The first game of the 2018 season didn’t go as planned for the Old Rochester Regional girls soccer, losing to Duxbury in the opener. Since then, the Bulldogs have played seven games and won each game, also going undefeated through six games in the South Coast Conference, including a 3-0 win on Monday against Bourne.
“They’re a good group that moves the ball well,” ORR coach Jeff Lombard said. “They play off of each other really, really well. We maintain a lot of possession.”
The centerpiece of Old Rochester’s offense has been senior forward Meg Hughes. Her performance against Bourne was no exception, scoring two goals and assisting the Bulldogs’ third. She had help from Jillian KutashandGrace Greany, who assisted Hughes’ first and second goals, respectively. Hughes’ assist came on a goal scored by Isabella Wierzbicki.
ORR football is already three games into the season and defense still hasn’t allowed an opponent to score, defeating GNB Voc-Tech 42-0 on Friday. The Bulldogs have now outscored the opposition 123-0.
ORR did lose their lead running back, Will Garcia, in the second quarter after he rushed for a touchdown and 72 yards on eight carries. The Bulldogs accrued an additional 266 yards (338 total) in his absence.
QuarterbackCole McIntyretook charge in Garcia’s absence, logging 202 total yards, 104 passing and 98 rushing. He scored once on the ground and connected with Tyler Noefor two touchdowns through the air. McIntyre’s 104 passing yards came off three completed passes on four attempts, all falling in the hands of Noe.
ORR (3-0, 2-0 South Coast Conference Large Division) hosts SCC large opponent Dighton-Rehoboth on Friday at 7:00 pm.
Old Colony boys soccer remains undefeated through the first six games of the season, winning their last match in a 4-3 nail-biter against Southeastern. Zach Soucyand Marcus Ashleyeach scored twice in the Cougars’ win. Soucy’s goals were assisted by Christian SenraandDoug Smith. Ashley scored the game-winner in the 70th minute of the match on a direct free kick.
Old Colony football suffered its first loss of the 2018 season at the hands of Mayflower Athletic Conference Small Vocational Division opponent Upper Cape, 8-0 on Saturday. The Cougars’ defense held Upper Cape to only 20 yards in the first half of football, but the Rams would strike with five minutes left in the third quarter, making it 8-0 after a two-point conversion. Mitchell Wilsonled the Cougars in the ground attack, rushing for 51 yards on 13 attempts. Kyle Scholzlogged 42 yards on seven tries, while Matt Bumpusfinished with 39 yards on 11 carries. In addition to failing to get on the scoreboard, Old Colony failed to complete a pass.
The Cougars (2-1, 1-1 Mayflower Small Vocational) hit the road for the first time in 2018 to take on Blue Hills under the lights on Friday at 6:30 pm.
Old Colony volleyball continues to outperform the opposition in 2018, most recently sweeping Southeastern 3-0. The Cougars won the first set 25-20, the second 25-19, and the third 25-16. Lauren McGowanled the Cougars with 10 kills, while Kat Kirbyadded seven kills and Hannah L’Heureuxcontributed three kills, and also had seven aces. Old Colony setters Molly Lankowskiand Jordyn Dextercombined for 24 assists (12 apiece).
Tabor Academy quarterback Reid Tolleytook control in Saturday’s matchup against St. Marks football, leaving the Seawolves to a 34-22 win. Tolley finished with four touchdowns – two through the air and two on the ground – and passed for 278 yards. He connected with Connor Petersonon one passing touchdown as a part of Peterson’s seven-reception, 102-yard performance at wide receiver. Tabor visits St. Sebastian’s School in Needham on Saturday at 10:30 pm.
Tabor girls soccer lost 2-1 to Rivers School on Saturday, following a 4-0 win on Thursday against Governor’s Academy. Cat Barryhad three goals between the two games, scoring twice in the win over Governor’s Academy and once on a penalty kick against Rivers School. Barry’s goals against Governor’s Academy were assisted by Caroline Gelinaand Julia Rood. Riley Muttonand Abby Newhookalso scored one goal apiece in Tabor’s win over Governor’s Academy.
High School Sports Update
By Nick Friar