Dighton-Rehoboth qualified for the Division 3 South girls’ soccer tournament with a 0-0 draw against Somerset Berkley Friday afternoon.
On Monday, however, the Falcons were on the verge of their second straight scoreless game until freshman midfielder Carleigh Hall delivered the game’s lone goal with 15 minutes remaining in a 1-0 victory against visiting Greater New Bedford.
“She provides the spark in the middle,” Dighton-Rehoboth coach Trish Madsen said of Hall. “Being in a [scoring] rut doesn’t feel good.”
Playing in her third game since returning from a concussion, Hall carried the ball into the Falcons’ attacking third before chipping a shot over the keeper from 20 yards out.
While the Falcons have struggled to create offense over the past couple games, the defense has hit its stride at the right time.
Junior keeper Meaghan Reed has recorded four straight shutouts, thanks to the work in the back from freshman Bella LaBree, sophomore Brenna Doehler, junior Ashley Damon, and senior captain Sadie Pratt.
That balance of classes created a sense of unity among the entire team.
“Our defense is playing strong together as a unit,” said Madsen. “The backline has really taken care of business.”
The victory was a boost for a D-R squad that faces three challenging foes (Greater New Bedford, Old Rochester, and Seekonk) that could shape the South Coast title race.
“My young team will be faced with a challenge,” said Madsen. “Old Rochester is extremely talented with a lot of experience. It’s a good challenge and hopefully they will be up for it.”
Archbishop Williams 2, St. Mary’s 1 — Senior Mackenzie Heath scored the go-ahead goal six minutes into the second half for the Bishops (8-5-1).
Cardinal Spellman 2, Arlington Catholic 0 — Second-half goals from junior Madison Frye and sophomore Alyssa McColl lifted the Cardinals (6-7-1) past the Cougars (4-7).
Concord-Carlisle 5, Cambridge 0 — Senior Sarah Lyons led the No. 11 Patriots (10-0-1) with two goals and an assist.
Fontbonne 8, St. John Paul II 1 — Junior Jen Hegarty had two goals and an assist for the Ducks (9-1-0).
Hull 4, South Shore Christian 0 — Freshman Alison Jenkins netted a hattrick for the Pirates (7-1-3).
Ipswich 1, Triton 0 — Cassidy King scored in the third minute for the Tigers.
Marshfield 2, Sandwich 0 — Seniors Lilly O’Sullivan and Julia Ritcey each scored in the second half for the fourth-ranked Rams (10-0-1).
Masconomet 3, Georgetown 0 — Elena Lindonen, Morgan Bovardi, and Ryenne Feeney scored goal for the Chieftains.
Mashpee 2, Nantucket 1 — Freshman Sam Kersey scored both goals for the Falcons.
Somerset Berkley 2, Apponequet 0 — Macy Paquin broke the scoreless tie in the 78th minute and Abigail Shea added a second just before the final whistle for the Raiders (8-2-2).
Southeastern 6, Bristol Aggie 3 — Sophomore Hanna Rua and senior Alex Campbell each scored twice for the Hawks.
Tri-County 8, Upper Cape 1 — The Cougars (9-1-1) qualified for the Division 3 South tourney with the win.
West Bridgewater 5, Middleborough 4 — Shea O’Neill scored twice for the Wildcats, including the winner.
Andover 6, Tewksbury 0 — Hanna Medwar scored twice for the No. 7 Warriors (9-2-2).
Apponequet 1, Case 0 — Senior midfielder Lily Gendron scored on a corner halfway through the second period to lead the Lakers (6-2-3).
Canton 6, Stoughton 1 — Maggie Malloy scored a pair for the Bulldogs.
Central Catholic 7, Dracut 0 — Maddie DiPietro, Erin Teece, and Julie DeFelice each scored a pair of goals for No. 17 Raiders (9-1-3).
Duxbury 6, Silver Lake 1 — Abby Krahmer scored twice for the No. 14 Dragons (11-3).
Notre Dame (Hingham) 6, Milton 0 — Seniors Kelly Morrissey and co-captain Caitlin Delano each scored twice for the Cougars (11-0-1).
Scituate 1, Hanover 0 — Jane Feeney scored the lone goal and Ellen O’Donnell had eight saves for the Sailors (7-4-3).
Falmouth 151, Cardinal Spellman 114 — Junior captain Jake McKenzie shot a 3-over-par 39 and registered an eagle on the No. 1 stroke hole at Brockton Country Club.
