Sports 01-26-2011

January 26, 2011
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Flores scores four goals in 5-2 EHS win

Everett High senior Captain Nicole Flores certified her standing as one of the top schoolgirl hockey players in the area by scoring four goals in the first period to lead the Lady Crimson Tide to a 5-2 win over Wilmington Monday afternoon at the local rink.

“Nicole put on quite a show,” said EHS head coach Joe McLaughlin. “She’s been a leader for our team all season and is setting a great example for our younger players.”

Flores potted a natural hat trick by lighting the lamp for Everett’s first three goals, the last of which came on an unassisted, shorthanded effort when she was playing as a defenseman. Nicole intercepted a Wilmington pass in her end and then skated the length of the ice to beat the Wilmington goalie.

Gabby Ramunno assisted on Flores’s first goal and Michelle Zullo and Lauren Mahoney were credited with assists on the second.

Alea Martinelli made it a 4-0 contest when she scored on the same shorthanded situation, with Rebecca Westgate earning the assist. Zullo and Mahoney then picked up their second assists of the night on Flores’s final assault on the Wilmington net.

“It was nice to see the girls come out and get off to a fast start,” said McLaughlin, who noted that in a 4-2 loss to Springfield Cathedral on Saturday, the Lady Crimson Tide spotted Cathedral a two goal lead in the opening frame, a deficit that Everett never was able to overcome.

“The captains showed some real leadership and called a players only meeting,” said McLaughlin. “They challenged the team to play hard from the opening-face off and their teammates responded by coming out with fire in their eyes.”

In the Springfield contest, Ramunno (assisted by Meghan Price and Sophia Pinabel) and Price (assisted by Ramunno and Flores) accounted for the Everett goals.

On the defensive side, McLaughlin praised seventh grade goalie Cassara Roderick and blue liners Brenda DaSilva and Pinabel for their fine play in both games.

McLaughlin and his crew, who now stand at 4-5-1 at the halfway mark of the season, host Gardner this evening (Wednesday) at 8:00. They will hit the road for games at Beverly Saturday night and at Shrewsbury Sunday night before returning home to face  Masconomet next Wednesday afternoon at 4:00.

Lima, Duperier, Dowe take

firsts for EHS boys track team

Peter Duperier and David Lima took first places for the Everett High boys indoor track team in their meet with Somerville last week.

Duperier took the 300 yard dash in a time of  35.2 seconds. Lima outran the field in the 600 yard dash in 1:25.1. Dowe improved on his state qualifying performance for the season in the shot put with a toss of 46-2 to win that event.

Other scorers for the Crimson Tide were Stanley LaForest with a second in the 50 yard hurdles in 7.3 and second in the high jump with a leap of 5-8; Carmy Adonis with a second in the 50 yard dash in 5.9; Andres Tejada with a third in the 300 in 37.4; Tuan Vo with a third in the  1000 yard run in 2:51.5; Nicholas Olivieri with a third in the mile run in 5:21.3; and Ricardo Perez with second in the two mile in 11:29.8.

On the girls’ side, the Lady Crimson Tide who cracked the top three to earn points for the Everett scoresheet were: Daryl Colson with a third in the 50 yard hurdles in 9.0, which was a personal record (PR) for Daryl; Jennifer Kitembo with a third in the 50 yard dash in 7.2; Sashae Walls with a 42.4 in the 300 yard dash for second place and a leap of 4-6 for second in the high jump; Delmis Urquiza, who returned to action for Everett, with a third place finish in the 1000 in 3:31.7; Jessica Mangan with a third in the mile run in 6:36.8; and Maeve Kernan with a second in the two mile in 13:12.1.

“Overall we had some really great performances especially in the high jump from Stanley and in the shot put from Dexter on the boys’ side,” said EHS head coach Shelanda Irish.

However, depth proved to be Somerville’s strong suit. In the boys meet, Everett placed first in three events and second in four, an impressive showing. “But there are 10 events,” noted Irish, “and in those events in which we took second, Somerville was able to place first and third, and those points added up for Somerville.”

Next up for both teams are the State Coaches Meets, Saturday for the girls and Sunday for the boys, at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center beginning at 9:30 a.m. They will take on Medford next Wednesday.

EHS girls hoop team drops three

It was a tough week for the Everett High girls basketball team as they dropped all three of their contests this past week to Greater Boston League rival Somerville and to non-league foes Lynn Classical and Salem of the Northeastern Conference.

The 68-35 loss to Somerville last Tuesday proved especially disappointing. The Lady Crimson Tide had hoped to battle well against the Lady Highlanders, but never got untracked after falling behind by a 14-6 margin after the first period.

Everett played much better against a Lynn Classical squad that sported a 7-2 record coming into the contest. The Lady Crimson Tide trailed by 10 at the half, 35-35, but continued to hang tough and got the margin down to six on one occasion. However, Everett was unable to get all the way back and came out on the short end of a 63-53 decision.

Tori Cyrus poured in 24 points for Everett, with teammates Taylor Sweeney (12 points) and Rachel Pierce (11 points) also reaching double figures.

Sunday afternoon’s contest with Salem saw Everett fall victim to a rough second period in which they were outscored 17-2 and trailed 33-12 at the half. Although the Lady Crimson Tide continued to play hard after the intermission, they never closed the gap appreciably en route to a 54-41 loss.

Cyrus led Everett with 16 points and Amanda Souza added eight. Turner was effusive in her praise of Pierce, who did a fine defensive job on Salem’s leading scorer and provided a spark for the team in their bid to come back in the second half.

The girls played Medford last night (Tuesday) and will travel to Cambridge Friday and to Malden next Tuesday.

Boys hoop, hockey schedules

The Everett High boys basketball team took on Medford last night (Tuesday) and will host GBL archrival Cambridge Friday night and Malden next Tuesday night.

The Crimson Tide boys hockey team plays at Somerville tonight (Wednesday) and hosts Northeast Regional Vocational Saturday afternoon at 3:40 and hosts Arlington next Wednesday at 8:00.