Holland, Wildcats move on
West Bridgewater field hockey coach Sara Longo has known Leanne Holland since she was in the seventh grade. So when the Wildcats took on Scituate yesterday in the first round of the Division 2 South tournament, it came as no surprise to the coach when her senior captain and top goal scorer stepped up for the home team.
Holland scored the first and last goals for West Bridgewater in the eighth-seeded Wildcats’ 3-2 victory over the No. 9 Sailors.
“She’s always in the right spot at the right time,’’ said Longo of Holland, who tallied both her scores off rebounds.
West Bridgewater dominated early, according to Longo, and took a 2-0 lead into halftime. Holland’s second goal early in the second half extended the lead to three, and looked to put the game out of reach.
The visitors came back late with two scores in two minutes to make it a one-goal game, but the Wildcats were able to hang on.
West Bridgewater advanced to play top-seeded Canton tomorrow.
Beverly 1, Lexington 0 - The top-seeded Panthers (18-0-1) survived a first-round scare, beating the No. 16-seeded Minutemen. Beverly will face Acton-Boxboro in tomorrow’s semifinal.
Andover 3, Westford 0 - The defending state champs (17-0-2) face Lincoln-Sudbury in tomorrow’s quarterfinals.
Watertown 6, Lynnfield 0 - The two-time defending state champion Raiders (18-0-1) advanced to play the winner of tomorrow’s Winchester-Manchester game.
Walpole 7, Oliver Ames 0 - The defending Division 1 South champion Porkers improved to 19-0 and advanced to a quarterfinal matchup with Mansfield.
Duxbury 1, Hopkinton 0 - Sophie Fitzpatrick got the shutout and the Green Dragons improved to 19-1.
Blackstone Valley 3, Blue Hills 2 - Bella Picard scored twice to lead the Beavers (15-4) to the Large Vocational School Championship.
Cardinal Spellman 3, Fontbonne 0 - Senior setter Rachel Selbert had 19 assists to lead the Cardinals.
Bishop Feehan 3, Oliver Ames 0 - The Shamrocks were led by Lexi Fells, who had 18 kills and three aces.
Somerville 3, Madison Park 0 - Zhanea Nicholson had nine aces for the Highlanders.
Boston Latin 3, Revere 0 - Claire Zimmerman had 27 kills for the Wolfpack.
Natick 3, Doherty 0 - The seventh-seeded Red and Blue topped the No. 10 Highlanders.
Algonquin 3, Concord-Carlisle 1 - Sarah Leonard had six kills, two aces, 22 assists, and nine digs to lift the No. 6-seeded Tomahawks (15-6).
Sutton 3, Tri-County 2 - Kelsey Stuart had 16 service points, five kills, and four digs to lead the eighth-seeded Suzies (17-4).
Hopedale 3, Bethany Christian 0 - Brittany Allen had eight aces and seven kills for the No. 11-seeded Blue Raiders (11-10).
Because of conditions at the International in Bolton, the Division 1 state championship will be played Thursday at Glen Ellen Country Club in Millis. Glen Ellen will also host Division 3 Monday. Division 2 will be held at Juniper Hill Country Club in Northboro, also on Monday.
The Globe is looking for league all-star teams. You can e-mail them to school editor Bob Holmes at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, coaches wishing to nominate players for all-scholastic consideration can e-mail nominations to the same address.