Somerville prevails over Boston Latin

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Somerville's Paulo Henrique Andrade (24) got tangled in the arms of Boston Latin's Federico Rollo during Monday’s Division 1 North quarterfinal at Dilboy Stadium

By Jonathan Sigal Globe Correspondent 

Paulo Sergio Pereira Filho experienced frustration and then exhilaration in a 30-minute span at Dilboy Stadium on Monday afternoon.

With Somerville trailing Boston Latin, 1-0, in the 59th minute of the Division 1 North soccer quarterfinal, the senior was denied not once, but twice on penalty kick attempts. His head dropped.


But in the 86th minute of a 1-1 game, his corner kick sailed into a crowd in front and the ball was deflected into the net off a Latin defender to lift the host Highlanders to a 2-1 overtime win.

No. 2 seed Somerville (16-0-4) plays No. 14 Brookline (9-5-6) in a semifinal Wednesday at Lowell’s Cawley Stadium.

“The thing we love with these guys and they didn’t buckle,” said Somerville coach George Scarpelli. “I’ve been doing this for 30 years, and the state tournament is funny. You’re going to win one because you’re lucky, and today was lucky.”

He was referencing the 59th minute, when Somerville was awarded a penalty kick, only for Boston Latin to sub in freshman keeper Nicholas Foscato just for the spot kick.

Foscato made the first save on Filho, but the referees granted a second opportunity because the Wolfpack defense had entered the 18-yard box prematurely. Foscato again denied Filho, only for junior winger Josh Machado to bang home the rebound to make it 1-1.


Boston Latin had previously broken a scoreless deadlock in the 43rd minute, when sophomore midfielder Julian Day capitalized on a miscue by a Somerville defender.

“We executed our game plan, so one foul and an own goal, if that’s how we’re going to go out, those are the breaks of the sport,” said Boston Latin coach Jason Miller. “Our guys should be proud, and we’ll have a better rebound next year.”

The Highlanders now take on a Warrior side that has upset No. 3 East Boston and No. 6 Lincoln-Sudbury.

“They’re in one of the top leagues [Bay State Conference] in the state, so when you’re playing a Brookline team with how well coached they are, they’re going to come in and give us headaches,” Scarpelli said.

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Boston Latin's Federico Rollo (5) helped goalie Jonathan Evans defend during Monday’s Division 1 North quarterfinal at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville.

Division 3 North

Wayland 3, Weston 2 — Senior captain Michael Jones thumped home the winner off a cross from junior Andrew D'Amico in the second minute of overtime to lift the top seeded Warriors (11-1-5). It was the 17th goal of the season for Jones, who led the Dual County League in scoring. The Warriors rallied from a 2-0 deficit 30 minutes into the game. D'Amico scored in the 35th minute, and junior Gage Fuller volleyed home the equalizer in the 65th minute.

Division 3 South

Norwell 3, Scituate 0 — Matt Cawthorne opened the scoring at the 20-minute mark and Tyler Studley added two goals before the half as the No. 2 Clippers (16-2-2) cruised into the semis.

Girls’ soccer

Division 2 South

Silver Lake 4, Dartmouth 0 — Hannah Vogt tallied two goals and Ali Crawford dished out two assists for the Lakers (14-4-1).

Division 4 North

Saint Joseph Prep 4, Tech Boston 1 — Sophomore midfielder Molly Wheet notched a hat trick and junior stopper Camile Taylor anchored the defense as the 13th-seeded Eagles (10-7-3) soaredinto the semifinals against 16th-seeded Winthrop Thursday in Woburn.

Division 4 South

Hull 5, Monomoy 1 — Sophomores Lauren Anastos and Hannah Duran netted two goals and two assists for the Pirates (14-5).

Field hockey

Division 1 South

Canton 3, Barnstable 2 — Andrea McNeil, Maria Femia, and Kaitlyn Goyetch each scored as the Bulldogs (16-3-1) advanced to the Division 1 South semifinals, where they will take on Somerset-Berkley (20-0-0).

King Philip 5, Needham 2 — Senior captain Liz Furfari netted two goals and two assists to propel the second-seeded Warriors (17-2-1) past the Rockets (15-5-0) in a quarterfinal match. Fellow captains Christina Hathaway (1 goal, 1 assist) and Alli Meehan (2 assists) also contributedmightily. Eileen Manning and Gracie Bruno scored for Needham. KP hosts sixth-seeded Duxbury in Wednesday’s semifinals.

Somerset Berkley 4, Hopkinton 1 — Lucas Crook carried the top-seeded Raiders (20-0) to the quarterfinal victory with three goals and Megan Salsinha added a goal and an assist.

Girls’ volleyball

Division 1 South

Barnstable 3, Brockton 0 — Junior Riley James (28 kills), junior Ingrid Murphy (24 kills), and senior setter Caroline Brodt (39 assists) powered the top-seeded Red Raiders (20-0).

Division 2 North

Melrose 3, West Roxbury 0 — Senior Saoirse Connolly had 13 kills for the Red Raiders (21-2), who advance to the Division 2 North semifinals, where they will take on Arlington Catholic (18-4).

Arlington Catholic 3, Hamilton-Wenham 1 — Hannah Brady helped the Cougars (18-4) to a quarterfinal win with 16 kills.

Division 2 South

Milton 3, Falmouth 0 — Senior Libero Abby Lang tallied 27 digs and senior Haley O'Brien added 13 kills for the Wildcats (14-8).

Norwood 3, Apponequet 0 — Senior captains Kiki Ryan (17 kills, 4 blocks) and Erin Spaulding (25 assists) were aided by sophomore Jasmine James (8 service points, 4 aces, 5 kills) as the Mustangs (10-12) continued their unlikely tourney run.

Division 3 North

Notre Dame (Tyngsborough) 3, Greater Lowell 0 — Alexis Kirkland logged 17 kills and 11 digs for the Lancers (21-0).

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