Chilly Temperatures Can’t Cool Off Red Hot Mariners
- RHS 5, CATS 0
- Second shutout in a row for Girls’ Varsity Soccer
- Three Mariners contributed points – Kaeley Zito (1g), Tamira Lopes (3g), Ptolemy Tassone (1g)
Even the chilliest of winds could keep Rocky Hill Girls’ Soccer down, as they shut out visiting CATS Academy 5-0 on Senior Day. The full team got in on the action, with nine different players taking shots on goal. Paige Johnson and Emma Stokes combined for the shutout in cage. The team honored four seniors – Aviva Beringhause, Ptolemy Tassone, Savanna Olsen, and Johnette Williams.
“We are sitting in a great spot leading into playoffs and I couldn’t be happier with this full team attack today,” said Coach Lind.
The Mariners get a week to practice and rest up before their next contest.
Girls’ Soccer Scores Big on Road
- RHS 7, Eagle Hill 0
- Four different Mariners scored goals: Kaeley Zito (1g, 2a), Tamira Lopes (4g, 2a), Abby Tillinghast (1g), Aviva Beringhause (1g)
The trip to Eagle Hill School was victorious for Girls’ Varsity Soccer, as they posted another league shutout and huge offensive day. Three different players chipped in between the posts with Paige Johnson recording 4 saves, Kaeley Zito recording 3 saves, and Tamira Lopes grabbing another 3 saves.
“This was a great game to showcase our full team in a variety of positions,” said Coach Lind. “We had fun today!”
Girl’s Soccer hosts CATS Academy on Monday for their senior game.
Girls’ Varsity Soccer Dominates League Opponent
- Rocky Hill won 7 – 2 over Williams.
- Tamira Lopes and Kaeley Zito combined for the seven scores with 5 and 2, respectively.
Rocky Hill came up with a huge home win versus league opponent Williams School on Wednesday. The Mariners struck first, scoring three unanswered goals within the first 20 minutes. Keeper Paige Johnson did her part, recording 12 saves on the day.
“This is a great win for us and a huge momentum wave going into playoffs,” said Coach Lind.
Rocky Hill will travel to Eagle Hill on Saturday for their final league contest of the regular season.
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.
Mariners Sail Past Eagle Hill, 5 – 0
- Three different players scored in the contest – Kaeley Zito, Aviva Beringhause, and Ava Grenier-Riley.
- This is Rocky Hill’s first recorded shut out of the season.
The full team contributed to a big win over conference rival Eagle Hill in a huge 5 – 0 victory. Freshman Kaeley Zito led the attack yet again with 9 shots and 2 goals. Sophomore Lucy Yu also contributed 3 shots on the match.
“I love to see our full team work together as we did today,” commented Coach Lind.
Girls’ Varsity Soccer returns to action at home on Thursday, October 11 at St. Andrew’s.
Rocky Hill Girls Varsity Soccer Strikes First, But Falls to St. Andrews
- Freshman Kaeley Zito recorded 9 shots on goal in the match.
- Sophomore Lucy Yu doled out her first assist of the season.
The Mariners led a balanced effort, but could not stand up to the attack of St. Andrews School, falling 1-6 in a physical match. Freshman keeper Paige Johnson once again shone in between the posts with 17 saves. Senior defenders Ptolemy Tassone and Johnette Williams also had strong games.
“Each game, we continue to improve,” commented Coach Lind. “We had some players playing in different positions today, playing big minutes, and I am proud of the girls and their effort.”
You can catch the Mariners again at home on Monday, October 1 vs. Eagle Hill School.
Girls’ Varsity Soccer Blanked in Tough Match with Williams School
- Freshman Paige Johnson recorded 24 saves in the match.
- Kaeley Zito and Tamira Lopez combined for 13 shots on goal.
Rocky Hill just couldn’t find the back of the net in a tough SENE match-up with Williams School, falling 0-6. However, despite the gap in score, the contest was much closer than suggested, with the young Mariner squad creating opportunities on attack and Johnson shining between the posts.
“Despite the score, we were very much in this game,” said Coach Lind. “We’ve got a young team that is still learning to play together and we are very much looking forward to seeing Williams again later in the season.”
Girls’ Varsity Soccer competes again on Wednesday, September 26, in their home opener vs. St. Andrews.
Girls’ Varsity Soccer Roars to 8-1 Victory on the Road
- Freshman Kaeley Zito scored the first goal of the match at the 10 minute mark.
- Three different Mariners scored in the contest – Kaeley Zito, Savannah Olsen, and Tamira Lopez.
Girls’ Varsity Soccer hit the road on Monday for their first contest of the season at CATS Academy. The Mariners got off to a quick start, scoring first and never letting off the gas for the rest of the game. Led by captains Ptolemy Tassone and Abby Tillinghast on defense, Rocky Hill locked down their end of the field, only allowing a single goal in the contest.
“It was a great team effort today, with everyone getting a chance to contribute. We are excited to continue play this weekend,” said Coach Lind.
Next game: Saturday @ Williams School 2:00 pm
On a chilly afternoon, the Girls’ Varsity Soccer team took to their home field to face St. Andrew’s School. For the second time this season, the Mariners lost to St. Andrew’s, 0-7.
During the first half, St. Andrew’s immediately took control of the game and scored four goals within the first 10 minutes. The Mariners seemed to be deflated as they attempted to thwart St. Andrew’s domination of the ball.
After halftime, the Mariners returned to the field with more confidence than they had shown in the first half. Although they ultimately lost the game, the Mariners played with steely grace. The Mariners will play in playoffs on Monday, November 6. Location TBD.
Friday’s game was special for the team because it was the Senior Game. During warm-up, the exuberance of the RHS players was tangible. Their determination to win the game for the departing seniors, Captains Avery Chen and Brianna Segerson, led Rocky Hill School to a decisive victory over Barrington Christian Academy.
During the first half, there was a great deal of back and forth between the two end zones. Offensively, Aviva Beringhause (‘19), Tamira Lopes (‘21), Kaeley Zito (‘22) played decisively to put 4 goals on the board between them by the end of the first half. Defensively, Tolly Tassone (‘19), Emma Stokes (‘20) and Avery Chen (‘18) worked tirelessly to thwart the BCA attempts to score. As always, Segerson, as goalkeeper, remained imperturbable and saved 5 shots on goal.
During half-time, Athletic Director Art Entwistle, congratulated the BCA seniors before calling the RHS senior players, Chen and Segerson, to the field to commemorate their four years as players. Family, friends and coaches of Chen and Segerson joined them on the field to a round of applause from the spectators.
After the half, the emotion of the ceremony fueled the players’ drive to give the seniors a win. Manager Audrey Seed ‘20 and injured player Abby Tillinghast ‘21 continued to cheer and coach their team from the sidelines. Valentina Sian ‘21 and Lucy Yu ‘21 played their offensive positions with heart. Tassone blasted forward from her position in the back to score a goal. Zito added two more goals to the scoreboard for Rocky Hill. Lopes subbed in for Segerson as goalkeeper, so that Segerson could play the field for her senior game. As goalkeeper, Lopes saved two shots on goal. At the blow of the final whistle, the Mariners ran to form a collective team hug–jubilant that they had won the game for their senior teammates.