This week in sports: Soccer ranked 2 and 3 in state

Above: Field Hockey and Football were just two of the ARHS teams that had a good weekend. (images left and right cropped from tweets by @ARHSAthletics)

Another Algonquin team lost it’s “unbeaten” title last week. Field Hockey finally lost, 3-0 at Nashoba on Tuesday. The Girls followed with two more wins, bringing their record to a not so shabby 13-1-2. They face off against Shrewsbury this afternoon, a team they tied earlier this season.

That leaves one unbeaten Gonk team, Girls Soccer. The Girls added 3 more wins to their record last week, bringing it to 11-0-3. Last week, MaxPreps ranked the Girls 3rd in the state.*

Boys Soccer, with only one loss this fall, was ranked even higher. With the highest “strength of schedule” the Boys were ranked #2 in the state. The team’s on a 5-game winning streak. The most recent was 2-0 over Shrewsbury last Thursday. The Telegram covered:

Fans huddled under blankets in the stands while Algonquin junior goalkeeper Brendan McCarthy provided some total coverage of his own, stopping everything that came his way during Thursday’s boys’ soccer showdown against 10th-ranked Shrewsbury. (read more here and view pics here)

Dig Pink volleyball teamEarlier last week, the Telegram wrote about the team’s overall success this fall. It was characterized as a return to the Central MA elite after a slight slump last year.

Girls Volleyball didn’t rank as highly by MaxPreps’ metrics. They put the team at #6 in the state. But the team is still 1st in the Mid-Wach A League with 12 wins out of 13 games.

Winning isn’t the only fun the girls have been up to. On Friday, they held a Dig Pink event for Breast Cancer Awareness. (Click thumbnail right to enlarge photo tweeted by @ARHSAthletics) And a Sunday Telegram story shared photos from Volleyball’s costumed intrasquad matches  last week.

T-Hawks Football had to push last Friday’s Senior Night game to Saturday afternoon. All ended well with a 43-19 win over Marlboro that improves the team’s record to 3-3. Wicked Local writes that the team followed the win by singing “loud and proud”:

 the Tomahawks showed off their vocal pipes with a rendition of the school chant, something [special teams Coordinator Jim Finn] brought back this year. . .

That’s something coach Finn brought to the program,” Algonquin head coach Taylor Allen said of the singing. “It’s all about having a sense of pride of who we are, where we come from and all the hard work we put in throughout the week. We’ve got to sing, not just for ourselves, but for our fans, too, and let everybody know that we’re the real deal. 

Now, here are the ARHS varsity games on tap for the week.

Monday, October 21, 2019

  • 4:30 pm – ARHS Field Hockey vs. Shrewsbury High School @ Shrewsbury

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

  • 5:15 pm – ARHS Girls Volleyball vs. Shrewsbury High School @ Shrewsbury

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

  • 4:00 pm – ARHS Field Hockey vs. Marlborough High School @ New England Baseball Complex
  • 5:15 pm – ARHS Girls Volleyball vs. Groton-Dunstable Regional @ Algonquin

Friday, October 25, 2019

  • 5:15 pm – ARHS Girls Volleyball vs. Wachusett Regional @ Algonquin
  • 7:00 pm – ARHS Football vs. Wachusett Regional @ Wachusett Reg. High School

Saturday, October 26, 2019

  • 11:20 am – ARHS Boys Cross Country League Meet @ Hollis Hills Farm
  • 12:00 pm – ARHS Girls Cross Country League Meet @ Hollis Hills Farm
  • 4:00 pm – ARHS Girls Soccer vs. Nashoba Regional High School @ Nashoba Regional High School
  • 4:00 pm – ARHS Boys Soccer vs. Nashoba Regional High School @ Algonquin (stadium field)

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

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*Thanks to reader Colin Hynes for bringing the MaxPrep rankings to my attention.

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