Sports 10-21-2010

The ever improving Everett High girls soccer team notched two wins this past week with well deserved victories of 3-2 at Randolph and 1-0 over Somerville last week. Coach DeAnn Larabee’s squad now stands at 4-6-1 on the season and is within striking range of qualifying for a post season state tournament berth.

“The girls are very excited,” said Larabee. “They have improved so much since the start of the season. They’ve really come together as a team and are putting their hearts and souls into every game.”

In the contest at Randolph, Everett received goals from Kayla Ringdahl, Anna DeSouza, and Julianna Martins to move out to a 3-1 lead at the half. Although Randolph scored after the intermission to narrow the gap to 3-2, the Lady Crimson Tide defense held firm to preserve the victory. “It was a good game for us,”said Larabee. “Everybody got a chance to play and contributed to the winning effort.”

Thursday’s match with GBL rival Somerville was an all-out, up-and-down battle from beginning to end. “It was a great game and a huge win for us,” said Larabee. Katie Steeves potted the one and only goal to provide the margin of victory.

The lone setback for the Lady Crimson Tide last week came via a 2-1 loss to Lynn English last Monday. Ringdahl gave Everett a 1-0 lead with a goal at 13:04 of the second half, but English notched two markers at 25:22 and 29:54 to earn the win.

“This was a tough loss for us because we pretty much controlled the game,” said Larabee. “Our passing was phenomenal and the girls were really clicking, but we were unable to finish our chances.”

Larabee and her crew girls host Malden under the lights this evening (Wednesday) at the Stadium at 7:00 and travel to Lynn Classical tomorrow and to Medford Friday. Randolph comes here for a rematch Tuesday at Glendale.

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