Friday, November 9, 2012
The Tigers Fell to Weymouth, 3-2 in overtime Friday night to end the season.
The Oliver Ames boys' soccer team felt a trip to the South Sectional finals slip through it's fingers Friday night. After a Christopher Goncalves goal in the 34th minute of the second half put the Tigers ahead 2-1, it seemed as if OA was in the drivers seat. The ride only lasted about one minute, though. Weymouth captain Josh Berg, wide open in front of the net, knocked it in to tie the game at 2-2 and send the game into overtime. In the extra minutes, Weymouth's Akere Tambi was assisted by captain Mike Lynch to give Weymouth a 3-2 win and a trip to the South Sectional Finals. For OA, the last minute Weymouth heroics stung. "We were the better team tonight," Oliver Ames coach John Barata said. "At the end of the day, Weymouth is a very …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Oliver Ames and Franklin finished regulation and overtime in a scoreless tie Sunday night. A penalty shoot-out gave the Tigers the 1-0 win.
As Oliver Ames' David Stapleton lined up a penalty kick to potentially win the game during Sunday night's South Sectional first-round match-up with Franklin, you could have heard a pin drop in the packed Muscato Stadium. After he nailed it, you couldn't hear yourself think. No. 6 Oliver Ames defeated No. 11 Franklin in a penalty shoot-out to advance to the quarterfinals of the South Sectional tournament. One David MacKinnon save and OA makes from Christopher Goncalves, Evan Coose, Jack DeDonato, Adam Borbeley and Stapleton sealed the thrilling win for the Tigers. The game went to PK's after a 100-minute defensive struggle between two of the top teams in the Hockomock League this year. For Oliver Ames coach John Barata, it was something the…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Both teams were given a 6 seed in the South Secontional Tourney.
The Oliver Ames boys' and girls' soccer teams both received a bye in the first round of the MIAA Div. I South Sectional Tournament with a No. 6 seed. Both teams will play at Muscato Stadium Sunday afternoon and evening. The girls will take on the winner of No. 11 Durfee and No. 22 Brockton at 4 p.m. The Lady Tigers finished the regular season 14-3-1 overall and 12-3-1 - good enough for second in the Davenport Division. At 6 p.m., the OA boys will take to the field to face the winner of No. 11 Franklin and No. 22 Catholic Memorial. The Tigers finished the year with a 13-2-4 overall record and a 12-1-3 overall record in the Hockomock League. For a full look at the brackets, click here.
The Oliver Ames boys and girls soccer teams will find out who they'll be playing in the state tournament Wednesday. The field hockey team is set to play Friday and the golf team will compete Monday.
As the Davenport Division Champion Oliver Ames boys' soccer team awaits to hear who and when it will play in the Div. 1 MIAA playoffs, the Tigers can be satisfied with the dominant performance exhibited during the regular season. The Tigers finished the year with a 13-2-4 overall record and a 12-1-3 overall record in the Hockomock League. Still, the action is just beginning for the Tigers if they hope to make a run in the playoffs. Last year, Oliver Ames fell to Catholic Memorial, 1-0 in the first round of the tournament. Head Coach John Barata said the Tigers need to take advantage of opportunities if they dont' want a repeat performance. "We have to play strong 'D' and we have to finish opportunities," Barata said, pointing to three …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The Oliver Ames boys' soccer team is now 4-0-2
The Oliver Ames soccer team remained unbeaten Tuesday afternoon at Muscato Stadium after its game against Milford. Unfortunately for the Tigers, OA didn't get a win, and the game ended in a scoreless tie. Still, the Tigers are now 4-0-2, and goalie David MacKinnon and the Tigers defense have yet to allow a goal on the season. Nick Man, Kyle Johnston, Chris Romero, Evan Coose all played well in the back for OA. David Stapleton, Lucas Araujo, Adam Borbely, Gaston Cetrangolo and John Cerce were solid on the Midfield. While Chris Goncalves, Brandon Boone, Kyle Hayes and John Cerce created many scoring opportunities, they couldn’t beat the Milford keeper. Kyle Johnston had a goal taken from him by a defender on the goal line. OA will travel to …
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Photos from The Oliver Ames boys’ soccer team’s 2-0 win at Stoughton on Oct. 18.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Take a look at photos from the Oliver Ames boys’ soccer team’s 2-0 win at Stoughton on Oct. 18. The Tigers are 8-2-3 on the season. Stoughton is 1-11-2. Photos by Justin Braga.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Oliver Ames boys' soccer improves to 6-1-2 with the league victory.
After an early first half Oliver Ames goal, King Philip battled back to make it a contest, but the visiting Tigers were much too strong and eventually grabbed the Hockomock League victory, 2-1. “This is the Hockomock League at its best,” Oliver Ames Coach John Brata said. “KP is a good team and Coach Kip [Lewis] does an awesome job with the kids and gets them up for games. They may not be as strong as they were last year with those outstanding players, but he still has them playing great soccer.” The visitors didn’t waste too much time and got on the scoreboard first. Following an OA corner kick early in the game, a scrum ensued in front of the Warrior goal and before all was said and done Dave Stapleton pushed the ball past keeper Jim …
Friday, September 30, 2011
The boys' soccer team will continue its fight against breast cancer at its game Monday night.
The Oliver Ames boys' soccer team will kick off the month of October and its fight towards making strides against breast cancer 6 p.m. Monday when the Tigers take on North Attleboro at Muscato Stadium. The annual pink game will feature drawings, food and giveaways. Players are asking that fans wear pink to the game to support the cause. Last year, the boys’ soccer teams came in third place out of 66 participating schools in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer High School Challenge. They raised $10,000 and this year, along with the addition of the girls’ soccer teams’ participation, they hope to exceed this amount. To read more about the boys and girls soccer programs' efforts, click here.