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Everett girls’ lacrosse team continues to improve as a first-year club while searching for that elusive win

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Crimson Tide now preps for the Patriots on Monday at Revere’s Harry Della Russo Stadium

  The Everett High School girls’ lacrosse team continues to deal with the usual growing pains of a first-year varsity club. Their latest setback was against visiting Somerville on Monday, May 8, at 7 Acre Park, 11-2.

  “We were much more competitive in this game against Somerville,” said coach Christina Buckley. “There were fantastic defensive efforts by Kamily Aguilar, Brigitte Reyes Cortes and Yasmin Linhares. These girls forced multiple turnovers on the defensive end of the field, and were then able to transition the ball to our side.”

  Goalie Khadija Ailane still came up with 10 saves to keep things relatively close throughout most of the game.

  “Offensively, we did a much better job moving the ball around the 12, while looking for the cutters,” said Buckley. “We capitalized on one after Sophia Sousa made a great pass to Riley Avelar, who finished off the scoring play.

  “Katherine Olivares Guzman, Valandy Pierre and Natalie Ruiz also had a few good shots against Somerville,” added the Everett coach. “Amanda Verterio had many good looks, and was also able to score the other Everett goal in this game. Overall, I was pleased with our play, and if it wasn’t for one Somerville player, who scored eight of their goals, the final score would have been much closer.”

  For the third time this spring, the Tide went up against Medford yesterday, May 11 (after press deadline). The Everett girls will then be at Revere’s Harry Della Russo Stadium on Monday to go up against the Patriots, starting at 4 p.m.

  “With only five games left in the regular season, we are still winless, but I’m not upset by our record. I expected growing pains in Year 1,” said Buckley. “My goal is to simply see improvement in each game, while also continuing to be competitive for the remainder of the season.”

Everett goalie Khadija Ailane was ready to defend the goal against Somerville at 7 Acre Park on Monday. (Advocate photos by Emily Harney)
The Crimson Tide’s Riley Avelar carries the ball as a Somerville defender closes in.

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