By LORENZO RECUPERO
Led by a senior forward Dan Cadet, Everett High School manufactured a nearly perfect regular season, earning a playoff spot for the first time in three years.
Securing a first-round bye, the Tide will travel to Medford High School Friday, November 5 for a 3:30PM tilt to decide which heavyweight will be moving on in the tourney.
With only one loss coming to Lynn Classical back in September, the Crimson Tide earned the 19th-seed in a crowded MIAA D.1 tourney slate that features 41 teams. Medford, the 14th-seed, remains undefeated, entering the tournament with 12 wins and 4 ties.
“Our overall record was 12-1-3, so we had a great year,” said EHS Head Coach Pedro Blas. “Two of our three ties came from Medford so this will be a great game to go watch,” said Blas, who is hoping EHS fans will take the short trip to Medford in bunches to show support.
The matchup promises to be a thriller, too, with Everett not allowing per average more than two goals all season. The last meeting between the two sides ended in a 1-1- tie.
Look for EHS scorers Dan Cadet, who leads the team with 18 goals, and junior midfielder Guilherme Meireles, second on the team in scoring with 16 goals, to be aggressive.
“The Everett boys have not been to the state tournament since fall of 2018, it has been almost a few years of rebuilding, but I think our guys are ready to prove what they’re about,” said Blas.