5/8/24 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Williams

Photo Credit Dawn Temple

Mariners Recognize Seniors with Big Victory Over Past SENE Rival Blues

ROCKY HILL – 17, WILLIAMS – 5

The Mariners improve to 8-3 (6-0 in league play) on the season at home against the Blues on Wednesday, May 8th, during the annual Senior Game.

Ariana Hernandez ’25 (Cranston, RI) had 4 saves in net for the Mariners.

The Mariners went 19 for 25 in draw control. Captain Jeremi Morrison ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) was credited for 12, Maddie Ruzzo ’26 (West Greenwich, RI) was credited for 3, and Emma Morrison ’28 (East Greenwich, RI) was credited for 4.

Eight players found the back of the net for the Mariners, including all four senior captains. Captain J. Morrison had four goals. Captain Hadley Wheeler ’24 (Saunderstown, RI) had 1 goal and 1 assist. Captains Mackenzie Carney ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) and Elizabeth Howard ’24 (Saunderstown, RI) each had 1 goal. E. Morrison had four goals and 1 assist. Kaileigh Kelleher ’25 (Cranston, RI) had 3 goals. Ruzzo had 2 goals and 2 assists. Izabella Macari ’26 (Warwick, RI) had 1 goal and 1 assist.

Wheeler and Ruzzo led the ground ball effort with 4 apiece. J. Morrison and Annalisa Gomes ’27 (Harrisville, RI) each had 3 ground balls. Katie O’Neil ’25 (Warwick, RI), Macari, Howard, and Kelleher had 2 ground balls. Carney, Tapiwa Gukutu ’25 (North Kingstown, RI), and Abby Millard ’27 (East Greenwich, RI) each had 1 ground ball.

E. Morrison had 2 caused turnovers. J. Morrison, Macari, Wheeler, and Delilah Tully ‘26 (Warwick, RI) each had one caused turnover.

Aliona Nikulina ‘27 (Kyiv, Ukraine) and Zahara Ankoma ’27 (Providence, RI) were standouts on defense.

The Mariners look to extend their winning streak in a nonleague game away against Cushing Academy on Saturday, May 11th at 1:00 pm.

5/8/24 – Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Eagle Hill

Photo Credit Craig Brown

Mariners Hit the Road and Earn Tough Fought Victory Over Pioneers to Seal the Regular Season Title

ROCKY HILL – 10, EAGLE HILL – 8

After being delayed due to lightning our guys came out a little slow but we adjusted as the game went on. Eagle hill was very physical but we just kept our heads up, played our game and kept pouring in the goals.

At the end of the game, Eagle hill rallied and scored a couple quick goals off of some questionable calls. Unfortunately for them it was a little too late in the game and we closed out the game to become regular season champs.

Mariners prepare for a non conference battle at MPrep on Saturday before the SENE playoffs begin next Monday.

5/4/24 – Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Dublin

Photo Credit Craig Brown

Mariners Journey to NH and Earn Conference Victory Over Wildcats

ROCKY HILL – 12, DUBLIN – 2

Dublin got some favorable calls all game and we hand to play short handed, which kept the game close in the first half. After opening the second half with a 2 goal lead we continued to pour it on methodically throughout the game; eventually opening up a ten goal lead and ending the game.

Next game is our final league game before playoffs on Wednesday at Eagle Hill!

5/1/24 – Boys Varsity Lacrosse Vs. St. Andrew’s

Photo Credit Craig Brown

Mariners Face Tough Battle on Senior Night and Score Key Victory Over Saints

ROCKY HILL – 10, ST. ANDREW’S – 8

Playing St. Andrews a second time was a battle. The game went back and forth the entire time. Unfortunately there was a little scuffle that landed us short handed for a bit. In the end, we weathered the storm and finished with a 10-8 win after a game clinching goal with 15 seconds left.

Next up is a league battle up at Dublin on Saturday.

5/7/24 – MS Boys Lacrosse @ Williams

Photo Credit Dawn Temple

Mariners Earn Big Victory Over Blues in Only Away Game of Season

ROCKY HILL – 8, WILLIAMS – 2

In a rematch of our first game of the season, your Mariners hit the road for to play the Blues from Williams. In our first really warm game of the season, conditioning and water breaks were key. The team came out flying and came away with a well deserved 8-2 victory. One of the benefits of playing a team at the beginning and end of the season was the opportunity to see our growth. With contributions from across the roster, it was a great team effort for the win.

The tone was set early by Jameson Lax ’29 (Hope, RI) who opened the scoring on the first possession. Kai Mitchell ’29 (North Kingstown, RI), new to the sport just last month, was everywhere all at once and was a force in the midfield. His tenacious fight for ground balls helped keep us on offense and directly set up a Johnny Bioteau ’30 (South Kingstown, RI) goal to push the lead to 2-0. Trading offensive opportunities, the game tied up at 2. A breakaway by Colin Delprete ’28 (Warwick, RI) turned the table and while the goalie made a nice save on his shot, Will Millard ’30 (East Greenwich, RI) was right there to scoop up the rebound and put it past the goalie. Bennett Ruzzo ’27 (West Greenwich, RI) stood tall in net making several big time saves before turning the ball around to push our offense.

