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Masconomet Gets By Acton-Boxborough in Penalty Kicks in Division 1 North Boys Soccer

Masconomet goalie Derek Grammer (green shirt) is mobbed after the Chieftain victory.

The referee explains the penalty kick process to A-B goalie Andrew Hoang and MHS goalie Derer Grammer.

(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

First Round

Ryan Rose – miss

Chip Sherman – goal








Second Round

Ross Schulman – goal

Chad Burke – miss







Third Round

Tommy Wilson – goal

Adam Grammer – miss







Fourth Round

Ethan Raymond – miss

Wes Shrewsbury – goal







Fifth Round

Emir Hankour – miss

Alex Brown – miss









Sixth Round

Panyin Otoo – miss

Justin Clark – goal

Justin Clark (18) looks for MHS goalie Derek Grammer after game winner.










Penalty kick tidbits: Chad Burke hit the goal post.  Alex Brown took the PK in Round 5 despite being helped off the field earlier.

(I collect my own stats and take my own pictures.  I own any mistakes.)  Clicking on any pictures enlarges them to normal size.

Adam Grammer (1) good look

Charlie Behrens (7) header

Jeff Panella (27) clears from Steve DeLeo (23)

Chip Sherman (6), Andrew Curran (6), Ross Schulman (4)

Derek Grammer keeps ball away from Graham Saunders (8).

Ethan Raymond & Adam Grammer

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