Kaitlyn Fox powers Archbishop Williams girls’ hockey in frenzied finish
The Archbishop Williams girls’ hockey team traded goals with the Haverhill/Pentucket/North Andover squad in a wild third period.
But the Bishops had the final say as junior center Kaitlyn Fox netted her second goal of the game with 47.6 seconds remaining, powering Archies (1-0) to a 4-3 victory at Zapustas Rink in Randolph.
‘‘That was a great feeling,’’ said Fox. ‘‘We worked so hard throughout this whole game, in the first, second, and third, and we came out with the win.’’
HPNA struck first on a second-period power play goal by Kerri McLaughlin. Archbishop Williams rattled off three straight goals to jump to a 3-1 lead with 7:14 left in the third. Hannah Keating and Eliana Kane scored two minutes apart to tie it 3-3 for HPNA with two minutes remaining.
Archbishop Williams coach Mark McHale called a timeout to settle his team. ‘‘We don’t have any easy games,” McHale said. “[HPNA] is a Division 1 team, they’re in the playoffs year in and year out. We knew it was going to be a hard-fought game.’’
Fox notched the go-ahead goal, and senior goalie Allison Delmonte (15 saves) held off a late HPNA attack to secure the win.
‘‘It’s nice to start off the season with the win,’’ said Delmonte. ‘‘It really sets the tone for the rest of the year, I think it was a good team win all around.’’
Nobles 3, Choate 1 — Sophomore Katie Pyne struck for two goals and an assist for undefeated Nobles (4-0-1).
Canton 4, Sandwich 2 — Senior Lauren Fitzpatrick contributed two goals in the Bulldogs’ season-opening win.
Northfield Mt. Hermon 6, Phillips Andover 2 — Anna Bargman scored two of Northfield Mt. Hermon’s goals in the win.
Whitman-Hanson 5, Pembroke 2 — Senior captain Ed Scriven scored twice and juniors John Hagan, Adam Solari and Chris Stoddard all added tallies in the season-opening victory. Sophomore Bobby Sider, a transfer from Archbishop Williams, earned the win in net for the Panthers (1-0).
Winthrop 7, Portland (Maine) 1 — Senior captain Sam Yarrow scored four times and dished out two assists to spark the Vikings (1-0) to a season-opening win.
Abington 5, Sacred Heart 1 — Sophomores Dave McArthur (3 goals) and Connor Buckley (3 assists) had big games to improve the Green Wave to 1-1 on the season.
Arlington Catholic 6, St. Peter-Marian 0 — Junior Tom Milne had a hat trick for the Cougars in their win.
Pembroke 43, Carver 38 — Mike Nogueira led the team with 17 points and James Higgins added 11 as the Titans downed the Crusaders in their season opener.
Phillips Andover 64, Brimmer & May 61 — Junior Matteo Whelton drained the winning 3 at the buzzer for the Big Blue at the Scholar Roundball Classic at Babson College.
St. Paul’s 56, New Hampton 31 — Jordan Geronimo led the Pelicans with 13 points.
Northfield Mount Hermon 88, Perkiomen 77 — Behind a game-high 32 points from Harvard-bound senior forward Chris Ledlum, NMH pulled away from Perkiomen (Pa.) in the Scholar Roundball Classic. Perkiomen rallied back from a 13-point deficit in the second half thanks to lights out shooting from Lithuanian native Tautvydas Kupstas (31 points) and Chris Arcidiacano (19 points), the young brother of current Chicago Bulls point guard Ryan Arcidiacano. But along with Ledlum, Greg Dolan, of Buffalo, N.Y., allowed NMH to pull away, finishing with 15 points and a game-high 8 assists.
Boys’ indoor track
Dover-Sherborn 44, Norton 42 — Sophomore Paul Wisnaskas starred for the Lancers (0-1) in the loss, placing first and qualfying for states in the hurdles (8.17) and high jump (6 feet). He was also part of the 4x400 relay team that placed first and qualified for states. Norton senior Corey Stalters also qualfied for states in the hurdles with a second-place finish of 8.26 seconds.
Girls’ indoor track
Norton 67, Dover-Sherborn 19 — Bella Pietrasiewicz qualified for states in the 2-mile with a time of 11:49.8 as the Lancers (1-0) dominated.