L-S able to run down C-C
CONCORD — After a full day of boys’ games, second-ranked Lincoln-Sudbury and host Concord-Carlisle put a nice cap on the fifth annual Kicks for Cancer at White Memorial Field in Concord last night.
Early on, both teams showed why they are considered two of the best around. Concord-Carlisle scored first when Stephen Yen pushed a roller that appeared to be heading wide, but caught the inside post.
“[Concord-Carlisle is] always the most fit team and they always run off the ball very well,’’ said Lincoln-Sudbury coach Dave Hosford. “I told my guys at half that if we can match their energy, we have a chance, but if we don’t, we’re in for a long second half.’’
The Warriors were up to the task, taking control, which led to the tying goal eight minutes into the second half on a Forest Sisk blast from the right side.
Ten minutes later, Logan Hicks drove a deep ball from the left side that found its way between the goaltender and the post, in the small sliver of open net available, putting Lincoln-Sudbury up, 2-1.
The Warriors’ defense in the second half allowed Lincoln-Sudbury to control play.
“I thought our defense played tremendously well, especially our back line,’’ said Hosford. “To hold Concord to just one goal is next to impossible.’’
Chris Kafina finished the scoring as he sliced through the defense before punching in on the left side.
Newton North 2, Brookline 0 - Luke Westman scored twice for the Tigers.
Wilmington 5, Burlington 3 - The Wildcats’ Jamie Mara and Drew Foley scored two goals each.
Needham 6, Xaverian 0 - Mac Steeves scored five times for the Rockets.
CM 2, Braintree 1 - Todd MacDonald netted the winner with under two minutes left.
Arlington 2, Winchester 0 - Freshman Miles Robinson scored his first varsity goal and senior Matt Wah scored his second for the Spy Ponders.
Girls Hull 7, South Shore Christian 0 - After scoring 23 goals in her sophomore year, Stephanie Striglio had been held scoreless through six games - until yesterday, as she scored four goals for the Pirates. Becca Garber added two more in the shutout.
Lexington 2, Belmont 0 - Caroline Fitzgerald netted the game’s only goals.
Concord-Carlisle 6, Framingham 1 - Junior Andrea O’Brien recorded a hat trick in the win.
Swampscott 3, St. Mary’s 0 - Kelly Birchmore scored two goals for the Big Blue.