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Blauner lifts Vikings

She records 3d straight hat trick

By Liz Torres
Globe Correspondent / September 15, 2011

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Good things come in threes for Rachel Blauner.

The East Bridgewater standout notched a hat trick for the third straight game in a 6-2 win over host Mashpee yesterday. The senior captain, who has committed to Boston University, has 79 career goals with a shot at 100, a feat no East Bridgewater girls’ soccer player has achieved.

“She puts pressure on herself but doesn’t go out of her way to score and when she can, she always makes the pass,’’ said Vikings coach Pam Ross.

Blauner opened the scoring in the first three minutes, converting a feed from Mackenzie Kingman.

Mashpee tied the score, ending East Bridgewater’s string of shutouts at three games. Blauner gave her club the lead again and Melissa Figueiredo upped the advantage to 3-1 before Mashpee cut it to 3-2.

“I give Mashpee a lot of credit. They were very aggressive and speedy to the ball,’’ said Ross. “We came out a little flat. The confidence was high going in and they had to settle down, so we could play our game instead of standing back and letting them win.’’

From there, the Vikings got goals from Kingman (twice) and Blauner again to cruise to victory.

“[Blauner’s] dedication rubs off on the other players and they all step up around her and play better because of the way she’s playing,’’ Ross said.

Hopedale 2, King Philip 1 - Junior Kara Bresciani scored with 18 minutes left to lift the visiting Blue Raiders (2-0). Junior Anna Siefring had a first-half goal for Hopedale.

Bourne 1, Dighton-Rehoboth 0 - Molly Cahill scored the winning goal in the second half.


Bishop Feehan 7, Attleboro 0 - Freshman Maddie Jolin scored four goals in his first varsity game and Annie Galvin added a goal and four assists to lead the Shamrocks. Senior keeper Justine Miller earned her first shutout of the season.

Boys’ soccer Dighton-Rehoboth 3, Bourne 2 - Senior midfielder Brendan Basconcelos netted two goals to lead the Falcons and Bourne’s Luke Weatherby scored for the third straight game.

Norwell 2, Carver 0 - Junior Peter Marchetti and senior Sean O’Sullivan scored and junior Billy Sewell solidified the defense.

Sandwich 6, Falmouth 0 - Senior midfielder Peter Alvarenga scored the first four goals and senior forward Dallas Donovan and sophomore forward Justin Lerch added goals for the Blue Knights.

St. John’s Prep 1, Xaverian 0 - Senior striker Ryan McManus scored three minutes in to lift the Eagles.

Archbishop Williams 2, St. Mary’s 0 - Sophomore forwards Willie Matthews and Aidan Browne picked up the goals and senior keeper Sean Leblanc stopped 12 shots as the Bishops improved to 2-0.

Plymouth North 3, Plymouth South 0 - Sophomore goaltender Brian Christian posted a shutout in his first varsity win.

Austin Prep 3, Marian 1 - Mike Russell, Pat Scanlon, and Scott Vinchesi scored for the Cougars and Brad Rivotto chipped in two assists.

Marshfield 2, Bridgewater-Raynham 2 - Sophomore forwards Evan Henriques and Matt Cicalis each scored for B-R and Shawn Daly and Owen Russell answered for Marshfield.

Field hockey Central Catholic 6, Dracut 0 - Taylor O’Neil scored her second hat trick of the season to lead the Raiders.

Fairhaven 2, Bourne 1 - Senior forward Jane Lamarre scored her fourth and fifth goals of the season, including a backward, reverse game-winner. “She had to contort her body a little, but she got it in,’’ said Fairhaven coach Julie Sunderland.

Old Rochester 2, Case 0 - Jessica Kocur and Kirsten Dessert scored for the Bulldogs (3-0).

Boys’ golf Minuteman 176, Shawsheen 146 - The Rams improved to 7-0 behind Chris Clayton’s even-par 35 at Patriot Golf Course in Bedford. Spencer Sawicki and Chris Newcomb both fired 1-over 36s to aid the effort.

Masconomet 191, Triton 113 - Junior Charlie May shot a 2-under-par 34 at Turner Hill, giving him 40 points on the day, equaling a Chieftains’ school record.

Weston 117, Bedford 92 - Sophomore Ben Warner carded a 2-under 33 at Patriot Golf Course for the victorious Wildcats. Bedford senior Kyle Cummings matched Warner’s score.

Girls’ volleyball Billerica 3, Dracut 0 - Senior outside hitter Emily Koles collected 10 kills and 4 aces and senior middle hitter Erin Brooks had 4 aces and 7 kills to lead the Indians.

Case 3, Wareham 0 - Jenn Cabral (11 kills) and Shannon Orton (7 kills, 2 aces) led the fifth-ranked Cardinals (4-0).

Westford 3, Newton South 0 - Senior Katie Campbell had 12 kills and junior Casey Doremus added nine kills and four blocks.

Bishop Fenwick 3, Salem 0 - Sophomores Caite Lipka and Jen Crovo combined for 12 kills.

Lynnfield 3, Peabody 0 - The Pioneers were led by Kelsey LeBlanc who had 11 aces and 13 service points. Amanda McQueen added five assists, and four digs.