5/14/24 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Dublin [SENE Championship]

Photo Credit Art Entwistle

Mariners are the 2024 SENE Champions with Victory Over Wildcats

ROCKY HILL – 8, DUBLIN – 5

The Mariners improve to 9-4 on the season and win the Southeastern New England Independent Schools Athletic Association Championship at home against the Wildcats on Tuesday, May 14th, in a nail-biter that is sure to be remembered. The Mariners went down 2 goals early in the first quarter but came back to tie the game by halftime. In the third quarter, the Mariners went down again 4-2 but rallied to tie the game 4-4 early in the fourth quarter. Maintaining poise under pressure, the Mariners managed the clock well in the fourth quarter. They took their first lead of the game 5-4 with about 8 minutes to go in the game. The Wildcats quickly answered to tie the game at 5 apiece. In the last few minutes of the game, down 3 players, the Mariners fought hard to control possession, moved the ball well, and scored 3 unanswered goals to seal the win and the championship.

Ariana Hernandez ’25 (Cranston, RI) had 8 saves in net for the Mariners.

The Mariners dominated on draw control, going 13 for 16. Emma Morrison ’28 (East Greenwich, RI) was credited for 10, and Captain Jeremi Morrison ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) was credited for 3.

E. Morrison had 3 goals for the Mariners with two of the goals assisted by J. Morrison and Kaileigh Kelleher ’25 (Cranston, RI). Kelleher and Maddie Ruzzo ’26 (West Greenwich, RI) had two goals apiece in the critical fourth quarter of play. Captain Hadley Wheeler ’24 (Saunderstown, RI) had 1 goal.

Wheeler led the ground ball effort with 7. Izabella Macari ’26 (Warwick, RI) had 4 ground balls. Kelleher and E. Morrison each had 3 ground balls. Captain Elizabeth Howard ’24 (Saunderstown, RI), Abby Millard ’27 (East Greenwich, RI), Annalisa Gomes ’27 (Harrisville, RI), and J. Morrison each had two ground balls. Katie O’Neil ’25 (Warwick, RI), Aliona Nikulina ‘27 (Kyiv, Ukraine), and Ruzzo each had one ground ball.

Ruzzo led in caused turnovers with 3. Wheeler and Macari each had 2 caused turnovers.

Along with a tremendous effort from Hernandez, O’Neil, Macari, Millard, and Gomes were standouts for the defensive unit, helping to frustrate the Wildcats’ attack and keeping the Mariners in the game.

The Mariners qualify for NEPSAC tournament play with next week’s game schedule TBD.

5/11/24 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ Cushing Academy

Photo Credit Dawn Temple

Mariners Face Tough Competition in Loss to Penguins

ROCKY HILL – 4, CUSHING ACADEMY – 15
The Mariners dropped one to the Penguins on Saturday, May 11th, on the road in their final game of the season, finishing with a record of 8-4.
Ariana Hernandez ’25 (Cranston, RI) had 9 saves in net for the Mariners.
The Mariners went 10 for 21 in draw control. Captain Jeremi Morrison ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) was credited for 2, and Emma Morrison ’28 (East Greenwich, RI) was credited for 6. Maddie Ruzzo ’26 (West Greenwich, RI) was credited for 2 draw controls.
Ruzzo had 2 goals.  J. Morrison had 1 goal and 1 assist. Kaileigh Kelleher ’25 (Cranston, RI) had 1 goal. Izabella Macari ’26 (Warwick, RI) and E. Morrison each had 1 assist.
Annalisa Gomes ’27 (Harrisville, RI) led the ground ball effort with 4. Macari, Ruzzo, and E. Morrison, each had 1 ground ball. Captains Mackenzie Carney ’24 (East Greenwich, RI), Elizabeth Howard ’24 (Saunderstown, RI), and Hadley Wheeler ’24 (Saunderstown, RI) each had 1 ground ball as well. Abby Millard ’27 (East Greenwich, RI) and Aliona Nikulina ‘27 (Kyiv, Ukraine) also had 1 ground ball apiece.
Ruzzo and E. Morrison each had 2 caused turnovers.  J. Morrison and Delilah Tully ‘26 (Warwick, RI) each had one caused turnover.
Tapiwa Gukutu ’25 (North Kingstown, RI) was a standout on defense for the Mariners.
The Mariners will compete for the SENEISSA championship at home on Tuesday, May 14th, at 4 pm.

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.

5/6/24 – 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.

5/4/24 – 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.

5/1/24 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse Vs Marianapolis

Photo Credit Art Entwistle

The Mariners Come Out Firing and Earn the NEPSAC Victory Over Golden Knights

ROCKY HILL – 15, MARIANAPOLIS – 4

The Mariners pick up a nonleague dub and improve to 5-3 (3-0 in league play) against the Knights on Wednesday, May 1st.

