Sports 10-14-2015

RHS football team rolls past Saugus

The Revere High football team shook off a slow start and then assumed total domination on both sides of the ball to roll to a 35-6 rout of Saugus Saturday afternoon on the latter’s gridiron at Stackpole Field.

The contest started inauspiciously for the Patriots. Saugus took the opening kickoff and marched a short field of 60 yards for a touchdown and a quick 6-0 lead.

Revere then drove the length of the field on its ensuing possession and got as far as the Saugus five, only to have a penalty thwart the Patriots’ momentum, and the drive ended inside the 10 yard line.

However, that would prove to be the last bit of adversity that Revere would face on the afternoon. When Saugus took over on downs, the Patriot defenders, having gotten a look at the Sachems’ option offense, figured out their assignments and were all over the Saugus ball carriers. The building Revere defensive domination culminated with Anthony DeStefano bursting through the Saugus line into the backfield to bury the Sachem quarterback in the end zone for a safety.

“Saugus plays an option-style offense, so everybody on defense has an assignment,” said RHS head coach Lou Cicatelli. “We missed some assignments on their first possession, but after that our defense was fantastic and everybody did what they had to do.”

From that moment on, the contest belonged to Revere. The Patriots received the free kick after the safety and marched the length of the field, with quarterback Dan Murphy going one from the one yard line. Some key, third-down conversions, including an 18 yard completion to Murphy’s favorite target, Oscar Lopez, sustained the drive.

A successful PAT kick by Steve Noel left Revere with a 9-6 advantage and the Pats never looked back. Victor Rivera capped another Revere scoring drive in the second period with a 20 yard scamper to paydirt to provide a 15-6 Revere cushion at the half.

Revere came out after the intermission and  continued to maintain total control. Murphy drove his team 60 yards, highlighted by a 30 yard toss to Frank Antrim that brought the ball to the Saugus one yard line, from where Murphy went in on a keeper. With the successful PAT by Noel, the Pats held a 22-6 advantage.

Murphy later connected on a 30 yard TD strike to Jake Noftle to increase the margin to 29-6. Jovan Salcedo then applied the coup de grace when he blocked a Saugus punt, scooped up the loose pigskin, and rumbled 20 yards into the endzone to account for the 35-6 final score.

“I can’t say enough about our defense,” said Cicatelli, whose defensive unit limited Saugus to less than 100 yards of total offense. “Anthony (DeStefano) was all over the field and made 11 tackles. Jake (Nofte), Stevie (Noel), and Jovan (Salcedo) also were simply immense for us.”

On the offensive side of the Patriot ledger, Murphy had a banner day with 152 passing yards for a TD and rushed for two; Rivera accounted for 100 yards rushing to go with his TD; ; Lopez accumulated 100 receiving yards; and Noftle ran for 70 yards to go along with his TD reception.

Next up for Cicatelli and his crew is a visit from Swampscott for a Friday Night Lights encounter at Harry Della Russo Stadium.

“Swampscott is a good team and always comes to play,” said Cicatelli. “We’ll have to be ready for them.”

Kick off is set for the usual 7:00.

RHS volleyball team defeats Saugus, 3-0

The Revere High volleyball team improved its record to 7-5 with a 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-21) victory over Saugus last Wednesday.

Leading the way for coach Jaime Imbracsio’s squad were Ally Hinojosa (five kills, nine aces), Natasha Iacivello (five kills), and Meaghan Gotham (nine aces).

Imbracsio and her crew were set to meet Northeast Regional last night (Tuesday) and will host Danvers Friday. They will entertain Beverly Monday in a contest that will be highlighted by Senior Night festivities and will travel to Lynn Classical next Wednesday.

RHS girls cross-country team defeats Classical

The Revere High girls cross-country team handily defeated Lynn Classical, 16-42, in a meet held at Lynn Woods Thursday.

The Lady Patriots overcame a minor obstacle when Revere’s top runner lost her way on the course, adding over a half mile to her race. Still, the Lady Patriots won with ease, as eight girls ran personal record (PR) paces and every girl bettered her race pace from last week.

