Mystic Valley Volleyball Tops Marblehead
Mystic Valley’s volleyball team won in three straight again this time at home against Marblehead. The Eagles won by set scores of: 25-14, 25-8 and 26-24. The Eagles serves were on fire throughout the contest. The team only missed 4 serves throughout the entire match! The team combined for a 95% serve percentage and a 13.5 ace percentage.
Shannon Roseen led the team with 5 aces on 14 attempts with no errors (35.7% ace percentage). Shannon also had a 40% kill percentage, with no hitting errors on the night. Paulina Petras led the team with 9 kills on the night, no hitting errors on 23 attempts (39% kill percentage) and had 2 solo blocks. Mairin King found her blocking stride with 3 solo blocks and an assist block on the night. Bailey Chiccurelli led the team with 6 digs, followed by Camila Silva with 5. Jess Phinney had 10 assists on the night, 3 digs, and served 22 points for the Eagles.
The Eagles are currently 3-1 overall.
Mystic Valley Soccer Beats Greater Lawrence
The Mystic Valley boys’ soccer team notched its first win of the season beating Greater Lawrence 2-0 on Thursday.
Marouane Missbah el Idrissi led the way scoring two goals for the Eagles. Michael Russo-Penta assisted on the first goal with a punt up-field as Missbah el Idrissi made his run into the opponents 18 yards box collected the ball and scored. Gianluca Panza assisted on the second goal with a deft pass on the edge of the 18 yards box; Missbah el Idrissi collected the pass and placed his shot just wide of the on rushing goalkeeper into the net for his second of the match.
The Eagles had several opportunities to add to the lead but could not manage to convert. After the game coach Jean Dupont was very pleased stating that it was a “great match and solid performances all around.”
Mystic Valley Volleyball Sweeps PMA
Both of Mystic Valley’s volleyball teams picked up wins over conference opponent PMA on Thursday.
The varsity won in three sets. The Eagles found their hitting groove with a team kill percentage of 49% and a team hitting percentage of 38%. Shannon Roseen led the team with 12 kills on 23 attempts (52% kill percentage, 30% hit percentage), followed by Paulina Petras who had 5 kills on 16 attempts (31% kill percentage, 25% hit percentage). Bailey Chiccuuarelli and Jess Phinney each had a perfect serving record on the night. Mairin King served 16 straight points in the third set with 4 aces (32% ace percentage for the match and 96% serve percentage for the match). Mairin also had a kill percentage of 40% with no hitting errors and led the team on serve-receive. Rachel Hynes led the team with 9 digs and Jess Phinney had 16 assists.
The jv team won 2-0 (25-21 and 25-15) to improve to 2-1 on the season.
Two Ties for Mystic Valley Soccer
The Mystic Valley soccer teams each picked up a point in the standings as they played to a tie on Tuesday.
The girls played Notre Dame to a 0-0 tie. After the game coach Mike Kenney said that “The girls played extremely well but just couldn't find the back of the net. They dominated possession throughout the game and outshot Notre Dame 26-7. They did an awesome job controlling the flow of play. Meghan Foley was everywhere as usual. Sophie Antonucci was a beast on defense and Bryanna Cimetti had 7 saves recording her second shutout in three games. She currently owns a .667 goals against average”.
The boys game against Northeast ended tied 2-2. The Eagles fell behind twice in the first half of play but managed to tie the game up each time. Scott Nguyen scored directly from a corner kick and Dino Goranovic tied the game with a direct free kick taken from outside the 18 yard box. Christopher Poulos and fellow center back Gaetano Panza gave a solid account of themselves defensively. Michael Russo-Penta was again outstanding in net.
Mystic Valley Sports Start Strong
The Mystic Valley fall sports season started out strong on Thursday as both the varsity volleyball and girls soccer teams posted wins in their openers.
The varsity volleyball beat Lowell High School in three straight 25-17 25-15 25-16. Mairin King was the standout on offense and the most consistent passer and server throughout the match. Paulina Petras was a standout at the net with one solo block and 6 kills. Prior to the varsity game the JV lost 25-11, 25-11.
The girls’ soccer team had an impressive debut shutting out Northeast Regional 5-0. Meghan Foley led the way as she scored 4 straight goals for the Eagles after Karen Mortimer got the first goal of the year off a 30 yard free kick. Bryanna Cimetti picked up the shut out in the goal.
Mystic Valley Football Upsets St. Clement
The Mystic Valley Eagles football team may have opened some eyes on Saturday afternoon at a very steamy Hormel Stadium when they knocked off the defending Division 6 North Champion St. Clement 33-26. St. Clement, opened the season ranked #2 in the Boston Herald’s Division 6 North rankings, gave the Eagles all they could handle, but in the end the Eagles made just a few more plays.
The Eagles were led by a dominating performance by their offensive line who paved the way for 258 yards rushing by the team overall. Leading the way in the backfield for the Eagles was Sophomore James LoChirco who tallied 170 yards and 2 TD’s on 19 carries. Senior QB Devin Pierce chipped in with an 8 yard TD run and Sophomore Joey LoRusso also had a touchdown.
The game was put away for good when freshman Philippe Guerrier picked off a pass late in the 4th quarter and returned it 30 yards for the score to put the Eagles ahead for good 33-20. St. Clement would add a late touchdown to make the final score 33-26.
Mystic Valley will return to action on Saturday September 20th at 6 pm at Bellingham High School.
Mystic Valley JV Volleyball beats Notre Dame
The JV Volleyball team got its first win of the season, defeating Notre Dame Academy of Tyngsboro 2-1 on Friday afternoon. The girls were led by freshman setter Brianna Paris, sophomores Sarah DeSantis, Ashley Matorana, Juniors Amanda McInerny, Kerri Foley and 8th Grader Michaela Correale.
Coach Cantwell was pleased with the win, adding “It was a very good win against a team we have never been able to beat in the 4 years I have been coaching the JV Volleyball team. Everyone played and everyone contributed”.
The girls return to action Thursday, 4PM against PMA- Methuen.