EHS Field Hockey Team Tops Rockport
The Everett High field hockey team celebrated Senior Day in appropriate fashion with a 1-0 victory over Rockport this past Saturday.
Senior DJ Schovanec added an exclamation mark to her fine career by scoring the winning goal, on which fellow senior Ashley Yebba earned the assist.
EHS head coach Melissa O’Donnell also lauded the fine efforts on defense by juniors Ashley Fitzgerald, Kayleigh Snook, and Haley Oteri and freshmen Jessica Colman.
“We had great play by all of the girls on our Senior Day,” noted O’Donnell. “I want to give a special thank you to my seniors who have given our team a great three years: Ashley Yebba, Karla Menjivar, Isabelle Souza, Ernestein Brice, Aya Oulal, Anne Naceus, Estefany Lemus, Elizabeth Peach, DJ Schovanec, Weslyne Alexis, Fatima Martinez, and Caroline Tran.”
In a 4-1 loss to Revere earlier in the week, Schovanec notched the lone EHS goal, assisted by Yebba.
Last Monday the Crimson Tide dropped a 6-0 decision to Gloucester. However, O’Donnell’s squad received what she termed as “unbelievable goalie play by Elizabeth Peach.”
O’Donnell and her crew are scheduled to play at Malden tomorrow (Thursday).
Cross-Country Teams Meet Somerville
The Everett High boys and girls cross country teams took on Somerville last week in their final dual meet of the 2019 campaign
The EHS girls defeated the Highlanders to notch their first win of the season. Leslye Rojas, as she has been doing for Everett all season, led the way with a second-place finish in a time of 20:52. Her teammate, Dyna Louis, finished third with a time of 25:59 to secure the win.
On the boys’ side, although the Crimson Tide came up short, members of coach Brendan Hahesy’s squad turned in some very strong performances.
Arthur Rosa led the way with a seventh-place finish in a time of 16:27. Brandan Vaquerano finished in eighth place with a clocking of 16:38. Samuel Desio finished in 11th place in 19:18, followed by Tony Tang in 12th, also with a time of 19:18; Jacob Jackson in 13th with a run of 19:38; and Kien Lau in 14th spot in 19:45.
With their dual-meet season now in the history books, both teams now will compete in the GBL Championship Meet that is scheduled for today (Wednesday) at Macdonald Park in Medford.
EHS Soccer Team Holds Senior Day
It was an emotional day for the senior members of the Everett High girls’ soccer team this past Saturday with Senior Day festivities highlighting the contest with Cambridge.
All nine seniors started the game on the field in their farewell home game. A large crowd was on hand to support the seniors and the senior members of the boys’ team presented flowers to each girl.
Cambridge grabbed a 1-0 lead 15 minutes into the contest thanks to a disputed hand-ball call on the Crimson Tide, a margin that remained through the end of the first half.
However, Everett was unable to find the back of the net after the intermission, while Cambridge added an insurance goal for the 2-0 finale.
“After a little halftime pep talk, we hoped that the team would work on their communication and spreading out,” said EHS head coach DeAnn Gallagher. “We had several opportunities in the second half, but not enough. A few times during the game our forwards and midfielders created nice give-and-goes, but they were unable to finish. “
Gallagher praised the play of defenders Mariana Madrigal, Michelle Bonilla, Leah Ferullo, and Isadora Pimento. “They held their ground as much as possible and did well covering, while the other defender went to pressure,” noted Gallagher.
With less than two minutes left in the game, a Cambridge defender made what typically is a routine pass back to the goalie that almost resulted in a goal by Katrina Nguyen.
“We always tell the forwards to pressure the goalie, because you never know and we could get lucky,” said Gallagher. “Katrina almost got that lucky goal, because when the goalie kicked the ball in an attempt to kick it out, it hit off Katrina’s stomach. She was so close to scoring.”
Gallagher and her crew will meet Salem tomorrow (Thursday) and then will trek to Cambridge on Saturday. They will travel to Stoneham on Monday and conclude their season next Wednesday against Dracut.