End of the game: Xaverian 2, Springfield Cathedral 2
With two goals in the final period, Cathedral looked to make a jump on Xaverian which had gotten lax, but both teams ended without taking the W.
No overtime was allotted for the game, thereby ending both teams' season.
Goals were scored by Xaverian's Colin Devlin at the 6:43 mark, Cathedral's Austin Orszulak at the 5:37 mark and Cathedral's Sean Kavanagh at the 4:16 mark.
Austin Prep and Hingham will advance to the crossover games.
End of the second period: Xaverian 1, Springfield Cathedral 0
We're looking closer and closer at Xaverian playing the spoiler if Cathedral can't get its game together. With 18 shots this game, the Panthers are keeping pace with Xaverian, they're just not getting quality shots on goal.
It'll be interesting to see how they'll respond. Remember, this is a chance for them to make three-way tie with Hingham and Austin Prep. But they have to win first.
End of the first period: Xaverian 1, Springfield Cathedral 0
Xaverian's Colin Devlin scored on a goal right between the legs of PJ D'Amario. It was one of those soft ricochet goals, slipping right past D'Amario off a shot by Xaverian's Ryan Hall. Hall got the assist.
Cathedral outshot Xaverian 10-6 in the period.
LOWELL — We're underway with the second game of the day, Xaverian vs. Springfield Cathedral in Group 2 action of the Super 8 tournament.
Depending on who wins this game, we'll see whether Hingham or Austin Prep, also in Group 2, will advance to the crossover game. Everything is dependent on Cathedral, which is 1-1 in the bracket and could force a three-way tie. Xaverian (0-2) can play the spoiler here.
The tiebreaker is goal-differential. You can see the standings and sums at Boston.com/Super8.
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