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~ RHS Patriots Sports Roundup ~ Revere girls’ soccer picks up huge win, climbs to 7-0

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Talk about the hottest team in Revere High School. Three more wins and three more shutouts – the Patriots haven’t allowed a goal after seven matches. The Revere girls’ soccer team picked up a monster win over Greater Boston League rival Medford, 4-0, on Tuesday, Sept. 26 and climbed to a perfect 7-0.

Erika Mejia scored two goals on free kicks that were earned by the hard work of her teammates Kaylin Foglar and Nataly Oliva. Revere’s Sandra Torres started the scoring by receiving a throw-in from her sister Emily, which led to Sandra dribbling around the Medford defenders and scoring top corner. The last goal was scored by Nataly Oliva with assists from Kelsey Morales and Samarah Paiva. Fatima Oliva and Catalina Chizavo both played great defensively and moved the ball upfield to their teammates.

Giselle Salvador and Ari Pina and Paiva locked down the defense for the Patriots, and Emily Torres, Jessica Galvez and Salma Zahraoui all chipped away with big plays at different times to help the team win. Nisrin Sekkat had another shoutout and made some impressive saves on the Medford forwards.

“Medford is a well-coached and aggressive team so this win was a big one,” Revere coach Megan O’Donnell said.

Revere earlier picked up a big 5-0 win over Chelsea. Morales had two goals, and Grace Ramirez, Sandra Torres and Salvador all had one goal. Zahraoui and Foglar both had two assists, and Emily Torres dominated on defense.

The Lady Patriots also beat Everett, 3-0. Nataly Oliva found the back of the net with a pass from Sandra Torres late in the first half. Kaylin Foglar broke free from the Everett defenseman, and Fatima Oliva hit her with a pass down the middle to score Revere’s second goal.

“We had tremendous [defense] by Fatima Oliva, Ari Pina, Salvador, Emily Torres and Paiva… Our midfield struggled a little bit but Erika Mejia and Sandra Torres dominated the middle,” O’Donnell said.

In the second half, Nataly Oliva found the back of the net for the second time with a pass from Salvador. “Galvez and Catalina Chizavo both played great at outside wings in the second half, giving Nataly, Kaylin, Salma and Kelsey multiple opportunities to score but the Everett goalie made some great saves to keep them in the game,” O’Donnell said. “Everett is a well-coached and hard team to play, because they have a lot of talented players who always challenge us to play our best.”

Nisrin Sekkat recorded another shutout, and she made an amazing one-on-one save late into the game to hold the shoutout.

On Thursday the team took on a very strong and well-coached Chelsea team. They won, 5-0, but Chelsea challenged them to be their best. Kelsey Morales had two goals with assists from Salma Zahraoui, Catalina Chizavo and Kaylin Foglar. Grace Ramirez scored her first varsity goal of the year with an assist from Kaylin Foglar. Sandra Torres scored her first goal of the season with a strike from the top of the box that was unassisted. Giselle Salvador scored her second goal of the season with a pass from Salma Zahraoui.

A lot of players got into the game and demonstrated their tremendous soccer skills; senior Karla Robles, Giselle Portillo and Jaimy Gomez took the leadership role out on the field by hustling up and down the field and making great soccer plays. Ajsi Balla, Grace Ramirez, Adriana Cataldo, Kathy Granados, Amilee Hernandez, Emily Torres and Salma Zahraoui all had a ton of scoring opportunities in the second half, but the Chelsea defense and goalie made some great plays. Amina Baroudi, Giselle Portillo and Karla Robles controlled the backfield and stopped Chelsea from scoring on multiple occasions, and Nisrin Sekkat record another shutout, Chelsea had a few scoring opportunities but Nisrin shut them down.

The junior varsity team also beat Everett, 5-0. Ikram Bichou, Sarah Aguilar, Melanie De Almeida, Jaleeyah Figueroa, Sara Granados, Andrea Mendieta, Lesley Mendoza and Asmaa Azeroual all played a strong game on the field. Sabrina El Arar recorded her first career shutout in goal. Newcomers Giselle Alacron, Valerie Aguirre, Laryissa Jenner, Valeria Quijada, Johanna Rivas, Rebecca Silva, Mia Ventura and Wiam Zidani did a great job.


