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Boudreau to play for lax title

Amherst native and Merrimack College junior Blake Boudreau will play for a Division II national championship Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

The Warriors have leaned on Boudreau for possession off the faceoff all season long, as the Bishop Guertin graduate has won 229 of 362 faceoffs. He finished second in the NE-10 in faceoff wins.

Sunday will mark Merrimack’s first trip to the national title game after knocking on the door in the semifinals in recent seasons. The Warriors will play Limestone, which has won four national titles in program history and this season marks its fourth straight trip to the championship.

Merrimack punched its ticket to the title game with a 17-9 victory over Adelphi, while Limestone edged Tampa 12-10.

Breakers tie with Portland

The Boston Breakers built a 2-0 lead with a goal in the 48th minute, but Portland stormed back and salvaged a draw on Friday night at Jordan Field.

Natasha Dowie scored for the Breakers at the 38-minute mark off an assist from Adriana Leon to give Boston a 1-0 edge at halftime. Rosie White made it 2-0 in the 48th minute with a header off a helper from Dowie.

Portland answered with a Nadia Nadim penalty kick in the 57th minute before Nadim took a pass from Hayley Raso and scored to square the match in the 83rd minute.

The teams will play again in Portland, Ore., on Saturday at 10 p.m.

Milford seeking FH coach

Milford High School is currently accepting applications for a Head Varsity Field Hockey Coach. All interested candidates should apply at http://www.milfordk12.org and click on Human Resources for an application. Please include letter of interest, resume, and three letters of reference.

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