Dartmouth High School and Bishop Stang battle out soccer rivalry
Drizzling rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the players in a fierce soccer matchup between the girls’ teams from Dartmouth High School and Bishop Stang at Memorial Stadium on September 7.
“Everyone’s really excited about it,” Kyleigh Wheaton, a sophomore at Dartmouth High School said. The two schools have a fierce rivalry, so the game carried extra weight.
Wheaton said the members of her team were excited and nervous to compete.
Rylie Carreau, a senior at Bishop Stang and Acushnet resident, said her team felt the pressure of the rivalry, too.
“We’re a little more nervous [for this game], but not scared to play it because we’re ready,” she said, anticipating a close game.
Scot Boudria, the Dartmouth High Coach, is in his first season coaching varsity after 25 years coaching the junior varsity team.
He said that in comparison to the JV team, varsity players are “bigger, stronger, more skilled athletes, who make quicker decisions.”
“There’s a nice rivalry going,” he said of the match. “It’s a good test for us. I think it’s going to be an intense game.”
The game was, in fact, intense, but Dartmouth came out on top with a final score of 3-0. Dartmouth’s three goals were scored by Kyleigh Wheaton, Annika Furtado, and Chloe Martinez.