Girls Soccer Team Wins Opener, 3-1
The Everett High girls soccer team opened its season with a 3-1 victory over O’Bryant High last Wednesday.
“The team played an awesome game,” said EHS head coach DeAnn Gallagher. “Despite the struggle getting into Boston, and being extremely late for the game, the girls did great.”
After a slow start in which the teams dueled to a nil-nil standoff, the Lady Crimson Tide came to life after the intermission.
“Our mindset changed dramatically following halftime,” said Gallagher. “The girls looked like they were another team for the start of the second half; they were communicating more, moving and creating better passes with the ball, and overall there were just more scoring opportunities. As a coaching staff we moved a few players around and that seemed to have made a difference. We are still trying to figure out who works well with one another and the second half changes we made with players really clicked.”
Two minutes into the second half, senior Ashley Tejada had the honor of scoring the first goal of the season, assisted nicely by freshman Lamiah Wizard.
“That quick goal pumped up the whole team and got us started,” noted Gallagher.
A few minutes later, Wizard performed some wizardry of her own to reach the back of the O’Bryant net, assisted by EHS captain Carolann Cardinale.
The Lady Crimson Tide then put the game away on a corner kick delivered by captain Carolann.
Senior captain Samantha Perkins was a standout, just missing on a pair of scoring chances from above the 18.
“Samantha just couldn’t find the back of the net,” said Gallagher. “There were many other opportunities that could have increased our lead even more, but it was a nice start for the beginning of a new season.
“It was nice to start the season on a positive note and our future looks bright,” Gallagher added.
Gallagher and her crew have back-to-back games scheduled this week. They were scheduled to trek to Dracut yesterday (Tuesday) and will entertain Revere today (Wednesday). Kick-off for the varsity game with Revere is set for 4:00 at the Madeline English School, with the JV contest following immediately after.
The Lady Crimson Tide will make the short trip to Medford next Monday and will entertain Malden next Wednesday.
Busy Week Ahead for EHS Boys Soccer
Although the Everett High boys soccer team dropped its season-opener at Portland, Maine, this past Saturday, new head coach Pedro Blas was pleased with his team’s overall performance.
“We played well and dominated the game in terms of the time of possession by a 65-35 margin,” said Blas. “We just couldn’t find the back of the net.
“We have many young players, with a lot of sophomores on the varsity team, but we’ve improved since the start of the pre-season and we’re very excited for the coming year,” said Blas.
The Crimson Tide will be a led by a trio of captains, senior center back Christian Rosales, center defensive midfielder Andrew Sosa, and sophomore center back Moses Herrera, a club player whom Blas described as “very experienced and a great leader.”
The position of goal keeper still is up in the air with the trio of Shawn Shiek, Richard Munoz, and Dominick Reyes-Aguilar all vying for playing time.
Blas and his crew were scheduled to meet St. John’s Prep this past Monday and will make the short trip to Revere today (Wednesday). They will play at Melrose next Monday and host Medford next Wednesday under the lights (7:00 kick off) at Everett Stadium.
EHS Volleyball Team Opens 2019 Season
Although the Everett High volleyball team came up on the short end of its two matches last week, falling to Saugus and Haverhill, EHS head coach Jennifer Spayne was pleased with her team’s overall performance.
“We lost our first two matches, but the girls played great,” said Spayne. “We had great serves from our co-captain, Bianca May, and amazing hustle by senior captain Lorena Corbelli.”
The 2019 edition of the Lady Crimson Tide will be led by senior captain Lorena Corbelli and senior co-captain Bianca May. There are six other seniors on the squad: Esther Costa, Martina Vo, Sarah Restrepo, Omayma Salih, Iza DeSouza, and Carolina Morale. There also are three juniors: Rose Jean Pierre, Kenny Berril, and Meghan Hickey.
Assisting Spayne with the coaching duties are Amanda Gill and Lauren Powers.
Spayne and her crew have a busy week. They played at Lawrence on Monday and will host Revere today (Wednesday). They travel to Wilmington on Friday and then to Medford on Monday before returning to the EHS gym to entertain Malden next Wednesday.
EHS Field Hockey at Malden Tomorrow
The Everett High field hockey team’s season-opener last Saturday at Rockport was postponed courtesy of Hurricane Dorian, making the first game of the 2019 campaign Monday’s contest with Burlington.
Although the Lady Crimson Tide dropped the encounter by a score of 4-0, EHS head coach Melissa O’Donnell saw some positives in her team’s performance.
“We had some ups in downs in our first game,” noted O’Donnell.
Everett was scheduled to play at Lowell yesterday (Tuesday) and will make the short trek to Malden tomorrow (Thursday).