Rocky Hill traveled to Barrington to face off against St. Andrew’s in the SENE semi-finals. It was a close affair for the first half, as the Mariners did a nice job absorbing pressure and sophomore goalkeeper Griffin Spinney made several spectacular saves to keep them in the game. The Saints were finally able to break through when a corner kick took some unfortunate bounces and found its way into the net. St. Andrew’s was able to double their lead moments into the second half, but the Mariners responded by creating several chances. Unfortunately, they were not able to capitalize and St. Andrew’s scored twice in the final 15 minutes to close out the game.
Man of the Match: Griffin Spinney
The Mariners faced The Williams School in the SENE semi-finals but suffered a 2-8 loss. Although the team played hard and put forth a fantastic effort, Williams commandeered the ball throughout the entire first half. Williams led 7-0 at the half. During the second half, the Mariners stepped up their efforts to put Rocky Hill on the scoreboard. Captain Avery Chen ‘18 scored the Mariners’ first goal with a penalty kick that sailed above the goalkeeper. Aviva Beringhause ‘19 fought through the aggressive Williams defense to give Rocky Hill its second and final goal of the game.
Rocky Hill was able to recognize their seniors with a positive send-off on Friday, defeating Dublin 4-0. Fittingly senior Lester Li started the scoring, finishing past the goalkeeper after a wonderful outside of the boot pass from freshman Daxton Tassone. Captain Andrew Zito doubled the lead before halftime with an assist from Graham Eilberg. In the second half the Mariners extended their lead with goals from freshmen Marlon Monterroso and Dylan Lehouiller, with senior Ding Pang recording an assist. Despite the scoring outburst, the clear star of the game was senior Kyle Finn, who impressed with his quick distribution and made numerous dramatic saves to maintain the shut out. Rocky Hill will travel to St. Andrew’s on Monday to face off against in the SENE semi-finals.
Man of the Match: Kyle Finn
Rocky Hill fared exceptionally well in the SENE Championship, hosted by St. Andrew’s School. Medals were earned by Scarlett Shen, Hannah Wahl-Dunnigan, Zack Wilson, Ella D’Arcy, and Graydon Sumrall. The boys’ and girls’ teams ran with great pride and represented the school with honor. Great job, team!
An amazing final game to cap off the MS Field Hockey undefeated season! The team did an unbelievable job of never giving up against a very difficult EG team. The wining goal was scored by Lily Kerachsky off a terrific feed by Charlotte Boss, with just 26 seconds left to play!! Shout outs to Alexis Cote, Orabel Piccoli and Kristina Greim for impressive contributions towards the win! Lily Kerachsky 1g, Charlotte Boss 1a.
Rocky Hill faced Macduffie School in an SENE showdown on Wednesday afternoon in East Greenwich. The Mariners initially had trouble dealing with the pace of the Macduffie strikers, and after a couple of chances were rebuffed the Mustangs were able to take an early lead on a break-away from a ball over the top of the defense. The Mariners defense was able to adjust to the threat however, and the score remained 1-0 into halftime. In the second half Macduffie was able to double their lead but Rocky Hill was able to pull one back when captain Andrew Zito earned a free kick outside the box and then curled the ensuing free kick around the wall. Macduffie looked to put the game away minutes later when they earned a penalty kick but sophomore Griffin Spinney stoned the shot. Unfortunately the Mariners were unable to even the score as the Mustangs saw out the remainder the game.
Final Score: RHS 1, Macduffie 2
Man Of the Match: Marlon Monterroso
Rocky Hill enjoyed a 2-0 lead in the first half with goals from Brendan Weiner and Jae Hyeon Park. We had many more exciting scoring opportunities throughout the game from great centering passes and break-away runs from Jae and a free kick from Will Hanney that hit the post. Other shots came from Alex Lehouiller, Katie Kerachsky, Colin Davis and Julianna Cronin-Forman.
PCD had well placed shots and a PK for their goals. Ben Lawson made 3 saves as goal keeper and Derek Block subbing in as back up keeper made 2.
The Mariners ended their season on the road at St. Andrew’s. Since injuries had depleted their squad, most of the game was played 9 v 9 so our starting lineup was comprised of all of our eighth graders playing in their last Middle School game. We established an early lead, and as the the rest of the team entered the match, we continued to control the play. This victory sealed the Mariners’ undefeated regular season with a final record of 6-0-1. They are both excited and proud to have earned themselves a banner.
On a chilly afternoon, the Girls’ Varsity Soccer team took to their home field to face St. Andrew’s School. For the second time this season, the Mariners lost to St. Andrew’s, 0-7.
During the first half, St. Andrew’s immediately took control of the game and scored four goals within the first 10 minutes. The Mariners seemed to be deflated as they attempted to thwart St. Andrew’s domination of the ball.
After halftime, the Mariners returned to the field with more confidence than they had shown in the first half. Although they ultimately lost the game, the Mariners played with steely grace. The Mariners will play in playoffs on Monday, November 6. Location TBD.
Rocky Hill faced off against PCD in a friendly on Friday afternoon in Providence. The Mariners had some difficulty with footing which contributed to some early defensive errors and Rocky Hill found themselves down 3-0 at halftime. The second half was much better as the Mariners were much more composed in the midfield. Captain Andrew Zito got RHS on the board with an extraordinary solo effort, lacing the ball into the upper 90 from outside the eighteen. After PCD added to their lead, Zito was able thread his way down the flank and tip-toe along the end-line before lofting a cross over the goalkeeper where freshmen Graham Eilberg headed home from cross range for his first varsity goal.
Final Score: PCD 5 RHS 2
Man Of the Match: Andrew Zito