COLUMN: HOMETEAM HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP
St. John's 1, Wachusett 0: Senior Ian Goodman scored 21 minutes into the second half, assisted by senior Cam Stoker, to give the top-ranked Pioneers (15-0) a narrow victory over the No. 3 Mountaineers (9-2-1) in Holden. Senior Mark Kotsopoulos made six saves to post the shutout.
Algonquin 7, Fitchburg 0: Senior Tyler Guzzi and junior Max Eidelman each had two goals for the No. 2 Tomahawks (9-0-2, 8-0-2 Mid-Wach A) on the road.
Bay Path 3, Blue Hills 0: Senior captain Scott Palmerino scored a pair of first-half goals, and senior Nick Ostergard added his first varsity goal in the second half for the host Minutemen (9-2-6) in Charlton. Junior Ryan Holway made six saves for his third shutout.
Blackstone-Millville 2, North Brookfield 0: Senior Tyler Plante finally pierced the armor of Indians senior keeper Pat Malone (23 saves) with a penalty kick in the 72nd minute, and junior Andrew Saulnier added an insurance goal six minutes later for the Chargers (6-5-2, 3-4 Dual Valley Conference). Senior Chris Shaohan (five saves) posted the shutout.
Bromfield 5, Tahanto 1: Cody Osgood scored three goals for the No. 8 Trojans (9-3-1) on Monday night in Boylston.
Leominster 5, North Middlesex 2: Five different players scored for No. 5 Blue Devils (9-2-1), whose highlight play was their second goal, Adilson Lima's tally off an assist from Nick Leger following a series of crisp passes.
Marlboro 4, Doherty 1: Senior Gui Chaves scored the tying and go-ahead goals in the first half to spark the visiting Panthers (5-4-4) to a comeback win at Commerce Bank Field at Foley Stadium. The Highlanders (2-6-2) took a 1-0 lead five minutes in on a penalty kick by junior Jordan Smith.
Nashoba 3, South 2: Nick Cushing, Bobby Durben and Alex Schryver gave the Chieftains (2-8-4) a 3-0 lead before the Colonels (10-3-1) made it close on goals by Wilson Espino and Bernard Yeboah.
Trivium 6, North Central Charter 2: Charlie Turner scored three goals and David Vise two for Trivium (2-4-5).
Westboro 1, Quabbin 0: Junior Nick Judd scored unassisted from 25 yards out in the 55th minute to give the No. 7 Rangers (9-3-2, 7-1-2) their second 1-0 win over their Mid-Wach B rivals this season. Junior Doug West made 10 saves to earn the shutout while junior Corey Grigas made 12 saves for the Cougars (6-6-2, 3-5-2).
Whitinsville Christian 2, Hopedale 0: Andrew Dykstra had a goal and an assist for the Crusaders (7-4-2, 4-3-2 DVC).