THS Athletics News
THS Athletics News
Taunton, 2 @ King Philip, 3 – Final – Click here for a Recap and a Photo Gallery from this game.
Taunton, 3 vs. Greater New Bedford, 0 – Final – Taunton defended home court, sweeping visiting Greater New Bedford 25-15, 25-23, 25-18 to qualify for the state tournament. The Tigers had a strong defensive game, totaling 13 blocks as a team. Collin Hunter and Alex Tavares each picked up four blocks apiece while Jason Khang and Gage Kingman both played well in the back row.
Attleboro, 0 @ Taunton, 12 – Final (6 inn.) – Kelsey White allowed just two hits in four innings of work, striking out five to help the Tigers earn a shutout win over visiting Attleboro. Jaylin Couto struck out four in two innings of relief work. Offensively, McKenzie McAloon went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and an RBI, Jaime Brown was 2-for-2 with two RBI and two runs, and Kya Enos had two hits, two runs, and a stolen base. Mackenzie Handrahan added a pair of hits, two RBI, and two runs while White helped her own cause with a double, triple, and two runs scored.
Taunton, 4 @ Attleboro, 1 – Final – Taunton lost just two games total in its two doubles matches, helping the Tigers pick up a 4-1 win on the road. McKenzie Lucie and Samantha Martin didn’t lose a game in a win at first doubles and Amanda Pugh and Brianna Fevrier won 6-0, 6-2 at second doubles. Senior Jillian Pagliuca won 6-1, 6-1 at first singles and eighth-grader Kayla Parrett notched a 6-3, 6-1 in her varsity singles debut. Attleboro’s Brianna Aronne pulled out a 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 10-2 win ay second singles.
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Taunton, 3 @ Dighton-Rehoboth, 0 – Final – Gage Kingman had 15 digs and 13 service points to help Taunton notch a 3-0 (25-14, 25-10, 25-9) win over Dighton-Rehoboth. Collin Hunter and Lens Esquil paced the Tigers with nine kills apiece while Lance Law finished with seven kills.
Player of the Year: Will Walsh, Taunton
Walsh had a season to remember for the Tigers this past winter.
The senior forward led the Hockomock League in points scored (49).
He finished with 24 goals and 25 assists.
Walsh helped lead Taunton to its first playoff win in 24 years, third consecutive state tournament appearance and first South semifinal since 1994.
Walsh, a four-year letterman, was named a league all-star and voted the Tigers’ Most Valuable Player. The Taunton resident finished his career with 34 goals, 51 assists and 85 points overall, which is 14th all-time. Walsh was ranked fourth in Division II and 15th in Massachusetts.
He received the 7th Player Award three years ago for going above and beyond.
Walsh, a Hockomock League all-star, plans to enlist in the United States Marine Corp after graduation.
Coach of the Year: Kris Metea, Taunton
Metea and his coaching staff helped lead the Tigers to their first South semifinals appearances, two playoff wins and first tournament win since in 1994. Taunton reached the postseason for the third consecutive year, just the second time in program history. Metea’s team finished with a 13-10-2 record (without two exclusion games). His graduation class recorded a four-year total of 47, which is the fourth most by a graduation class. He established a free youth clinic for Taunton area youth players.
Mike Albert, Taunton
Albert, a sophomore and assistant captain, had a solid season for the Tigers this past winter ... finished the season with 17 goals, 15 assists and 32 points ... helped lead Taunton to its first postseason win since 1994 ... named Rookie of the Year two seasons ago ... member of the lacrosse team ... a first-team Taunton Daily Gazette All-Scholastic.
Jakob Roberts, Taunton
Roberts, a senior forward, concluded his final season in style for the Tigers this past winter ... concluded with 11 goals, 13 assists for 24 points ... finished his career with 21 goals, 43 assists and 64 points, tied for 28th all-time ... team captain ... helped lead Taunton to its first postseason win since 1994 ... four-year letterman ... voted Steve Matthews Most Improved Player ... two-year varsity baseball player ... a first-time Taunton Daily Gazette All-Scholastic ... attending Bridgewater State University next fall.
Cam Sneyd, Taunton
Sneyd, a junior forward, had a successful year for the Tigers this past winter ... finished the year with 12 goals. 18 assists and 30 points ... helped lead Taunton to its first postseason win since 1994 ... three-year letterman and team captain ... was the recipient of the Coaches Award in 2015-16 ... won the Hobey Baker Character Award ... was the Henshaw-Soderberg Leadership Award recipient ... a first-time Taunton Daily Gazette All-Scholastic.
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Taunton, 4 @ Oliver Ames, 7 – Final – Matt McCormack struck out six and allowed two hits and two runs over five innings of relief to pick up the win for OA. He also went 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and a run scored. Mike Friel also went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI, while Chris Pearsons and C.J. Deveau each had a pair of hits and an RBI.
