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~ Revere High School Patriots Sports Round-Up ~

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By Dom Nicastro

Revere falls to Medford, tops East Boston
Revere fell to Medford, 16-6. Revere took a lead in the top of the second inning. Caleigh Joyce homered to center field, scoring two runs, to give Revere the leg up, 2-1. Medford flipped the game on its head in the bottom of the second, scoring six runs on three hits to take a 7-2 lead.
Danni Hope Randall took the loss for Revere. The starting pitcher went six innings, allowing 16 runs (three earned) on nine hits, striking out 13 and walking five. Joyce went 1-for-3 at the plate, leading the team with two runs batted in. Lea Doucette led Revere with three hits in three at-bats. Frankie Reed led Revere with three walks. Overall, the team had a strong eye at the plate, collecting nine walks for the game. Reed and Riley Straccia each stole multiple bases for Revere, which ran wild on the base paths, piling up seven stolen bases for the game.
Revere got back in the win column and qualified for the postseason with a 25-13 win over East Boston. Revere collected 15 hits, while East Boston had three. Revere jumped out to the lead in the top of the first inning after an error scored two runs. Reed provided pop in the middle of the lineup and led Revere with four runs batted in. The infielder went 2-for-4 on the day. Brianna Miranda, Revere’s No. 8 hitter, led the team with three hits in five at-bats. Doucette and Gianna Chiodi each collected multiple hits for Revere. Revere had patience at the plate, tallying eight walks for the game. Luiza Santos and Ally Straccia led the team with two bases on balls each. Joyce, Lea Doucette, Reed, Santos, and Anna Doucette each stole multiple bases for Revere, which had 15 stolen bases for the game. Chiodi earned the win for Revere. She allowed three hits and 13 runs (two earned) over five innings, striking out six and walking seven.

Revere boys lacrosse honors seniors
It was Senior Night for Revere boys lacrosse against Saugus:
• #1 Midfielder Guillermo Menjivar
• #5 Attackman Vietnam “Tony” Nguyen-Pham
• #9 Defenseman Yahir Alejandro Ventura
• #11 Long Stick Midfielder Andrew Leone
• #12 Attackman Walid Harda
• #19 Goalkeeper Santiago Gil
• #21 Midfielder Angel Reyes
• #22 Midfielder Harrison Rua
• #24 Midfielder Jack Cambriello
• #26 Defenseman Marckly-Sam Romelien
• #28 Defenseman Jose Ozuna
“It was a good turnout for Senior Night against Saugus,” Revere coach Jordan DeBarros said. His team lost 14-1. “The seniors were well represented by their friends and family and played their hearts out.”
The game was going well for Revere in the first half, particularly on defense. Sophomore midfielder Hugo Diaz scored his first goal of the season. Guilherme Andrade made seven saves in net.
“Despite the efforts and shots on offense, there were some challenges, especially in the third quarter that led us to fall behind in the game and ultimately lose,” the Revere coach said.

Revere girls tennis drops two
Revere lost to Everett, 4-1, and Somerville, 3-2. At third singles against Everett, Lesly Calderon Lopez won, 6-0, 6-3. Against Somerville, Revere got wins from first singles Dayna Phan, 6-1, 6-2, and second singles Jaimy Gomez, 6-4, 7-5. “Overall, the team played well in both matches,” Revere coach Carla Maniscalco said.

Revere boys tennis falls to Everett, Somerville, Medford
Michael Flynn, Revere’s boys tennis coach, said his team is “really improving and our new players have improved their level greatly. We had some very competitive matches this past week. We lost a very fun and competitive match to Medford (3-2 loss) that lasted three hours.”
At first singles, Nick Aguiar lost to a strong player and played an excellent match, 6-1, 6-2. At second singles, Vincent Phan played a very strong match and lost to a good player, 6-3, 6-1. At third singles, Raihan Ahmed played a very strong match and won, 6-0, 6-1. At first doubles, Nick Barry and Ethan Men played well and lost, 6-2, 6-0. At second doubles, Indrit Tamizi and Vic Cisneros played an excellent match and won, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (10-3 in a 10-point tiebreak).
Against Everett, the match lasted long as well. At first singles, Ahmed won in a very long match, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. At second singles, Phan played very well in a close 7-5, 6-4 loss. At third singles, a hurt Aguiar played a very tough match and won, 7-5, 6-1. At first doubles, Tamizi and Cisneros played an excellent match in a tough 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 loss. At second doubles, Men and Steven Espinal played an excellent match together in a 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 loss.
In a 5-0 loss to Somerville, Flynn said the team played its best match and that he is “really happy with our improvement and development.” At first singles, Phan played his best match against a really good Somerville player in a 6-0, 6-2 loss. He played great the entire match, Flynn said. At second singles, Ahmed played really well against a good player in a 6-1, 6-1 loss. At third singles, Tamizi, who usually plays doubles, played really well at singles in a 6-1, 6-1 loss. At first doubles, Cisneros and Men continued to improve in a 6-0, 6-2 loss. At second doubles, Rayan Elmzidi and Espinal played really well in a 6-0, 6-2 loss.

Revere girls track keeps shining
Revere beat Medford, 88-34, and moved to 5-0. Liv Yuong was the top scorer again, placing first in the high jump, long jump, and 100 hurdles (15 points total). She hit a new season PR in the high jump with a jump of 4-10, which qualifies her for the D1 State Meet later this month. Gemma Stamatopoulos scored 14 points for the team with a first-place finish and three second-place finishes. She took first in the 800, continuing her undefeated streak, and took second in the long jump, high jump, and 400 hurdles. Ashley Cabrera Rodriguez took two first-place finishes in the 400 hurdles and the triple jump, scoring 10 points for the team. The discus trio of Jocelyn Lazo, Angelina Montoya, and Ashley Chandler swept in the event.
Other first-place finishes included Francoise Kodjo in the shot put, Giselle Salvador in the 100 with a new PR, and Olivia Rupp in the mile. Other second-place finishes included Yara Belguendouz in the 100 hurdles, Salvador in the 200m, Rania Hamdani in the 400, Genevieve Zierten in both the 800 and mile, and Rocio Gonzalez in the 2-mile.
Also this weekend, Stamatopoulos was the lone competitor at the MSTCA Jim Hoar Freshman/Sophomore meet on Saturday, May 4 in Weymouth. She competed in three events and set season bests in two out of three. She had a season-best in the high jump, jumping 4-8 and scoring 10th place overall. She also had a season-best in the 800 with a 2:36.70, placing 16th overall. She ran a 1:18.80 in the 400 hurdles for a 15th-place overall.
“Absolutely incredible day for Gemma who has really shown strength this season as she takes on and excels in so many more events,” Revere girls track coach Racquel MacDonald-Ciambelli said. “It is always so exciting watching her compete, and her competitive drive is unmatched.”
Revere will honor its seniors at Senior Night against Chelsea Thursday, May 9.

Revere boys volleyball picks up two wins
Revere beat Madison Park, 3-2. Larry Claudio had 44 assists, and Ruben Rodriguez added 32 kills. Revere beat Medford, 3-1. Claudio had 28 assists, and Rodriguez contributed 10 kills.

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