BC High upends Malden Catholic
BC High’s Brendan McAdams picked the right time to notch his first career varsity goal. The junior found the top right corner in the 75th minute to complete an impressive comeback for the Eagles, who rallied from two-down to record their first win of the season, 3-2, over Malden Catholic yesterday in Dorchester.
“McAdams was very excited,’’ said BC High coach Billy Ryan. “He only played about 12 minutes in the game, but he made those minutes count. We had him out there because we liked his match-up and the hard work he was doing in the box.’’
That hard work paid off when a bouncing rebound found McAdams’s foot and subsequently the back of the net. “He just hit a rocket top right,’’ said Ryan, who has coached the Eagles for 17 seasons.
The game started on a sour note for BC High (1-1-1), who put themselves in a 2-0 hole after 10 minutes of play, forcing Ryan to call a timeout.
The move worked, as BC High created several scoring chances late in the half. Junior Andrew Fontaine had a goal waived off when he was ruled offside just prior to the half ending, but it was clear the momentum had swung in the Eagles’ favor.
“We were on our heels a bit after the start we got off to,’’ said Ryan. “But as the game progressed and we applied more and more pressure you could see them start to feel it.’’
Junior captain Caleb Long started the scoring for the Eagles in the 42d minute. Sophomore Zack Coggins put a ball on the foot of the three-year starter, who connected on a shot from just outside the penaltybox to cut the Lancer lead to one.
Eight minutes later, it was Coggins’s turn, as the midfielder deposited a rebound in the back of the Lancer (1-3) net for his first career varsity goal, tying the game at two and setting up McAdams’s heroics.
BC High senior keeper Kevin Zemaitis had seven saves.
Dartmouth 2, Brockton 0 - After a scoreless first half, sophomore forward Noah Martins assisted his brother, senior forward Sam, on two goals to give the host Indians the win.
Girls’ soccer Bridgewater-Raynham 4, Needham 1 - Senior forwards Krissy Cicalis (one goal, three assists) and Chelsy Curtin (two goals) led the Trojans past Needham.