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TYSL Roundup: Tewksbury GU12 And BU10 Defeat Burlington

Apr 26, 2016 10:20AM ● By Bill Gilman


(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the TYSL.)

Online fall travel 2016 registration will open 5/1/16 and close on 5/31/16. After 5/31/16, there will be a $50 late fee applied. Tryouts will be announced for sometimes in June.  In-town fall 2016 U4-U8 will also open 5/1/16, but remain open until August.


GU10-4 Tewksbury Tornadoes 5 vs. Burlington 3
It was a cold, rainy, and slow game, but the Tewksbury Tornadoes won to start their season with a 3-0 record.  Tewksbury jumped ahead early with a goal by Rachel Lochiatto off a nice pass from Kelli Anderson.  Krissi Macdonald added to the score with a nice shot being set up by Alexis Rooney and Brynn Capistran.  Burlington joined in the fun scoring a goal making it 2-1.  Paige Crowley set up Kelli Anderson for the next Tornadoes goal. Elena Lochiatto scored for Tewksbury just before the half.  The score was 4-2 in Tewksbury's favor at half time.  It was a defensive second half for both teams.  Maya Medera, Gianna Flynn, Beth Trout, Adrianna DiGiacomo, and Erin Costello made it difficult for Burlington to get many shots on net.  Paige Crowley added an insurance goal for Tewksbury.  In the end the Tewksbury Tornadoes won 5-3. Next week they will travel to Dracut.

Bu12-1 2 vs. Burlington U12-1 0
The Tewksbury Boys 12-1 team ran their record to 2-1 following a 2-0 win vs. Burlington.
Tewksbury did not seem awake to start the game in Burlington as the home team was relentless in the first 10 minutes.  Thanks to Tim Sweeny in goal, who made 4 phenomenal saves, 2 being on a clear break aways. Tewksbury finally answered the call gaining control, as Jeremy Perez and Eric Impink started to gain control on defense, with help from midfielders Brady Chapman, Travis Cohen, Justin Rooney, and Wiliam Eskenas.  The game was back on forth for most of the remaining half, until Noah Rizzo stole the ball.  Rizzo looked up saw Luke Maresca, who used his speed to slip past the last defender, and placed a great shot by the goalie for a 1-0 Tewksbury lead.  Jeremy Perez, who had an all around fantastic game, frustrated the Burlington offense with help from Eric Impink.  Impink and Perez deserve a lot of credit for keeping Burlington from getting off their shots. As they were very impressive playing defense all game, along with Timmy Sweeny in goal.
The Maresca brothers combined on great play to make the score 2-0 just before half time.  Ian Maresca, made a fantastic play to spring his brother Luke, who always knows what to do with the ball when in front of the net, firing the ball far post to end the half and their day at 2-0. 
Tewksbury would play shorthanded as both Maresca’s were heading to opening day for their baseball team.  Tewksbury would rely heavily on their midfield and defense to protect the 2-0 lead, and they did just that with Alex Sovie, Travis Cohen, Brady Chapman, Noah Rizzo, and Justin Rooney playing with confidence in the midfield.  As they did all day, they had Perez and Impink anchoring the defense.  Playing goalie for the first time this year, William Eskenas was sensational making 3-4 key saves to preserve the 2-0 advantage.  That’s the way the game ended for their second consecutive win, a very deserved win vs. Burlington.

10u-3 Tewksbury -3 vs. 10u-7 Waltham-6
The Rockers were hoping their first game together on the turf field would be a success.  It was our first game having our full 12 man roster as well. Today was a game where our team bonded as a team.    The game started with great offensive strength.  Our starting offensive line made up of Evan Deleon, Jeremy Insogna, and Ben Piccolo were working great together.  We saw fabulous passes to Ben from Evan which resulted in amazing shots on the Waltham goalie.  Ben and Jeremy both had at least four great shots.  Our defense made up of Owen Kinnon  and Seumas Naughton made sure to keep the ball far away from our net and goalie Edward Doyle.   We made some line changes and the same results were happening.   William Fillmore, Tyler Chesbrough, and Ethan Hines were able to sneak by Waltham's defense to make some great shots.  Waltham too started to get their groove, and added two quick goals.  Our boys did not give up and continued to work hard.  We brought in Nate Laboy, Greg Mercardo, and Tucker Robinson to rotate our lines on defense and offense. The score remained two - zero at the half, so our boys held their heads high and knew they could still make a game out of this.  Second half we again were working hard at penetrating the Waltham defense.   Great passing from Evan Deleon, Jeremy Isogna, and Greg Mercado made goal opportunities for Tyler Chesbrough and Ben Piccolo again.  Unfortunately for us Waltham again scored so the game was getting out of reach as the minutes ticked away.  We never gave up though, and finally our boys got on the board with two quick goals scored by William Filmore and Jeremy Insogna.    Down only by 1, it was amazing to see the boys rally together.   Waltham though also had that drive, and quickly scored two more goals.  We were down by 3 when again Jeremy netted his second goal of the game.  Waltham had an amazing game today scoring that last goal that finalized the victory for their squad.  It was a tough loss for the Rockers but these boys are hard workers, and will be back at practice to fine tune their game. 

GU12-5 Tewksbury 1 vs GU12-6 Westford-0
This was a rematch from the Fall season for our Lady Tigers.  This Westford team is always a challenging squad to face, but our girls were ready. We were down one player- Sam Taber, but the rest of the girls were ready to work hard for the hopeful victory.  Two of our sixth graders had just returned the night before from a three day trip to NYC.  You would never know our goalie Erica Spurr had as little as five hours sleep.  She was OUSTANDING in the net for the team today.  Ava Piccolo as well, had a late night with travel, but was amazing on the offensive line making key passes, key shots on the Westford net, and attempted a penalty kick that almost resulted in a goal for our squad.   Besides their efforts, Gaby Ortiz played phenomenal on the defensive side, helping teammates Megan Haley and Emily Zadig with our red zone. We also had key defensive efforts from Evelyn Johnson, Courtney Rowe,  and Rebecca Langone.    On the offensive side of the ball Sarah Boone, Molly Cremin, and Natalie Martin made amazing contributions during the game.   The game was scoreless going into the half.   The Lady Tigers for sure had many chances, but Westford's goalie was very good.    The second half we had a chance on a shot from Ava, but unfortunately her teammate Melanie Kaplan was hit with the shot in the face.  She had to come out of the game, but recovered on the sidelines, returning to play for her team!  What a trooper!   Tewksbury finally scored the winning goal from the versatile Gaby Ortiz who took an amazing outside shot that got by the Westford goalie with little time left in the game.  The Lady Tigers are off to an amazing 3-0 start, with hopes to continue their games with great team wins like this.
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