We had a phenomenal showing at the Rocky Hill Invitational; the boys and girls teams both finished first overall. Zack Wilson and Hannah Wahl-Dunnigan also finished first in their respective races. Strong support also came in the form of a post-race potluck dinner!
The RHS MS field hockey team had a great 2-0 win over Moses Brown on Thursday. 8th grader, Lily Kerachsky scored one goal and 7th grader Sydney Boss scored her first goal of the season and first goal in her RHS MS career. Kristina Greim received accolades for her aggressive defense and carrying the ball in the midfield. Kristina is new to field hockey this year and has made tremendous progress. Juliana was a powerful member of our defense and also received accolades for her perseverance on defense. Also new to the game, Juliana has made awesome progress this season. Mariana was a force on the right wing carrying the ball up the first. Great leadership from our captains, Charlotte Boss, Rachel Arabian, and Lizzie Hayes. Great Game, RHS!
Rocky Hill School’s win was a total team effort! Jae Hyeon Park’s goal just five minutes into the game from Hadley Martinez’s assist set the tone. Key to our success was the strong defensive contributions from Qiheng (Jack) Wu, Derek Block, Will Hanney, Tzu-chien (Yoii) Lo, and Alex Lehouiller. They successfully
broke Pennfield‘s attacks and cleared the ball to begin the offensive drive resulting in shots from several different players. Ben Lawson also added five big saves as keeper to seal the shutout and win.
In a heartbreaking finish, the Mariners lost to Pilgrim in the final 30 seconds of the match. Jaylene Lanzot played a rock solid defense. Kat Conforti played through an injury with relentless drive on forward. And, Taylor Cote had a tremendous game in net with huge clears.
On a beautiful fall day, the Mariners took on visiting Pennfield in a entertaining, competitive game. Pennfield played aggressively, but the Mariners came out firing and had a 3-2 lead at the half. Pennfield then rallied to take a 4-3 lead until Bennett Fine scored on an outside shot to tie the game with only seconds left on the clock. In his season debut, Andrew Corsi did a fine job in the goal. The Mariners are now focusing on their Saturday Homecoming Game against Block Island.
Rocky Hill traveled to CT on Wednesday to face off against SENE opponent St. Thomas More. Captain Andrew Zito opened the scoring early and then quickly added to it with a couple of outside shots. Freshmen Marlon Moneterroso, B.J. Jenkins, and Daxton Tassone also contributed to first half lead. Junior Perry Clark and senior Ding Pang got on the scoreboard as well in the second half contributing to an 8-0 victory. The Mariners will play their annual alumni game this Saturday and then get back to work next Tuesday when they travel to CSW.
Final Score: Rocky Hill 8, St. Thomas More 0.
Man of the Match: Dylan Lehouiller
Girls’ MS FH vs Wheeler B 2-0 W: First time goals for Mariana Meyer and Gracie Eilberg helped the team secure a great win! Francesca McCaughey displayed aggressive play on offense resulting in her assisting both goals. It was a true team effort from our newer players with shouts outs to Kristina Greim, Kara Lee, Nicole Xing and August Moran! Mariana Meyer 1g, Gracie Eilberg 1g, Francesca McCaughey 2a
The Girls’ Varsity Soccer team lost 0-7 to the Williams School today on its home field. Immediately, Williams girls took control of the game by bringing the ball into the end zone. Mariners goalkeeper, Brianna Segerson ‘18, saved 10 shots on goal by the end of the first half. When the Mariners did take possession of the ball, they were unable to convert as a result of Williams’ consistent pressure and tight defense. The score was 0-3 at the half.
After the half, Williams continued to dominate play on the field, scoring another four goals. The Mariners lost their second player due to injury. Goalkeeper Segerson remained unflappable, saving seven more shots on goal. Despite the setbacks and the score, the Mariners continued to play with heart and integrity.
The meet at MacDuffie School was an outstanding showing of talent for the Rocky Hill Mariners. Strong performances came from Alec O’del, John Bergstrom, Hannah Wahl-Dunnigan and many others. We have a race at the familiar territory of Goddard Park next!