It was a hard-hitting hockey game on both sides at the Tabor rink last Wednesday, but the ORR boys’ ice hockey team couldn’t hold on as they suffered a 2-1 South Coast Conference loss to rival team Bourne.
The game was a decisive one, as it determined whom the SCC championship would go to. The ORR/Fairhaven combo team played well, but a few unlucky plays would give Bourne the win. The Bulldogs started off strong; Jeremy Lawton scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs early in the first period. A physical first period set the tone for the entire game, as there would be countless checks into the boards. Freshman Goalie Chris Nadeau played fairly well, and he provided a key save in the final minute of the first period to preserve the temporary Bulldog lead.
The Canalmen took over in the second period, scoring two goals in the span of about six minutes to take control of the game. The Bulldogs were not as aggressive in the second period, and the lack of tenacity was a key factor for the Canalmen’s quick goals.
The third period was scoreless but exciting. The Bulldogs had several opportunities to score, but could never capitalize and tie the game. However, Old Rochester’s Cam O’Connor and Zack Matthews each played well in the loss. The tough loss puts the Bulldogs in second place for the SCC.
Several of Old Rochester’s freshmen and sophomore track athletes had their time to shine in the 25th Annual Janiak Freshman Sophomore Meet. The meet provides some of the younger athletes the opportunity to compete in races without the dominant presence of upperclassmen. That being said, several excellent performances occurred last Saturday. Sophomore Bailey Truesdale won the 55-meter hurdles in a time of 9.77, and teammate Kevin Saccone won the boys’ 55-meter hurdles in a meet record time of 8.45 seconds. Also, freshman Emily Josephson placed second in the girls’ mile with a time of 6:13, and Arden Goguen placed second in the 55-meter dash in 7.99 seconds.
By Michael Kassabian