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

The Mariners went 15 for 22 in draw control against the Knights’ midfield unit. Captain Jeremi Morrison ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) was credited for 8, Emma Morrison ’28 (East Greenwich, RI) was credited for 4, Kaileigh Kelleher ’25 (Cranston, RI) was credited for 1, Maddie Ruzzo ’26 (West Greenwich, RI) was credited for 1, and Tapiwa Gukutu ’25 (North Kingstown, RI) was credited for 1.

E. Morrison had 4 goals and an assist for the Mariners. Ruzzo had 3 goals and 2 assists. Kelleher had 3 goals and an assist. Captains J. Morrison and Hadley Wheeler ’24 (Saunderstown, RI) had 2 goals apiece. Captain Mackenzie Carney ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) also had a goal. Izabella Macari ’26 (Warwick, RI) had 2 assists.

Ruzzo led the ground ball effort with 7. J. Morrison and Abby Millard ’27 (East Greenwich, RI) had 4 ground balls each. Kelleher had 3 ground balls. Annalisa Gomes ’27 (Harrisville, RI), Macari, Wheeler, and E. Morrison each had two ground balls. Carney, Katie O’Neil ’25 (Warwick, RI), and Lily Sokol ‘26 (Middletown, RI) each had a ground ball as well.

Wheeler had 2 caused turnovers. Delilah Tully ‘26 (Warwick, RI), E. Morrison, Sokol, and Macari had 1 caused turnover each.

Captain Elizabeth Howard ’24 (Saunderstown, RI) demonstrated her versatility once again, standing out on both offense and defense.

The Mariners look build on this win in an important league game away against Dublin on Saturday May 4th at 3:00 pm.

4/26/24 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ Wheeler

Photo Credit Alan Morrison

Mariners Suffer Second Loss of Season To Tough Warriors Team

ROCKY HILL – 3, WHEELER – 13

The Mariners drop one to the Warriors in Seekonk on Friday, April 26th.

Ariana Hernandez ’25 (Cranston, RI) had 9 saves in net for the Mariners.

The Mariners went 6 for 22 in draw control against a fast Warriors midfield unit. Captain Jeremi Morrison ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) was credited for 3, Emma Morrison ’28 (East Greenwich, RI) was credited for 2, and Captain Hadley Wheeler ’24 (Saunderstown, RI) was credited for 1.

The Mariners’ defense played well, holding Wheeler’s big star and Lafayette commit, Sadie Martiesian, to 2 goals until well into the third quarter. Martiesian was visibly frustrated for much of the game but ultimately rallied to score 5 goals later in the second half. Delilah Tully ‘26 (Warwick, RI), Katie O’Neil ’25 (Warwick, RI), Lily Sokol ‘26 (Middletown, RI), and Abby Millard ’27 (East Greenwich, RI) were big standouts for the Mariners’ defensive unit.

E. Morrison had 2 goals for the Mariners. Maddie Ruzzo ’26 (West Greenwich, RI) had 1 goal.

J. Morrison led the ground ball effort with 3, followed by Izabella Macari ’26 (Warwick, RI) and E. Morrison each with 2 ground balls. O’Neil and Annalisa Gomes ’27 (Harrisville, RI) each had a ground ball.

Sokol and E. Morrison each had two caused turnovers for the Mariners.

The Mariners look to turn things around at home in a nonleague game against Marianapolis on Wednesday May 1st at 3:00 pm.

4/24/24 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs. St. Andrew’s

Photo Credit Art Entwistle

Mariners Put Together Strong Defeat of Saints in Conference Action

ROCKY HILL – 24, ST ANDREW’S – 0
The Mariners improve to 4-2 (3-0 in league play) at home against the Saints on Wednesday, April 24th.
Ariana Hernandez ’25 (Cranston, RI) had 1 save in net for the Mariners’ shutout.
The Mariners dominated draw control, going 20 for 26 against the Saints’ circle unit with Captain Jeremi Morrison ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) credited for 8, Emma Morrison ’28 (East Greenwich, RI)  credited for 6, Lily Sokol ’25 (Middletown, RI) credited for 2, Izabella Macari ’26 (Warwick, RI) credited for 2, and Brenna Samponaro ’28 (Wakefield, RI) credited for 1.
Sixteen different players found the back of the net for the Mariners. Kaileigh Kelleher ’25 (Cranston, RI) had 4 goals. Ruzzo and E. Morrison each had 2 goals and 3 assists. Captain Mackenzie Carney ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) had 2 goals and 2 assists. Delilah Tully ’25 (Warwick, RI) has 2 goals and 1 assist. J. Morrison had 2 goals.  Macari had 1 goal and 3 assists. Captain Elizabeth Howard ’24 (Saunderstown, RI), Captain Hadley Wheeler ’24 (Saunderstown, RI), Tapiwa Gukutu ’25 (North Kingstown, RI), Katie O’Neil ’25 (Warwick, RI), Annalisa Gomes ’27 (Harrisville, RI), Abby Millard ’27 (East Greenwich, RI), Zahara Ankoma ’27 (Providence, RI), Samponaro, and Sokol each had 1 goal.
Macari led the ground ball effort with 6, followed by Ruzzo with 5. J. Morrison and Howard had 3 ground balls. Carney, Wheeler, O’Neil and Gomes had 2 ground balls. Kelleher and Tully had 1 ground ball.
E. Morrison led in caused turnovers with 2, followed by a caused turnover each by Kelleher, Howard, J. Morrison, Wheeler, Sokol, and Macari.
The Mariners look to extend their winning streak away against Wheeler on Friday, April 26th, at 4:00 pm.

