By Jake Levin FRANKLIN—Surviving a scoreless affair as long as it did was worth the wait for the top-seeded Panthers. For the first 9 minutes, 51 seconds of regulation at Pisani Stadium Friday night, Franklin and Hingham engaged in a defensive battle, neither side seemingly willing to blink first – until Matt Lazzaro had enough. The Penn State commit wrapped around the crease and went low, breaking open the floodgates as the Panthers sprinted to a six-goal cushion at halftime en route to a 15-7 win over the fourth-seeded Harbormen and their first-ever trip to the Division 1 South final. “I think it gets all of the jitters out,” Lazzaro said of netting the game’s first goal. “

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