TYSL Roundup: Girls U14-2 Defeat Reading, Boys U12-2 Defeat Westford
Apr 29, 2015 03:00AM ● Published by Kieran Gilman
Tewksbury Youth Soccer.
GU10-5 Tewksbury 4: Chelmsford 3
A great team effort and win by the Tewksbury Girls U10-5 Team. Alyssa Devlin and Delia Conte took care of the goals for Tewksbury. Kelli Anderson, Adrianna DiGiacomo, and Karen Hennawy helped the offensive with nice passing helping to set up the goals. Heather Chase and Alexis Rooney stayed tough on defense not making it easy for Chelmsford. Makayla Melanson, Abigail Dick, and Christa Giansiracusa had some great saves in net.
Tewksbury Boys U12-2 defeated Westford 4-1, to run their record to 2-0. This team were missing 6 boys from their roster, but the call ups from 10-1 did an outstanding job. Thank you Brian Carleton, Nick DiCoccio and Brady Chapman!
Justin Rooney, stole the ball from the defender, and made no mistake with his shot, giving Tewksbury a 1-0 advantage 7 minutes into the game. Tewksbury dominated the mid field, as Travis Cohen, Brady Chapman and Rooney showed how ball control can kept Westford on their heels. Chapman, and Jake McDonough dominated the left side of the field, with multiple opportunities on net. If not for a post and cross bar, McDonough and Chapman would have lit up the score sheet in the first half. Paidric Green making his debut for the U12 squad, scored his first goal of the season, as he took a pass from Sam Barbagallo, and Green deposited the ball into the back of the net for a 2-0 lead. Nick DiCoccio was called up to help up, and he was all over the field making the score 3-0. DiCoccio took a great pass from Chapman (also called up), and drilled a shot far post. The defense lead by Jake Pelletier, Brian Carleton and Nick Polimino kept Westford off the score sheet, as Timmy Sweeney in goal was not going to let anything get by him today.
The second half was back and forth, as Jake McDonough made several key saves, as Polinino, Pelletier, and Carleton were holding the fort down on defense. Nick DiCoccio was not done, as was able to bang in his second goal of the game, with assist going to Rooney, making the final score 4-1.
The Tewksbury GU14-2 Dvision 3 team started the season off on the right foot (or sometimes the left) with a win over a tough Reading team. After a back-and-forth start Tewksbury got on the scoreboard nine minutes in with an interior pass from Eryn Taber to Victoria Schille who put it in the net. Just 4 minutes later it was Rebecca Smith who placed a nice angled shot into the Reading net off a pass from Briana Walker. Olivia Houghton used her speed to create additional chances that were denied by the Reading defense. The score stayed like this for a while until Isabelle Frost with a fantastic clearing kick deposited it to space across the field and Christina Capachietti was able to chase it down and using an outside touch was able to calmly pace it in the net past the Reading keeper. Again 3 minutes later it was Capachietti with the same exact goal, this time off a pass from Grace Morris. Caitlyn Fiore had several good runs down the right side but could not find the net. Late in the first half Reading delivered a quality shot that the diving keeper Megan Cabral denied entry.
In the 2nd half Tewksbury continued to control the tempo and after being instructed to watch the garbage side on the corners it was Capachietti for the hat-trick who one-timed the ball into the net off a great corner from Caitilin Sheehan. Emma Scopa had the next good scoring chance a few minutes later but the shot sailed right of the net. Later in the half Tewksbury was awarded a penalty kick and Rebecca Defrancesco playing effective at stopper for the first time blasted it into the upper left corner for the final tally. Julia Garland continued her tenacious style of play until the end keeping the ball in the attacking third for much of the 2nd half. The defensive squads of Julia Strickler, Sheehan, Frost, Kendall Donahoe, Morris, Madelyn Berry, Taber, and Defrancesco along with the goaltending of Cabral resulted in the shutout and also allowed the offense to focus on scoring knowing that the defenders had everything well in hand.
The Tewksbury GU10-2 team began the 1st week of the season on the road against the Reading GU10-1 team. With a 2 week delay on the start of the season, the Tewksbury girls were ready to start game play. Tewksbury took possession early and worked well in the offensive zone. Carrina Barron and Alana Price both put up several 1st half shots which went wide of the goal or were intercepted by Reading’s goalkeeper. MacKenzie Hickey and Avery Della Piana just missed scoring on a couple of nice Tewksbury crossing passes. Alyssa Adams and Brooklynn DeGrechie also played hard with the offensive unit providing Tewksbury with some scoring chances. Although the Tewksbury offense was not able to capitalize on their chances, they were supported by a tough Tewksbury defensive unit. Darya Mehrabani, Leah Casey, Alex Fillmore and Ava Paquette play great defense and did not allow Reading to generate any sustained offensive momentum in 1st half play. The 1st half of the game ended scoreless.
Tewksbury took the 2nd half kickoff and worked the ball up the field. However, Reading was ready to respond to Tewksbury’s offensive attack and forced a Tewksbury turnover. Reading quickly advanced the ball up the field and split Tewksbury’s defense giving Reading a 2 on none breakaway. Tewksbury goalkeeper, Megan Cunningham took the best angle in net but could not stop Reading’s hard top corner shot. Reading’s goal put them up 1-0 just a minute into the 2nd half. Tewksbury would not give up and regained control of most offensive play. Midway through the half with the ball in Tewksbury offensive territory, Reading’s defense clearing kick bounced off the referee back towards the goal. Alana Price was on top of the play and blasted a shot past the Reading goalkeeper to tie the game 1-1.
With the game tied, both teams were doing their best to control play and create scoring opportunities. Reading had a great scoring chance with only 5 minutes remaining but came up short on the direct kick shooting it just wide of the goal. Tewksbury tightened up things on defense and move the play back in their offensive zone. Tewksbury took several shots but just could not seem to score. With less than a minute on the clock, Tewksbury got the break that they needed with a hand ball call on Reading just outside the box. Brooklynn DeGrechie did not give Reading a second to set up their defense. She quickly set up and took a beautiful chip shot which went up and into the far left corner to score and give Tewksbury the 2-1 win in a nail biting game.