Monday, December 16, 2013

DR Hockey Opens with Win...Wrestling Opens with Loss

Following article has been copied from the Attleboro Sun Chronicle
D-R/Seekonk 5, New Bedford 2
NEW BEDFORD - After falling behind 2-1 in the non-league outing, the Falcons pushed across four unanswered goals to win their season-openers.
Brandon Botelho got on the board first on a rebound tally and later added an empty-netter, with Nick Soares assisting on both tallies. The Bears then scored late in the first and early in the second to amass a one-goal lead. Justin Silva evened the scores with two minutes left in the second period, as the New Bedford goalie failed to cover up a puck before it slid across the goal line.
In the third period, 10 minutes in, Joey Givens scored the game-winner on a slap shot, assisted by Curtis Letourneau. Soares added a score five minutes later, dribbling past the goalie, on assists from Botelho and Givens.
D-R/Seekonk (1-0) dominated in scoring chances, putting 32 on net while Jacob Robitaille was tasked with turning aside 18 in the opposite end.
The Falcons play Saturday in Springfield against Minnechaug.

Despite Strong Effort, Wrestling Team Opens with Loss
The D-R Wrestling Team kicked off its varsity season on Saturday, losing 3 hard-fought matches to Walpole (48-30), Milton (47-34), and Sharon (39-34). The team was led by Brodie Dacus and Norman Manchester - who were both PERFECT on the day -- PINNING all three of their opponents. Impressive JV performances were also made by Alex Lacasse and Manny Munoz. The team hosts its first HOME MATCH this Wednesday at 7PM in the large gym against Carver HS. Come out, show your support, and enjoy the action!