By John Anderson

As of Friday morning, it would be fair to conclude that Auburn sports have started with great energy and generally great results. Thursday night’s 30-23 football win over Leicester was the highlight for many and it is reassuring to see the Rockets performing well on the gridiron for yet another year.

Most of the other teams faced Uxbridge in their season openers, and boys cross country won 26-29 with Marcus LaPointe leading the way. The girls did fall to the Spartans, but Andrea Bolduc had the best time in the race.

After losing to Leicester in their opener, boys golf came back to beat Uxbridge 178-270. Field hockey won 1-0 after a Kileigh Hynes score and with Paige LeFrancois debuting in the net. She had 4 saves during the game.

Riley Beauregard and Nicholas Gonyea scored for boys soccer to earn a 2-2 tie with the Spartans. Donald Ganley had 12 saves as he served as goalie in his first varsity game. All three fall teams with keepers have new protection after the graduations of long time goalies Abby Lucas, Sarah Fahey and Alex Mularski.

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Girls JV soccer captured a 6-0 victory and are part of today’s slide show. With the influx of 13 grade 8 students to the JV team, both benches are healthy and full.

Girls varsity soccer topped Uxbridge 6-1 with freshman Danielle Schmeling as keeper. She played well and has the right instincts to protect a net. The team played their first game strongly, and the six seniors all looked good. Sophomore Corinne Oliver had 2 goals and 1 assist while senior Jianna Baroni had 1 goal and 2 assists. Senior Megan Gurlitz shot 2 goals, and senior Jordyn Abasciano shot 1.

Good luck to all the players, coaches and fans as the fall sports season progresses.