With Xaverian storming back in the third quarter of Saturday’s Div. 1 South quarterfinal at Pisini Field and suddenly in control of momentum, Franklin coach Lou Verrochi gathered his team and tried to settle it down.
|Franklin senior jack Vail (14) scored six goals, including five in the second half, to lead the Panthers into the Div. 1 South semifinal for the first time. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)|
He looked at his players and asked them who would step up and score the next goal to stem the tide and get the Panther the win.
There was no surprise that it would be senior Jack Vail.Continue reading the full article in Hockomock Sports here
Three minutes into the fourth quarter, the Hockomock League MVP scored a highlight-reel goal that put the Panthers back up three and ended the Xaverian comeback. With the ball on the left of the goal and with towering defender Joe Gaziano on his back, Vail made a hard fake to the top of the defense that put the pole back on his heels and allowed space for a spin move into the middle.