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Duxbury boys’ lacrosse continues to roll

Duxbury’s Will Prouty (left) makes a strong drive against Hingham's Jonathan Bearden in the first half of Wednesday’s 9-7 win over the top-ranked Harbormen.
Debee Tlumacki for the Globe
Duxbury’s Will Prouty (left) makes a strong drive against Hingham's Jonathan Bearden in the first half of Wednesday’s 9-7 win over the top-ranked Harbormen.

Before Wednesday’s showdown with Hingham, Duxbury boys’ lacrosse coach Chris Sweet reminded his players to soak in the moment.

It’s a unique opportunity to play a rival, in front of a huge crowd at home, with a Patriot League championship and a No. 1 ranking on the line.

“That was the message to the boys, that it’s rare to have an in-season game with this kind of importance and intensity,” Sweet said. “Enjoy the moment and enjoy it for what it is.”


The advice hit home as the No. 2 Dragons (13-2) outlasted top-ranked Hingham (14-1), 9-7, earning their second statement win of the week.

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Between its decisive 7-2 triumph over Lincoln-Sudbury on Saturday and this latest performance, Duxbury cemented its status as one of the favorites to capture a state title.

“That’s all you want as a senior,” said defenseman Malcolm Eddy. “You want this, and then you want the next step, to go to a state championship. That’s what we’re looking for now.”

The Harbormen burst out to an early 3-0 lead just five minutes in, prompting a quick Duxbury timeout.

“We came out a little too hyped up,” Sweet said. “Just relax and let’s get back to playing our game. It seemed to work.”

Duxbury- 05/16/18- Duxbury vs Hingham boys lacrosse- Duxbury's Matt Peters(center) jumps up and celebrates his 1st half goal past Hingham goalie George Egan(rt) as Duxbury's Brad Backlund(left) joins in the celebration Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe(sports)
Debee Tlumacki for the Globe
Duxbury's Matt Peters (center) elevates in celebration of his first-half goal against Hingham goalie George Egan (seated) as Brad Backlund (left) joins in the celebration.

Duxbury ripped off five unanswered goals, highlighted by Matt Peters’ score off a feed from Charlie Gans. Brad Backlund and Joe Gooley added tallies late in the half, and Duxbury rolled into the intermission with a 7-5 lead.

The defensive unit of Eddy, George Rovegno, and Cole Biggins stepped up late, fending off a Hingham surge and guiding the Dragons to another signature win.

“They were great,” Peters said of the defense. “They were a big reason why we won.”

Duxbury- 05/16/18- Duxbury vs Hingham boys lacrosse- Hingham's Tommy Welch carries the ball as he is pursued by Duxbury' s Matt Peters in the 1st half. Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe(sports)
Debee Tlumacki for the Globe
Duxbury’s Matt Peters (right) stymies Hingham’s Tommy Welch (left) with his defensive presence. Said Duxbury coach Chris Sweet of his defense: “They were a big reason why we won.”

Nobles 12, Governor’s Academy 5 — Nick Loring scored a game-high four goals and fellow Harvard commit Hayden Cheek added three goals and three assists to help Nobles (14-4, 11-1 ISL) grab a share of first-place with Governor’s (12-3, 11-1), which suffered its first league loss.

Rivers 12, Lawrence Academy 7— Senior attacker Cam Cobey netted four goals with an assist for the Red Wings (12-5). Senior attacker Peter Burnes added a goal and three assists.


Tri-County 11, Upper Cape 10 — Evan Langille had three goals and three assists for the Cougars, including the game-winner with 1:09 left to play.

Foxboro 7, Franklin 6 — After Eric Civetti (3 goals) tied it with 3:30 left, Lou Piccolo completed his hat trick with 46 seconds left in overtime to lift the host Warriors (14-1) over the Panthers (12-3) in a showdown of Hockomock League division leaders.

Girls’ lacrosse

Archbishop Williams 12, Rockland 10 — Junior Allie Delmonte had three goals and an assist for the Bishops, and Maggie Leonard also tallied a hat trick.

Marblehead 17, North Andover 15 — Grace Arthur (3 goals, 6 assists), Hadley Carlton (3 goals), Caroline Driscoll (3 goals) propelled the Magicians (10-3) in a game that was tied, 7-7, at the half.

