Goalkeeper Abby Razzino made seven saves as the Mt. Hope girls lacrosse team fell to Tollgate 7-3 during a home game on Friday evening. The Lady Huskies record dipped to 1-5 and the team is currently …
Goalkeeper Abby Razzino made seven saves as the Mt. Hope girls lacrosse team fell to Tollgate 7-3 during a home game on Friday evening. The Lady Huskies record dipped to 1-5 and the team is currently in tenth place in Division II. The Huskies lone win was a 12-1 shellacking of Smithfield in their first game of the season.
Senior forward Isabelle Correia, senior defender Reese Pavao and sophomore Arden Wilkes scored for Mt. Hope in the loss.
“Our defense has been playing amazing,” said head coach Kerri Giarusso who coaches the girls soccer team in the fall. “Offensively, we are just struggling to score goals.”
Correia and Pavao are the Huskies’ co-captains this season.
“Izzy and Reese are great leaders on and off the field,” Coach Giarusso said. “The team gets along really well with each other. They are all phenomenal teammates. Hopefully we will find our rhythm offensively in the last five games,” said Coach Giarusso.
The Huskies were in need of a goalkeeper this season and Coach Giarusso found a gem in Razzino, who has been averaging twelve saves a game. The junior, a goal scoring attacker, injured her knee last spring and has missed both soccer and basketball seasons this year due to the injury. The athletic Razzino, a goal scorer for the soccer team and a scoring point guard for the basketball team, has been an offensive minded player most of her high school career. As she began to work her knee back into shape, Coach Giarrusso suggested goalkeeper, a more stationary position.
“Last season she led the team in scoring before getting hurt,” said Coach Giarusso. “This season, Abby has been playing exceptionally well in net. She has picked it up so fast.”
On defense the Huskies have Pavao, Lyla Biacuzzo, Ella Quesnelle, Margaret Williams, Emma Serbst and Emma Bourassa playing in front of Razzino. Reyn Ferris, Shivani Mehta and Lola Silva play midfield and Correia, Wilkes, Erika Tally, Grace Greenslade, Zelda Hayes, Alana Ferro and Maria Lacey play attacker for the Huskies.
“I love this team and we will keep working to get where we need to be,” said Coach Giarusso. “This is a great group of girls who enjoy playing the game of lacrosse. What more can I ask for.”
Prout/EWG dominates Huskies lacrosse 16-3
In a game mired by 16 penalties the Mt. Hope boys lacrosse team were outmatched 16-3 to Prout/Exeter West Greenwich in an afternoon home game on Friday. The loss drops the Huskies record to 1-5 and places them at the bottom of Division II. The Huskies beat up on D-III Rogers 18-6 to start off their season on April 2, but have since lost 5 straight. Junior attacker Riley Spina scored two goals and Josh deWolfe scored one for the Huskies who managed just 13 shots on goal.
Junior goalkeeper Oliver Browne made 13 saves as Prout/EWG pounded him with 30 shots. Both teams recorded eight penalties each. Gordon Kopecky, Spina, Jack Finnerty (2), Jamison Canario, Colin Dos Santos, James Thibaudeau and Jack Silva each spent time in the box for the Huskies.
The Huskies travel to Westerly on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
The team hosts Chariho on Thursday at 5 p.m. and Mount St. Charles on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.