Sports 10-15-2014

RHS sports Roundup

Silva, Patriots roll past Salem, 28-6

The Revere High football team kept alive its chances for a spot in the post-season playoffs with a dominating 28-6 triumph over Salem Friday evening at Bertram Field in Salem.

“This was a great win,” said RHS head coach Lou Cicatelli. “We stayed focused for the entire game. I’m proud of the progress we’ve made and the way the team responded after what has been a very tough last three weeks.”

Patriot senior captain Kaleb Silva enjoyed a banner evening, rushing for 150 yards and scoring a pair of touchdowns. Kaleb also made a stellar grab of the fully-stretched-out variety on a screen-and-go pass from Revere quarterback Danny Murphy that covered 40 yards and moved Revere into scoring position for their final TD.

However, a number of other Patriots also contributed mightily to a Revere offensive machine that rolled up more than 350 yards of offense: Murphy scored a pair of touchdowns, rushed for 85 yards, and connected on 3-of-6 pass attempts for 65 yards; shifty James Furlong ran for 50 yards on six attempts;  and Steve Noel, who led the outstanding Revere defensive effort, rushed for 40 yards and split the uprights on 4-for-4 kicking of PATs.

All four of the Patriot scoring drives came on journeys of 60 yards or more  In addition, and perhaps most impressively, the Patriots did not commit a turnover all game.

By contrast, the Revere defense kept Salem in check all night, with the lone Salem TD coming on an 85 yard play late in the game.  As noted, Noel was a bulwark for the mighty Revere “D” with a game-high nine tackles from his linebacker spot. Sophomore defensive tackle Anthony DeStefano was a force on the line and accounted for a trio of quarterback sacks. Mike Norton, Pho Tran (who picked off a Salem pass), Murphy (whose interception late in the first half set up Revere for the final score), and Silva were among the Patriot defenders who earned Cicatelli’s plaudits.

The Pats will have their work cut out for them this week when they journey to Peabody for another Friday Night Lights contest. The Tanners dropped their first game of the season the past week to Winthrop. Kick-off time is the usual 7:00 p.m.

Girls’ cross countryteam improves to 6-1

The Revere High girls’ cross country team earned yet another hard-fought and exciting victory with a 26-30 triumph at Salem last week. “Salem’s course is pretty, but extremely challenging,” said RHS head coach Katie Sinnott.  “The three mile course encompasses difficult hills, off-road paths, and even a beach section.

“The girls ran strong, though not personal bests due to the difficulty of the course,” added Sinnott. “Salem took the top spot, but due to the strength and depth throughout our top seven runners, we were able to beat the Salem girls.”

Leading the way for the Lady Patriots, as she has done all season, was Vanessa Puopolo with a second place finish in 23:57.  Suellen Guerreiro was next in fourth place in 24:56 with teammates Jaclynne Dion in 25:06  and Hayley Mangino in 25:17 finishing fifth and sixth. Trisha Cheever took ninth place in 25:06 to complete the Revere scoring and Hannah Fitzpatrick took 10th spot in 26:59 to displace a Salem girl.

Other Lady Patriots who completed the challenging course were Joanna Severino Perez in 27:49; Nicole Paddock in 29:00; Megan Erwin in 29:03; Monica Posada in 29:03; Lani Stevens in 31:07; Jessica Ventura in 31:26; Catherine Monroy in 37:14; Meloee Nazaire in 42:00; Lyba Khan in 43:34; and Jennifer Salmeron in 43:36.

The Lady Patriots, who are sporting their best record in several years with a 6-1 mark, were set to face Peabody yesterday (Tuesday) in their final dual meet of the season.

Barhoum tops field

in Salem meet

Revere High’s ace cross-country man, Salah Barhoum, topped the field in last Wednesday’s dual meet at Salem. Salah crossed the line in 18:30, fully 40 seconds ahead of the first Salem runner, to handily cruise home in first place on the Salem course that features hilly terrain and part-beach on Winter Island.

Patriot sophomore Sebastian Mejia was the next Revere finisher, coming across in fourth place in 20:36. Christ Genty took seventh in 21:09, followed by Bounlaing Chea in ninth in 21:51 and John Simonini, who was back in action after being out sick for more than a week, in 12th in 23:23.

Fredy Flores finished 13th in 23:43 and Dom Giangregorio took 15th in 24:23. Ashton Deruosi (24:58) and Jack Mallen (27:14) also competed for the Patriots.

Altough the final tally showed Salem prevailing by a score of 24-33, RHS head coach Mike Flynn was pleased with his team’s performance. “The effort is there and we’re running better as a team,” said Flynn.

Flynn and his crew were set to wrap up their dual meet campaign yesterday (Tuesday) at Peabody. The Northeastern Conference Meet is set for a week from Saturday at Bradley Palmer State Park in Topsfield.

Photos by Joe Prezioso

The Revere High School (RHS) Patriots Volleyball team fell to rival Winthrop, 3-0, in a home match on  Oct. 7. The team fell in consecutive sets: 25-18, 25-17 and 25-16. The Revere High School (RHS) 2014 varsity volleyball. The varsity volleyball team with coaches Jaime Imbracsio and Josh MacGregor. Players, not in any order, Gabrielle Cammarata, Rachel Desantis, Raquel Dicenso, Diana Duverge, Cheyanne Fullen, Meaghan Gotham, Ally Hinojosa, Natasha Iacoviello, Jenna Lennon, Vanessa Leone, Jesnny Reyes, Andrea Rueda and Vanessa Velasquez with coaches Jamie Imbracsio and Josh MacGregor

DiCarlo at UMass

Former Revere High softball captain Logan DiCarlo is a member of the University of Massachusetts/Amherst club softball team. DiCarlo, a Northeastern Conference All-Star second baseman who led Revere to the Division 1 North title last season, is the starting second baseman for the UMass team. Logan is pictured at the UMass softball field with her father, Peter DiCarlo. When Logan’s UMass team played Northeastern, she was pleased to see Brianna Holmes, her former Revere Softball League teammate and star at St. Mary’s High School,  starting at second base for the Northeastern team. The UMass team is playing a 15-game fall schedule against Northeastern, UConn, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Sacred Heart.

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