Dartmouth post-season hopes dashed
It was a tough night for Dartmouth teams as both the girls and boys soccer teams and the volleyball team lost and were knocked out of the post-season.
The girls soccer team played an away game against Holliston, which it lost 5-0. Coach Scot Boudria said Holliston was a very good, senior team which has only let in 5 goals this season to the 58 it has scored.
“I thought we played hard, I thought we did a nice job,” Boudria said. He said that sometimes in a match with a better team, a team needs a little luck and for more things to go its way than happened against Holliston.
“We’ve had a great season,” Boudria said. “They will forever be the first varsity team [that I coached] and they stole my heart.”
He especially valued the team’s camaraderie and lack of drama, as well as the fact that all the players were vital parts of the team.
The boys soccer team faced off against the Foxboro Warriors at UMass Dartmouth in a tough match intensified by a rowdy crowd who disagreed with many of the referee’s calls. Foxboro scored two goals at the beginning and end of the first half. Dartmouth came back with three goals in the second half, scored by seniors Ryan Sullivan, Tim Hauck, and Connor Wheeldon but lost the game 4-3.
“The cards were definitely stacked against us, but the guys didn’t give up,” said Coach Josh Silva. “We ended on the right note.”
Silva acknowledged the hard work put in by the team throughout the season, and said that made them all winners.
The volleyball team lost all three matches against Barnstable, which are the favorite to win the state championship, and was the source of two of the team’s previous three losses. One of Barnstable’s players, Riley James, set a new state record with her 1,643rd kill.