franklin 2, King Philip 0 — Junior Maddie Bressler and senior Sammy Rondeau were the goal scorers for the 11th-ranked Panthers.
Framingham 2, Newton North 1 — Nicole Skinnion had the winning goal for the Flyers.
Bishop Feehan 3, Durfee 0 — Senior outside hitter Kiley O'Donnell had 12 kills and four aces for the Shamrocks.
St. Mary’s 3, Cathedral 2 — Sophomore Francesca Simon had 14 service points with six aces for the Spartans.
Marian 3, Lowell Catholic 1 — Junior outside hitter Leana Mohr had 26 kills for the Mustangs (15-2).