Sandwich 13, Barnstable 8 — Sam Gorrasi had six goals for the Blue Knights, and Allison Carter had six goals in the losing effort for Barnstable.

Norwell 12, Westwood 10— Maddie McDonough had four goals for the Clippers, and Casey Ward and Allie Connerty each tallied a hat trick.


Needham 3, Belmont 2 — Alec Sharton hit a walk-off sacrifice fly that scored Alex Lusher to win the game for the Rockets.

Whittier 4, Northeast 0 — Senior Will Carpenter pitched a complete game and struck out 11 for the Wildcats (10-1)

Hamilton-Wenham 5, Amesbury 0 — Senior Jake Lantiani led the Generals (12-3) with two hits, two RBI, and two stolen bases.

Bridgewater-Raynham 6, Marshfield 3 — Eddie Kielty pitched three shutout innings and struck out five batters, allowing just one hit.

Lynn Classical 5, Lynn English 2 — Sophomore Aidan Dow tossed a complete game for Rams (8-7), fanning four while allowing four walks and three hits for two earned runs.

Medford 9, Winthrop 0 — Senior Jacob Whistler pitched a shutout for the Mustangs, finishing with just 63 pitches thrown and having faced just four batters over the minimum.

Medway 6, Norton 0 — Junior Justin Pratt tossed a no-hitter for the Mustangs with four strikeouts and one walk.

Melrose 10, Wakefield 2Junior Harry Kelley threw a complete game while fanning four.

St. Sebastian’s 1, St. Mark’s 0 — Sophomore Matt Joyce threw a complete-game shutout and senior Landon Dombrowski drove in the winning run for the Arrows (15-2).

Beaver Country Day 7, Landmark 4 — Seamus Buckley hit a two-run home run and Logan McClennen earned his first varsity win for Beaver Country Day.

Nobles 3, Governor’s Academy 0 — Junior Jack Schwartz allowed just three hits in a complete-game shutout, and seniors Jason Mederios and Ben Rice each knocked in runs for the Bulldogs (8-4).

Newton North 2, Norwood 1 — Justin Butern fanned six for the Tigers (7-7) and allowed five hits with no walks.

Waltham 10, Newton South 0 — Billy Sameski went 3 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI, and Andrew Steinhubel picked up the win for the Hawks.

Apponequet 4, Somerset Berkley 2 — Junior outfielder Colin Fahey went 3 for 3 with a triple and 3 RBIs to lead the way for the Lakers (11-1).

Franklin 2, Attleboro 1 — Senior Colby Fitzgibbons walked off for the Panthers (13-4), driving in Shane O'Neil in the bottom of the eighth.

Lincoln-Sudbury 3, Westford 2— In 10 innings, junior catcher Jack McKeon sent a two-run home run for the Warriors (7-6) and finished 1 for 4.

Billerica 3, Tewksbury 2 — Senior Tyler Stack hit a walk-off single to win the game for the Indians.

Brookline 7, Milton 2 — Senior Reo Shimbori hit a base-clearing double in the third inning for the Warriors (11-5).

O'Bryant 4, East Boston 1 — Sophomore righthander Matthew Ruiz tossed a complete game, allowing one run to lead the visiting Tigers (11-3). Freshman shortstop Yoldi Soriano knocked in two runs for O'Bryant with a single in the third inning.

Whitman-Hanson 7, Duxbury 5 — Down 5-0 going into the top of the sixth inning, the Panthers hit three singles and two doubles to fuel a seven-run outburst to seal the win and qualify for the state tournament for the third year in a row.

Acton-Boxborough 6, Cambridge 5 — Cam Goulet went 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs for the Colonials.

Lawrence Academy 6, Rivers 3 — Junior pitcher Max Meier pitched five innings, striking out eight against just one walk, and didn’t allow any earned runs.

Swampscott 7, Danvers 1— Senior Luke Marshall went the distance for the Big Blue, not allowing an earned run and allowing just three hits. Offensively, senior shortstop Spencer Perkins went 3 for 4 with a double and three runs, and sophomore third baseman Graham Indana had a single, a triple, and scored two runs.


Newton North 10, Norwood 0 — Mia Patriacca delivered a no-hitter for the Tigers (10-4). The senior fanned eight batters in five innings.

