Girls’ Varsity Soccer Battles to a 1-1 Tie with St. Andrews
- Tamira Lopes scored the only Mariner goal.
- Paige Johnson recorded 13 saves.
The Mariners picked up a point in a hard-fought game versus St. Andrews that ended in a tie. Rocky Hill School scored first, with Tamira Lopes putting it on cage. Kaeley Zito led the team in shots, with 7 total. Freshman keeper Paige Johnson had another strong outing, recording 13 saves and keeping Rocky Hill School in the game.
“I’m very proud of the full team,” said Coach Lind. “This is a huge improvement over the last time we played St. Andrews and it is great to see the pieces coming together.”
Girls’ Varsity Soccer hosts Williams at home on Wednesday.
Homecoming Victory for MS Soccer A
- Rocky Hill won, 5-3.
- Dudley Samponaro scored twice in the match.
On a drizzly Homecoming morning, the Mariners took on their friendly rivals from Block Island. The Islanders came out charging and took an early lead. Once again, Dudley Samponaro led a fast break to tie the game, but the team went into the half down 2-1. The Mariners then began to wear down their opponents and with strong defense led by Cole Brown, Alex Lehouiller. and Derek Block and anchored by a confident keeper, Andrew Corsi, continued to deny the Islanders. A Collin Zito corner kick led to a Block Island own goal to give Rocky Hill a lead, but with minutes left, an unstoppable Islander shot again tied the game. However, the Mariners immediately took the ensuing kickoff, launched our fast break and Dudley scored again. Then within almost no time left, another breakaway resulted in a Collin Zito goal to earn us a 5-3 victory and improve the team record to 3 -0.
“Every member of the team played well and is showing significant improvement in their skills,” said Coach Greenwood.
The team hits the pitch again on Thursday.
Middle School Field Hockey Homecoming Victory
- RHS defeated North Kingstown Middle, 5-0.
- Three different Mariners contributed points: Sydney Boss 2g, 1a; Katie Kerachsky 2g, 1a; Franny McCaughey 1g, 3a.
Every member of the RHS Middle School Field Hockey team stepped up today to contribute to the team’s 5-0 win over North Kingstown. On a slick field and under on-and-off rain, the team showed resiliency while they used their knowledge of field positioning to keep the ball on offense. Franny McCaughey and Sydney Boss brought tremendous stick skills and big hits on offense, dominating the score board with a combined three goals and four assists between them. Katie Kerachsky supported them and showed a new level of comfort in her role on offense, scoring two quick goals in the first half. Savannah Burnett was invaluable in her movement of the ball through the midfield, supported by a strong line of defense including Jillian Pogacar, who stood out for her aggression and smart playing. Genevieve Bradley, goalkeeper, also deserves recognition for another shutout!
“This was a great showing of teamwork and resiliency,” commented Coach Boss.
Rocky Hill returns to the field on Wednesday, in a rematch vs. North Kingstown.
Full Team Effort Leads to Late Game Domination
- RHS Field Hockey won against Cranston East, 5-0.
- Eight players recorded points: Jordan Lanowy scored 2 goals, Charlotte Boss scored 1 goal, Sara Laurent scored 1 goal, Chloe Ponte scored 1 goal, Elsa Block assisted 2 goals, Sinead Burnett assisted 1 goal, Faythe Schulte assisted 1 goal, and Eve Weiner assisted 1 goal.
The Varsity Field Hockey Team won in an exciting game against Cranston East with over 20 shots on goal! Both RHS goalkeepers recorded shutouts: Taylor Cote with 4 saves and Natalie Wilson with 2 saves. Grace Starosciak also had her first defensive save of the season.
“What a win! Sara Laurent earned the Anchor of the Game for playmaking and maxing assisted goals,” said Coach Fairchild.
The Mariners return to action on Monday, again versus Cranston East in a make-up game.
Middle School Field Hockey Victorious against Burrillville
- Four different Mariners contributed goals: Sydney Boss, Katie Kerachsky, Hannah Boss, and Orabel Piccoli (2).
