TYSL Roundup: Paulding, DiGregorio Help Tewksbury BU10-3 Clobber Billerica
Sep 30, 2014 03:13PM ● Published by Bill Gilman
Tewksbury Youth Soccer.
The Tewksbury boys won their fourth game of the season with a 7-1 defeat of Billerica. Tewksbury came out of the gate strong earning a number of good opportunities resulting from good team passing. The defense of Derek Nazzaro and Cade Barron fended Billerica’s offensive efforts. Tewksbury was able to get on the board first when Joshua Pinto played a great cross that was finished by Evan Mendonca. Continuing the pressure, Tewksbury scored again when George DeGregorio picked up a pass from Michael Carlson and knocked it home. Some big saves by Shea Moynihan kept the score 2-0. Dylan Paulding stole a Billerica goal kick and blasted a shot into the back of the net for a 3-0 halftime lead. Billerica started the second half with a lot of energy. A good Billerica cross ended up in the Tewksbury net and cut the lead to 3-1. Undeterred by the Billerica goal the Tewksbury offense of Mendonca, Moynihan, and Cole Evangelista took over. Great passing earned a number of scoring chances. It finally paid off when Moynihan buried a shot in the side netting on a pass from Mendonca. Shortly afterward Tewksbury extended the lead to 5-1 after DeGregorio slipped a great pass to Paulding who took his time and finished his second goal. With a no quit attitude Billerica continued to work hard to get back in the game. Tewksbury goalie Daniel Sullivan made a few great saves to hold the lead. With Billerica pushing forward, defenseman Chris Johnston gained possession and started the transition for Tewksbury making a great pass to Evangelista. Evangelista played a slick ball through the defense that Mendonca scored. DeGregorio ended the scoring after receiving a nice touch pass from Paulding. Tewksbury continues to improve with every game.
GU12-3 Tewksbury 1 - Woburn 4
The GU12-3 girls had many notable moments in the game this week. Makenna Rosberg and Jessica Scholl both were key in winning control of the ball in midfield. Megan Boudreau, Aliana Kennen, Michelle Hinkle and Ashley Talbot all had many impressive defensive stops on advancing opponents. Erica Hinkle, Christina Wentworth and Maci Chapman worked the midfield to get good passes to the wings. Wing players Abby Hayes, Abby Hansbury and Isabel DeSisto fought to dribble around defenders on the outside. The Hinkle tandem split keeper duties for the game. Tewksbury's lone goal came in the second half when Rosberg landed an outside shot over the Woburn keeper's head.
GU12-2 Billerica 2 vs. GU12-2 Tewksbury 1
The Tewksbury Running Rebels played another solid game for the third week in a row but came up short in the end. Despite great goaltending by Madelyn Berry the Billerica squad was able to take a 1-0 lead into the half. Then about 10 minutes into the 2nd Billerica notched another goal to make it 2-0. However with 10 minutes left Rebeca Smith took one of her many aggressive charges into the box and was taken down by the defense. Caitlyn Fiore took the penalty kick and calmly put it into the left side of the net for the final score.
This game was truly a back-and-forth affair with several scoring chances by both teams. The best scoring chances by Tewksbury came from Christina Capachietti who received the ball in the middle of the box and turned and shot, julia Cafferty who made a run down the left side, Sophia DeMatos with a nice shot in the box, and Smith with her aggressive attack. Other contributors on offense were Emma Scopa (great support), Olivia Houghton (showing great speed), Grace Morris (runs on the left), and Briana Walker (great midfield play). Playing defense on the day were Julia Strickler, Isabelle Frost, Berry, Caitilin Sheehan, and Kendall Donahoe who held a Billerica team who has averaged over 6 goals a game to only 2. Allison Wild played net in the 2nd half and turned away several Billerica attacks. Despite playing well the last 3 weeks the Rebels find themselves at 1-3 and look to get back on track with a makeup game on Tuesday.
