This week in sports – plus Girls Soccer and young players support Breast Cancer Awareness

Above: ARHS Girls Soccer and GU11 players at last Tuesday’s Breast Cancer Awareness event. (Photos here and below contributed by Kristen Morin)

Below are the ARHS varsity games on tap for the week. But first, more news on the season to date.

Golf continues their season-long winning streak with a 17th win. Boys Soccer continues its undefeated season with its 12th win. And Football continued its season turnaround with a fourth win on Friday, cinching “its first playoff berth since 1987,” according to Southborough Wicked Local.

My favorite highlight of last week came from Girls soccer.

The team has been having a great season (9 wins, 2 Ties, 2 Losses, and pre-qualified for tournament). But after Tuesday’s match, supporters were boasting about players for efforts that had nothing to do with their footwork.

Kristen Morin shared:

The game was the Breast Cancer Awareness Event and the girls wore pink shirts that they had made, pink hair ribbons and pink shoelaces as well as ran a raffle in the stands to benefit Breast Cancer.

The team invited Southborough’s U11 girls to not only be ball girls for the event but to participate in the pre-game activities. The 5th grade girls were invited to be part of the starters tunnel, where each starting player was announced with a U11 girl over the loudspeaker, ran through the tunnel and collecting her younger player partner to run hand in hand to the middle of the field after shaking hands with the opposing coach. There they stood in line for the National Anthem. and then returning to high five Coach Taggert of the T-Hawks.

It was a great moment to witness and the younger girls faces lit up at the chance to hang out with the ARHS T Hawks.

The team went on to beat Shephard Hill 3-0.

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Now, here’s the week’s ARHS varsity schedule. (To find a complete schedule of Algonquin sports, including JV and freshmen match ups, click here. Follow these links for the Assabet sports schedule and the St. Mark’s sports schedule.)

Monday, October 20, 2014

  • 3:30pm ARHS Boys Soccer vs. Sutton @ Sutton High School
  • 4:00pm ARHS Field Hockey vs. Notre Dame Academy – Worcester @ Algonquin
  • 5:15pm ARHS Girls Volleyball vs. Wachusett Regional @ Wachusett Reg. High School

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

  • 5:00pm ARHS Boys Soccer vs. Wachusett Regional @ Wachusett Reg. High School
  • 7:00pm ARHS Girls Soccer vs. Wachusett Regional @ Wachusett Reg. High School

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

  • 4:00pm ARHS Field Hockey vs. Quabbin Regional High School @ Algonquin

Thursday, October 23, 2014

  • 5:30pm ARHS Boys Soccer vs. Nashoba Regional High School @ Nashoba Regional High School
  • 6:30pm ARHS Girls Volleyball vs. Westborough High School @ Algonquin
  • 7:30pm ARHS Girls Soccer vs. Nashoba Regional High School @ Nashoba Regional High School

Friday, October 24, 2014

  • 3:30pm ARHS Field Hockey vs. Westborough High School @ Westborough High School
  • 7:00pm ARHS Football vs. Worcester North @ Algonquin

Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • TBD ARHS Cross Country vs. Marlborough High School @ Ghiloni Park-Marlboro
  • 7:00pm ARHS Boys Soccer vs. St. John’s @ Algonquin
  • 7:00pm ARHS Girls Soccer vs. Oakmont Regional @ Oakmont Regional High School

Updated (10/20/14 11:50 am): Just shared news that football secured playoff berth with link to SWL story.

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