HHS sports roundup: Rare loss for girls XC; boys run past Holliston

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The Hopkinton High School girls cross country team fell to visiting Holliston on Saturday by a score of 25-32. It marked the program’s first loss in a dual meet since September of 2013, snapping a 41-meet win streak. Olivia Jones was second overall and Autumn Tumbleton took sixth for the Hillers.

Hopkinton was missing two of its top three runners, but coach Jean Cann noted, “Every team deals with injuries, and Holliston was the better team yesterday.”

Holliston placed runners in first, third, fourth and fifth, and while Hopkinton placed the next eight runners — which in a bigger meet such as the league championship could have led to a different outcome — it did not make a big enough difference in the head-to-head competition.

“Our depth was fantastic,” Cann said. “We had 10 girls ahead of their sixth [runner] and 17 girls ahead of their seventh, but that doesn’t win a dual meet.”

The boys cross country team opened HHS’ new on-campus course with a 22-33 victory over Holliston on Saturday. Wyatt Ruff, Jake LaCoche and Matt Burdulis finished 2-3-4 to lead the way.

Boys soccer fell 4-0 at Holliston on Sunday. On Saturday the Hillers came away with a 1-1 tie. Owen Schnur found the top right corner with a 25-yard blast in the 71st minute, but the Panthers answered three minutes later following a COVID foul for a head ball in the box.

Girls soccer dropped a 1-0 decision to Holliston on Sunday, one day after earning a 1-1 tie. Lexi Trendel scored the Hillers’ goal, off a feed from Ashley Butler.

The field hockey team took a 1-0 lead into the second half Sunday vs. Holliston but ended up dropping a 3-1 decision. Rachel Nordling scored the Hillers’ goal while Caroline Kane played well in net. On Saturday the Hillers fell 1-0 at Holliston.

The golf team is 4-0 following Thursday’s 247-266 over Bellingham on a windy day at New England Country Club. Geoff Tocco led the Hillers with a 38.

For complete results and schedules for all teams, check the Independent’s HHS scoreboard.

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