TYSL Roundup: Tewksbury U10 Boys Double Up On Wilmington
Sep 23, 2014 01:07PM ● Published by Bill Gilman
Tewksbury Youth Soccer.
The Tewksbury boys won their third game of the season earning a 4-2 victory over Wilmington. Tewksbury put on some early pressure, but was unable to get a goal past the Wilmington keeper. They finally broke through in the 17th minute when Dylan Paulding took Shea Moynihan’s throw-in and scored the game’s first goal. Wilmington followed with some scoring opportunities, but a strong save by Cole Evangelista late in the first half kept Wilmington off the board. Tewksbury extended their lead just before halftime with a wonderful team goal. Joshua Pinto finished a cross from Evan Mendonca while the play was set up by great passing from Daniel Sullivan, Derek Nazzaro and Moynihan. Michael Carlson started the second half off strong earning Tewksbury a number of scoring chances. In the 32nd minute Cade Barron broke through the Wilmington defense to score Tewksbury’s third goal of the game. Wilmington scored their first in the 38th minute and pulled within a goal with five minutes remaining in the game. All of Wilmington’s momentum was quickly stopped a minute later when Evangelista snuck home an insurance goal assisted by Chris Johnston.
The Second half started off with Tewksbury dominating the midfield and defensive ends. Cranston, Pelletier, and Impink would not let Billerica get anything set up offensively; while Rooney, Cohen, Teixeira, and Will and Luke McFadyen controlled the midfield. The scoring was capped off by a picture perfect play; Cohen sent Teixeira down the wing, Teixeira crossed the ball far post, and Della Piana wasted no time with a one timer into the back of the net for his second goal of the game a 4-0 lead.
The girls came into the game strong after last week's loss to Dracut. Michelle Hinkle started in goal, and the girls quickly got to work. Forwards Abby Hansbury, Alex Fowler and Christina Wentworth put immediate pressure on the Billerica defense, causing a penalty in the box. Fowler drilled the penalty kick, but the Billerica keeper lunged for the save, and the team tried to bury the rebound but had no luck. Tewksbury defenders Jessica Scholl, Megan Boudreau and Ashley Talbot, along with midfielder Maci Chapman, turned away any Billerica advances to protect goalie Michelle Hinkle. Line changes came with Aliana Kennen, Isabel DeSisto, and Makenna Rosberg archoring the team on defense. Again, the new defensive line ensured that Billerica's offense had no productive shots on goal. Erica Hinkle rotated in at midfield and Abby Hayes came in on the wing. Tewksbury forwards showed that speed beats size, beating defenders to send cross passes in from the wings. Boudreau, Rosberg and Kennen took turns on offense. The first half ended with the score 0-0. The second half started with Michelle Hinkle rotating out of goal onto defense and Abby Hansbury moving into net. Players again rotated positions, with DeSisto and Scholl getting their chance on offense, Wentworth moving to defense and Erica Hinkle moving into goal. Tewksbury was called for a penalty in the box and Billerica put a well-placed shot past Hinkle. Tewksbury came roaring back when Chapman got the ball to Hansbury, who then crossed to DeSisto. DeSisto kicked the ball past the goalie, tying the game 1-1. Tewksbury's defense stayed strong, and the offense continued to challenge the opponents. The Tewksbury offense found the ball inside the box, and they pounced on the ball. Fowler was able to connected, scoring to put Tewksbury up 2-1. The girls continued their attack, with Scholl and Hansbuy both hitting the goal posts on shot attempts. Tewksbury then committed a penalty in their own box, and Erica Hinkle again faced a Billerica penalty shot. Hinkle got a good jump in the right direction, but the shot was again perfectly placed right inside the goalpost to tie the game 2-2. Many thanks to the BU12-1 team for cheering on the girls late in the game!
With the start of the second half the Tigers started with possession of the ball and Marykate Callinan quickly placed a shot on net only to miss wide. With the continued back and forth battles Woburn was able to move the ball down field and cross the ball to an open winger who netted Woburn’s third goal past Jade Owirka who was now playing goalkeeper for the Tiger. With Woburn taking the lead three to two, the Tigers fought hard with Callinan again leading the charge. Marykate Callinan was able to net the Tigers third goal half way through the second half with help coming from Klara Holden and Caitlyn Finnegan on the assist. With the game tied, the Tigers continued to battle back and fight for possession of the ball. Callinan was able to place a hard shot on net that was turned away by the Woburn goalkeeper. Owirka was able to make several key save to keep Woburn off the board. With seven minutes remaining in the game Hannah Leydon was able to collect the ball at the top of the penalty box and place a shot to the right side of the net past the reach of the Woburn goalkeeper to put the Tiger's back on top four to three. Woburn countered again with a push towards the Tigers net and placed a shot over Owirka to tie the game at four. With six minutes remaining in the game the Tigers fought to score. The tight Woburn defense turned the Tigers advances away. With the last drive of the game, Woburn tried to sneak two shots past Owirka who stopped both advance. With whistle sounding, the Tigers walked off the field tied 4-4. The Tigers are coached by: Sean Sweeney, Jason Williams and Joe Dawson.
Woburn did not make things easy for the Thunder. Possession seesawed between both teams. Tewksbury's offensive unit of Ava Paquette, Leah Casey and Mackenzie Hickey kept the Woburn goalie busy with several nice shot s on net and hard offensive attacks during 1st half play. On defense, Darya Mehrabani, Alex Fillmore, Brooklynn DeGrechie and Megan Cunningham stayed cool under pressure and worked well to turn away any Woburn offensive attacks. While Tewksbury goalie, Avery Della Piana put the stop on Woburn's shots on net. At the 12 minute mark, Woburn got their break when they earned a direct kick inside the 18 off a Tewksbury penalty. Woburn took the kick and the Tewksbury defense denied them on their 1st attempt. However, the ball rebounded into play and Woburn took the 2nd shot and squeezed it through the Tewksbury defense to score the goal and tie the game 1-1. Tewksbury came back to midfield after the goal fired up and ready to answer back. Center, Carrina Barron took the kickoff and passed the ball to right wing, Alana Price. With the ball, Alana was off to the races as she kept her head up and quickly dribbled past the Woburn defense leaving herself a breakaway. Alana got the Woburn goalie to move and took a shot that sent the ball sailing into the back of the net giving Tewksbury a 2-1 lead.
Starting 2nd half play, Woburn tightened up their defense and limited Tewksbury's scoring chances. Brooklynn DeGrechie worked hard up front and had a couple of nice scoring attempts. Avery Della Piana played tough on defense and denied Woburn a few attacking runs up the side. The Thunder continued to play well but Woburn kept working to stay in the game. Woburn took advantage of a quick transfer in possession in their offensive zone that left a gap in the Tewksbury defense and a wide open goal to score and tie the game 2-2. The Thunder would not let the goal shake them and turned up the offensive pressure. At 18 minutes in the half, Alana Price had the ball in the Tewksbury offensive zone and put through a great pass to center Carrina Barron. Carron made a move past the Woburn defender and took the shot to score her 2nd goal of the game and take a 3-2 lead. Only minutes later, Woburn tried to move the ball up the middle in their defensive zone. Carrina focused in on the defender with the ball and took her one on one and came up with the steal. Carrina set herself up to beat the last defender and ripped a hard shot past the Woburn goalie to notch her 3rd goal of the game for a hat-trick and to extend the Tewksbury's lead 4-2. Tewksbury goalie, Megan Cunningham made a couple of last minute saves and preserved the win over Woburn for the Tewksbury Thunder.