“I was extremely proud to see these improvements, especially on the tough course,” said RHS coach Katie Sinnott. “Monica Posada continues to improve, shattering her personal bests each week.  Seniors Trisha Cheever, Jaclynne Dion, and Suellen Guerreiro provide leadership and depth at the top and freshman Leila Cesic has been a very strong addition to the team.”

Among the girls earning PRs were: Sabrina Elouardi (who also was the team’s most improved runner over last week), Jasmine Martinez, Angelina Nguyen, Justyne Pennachio, Cindy Peraza, Helen Perez, Monica Posada, and Leila Cesic.

Revere’s next race was set for yesterday (Tuesday) at Salem. The meet had been scheduled to take place on Revere’s home course, but because of the recent situation with West Nile Virus in Suffolk County, the race was moved to Salem.

“It’s a little disappointing, as we haven’t had a home meet yet,” said Sinnott. “The Salem course is very challenging and treacherous in parts, but the team understands the reasoning.”

Next Wednesday Sinnott and her crew are scheduled to host Peabody on the local course (mosquitoes permitting).

Overall results

Revere 16

Lynn Classical 47

Individual results

Monica Posada – 1st overall – 23:48

Suellen Guerreiro – 2nd overall – 23:53

Leila Cesic – 3rd overall – 23:58

Trisha Cheever – 4th overall – 23:59

Vanessa Puopolo – 6th overall – 24:19

Jaclynne Dion – 7th overall – 25:10

Hannah Fitzpatrick – 8th overall – 25:57

Joanna Severino Perez – 9th overall – 26:15

Helen Perez – 11th overall – 29:34

Lani Stevens – 12th overall – 29:46

Cindy Peraza – 15th overall – 31:14

Angelina Nguyen – 16th overall – 31:30

Jessica Ventura – 17th overall – 31:37

Justyne Pennachio – 18th overall – 32:52

Lori Brizuela – 19th overall – 33:35

Jasmine Martinez – 20th overall – 33:36

Leslie Constancia – 21st overall – 34:01

Sabrina Elouardi – 22nd overall – 36:25

Meloee Nazaire – 24th overall – 40:14

RHS girls soccer team ties Salem

The Revere High girls soccer team earned a 1-1 tie with Salem last week.

Both teams scored early in the first half, from where the teams battled to a deadlock the rest of the way.

Gabby Ortez, assisted by Samantha Harrington, reached the back of the Salem net for the Revere goal. RHS head coach Megan O’Donnell praised the outstanding play of her entire team, particularly citing the performance of freshman keeper Jade Suburvi, “who kept us in the game by coming up with some great saves.”

The following Friday evening the girls took on Peabody and lost 5-0. Despite the final outcome, O’Donnell was pleased with her team’s effort. “The score does not reflect how hard the girls worked and the effort they put into the game,” said O’Donnell.

Last Monday night the girls faced off against Winthrop at the new Revere High School Stadium and lost 3-0. O’Donnell lauded the performances of Samantha Harrington, Danela Ortez, Joseline Agureta, Katherine Ramos, Jade Suburvi, Madison Cunningham, Mackenzie Cunningham , Marianna Hiccucpie, Susan DeLeon, and Estefa Flores and the rest of the team.

“Our record does not show how close most of our games have been because the amount of hard work the girls play with is amazing and I can’t be prouder as a coach,” said O’Donnell.

The Lady Patriots host Gloucester today (Wednesday) and Danvers Friday, which will be highlighted by Senior Day festivities. They entertain Beverly Monday and travel to Lynn Classical next Wednesday.

Field hockey team continue to fight hard

Although the Revere High field hockey team dropped contests to Beverly, Danvers, and Saugus this past week, RHS head coach Erin Parker has seen positive signs from her squad.

“We have been playing strong defense, but our offense needs to find a way to get the ball in the back of the net to relieve some pressure on the defense,”said Parker. “Sophomore Natalie Maggioli has stepped up for us as sweeper. Both goalies, Sam Karl and Shateya Travis, have improved tremendously and made a lot of saves for us.”

