Cross Country Off to a Flying Start

Mid- to late September is the time when fall sports teams really see what they’re made of. At this point, the team is hopefully working cooperatively, and each player is starting to finally get a read on their individual capabilities. The next few weeks will provide an accurate representation on a team’s playoff potential.

Cross country is the exception. The long-distance running team has just begun their scheduled season, and started it off in winning fashion, as both the boys’ and girls’ teams beat Fairhaven High School last Tuesday. The girls, who won 20-40, were led by senior Sammie Barrett, who placed second overall running the 5K course in a 22:23. Sophomore Rachel Scheub placed third overall with a time of 22:54, and Paige Santos placed fourth with a 23:02. The girls, who have won four consecutive undefeated SCC Championships, could likely add another season to the streak, as they easily defeated the Fairhaven team that was predicted to be their toughest competition all year.

The boys’ team also ran well, claiming the top 6 spots in the race, and beating the Fairhaven boys’ team 15-49. Mike Wyman easily ran away with the win, running a 16:25 and beating the entire field by two and a half minutes. Patrick Briand, a transfer from Bishop Stang, also ran well, running a 19:22, with junior Mitch Midwood right on his tail at 19:33.

The boys’ soccer team won both of their games this week, each with a score of 2-0. In the first game against Dighton Rehoboth, seniors Robby Magee and Mikey Pruchnik scored, while sophomore goalie Melvin Vincent proved he was more than capable in the net, recording 7 saves in his first shutout of the week. On Friday, the boys had their first night game, and they did not disappoint the crowd that gathered to watch them, this time beating Pope John Paul II, 2-0. Paul Graves scored for the boys, as did freshman Mason DaSilva, who is proving he is a force to be reckoned with in the SCC.

The field hockey team is also gaining their confidence as the season continues on. The girls easily defeated Seekonk High School 3-0, with goals credited to Rachael Chandler, Devyn O’Connor, and Alexa Francis. They then defeated Wareham High School 3-1, with goals from Francis, Jess Kocur, and Ashley Pacheco. But possibly their most important game was against New Bedford, who they lost to earlier in the season. Although the game remained scoreless and ended in a tie 0-0, it proves that the girls are steadily improving defensively and have the potential to stick with teams that have previously defeated them. The latter is especially crucial if the girls are to win the SCC, as they will have to beat Apponequet, who handed them their second loss of the season earlier this month.

Below are the overall team records, followed by the conference records in wins, ties, and losses as of September 22.

Football: (3-0-0)(2-0-0) Field Hockey: (5-2-1) (5-1-0) Girls’ Soccer: (5-0-2)(4-0-2) Boys’ Soccer: (3-2-2)(2-2-2) Golf: (5-2-0) (5-2-0) Volleyball: (0-5-0)(0-5-0) Boys Cross Country (1-0-0)(1-0-0) Girls Cross Country (1-0-0)(1-0-0)

By Michael Kassabian


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