Varsity Field Hockey Victorious in 5-4 Slugfest with Classical
Four different Mariners scored – Chloe Ponte, Eve Weiner (2), Charlotte Boss, and Lily Kerachsky.
Goalkeeper Taylor Cote recorded 12 saves in the contest.
Eleven different Mariners shot on goal in a high-scoring victory over Classical. The Mariners drew the first points of the contest with a goal from Chloe Ponte and never took their foot off the gas. Rocky Hill dominated possession of the ball throughout the competition.
“This was a great team effort with five different players contributing points on attack,” commented Coach Fairchild.
Varsity Field Hockey returns to action with their home opener on Tuesday, September 25.
Boys’ JV Soccer Falls in Tough Match-up vs. St. Andrews
Julian Gross scored the lone Mariner goal in the match.
Rocky Hill School Boys’ JV Soccer couldn’t keep pace with the visiting St. Andrews squad, falling 1-6 in their home opener. St. Andrews set an early tone with a quick goal, but the Mariners fought to find their own opportunities. Chase Schulte faced an onslaught of shots, recording several saves and keeping the score from escalating further.
“This wasn’t our strongest showing,” said Coach Heise, “but St. Andrews is a strong program and we look forward to playing them again this season.”
Middle School Soccer B Falls in Close Contest with Wheeler
Coach Jared Zimmer takes the helm of MS Soccer B Team this fall, assisted by Coach Alex Champagne.
Boden Dair was key in goal for the team, keeping the match close.
Middle School Soccer B opened with a heartbreaking 0-1 loss against Wheeler. The Mariners relied on Dair, along with Choerab Tsultrim, to keep a tight defensive unit. Rocky Hill had opportunities on attack, led by James Tillinghast, Skye Connell, and Ryan Samponaro, but couldn’t find the back of the net.
“This was a great effort in our first game, as we continue to gel as a team. I’m very pleased with all our players and am looking forward to a great season,” said Coach Zimmer.
The Middle School Soccer B team will get to enjoy a week of practice before returning to action vs. Segue on October 1.
Middle School Field Hockey Opens at Home with 4-0 Win
Three different players contributed to the four goal effort – Katie Kerachsky, Franny McCaughey, and Sydney Boss.
A strong team effort led by Lexi Cote and Kristina Greim held Gordon goal-less, with Genevieve Bradley recording the shutout.
Every single Mariner got a chance to contribute in a big 4-0 win over Gordon in their season opener. Rocky Hill got off to an early start with a goal from Katie Kerachsky, who also contributed a second score in the contest. Franny McCaughey added a goal and three assists with Sydney Boss chiming in with a score of her own. New players Olivia Chatterley, Lizzie Hill, Sayuri Lakhkar, and Eva Richards impressed coaches and teammates alike in their field hockey debut.
“This was a terrific team effort for our first game of the season and we are looking forward to a successful year full of fun and growth,” said Head Coach Monica Boss.
Middle School Field Hockey returns to action on the road vs. Lincoln School on Tuesday, September 25.
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.