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Sunday Super 8 Broadcast Capsules

No. 2 BC High Eagles vs. No. 3 Pope Francis Cardinals
Super 8 | Sunday, March 1, 1:15 p.m., Gallo Arena

Season series: Pope Francis won, 3-1, in lone meeting on Jan. 18 in West Springfield. Over last three seasons, BC High holds 5-2-2 lead in series, including 3-1 in Super 8.

BC High (14-3-4, 4-2-2 Catholic Conference)
10th straight Super 8 appearance and 24th in last 25 seasons
Last postseason: Won Super 8 Final, 2-1 vs. Pope Francis (4OT)
Have won back-to-back Super 8s, both wins coming in OT vs. Pope Francis
Finished second in Catholic Conference, 10 points
Goal differential: plus-26 (62-36)
22nd in Division 1 in goals scored, T-9th in goals against
Streak: Won 2 | Reg. season finale: Won 4-0 vs. Hingham, Buddy Ferreira Classic
Home: 7-0-1 | Road/Neutral: 7-3-3
Record vs. Super 8 teams: 6-3-3
Biggest win: 4-0 vs. Hingham, Feb. 19
Worst loss: 3-1 at Xaverian, Jan. 11 and at Pope Francis, Jan. 18
Shutouts: 3-0
Leading scorer: Matt Keohane, Sr. (14-15--29)
Super 8 titles: Six (1996, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2018, 2019)

Pope Francis (14-4-2, Independent)
12th straight Super 8 appearance (fifth as Pope Francis)
Last postseason: Lost in Super 8 final vs. BC High, 2-1 (4OT)
Goal differential: plus-42 (74-32)
6th in Division 1 in goals scored, T-5th in goals against
Streak: Won 6 | Last loss: Feb. 1 vs. Hingham, 2-1
Home: 12-2 | Road/Neutral: 3-4-2 (Three games in Albany don’t count towards MIAA standings)
Record vs. Super 8 teams: 4-3-1
Biggest win: 9-0 vs. Bishop Hendricken (R.I.), Feb. 8 | Season high in goals
Worst loss: 7-2 at Rice (Vt.), Dec. 14 | All four MIAA losses by one goal (Framingham, SJP, Central, Hingham)
Shutouts: 4-0
Leading scorer: Ryan Leonard, Fr. (24-7--31)
Last Super 8 title: None | Last state title: 2009 (Division 1)

No. 5 Xaverian Hawks vs. No. 8 Framingham Flyers
Super 8 | Sunday, March 1, Gallo Arena, 3:15 p.m.

Season series: Xaverian leads, 1-0-1. Teams tied, 3-3, on Dec. 28 in MHL Cup Final (Flyers won in shootout), Hawks won, 4-2, on Feb. 15 in Canton. Since 2016-17 season, teams are 3-3-1 vs. each other.
Last postseason meeting: 2017 Division 1 South final (Framingham won, 2-0)

Framingham (15-6-3, 11-1 Bay State Conference)
Second straight Super 8 appearance. Tournament to date:
Won play-in round vs. Reading, 3-2 (2OT)
Lost winners’ bracket quarterfinals vs. Arlington, 2-1
Won Bay State Conference - Carey Division, 22 points
Goal differential: plus-29 (65-36)
T-20th in Division 1 in goals scored, T-9th in goals against
Streak: Lost 1
Home: 6-2-2 | Road/Neutral: 9-4-1 | Record vs. Super 8 teams: 3-4-2
Biggest win: 7-1 vs. Newton North, Dec. 18 (season-high in goals)
Worst loss: 4-2 at Xaverian, Feb. 15 | All other losses by one goal
Shutouts: 4-2
Leading scorer: Will Trischitta, Sr. (21-25--46)
Last postseason: As No. 5 seed, lost in Super 8 1-loss bracket vs. Hingham, 3-0
Lost in opener vs. Arlington, won 3-0 vs. Marshfield in elimination game
Last Super 8 title: None | Last state title: 1992 (Division 1)

