EHS Cross Country Teams Face Revere
Both the Everett High boys and girls cross country teams opened their seasons last Wednesday with meets at Revere, which has rejoined the reunited Greater Boston League.
The boys dropped their contest, 15-50, while the girls came up on the short end of an 18-45 decision.
On the boys’ side, the top finisher was senior Arthur Rosa who finished in eighth place. Senior Tony Thang was next for the Crimson Tide in 16th spot, followed closely by freshman Kein Lau, who finished 17th in his varsity race debut.
Senior Jacob Jackson came across the line in 18th place.
On the girls’ side, the top finisher for the Lady Crimson Tide was junior Leslye Rojas, who finished in fourth place.
“Leslye, who is in her first year competing in cross country, has quickly established herself as one of the top runners in the GBL” said EHS head coach Brian Hahesy.
Leslye was followed by freshman Dyna Louis, who finished in sixth place in her varsity debut.
Both teams are scheduled to host Medford today (Wednesday) and will travel to Malden next Wednesday.
EHS Girls Soccer Ties Malden, 1-1
The Everett High girls soccer team earned a 1-1 tie with Malden last Wednesday.
The Lady Crimson Tide controlled play through the first half and had a number of scoring opportunities.
The best chances came when, after an Everett shot on goal resulted in a rebound that was cleared by a Malden defender, EHS freshman Leah Ferullo delivered another shot that was saved by the Malden keeper. Everett had another rebound opportunity, but could not get a clean touch on the ball.
After a Malden time-out, Everett senior captain Carolann Cardinale delivered a corner kick that struck the far post, but once again the Lady Crimson Tide were unable to put home the rebound.
Everett finally reached the back of the Malden net at 22 minutes when Cardinale received a throw-in just outside the 18-yard box and gave a nice pass to senior forward Ashley Tejada, who took a nice one-touch for the first goal of the game.
“At halftime we knew we could win the game,” said EHS head coach DeAnn Gallagher. “We just needed to continue to play hard, communicate with one another, and pass the ball the way we do at practice.”
Everett opened the second half with the same energy, but Malden came out strong as well, and brought the contest back to level five minutes after the intermission by taking advantage of a corner kick.
Everett had some opportunities to score again, but could not put home the scoring chances.
Gallagher lauded the play of EHS senior keeper Leslie Oaxaca Rojop. “Leslie was an essential player throughout the entire game and is becoming a more confident keeper each and every game,” said Gallagher.
The draw with Malden was sandwiched between losses of 4-0 to Medford and 4-1 to Salem.
The contest with Medford was an evenly-matched affair through the first half after Medford had taken a 1-0 lead with a goal at the 10-minute mark.
“We had many scoring opportunities, but we were just unlucky and were unable to follow through to find the back of the net,” said Gallagher. “We were playing a game that we as coaches know we are capable of and demonstrated how well we can truly play.”
Everett came out after the intermission with the same level of energy, but Medford’s second tally, as well as two non-calls by the refs in the Medford penalty area, one for a push from behind and the other for a hand ball, deflated the Lady Crimson Tide.
Cardinale had a chance to break through for Everett with a breakaway, but the Medford keeper came out of her net to thwart the scoring chance. Junior Katrina Nguyen also had a nice chance, but was unable to get a strong touch on the ball in order to score.
The contest with Salem this past Friday followed a similar pattern. Everett started the game with a lot of energy and had several scoring opportunities in the first few minutes. However, a Salem counterattack and a miscommunication among the Everett defense resulted in a Salem goal.
Everett had some more scoring opportunities before the intermission, but could not find the back of the Salem net, while Salem added two more for a 3-0 lead at the half.
However, Everett’s hard work paid off shortly after the intermission. The Lady Crimson Tide worked the ball upfield, resulting in a goal by Cardinale, assisted by Nayeli Garcia, that cut the deficit to 3-1.
However, Salem responded 10 minutes later on a controversial play that was offsides to begin with, but then a Salem player ran into Everett keeper Rojop, causing her to drop the ball and allowing a Salem girl to kick the loose ball into the net.
Gallagher and her crew are scheduled to play at Somerville today (Wednesday) and at Revere on Friday.
They will host Gloucester under the lights at Everett Stadium on Monday.
EHS Field Hockey Plays Well vs. Revere
The Everett High field hockey team played well, but came up on the short end of a 2-0 decision to Revere this past week.
“The team gave a great effort,” said EHS head coach Melissa O’Donnell.
The Lady Crimson Tide entertain Lowell Friday and will make the long trek to Lawrence on Monday. They will entertain Gloucester next Wednesday.
Boys Soccer Hosts Somerville Tonight
The Everett High boys soccer team will host Somerville this evening (Wednesday) at Everett Stadium.
The opening kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m.
Coach Pedro Blas’s squad came up just short this past Monday evening, dropping a 2-1 decision to Acton Boxborough. Daniel Figueroa scored the goal for the the Tide.
Last Wednesday Everett deadlocked Greater Boston League rival Malden to a 1-1 draw in which Marcus Viera reached the back of the Golden Tornado net.
“We are hanging in there,” said Blas. “We give each team a good fight, but we can’t get the win. We are definitely playing much better as a team, so that’s a plus.”
After tonight’s contest with Somerville, Blas and his crew will host Revere on Friday at 7 p.m. They will travel to non-league foe Wakefield next Monday.