Outstanding Week for EHS Girls Soccer
The Everett High girls soccer team enjoyed a successful week, winning two contests this past over Greater Boston League rivals Malden, 5-1, and Chelsea, 11-1, and earning a 2-2 tie with non-league foe Latin Academy.
In the victory over the Lady Golden Tornadoes, Emilia Maria-Babcock led the offense, scoring two goals and earning an assist.
Emilia’s assist came on a nice through-pass across the 6-yard box to teammate Layla Bentancur-Cardona, who was in perfect position to knock it in.
Yelsa Garcia added a goal off a nice crossing pass from Layla Bentancur-Cardona and Victoria Macao found the back of the Malden net when she put home a rebound off a shot by teammate Nubia Pereira.
In the runaway victory over the Lady Red Devils from Chelsea, EHS head coach Domenick Persuitte praised his team’s complete effort.
“We played very well overall,” said Persuitte. “Chelsea refused to give up and I give them all the credit. Emilia Maria-Babcock, Layla Bentancur-Cardona, and Yelsa Garcia all had a hand in scoring and assisting. The defense played well and as one cohesive unit.”
This past Monday, the Lady Crimson Tide battled to a 2-2 draw with Latin Academy.
The Everett goals were scored by Alondra Flores on a nice high volley goal assisted by Layla Bentancur-Cardona and Yelsa Garcia, who received a nice driven pass across the box from Emilia Maria-Babcock.
“It was a tough game,”said Persuitte. “Latin was extremely well-organized and conditioned, and the weather played a factor too, with the turf and the ball making everything slick.
“Both of our goalies played well,” Persuitte added. “Karla Lopez Linares got knocked out with a knee to the head and Jacky Manchado had to go in. Jacky handled herself very well, making a few crucial saves to keep the score low.”
Persuitte and his crew were scheduled to host Revere yesterday (Tuesday) and Lynn English tomorrow (Thursday). They will play at Somerville on Saturday and host Lynn Classical next Wednesday.
EHS Golfers Get Back in the Swing
The Everett High golf team got into the swing to start the 2022 season with matches against Medford and Malden/Revere this past week.
“We lost both matches, but competed well,” said EHS head coach Steve Gallgher. “Overall, it was nice to be back on the course. The kids were excited and have been working hard in preparation. We’re looking forward to a fun and progressive season.”
Among the highlights for the Crimson Tide in the two matches was a 5.5-2.5 victory by senior David Saia, who played very well against his Revere/Malden counterpart.
The final scores were Medford 48-Everett 24 and Revere/Malden 46-Everett 26.
Other members of the team include senior captain Matthew Turilli, juniors Kenzie Powers and Justin Longmore, sophomores: Andrew Crasco and Jacob Cantone, and freshman: Carolyn Fama.
Gallagher and his crew were scheduled to take on Lynn Classical yesterday (Tuesday) and Somerville next Wednesday. Both matches are set for the course at Stoneham Oaks.
EHS Field Hockey Battles Well in Loss
Although the Everett High field hockey team came up on the short end of a 3-1 decision to Peabody this past week, EHS head coach Melissa O’Donnell was pleased with her team’s effort.
“We had another hard-fought game, but just came up short,” said O’Donnell.
Omar Marshall, assisted by Jessica Colman, scored the Everett goal.
O’Donnell and her crew are scheduled to host Northeast Regional today (Wednesday) and will make the long trek to Greater Lowell on Friday. Next week they will entertain Wakefield on Monday, Revere on Tuesday, and Malden on Thursday.
Boys Cross Country Outruns Lynn English
The Everett High boys and girls cross country teams opened their season this past week.
On the boys’ side, the Crimson Tide defeated Greater Boston League (GBL) rival Lynn English, 20-35, on their home course at Rivergreen Park.
Matth Telson was the top finisher for the Crimson Tide, coming across the line in second place with a time of 16:24.
Teammate Samuel Desir was close behind in third place with a clocking of 16:28. He was followed by Nischal Tamang in fourth place in 18:15, David Huezo in fifth spot in 19:28, and Shishir Pokhrel in sixth in 19:51.
Although the girls dropped their contest by a score of 21-34, the Lady Crimson Tide received what EHS head coach Brendan Hahesy termed as “two great performances” from Luca Jean-Noel, who finished in second place with a time of 22:29, and Suzanne Maharjan, who came across in fifth place in a clocking of 25:14.
“Suzanne improved her time by 54 seconds over the previous week, which was the largest improvement on the team,” said Hahesy.
“We have had a good start to the season,” Hahesy added. “The meet was a strong building block for the rest of the season to come.”