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
The girls valiantly battled Tollgate in the Senior Game. Despite the hard work of seniors, Andrea White, Alexandra Dubs, Katia Mendez, and Katlyn Conforti, victory was not in the cards.
Rocky Hill had a strong showing at the St. Andrew’s Invite, with especially strong performances coming from Graydon Sumrall, Hannah Wahl-Dunnigan, and Ella D’Arcy. Our girls’ team won the meet!
A hard fought, intense game which saw a number of good chances for both teams. The defense was strong overall, and Griffin Spinney came up big with a couple of key saves.
In their home finale, Rocky Hill hosted Pine Point. As the game began, Pine Point pressured us, but our defense was consistently able to thwart them. Then the Mariners stepped up their pace, and Brennan Hill’s goal on a beautiful outside shot put us in the lead. Then came a Zito to Zito combination as Collin made a wonderful cross to Kaeley who netted our second goal. Pine Point continued to play with spirit, but Garrett Corsi then scored to increase our lead. He then scored again off a rebound from his penalty kick. The visitors did finally manage to put one past our stalwart goalie, Drew Tamburini, but the Mariners came away with another victory and now have a record of 5-0-1. They will finish the season at St. Andrew’s next Tuesday.
The team traveled to Chariho for a game under the lights. It was a close game with a successful stoke by the opposition causing a change in the tide of the game. Chariho used the momentum to score again, winning the 0-2.
Friday’s game was special for the team because it was the Senior Game. During warm-up, the exuberance of the RHS players was tangible. Their determination to win the game for the departing seniors, Captains Avery Chen and Brianna Segerson, led Rocky Hill School to a decisive victory over Barrington Christian Academy.
During the first half, there was a great deal of back and forth between the two end zones. Offensively, Aviva Beringhause (‘19), Tamira Lopes (‘21), Kaeley Zito (‘22) played decisively to put 4 goals on the board between them by the end of the first half. Defensively, Tolly Tassone (‘19), Emma Stokes (‘20) and Avery Chen (‘18) worked tirelessly to thwart the BCA attempts to score. As always, Segerson, as goalkeeper, remained imperturbable and saved 5 shots on goal.
During half-time, Athletic Director Art Entwistle, congratulated the BCA seniors before calling the RHS senior players, Chen and Segerson, to the field to commemorate their four years as players. Family, friends and coaches of Chen and Segerson joined them on the field to a round of applause from the spectators.
After the half, the emotion of the ceremony fueled the players’ drive to give the seniors a win. Manager Audrey Seed ‘20 and injured player Abby Tillinghast ‘21 continued to cheer and coach their team from the sidelines. Valentina Sian ‘21 and Lucy Yu ‘21 played their offensive positions with heart. Tassone blasted forward from her position in the back to score a goal. Zito added two more goals to the scoreboard for Rocky Hill. Lopes subbed in for Segerson as goalkeeper, so that Segerson could play the field for her senior game. As goalkeeper, Lopes saved two shots on goal. At the blow of the final whistle, the Mariners ran to form a collective team hug–jubilant that they had won the game for their senior teammates.
2nd Place Finish
RHS tied for 2nd with Lincoln (2-1-2 record); MB won overall. We ended up ahead of Wheeler, Gordon, and Friends. It was a GREAT showing and the two games we tied we completely dominated. Very good experience picking themselves up from a tough second game loss vs MB. The girls, coaches, lots of parents and grandparents represented RHS very well – we should all be super proud of our first showing at this “A” level tournament!!
A standout performance by Lily Kerachsky in earning her second hat trick of the season! The team did a wonderful job adjusting to the fast indoor surface, smaller field and fewer field players at WWIS!! Shout outs to Genevieve Bradley, Alexis Cote, Mariana Meyer and Gracie Eilberg for strong all around contributions towards the win! Lily Kerachsky 3g, Charlotte Boss 3a, Mariana Meyer 1g, Alexis Cote 1a.
RHS vs. Learning Community
In our opening game, the Mariners got off to a strong start by displaying our aggressive offense and steady defense. Kaeley Zito and Garrett Corsi scored for us,while our goalie, Drew Tamburini, combined with defensive stalwarts including Cole Brown, Davis Le,e and Bennett Fine to consistently shut down our opponent’s attack.
RHS vs. Community Prep
Community Prep came out firing and jumped out to a very quick lead, and the Mariners were never able recover. As always, the Mariners played hard, but Community Prep came away with a solid victory.
RHS vs. San Miguel (Semifinals)
As the number 2 seed in Pool A, we faced San Miguel, the top seed in pool B. To their credit, the Mariners regrouped from their previous defeat, and came together to earn another victory. Our defenders stayed solid; our midfielders, including Marshall Lind and Sonny Massotti, helped to forward our attack. Goals were credited to Kaeley, Garrett, and Brennan Hill. This victory put us in the finals.
RHS vs. Community Prep (Finals)
In an exciting, well played match, the Mariners left it all on the field. The entire team played with great energy. A penalty kick gave Community Prep their goal, and although we came close, we just could not manage to net one of our own. Nonetheless, the Mariners must be proud of their their sportsmanship, unending efforts and team spirit.