Simpson paces girls cross country team
In an impressive display of top-of-the-order strength and overall team depth, the Revere High School girls cross country team easily defeated the Salem Witches, 18-45, last week at the three-mile course at Gallows Hill Park in Salem.
Jessica Simpson finished first overall, in 21:50, while Caitlyn Caramello wasn’t too far behind, finishing second in 21:58. Tayla and Colby Hough finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in times of 22:20 and 22:30. Joanna Green (sixth, 23:38), Liz Nutile (seventh, 23:45), Maggie DiPlatzi (eigth, 23:58) and Andrea Ornelas (10th, 24:28) all finished inside the top 10.
Coach Katie Sinnott was also very happy with the performance of Stephanie Leonard, who posted the biggest improvement of any Patriots, crossing the finish line in 17th place with a time of 28:41.
Also running strong races for the Patriots were Kassandra Digitale, Jessica Loeser and Angelica Cimino.
Boys cross country team runs well in loss to Salem
The Revere High School boys cross country team ran one of its strongest races of the season, but the Patriots couldn’t quite overcome the top-heavy Salem Witches in a 20-35 defeat at Salem’s hilly three-mile course at Gallows Hill Park.
The Witches claimed the first four spots, and that proved to be the difference in the final score. “Their top runners are very, very good, and the course is tricky,” said first-year head coach Michael Flynn. “I was very pleased with the effort. I’m definitely happy with the direction the program is heading in.”
After Salem’s first four runners crossed the finish line, Revere had a very strong showing, taking the next five spots. Chris Panzini finished fifth (19:46), followed by Anthony Cantone-Heinz (sixth, 19:54), Robert Driscoll (seventh, 19:55), Ernesto Bonilla (eighth, 19:58) and Brian Collins (ninth, 20:09).
Freshmen William Truong and Rowlings Toglan finished 13th and 14th, respectively.
Volleyball team victorious
The Revere High School volleyball team improved to 5-7 with a victory over Beverly last week. The Patriots swept the match by scores of 25-19, 25-18 and 25-17.
The team was paced by senior Priscilla Farnese, who made a slew of digs to thwart any hopes Beverly had of coming away with a win, and Ally Williams, who played a very good game at the middle hitter position.
In addition to their on-court play, the volleyball team has enjoyed a lot of off-court endeavors as well. The Patriots took part in the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk” Oct. 4 on The Esplanade, and the team held a fundraiser last week at Fuddrucker’s on Route 1. The team will hold a fundraiser this Sunday (Oct. 18) at Papa Gino’s on Squire Road.
The money the team has raised was used to buy new warm-up uniforms. “The girls look really good,” said head coach Kim Hudd. “They were really excited about being able to raise the money for the new suits.”
Meanwhile, Revere’s JV volleyball team is enjoying a solid season, with 14 players seeing action and getting ready to make the jump to the varsity in the next year or two.
“They’re developing excellent skills,” Hurd said of the JV players. “We definitely have some prospects for the future.”
Soccer team blanks Winthrop, 1-0
The Revere High School girls soccer team shut-out Winthrop, 1-0, last week behind a performance by goalie Melissa Adreani that head coach Natalie Lyons called “ridiculously good.”
In fact, those words can describe Adreani in general terms. A Northeastern Conference all-star a year ago, Adreani appears headed for another selection this season. She made a handful of point-blank saves to preserve the victory over WHS.
Revere’s lone goal was scored by Yvonne Rincon, who converted a rebound off a shot by Venus Hamza.
Sophomore center-midfielder Brittany Brown, senior halfback Julie Lu and senior fullback Amanda Digitale all played very well for the Patriots.
Revere is busy this week, with NEC games vs. Saugus and Swampscott sandwiched around a nonleague game vs. Medford.