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DS sports news and notes

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

All six of Dover-Sherborn Regional High School’s Fall I varsity athletics teams are finally all in action as this unprecedented 2020 season rolls on. Varsity boys and girls soccer, varsity field hockey, as well as boys and girls cross-country all played their season openers this past weekend, while golf continued to get after it on the links. 

  • DS varsity golf dropped its first match of the season, 221-230, against powerhouse and rival Westwood. Dover-Sherborn’s matchup against Westwood on Tuesday was postponed due to rain and will be made up on October 26.

  • Varsity golf got back in the win column with 224-247 victory at Millis on Thursday. Owen Bingham, Billy Rooney, and Ben Schroeder all shot 35 to medal. 

  • Boys cross-country opened up its season with a 27-30 victory at Norwood on Saturday morning. 

  • Girls cross-country was also victorious in its season-opener, dominating on the way to a 20-37 victory against Norwood. 

  • Varsity boys soccer dropped their season-opener at Norwood, 1-0, on Saturday. The Raiders earned a 0-0 tie on Sunday to avoid the weekend sweep and move to 0-1-1 on the young season. 

  • Varsity girls soccer earned a weekend sweep of Norwood, winning 2-0 at home on Saturday and 2-1 on the road on Sunday. Olivia Smith broke a scoreless tie with just under five minutes to play in Saturday’s game with a blast from 30 yards out. Lily Thomson iced it moments later with a goal on a breakaway. 

  • Reigning Division II state champion DS varsity field hockey earned a weekend sweep of Norwood, opening with a 4-1 victory at home on Sunday followed by a 3-1 road win on Sunday. Emma Goodness scored the first goal of the season for DS on Sunday to give the Raiders a 1-0 lead late in the second quarter. Norwood tied the game just before the half. Goodness’ second of the game with 12:15 to play in the third gave DS back the lead. Fourth-quarter goals by Abi Niit and Merritt Sullivan iced the victory. Sunday’s win saw goals from Merritt Sullivan, Ciara Crowley and Nicole Mayer. 

For funny and incisive sports analysis as well as video highlights of games, follow Mike Flanagan on his personal Twitter and Instagram handles @flano0. 

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