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(11.2-11.8)

WHAT A WEEK FOR THE ROCKETS!!  8 Home Playoff Wins in 4 days!!

FIELD HOCKEY
  • The #2 Seed in D1 North, The Rockets started the run Thursday with a 4-1 win over #15 seed and BSC Rival Newton North! Senior Captain, Allie Brinkhaus led the way with a hat trick for Needham!
  • The Rockets moved on the face #7 Seed Winchester in the Quarterfinals on Saturday Night.  In front of a great crowd at DeFazio Field,  Needham jumped out to a 2-0 lead at halftime behind goals from Brinkhaus and Kailey Conry.  Brinkhaus added one more and the Rockets held on for a 3-1 win!!
NEXT UP: Rockets will face #3 Seed Andover HS  Tuesday 11/10, 7:00PM at Reading High School


BOYS SOCCER
  • The #4 Seed in D1 South, The Rockets were next up on Thursday night when they hosted #13 Seed BC High in a rematch of last years South Final.  Senior Captain, Donnie Igo was up to the challenge as he pumped in 4 goals to pace the Rockets!  A highlight reel goal from Antonio Trabucco capped off a 5-1 win for Needham!
  • The Rockets moved on to face #5 Seed Mansfield in the Quarterfinals Sunday afternoon.  Michael Aksman headed in what turned out to be the game-winner in the 1st half off a free kick from Igo!  Cormac Lynch-Collier provided the insurance with a 2nd half goal and a 2-0 win for Needham!
NEXT UP: Rockets will face the winner of #8 Wellesley/#17 Xaverian on Wednesday 11/11 Time & Location TBA


GIRLS SOCCER
  • The #4 Seed in D1 South, The Rockets were next on the docket, hosting #13 Seed Weymouth on Friday afternoon.  Crea Baker-Durante got Needham out in front with a 1st half goal.  They added 2nd half goals from Emma White and Hannah Smith to cap a 3-0 win!
  • The Rockets moved on to face #12 Seed Mansfield in the Quarterfinals Sunday afternoon.  A tight match from the outset, the teams played to a 0-0 draw in the first half.  Midway through the 2nd, Baker-Durante and Smith worked a nice give and go and Crea put home the game winner, a 1-0 win for Needham!  Liz Vallatini in net with back to back shutouts!
NEXT UP: Rockets will face #1 Seed Bishop Feehan Wednesday 11/11 Time & Location TBA


GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
  • The #7 Seed in D1 Central/East, The Rockets made their long awaited return to the postseason Friday afternoon, when they hosted #10 Seed Revere.  After falling 30-28 in a back and forth 1st set, Needham dominated the next two sets to take a 2-1 lead into the 4th.  After Revere won a close 4th set, the Rockets dug deep and won the 5th and deciding set 15-11 for a 3-2 win!!
NEXT UP: Rockets will face #2 Seed Newton North  Tuesday 11/10 7:00PM at Newton North HS


FOOTBALL
  • The #3 Seed in D2 South, The Rockets played their Quarterfinal game vs #7 Braintree on Friday Night.  Needham took a 6-0 lead in the 1st quarter when Sam Foley hit John Andre on the back corner of the end zone for a touchdown.  After Braintree blocked a punt and recovered in the end zone for a TD, they were tied at 6-6 going in to halftime.  With two defenses out there playing well (Luke Pascucci 2 Int's), offense was at a premium, but Foley found Andre again for a 5 yard TD to give Needham a 13-6 lead at the end of the 3rd Quarter.  The Wamps had a chance to tie it at the end, but Dylan Child's interception on the 7 yard line iced for the Rockets, a 13-6 winner and will move on to the South Finals for the first time in the playoff era!
NEXT UP: Rockets will face #1 Seed Marshfield HS  Friday 11/13  7:00PM at Marshfield HS


GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING
  • The BSC Championships were Sunday at Wellesley College.  The Rockets finished 4th overall as a team and will send 15 swimmers to Sectionals!  
  • Some individual/relay highlights included: Elizabeth Bonvouloir 2nd in the 200 IM, Ellen Ingwerson 2nd in the 100 Fly, Monika Hedman 2nd in 100 Free and 100 Breast and the 200 Medley Relay Team finished 2nd!
NEXT UP: South Sectionals   Saturday 11/14  8:45AM at MIT


BOYS & GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
  • Rockets had the week off
NEXT UP: Divisional Meet   Saturday 11/14  10:00AM at The Wrentham Developmental Center


CHEERLEADING
  • Rockets Cheerleaders take 3rd Place at the BSC Championships!
NEXT UP: Regionals  Sunday 11/15 at Whitman-Hanson RHS


DANCE
  • Rockets finish 4th at the New England Cheer and Dance Invitational on Saturday!
NEXT UP: State Championship Competition  Saturday 11/14 at Wakefield HS

  • JV Dance finished 1st for their Hip Hop Performance in the Club Division at the New England Cheer and Dance Invitational!
  • Check out their Performance! https://youtu.be/TqrH1hyukmk
  • They also placed 2nd in the Jazz Category!

REMINDER TICKETS ARE STILL ON SALE FOR THE THANKSGIVING DAY FOOTBALL @ FENWAY
  • Pavilion Level - Premium Tickets $40.00 each - available for purchase through the NHS Athletic Office, the NHS TD Club and the Needham Parks & Recreation Office (Pavilion tickets grant access to indoor club level, outdoor club seating and all general admission areas.



Visit http://nhs.needham.k12.ma.us/athletics for Rockets Athletic news, updates, forms, links, and complete team schedules.  Please also view NHS Boosters Athletic Events Photo Galleries at http://www.davearnoldphotography.com for Needham HS athletes and teams in action.

Additional sites to check for more in-depth information and stories are the Needham Times online at http://www.wickedlocal.com/needham/sports/high_school, Hometown Weekly http://hometownweekly.net/index145.htm the Needham Patch online at http://needham.patch.com/sports, and the Needham Channel YouTube site atwww.youtube.com/user/TheNeedhamChannel


NHS Athletic Events Schedule 
11.2-11.8 
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  • Monday 11/9  JV Football vs Natick HS   3:45PM   Memorial Field
  • Friday 11/13   FR Football @ Dedham HS  3:45PM  Dedham HS   Bus Time: 2:45PM
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