By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor
Needham High School Fall I varsity athletics continued on this past week as the Rockets battled rival Natick.
- Boys soccer earned a pair of wins against rival Natick. The Rockets won 3-2 on the road on October 21, followed by a dominant 5-1 victory on Friday behind a hat trick by Daniel Faynstein. Gerard Costa and Marcus Trabucco also potted home goals in the winning effort on Friday.
- Girls soccer earned a 1-1 draw with Natick on October 22. Maddy Ledbury scored Needham's goal on a penalty kick while Cora Wainwright recorded 15 saves.
- Kyler McNatt led boys cross-country to a 26-29 victory against Natick on October 21. Girls cross-country fell, 43-16.
- Varsity field hockey earned a 2-2 tie with Natick on October 21 behind goals by Grace Kelley and Kenzie Kelley.
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