The Boys JV Soccer Team Comes up Short in Competitive Game
RHCD 2, PCD 4
Ameir Gomes – Scored both Mariner Goals
A 4-2 loss to PCD. It was a hard fought game that was tied with less than 10 minutes left. Missed opportunities were the difference. Ameir Gomes scored 2. Denzel Correia was strong on offense. Dante Garcia and Alex Lawton and Ben Lawson were solid on defense. BJ Jenkins had a strong debut on defense.
The boys have one more game next week at Highlander.
The Reigning Champions Place 3rd in 8th Annual LOF Tournament
In the 8th Annual Land of Fires MS Soccer Tournament, RHCD placed 3rd. The competition in this years tournament was quite evenly matched. Community Prep, coming off an undefeated season and a Wheeler School Boys A Tournament Championship the day prior, was again victorious winning the LOF tournament as well.
The hope leading up to the tournament was that the final would consist of a Community Prep vs RHCD show down. However, due to Community Preps early loss to Learning Community in the opening rounds, the battle between the two teams came at the semifinal game. This game like many others went through overtime into shoot out to decide who would carry on, in which Community Prep prevailed.
In the 3rd place game, RHCD faced off against Blackstone Valley Prep. This game also went to a shoot out in which RHCD was able to pull out the victory.
"Our first tournament game was against San Miguel. Our defense was able to contain their attack while Dudley Samponaro and Naseem Ankoma each netted one for us. We then moved on to play Blackstone Valley Prep. This was more of a back and forth game with both teams having scoring opportunities, but Dudley put us on top as we won our second game and so won our bracket. We then moved on the semi-final against Learning Community. This was another hard fought game and both goalies made great saves to keep to game scoreless in both regulation and overtime. We then went to a shootout where Learning Community won out and went on to the finals. We then faced Blackstone Vallet again. It was a well played game as both teams made repeated runs, but it remained tied after even we went into overtime again. After almost three hours of constant play, we went into our second shootout. This time, the Mariners came out on top as Andrew Corsi, Naseem and Brennan Hill scored to earn us third place. As always, our defense was outstanding and never allowed a goal in regular play." - Coach Greenwood
1st Place – Community Prep
2nd Place – Learning Community
3rd Place – Rocky Hill Country Day
This was also the last game of the season for the MS Soccer team. What a great season and we look forward to next year!
Mariners End Regular Season with Needed Victory!
RHCD 2, Tollgate 0
Varsity Field Hockey Played Tollgate at CCRI yesterday securing their position in the playoffs with a 2-0 win. Both points were scored by Eve Weiner, a one-off of a corner and the other from a stroke. The team worked great together and kept Tollgate from scoring any goals.
MS Field Hockey Ends Season Showing Vast Improvement!
RHCD 1, Pine Point 5
RHCD middle school field hockey team put up a great fight against Pine Point for the seasons last game yesterday afternoon. The girls ultimately lost 5-1, with Julianna Hayes scoring the last goal of the season. Julianna played first half in goal, defending 6 shots. Esme Reveron has a great second half in goal, defending 2 shots. Esme shows a lot of promise for holding down the goalie position next season! Thank you to all our fans though out the season. We’ll see you next year!
Mariners with an important win
RHCD 3, Dexter 0
Garrett Corsi – Man of Match
Rocky Hill faced off against Class C opponent Dexter Southfield on Wednesday afternoon. Both teams started slow and struggled to find any rhythm, with a plethora of fouls and offsides contributing the lack of flow to the game. The Mariners were able to create some chances down the left flank, with some long crosses generating opportunities. The breakthrough came when junior Marlon Monterroso made a nice run into the box and was brought down. He coolly slotted home the resulting penalty to give RHCD a 1-0 lead. In the second half the Mariners began to hit their stride, with stronger play in the midfield contributing to more possession and more chances. Rocky Hill was able to double the lead when a free kick from Monterroso was headed on by senior captain Kobe Polley. The goalkeeper was able to challenge the header and deflect it but sophomore Andrew Fuvich, as always, was well-positioned and ready to take advantage of the opportunity, and he gave the Mariners a 2-0 lead. A short time later, some aggressive play from junior David Gutierrez led to a free kick from just outside the box, and Monterroso then completed his brace when he belted the ensuing free kick in to make it 3-0.