Xaverian (13-5-3, 2-4-2 Catholic Conference)
Second straight Super 8 appearance. Tournament to date:
Lost winners’ bracket quarterfinals vs. St. John’s Prep, 2-1
Finished fourth in Catholic Conference, 6 points (CM, BCH, SJP)
Goal differential: plus-27 (70-43) | Nonleague differential:
T-10th in Division 1 in goals scored, 15th in goals against
Streak: Lost 1 | Had won final five games of regular season
Home: 10-1-1 | Road/Neutral: 3-4-2 | Record vs. Super 8 teams: 2-5-2
Biggest win: 8-0 vs. Needham, Jan. 4
Worst loss: 3-0 at St. John’s Prep, Jan. 1 and 5-2 at CM, Feb. 1
Shutouts: 4-1
Leading scorer: Matty Ryan, Sr. (15-19--34)
Last postseason: As No. 10 seed, Lost in Super 8 semifinal vs. BC High, 7-4
Beat Duxbury, Austin Prep, Arlington, Hingham in tournament
Won more games in 2019 Super 8 tournament than every previous Super 8 appearance combined
Last Super 8 title: None | Last state title: None

No. 5 Xaverian Hawks vs. No. 8 Framingham Flyers
Super 8 | Sunday, March 1, Gallo Arena, 3:15 p.m.

Season series: Xaverian leads, 1-0-1. Teams tied, 3-3, on Dec. 28 in MHL Cup Final (Flyers won in shootout), Hawks won, 4-2, on Feb. 15 in Canton. Since 2016-17 season, teams are 3-3-1 vs. each other.
Last postseason meeting: 2017 Division 1 South final (Framingham won, 2-0)

Framingham (15-6-3, 11-1 Bay State Conference)
Second straight Super 8 appearance. Tournament to date:
Won play-in round vs. Reading, 3-2 (2OT)
Lost winners’ bracket quarterfinals vs. Arlington, 2-1
Won Bay State Conference - Carey Division, 22 points
Goal differential: plus-29 (65-36)
T-20th in Division 1 in goals scored, T-9th in goals against
Streak: Lost 1
Home: 6-2-2 | Road/Neutral: 9-4-1 | Record vs. Super 8 teams: 3-4-2
Biggest win: 7-1 vs. Newton North, Dec. 18 (season-high in goals)
Worst loss: 4-2 at Xaverian, Feb. 15 | All other losses by one goal
Shutouts: 4-2
Leading scorer: Will Trischitta, Sr. (21-25--46)
Last postseason: As No. 5 seed, lost in Super 8 1-loss bracket vs. Hingham, 3-0
Lost in opener vs. Arlington, won 3-0 vs. Marshfield in elimination game
Last Super 8 title: None | Last state title: 1992 (Division 1)

Xaverian (13-5-3, 2-4-2 Catholic Conference)
Second straight Super 8 appearance. Tournament to date:
Lost winners’ bracket quarterfinals vs. St. John’s Prep, 2-1
Finished fourth in Catholic Conference, 6 points (CM, BCH, SJP)
Goal differential: plus-27 (70-43) | Nonleague differential:
T-10th in Division 1 in goals scored, 15th in goals against
Streak: Lost 1 | Had won final five games of regular season
Home: 10-1-1 | Road/Neutral: 3-4-2 | Record vs. Super 8 teams: 2-5-2
Biggest win: 8-0 vs. Needham, Jan. 4
Worst loss: 3-0 at St. John’s Prep, Jan. 1 and 5-2 at CM, Feb. 1
Shutouts: 4-1
Leading scorer: Matty Ryan, Sr. (15-19--34)
Last postseason: As No. 10 seed, Lost in Super 8 semifinal vs. BC High, 7-4
Beat Duxbury, Austin Prep, Arlington, Hingham in tournament
Won more games in 2019 Super 8 tournament than every previous Super 8 appearance combined
Last Super 8 title: None | Last state title: None

No. 6 Catholic Memorial Knights vs. No. 7 Burlington Red Devils
Super 8 | Sunday, March 1, 4 p.m., Stoneham Arena

Previous meeting: 2009 Super 8 final. CM won, 5-1, for most recent Super 8 title.

Catholic Memorial (8-7-6, 5-1-2 Catholic Conference)
First Super 8 appearance since 2017 | 2020 tournament to date:
Lost 6-1 vs. Pope Francis in winners’ bracket quarterfinals
Won Catholic Conference, 12 points | First league title since 2010
Fewest wins ever by team to qualify for Super 8
Goal differential: plus-3 (47-44)
43rd in Division 1 in goals scored, T-16th in goals against
Streak: Lost 1 | Reg. season finale: Tied 1-1 vs. Fairfield Prep (Conn.)
Home: 6-2-2 | Road/Neutral: 2-5-4
Record vs. Super 8 teams: 3-3-3
Biggest win: 4-0 vs. Delbarton (N.J.), Dec. 22 (MIAA: three wins by 3 goals)
Worst loss: 7-2 at LaSalle (R.I.) and 6-1 vs. Pope Francis
Shutouts: 3-3-1
Last postseason: Lost 5-2 vs. Franklin, Division 1 South semifinals
Last Super 8 title: 2009 | Most overall Super 8 titles, 13

