The game was not more than 14 seconds old and the visitors had a shock lead. With Concord-Carlisle waiting in the next game, there was a thought that maybe Franklin was going to be caught looking ahead and allow Mansfield to steal a league win.
Ten minutes and six goals later, the Panthers had set that fear to rest and showed that, while the program is striving to be considered among the handful of top teams in the state, keeping the Hockomock League title in Franklin is just as important.
Emily Jeffries and Julia Jette each scored four goals and Emily Spath chipped in with a first half hat trick, as the Panthers rolled to a 20-9 victory over the visiting Hornets on Wednesday afternoon at Pisini Field.
“We always want to do well in the Hockomock and Mansfield is a good team,” explained Franklin coach Kristen Igoe after the game. “We definitely want to win the league, so we always come out ready for these games.”
|Emily Jeffries scored four of Franklin's 20 goals on Wednesday against Mansfield. Julia Jette added four of her own and Emily Spath had a hat trick. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)|
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Franklin, 8 @ Mansfield, 6 - Final - Austin Kent led the way for the Panthers with three goals scored and two assists.
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