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TYSL Roundup: Tewksbury Boys Pick Up Big Wins Over Wilmington, Dracut

Nov 10, 2015 07:37AM ● By Bill Gilman

Tewksbury Youth Soccer

(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by Tewksbury Youth Soccer.)

TYSL has extended spring registration for U16 and U18 for both girls and boys.  The new deadline for spring registration is November 30, 2015, at midnight.  A $50 late fee will be assessed to any player who registers after November 30th.

GU12-5 Tewksbury 1 vs.GU12-5 Wakefield 1
Tewksbury Lady Tigers had a tough loss last week against Lowell and were really hoping to come back in the win column.  The game was an early start at Wakefield (8:30am) and as well the field was a tough turf surface where we saw the ball taking tough bounces all day.   The game started off much in the Lady Tigers favor. We had many plays where the starting offensive line of Molly Cremin, Ava Piccolo, and Vanessa Green were moving the ball into the Wakefield red zone numerous plays.  Our starting midfielder Sarah Boone, kept the plays alive with great passes to the offensive line.   We also had great stops by our starting goalie Erica Spurr throughout the first half.   Finally with literally seconds on the clock Ava Piccolo netted our first goal.  She was assisted by Ailiani Padilla and Megan Haley.  The second half we were again controlling the ball.  Our defense stood strong with Rebecca Langone, Courtney Rowe, Evelyn Johnson,  and Emily Zadig helping out. We did switch out our goalie Erica with Ava Piccolo to give Erica some field time. Erica made an amazing corner kick that ALMOST resulted in a second goal for the Tigers.   Later a missed roughing play against our defense distracted our goalie Ava, and Wakefield was able to tie the game.  We held on for the hard earned tie.  The girls are ready to finish off their amazing season next week in a rematch against Westford- the current divisional leader.

Tewksbury BU10-3 3 vs. Dracut 1
The Tewksbury Boys U10-3 team beat Dracut 3-1.  Cade Barron and Matthew Slagle beautifully worked a combination play off the opening kick to score seconds into the game.  After the goal, Tewksbury maintained much of the possession.  Forwards Noah Healey, Greg Mercado, and Ryan Winter kept the ball in Tewksbury’s offensive half.  Late in the first half Dracut earned a free kick just outside the penalty box and capitalized on the opportunity to even the score.  Tewksbury was able to gain the lead again when Ryan Feudo took a throw-in from Slagle and blasted the ball to the back of the net.  A few minutes later Edward Doyle gained possession just outside the Dracut penalty box.  Doyle’s shot ricocheted off the defense and found its way into the goal.  Solid defense from Bryce Pare and Nathan Laboy prevented Dracut from threatening the Tewksbury lead.

GU 12-5 Tewksbury 4 vs GU12-6 Westford -0.
The Lady Tigers came off a tough tie last week, so for sure on their final game of the season against the divisional leader, we were ready to work hard for the win.   The game started off very rough.  There were a lot of tough, physical plays coming against our Tigers.   One resulted in a penalty kick for our starting center- Molly Cremin.   Molly gave the ball a kick, and lucky for us, there was enough behind it to give us the 1-0 lead.  Molly, Vanessa Green, and Evelyn Johnson continued to lead the offensive charge, this time with a nice goal from Evelyn from the right side.  With little time left in the first half, our third goal was scored by Rebecca Langone.  She was able to connect for a goal after receiving a great pass from Ava Piccolo.  We also saw amazing goal tending this half by our strong goalie Erica Spurr.    The second half we again were on the receiving end of tough pushes and rough play from the Westford squad.  The ref did her best to call as many plays as she could, but at times things were scary out there for the Tigers.   Our defense was solid led by Ailiani Padilla, Emily Zadig, Courtney Rowe, and Meghan Haley.   Sarah Boone continue to chip in at the midfielder position as well as shifting to defense.   We scored our final goal after a break away started by Ailiani Padilla and her line of Sarah Boone and Erica Spurr.   Ailiani was able to break away and take a shot, that the goalie could not hold on to.  Ava Piccolo did fill in for Erica, so Erica could get some offensive time.  Ava and Erica combined efforts resulted in the Tigers for the shut out.  The Tiger's fourth shut out game of their season!   This was an amazing fall season for our Lady Tigers, who finished in third place with an impressive 6-1-2 record.  All the girls returning for Spring Soccer are excited for what's to come.

