The defending champion Bulldogs got five goals from their reserves, including four in a four-minute stretch late in the first half, to blow past No. 16 Fair Haven, 9-0, in the Division II playdowns Tuesday afternoon at Applejack Field.
Sophomore midfielder Reid Conde and senior defender Ethan Marsh pumped in two goals each and junior Andrew Gayda recorded a goal and two assists for BBA (15-0-0), which advances to a quarterfinal date with No. 8 Springfield on Saturday at 1 p.m.
"In the beginning of the first half we didn't play especially well, we were trying too hard to score," BBA coach Pete Mull said.
Conde tallied the first two goals for BBA off assists from Marsh and Sean Paradis. Gayda's low cross 13 minute shy of halftime set up Eli Serota for the Bulldogs' third tally. A minute later, Gayda buried a give-and-go with Marco Lam for a goal of his own.
Johnny Weeks' pretty, curling strike into the top right corner and Lam's rebound finish capped the late flurry.
BBA led 6-0 at the break and went on to record its most lopsided playoff win in program history.
Less than two minutes into the second half, Marsh finished corner at the far post and, four minutes later, notched his second with a driven cross from the right wing that floated into the left side-netting.
Freshman Wesley Lord's late penalty kick wrapped up the rout. Fair Haven, outshot 32-2,
Eagles bounce Chelsea
CHELSEA -- No. 10 Arlington Memorial High School won its first playoff game since 2009, upsetting seventh-seeded Chelsea, 4-0, in Division IV action on Tuesday.
Fred Pickering dialed up his fifth hat trick of the year, scoring the Eagles' first three goals to push his season total to 19. Konnor Andrews added the final insurance strike in the second half.
"We controlled the entire game, no question about it," Arlington (7-6) coach Todd Wilkins said.
Pickering's second goal came on a penalty kick that gave Arlington a 2-0 halftime lead on the Red Devils (10-5). The other three goals came unassisted however, as Arlington preyed on Chelsea's offsides trap, Wilkins said, and defender Peter Macksey provided solid marking throughout.
Arlington faces rival Twin Valley, the No. 2 seed, in the quarterfinals at 3 p.m. on Friday at Brattleboro High School.