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Mystic Valley Teams 5-1 over Weekend

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Mystic valley's sports teams went 5-1 this past weekend as the swim team beat Northeast (and won another division title), the jv and varsity basketball teams beat Minuteaman, the 5th & 6th grade boys basketball team beat Premier Hoops and the 5th & 6th grade girls basketball team beat Triton and lost to Newburyport.

Mystic Valley Tops Minuteman

 

The Mystic Valley boys’ varsity basketball team defeated Minuteman Tech High School of Lexington, 50-44, in an exciting home game on Friday night, January 25. With the win, the Eagles improved its record to 6-7 on the season, 4-2 in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference (CAC) Small Division.

Against Minuteman, a tough CAC foe, the Eagles jumped out to an 11-7 lead after the first quarter.  The second eight minutes of play was a see-saw battle at both ends of the floor, evident by the 18-18 score at halftime.

In the third quarter, the Eagles went on a run, building a 10-point lead.  However, in the fourth frame, Minuteman put together a run of its own, cutting the home team’s lead to two.

That’s when the Eagles got up, dusted themselves off, and came up with some big plays, offensively and defensively. Tenacious defense, fast break baskets, and key foul shooting proved to be the winning formula for the Mystic Valley five.

“This was a huge win for us,” said Mystic Valley head coach Tony Ferullo. “Minuteman came in with a winning record and we rose to the challenge.  “Although we have an inexperienced team, our players deserve a great deal of credit for how they stepped up and performed from beginning to end. I’m very proud of my team.  These kids are resilient and leave their hearts on the court.  You can’t ask for anything more than that.”

The Eagles’ next game is Tuesday, January 29, when they host CAC power Whittier Tech at 5:30 pm.

Mystic Valley Hockey Wins 5-0


The Mystic Valley hockey team put together a convincing 5-0 win over East Boston on Saturday. Goals were scored by senior forwards Marc Toomajian and Dean Cunio, sophomore forward Nathan Gerard, freshman forward Dan McCormack and eighth grader Joey Guarino. Sophmore Cam McKenna earned the shutout in goal with a solid performance.
The win brings the team's overall record to 7-6-2 as they prepare for the last five games down the stretch. "I like how the team is playing. We are getting solid goaltending, sound defensive play and timely scoring. More importantly, we are executing in all three zones" said coach Michael Bertoni after the game.

Mystic Valley Girls Beat Triton

 

The Mystic Valley 5th/6th grade girls’ basketball team beat a good Triton team on Saturday to move to 7-4 on the season.
The Eagles played their most balanced game on offense this season as nine girls contributed with baskets. Ashley O’Rourke, Lauren Carlino, Rachel Wronksi, Sophia Mercurio, and Anastasia Bessler led the team with four points each. Rounding out the scoring were Madison Sullivan, Michela Correale, Tara Foley, and Lauren Sasso with two points apiece.
Coach Brunelli praised the fast-break offense of the Eagles that led to many key layups. “We practice the fast-break every practice and today our point guards did a great job of getting the ball up the court as fast as they could”. Coach Brown was especially pleased with the rebounding. “The girls really came out to play in the second half,” he said. “They grabbed a lot of rebounds and made a few put-backs”. The rebounding surge was led by Erin Zibell, Alyssa Dagle, Heather DiGiovanni, Lilly Spero, Anastasia Bessler, and Camryn Ryan.

Mystic Valley Boys Top Premier

 

The Mystic Valley 5th/6th grade boys earned another hard fought win, beating the Premier Hoops team from Marblehead by a score of 30 – 23.  The win moves the team’s record to 6-2.
Once again tough defense and timely scoring were the combination for the young Eagles.  Jimmy Arneil scored 7 points to lead the Baby Eagles.  Alfie Tsang had a strong game offensively and put in 5 big points, while Jimmy Petras added 4 and Alex Maher also scored 4 and continued to provide strong rebounding for the squad.  Rounding out the scoring was: Joshua Briceus with 3 points; Eric He; Dennis Pierce; and Tyler Story with 2 apiece and Ethan Nguyen who added a free throw.  
Coaches Anthony Chiccuarelli and Paul DeSantis both praised the ball handlers in this game stating that Story, Nguyen, Lucas Dascoli, and Jonah Crain all did a great job of keeping their dribbling alive and making great decisions with their passing.  Also playing strong games were John Carlino, Michael DiFiore, Raymond Pho, and Michael Selter. 
The Eagles next game is against undefeated Salem in Salem on Saturday morning at 11:00.

