Hingham coach John Todd went into Saturday’s boys’ lacrosse game against St. John’s Prep stressing one thing — defense. It resulted in a hard-fought 9-5 victory over the visiting Eagles.
“We had to play all four quarters in this game,” Todd said. “We couldn’t take any time off or [St. John’s Prep] would make us pay.”
The Harbormen quickly took the lead. Hingham scored twice in the first 10 minutes, but St. John’s Prep answered to make it 2-1 after the first quarter.
The Harbormen never gave up the lead, but St. John’s Prep put up a fight. Todd credited senior goalkeeper Tommy Bannan and defenders Chris Fitzgerald, Jack Ullrich, and John Melia with maintaining the lead.
“There weren’t many mistakes but any time we slipped up, they went for it,” Todd said. “We were able to limit their opportunities because of Tommy [Bannan].”
The Harbormen stretched their lead to 5-2 in the third before finishing strong in the fourth.
Hingham was led by Matt Giarrusso and Caleb Brodie, who scored two goals apiece.
Niskayuna 11, Duxbury 3 — The host and unbeaten Silver Warriors of New York handed the Green Dragons their fourth loss of the season, all to out-of-state opponents. CJ LoConte scored twice in the loss.
Marshfield 15, Scituate 8 — Robbie Keuther had five goals and Mike Carbone added four to lead the host Rams (9-2).
Walpole 17, King Philip 8 — Junior Bri Doherty scored four goals and had two assists for the Rebels.
Newton South 14, Brookline 11 — Sonja Klump, Charlotte Levine, and Abby Coleman combined for 10 goals and six assists for the Lions (4-4-1).
Walter Dubzinski Sr., a former pro football player and a member of the Massachusetts High School Coaches Hall of Fame, died Friday at age 93. His son, Walter Jr., said his father’s health had been failing since a heart attack a month ago. Dubzinski played on Boston College’s 1940 Cotton Bowl and 1941 Sugar Bowl teams, and played two years in the NFL for the New York Giants in 1943 and Boston Yanks in 1944 . . . The Massachusetts State Football Coaches Association will induct five new members into the Hall of Fame Sunday at its annual award banquet: Malden’s Rich Cullen, Pentucket’s Steve Hayden, Milton Academy’s Kevin MacDonald, Peabody’s Ed Nizwantowski, and West Boylston’s Richard Priestly.
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