By Eric Cimino
Hometown Weekly Correspondent
After opening the season with two straight ties, the girls hockey team won four of their last seven games, bringing them to 4-3-2. The team’s most recent game was a 3-2 loss to Wellesley. Senior captain Makayla Matthews currently leads the team in scoring this season with five goals and three assists.
Medfield boys hockey continued their hot start this year and improved to 7-1 with a 5-3 win over TVL rival Dedham. Charlie Hardiman opened the scoring for the Warriors early in the first period with a shorthanded goal. However, it was senior Kevin Arthur who led the team in scoring with two goals. Arthur’s first goal came late in the second period, and his second came with 6:37 left in the third to help the Warriors put the game away.
After a win on Friday night the Medfield girls basketball team improved to 9-0 on the season. They defeated Dover-Sherborn, 53-36, with senior Kate Olenik scoring 22 points in the win. At 9-0, the Warriors currently sit atop the TVL with two of the top-ten scorers in the league. Olenik leads the league with 208 points and an average of 23.1 per game; junior Annie Stanton is ninth in the TVL with 97 points and an average of 10.8 points per game.
Medfield boys hoops won a close game, defeating Dover-Sherborn, 59-54, on Friday. Luke Lisciandra and Brady Nickerson led the scoring for the warriors with 14 and 10 points, respectively. Nickerson also brought down 12 rebounds for the Warriors. Medfield improves to 2-3 and currently rests at fourth place in the TVL with the win over Dover-Sherborn.
Among the winter sports currently underway are swim and dive. The MHS swimmers and divers lost their first meet of the season to Norton High School, but have won six straight since and are currently 6-1. The girls varsity gymnastics team started slowly with two losses to start the season, but since have won four straight, most recently over Norwood High School, which they won 134-115. Boys and girls winter track are also underway. The boys winter track team is currently 2-2, with their most recent result a 23-67 loss to Hopkinton. The girls winter track team currently sits at 1-2 on the season. Its first win of the season came against Ashland High School.