Lady Colonials Earn Dramatic Overtime Win, Reach State Semifinal

The locals trailed for much of the game but came all the way back and won in the extra session.

Acton-Boxborough had a thrilling win on Tuesday night. (File Photo)
Acton-Boxborough had a thrilling win on Tuesday night. (File Photo)
It took a dramatic comeback, but the Acton-Boxborough girls hockey team's state championship hopes are still alive. 

The top-seeded Colonials trailed No. 8 Barnstable by a 4-2 margin in the second period of the Division 1 quarterfinal round on Tuesday night, but came storming back to force overtime.

It was during that extra session that senior Eleana Cardarelli scored the game-winning goal just over one minute in to help the locals advance.

“I know when I was in front of the net, the puck just kind of popped out and I just hit it,” Cardarelli told the Boston Herald.

Thanks to the victory, Acton-Boxborough advanced to the Division 1 semifinal game. That contest is slated for Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on the ice of Stoneham Arena against either Watertown/Belmont or Duxbury.

The winner of that tilt will advance to the state championship game, which will be held on the ice of TD Garden.


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