TYSL Roundup: GU10-4 Blanks Wilmington, 3-0
Oct 06, 2015 04:50PM ● Published by Bill Gilman
Tewksbury Youth Soccer.
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The Tewksbury girls 10-4 team pulled out another victory against Wilmington this weekend. The first half was back and forth, the teams went into halftime at 0-0. Midway through the second half, Kelli Anderson scored the first goal of the game. Krissy MacDonald netted the second goal with a strong shot after a nice pass from Gianna Flynn. Both Brynn Capistran and Elena Lochiatto had some nice footwork and hustling to help keep the ball on Wilmington's side of the field. Rachel Lochiatto had a perfect pass up to Kelli Anderson for her 2nd goal of the season just beating the final whistle. Paige Crowley and Adrianna DiGiacomo both made some impressive saves in net. Erin Costello, Beth Trout, Maya Medera, The girls will play in Westford next week.
The Lady Tigers of Tewksbury came roaring to play against Billerica. The Tigers took a while to warm up vs. Billerica's amazing goal tender in the net the first half. Near the end of that first half Vanessa Green was able to score after some great passing from Molly Cremin and Megan Haley to get the great field positioning for the goal. Ava Piccolo also scored - again passing from Molly Cremin and this time Sarah Boone. For the first half we had our goal stopper extraordinaire Erica Spurr. During the second half of play we had Courtney Rowe move into net. Both players shined for us on the field - defensively and offensively. Our defense was anchored by Becca Langone, Ailani Padilla, Evelyn Johnson, and Emily Zadig. Billerica was barely able to penetrate our side of the field due to our stellar defensive play and ball control. To close out the scoring- Becca Langone scored with the help of her teammates Erica Spurr and Sya Padilla.
The Tewksbury GU12-2 “Thunder” squeaked out a 2-2 tie against Wilmington in an offensively frustrating game for the Tewksbury girls. The Thunder took early possession in the offensive zone but struggled to finish with several shots narrowly missing wide from Madison Forigone, Jamie Constantino and Victoria Lavargna. Ashley Bielecki, Carrina Barron and Jordan Gardner came in on the offensive line change and continued to pressure and test Wilmington’s defense. As Wilmington took possession just over midfield Tewksbury outside back, Megan Cunningham made a nice ball tackle and stripped it from the Wilmington forward. Megan sent the outside pass up to right wing, Ashley Bielecki. Ashley dribbled up the outside lane and put through a nice cross to center, Carrina Barron. Carrina put a quick pass to left wing, Jordan Gardner who was left wide open to take the shot. Jordan read the pass beautifully and took a one timer left footed shot drilling the ball into the net near side giving Tewksbury a 1-0 lead. Wilmington answered back with a goal of their own mid-way through the half to tie the game 1-1. Tewksbury continued to work the ball up field but struggled offensively. Tewksbury’s defense of Brooklynn DeGrechie, Megan Cunningham and Alex Fillmore worked continuously to hold off the Wilmington offensive attack. Kiley Kennedy, Ashlyn Nawn and Maci Chapman rotated midfield duty and did a nice job supporting and generating offensive momentum. Wilmington marched into their offensive zone late in the half and got the ball by Tewksbury, goaltender Riley Veits despite her nice diving attempt and scramble by Megan Cunningham to stop the ball going over the goal line. The 1st half ended Wilmington up 2-1.
2nd half action was a battle of the each team’s defense with offensive action split between the two teams. Wilmington fought hard to turn back any Tewksbury offensive pressure. The Thunder pressured but couldn’t seem to catch any offensive breaks. Late in the half, Tewksbury got deep in their offensive zone. In a scramble inside the 18, left wing, Victoria Lavargna came up with the ball and without hesitation took the shot and put it past the Wilmington goalkeeper for the score. With the score tied at 2-2, Tewksbury was revived and play aggressively in the remaining minutes. Tewksbury was able to control possession and put together a couple of offensive drives but found themselves short on time as the final whistle blew with the game tied 2-2.
The girls were up for a big challenge against an undefeated Wakefield Team.
The Wakefield girls struck early and often taking a 4-0 ;lead in the first half despite some incredible saves by Anya Cranston which kept the home team within striking distance.
In the second half, the local girls came alive a bit Strong defense by Delia Conte, Sahithi Lingareddy. Sara Rivard,, Heather Chase and Galil Levenson kept the visitors at bay. Kennedy Pereira played a strong second half between the pipes.
On the offensive end Cadence Odams was all over the field, with help from Emalee Boyce, Olivis Nester, Saecha Wogan and Isabel Forbes creating many chances but unable to cash in.
In the end the locals scored a pretty goal in the last minute to avoid the shutout, Anya Cranston beat the defender down the right side, made a pass to Isabel Forbes who made a pass to a streaking Cadence Odams who blasted it into the net.