For the first time in five years, the ORR girls’ field hockey team failed to win the SCC championship. Although the Apponequet Lady Lakers stole the title, the Lady Bulldogs, who led a 12-1-2 record, continued to show their talent and dedication by advancing to the quarterfinals of the state tournament last Saturday.
The fourth-seeded girls won in an exciting game over the number 20 seed Plymouth South, 2-1. The hero of the game was Senior Forward Alex Bindas, who scored a goal with 1 minute, 46 seconds left in the game to put the Lady Bulldogs ahead. Senior Brenna Maloney also scored off a penalty corner in the very beginning of the game to put the girls on the board.
After a Plymouth South goal at the conclusion of the first half, the game remained tied until Bindas was able to tap the ball into the opposing net. Stellar defense by Junior Midfielder Jess Kocur and Junior Back Madison Durr also helped lead the Bulldogs to victory.
Playoffs are in full swing for ORR sports, as girls’ field hockey, girls’ soccer, and boys’ and girls’ cross country have entered the postseason, as well as senior golfer Andrew Augustine, who advanced to the state finals last week. Both the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams will be competing in their state divisional meet on Saturday, November 10 at Wrentham Park at 9:30 am.
By Michael Kassabian