Girls Basketball = Franklin, 52 vs. Holy Name, 43 – Final
– In a potential playoff preview, the Panthers held off a second half charge from Holy Name to sweep the season series against the Div. 1 Central challenger. Franklin jumped out to a 34-18 lead at halftime, but the Naps rallied after the break to cut the lead to as little as five. The Panthers shut down the visitors over the final four minutes to extend the lead back out to nine. Ali Brigham led the way with 20 points and Olivia Quinn added 12. Megan O’Connell chipped in with eight points for the Panthers.
At state duals today with a great start to the day with a 60-19 win over Westford Academy. Pins by Fracassa, Sauer, Sackley, Nawn, Jacoby, and Leofanti. @FHSSports— Franklin Wrestling (@FHSWrestle) February 8, 2020
Tough 42-32 loss to West Springfield. Pins by Carlucci, Sackley, Nawn, and Leofanti.— Franklin Wrestling (@FHSWrestle) February 8, 2020
Strong work today at Hocks!! Girls came in 5th as a team with 47 points‼️💪🏼 Lots of places and strong individual performances pic.twitter.com/NDdYNLKtPA— Franklin Girls T&F (@FHS_girlsXC) February 8, 2020
Boys end Hocks placing 6th (44 points)🔥Places in:— FHS Boys XC+TF (@FHSPanthersTF) February 8, 2020
600: Harrington (3rd), Hanley (6th)
1000: Calitri (2nd)
2 Mile: Brogan (2nd)
4x2: Ellis, Hammann, Flaherty, Cummings (3rd)
4x4: Harrington, Calitri, Hanley, Brogan (2nd)
4x8: Sieczkiewicz, Powderly, Zielinski, Scagliarini (4th)
Girls Hockey = Mansfield/Oliver Ames, 1 @ Franklin, 3 – Final
Josh Perry, Managing Editor of HockomockSports.com, provides the game recap:
"Sometimes goal-scoring is about being in the right place at the right time and for the second time this season Franklin’s Amanda Lewandowski found herself in the right spot to score a game-winning goal against Mansfield/Oliver Ames.
Lewandowski was left alone on the far post to tap in the game-winning, power play goal with just under six minutes remaining in Saturday evening’s league encounter at Pirelli Veterans Arena. Franklin added an empty net goal in the final minute to beat the Warriors 3-1, sweeping the season series, and in the process clinching at least second place in the league and a postseason berth.
“She’s that player that’s always on,” said Franklin coach Margie Burke about Lewandowski. “Every game this season has been tough and always against this team. They always come to play.”
Both meetings between the Warriors and Panthers have been tight, low-scoring, and evenly-matched. In games like that, one lapse can prove decisive and that is what happened to the Warriors on Saturday."
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|Franklin junior forward Amanda Lewandowski scored a pair of goals, as the Panthers beat 3-1 to clinch at least second place in the Hock. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)|