The field hockey players of Dartmouth are pretty evenly matched.
That was evident after Bishop Stang and Dartmouth High played to a 3-3 tie on Tuesday afternoon, after the Indians had captured the first matchup of the season 3-2, which is still Stang's only loss.
"It was an excellent game," said Stang head coach Eleanor Taylor. "It was evenly matched. It was back and forth."
The Spartans kept scoring first and the Indians kept tying it up, the final equalizer coming on Sophia Sousa's goal with 14:33 left in the game off a pass from Cassidy Vaccari.
"Our offense and midfield were strong," said Dartmouth coach Beth Arguin. "Our transition game is where we fell apart. We were missing a couple key players to injury and sickness. We were putting kids in palces where they don't usually play."
Sousa scored two goals for Dartmouth, while Jenna Rainville added one and Hailey Camire chipped in with an assist. Goalie Sara Morin made three saves.
For Stang, Maddy Halstead potted a pair of goals — the last of which put Stang up 3-2 with 20 minutes to play — and Lauren Mauretti added one. Bailee Clements notched two assists and Carly Sherman recorded one. Martha MacGregor made seven stops in net.
"I'm disappointed to lose, but I feel like we played some of our best field hockey today," Taylor said.
The Spartans (8-1-2, 3-0 Eastern Athletic Conference) play at Martha's Vineyard on Thursday. The Indians (5-2-4, 0-1-1 Old Colony League) host Old Rochester on Friday.
Dartmouth 3, Bridgewater-Raynham 0
Ashlyn Silvia notched seven aces and four kills to lift the Indians to a 25-15, 25-15, 25-15 win. … Oona Clarke played well defensively, going 7-for-7 passing. Cierra Yim added 15 assists. … The Indians (6-5, 1-1 OCL) host Barnstable Wednesday night for their Dig Pink match, benefiting breast cancer research with a 50-50 raffle and bake sale.
New Bedford 3, Bishop Stang 0
The Whalers took care of business with a 25-6, 25-11, 25-11 sweep to improve to 12-0, their best start since 2009. Janice Leao went 15-for-16 at the net with 13 kills while Neyheymee Mondiere was 11-for-12 with nine kills and Sachina Tsudo was 7-for-7 with four kills and eight service points. Morgan Correia scored 14 service points, including four aces, and Leira Vazquez served 11 straight points (three aces) to close out the first set. Vazquez also had a team-high seven digs. Gabby Rivas had 28 assists and Chiron Rose had two kills on two sets. Head coach Neil Macedo praised the play of Alison Borges, Allison Pereira and CC Ramirez. … New Bedford hosts Durfee on Friday.
Old Colony 3, Blue Hills 2
The Cougars pulled out a 27-25, 25-23, 17-25, 14-25, 15-10 thriller for their 10th win of the season. ... Mya Medeiros had two aces and 10 kills while Mikayla Murray had four aces, four kills and 11 assists. Kat Kirby (six aces, six kills) and Hannah L'Heureux (four kills and four aces) were also strong.
Blue Hills 3, Old Colony 1
Raquel Rodrigues scored 10 minutes into second half to pull the Cougars within a goal, but they couldn’t get the equalizer. … Old Colony (3-7) visits Norfolk Aggie on Friday.
Bishop Stang 8, New Bedford 1
Nora Markey notched three goals and Olivia Fowler added two to power the Spartans. ... Jill Aguiar, Rylie Carreau and Jill DeAlmeida each scored once as did New Bedford’s Peyton Calvao. ... New Bedford coach Ashley Rebello praised the midfield play of Hanice Andrade. … The Whalers (1-10) visit Durfee on Thursday night. ... Stang is visiting Coyle-Cassidy on Thursday.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Fairhaven 21, Apponequet 48
Fairhaven 19, Bourne 37
Bourne 26, Apponequet 33
Sam Hathaway crossed the finish line first with a course-record 19:27 to help the Blue Devils capture the sweep on their 3-mile course at Mariner. Sam Fernandes was second (19:46) followed by teammates Carmen Zhao (sixth; 21:46), Rylee Miller (seventh; 22:12) and Autumn Tangney (ninth; 22:35). Apponequet’s Maggie Gallagher was fourth overall (21:13) followed by Peyton Ewan (fifth; 21:41) and Julia Garland (10th; 23:04). … Fairhaven (6-1) visits Seekonk next Tuesday. … Apponequet (0-5) hosts GNB Voc-Tech and Dighton-Rehoboth next Tuesday.
Bishop Feehan 15, Bishop Stang 50
Gabby Caldera led the Spartans with a 22:18 to finish ninth. Gemma Laroche (24th; 24:00), Olivia Gowell (25th; 24:07), Margaret Swift (27th; 24:42) and Jen Chen (31st; 26:29) were also solid. … Stang (3-3) visits New Bedford next Tuesday.
