Revere girls’ soccer starts strong at 5-0
Revere is red-hot to start the season. The team had a huge 3-0 win over Greater Boston League rival Everett. Nataly Olivia had two goals, and Kaylin Oliva Folgar scored. Nisrin Sekkat picked up another shutout in net, and the Patriots got big defensive plays by Sandra Torres, Fatima Esquivel-Oliva and Emily Torres.
Revere also beat Boston Collegiate high school charter school, 4-0. Revere freshman Kesley Morales scored her first varsity goal on a penalty kick. Senior defender Ari Pina scored a goal, and Jessica Galvez scored a goal with an assist from Sandra Torres. Erika Mejia scored the fourth goal of the game on an assist from Olivia.
Revere cross country opens season
Revere cross country took to the running course in the rain and competed strongly with Medford before losing, 20-39.
“We finally got to run our first meet – albeit in the rain – against a competitive Medford team,” Revere coach Katie Sinnott said. “It rained quite heavily through the race, making for sluggish and sometime slippery conditions, but the team was tough and pushed through those challenges.”
Rocio Gonzalez Castillo led the team with her fastest run on this course in over two years. “She is in midseason form already,” Sinnott said, “and looks strong and confident out on the course.”
Daniela Santana Baez also had a strong showing and has improved tremendously over last year. She was over four minutes faster than in last season on this same course. “That is awesome,” the coach said.
New team members Afnane Amine and Anahis Vasquez Solorzano had personal best paces.
“While we did not come away with a victory, and several runners are working their way back from an early season illness, we are excited for the potential in the team,” Sinnott said.
On Thursday, the team heads to Lynn Woods to take on Lynn Classical. “Lynn Woods is always a challenging course, but I am confident the team is up for the challenge,” Sinnott said.
Revere’s individual results:
Rocio Gonzalez Castillo – 2nd overall – 20:30
Afnane Amine – 5th overall – 23:45
Daniela Santana Baez – 8th overall – 24:59
Yasmin Riazi – 11th overall – 25:31
Stefanie Reyes – 13th overall – 29:14
Anahis Vasquez Solorzano – 14th overall – 33:05
Revere field hockey gets on winning scoreboard
The Patriots field hockey team climbed to 1-2 after they beat Northeast Metro Tech, 6-0. The first and last goals were scored by Isabella Mendieta and sandwiched around goals from Ana Kalliavas (assist from Gemma Stamatopoulos), Matthew Terrell (with back-to-back goals) and Danni Randall.
“Briana Mendieta did an incredible job on defense, as well as Ava and Olivia Morris, making sure this game was a shutout, leading to our first victory of the season,” Revere coach Alex Butler said. “The entire team helped contribute to this win and did a great job putting pressure on Northeast.”
Revere golf starts 3-0
Revere/Malden golf took down Lynn Classical, 44-28, at Gannon Golf Course in Lynn.
“We are very excited to have so much inter squad competition this year as it challenges our team to continue to improve each day,” Revere/Malden coach Brandon Pezzuto said.
Chris MacDonald of Malden and Matt Lacroix won their matches both 6.5-2.5 in the one and two slots, respectively. Frankie Annunziata, playing the four-slot, won his match, 7.5-1.5. Jonathan Wells in the five-spot and captain Saul Kruckenberg in the seven-slot tied their matches. Jacob Simonelli won his match, 5-4, at the six-spot. Freshman Tommy Cronin won his match, 8-1, in the eight-slot.
“Our team is filled with great leadership by both seniors and underclassmen alike,” Pezzuto said. “Ollie Svendsen (Revere) and Ryan Coggswell (Malden) join Saul Kruckenberg (Malden) as captains.”
The Revere/Malden golf team hosted a match against Everett and won, 49-23, at Stoneham Oaks.
“The coaching staff has been impressed by the focus on improvement our team has demonstrated,” Pezzuto said. “Each day the kids take two to three points regarding strategy or fundamentals that they implement into their games in the pursuit of developing into more complete golfers. Some notable golfers also include Frankie Annunziata of Revere, Jonathan Wells of Revere and Christopher MacDonald of Malden.”
Revere also beat Medford, 38-34, at Cedar Glen. Highlights from this match include Malden’s MacDonald playing in the number one spot and continuing to battle after being down 3-1 to win his match, 5.5-3.5. He won the last four holes against Medford’s best. In addition, Coggswell and Svendsen secured the match, winning 7.5-1.5 and 8.5-.5, respectively.
“The coaching staff was extremely impressed by the resilience and leadership of this group,” Pezzuto said. “They are a testament to what our program represents and models to their teammates.”
Other notables include Malden’s Tommy Cronin, a freshman playing the number 5 spot, who split his match, 4.5-4.5, and Wells just falling short in the 4 spot, 5-4.