MS Soccer B Drops Exciting Match to Segue
- Reid Beland and Ryan Samponaro each contributed one score.
In an old-fashioned shoot-out, MS Soccer B was tested in their match against Segue. Dropping behind two quick scores, Rocky Hill was able to tie the score at 2-2 early in the second half, but was ultimately unable to keep up their momentum. Team captains Will Hogan and Skye Connell played tough in the middle with support from their defenders Elyse Beland and Isabella Rishworth.
“We played tough today,” said Coach Zimmer, “but just needed to finish a couple more shots.”
The team returns to action next Wednesday, October 10.
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 School Cross Country Races to Best Finish Yet
- The Mariners competed against Eagle Hill, MacDuffie, St. Andrews, and Hoosac.
- Graydon Sumrall led Rocky Hill with a fifth place individual finish and a time of 20:34.
It was a wet and hilly course, but Rocky Hill Cross Country strung together their best meet of the year. Graydon Sumrall finished 5th out of 38 male runners, while Mia Zheng grabbed 8th place overall in the female heat. Collectively, the Mariner Boys Cross Country team nabbed 2nd place overall, falling only to host Eagle Hill.
“Today was huge for our team,” said Coach Randall. “So many runners PR’ed and I’m proud of our effort.”
The Mariners hit the trail again next Thursday when they host their home meet at Goddard Park.
Block, Schulte, and Weiner Represent Rocky Hill in RIIL All-Star Game
The Rocky Hill Varsity Field Hockey Team was proud to send three players to the All–Star game at Johnson and Wales University on September 29th. Elsa Block, Faythe Schulte, and Eve Weiner played tremendously with the other top players from teams across Rhode Island. Despite hard work and determination, the South team lost to the North team 1-0. Thank you to our fans who came to support our players! Elsa, Faythe, and Eve, we are proud of our all–stars!
Field Hockey Loses Heartbreaker at Home
- Goalkeepers Natalie Wilson and Taylor Cote split time in cage, with Wilson winning the start.
- Senior Faythe Schulte played a strong game on the midfield line.
After weeks of rain, Field Hockey finally got their home opener, but not the result they desired. A tight contest that was settled by one goal left the Mariners with a 0-1 loss. The Mariners had opportunities on cage, controlling possession the first half of the game, but could not find the back of the net.
“This was a tough game and a tough result,” said Coach Fairchild. “I’m proud of our team’s effort and know we will build on this for our matches next week.”
The Mariners hit the road again on Tuesday for a match up against Woonsocket.
Tight Match Ends in Tie for Middle School Soccer B
- Ryan Samponaro scored twice in the match.
- Goalkeeper Bodan Dair had a strong game between the posts.
Middle School Soccer B played a thrilling home opener against Gordon School, with the match ending in a 2-2 tie. Each Mariner got a chance to contribute to the team effort, with defenders Will Hogan and Choerab Tsultrim holding down the backfield. Middies Skye Connell and Elise Beland shored up the center for Rocky Hill.
“This was an exciting game for everyone,” commented Coach Zimmer.
The team returns to action on Monday, October 1 at home.
Field Hockey Falls on the Road to Scrappy Tiverton Team
- Freshman Natalie Wilson made her debut in cage for the Mariners.
It was a tough trip to Tiverton for the Mariners, who dropped the contest 0-2. Tremendous defensive effort was made by Senior Elsa Block, who picked up a pair of defensive saves on the match. Sophomore Grace Starosciak also displayed tremendous hustle.
“Our conference is wide open this year,” said Coach Fairchild. “We are in tight matches each week and our team is beginning to gel together.”
Field Hockey opens at home on Friday, September 29 vs. Tollgate.
Rocky Hill Drops Match at St. Andrews School
- Freshman Garret Corsi scored the lone Mariner goal of the match.
Rocky Hill gave St. Andrew’s a game for 70 minutes but fell apart at the end, leaving Barrington with a 6-1 loss that was both deceiving and deserved. The Saints controlled the first half through their pressing in the midfield and took the lead after about 10 minutes before adding another with about 5 minutes to go in the half. The Mariners came out much better in the second half, closing down space in the midfield and were able to generate some chances. They pulled back within one when a well-placed free-kick from sophomore Marlon Monterosso was headed home by freshmen Garret Corsi. The intensity of the game amped up until St. Andrew’s was able to regain their two goal advantage after Rocky Hill temporarily lost their captain Peter Chen to an injury . After that the damns broke and the Saints added three more goals in the final ten minutes as RHS’s intensity waned.
“Garrett has really impressed with how quickly he has adapted to the varsity high school game, adjusting to the speed and physicality more with every game,” said Coach Schatz.
Rocky Hill returns to action on Friday, September 28 at home vs. Eagle Hill School.
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.