The Mariners emerged victorious in the SENE Semifinal, prevailing in a 10-8 slugfest against St. Andrew’s on Wednesday. After getting off to yet another slow start against an inspired and feisty Saints team. the Mariners locked in during the second quarter, finishing the first half with a 6-4 advantage. The Saints battled back to tie the game at 7 in the third quarter before Rocky Hill put them away for good behind big goals from Peter Chen and Jason DeGerlia. Davis Lee led the Mariners with 5 goals and 2 assists on the day. With the win, The Mariners will now host Eagle Hill in the final on Friday.
We ended the season with a tough 1-10 loss to Moses Brown. Alex Lehouiller scored the only goal and had a very strong overall game.
It was a chance to give the younger players more playing time. Kyan Garcia, BJ Kerachsky, Justin Onysko, Ryan Samponaro and Luke Lehouiller showed much improvement from the first day to the last. They will be counted on to take the next step to becoming key contributors next season.
Girls End the Season Undefeated with Glorious Away Win
RHS 7, Moses Brown 6
The Girls MS LAX team had an incredible final game against long time rival, Moses Brown on Tuesday. It was a fast, back and forth game throughout both halves. The girls collaborated and persevered through an aggressive game, with strong communication on defense. The game ended 7-6 with RHS securing an undefeated season! Thank you to the RHS community for coming out to support the MS Girls LAX team all season!
After a slow start, The Mariners overcame their initial timidity, reducing a four goal deficit to that of one with a halftime score of Rocky Hill 6, Pilgrim 7. The Mariners trailed close behind the Patriots until Kaeley Zito scored off a pass from Charlotte Boss to tie up the game within the final two minutes of the second half. Twenty-one seconds into overtime, Kaeley Zito scored off another pass from Charlotte Boss. The final score 12 to 11. Overall, Charlotte Boss had 3 assists and 7 goals, Jordan Lanowy had 1 assist, Sara Laurent had 1 assist, Chloe Ponte had 1 assist, and Kaeley Zito had 2 assists and 5 goals. On the defensive side, Aviva Beringhause had 10 saves and Johnette Williams played her best game of the season. Also, Tamira Lopes showed great resilience; she recovered from a slash to face, giving blood for her teammates and providing inspiration the rest of the game. Come see our senior game at 4:00 on Wednesday! Go Mariners!
RHS had great match up against eagle hill on Saturday beating them 5-2. Eli Levy continues to dominate at the number one spot. Mia Zheng played her best tennis this season. Doubles teams continue to remain tough. It was a nice day to play and everyone gave their best effort.
The Mariners headed up to beautiful Hardwick Massachusetts to take on the Pioneers of Eagle Hill. After surrendering the first three goals of the game, the Mariners caught fire at the end of the first half, building a 9-6 lead. Rocky Hill never looked back from there, holding the host Pioneers scoreless in the second half, finishing with a 14-6 victory. Davis Lee scored 6 goals in the win, Drew Tamburini added 3, and congratulations to Troy Johnson and Jason DeGerlia for their first goals of the season. DeGerlia also had 4 assists. The Mariners return to action next week for the semifinals of the SENE Tournament.
On Monday RHS hosted Oxford for a non league match. Juilan Gross and Andrew Hogan played a incredible match winning for the first time playing together. Preston Smith and Hadley Martinez won their match as well. Jonathon Porter nearly won after a solid comeback in singles. It was a great effort by everyone that played.
After a close first half, Gordon took advantage of some fundamental mistakes and pulled away in the second half for a 10-6 loss. Andrew Corsi led the team at Attack, with Choerab Tsultrum having a strong game at midfield and the face off. Dalton Donoyan has had a fantastic first season in goal.
On Wednesday, the RHS golf team trekked a couple of hours to Belchertown, MA to compete in a tri-match versus MacDuffie School & Eagle Hill at the Cold Spring Country Club. Since Cold Spring CC is MacDuffie’s home course, their coach decided the three teams would play a 9 hole stroke play match using the best five scores from the top six seeded players on each team. Stroke play, a different format than match play, is the basis of the SENE Championship, being played May 16th so it was a good tune-up.
The match started on the back nine, a steep downhill 10th hole and finished on the 18th, which was a steep uphill. Cold Spring’s course was in good condition, albeit a bit soggy as all courses are this year given the heavy spring rains. The back nine, par 35, had numerous blind shots, with three dog-leg rights and two well bunkered elevated par threes. Needless to say everyone got plenty of exercise.
At day’s end, RHS’s top six golfers prevailed over both MacDuffie & Eagle Hill…the teams’ cumulative ‘best five’ stroke play scoring summary was as follows:
· Rocky Hill School – 220
· MacDuffie School – 240
· Eagle Hill School – 246
The RHS squad was led by Captain Cole Larimer, who shot a 38, that’s lights out!. Strong efforts were also recorded by Sonny Massotti, Sinead Burnett, Leo Zhou and Alexey Greim. Sonny recovered well, scoring a 45, after an initial first hole “hick-up”; he one putted seven greens.
The RHS golf team’s season record now stands at 6 & 0.
The MS Girls LAX team had their most competitive game of the season this Tuesday against Gordon. The game ended with RHS defeating Gordon 12-10. Our girls played aggressively throughout the game and focused on quick passing. The team is excited to continue this momentum into the last few weeks of the season.