Monday, May 22, 2017

Grafton Scores Senior Night Win Against Wachusett

By Connor Evans (@RonnocEvans)

GRAFTON - In a game with tournament (seeding) implications, both the Grafton Indians and Wachusett Mountaineers came in with something to play for. The game ended a little lopsided on the scoreboard, as the Indians turned a 7-4 halftime lead into a 16-9 victory.

With the win tonight, coupled with a Mt. Greylock loss out West to Pope Francis, Grafton all but locks up the top seed in the D3 Central/West Bracket.

Here are some takeaways from the Indians' big win.

PHOTO GALLERY: Grafton Lacrosse vs Wachusett

Photos by Ryan Bowman (@_ryanbowman_)

GRAFTON - The Grafton Indians cruised on senior night against the Wachusett Mountaineers, winning 16-9 behind five Brendan Coates goals.

We'll have a full recap up later tonight, but for now enjoy these photos snapped by our Ryan Bowman.

Dover-Sherborn Handles Hopkinton to Clinch Share of TVL Title

By Nate Weitzer (@nweitzer7)

HOPKINTON, Mass. – The Tri-Valley League has seen unprecedented parity this season, but on Monday afternoon, the top two dogs in the conference reasserted their status.

Dover-Sherborn controlled host Hopkinton from start to finish in an 18-8 victory, while Medfield dominated Westwood, 18-7, later that night. The two teams will share the TVL title for the fourth time over the last six seasons and both are serious contenders to respectively repeat as Division 2 and Division 3 state champions. 

Central Mass Lax Power Rankings: Week 8

St. John's celebrated a win over Hockomock champion Franklin, but would that be enough to grab our top spot?
By Joe Parello (@HerewegoJoe)

We enter the final week of the regular season with much to be determined. While some CMass lax teams are simply trying to qualify for the state tournament, others are hoping to make last-minute editions to their tournament resumes.

Here is how we see the region's 10 best teams (for now).

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Central Mass Lacrosse Playoff Race Update: 5/21/17

Grafton and Hopedale (pictured) are already in, but several teams are still scrambling to qualify for the state tournament.
By Joe Parello (@HerewegoJoe)

It was a busy week for Central Mass lacrosse, as several more teams punched their tickets to the state tournament since our last update on Tuesday.

As a quick reminder: MIAA lacrosse teams qualify for their respective sectional tournament either by finishing with a .500 record (with the exception of games against teams not recognized by the MIAA), or by finishing in the Top-2 of their league. Central Mass teams compete in three sections across two divisions (D2 and D3 Central/West, plus D3 Central/East).

Here's a look at who's in, who's out, and who still has work to do.