4/20/24 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs. Dublin

Photo Credit Dawn Temple

Mariners Step it up in Second Half to Pull Away From Wildcats in Important SENE Victory

ROCKY HILL – 13, DUBLIN – 4

The Mariners improve to 3-2 on the season at home against the Wildcats on Saturday, April 20th.

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

The Mariners dominated draw control, going 18 for 21 against the Wildcats’ circle unit with Captain Jeremi Morrison ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) credited for 15, Izabella Macari ’26 (Warwick, RI) credited for 2, and Annalisa Gomes ’27 (Harrisville, RI) credited for 1.

Five players found the back of the net for the Mariners. Emma Morrison ’28 (East Greenwich, RI) had 5 goals for the Mariners. Kaileigh Kelleher ’25 (Cranston, RI) had 3 goals and 2 assists. Maddie Ruzzo ’26 (West Greenwich, RI) had 2 goals and 2 assists. J. Morrison had 2 goals. Captain Hadley Wheeler ’24 (Saunderstown, RI) had 1 goal and 1 assist, and Captain Elizabeth Howard ’24 (Saunderstown, RI) had an assist.

Macari led the ground ball effort with 5, followed by Ruzzo with 4. Howard and E. Morrison had 3 ground balls each. Captain Mackenzie Carney ’24 (East Greenwich, RI), Wheeler, and Gomes each had a pair of ground balls.

E. Morrison led in caused turnovers with 3, followed by a caused turnover each by Katie O’Neil ’25 (Warwick, RI) and Gomes. Abby Millard ’27 (East Greenwich, RI) and O’Neil were standouts on defense for the Mariners.

The Mariners look to make it three in a row away against St. Andrew’s on Wednesday April 24th at 4:00 pm.

4/16/24 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Lexington Christian

Mariners Have Strong Team Performance in Victory Over Lions

ROCKY HILL – 16, Lexington Christian Academy – 5

The Mariners improve to 2-2 on the season at home against the Lions on Tuesday, April 16th.

Ariana Hernandez ’25 (Cranston, RI) had 5 saves in net while the defensive unit stood out tremendously during 3 penalty kills.

The Mariners went 14 for 23 in draw control against the Lions’ circle unit with Captain Jeremi Morrison ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) credited for 11 and Emma Morrison ’28 (East Greenwich, RI) credited for 3. The circle unit, composed of the Morrisons and Captain Hadley Wheeler ’24 (Saunderstown, RI) along with support from Maddie Ruzzo ’26 (West Greenwich, RI) continued their strong performance throughout the season, playing a big factor in team possession.

The offensive unit really began to gel in this game, controlling the clock and protecting the ball. Eight players found the back of the net. Kaileigh Kelleher ’25 (Cranston, RI) led the scoring effort with 5 goals and 1 assist. E. Morrison had 4 goals and 2 assists. Captain Mackenzie Carney ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) had 2 goals. Ruzzo had a goal and 4 assists. J. Morrison had a goal and 2 assists. Wheeler, Izabella Macari ’26 (Warwick, RI), and Annalisa Gomes ’27 (Harrisville, RI), each had a goal on the day.

Macari and J. Morrison led the team in ground balls with 4 a piece. Carney, E. Morrison and Gomes had two ground balls each. Ruzzo, Captain Elizabeth Howard ’24 (Saunderstown, RI), Abby Millard ’27 (East Greenwich, RI), Tapiwa Gukutu ’25 (North Kingstown, RI), Katie O’Neil ’25 (Warwick, RI), and Brenna Samponaro ’28 (Wakefield, RI), each had a ground ball.

Wheeler, Carney, both Morrisons, and Ruzzo, all had 2 caused turnovers. Gomes, Howard, Macari, O’Neil and Delilah Tully ’26 (Warwick, RI), had one caused turnover.

The Mariners look to build on their success on Saturday, April 20th, when they host Dublin at 1:30 pm in conference play.