EHS Cross Country Teams Achieve PRs
Although the Everett High boys and girls cross country teams fell short in last week’s meet with Medford, EHS head coach Brendan Hahesy was pleased with the teams’ performances.”We had a very good day in our meet versus Medford,” said Hahesy. “While both the boys and girls lost the meet, every athlete ran their personal record (PR) time on our home course.”Senior Christian Simeon finished in 28th place with a time of 23:24, which represented an improvement of 37 seconds over his previous fastest clocking. Freshman Kien Lau finished in 22nd place with a time of 20:26, which topped his previous PR by 2:37.Senior Tony Tang finished 21st with a clocking of 20:13, which was an improvement of 1:57 in his PR.Senior Jacob Jackson finished in 20th place in 20:12, which was 1:43 faster than his previous PR.Senior Brandon Vaquerano finished ninth with a time of 17:55, which set a new PR by eight seconds.Senior Arthur Rosa ran the best race in his three years on the cross country team with a time of 16:13, a clocking that was 1:45 faster than Arthur’s previous best.On the girls’ side, freshman Dyna Louis finished in seventh place with a time of 25:07, establishing a new PR by 3:59.Junior Leslye Rojas, who has established herself as one of the top runners in the Greater Boston League, grabbed second place with a time of 20:56, 34 seconds faster than her previous PR on the EHS home course.”I was very proud of the outstanding effort by everyone on the team,” said Hahesy. “All any coach can ask for is that their athletes improve over the course of the season and this team has been excellent at that so far.”Both the girls and boys teams are scheduled to run against Malden today (Wednesday).
EHS Field Hockey Team Ties Rockport
The Everett High fuel;d hockey team battled Rockport to a scoreless tie last week.
“We had great play from Elizabeth Peach in goal,” said EHS head coach Melissa O’Donnell. “Anne Nacuse, Ernestine Brice, and Ashley Yebba played awesome on defense.”
Although the Lady Crimson Tide dropped their next contest on Friday to Lowell, O’Donnell was pleased with her team’s effort.
“We didn’t go down without a fight,” said O’Donnell. “Elizabeth Peach and Jessica Colman almost put us on the board twice and DJ Schonace played great in net.”
O’Donnell and her crew have a busy week ahead: They will host Gloucester today (Wednesday); trek to Revere tomorrow; entertain Saugus on Friday; host Malden next Tuesday; and travel to Burlington next Wednesday.
EHS Girls Soccer Battling Fiercely
Although the Everett High girls soccer team came up on the short end of its contests this past week, EHS head coach DeAnn Gallagher has been pleased with her team’s effort.
“The girls have been playing really great and are continuing to get better each game,” said Gallagher.
In their match with Somerville last Wednesday, the Lady Crimson Tide caught some bad luck at the outset. Just one minute into the contest, a Somerville player ran into the Everett keeper, who had the ball in her grasp. When the ball came loose, the Somerville player landed on it with her hand. However, a hand ball was not called (which would have awarded Everett a free kick) and Somerville scored on the play.
The Lady Crimson Tide overcame the non-call and battled the Lady Highlanders evenly, leaving the score at 1-0 at the half.
“The girls went into the game wanting to win and started the game with a lot of energy,” said Gallagher. “After that unlucky goal, they continued to play their best for the remainder of the half. They were playing tough and aggressive, which is what we needed to stay in this game.”
However, Somerville scored two goals shortly after the intermission and proceeded to claim the victory.
“We knew that we could beat this team and it was just a matter of us continuing to shoot the ball on net and eventually the ball would find the back of the net,” said Gallagher. “We just needed to continuing playing our hearts out, communicate more, and pass the ball with purpose as AD Turner stated a few games prior.”
In their next contest, the Lady Crimson Tide took on an undefeated Revere squad to whom they had fallen by a 7-3 margin in their first meeting.
“We started the game tough both mentally and physically, along with the high intensity we had for the first half of the Somerville game,” said Gallagher. “We were playing tough and the referees were not calling many fouls. We were dominating for much of the first half and had several scoring opportunities that we just couldn’t finish.
“The girls knew they could win this game and they were giving it their all to add another win to our record.” Gallagher continued. “They continued to play their hearts out for the rest of the game. We had so many more opportunities to score in the second half. Carolann, Dayeli, Ashley, Gigi, and Lamiah all had a few opportunities to put us on the board, but just couldn’t find the back of the net.”
With less than seven minutes remaining, Revere crossed the ball in front of the Everett net and, with a miscommunication among the Everett back line, Revere was able to get on the board.
“We came back and for the rest of the game, we were on their half of the field,” added Gallagher.
An apparent penalty on a clear scoring opportunity, on which an Everett player was taken down in the box with a slide tackle, was not called, and the contest ended at 1-0 in Revere’s favor.
“We ended the game short yet again, but the girls put up a great fight and showed how they can truly play when they want it,” Gallagher added. “Hopefully, we will play the remainder of the season the way we how played in against Revere.”
Gallagher and her crew hosted Gloucester this past Monday evening and will entertain O’Bryant High of Boston tomorrow (Thursday) and Medford next Wednesday.