GU14-2 Tewksbury 3 vs. Wilmington 1
After a sluggish first 10 minutes of the game the Tewksbury girls came alive putting relentless pressure on the Wilmington squad for the rest of the half. As the half came to a close Tewksbury was awarded a corner kick. Caitilin Sheehan in her usual fashion dropped one inside the ""6"" which careened off a Wilmington defender into the net to tie up the game.
In the 2nd half the pressure by Tewksbury continued and after some good midfield play the ball found itself on the feet of Rebecca Smith who drilled a hard ground shot to the right side of the net. This goal woke up the Wilmington squad who mounted several attacks which were all turned away by the defense of Sheehan, Madelyn Berry, Julia Strickler, and Kendall Donahoe. Also the keeper Allison Wild made some fantastic saves and was mobile in the box to disrupt the Wilmington attack.Then with about 10 minutes left Emma Scopa playing great support all day put the ball to space on the right side and Caitlyn Fiore blasted an incredible shot that bounced off the far post and into the net. This was a great team effort and everybody contributed in some was to this hard fought win including midfielders Isabelle Frost, Sophia DeMatos, Briana Walker, Olivia Houghton, and Julia Cafferty. Also at forward was Christina Capachietti and Grace Morris.
Tewksbury BU12-2 4 vs. Chelmsford BU12-4 0
Tewksbury ran their record to 1-0-1 on the young season with a convincing 4-0 victory against Chelmsford. As usual the defense was lead by Eric Impink, Alek Cranston, and Jake Pelletier. Any offensive threat that came through was handled by goalie tandem of Jake Mcdonough and Tim Sweeney, each making the saves when counted on. Offensively Tewksbury dominated this game, but were lead by Logan Teixeira with 2 goals and an assist. Teixeira’s first goal was a penalty kick,as Andrew Della Piana was taken down in the penalty box on a breakaway. Teixeira made no doubt, buying the shot far post for a 1-0 lead. He was not done, as Travis Cohen stole the ball from the defender, laid a pass off to Teixeira for his second goal of the game making the score 2-0. Sam Barbagallo and Justin Rooney continued to fire shots on goal, while aided in the midfield by the two McFadyen Brothers, Lucas and Will.
Tewksbury came out strong in the second, half hitting a cross bar off a corner Kick. Teixeira took the corner kick, Will McFadyen had a perfect head ball, hit off the cross bar which would have been a highlight reel goal. Teixeira was not finished, as he laid off perfect pass over to Rooney, who made no mistake burying the shot for a 3-0 advantage. Impink, Cranston, and Pelletier continued to stymie Chelmsford offense for the remainder of the second half. Will McFadyen capped the scoring for Tewksbury, with a great individual effort, beating the Chelmsford defender, firing a shot high far post for the 4-0 lead. Timmy Sweeney, made the shut out complete making 2 key saves down the stretch.
Tewksbury will be home at Frasca for the next few weeks, starting vs. Billerica on the 20th at 10:30.
GU12-4 Tewksbury 5- Wilmington 0
The Tewksbury girls U12-4 travel team headed to Wilmington for their second came of the season. The Tiger were lead onto the field by game captains Ryan Williams and Caitlyn Finnegan. Starting in the goalkeeper position for the first time this season was Marykate Callinan. With the win of the coin toss the Tigers quickly jumped onto the scoreboard 6 minutes into the game after starting with ball possession. Klara Holden netted the Tigers first goal of the game after receiving a crossing pass from Caitlyn Finnegan. Wilmington fought hard and most of the first half of the game was played in the middle third of the field. The starting midfields for the Tigers were Klara Holden, Ryan Williams, and Tory Sweeney and along with the defensive line of Julie Figucia and Maddie Robillard held Wilmington’s advances until the seventeen minute mark when the fast Wilmington forwards snuck past the defense and placed a hard shot from the right side of the field only to be stopped by Callinan. With the transition back to offensive third of the field Tewksbury had multiple scoring chances coming from Jade Owirka who placed two shots wide of the Wilmington net. With time expiring in the first half the Tigers walked off the field with a 1 to nil lead over Wilmington.
