Field Hockey = Franklin, 2 @ King Philip, 3 – Final
– King Philip built a 2-0 lead by halftime but had to hold off a rally from Franklin to earn the win on a rainy afternoon. Alli Meehan scored twice in the first half, the first set up by Meghan MacDonald in the sixth minute and the second assisted by Abby Nixon with 16:59 left in the half. Franklin’s Ashley Reutlinger opened the scoring in the second half to get within one but MacDonald (assisted by Paige Berdos) answered for KP. Victoria Quinn scored Franklin’s second goal with an assist from Amanda Lewandowski. Mackenize Manning made 11 saves in net for KP while Anna Jardine made eight stops for Franklin. Kate O’Rourke had an outstanding performance defensively for the Panthers.
Volleyball = Franklin, 3 @ King Philip, 0 – Final –
Ryan Lanigan, founder and Editor-in-Chief of HockomockSports.com, provides the game recap:
"First-year Franklin head coach Kelsey Weymouth didn’t talk about her team’s chance to clinch a league title before its big showdown with King Philip, so she wasn’t quite sure if they knew.
But based on how the Panthers played, especially early, it didn’t take long to figure out how prepared they were.
“That was the best volleyball I’ve seen them play,” Weymouth said. “I wanted them to just play volleyball today, so I didn’t say anything. The first time we played KP was a competitive match, so we knew it would be even more competitive this time around. We focused our practice yesterday to gameplan for [King Philip], we tailored it to their strengths we so we’d be prepared today.
“I just told them to play to have fun and play to win, and that’s exactly what they did.”
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|Franklin players celebrate after winning the first set over King Philip. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)|