Strong Finish for EHS Cross-Country
The Everett High cross country team completed its 2020 Fall II season in strong fashion last week.
The Crimson Tide won its final dual meet of the season with a 26-29 victory over Lynn Classical last Monday on Everett’s home course at Macdonald Park.
Everett took three of the first four places, led by Wensley Mompremier, who finished first with a time of 17:59. Wensley was followed by teammate Samuel Desir, who took second place with a clocking of 18:13.
Anthony Cooper grabbed fourth spot with a time of 19:38. Fausto Paniagua finished ninth in 26:20 and Sebastian Fong came across the line in 10th position with a time of 29:14 to complete the Everett scoring.
Purvansh Aujla finished 12th in 31:44.
On the girls’ side, Luca Jean Noel finished fourth with a time of 32:44.
“I was proud of how all the runners performed in our last dual meet of the year,” said EHS head coach Brendan Hahesy.
Three days later the Crimson Tide returned to Macdonald for the GBL League Meet.
Mompremier once again was the top Everett runner, coming across the line in eighth place in 16:48. Desir was right behind just one second later to grab ninth spot in 16:49. For Wensley and Samuel, their top-10 performances earned them GBL All-Star accolades.
Cooper finished in 21st place in 18:14, followed by Fong in 35th place in 19:25; Matth Telson in 43rd in 20:27; Paniagua in 50th in 24:49; and Aujla in 53rd in 27:30.
For the girls, Noel raced to a 16th-place finish in a clocking of 27:13 and teammate Arianna Reed grabbed 31st place with a time of 31:27.
“The team had a great finish to the season,” said Hahesy, whose squad will be returning to the cross-country trails in just three short months for the start of the 2021 fall season. “All nine of our runners ran their fastest times of the year.”
EHS Field Hockey Team Tops Revere in GBL Tourney
The Everett High field hockey team saved its best performances of the 2020 Fall II campaign for the final week of their pandemic-shortened spring season.
This past Friday, coach Melissa O’Donnell’s crew defeated Revere, 1-0, in the semifinal round of the Greater Boston League’s round-robin playoffs.
“We played our best game of the year for those 30 minutes,” said O’Donnell. Kristi Skane, Everett’s rookie goalie, came up with huge saves throughout the contest to keep Revere off the board.
With five minutes to go, Emma Longmore and senior captain Kaleigh Snook provided the offensive punch that led to the game-winning goal by Snook that advanced the Crimson Tide to the finals.
“I can truly say that everyone who played in the Revere game gave 100 percent and that is why we won,” said O’Donnell.
Everett had faced Revere earlier in the week on Monday and battled their rivals from the Beach City to a 2-2 tie. Dante Masucci and Robert Fuccillo scored the goals for the Crimson Tide.
“We had tremendous defense from Melissa Lopes, Celeste Fuccillo, and Ashley Fitzgerald and great goalie play by junior Sarai Valez,” said O’Donnell. “We had great offense by Justin Longmore, Kaleigh Snook, Haley Oteri, Michelle Pham, Kaylin Seward, Ella Hickey, Julianna Edwards, Jessica Coleman, and Mimi Le.”
Two days later Everett hosted Malden in the last regular-season game of the year that was highlighted by Senior Night festivities at which the seven members of the Class of 2021 — captain Kaleigh Snook, captain Haley Oteri, captain Keara Farrell, assistant captain Michelle Pham, assistant captain Mimi Le, captain Ashley Fitzgerald, and assistant captain Rebecca Covelle — were recognized for their contributions to the EHS field hockey program in colorful ceremonies held before the game.
“There’s a lot I can say about these seven seniors, but the best thing that sticks out is the outstanding manner in which this group served as role models for the underclassmen,” said O’Donnell. “They set the standard for what the younger girls should aspire to be when they are seniors. They gave me their all for four years and I will truly miss them.”
Senior Day also served a dual purpose, as the Crimson Tide donned purple jerseys to show support for their junior goalie, Sarai Valez, who was just cleared of Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The Crimson Tide came up on the short end of a 6-2 decision, with Snook and Fuccillo accounting for the Everett goals. Everett then met Malden two days later in the championship of the GBL Cup and fell by a score of 6-0.
“Although we did not win, it was not for a lack of effort,” noted O’Donnell. “Malden is a greatly-talented team and we battled with them until the end.
“We will miss our seniors,” O’Donnell added. “But we ended our season on a high note that gave our team something to build upon when we start back up in the fall of 2021.”