EASTHAM — The Nauset boys lacrosse team held on to beat Scituate 14-13 on Friday in a battle between two high-ranking teams in their division. The Warriors are no. 4 in the MIAA Div. II power rankings.
Senior Andrew Berardi scored five goals with one assist, and classmate Quinn Mucha added four goals and an assist. Senior Kevin Wright had a hat trick for the Warriors, who then added their first-ever win over Div. I Bridgewater-Raynham, 16-8, to improve to 7-2 on the season ahead of Tuesday’s home matchup against Nantucket. Berardi had a career day with 12 goals, while Mucha recorded five assists and one goal. The Warriors, who trailed 4-3 at halftime, outscored the Trojans 9-3 in the third quarter and never looked back.
Softball extended its winning streak to nine games with victories over Barnstable and St. John Paul II on Friday and Monday. The Warriors edged the Redhawks 11-8 before easing past the Lions 16-2. Senior Kaylee Davis was the winning pitcher in both outings.
Nauset girls golf avenged a season-opening defeat to Monomoy with a 4-2 victory over the Sharks at Captains Golf Course on Thursday, their fourth straight win.
Sailing fell 4-0 to Sandwich at Oakcrest Cove on Thursday and saw Monday’s regatta against Dennis-Yarmouth postponed to Wednesday due to high winds.
The Nauset girls tennis team was swept 5-0 at home by Longmeadow on Thursday. The Warriors, who are 3-2 in their last five outings, dropped to 4-3 on the season.
The Warriors baseball team is in a nine-game slide after losing 5-2 at Barnstable on Friday and 8-2 to Bishop Stang on Monday.
Nauset girls lacrosse routed Bishop Stang 15-2 on Saturday, led by junior Sienna Reeves, who scored seven goals to go with two assists. Freshman Julia Kipperman had a trio of goals and assists, while sophomores Abby Powers and Zoe Labdon both recorded goals.
The boys and girls track teams had strong showings at the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association (MSTCA) Div. 4 relays at Pembroke High School on Friday. The girls finished ninth out of 18 teams with 21 points. The boys came in 12th with 14 points.
The Nauset girls won the 1600-meter sprint medley with a time of 4:25.89 and the shuttle hurdle in 1:12.41. The Warriors placed eighth in the Long Jump Relay, with sophomore Rhianna Sutherland leading the way with a jump of 4.21 meters. Freshman Violet Roche’s third overall jump of 10.20 meters helped the team place sixth in the triple jump relay.
The boys placed third in both the shuttle hurdle and 1600-meter sprint medley. They finished fifth in the triple jump relay, led by sophomore Isaiah Robinson’s jump of 11.85 meters, which was good for eighth overall.
The Warriors boys and girls track teams had a meet at Monomoy on Tuesday while Nauset boys tennis hit the courts in a home match against Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday. All three teams entered the week undefeated.
Berardi’s Career Day
“I took advantage of the opportunities I had, but it was just a good team win,” said Andrew Berardi, who had 12 goals in the lacrosse win over Bridgewater-Raynham. The Warriors are navigating a tough part of the schedule, having faced seventh-ranked Xaverian Brothers and the 22nd-ranked Trojans from Div. I, as well as sixth-ranked Scituate. They have Nantucket and top-ranked Sandwich looming.
The senior, who is headed to Babson College next year, beat the Bridgewater-Raynham defense into submission with his attacking prowess from behind the net. They had no response. His highlight goal came when he broke out from behind the cage, outsprinted the defender, and then contorted his body for a backhand shot into the corner.
“We needed a win to keep things going after beating Scituate,” said Berardi. “Coach [Jesse] Peno has said time and time again that we need to put our foot on the gas every time we step on the field, so it just goes to show we’re here to fight.”
It goes without saying that Berardi is the Warriors’ leading scorer this season. He’s tallied a staggering 41 goals in nine games. He’s been the spark that Peno has been hoping would emerge at this stage of the season.
“Once he got going, he was feeling it and it really brought our sideline to life,” said Peno. “We try to not rely on just one guy, but after a long week, we needed that kind of performance.”
Thursday, May 4
Girls Golf: Nauset hosts Dennis-Yarmouth at Captains Golf Course for a 3:30 p.m. match.
Coed Sailing: Nauset heads to Old Rochester Regional for a 4 p.m. regatta.
Baseball: The Warriors host Sandwich at Eldredge Park at 4:30 p.m.
Girls Lacrosse: Nauset visits Sandwich for a 4:30 p.m. game.
Boys Lacrosse: The Warriors face Sandwich at home at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, May 5
Boys Tennis: Nauset takes on Sandwich at home at 4 p.m.
Girls Tennis: The Warriors play Sandwich at 4:30 p.m.
Softball: Nauset visits Sandwich at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 6
Boys Lacrosse: The Warriors head to Canton for a 6 p.m. game.
Monday, May 8
Softball: Nauset looks to avenge a season-opening defeat to Sturgis at home with first pitch at 4 p.m.
Girls Tennis: The Warriors have a home match against Bourne at 4 p.m.
Boys Tennis: Nauset heads to Bourne for a 4:30 p.m. match.
Tuesday, May 9
Girls Golf: The Warriors play Barnstable at Hyannis Golf Club at 3:30 p.m.
Coed Sailing: Nauset takes on Sturgis East-West at Orleans Yacht Club at 4 p.m.
Girls Lacrosse: Girls lacrosse hosts Falmouth at 4 p.m.
Boys and Girls Track: Nauset has a meet against Sturgis East-West at 4 p.m.
Boys Lacrosse: Nauset travels to Falmouth for a 5 p.m. contest.
Wednesday, May 10
Boys Tennis: The Warriors are on the road at Falmouth at 5 p.m.
Baseball: Nauset travels to Guv Fuller Field to play Falmouth at 6 p.m.