Medford rekindles rivalry, oust Tide on penalty kicks

Everett’s Alcin Tysenger and Medford’s Jordan Ianakiev get tangled up as they battle in Everett’s MIAA playoff loss. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

A renewed rivalry is brewing between Medford and Everett High Schools.

In Friday’s second round MIAA Division 1 playoff bout at Medford HS, the two sides met for the third time this season, with Medford besting the Crimson Tide 4-3 in penalty kicks.

In their two regular-season meetings, both 1-1 ties, undefeated Medford was really put to the test but couldn’t take down the Tide (12-2-3) until the playoffs, EHS’ first visit to the tournament in 3 years.

Although Medford (13-0-4) is moving on to the next round, the slim margin in skill and style separating the two sides caused a friction all season that has really relit the rivalry flame between the two Greater Boston League counterparts.

“The rivalry has been restarted,” said third-year EHS head coach Pedro Blas. “In general, with our schools being traditional rivals and our team continuously getting better, it was clear they wanted it and we wanted it bad, too,” said Blas.

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Tide set to kickoff postseason against Medford

Everett goalkeeper Dominick Reyes dives to catch a ball shot at him during pregame warm-ups.

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.

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Everett soccer star makes pro debut

Revs II player Isaie Louis of Everett.

15-year-old Isaie Louis recently took to the pitch, for the Revolution II soccer team in a match against the Chattanooga Red Wolves, making his professional debut.

Louis became the youngest player to make an appearance for the Revolution franchise and is the 19th to do so this season. He also is the 12th player current or former Revs Academy to take the field as a pro.

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Girls Soccer Blanked by Gloucester

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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.

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PLAYOFF PUSH

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Everett’s Juan Meza Rojas (9) dribbles past a Lynn Classical player during a Northeastern Conference game inside Everett Stadium on Monday October 22.

The Everett High School boys soccer team is 6-6-4 on the season and needs two points in its final two games to secure a spot in the MIAA Div. 1 State Tournament. One win or two ties (at least) will get the job done for the Crimson Tide, who have had a very strong season in their second year as a member of the competitive Northeastern Conference. EHS played at Salem on Wednesday night, and it is scheduled to conclude the regular season on Friday at Chelsea. Best of luck to coach Oswaldo Constanza and the Crimson Tide as they make a push for the playoffs.

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