Friday, November 16, 2012
Several OA players won awards this season and Oliver Ames coach John Barata was named the MIAA D1 South Coach of the Year.
The trophy case has gotten a lot shinier for members of the Oliver Ames boys' soccer team. After advancing to the South Sectional Semifinals last week, individual players are beginning to be awarded for their outstanding season. OA's sandout goalie David MacKinnon finished the season highly decorated and was earned the awards of All State, All New England and All American. He was also named the Hockomock League Most Valuable Player. MacKinnon was named an Eastern Mass All Star along with teammate David Stapleton. Oliver Ames' head coach John Barata was named as the MIAA Div. 1 South Coach of the Year. His team also featured four Hockomock League All-Stars and one honorable mention. In addition to Stapleton and MacKinnon, Lucas Araujo and …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Tigers beat Canton, 2-1 Wednesday afternoon.
The Oliver Ames boys' soccer team improved to 10-2-3 overall after defeating Canton, 2-1 Wednesday afternoon. In a 1-1 tie with 2 minutes left in the game, David Stapleton scored on a penalty kick to secure the victory. Brandon Boone scored the other goal for the Tigers. OA will take travel to Stoughton on Friday afternoon.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Tigers beat Eagles, 2-1, on two McCormick scores.
The Sharon High School boys soccer team caught Oliver Ames' Conner McCormick on Monday at the wrong time. McCormick scored twice -- the second time with 2 minutes left, turning a 1-1 tie into a 2-1 Oliver Ames victory at Sharon High. "It's great to have him start scoring, because he's been struggling getting goals. But he did great today," Oliver Ames head coach John Barata said. McCormick put the Tigers ahead 1-0 at 8:25 into the first half, assisted by David Stapleton. Sharon tied the score at 21:40 of the second half, when sophomore Will Ginsberg converted a pass from junior Tim Peng. "Great cross. Nice header. It was good," Sharon head coach Barry Kaye said of the goal. Sharon senior goalkeeper and co-captain Mitchell Goldenberg and …
Monday, September 26, 2011
McCormick and Szeto score goals for Davenport Division win.
It looked like the Warriors were about to get on a roll. Coming off of a big wins against Franklin and King Philip, the Warriors’ next assignment was against the Oliver Ames Tigers. A win by Foxboro would put the Warriors into a tie for second in the Davenport Division with Oliver Ames and pressure on division leader Canton. It was not meant to be on this day as the Tigers got by Foxboro with a comfortable 2-0 win. From the start Oliver Ames looked to challenge Foxboro. Spending most of their time in front of the Foxboro net, the Tigers used opportunity after opportunity to try to get the ball in the net. Success finally came in the 33rd minute after Oliver Ames challenged Warrior goalie Nick Adair at the right side of the top of the 18-…
Saturday, September 17, 2011
A Lucas Aroujo goal off an Adam Karas assist led OA to a 1-0 victory.
At the 7:35 mark of the first half in the Oliver Ames boys' soccer game against Stoughton, OA senior captain Adam Karas fed sophomore Lucas Aroujo, who scooted the ball past Stoughton goalkeeper Michael Vulukh to put the Tigers ahead 1-0. It was the only goal of the game for either team - launching Oliver Ames to an important early season, Davenport Division victory. "At the end of the day, a win is a win, in terms of getting us closer to the states – because that is our ultimate goal," OA head coach John Barata said. While the Tigers won by a narrow margin, the game was dominated by the OA offense, led by Karas, for most of the game. Unfortunately, only one ball was able to find the net - which was slightly unsettling for the coach. "It …