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HARVARD — Douglas fired an early shot in Division 3 of Central Massachusetts by traveling to Bromfield and stunning the Trojans 3-2 in the season opener for both teams.

Bromfield played well in the first half, owning a 5-3 edge in shots on goal, but Douglas picked up the lone goal in the first 40 minutes to take a 1-0 lead to halftime. At 20:30, Major Dorfman took a pass outside the right post from Kris Grann and ripped a low shot into the net.

The Trojans had two outstanding scoring chances in the first half, but neither chance resulted in a save by Douglas goaltender Jack Blatchford, who made seven saves in the contest.

At 17 minutes, Derek Silver sent a pass to Josh Wright, who ripped a 20-yard shot wide of the net.

At 30 minutes, Isaac Cohen threaded a pass to Dylan Osgood at the left post, but the freshman halfback’s shot was blocked by a Douglas defender.

“I thought we controlled play in the first half,” said Bromfield coach Tom Hill. “We played smart, spread their defense out and created some good chances.”

The Trojans quickly evened things up in the second half. Just a minute in, Dylan Gatto scooped up a loose ball at midfield, broke in alone on Blatchford and rolled a shot past the onrushing netminder into the goal to make it 1-1.

But that goal failed to create momentum for the Trojans. Silver was involved in a pair of scoring chances over the next five minutes, breaking in from left wing and firing a shot that was saved, before launching a perfect corner kick that was headed by Cody Osgood, with Blatchford making the save.

The Tigers took control of the game with a pair of goals within 1:13 of each other.

At 8:52, Mitch Power sent a long throw-in from the right sideline that Evin Pingalore headed under the cross bar and into the net.

At 10:05, Brandon Stand’s fired a hard 20-yard shot under the cross bar to make it 3-1.

The Trojans sliced the lead in half at 29:43. Blatchford stopped Cody Osgood’s hard direct kick and the ball bounced in front of the net where Cohen scored from a scramble to draw Bromfield to within a goal.

Less than two minutes later, Bromfield goalie Will Nocka (eight saves) made his best save of the game to keep the Trojans within striking distance as he leaped and tipped Pingalore’s chip over the cross bar.

Douglas did a solid job of keeping the Trojans from threatening the rest of the way, keyed by the play of sweeper Cody Armstrong.

“The early second half goal should have given us a lift, but it didn’t,” said Hill. “Douglas then took over and they deserved to win. We did nothing outstanding today.”