Two of the state’s premier faculties have been on a collision-course for a showdown all season lengthy. At the tip of the day, one was capable of proceed a current dynasty.
Senior captain Madison Eddy sniped the game-winning objective off a nook kick late within the second half, as second-seeded Bishop Feehan clinched a visit to its newest Div. 1 ladies soccer closing with an epic 1-0 semifinal win over No. 3 Hopkinton at BC High.
“It’s always special to get to this game,” mentioned Bishop Feehan coach Phil Silva. “Special to win it, and special to play for a state championship again. I’m really proud of this group.”
It is the primary journey to a championship for Bishop Feehan (20-1-1) since 2019, when the Shamrocks final captured a state crown. However, incomes the win was something however easy as bitter wind chills encapsulated Morrissey Boulevard.
The sport itself performed out as anticipated – a rock combat between two undefeated packages, and neither college was capable of finding twine till the late levels.
As the second half progressed, Bishop Feehan started to create extra possibilities, however couldn’t put a shot previous Hopkinton goaltender Aila Chase. Then, the Shamrocks have been awarded a possibility within the 63rd minute, setting the stage for Eddy’s heroics.
The senior positioned the ball calmly at her ft, then glanced on the sky as she mentioned a quick prayer.
Her hopes have been answered, as a sudden gust helped curve the ball previous a collection of defenders and simply contained in the far put up, and the Shamrocks have been championship-bound.
“I usually aim for somebody’s head,” Eddy laughed. “But I guess the wind blew it in. God just said that: ‘This is your moment.’ ”
Silva is hopeful the Shamrocks can discover themselves lifting the last word trophy as soon as once more quickly.
“This group overcame adversity earlier in the year,” mentioned Silva. “They just stick together. They’re tough. Every game they come out together. It’s not easy getting by us. It’s not easy scoring on us, and we come up with clutch goals most nights.”
No. 4 Notre Dame (Hingham) (15-6-3) superior to the Div. 2 state closing with a 3-2 victory over Masconomet in a shootout. Sydney Comeau scored twice for Notre Dame, who led 2-0 earlier than Masconomet rallied behind targets from Lauren Boughner and Kayla Scannell.