   

 

Mystic Valley Tops Minuteman

 

The Mystic Valley boys’ varsity basketball team defeated Minuteman Tech High School of Lexington, 50-44, in an exciting home game on Friday night, January 25. With the win, the Eagles improved its record to 6-7 on the season, 4-2 in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference (CAC) Small Division.

Against Minuteman, a tough CAC foe, the Eagles jumped out to an 11-7 lead after the first quarter.  The second eight minutes of play was a see-saw battle at both ends of the floor, evident by the 18-18 score at halftime.

In the third quarter, the Eagles went on a run, building a 10-point lead.  However, in the fourth frame, Minuteman put together a run of its own, cutting the home team’s lead to two.

That’s when the Eagles got up, dusted themselves off, and came up with some big plays, offensively and defensively. Tenacious defense, fast break baskets, and key foul shooting proved to be the winning formula for the Mystic Valley five.

“This was a huge win for us,” said Mystic Valley head coach Tony Ferullo. “Minuteman came in with a winning record and we rose to the challenge.  “Although we have an inexperienced team, our players deserve a great deal of credit for how they stepped up and performed from beginning to end. I’m very proud of my team.  These kids are resilient and leave their hearts on the court.  You can’t ask for anything more than that.”

The Eagles’ next game is Tuesday, January 29, when they host CAC power Whittier Tech at 5:30 pm.

Mystic Valley Hockey Wins 5-0


The Mystic Valley hockey team put together a convincing 5-0 win over East Boston on Saturday. Goals were scored by senior forwards Marc Toomajian and Dean Cunio, sophomore forward Nathan Gerard, freshman forward Dan McCormack and eighth grader Joey Guarino. Sophmore Cam McKenna earned the shutout in goal with a solid performance.
The win brings the team's overall record to 7-6-2 as they prepare for the last five games down the stretch. "I like how the team is playing. We are getting solid goaltending, sound defensive play and timely scoring. More importantly, we are executing in all three zones" said coach Michael Bertoni after the game.

Mystic Valley Girls Beat Triton

 

The Mystic Valley 5th/6th grade girls’ basketball team beat a good Triton team on Saturday to move to 7-4 on the season.
The Eagles played their most balanced game on offense this season as nine girls contributed with baskets. Ashley O’Rourke, Lauren Carlino, Rachel Wronksi, Sophia Mercurio, and Anastasia Bessler led the team with four points each. Rounding out the scoring were Madison Sullivan, Michela Correale, Tara Foley, and Lauren Sasso with two points apiece.
Coach Brunelli praised the fast-break offense of the Eagles that led to many key layups. “We practice the fast-break every practice and today our point guards did a great job of getting the ball up the court as fast as they could”. Coach Brown was especially pleased with the rebounding. “The girls really came out to play in the second half,” he said. “They grabbed a lot of rebounds and made a few put-backs”. The rebounding surge was led by Erin Zibell, Alyssa Dagle, Heather DiGiovanni, Lilly Spero, Anastasia Bessler, and Camryn Ryan.

Mystic Valley Boys Top Premier

 

The Mystic Valley 5th/6th grade boys earned another hard fought win, beating the Premier Hoops team from Marblehead by a score of 30 – 23.  The win moves the team’s record to 6-2.
Once again tough defense and timely scoring were the combination for the young Eagles.  Jimmy Arneil scored 7 points to lead the Baby Eagles.  Alfie Tsang had a strong game offensively and put in 5 big points, while Jimmy Petras added 4 and Alex Maher also scored 4 and continued to provide strong rebounding for the squad.  Rounding out the scoring was: Joshua Briceus with 3 points; Eric He; Dennis Pierce; and Tyler Story with 2 apiece and Ethan Nguyen who added a free throw.  
Coaches Anthony Chiccuarelli and Paul DeSantis both praised the ball handlers in this game stating that Story, Nguyen, Lucas Dascoli, and Jonah Crain all did a great job of keeping their dribbling alive and making great decisions with their passing.  Also playing strong games were John Carlino, Michael DiFiore, Raymond Pho, and Michael Selter. 
The Eagles next game is against undefeated Salem in Salem on Saturday morning at 11:00.

  

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