Roundup: Duxbury boys’ lacrosse beats Hingham

As the battle for the league title heats up, every game is huge, but even more between conference rivals.

On Hingham’s turf, No. 2 Duxbury came away with an 8-7 overtime victory in boys’ lacrosse Tuesday to remain undefeated in the Patriot League. The Green Dragons are 8-4 overall, but all of their losses have come against out-of-state schools.

“It was a huge win,” Duxbury coach Chris Sweet. “It goes a long way toward winning the league. It’s usually always a tight game [against Hingham].”


Before 2000, the Green Dragons rarely beat Hingham, but in the last decade they’ve dominated the Harbormen.

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The game was tied at the half, 3-3. In the game’s final two minutes, the Harbormen led, 7-6, but with 1:39 to play sophomore Matt Sharpe shot low on Hingham’s Tommy Bannan (19 saves) to tie the game.

At 2:51 of overtime, JC LoConte (two goals, two assists) netted a man-up goal from 18 yards out for the win.

Hingham’s David Freitas led the scoring with four goals. Duxbury’s Bobby O’Brien had three, while Nick Marrocco made 14 saves.

Newburyport 11, North Reading 10 — Sophomore Matt Kelleher scored with seven seconds left for the Clippers (6-1).


Norwood 5, Weymouth 4 — Sophomore Danny Farrell scored three goals and had two assists for the Mustangs (3-9).

Girls’ lacrosse

Norwell 17, Nauset 5 — Mary O'Connell (six goals) and Maddie Ward (four goals) powered the Clippers (6-1).

Duxbury 14, Hingham 10 — Tina Balzotti led the Green Dragons with four goals and three assists.

Acton-Boxboro 19, Weston 8 — Sarah Smith (five goals, three assists) led the Colonials.

Girls’ golf

Hingham 5, Notre Dame (Hingham) 1 — For the last 11 years, no girls’ golf team has been better than Notre Dame. The Cougars have won 11 consecutive state championships, and have not lost a single match. But on Wednesday, at South Shore Country Club, Hingham (8-0) upended Notre Dame.


“This is a big day for me,” said 10-year Hingham coach Bob Weiss. “I’ve never beaten them, and the girls are thrilled.”

Seniors Emily O’Toole and Sarah Centanni, junior Tori Messina, and sophomore Audrey O’Toole each won. Junior Ashley Harkins had a 3-over 39, the low score of the match.


Boston Trinity 13, Brimmer & May 0 — Sophomore righthander Christian Hodges threw a one-hitter and Danny Columbo was 3 for 4 with four RBIs.

Acton-Boxboro 3, Newton South 2 — Peter Zuckerman knocked in Billy Jackman in the sixth for the Colonials (9-1).

St. Joseph’s Prep 19, Cristo Rey 9 — Senior Joey Brennan went 4 for 4 with five RBIs and four runs for the Phoenix (3-5).

Nantucket 16, Cape Cod Academy 0— Lefty Will Ferreira threw a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts over five innings.

Brockton 8, Durfee 3 — Righthander Billy Francis allowed one run over 8 innings, striking out six. At the plate, the junior went 2 for 3 with three RBIs for the Boxers.

Dartmouth 5, Coyle & Cassidy 0 — Dan Southerland fanned 12 batters and scattered five hits to lead the Indians (8-2).

Peabody 5, Gloucester 1 — Andrew McLaughlin threw a six-hitter with five strikeouts to up his record to 4-0. George Tsonis had a double and two RBIs as the Tanners moved to 10-1.


Somerville 13, St. Clement 10 — Charlotte Schofield struck out 10 for her first varsity win.