Old Rochester Sports on the ‘Up and Up’

Here is a summary of this week in sports at Old Rochester Regional.

            Boys’ Lacrosse: The Bulldogs matched up against Dighton Rehoboth last week and dominated the game 14-2. Freshman attack Finn McCain and senior Landon Goguen both contributed three goals. Kyle Gillis had two goals for Old Rochester and Alex Lorenz, Jake DeMoranville, Holden King, and Corey Lunn each shot in one. Dighton Rehoboth struggled to get past the Bulldogs tight-knit defense. Dighton Rehoboth managed to get off 13 shots, but the Old Rochester goalie, Nate King, saved 11 of them. In their most recent matchup, the Bulldogs lost a competitive game to Sandwich 14-6. Goguen carried the team with four goals, while McCain and Tirrell both had one. Again, King had a good game with 13 saves in net. These games advance the Bulldogs to 12-3, 9-1 SCC on the season.

            Girls’ Tennis: The Lady Bulldogs tennis team had a booked week with four matches in six days, but they managed to stay undefeated. Old Rochester started off their week with a narrow win over Seekonk, 3-2. The first singles player Delaney Pothier won 6-2, 6-2. Danielle Nutter at second singles and the pair of Emma Collings and Kinsley Dickerson at first doubles also achieved wins. They faced league rivals, the Apponequet Lakers, on Tuesday to determine which SCC team would continue as undefeated champions of the league. The Lady Bulldogs took their first loss of the season against Apponequet, which put them in second place for the league. Pothier and Nutter both lost at first and second singles. However, both doubles teams, composed of Collings paired with Dickerson and Delaney Soucy paired with Charlotte Cole, won. The winner of the match was left to the third singles players. Unfortunately, after a three-hour match, Zoe Bilodeau lost. Old Rochester advanced their record to 13-1, 11-1 SCC.

            Boys’ Tennis: In their three matches this week, the Old Rochester boys’ tennis team had no losses and allowed zero points scored from their competitors. The Bulldogs opened up their week with a 5-0 win over Seekonk. Sam Pasquill, Alex Bilodeau, and Justin Smith all captured wins in the singles courts, while Jake Thompson coupled with Jahn Pothier and Sam Wiggins combined with Michael Stack both had team victories in the doubles matches. In the midst of last week, the Bulldogs faced Dighton Rehoboth and had a landslide win 5-0. Old Rochester was victorious in all five matchups, and managed to not lose a set. Pasquill, Bilodeau, and Pothier all played singles. Josh Lerman and Maxx Wolski played at first doubles and Caleb Jagoda and Ray Williams participated at second doubles. Later in the week, the Bulldogs faced Wareham and pulled away with a 5-0 defeat. Smith was a first singles winner and Ian Friedrichs and Jack Cadden notched second and third singles wins. Thompson teamed up with Stack to earn themselves a win at first doubles. Joe Sheridan and Emmett McQuade managed a victory at second doubles. Old Rochester remains undefeated this season with a record of 13-0, 11-0 SCC. After their matches against Apponequet and Case, Old Rochester becomes the fourth-straight-year undefeated SEC Champions.

            Baseball: Despite a tough but well-played game, Old Rochester lost to Seekonk 3-2. After the first inning, Seekonk had scored an unmatched run. However, in the second the Bulldogs persevered and scored two runs. Dave Arruda pitched through five innings only allowing Seekonk one run off of four hits. In the sixth inning, the opponent managed to tie the game up 2-2. Sam Henrie stepped in as pitcher, but it was not enough. Some questionable calls and two wild pitches cost Old Rochester the game. The bad luck turned around for the Bulldogs after their loss against Seekonk. Old Rochester played Coyle Cassidy and achieved a 6-1 victory. Michael Kenefick was the most valuable player for the Bulldogs at the mound. Kenefick gave up only one run off of two hits and two walks. He managed to retire 22 of the 25 batters and had seven strikeouts. Henrie had one homerun and 2 RBIs, Jacob Asiaf had a double and a homerun, and Adam Breault had a single and a homerun. In their most recent match, Old Rochester competed in a grueling battle, but triumphed over Greater New Bedford Voc Tech 8-7. Will Hopkins was 2-for-4 and contributed two runs. Henrie finished 1-for-2 with two runs and two walks, while Asiaf ended the game 2-for-4 with two runs. Kenefick was 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs. Both Breault brothers shined, with John (older) going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Adam (younger) going 2-for-4 with one RBI. James Dwyer went 3-for-4 and added a run.

            Softball: The Old Rochester softball team earned themselves two wins this week against tough competition Seekonk and Coyle Cassidy. The Lady Bulldogs won 5-3 over Seekonk thanks to a strong pitcher and a tough batting lineup. Ashley Soares struck out seven by walking two and allotting nine hits. Sophie Hubbard, Olivia Labbe, and Hannah Guard played an aggressive offensive game, which contributed to the win. Hubbard went 4-for-4 with one RBI, while Labbe was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, and Guard was 2-for-3 with a RBI. In their second matchup of the week, the Bulldogs faced Coyle Cassidy and accomplished a 10-5 victory. Soares struck out eight and only allowed four hits with two walks. The senior captain, Labbe, led the team by going 4-for-4 with five RBIs. Hubbard went 3-for-4 with a RBI and Guard was consistent, going 2-for-3 with an RBI. The Bulldogs also played Wareham and won 2-0. The game remained scoreless through six innings until Hubbard hit a double and Labbe followed with a single. These hits plated both the game’s runs. Hubbard, Labbe, and Soares all were 2-for-3. Soares struck out 11 and gave up four hits and two walks.

            Girls’ Lacrosse: The Lady Bulldogs stay perfect after three games this past week. Old Rochester opened up their week with a 22-1 win over Dighton Rehoboth. Mackenzie Good led the way with five goals. Ali Hulsebosch and Madison Cooney both had three goals and three assists and Emily Hiller had three goals. Avery O’Brien-Nichols and Catherine Tracy had two while Tayler Lee, Molly Lanagan, Ariane Dias, Danielle Craig, Alexa Costa, Diana LaRock, and Jenna Aruri each added one. Two days later, the Bulldogs played Dighton Rehoboth away on their senior night and triumphed 19-1. Cooney was the leading goal scorer with five goals. Not far off was Hulsebosch with four goals and three assists and Hiller with three goals and an assist. O’Brien-Nichols stayed consistent and contributed two while Tracy, Dias, Caitlyn King, Sarah Moitozo, and Alex Fluegel all notched one. In their most recent victory, the Bulldogs faced New Bedford Voc Tech and won 22-4. Tracy paved the way with six goals and Cooney contributed four. Hulsebosch had three goals with seven assists. Hiller, Lee, and Dias had two goals each combined with a goal apiece from Megan Shay, Good, O’Brian-Nichols, and Maddie Demanche. The Bulldogs dominated the game against Barnstable by winning 21-11. Hulsebosch led the scoring with five goals. Midfielders Shea and Cooney added four each, while Hiller contributed three and Lee added two. Tracy, Ciffolillo, and O’Brian-Nichols added one a piece. In net, sophomore goalkeeper, Gates Tenerowicz, had 13 saves. In their most recent matchup, Old Rochester had their first loss of the season against Sandwich 14-12. Hiller carried the team in goals with four, but Ciffolillo was not far behind with three goals. Cooney and Hulsebosch each had two goals, and Hulsebosch added three assists. Tracy added one. Unfortunately, Sandwich’s solid offense made it past the Bulldogs defense and led them to a victory. Old Rochester is now 16-1 on the season.

By Alexandra Hulsebosch


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