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Super 8 Winners' Bracket Semifinal Game Notes

Super 8 Winners’ Bracket Semifinal
No. 2 Pope Francis vs. No. 3 Hingham
Wednesday, March 6, 5:30 p.m., Tsongas Center
Previous meeting: Pope Francis won, 4-2, on Feb. 2 at Pilgrim Arena. Over last four seasons, Cardinals hold a 5-1-1 edge head-to-head vs. Harbormen – 3-0 in the Super 8.
• Pope Francis swept Hingham, 8-1 and 2-0, in 2016 best-of-3 quarterfinal and won 6-0 in last year’s Super 8 semifinal
• Hingham’s lone win: 4-0 on Feb. 4, 2017 at Pilgrim Arena.

Hingham Harbormen (18-4-1, Independent)
• Last postseason: Lost in Super 8 semifinal vs. Pope Francis, 6-0
• 15th Super 9 appearance
• Record vs. teams in Super 8 (reg. season): 5-3-1
o Wins: Duxbury (2), St. Mary’s, Framingham, Marshfield; losses: BC High, Pope Francis, Austin Prep; tie: Arlington
• Globe Ranking: 3 | Herald RPI: 4
• Goal differential: plus-39 (76-37)
• Seniors-14 Juniors-8 Sophomores-6
• Streak: Won 1 | Last game: Won 3-0 vs. Austin Prep on Sunday
o Trevor O’Brien, Joe Sullivan and Will Kenney scored
• Biggest win: 7-0 at Milton, Dec. 12 and 8-1 vs. Weymouth, Dec. 24
• Worst loss: 4-0 at Austin Prep (Serino Tournament), Dec. 28
• Record in one-goal games: 5-1 | Shutouts: 4-2
• Leading scorer: Will Kenney, Sr. (12-24—36)
• Last Super 8 title: 2010, 1-0 vs. Catholic Memorial (only Super 8 title) | Other state championships: 1992, 1997, 2001, 2015

Pope Francis Cardinals (16-1-3, Independent)
• First year as independent (Catholic West dissolved)
• 10th Super 8 appearance
• Last postseason: Lost 2-1 (OT) vs. BC High in Super 8 Championship Game
• Record vs. teams in Super 8 (reg. season): 4-1-3
o Wins vs. AP (2) Framingham, Hingham; loss vs. BC; ties vs. Arlington, BC, SML
• Last Super 8 appearance: 2018
• Globe Ranking: 2 | Herald RPI: 2
• Goal differential: plus-58 (84-26)
• Seniors-11 Juniors-5 Sophomores-7 Freshmen-3
• Streak: Won 1 | Last game: Won 6-2 vs. Xaverian on Sunday
o Jon Tavella (2), Max Cocchi (2), Matthew Pelletier and Matthew Ashe scored
• Biggest win: 11-1 vs. Malden Catholic, Feb. 20
• Worst (only) loss: 5-4 vs. BC High, Dec. 28 (Frates Classic Final)
• Record in one-goal games: 2-1 | Shutouts: 5-0
• Leading scorer: Makem Demers, Sr. (16-22—38)
• Last Super 8 title: None | Last state championship: 2009 (Division 1)

Super 8 Winners’ Bracket Semifinal
No. 1 BC High vs. No. 4 Arlington
Wednesday, March 6, 7:30 p.m., Tsongas Center
Previous meeting: BC High won, 7-0, on Dec. 19 at Clark Athletic Center. Eagles have won each of last three meetings by a combined 13-1.

BC High Eagles (17-2-2, 7-0-1 Catholic Conference)
• Won Catholic Conference, 15 points
• 24th Super 8 appearance
• Last postseason: Won Super 8 title vs. Pope Francis, 2-1 (OT)
• Record vs. teams in Super 8 (reg. season): 7-1-1
o Wins vs. Xaverian (2), Pope, Hingham, AP, SML, Arlington; loss vs. Framingham, tie vs. Pope
• Globe Ranking: 1 | Herald RPI: 1
• Goal differential: plus-70 (98-28) | Nonleague differential: plus-44 (55-11)
• Seniors-7 Juniors-7 Sophomores-8 Freshmen-3
• Streak: Won 8 | Last game: Won 4-2 vs. Marshfield on Sunday
o P.J. Donohue, John Logan, Peter Kramer and Matt Lakus scored
• Biggest win: 15-1 at Malden Catholic, Jan. 12
• Worst loss: 4-2 vs. Don Bosco Prep (N.J.), Dec. 14 (season opener)
• Record in one-goal games: 2-1 | Shutouts: 5-0; won all three games in Buddy Ferreira Classic via shutout
• Last Super 8 title: 2018 | Total Super 8 titles: 5 (1996, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2018)

Arlington Spy Ponders (15-3-3, 12-2-1 Middlesex League)
• Won Middlesex – Liberty Division, 25 points
• 15th Super 8 appearance
• Last postseason: Lost in Division 1 North quarterfinals vs. Belmont, 3-2; lost 3-0 vs. Pope Francis in Super 8 play-in game to earn top seed in bracket
• Record vs. Super 8 teams (reg. season): 2-1-2*
o Wins vs. AP, Marshfield (endowment game); loss vs. BC; ties vs. Hingham, Pope
• Globe Ranking: 4 | Herald RPI: 5
• Goal differential: plus-38 (76-38) | Nonleague differential: plus-1 (18-17)
• Seniors-9 Juniors-15 Sophomores-2 Freshmen-1
• Streak: Won 4 (7-0-1 over last eight) | Last game: Won 4-3 (OT) vs. Framingham
o Brendan Jones (2, inc. OT), Anthony Messuri and Will Jennings scored
• Biggest win: 9-3 vs. Andover | Worst loss: 7-0 vs. BC High, Dec. 19
• Record in one-goal games: 2-1 | Shutouts: 2-2
• Last Super 8 title: 2017, won 2-1 (OT) vs. Central Catholic