The Rams’ girls’ soccer team ended the regular season in strong fashion during its road game against the Crusaders in Harwich last Friday, October 25, winning 3-0.
UCT had three goal scorers, but senior Taylor Charlton’s first-half tally was the only goal freshman Alexia Turner would need in net. Turner earned the shutout in net for the Rams while Jessica Rotondo, a sophomore, doubled the lead with a great individual effort.
Senior captain Noelle Tavares recorded the third and final goal of the game late in the second half. UCT won by the same score in Bourne when these teams first squared off on September 25.
A day earlier on Thursday, October 24, with the Mayflower Athletic Conference Small Division on the line, the Rams played Norfolk Aggie to a thrilling tie in Bourne, 3-3.
Tavares, Charlton and sophomore Paige Bourgault scored in the tie for the Rams, who led, 3-2, until Norfolk Aggie scored with less than a minute to go in the match.
Head coach Paul Ahern noted the play of Meghan Keefe and Rotondo, both sophomores, for the Rams. Norfolk Aggie, also known as the Rams, handed UCT its only divisional loss back on September 13, 4-1.
UCT (8-6-4, 6-1-1 MAC-Small) earned a berth in the Division 4 South Sectional playoffs and awaits tournament seeding.
Boys Fall In Season Finale
The visiting Crusaders clinched the Mayflower Athletic Conference Small Division title in Bourne against the Rams with a 4-0 win on Friday, October 25.
UCT allowed three first-half goals, and Cape Tech added an insurance goal in the second half to score the conference road win. Rick Goncalves and Kelsco Porter each scored two goals in the win for Cape Tech.
The Rams concluded the regular season with a record of 4-11-3 and 4-4-2 in the MAC-Small. It marks the first time since 2012 that UCT has failed to qualify for the Division 4 South Sectional tournament.