Burlington (15-5-4, 8-3-3 Middlesex League)
First Super 8 appearance since 2018, seventh overall. 2020 tournament to date:
Won 3-2 vs. Hingham, play-in round (trailed 1-0 and 2-1)
Lost 3-0 vs. BC High, winners’ bracket quarterfinals (tied 0-0 after two)
Won Middlesex League - Freedom Division, 19 points
Goal differential: plus-21 (70-49)
T-10th in Division 1 in goals scored, 24th in goals against
Streak: Lost 1
Home: 7-1-3 | Road/Neutral: 8-4-1
Record vs. Super 8 teams: 3-2-1
Biggest win: 5-0 at Walpole, Feb. 3
Worst loss: four losses by three goals (Woburn, Arlington, Melrose, BC High)
Shutouts: 3-0
Leading scorer: Ryan O’Halloran, Sr. (16-18--34)
Last postseason: Lost in Division 1 North quarterfinals vs. Andover, 3-2
Last state championship: 2013 (Division 1)

No. 1 Arlington Spy Ponders vs. No. 4 St. John’s Prep Eagles
Super 8 | Sunday, March 1, Stoneham Arena, 6 p.m.

Arlington (16-1-4, 13-0-2 Middlesex League)
Fifth straight Super 8 appearance. Tournament to date:
Won 2-1 vs. Framingham, winners’ bracket quarterfinals
Brendan Jones scored both goals for Spy Ponders. Will Trischitta had Flyers goal
First public school to be No. 1 seed since Winchester (2001 -- coached by John Messuri)
Won Middlesex League - Liberty Division
Goal differential: plus-41 (71-30) | Nonleague differential: plus-6 (18-12)
9th in Division 1 in goals scored, T-first in goals against (Belmont)
Streak: Won 3 | Haven’t lost since Dec. 23 at Pope Francis, 4-2 (15-0-4 since)
Home: 9-0-3 | Road/Neutral: 8-1-1
Record vs. Super 8 teams: 5-1-2
Biggest win: 5-0 at Stoneham, Jan. 29 | Season-high goals: 6 vs. Weymouth, Feb. 17 (6-2 win) | Worst (only) loss: 4-2 at Pope Francis, Dec. 23
Shutouts: 5-0
Last postseason: As No. 4 seed, lost in Super 8 1-loss bracket vs. Xaverian, 5-4
Won opener vs. Framingham, lost winners’ bracket semi vs. BC High, 5-3
Last Super 8 title: 2017 | Won 2-1 (OT) vs. Central Catholic

St. John’s Prep (12-4-5, 3-2-3 Catholic Conference)
First Super 8 appearance since 2018 (lost in Super 8 quarterfinal vs. Pope Francis, 5-1). 2020 tournament to date: Won 2-1 vs. Xaverian, winners’ bracket quarterfinals
Jack Gilligan, Ryan Webb scored Eagles’ goals. Ryan Pomposelli for Hawks.
Finished third in Catholic Conference behind CM, BC High
Goal differential: plus-30 (69-39)
T-12th in goals scored in Division 1, T-11th in goals against
Streak: Won 5 | Last game: Won 2-1 vs. Xaverian in winners’ bracket quarterfinals
Reg. season finale: Won 9-1 vs. Needham, Feb. 19
Wins over Newburyport, Mount St. Charles (R.I.), Billerica during streak
Outscoring opponents 34-7 over stretch
Last loss: Feb. 1 vs. St. John’s Shrewsbury, 2-1
Home: 7-1-3 | Road/Neutral: 5-3-2
Record vs. Super 8 teams: 5-3-3
Biggest win: 10-2 vs. Newburyport, Feb. 8 and 9-1 vs. Needham, Feb. 19
Worst loss: 9-1 at Hingham, Dec. 21 (season opener)
Shutouts: 2-1
Leading scorer: Ned Malolepszy, Sr. (7-13--20)
Last postseason: Lost in Division 1 North final vs. Winchester, 4-1
Last Super 8 title: 2015 -- only title

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