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Connors’s trick revives Hanover in second half

By Ayoub Kourikchi
Globe Correspondent / September 9, 2011

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Junior forward Casey Connors scored a hat trick in her varsity debut as the Hanover field hockey team defeated East Bridgewater, 4-2, at Harry Gerrish field in Hanover.

Connors’s goals came in the second half and were all assisted by junior forward Molly MacNeill.

“[Connors] sat out for a few minutes in the second half with leg cramps and then she asked to be put in and went crazy on offense,’’ said coach Judy Schneider.

The Vikings (0-1) controlled the flow throughout the first half. Forward Sophia Cacciatore deflected a hard shot into the goal to put the Vikings up, 1-0, at the half.

“The first half of the game, East Bridgewater kept us on defense,’’ said Schneider. “We were nervous early on and we didn’t have a chance to go up field and try to score.’’

The Indians came out firing in the second half as Connors drilled her first goal from midfield off a cross-field pass from MacNeill. Forward Meg O’Brien fired a pass from a melee near the net to sophomore forward Angela Katsikis, who drilled a shot into the back of the net for the go-ahead goal.

Connors scored the final two goals.

“They are very inexperienced but they didn’t quit, didn’t give up,’’ said Schneider. “This team is very young and we only have eight seniors so we are still trying to get better.’’

Mansfield 6, North Attleborough 0 - Hornets senior Meg Carroll had a goal and two assists.

Boys’ cross-country Shrewsbury 17, Milford 44 - The Colonials (2-0) claimed the top three spots to beat the host Scarlet Hawks (0-2). Senior Michael Bodden covered the 3-mile course at Draper Field in Hopedale in 17 minutes 25 seconds. He was followed by teammates Christopher Williams (17:26) and Tobin Dancy (17:27). Connor Rosenblatt was Milford’s top finisher in 17:30.

Boys’ soccer Archbishop Williams 4, North Quincy 3 - Junior Shane Moriarty and sophomores Aidan Browne, Ben Hamilton and Ryan Crooker scored, and sophomore Willie Matthews added three assists for the Bishops (1-0).

Girls’ soccer Marlborough 4, St. Peter-Marian 0 - Junior Anna McCabe scored two goals and junior goalie Amanda Monfalcone posted the shutout for the Panthers (1-0) over the visiting Guardians (0-1). Junior Kimberly Dixon and sophomore Justine Butler also scored.

Chelmsford 1, Andover 1 - Junior Brianna Raymond had 12 saves for the visiting Lions (0-0-1).

North Andover 3, Haverhill 1 - Senior forward Liv Boudreau had two goals and an assist for the Knights.

Everett 5, Malden 1 - Senior captain Katie Steves had a hat trick and junior forward Kayla Ringdahl added two goals to lead the Crimson Tide (1-0).

Girls’ volleyball North Middlesex 3, Nashoba 0 - The visiting Patriots (2-0) topped the Chieftains (0-2) in straight sets, 25-19, 25-16 and 25-23, in Bolton. Molly Heffernan, Jessica Demmers and Kelley Linn played well for Nashoba.

Boys’ golf Canton 75, Foxborough 67 - Junior captain Jake Dorman finished 1-over-par 37 to lead the Warriors(2-0).

Amesbury 158, Rockport 110 - Indians senior Mike Zielinski scored 32 points and Troy Eaton scored 31 points.

Burlington 38 1/2, Wakefield 33 1/2 - Red Devils senior Brian Hood scored 39 points.

Revere 43, Lynn English 29 - The Patriots achieved their first win, coming off an 0-6 season.

Football Because of low participation numbers, Burke forfeited today’s game with Boston English. It will be credited as a win for English, which went 0-11 last fall. English also learned that former Natick coach Tom Lamb has been hired as an assistant coach. Lamb coached for 38 years, mostly at Natick, and finished with 248 career wins. He retired as Natick football coach in December of 2009.