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Walpole boys’ soccer knocked out on penalties

BY DOUGLAS MCCULLOCH (@doug_mcculloch)
Thu, Nov 12, 2015

The Walpole High boys soccer team made it to the quarter-finals of the Division 2 South tournament before being knocked out by Medfield on November 8 with a final score of 2-1, decided by penalty kicks. The Rebels had previously defeated Dartmouth 1-0 on November 6 to begin the tournament.

The game started out slow, but picked up after the Rebels took the lead in the 58th minute thanks to a goal by senior Ian Fair.

The Rebels defense tried to keep Medfield at bay, but a goal by Medfield brought the game to a 1-1 tie at the 80th minute.

Neither team was able to put any more points on the board, and the game was decided by penalty kicks. Medfield took the win with 4-3 in penalty kicks.

The boys soccer team ended their regular season with a win against Bishop Feehan on October 31. Going into the Division 2 South tournament, the team held a 6-1-7 record.

The team’s regular season started out rocky, with ties and losses in the first four matches to open the regular season. The team picked up their first win against Milton 3-1 on September 21, but fell to Boston Latin on September 24 3-0.

After the September 24 match, the team did not record another loss in the regular season. The Rebels gained eight wins, against Catholic Memorial, Norwood, Weymouth, Wellesley, Milton, Dedham, Catholic Memorial and Bishop Feehan. The team tied on four games.

The final game of the 2015 season was the last match for a number of graduating Walpole High seniors. 11 seniors in total will be graduating and leaving the team.

To view more photos from the past two Divisions 2 South matches, visit
http://timhoffman.zenfolio.com/p158054901.

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