BOYS’ SOCCER

Westborough 1, Algonquin 0

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Westborough

Jamie Plowman has scored a lot of big goals in his career, but none has been bigger than the one last night. Plowman’s goal in the second overtime (95th minute) lifted the top-seeded Rangers (16-1-3) to a 1-0 win over Algonquin in the Central Mass. Division 1 semifinals at Nashoba Regional. The goal, the 12th of the season for Plowman, helped Westboro avenge a second-round playoff loss at the hands of the Tomahawks in last year’s postseason and propelled the Rangers into Saturday’s 5 p.m. CMass final against Wachusett on the Mountaineers’ home field. The Tomahawks finished 12-6-3. “It was a great soccer game – both teams played great,” Westboro coach John Hillier said. “It’s a shame anyone had to go home. Algonquin was gracious in defeat – they deserved a better fate. They played a great game.” Plowman’s goal came off a broken play, as a long ball hit off two defenders before landing in front of Plowman, who was standing with his back to the Algonquin goal about 17 yards out. Once the ball landed on his foot, it was milliseconds before Plowman turned and fired a shot that evaded Algonquin keeper Liam McCarthy to send the Rangers’ sideline and fans into a frenzy.

 

Updated: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, 11:38 p.m.

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