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Division 1 South Semifinal Game Notes

Division 1 South Semifinals
No. 7 Catholic Memorial vs. No. 11 Franklin
Wednesday, March 6, 5:30 p.m., Gallo Arena
First meeting in last 10 seasons

Franklin Panthers (11-9-4, 5-2-2 Hockomock League)
• Potential South final opponent: Lost 1-0 vs. Barnstable, Feb. 21; did not face Duxbury in regular season.
• Won Hockomock – Kelley-Rex, 12 points
• Last postseason: Lost in Division 1 South first round vs. Barnstable, 1-0
• Globe Ranking: N/A | Herald RPI: 23
• Goal differential: plus-7 (64-57) | Nonleague differential: minus-12 (26-38)
• Seniors-13 Juniors-9 Sophomores-8
• Streak: Won 2 | Last game: Won 3-2 (OT) vs. Mansfield on Saturday
o Scott Elliott scored GWG in OT; Joe Lizzotte, Shane McCaffrey also scored as Panthers rallied from 2-1 deficit in third
o Won first round game, 1-0, vs. Falmouth
• Biggest win: 11-1 vs. Stoughton, Jan. 16
• Worst loss: 7-1 vs. St. John’s Shrewsbury, Feb. 13
• Record in one-goal games: 3-2 | Shutouts: 3-2
• Last sectional final appearance: 2016 | Won 3-1 vs. Marshfield
• Last state championship: 2016 | Won 4-3 (OT) vs. St. Mary’s Lynn
Leading scorer: Joe Lizzotte, Sr. (8-7—15)

Catholic Memorial Knights (14-7-1, 4-4 Catholic Conference)
• Potential South final opponent: did not face Barnstable or Duxbury in regular season
• Finished third in Catholic Conference behind BC High (15 points) and Xaverian (10)
• Last postseason: Lost in Division 1 South quarterfinals vs. Needham, 2-1
o Last postseason win: 2018 Division 1 South first round vs. Falmouth, 4-0
• Globe Ranking: 12 | Herald RPI: 11
• Goal differential: plus-41 (84-43) | Nonleague differential: plus-39 (62-23)
• Seniors-7 Juniors-9 Sophomores-7 Freshmen-2
• Streak: Won 2 | Last game: Won 6-2 vs. Needham on Saturday in quarterfinals
o Won first round game, 1-0, vs. Archbishop Williams
• Biggest win: 15-0 vs. Matignon, Dec. 6 (season opener)
• Worst loss: 6-2 vs. Don Bosco (N.J.) and 5-1 vs. BC High
• Record in one-goal games: 2-2
• Shutouts: 6-1
• Record vs. Super 8 Watch List (reg. season): 3-5
• Last state championship: 2009 (Super 8)
o Last Division 1 title: 1990 – year before advent of Super 8

Division 1 South Semifinals
No. 1 Duxbury vs. No. 5 Barnstable
Wednesday, March 6, 7:30 p.m., Gallo Arena
Previous meeting: Duxbury won, 2-1, on Feb. 2 at The Bog.
• 2017-18: Barnstable 4, Duxbury 1 (Dec. 13, 2017 at HYCC)
• 2016-17: Duxbury 7, Barnstable 0 (Feb. 11, 2017 at The Bog)

Barnstable Red Raiders (13-5-3, 4-0 Old Colony League)
• Potential South final opponent: Won 1-0 vs. Franklin, Feb. 21; did not face CM
• Won final Old Colony League title
• Last postseason: Lost 3-2 vs. Marshfield in Division 1 South quarterfinals
• Globe Ranking: N/A | Herald RPI: 16
• Goal differential: plus-38 (75-37) | Nonleague differential: plus-20 (56-36)
• Seniors-14 Juniors-4 Sophomores-4 Freshmen-2
• Streak: Won 4 (5-0-1 since last loss at Duxbury, 2-1 on Feb. 2)
o Last game: Won 4-2 vs. Braintree in quarterfinals on Saturday
o Goals scored by Jac Cordeiro (2), Brendan Jones and Brian Frieh
• Biggest win: three wins by six goals (Weymouth, B-R, D-Y)
• Worst loss: 6-2 at Marshfield, Dec. 22
• Record in one-goal games: 2-4
• Shutouts: 4-0
• Last sectional final appearance: 2014 | Lost 5-4 vs. Braintree
• Last state final appearance: 1994 | Lost 7-2 vs. BC High
• Last state championship: 1991 | Won 4-2 vs. Brookline

Duxbury Dragons (19-5, 12-1 Patriot League)
• Potential South final opponent: did not face CM or Franklin in regular season
• Won Patriot League – Keenan Division
• Last postseason: Lost 4-0 vs. Marshfield in Division 1 South first round
• Globe Ranking: 7 | Herald RPI: 3
• Goal differential: plus-42 (74-32) | Nonleague differential: plus-7 (19-12)
• Seniors-5 Juniors-13 Sophomores-8
• Streak: Won 1 | Last game: Won 2-0 vs. Wellesley in quarterfinals on Saturday
o Snapped three-game losing streak, which included 4-2 loss vs. Xaverian in Super 8 play-in game
o Trying to become first team to lose Super 8 play-in game and advance to TD Garden since Braintree in 2014 and first to win state championship since Burlington in 2012
• Biggest win: 7-1 vs. Plymouth South, Jan. 5 and 7-1 at Plymouth North, Feb. 13
• Worst loss: four losses by two goals (Hanover, Hingham, AP, X)
• Record in one-goal games: 4-1 | Shutouts: 7-1
• Last sectional final appearance: 2007 | Won 6-1 vs. Framingham
• Last state championship: 2007 | Won 3-2 vs. Woburn
o Other state titles: 2000, 2005