Girls Hockey Team Ties Shawsheen, 3-3

The Everett High girls hockey team earned a 3-3 tie with Shawsheen Tech in a well-played contest Saturday afternoon at the local rink.

After spotting Shawsheen a 1-0 lead through one period, the Lady Crimson evened the count at 2-2 in the second frame thanks to a pair of goals by Captain Gabrielle Ramunno. Fellow Captain Alea Martinelli assisted on one of the markers and fellow senior Rebecca Westgate earned an assist on the other.

Martinelli gave the Lady Crimson Tide a 3-2 edge with a lamplighter at 4:10 of the third stanza, assisted by Lauren Mahoney. But the lead proved shortlived, as Shawsheen struck back a few minutes later to deadlock the score at 3-3, from where matters stood until the final horn.

“The team played well,” said EHS head coach Erin Reilly, who in particular noted the fine play in goal by freshman Casarra Roderick.

Three days earlier the Everett girls trekked to Chelmsford and came out on the short end of a 10-2 decision. Ramunno and Westgate scored the goals for the Lady Crimson Tide.

Reilly and her crew, who now stand at 1-1-1 on the season, will host Marblehead tonight (Wednesday). The face off is set for 8:00.

Girls basketball team drops first two contests

The Everett High girls basketball team came out on the short end of its first two contests of the 2012-13 season, falling to a pair of non league rivals, Marblehead and Waltham.

In the season opener last Tuesday with Marblehead, the Lady Crimson Tide played well on defense, but were unable to mount a consistent offensive attack, particularly in the first half when they scored only nine points to trail by an 18-9 margin at the intermission.

Everett picked up the tempo a bit in the second half, but could not cut into the Marblehead lead. Turnovers and poor shooting from the free throw line (6 for 17 on the night) hampered the Lady Crimson Tide’s bid to make a run.

Savannah Spinney led the Lady Crimson Tide in the scoring column with eight points, followed by Talia Riccioli with six, Daphnica Nazaire (who was lauded by EHS head coach Tammy Turner for her aggressive play throughout the game) with four, Kwanecha Aldridge with four, and Jess Wade with two.

Friday’s encounter with former Greater Boston League rival Waltham saw the Lady Crimson Tide battle to a 21-21 deadlock after the first two periods. However, Everett managed only four points in the third period and fell behind by 10, 35-25, at the third buzzer.

“We shot better from the free throw line (10 for 18 from the charity stripe), but turnovers once again hurt us,” said Turner.

Spinney and Mariana Miranda tied for scoring honors with eight points apiece. Miranda also was cited by Turner for her hustle and aggressive play at both ends of the floor. Yemi Okhihan and Wade chipped in with six points each, followed by Riccioli with five, Nazaire with two, and Talia Mirra with one point.

Turner and her crew trek to Haverhill Friday. The Lady Crimson Tide will host Peabody next Thursday evening at 7:00 and Salem next Friday at 2:00 in the afternoon.

EHS track teams compete against Malden

Although the Everett High boys and girls indoor track teams came out on the short end of their meet at Malden last Wednesday, a number of members of the team did well.

Hieu Vo-Tran took first place for the boys in the high jump with a leap of 5-8. The 4 x 400 meter relay quartet of Henry Maldonado, Carlos Duran, Brendan Jefferson, and Roberto Aravelo also earned five points for their first place effort in a time of 4:38.4.

Brendan Jefferson put three points onto the Everett side of the scoresheet with a second place performance in the shotput with a toss of 38-4.

Adding single points for third place finishes were Rangrandi Deris in the 50 yard dash with a time of 6.0 and in the high jump with a leap of 5-4; Felipe Andrade in the 300 yard dash in a time of 44.6; Carlos Duran in the 600 in 1:42; and Roberto Aravello in the 1000 in 3:18.4.

On the girls’ side, first place victors were Corrina Reason with a high jump of 4-2; Yarina Ramirez-Pineda with a throw of 22-11 in the shotput; and the 4 x 400 foursome of Wendy Ralon, Elsbeth Colson, Sheryl Steeves, and Kathy Pham in 6:14.9.

Ralon brought home three points for her second place finish in the 1000 run in 4:01.5, as did Mahatma Marcellus with her shotput toss of 21-8.

Elsbeth Colson grabbed third in the 50 yard hurdles in 9.0 and Kathy Pham took third in the high jump with a leap of 4-0.

“Overall, I think the kids put forth a good effort,” said EHS head coach Shelanda Irish. “Many member of the team are new to track and field and they need to become more familiar with how their individual races should be run. But that will come with time.”

The Crimson Tide’s next meet is the holiday challenge at Somerville on next Wednesday.

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