Shrewsbury 7, St. John’s (Shrewsbury) 6

Tuesday, Jun. 3, 2014, at Shrewsbury

It was near consensus entering Tuesday’s district semifinals that St. John’s was easily the best boys’ lacrosse team in Central Mass. — only someone forgot to pass the word to Shrewsbury High.The third-seeded Colonials trailed by two entering the fourth quarter but rallied for four goals, including the winner by junior Derick Tinsley with 1:45 remaining, to send Shrewsbury to an improbable 7-6 upset at St. John’s in a Central-West Division 2 semifinal.Shrewsbury (19-4) moves on to face fourth-seeded Westfield in the Central-West final at 3 p.m. Saturday at Foley Stadium.After Alex Chin carried the ball all the way downfield in transition, Tinsley collected Chin’s rebound and beat St. John’s goalie Steve Kerr in close.“I saw Chin had a step on his guy,” Tinsley said. “I was setting up in a fast-break situation coming in kind of parallel to him expecting a pass, but he ran right in and took a shot. I followed him, and I was in the right place at the right time.”Tinsley and senior Joe Buduo both notched hat tricks — an impressive feat since Kerr had shut out Shrewsbury for a 9-0 St. John’s win in their first meeting


Updated: Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 11:38 p.m.

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