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All-American goalie Ryan Goodall backstopped Dover-Sherborn lacrosse to a Division 3 repeat

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Put aside the frantic final three minutes at Harvard Stadium last week, when the Dover-Sherborn boys nearly blew a five-goal lead with the Division 3 state title on the line.

Go back to the second quarter, when the Raiders held Cohasset — the highest-powered offense in Eastern Massachusetts during the regular season — scoreless.

The Dover-Sherborn defense played well, but the Skippers had some open looks on net. Some really good ones.

“There was a flurry of great chances right there,” coach Brian McLaughlin said after his squad hung on for a 12-10 win to capture a second consecutive Division 3 title. “And Ryan Goodall just put the kybosh on that.”

The senior is the third All-American goalie to suit up for the Raiders in the last seven years.

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