The Old Rochester Regional High School boys and girls cross-country teams turned in a pair of second-place finishes in their South Coast Conference championship meets held on October 28 in Wrentham.
ORR’s boys faced eight teams, including Apponequet and Seekonk. The boys scored 37 points, with seniors Tyler Young and Aidan Silk earning first and second-place individual finishes. Both runners ran under a 17-minute 5k.
ORR’s girls got second place with 44 points, right behind Apponequet, which dominated the field with 34 points. ORR’s Alexia Gonsalves finished in fourth place individually, and Aubrey Heise and Maddy Conner finished eighth and ninth overall for ORR.
The boys went undefeated for the season, going 5-0 in dual meets, while the girls went 3-2. Both teams will look forward to the state meets on November 11 and 18.
The Bulldogs defeated Dennis Yarmouth (10-7) on October 25, 3-0, in their final regular-season match. They finished the season on an eight-game winning streak with a 15-4 record. Junior Caroline Brogioli had 14 digs, 8 service points and 3 aces. ORR, the sixth seed in the Division 3 MIAA state tournament, awaits the winner of the November 1 preliminary-round match between Triton and Burncoat.
Having done their hardest work of the season, the Bulldogs (10-8-2) had put themselves in position to win and make the playoffs, and they got it done Monday with a 6-0 victory over Seekonk (8-9-1.) ORR tied 2-2 at Falmouth (6-6-6) on October 28, as juniors Liz Feeney and Audrey Thomas each scored a goal. Sophomore Delaney Chase had an assist. ORR lost a tough match, 2-1, to visiting Durfee on Senior Night on October 25. Feeney scored the Bulldogs’ goal on a direct kick in the second half to tie the game. “Durfee is a top Division 1 team, and I was proud of how we played and battled and fought to the end,” ORR coach Jeff Lombard said.
Boys Soccer (11-5) won 2-1 vs Falmouth (5-10-3) on October 28. Both ORR goals were scored in the first half by senior George Psichopaidas unassisted. Emile Joseph made 6 saves in goal and was named a player of the game, along with Psichopaidas. On Monday, the Bulldogs defeated Seekonk, 5-0, in their final game of the regular season. They won 4-1 at Apponequet (6-11-1) on October 27, as Psichopaidas scored 2 goals and John Maremlo scored his first varsity goal of the season.
The ORR football team hung tough in a 43-7 defeat at 7-1 Barnstable on October 27.
“They are a Division 2 team and are ranked in the top 20 in the state. I’m proud of our effort,” said ORR coach Bryce Guilbeault. “The boys played hard and did some really good things. The score was 9-7 with six minutes to go in the second quarter, and then they made a couple big plays and the game got away from us.”
The Bulldogs are in the state playoffs and anticipate a home game next week. They will find out who their opponent will be on Sunday, October 29.
The ORR field hockey team lost 4-2 to New Bedford (7-11) on October 27 to finish out the season at 4-9-4. ORR lost to West Bridgewater 3-1 in non-conference play on October 25. Freshman Addy Roy scored the only goal for the Bulldogs. Goaltender Reilly Patraiko made four saves.
ORR’s Unified basketball team traveled to Joseph Case High School on October 30 and won 62-48. Junior Michael Hogan scored a massive 28 points, and David Wilson added 14. Sophomore Adam Murphy earned player of the game for aggressive defense, hustle and multiple steals. “I am proud of the way our team responded to tough defensive pressure from the Cardinals. We never lost our composure, which helped us secure the win,” said ORR head coach Emma Fenton. The 5-0 Bulldogs were scheduled to finish out their regular season on Wednesday at Fairhaven (3-1.) On November 21, the Unified team plays its annual fundraiser against local Police and Fire at the ORR gym.
By Aiden Comorosky