The Mariners never looked back and poured on the offense. We possessed well, fought for ground balls, and played better defense than we had in our previous games. There’s still room to improve, and we have our work cut out before the Land of Fired tournament, but things are coming together at the right time for a strong end to the season.

Total Points:
Jameson Lax: 4 goals
Will Millard: 2 goals
Johnny Bioteau: 1 goal
Harrison Lax: 1 goal

5/6/24 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ St. Andrew’s

Photo Credit Dawn Temple

Mariners Continue Strong Conference Play with Victory Over Saints

ROCKY HILL – 23, ST ANDREWS – 3

The Mariners improve to 7-3 (5-0 in league play) on the season away against the Saints on Monday, May 6th.

Ariana Hernandez ’25 (Cranston, RI) had 5 saves in net for the Mariners.

The Mariners went 20 for 29 in draw control. Captain Jeremi Morrison ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) was credited for 12, Maddie Ruzzo ’26 (West Greenwich, RI) was credited for 2, Emma Morrison ’28 (East Greenwich, RI) was credited for 3, Kaileigh Kelleher ’25 (Cranston, RI) was credited for 1, Delilah Tully ‘26 (Warwick, RI) was credited for 1, and Assistant Captain Katie O’Neil ’25 (Warwick, RI) was credited for 1 draw control.

Twelve players found the back of the net for the Mariners. Ruzzo had 4 goals and 3 assists for the Mariners. E. Morrison had 3 goals and 2 assists. Kelleher had 3 goals and 1 assist. Izabella Macari ’26 (Warwick, RI) also had 3 goals and 1 assist. Captain Mackenzie Carney ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) had 3 goals. J. Morrison had 1 goal and 4 assists. Annalisa Gomes ’27 (Harrisville, RI) had 1 goal and 2 assists. Captain Elizabeth Howard ’24 (Saunderstown, RI) and Abby Millard ’27 (East Greenwich, RI) had both 1 goal and 1 assist each. O’Neil, Tully, and Tapiwa Gukutu ’25 (North Kingstown, RI) each had a goal.

O’Neil led the ground ball effort with 5. J. Morrison and Gomes had 4 ground balls apiece. Gukutu and E. Morrison each had 3 ground balls. Carney, Howard, and Kelleher had 2 ground balls apiece. Ruzzo, Macari, Millard, Tully, and Angell Pogson ’27 (Warwick, RI) each had a ground ball.

Ruzzo led in caused turnovers with 5. The Morrison sisters and Macari each had 2 caused turnovers. Howard, Millard, and Gomes each had one caused turnover.

The Mariners look to extend their winning streak in their next league game and Senior Night at home against Williams on Wednesday, May 8th at 4:00 pm.

5/2/24 – MS Boys Lacrosse Vs. Round Robin (St. Philomena & Gordon)

Photo Credit Art Entwistle

Mariners Go 1-1 in Round Robin Against St. Philomena and Gators

ROCKY HILL – 4, GORDON – 0
ROCKY HILL – 1, ST. PHILOMENA – 7

The Middle School team took the field for another tournament play-day against the Gators from Gordon and a strong team from St. Philomena School. It was the tale of two games but both provided plenty of learning and growth opportunity.

GAME #1:
Against Gordon, we played a small side game as they were down a few players. Opening with a strong face off win, Kai Mitchell ’29 (North Kingstown, RI) set the tone by helping to control the middle of the field and stay on offense. Johnny Bioteau ’30 (South Kingstown, RI) led off the scoring with a good hard shot from close range. His feet never stopped moving and he worked hard to keep the pressure on the Gordon goalie. Will Millard ’30 (East Greenwich, RI), receiving to start, made the most of his opportunities with two really nice goals to put the game away and Bioteau added his second as well. Bennett Ruzzo ’29 (West Greenwich, RI) made some nice saves and distributed the ball well on clears. Harrison Lax ’29 (Hope, RI) was his usual steadying presence, making good clean checks to force turnovers and then often brought the ball upfield himself to create offense for his teammates. This was a great opportunity for some of our younger players to contribute to the win and a 4-0 shutout was a nice start to the day.

GAME #2:
Our second game was a different story. St. Philomena arrived with 26 players and more 8th graders than our whole team. After their own shutout of Gordon they came out firing on all cylinders. Strong in all three phases of the game, excellent goal tending and a clear game kept the Mariners on our heels from the opening whistle. Mitchell battled valiantly at the face off dot, often winning the first clamp, but a relentless midfield attack resulted in a St. Phil’s attack. Ruzzo stood tall making some great saves against high quality shots. On the offense side, it was difficult to get anything going against a large and athletic defensive unit and if we did get a shot off, their goalie was often up to the challenge. It was a great game to learn and grow and while the score wasn’t in our favor, it was a good experience overall. As is often the case, our goal was scored by Jameson Lax ’29 (Hope, RI) but we fell 7-1 at the final buzzer.

