Girls’ lacrosse starts playoff season strong

Jun 5, 2023

MATTAPOISETT — The Old Rochester Regional girls’ lacrosse team started the playoff season strong with their win against Dighton-Rehoboth on Monday, June 5.

The Bulldogs won the game with a score of 9-5. According to head coach Scott Tavares the team’s defense and goalie Tessa Winslow’s saves were key to winning. 

“[Winslow] made huge saves on a couple of free position shots, she stood tall back there for us,” he said. 

The Bulldogs dominated the beginning of the game and ended the first half with a score of 6-1.

“Our defense was really able to come together today which was a big factor because it was a pretty low scoring game,” said Winslow. “Our offense also did well making good shots.”

The Falcons caught up to the Bulldogs by scoring two points in the beginning of the second half. However, top-scorer  Caroline Brogioli was able to bring the Bulldogs back into the lead.

 Tavares said that the Bulldogs struggled in the beginning of the year but have shown improvement as the season advances.

“We lost one of our best players at the beginning of the season against [the Dighton-Rehoboth Falcons],” said Tavares. “We were super young and it took us time to gel as a team.”

Tavares said that he has seen the team improve with each game and noted that the previous four games have showcased the team’s abilities. 

“We’ve been playing really good lacrosse as of late…it’s the best time to play well heading into tournament time,” he said. 

Tavares said that the team’s growing friendship off the field has translated to better communication on the field. 

“They are friends outside of [the field] so that only helps team chemistry on the field.”