Milton Wildcats update and schedule for Oct. 9-16

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Wildcats Updates

Hello Wildcat Nation, please review the athletic schedule for all our teams. All the players and coaches have been hard at work. I hope you may have the time to come out and support all our terrific young athletes. Thank you, and we hope you are enjoying the many games that take place on a daily basis. If you need further information and directions please visit our website: www.miltonps.org. There you will be able to visit the MHS Athletic web page to view specific team scheules and also set up alerts for game chages and cancelations.

Girls Soccer

The Milton High School Varsity Soccer Team improved to 6-3-1 and is second place in the Herget Division of the Bay State League. The team is riding a five game winning streak going into their Thursday interdivision match up against top ranked and unbeaten Needham.  Senior Sophie Cousineau has scored a record 3 hat-tricks in the last 8 days and leads the Division with goals and points. Senior Isabel Belash has recorded her 4th shutout of the season.

Volleyball

The JV coach is Hardy Mondesir and the Freshmen coach is Stephanie Omobono. The Varsity volleyball team has won 2 out of it’s last 3 matches to move to 6-4 and is currently ranked #61 in the state. It beat Dedham, 3-1, last Thursday, with senior Kate McAuliffe registering her best match of the season.It had an intense match against Cardinal Spellman on Friday night, who is currently ranked #17 in the State. Even though the team lost, each set was highly contested and provided the team with a preview of what play will be like once we enter the state tournament.The team beat Norwood, 3-0 on Monday, led by seniors Sarah Dragon (9 kills) and Maddy Brown (7 kills), who both played extremely well.We travel to Needham on Thursday night, for a huge league match and then host Fontbonne at home on Friday.

Girls Cross Country

I hope no one ever gets bored hearing great news after great news about these girls. Today was another special showing of what this team has the potential to achieve. What makes this team stand out for me right now is that when we arrive to every meet every girl has a serious goal relating to her performance. Every girl wants to have a great performance. And most importantly every girl is hungry for success. When you listen to the girls talk before and after the races about their races it becomes quickly obvious this is a special group that is destined to do great things. It’s so exciting to see everyone wanting a chance to go out there and prove to herself and her teammates that she too can run and do something special at every race. And nearly every girl does that every week. It’s quite impressive to watch. The results speak for themselves…In the JV 2.5k race Della and Cal worked together the entire race encouraging each other and pushing themselves forward to finish 2nd and 3rd respectively and just under 8:00 pace for the race.In the JV 5k race our fab freshman Emme Schewe, Ella Affanato and Grace Dwyer went 1,2,3 yet again!! Really impressive what they are doing. Ruby had a solid showing coming in 10th with a time 25:24.In the varsity race the girls really did something special. They made beating a very good Newton North team look easier than it was. First we went 1, 2 and 3 on them. That’s enough to beat any team but then….  our 7th runner beat their 5th. That’s power up front and undeniable strength in the back. And Mairead literally had to dive across the line to beat out their 5th runner. I wish you all could have seen it. But this race was a fight from the start. Newton North was aggressive in trying to break up our pack and out run them. Sabrina also ran arguably her best time of the season and 10s faster than her performance at Manchester. All of the girls had to grit out tough races today. The final score was Milton 21 NN 36 and Milton 19 Natick 44Some other mind numbing statistics. Bridget ran sub 6:00 pace for the first time ever in a true 5k. Running 42 seconds faster than anyone from Milton has ever run on the course. We had 4 girls under 20minutes. absurd. Most teams don’t have 1 girl under 19minutes. We had 7 girls under 20:40. Absolutely amazing. 7 of the top 12 times ever run on this course by a Milton athlete over the last 20 years were run today. That all time list includes two Milton teams that went undefeated so it is a legitimate list to be in the top of. As we celebrate all of these mid season successes I reminded the girls today the worst thing we can do is sit on our laurels and become complacent. This performance today is nice but it’s the performances in November that will ultimately determine how good of a season this truly is. Today should be a stepping stone something better. I told the girls it is important to stay hungry to continue to improve and find greater success. The season is still young and it is the hungriest, fittest and healthiest team that will win in November and we have to make sure we do everything we can to give ourselves the opportunity to be that team. So please help support us in these goals. Results can be found at www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Athlete.aspx?AID= 4866581#tT1

The all time list of 5k times for Milton athletes is also attached

Cheer

The Milton High Cheerleaders will finally be getting their choreography for competition this Friday! Following this exciting practice we will head over to Norwood to cheer on our Football Wildcats!! Good luck MHS football team and Coach Dembowski!

