EHS Boys Soccer Tops Classical, 2–0
The Everett High boys soccer team received goals from Kayky Freitas and Joshua Desouza to power the Crimson Tide to a 2-0 victory over Greater Boston League rival Lynn Classical last week.
Coach Pedro Blas and his crew are scheduled to play at GBL foe Malden today (Wednesday) and then will host non-league opponent Manchester-Essex on Saturday morning (11:00 at 7 Acres Park) and GBL rival Chelsea next Tuesday.
Everett Cross Country Teams Run Well vs. Chelsea
The Everett High girls and boys cross country teams came up just short in their recent meet with Chelsea at Rivergreen Park in which many of the Crimson Tide turned in fine performances.
For the girls’ squad, Luca Jean Noel finished in third place with a time of 21:05 and Suzanne Maharjan came across the line in fifth place with a clocking of 23:21.
On the boys’ side, Samuel Desir finished in second place with a time of 16:09. Anthony Cooper took fourth spot in 16:34, followed by Nischal Tamang in sixth place in 17:05, David Huezo in eighth place in 17:59, Julio Anorve in 10th in 18:14, Shishir Pokhrel in 12th 19:38, and Nilabhro Pal in 16th with a time of 25:55.
The final tally showed the boys falling by a razor-thin margin of 26-30 and the girls by a close score of 27-33.
“All nine runners ran their personal bests for the season. I was very proud of all of them,” said EHS head coach Brendan Hahesy.
The Tide were scheduled to run at Revere today (Wednesday) and will host Somerville at 7-Acre Park next Wednesday.
EHS Golfers in Close Match with Somerville
The Everett High golf team played well despite coming up short in a closely-fought match with Greater Boston League rival Somerville last Wednesday, 40-32.
Highlights for the Crimson Tide were the victory by freshman Carolyn Fama over her Highlander counterpart by a score of 5-4 and a birdie by senior Matt Turilli, who now has birdied in two straight matches.
“Overall, the team is playing very well, even though our first win is still eluding us,” said EHS head coach Steve Gallagher.
EHS Volleyball Team Encounters Tough Foes
Although the Everett High girls volleyball team came up short in its matches this week, the Crimson Tide battled fiercely in all of its matches.
“We knew it would be a tough week against strong opponents, including Saugus, Medford, and a Revere team that went undefeated in their first round through the GBL,” said EHS coach Mike Fineran.
In the contest with Saugus last Monday, the Crimson Tide jumped out quickly, grabbing a 10-2 lead in the opening set.
Junior middle hitter Nicole Brandao had three kills, two aces, and a block, while seniors Michelle Ngo and Vanessa Almonte added three kills apiece. Sophomore Victoria Rodrigues served the last five points as Everett took the set. However, none of that momentum carried over to the second set, which Saugus dominated, winning 25-9. Everett was more competitive in the third set, thanks to service points from Rodrigues and fellow sophomore Emilly Nogueira. Senior Sophia Souza added a kill as Everett got close, 22-20, before dropping the set.
In the next set, Everett tallied five kills, two blocks, and two aces, but dropped the set and the match.
The team traveled to first-place and undefeated Revere on Wednesday and played well, but ultimately fell 3-0. Reversing their performance in Saugus, Everett shook off a poor start and played much better in the second and third sets. The Tide opened the match missing five of their first 11 serves and mustered only two kills against a staunch Revere defense, but they were able to mount a better attack in set two. Rodrigues had an ace and Ngo had two aces and two kills. Junior Kaesta Sandy, in her first week on the varsity team, scored a kill, and senior setter Julie Miranda added an ace. Everett led 12-11, but Revere’s strong serving took over, as Revere won the set, 25-17. Everett led in the third set 14-13, but that would be as close as they’d get.
“We played well,” said Fineran. “We battled. We hung in there against their attackers. I’m proud of our effort against the elite team in the league.”
That effort carried over to the start of Friday’s home match against Medford. Brandao had four of her eight kills in the opener. Ngo had three aces in a row, and Almonte had a kill and two digs. Rodrigues served five in a row to push the lead to 20-16, and an ace by Nogueira put Everett up 23-21, but Medford roared back to steal the set 25-23.
In the second set, Everett missed three of their first four serves, but Ngo’s aces dug Everett out of the hole. Another missed serve left the Tide trailing 12-9 and led to a Medford run that put the second set out of reach. Up 2-0, Medford’s height advantage asserted itself, leading to a 25-10 win, and dropping Everett’s season record to 4-7.
The team hosted Malden this past Monday and will travel to Chelsea tomorrow (Thursday). They will trek to Lynn English next Tuesday before returning home to meet Somerville next Wednesday.
EHS Field Hockey Tops Revere, 2–1
The Everett High field hockey team earned a 2-1 victory over Greater Boston League rival Revere last Tuesday. Kaylee Rossi and Omar Marshal scored the goals for the Crimson Tide to provide the winning margin.
“We played our best game of the season so far,” said EHS head coach Melissa O’Donnell. “This was a whole team effort.”
O’Donnell and her crew were slated to make the long trek to non-league rival Haverhill yesterday (Tuesday) and will host GBL foe Malden today (Wednesday). They will entertain Haverhill in a rematch on Tuesday and will host another non-league opponent, Hamilton-Wenham, next Wednesday.
Busy Week Ahead for EHS Girls Soccer
The short-handed Everett High girls soccer team dropped a 6-0 decision to Greater Boston League (GBL) foe Lynn Classical this past week.
“Our overall performance was decent, but we’re still plagued with injuries and illness,” said EHS head coach Dom Persuitte, “but we’re looking to bounce back this week.”
Persuitte and his crew were scheduled to host O’Bryant High this past Monday, Medford yesterday (Tuesday), and Malden tomorrow (Thursday) before traveling to Lynn CLassical on Saturday.
They will make the short hop across the Parkway to Chelsea next Tuesday
“It is going to be a busy week, but I think my girls are ready to start making some noise in the GBL,” said Persuitte.