Field Hockey Loses Heartbreaker at Home
- Goalkeepers Natalie Wilson and Taylor Cote split time in cage, with Wilson winning the start.
- Senior Faythe Schulte played a strong game on the midfield line.
After weeks of rain, Field Hockey finally got their home opener, but not the result they desired. A tight contest that was settled by one goal left the Mariners with a 0-1 loss. The Mariners had opportunities on cage, controlling possession the first half of the game, but could not find the back of the net.
“This was a tough game and a tough result,” said Coach Fairchild. “I’m proud of our team’s effort and know we will build on this for our matches next week.”
The Mariners hit the road again on Tuesday for a match up against Woonsocket.
Tight Match Ends in Tie for Middle School Soccer B
- Ryan Samponaro scored twice in the match.
- Goalkeeper Bodan Dair had a strong game between the posts.
Middle School Soccer B played a thrilling home opener against Gordon School, with the match ending in a 2-2 tie. Each Mariner got a chance to contribute to the team effort, with defenders Will Hogan and Choerab Tsultrim holding down the backfield. Middies Skye Connell and Elise Beland shored up the center for Rocky Hill.
“This was an exciting game for everyone,” commented Coach Zimmer.
The team returns to action on Monday, October 1 at home.
Field Hockey Falls on the Road to Scrappy Tiverton Team
- Freshman Natalie Wilson made her debut in cage for the Mariners.
It was a tough trip to Tiverton for the Mariners, who dropped the contest 0-2. Tremendous defensive effort was made by Senior Elsa Block, who picked up a pair of defensive saves on the match. Sophomore Grace Starosciak also displayed tremendous hustle.
“Our conference is wide open this year,” said Coach Fairchild. “We are in tight matches each week and our team is beginning to gel together.”
Field Hockey opens at home on Friday, September 29 vs. Tollgate.
Rocky Hill Drops Match at St. Andrews School
- Freshman Garret Corsi scored the lone Mariner goal of the match.
Rocky Hill gave St. Andrew’s a game for 70 minutes but fell apart at the end, leaving Barrington with a 6-1 loss that was both deceiving and deserved. The Saints controlled the first half through their pressing in the midfield and took the lead after about 10 minutes before adding another with about 5 minutes to go in the half. The Mariners came out much better in the second half, closing down space in the midfield and were able to generate some chances. They pulled back within one when a well-placed free-kick from sophomore Marlon Monterosso was headed home by freshmen Garret Corsi. The intensity of the game amped up until St. Andrew’s was able to regain their two goal advantage after Rocky Hill temporarily lost their captain Peter Chen to an injury . After that the damns broke and the Saints added three more goals in the final ten minutes as RHS’s intensity waned.
“Garrett has really impressed with how quickly he has adapted to the varsity high school game, adjusting to the speed and physicality more with every game,” said Coach Schatz.
Rocky Hill returns to action on Friday, September 28 at home vs. Eagle Hill School.
Rocky Hill Girls Varsity Soccer Strikes First, But Falls to St. Andrews
- Freshman Kaeley Zito recorded 9 shots on goal in the match.
- Sophomore Lucy Yu doled out her first assist of the season.
The Mariners led a balanced effort, but could not stand up to the attack of St. Andrews School, falling 1-6 in a physical match. Freshman keeper Paige Johnson once again shone in between the posts with 17 saves. Senior defenders Ptolemy Tassone and Johnette Williams also had strong games.
“Each game, we continue to improve,” commented Coach Lind. “We had some players playing in different positions today, playing big minutes, and I am proud of the girls and their effort.”
You can catch the Mariners again at home on Monday, October 1 vs. Eagle Hill School.
Rocky Hill Cross Country Races In Ocean State Invitational
- Runners from nine states competed in the Ocean State Invitational.
- Rocky Hill entered runners in four different heats – Freshmen Boys; JV Boys; Varsity Boys; and Varsity Girls.
Rocky Hill School joined teams from nine states in the Ocean State Invitational, a massive event featuring over 600 total runners. In the Freshman Boys’ heat, Alex Lawton took 61st out of 142 recorded finishes.
“It is great to get outside of our bubble, outside of our conference, and compete against so many different programs,” said Coach Randall. “Overall it was a fun day with great individual efforts.”
Cross Country hits the trail again on Saturday, September 29th at the Eagle Hill Invitational.
Girls’ Varsity Soccer Blanked in Tough Match with Williams School
- Freshman Paige Johnson recorded 24 saves in the match.
- Kaeley Zito and Tamira Lopez combined for 13 shots on goal.
Rocky Hill just couldn’t find the back of the net in a tough SENE match-up with Williams School, falling 0-6. However, despite the gap in score, the contest was much closer than suggested, with the young Mariner squad creating opportunities on attack and Johnson shining between the posts.
“Despite the score, we were very much in this game,” said Coach Lind. “We’ve got a young team that is still learning to play together and we are very much looking forward to seeing Williams again later in the season.”
Girls’ Varsity Soccer competes again on Wednesday, September 26, in their home opener vs. St. Andrews.
Boys’ Varsity Soccer Records Back-to-Back Wins with 3-0 Win over Williams
- Sophomore Marlon Monterroso recorded the first hat trick of his varsity career.
- Freshman Drew Tamburini recorded his second career shut-out.
Rocky Hill dominated Williams on Saturday afternoon, cruising to a 3-0 victory in their first road game of the season. Sophomore Marlon Monterroso scored the first hat trick of his varsity career, with two assist from captain Andrew Zito. Freshmen Garrett Corsi continued to impress in the midfield, and also notched an assist. Junior Max Lehouiller had a solid game contributing in the midfield and defense and freshmen Bennett Fine came off the bench to log some solid minutes at the defensive midfield role. Freshmen goalkeeper Drew Tamburini recorded his second career shut-out.
“Marlon led our attack today, with his ability to find a hole to get his shot away and utilize space,” commented Coach Schatz.
Boys’ Varsity Soccer returns to action on September 26th with a contest at St. Andrews.
Mariners Hold on to Early Lead in 2-1 Win Over Block Island
- Goals were scored by Sophomores David Gutierrez and Marlon Monterroso.
- Keeper Drew Tamburini came up big with several saves in the contest.
The Mariner defense, led by Tamburini, Peter Chen, and Kobe Polly, gave Rocky Hill the advantage today in a close contest with Block Island. Polly in particular did an excellent job distributing and building the attack. The Mariners scored early off a Gutierrez shot, but it wasn’t until the second half that Monterroso put the match away with a high shot over the keeper.
“This wasn’t our most creative day on attack,” commented Coach Schatz, “but we are walking away with a win and some motivation for improvement.”
Boys’ Varsity Soccer heads to Williams School on Saturday, September 22.