Boys’ Hockey Holds On; Advances to Garden

The boys’ hockey team took a 3-0 lead in the first period and held on for a 5-4 win over Barnstable in the Division 1 South Sectional Final Sunday at Gallo.

The Wamps scored on three of their first eight shots with goals from Gino LaRossa, Brian Gallagher, and Kyle Leslie to take a 3-0 lead after one.

Barnstable struck early in the second to make it 3-1 before Nick Ward answered, giving the Wamps a three goal lead after two.

Things got hectic in the third as Braintree after Leslie added his second of the game to make it 5-1. Barnstable scored three late goals, including two in under a minute, but the Wamps were able to hold on for the 5-4 victory.

The boys advance to the Garden next Sunday against the winner of Reading vs Wilmington.