The sixth-ranked Framingham boys’ soccer team came back from two goals in a Bay State Conference road game, tying No. 8 Wellesley, 2-2.
The Flyers (11-1-1) went down in the 12th minute, after Wellesley put pressure on the Framingham goal and won a free kick just outside the penalty box. Wellesley senior center back Ryan Stuntz took the free kick quickly before Framingham set up and sent it in the bottom righthand corner of the net, giving the home team a 1-0 lead.
Just 11 minutes later, the Raiders (8-1-2) took a corner kick. Framingham’s goalkeeper punched the ball away, but Raiders’ junior midfielder Sooyoung Kim looped a shot over the Framingham defense and into the net. The Raiders went into halftime up, 2-0.
The Flyers found a way to battle back in the second half. In the 53d minute, junior captain Bryant Nardizzi dribbled through a number of Wellesley defenders before laying off the ball to junior forward Vinny Matias. Matias shot from a tight angle and the ball went in off the far post, cutting Wellesley’s lead to 2-1.
The Flyers weren’t done. After the visitors started moving forward more often in the second half, senior midfielder Lorran Cancado received a pass from Flyers’ senior Igor Lemos. Cancado, who had a strong game in central midfield, put the ball onto his favored left foot and hit a shot into the bottom right corner to tie the game at 2-2.
Neither side could find a winner after Cancado’s goal. Despite the comeback, Framingham coach Danny Avery was frustrated with his team’s reaction after allowing the first goal.
“I’m just disappointed that we had a controversial call go against us and we completely lost our composure,” said Avery.
Brookline 1, Milton 0 — The Warriors (8-3-2) qualified for the state tournament behind senior Alejandro Brown’s goal.
Weymouth 1, Natick 0 — Sophomore forward Shane Adams scored and Lucas Rezende recorded his fourth straight shutout for the Wildcats (4-4-4).
Dorchester 8, West Roxbury 0 — Senior forward Warren Exceus scored two goals for the host Bears (9-0-1).
Hull 3, Monomoy 0 — Senior captain Joey Dunphy scored two goals, both assisted by senior captain Christian Fuda. Senior Josh Whelan added a penalty kick and senior goalie Andy Walton had the shutout.
North Andover 7, Andover 2 — The No. 3 Knights (13-0) scored four goals in the first 15 minutes of the first half.
Milton 1, Brookline 0 — Sophomore forward Sophie Cousineau scored her team-leading 11th goals with six minutes left for her second game-winner of the week. Goalkeeper Margaret Cochran had her first shutout of the season.
Wilmington 2, Winchester 1 — Senior Kaitlyn Curley scored and had an assist for the Wildcats (10-1-1).
Bridgewater-Raynham 1, Durfee 0 — Senior Amanda Crisfulla scored for the Trojans (8-2-1).
Hull 28, Randolph 29 — Hull/Cohasset secured the win with Julien Geyer running the 5k course in 18:03, followed by Randolph’s Mensky Barosy at 18:55.
Randolph 27, Hull 29 — Stephanie Igharosa finished first on the 5k course with a time of 24:32.
St. John’s Prep 246, Malden Catholic 262 — Senior captain Jeff O'Connor shot a 1-over 37 to lead the Eagles (12-2).
Newton South 109, Acton-Boxborough 80 — Colonials senior Cam Giles shot a 2-under 35 for 25 points.
Hanover 2, East Bridgewater 0 — Sophomore Sam Taylor scored both goals for the Indians (6-4-3).
Newburyport 5, North Reading 0 — Emma Dartol, Caroline Mariano, Meghan Stanton, Meagan Bragoli, and Mary Pettigrew scored for the Clippers (6-4-3).