With the start of the second half Jade Owirka took over the goalkeeper duties. Despite a fast start from Wilmington Tewksbury had multiple scoring chances coming from Hannah Leydon who placed multiple shots on net for the Tigers. Owirka was able to turn away her first shot on net from Wilmington fast forward line three minutes into the second half. With the transition back up the field Hannah Leydon netted the Tigers second goal of the game at the four-minute make of the second half after collecting the ball from Marykate Callinan. With the lead the Tigers came alive and had multiple soccer chances come from Tory Sweeney, Emma Fleming, Julie Figucia, and Ryan Williams. The strong defensive effort from Mackenzie Dawson, Julie Figucia, Maddie Robillard help keep Wilmington at bay. Half way through the second half Marykate Callinan netted the Tigers third goal after collecting a loose ball at the top of the penalty box on a Wilmington goal kick. Despite the solid effort from the Tewksbury defense, Wilmington was able to work past them on a few occasions only to have Owirka stop the Wilmington advances. With another drive by the Tewksbury midfield and forward line Callinan and Leydon were again able to place several shots on goal only to miss wide. With another Wilmington restart Julie Figucia was able to collect the ball at the top of the penalty box and place a hard shot past the Wilmington goalkeeper to take a four nil lead. With only minutes remaining in the game Hannah Leydon scored her second goal of the game to take a five nothing lead. With the restart at midfield the whistle sounded to end the game. Tewksbury walked away with their second with on the season with a 5-0 victory over Wilmington. The Tigers are coached by: Sean Sweeney, Jay Williams, and Joe Dawson
GU10-5 Tewksbury 3 : Waltham 1
The Tewksbury Girls U10-5 team, a.k.a "Soccer Stars", played Waltham winning 3-1. There was a great effort by the entire team across all field positions. Goals were scored by Kelli Anderson, Delia Conte, and Christa Giansiracusa.
GU10-4 6 vs. Wilmington GU10-8 0
Tewksbury GU10-4 recorded their second win of the young season with a convincing 6-0 effort against Wilmington. Rhiannon Anderson's hat-trick was the centerpiece, while Madeline Anderson, Stephanie Mercurio and Alexis Spurr all added single tallies in the offensive outburst. Mercurio and Madeline Anderson shared the first clean sheet of the season backing a stout defensive team effort.
Tewksbury GU10-2 vs Wilmington GU10-2
The Tewksbury GU10-2, ""Thunder"" travelled to Wilmington for their second game of the season. The Tewksbury girls started red hot and quickly caught the Wilmington defense back on their heels giving them an early scoring opportunity. Only 2:45 into the game, Tewksbury capitalized on some great passing in their offense zone. Defender, Alex Filmore put in a nice pass up the lane to right wing, Ava Paquette. Ava got by the Wilmington defense and sent a nice cross over to left wing, Alyssa Adams who was in position and set herself up to take the shot. With a terrific, left-footed kick Alyssa drilled the ball into to the net to give Tewksbury an early 1-0 lead. Tewksbury dominated with their offensive momentum throughout 1st half play. Carrina Barron had several quality shots on goal. Alana Price and Mackenzie Hickey worked the ball well and their persistence paid off. At 9:30 minute mark, Mackenzie worked the ball up the right side past the Wilmington defense and put a nice pass through to Alana. Alana took the shot and got it past the Wilmington goalie to score Tewksbury's second goal and increase the lead 2-0. Tewksbury's defense played tough and limited Wilmington to only a few shots on goal. Tewksbury goalie, Avery Della Piana easily handled any pressure from the Wilmington's offense.
Tewksbury continued to play well throughout 2nd half play. Carrina Barron and Brooklyn DeGrechie both had excellent scoring opportunities with multiple shots on goal only to be denied by the Wilmington goalie. Defender, Megan Cunningham even tried to get into the offensive action with a few nice drives up the lane into offensive territory. Even though the Tewksbury girls couldn't capitalize on their scoring chances in the half, Tewksbury goalie, Leah Casey played outstanding when Wilmington threatened with a few attacks and denied them any 2nd half goals. The 2-0 win over Wilmington brings the GU10-2 Thunder 2-0 on the season.