Revere cross country pulls out first victory

Revere faced Lynn Classical at Lynn Woods and came away with its first win of the season. Once again, senior captain Rocio Gonzalez Castillo ruled the course – easily taking first place.  Olivia Rupp, Hiba El Bzyouy and Afnane Amine ran really well, making a strong pack that secured the dominant win. Olivia Rupp, Hiba El Bzyouy and Afnane Amine ran really well, making a strong pack that secured the dominant win.

“The looped course is very challenging, having the runners tackle a significant hill three times – but they prevailed and really ran strong,” Revere coach Katie Sinnott said. “This is not a course to earn personal best paces on, so the race is more about trying to battle for your place. A Lynn Classical girl had a tremendous sprint finish and got herself into second place after being in fourth for much of the race.”

Overall results: Revere 19, Lynn Classical 45. Individual Revere results:

Rocio Gonzalez Castillo – 1st – 23:21

Olivia Rupp – 3rd – 24:43

Hiba El Bzyouy – 4th – 25:02

Afnane Amine – 5th – 26:38

Yasmin Riazi – 6th – 27:25

Daniela Santana Baez – 7th – 27:33

Rania Abdelhannane – 9th – 34:06

Stephanie Reyes – 11th – 35:18


Revere/Malden golf team drops first match of season

Lynn English topped Revere/Malden, 36.5-35.5, in match play. That moved the team’s record to 3-1 on the season. “This match was certainly a learning experience for our group as we learned the hard way that every point and shot matters,” Revere/Malden coach Brandon Pezzuto said. “And even when things aren’t going our way during the early stages of a match, we must be resilient and continue to battle.”

Some highlights from the match include the first-ranked match featuring Chris MacDonald of Malden and the second-ranked match featuring Matt LaCroix of Revere. Both players faced very talented opponents, and matches were back and forth through the first eight holes, eventually tied entering the ninth hole. MacDonald fell short, losing his match, 5-4, against Lynn English’s top ranked opponent, and LaCroix tied his match, 4.5-4.5.

Other notables include captains Ollie Svendsen of Revere and Ryan Coggswell of Malden. Coggswell, playing the seven spot, won his match, 6.5-2.5, and Svendsen, playing the eight spot, won his match, 8.5-.5.

Additionally, Malden freshman Tommy Cronin, although losing his match, 6-3, in the four spot, demonstrated true integrity and highlighted one of the program’s core values, when there was a discrepancy in the scorecards of him and his opponent. “Tommy’s card showed the final of a 6-3 loss, while his opponent’s showed a loss of 5-4 in Lynn English’s favor,” Pezzuto said. “Upon review, on one hole Tommy noticed that his opponent credited him with a better score than was accurate. Although this point could have potentially altered the final of the match, respecting the spirit of the game is much more valuable to the core values of our program and Tommy’s integrity should be celebrated.”

Frankie Annunziata of Revere tied his match, 4.5-4.5, in the five spot.


Revere volleyball shows growth

Revere volleyball dropped matches to Everett (3-1), Lynn Classical (3-0), Lynn English (3-2) and Lowell Catholic (3-1). “While the results are not what we hoped for, these girls have continued to show growth in their skills and ability to play as a team,” Revere coach Emilie Hostetter said. “I am confident that this team will continue to improve as the season goes on.”

Revere setters Susan Lemus Chavez and Bianca Rincon have been key in assisting with kills. Outside hitter Hadassa Dias, Liv Yuong and Lea Doucette have been solid in the kills department. Susan Lemus Chavez has had some clutch aces.


Revere field hockey drops two

Revere fell to Malden, 3-0, and Lowell, 5-0. “The first quarter of the away game in Lowell was the best 15 minutes Revere field hockey has played this season,” Revere coach Alex Butler said. “Our defense was able to shut Lowell down, preventing them from scoring in the first quarter, and we had multiple shots on goal at the beginning of the game. The last time we played Lowell, the score was 4-0 at the end of the first quarter.”

Revere goalie Sonia Hally looked incredible and the defense was really strong in the first half, according to coach Butler. Ava Morris really stepped up during this game and stopped multiple offensive plays from Lowell.

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