Boys Lacrosse Participates in McCoy Cup Quarter Finals!
RHS 4, EHS 17
Drew Tamburini – 2 goals
George Kass – 2 assists
The Mariners traveled to New Haven, Connecticut on Monday to take on the Hornets of Hamden Hall in the prestigious McCoy Cup, played by small independent schools all over New England. The Hornets played with a speed and skill that the Mariners had not previously encountered, building a 12-2 halftime lead. The Rocky Hill defense locked in during the second half, holding Hamden Hall to only 5 second half goals to end the game 17-4. Drew Tamburini had 2 goals, while George Kass chipped in two assists. Congratulations to seniors Peter Chen, Jason DeGerlia, and Jake Watson on their fantastic Mariner careers, and thanks to all for a great season!
For the third time in three games, the Mariners found themselves in a 3-0 hole to start a game. And for the third time, the Mariners came back to overcome their opponent, this time in the SENE final.
In a game full of excitement, penalties, and great hustle, Rocky Hill won its second straight SENE title on Friday, defeating Eagle Hill 11-7 behind a huge fourth quarter comeback. The Mariners were down 4-3 at half and 6-4 after three quarters before playing some of their best lacrosse of the season in the fourth quarter, scoring seven unanswered goals to build a five goal cushion with a few minutes left. Eagle Hill scored with just under two minutes left to close out the scoring.
Davis Lee scored five goals in the victorious effort, and freshman Kirk Webster had some massive saves down the stretch, finishing with eight on the day. Drew Tamburini had two goals, and Dylan Lehouiller, Nick McConnell, Peter Chen, and Jason DeGerlia all finished with one. The defensive group led by senior Jake Watson played outstanding as well after adjusting to a skilled and speedy Pioneer offense, weathering a torrent of penalties to hold Eagle Hill to just 4 goals in the last three quarters.
With the win, Rocky Hill moves to 10-1 on the season, including finishing a perfect 8-0 against SENE opponents. Great work, Mariners!
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.
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.
Victorious Mariners Are SENE Regular Season Champions
RHS 14, Williams 7
Drem Tamburini – 6 goals, 1 assist
The shorthanded Mariners traveled down to New London to take on the Williams Blues on Wednesday, and came out with a 14-7 victory. Freshman Drew Tamburini finished with 6 goals and an assist, while fellow freshman Davis Lee had 3 goals and 5 assists. Peter Chen also had 3 goals and an assist on the day. The Mariners will take the long voyage to Hardwick, Massachusetts on Saturday to take on Eagle Hill School, a rematch from the first game of the season.
The Mariners fell to Pilgrim High School 8-3 in a hard fought, physical game. The defensive group for Rocky Hill was solid throughout the game, led by senior Jake Watson, Max Lehouiller, Bennett Fine, and Daxton Tassone. Senior Jason DeGerlia also had his best game of the year as a middie, and Peter Chen showed excellent hustle on face-offs and clears. The Mariners will look to bounce back on the road on Wednesday, taking on Williams School.
SENE Rivals Match Up in Second Meeting of the Season
RHS 10, St. Andrews 6
Davis Lee & Kobe Polley – 4 Goals
The Mariners prevailed 10-6 over the Saints of St. Andrew’s in Barrington on Wednesday. Kobe Polley and Davis Lee had 4 goals apiece, and Nick McConnell chipped in 3 assists in the victory. With the win, Rocky Hill improves to 6-0 on the season, with three big challenges looming next week, starting with the Senior Game versus Pilgrim High School on Monday.
Mariners Show Strength & Pride in Dominant Non-League Contest
RHS 12, Marianapolis 0
Davis Lee & Nick McConnell – 4 Goals
Kirk Webster – Shutout
Nick McConnell and Davis Lee each finished with four goals to help the host Mariners beat the Marianapolis Knights, 12-0. Nick was also 8 for 9 on face offs. The defense of Max Lehouiller, Jake Watson, Daxton Tassone, Bennett Fine, and goalie Kirk Webster was outstanding on the day, doing a great job of disrupting the rhythm of the visiting Knights. The Mariners hit the road next Wednesday to play rival St. Andrew’s.
The host Mariners rode a big second quarter on the way to a big 15-6 win over the visiting Saints of St. Andrew’s School. Davis Lee scored a season high 9 goals and added 3 assists in the win, and Peter Chen scored his first goal of the season as well. Rocky Hill has another home game against Marianapolis on Friday.
Davis Lee scored an early hat trick and finished with five goals en route to a 12-2 victory over the host Gators. Kirk Webster had another solid day in net with two saves. The Mariners will next face St. Andrew’s at home after the long weekend.