GU 12-4 Tewksbury 2- Billerica 3
The Tewksbury girls U12-4 travel team continued their away series with their fourth game of the season in Billerica. The Tigers were lead onto the field by game captains Julie Figucia, Hannah Leydon and Jade Owirka. The Tigers entered the match with 2-0-1 records. The Tigers struggled in the warm weather to mount an offensive drive. The Tigers best effort came from Tory Sweeney and Marykate Callinan with both shots missing wide. With a flat start in the Tigers play, Billerica quickly dominated first half. Klara Holden who started goal for the Tigers made several key saves in the first half and kept Billerica off the scoreboard till the twenty thirty minute of play when they netted their first goal on a crossing pass to the middle which was knocked in by a loan Billerica player. Billerica was able to work past the rotating defense of Emma Fleming, Mackenzie Dawson and Julie Figucia to net their first goal. The rotating forward and midfield line of Caitlyn Finnegan, Hannah Leydon, Tory Sweeney, Ryan Williams, Jade Owirka, Maddie Robillard and Marykate Callinan struggled move the ball in the offensive third of the field. The Tigers had a few additional shots on goal from Hannah Leydon that missed wide before the half ended. With the whistle sounding and the first half ending, Billerica lead1 to nil.
With the start of the second half Marykate Callinan took over the goalkeeper duties. With Billerica surging from the first half they quickly scored their second goal of the game after beating a low shot past Callinan. With Billerica leading 2-0 the Tigers continued to struggle to mount a solid offensive run. Two minutes later Billerica was able to net their third goal of the game. Despite being hot and tired the Tigers dug deep and responded to Billerica’s third goal and took control of the second half. Maddie Robillard relieved Marykate Callinan in net and Callinan returned to the midfield line up. With the awakening of the offense the Tigers started to dominate with ball control. The Tigers placed six shot on goal from Klara Holden, Hannah Leydon, Julie Figucia, and Marykate Callinan. Robillard also continued helping the Tigers by turning away three quick shots on net by Billerica. With time running short in the game the Tigers netted their first goal off the foot of Marykate Callinan to make it a 3-1 game. Two minutes later the hard battling Tigers netted their second goal to help narrow the Billerica lead. Tory Sweeney scored the goal, after she picked up a loose ball in front of the net that was originally shot by Klara Holden. The tigers continued to pressure Billerica with minutes left in the game. Both Sweeney and Callinan missed with wide shots to the far post. With the Billerica goal kick, time ran out on the Tigers mounting response. Billerica walked off the field after narrowly beating out the Tigers 3-2. The Tigers record after four games is 2-1-1. The Tigers are coached by Jay Williams, Sean Sweeney, and Joe Dawson.
GU10-5 Tewksbury 0 - Dracut 8
The GU10-5 Tewksbury team, a.k.a. soccer stars, lost to Dracut 8-0. It was a tough match but the team did well against the Division 4 team with several close scoring chances.
Tewksbury GU10-2 (1) vs Billerica GU10-2 (1)
The Tewksbury GU10-2, Thunder played Billerica on Saturday in a battle of two undefeated teams. Both the Tewksbury Thunder and Billerica came out strong looking to set the tone for the game. Tewksbury Thunder's speedy front line of Alana Price, Carrina Barron and Alyssa Adams took the ball into their offensive zone and moved in to take a few early shots on net. Billerica didn't let the Thunder's early offensive charge shake them and set up to counter attack. Billerica brought the ball up into their offensive zone with some good footwork and passing. Billerica collapsed the Thunder's defense and gave their left wing the shot to score the first goal of the game. Down by the goal, the Thunder set back up to even the score. The forward line of Mackenzie Hickey, Ava Paquette and Leah Casey had some great passing and put several shots on net but came up short on scoring. The defensive duo of Brooklynn DeGrechie and Alexandra Fillmore did a terrific job stepping up on defense and not allowing Billerica to build any offensive momentum. Midway through the 1st half, the Tewksbury Thunder capitalized on their speed and set up to score. Alyssa Adams got through the Billerica defense inside the 18 and sent in a sharp pass to right wing, Alana Price who took the shot and scored to tie the game 1-1.
Second half play was a defensive battle between the Tewksbury Thunder and Billerica. Darya Mehrabani and Brooklynn DeGrechie had a couple of scoring opportunities off direct kicks and corner kicks during the half and played tough on defense. Megan Cunningham worked well on defense turning the ball away from Billerica and creating some good offense runs. Avery Della Piana played in goal for the Tewskbury Thunder the entire game making several key saves and had an all around fantastic game. The Tewksbury Thunder's scoring opportunities outnumbered Billerica in the 2nd half but the Billerica defense and goalie would not allow the Tewksbury Thunder another goal ending the game in a 1-1 tie.