The run is over for the Franklin boys’ lacrosse team. It has been a historic season with the Panthers going further than any team in the program’s history, but on Tuesday night Catholic Memorial shut down the Franklin offense and battled back in the fourth quarter to end the Panthers season in the semifinal, 7-6.
“We tried to force some issues and made some mistakes but credit to CM because they forced us into some of those bad decisions,” said Franklin coach Lou Verrochi. “Everything is a little bit tighter at this level and this stage of the season.”
Freshman Eric Civetti had two goals and two assist in the first half, but CM rallied in the fourth quarter to end the seaons for the Panthers in the D1 South semifinal. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)
CM jumped out to a 1-0 lead with 2:19 left in the first quarter, but Franklin responded, as they had in the previous round, with two quick goals in the second. Freshman Eric Civetti tied the game just 23 seconds into the quarter off an assist from Kyle Lundgren and then Civetti picked up an assist on a goal by Austin Kent.Continue reading the article in Hockomock Sports
Civetti then provided a pair of highlight reel plays. First, he extended the lead to 3-1 with a goal as he was falling down into the middle of the CM defense. After CM scored to cut the lead to one, Civetti provided the pass of the season with a behind the back look from the corner of the cage across the crease to a wide open Justin Miller.
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