Golf

The Milton High School Varsity Golf team won the Bay State title Wednesday at Spring Valley Country Club in Sharon by a narrow margin of 1 stroke. The team was led senior captain Walker Stroud, sophomore Jared Carr and freshman Jared Carney, who sealed the victory. Both Walker stroud and Jared Carr were named Bay State All-Stars shooting 77 and 79 respectively. The team will take their game on the road Thursday to Dedham looking to build on their momentum.  Congratulations boys  !

Boys Cross Country

The boys cross country team defeated Natick and lost a very close meet to Newton North on Wednesday in Newton. The top five finishers for the Wildcats were Tim Lynch, Nick Villard, John Lenane, Colin Keally and Kyle Dempsey. The boys look forward to continuing its winning ways against Walpole next Wednesday in Walpole.

Football

The Wildcats survived a scare from Natick Friday night in large part to tremendous defensive effort.  The Cats completely stopped the Natick ground game and applied great pressure on the quarterback all night.  The pressure caused two interceptions, both collected by senior Joe Quinn and kept Natick from scoring an offensive touchdown.The offense started quickly as Mike Fallon found Derek Perkins on a 44 yard post pattern on our first drive.  The conversion pass failed and we led 6-0.  While the defense continued to force stops our offense failed on several chances to add points in the first half and we went to halftime up 6-0.The third quarter started poorly when we were pin deep in our own end and failed to move the ball.  Our punt was blocked and Natick recovered in our end zone for a touchdown.  They hit the PAT and we trailed 7-6.

Finally early in the fourth quarter the offense, setup at the 45 yard line, thanks to Quinn’s second interception, put together a nice drive.  Koby Osazee rushed in from 12 yards out and Derek Perkins added the conversion to put us up 14-7. The defense continued to stuff Natick and the offense pounded the ball on the ground behind Osazee and Mack Feeney to shorten the game and collect the win.  The varsity is now 4-0.  The junior varsity is 2-1-1 and the freshmen are 1-3.

Boys Soccer

This week the boys soccer team played Archbishop Williams at home on Saturday night. The Wildcats grabbed a 3-0 win over the 14th ranked Archie’s team. Senior Stefan Richardson scored twice and Alden Rosa added a goal as Joe Morfin made 8 saves for the shutout.  On Tuesday the boys traveled to Norwood for a Herget division game.  Milton jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead and never looked back winning the game 6-1 with a well balanced attack. 6 different players scored goals for the Wildcats.

The boys soccer team will host senior night on Thursday, October 15 vs. Weymouth at 7 p.m.

Field Hockey

On Tuesday, the Milton Field Hockey Team played the Norwood Mustangs. Led by our two captains; Kate Driscoll, Meaghan McDougall, and our Goalie, Devin Coulter we played a strong game, but the Milton Wildcats lost 0-2 against a great rival, Norwood. Thank you to all of the fans who came out to support us and support our Breast Cancer Awareness Night. On Thursday, we traveled to Needham to play another great rival for the Wildcats. We played a great game and gave it our all, and our two new goalies tried their best and did an amazing job for their first ever Varsity Game. We lost to Needham but held our heads up high. I just wanted to say a great job to Caitlin O’Sullivan and Mary O’Connell, who traveled with us and played their first Varsity game as our Goalies. We will have a home game on Tuesday against Natick High School at 3:45. Come out and cheer on this Tuesday, October 13th! This is our year!

View schedule for October 9 – 16, 2015.

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