Fall II Sports Spring Into Action for RHS Athletes
With the shortened winter athletic season having recently concluded, the Revere High fall sports teams swung into action this past week along with their Greater Boston League counterparts for the so-called Fall II athletic season.
Coach Lianne Mimmo and her RHS volleyball team opened their 2021 campaign on a successful note with a 3-0 win over Everett on Monday by scores of 25-13, 25-12, and 25-10.
The 2021 Patriots are led by a quartet of senior captains, Lynzie Anderson, Alexis Iacoviello, Tracy Gutierrez, and Isabella Martinez. Other members of the team are: seniors Mikaella Almeida, Sydney Ciano, Isabella Cuartas, Alana Nelson, and Jesse So; juniors Gianna Mahoney and Astrid Noriega; and sophomores Tassya Dacosta, Sabrina Indorato, Fiona Musaraj, and Ayra Vanic.
The RHS golf team opened its Fall II competition with a pair of victories over GBL rivals Malden and Everett in a tri-match last Monday. Coach Brandon Pezzuto’s Patriots triumphed by scores of 63-9 over Everett and 49-23 over Malden.
Members of the 2021 squad are: seniors Joseph Dimino, Kyle Gove, Steven Leone, and Joseph Polidoro; junior Alexio Trichillo; sophomores Ryan Willett and Austin Annunziata; and freshmen Iago Da Silva, Cristian Lynch, Harris Rua, Andrew Leone, Ollie Svendsen, and Cameron Correia.
Among the top performers for Pezzuto’s crew in the tri-match were Joseph Polidoro, Alexio Trichillo, and Steven Leone.
The Patriots have matches scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday) with Lynn English and on Friday with Lynn Classical.
The RHS girls soccer team opened its season last Wednesday with an encounter against non-league rival Winthrop. Although the Patriots came up on the short end of a 3-0 decision, they bounced back on Saturday with a 7-1 triumph over Everett in their GBL opener.
The boys’ soccer team got off to a fast start with a 6-0 win over Everett on Saturday.
RHS Swimmers Conclude Season on Winning Note
The 2021 season may have been short, but it definitely was sweet for coach Chris Hill and his Revere High swim team. The Patriots, who swam “virtual” meets against their opponents, concluded their season last week with a win over Medford, 81-78, elevating their final record for 2021 to 4-1.
The Pats’ lone setback came early in the year to Malden by a slim two-point margin.
“This was an emotional meet since it was the last time our four seniors would be swimming for Revere High,” said Hill. “Alexandra Burke, Reked Caushaj, David Del Rio, and Isabella Veraldi have all been on the varsity swim team for four years and all of them are team captains this season. They have been some of the most dedicated and successful swimmers we have ever had.”
The quartet got the meet going on a positive note for Revere by swimming a senior/captain relay and taking second place in the 200 medley relay.
Revere’s other team in the event, consisting of freshmen Matt Terrel and Alem Cesic and juniors Ashton Hoang and Mohamed Benzerdjeb, took first place.
From there, the Patriots went on to dominate most of the rest of the meet, which was closer than the final score might indicate because the last two events were swum unofficially.
Del Rio took first places in the 200IM and 100 back. Caushaj and Veraldi joined David in the backstroke and took second and third respectively.
Hoang won the 200 free and took second in the 100 fly. Benzerdjeb had a great meet, taking second in the 50 free and first in the 100 free.
Terrell earned a second place in the 100 free and a third in the 200 free.
Cesic easily won the 500 free and grabbed second in the 100 breast.
Junior Miguel Leonarte scored lots of points for the team, taking second in the IM and third in the 100 breast. Veraldi also scored in the 500 free.
Junior Julian Goglia added points to the Revere cause in the 50 free and the 100 breast.
Daniel Cardona scored points in the 200 IM. Junior Camilo Cuartes scored in the 100 free and sophomore Gavin Rua added to the Revere total in the 100 fly.
Revere also did very well in the 200 free relay. The quartet of Leonarte, G. Rua, Cuartes, and Terrell took second place, while the foursome of freshmen Harrison Rua and Nate Hill and juniors Cardona and Goglia took third.
In the final event, the 400 free relay, the quartet of Caushaj, Hoang, Del Rio, and Benzerdjeb finished with a winning time of 3:59.50 — which was 18 seconds faster than their closest opponent.
“It was a great way for our seniors to cap off their amazing RHS careers,” said Hill afterwards.