The Hull High School varsity boys’ lacrosse and baseball teams had impressive first-round playoff wins on Monday, but the league title hopes were eliminated in the next round.
The baseball team ousted Rockland 10-6 with a solid pitching performance by Aiden Robey, who went six innings and struck out seven. Hull was led at the plate with two hits each by Ben Oliveiri, Max Iorio, Luke Richardson, and Matt Mahoney. Hull moved on in the SSL playoffs but was eliminated by top-seeded Middleborough on Tuesday, 12-2. The boys’ lacrosse team knocked out visiting Middleborough 9-5. Ryan Healey led the way with four goals, and Luka Prestia added three more for Hull. Martin Ervin and John Gianibas also scored for the Pirates. Hull advanced to the next round, but was eliminated by Rockland, 11-10, in overtime. The game started on Tuesday but was suspended due to weather, with Rockland ahead 6-5. The game resumed on Wednesday.
Girls’ lacrosse eliminated
The girls’ lacrosse team lost its South Shore League first-round game on Monday to visiting Rockland, 9-6. Rockland broke open a 4-4 halftime score with four straight tallies in the third quarter. Grace Grosso scored twice for Hull, while single tallies came from Nora White, Nina Tiani, Kayla Chenette, and Abby Schneiderhan.
Track teams split
The Hull-Cohasset boys’ and girls’ track teams swept Mashpee, then were swept by Middleborough in South Shore League action. The boys (4-3) routed Mashpee 107-20, led by a four first-place finishes by Matt McCluskey, who won the 100 meters, 200 meters, high jump, and long jump. Other first-place finishers were Tony Alibrandi in the javelin, Cliff Germain in the high hurdles, and Robert Hunter in the two-mile. The girls’ team raced to a 128-7 win. Elsie Harper was a triple winner in the long jump, triple jump, and 200 meters. Hull (3-4) also had event-winning efforts by Ronni Fleming in the 100 meters, Liz Luggelle in the javelin, Maeve Donahue in the disc, Mattie Tuchman in the high hurdles, and Ena Durbin in the 800 meters. In an 85-51 loss to Middleborough, Matt McCluskey won the 100 meters, and Devonte Lopes crossed the line first in the 200 meters. The girls had three winners in their 96-39 defeat. Elsie Harper won the long jump, Nadine Egan took the 400 meters, and Ena Durbin placed first in the 800 meters. Both teams will compete in the South Shore League Meet on Monday at Carver.
Hull Youth Soccer preps for playoffs
The boys’ grade 5/6 team will take on Duxbury in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Kingston. Hull (4-3) finished its regular season with a 3-1 loss to Carver. Christian Truglia netted the only goal for Hull, while other strong performances came from Tristan Lofgren, Sam Szabo, Finn Walsh, Jacob Lin, Cameron Her, Mason Delgallo, and Rocco Sestito. The girls’ grade 5/6-1 team will also play a first-round playoff game on Saturday when it meets Plymouth at 4 p.m., also in Kingston. Hull (4-3) dropped a hard-fought 1-0 result to Middleborough despite a great overall team effort on a hot day.
Bay State Games signups
The Bay State Games are back after being sidelined by COVID-19 last summer. Registrations are now open for student-athletes currently in grades eight to 11 in various sports. This a prime showcase for high school athletes that is attended by college coaches throughout the region. Information can be found at www.baystategames.org
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