The regular season has come to a close and the postseason has begun. And with no state tournament to play in, the Whitman-Hanson Regional High athletic teams took their shots at the Patriot Cup.
Boys’ cross country, bolstered by senior captain Theo Kamperides’ (16:49) first-place finish, took first at the Patriot League championships on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Senior captain Liam Cafferty (fifth, 17:40), junior Nathan Tassey (seventh, 17:58) and senior captain Chris MacDonald (ninth, 18:15) finished in the top 10.
Girls’ cross country closed its season with a sixth-place finish at the Patriot League championship on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Junior captain Myah Kamperides paced W-H, finishing ninth overall with a time of 21:01.
Field hockey (2-9-1) shutout Marshfield, 1-0, in the first round of the Patriot Cup on Monday, Nov. 9. Junior forward Olivia Phelps found the back of the net, breaking a scoreless tie five minutes into the third quarter, off a feed from senior captain Lauren Clark. … On Wednesday, W-H’s run came to an end with a 1-0 loss to Silver Lake.
Boys’ soccer (6-7) kicked off cup play with a 2-1 win over Hanover on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Senior captain Brendan Nehiley and junior Jayden Stafford had the Panthers’ goals. … On Thursday, the W-H dropped a heartbreaker to Duxbury, 3-2, in double overtime. Senior captain Peyton Collins had both goals in the loss.
Girls’ soccer (9-2-2) dropped a 3-1 decision to Scituate on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Junior Ava Melia had the lone goal. … The Panthers lived to see another day though, since they were the two seed in the Keenan Division and made the most of it, knocking off Plymouth North, 1-0, in overtime on Saturday. Senior captain Alexis Billings scored the goal off a shot from fellow senior Anna Sullivan. Senior captains Kylee Colcough and Reese Codero combined for the shutout.
Girls’ volleyball (3-10) dominated Pembroke, 3-0, in the first round on Tuesday, Nov. 10. The set scores were: 25-18, 25-16 and 25-16. Juniors Abby Martin and Lily Welch paced the Panthers with six kills apiece. … On Thursday, W-H was knocked out by Plymouth North, 3-0. The set scores were: 21-25, 23-25 and 22-25. Senior captains Caileen Hurley and Sophia Berardinelli were standouts in the defeat.
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