Girls’ Varsity Soccer Roars to 8-1 Victory on the Road
Freshman Kaeley Zito scored the first goal of the match at the 10 minute mark.
Three different Mariners scored in the contest – Kaeley Zito, Savannah Olsen, and Tamira Lopez.
Girls’ Varsity Soccer hit the road on Monday for their first contest of the season at CATS Academy. The Mariners got off to a quick start, scoring first and never letting off the gas for the rest of the game. Led by captains Ptolemy Tassone and Abby Tillinghast on defense, Rocky Hill locked down their end of the field, only allowing a single goal in the contest.
“It was a great team effort today, with everyone getting a chance to contribute. We are excited to continue play this weekend,” said Coach Lind.
Rocky Hill fell to Hoosac 2-1 Saturday morning in a physical game marred by two sending offs. The Mariners had trouble dealing with the speed and aggressiveness of Hoosac in the first half, and while they held strong initially, two late goals put RHS 2-0 down at halftime. Playing with a man advantage, Rocky Hill stepped up their game in the second half and despite several chances were not able to score. After a second Hoosac player was sent off for a second yellow freshman Garret Corsi pulled one back with near post run header on a corner kick. Time was against the Mariners however, and Hoosac was able to hold in the final minutes to see out a 2-1 victory.
Man Of the Match: Freshmen Davis Lee responded well to a man marking assignment against Hoosac’s biggest threat and sophomore Dylan Lehouiller had another excellent game in the destroyer role, helping to shield the defense. Man Of the Match honors though go to sophomore Marlon Monterroso, who continued his stellar start to the season with an excellent performance. Confident and creative in attack, his skill on the ball stood out. He also notched an assist with a well placed in-swinging corner kick.
The Mariners earned a 4-0 victory over Hyde, ME in their season opener at the second annual Rocky Hill Fest soccer tournament. Sophomore Marlon Monterroso scored two goals, one a spectacular flick off a long cross field pass from captain Andrew Zito, and also recorded an assist. Sophomore David Gutierrez used his speed and finishing to match Marlon by notching a brace. Freshman Drew Tamburini recorded a shutout in his first varsity start as goalkeeper, with the assistance of central backs Kobe Polly and captain Peter Chen and the counter-attack destroying of Dylan Lehouiller.
MOM (Man OF the Match): A tough one, as there were a bunch of legit options to choose from. But David set the tone with his first goal, a nifty run and finish, and added a belter from the left side to ice the cake. A superb performance, and hopefully a harbinger of things of come from a really talented young player.
Rocky Hill Races to Great Results at PCD Invitational
RHS Boys took four of the top 10 spots in the race, with Zachary Wilson coming in at 23:36.
Mia Zheng took fifth place overall in the girls’ race.
Rocky Hill Cross Country put out a strong showing at the PCD Invitational Meet. On the boys’ side, Zachary Wilson, Jason DeGerlia, Alex Lawton, and Nick McConnell all finished in the top 10 of 38 total runners. On the girls’ side, Mia Zheng and Lanqi Huang both finished in the top 10 female runners. As a team, RHS Boys’ Cross Country finished second overall in points.
“The first meet of the year was great! The kids really pushed themselves and made a great effort,” said first year head coach Jenn Randall.
Next meet: Saturday, 9/22 at the Ocean State Invitational at Goddard Park.
The Rocky Hill School Varsity Field Hockey Team played remarkably well in the Injury Fund Tournament on Saturday, August 25th. This was our first appearance this season, and the statistics proved that our hard work during the first week of preseason was definitely worthwhile.
We played in three scrimmages: Pilgrim 0-0, Classical 2-0, and Toll Gate 0-0. Chloe Ponte scored both goals, with one assist from Elsa Block.
Goalkeeper Taylor Cotehad two shutouts, and Goalkeeper Natalie Wilson had one. Go Mariners!
Team put it all together for their best game of the season. Jumped out to a 5-0 lead behind the 8th graders Captains Davis Drew and Max And Garrett. Captain Bennett oversaw a defense that dominated from the opening whistle. Goalie Ben Lawson playing at he top of his game allowing only 3 goals.
The girls finished their season with a rainy win over PCD, 13 – 2. Rachel Arabian lead the scoring charge with four goals while Lizzie Hayes, Sydney Boss, and Kaeley Zito each scored a hat trick. Katie Kerachsky had her best game in goal with a season record shut out with eight saves.
The US tennis team concluded its’ season with a convincing 5-2 win over the Oxford Academy. It was also Senior Day, honoring Austin Jandrucko and his parents; Scott and Nicole.
Austin was a 4 year starter who won over 80 % of his matches. He will continue his education next year at Worcester Polytechnic institute. Well done, Austin.
The win featured the hard work of our singles players who won all their matches. At #1 singles, Elsa Block, in the longest match of the day, won 8-6. At #2 singles, Lily Kerachsky, after being down 1-5, came back to win, 8-6. These were, perhaps, the 2 best matches of the season.
Anand Basu and Ben Pogocar had relatively easy wins at #3 and 4.
The future looks bright for US tennis. As was mentioned earlier, we lose only 1 player to graduation and there are several students on the MS team that will be ready to move up next year.