The Everett High girls hockey team put it all together Saturday to skate away with a 6-0 victory over Shawsheen Tech.
After a scoreless first frame, Everett zinged the Shawsheen net for three goals in each of the next two periods.
Lady Crimson Tide standout Nicole Flores had a hand in five of the tallies, lighting the red lamp twice herself and assisting on three others.
One of Nicole’s goals came on a penalty shot after she had been taken down from behind on a breakaway by a Shawsheen defender in the third period.
“Nicole turned in another outstanding effort for us,” said EHS head coach Joe McLaughlin. “But we had a lot of other girls who also played very well and who are becoming regular contributors for us.”
Rebecca Westgate scored a goal and had an assist; Lauren Mahoney potted her first career lamplighter; Alea Martinelli contributed a goal and an assist; Brenda DaSilva scored a goal; hardworking Michelle Zullo set the table for three of her teammates’ tallies; and Sophia Pinabel was credited with an assist.
The contest also marked the first career shutout by seventh grade goalie Cassara Roderick.
McLaughlin and his crew, who now stand at 3-4-1 on the season and have taken five points in their past three games, will host Cathedral of Springfield Saturday with a 1:20 face off. They will host Wilmington Monday at 3:45 in a make up game and will stay at home next Wednesday against Gardner at 8:00.
Cyrus pours in 27 points in 55-48 win over Malden
The Everett High girls basketball team defeated Greater Boston League rival Malden 55-48 last Friday.
The Lady Crimson Tide got off to a fast start and basically never looked back. Malden made several runs late in the game, but Everett’s 29-16 halftime lead never shrunk below seven points.
“We played excellent defense in the first half,” said EHS head coach Tammy Turner. “That set the tone of the game. Malden made it a closer in the end than we would have liked, but we had a big enough cushion to hold them off.”
Tori Cyrus enjoyed a career night with a career-high 27 points, including a trio of three pointers. Malden did everything it could to stop Tori, including a box and one, but the Lady Golden Tornados were unable to shut down the junior captain.
When Cyrus wasn’t hitting from the outside, Amanda DeSouza was scoring inside and was next on the Everett scoring chart with 13 points. Zoulikha Madkour added six points, Taylor Sweeney chipped in with five, and Jess Wade and Lexi Sowards had two apiece.
The triumph was sandwiched in between a pair of losses to GBL for Cambridge last Tuesday and non league rival Marblehead Sunday.
The Lady Crimson Tide started out well against Cambridge, grabbing an 8-5 lead at the end of the first quarter. Although Cambridge reversed the deficit by the intermission to take a five point lead, Everett was unable to handle Cambridge’s full court trap at the start of the second half. Numerous Lady Crimson Tide turnover resulted in a Cambridge run in the third quarter from which Everett never recovered en route to a 63-40 defeat.
The junior backcourt duo of Sweeney (15 points) and Cyrus (13) paced Everett in the scoring department.
Everett had high hopes of avenging an earlier loss to Marblehead in which Marblehead had grabbed a double digit lead after one period that proved too much for the Lady Crimson Tide to overcome.
However, in a case of deja vu all over again, Marblehead grabbed a 16-5 advantage after one period and never trailed en route to a 52-40 triumph. Everett closed the gap to as close as six points late in the third quarter, but the Lady Crimson Tide were never able to get themselves out of their early hole.
Cyrus led the way with 12 points, followed by DeSouza with 10, Rachel Peirce with eight, Sweeney with eight, and Sowards with two.
Turner and her crew, who stand at 2-7 on the season, have a busy week ahead. They traveled to Somerville last night (Tuesday) and journey to Lynn Classical today. They will host Salem on Sunday at 4:00 and host Medford next Tuesday at 7:00.
EHS track teams set school record at relays
The Everett High girls and boys track teams set school records at the Division 1 State Coaches Relay meet held Sunday at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center.
The 4 x 200 Lady Crimson Tide quartet of Katie Steeves, Serina Welch-Shull, Elsbeth Colson, and Sashae Walls covered the track in 1:56.73, topping the old record of 1:58.16. The foursome also qualified for the State Relay Meet in February.
In the 4 x 400, Steeves, Welch-Shull, Delmis Urquiza, and Walls turned in a fine time of 4:35.47 which just missed qualifying for the State Meet.
Other Lady Crimson Tide competitors were the 4 x 50 team of Siyeeds Ross, Denaria Maldonado, Jennifer Kitembo, and Daryl Colson who turned in a time of 27.77. In the distance medley, the Everett runners finished in 15:15.08. Jessica Mangan led off with the 1200 leg, Ducylia Johnson ran the 400, Angele Louis Jean did the 1000, and Maeve Kernan finished with the 1600.
On the boys side, the foursome of David Lima, Nick Oliveri, Tuan Vo, and Ricardo Lopez set a new EHS record in the 4 x 800 in a time of 9:30.73, shattering the previous mark of 9:44.08.
The 4 x 200 quartet of Soufiane Fdal, Domenic Mucci, Andres Tejada, and Peter Duperier qualified for the State Meet with a time of 1:37.97. The 4 x 400 team of Lima, Tejada, Mucci, and Duperier also reached the states with a run of 3:39.92.
In the distance medley, Matt Huse, Henry Maldonado, Giuseppe Matarazzo, and Perez finished in 13:25.06.
“All in all, I was very pleased with the teams’ performances,” said EHS head coach Shelanda Irish. “We set two school records and qualified for the State Meet in three events. I was very happy with the sprints because we had not been able to practice our hand offs as much as we would have liked because of the snow days. The distance medleys also did a great job and each boy and girl ran well in their leg.”
The coach also noted the addition to the boys team of first year runner Tejada, who has become a solid contributor in his initial season.
Irish and her teams are set to host Somerville today (Wednesday).
Boys hoop, hockey schedules
The boys basketball team hosted Somerville last night (Tuesday) and travels to Lynn Classical Thursday. They travel to Medford Tuesday.
The boys hockey team hosts Salem this evening (Wednesday) at 8:00 and travels to Cambridge tomorrow. They travel to Brockton Saturday evening and to Somerville next Wednesday.