With the elimination of the boys’ soccer team and the girls’ field hockey team last week, only three teams remained in the postseason: girls’ soccer, football, and cross country. Here is a look at the 10th week of results for Old Rochester Regional High School Athletics.
Girls’ Soccer: The Lady Bulldogs, coming off of a thrilling 2-1 victory over Coyle Cassidy, looked to keep their momentum going against the No. 1 seed, Cardinal Spellman High School. Unfortunately, the girls’ playoff run ended with a 2-0 shutout loss. The girls played well, but could not keep pace with the top-seeded Cardinals. The loss ends the Lady Bulldogs’ season, and they will graduate six seniors.
Cross Country: The boys’ and girls’ cross country team participated in their state meet last Saturday, where several outstanding performances took place, the most notable being Mike Wyman. Wyman won the Division 5 Championship with a 15:27 time on the hilly 5K course, narrowly edging out Newburyport’s Nick Carleo. On the girls’ side, Sammie Barrett placed 26th with a personal best 20:23. Emily Josephson also ran a personal best, running a 20:30 for 30th place. The girls’ team placed seventh overall, and the boys’ placed 10th as a team. Since only the top four teams in each division advance to the All State Meet, both teams’ seasons are over. However, Wyman qualified for the meet as an individual, so he will be advancing to run against the best in the state next Saturday.
Football: The biggest story at ORR this week was the undefeated success of the football team. The boys managed to keep their playoff run going, handily defeating the East Bridgewater Vikings 38-20 in the Division 5 South Semifinals. Richie Phillips led the team with two touchdowns and a fumble recovery, finishing with 156 yards on the night. Sophomore running back Darien Dumond also scored two touchdowns, one on a pivotal sequence that gave the Bulldogs a second half lead after the first half ended at 14-14. Senior Haydon Bergeron kicked a 30-yard field goal to extend the lead, and quarterback Nolan Bergeron ran for a three-yard touchdown to solidify the victory. The Bulldog defense also played well, thanks in part to Chris Demers, who had two interceptions. With the victory, the Bulldogs remain a perfect 9-0, and advance to the Division 5 South Finals, where they face off against second-seeded Abington High School. The game is scheduled for Friday, November 17, at Old Rochester at 7:00 pm.
Below are the overall team records, followed by the conference records in wins, losses, and ties as of November 10.
Football: (9-0-0) (6-0-0); Field Hockey: (12-4-2) (11-2-1); Girls’ Soccer: (10-6-5) (8-3-5); Boys’ Soccer: (10-5-4) (9-3-4); Golf: (l0-6-0) (10-6-0); Volleyball: (1-17-0) (1-15-0); Boys’ Cross Country: (4-2-0) (4-2-0); Girls’ Cross Country: (6-0-0) (6-0-0)
By Michael Kassabian