Another Raider team found out it’s tournament fate today as Field Hockey brackets were announced by the MIAA. The Raider field hockey team earned the 8 seed in the D1 South bracket and will host a first round game Friday at 2:30 vs. Braintree at Sprague. The winner will advance to the quarterfinals Sunday to take on the winner of Dennis Yarmouth and Dighton Rehoboth/Duxbury. The weekly schedule has been updated to reflect this.
This week begins for most teams a special time of any season, the state tournament. With brackets being announced early this week for most sports, this schedule will be light to start but I will be filling in the tournament games as they become avaliable. That being said here’s a look at this weeks schedule so far!
Boys Golf @ State Championships (Black Swan CC Georgetown) 7 am
Girls Volleyball @ North Middlesex D1 Central/West First Round 5:30 pm
Field Hockey vs. Braintree D1 South First Round (Sprague) 2:30 pm
Football vs. Bridgewater Raynham D1A South Semifinals 2 pm
Boys Soccer @ Silver Lake D1 South First Round 6 pm
There was some rare Sunday action on this second to last day of October, as girls soccer closed out their season on the road at Weston while girls swimming traveled down to the road to Wellesley College for the Bay State Conference Championships. Could girls soccer end the season on a high note and how would swim fare, let’s find out!
Results for 10-30-16
Girls Soccer: Wellesley 2 Weston 1
Girls Swimming: Finished 4th in Bay State Championships
Today was a big day in Raider’s athletics, as the first game to be played at the new and improved Hunnewell Field took place as the Raider football team took on Hingham in their playoff opener. Also Boys and Girls Cross Country competed in the Bay State Championships. First though here’s the answer to yesterday’s trivia question. The answer is… Mansfield as the Raider football team fell to the eventual state champion Hornets back in 2013 in the first playoff game under the new format. Now onto the recap!
Results for 10-29-16
Football: Wellesley 43 Hingham 22 D1A South Quarterfinals
Team advances to semifinals next weekend vs. Bridgewater Raynham
Cross Country: Boys finished first and girls 3rd at Bay State Conference Championships!
There was one game on this Friday afternoon as Girls Soccer traveled to Natick to close out their season in a game that was moved to today from yesterday. Could the girls end their season on a high note and clip the Hawks, let’s find out!
Result for 10-28-16
Girls Soccer: Natick 4 Wellesley 2
With the football playoffs starting tomorrow for our Raiders, I figured it would be appropriate to have this weeks Raider Friday Trivia question be football playoff related! The question is… what team did Wellesley face in their first playoff game under the current playoff format? The answer in tomorrow’s Raider Recap!
Despite the heavy rain that fell this afternoon, the majority of Raider action did get played as scheduled, as for multiple teams it was their last regular season game. Could the teams withstand the rain and end their seasons on a high note, let’s find out!
Results for 10-27-16
Girls Swimming: Wellesley 97 Notre Dame 84
Girls Volleyball: Natick 3 Wellesley 0
Field Hockey: Wellesley 2 Natick 1
Boys Soccer: Natick 3 Wellesley 2
Yesterday I told you the exciting news that the Wellesley Girls Hoops team will be playing January 8th at TD Garden as part of the Good Sports Invitational. Today I found out that the Boys Hoops team will also be taking part in the day of hoops on the Garden parquet floor! The boys will be taking on none other than the Needham Rockets! Like the girls the boys have one other appearance in the Good Sports Invitational a win over St Johns Prep back in 2014. Game time info for both games will become available as the event gets closer!
For the second straight year the Wellesley High football team, fresh off their Herget Divison championship will host a playoff game this Saturday at 1 pm vs. Hingham, in the first game played at the new WHS turf field. In preparation for the contest, here’s a look at how these teams got here, and how they match up in some key categories.
2 Seed Division 1A South
Bay State Herget Champions
PPG (Points Per Game): 28.3
PAPG: (Points Allowed Per Game) 6.9
7 Seed Division 1A South
3rd place Patriot League Keenan Divison
Exciting news today per the Wellesley Girls Hoops Twitter page, with the announcement that the team will play for the second straight year at the TD Garden as part of the Good Sports Invitational! The game will be played January 8th against Lincoln Sudbury. Wellesley defeated Needham last year on the Garden floor.