Revere football blanked by Peabody
Peabody came into town Friday night, Sept. 8, and ruined the Patriots’ opening night party with a 35-0 win over Revere. Peabody is the defending Northeastern Conference Lynch Division champions, and Coach Lou Cicatelli and Co. knew it’d be a fight.
Revere couldn’t get the offense going against the smothering Tanners’ defense, be it through the air or on the ground. The Patriots had around 50 positive yards. They trailed, 28-0, at halftime and couldn’t rally in the next half. Giovanni Woodard led Revere rushers with close to 50 yards.
Revere field hockey plays Lowell tough
Lowell topped Revere, 7-2. The first goal was scored by Ana Kalliavas with an assist from Matthew Terrell. Revere’s second goal was scored by Isabella Mendieta with an assist from Bella Stamatopoulos.
“Although the score looks a little rough, we actually played pretty well,” Revere coach Alex Butler said. “Lowell is a very established team with a strong program, and we are in the process of building both our team and program. We really held our own in the second half of the game, where we became stronger defensively. We had players who had never stepped on the field a few weeks ago playing in a varsity game, and they did a great job. The team kept a positive attitude throughout the game and did an amazing job of supporting one another.”
Briana Mendieta did an incredible job on defense, according to the coach. She defended multiple breakaway plays from Lowell. Jordan Martelli also did amazing work on midfield, sprinting back as a midfielder to support the defense when Lowell was in the circle. Goalie Sonia Haily deserves a lot of praise for preventing Lowell from scoring on multiple offensive corners, Butler said.
“Now that we have finally played our first game of the season, as a team, we know what we need to work on over the next few weeks,” Butler said. “We look forward to playing Lowell again later this month and showing off our improvements as a team.”
Revere boys soccer gearing up for GBL
Manny Lopes in his ninth season takes his Revere team into Greater Boston League play. He’s been coaching since 1978 (17 years old): youth, high school, club, college. Before taking over Revere in 2015, Lopes coached mostly women/girls. He is also the Masconomet High girls varsity lacrosse coach in the spring. He played semi and pro soccer in the United States and Portugal and high school and college in the United States
“I coach great kids, I’m a math teacher at Everett High, so I enjoy working with urban youth players,” Lopes said. “Tryouts went well. We changed the format. We only invited returning varsity, JV and freshmen players; selected the team after first tryout.”
Revere last year went 6-9-3 and failed for only the second time in eight years with Lopes at the helm to make postseason.
What are the strengths of this year’s team? Experience – the Patriots only lost three starters from last year and “have a good combination of returning and upcoming JV players, excellent leadership from our captains.”
What are areas for improvement? Attitude and commitment, the coach said.