Foran High kept closing in on a victory, but North Branford found a way to hold off the Lions and win a 10-9 decision at the Vito DeVito Sports Complex in Milford on Saturday.

“It was a good game,” Foran head coach Brian Adkins said. “It was our first game and we need to clean some things up. We were down four in the third quarter and cut it to one.”

Lance DiNatale scored four goals, Bobby McGinnis three and Jake Lambert two.

Austin Jennings had eight saves in his varsity debut.