Belmont rallies to tie up Woburn
WOBURN - Junior forward Alexandra Cellucci scored in the last 11 seconds to help Belmont post a 3-3 tie with third-ranked Woburn last night in a girls’ hockey matchup at O’Brien Arena in Woburn.
Seventh-ranked Belmont (14-3-1) remains a half-point behind Woburn (14-2-1) in the Middlesex Large League. Both teams have clinched berths in the state tournament.
Trailing, 3-1, Belmont closed the gap with a third-period goal by senior forward Caroline McCarthy, with assists from Erin O’Donovan and Cellucci.
“Coming back is huge against Woburn,’’ said Belmont coach Mark Haley. “We played well in the first, slow in second and in the third, we dominated the same way we played the first time. We just keep coming.’’
Woburn dominated in the second period with senior forward Bryana Harron scoring for the 1-0 lead.
“After the second period, we said ‘We have a big hole but we can come back and do it’ and they’ve done it all season,’’ Haley said.
The Tanners’ top scorer, junior forward Kayla Smith, netted a goal to stretch Woburn’s lead to 2-0.
Belmont senior forward Shannon Reynolds scored off a pass from junior forward Catherine Noone to close the deficit to 2-1.
Tanners junior defender Cassandra Connolly gave Woburn a 3-1 lead on a power-play goal in the last minute of the second period.
But the third period belonged to Belmont as Woburn could do nothing to stop the Marauders’ comeback.
Duxbury 3, Hingham 0 - The Green Dragons, the defending Division 2 champions, beat defending Division 1 champ Hingham with a goal each from underclassmen Ally Hamel, Meredith Wright, and Marissa Fitcher. Sophomore goalie Rachel Myette made 26 saves in the shutout.
Austin Prep 4, Notre Dame (Hingham) 2 - Senior Shealyn Anthony, eighth-grader Cally Chase, and junior Kiely Annese scored for the Cougars. Junior goalie Shannon O’Neil had 42 saves.
Duxbury 3, Pembroke 1 - Sophomore Nick Marrocco scored the winner and goalie Conor Charland made 25 saves as the Green Dragons qualified for the Division 1 South tournament.
Bishop Feehan 1, North Attleboro 1 - Junior Max Johnson scored for the Shamrocks with 38 seconds left.
Lowell 5, Newton South 2 - Rory O’Connor had two goals and two assists for the Red Raiders.
St. John’s Prep 57, St. Mary’s 56 - Seniors Mike Barboni and Steve Haladyna led the No. 20 Eagles (12-6) with 16 points each.
East Bridgewater 46, Cohasset 39 - The Vikings scored the last 19 points of the game to win and qualify for the state tournament for the first time in 10 years.
Brighton 35, West Roxbury 33 - Shantal Solomon had the winning basket for the Bengals (12-6) with five seconds remaining. LaQuaysia Anderson-Jenkins led Brighton with 9 points and 11 rebounds.
St. John’s Prep took first place at the Ski League Interscholastic Race at Bradford Mountain. The Prep went 1-2 with Bobby Holmes followed by Ryan Carlucci. Andover’s Tom Suglia was third.