"Even though it’s just the second week of the season, Milford found themselves in a familiar position. But this time, they proved they had learned their lesson.
The Scarlet Hawks won the first two sets of the match for the third straight game, but unlike their loss to King Philip last week, Milford was able to finish off Franklin to get a 3-1 win.
Milford took a thrilling first set, 29-27, and followed with an impressive 25-15 win in the second set. Franklin rallied to win the third set, 25-21, giving the visitors a bit of momentum.
“We started off a little slow but then we got on track,” Milford head coach Linda Zacchilli said. “I thought we played pretty decent games one and two but momentum can shift. We just didn’t play in that third game and the momentum was with them. Once you let a team take the third game, they believe they can win and it’s harder to win it yourself. I tried to reinforce that.”
Continue reading the full game recap by Hockomock Sports Editor in Chief Ryan Lanigan
|Milford’s Brianna Croteau and Juliana Tracy go up for a block against Franklin’s Erin Skidmore. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)|
Franklin, 5 @ Milford, 1 – Final
– Senior Alex Sullivan and senior Brayden Downing found the back of the cage in the first half as the Panthers built a 2-0 lead by halftime. Junior Kate Morse had a pair of goals off of corners with assists coming from Maddie Hinkley (her second) and Cassi Ronan. Caroline Lounsbury capped the scoring off an assist from freshman Maeve Ledwith. Senior Sam Hertzberg made a pair of saves, including one on a breakaway, to earn her first win. Shannon Cormier scored Milford’s goal in the game.
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Franklin, 2 @ Xaverian, 1 – Final
– Franklin rallied from a one goal deficit with a pair of second half goals to earn the win. Farley Asmath scored off an assist from Cam LeBlanc to tie the game while Kevin Hall scored the game winner for the Panthers.