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Needham sports news and notes

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham High School powered through some snowy weather this past week as the Rockets took on rival Newton North in Fall I athletics.

  • Needham varsity field hockey held its annual senior night on October 28 and came away with a decisive 4-1 victory. Senior captain Kenzie Kelly led the charge in the winning effort, scoring a pair of goals.

  • Varsity golf earned a 67-111 win on October 27.

  • Boys varsity soccer earned a 3-1 victory on October 27.

  • Girls varsity soccer earned a pair of 1-1 ties against Newton North on October 27 and 29. Sunday's contest against arch rival Wellesley was postponed due to weather.

  • Boys cross-country earned a 22-33 victory against Newton North on October 28. Kyler McNatt, Thomas Flanagan and Michael Cullen led the way by placing first, second and third, respectively.

  • Girls cross-country earned a 24-33 victory against Newton North on October 28. Just like the boys, the Needham girls also took all three of the top-three placements, with Eve Melychev finishing first at 19:52 and captains Summer Eisenstadt and Michelle Mittaz placing second and third.

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