Tewksbury U14's Knocked From Ranks Of The Unbeaten
Girls drop consecutive matches; seeded third for playoffs.
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by a representative of the Tewksbury U14 indoor soccer team.)
The Tewksbury Girls were a promising 6-0 and looking for a #1 seed in the playoffs which will be held on Jan. 18 at Turf Time in Tewksbury before they hit a skid in the road.
On Jan. 4 (perhaps still feeling the effects of the New Year) the girls were beaten 9-2 by the Aztecs. The girls were down 4-0 in this game before they even got warmed up. The bright spots in this game were Michele Farraher who despite the score was awesome in the first half in goal, actually keeping the locals in this game. KG (Kaleigh Gammon) scored two quick goals before the half to have the girls back in competition for a period. For the first 5 minutes of the second half the Tewksbury Girls tried to claw their way back into this one but just could not get anything done against a very solid opponent.
On Jan. 11, the girls were beaten 6-2 by the Andover Shock. In what was a copy of the week before the girls put themselves into a fast hole (6-0) and could never climb out. Karah Chaisson netted her first goal of the year before the half to cut the score to 6-1.
In the second half very solid goalkeeping by KG gave the girls a chance but much like the week before they simply could mount no offense. Late in the game Lear-Bear (Caitlyn Leary) deposited a rebound behind the keeper for the final score of 6-2.
The girls finished the season with a good 6-2 record and a 3 seed heading into the playoffs despite stumbling a bit down the stretch. The team feels confident that they are ready to make a run and find the winning ways.