(Boxford) It took six rounds of penalty kicks to finally separate Masconomet (14-3-3) from Acton-Boxborough (10-8-2) and a scoreless tie and allow the Chieftains to move on to the Division 1 North semifinals versus Medford on November 11th (Friday) at 10AM.
The Colonials had a 2-1 advantage after three rounds of penalty kicks but Masco goalie Derek Grammer blocked their next three attempts while the Chieftains converted 2-of-3 including the clincher by Justin Clark in Round Six.
Masco fans swarmed the players at game’s end.
Playing on a field with no scoreboard surprised me for such an important game but it turned out that there was no need for a scoreboard. There were decent looks by both teams in the 100 minutes of soccer that led to the PKs but the defenses were just too good especially Andrew Hoang in the A-B net. The most dangerous plays were the corner kicks and the throw-ins.
This is the way the penalty kicks went:
AB X G G X X X
Masco G X X G X G
Penalty kick tidbits: Chad Burke hit the goal post. Alex Brown took the PK in Round 5 despite being helped off the field earlier.
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