RHS Sports Roundup

RHS Girls Lacrosse Tops Somerville, 13-6

Angela Huynh scored eight goals and had one assist to lead the Revere High girls lacrosse team to a 13-6 victory over Greater Boston League rival Somerville this past week.

Julianna DiCicco reached the back of the Somerville net for three goals. Lynberlee Leng added a goal and two assists and Mayerly Ortez scored a goal and had one assist.

Skyla DeSimone also earned an assist for the Lady Patriots.

“We struggled in the first half to find our rhythm, but started to work together a bit more in the second half,” said RHS head coach Karen Atkinson.

Earlier in the week Revere dropped a 16-6 decision to Medford. DeSimone led the Lady Patriot offense with three goals and an assist. Huynh contributed two goals and an assist and Asmaa Omar added a goal.

RHS goalie Jen Silva played what Atkinson termed a “fantastic game” with 14 saves.

Atkinson and her crew are scheduled to play at Malden today (Wednesday) and will host Medford Friday.

Comeback Victory for RHS Softball Team

The Revere High softball team overcame an early 6-1 deficit and then held on in a dramatic final inning to post a 9-8 victory over Greater Boston League rival Medford on Saturday.

After grabbing a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, the Lady Patriots fell behind, 6-1 after two frames.

RHS head coach Joe Ciccarello brought in senior Erica Anderson to the pitching circle after that and Erica pitched superbly the rest of the way, yielding only two runs and giving her teammates the opportunity to mount a comeback.

The Lady Patriots chipped away at the Medford lead, led principally by the hitting of Alexis Iacoviello, Nina Cassinello, and Julianna Raffa, and eventually pulled ahead, 9-8, entering the bottom of the seventh.

The lead-off Lady Mustang doubled, placing the tying run in scoring position with none out. The next Medford batter then lofted a fly ball to center field, which was caught by Adrianna Keefe.

The Medford runner tagged up and appeared to have reached third successfully, but Ciccarello appealed on the basis that the runner had left second early. The umpire agreed and the Lady Mustang was ruled out.

Anderson then got the final out on a grounder to end the game.

“This was a great game and a great comeback by our team, Erica came in and did a great job and our defense was solid behind her,” said Ciccarello, noting in particular a fine play by Raffa at second base, when Julianna knocked down a hard shot off her chest, kept her composure, and threw the runner out.

Ciccarello and his crew, who now stand at 5-1 on the season, were set to host Chelsea tonight (Wednesday) for Senior Night festivities and will travel to Malden tomorrow (Thursday),

Revere then will play host to the GBL Tourney this weekend, featuring all eight GBL teams starting Saturday morning, with the four quarterfinal games on the two diamonds at Griswold Park at 10 and 12. 

The semi-finals will be held Sunday and the championship game is set for Monday.

Snyder Shines for RHS Boys Lacrosse

Although the Revere High boys lacrosse team dropped its contests with Greater Boston League rivals Medford and Malden this past week, there were some highlights for the Patriots, notably the play of goalie Vinny Snyder, who recorded 16 saves in the Medford contests and 20 saves against Malden.

Jarrod Natola scored three goals vs. Medford and Cam Wickens added one goal. In the Malden match, Wickens scored two goals, Natola accounted for a goal and an assist, and Cam Correia contributed one goal.

Coach Zach McDannell and his crew host Somerville at Harry Della Russo Stadium for Senior Night festivities tomorrow (Thursday) at 4:00.

Girls Tennis Meets Classical

The Revere High girls tennis team took on Greater Boston League rival Lynn Classical last week and came up on the short end of a 5-0 decision.

Lady Patriot first singles player, senior Nada Abou Hadiba dropped her match, 1-6, 1-6. At second singles, junior Keneisha Germain put up a good fight in a 3-6, 4-6 outcome.

At third singles, junior Sofia Lee fell 0-6, 0-6. The first doubles duo of sophomore Kathy Trinh and junior Meryem Charty lost 0-6, 0-6, and the second doubles tandem of sophomores Hebat Eklacemi and Tenzin Chime dropped a 1-6, 1-6 decision.

Coach Carla Maniscalco and her squad are scheduled to meet GBL foe Medford today (Wednesday).

