Franklin’s attempt to win a third consecutive Division 1 South title came to an end on Saturday afternoon at Braintree High’s Alumni Field. Freshman Taylor Kofton scored with six minutes remaining in double overtime to lift Whitman-Hanson to a 2-1 victory in the sectional final.
It was the first time since Whitman-Hanson in 2009 that a Hockomock teams failed to advance out of the South. Franklin won the title in 2010, 2012, and 2013 and Oliver Ames won in 2011 (by defeating Whitman-Hanson in the final).
Coming into the game on Saturday, Franklin was without two-time Hockomock League MVP Taylor Cogliano who had injured her ankle in practice two days before the final. Even without the senior forward and playmaker, Franklin still started the game on the front foot.
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The team should hold their heads high, getting to the Division final three times in a row is not something most other teams do. They represented Franklin well all season.
|Hockomock Sports photo Whitman-Hanson celebrates, Franklin ponders what happened|