It was a slower week than usual for athletics at Old Rochester Regional High School, as both football and boys’ and girls’ cross country had bye weeks and did not compete in a scheduled competition. However, there were still several impressive performances by other teams. Here is a look at the fifth week of results for ORR Athletics.
Girls’ Soccer: The Lady Bulldogs had a generally good week, recording one win and one tie. The girls defeated Apponequet 5-2 in a thrilling game. After being down 2-1 at halftime, the girls rallied back to defeat the conference rival Lady Lakers, whom they had previously tied with earlier in the season. Goal scorers in the game were Camille Filloramo, Michaela Bouvette, and Sarah Beaulieu, with Bouvette and Beaulieu scoring two goals apiece. Junior Defenders Nicole Gifford and Arden Goguen and Goalie Mikayla Demanche were essential to the second-half shutout for the Bulldogs. The girls then tied 0-0 against GNB Voc-Tech in an under-the-lights game on Friday night.
Boys’ Soccer: The boys’ soccer team seems to have finally hit their stride. Although they tied 1-1 with Apponequet early in the week (with the lone Bulldog goal credited to Alden Truesdale after a throw-in by freshman Luke Muther), the boys rebounded and had a decisive upset over GNB Voc-Tech, when they defeated the Bears 2-1. Seniors Paul Graves and Robby Magee each scored to lead the Bulldogs to victory. Sophomore goalie Melvin Vincent made an incredible 16 saves in net. This win was huge for the boys, who now only need to tie in one out of their final five games to advance to the state tournament.
Golf: The boys’ golf team has an impressive amount of talented players who are often trading the top spot in different matches. This is evident in the boys’ two matches this week. In a match against Fairhaven, the top Bulldogs were senior Nick Suprenant and junior Zach Peterson, who each shot a 5-over par 41 to lead the Bulldogs to a 145-117 win. The boys unfortunately suffered a loss later in the week to Dighton-Rehoboth, 135-136. Freshman Jacob Durocher shot a 40 and junior Kyle Sherman shot a 43 to take the top two spots for the Bulldogs.
Volleyball: The girls’ volleyball team is continuing to struggle. The Lady Bulldogs suffered another three losses this week to add to their winless record. They were able to win one set against the GNB Voc-Tech Lady Bears, but were not able to pull out the win as Voc won 3-1. Unfortunately, this puts the girls out of the running for the state tournament.
Field Hockey: Led by junior Devyn O’Connor, the field hockey team won both of their games this week. O’Connor scored two goals in each game to lead the girls to victory over opposing teams in Bourne and Fairhaven. In the Bourne game, which the girls won 5-0, Darby Nolet added two goals and senior Jess Kocur added one to O’Connor’s two. Junior Goalie Mya Lunn was not even forced to make a save all day due to the stellar ORR defense. In their second game of the week against Fairhaven, Carly Pelissier and Ashley Pacheco each added a goal to O’Connor’s two to lead the girls to a 4-0 victory over Fairhaven.
Below are the overall team records, followed by the conference records in wins, losses, and ties as of October 6.
Football: (4-0-0) (4-0-0) Field Hockey: (8-2-2) (8-1-1) Girls’ Soccer: (7-1-4) (6-1-4) Boys’ Soccer: (7-2-3) (6-2-3) Golf: (8-5-0) (8-5-0) Volleyball: (0-12-0) (0-12-0) Boys’ Cross Country: (2-0-0) (2-0-0) Girls’ Cross Country: (2-0-0) (2-0-0)
By Michael Kassabian