Parker and her crew were set to play at Marblehead yesterday (Tuesday) and at Swampscott Friday. They will trek to Peabody Monday and to Malden next Wednesday.

RHS boys cross-country team continues to improve

Although the Revere High boys cross-country team came out on the short end of its meet against a strong Lynn Classical squad last week by a score of 21-38, RHS head coach Mike Flynn was pleased with his team’s effort.

“Classical is one of the best teams in the conference,” said Flynn. “We had some nice performances and the team continues to work hard.”

Zacharia Attioui once again was the top Revere runner across the line, finishing in third place in a time of 18:14 over the 5K (3.1 miles) course at Lynn Woods.

Zach Gentile was the next Patriot, taking fifth place in 18:54. “Zack has been running with us for only a few weeks, but he is improving by leaps and bounds,” enthused Flynn.

Sebastian Mejia took seventh spot in 19:34, followed by Arthur LaCerda in 14th in 21:42; Fernando Aguiluz in 16th in 23:05; Hassan Barhoum in 17th in 23:18; freshman Jonathan Nushi in 18th in 23:44; and Dominic Cresto in 24th in 25:35.

The Patriots were set to meet Salem yesterday (Tuesday) and are scheduled to host Peabody next Wednesday on the local course if the West Nile virus alert is no longer in effect in Suffolk County.

Middle School cross country  runs past Salem

By Peter DiGiulio

The Revere Middle School Cross Country teams traveled to Salem last Wednesday, Oct. 7, to face the Collins Middle School Witches. The meet was originally scheduled as a home contest, but West Nile concerns necessitated the change.

The Salem course is full of hills and rough, rocky terrain that winds through the woods in the Historic Gallows Hill section. Regardless of the difficulty of the course or the fact that we were on the road, both Jr. Patriot teams rose to the occasion and kept their unbeaten records intact by throttling their opponents.

The Girls captured the first six places and eight out of 10 en route to an impressive 15-48 victory to improve to 3-0 on the year.

Once again SBA 8th Grader Grace Dow led the way and blew away the field by finishing almost a full minute faster than the second place finisher, in 9:59. Caroline Stasio was next in 10:54, followed by Erika Cheever in third at 11:35. Rounding out the top 10 were Chloe Giordano, Soleil Young, and Fatima Hartout, who crossed the finish line in

4th, 5th, and 6th respectively, and Reiley Giordano and Tiffany Scoppetuolo who took 9th and 10th.

The Boys team also stands at 3-0 courtesy of a 22-37 victory over their previously unbeaten Salem counterparts. The Jr. Pats took seven of the top 10 spots in the race. A Salem runner actually captured the top spot edging out RMA’s Sal Giuliano, who finished 2nd by a mere five seconds (8:54). Two seconds back in third was rookie 6th grader Victor Peletere and SBA 7th grader cruised in in 4th overall in 9:18. Other Revere runners who finished in the top 10 were Matt Gallego in 6th, Yacine Mansouri in 7th, Dante D’Ambrosio in 8th, and Matt Freitas in 10th.

Coaches Ros and Feeley now prepare their unbeaten troops for another rescheduled (due to Health Department restrictions) meet in Marblehead vs. the always-dangerous Middle School Magicians.

RHS sports Through the Years

10 years ago

October 12, 2005

The RHS football team came out on the short end of a wild and wooly 50-45 decision to Swampscott Friday night. RHS senior running back Emilio Digitale ran for 217 yards on 29 carries for three touchdowns and grabbed two passes for another 44 yards. He also ran an 85 yard kickoff return for a TD. RHS quarterback Reggie Royster was 7-for-14 for 99 passing yards and scrambled for 84 yards on 13 carries. Swampscott quarterback John Cassidy threw six TD passes and was 15-of-27 for 277 yards. David Cutler led the Revere defense with seven tackles.

The RHS golf team defeated Malden, 45.5-26.5. Matt Leslie, Christina Cavagnaro, Matt Mitchell, Kerri Roche, Mike McGrath, and Aaron Siegal led the way for coach Ron Ferullo’s squad.

The RHS volleyball team reached new heights with its fourth straight win, a record for the program. Peniel Muteba, Monica Eler, Ta Hou, and Liz Torres played key roles in the Lady Patriot victories.