GU10-4 Tewksbury 8 vs. Chelmsford 1
The Tewksbury U10-4 girls finished the season with a win.  The girls showed good teamwork on the field.  Adrianna DiGiacomo, Alexis Rooney, Kelli Anderson, Rachel Lochiatto, Krissi Macdonald all scored and Erin Costello and Elena Lochiatto both had two goals.  Paige Crowley and Brynn Capistran had some great passes setting up goals. Gianna Flynn and Maya Medera were all strong on defense making it difficult for Chelmsford to get many shots.  Beth Trout and Krissi Macdonald were spectacular in net.  The girls finished the impressive season with 6 wins, 2 losses, and 1 tie. 

Tewksbury GU12-3 5
Dracut GU12 -2  1
Tewksbury United coasted to the 5-1 victory by playing great fundamental soccer on both sides of the field. Tewksbury opened the scoring when Alex Fillmore utilized her superior speed to carry the ball deep past the Dracut defender, setting up a perfect crossing pass to Brianna Gagnon for the tap in score.  Noelia Cura scored two goals on the day driving to the net. Isabel Desisto set up her first goal on a perfect cross pass. Riley Veits also scored a goal that was set up by aggressive play in the Dracut box. Sara Barkallah secured the midfield in help Tewksbury keep up the constant pressure. Erica Hinkle continued to pressure Dracut from the outside and created several corner kick chances and other opportunities. Sweeper Sophia Madera’s corner kicks continue to strike fear in opposing teams and she had a great day despite strong winds of peppering the goal box with difficult shots. Ashley Demers and Nicolette Evangelista continue to be the unsung heroes of the team as they constantly neutralize opposing attacks. Fiona Green displayed her versatility in this one helping out on defense when the match up called for her physical presence.

Tewksbury BU10-1   2
Wilmington BU10-1    0

The Tewksbury Titans wrapped up an incredible Fall season with a 2-0 victory in a cross over game that opens the door for them to compete in the elite 1 division next spring. This was the culmination of a great season that saw Tewksbury reach successes rarely seen at this level by the boy’s league. Mason Veits played the entire game in net and with the shutout finished the season unscored upon in 8 out of 9 games.  Overall, Tewksbury finished with 7 shutouts thanks to the efforts of Goalies Mason Veits and Drew Rennell! That achievement was thanks in large part to the dominant defense that Sal Catanzano, Jack Rennell and Cooper Robilard demonstrated all season, Shorthanded in this game, Cooper and Sal routinely turned the Wilmington Offense away from the net and their relentless pursuit allowed no opportunity for Wilmington to get creative. The offensive depth of this team was on full display as Tewksbury relentlessly pushed the pace and created offense from all angles.  Peter Impink has become a total soccer player over this season and has grown up as a player. He has routinely created offense all season and scored the first goal of the game on a high effort drive to the net. Michael Gaglione provided constant pressure on offense, and more importantly took care of business in our own end. Likewise, Joey Borgeia’s two way game was instrumental in Tewksbury controlling the game in both directions. He also served as the third defensemen and played great. Alexandre Almeida is the youngest player on the team and is not large in stature, but he plays like he is 6 foot tall. He set the tone for the Titans with his tenacity and effort and if it wasn’t for two great Wilmington saves would have had a pair of goals. Ryan Cura had perhaps his greatest game of the season, scoring the 2nd goal of the game, but more importantly, continuing to make all of his teammates better. His skill is immediately evident to all that see him and he draws a lot of attention but he has really developed the ability to use his skills to create for others. The result is a deep and talented team that is primed for a great run this Spring!
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