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Endicott was able to pick up a win over Nichols over the weekend and there were a good amount of Hockomock alums, including arguably the best defensive player on each team. For the Gulls, Franklin grad Craig Anderson recorded a team-high seven tackles and broke the single-game program record for sacks with four total for 14 yards lost. Anderson was named the NEFC Defensive Player of the Week. On the other side of the ball, King Philip grad Brett McEvoy had 13 total tackles for Nichols, a half a sack and an interception that he returned 51 yards. Foxboro’s Nick DiTullio recorded a tackle for Endicott while Attleboro grad Brenden Massey hauled in a pass for six yards for Nichols.
Mansfield alum George Busharis was nearly flawless while leading Castleton to a big 35-30 win over Alfred State on Homecoming. In front of a record crowd, Busharis was 18-20 with 239 yards and four touchdowns. Busharis had touchdown passes of 21, 69, 2 and 51 in the win. On the season, Busharis has tossed six touchdowns and nearly 700 yards.
Former Canton standout Elias Camacho started on defense for the first game of the season for Wesleyan. Camacho recorded five tackles, third on the team, in his first game as a sophomore. Wesleyan lost a close game to Middlebury, 28-25
Fitchburg State enjoyed a big 35-3 win over Bridgewater State over the weekend. Taunton’s Asante Easter had six tackles for the Falcons and also had a pass breakup. Former Oliver Ames All Star Nick Cidado, who is a sophomore at Bridgewater, got the most reps of his young career. He went 4-9 for 22 yards while two other OA alums Carlton Williamson (76 all purpose yards) and Cameron Williamson (5 tackles) also contributed.
Sharon graduate Adrian Lingo booted a 26 yard field goal in the third quarter to put Worcester State ahead but Mass. Maritime scored in the fourth quarter to take a 35-31 win. Sharon’s Adam Banks, Stoughton’s Brian Crimmins, Mansfield’s Alex Ruddy and King Philip’s Chris Winbourne all played for the Buccaneers in the win. In the loss, Mansfield’s Aurian Dawkins had six tackles and Dylan Finerty had four tackles, including one for a loss, for Worcester State. Milford’s Eric Nunez was 3/3 on extra points and had four tackles for Worcester State.
UMass Dartmouth emerged with a 29-13 win over Plymouth State on Saturday afternoon. Canton’s Anthony LaRose led the Corsairs with three sacks for a total of 21 yards lost and Taunton’s Marcel Flynn chipped in with a pair of tackles, including one for a loss. Foxboro’s Alton George was a bright spot on defense for Plymouth State with six tackles, one of which was for a loss.
Only four players have started every game for Assumption this season and Franklin grad Zach Scafati is one of them. The former HockomockSports Kelley-Rex Player of the Year has one goal on three shots on goal while the Greyhounds are 1-6-1 this season.
Former Canton standout Scott Levy is having a strong senior campaign for Bentley so far this year. The Falcons are 3-4 but Levy is second on the team in points with two goals and three assists. Levy has started in all seven of Bentley’s games and is third on the team in shots with 11.
Bridgewater State is on fire right now, currently riding a seven game win streak. Foxboro’s Sawyer Fleck has started in all eight games this season and is third on the team with three assists. Sawyer’s younger brother Riley Fleck has appeared in a pair of games for the Bears this season.
Mass. Maritime is off to a 3-4 start this season with a trio of Hockomock players contributing. Mansfield’s Taylor Sjorberg, who is a captain for the Buccaneers this year, has started all seven games so far while fellow Mansfield alum Alex Thompson has appeared in all seven games and has an assist. Attleboro’s Eoin Grimes, who missed all of his freshman year due to injury, has appeared in five games with four starts.
A pair of former Bombardiers are teaming up for Rhode Island College this Fall. Steven Cataldo has appeared in a pair of games and has a pair of shots so far. Thomas Wampler has started four games with five appearances total and has netted a pair of goals this season, tied for third on the team.
North Attleboro’s Jamie Grinavic has only started in one game for Bentley this season but has proved to be a super sub for the Falcons. Grinavic has appeared in all seven goals and has scored twice, which is tied for third on the team.
Former two-time HockomockSports.com Girls Soccer Player of the Year Taylor Cogliano is making an impact at Merrimack. She has appeared in all eight of the Warriors’ games so far this season and picked up her first collegiate point with an assist on Merrimack’s game-winning goal against LIU Post in early September.
Canton graduate Kim McNally is having a big impact for Sacred Heart’s defense in her sophomore campaign with the Pioneers. Despite Sacred Heart’s 3-6 record so far, McNally has been one of the anchors for the Pioneers’ defense having appeared in all nine games with seven starts.
After dominating on the basketball court for her first two years of college, former North Attleboro star Meg Ronaghan is back on the volleyball court. In her first season back playing volleyball, Ronaghan is currently leading the Corsairs 145 kills, nearly 40 more than the next highest. She also has 17 blocks, 76 digs and three aces as UMass Dartmouth is 7-9 this season.
Former Oliver Ames stand out Molly Cunha is making a big impression during her first year for LIU Post. The Pioneers are ranked #8 overall in D2 this season and Cunha has netted a pair of goals in six appearances, which is tied for second on the team.
Meanwhile, Duke field hockey is ranked 6th overall in Division I and Attleboro’s Kelsey Wagner is a member of the Blue Devils. Wagner, a goalie, made her first career appearance this season and allowed just one goal.