End of game: Hingham 3, Xaverian 1
Eric Sherman scored his second goal of the game and teammate Tim Driscoll found the back of the net on a 5-on-3 powerplay in the third period as Hingham beat Xaverian 3-1 in the second round of the Super 8 ice hockey tournament.
Xaverian's Mark Kasabian managed to get the Hawks on the board with 7:57 left in the final period. But Xaverian was definitely in desperation mode after going down 3-0, with the physicalness of the game reaching a breaking point and penalties piling up.
This is Xaverian's second straight loss in the tournament after falling to Austin 2-0 on Saturday.
Hingham improved to 2-0 in the tourney after beating Springfield Cathedral 4-2 Saturday.
End of second period: Hingham 1, Xaverian 0
This game has turned into a defensive standoff. Xaverian has locked down any openings that Hingham enjoyed in the first period and the Hawks have been trying to keep up.
Hingham still has more shots (19) than Xaverian (13). Kyle MacDonald, Xaverian's goalie, is holding up though.
End of first period: Hingham 1, Xaverian 0
It took Hingham's Eric Sherman four minutes to get loose. He took advantage on his first try, faking out Xaverian goalie Kyle MacDonal (no easy feat) for the game's first goal at the 11:02 mark.
Hingham has taken nine shots after one and Xaverian has taken eight. This would be a tie game, but Xaverian's Kevin Aufiero shot on goal with six minutes to go was off the mark by inches, clanging on the crossbar.
LOWELL -- Getting ready to start the second game of tonight's doubleheader with Xaverian and Hingham taking the ice next.
For the first game, Springfield Cathedral topped Austin Prep 2-1.
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