Marshfield adds a goal in the final minute to add a little excitement, but BC High emerges with an 8-6 triumph. More to come, including highlights.
BC High, 8-5 (1:12, 4th)
BC High remains out front, 8-5, with 1:12 to go. The Eagles have dominated possession throughout the fourth frame and haven't allowed Marshfield a chance to get back in this game.
BC High, 8-5 (5:45, 4th)
Goals by Alex Shipp, Brendan Powers, and Brian Dole have helped BC High open an 8-5 advantage with 5:45 to go.
Tied, 5-5 (end of 3rd)
Marshfield came out with a sense of urgency, striking twice in the early going, and Andrew Brown's goal with 39 seconds remaining in the third frame has tied this game at 5 moving to the fourth quarter.
BC High, 4-1 (half)
BC High's Dan Madden and Brendan Powers struck for goals 46 seconds apart early in the second quarter and the Eagles' defense continues to stifle Marshfield with a 4-1 advantage at the intermission.
Both netminders have been outstanding, but outside of a big rip by Chris Walker late in the first quarter, the Rams have been unable to sneak anything behind BC High senior goaltender David Barton.
Madden scored on a little jump shot from about 15 feet out with 9:13 to play in the frame. BC High won the faceoff and Powers scored off a feed from PJ Martina with 8:27 to play.
BC High, 2-1 (end of 1st)
Chris Walker pulls one back for Marshfield with a big rip on a man-up situation with 3:07 to play in the first and BC High leads the Rams, 2-1, after the first quarter.
BC High, 2-0 (6:48, 1st)
Brian Dole two early goals and BC High leads, 2-0, midway through the first quarter.
Welcome to BC High, where the Eagles host Marshfield in a boys' lacrosse nonleague battle this afternoon on James Cotter Field at Viola Stadium.
Marshfield is off to a blazing 3-0 start with wins over North Quincy, Dennis-Yarmouth, and Whitman-Hanson (three teams with a combined record of 0-7 thus far) by a combined score of 52-13. The Rams sit at No. 1 on the Laxpower.com early season rankings.
Today should produce a much better challenge for Marshfield. BC High needed overtime to top Acton-Boxboro, 5-4, in its only game of the year thus far, but that final score should tell you all you need to know about the type of defense and goaltending the Eagles thrive behind.
A quick weather update, it's actually not too bad out right now. Wet for sure from this morning's rains, but there's no precipitation falling now and the Forsberg Cruiser sets the temps at a manageable 45 degrees.
Back with more throughout the afternoon.
We'll be live from BC High this afternoon, where the Eagles host Marshfield in a boys' lacrosse showdown.
Our plan had been to catch the Scituate-Cohasset rivalry game this morning, but that contest has been postponed until Sunday due to the weather.
We'll have live updates from James Cotter Field (the game was originally scheduled to be played in Marshfield, but moved due to the turf due to the rain) and we'll capture video highlights for the site.
Back with more this afternoon.
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