Mystic Valley Football Gets First Win
The Mystic Valley football team won for the first time this season on Saturday. They beat Monomoy 42-12 behind a dominant running attack that featured 4 touchdowns by Amro Ali and two touchdowns by Calvin Phung.
The Eagles started strong taking their first possession straight downfield. The drive ended with a 1 yard touchdown run from Ali. The PAT failed and the score remained the same until the end of the quarter.
In the second quarter the Eagles scored two more touchdowns on a 3 yard run from Ali and a 48 yard run by Phung on a perfectly executed reverse play. The Eagles converted the second PAT when Devin Pierce ran a sweep right into the end zone.
Ali scored twice in the third quarter on runs of 41 and 21 yards. At the end of three the score was 34-0.
Monomoy scored twice in the fourth to cut the lead to 34-12. Before the game got any closer Phung struck back with an impressive couple of plays. On the first the Eagles were backed up to their own 11 when Phung appeared to be caught in the backfield. He was able to escape the loss and then ramble the length of the field for a touchdown. The play was called back due to an Eagles penalty. On the next play from scrimmage, this time from the 6, Phung took the ball again and once more raced the length of the field for a touchdown. Back-up quarterback Peronet Charles ran in the PAT to finish the scoring.
The Eagles were led by Ali and Phung who combined for 6 touchdowns and 308 yards rushing. On defense Phung, Dominic Ciampa, Yosef Abuhasen and Yahia Abuhasen made several good tackles.
The Eagles return to action on Saturday night with a game at the Manning Bowl against Lynn Tech at 7:00.
Mystic Valley Crew Rows Strong at Lowell Regatta
The Mystic Valley boys and girls crew teams had a strong showing at the 33rd Annual running of the Textile River Regatta in Lowell, MA on Sunday, September, 30th. With 610 boats entered and over 3,000 competitors participating in this race from 80+ clubs spread from Pennsylvania to Maine, this regatta was by far the most challenging for the team.
The Eagles’ Boys double comprised of Mario Hanna and Ben Horton were battling much older and more experience crews and placed fifth overall in the very competitive Men’s Club double event with the final time of 25:05.04. The Boys Varsity 4+ which was comprised of mixture of experience as well as novice rowers (led by cox. Alex Green, stroke: Marco Hanna, Joe Finn, Raphael Stigliano, Seamus Gallagher) did a very respectable job by finishing in 25th position out of 37 boats entered in both races with the time of 24:47.33.
The Girls Varsity 4+ comprised of cox. Jessica Lieu, Fayrouz Farhane, Isha Sharma, Maaya Alagaapan and Amanda Valenti showed a lot of poise as they gave it their all over the three-mile course by finishing 33rd out of 41 boats with the time of 27:50.60.
Mystic Valley Volleyball Loses to Austin Prep
The Mystic Valley volleyball team lost to Austin Prep 3-1 on Saturday in Reading. Coach Marc Arria said it was a tough game. If a couple of balls bounced our way and it may have been a different game.
The Petras sisters, Paulina and Joanna, were a bright spot despite the loss. Joanna played solid at the net with 5 kills and 2 blocks, and Paulina had a career high 9 kills to go along with 4 aces.
The team will try to bounce back with a win tomorrow against North Shore Technical High School in Middleton.