Taunton, 3 @ North Quincy, 2 – Final – The Tigers improved to 7-0 on the season with a 25-21, 24-26, 17-25, 26-24, 15-9 come from behind victory. Ricardo DaFonseca led the way for Taunton with 50 assists, four blocks, and a block on the final point that sealed the win. Lens Esquil had 14 kills and seven blocks, Lance Law had 15 kills and Malik Charles had eight kills for the Tigers, while Alex Tavares and Collin Hunter each contributed five kills and two blocks apiece in the win.
King Philip, 6 @ Taunton, 5 – Final – King Philip scored a run in the top of the first, tacked on three more in the top of the second, plated one more in the fourth, and score what turned into the winning run in the top of the sixth. Taunton tied the game 5-5 in the bottom of the fifth before KP took the lead back for good in the next half inning. Liam Rohan came in to pinch hit and drove in Nolan Bradley for the winning run. Jeremy Rhines struck out a pair and gave up three earned runs in five innings of work while junior Terry Murray didn’t allow a run in two innings, striking out four. Rhines added a single and an RBI as well.
Taunton, 16 @ Coyle & Cassidy, 2 – Final – Taunton freshman Alana Tavares paced the offense with eight goals while senior Hannah Moniz scored four goals and senior Kayla Phillips added a pair. Senior Diana Brens and freshman Anastasia Lajoie each found the back of the net once. Goalie Brianna Winfield made eight saves in the win.
Taunton, 0 @ King Philip, 5 – Final – King Philip won all five matches in straight sets, sweeping visiting Taunton. Marco DiStefano won 6-2, 6-3 at first singles, Nick Putney earned a 6-0, 6-1 win at second singles, and Jack Cannon took a 6-1, 6-1 decision at third singles. The team of Nick Ihley and Aidan Ignatius notched a 6-1, 6-0 win at first doubles while Nate Ihley and Sean Desrochers teamed up for a 6-0, 6-1 win at second doubles.
King Philip, 5 @ Taunton, 0 – Final – King Philip picked up an impressive win, taking all five matches in straight sets on the road at Taunton. Erin Regnier won 6-3, 6-0 at first singles, Meghan Sepich took a win at second singles by the same score, and Caitlin Gonser didn’t lose a game (6-0, 6-0) in a win at third singles. The team of Katarina Schneider and Grace Ely emerged with a 6-0, 7-5 win at first doubles and the team of Mia Valencia and Lucy Bernard took a 6-1, 6-1 decision at second doubles.
Taunton, 5 @ Franklin, 0 – Final – Taunton dropped just two games total in four matches to get a win on the road. Jillian Pagliuca won 6-0, 6-0 at first singles, Vanessa Rosa picked up a 6-0, 6-2 win at second singles, and Jocelyn Pagliuca won by forfeit at third singles. Samantha Martin and McKenzie Lucie (first singles) and the team of Amanda Pugh and Kayla Parrett (second doubles) both won without losing a game.
Franklin, 5 @ Taunton, 0 – Final – Franklin continued its perfect start with a sweep on the road at Taunton. Rohan Herur won a battle at first singles, emerging with a 7-5, 6-4 win while Liam Marr (6-2, 6-0) and Saketh Saripalli (6-0, 6-0) also picked up wins to sweep singles play. The team of Tyler DiPalma and Derek Wu won 6-1, 6-1 at first doubles while Tony Calderone and Dan Angermeier didn’t lose a game in a 6-0, 6-0 win at second doubles.
Sharon, 0 @ Taunton, 17 – Final (5 inn.) – Alexa and Kelsey White combined to strike out 10 batters with three hits allowed and no walks in five innings of work to lead Taunton to a win. Alexa struck out eight, scattering three hits in four innings of work to get the win. Kelsey struck out two of the three she faced in the fifth inning. Offensively, Alexa White went 3-for-3 with a triple and a pair of doubles, knocking in three runs. Mackenzie Handrahan had three hits, including a home run, and four RBI while Kya Enos (2-for-3) and Abbie McDonough (2-for-3) each had a double and two RBI.
Taunton, 2 @ Franklin, 0 – Final – Click here for a Recap and Photo Gallery from this game.
Tigers Ride Moynihan Gem to Win at Franklin
Taunton, 15 @ New Bedford, 0 – Final (5 inn.) – Sisters Kelsey and Alexa White combined for a one-hit shutout as Taunton picked up a win on the road at New Bedford. Kelsey White went three innings with two strikeouts and one hit while Alexa White struck out three in two innings. Offensively, Payton Ceglarski was 4-for-4 with two RBI and Kya Enos had three hits, including a home run, and seven RBI to pace the Tigers. Mackenzie Handrahan, Liana Duarte (RBI), Hannah Aldrich (two stolen bases) and Kelsey White (RBI, stolen base) all had two hits for Taunton while Paige Silvia launched a two-run home run.
Taunton, 0 @ New Bedford, 9 – Final
Taunton, 3 @ Quincy, 0 – Final – Taunton continued its strong start with a 3-0 sweep (25-17, 25-21, 25-18) on the road at Quincy. Lens Esquil landed 14 kills and added two blocks, Lance Law added 12 kills, a block, and an ace and Mile Charles finished with eight kills and two kills. Ricardo DaFonseca set the offense in motion with 45 assists, three kills, and an ance.