CHS Roundup

CHS Football Team Meets Mystic Saturday

The Chelsea High football team will make the short trek to the Malden Catholic football stadium this Saturday evening to take on Commonwealth Athletic conference rival Mystic Valley.

The opening kickoff is set for 5:00.

The Red Devils are coming off a 35-0 loss to Lynn Tech this past Friday evening amidst the wind and rain of last week’s nor’easter.

“We couldn’t move the ball the way we wanted to on offense in the pouring rain, and we made too many mistakes on offense,” said CHS head coach Rasi Chau. “Defensively, we made a few good stops against their offense, but all in all, the better team won.”

Looking ahead to Saturday’s encounter, Chau noted, “We can’t continue beating ourselves if we want to win against Mystic.   We need to come together as a team and we need our players and coaches to challenge one another this week.”

CHS Girls Soccer Defeats Notre Dame

The Chelsea High girls soccer team earned its fourth victory of the season with a 3-0 triumph over Notre Dame Academy last Thursday.

Three Lady Red Devils, Stefany Castillo, Elena Ruiz and Nancy Galdamez, took turns reaching the back of the NDA net. Castillo also recorded two assists and Ruiz added one assist.

Freshman Katie Arias kept a clean sheet, stopping all of NDA’s opportunities, to record her third shutout of the season.

In a contest earlier in the week at Northeast Regional, Chelsea came out on the short end of a 6-1 decision. Castillo, assisted by Damaris Erazo, notched the Lady Red Devil goal.

The top point-scorers for Chelsea thus far this season are: Elena Ruiz with six goals and two assists; Nancy Galdamez with five goals and one assist; and Stefany Castillo with four goals and two assists.

Coach Randy Grajal’s crew, who now stand at 4-9 on the season, were scheduled to host Presentation of Mary Academy this past Tuesday and will entertain Whittier today (Thursday). 

Boys Soccer Tops PMA to Reach Tourney

The Chelsea High boys soccer team got back on the winning track with a decisive 7-0 victory over Presentation of Mary Academy this past Tuesday.

Coach Mick Milutinovic and his Red Devils made the long trek to Methuen a worthwhile endeavor with the big win that qualified Chelsea for the MIAA state tournament. 

The CHS scoring attack was led by Alex Uceda, who had two goals (Alex’s seventh and eighth of the season). Brayan Ramonez assisted on both tallies.

Also reaching the back of the PMA net were: Oliver Romero, assisted by Delmer Romero; Andy Martinez, assisted by Oliver Romero; Delmer Romero (Delmer’s 18th), assisted by Junior Lima; Brayan Ramonez, assisted by Cesar Melgar; and Henry Vasquez, assisted by Dave Motta.

The triumph came on the heels of Chelsea’s first two losses of the season last week, 2-1 to Commonwealth Athletic Conference foe Shawsheen Tech, and 7-1 to Medford of the Greater Boston League.

Chelsea dominated play in the contest with Shawsheen, which managed just eight shots on goal, but Jordon Pena, assisted by Alex Uceda, was the only Red Devil who could find the back of the Shawsheen net. 

Chelsea had defeated Shawsheen in their first meeting this season, 3-1, three weeks ago, but Shawsheen has been on a roll since then and entered the contest with a 9-1-1 record and 6-0-0 at home.

The outcome marked the first time that a Shawsheen team ever has defeated the Red Devils on the soccer pitch.

In Monday’s encounter with a strong Medford squad, which is 8-3-1 against a Division 1 schedule of opponents, Chelsea’s lone goal came from Brayan Ramonez. 

The Red Devils, who now stand at 8-1-4 in the CAC (8-2-4 overall), will host Greater Lowell at 6:00 tomorrow (Friday) evening under the lights at Chelsea Stadium. They will travel to Lynn Tech next Tuesday and then to Malden next Thursday.

Boys Cross Country Improves to 7-1

The Chelsea High boys cross country team improved to 7-1 with a 15-50 victory over Northeast Regional last Wednesday.

Jazmany Reyes won the race with a personal record (PR) time of 18:07 over the 3.1 mile course.  Oscar Amaya and Ian Padilla were second and third respectively, both also turning in PR times.

Sophomore Alex Estrada came across in fourth place, followed by fellow sophomore Ruben Padilla in fifth. Also contributing to the scoring for Chelsea were Johnny Maldonado and Joseph Terval in sixth and seventh.

The Red Devils are in a position today (Wednesday) to earn a share of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference dual meet title if they knock off undefeated Essex Tech. 

“For us to win, we have to want it more and we have to be tougher, something we haven’t been doing lately,” said CHS head coach Don Fay. “The Northeast meet should be a confidence booster, because most of the team ran their best times of the year.”

On the girls side, junior captain Percy Melgar and fellow junior Sade Rosales were involved in a three-person battle for most of the race. Melgar was the winner against Notre Dame and was second to Northeast, running a PR of 22:51, which was a PR by a huge margin.

Rosales finished in third in a PR clocking of 23:23.

Both the boys and the girls will be competing against Shawsheen, Nashoba, and Essex Tech in their final dual meet of the season today.

Both teams will travel to Falmouth on Friday for the Twilight Meet at the Barnstable Fairgrounds.

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