EHS Cross Country Teams do well at GBL
The Everett High boys and girls cross country teams competed in last week’s Greater Boston League Championship Meet and turned in some impressive performances at Macdonald Park.
On the girls’ side, junior Leslye Rojas achieved Everett’s best finish of the day by coming in fifth overall with a time of 20:41.
“This performance made Leslye a GBL all-star,” said EHS head coach Brendan Hahesy. “It was a great end to an excellent season for Leslye.”
Freshman Dyna Louis also ran a fine race, finishing in 19th place with a time of 23:47.
“This is a very promising start for a young runner,” noted Hahesy.
For the boys, senior Arthur Rosa was the Crimson Tide’s top performer, coming across the line in 17th place with a time of 16:34.
“As he has been all year, Arthur was the top runner for the boys,” said Hahesy. “It was a strong end to a great season.”
Freshman Samuel Desir was the second Everett runner, finishing in 20th spot with a clocking of 17:15. He was followed by senior Brandon Vaquereano in 21st with a time of 17:34, senior Jacob Jackson in 33rd in 19:03, freshman Kien Lau in 34th in 19:17, senior Tony Tang in 37th in 19:35, and senior Christian Simeon in 41st with a time of 23:08.
EHS Field Hockey Wraps up Season
The Everett High field hockey team concluded its season this past week.
“Unfortunately we lost our last two games of the season, but it was not because of lack of effort,” said EHS head coach Melissa O’Donnell. “We finished the season 4-11-2 and that’s a huge improvement from last year.
“These girls, especially the seniors, have really bought into the ‘work hard and get results’ method and it showed because we have had a huge improvement since last year,” O’Donnell continued.
“I will miss this group of seniors because they are something special and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for them,” the coach added. “Thank you Peach, Yebba, Aya, Estefany, Fatima, Karla, Anne, Ernestein, Belle, and DJ for a great season.”
Tough Stretch for EHS Girls Soccer
The Everett High girls soccer team encountered a rough stretch, dropping its three games this past week.
“It’s been a tough season on the girls, from injuries to all the losses, but our record isn’t a good representation of all their potential and how well they have played in most games,” said EHS head coach DeAnn Gallagher.
In a 6-0 loss to Somerville, Gallagher praised the play of sweeper Leah Ferullo. “Leah was an essential player during the game and put in 110% effort and it showed,” said Gallagher.
Despite a 4-0 loss to Salem, Gallagher was pleased with her team’s overall effort.
“It was a well-fought game,” said Gallagher. “It was evenly-matched for a majority of the game. We had several scoring opportunities, but we were unable to finish and find the back of the net.
“There were multiple unlucky calls that resulted in goals,” Gallagher continued. “But the girls were playing tough and they continued to push through. We saw our girls getting aggravated with the calls, but that fired them up even more and pushed back harder.”
Similarly, the Lady Crimson Tide played well in their next contest with Cambridge, which was a 1-0 duel at the end of the first half.
“The girls played well and it was a well-matched game for the first half,” noted Gallagher. “It was still a good match in the second half, but the final score (5-0) didn’t demonstrate that. We played well, but we just were unable to get good opportunities to finish. Goalie Mariana Madrigal had an unbelievable game regardless of the final score. The defensive line also did a great job with the off-sides trap that we’ve been practicing all season.”
Gallagher and her crew were set to wrap up their season this week with contests against Stoneham this past Monday and with Dracut today (Wednesday).
Boys Soccer Concludes Season Today at Wellesley
The Everett High boys soccer team will wrap up its 2019 season today (Wednesday) with a match at Wellesley.
The Crimson Tide dropped a 5-1 decision to Somerville last Monday. Their scheduled contest with Charlestown resulted in a forfeit for Everett.