Girls softball notches solid win to move on to sectionals

Jun 18, 2021

The Dartmouth High softball team is one step closer to a state title following a 10-4 win over Hingham during the first round of the MIAA state tournament on Friday.

Head Coach Beth Arguin was pleased by the win, especially since the team has been plagued by injuries this season.

She said team members, and the coach herself, made a few “crazy mistakes’’during the game on the Quinn School diamond.

With the last year’s season canceled because of the pandemic, Arguin said the team did not face “all the scenarios’’ they could have and that the team still needs to work on “a few more things.’’

The Indians took an early lead in the second inning, with Megan Arruda drawing a walk and scoring one run.

They grabbed the lead for good in the fourth inning, with three runs scored. Arruda singled, scoring one run, and Ava Rymszewicz also singled to bring in two. 

A big sixth inning, with a home run by Samara Turgeon — along with RBIs from Hannah Bouvier and Sofia Dias — sealed the victory.

The homer by Turgeon “picked her up’’ after the senior had been in a bit of a slump, Arguin said.

Senior Allyson Oliveira was credited with the victory for the Indians. She surrendered three runs on six hits over five innings, striking out three. Lily Gioiosa threw two innings in relief, recording the final six outs to earn the save. 

The Indians totaled 15 hits, with Dias, Oliveira, Rymszewicz  and Gioiosa each collecting multiple hits.

The team will play Plymouth North on Monday.