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D2 GIRLS’ SOCCER FINAL: HINGHAM 2, ARLINGTON 1

Hingham girls three-peat as D2 champion

LYNN — Hingham senior Eve Hewins ended her illustrious high school career in the best way possible, scoring the winning goal in the Division 2 state title game.

Hewins connected in stoppage time of sudden-death overtime to lift the Harborwomen a 2-1 victory over Arlington on Saturday at Manning Field.

The Hingham girls (21-0-1) completed a three-peat as Division 2 state champions.

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“[Hewins has] been the most prominent player in school history,” said Hingham coach Ryan Puntiri. “It’s just fitting for her to score the game-winner.”

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Hewins also scored the winner in the 2014 state final against Arlington.

On Saturday, the Spy Ponders got off to a hot start. With seven minutes left in the first half, Arlington senior Anna Kohlberg redirected a corner to senior Mackenzie Sherriff, who finished expertly at the left post for a 1-0 lead.

The equalizer came early in the second half after the Harborwomen earned a free kick 25 yards from goal.

Senior Emily Rosso placed a beautiful ball into the top left corner of the net past Arlington keeper Emilia Brush.

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Hingham dominated most of the second half and overtime. Hewins’s winner (her 38th goal of the season) came in stoppage time off a pass from senior Kira Maguire.

“There has been a lot of talk about the three-peat,” Puntiri said. “It’s a great accomplishment.”

For Arlington (15-4-3), the loss ends an impressive postseason run. Coach Paul Austin returns a wealth of talent, including four freshmen that logged minutes on Saturday afternoon.

“For us to be here this year was surprising,” Austin said with a smile. “We’ll be here again.”