So only one contest on this night before halloween as the Raider swim team hit the road to take on Natick. Before we get to that though here is the answer to the second trivia question of the week. The Raider baseball team last won a south sectional title back in 2005 as part of the Division 2 South bracket, the team then went on to fall to eventual state champion Lincoln Sudbury coached interestingly enough by Wellesley Middle School gym teacher Kirk Fredericks. Now onto the one result for today.
Result for 10-30-15
Girls Swimming: Wellesley 94 Natick 90, Kate Mullin set another new school record in diving with a score of 298!
So for the first time in a long time Hunnewell Field will play host to an MIAA football playoff game as your Wellesley Raiders square off with the Braintree Wamps in the D2 South Quarterfinals Saturday afternoon. Coach Jesse Davis was kind enough to take some time to answer a few questions as his team prepares for their first post season berth since 2013. The Raiders finished their regular season 6-1 but will have to rebound after a heart breaking 14-7 loss to Milton last Saturday that denied the team its first Herget title since 1999. That being said Davis believes that if any team can put a loss like that behind them quickly, it’s this team, “We have done a good job each week this year staying focused on what is ahead of us and not looking back or too far ahead. Our players know what is at stake. We just need to concentrate on having good practices and getting better each day.” The Raiders will be taking on a Wamp squad that comes in after a 3-4 regular season and who despite being in the Bay State League the Raiders haven’t faced since 2012 due to the new scheduling and playoff format. “I think they are a good football team,” Davis said about his teams first round opponents, “They are well coached and they have tough players. Their offense is explosive and they fly to the ball on defense.” In terms of the d2 south bracket as a whole Wellesley is the number 2 seed in what is considered by many to be year in and year out the toughest bracket in the state. Davis offered his thoughts on this sectional as his Raiders get set for their 2nd appearance in sectional play in 3 years, “The division is extremely competitive and has some of the best programs in the state. When you are playing teams of that caliber week to week in the playoffs, you need to play mistake free football in all three parts of the game.” The Raiders and Wamps will kick off at 1 pm Saturday with the winner advancing to take on the winner of Friday night’s Needham-King Philip game
Ok so now that today is actually Friday it is time for the second installment this week of Raider Trivia Friday. Today’s question is when was the last time a Raider baseball team won a south sectional title? Answer tonight in the Raider recap.
Lots of action today as the final week of the regular season winds down but first here’s the answer to round 1 of Raider trivia from yesterday. The answer is Catholic Memorial who after their first round victory against the boys basketball team went on to win the D1 state title vs Putnam. Now onto today’s scores.
Results from 10-29-15
Girls Soccer: Wellesley 3 Natick 3
Girls Volleyball: Wellesley 3 Natick 1
Boys Soccer: Wellesley 2 Natick 0
Field Hockey: Wellesley 3 Natick 0
Everyone who has followed Wellesley High football over the past few years knows what a prolific quarterback John Fadule (14) was in his one season under center for the Raiders back in fall 2013. Breaking records left and right Fadule helped guide the team to their first playoff berth since 1999, a 7-4 overall record and their only win over archrival Needham over the past 5 years. Now it appears Fadule may be able to showcase his talents on the next level this coming weekend. Fadule, who is a walk on at Boston College has been thrown into a battle for playing/starting time this coming Saturday at home vs. Virginia Tech with none other than former Natick qb Troy Flutie. This is thanks to injuries to two of BC’s other quarterbacks Darius Wade who started the season as starter and Jeff Smith who until getting injured in last weekend’s loss to Louisville was splitting time with Flutie. Will Fadule see the field Saturday remains to be seen but one thing is for sure if his skills in the high school ranks translate to the college ranks, Virginia Tech could be in for quite a surprise.
Yes, yes I know I forgot Raider trivia Friday again last week, I’m trying here people! Anyway, this week will be another twofer in terms of trivia one today, and one on Friday. So here is the first trivia question. Last year the Raider boys basketball team lost in the first round of the division 1 south tournament to the team that would go on to win the state championship, who was that team that they lost to? Answer tomorrow with the Raider recap.
Another busy day of Raider action as the Raiders battled Framingham on the pitch and court while the Raider swim team took on arch rival Needham on senior night. Here’s a look at the results.
Results for 10-27-15
Girls Swimming: Wellesley 95 Needham 91, Lily Gribbel broken her own school record in the 100 butterfly with a time of 58.82
Girls Volleyball: Wellesley 3 Framingham 0
Girls Soccer: Wellesley 5 Framingham 0
Boys Soccer: Wellesley 3 Framingham 3