Old Rochester 20, Dighton-Rehoboth 38
Old Rochester 25, Seekonk 33
Madisen Martin set the pace for undefeated Old Rochester with a 20:58 while Sam Ball (22:30), Sydney Green (22:35), Rosemary Loer (22:47) and Kelsea Kidney (23:31) wrapped up the Bulldogs’ top five. … ORR (5-0) can wrap up its seventh straight South Coast Conference championship next Tuesday when the Bulldogs host Somerset Berkley and Bourne.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Fairhaven 18, Bourne 45
Apponequet 23, Fairhaven 33
Apponequet 18, Bourne 45
Will Benoit lowered his home course record with a first-place 16:32 over three miles at Mariner as the Blue Devils split with Apponequet and Bourne. Also contributing for Fairhaven were Ben Davignon (fourth; 17:33), Nick Brown (ninth; 18:03), Jacob Tortorella (10th; 18:05) and Jordan Days (12th; 18:14). ... Apponequet was led by Nick Rosselli (second; 17:17), Aidan McSweeney (third; 17:20), Jakob Santangelo (sixth; 17:39), Ron Cloutier (seventh; 17:40) and Brady Arguin (eight; 17:41). … The Blue Devils (4-3) visit Seekonk on Tuesday. … The Lakers (2-3) host GNB Voc-Tech and Dighton-Rehoboth on Tuesday.
Somerset Berkley 28, GNB Voc-Tech 31
Avery Harp came in first (18:39) followed by teammate Daniil Waltz (18:57) on Somerset’s 3.1-mile course, but it wasn’t enough as the Bears suffered their fifth loss. … Tyler Rodrick (fifth; 19:38), Tyler Spangler (11th; 20:34) and Tyler Magalhas (15th; 21:54) rounded out the top five for the Bears. … Voc-Tech (1-5) visits Apponequet next Tuesday for a meet against the Lakers and Dighton-Rehoboth.
Bishop Feehan 21, Bishop Stang 40
Freshman Aidan O’Malley clocked a personal-best 18:24 to finish third. Maxx Robles (fourth; 18:28), Patrick White (12th; 20:50), James O’Toole (15th; 21:09) and Jacob Thompson (16th; 21:30) also contributed. … The Spartans visit New Bedford next Tuesday.
Old Rochester 15, Dighton-Rehoboth 20
Seekonk 22, Old Rochester 36
Adam Sylvia finished first (17:34) in front of teammates Evan Tilley (18:12), Geoffrey Noonan (18:57), Jahn Pothier (19:17) and Chandler Goulart (19:30). … The Bulldogs (4-1) host Somerset Berkley and Bourne next Tuesday.
Bishop Stang 288, Dartmouth 300
Collin Meggison and Marcus Rapoza each shot a 46 to lead the Spartans past the Indians at CCNB. Kyle Manny (47), Malik Morris (49), Will Lafrance (49) and Caleb Ikkela (51) also contributed for Stang. … Dartmouth was powered by Justin DeBortoli (42), Bryce Souza (44), Eric Medeiros (50) and Noah Goldburg (53). … The Indians (6-7) host Durfee Wednesday. They need to win two of their last three matches to qualify. … The Spartans (7-5) visit Bishop Feehan on Thursday.
Old Rochester 168, Seekonk 77
Collin Fitzpatrick and Jason Gamache each shot 35, earning 36 points apiece to keep the Bulldogs perfect. ... Sam Wiggin carded a 37, which was good for 32 points. Harrison Riley notched a personal-best 44 at The Bay Club. … The Bulldogs (13-0) host Bourne on Wednesday.
Upper Cape 9, Westport 0
The Wildcats (2-9, 2-7 Mayflower) suffered their ninth loss of the season. They’ll visit Diman on Thursday.
Apponequet 144, Wareham 59
Wareham’s Ethan Osley was low medalist, shooting a 37 (34 points) at Lakeville Country Club. Teammate Josh Gallagher added 12 points. … The Lakers were led by Ben Kitchen’s 39 (21 points). ... Freshmen Ryan Dandrea (27 points) and Neil Goodwin (26 points) were also solid. Both teams are back in action Wednesday as the Lakers (12-4, 9-4 SCC) host Seekonk and Wareham visits Somerset Berkley.
GNB Voc-Tech 94, Fairhaven 73
Two teams who will play again on Wednesday faced off on Tuesday at Whaling City Golf Course, with the Bears' Adrian Paul medaling with a 42 (25 points). ... Craig Crompton (45, 20 points) and Maxwell Kane (52, 14 points) played well for the Bears. ... Fairhaven was led by Boston Rodrigues (44, 23 points), Logan Berube (48, 16 points) and Ryan Deslauriers (55, 13 points).