Malden Catholic 220, BC High 261 — Sophomore Conor Kennedy shot a 1-over-par 35 at Franklin Park for the host Eagles.
Weymouth 56, North Quincy 34 — Junior Anthony Terravecchia earned 10 points for the Wildcats (2-14).
Bishop Feehan 2, King Philip 0 — Goalie Thomas Potenza registered a 12-save shutout on the road for the Shamrocks (5-6-1).
Braintree 1, Canton 1 — Senior defender Owen Conboy netted the equalizer for Braintree (1-9-1) with three minutes to play.
Cardinal Spellman 7, Arlington Catholic 3 — Isaiah Donahue had a hat trick and Ryan Statkiewicz added a pair for the Cardinals (6-6-2).
Case 2, Old Rochester 0 — Ryan Simons and Brennan Thacker tallied for the Cardinals (5-3-2).
Dover-Sherborn 4, Millis 0 — Junior midfielder George Beninati recorded a hat trick as the host Raiders (8-2-3) qualified for the state tourney.
Greater New Bedford 4, Dighton-Rehoboth 1 — Michael Garcia scored his second hat trick in as many games for the Bears (12-3), raising his season totals to 25 goals and 14 assists.
Holliston 5, Medfield 2 — Jonny Paecht scored all five goals for the Panthers (10-1-2).
Latin Academy 3, O’Bryant 1 — Kosta Papajani had a goal and an assist for the Dragons.
Lowell Catholic 5, Matignon 1 — Eduardo DiCarlo fired in three first-half goals for the Crusaders (7-3-1) in a match played at Chelmsford High.
Lynn Classical 4, Salem 0 — Sophomore Jenner Robles scored two goals and added an assist for the Rams (10-1-4).
Lynnfield 2, Manchester Essex 0 — Senior midfielder Nathan Bass set up the first goal and netted the second to propel the Pioneers (12-1-1) over the Hornets.
Masconomet 5, Georgetown 1 — Josh Rubin scored his fifth hat trick of the season for the Chieftains (11-2).
Mashpee 4, Rockland 1 — Senior captain Jack Daigneault had two goals for the Falcons (8-2-2) and freshman Pat Pinto chipped with two goals and an assist.
Old Colony 2, Blue Hills 2 — Senior Aiden Sprague scored his 14th and 15th goals of the season visiting Blue Hills (8-1-1) rallied to tie the Cougars (10-0-1).
Saugus 4, Malden Catholic 2 — Seniors Brian Pugh (2 goals) and Jonathan Rodrigues (1 goal) led the Sachems (6-4).
South Shore Christian 4, South Shore Voc-Tech 0 — Senior Brian Rull scored a pair for the Warriors (7-5).
St. John’s Prep 1, Everett 0 — Christian Buckley had two saves for the fourth-ranked Eagles (9-2-3).
Wareham 3, Bourne 2 — Senior striker Diego Villanueva scored two goals early in the second half and assisted on the first goal by Christian Turner for the Canalmen (7-4-3).
Apponequet 3, Somerset Berkley 1 — Junior Sara Cattaneo (28 service points, 12 aces, 3 kills, 5 digs) and senior Anna Forth (12 kills, 4 blocks) led the Lakers (12-4).
Arlington Catholic 3, Melrose 0 — Senior captains Mari Ball (6 kills, 16 digs) and Kristen O’Keefe (8 kills) carried the No. 11 Cougars (17-0) to the nonleague win.
Barnstable 3, Medfield 0 — Senior Riley James had 16 kills for the Red Raiders (14-0).
Bourne 3, Wareham 0 — Senior Sara Sullivan recorded four consecutive aces to close the third and final game for No. 10 Bourne (16-0).
Canton 3, Stoughton 2 — Senior Nicole Brown had 33 assists, 21 digs, five kills and three aces to lead the Bulldogs (12-1) to victory.
Central Catholic 3, Andover 2 — The Raiders (7-4) rallied from a 2-0 deficit to pull out the five-set win.
Durfee 3, Bridgewater-Raynham 0 — Emma Rezendes had 31 assists and six aces for the Hilltoppers.
Lynnfield 3, Triton 0 — Melissa Morelli had 11 kills and 13 assists to lead the Pioneers.
Masconomet 3, North Reading 0 — Senior hitter Brianna Kelly led the Chieftains (14-1) with nine service points, two digs, four kills, and two blocks.
Oliver Ames 3, Attleboro 0 — Sadie Homer (37 digs) became the second player in program history with 1,000 career service points.To report scores, call 617-929-2860/3235 or email email@example.com.