Friday, November 3, 2017

FHS volleyball and field hockey win to advance in playoffs

From Hockomock Sports we share the results of the Franklin High School fall sports playoff results on Thursday, Nov 2.

Volleyball = D1 Central West
#6 Franklin, 3 vs. #11 Wachusett, 0 – Final
– Franklin took care of business in its opening game of the state tournament, sweeping Wachusett (25-21, 25-15, 25-23). Junior setter Lauren McGrath had a balanced game with 31 assists while adding six digs and a pair of aces. Maggie Doyle (one block) had nine kills while fellow middle Meaghan Maguire (one block) finished with eight kills. FHS coach Kate Horsmann noted Riley Marino, Shannon Gray, and Lauren Bissanti all played well defensively and in serve receive.

Field Hockey = D1 South
#18 Franklin, 7 @ #15 Westwood, 3 – Final

Joe Clark, Student Reporter provides the game recap

"Playing on the road is no easy feat, especially in the playoffs. 
The Franklin girls field hockey team started strong, survived a comeback attempt and finished with a comfortable 7-3 victory over #15 Westwood in the preliminary round of the MIAA D1 South State Tournament. 
Just 19 seconds into the game, Franklin got their first corner opportunity, and while they were unable to convert, they would get two others before two minutes would tick down on the clock. On their third attempt, Cassi Ronan saw her aerial just got over the top of the net, but seconds later, on Franklin’s fourth corner of the first half, Ronan was able to find the back of the net to put the Panthers up 1-0. 
Franklin earned two more corners at the 23:50 and the 23:17 marks, but stout defense and play from Westwood goalie Megan Brown would keep the Franklin lead at 1-0. However, on their sixth corner of the first half, Victoria Quinn would find the back of the net, and the Panthers led 2-0."
Continue reading the recap online

Click here for a photo gallery from this game

For the other results around the Hockomcok League on Thursday

Franklin’s Cassi Ronan (left) carries possession past a Westwood defender in the first half. (Ryan Lanigan/
Franklin’s Cassi Ronan (left) carries possession past a Westwood defender in the first half. (Ryan Lanigan/

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