Breanna Arruda’s performance in net against Diman Voke on April 6 has been the highlight of Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical’s girls soccer season to this point. The freshman goalkeeper saved each of the 11 shots on goal the Bengals fired her way to deliver the Cougars their first win of the season and the first shutout of Arruda’s varsity career.
Averi Oliveira was Old Colony’s lone goal scorer in the win, getting help from Kaitlyn Pimental to give the Cougars the advantage in the hard-fought 1-0 win.
The two Mayflower Athletic Conference schools would face off again on April 8, resulting in another 1-0 final. However, the Bengals got the better of the Cougars in that one. Old Colony also lost (2-0) to Bristol-Plymouth on April 10, dropping to 1-4 on the season. Following a rematch between the Cougars and Craftsmen on Tuesday, Old Colony visits Bishop Connolly on Thursday, April 15, at 3:00 pm.
Old Rochester Regional Football
Apponequet remains undefeated after visiting the Bulldogs on Friday. ORR was unable to find the end zone once, dropping to 1-2 on the season after the 21-0 loss. Stephen Arne led the Bulldogs in rushing with 32 yards on 10 attempts. Ryan Thomas threw for 164 yards on 12-for-19 passing, but he also had three interceptions.
ORR’s game against Case, which was originally scheduled for Friday, April 16, has been canceled. The Bulldogs do not play again until April 23.
Old Colony Football
The Cougars are finally back in action on Friday after a two-week layoff — which was the result of their scheduled opponent, Diman Voke, going into quarantine. In search of its first win of the Fall II season, Old Colony will visit Cape Cod Tech at 4:00 pm on Friday, April 16.
Old Rochester Regional Boys Soccer
Going into Monday’s contest against Old Rochester, Dighton-Rehoboth boys soccer had gone unbeaten in the Fall II season. The Bulldogs entered the meeting 3-1-1 so they weren’t about to roll over against the Falcons. Neither defense gave an inch, resulting in a 0-0 tie. The shutout was Evan O’Brien-Nichols’ second in as many games.
Old Rochester gets back to work on Thursday, April 15, at home when they host Bourne at 3:45 pm.
Old Rochester Regional Golf
Led by Christian Noble Shriver, who shot a 40 in ORR’s season opener, the Bulldogs knocked off Seekonk 269-304 on April 8 to kick off their Fall II season. Markus Pierre and Philip le Gassick each shot a 41 to help ORR get off to a 1-0 start.
After a Tuesday match at Touissett Country Club against Case on Tuesday, Old Rochester hosts Somerset Berkley at 3:45 pm on Wednesday, April 14. The Cougars then have their third match of the week on Thursday, April 15, when they visit Apponequet at 3:45 pm.
Old Colony Golf
Luke Butler and Brady Weglowski continue to lead the Cougars out of the top two spots. The two have won all three of their available points in each of Old Colony’s last two matches, resulting in a 6-3 win against Blue Hills on April 8 and a 9-0 against Southeastern on April 12.
Ty Dumas, Michael Niemi, Derek Fortunato, and Will Harrop have also each played well throughout Old Colony’s 3-0 start to the season.
The Cougars play Southeastern again on Wednesday, April 14, before visiting Tri-County on Thursday, April 15, at 3:45 pm.
By Nick Friar