OR Boys Soccer eliminated from playoffs

Nov 12, 2021

The Old Rochester Boys Soccer Team was eliminated from the Division 3 State Championship tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 10 after a second half comeback by 10th-ranked Medway.

The Bulldogs — who entered the tournament as the 7-seed in a 42-team tournament — scored first and went to halftime with a 2-1 lead behind goals from “the Georges,” George Berry and George Psichopaidas.

But Medway returned in the second half with a renewed vigor that kept OR on their heels for most of the remaining minutes.

After three back-to-back goals, including two in the first 10 minutes of the half, Medway had turned the tide and built a lead that the Bulldogs could not overcome.

The final score was 2-4, with Medway moving on to the quarter finals.

After the game, Head Coach and High School Principal Michael Devoll admitted his team struggled in the second half.

“We ran up against a good opponent in Medway,” he said. “[Our team] played a really good first half, it just felt like they kind of fell apart in the second.”

Still, Devoll said he was proud of his team and the way they played in the game against Medway and across the season as a whole.

“They played their hearts out,” he said. “I thanked them for their great work and a great year.”