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TYSL Roundup: Tewksbury GU10-5 Defeat Westford in Blowout Victory

May 12, 2015 01:22PM ● By Kieran Gilman

Tewksbury Youth Soccer.

(Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by the administrators of the TYSL.)

GU10-5 Tewksbury 8 vs. Westford 1
A great team effort today by the girls. Lexi Rooney, Makayla Melanson, and Alyssa Devlin took care of the scoring for Tewksbury. Adrianna DiGiacomo and Kelli Anderson demonstrated nice ball control and had many shots on net. Heather Chase and Delia Conte played solid defense not letting many of the Westford players by. Christa Giansiracusa, Abigail Dick, and Karen Hennawy had great saves in net.

BU12-2 3 vs. Melrose 1
Tewksbury Boys U12-2 got back to their winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Malden. Tewksbury dominated play early, with great passing from Luke McFadyen, Justin Rooney, Travis Cohen, and Will McFadyen, having, multiple scoring chances. Tewksbury was able to break the tie as Jake McDonough made a great pass to Rooney, who laid another perfect pass over to Luke McFadyen, who buried the shot making the score 1-0. Erick Impink, Jake Pelletier, Alek Cranston, and Nick Polimeno were playing their usual defense making anything Melrose tried to do almost impossible. Timmy Sweeney in goal, kept everything out of the net when called upon. The combination of Andrew Della Piana, Sam Barbagallo, and McDonough kept constant pressure on the Melrose defense.

Tewksbury was determined to own the second half, as many opportunities were thwarted in the first half. McDonough (2 goals and assist), was giving the defense fits, as he Rooney, Della Piana, and Barbagallo were just missing nets. Mcdonugh was able to steal the ball, and lay a great shot by the Melrose goalie for a 2-0 advantage. Polimeno playing goal, kept the score 2-0, along with Impink and Cranston, who continue to be dominant in the defensive end. Mcdonough was able to cap of the scoring, stealing a goal kick, and putting the shot over the goalies head for the 3-0 advantage.

Play was dominated in the midfield by both McFadyens, Luke and Will, along with Travis Cohen, and Justin Rooney. Tewksbury came away with a well-deserved 3-0 victory.
Tewksbury 3-1, plays Medford at Frasca next Saturday vs. 3-1 Medford.

Tewksbury (GU10-2) 3 – Chelmsford (GU10-1) 1
The Tewksbury GU10-2 girls continued their season offensive dominance over Chelmsford’s GU10-1 team in Saturday’s game at Frasca field. Tewksbury found their offensive rhythm seconds after the game start whistle blew with a Chelmsford take away from the kick off. Tewksbury center, Carrina Barron quickly moved the ball into Tewksbury scoring territory. Carrina put a nice through pass to left wing, Alyssa Adams inside the box. Alyssa took the one touch to set up and then blasted a shot past the Chelmsford goalkeeper to put Tewksbury up 1-0 just one minute into the game. The Tewksbury goal gave the girls confidence and they elevated their game play even more. Alana Price worked hard cycling the ball and put up some great shots on the 1st offensive line shift. On the line change, Avery Della Piana, Mackenzie Hickey and Leah Casey came out strong and kept Tewksbury in great scoring position. Leah Casey took a strong shot only missing just wide of goal. Chelmsford’s resulting goal kick was put right up the middle and Tewksbury center, Mackenzie Hickey was ready and waiting. Mackenzie moved quickly and took possession. She dribbled by Chelmsford’s defenders and then drove the shot into the back of the net for Tewksbury’s 2nd goal. Darya Mehrabani, Brooklynn DeGrechie and Ava Paquette played outstanding defense. The girls worked the ball well up both sides of the field and protected Tewksbury’s offensive possession. Midway through the half, Carrina Barron rocketed a shot that bounced right off the Chelmsford goalkeeper and back into play. Alyssa Adams who was trailing the play came crashing to the net and took the one-timer shot to score her 2nd goal of the game and give Tewksbury a 3-0 lead. Tewksbury kept tremendous offensive pressure the remainder of the half. With only seconds remaining in the half, Chelmsford got a chance with a Tewksbury defensive breakdown. Tewksbury recovered but not before Chelmsford took a booming shot from 20 yards out. Tewksbury goalkeeper, Megan Cunningham put herself in position for the stop but the ball sailed in high under the cross bar just grazing her finger tips giving Chelmsford their only goal of the half.

