Despite tremendous play from Katia Mendez all over the field, mid-field dominance from Faythe Schulte and Eve Weiner, and flashes of brilliance from Chloe Ponte at left wing, the Mariners fell to Classical 2-0. Stay tuned for when we take on Toll Gate tomorrow! Go Mariners!
The runners of Rocky Hill ran together in one race, and each runner improved since the previous race at Goddard Park. Strong performances particularly came from Nick McConnell, Ella D’Arcy and Steven Lora. The next race will be at the MacDuffie School.
Prior to the start of the game, coaches and players from RHS and St. Andrew’s formed a circle and joined hands for 11 seconds of silence to honor the memory of Madeline Potts, the Chariho High School soccer player who unexpectedly passed away last weekend.
When the game started, St. Andrew’s took possession of the ball and immediately brought it into the end zone. During the first half, the Mariners struggled defensively and offensively. When the offense did get possession of the ball, the Mariners took shots on goal, but they were unable to score. At the half, RHS was down 7-0 and Captain Brianna Segerson ’18 saved 14 shots on goal.
After the half, the Mariners returned to the field with intensity and settled into their positions. Within the first few minutes of the second half, Tamira Lopes ’21 gained possession of the ball and scored RHS’ first goal. The RHS defense played their positions and communicated confidently to one another. The defense did not allow St. Andrew’s as many shots on goal as the first half. Brianna Segerson saved two shots on goal. In the last two minutes of the game, Captain Ptolemy Tassone ‘19 threw in to Emma Stokes ‘20 who made the assist to Tamira Lopes ‘22, scoring the second and final goal.
Rocky Hill School faced off against two-time NEPSAC champions St. Andrew’s on a hot, muggy afternoon. A set piece led to an early opportunity for the Mariners when captain Andrew Zito’s free kick was mishandled by the Saints goalkeeper. Junior Jay-Juan Hayes was alert to the miscue, reacting quickly to slot the ball home to give RHS 1-0 lead. St. Andrew’s was quickly level however, and followed this up with two more unanswered goals to take a 3-1 lead. Shortly before the half Jay-Juan Hayes struck again, this time collecting a loose ball near midfield and finishing a streaking run through the defense with a strong finish to pull the Mariners back within one. The second half was tighter affair, as both teams struggled to maintain their intensity in the humid conditions. Eventually St. Andrew’s was able to restore their 2 goal advantage off of a nice cross and header, but senior Lester Li pulled Rocky Hill back when his deflected strike found the back of the net, assisted by Graham Eilberg. Unfortunately the Mariners could not complete the comeback, and after yet another spectacular second half save by goalie Griffin Spinney, St. Andrew’s finished the game off by knocking home the rebound.
Man of the Match: Jay-Juan Hayes
Lily Kerachsky’s hat trick led the team to victory! A strong offensive push, leadership play by Charlotte Boss and Rachel Arabian, and great team effort contributed to the win. Shout outs to goalies Genevieve Bradley and Hannah Boss for awesome net play. Lily Kerachsky 3g, Charlotte Boss 2a, Francesca McCaughey 1a.
The Mariners battled the Lynx without netting a goal. Alex Dubs walked away with the anchor of the game for her relentless defense and all around aggressive play for the Mariners.
Rocky Hill enjoyed scoring first in their season opener at St.Philomena. Jae Hyeon Park scored by following up on the shot he took which rebounded off the keeper. With great overall team effort and some big saves from Ben Lawson in goal, we maintained a 1-0 lead for the first half.
St. Philomena came back strong in the second half, scoring four times before Rocky Hill’s Jae Park scored again.
In a well played game from both teams, the Mariners opened their season with a solid victory. Led by goalie Drew Tamburini, Davis Lee, and Bennett Fine, our defense consistently thwarted San Miguel while our solid midfield play and aggressive attack enabled Garrett Corsi and Kaeley Zito to combine for four goals.
On a hot, sunny Saturday, the runners of Rocky Hill School competed in the Ocean State Invitational and fared well. Zack Wilson ran a 19:49, averaging 6:23 mile pace, while Graydon Sumrall ran a 6:46. Hannah Wahl-Dunnigan ran a 25:26 and Scarlet Shen finished the race in 27:39. Great day overall for the Mariners!
Today, the Girls’ Soccer team traveled to New Haven, CT to take on The Williams School where the Mariners suffered a 1-7 loss. Though our girls knew that they were going into a tough match against the more robust and experienced Williams team, they walked onto the field with a positive attitude. Williams immediately took control of the ball in the first few seconds of the game and within minutes scored their first goal. Although Williams continued to control the ball throughout the first half of the game, our players persevered. Johnette Williams ’18 defended aggressively. There was excellent communication on the field led by Ptolemy Tassone ’19 and Abby Tillinghast ’21. Brianna Segerson ’18 remained stoic and alert as goalkeeper and saved 7 shots on goal. The Williams School led the game 7-0 at the half.
Returning to the field after half-time, the Mariners were committed to getting on the scoreboard. Tamira Lopes ’21 put Rocky Hill on the board with a left-footed kick that sailed past Williams’ keeper. When the whistle finally blasted, Williams had a decisive victory over Rocky Hill. Although a tough loss, our girls conducted themselves with dignity and grace. Both teams deserve to be commended for their fine sportsmanship on and off the field.