Tewksbury BU14-2 Wins Divisional Commissioner’s Cup
Jul 15, 2015 02:14AM
● By Bill Gilman
Tewksbury BU14-2 -- Front Row (L to R): Ryan Bennett, Nick Biron, Brendan Gray, Matt Houghton, Shawn Manson, Ben Froment, Xavier Cram, Tyler Demers, Gustavo Tizotti, Jacob Figueroa, Mike Bankowski, Zach Hines (insert) Back Row (L to R): Coach Ken Fowler, Coach Will Gray, DJ Crisci, Liam Flynn, Ryan Torrisi, Mike Fowler, Jared Rizzo, Zach LaLonde, Drew Theodos, Coach John Demers
Playing two games on Saturday, in the three game round robin format for their division, the boys played Burlington in the opening match of the tournament. They defeated a strong Burlington team 1-0 in a closely contested game.
In the second game of the day, the boys hosted Malden and immediately realized it was going to be equally challenging as the morning contest. It was a back and forth battle all game with the outcome in question throughout, and ultimately ended in a 0-0 draw.
Sunday’s matches would determine the winner, and with multiple teams vying for the title - on separate fields in the Woburn complex - there was much anticipation to the final results.
Tewksbury’s final match was against a solid Lowell team. Tewksbury found themselves down 1-0 early, but rallied back to tie the game up just prior to half time. The Tewksbury boys were relentless the entire 2nd half when their tenacity finally paid off with the second, and ultimately the winning goal, with approximately 5 minutes to go.
Almost immediately after the final whistle, a wave of excitement ensued, as word circulated from the complex that the other game ended in a tie and shortly thereafter, the contest was official, and Tewksbury was declared the winner of their Division Commissioner’s Cup Championship.
Congratulations to the Tewksbury BU14-2 team, for a tremendous, undefeated, Championship season!