RHS Sports Roundup

Two Victories for RHS Boys Soccer

The Revere High boys soccer team opened its Fall II season in fine fashion this past week against a trio of Greater Boston League rivals, winning two of its three contests.

Coach Manny Lopes and his crew kicked off their 2021 campaign with a 6-0 triumph over Everett last Saturday.

Junior midfielder David Marquez paced the Patriot offense, scoring the first two Revere goals and earning an assist. Senior captain Diego Salcedo also reached the back of the Everett net twice. Senior captain Michael Maldonado and senior Andres Callejas scored a goal apiece. Maldonado also was credited with an assist on the day.

Last Tuesday the Patriots came up on the short end of a 4-2 decision to Somerville. Junior Erick Alves DeSouza (unassisted) and junior midfielder David Paiva (assisted by Salcedo) accounted for the Revere goals.

However, the Pats bounced back this past Saturday with a 5-1 triumph over Lynn English. Five different Patriots found the back of the Bulldog net. Maldonado scored four points on the day with a goal and three assists.

The goal-scorers for Revere were: senior midfielder Juan Perez (assisted by Maldonado), Salcedo (assisted by Maldonado), DeSouza (assisted by Maldonado), Maldonado (assisted by Salcedo), and freshman Latrell Ashby (assisted by Paiva).

“Our defense has made a strong contribution in our last two games,” said Lopes, who cited the play of Milton Guerra, David Vera, and Matt Rivera. “David Vera returned after being out due to injury the first two games, but Milton Guerra was solid at center back in David’s absence.

“I also want to complement the work of goalie Jose Vejar, who has been stepping in for the injured Johan Martinez,” Lopes added.

The Patriots were scheduled to play at Medford yesterday (Tuesday) and will make the short trek to Chelsea tomorrow (Thursday). They will host Malden this coming Tuesday.

Strong Start for RHS Girls Soccer; Eight Goals for Bettero

The Revere High girls soccer team has begun its 2021 Fall II season in fine style, earning a pair of victories and a tie in matches with three Greater Boston League rivals this past week.

The Patriots kicked off their season against Everett and rolled to a 7-1 triumph.

After a year off, coach Megan O’Donnell’s squad came ready for action in the contest with Everett. Senior captain Jackie Zapata knocked in the first goal of the Fall II campaign with an assist from Madeline Yanez to start the scoring for the Patriots, and the contest never was in doubt.

Junior captain Carolina Bettero notched a hat trick and earned two assists for five points on the day. Juniors Madeline Yanes and Sofia Choqri both reached the back of the Everett net, as did newcomer Emily Gomez, who scored her first varsity goal.

“It was a total team effort and everyone got to see some action,” said O’Donnell.

Revere’s encounter three days later with Somerville proved to be a different story, ending in a 2-2 deadlock.

“This game was a physical battle from start to finish and both teams put together a solid effort,” noted O’Donnell. “We had great goal-keeping by Camila Perez and solid defense from freshman Samarah Paiva, Giselle Salvador, and Ari Pina. The mid-field, which was controlled by Jackie Zapata, Sofia Choqri, Madeline Yanes, and Imane Douane, had awesome ball movement that led to our two goals.”

Bettero struck for both of the Revere scores.

“Carolina and Nahomy Galvez are amazing forwards and they made the Somerville defense work hard all game,” added O’Donnell.

This past Saturday the Patriots took on Lynn English and cruised to a 6-0 victory. Bettero, displaying the mid-season form that ranks her as one of the top high school soccer players in the area, once again led the way for the Revere offense, notching her second hat trick of the season.

Choqri, Nahomy Galvez, and freshman Samarah Paiva also reached the back of the Lady Bulldog net to aid the Revere cause.

Perez earned her first shutout of the season, making eight saves on the day.

“We had a great team effort by Angela Huynh, Yasmin Riazi, Kyara Rodriquez, Kyra Delaney, Dayanara Cano, and Emily Gomez,” noted O’Donnell.

O’Donnell and her crew were scheduled to take on Lynn Classical this past Monday at the Manning Bowl and host Medford yesterday (Tuesday).

They will entertain Chelsea tomorrow (Thursday) in a contest that will be highlighted by Senior Day festivities.

RHS Golf Team Defeats Lynn English

The Revere High golf team defeated Greater Boston League rival Lynn English last Thursday on the Patriots’ home course at Cedar Glen. 

Notable performances included junior Alexio Trichillo, playing in the number one spot, who edged his Bulldog counterpart by a score of 5-4.

Seniors Joseph Polidoro and Steven Leone, playing at the #2 and #3 slots, also played well. Polidoro halved his match with his English rival, 4.5-4.5, while Leone triumphed in a near-shutout, 8.5-0.5, of his English opponent.

Other contributors to the winning effort  for coach Brandon Pezzuto’s squad were senior Kyle Gove, sophomore Ryan Willett, and freshmen Andrew Leone, Cameron Correia, and Austin Annunziata.

RHS Volleyball Team Wins First Two Matches

The Revere High volleyball team opened its 2021 Fall II season with powerful performances, defeating Greater Boston League rivals Everett and Somervile.

Coach Lianne Mimmo’s squad won both matches with 3-0 shutouts. The Patriots, who are led in their 2021 campaign by a quartet of captains, Lynzie Anderson, Alexis Iacoviello, Tracy Gutierrez, and Isabella Martinez, handily cruised past Everett, 25-13, 25-12, and 25-10, and then took the measure of Somerville, 25-21, 25-8, and 25-20.

In the victory over Somerville, major contributors for Revere were captain Isabella Martinez, who smacked five kills; Sydney Ciano, who set five assists; and captain Alexis Iacoviello, who served eight aces.

RHS Cross-Country Teams Open Fall II

It has been a different kind of experience for the Revere High cross-country teams, as they attempt to undertake a semblance of a Fall II season in the spring of 2021.

“I only have one runner who has met all of the guidelines so far,” said long-time RHS girls’ head coach Katie Sinnott. “With only one competitor, we won’t have the chance to score as a team, but our one runner can get results.”

In the opening meet with Everett, Rocio Gonzalez Castillo finished fifth with a time of 25:11.

“Rocio is a freshman, so this is the first time she has raced at the high school distance,” noted Sinnott. “She ran middle school cross country and was dominant.  It will take a few races to get the pacing for the high school distance, but with the consistent work she has put in in the past, I am confident she will get there.”

On the boys’ side, coach Mike Flynn’s crew engaged in meets with Greater Boston League opponents Medford and Lynn Classical.

The Patriots’ top runner, Victor Pelatere, won both meets. Victor came across the line in a time of 17:24 to outdistance all runners in the Medford contest on the Pats’ home course and sped to victory in a clocking of 18:32 in the meet with Classical.

In the Medford meet, Pelatere was followed by teammates Trey Delaney in fourth place in 19:50, Vincent Nichols (eighth place in 20:39), Miguel  Leonarte (ninth place in 21:59), Brayden Shanley (11th in 22:32), and Tom Desir (12th in 23:22).

Delaney took second place against Classical, finishing just four seconds behind Pelatere with a clocking of 18:36. Nichols finished in fifth place with a time of 21:10.

“Our captain, Victor Pelatere, showed great leadership skills by pacing freshman Trey Delaney and really helping him run well on the Lynn Woods course,” said Flynn.

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