By Michael Flanagan @fLAno0
FRANKLIN – Xaverian defeated Franklin in the Division 1 South Tournament Sectional for the third consecutive season on Saturday afternoon, as a 5-0 run in the second half led by junior attack-man Trevor Carroll (two goals, three assists) lifted the No. 5 Hawks to a 10-7 victory and a semifinal date with No. 1 Hingham on Tuesday.
Michigan-bound LSM/Close D Dylan Gardner got Xaverian on the board just 12 seconds in with a goal off of the opening faceoff. Franklin senior All-American and Rutgers commit Eric Civetti would tie the game at 1-1 before back-to-back goals by Andrew Perry and Andrew Lee gave the Hawks a 3-1 lead after one.
Back-to-back goals by Chase Tanner and Matt Lazzaro tied the game at three for Franklin midway through the second before Sam Jean gave Xaverian back the lead with a lefty bouncer with 3:44 to play in the quarter. Lazzaro evened for Franklin off of a feed from Patrick Morrison with 1:52 remaining in the half and the game entered halftime knotted at four.
Civetti gave Franklin their first lead of the game on a man-up just 1:19 into the third. Lee tied it for Xaverian off of the ensuing faceoff but Jake Davis potted home a goal just 24 seconds later off of a fast break to reclaim the lead for the Panthers at 6-5. Jean evened the game at six on a fast break with 6:26 to play to make it 6-6 at the end of three.
Xaverian simply took over in the fourth quarter as Jean struck again with 8:15 to play during five-on-five to give Xaverian back the lead at 7-6. Carroll added a pair of goals along with one each from Perry (man-up} and Lee, as the Hawks pulled away for the 10-7 victory.
Xaverian – 3 1 2 4 – 10
Franklin – 1 3 2 1 – 7
Trevor Carroll – 2 Goals, 3 Assists
Sam Jean – 3 Goals, 1 Assist
Andrew Perry – 2 Goals, 2 Assists
Andrew Lee – 2 Goals
Dylan Gardner – 1 Goal
Jack Daoust – 1 Assist
Teagan Alexander – 12 Saves
Matt Lazzaro – 2 Goals, 1 Assist
Eric Civetti – 2 Goals
Chase Tanner – 1 Goal, 1 Assist
Nitan Chaudhury – 1 Goal, 1 Assist
Jake Davis – 1 Goal
Patrick Morrison – 1 Assist
Connor O’Rourke – 10 Saves