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TYSL Roundup: Tornadoes Clobber Somerville, Boys U12-1 Trims Westford

May 17, 2016 02:12PM ● By Bill Gilman

Luke Maresca in perfect form for Boys 12-1 win vs. Westford (Courtesy Photo)

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BU10-3 Tewksbury 4 vs.  Somerville BU10-4 -2
The Rockers had just come off a great team win over the weekend, so this mid week game against a tough opponent like Somerville for sure was a true test of our team and their teamwork.   We again had Nate Laboy start for us in the net, with Edward Doyle and Greg Mercado assisting in the defensive end.    Our offense was lead by Jeremy Insogna, Ben Piccolo, and William Filmore.  The boys wasted little time getting the offensive charge started.  Ben Piccolo had at least three great shots on goal the first few minutes of the game.    Nate and his fellow defensive Rockers had little to do.    Jeremy Insogna was finally able to get the Rockers on the board after a great pass from Ben Piccolo.   Later William Filmore added a second goal to give the team a nice 2-0 lead.  Somerville did get a goal soon after.   Later we switched up the lines bringing Evan Deleon, Tyler Chesbrough, and Owen Kinnon for offense, and Seumas Naughton and Tucker Robinson on defense.   The boys made some great plays for the team.    With little time left until the half, Somerville was able to connect on a goal that just got past Nate Laboy. Their defense though added a goal FOR US by accident, so we lead going into the half 3-2.    Second half we switched things up and had William Filmore move into the net as goalie, and Nate Laboy came in on offense.   This next line of Nate, Ethan Hines, and Evan Deleon had lots of opportunities.  Our defense was switched up with Jeremy Insogna playing back on defense with Tyler Chesbrough.  The boys worked great together keeping the ball out of the red zone.    Later Jeremy again switched back to offense and got us the last goal to keep our Rockers ahead for the remainder of the game.  All of our Rockers contributed today and that was the key to our team win.   Onto to Medford at home this weekend at Frasca Fields.

GU12-5 Tewksbury 1 vs. GU12-3 Lowell 0
Our Lady Tigers have been on an amazing streak this Spring season, and for certain they were hoping to keep it going!  Today we were without Sammy Taber, who was competing in a select hockey tournament in Canada. We also had an injured player with Meghan Haley, who still came to cheer on her teammates in this tough match up against Lowell- who were also undefeated this far in the season.   We started the game with Ava Piccolo, Molly Cremin, and Melanie Kaplan leading the way on offense, along with Gaby Ortiz as our midfielder.  The girls made amazing drives throughout the first half but nothing seemed to get by Lowell's defense.    On our defensive side of the ball, Emily Zadig, Courtney Rowe, and Becca Langone did an amazing job keeping Lowell away from our goal and our goalie Erica Spurr- who also was celebrating her 12th birthday today.  They were amazing to watch as a unit.   Erica made save after save.  Our defense kept the ball out of our red zone, and moved it back to the offensive line.    Later Sarah Boone, Natalie Martin, and Evelyn Johnson came in to help out on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball.   The score remained locked at zero going into the half.    For the second half we moved Gaby Ortiz to right forward, and Ava Piccolo back to midfielder.  We also added Natalie Martin back at defense, giving Evelyn Johnson and Emily Zadig some time on the offense.   The changes in lines worked as Gaby Ortiz was able to push a great pass from Molly Cremin into the Lowell net.      After some great defensive stops from Courtney Rowe, Natalie Martin, and Becca Langone, the Tigers held on for the hard earned TEAM win.   The Tigers are looking forward to their next match up and hope to continue to earn the wins as a team.

BU 10-3 1 vs BU 10-4 Medford 1
The Rockers have been on a great win streak and they had their next tough match up at home vs. Medford.  We were without Tucker Robinson and as well Jeremy Insogna.  The team was ready to go starting Nate Laboy in the net along with Evan Deleon and Greg Mercado at defense to support him.   Our offense started great with Ben Piccolo, Owen Kinnon, and Tyler Chesbrough making great plays towards Medford's net. Later we brought Seumas Naughton on defense and moved Ben Piccolo back to defense with him. The offense was led this set by Ethan Hines, William Filmore, and Edward Doyle.  These three made some amazing plays but again Medford seemed ready for everything.  With little time left in the first half Medford was able to get a shot past our goalie. The boys never faltered and continued to work hard.   A surprise came to the Rockers when Jeremy Insogna was able to play after all.  He came in to play offense with Ben Piccolo and Evan Deleon.  Ben Piccolo finally got us on the board after getting a superb pass from Tyler Chesbrough to tie the game at 1-1. For the second half we moved William Filmore into the net and Nate Laboy moved to both the offensive and defensive side of the ball.  Every Rocker contributed with great passes, great defensive stops, and held the team to the hard earned tie.   We had some close chances near the end to get the win but earning this tie was amazing to watch.    Onto next week for the next one.

Tewksbury BU12-1 2 vs. Westford 1
The Tewksbury boys U12 team had a must win game vs. Westford this past Saturday.  They did not disappoint, as they came away with a 2-1 win, and putting themselves in great position for a date with Commissioners Cup in June.
Tewksbury trying to avenge a 3-1 loss to begin the season, came out dominating play.  They controlled the midfield with Travis Cohen, Justin Rooney, Brady Chapman, and Luke Maresca.  The defense anchored by Jeremy Perez, Eric Impink and William Eskenas kept the scoring chances minimal.  The game was evenly matched, as Ian Maresca, Alex Sovie, and Noah Rizzo had scoring chances, but were denied by The Westford goalie.  Jeremy Perez who had an amazing all around game controlled the back line for Tewksbury, getting involved in the offense when needed.   Tewksbury had a throw in, deep in Westford’s end.  Perez hit Ian Maresca down the right wing, Maresca made a highlight reel move around a defender, and pushed the ball by the goalie for a 1-0 lead.  Westford was determined to tie the game before half, as Timmy Sweeney in goal made an amazing diving save to keep the score 1-0 heading into half time.
Tewksbury came out flying to begin the half, with a great individual effort from Brady Chapman.  After stealing the ball from the Westford defender, Chapman split 2 defenseman, and fed an open Justin Rooney.  Rooney made no mistake, as he buried the shot near post to give Tewksbury a 2-0 lead.  Play continued in the midfield as both teams were evenly matched.  William Eskenas and Jeremy Perez played perfect defense protecting a 2-0 lead.  Westford was able to steal the ball, and move in on a two vs. one.  They finished the rush making the score 2-1.  The momentum seemed to swing Westford’s way, with a mad scramble in front of the net.  Sweeney came up a big again with a key save.  Luke Maresca, Perez and Eskenas held the fort defensively to preserve a hard fought 2-1 victory for Tewksbury.

GU10-4 Tewksbury Tornadoes 5 vs Somerville 1
Somerville gave the undefeated Tornados a run for their money, at least in the first half, this past Saturday.  Somerville scored first followed by a Tewksbury goal from Elena Lochiatto to tie it up 1-1.  Krissi Macdonald scored with 30 secs in the half to take the lead 2-1!  The tornadoes found their groove in the 2nd half with a perfect Corner kick, by Maya Madera which Brynn Capistran tapped right in to make it 3-1.  Paige Crowley and Lexi Rooney added goals, assisted by Erin Costello and Rachel Lochiatto,  in the 2nd half to finish the game 5-1!  Great goal playing by Beth Trout and Krissi Macdonald with solid defense by Maya Madera, Gianna Flynn, Adrianna  DiGiacomo and Kelli Anderson.

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