Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Taylor Provost has adjusted quite well to her soccer career at Roger Williams. This season included the playoffs and big wins over Endicott and Gordon College on the way to a league championship for the Hawks.
Taylor Provost left Peabody High last spring after a solid soccer career for the Tanners and a 2011 state championship in hand, along with being a top student; her winning ways continued this fall on the field for Roger Williams University. The Hawks took the Commonwealth Coast Conference title, but ran into the Division III buzzsaw that is Messiah College of Pennsylvania. Messiah won three out of the last four national championships and clinched its ninth title on Saturday defeating Ohio Northern University, 5-1. Messiah had given up six goals all season heading into the game with RWU, and only beat Provost and her teammates 2-1, although one of those scores was an “own goal” by RWU. “We were excited to play them, nervous, but we showed …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Peabody High senior Catarina Rocha wins NEC North Runner of the Year Award while cross country coach and dad Jose Rocha wins Coach of the Year. Carolyn Scacchi and Kara Digiacomo won MVP honors for volleyball and soccer, respectively.
You might say, "like father, like daughter." Peabody High senior Catarina Rocha won this year's Northeastern Conference North Girls' Runner of the Year Award for cross country while head coach and dad Jose Rocha won Coach of the Year. He does, however, have to share honors with Beverly girls' coach Dave Jellerson. Both the boys' and girls' squads also earned a share of the Sportsmanship Award along with Lynn Classical, Revere, Lynn English and Salem. The boys' North All-Stars include Tanners Drew Fossa, Ben Braz, Cody Picardy, Richie Fournier, Alex Marcus, Cody Jordan and James Christopher, while over on the girls' roster it's Catarina Rocha, Heather MacLean, Lauren Barrett, Sydney May, Sam Allen, Mary Leach and Antonia Pagliuca. The …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Acton-Boxboro broke the Tanner's winning streak in October and then broke their hearts scoring on a 30-foot shot at the 5 minute mark of a second overtime.
There will be a new Division I girls' soccer champion this fall with the reigning champs' dreams for a repeat dashed Sunday night. Peabody High and Acton-Boxboro battled on the Tanners' home field through double overtime until the Colonials finally found the net on a free kick, ending the contest, 1-0. Prior to the first and only other loss this season (to the Colonials), the Tanners had a 38-game streak going from last year and were ranked No. 1 in the nation for three weeks.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Girls' soccer opponents see way too much of the Digiacomo sisters on the field, Victoria on offense and twin sister Kara on defense, when they go up against the Tanners.
For Peabody’s Digiacomo sisters, Victoria and twin Kara, the bad news for opponents was that the two girls got a soccer ball as a gift when they were just about five years old. North Shore soccer opponents already knew about their older sister Erika Digiacomo, a member of the 100-point club at Peabody High, Victoria joined that elite group in September when she banged home two goals against Lynn Classical. While Victoria got a slight head start -- born one minute before her sister -- Kara has equally established herself as one of the top players around. Just last week Kara received MVP honors this year for the North section of the Northeastern Conference. Both sisters were also named to the NEC North Girls' All-Star Team. “I just like …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Peabody girls' soccer hosts its first opponent Sunday at home, while the boys travel to Acton-Boxborough on Saturday.
The state champion Lady Tanners head into the Division I North playoffs this weekend to defend their title on a 17-1-0 record, their perfect streak broken only by Acton-Boxborough. Peabody High girls' soccer had amassed an impressive 38-game streak before losing 2-1 to the Colonials two weeks ago, and as luck may have it, the Tanners' first opponent in the tournament may very well be Acton-Boxborough. Seeded No. 1 for the third year in a row, and still ranked near the top nationwide, the Tanners host the winner of Saturday's preliminary round contest between Billerica and Acton-Boxborough on Sunday (6 p.m.). Meanwhile, boys' soccer (seeded 12th) is headed to the postseason on a 9-4-5 record and faces Acton-Boxborough (No. 5 at 12-1-3) on …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Peabody girls' soccer continues unbeaten streak, defeating rival Danvers.
It was yet another fierce showdown Wednesday afternoon between soccer rivals Peabody and Danvers on the Tanners' home field. The Northeastern Conference opponents battled to a 3-1 win for Peabody, which now moves ahead to 10-0-0 for the season while Danvers falls to 8-2-2. Hayley Dowd and Kara Digiacomo scored the first two goals for Peabody, interrupted by Danvers' Meghan Kenny finding the net in the 50th minute of the game. It almost became a tied game thanks to Danvers' Kylie Plaza, but her shot to the net ended up being ruled out by a referee. Peabody's Victoria Digiacomo then made it 3-1 in the final minutes of the game.
Friday, October 5, 2012
According to a national poll of high school soccer coaches this week, the unbeaten Lady Tanners are the best of the best.
They're not just No. 1 in Massachusetts now, but No. 1 in the nation, according to a poll earlier this week by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The weekly ranking of high school soccer teams puts the Peabody High girls' club in top billing with an 8-0-0 record so far this season. Prior to the Oct. 2 poll, last year's state champions were ranked No. 2 nationally, reports ESPN.com -- they've sat at the No. 1 spot in the state for a while. Despite senior standout Hayley Dowd coming into the season injured, there's been plenty of depth in the Tanners' lineup and Dowd looks to be back in full form. High-scorer and fellow senior Victoria Digiacomo, in fact, entered the 100 career point club on Sept. 20, scoring her 100th and …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Peabody girls' soccer made a special trip to Beacon Hill at the invite of state Sen. Fred Berry.
The Peabody High girls' soccer team went on a tour of the Statehouse recently, had lunch and were special guests in the Senate Reading Room in recognition of their state title this past fall. The Lady Tanners won the school's first ever girls' soccer championship in November, defeating East Longmeadow in the Division I Final. The visit to Beacon Hill was thanks to Peabody Sen. Fred Berry. And the girls got to show off two other tokens of praise while they were there -- new team jackets given as a gift by local businesses and residents and a team plaque. "This was an honor the girls will never forget. Thank you to Senator Berry," says team parent Patty Brunelle, and adds the team would like to thank the following:
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Booster and parent expresses heartfelt thanks to all who helped propel the Lady Tanners to their state title last fall.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
I would like to give thanks to some special people involved with the Peabody Tanners girls' soccer team's run to the D1 state title and an undefeated 22-0-2 season. Thanks to all the girls for their never say die, and always believe attitude. You are an inspiration. Thanks to Coach Desroches for eating, breathing and living soccer. Thanks to fill-in cameramen Peter Digiaccomo and Sean Dowd. Thanks to D.M.T....for everything. Thanks to the Chelmsford referee for providing the motivation for the Division 1 North title game. Thanks to Stan McKeen, Don Aluni, Dennis Grube and Steve Rizzo, AKA P.Y.S.A., for providing the bus and admission to the State Championship game at Worcester State University for the high school fans. Well done. Thanks to…
Friday, November 18, 2011
Peabody girls' soccer defeats East Longmeadow in regulation play, 1-0, to take state crown.
All it took was one goal early in the second half by Katie Brunelle -- the rest of the game remained scoreless -- and the Peabody girls walked off the field at Worcester State University Friday night as state champions. The capstone to a nigh perfect season. The Lady Tanners soccer squad clinched the Division I title against East Longmeadow, giving Peabody its first state crown since 1993 and the first ever for the girls' soccer program. Stay with Peabody Patch for further coverage from Friday night's game and sound off in the comments below. How excited are you about the win? Leave a note of congratulations to the girl's team.