Molly Lankowski Scores Goal No. 100

            Old Colony girls lacrosse took Upper Cape to task in Monday’s 16-1 blowout, but that wasn’t the Cougars’ biggest victory of the day. Junior Molly Lankowskireached the 100 career goals mark in the victory, only needing three seasons to achieve the milestone.

            “That was exciting,” Old Colony coach Kerstin Lindrooth said. “She was really excited. She knew it was coming. She only needed two.”

            Lankowski needed two goals: she scored three. Furthermore, she spread the wealth in the big win, finishing with five assists. It came as no surprise to Lindrooth, who is quick to describe Lankowski as an unselfish player.

            Savanna Halleled the Cougars in the win over Upper Cape, burying six goals to go with three assists.Raquel Rodrigueshad a strong showing, as well. She scored four goals for the Cougars against the Rams.

            Old Colony (7-1, 6-0 Mayflower Small Vocational) hits the road for their next two matchups. The Cougars play Dighton-Rehoboth on Monday at 4:00 pm, and then face Sacred Heart on Wednesday at 4:00 pm.

            Old Colony baseball’s ace pitcher Jacob Wordenhad himself a game he’ll never forget in the Cougars 16-0 win over Upper Cape on Monday. The righty went the distance and struck out nine. But Worden didn’t simply have a complete game shutout. He threw a perfect game.

            “He threw a gem,” Old Colony baseball coach Craig Lincoln said.

            Worden’s ERA now sits at 1.59 through four starts. He has 28 strikeouts over 22 innings and has only walked eight. Opponents are hitting a bleak .162 against him.

            But Worden wasn’t the only Cougar to bring his A-game against the Rams. Old Colony’s offense erupted for 17 hits.

            Ryan McGuigganand Chris Hedlundled the hit parade with three hits apiece. Matt Bumpusknocked in two runs and had two hits. Reese Vandallaced a double and legged out a triple in his three-RBI performance. Nick Hedlundalso had two hits and knocked in three runs.

            Bumpus leads the Cougars with a .567 average, 1.561 OPS, and 11 RBI through eight games. He also has the most hits (17) and triples (four) for Old Colony. McGuiggan bumped his average up to .444 and Worden leads the Cougars with six doubles.

            Old Colony softball continues to produce offensively, but cannot get their defensive game together, losing 18-11 to Upper Cape on Monday.

            “I think they’re so confident at the plate and the lack of confidence in the field is pretty evident,” Old Colony softball coach Brandon Mendez said. “Keeping that confidence at the play and moving past the lack of confidence in the defense and trying to bring those together will be huge. I think the confidence is the key.”

            Hannah H’Leureuxwent 3-for-3 in the loss to bring her average to .750. She also leads Old Colony with two home runs and triples, and is tied for the team lead in doubles (three) with Taylor Haskell.Lauren Patnaudeknocked in four runs despite going 1-for-1. She now leads the Cougars with 18 RBI.

Old Rochester Regional

            Old Rochester Regional baseball continued its strong season on Monday with a 5-4 win over longtime South Coast Conference rival Dighton-Rehoboth.

            Nate Kvilhaugearned his second win of the season in as many starts. He managed to scatter nine hits over 5 2/3 in large part because he only walked one Falcon.

            “He was challenging hitters and had good control,” ORR coach Steve Carvalho said.

            Adam Breaultdoubled in his 2-for-4. Jack Meehan,John Farrell, and Thomas Couccieach knocked in one run for the Bulldogs.

High School Sports Update

By Nick Friar

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