After narrowly getting past GNB Voc-Tech 7-6 earlier in the 2018 season, Old Colony girls’ lacrosse pulled off a big 14-8 win on Monday against the Bears.
The win wasn’t just big in terms of how many goals the Cougars scored or the gap between the two teams. This win gives Old Colony an idea of how much they’ve grown since the two teams met and where they stand heading towards the postseason.
“We were really excited for this game because we knew it was going to be a really tough one for us to win after how things went last time,” Old Colony coach Kerstin Lindrooth said. “We feel pretty good. If we’re going to peak, this is the time we need to. Getting a win like this close to the postseason is good for our confidence and lets us know where we are as a team.”
This wasn’t just a runaway win for the Cougars either. They faced a fair amount of adversity after building up a 6-0 lead that turned into an 8-3 lead by halftime.
Then the Bears woke up after the half to tie the game at 8-8 and put all the pressure on Lindrooth and her players.
“When that happened, I called a timeout,” she said. “I told them they needed to play at the level they were at in the first half, and that’s what they did. So it was good to see them push through that.”
Raquel Rodrigueswas the top scorer in the game for the Cougars, tying for the game-high between both sides, and finding the back of the net four times while also adding an assist. Mya Medeiroswas right behind her in the scoring column, finishing with a hat trick and an assist. The Cougars also had two goals and an assist apiece from Elana Sargent, Rachel Bakerand Molly Lankowski. Lauren McGowanalso added a goal and an assist.
Following Wednesday’s home game against Abington, Old Colony (12-2, 5-1 Mayflower Small Vocational Division) visits Southeastern on Thursday. They’re then off until the Wednesday after Memorial Day, when they’ll host Upper Cape in the final game of the regular season.
Old Colony boys’ lacrosse did not have the same success against GNB Voc-Tech, falling 6-5 on Monday. The loss officially removes the Cougars from playoff contention, dropping their record to 7-9 (6-8 Mayflower Small Vocational Division).
Zach Soucyfinished with four points in the loss, scoring two goals. Zach Ronanalso had two goals for Old Colony, with Jason Algeradding in one.
The Cougars will host Southeastern on Thursday.
Matt Bumpuswas electric on the mound for Old Colony baseball in its 7-0 win over Cape Cod Tech. The right-hander tossed a complete game shutout, striking out 11 without allowing a single walk. He also only gave up five hits.
Bumpus now has a 2.66 ERA with a 4-1 record. He has also struck out 35 hitters over 26 1/3 innings.
Drew Sullivancontinues to hit the ball well, now batting .509 on the year, even though his 2-for-4 performance against Cape Cod Tech actually brought his average down a hair. He also laced a double, bringing his Old Colony-leading total to 10. Sullivan leads the team with 23 RBI, as well, plating two runs in Monday’s contest.
Old Colony (14-3) awaits the state vocational tournament and the MIAA state tournament following Wednesday’s 4:00 pm matchup against GNB Voc-Tech on Wednesday.
Old Rochester Regional
Boys’ lacrosse is in a tight spot heading into its final two games of the season, needing to win one of its last two games after falling 5-4 to Dartmouth on Monday.
Alex Lorenzand Patrick Kiernanaccounted for Old Rochester’s four goals in the loss, both scoring twice. Nat Kinghad 15 saves in goal for the Bulldogs.
Old Rochester (7-7, 7-2 South Coast Conference) is home against North Attleboro on Wednesday. The Bulldogs then host Apponequet on Friday.
Baseball suffered yet another one-run loss, this time at the hands of Dighton-Rehoboth in a 4-3 contest on Monday.
The Bulldogs were able to rally back after being down 3-2 in the seventh and scratched across a run to make it 3-3 and force extra innings, but the offense went to sleep after that. The defense struggled to hold up its end of the bargain and allowed an unearned run in the 10thto score, which would end up being the game-winner.
Mike Kennefickmade the start on the mound, lasting 5 1/3 innings while only allowing two earned runs (three total) on four walks and four hits, striking out nine. Jake Asiafhad an exceptional day at the plate, going 4-for-5 with a run scored.
After Wednesday’s home game against Bourne, Old Rochester (7-8, 4-7 SCC) visits Fairhaven on Thursday and then hosts GNB Voc-Tech on Friday.
Boys’ tennis improved to 5-9 after knocking off Lawrence Academy 15-0 on Monday.
Owen Sughrue(Marion) won first singles 6-1 and 6-0, as well as first doubles 8-3 with teammate Bill Zhang. Harrison Judd(Marion) won fifth singles 6-0, 6-0.
High School Sports Update
By Nick Friar