RHS Sports Roundup | Dear diary

Rupp wins medal at the state coach meeting

Revere High freshman Olivia Rupp ran an excellent race to finish in the top 10 and win a medal in the freshman race at last Saturday’s Frank Mooney Coaches Invitational Meet, held at the State High School Development Center in Wrentham.

“Although it was a bit warm for the runners, Olivia was dominant again,” said RHS head coach Katie Sinnott. “Her time was once again a personal best for her. She is tough and determined and races well. I can’t wait to see how she stacks up against the other Division 2 teams across the state next week.”

Teammate Rocio Gonzalez Castillo ran in the junior/senior girls race and had a great finish. Rocio passed five other runners in the last 20 meters to finish 84th (of well over 150 runners) with a time of 24:24 for the 5K distance.

Rocio will also be competing at the D-2 State Meet next week and will be looking to improve on her time from last year.

RHS Girls Soccer offers a spirited fight but falls short in tournament play

The Revere High girls soccer team put up a valiant fight but were unable to overcome an early 2-0 deficit and lost 2-1 in the opening round of the MIAA Division to a well-trained and talented team from Bishop Stang Spartan 3 State Girls Soccer Tournament in No. Dartmouth last Friday.

The Lady Patriots, who had a 10-6-2 record during the regular season, entered the D-3 tournament No. 38 while the Spartans were 27th with a 7-8-3 mark landed.

Stang scored two early goals early in the game and secured a quick 2-0 lead, but Revere goalkeeper Nisrin Sekkat and Lady Patriot’s defense kept the Spartans off the board for the rest of the game.

Stang capitalized on his 2-0 lead at the break, but Revere’s senior striker Nahomy Galvez, assisted by Sandra Torres, soon found Spartan’s back net in the second half to equalize to 2-1.

Torres captured the ball in midfield, turned around and deftly sent a through ball through the Stang defender’s legs to Galvez, who nicked the pass and penetrated to the top of the box.

The Spartan keeper came out to challenge Galvez but Nahomy lobbed the ball over the keeper’s head for goal.

“They scored two quick goals in the first half and then we kept them scoreless for the rest of the game,” said RHS head coach Megan O’Donnell. “Our goalkeeper, NIsrin Sekkat, has received a lot of praise from the match officials and Bishop Stang’s coach. Nisrin allowed two goals from 15 shots at the net and made some solid stops in the second half.

“We had a lot of chances in the second half from Erika Mejia, Nataly Olivia, Kaylin Oliva, Nahomy Galvez and Samarah Piava,” O’Donnell continued. “Our defense held up against Stang, who moved the ball well and had great speed up top. Ari Pina, Giselle Salvador, Samarah Paiva and Fatima Olivia have worked together so well all year that I can’t wait to see what they do as a unit next season.

“Jess Nova, Kyra Deleany and Catalina Chiazvo were all moving the ball up and playing hard,” O’Donnell added. “We had a few chances to score but the Stang goalkeeper made some great plays on it.

“Our bench played a big part in our success this season,” noted O’Donnell. “They came and worked hard in every practice session to improve each other and cheered and supported their teammates throughout the year. We will miss our seniors but the girls who are coming back are special and I can’t wait to see what they do next year.”

RHS Girls Volleyball Team falls into tournament

The magical season for the Revere High girls’ volleyball team, who recorded a perfect 20-0 record and won an undisputed Greater Boston League title, ended last Thursday in a 3-0 loss at Amherst-Pelham Regional High School in an opening round competition of the MIAA Division 2 Volleyball State Tournament.

Coach Lianne Mimmo’s team entered the tournament as the 19th seedling, while Amherst-Pelham, 17-3, was seeded 14th.

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