TYSL Roundup: Leydon, Callinan Hat Tricks Lead Tewksbury Girls Past Chelmsford
Tewksbury Youth Soccer.
BU10-3 Tewksbury (1) vs. Chelmsford (1)
The Tewksbury boys played a hard fought game against Chemsford that ended in a 1-1 tie. Chelmsford controlled play early on in the game, but solid defense by Shea Moynihan and Chris Johnston kept them off the scoreboard. Tewksbury was able to score first when Daniel Sullivan’s cross found its way into the Chelmsford net. Chelmsford was able to even the score only a minute later with a long range shot. Chelmsford continued to pressure Tewksbury, but goalie Cade Barron was able to keep the score tied into halftime. Tewksbury came out with more energy in the second half. Excellent passing between Joshua Pinto and Moynihan and Johnston earned a number of scoring chances that just missed. Evan Mendonca also had some opportunities that were turned away by the Chelmsford keeper. Tewksbury defenders George DeGregorio, Michael Carlson, Cole Evangelista and Derek Nazzaro played a strong second half. Goalie Dylan Paulding made some highlight reel saves to preserve the tie.
GU10-2 Tewksbury (3) vs. Dracut (1)
The Tewksbury girls played a strong game and earned a 3-1 victory over Dracut. The precise passing from Leah Casey, Alana Price and Carrina Barron had Tewksbury pressuring the Dracut goal. Strong goalkeeping kept Tewksbury from scoring early. Tewksbury continued to control play throughout the first half. While Tewksbury continued to press for a goal Dracut was able to get on the board first transitioning for a breakaway score late in the first half. Energized by the goal Dracut came out in control of second half. Casey made an excellent save early in the half keeping the deficit to a goal. Following the save, Alexandra Fillmore dribbled the ball up the wing and played a nice cross in front of the net. Ava Paquette knocked the cross in to knot the score at 1-1. Five minutes later Alana Price crossed another pass that Avery Della Piana sneaked over the goal line to give Tewksbury the lead. Tewksbury continued to work for another goal as Mackenzie Hickey made a beautiful pass to Alyssa Adams whose shot just missed. Brooklyn DeGrechie and Darya Mehrabani’s defense kept Dracut from scoring the equalizer. Barron scored a final minute insurance goal.
Tewksbury B 12-2 5 Wilmington BU12-4 2
Tewksbury got an impressive 5-2 victory this past Saturday vs. Wilmington. The game started out pretty even as both teams played in the midfield, as Will McFadyen, Logan Teixeira, and Travis Cohen held their ground. Any offense that came through, was continually handled by Jake Pelletier an Eric Impink. Timmy Sweeney made a few key saves keeping Wilmington frustrated trying to score. The scoring was started by Justin Rooney, who took a direct kick outside the box, and beat the keeper high far post for 1-0 lead. Travis Cohen made the score 2-0, assist to Teixeria. Cohen beat a defender, and fired the shot high over the keepers head for the 2-0 lead. Wilmington pressured for the remainder of the half, but Alek Cranston, Pelletier, and Impink on defense were not allowing shots on goal, as they continued strong play. Luke McFadyen played impressive defense from the midfield position. Help on defense came everywhere as Sam Barbagallo and Andrew Della Piana continued to come back and help as Wilmington would not let up.
The second half started with Tewksbury looking to gain control, as Tommy Crawford, called up for the game made his presence felt. Crawford took a long throw by Impink, ball popped up in the air, Crawford headed the ball over the keepers head for the 3-0 lead, and a highlight goal Timmy Sweeney made several key saves, as Wilmington was trying to cut into the lead. They were finally able to break through, making the score 3-1. Momentum was quickly halted as Crawford took a great feed from Della Piana, fired a shot near post, for his second goal of the game a 4-1 advantage. Wilmington would not give up, scoring a pretty goal cutting the Tewksbury lead to 4-2. Once again, Tewksbury answered the threat, as Rooney connected on his second goal of the game, with assist going to Cohen. The score ended 5-2, for a well earned victory for the young Tewkbsury U12-2 team.
