The Weston field hockey team’s season is still alive.
The visiting Wildcats defeated No. 5 Chelmsford, 2-1, in overtime in the Division 1 North semifinals Saturday. They will face Acton-Boxboro Monday at North Andover High at 1 p.m. in the final.
“We’re a lot different of a team at this point in the season. We’ve got players playing at the top of their game,” said coach Laura Galopim. “I knew this team had it all along. It’s such a great feeling.”
Weston earned a corner with just over seven minutes remaining in overtime, and Galopim called her only timeout to strategize. It paid off when Elizabeth Dennehy sent a pass from Ainsley Gilbard on net and Hannah Dinardo tipped it in for the win.
Katherine Goguen netted the Wildcats’ first goal two minutes into the second half off another corner pass from Dennehy.
Chelmsford’s offense, led by Brittany Oliver, Annie Villare, and Baylee Stone did not let up. Stone’s relentlessness paid off with 3:57 remaining in the second when she put the ball in net, forcing the game to overtime.
Division 2 semifinals — Manchester-Essex blanked Swampscott, 2-0. Junior forward Brittany Smith scored both goals for the Hornets.
Smith found the ball in a cluster in front of the net and flicked it past the keeper eight minutes into the first half. She scored again six minutes later when she sent her shot through the five-hole.
“Last game I didn’t have the best game of my season so I really focused on the bus for this game,” said Smith.
Manchester-Essex will play top-seeded Watertown Monday at 11 a.m. in the final.
Division 2 North semifinals — Concord-Carlisle topped Pentucket, 4-0, in Woburn. Stowe Simonton scored twice, and Wyatt Powell and Leo Fondriest added single tallies . . . North Andover (17-2-2) beat Wilmington, 3-0.
Division 3 North semifinal — Watertown got a hat trick from Vardan Yeghiyan in a 3-0 win over Newburyport.
Division 2 North semifinals — Olivia Lyons netted the winner off an assist from Julia Russo with one minute left in the first overtime as Belmont beat Newburyport, 1-0 . . . Wilmington beat Hamilton-Wenham, 2-0, on Alex Bischoff’s two goals.
Division 3 North semifinals — Ipswich, the 14th seed, won its fourth straight tournament game, 1-0, over St. Mary’s.
Tabor 3, Holderness 0 — Sophomore forward Clem Renaud netted two goals to help improve the Seawolves to 11-5-1.