Girls Soccer Blanked by Gloucester

Everett’s Carolann Cardinale (8) carries the ball during a varsity girls soccer match between Everett and Gloucester at Everett Stadium September 30, 2019.
(Photos by Joseph Prezioso)

By Lorenzo Recupero

The Crimson Tide girls soccer team dropped what started as a very competitive matchup against visiting Gloucester Monday, 3-0.

Halftime came with both sides knotted at zero, but a second half flurry of offense from Gloucester upheld the shutout.

“We were playing hard in the first half and really had multiple opportunities to score, but miscommunications kept us from it,” said Everett coach DeAnn Gallagher. “Unfortunately, after the second goal was scored our intensity just dropped,” said Gallagher, who watched her team pick up their seventh loss of the season.

The Tide (1-7-1) started the year with a 3-1 win over O’Bryant (Dorchester), but since then the team has had a hard time finding the net.

“We still have a lot of work to do, but we are getting better each game,” said Gallagher, who returned as Head Coach after 4 years away from the team. Gallagher coached EHS girls soccer for six years prior to returning this year.

Head Coach DeAnn Gallagher speaks to her team during a varsity girls soccer match between Everett and Gloucester at Everett
Stadium on Monday September 30, 2019.

“I’m glad to be back,” said Gallagher, who is implementing a change in defensive philosophy this year that her team is still learning to adjust to on the fly. “I’m trying to get the girls to adapt and they are doing well so far,” she said.

Spearheading the effort for the evolving Lady Tide is striker Carolann Cardinale, a senior captain that brings a spark and true leadership to every game or practice, according to Gallagher.

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“[Carolann] plays the entirety of every game for us. She is really a great motivator and leader,” said Gallagher of her senior captain.

Cardinale leads the team with 6 goals scored and four assist.

The Tide will celebrate Cardinale and its other senior athletes, including Samantha Perkins, Bruna Gregorio De Souza, Dayeli Garcia, Rosemary Bonilla, Michelle Bonilla, Ashley Tejada, Samantha Castillo and Lesli Oajaca Rojop on October 19 (4PM) at Veterans Memorial Stadium as part of this year’s Senior Night ceremony.

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