Gu12-3 Tewksbury 4 - Wilmington 1
The Tewksbury GU12-3 team came into the game looking for a win. Makenna Rosberg took the net for the first time this year. In the beginning of the game, the girls had many opportunities to score but could not. Wilmington scored first on a shot into the far corner of the net. Rosberg then stopped 2 more Wilmington attempts. Jess Scholl's hard playing earned Tewksbury a penalty kick, which Michelle Hinkle booted in out of the keeper's reach to tie the game. Soon after, Abby Hayes used her speed to beat the defense and crossed the ball to Alex Fowler. Fowler's shot was deflected and the rebound was kicked in by Scholl to put Tewksbury up 2-1 to end the half. Erica Hinkle started the second half in goal and the team went into high gear. Defenders Ashley Talbot and Isabel DeSisto constantly pushed out the Wilmington advances. Christina Wentworth was a versatile contributor, putting in time at forward, midfield and defense. Maci Chapman passed to open players had 2 shots on goal. Abby Hansbury's tricky footwork resulted in many cross-passes and scoring chances. Megan Boudreau and Makenna Rosberg lended their skills on both offense and defense during the second half. Tewksbury scored again when Hayes crossed the ball to Fowler, who one-touched a shot past the goalie to make it 3-1. M. Hinkle proved to be a defensive wall and E. Hinkle charged the few offensive offensive threats that snuck through. Chapman ended the scoring for Tewksbury she she buried a long rebound for a final score of 4-1.
GU12-4 Tewksbury 9 – Chelmsford 2
The Tewksbury girls U12 travel team started a three game home stand verse Chelmsford this weekend. The Tigers were lead onto the field by game captains Tory Sweeney, Mackenzie Dawson and Arianna Dawson. Arianna Dawson continues to be sidelined with her continued recovery from a knee injury that occurred prior to the spring season. With Chelmsford winning the coin toss, they started off to a fast rush into the Tewksbury defensive zone to get two quick shot on goal. Maddie Robillard who started in net for the Tigers stopped the advances from Chelmsford and helped set the pace of the game for the Tigers. The defensive line of Caitlyn Finnegan and Mackenzie Dawson and Emma Fleming coordinated their efforts and limited Chelmsford in their attacks with their aggressive defensive play. Nearly ten minutes into the first half Chelmsford was penalized for handling the ball in the penalty box and the Tigers were awarded a penalty kick. Hannah Leydon went to the line for the Tigers and netted the shot past the Chelmsford goalkeeper for the Tigers first goal of the game. Seven minutes later Marykate Callinan scored the Tigers second goal of the game after a pass from Tory Sweeney in the midfield. Chelmsford countered quickly and scored their first goal a minute later after working past the Tigers defense and crossing the ball to an unopposed Chelmsford forward to who netted the ball past Robillard. With new life in the Chelmsford forward line they were able to place multiple shots on goal all of which were stopped by Robillard. With five minutes left to play in the half the offensive and midfield lines of Ryan Williams, Hannah Leydon, Klara Holden, Tory Sweeney, and Marykate Callinan charged the Chelmsford net and placed a half dozen shots on net with two resulting in goals The Tigers third goal came from Ryan Williams, and the fourth coming from Marykate Callinan. This put the Tigers ahead 4-1. With the restart of the game the whistle sounded to end the first half. The Tigers walked off the field leading 4-1.
With the start of the second half and the start the rain Chelmsford continued to battle back against the Tigers. Both teams were shot less for nearly the fifteen minutes when Caitlyn Finnegan broke the silence and scored the fifth goal of the game for the Tigers after she collected a loose ball in front of the net. Five minutes later Hannah Leydon added to the tally and netted the Tigers sixth goal after a crossing pass from Finnegan. Two minutes later Leydon netted her third goal of the game to make it 7-1 in favor of the Tigers. With the relentless effort of the Tigers midfield and forward line Marykate Callinan netted her third goal of the game after picking up a loose ball inform of the Chelmsford net to make it an 8-1 game. Despite the lead Chelmsford continued to battle back and net a low shot past Klara Holden who was the starting goalkeeper for the Tigers in the second half to make it an 8-2 game. With minutes remaining in the game Ryan Williams netted the Tigers ninth and final goal of the game after collecting the ball at the top of the penality box. The Tigers walked off the field at the end of regulation with a 9-2 victory over Chelmsford. The Tigers increased their record to 3-1-1. The Tigers are coached by Jay Williams, Sean Sweeney and Joe Dawson.
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