Up 3-1 to start the 2nd half, the Tewksbury girls were ready to go and worked to keep the offensive pressure on Chelmsford. However, Chelmsford’s goal before the half renewed their spirit and they reworked their game plan. Tewksbury began the 2nd half with the kick off and were off to back to work in the offensive zone. Chelmsford tightened up on defense and blocked to early shots by Carrina Barron and Alana Price that seemed destined to be goals. Mackenzie Hickey, Leah Casey, Alyssa Adams and Ava Paquette continued to play terrific on offense but were plagued by shots right to the Chelmsford goalkeeper or had shots stopped by a solid Chelmsford defense. For Tewksbury, the 2nd half was all about outstanding defense and goaltending. The few scoring chances that Chelmsford had were close calls for the Tewksbury girls. Tewksbury goaltender, Avery Della Piana stayed calm and cool between the posts under the Chelmsford offense pressure. She made two spectacular saves within minutes of one another which kept the Tewksbury lead alive and well. Tewksbury’s 2nd half defensive unit of Megan Cunningham, Darya Mehrabani and Brooklynn DeGrechie were on fire and swarmed Chelmsford’s offense only allowing Chelmsford a few chances in their offensive zone. Megan had a few great runs up the field giving Tewksbury some additional offensive chances. Both Brooklynn and Darya put up some fantastic corner kicks but Tewksbury was not able to capitalize. Tewksbury finished out the half with great play and captured the 3-1 win.

Some important information about Fall 2015 Registration. 
On Friday, May 1st Fall 2015 Registration will open.  For the Travel Division (U10 and up) registration will remain open untilSunday, May 31st.  For In-Town (U4-U8) Registration will remain open until mid August. 
Please register as soon as possible, do not wait until the last minute as TYSL is not responsible for computer issues that you may encounter, etc when trying to registrer.    Due to a policy change, the late fee for U6-U18 was increased to $50.  Late fee for U4 and U5 will remain at $25.
Please note that the Travel Division will be changing to a new uniform for the fall.  ALL Travel Players MUST purchase a uniform for the fall.  We will be sticking with the Under Armour brand, but unfortunately due to an increase in the price of the uniform will be raising the price of uniforms to $55.00.  These uniforms should last for 2 maybe even 3 years, so order accordingly.   We will have samples at the snack shack to look at and will also have the samples at Tryouts.
Please note that tryouts will occur in June but exact dates have not been set and will be announced as soon as possible. 

On June 16th, 2015 Tewksbury Youth Soccer will hold its Annual General Meeting (See TYSL Constitutional Guidelines/Rules below). The start time is 7:30 at the Tewksbury Police Station.
Please remember all positions are voted on every year and all positions are considered OPEN.
President: Open
Treasurer: Term Expiring/Open (A Constitutional Amendment is being considered to extend this position if it remains open after the AGM). This position is critical to the organization so please consider volunteering.
Registrar: Open
Travel Director: Open
Travel Director (2): Open
Player Development: Open
Facilities: Open
Tournament Director: Open
Referee Director: Open
Secretary: Open
Concessions: Open
Fundraising: Open (A Constitutional Amendment is being considered to merge Tournament Director and Fundraising into one board position. The vote would occur at the AGM if proposed)
Purchasing Director: Open
U4/U5 Director: Open
U6 Director: Open
U8 Director: Open
TYSL needs volunteers to make this organization run smoothly. Please consider volunteering. Please email the following individuals with any questions on positions. Letters of interest should be emailed to as well as

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