The Everett High girls hockey team reeled off four unanswered goals in the second period to break open what had been a tight 3-2 contest after one frame to catapult to a 10-4 triumph over Cape Cod Tech Monday afternoon at Allied Veterans arena.
Senior captain Alea Martinelli led the Lady Crimson Tide barrage, lighting the lamp for the first Everett goal and then doing so twice more to achieve the hat trick. Alea also had two assists on the day for five points. Fellow senior captain Gabby Ramunno potted two goals and was credited with two assists. Senior Rebecca Westgate also lit the lamp twice.
Lady Crimson Tide skaters Lauren Mahoney, Caitlin Winsor, and Meghan McNeil all reached the back of the Cape Cod net for a goal apiece. Mahoney was credited with two assists and McNeil with one. Emila Ponikiewski earned two assists and Sabrina Wright had one.
“The team played well and a .ot of the girls have really improved since the start of the year,” said EHS head coach Erin Reilly.
Last week saw the Lady Crimson Tide drop a pair of well played games, 3-2 to Peabody last Wednesday and 4-0 to Masconomet Saturday. The Peabody loss was a bit of a heartbreaker. After a scoreless first period, Peabody got on the board only to have Ramunno strike back to knot matters at 1-1 after two frames.
Westgate then gave Everett a 2-1 lead in the third period, but the advantage proved shortlived thanks to a Peabody tally moments later that left the teams deadlocked once again.
However, Peabody had the final say on the night, scoring with about two minutes to play to skate away with the victory.
Reilly and her crew will be back in action tonight (Wednesday) at King Philip and then will trek to Salem State College Sunday morning to face Marblehead.
EHS track teams race against Somerville
The Everett High boys and girls indoor track teams took on Somerville last Wednesday.
On the boys’ side, Crimson Tide Rangdheris Deris and Hieu Vo-Tran captured first place in their respective events.
Deris won the 55 meter dash in a time of 6.0 seconds, nipping his closest Somerville foe who came across the line in 6.1
Vo-Tran handily captured the high jump with a leap of 5-8. Teammate Deris was the next highest jumper, crossing the bar at 5-2.
The Crimson Tide scored points in seven of the nine individual events. In addition to the above, Everett second place performers were Steven Garrity in the 55 hurdles in a time of 8.2 and Carlos Duran in the 600 with a clocking of 1:27.6.
Contributing points to the Everett side of the score sheet with third place finishes were: Kenny Phan in the 55 dash with a spring of 6.3; Henry Maldonado in the 300 dash in 38.2; Jefrey Perez in the mile with a time of 5:32; and Felipe Andrade in the shotput with a toss of 34-2.
For the girls, Elsbeth Colson and Corrina Reason topped the field in their events. Elspeth took first place in the hurdles in 8.4. Her nearest Somerville foe came across in 8.8.
Corinna outleapt the competition in the high jump, clearing the bar at 4-6.
Other point scorers for Everett were Djenny Lorjuste with a second place in the 55 dash in 6.6, just behind the winner in 6.5; Wendy Ralon with a third in the 1000 in 3:28.8; Amber Lundberg with a third in the mile with a run of 7:14; and Ashley Mulligan-DeGregorio with a second place in the two mile in 17:55.
“We had a lot of personal bests at this meet including Lorjuste, Ralon, and Reason on the girls’ side,” said EHS head coach Shelanda Irish. “We had a few of our distance girls in different events, including Amber Lundberg and Ashley Mulligan DeGregorio running the mile and two mile respectively for the first time this season and they were able to score for us.
“On the boys side, Hieu continues to do an outstanding job for our team in the high jump,” continued the coach. “Carlos Duran had another personal best in the 600 yard run. Henry had a fantastic race in the 300 yard run. He held his own in the race and it definitely was the best 300 I’ve ever seen from him.”
Next up for both teams is Medford tomorrow (Thursday) at 6:30 at Medford.
Both Vo-Tran and Lorjuste will compete at the State Coaches Meet Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center at 10 AM.