Man of the Match:
Sophomore Garrett Corsi put in a yeoman’s effort in the midfield, constantly battling to win the ball. He was the foundation of much of the positive play from the home side, strong on the ball and calm in possession. His work rate was superb, and often he came out on top despite facing two or even three Dexter opponents. His use of his body to protect the ball and leverage his position was excellent, and in those instances where he did find a bit of space he was always getting his head up and looking to send his teammates with well-placed through balls.
MS B Soccer Wraps up the Season Against WBCA
RHCD 0, WBCA 5
The MS Soccer B team finished the season strong. We showed exceptional growth and resilience throughout the season. Our opponent, WBCA A team, was incredibly skilled, but with a little help from our A team players, Naseem Ankoma, BJ Kerachsky, Ryan Samponaro, and Jacob Joly, we managed to offer some heavy competition! An equal amount of time was spent in both defensive and offensive plays, working the entire team! We had several impressive shots against the opponent from Ryan Samonaro, Kian Garcia and Henry Chartrand and some incredible saves from Goalie, Boden Dair.
Amazingly, we were able to hold them to only 5 goals. We walked off the field with our heads held high and excitement in the air. This has been a great season and we are all pumped for the 2020 season!
JV Boys Head Over the Bay and Suffer a Loss to a Strong PA Squad
RHCD 0, PA 7
In a tale of two halves, RH didn’t stop working in the second half despite a rough 1st half. Will Hanney let in one goal in the second half. Dante Garcia had a strong game and kept the team motivated til end.
The Lady Mariners Take an Away Game Loss
RHCD 1, Tiverton 2
Sinead Burnett – 1 goal
Varsity field hockey had another strong game against Tiverton on Thursday. The Mariners lost 2-1 with their only goal scored by Sinead Burnett. Her goal was assisted by Elsa Block and Sydney Boss. Taylor Cote had 9 saves in goal.
In Precursor of Land of Fires Match-up, CP Prevails in Battle of Undefeated Teams
RHCD 1, CP 2
Dudley Samponaro with the lone goal for the Mariners
On Thursday, 10/17, the A Team hosted Community Prep, one of our traditional rivals, in a highly entertaining match between undefeated teams. Both teams came out playing hard from the start. Rocky Hill controlled much of the play in the first half, but Prep’s skilled and aggressive defense was able to disrupt our attack while their speedy forwards were finally able to break free and score first. In the second half, both teams continued their spirited play, but Prep was able to score again. Late in the half, Dudley Samponaro scored. but we were not able net another one. As always, our defense continued to shine. Our keeper, Andrew Corsi, made more amazing saves, and our back line of Cole Brown, Alex Lehoullier, and Nate Lee used their speed and skills to thwart many of Prep’s challenges.
RHCD 1 Community Prep, 2
The Mariners Continue to Improve on Individual Times!
What a wonderful morning we had at Providence Country Day! The weather was gorgeous, the atmosphere was energetic, and our runners had excellent races. Thank you to the Johnson family, who provided apples and bananas for the team, and to the Connell family, who surprised the team with snacks at the end of the race! In addition, thank you to all parents, siblings, and other family members and friends that came out to support our runners today. We love our fans!
Runners, no matter what version of the course you followed, you ran between 2.7 and 3.1 miles today. This type of course mix-up is frustrating, but obviously NONE of it is your fault! Regardless of the distance you ran or the time that you received, you should all be incredibly proud of your efforts today.
Below are the team’s race times. The link will direct you to a website with every runner’s time. To simplify things for you, I’ve pulled all of our runner’s times and included them in a (much) shorter list below. Race times aside, the mile splits that I took down are accurate. Runners—if anything, you can reassure yourselves that you all ran AWESOME mile splits today!
PCD Chowder Fest times (10/19):
Zack: 19:53 (Mile split: 5:31)
Troy: 21:53 (Mile split: 6:10)
Nick: 21:56 (Mile split: 6:23)
Skye: 22:17 (Mile split: 6:25)
Kirk: 22:54 (Mile split: 6:38)
Greg: 23:15 (Mile split: 6:45)
Tom: 24:40 (Mile split: 6:54)
Derek: 25:59 (Mile split: 7:17)
Jason: 26:29 (Mile split: 7:08)
Almanny: 26:56 (Mile split: 7:47)
Mia: 30:02 (Mile split: 9:15)
Paul: 31:14 (Mile split: 9:37)
Looking ahead, we only have TWO WEEKS left of the season! Here’s what’s on the schedule.