2018 D2 (VIDEO): Reading Earns Program’s First State Championship

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Contributing staff: Mike Flanagan, Nate Weitzer, and Ryan Kilian

BOSTON – A defense can game plan to stop or contain one prolific scorer, but when a team has two equally lethal weapons, it can be nearly impossible to stop.

Reading’s star duo of Jack Geiger and Mike Tobin proved too much for Concord-Carlisle in Saturday’s Division 2 state final, combining for nine unassisted goals in a 13-9 victory to earn the first state title in program history.

C-C (18-6) took an early 4-1 lead and held a 6-3 advantage midway through the second quarter, but Geiger and Tobin began to exert their will, routinely bulling their way towards the cage for tough individual goals, as Reading went on a steady 7-0 run to take a 10-6 lead early in the fourth quarter.

Dan Cranitch and Domenic Masucci each scored twice in the fourth quarter to help seal the win, while sophomore goalie Charlie Giulotti (9 saves) stood tall once again.

“They weren’t bringing a second guy, so me and Mike tried to beat the first man,” said Geiger. “We talked before the game and agreed that there was no way we were going to be soft today. If they didn’t bring a second or third guy me and Mike were going to exploit that and go to the cage.”

Box Score

Reading – 1   4   4   4  – 13

C-C – 4   2   0   3 – 9

Reading

Michael Tobin – 5 goals

Jack Geiger – 4 goals

Domenic Masucci – 2 goals

Dan Cranitch – 2 goals

Jack Stanton – 1 assist

Charlie Giuliotti – 9 saves

 

Concord-Carlisle

Derek Stout – 2 goals, 1 assist

Matt Moreau – 2 goals, 1 assist

Rob Doherty – 2 goals, 1 assist

Jack Bowen – 2 goals

Alexi Hunt – 1 goal

Devin Smith – 3 assists

Ben Kacher – 6 saves

 

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