EHS Boys Soccer Defeats Malden, 3-1
The Everett High boys soccer team turned in excellent performances against Medford and Malden, its chief rivals for the championship of the Greater Boston League, with a tie and a victory this past week.
Last Tuesday coach Pedro Blas and his crew overcame a 2-1 deficit late in the game to earn a 2-2 deadlock with Medford, with whom the Crimson Tide are locked in a tight race for the top spot in the GBL.
Senior Luan Cruz scored both of the goals for Everett, including the tying tally with 10 minutes left in the contest. Medford and Everett previously had dueled to a 1-1 standoff in their first meeting of the season.
Cruz’s clutch goal allowed the Crimson Tide to remain even in the loss column with the Mustangs. Both Everett (6-1-2) and Medford (5-1-5) have one loss apiece in the GBL, but Everett has more wins and has two games in hand.
Two days later the Crimson Tide earned a 3-1 victory over Malden, the third place team in the league. Dan Cadet reached the back of the Golden Tornado net for two goals and junior Gui Meireles added another marker.
“The game with Malden was a little bit sloppy for us,” said Blas. “We had a tough time controlling the ball, but found a way to come together as a team and win. I really liked that our bench stepped up, especially after having some of our starters go down with injuries.”
The Crimson Tide now have their fate in their own hands as they approach the final third of their GBL schedule. Blas and his crew have a busy week ahead. They were scheduled to take on Chelsea yesterday (Tuesday) and will host Lynn Classical — who handed Everett its only loss of the season — tomorrow (Thursday).
They will entertain non-league rival Lynn Tech on Saturday and trek to Lynn English next Tuesday.
EHS Field Hockey Team Tops Malden
The Everett High field hockey team defeated Greater Boston League rival Malden, 6-3, in its only contest this past week.
Robert Fuccillo struck the back of the Malden net for four goals to pace the Crimson Tide to the victory. Teammates Adam Marshall and Kaylee Rossi added a goal apiece.
“We had great offense and defense against Malden,” said EHS head coach Melissa O’Donnell.
O’Donnell and her crew have a busy week ahead with five games in eight days. They are scheduled to host GBL foe Revere today (Wednesday) and will entertain non-league opponents Northeast Regional on Friday and St. Mary’s of Lynn next Monday. They will make the long trek to Hamilton-Wenham next Tuesday and return home to face Malden next Wednesday.
EHS Girls Soccer Defeats Malden, 2-1
The Everett High girls soccer team played well in both of its contests this past week, earning a split against Greater Boston League opponents Medford and Malden.
Last Tuesday, coach Sheryl Steeves and her crew came up on the short end of a 3-2 decision to Medford. Sophomore captain Layla Betancur-Cardona and freshman Yelsa Garcia scored the goals for the Lady Crimson Tide.
“It was a very close game,” said Steeves. “Our goal keeper, senior captain Mariana Madrigal Orrego, really stepped up to keep us in the game.”
Two days later the Everett girls earned a 2-1 victory over Malden. Garcia supplied the offense for the Lady Crimson Tide, reaching the back of the Lady Golden Tornados’ net twice to account for the Everett goals.
“We worked hard to come out with the win,” noted Steeves. “The whole team played hard right through the end of the game.”
Steeves and her squad were scheduled to host Chelsea yesterday (Tuesday) and will travel to Lynn Classical tomorrow (Thursday). They will entertain Lynn English next Tuesday.
EHS Golf Team is Showing Improvement
Although the Everett High golf team dropped both of its matches this past week to Greater Boston League foes Medford (50-22) and Somerville (40-32), EHS head coach Steve Gallagher saw some good signs from his squad.
“We are playing very well off the tee, but continuing to struggle around the green,” noted Gallagher. “Junior Matt Turilli rolled the ball well this week. But the putts just didn’t seem to fall when we needed them.”
Gallasgher and his crew finish up their season this week with a tri-match against Somerville and Lynn English tomorrow (Thursday).
On Friday, the Crimson Tide will compete in the the GBL tournament in which the six GBL schools (Chelsea doesn’t have a team and Revere and Malden have combined for a co-op team) will send their top two players.
Everett will be represented by its #1 player, Alex Velasco, and #2, Makenzie Powers.
EHS Cross Country Does Well vs. Somerville
Although the Everett High cross country team came up on the short end of its meet at Somerville this past week, coach Brendan Hahesy was pleased with his runners’ overall performances on the Highlanders’ 2.5 mile course along the Mystic River.
For the boys, Wensley Mompremier finished in 6th place with a time of 15:35 and Samuel Desir finished in 7th spot with a clocking of 16:01.
Anthony Cooper came across the line in 10th place in 16:29, followed by teammates Matth Telson in 11th in 17:20, Sebastian Fong in 12th in 20:14, and Fausto Paniegua in 13th in 26:04.
On the girls’ side, Luca Jean Noel finished in 6th place with a time of 25:04. Olivia Lavaud finished in 7th with a clocking of 39:26 and Suzanne Maherjan came across in 8th position in 39:28.
“It was a good meet for both the boys and girls,” noted Hahesy.
Hahesy and his crew are scheduled to run at Medford today (Wednesday) and will host Lynn Classical next Wednesday at 7 Acre Park.
Crimson Tide B Squad Rolls
The undefeated Everett Crimson Tide B team traveled to Dracut this past Sunday to take on the Dracut Middies. With the exception of a pass coverage breakdown leading to a Dracut touchdown, the Tide dominated on both sides of the ball and came away with a 34-6 victory.
Everett’s offense, led by quarterback and captain Tyler Freni, is averaging 30 points a game and is really clicking heading into the tough part of the schedule.
Everett’s offensive line, manned by Omarian Ayala, Armani Negron, Derek Soper, Eddie Skeffington, Anthony Capalino, Jacquez Green, Nate Fuller, Antonio StJohn, opened gaping holes for running backs Brian Green, Chance Barreto, and Ousman Kaba who each scored touchdowns.
The Tide defense again owned the line of scrimmage with Guerlins Christalin, Adam Sherman, Lamar Tiblanc, Mizz Navavez, Dio Acosta, Jazz Gonzalez and the linebacking corps holding Dracut to negative yards on the day.
Everett hosts Billerica this Sunday at Everett Stadium. Come out and support your team!