Mustang Scoreboard Thursday, September 20, 2007

Medford Mustangs

The boys and girls varsity Golf team will be in practice mode for the rest of the week after a closely-fought three-game stretch that left the team up one and down two.  The team narrowly lost to Waltham on Monday by a mere three points and went on to crush Malden on Tuesday, 43.5 to 28.5.  Coach Ray Dyer said the team put in a respectable showing on Wednesday against Malden Catholic, a team that boasts some of the best golfers in the Greater Boston area, with a score of 46-26.  The team faces Arlington next week in a decisive match that could determine if the Mustangs make it to the state championships.  Golfers Steve Aghiarian, Eric MacNeil, Nick Squillicioti, and Steven Scire continue to lead the Mustangs.

The boys and girls cross-country teams are off to a strong start this season.  The girls stand undefeated so far with a 2-0 record after beating Waltham and Somerville.  Assistant Coach Tom Lynch is optimistic about the team, which boasts thirty girls, the largest in many years.  The girls have a shot at winning the Greater Boston League and face a tough meet in two weeks when they head to Arlington, last year’s league winner that is back with the same strong team.  The girls are led by captains Monica Pagliarulo, Julia McCart, and Ashley Martignetti, along with Katherine Picarde, Lauren O’Connor, Erica Silva, Marie Vocci, Katie Walsh, and Megan Martignetti.

The boys stand at 1-1 after a heart-breaking loss to Somerville on Tuesday.  The team boasts two of the league’s top runners, Phil Galebach and John Beckshaw, who both also have a shot at making a strong showing at the state level.  Galebach and Beckshaw have a strong supporting cast of Tommy Carpenito, a captain along with Beckshaw, Chirag Kipti, Juan Soliz, and Peter Galebach.

The teams are lead by the dynamic coaching duo of Andrews Middle School guidance counselor Tom Lynch, a 14-year veteran, and Roberts gym teacher Lou Ruggiero, now in his 35th year of coaching.

More on Cross-Country…

Girls’ season-at-a-glance

Boys’ season-at-a-glance

Catch highlights of the team’s meet against Somerville on Tuesday from JD Sports Video

More Mustang sports…

The Volleyball team heads to Revere today for a 5PM match


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