Here is a look at the first week of results in scheduled games for all Old Rochester Regional athletic teams.
Girls’ Soccer: The Lady Bulldogs had a great opening week. The girls started their season off with a 7-0 win over Case High School. Sophomore Sarah Beaulieu led the way for the girls with 2 goals, and senior Michaela Bouvette, juniors Camille Filloramo and Kaleigh Goulart, and sophomores Amy Bichajian and Lexi Afonso each pitched in with one goal apiece. Later in the week, the girls faced conference rival Apponequet. The SCC title is likely to come down to Apponequet and ORR, so this game was one of high intensity. After an Apponequet goal in the first three minutes, senior captain Morgan DaSilva equalized the game in the seventh minute. The game would end up as a 1-1 tie.
Golf: The golf team had three matches this meet, and they won all three with impressive scores. One of their best matches came against Wareham, where they won 154-86. Juniors Jackson Mitchell and Riley Sherman each shot 5 over pars (40), and Kyle Sherman rounded out the top three Bulldogs with a 7 over par (42).
Boys’ Soccer: The Bulldogs got off to a slightly disappointing start to their season. In their first game against Case High School, the boys tied 2-2, with the two goals credited to senior Robby Magee and freshman Mason DaSilva. In their next game against Apponequet, the boys lost in a hard fought game, 1-0. However, as the young team gains more experience, their record should improve.
Football: The highly anticipated start of the Bulldog football season did not disappoint, as the boys came out on top against Lee High School with a score of 21-7. Senior Nolan Bergeron led the way with two rushing touchdowns, and running back Colin Knapton scored on a 9-yard run to lead the Bulldogs to victory. The Bulldogs defense was also to be praised, as Kyle Henry, Tyler Zell, Hunter Cooney and Morgan Collings all contributed to task of limiting Lee High’s team to a mere 77 total yards.
Volleyball: The girls’ volleyball team, led by seniors Curran Desjardins and Juliana Nicolosi, failed to win their home opener against Apponequet, where they lost in three hard-fought sets. This team, which only has two seniors in Desjardins and Nicolosi, will look to improve with more experience as the season continues.
Field Hockey: The team, led by Coach Polly Lawrence, got off to a strong start, winning both of their conference games and losing once to a non-conference team. Against Bourne, the Lady Bulldogs won 3-0, with goals from juniors Darby Nolet, Devyn O’Connor and Kasey Baltz. Against conference rival Dighton Rehoboth, the girls won 1-0, with the lone goal coming from captain Carly Pelissier. Although the girls lost to non-conference team New Bedford later in the week, they remain undefeated in the SCC, and they play their toughest opponent, Apponequet, on Friday.
Below are the overall team records, followed by the conference records in wins, ties, and losses.
Football: (1-0-0) (0-0-0); Field Hockey: (2-1-0) (2-0-0); Girls Soccer: (1-0-1) (1-0-1); Boys Soccer: (0-1-1) (0-1-1); Volleyball: (0-1-0) (0-1-0); Golf: (3-0-0) (3-0-0); Cross Country: (0-0-0)
By Michael Kassabian