The Revere High boys soccer team added two more notches on its belt with victories over Winthrop and Swampscott last week. Coach Nick Tower’s Patriots now stand at a lofty 10-3-4 mark and were set to close out their regular season Monday against non league rival Lowell.
After that, they will await their seeding for the post season state tournament, which is supposed to be announced Thursday. The Pats have a good chance at either earning an opening round bye or being awarded a home game in the first round, which could come as early as Saturday.
Tower was especially pleased with his team’s triumph over Swampscott in which the Patriots overcame an early 1-0 deficit. The Pats tied the score before the intermission when defender Wilmer Cruz delivered a nice ball from midfield into the Swampscott box area, where Andres Herrera trapped it in mid air with his chest and then whirled around and powered the ball past the Swampscott keeper.
“It was a great ball and a beautiful strike by Andres,” said Tower.
Senior John DiVenuti, who has been coming through in a big way for Revere lately, then scored the game winner in the second half after Revere had worked the ball downfield.
“This was a good team victory,” said Tower. “Everybody played well and did their job.” The coach particularly lauded the fine play of keeper Nadir Kaddiou who made 20 saves, some of the spectacular variety late in the game when Swampscott launched an all out effort to notch the equalizer.