Kendall Zulio scored two goals and Gina Dean, Crissy Polsonetti, and Lisa Feeley scored a goal apiece to lead the RHS girls soccer team to a 5-2 win over Everett.

20 years ago

October 11, 1995


The RHS football team made it two wins in a row with a 13-0 triumph over winless Malden Friday night. Marc Silvestri turned in a workhorse, two-way effort, rushing for 185 yards on 34 carries and scoring both touchdowns, including a 69 yard scamper. Silvestri also played monster back on the Patriot defense, making 14 tackles with two sacks and a fumble recovery.

Samnang Ros led the RHS boys cross-country team to wins over Medford and Malden in a tri-meet, finishing in a time of 17:01 on the local course. He was followed by Patriot captain Mike Pepe in 17:15, a personal record. Kris Van Heper was the next Revere runner in 17:32, Fred O’Connor came across in 17:34, and Rong Samrit finished in 17:46.


30 years ago

October 9, 1985

The RHS football team turned in a valiant effort, but came up just short to the sixth-ranked Medford Mustangs, 16-12, on a soggy field at Harry Della Russo Stadium Saturday. RHS quarterback Joe Gavin tossed a 62 yard pass to John Spinelli and rushed for a two yard TD.

The 4-0 RHS boys cross country team blanked Chelsea, 15-46, with David DeMattia leading the field in a time of 15:22.

The young and injury-plagued RHS soccer team defeated Everett, 2-1, for its first GBL win of tne season. Matthew Ianello and Tom Bruzzese scored the Patriot goals.

40 years ago

October 8, 175

The RHS football team dropped a tough, 7-6 decision to Quincy Saturday. Ken LaMalfa set up the Revere TD with an interception deep in Quincy territory in the fourth quarter. RHS quarterback Mario Potito then hit John Festa with a 12-yard pass with 47 second to go, but a pass on the two-point conversion attempt fell short.

The RHS cross-country team has won two of its first three meets of the season, defeating Haverhill and Somerville, but falling to Peabody. Larry Welch has been the top Patriot runner in two of the three races, with teammate Keith Harkins coming across the line first for the Pats in the Haverhill meet. Others who have contributed to the Revere scoresheet are Steve MacDonald, Cliff Lusso, Frank Bocchino, John Myette, and Ron Rossi.

50 years ago

October 14, 1965

The RHS football team defeated Chelsea, 12-8, in a hard-fought battle played before 7000 fans at Chelsea Stadium Saturday. Alan Drover 41 yards on a razzle-dazzle, end-around play and Anthony DiLisio scored from 11 yards out for Revere.

The Immaculate Conception High football team, displaying a new T formation, rolled to its third win in as many outings with a 26-0 rout of St. Mary’s of Brookline Saturday at Paul Revere Stadium. Mike Carabba tossed three TD passes with pinpoint accuracy and ran for another for the Revicons. George Sullivan hauled in two of the TD tosses, including a 90 yard bomb that traveled 50 yards in the air from Carabba. The fourth IC score came on a Carabba-to-Bob Smith combination for eight yards.

60 years ago

October 13, 1955


The Immaculate Conception High football team improved to 3-0 with a 31-0 romp over Don Bosco. George Palladino ran 28 yards for the first score; B. Haggerty fell on a Bosco fumble in the end zone for the second; Pete DiCarlo race 63 yards for a third TD; Al Cassidy sped 80 yards for the fourth; and Rickie Hooten scampered 50 yards to conclude the scoring.

Playing before a large crowd that included 3000 local fans who made the short trek to Chelsea, the RHS football team opened its season with a spirited battle before falling to the Red Devils, 24-19. The Revere squad, sporting sparkling new blue & white uniforms with blue stars on white shoulders and white helmets with two blue stars in front, finally got its season underway after a three-week delay because of the polio epidemic that delayed the start of school and required football practice to be halted. Paul Forrey quarterbacked Revere out of the T-formation. Russo, DePasquale, and Powers (on a pass from Forrey) scored the three Revere TDs.

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