Senior Athletes Honored

As fall sports are slowly coming to a close, many of the Old Rochester teams take a game to recognize all of their seniors and their contributions to their respective teams. This week, girls’ soccer, field hockey, and volleyball all had their own senior nights. Football’s senior night will occur during the homecoming football game on October 26. Here is a look at the seventh week of results for ORR athletics.

Girls’ Soccer: The Lady Bulldogs didn’t have the greatest week, as they lost all three of their scheduled games. On Monday, the girls lost to New Bedford 2-1, with senior Michaela Bouvette scoring the only Bulldog goal. The girls then traveled to Dighton-Rehoboth, where they lost 4-1, with sophomore Amy Bichajian providing the only goal off of an assist from classmate Sarah Beaulieu. Friday marked the girls’ senior night, where they honored seniors Isabelle Riley, Morgan DaSilva, Megan Pachico, Emily Beaulieu, Abby Adams, and Michaela Bouvette. Unfortunately, the girls lost the game to Seekonk by a score of 2-1. Freshman Katelyn Bindas scored her first varsity goal in the loss.

Field Hockey: The girls had a slower week than usual with only one game against Case last Friday. It was the team’s senior game, but it was also their annual Fight Like a Girl Game, where they support breast cancer awareness with a bake sale and pink ribbons. The girls honored seniors Rachael Chandler, Carly Pelissier, Jess Kocur, Madison Durr, Tori Saltmarsh, Sarah Riberio, Leah Thomas, and Renae Reints. Fittingly, two of the recognized seniors, Pelissier and Kocur, provided the two goals to lead the girls to victory over Case High School, 2-1. Junior Abby Bentz also played excellently, stealing the ball repeatedly from Case’s one male player.

Golf: The golf team participated in the annual SCC Championship Meet this week at the Bay Pointe Golf Club. The boys faced off against every team in the SCC to see who would take the conference crown. Unfortunately, Apponequet, who had won the regular season title, won the championship, but ORR came in a close second thanks to great performances by Jackson Mitchell and Nic Suprenant, who each shot a 79 to lead the Bulldogs. Zach Peterson (82) and Kyle Sherman (84) also played well in the second-place finish.

Boys’ Soccer: The boys’ team split their two games this week, winning one while losing the other. Against Dighton-Rehoboth, the boys won 3-1, thanks to a great game by senior Alden Truesdale, who scored two of the team’s three goals to claim victory over the Falcons. Senior Robby Magee provided the other goal for the Bulldogs late in the first half. The boys then lost to Seekonk later in the week with a score of 2-1.

Volleyball: The girls’ team remained winless this week, losing to New Bedford, Dighton-Rehoboth, and Seekonk. However, the team’s senior night, which took place against Seekonk, honored seniors Curran Desjardins and Juliana Nicolosi. Much like the field hockey team, the two recognized seniors led the way for the team, with Desjardins recording 13 assists, 4 kills, and 7 digs while Nicolosi provided 16 digs, two aces, and two kills. Nicolosi and Desjardins have really been great captains and leaders for the young team, and their presence will definitely be missed come next season.

Football: The football team remained undefeated this week with a monster win over Wareham, 56-8. The Bulldogs had not won a game at Wareham’s home field in nine years, but that streak was snapped with the victory. Leading the way, as he has all season, was senior Richie Phillips, who ran for a whopping 208 yards and three touchdowns in only 20 minutes of play. Also scoring was Darien Dumond, Frank Hopkins, Corey Dias, and brothers Haydon Bergeron and Nolan Bergeron. The score at halftime was 42-0, and many of the starters for the Bulldogs were removed after halftime. The win keeps the Bulldogs at a perfect 6-0, and clinched their first winning season since 2008.

Boys’ & Girls’ Cross Country: The girls’ cross country team had a great week, claiming their third consecutive SCC Championship with wins over Dighton-Rehoboth and GNB Voc-Tech. Sammie Barrett continued her excellent season, winning both races with a time of 21:59, while sophomore Emily Josephson remained right on Barrett’s heels with a 22:04. The boys were able to defeat GNB Voc-Tech, but were handed their second loss of the season to Dighton-Rehoboth. Both teams then ran in the Bob McIntyre Twilight Meet in Barnstable, where several outstanding performances took place, the most prominent being Mike Wyman, who took second in the varsity race out of 219 runners with a scintillating 15:15 5k.

Below are the overall team records, followed by the conference records in wins, losses, and ties as of October 20.

Football: (6-0-0) (6-0-0) Field Hockey: (10-3-2) (10-2-1) Girls’ Soccer: (9-4-4) (9-3-4) Boys’ Soccer: (9-4-4) (8-3-4) Golf: (10-6-0) (10-6-0) Volleyball: (0-17-0) (0-15-0) Boys’ Cross Country (4-2-0) (4-2-0) Girls’ Cross Country: (6-0-0) (6-0-0)

By Michael Kassabian

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During a week that featured games honoring their respective seniors, the ORR Girl’s Soccer team struggled, while Field Hockey defeated Case 2-1. The victory coincided with the team’s Fight Like a Girl Game, which supported breast cancer awareness with a bake sale and pink ribbons. Photos courtesy Kelly Pacheco


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