TYSL Roundup: Tewksbury GU12-5 Scores Big Wins Over Dracut, Chelmsford
Oct 20, 2015 08:08AM ● Published by Bill Gilman
Tewksbury Youth Soccer
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The Tewksbury Boys U10-3 team played an aggressive style to beat Westford. Tewksbury worked hard offensively to pass to open teammates. The team play payed off with the game’s first goal when Robert Welch finished a nice touch pass from Matthew Slagle. Tewksbury continued to press forward offensively after the goal while defensemen Greg Mercado, Cade Barron and Ryan Winter stymied many Westford attempts to gain possession. Still pressing forward, Ryan Feudo stole a Westford goal kick and scored. Only minutes later Feudo extended the lead again scoring off a Barron throw-in. Goalie Nathan Laboy stopped all of Westford’s chances in the first half. Welch scored after stealing a Westford pass and good pressure by Bryce Pare resulted in another Tewksbury goal. Westford came out with some energy in the second half and was able to score on a corner kick. Undeterred by the goal Tewksbury continued to get more scoring opportunities. Feudo was able to make another steal and take the ball the length of the field for a goal. A beautiful pass from Edward Doyle to Barron resulted in a goal. Noah Healey made some nice moves and passes that ended with Tewksbury shots. Barron ended the scoring with a goal assisted by Slagle.
This was a hard fought turf battle, the girls were excited for the win. Paige Crowley got the only goal of the game after a nice pass from Erin Costello. The girls were all motivated to keep the lead after getting on the board. Beth Trout and Krissi Macdonald both had great games between the posts and made some huge saves! We will work this week to get ready for Wakefield.
2nd half play started and the Tewksbury “Thunder” continued their offensive dominance. Victoria Lavargna joined the Tewksbury forwards and pressured Westford’s defense. Victoria broke through with the ball at midfield and dribbled to the 18’ and sent in a pass to the right corner. Ashley Bielecki stormed the corner and took a one-timer shot leaving the Westford goalkeeper stunned as the ball sailed high and away into the net increasing Tewksbury’s lead 4-0 6 minutes into the half. Only minutes later, Ashley won the ball from a Westford throw-in and returned with the ball deep in offensive territory. Ashley capitalized on her possession and took the shot to the near side to score her 4th goal of the game. Tewksbury’s defense pressed at midfield and outside back, Cassidy Paige came up with the ball on a big play then raced up the sideline creating more Tewksbury offensive heat. Tewksbury forwards, Madison Forigone, Jordan Gardner, Alana Price and Carrina Barron continued to work the ball well in the offensive zone throughout the half giving the Thunder even more scoring opportunities. Kiley Kennedy dominated midfield play and provided excellent offensive and defensive support. Tewksbury defenders, Ashlyn Nawn, Brooklynn DeGrechie and Cassidy Paige allowed little Westford offensive penetration while Tewksbury 2nd half goalkeeper, Maci Chapman easily handled the few balls that got by her defense. With Tewksbury controlling offensive play, Carrina Barron connected with Ashley Bielecki late in the half on another great passing play. Ashley put out her “red-hot” foot on the ball and blasted the shot past the Westford goalkeeper for her 5th goal and to close out the game 6-0.
Billerica - 0
Tewksbury Titian’s high powered offense was at it again at they cruised to the 6-0 victory over Billerica. Mason Veits and Drew Rennell have now combined in net for 5 shutouts this season and have given up a league low 4 goals on the season. The offense was powered by the dynamic play of Ryan Cura who has consistently forced opposing defenses to focus on him to little success as he scored another two goals vs. Billerica. Peter Impink continues to be blistering hot as he scored three goals in this one. Sal Catanzano closed out the scoring with an impressive dance through the defense flashing his footskills as he directed the ball into the goal. Jack Rennell continued to be dominant on defense winning individual battles and pushing the transition to offense. Michael Gaglione was held without a goal which is a rare occurrence, however, he had multiple assists making everyone around him better. Alexandre Almeida continues to flash some of the best foot skills in the league and just missed on what would have been a highlight reel goal with a header.
Tewksbury United (G12-3) remained undefeated with a 6-1 victory over Billerica. Midfielder Olivia Millspaugh and Center Alexandra Fillmore have transitioned flawlessly as first year U-12 Players and demonstrated their skill in this game as Alex scored three goals and Olivia added another. The backbone of the team continues to be the play of Sophia Madera whose combination of control on defense and intimidating kicks were on full display when she scored on a bomb from the center circle after taking the corner kick and sprinting back into position for a great goal. Noellia Cura rounded out the scoring on a well placed shot inside the goal post. Nicolette Evangelista is an absolute unsung hero on this team as she does everything so well and her defense is excellent. Brianna Gagnon continues to push the offense and was a key contributor in this game at center and more importantly in net for the second half in very windy conditions. Riley Veits continues to shine in net with a number of big saves. Isabella Desisto has really shined this year on offense but was called upon in this one to help out on defense and played great. Ashley Demers also played stellar defense consistently forcing the opposition to the outside and limiting opportunities. Erica Hinkle was held goalless in this one but really pushed the pace and made some excellent attacks from the left wing. Fiona Green has been so strong this year and was also called upon in this one to help out on defense and was instrumental in turning back counter attacks with her awesome clear-outs. Sarra Barkallah’s recent move to midfielder has been an easy transition and her play has really solidified the center of our field.