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School roundup: Masconomet girls shut out Peabody

In the first of Sunday’s four MIAA Division 1 North girls’ soccer quarterfinal matches, host Masconomet shut out Peabody, 1-0.

The temperature barely reached 40 degrees for the start and it took both teams a while to warm up and settle into the game.

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With solid defense and good ball possession, the Chieftains dominated the first half. Although Masconomet didn’t find the back of the net before the half, they had the Tanners on their heels.

Peabody found a little more life at halftime and the second half was a more evenly played game. The Chieftains missed a couple of good shots wide of the goal, but Peabody’s attack continued to be stifled by Masconomet’s defense.

The Tanners’ best opportunity came with 15 minutes to go when a corner kick was deflected directly toward the goal, but Masconomet goalkeeper Katie Pelletier was right there to gather it up.

Two minutes later, Peabody had a throw in deep in the Chieftains’ end. The ball was headed once before a defender knocked it away. The ball made it outside the 18-yard box to Masconomet defender Sarah Katz, who then took a look up to see junior forward Kate Kitsakos open near midfield.

Katz played her the ball, Kitsakos beat one defender on the turn and outpaced another as she dribbled up the field to have a clear shot at the goal. The Peabody keeper made a last-second effort to stop the breakaway, but Kitsakos slid the ball right by her.

On the final play of the game, Peabody tried to even the score. A free kick taken 35 yards out caused a threatening scramble in the box. Pelletier made the initial save but couldn’t hold on to it. She got back to her goal line just in time to dive at her left post and save the rebounded shot.

The whistle to end the game blew seconds later and Masconomet clinched its spot in the Division 1 North semifinals.

“I thought our defense played great, they don’t cave under pressure,” said Chieftains coach Paula Yanakakis.

“We knew it was going to be a battle right to the end.”

Division 1 North

Central Catholic 4, Lincoln-Sudbury 2 — Alli Wiggins had three goals and Aly Spencer added two assists for the Raiders (19-0).

Division 1 South

Bishop Feehan 5, Brockton 0 — Five players got goals for the Shamrocks in their first-round victory. Sophomore goalie Shelby Hogan got the shutout.

North Attleborough 3, Whitman-Hanson 2— Hana Caster scored in overtime for the Red Rocketeers.

Franklin 5, Milford 2 — Megan Adams led the Panthers with two goals and three assists.

Boys’ soccer

Division 1 North

Brookline 1, Lincoln-Sudbury 0 Nathan Bermel scored in the 23d minute and Jacob Harris posted his 13th shutout for the Warriors.

Malden 1, Peabody 0 — Junior Felipe Calad scored for the Golden Tornadoes in double overtime.

Madison Park 1, Chelmsford 0 — Claudio Teixeira scored off a header with two minutes remaining to lift the Cardinals.

Acton-Boxborough 1, Framingham 0 — Junior Julian Stewart scored the game’s only goal with six minutes remaining in the second overtime for the Colonials.

St. John’s Prep 2, Andover 0 — Paul Magazzu and Patrick Foley scored to help the Eagles advance.

Lexington 5, Revere 0 — Shant Mahrokian scored three goals and junior Carter Hochman earned the shutout for the Minutemen.

Division 1 South

Needham 1, Weymouth 0 — Sophomore Don Igo scored the game’s only goal to lead the Rockets.

Brockton 2, Bridgewater-Raynham 0 — The Boxers got goals from Ronaldinho Diniz and Kevin Fortes in their first-round victory.

BC High 4, King Philip 0 — Senior Evan D'Onfrio scored the deciding goal as the Eagles advanced.

Field hockey

Division 1 North

Acton-Boxborough 3, Lexington 0 — Eleana Cardarelli scored all three goals as the defending state champion Colonials improved to 18-0-1. Leah Cardarelli, Cara Conery, and Maggie Bettez had assists, while Kathryn Salemme and Sarah Bentley split the shutout.

Division 2 South

Apponequet 3, Falmouth 2 — Lizzie Loranger scored in overtime to lift the Lakers. Seniors Cara Storms and Jade Rodrigues scored in regulation for Apponequet.

Girls’ volleyball

Division 1 South

Bishop Feehan 3, Braintree 1 — Kylie O'Donnell (11 kills, 6 digs, 4 aces) and Darby Barret (7 kills, 3 blocks) in the Shamrocks’ quarterfinal victory.

Division 3 South

Fontbonne 3, Pope John Paul II 0 — Meaghan Gemma had seven kills and Maddi Devine added seven digs in the Ducks’ victory.

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