Generally speaking, ORR fall sports teams are excellent; last year, the teams collectively gathered 3 SCC titles and 3 second-place finishes. However, possibly the most dominant fall sports team at ORR is the girls’ field hockey team. The team, led by Coach Polly Lawrence, has won the SCC championship title the past four years, and this fall they look to extend the streak to five.
The girls started the season neutrally with two ties against Dighton Rehoboth and New Bedford. However, this past week the girls have been dominant, winning both of their games against Case and Wareham. On Wednesday, the team beat the Case Cardinals 5-0. Senior Forward Ally Saccone scored four of the team’s goals, while fellow senior Abby Offringa added another with an assist from Katie Wilbur. Sophomore Goalies Mya Lunn and Hannah Cormier provided a combined two stops in net, shutting out any chance of a Case goal.
On Friday, September 14, the girls faced Wareham High School and again showed their skill by shutting them out 2-0. Wilbur assisted both goals, which were scored by juniors Jess Kocur and Carly Pelissier. Lunn and Cormier each saw playing time in the goal, with Lunn blocking the only shot taken by the Lady Vikings.
In other news, the ORR football team won 21-20 in a close game against the Bishop Stang Spartans. The Spartans had a chance to tie the game with a few seconds left in the fourth quarter, but they went for a two-point conversion and were stopped at the line, giving the Bulldogs the win. Quarterbacks Nolan Bergeron and Alex Aruri each provided key passes throughout the game that led the Bulldogs to victory. Sophomore Wideout Kevin Saccone and junior Wide-receiver Chris Demers each got touchdowns, and sophomore Ethan Lizotte also played well.
The team’s record is now a hopeful 2-0, with their next game against GNB Voc-Tech at home on Friday, September 21. The game’s kick-off is slated for 5:00 pm.