‘‘Her ball was working and really moving well today,’’ said Tigers’ coach Lauren Baugher. ‘‘It was obviously impressive going up against a strong coach and team.’’

Foxborough 10, Canton 5 — Hannah Davis clubbed a 3-run home run to put the Warriors ahead for good.

Arlington 13, Winchester 1 — Abi Ewen went 3 for 3 with a home run and had 4 RBIs for the Spy Ponders.

Nobles 8, Governor’s Academy 2 — Morgan Hartrainst fanned 11 for the Bulldogs (11-1) and went 2 for 4. Angela Giordano went 3 for 4.

Wellesley 5, Framingham 0 — Junior Sarah Farnsworth pitched a complete game for the Raiders (7-4), fanning five and added two RBIs.

Danvers 6, Swampscott 2 — Mackenzie Gilmore went 2 for 2 with a home run for the Falcons.

Bridgewater-Raynham 6, Marshfield 3— Sophomore pitcher Julia Ferry struck out 19 over 10 innings for the Trojans, giving up just four hits, allowing just two earned runs, and not allowing a single walk. Junior catcher Lexi Silva hit two doubles and an RBI, classmate Kylee Tichept had three hits, a run and an RBI, and sophomore Jill Johnson had two hits, including a double, and an RBI.

Austin Prep 13, Arlington Catholic 0 — Kendra Currier went 3 for 4 with a home run and 3 RBIs for the Cougars.

Saugus 1, Salem 0 — Sophomore Caitlyn Wood had a 13-strikeout shutout, allowing two hits. Ashley Shaw went 1 for 2 and scored the game-winning run with some heads-up baserunning for the Sachems.

Dana Hall 7, Berwick 6 — With two outs, junior Callaway Sheedy shot a two-run home run for the walk-off triumph. Sheedy threw 5 innings for the Dragons (6-4) with five strikeouts while going 2 for 2.

Case 9, Old Rochester 6 — Junior Ali Feilhauer went 3 for 4 as the Cardinals improved to 12-3.

Walpole 3, Braintree 2 — Senior Kate Wilmot pitched all 12 innings, scattering eight hits, and singled home the winning run for the Rebels.

North Reading 7, Pentucket 3 — Senior Guiliana Peppe belted a home run for the Hornets as one of two hits on the afternoon.

Danvers 6, Swampscott 2 — Mackenzie Gilmore went 2 for 2 with a home run for the Falcons.

Revere 3, Beverly 1 — The triumph marked the 10th win for the Patriots to qualify for the state tournament for the eighth consecutive season.

Newton South 4, Cambridge 3 — Junior Lexi Frassica hit a two-run double for the Lions.

Girls’ tennis

Bishop Feehan 5, Coyle & Cassidy 0 — Competing in her first varsity match, Amanda Stedman won third singles for the Shamrocks 6-0, 6-0.

Newton South 3, Concord-Carlisle 2— Senior Sam Smith won 4-6, 6-2, 7-5, to decide the match for the Lions.

Boys’ tennis

Hamilton-Wenham 3, Manchester Essex 2 — Will Curtis and Nick Ong locked in the 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 victory at second doubles to give the Generals the win (7-3).

Boys’ volleyball

Acton-Boxborough 3, Winchester 1 — Seniors Nick Boyd and Dominic Banor combined for 29 kills as the No. 9 Colonials (12-4) knocked off the No. 3 Sachems (16-2).

Norwood 3, Brookline 1 — Jake Fleming tallied a career-high 40 kills to go with 18 service points and five aces for the Mustangs.

Lincoln-Sudbury 3, Westford 2 — Senior captain and middle hitter Tristan Wolf had 10 kills and 30 digs for the Warriors.

Durfee 3, Barnstable 0 — Cam Branco dished out 40 assists and Danny Keyes had 13 kills for the Hilltoppers (11-7).

Lawrence 3, Haverhill 1— Junior Delfy Soler led the Lancers (15-3) with 16 service points and 17 kills.

Lexington 3, Concord-Carlisle 1 — Seamus Spencer had 5 blocks, 12 kills and 5 service points for the Minuteman.

Nate Weitzer reported from Dedham, Jake Levin from Foxborough.