Thanks to Karl Kreisher’s late goal on a broken play, the No. 8 Concord-Carlisle boys’ soccer team sneaked by host Lincoln-Sudbury, 1-0, Monday afternoon in a battle of Dual-County League leaders.
The win means the Patriots finish the regular season at 13-1-2, while the No. 14 Warriors drop to 9-2-5.
Kreisher found the back of the net with four minutes to play after the ball deflected to him near the 18-yard line, according to coach Ray Pavlik. The senior forward took a couple of touches before beating L-S goalie Bobby Hurstak from about 12 yards out.
“We’ll certainly take it,” Pavlik said. “It was a good game overall. It had that playoff feel to it.”
Concord-Carlisle has not lost since a 1-0 decision to Cambridge on Sept. 7 to open its season.
Since then, the goaltending tandem of senior Gabe Areia and junior Bryce Dion have yielded six goals in 15 games. The Patriots have scored 38 times in the same span.
“I was happy that the boys didn’t get down after the early loss,” Pavlik said. “It refocused them and drilled them to work a little harder. Hopefully that pays off in the weeks to come.”
Since the Class of 2014 started at the high school, the Patriots have won a state title, made it back to the championship game, and lost in the sectional final. They are no strangers to deep postseason runs.
“They understand what the tournament is like and what it takes to be successful,” Pavlik said. “They get it. They understand. If you don’t show up, that’s it. Everybody’s playing for their season.”
Somerville 3, Medford 2 — Senior Patrick Callinan’s goal in the first minute, his first as a member of the varsity, helped the No. 5 Highlanders (15-1-1) get past the Mustangs.
Needham 3, Newton North 2 — Senior Hantzly Murat netted a pair to lift the No. 2 Rockets (12-0-6).
North Andover 5, Hingham 0 — Senior Michael Skarbelis had a hat trick to help the No. 1 Knights (18-0) finish a perfect regular season.
Oliver Ames 5, Sharon 1 — Senior captain Lucas Araujo, who missed most of the season with an injury, scored three goals in his third game for the No. 13 Tigers (11-0-5).
Dorchester 3, Burke 0 — Merveil Meyitang, Roberson Cevat, and Sauvilet Cine scored as the Bears (15-0-2) advanced to the Boston City finals.
Central Catholic 2, Swampscott 0 — Alli Wiggins and Megan Rauseo scored to lead the unbeaten and top-ranked Raiders.
Plymouth North 7, Sacred Heart 0 — Seniors Nicole Day and Courtney Banzi scored their first varsity goals for the Eagles.
Masconomet 5, Saugus 0 — The No. 7 Chieftains finished their regular season undefeated at 13-0-5.
North Quincy 2, Middleborough 0 — Freshman Shannan Kennedy posted her ninth shutout for the Red Raiders.
Notre Dame (Hingham) 4, Hingham 0 — Senior Gabby Kenyon scored all four goals for the ninth-ranked Cougars (16-2).
Melrose 3, Watertown 0 — Meri Lessing had 16 kills for the No. 5 Red Raiders (18-1).
Lynnfield 3, Hamilton-Wenham 0 — Sophomore Jessica Morelli had 13 assists to lead the 18th-ranked Pioneers (15-4).