Canton’s girls soccer team has already traveled to North Easton to beat Oliver Ames 3-0. When the two teams met for the second time Friday in Canton, the Bulldogs managed to remain atop the Hockomock Davenport league, ahead of the defending champion Tigers, with a 1-1 tie. Canton's record currently stands at 9-0-2.
Although Canton did not earn a victory, the tie keeps Canton in first place with only two league games remaining on the schedule.
Oliver Ames struck first. Kendal Andrew scored 10 minutes into the second half and to give the Tigers the lead. It was the first time all season Canton had fallen behind in a game, according to coach Paul Turner.
“I didn’t know how we would respond,” said Turner.
But only five minutes after going down, junior Lauren Berman scored her 19th goal of the season to knot the score at one.
“We looked shell-shocked at first,” Turner said. “But it was great that we responded quickly."
Turner said Canton had many chances at the end of the game to grab the lead, including a couple for Berman, but was unable to net the winning tally. Oliver Ames is now 9-1-2.
With league games remaining against Foxborough and Stoughton, teams that Canton has already defeated this season, the Bulldogs are one win away from clinching the top spot in the Hockomock league.
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