In the spirit of the Beanpot, four South Shore boys' lacrosse squads will battle this week in the inaugural Chowda Cup Memorial Tournament at Scituate High.
The event kicks off Thursday as Sandwich tangles with Cohasset at 4 p.m., followed by Marshfield vs. Scituate at 6 p.m. The winners advance to Saturday's title game at 4 p.m., while the losers meet in a consolation game at 2 p.m.
Students are admitted for free, while parents are a $5 donation. Moneys raised from the event will support the four programs, along with funds set up for several local lacrosse players who have passed away, including Cohasset's PJ Trendowicz and Justin Langham, and Scituate's Ryan Flannery and Tim Mahoney.
"The Marshfield Rams lacrosse team is excited to be part of what looks to be a great annual event featuring competition between several great programs," said Marshfield coach Rick Peterson. "We were invited to participate by Rick Bagby and Bill Gray from Scituate and Stew Curran from Coahsset, who decided that a tournament between our programs would be great exposure for our players, as well as raise money for the memorial funds of several local players who have passed away. We look forward to this rivalry between our programs."
Marshfield and Scituate met last Thursday with the Sailors emerging with a thrilling 13-12 victory in overtime.
All games will count towards the teams record for the postseason tournament.
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