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Homecoming

Fafard sets new record

Boys soccer picks up lone team win

It was a time for the current Mascenic athletes to show off their abilities in front of some of the biggest crowds of the year.

The annual homecoming celebration allows for most of the fall sports to compete in a home event in the same weekend. Some of the games, like boys soccer and field hockey were against rival Conant, while the cross-country team hosted four teams for its only home meet of the season.

Junior Tim Fafard set a new course record by winning the boys race in 16 minutes and 24 seconds, bettering his time from a year ago by 31 seconds.

Sophomore Avery Traffie placed third, while Jackson Whitehouse took fifth and Jake Movsessian was seventh. Jimmy Thompson rounded out the scoring in 13th, but it was the finish of Tristan Kazo (14th) that helped the Vikings pick up the team win over Hopkinton. Victoria Bostwick placed 10th for Mascenic in the girls race.

Conant also participated in the five-team meet and were led by Shelby Somero’s fourth place finish in the girls race and Dane Seppala (11th) for the boys.

The Mascenic boys soccer team picked up its first win of the year with 2-1 victory over the Orioles. Ryan Aro scored the game winner with less than a minute left in regulation to snap a five-game losing streak.

Conant took a 1-0 lead into the half after a goal from Eli Hodgson, but 12 minutes after the break, Jared Nolan scored the equalizer off an assist from Jared Stauffeneker.

The girls volleyball team took a 7-1 lead to start the fifth and deciding game, but Trinity rallied to score 14 straight points and hand the Vikings their first loss of the year, 3-2.

It was the second straight five-game match, but this time Mascenic was unable to pull it out.

The Vikings lost the first game 25-21, but evened the score with a 25-23 win in game two. The third game went to Trinity, only to have Mascenic take game four, 25-20.

For field hockey results, see page 12.

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