Warriors handed second loss of season in road match

Published in the September 23, 2015 edition

READING — The statement that the Wakefield Memorial High golf team was off course could be appropriate given the fact the Warriors didn’t have one of their better outings and dropped 41.5-30.5 decision to Reading yesterday afternoon on the road at the Meadow Brook Golf Course.

Wakefield fell to 2-2 on the season and both of its defeats have come against teams from the Middlesex League Liberty division.

“Wakefield didn’t have one of its better days winning only two matches,” said Coach Dennis Bisso. “Reading is a very tough team on their home course and we didn’t have enough yesterday.”

The Warrior individual victories came at number one and number eight.

At one, David Melanson, a junior, continues to play strong and he handed the Rockets’ top golfer his first loss of the season. Melanson shot a team low 38 and pulled out a 6-3 triumph.

Kevin Murray, a senior, played at the eighth position and earned a 5.5-3.5 victory in one of the few varsity matches he has played.

The rest of the matches went in Reading’s favor, although junior Tim Hurley halved his match at the four spot, 4.5-4.5.

At two, senior co-captain Dylan Melanson dropped a 5.5-3.5 contest.

Mike Guanci, a junior, was off his game as he lost a 6.5-2.5 match at number three.

The Warriors struggled once again at the fifth and sixth positions. At five, senior co-captain Steven Melanson lost a 6.5-3.5 contest. At six, Stephen Marino, a junior, was edged, 5.5-3.5.

At seven, Austin Collard, a junior, was handed a 6.5-2.5 setback.

“We have Winthrop today at the Winthrop Country Club and we’ll see if we can get a win and get back to where we should be,” said Bisso.

At number nine, Justin Sullivan, a junior, halved his match, 4.5-4.5. At 10, John Evangelista, a sophomore, posted a 5-4 triumph.

The Warriors take on the Vikings in a non-league contest this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the Winthrop Country Club.