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Everett field hockey blanks Revere to secure first GBL win

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Crimson Tide gets ready to celebrate Senior Day next Wednesday against non-league Northeast Voke

By Joe McConnell

After the game against Peabody on Oct. 3, first-year Everett High School field hockey coach Sabrina Wright switched around her lineup, and it paid immediate dividends, when the Crimson Tide (1-0 in the Greater Boston League, 2-8 overall) shutout Revere, 2-0 the very next day to earn their first Greater Boston League (GBL) win.

In that Peabody game, the locals lost, 3-0 in what was really a good, hard-fought game, according to Wright.

Ricky Contreras was the MVP in this game. “(Contreras) is our junior captain, and he was hungry for a goal and was working hard to get it,” said Wright. “He didn’t end up getting one, but I can feel his energy from the sideline.”

His effort might have inspired those aforementioned lineup changes the next day against Revere. “After our loss on Tuesday to Peabody, I switched around our formations on the field, and it was probably one of my best coaching decisions I made all season long,” Wright said. “This was a beautifully played game by everyone. They were all doing the right things, and it showed because we came out on top to secure our first league win.”

Jonathan Scoletti and Cephas Orleus netted the two Everett goals to help propel their teammates to victory.

Goalie Willins Julien was the Team MVP in this game. “It can be argued that Willins is the MVP in every game, because he’s out there saving 20 to 30 shots per game,” said Wright. “But I wanted to wait for the perfect game to be able to name him MVP, and it was this game. We not only won it, but it was also his first shutout in goal. I was so happy for him, and it was so well-deserved.”

The Tide has since gone up against Malden on Oct. 11 after press deadline. They will then take on non-league host Greater Lowell Monday, Oct. 16, at 4:30 p.m., before heading home to host non-league Northeast Voke on Senior Day two days later, Oct. 18, at 7-Acres/Rivergreen, starting at 5 p.m.

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