We look to our first away game of the season against Williams. They will surely look to avenge their season opening loss to us in what should be a great game.

Total Points:
Johnny Bioteau: 2 goals
Will Millard: 2 goals
Jameson Lax: 1 goal

5/6/24 – Varsity Tennis @ Williams JV

Photo Credit Dawn Temple

Mariners Prevail in Match-Up with Blues JV

ROCKY HILL – 5, WILLIAMS JV – 2

The Mariners travelled to Mitchell College on Monday for a match against Williams and won (5-2). Will Hogan ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) took the helm and captained the team, he inspired Winnie Vincent ’24 (North Kingstown, RI) to dig deep and win a tough match, as he encouraged Imanol Acevedo ’24 (Providence, RI) to keep his foot on the gas as he ran over his opponent.

Chloe Darrow ’25 (Warwick, RI) and Hogan had a huge win coming back from 1-5 to win 8-5. Although it was the first match Bob He ’27 (China) had ever played, he played like a seasoned professional. He and Zach Darrow ’25 (Warwick, RI) put a show on winning a tight match, leaving their opponents dumbfounded. He proved to everyone that hitting tennis balls over the backboard at practice pays off.

Next Up… the SENE Conference Championship

5/3/24 – Varsity Tennis Vs. St. Andrew’s

Photo Credit Art Entwistle

Mariners Face Tough Competition but Come Out On Top of Saints in SENE Match-Up.

ROCKY HILL – 5, ST. ANDREW’S – 2

The Mariner tennis team hosted St Andrews for senior day and for the game that will likely earn the league championship on Friday afternoon. After honoring seniors Will Hogan ’24 (East Greenwich, RI), Winnie Vincent ’24 (North Kingstown, RI), Lauren Zheng ’24 (Warwick, RI) and Imanol Acevedo ’24 (Providence, RI) they certainly didn’t disappoint.

Hunter Freitas ’25 (North Kingstown, RI) walked into a buzz saw at the one singles spot, while Koray Kokturk ’25 (Coventry, RI), Zheng and Brendan Clark ’27 (Saunderstown, RI) won fairly easily. The highlight matches were Vincent and Carter Holubesko ’25 (Middletown, RI) in a nail biter-they one 9-7 to secure another championship for the Mariners. Holubesko and Vincent played smart, focused and adjusted as they embraced the pressure of the moment.

As the last match and the championship locked, Zach Darrow ’25 (Warwick, RI) and Logan Brown ’28 (Newport, RI) had a great comeback, winning 8-5. It was a great ending to another exceptional year for the tennis team beating St Andrews 5-2 winning the league, again and again and again.

5/4/24 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ Dublin

Photo Credit Alan Morrison

The Mariners Travel North and Take Down the Wildcats for Second Time This Season

ROCKY HILL – 14, DUBLIN – 5

The Mariners pick up a league win in a big team effort, improving to 6-3 (4-0 in league play) against the Wildcats on Saturday, May 4th.

Ariana Hernandez ’25 (Cranston, RI) had 6 saves in net for the Mariners.

The Mariners went 13 for 22 in draw control against the Wildcats’ midfield unit. Captain Jeremi Morrison ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) was credited for 5, Maddie Ruzzo ’26 (West Greenwich, RI) was credited for 3, Emma Morrison ’28 (East Greenwich, RI) was credited for 2, Captain Elizabeth Howard ’24 (Saunderstown, RI) was credited with 1, Kaileigh Kelleher ’25 (Cranston, RI) was credited for 1, and Aliona Nikulina ‘27 (Kyiv, Ukraine) was credited for 1.

Nine players found the back of the net for the Mariners. E. Morrison had 4 goals for the Mariners. Ruzzo and J. Morrison each had 2 goals and 2 assists. Captain Mackenzie Carney ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) , Captain Hadley Wheeler ’24 (Saunderstown, RI), and Izabella Macari ’26 (Warwick, RI) each had one goal and one assist. Howard, Kelleher, and Delilah Tully ‘26 (Warwick, RI) each had a goal. Annalisa Gomes ’27 (Harrisville, RI) had an assist.

E. Morrison led the ground ball effort with 8, Ruzzo had 6, Howard had 5, and Abby Millard ’27 (East Greenwich, RI) had 3 ground balls. Katie O’Neil ’25 (Warwick, RI), Gomes, Macari, Kelleher, Wheeler, and Nikulina had 2 ground balls each. Tapiwa Gukutu ’25 (North Kingstown, RI) and Lily Sokol ‘26 (Middletown, RI) each had a ground ball.

Macari, the Morrison sisters, O’Neil, and Ruzzo, each had 2 caused turnovers. Howard, Gomes, Kelleher, Millard, and Wheeler had one caused turnover each.

The Mariners look to build on their winning streak in their next league game away against St. Andrew’s on Monday, May 6th at 4:00 pm.