Defending Division 1 state champion Brockton made unsuspenseful work of host Xaverian in a nonleague boys’ soccer matchup Thursday evening.
Behind a pair of goals from senior forward Leonardo Teixeira, the Boxers put the game out of reach early in a 3-0 victory in Westwood.
Both of Teixeira’s goals were assisted by junior Luis Spinola. In the ninth minute, Spinola took a short corner kick pass from Erick Brito, sent a cross into the center of the box for Teixeira, who connected on a header past the goalie low.
In the 13th minute, Spinola slipped past the defense and had an open look to the right of the goal. He sent a sharp pass on the ground to Teixeira, who was positioned on almost the same spot as before; the only difference was that the score came off the Cape Verdean’s foot this time.
Junior Lucas Fernandes added a third goal in the 53rd minute, though the Boxers (4-0) didn’t need it. They limited Xaverian (1-3) to one or two quality chances, and generally kept the ball out of their own third. Their passing on the attack was remarkable in its chemistry and precision.
“That’s our game. That’s our bread and butter. That’s what we live on,” said Brockton coach Herminio Furtado, who indicated this year’s team has melded faster than last year’s eventual champion did. “They have become a team a lot faster than I thought.”
On his team’s shortcomings, Furtado mentioned defense and overall organization. But a smile crossed the coach’s face as he remarked, “We look good.”
Arlington 3, Watertown 2 — Senior Francesco Valagussa netted second-half hat trick for the Spy Ponders (3-0).
Belmont 1, Stoneham 0 — Senior captain Seamus Dullaghan scored in his third consecutive game for the Marauders (3-0).
Blue Hills 8, Bristol Aggie 0 — Aden McFadden netted the hat trick and Aiden Spragg added two morefor the Warriors.
Carver 7, Abington 0 — Sophomore Dominic Craig poured in four goals, classmate Mike Sawicki had three, and senior Ben Vitale notched a shutout.
Greater Lowell 2, Chelsea 2 — Trailing 2-0 with less than 20 minutes left, the Gryphons (1-1-2) received tallies from senior Matt Barbosa and junior Jared Marchand to pull out the draw against Chelsea.
Durfee 2, New Bedford 1 — Jeff Cabral scored both goals for the Hilltoppers.
Fairhaven 1, Bourne 0 — Calvin Garcia connected late in the first half, assisted by AJ Delgado, to lift the Blue Devils.
Lynnfield 5, Rockport 0 — Joh Luders scored twice for the Pioneers.
Monomoy 2, Cape Cod Tech 1 — Sophomores Karlill Bien-Aime and Graham Papenfuhs each scored for the Sharks comeback win.
Mystic Valley 6, Whittier 2 — A hat trick from Lukas Drahos lifted the Eagles.
Needham 4, Natick 1 — Cam Collyer scored twice ande Steve Donovan and Tommy Jordan added single tallies in the Bay State Conference win.
North Reading 3, Amesbury 1 — Junior Justin Capezzuto scored his first two varsity goals for the Hornets.
Sandwich 3, East Bridgewater 0 — John Lorino recorded the shutout and Thomas Hayes scored twice for the Blue Knights.
Saugus 2, Lynn Classical 0 — Senior Ryan Pugh scored twice for the Sachems.
Northeast 1, Shawsheen 1 — Jason Myers scored the tying goal for host Shawsheen late in the second half.
Westwood 4, Norwood 0 — Michael Moylan, Tommy Boukouvalas, Justin Lo and Stavros Michalacos for the Wolverines.
Hanover 21, Whitman-Hanson 34 — Chris Pacino earned top honors with a finish of 14 minutes, 46 seconds for the Indians.
Hull/Cohasset 18, Abington 43 — Torey Vater broke the tape first for Hull/Cohasset.
Middleborough 24, Randolph 32 — Paul Giovanoni (2nd), Dylan Furtado (3rd), and Jeff Chandler (4th helped propel the host Sachems.
Westwood 15, Norwood 45 — Westwood’s Zack Conant (16:00) placed first overall for the visiting Wolverines in the Tri-Valley League win.
Hanover 26, Whitman-Hanson 29 — Alyssa Nee and Audrey Wheeler finished first and second, respectively, for the Indians.
Hull/Cohasset 19, Abington 42 — Elise Wimberly placed first for the Pirates.
Middleborough 18, Randolph 37 — Abbie Wager, Shaelyn Gallagher, and Ally Kirkpatrick went 1-2-3 for the Sachems.
Beverly 7, Malden 0 — Seniors Meg Cotraro (2 goals, 2 assists) and Melanie Mason (1 goal, 2 assists) paced a balanced Panther attack.
Case 2, Fairhaven 0 — Elizabeth Lepage (2 goals) and Aubrey Carpenter (9 saves) carried the Cardinals.
Concord-Carlisle 3, Westford 1 — Sophomore Emily Stone’s go-ahead goal sealed the win for the Patriots.
Duxbury 1, Duxbury 1 — Junior Abby Krahmer scored in the second half and Izzy Gooley earned the shutout.
Lincoln-Sudbury 5, Bedford 0 — Brooke Findlay registered her second hat trick of the season for the Warriors.
Lynnfield 5, Rockport 0 — Senior Ashley Barrett netted three first-half goals for the Pioneers.
Natick 1, Dover-Sherborn 0 — Senior Alex Gillott scored the lone goal and senior Maddie Clark recorded a shutout for the Redhawks in the nonleague win.
Norwood 2, Holliston 0 — Junior Allie McDonough and sophomore Maggie Curran scored for the Mustangs and freshman Talia Fruci (six saves) earned the shutout.
