Duxbury wins it, 12-5, motoring away behind Derek Sweet in the fourth quarter.
We're off to get some quick postgame reaction, then we're going to motor back to Dorchester for the conclusion of the Catholic Conference battle between BC High and St. John's Prep.
Duxbury, 11-5 (4:41, 4th)
Derek Sweet has scored the game's last three goals (this even after another tally during the spurt was nullified) and Duxbury leads Cohasset, 11-5, with 4:41 to play.
Duxbury, 9-5 (7:11, 4th)
Scott Austin and Grant Marston scored consecutive goals to start the fourth quarter as Duxbury quickly pushed its lead back to four and the Dragons now lead, 9-5, midway through the final stanza.
Marston added a pivotal man-up tally to make it 8-4 and -- after Cohasset scored to pull back some momentum -- Derek Sweet grabbed that goal right back for the Dragons on another man-up situation.
Duxbury, 6-4 (end of 3rd)
Cohasset's defense kept the team alive early and the offense got going late and we've got a two-goal game moving to the fourth quarter.
Duxbury dominated much of the third quarter, but Cohasset got a man-up situation and Charlie Czerkawski whistled home his second goal of the game. The Skippers won the ensuing faceoff and Mike Grimm bounced in a shot that probably should have been stopped to make it 6-4.
Duxbury, 6-2 (half)
Hakeem Lecky, Derek Sweet, and Gus Quinzani all scored for Duxbury as the Green Dragons doubled their lead in the second quarter and boast a 6-2 advantage at the intermission.
In a mirror image of the first quarter, Duxbury scored the first three goals of the frame before Scituate pulled one back late.
Imagine if the Dragons could win a faceoff. They've been thoroughly dominated in that aspect of the game, yet Cohasset can't take advantage of its possessions. The Skippers have thrown the ball away a couple times, while Duxbury netminder Dan Buonagurio has made some nice stops.
Cohasset needs a little burst of energy early in the second half if its going to make a game of this. The defense is doing a nice job limiting the damage, but Duxbury is just too talented to not take advantage of the opportunities presented.
Duxbury, 3-1 (end of 1st)
Duxbury got goals from Quinn Cully, Gus Quinzani, and Derek Sweet -- scoring three times to start the game -- and boasts a 3-1 lead over host Cohasset after the first quarter.
Cohasset has dominated the faceoff circle, but hasn't capitalized on all of its possessions.
Welcome to Cohasset, where the seventh-ranked Skippers are set to host top-ranked Duxbury in a nonleague boys' lacrosse battle.
It's an unbelievable spring day as the Forsberg Cruiser sets the temperature at a "Hey, enjoy this while you can because it's supposed to rain all weekend" 73 degrees.
Duxbury won last year's matchup, 14-11, when the teams were similarly ranked. We'll see if anything changes today.
Back with more throughout the day.
A reminder that we've got a double dose of lacrosse action on tap this afternoon as we'll be in Cohasset when the seventh-ranked Skippers host top-ranked Duxbury at 4 p.m. On our way back to the city, we're hoping to catch the end of the Catholic Conference battle between sixth-ranked St. John's Prep and fifth-ranked BC High, which starts at 5:30 p.m.
That's four of our top seven teams in one afternoon. Should be an exciting day.
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