TYSL Roundup: Tewksbury GU12 Dominates Wilmington
Sep 29, 2015 04:22PM ● Published by Bill Gilman
The Tewksbury U14 Boys pulled out a win last week over Woburn at Frasca Field. Photo by Kelley Ciampa.
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the Tewksbury Youth Soccer League.)
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The Tewksbury Tigers were again ready to play after a tough tie last week. We were on the score board early with Ava Piccolo connecting after a great pass from teammate Molly Cremin. Soon after Sarah Boone connected from a pass from Ava Piccolo and Megan Haley. After this the scoring came quick with another goal by Sarah Boone, Molly Cremin, Evelyn Johnson, and Ailani Padilla. Rounding out the scoring was Ava Piccolo- who earned a hat trick with three goals on the day. Besides the offensive explosion, our defense was stellar. The defense shined behind the strong play of Rebecca Langone, Emily Zadik,and Courtney Rowe. Wilmington could not penetrate our amazing goal tending anchored by Erica Spurr and later Courtney Rowe. An amazing team performance by our Lady Tigers.
This past Saturday the girls played there first game at Frasca. Two teams who had both won the first two games of the season squared off.
In the first half the locals were sluggish and most of the play was in the Tewksbury end of the field. Anya Cranston came up with many big saves in the first half to keep the game deadlocked.
In the second half the Red Ladies geared it up a notch. Cadence Odams, Galil Levenson, Isabel Forbes, Emalee Boyce and Olivia Nester stated moving the game to the other end of the field. On defense, Sara Rivard played strong minutes as well as Saecha Wogan, Sahithi Lingareddy, Anya Cranston, Delia Conte and Heather Chase. Kennedy Pereira recorded a shutout in the the second half in net. In the end, it was a tale of two halves but both ended the same with the game ending with no score.
The team is home again this Saturday vs undefeated Wakefield in what is sure to be another challenge for the girls.
2nd half play began and it was an all out battle. The Tewksbury “Thunder” showed no signs of fatigue and controlled early ball possession. Midfielders, Ashlyn Nawn and Kiley Kennedy did a fantastic job distributing the ball well into offensive territory and supporting the Tewksbury forwards. Forwards, Ashley Bielecki and Madison Forigone put up a few nice crosses but were unable to make any Tewksbury connection inside the box. 15 minutes into the half, Ashlyn Nawn took control of the ball at midfield and dribbled the ball down the left lane and sent up a nice pass to Carrina Barron on an overlap run. Carrina was quick to react and put up a shot to the near side and sent the ball sailing past the Woburn goaltender to tie the game 1-1. The field was electrified and a sense of urgency was felt by both teams to score the next goal. Woburn took first shot at scoring but was stunned by phenomenal goaltending from Victoria Lavargna. Victoria continued her aggressive style eliminating any good angle for a Woburn shot. Woburn persisted and went on the attack again on a turnover in Tewksbury’s defensive zone. Woburn capitalized on a rebound shot to score and take the 2-1 lead. Tewksbury held their heads high and remained energized. Center forward, Jamie Constantino cut through Woburn’s defense and put the ball out to left-wing, Jordan Gardner. Jordan set herself up and then blasted a hard shot down low putting the ball into the back of the net and tying the game 2-2. With only 6 minutes remaining, Tewksbury defenders Megan Cunningham, Kiley Kennedy and Brooklynn DeGrechie locked things down on defense and shut down Woburn’s inside game. Ashlyn Nawn continued to control the midfield and played the transition game well. The Tewksbury “Thunder” continued their attacks but came up short of a last minute game winning goal. The 2-2 tie was well played and was an overall win for their team effort!