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BOYS’ LACROSSE | FOXBOROUGH 7, FRANKLIN 6 (2 OT)

Piccolo puts Foxborough boys’ lacrosse over the top in double OT

FOXBOROUGH — Lou Piccolo scored his second goal of the game early in the third quarter of Wednesday’s Hockomock boys’ lacrosse showdown against visiting Franklin, handing Foxborough a 6-1 lead.

His third tally came 28 minutes, 27 seconds later — a backhander with 46 seconds left in double overtime to lift the 14th-ranked Warriors to a dramatic 7-6 victory, the program’s first in the series since 2012.

“We weren’t getting frustrated, they’ve got a great defense, great team every year,” said Piccolo, a senior attack. “They’ve got a great run defense. We were just playing our game, we were playing our offense and doing what we had to do. We came out on top.”

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Piccolo scored 2:47 into the third quarter to give Foxborough (14-1) a five-goal cushion, building on a promising first half in which the Warriors racked up four goals before No. 6 Franklin (12-3) could find its bearing.

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But until his winner in the second OT, Franklin had flipped the game completely on its head. Led by Eric Civetti (three goals, two assists), the Panthers turned a five-goal deficit into a tie game with 3:30 left in regulation.

Civetti capped the comeback, going one-on-one with Foxborough goalie Jake Addeche just outside the crease. Civetti faked high and went low to tie the game, 6-6.

After alternating chances throughout the first two overtime periods, Piccolo finally snapped Foxborough’s scoring drought, moving the Warriors one step closer to a Hockomock League title.

“That’s magical,” Foxborough coach Matt Noone said of Piccolo’s game-winner. “Special players step up in special moments, and Louis did tonight.”