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TYSL Roundup: Girls U12-4 Falls To Westford, Clobbers Wakefield

Nov 05, 2014 01:50PM ● By Bill Gilman

Tewksbury Youth Soccer.

(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the administrators of the Tewksbury Youth Soccer League.)

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GU12-4 Tewksbury 1-Westford 2
With two games left in the regular season the Tewksbury girls U12-4 travel team headed to Westford for their second meeting of the season. The Tigers rolled into Westford 5-1-1 for the season and in first place. The Tigers were lead onto the field by game captains Julie Figucia, Hannah Leydon and Tory Sweeney. With a thin sidle line Marykate Callinan got the start in goal. Both teams started off strong with Westford getting a quick shot on goal that was stopped by Callinan. With strong offensive pressure coming from the combined forward and midfield line of Hannah Leydon, Tory Sweeney, Ryan Williams, Klara Holden and Caitlyn Finnegan the Tigers could not find the net to score. Both teams battled at the top of the Westford penalty box for nearly ten minutes with no scoring luck for the Tigers . The defensive line of Emma Fleming, Julie Figucia and Mackenzie Dawson kept Westford at bay while Callinan turned away multiple shots. Eighteen minutes into the first half Westford was able to work past Mackenzie Dawson who got caught high in the defensive third of the field and Westford was able to place low shot past Callinan to take a 1-nil lead. After the restart at midfield, both teams fought in the middle third of the field with no avail for either side. The half closed with Westford leading 1-nil.
With the restart of the game Westford started out quickly and placed a hard shot on net, which was turned away by Klara Holden who took over the goalkeeper duties. Once again a battle in the middle third of the field ensued with both teams struggling to gain an advantage. Hannah Leydon and Marykate Callinan had the Tigers best scoring chances midway through the second half. However Westford was able to work a passing combination past the Tigers defense and scored off Klara Holden to take a 2- nil lead. Despite being down two goals the Tigers continued to battle back and Emma Fleming was able to pass Callinan the ball from the defensive third of the field. Callinan then worked pass the Westford midfield and defensive lines to score the Tigers first goal of the game. With new life, the Tigers continued to fight their way into the offensive third of the field to have their shots miss wide. Klara Holden was able to hold Westford to the one goal in the second. With time expiring the Tigers lose their second game of the season. The Tigers are coached by Sean Sweeney, Jason Williams, and Joe Dawson.

GU12-4 Tewksbury 5- Wakefield 2
With the Tewksbury girls U12-4 travel team retuning home for their final game of the season. The Tigers were lead onto the field by game captains, Marykate Callinan, Mackenzie Dawson and Arianna Dawson. The Tigers also received good news concerning Arianna Dawson who has been sidelined with a knee injury all season. Dawson will be cleared to return to the team for the spring season. With Wakefield starting off with the ball Maddie Robillard saw action quickly as the Tigers starting goalkeeper. Robillard stopped the quick advance from Wakefield by smothering several loose balls in the penalty box. As the rain intensified so did the offensive pressure on both sides of the ball with shots on goal coming from Hannah, Leydon, Klara Holden, Tory Sweeney, and Marykate Callinan. The midfield line of Jade Owirka, Caitlyn Finnegan, and Ryan Williams also helped with supporting the offence with their physical play. The Tigers also had strong defensive play from Julie Figucia, Emma Fleming and Mackenzie Dawson. Maddie Robillard made several key saves to help keep Wakefield off the scoreboard. Twelve minutes into the half Marykate Callinan netted the first goal for the Tigers as she weaved her way through the Wakefield defense to place a shot past the Wakefield goalkeeper. With the 1-nil lead both teams battled it out in the middle third of the field. Tory Sweeney nearly added to the tally but her goal was recalled for an offside violation. With the first half expiring the Tigers walked off the field with a 1-0 lead. 
With the Tigers in possession of the ball for the start of the second half the Tigers wasted no time to pressure Wakefield. Marykate Callinan worked the ball down the right sideline, she then crossed the ball to Ryan William who then fed a pass to Hannah Leydon who knocked the ball past the Wakefield goalkeeper to take a 2-nil lead forty seven second into the half. Jade Owirka made several key saves in the second half when she took over the goalkeeper duties. But Wakefield continued to battle back and was able to work around the Tigers defense to score two goals in three minutes and to tie the game 2-2. With the game tied the Tigers fought back to reclaim the lead. After knocking a shot wide of the net Klara Holden gathered the ball at the top of the Wakefield penalty box on their goal kick and scored the Tigers third goal of the game to take the lead back half way through the second half. Despite the slick conditions Owirka continued to turn away the Wakefield advances by making several saves on the wet ball. With the game momentum in the favor of the Tigers both Caitlyn Finnegan and Ryan Williams added their mark to the game by scoring goals four and five, each unassisted. With a solid lead the Tigers fell back to a 3-3-1 system to help maintain the lead. With the match ending the Tigers walk off the field with a 5-2 victory and finishing their season 6-2-1 and in second place in their division. The Tigers are coached by Jason Williams, Sean Sweeney and Joe Dawson. 

GU12-3 Tewksbury 4 vs Reading 2
The GU12-3 team started quickly, scoring in the first 2 minutes of the game.  Abby Hayes crossed the ball to Abby Hansbury who touched the ball past the Reading goalie.  Reading evened the score, but Aliana Kennen's persistance against the defense earned Tewksbury a direct kick outside the goalie box.  Makenna Rosberg drained the kick into the goal to put Tewksbury up 2-1.  Soon after, Rosberg crossed to Kennen who beat the goalie to the the ball and buried Tewksbury goal #3.  Reading again came back, scoring a goal to make the score 3-2.  Tewksbury was again granted a direct kick after a Reading hand ball, and Kennen landed her kick over the keeper's head to put Tewksbury up 4-2 before the end of the half.  Tewksbury had more scoring chances in the second half.  Jess Scholl played hard and had two shots that missed the mark.  Midfielders Megan Boudreau and Erica Hinkle pushed passes to the forwards.  Abby Hayes, Abby Hansbury and Maci Chapman used quick footwork to beat defenders on the wing.  Alex Fowler and Christina Wentworth proved to be a determined passing combo, passing around defenders and earning Wentworth a shot that went wide.  Isabel DeSisto and Michelle Hinkle played tough, relentless defense.  Ashley Talbot's defense was strong, constantly hassling offensive players.  Erica Hinkle and Michelle Hinkle split keeper duties in the first half, while Kennen's aggressive goaltending in the second half kept Reading off the board to end the game 4-2.
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