EHS boys soccer opens with victory
The Everett High boys soccer team opened its season in fine fashion with 3-0 victory over Winthrop last Thursday evening under the lights at Everett Stadium.
Senior Thalyson Oliveira reached the back of the Winthrop net for the first goal of the Crimson Tide’s 2018 campaign with a beautiful strike from 35 yards out that caught the upper right hand corner of the net. The scoring opportunity was created by defenseman Moses Herrera, who initiated a quick counterattack with a header upfield to Thalyson off a Winthrop free kick.
The score remained 1-nil at the intermission, but the Crimson Tide struck for a pair of insurance goals 10 minutes apart early in the second half to seal the victory. ElyseeAndydavens (from Andrew Sosa) and Dieu-son Fleuradin (from Marcus Vieira) accounted for the Everett markers.
Fabricio Dos Santos Souza, who played the first 55 minutes of the contest, and Richard Munoz Jaramillo shared the goalkeeping duties to earn the shutout.
“It was a nice way to start the season,” said EHS head coach OswaldoCostanza, whose 2018 squad will be led by captains Thiago Almeida and Christian Rosales. “Overall we played well, but we still have a lot of things to work on. We controlled the game, but we had a lot of scoring chances that we were unable to convert into goals.”
The Crimson Tide have a busy week ahead. They host St. John’s Prep this evening (Wednesday) at the Stadium and entertain Lynn English Friday evening. They play at Malden Tuesday evening and return home to take on Gloucester next Thursday.
All of the Crimson Tide’s home games will kick off at 7:00 p.m.
EHS volleyball team
opens with 3-1 win
The Everett High volleyball team earned the win in their season opener, a spirited 3-1 victory on the road over Northeastern Conference rival Salem. The Lady Crimson Tide took an important first step toward making their second straight appearance in the state tournament with the victory.
“That was a great win,” said head coach Mike Fineran. “Salem got the best of us last year, and they played us tough this time too, but our team showed great composure and kept battling.”
And it was a battle. Everett’s servers struggled early in the first set, which they trailed until junior setter Saunti Burton got the serve down, 20-18, and hit four aces in seven serves to push the Tide to game point.
A kill by senior hitter CamilaMorare gave Everett the set, 25-21. Seniors JanekaVilmont and Kayla Gomes each had two kills and a block in the set, with assists going to Burton and senior captain Ava Labella. Junior libero Lorena Corbelli and senior EloizaGoncalves were steady on defense.
Everett dropped a tight one, 25-23, in the second set, but cruised to a 25-18 win in set three. Morare and Vilmont both had a block and a kill, Gomes had three kills, and Burton closed the set with two aces in three serves.
The fourth set did not start out favorably for Everett, as Burton missed on the opening serve, and the Tide eventually found themselves down 18-11. Service points from senior Laryssa Souza and junior Bianca May helped to chip away at the deficit.
Down 23-19, it was Burton who once again propelled the Tide to victory, hitting five of her six serves for aces, including match point.
“It was a total team win and everybody contributed,” said Fineran, “but I am amazed at how well Saunti performed under pressure. She was the star of the game, and not just with her serving, but her setting was sensational as well.”
Fineran said the comeback win was a testament to this team’s character. “I told them that tournament teams win these types of games, and even when we were down, no one stopped believing that we could win. That’s a good sign,” said the coach. “We got a taste of the tournament last year, and we’re determined to get back there.”
Everett traveled to Lawrence on Monday and will host Winthrop today (Wednesday) before traveling to Swampscott Friday.