The Hull High School football team scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to rally past Cardinal Spellman 28-18 on Friday night in Brockton for the team’s first win of the season.
John Gianibas had 123 yards rushing with two touchdowns, and Luke Richardson had 141 yards passing and two scoring passes, one being a 75-yard touchdown pass to Austin Bongo. Nick Tiani also added a 10-yard score. Tyler Sordillo had two receptions for 52 yards; Tom Burke had a key interception; and Logan Chenette was 4-for-4 on extra point attempts. Hull will host Tri-County Regional VoTech on Friday at 6 p.m.
Girls’ soccer takes two
The Hull High girls’ varsity soccer team took two out of three matches this past week, improving its season mark to 3-3. On Friday in Rockland, Hull ousted the host Bulldogs 2-1. Maeve White directed an Elly Thomas cross into the far corner of the goal to give Hull a 2-0 lead. Rockland pulled one back on a penalty kick, but Hull saw the game out with solid midfield play by Fallon Ryan and back-three defense of Bridget Fleming, Mattie Tuchmann, and Allie Truglia. Thomas volleyed in an assist from Nina Tiani for Hull’s first goal.
Hull blanked visiting Abington on Monday 4-0. Thomas scored twice, and Fallon and Tiani also tallied. Veronica Fleming had two assists, and Sarah Duran had another. Amelia Donovan earned her first varsity shut out in goal, and Kallen Creed had a strong effort for Hull.
On Tuesday Hull lost 2-1 at home to Cohasset. Nina Tiani ripped an 18-yard strike to the tie the game at 1-1 in the first half. Cohasset got the winner in the second half. Coach Bell was very pleased by the team performance and team effort. “Players really stuck in and supported each other the entire match. We can build off this performance. Freshman Elsie Harper was fantastic at both stopping Cohasset attacks and making great passes to get the Hull offense going,” he said.
Boys’ soccer still searching
The boys’ varsity soccer team is still searching for its first win of the season, having dropped its last three results. Hull was no match for a skilled Cohasset squad on Tuesday as the host Skippers routed the Pirates 8-1. Robbie Casagrande scored Hull’s only goal on a header from Jack Burke’s corner kick. Richie Chau and Dillon Simpson-Sliney had strong efforts for the Pirates (0-5). On Monday, freshmen Sam Tuchmann and Nick McDonald had their first varsity goals, but it was not enough as host Abington took a 4-2 result. Sasha Green had a herculean performance in goal for Hull. Burke and Tony Alibrandi had assists on the goals. On Friday, the host Pirates battled back from a 6-1 deficit with a three-goal rally before losing to Rockland 9-4. Calen Whelan had two goals for Hull, while Burke and Casagrande added goals as well.
Youth Travel Soccer routs Hingham
The Hull boys’ grade 7/8 team had another strong performance against Hingham with a 10-0 rout. Asher Herrmann led the way with five goals, and single tallies came from Christian Truglia, Sam Szabo, JT Gould, Tristan Lofgren, and Max Lofgren.
Hull’s defense dominated the game, holding Hingham in check the entire time. Teddy Hipp was in goal for the shutout. Strong performances were turned in by Will Noonan, Joe DelGallo, Alex McBill, and David Griffin.
The girls’ grade 5/6 team 2 earned its first win of the season with a 3-1 verdict at home over Hingham. Gianna Thorne scored twice, and Mackenzie MacLeod added the other strike for Hull (1-1). Hailee Pike and Bella Walsh were solid in goal while string defense came from Michaela Collins and Patience Nielsen. The girls’ grade 5/6 team 1 also won with a 4-1 win over Plympton. Hull (2-0) was led again by Gianna Thorne with two goals, with other goals coming from Ava Palermo and Natalie Reilly.
The girls’ grade 3/4 team 2 was nipped by Halifax 3-2 to drop its record to 1-1. Aubrey Littlefield tallied both Hull goals, and Deirdre Flaherty and Natalie Tiani anchored the defense.
The girls’ grade 3/4 team 1 was routed 11-0 by Kingston at home. Payton Dunn, Kennedy Huxtable, and Ashleigh Mackey played well for Hull.
The girls’ grade 7/8 team was edged by Marshfield 4-3. Hull (1-1) had goals by Libby Harper, Abby Jeffries-Ranger, and Leah Frady. Other strong efforts were turned in by Emily Fleming, Sophia Grosso, Allegra Whelan, and Pixi Dyer.
In other action, the boys’ grade 5/6 team 2 fell to Hingham 10-1. The shorthanded Pirates were led by Aidan McKeen, James Hnath, Connor Stoll, and Jacob Hester.
Hull of Fame
The fourth Hull High Athletic Hall of Fame inductees will be honored on Saturday, Nov. 27, at the South Shore Country Club in Hingham and will also be recognized during the Thanksgiving football game on Nov. 25. The Hall of Fame committee will also have a meat raffle fundraiser at the Cathay Center in Weymouth on Oct. 16 from 4:30-7 p.m.
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