Celeste Fuccillo has fanned 19 batters over the last two Everett High School softball games, leading the Lady Tide to a win before dropping the Greater Boston League Tournament game Sunday against Lynn Classical High School at St. Mary’s Field in Revere.
Crimson Tide softball opened the season Monday, coming up just short as rival Revere High School pulled off the come-from-behind victory on their home field.
Tied, 4-4, in the seventh inning, with two strikes and two outs and a man on second base, Revere hit a timely double to drive in the winning run.
Revere opened the game with a first inning home run off of Celeste Fuccillo to take the lead before the Lady Tide (0-1) stormed back with a 4-run third inning, powered by senior Macayla Bessler’s 2-run double that scored runners Haley Oteri and Kayley Rossi. Bessler also scored a run of her own on a passed ball in the inning.
The Crimson Tide, led by a capable group of senior leaders, honored first-year head coach Robert DiLoreto with a relentless work ethic amid an undefeated season. A part of this year’s crop of football seniors has already decided where they will continue their education at the next level and it’s a point of joy for DiLoreto.
The Crimson Tide took care of Lynn Classical Friday, 42-12, wrapping up the abbreviated 2020- 2021 season undefeated.
In the end, a three-game season just meant three more wins for Everett High School football.
With all three victories this season coming against Greater Boston League opponents, Everett could be crowned league champions, but head coach Robert DiLoreto doesn’t believe it’s necessary.
“I honestly don’t think there needs to be a league champion in a season like this,” said DiLoreto, who expressed his joy of winning and said being a part of Everett football is a more meaningful reward for both student-athletes and coaches alike than getting a banner.
The Crimson Tide crushed Revere High School, 43-6, in the last home game of the season at Veterans Memorial Stadium Friday.
It was a special night for 12 seniors including Josaiah Stewart, Samy Lamothe, Brandon Gibbs, Tyrese Baptiste, Tyler David, Egan Gouveia, Ali Fountain, David Matthias, Brendon Previlon, Jasheem Rivera, Donrae Richardson, and RadJiwa Norestant who were cheered on by family, friends, and teammates as they donned Everett crimson for the last time.
First-year head coach Robert DiLoreto said they exemplify the strength of Crimson Tide football.
“All 12 of our seniors have been outstanding leaders,” said DiLoreto. “They have committed themselves to working hard and buying into the team mentality. I am so proud. It has been a pleasure to coach each of them,” he said.