Having been plagued by bad weather, this game marked the first chance for Rocky Hill Middle School Field Hockey to play a full match against a team with depth. Burrillville had a strong start, but was not able to hold against Rocky Hill relentlessness on offense. Only minutes into the game, Rocky Hill’s Sydney Boss scored the first goal. Her confidence in a variety of positions helped to support the following three RHS goals through assists to Katie Kerachsky and Orabel Piccoli. Thanks to a game-long push by Rocky Hill’s defense, goalie Genevieve Bradley barely saw the ball, and defender Hannah Boss was granted the opportunity advance far enough up the field to assist the fifth and final goal.
“Hopefully, this 5-0 win gives our team the momentum it needs going into the game against North Kingstown on Saturday!” said Coach Boss.
Next game is Saturday, October 13.
Middle School Soccer A Squeaks Out Win vs. Pennfield
- RHS 6 Pennfield 5
- Three different Mariners scored – Collin Zito, Lauren Zheng, and Dudley Samponaro.
For their first road trip, the Mariners traveled to Pennfield. They started strong and utilized a speedy front line to get breakaways and jumped out to 3-0 lead due to goals by wingers, Collin Zito and Lauren Zheng. Dudley Samponaro added two more to lead at the half 5-3. In the second half, Pennfield tightened their defense and chipped away at our lead. However, Rocky Hill held on and won 6-5.
Next game is Saturday, October 13.
Varsity Field Hockey, Lanowy Let Loose on Classical
- The Mariners won 3 – 1.
- Five players recorded points: Jordan Lanowy scored 2 goals, Charlotte Boss scored 1 goal, Faythe Schulte assisted 1 goal, Chloe Ponte assisted 1 goal, and Sara Laurent assisted 1 goal.
The Field Hockey Team had a victorious game against Classical with six different players putting shots on goal. Jaylene Lanzot and Brienne Harter each had a defensive save. Goalkeeper Taylor Cote had 2 saves and a shutout, and Goalkeeper Natalie Wilson recorded 4 saves.
“This was a thrilling offensive win. Jordan Lanowy earned the team’s anchor of the game with outstanding offensive play today,” said Coach Fairchild.
The Mariners return to play on Friday, October 12th.
Mariners Best Winchendon in Physical Match
- Rocky Hill showed resiliency as Winchendon struck first and the Mariners responded with three unanswered goals.
- Junior Andrew Zito had two scores on the day.
Rocky Hill had one of their better performances of the season as they beat a competitive Winchendon side 3-1 on Wednesday. Winchendon struck first, taking advantage of a defensive mistake to take an early 1-0 lead. The Mariners fought back however, as junior captain Andrew Zito opened up his 2018 account with a long range shot that beat the Winchendon keeper to pull RHS level. Sophomore David Gutierrez gave the Mariners the lead before halftime with another long range effort off a pass from Marlon Monterroso. The game remained tight throughout the second half, before Zito put Winchendon away with his second goal, pushing past the keeper and slotting home from a pass from Gutierrez.
Freshman Drew Tamburini had his best game of the season in goal, including a spectacular reaction save in the second half to protect RHS’s one goal-lead at the time. Sophomore Daxton Tassone also played well as he continues to grow into his fullback role.
“It was great to see Andrew Zito find the back of the net today,” said Coach Schatz. “He is one of our offense workhorses, so it is fitting to see that rewarded.”
Rocky Hill returns to the field on Friday, October 5th with a road trip to Lexington Christian Academy.
MS Soccer A Dominates in Home Opener
- The team’s first two games had been cancelled due to poor weather.
- Lauren Zheng led all scoring with four goals.
The Mariners came out firing and dominated from the start due to their aggressiveness and tight team play, with each player contributed to the victory. Speedster Dudley Samponaro netted our first goal and Lauren Zheng struck next. She would go on to score three more. Rocky Hill led 5-1 at the half, and although St. Michael’s stepped up their play in the second half, the Mariners came away with a convincing victory. Andrew Corsi did a solid job in the net, Collin Zito made some wonderful crosses and corner kicks, with Brennan Hill helping us to dominate the midfield.
“I’m very pleased with this team effort today,” said Coach Greenwood.
The team next faces Pennfield on Wednesday, October 10.