Sports 01-26-2011

RHS hockey team defeats Northeast, 3-1

The Revere High hockey team got back on the winning track with a 3-1 triumph over Northeast Regional Vocational School last Thursday to avenge an earlier loss in the season to Northeast.

After The Patriots spotted the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead after one period, R.J. Tiorano knotted matters with a lamplighter at 8:35, assisted by Joe Corbett and Marco Mazzarelli. The score remained deadlocked through the end of the second frame and for most of the third until Mazzarelli forged the Patriots into the lead for the first time with a marker with just 2:54 to play. Tiorano and Corbett both earned assists on the goal.

Corbett then added an insurance tally about two minutes later with 1:11 left on the clock before Northeast could pull its goalie for a sixth skater. Corbett intercepted a Northeast pass in the defensive zone and skated in alone for the unassisted goal that sealed the deal for the Pats.

“It was a good win for us and an important one because we really needed it,” said RHS head coach Jim Palumbo, whose squad had dropped three straight contests to fall below .500.

The Patriots journeyed to Beverly two nights later to take on a Panther team that is skating among the elite of the Northeastern Conference this season. The contest was a fairly mild mannered affair for most of the way in which Beverly grabbed a 3-1 lead after two periods, Revere’s lone tally coming in the second frame on a goal by Peter Marino, assisted by Dale Paradise.

However, shortly after the midway point of the third stanza, fireworks erupted on both sides. Revere got the party going with two quick scores within less than a minute at 8:29 by Drew Lauria, assisted by Corbett, and then at 9:27 by Marino, who stole a Beverly pass inside the defensive zone and skated in for an unassisted lamplighter.

However, Beverly responded 47 seconds later, only to have Paradise notch the tying tally 53 seconds after that, assisted by Marino and Pat Bartol.

But that would prove to be the last salvo left in the Revere arsenal. Beverly still had two volleys left, at 11:34 and 12:29, to cap a combined outburst of six goals within exactly four minutes of hockey.

“It really got crazy at both ends of the ice,” said Palumbo. “Both teams skated up and down and made some great plays. It was just one of those occasions when teams find their scoring touch.”

Although the final score showed Revere on the short end of a 6-4 decision, Palumbo was please with his team’s performance.

“Beverly is one of the top teams in the league and we played them fairly evenly,” said the coach. “We came home feeling good about our play. It was one of our better games of the season and it showed that we can skate with a team of Beverly’s caliber. We’re improving all the time and it is beginning to show.”

Palumbo was high in his praise of Marino, who had a hand in three of Revere’s goals with two of his own and an assist. “Beyond his two goals and assist, Peter really took his game to the next level,” lauded Palumbo. “He was all over the ice, breaking up Beverly plays throughout the game and getting us going on offense.”

Palumbo and his crew, who now stand at 4-6 at the halfway mark of the season, will host Peabody today (Wednesday) at 4:30 and Gloucester Saturday at 5:00 at Cronin. They will venture into Larsen Rink in Winthrop next Wednesday for a 6:10 face off.

Hoop teams prepare for a busy week ahead

Both the Revere High girls and boys basketball teams saw their games postponed this past week.  Both teams had their games on Friday with Winthrop snowed out and then the girls had their game Sunday with Medford be cancelled.

Coach Diana DeCristoforo’s 10-0 Lady Patriots were back in action last night (Tuesday) to make up the Winthrop game and will host Swampscott Friday. They will travel to Danvers next Tuesday.

Coach Rick Hayes’s boys were at former GBL rival Somerville last night and will host another former GBL archrival, Chelsea, tomorrow night (Thursday). They will play at Swampscott Friday and host Danvers next Tuesday.

Tracks teams fall to Gloucester High

Although the Revere High girls track team came up on the short end of a 52-34 decision to Gloucester, there were a number of highlights for Coach Sam Ros’s squad.

Briana Scata captured first place in the shotput with a toss of 27-4.5. Lindsay Gurska sped to victory in the 55 meter hurdles in a time of 10.0 seconds. Kassandra Digitale took first in the mile run in 6:39.3.

Earning three points for their second place finishes were Camden Sigouin in the 300 dash in 1:56.6; Alanna Pasco in the 600 in 1:56.6; Stephanie Gregorio in the mile in 7:04.7; and Maggie DiPlatzi in the two mile in 14:10.

Placing one point onto the Revere side of the scoresheet for third place efforts were: Noelle Galli with a shotput throw of 24-.75; Sara Boukdad in the hurdles in 10.8; Ha Nguyen in the 55 meter dash in 8.3; Brittany Brown in the 600 in 2:00.2; Lindsay Chorlian in the 1000 in 4:06; Stheffane Souza in the mile in 7:11.9; and Nikki Nelson in the two mile in 14:32.

The girls track team was back in action at Marblehead this past Monday and will compete in the NEC meet next Thursday, February 3.

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The Revere High boys track team dropped a 54-32 decision to Gloucester last week. Coach Jack Mosko’s squad received superlative performances from Joe Ritchie, who dashed to a first place finish in the 55 meter event in 7.2 seconds; Breny Guzman, who topped the field in the 300 dash in 39.8 seconds; and Ernesto Bonilla, who outran all competitors in the two mile in 11:23.2.

Patriots who turned in second place efforts to put three points onto the Revere side of the scoresheet were Vin DiChiara with a leap of 5-4 in the high jump; Albion Lici in the 55 meter hurdles in 9.7; Michael Fitzpatrick in the 600 in 1:28.3; and Brian Collins in the two mile in 11:47.1.

Third place finishes were forwarded by Vito Licata with a shotput toss of 40-3.5; Paul Rizzo in the hurdles in 9.9; Leonard Giraldo in the 55 dash in 7.4; Robert Rose in the 1000 in 3:00; and William Truong in the mile in 5:27.

“Breny Guzman broke 40 seconds on a flat track and he continues to be a team leader with his work ethic and personal bests,” said Mosko. “Mike Fitzpatrick is just 0.2 from qualifying for states in the 600,  but will get to run at the Coaches Invitational next Sunday along with 10 other of our boys.”

Mosko also noted that the 4 x 400 relay team of Mike Fitzpatrick, Capt. Jeff Chhay, Johnny Lopes, and Captain Breny Guzman ran a season best of 3:51.4.

The boys took on Marblehead this past Monday.

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