Three Wins for EHS Boys Soccer
The Everett High boys soccer team turned in a superb week, winning all three of its matches in convincing fashion.
“We played Lynn English Tuesday, which went really great,” said EHS head coach Pedro Blas of his team’s 8-2 victory. “We got the opportunity to play some of my bench players and add more players to the rotation.
“We touched the ball really well,” Blas added. “Everyone got an opportunity to get involved.”
Two days later the Patriots took the measure of Somerville, 4-1.
“We played a really physical team in Somerville,” said Blas. “It took us about 5-10 min to get going, but I felt we did a really good job to adjust to their game.
“We had a solid game in the air to stop their long ball and we were able to take advantage of set plays,” said Blas.
This past Saturday the Crimson Tide made their trek to Lawrence High worth the long bus ride, earning a 4-1 win over their non-conference opponent.
“I didn’t feel that we played all that great,” said Blas. “We didn’t really get going until the last 25 minutes of the game, but in the end, we found a way to play as a team.”
Blas and his crew were scheduled to wrap up their regular season yesterday (Tuesday) with a contest at non-league rival East Boston. They then will await word of their seeding and first-round opponent in the upcoming MIAA state soccer tournament.
EHS Girls Soccer Defeats Lynn English
The Everett High girls soccer team celebrated Senior Night in appropriate fashion with a 2-0 victory over Lynn English last Tuesday.
Freshman Yelsa Garcia and sophomore Layla Bettancur-Cardona reached the back of the English net to provide the offense.
A trio of keepers, Lamiah Wyzard in the first half and Emilia Maria-Babcock and Hannah Alvarado in the second half, combined their efforts to record the clean sheet.
“Our captain, Marianna Madrigal Orrego, kept the entire team together in this game,” said EHS head coach Sheryl Steeves. “She led the team from the center of the field and was on top of her communication.”
Two days later the Lady Crimson Tide turned in another strong performance, but came up just short in a 4-3 loss at Somerville. Senior Maria Paula Zubieta Numpaque, freshman Yelsa Garcia, and sophomore Layla Bettancur-Cardona scored the goals for Everett.
“We had a very strong game,” noted Steeves. “The girls all showed up to win this game, but unfortunately, it didn’t end in our favor.”
However, the Lady Crimson Tide bounced back on Monday with a 4-1 triumph at Greater Lawrence Regional. The goal scorers for Everett were Yelsa Garcia, Layla Bettancur-Cardona, Stephanie Azurdia, and Maria Paula Zubieta Numpaque.
Goalkeeper Lamiah Wyzard. picked up the “W.”
Steeves and her crew are scheduled to close out their season with a rematch with Somerville tomorrow (Thursday) at 7 Acre Park in a make-up contest from a postponement earlier in the year.
The Lady Crimson Tide’s record stands at a level mark of 8-8, which means they need either a tie or a win in the season finale with the Lady Highlanders in order to qualify for the post-season state tourney.