Robertson (6 goals) lift Malden over Lynn Classical in 12-6 Tornado boys lacrosse opener
New coaches along with new season for Revere High girls’ lacrosse, softball teams
By Jason Mazzilli
Celeste Fuccillo was untouchable on the mound for Everett High School girls’ softball Monday, going the distance with a no-hitter in the Crimson Tide’s
home season and league opener.
The Lady Tide girls also got the job done at the plate in the 7-0 season opening victory.
Fuccillo took charge of the game on the first pitch and did not let up until the last, striking out 12 on the day in the Greater Boston League opener for both teams.
Host Everett went ahead, 2-0, in its first at bat RBIs going to freshman Gianna Masucci (sacrifice fly) and junior Kayla Rossi (fielder’s choice). Jayla Davila (reached base on error) and Emma Longmore (walk) scored the first two Everett runs.
Fuccillo dominated the first three innings, striking out five Tornados, while showing her stuff defensively with four infield assists for outs.
Everett tacked on two more runs for a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth. Freshman Emilia Maria-Babcock (single) and Mason (single) both scored on a two-out single by Davila to make it, 4-0.
Fuccillo closed out the Malden fifth inning with two strikeouts and got a great play at shortstop followed by a nice stretch for the ball at first base by Mason to preserve the shutout.
The Crimson Tide extended the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. Junior Kristi Skane drew a walk, but was out on a fielder’s choice to second on a grounder by Babcock, who reached first. Emilia stole second base, advancing to third on a Mason single.
Everett pitcher Fuccillo helped her own cause, scoring Babcock on a groundout to first and Mason scored on an error. Davilia scored on a Longmore RBI single to make it a commanding 7-0 lead.
Fuccillo struck out two more Tornados and then got the final out of her historic day on a grounder to first to fire up the postgame celebration.
Everett was scheduled to meet GBL rival Chelsea Tuesday in its next game and will host non-league opponent Latin Academy on Saturday at Glendale Park at 11:00 a.m.
Everett hosts Lynn Classical at Glendale on Monday, April 11 and is at Lynn English next Wednesday, April 13. Both games are 4:00 p.m. starts.
Malden was rained out Wednesday, but hosts GBLer Chelsea in its home opener Monday, April 11 at 4:00 p.m. at Callahan Park, Malden.
Robertson (six goals) leads Malden past Lynn Classical in boys’ lacrosse opener
It started fast and the pace was much to host Malden’s liking as the Golden Tornado boys’ lacrosse took an early lead and never looked back in a 12-6 win over Lynn Classical.
It was the season opener on March 31 at Macdonald Stadium in Malden.
Malden High sophomore Chad Robertson scored his team’s first two goals, both inside of the first two minutes, to stake Malden a 2-0 lead.
This would be a good indicator of a big day for Robertson overall, as he ended up being Malden’s top producer with six goals overall for the Golden Tornado team.
Malden led 6-2 after the first quarter and 7-4 at the half as Lynn Classical made a bit of a comeback in the second quarter to pare down Malden’s lead.
Robertson scored another goal in the second quarter and one each in the third and fourth quarters to continue to pace the Malden scoring.
Making his debut in the Malden High net was senior goaltender Aidan Jordan, who played a strong game with 12 saves to pace the Tornado defense.
Malden’s scheduled game with Cambridge Rindge and Latin, a non-league matchup, was postponed last Friday. The Tornados were scheduled to play yesterday on the road at Somerville High at 4:00 p.m. in a Greater Boston League matchup.
Malden stayed busy with another non-league road trip today, at Salem High at 4:00 p.m. The Tornados have two GBL home games next week, hosting Revere on Tuesday, April 12 at 4:00 p.m. and Medford on Thursday, April 14 at 4:00 p.m.
Two new coaches for Spring for the Revere High School athletic program in girls’ lacrosse, and girls’ softball teams
There’s a pair of new faces in Revere High athletics this spring, as new coaches take the helm in girls’ softball and girls’ lacrosse.
In softball, former longtime assistant coach Megan O’Donnell now heads up the softball program, with big shoes to fill as highly-successful now former head coach Joe Cicarello resigned this past year when he moved on to a teaching position in Peabody.
Cicarello has led Revere High softball for the past 12 seasons, with 11 consecutive MIAA Division 1 State Softball Tournament appearances. Included was a deep run in the 2014 season, which produced a Northeastern Conference and North Sectional Championship, along with 18 wins.
That season, Revere rolled to the Eastern Mass. Championship game, falling 3-1 in a close one to eventual Division 1 State Champion Bridgewater-Raynham.
Ciccarello, who also resigned as boys head hockey coach after 10 seasons, had served in the Revere Public Schools system for 25 years altogether, 23 as a teacher and two years as Revere High vice principal.
Senior captains for Revere High softball this season are Lillian Calderon and Astrid Noriega.
In girls’ lacrosse, former Revere High and Framingham State University standout Amy Rotger takes over as the new head coach this season.
Senior captains for Revere girls’ lacrosse are Skyla Desimone and Angela Huynh.
Revere girls’ lacrosse opened at home against Malden on Wednesday. In the season opener Saturday, the Lady Pats fell to Cambridge Rindge and Latin on the road in one-sided game.