By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor
It’s down to five active Fall I varsity athletic teams in Dover-Sherborn with golf ending its season with a 9-1 record last week.
Both boys and girls soccer and cross-country were in action this past weekend, while varsity field hockey had a bye. Unlike the previous weekend, which was littered with snow and had multiple postponements, the Raiders were given a gift with multiple days of sunny, 75-degree weather.
- Boys soccer picked up a trio of victories: 1-0 on Tuesday against Westwood; 6-1 at home on Saturday against Millis; and 1-0 at Millis on Sunday. Following a scoreless first quarter on Saturday, senior Wyatt Goldfisher gave the Raiders a 1-0 lead just 1:30 into the second. Sophomore Kofi Poku doubled the lead off a feed from Harrison Smith to make it 2-0 at halftime. Millis cut the deficit to 2-1 midway through the third, but DS responded with a goal moments later from Smith off a feed from Poku to go back ahead by two goals at the end of three. Cathal Keating scored midway through the fourth quarter on a fast break to give DS some insurance. Dillon Natale made it a 5-1 game before senior captain and goalie Tim Dillon scored his first-career varsity goal while playing the field, making it 6-1 and putting the win on ice. The wins move DS to .500 on the season, with their record now at 3-3-2. The Raiders will wrap up the season with a home-and-home against Dedham on November 14 and 15.
- Girls soccer picked up three victories this week: 3-2 at Westwood on Tuesday in a make-up game; 2-1 on Saturday at Millis; and 4-0 on Sunday against Millis. Carolina Gray, Kate Mastrobuono, Olivia Smith and Annie Parizeau supplied the scoring in Sunday’s win. The Raiders record is now 6-1-1 with just two games remaining on their schedule; a home-and-home with Dedham awaits on November 14 and 15.
- Boys cross-country saw a first-place finish from Noah Guarini on Saturday against Millis. Guarini ran a personal record time of 14:33 and helped the Raiders to a 19-36 victory. The win kept DS boys cross-country undefeated. The Raiders now sit at 4-0 with one meet remaining against Dedham on November 14.
- Girls cross-country earned a dominant 15-50 victory on Saturday against Millis. The win improved the Raiders record to 4-1 with one meet remaining on November 14 against Dedham.
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