The Walpole High volleyball team opened the postseason by dropping the first two sets against Weymouth, only to storm back to take a 3-2 (15-25, 25-27, 25-23, 25-20, 15-13) victory in the first round of the MIAA Division 1 South sectional tournament.
The Walpole High girls soccer team must have felt like it got off easy on Tuesday afternoon.
The Walpole High defense gave another solid outing, this time going 100 scoreless minutes, and the Rebels got an unlikely boost in penalty kicks in a 1-0 win over No. 5 Nauset on Tuesday, taking the shootout, 3-1, to earn a spot in the MIAA Division 2 South boys soccer semifinals.
In arguably its most physical test of the season, the second-seeded Walpole High field hockey team was pushed to the brink against No. 7 Sandwich on Sunday afternoon in the Division 1 South quarterfinals at Turco Field, but like they have time and time again, the Porkers prevailed 1-0 thanks to a late goal by senior captain Brooke Matherson.
Home sure wasn’t sweet to Oliver Ames on Sunday. Just hours after the Tigers’ field hockey team lost to Notre Dame Academy, 1-0, in overtime in the Div. 1 South Sectional quarterfinals, the school’s girls soccer team fell to Walpole on penalty kicks.
If teams in the Division 1 South tournament want to get rid of the Walpole High girls soccer team, someone is going to have to find a way to solve Kaitlin Brown first.
Behind a back four that did not yield many scoring opportunities and a well-placed volley from Bobby Ivatts, the Walpole High boys soccer team is heading on to the quarterfinals for a second straight season after a 1-0 win over Greater New Bedford on Saturday.
One of the biggest changes the new MIAA football playoff format brings is Bay State Conference teams no longer playing each other exclusively before sending its division leaders off to the postseason. Walpole, which earned a wild card slot and was the fifth seed in the Division 3 Southwest bracket, was delivered a lesson Friday night that the program brand alone does not carry the same cache that it once did.