With the high school playoff season nearly here, Old Rochester Regional boys tennis continues to maintain its strong level of play. With two games left on their regular season schedule, the Bulldogs sit at 5-1 after their 5-0 sweep of Wareham on June 4.
Jacob Hadley and Spencer Merolla had some tough battles at first and second singles, respectively, with both of their matches going the full three sets. Jed Dupre, however, secured the point from third singles fairly easily, winning 6-0, 6-3. Similar to Dupre, Ethan Scully and Philip LeGassick were efficient in first doubles (6-3, 6-1), as were David Costa and junior Matt Modracek in the second doubles match (6-1, 6-1).
The Bulldogs will close their season out at home on Friday, June 11, at 3:30 pm against Bourne, following ORR’s June 8 trip to Dighton-Rehoboth.
Old Rochester Regional Girls Tennis
The Bulldogs faced a tough take on June 4, traveling up the road to take on undefeated Wareham. Unfortunately for ORR, the Vikings remained undefeated following the 3-2 battle. Emma Vivino won the third singles match for the Bulldogs, 6-3, 6-4, and ORR’s second doubles pairing, Mack Wilson and Lila Galavoti, won 6-2, 6-3. ORR closes out its season on the road at 3:30 pm against Bourne on Friday, June 11, after their final home match of the regular season on June 8 against Dighton-Rehoboth.
Old Rochester Boys Lacrosse
The Bulldogs’ record remains spotless heading into the final week of the regular season after knocking off Dartmouth 22-1 on June 4, then Seekonk 18-2 on June 7 to improve to 8-0 (7-0 South Coast Conference). Garrett Salit led the Bulldogs with three goals in the win over the Warriors, while Zach Zutaut set the pace against Dartmouth with his four goals and two assists. Salit also had a hat trick against Dartmouth, as did Tyler Cardinal, Brady Lee, and Brendan McIntire – the last of which assisted five other goals in the win.
After their 4:00 pm visit to Apponequet on Wednesday, June 9, ORR hosts Bourne on Friday, June 11, at 5:30 pm and visits Bridgewater-Raynham on Saturday, June 12, at 10:00 am.
Old Rochester Regional Girls Lacrosse
The Bulldogs surrendered quite a few more goals to Seekonk than the ORR boys did in their game against the Warriors. Nevertheless, ORR girls lacrosse (8-0, 7-0 SCC) remains undefeated after a 22-14 win against Seekonk on June 7. Maddie Wright had a hand in 13 goals, scoring eight while assisting her ORR teammates five times. Meg Horan and Maggie Carroll each had a hat trick in the win.
The Bulldogs close out the regular season at Bourne on Friday, June 11, at 4:00 pm following their Wednesday, June 9, match against Apponequet.
Old Colony Baseball
The Cougars came close to knocking off Dartmouth, losing 3-2 in extra innings on June 4. Old Colony made sure to take out some frustration the next time out on June 7 when the Cougars faced Tri-County. Off the bat of Chris Hedlund, the Cougars improved to 6-2 (4-1 Mayflower) with a 6-3 win. Hedlund scored twice and drove in another in his 3-for-4 performance, in which he fell a home run shy of the cycle. Ryan McGuiggan worked five innings on the mound for Old Colony, surrendering two runs on six hits and two walks. He also struck out five in the win.
The Cougars follow up their June 8 trip to Upper Cape Tech with a rematch with Tri-County, but this one will be on the road on Friday, June 11, at 3 pm.
By Nick Friar