Fall Sports Postseason Tournament Update
All of Rockland High School’s athletic teams have been very successful this year in postseason play.
Here’s the results for the teams with three teams still in the hunt for a State Championship!!
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 vs. Seekonk Preliminary Round
Emilee Dunham had a hat trick to lead the Rockland High girls soccer team to a 6-1 win over Seekonk in the preliminary round of the Division 3 state tournament. Shea MacDougall scored twice, and Ainsley Cavicchi added a goal on Abington High’s turf field. Emma Radzik had a strong game in midfield for the Bulldogs, and Emma Cameron starred in the net against No. 35 Seekonk (12-8).
Saturday, Nov. 6 vs. Dedham 1st Round
Rockland faced a tough Dedham team and lost 4-0 ending their season with a 8-8-2 record. Thank you to the seniors who led the team in their march to the playoffs!
Nov. 5, 2021 1st round home game vs. Bishop Connelly
Rockland 3, Bishop Connolly 0: The win was No. 100 for Coach Emily Adams as her No. 11 Bulldogs earned a game with No. 6 Case in the quarterfinals.
Nov. 9. 2021 2nd Round at Joseph Case High School
Final: Rockland 3 Case 2 (25-12, 23-25, 25-18, 12-25, 15-10). Julia Elie comes up huge with 19 kills as Rockland advances to D4 state quarterfinal versus Medway.
Nov. 13, 2021 Third Round Quarterfinals vs. Medway at Medway
Girls lose to a tough Medway team 3-0. It was a hard fought game and the team as usual played their hearts out. Darcy McGuirk had 8 kills and Julia Elie had 11 kills. Jordan Stec had 14 digs. Thank you for another incredible season! SSL Champs!
Nov. 5, 2021 1st round at home vs. Easthampton
Rockland 27, Easthampton 0: The No. 4 Bulldogs (7-1) advance to the quarterfinals. Lucas Leander (82 yards rushing, 61 receiving) ran for two TDs and caught a TD pass from PJ Celestino. Brett Armstrong (83 rushing yards) also ran for a TD.
Nov. 11, 2021 Football 2nd Round at home vs. Winthrop
Rockland defeats Winthrop 37-34 in what was a nail biter in the final minutes. They will play Blackstone Valley Tech in Semifinals of Division 6. Rockland’s PJ Celestino threw TD passes to Leander and Vasquez. Jacob Coulstring rushed for over 150 yards and two TDs.
Rockland will play Blackstone Valley Tech in the State Semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 20 at Walpole High School at 1 pm. Tickets on GoFan app.
Nov. 6, 2021 Boys Soccer 1st round vs. AMSA
Dogs (16-1-1) win over AMSA 4-0 and move on to the Sweet 16! Goals were scored by João Faria (2) Matheus Gomes, and Luis Araujo. Tommy Gallagher earns the clean sheet and for the third time is named King of the Pitch.
Nov. 10, 2021 Boys Soccer 2nd Round vs. Winthrop
Rockland defeated Winthrop 3-2. Dogs (17-1-1) advance to the Elite Eight! Goals scored by Luis Araujo (2) and Carter Burke. Matheus Gomes, JV Araujo, Adam Beatrice, and Ryan Sullivan all play fantastic. Gavin Norton is named King of the Pitch!
Nov. 13, 2021 Boys Soccer 3rd round vs. West Bridgewater
Dogs (18-1-1) win over West Bridgewater 2-1. Both goals scored by Gavin Norton. Gavin named King of the Pitch!
The Dogs will play Easthampton in the State Semifinal Game on Wednesday, Nov. 17 in Leominster at 7 pm.
The cross country runners also have been competing in the post season. On Saturday, Nov. 13 the boys and girls ran in the State Qualifiers in Westfield. All did well and Seniors Kameron Christ and Maggie Flaherty qualified for States by placing in the top finishers in their division. Good luck Kam and Maggie.
The cheerleaders are also doing well as they compete in their league, invitational and regional tournaments.
On Nov. 3 they came in first in the South Shore League Championships!
This came with a bid to the MSAA regionals which were held on Nov. 14 in Marshfield for the South Division. The ten time State Champion cheerleaders came in first in Division 4 South on Sunday, compiling the best score out of 31 teams that competed. They will now go on to compete for a State Championship.
The Fall Cheerleading State Championships will be held at Worcester State University on Sunday, Nov. 21. Time TBD.
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