Summer Lacrosse Camp for Girls at HDR

Revere High girls lacrosse head coach Karen Atkinson announces that she will be conducting a summer lacrosse and field hockey camp for girls in Grades K-8 on July 6-8 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon each day.

The camp will be held at Harry Della Russo Stadium. Each attendee should bring a stick, goggles, shin pads, and a mouth guard.

Girls of all experience levels are welcome.

Cost of the camp is $100.00.

You can register at www.coastallacrossema.com.

RHS Boys Track Does Well at MSTCA

A contingent from the Revere High boys track and field team competed in the MSTCA Invitationals this past weekend.

On Saturday, Ryan Doucette placed fifth in the javelin with a throw of 140’-9”.

Yophee Ek competed in the shot-put,  finishing 11th with a toss of 37’-2.5”.

Vic Pelatere ran in the 800 meters event, finishing with a time of 2:15.83.

Rayan Riazi competed in three events, the javelin, 110 meter high hurdles, and the 100 meter dash. Rayan threw the javelin 121- 0”; ran the high hurdles in 17.13; and sprinted the dash in 11.95. 

Cam Ventura also competed in three events, the long jump, triple jump, and 100 meters. His jumps in the long and triple were 21’-6” and 41’-0” respectively, finishing fifth overall in both events. In the 100 meters, he ran a time of 11.57, which qualified Cam for the Large Schools State Championships in that event.

On Sunday, James Clauto competed in the high jump and long jump.  In the high jump, his 5’-10” leap placed him fourth. In the long jump, James finished 10th with a jump of 19’-6.5”.

Mark Marchese competed in the 100 meters finishing with a time of 11.73, which is only .08 shy of qualifying for States.

Rayan Riazi competed in the discus and 100 meters. Rayan threw the discus 96’-2” and ran the 100 meters in 11.99.

Cam Ventura competed in the triple jump and 110 meter high hurdles. He jumped 41’-0” and ran the hurdles in 15.00 which is just 0.3 off the 39 year-old Revere High school record. Track was run in 1982 with a hand time of 14.7, which converts to roughly 15.00. 

“Cam is right there and has the tools to break it in the coming weeks,” said RHS head coach Sam Ros.

Ros and his crew will host a tri-meet today (Wednesday) with undefeated Chelsea and Lynn English.

The GBL meet is scheduled for Wednesday, June 23rd, at 4 p.m. at Chelsea High.

Mahoney, Bettero Compete in MSTCA Invitational

Two members of the Revere High girls track and field team competed at the MSTCA invitationals over the weekend. 

On Saturday, Gianna Mahoney competed in the javelin, finishing second overall with a throw of 99’-10”, a performance that qualified Gianna for the Large Schools State Championships.

On Sunday, Carolina Bettero ran in both of the hurdles events. In the 400 intermediate hurdles, Carolina ran a time of 1:15.76, and in the 100 high hurdles, she clocked in at 18.23.

Coach Racquel MacDonald and her squad will host Chelsea and Lynn English in a tri-meet today (Wednesday) at Harry Della Russo Stadium.

Hoang Shuts Out Classical Opponent

Revere High boys first singles player Ashton Hoang showed why he is one of the top players in the Greater Boston League with a perfect shutout, 6-0, 6-0, of his Lynn Classical opponent this past week.

Matthew Chianca also was a decisive winner over his Classical counterpart at third singles, capturing his match by a score of 6-0, 6-1.

Nafiz Islam, playing at second singles, put up a fierce fight in a three-set loss, 1-6, 7-6, 2-6. Similarly, the first doubles duo of Alex Waxer and Luis Galvez extended their match to three sets, but fell short, 1-6, 7-6, 2-6.

“It was a very competitive and fun match,” said RHS head coach Mike Flynn. “I’m very proud of this team. Many of the boys just started playing this year.  Nafiz Islam at second singles came back against an experienced player and almost pulled out the win.  At doubles, Alex Waxer and Luis Galvev played their hearts out and almost pulled out a victory against a team that was much more experienced.

“Ashton Hoang continues to be our leader and played well and Matthew Chianca got an impressive win at third singles,” Flynn added.

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