Old Rochester 6, Somerset Berkley 0 — Megan Salsinha recorded the hat trick and Cami Crook, Emma Schoonover and Janey Silvia scored once each for the top-ranked Blue Raiders (2-0).
Scituate 4, Pembroke 1 — Maeve Murphy netted a hat trick as the Sailors earned their first win.
Waltham 6, Newton South 2 — A hat trick by senior Sheridan Blaha paced the Hawks over the Lions.
Westwood 3, Hopkinton 1 — Jane Krusnick scored twice and Kathleen Reissfelder added another for the Wolverines.
Whitman-Hanson 2, Silver Lake 1 — Victoria Ryan and Lauren Clark scored as the Panthers (2-0-2) stayed unbeaten.
Austin Prep 186, Saint Joseph Prep 110 — Seniors Mike Strazzeer (3-over par 38) and Mike Simonelli (39) had strong performances for the Cougars (3-0).
BC High 225, Malden Catholic 265 — Nathan Ingram (even par 35) and Kevin McGovern (36) led the defending D1 champion Eagles at Mount Hood GC.
Foxborough 155, Canton 172 — Tommy Dimock (38) and Mike Gobbi (39) led the Warriors.
Hingham 235, Silver Lake 260 — Cooper Pennell (even par 36), Wes Bevins (38), and Luke MacDonald (39) led the Harbormen.
Marshfield 282, Falmouth 286 — Medalist Jake McKenzie (1-over par 38) was not enough to lift the Clippers.
Medfield 246, Dedham 299 — Henry Riley (39) paced the Warriors.
Newton North 90, Weymouth 26 — Sean Fitzgerald and Pete Delmonico combined for 33 points for the Tigers.
St. John’s Prep 228, St. Mary’s 237 — Conor O’Holleran (36) lifted the Eagles.
Xaverian 217, Catholic Memorial 271 — Christian Brady and Boomer Jenks shared medalist honors with 1-under 35s for the Hawks.
Archbishop Williams 8, Saint Joseph Prep 0 — Mackenzie Heath and Puyenni Sumani had two goals apiece for the Bishops.
Bridgewater-Raynham 3, East Bridgewater 1 — Cassie Tofteroo scored the equalizer with 6:30 left and Brooke Cavino netted the go-ahead and insurance goals to lift the Trojans.
Chelmsford 2, Chelmsford 2 — Hannah Erickson scored two goals for the Red Raiders in the draw.
East Boston 8, Randolph 0 — Andrea Vasquez scored four goals for the Jets.
Essex Tech 2, Shawsheen 0 — Sophomore Emily Enes had a goal and an assist and senior Ali Pais also scored as Tech stayed unbeaten in league play.l
Greater Lowell 6, Chelsea 0 — Freshman Aliza Som scored a pair for the Gryphons.
Lynnfield 5, Rockport 1 — Abby Lucich scored two goals to lead the Pioneers.
Masconomet 2, Hamilton-Wenham 0 — Sophomore Cat Malatesta scored her first varsity goal for Masco and sophomore Allie Vaillancourt buried a penalty kick.
Methuen 6, Lawrence 0 — Bella Keaney scored two goals for the Rangers.
Notre Dame (Hingham) 7, Lynn Tech 1 — Bridget Ryan scored three goals and Erin Kunze added two more for the Cougars.
Scituate 4, Pembroke 1 — Maeve Murphy scored a hat trick for the Sailors.
Whitman-Hanson 2, Silver Lake 1 — Victoria Ryan and Lauren Clark scored for the Panthers (2-0-2).
Somerset Berkley 4, Seekonk 2 — Brooke Sullivan’s two goals, each assisted by Alyssa Cheetham, powered the Raiders.
Belmont 2, Stoneham 2 — Junior Samantha Caldarelli scored the tying goal for Stoneham with four minutes left.
Winchester 6, Burlington 0 — Senior Hannah Markham scored two goals for the Sachems.
Woburn 3, Melrose 0 — Ashlyn Pacheco, Lexi Palmisano, and Nora Martyny each tallied for the Tanners.
Marshfield 104, Notre Dame (Hingham) 81 — Senior Olivia Mozoki (200 and 500 freestyles) and sophomore Riley Moeykens (100 butterfly, 100 backstroke) were double winners for the Rams.
Arlington Catholic 3, Cardinal Spellman 0 — Kristen O’Keefe (16 kills) and Katrina Perez (28 assists) carried the Cougars.
Bishop Stang 3, St. John Paul II 0 — Senior Katelyn Hotte delivered 23 assists and junior Grace Botelho and Regina Collura combined for 10 kills for the Spartans.
East Boston 3, Brighton 0 — Led by Zaira Garcia’s 31 point serves and 6 aces, the Jets toppled the Bengals in straight sets.
Lynnfield 3, Reading 0 — Melissa Morelli had 12 kills, four digs and nine assists and Samantha DeGeorge added seven blocks and three kills for the Pioneers.
Masconomet 3, Marblehead 0 — Senior Brianna Kelly had 14 digs, eight kills, five blocks and three aces in a winning effort for Masco.
Middleborough 3, Randolph 0 — Senior Maddie Cannavo had 25 service points and eight aces to pace the Sachems (2-1).
Wayland 3, Cambridge 1 — Setter Ava Tang served up 41 assists to lead the Warriors.
Paul Lyman, who won 366 games in a 29-year coaching on the diamond at Wilmington (12 years) followed by a 17-season run at Bishop Fenwick, announced his retirement Thursday. Lyman won 171 games at Fenwick since joining the program in 2002. He was also a 24-year football assistant at the school.To report scores, call 617-929-2860/3235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.