Congratulations to all the Tewksbury Teams that have qualified for the Commissioners Cup. The teams are:
A few other teams will have to play in a qualifying match in order to go to the Cup and we wish them well.
Week #10 Summaries
GU9-3 Tewksbury 3 vs. Westford 0
The Tewksbury girls traveled to Westford on Saturday and showed everyone just how far they have come this season. In the morning heat, the Tewksbury team bested the same Westford team that had beaten them earlier in the season 3-0. Beginning very early in the game, Tewksbury applied consistent pressure to the Westford defense and littered the Westford goal with shots. Abigail MacAllister scored Tewksbury's first goal with a beautiful direct kick from just inside the 18. Later in game, Abigail carried the ball end to end and scored Tewksbury's second goal. Several additional Tewksbury pushes were initiated by Hannah Keane and Alexandra Fowler, joined by a strong effort from Hayley Taber. Emma Fleming and Marykate Callinan each maintained control over mid field and were able to sustain Tewksbury momentum by consistently sending the ball up towards the Westford end. Tewksbury's defense was bolstered by another stellar performance by Michelle Hinkle and strong support from Megan Boudreau and Madison Robillard. Impressively, the girls did not give up a single shot on net in the second half of the game. The Tewksbury team defeated Westford 2-0, to close their Spring season with a definitive victory.
GU10-5 Tewksbury 2 vs Waltham 0
The Tewksbury GU10-5 Tornadoes faced the Waltham GU10-2 team to play their first match of the season in the rain. While the weather was gloomy, spirits ran high. The Tornado offense came out strong, and was first to score on a cross from Allison Indingaro to Caitlyn Finnegan. Winger Sara Boucher worked hard to win the ball. She got a great shot that was saved by the Waltham keeper. Forward Catalina Burke displayed great footwork and passing during the half. This, coupled with aggressive defense from fullbacks Jade Owirka and Isabelle Carleton, allowed Tewksbury to keep the ball on the Waltham side of the pitch for the majority of the half.In the second half, Waltham came out determined to even the score. The Tornadoes, however, were more determined. Fullback Makenna Rosberg repeatedly took the ball from the Waltham forwards to begin the Tewksbury attack. Forward Abigail Hansbury was able to put a shot on the Waltham net, but was unable to find the back. Forward Katherine Marquis was able to get fire a strong shot, but it bounced out of the Waltham net. Waltham would not be as fortunate the next time, when Katherine eluded the Waltham keeper on a nice throw From Makenna Rosberg.
GU10-5 Woburn 3 vs Tewksbury 1
The Tewksbury GU10-5 Tornadoes met with the undefeated Woburn GU10-3 team for the final match of the season. Tewksbury was determined to make a good showing against the skilled Woburn team. Tewksbury came out fighting, and was the first to get a shot on net. But Woburn would be the first to score, when a Caitlyn Finnegan, backing up keeper Allison Indingaro, made a valiant but unsuccessful save attempt at a crossing shot by the Woburn offense. Forward Abigail Hansbury, showing her usual patience, and tried to even the score. Forward Catalina Burke fought hard in the corner to prevent a Woburn shot, continuing to play after she lost a cleat. Fullback Isabelle Carleton showed her leadership on the field defending against the Woburn forwards, while forward Katherine Marquis helped with weak side defense. In spite of the Tornado efforts, Woburn again found the back of the Tornado net, ending the first half with a two goal lead. In the second half, fullback Jessica Satterield cut off a Woburn breakaway to foil their attack. Fullback Makenna Rosbergplayed hard the entire game. One spectator noted that she was "everywhere". Woburn was able to penetrate the Tornado defense once again, with a high shot from the 18 over keeper Isabelle Carleton's head. But the Tornadoes would not be discouraged. Fullback Jade Owirka made some great throws, and Sara Boucher once again showed her tenacity fighting for the ball. Determined to deny a shutout, forward Allison Indingaro was able to find the back of the Woburn net. The Woburn defense allowed only three goals all season. The Tornadoes were responsible for two of them.
GU12-5 Tewksbury 2 vs Westford 2
Molly Hodgson started the lady Redmen off with a tough left foot goal that scooted by the keeper. She was helped by Samantha Lalonde who sent her a great feed for the assist. Alyssa Theodos was exemplary on both offense and defense breaking up numerous plays while getting the ball down to the Tewksbury offense. Bridgid Voto had a strong kick into the net for the second Redman goal. Madeline McMullin had a steller performance in the first half as goalkeeper while Amanda Satterfield performed the duties in the second half and had numerous saves. Alexis Nichols and Jordan Garber were all over the field keeping the Westford team off balance while Brienne O’Rourke and Kiera DeLeon were tough on defense helping the lady Redmen end the season with an undefeated record. Emily Satterfield was sidelined with a broken foot but cheered her teammates on.
GU12-6 Tewksbury 6 vs Wakefield 0
The Tewksbury GU12-6 girls finished the regular season on a strong note with a solid win against Wakefield. The untamed girls controlled the pace from start to finish to notch the victory. Starting at the wing positions were MaryCate Cassidy and Isabella Beyloune who had played most of the season on defense. They did not disappoint attacking the Wakefield zone over and over until Cassidy was able to put one in for the 1-0 lead. The goals started coming quickly after that with 4 players in all scoring for the 1st time this season. Other goals scored on the day were by Kendall Donahoe (3), Sarah Boudreau (2), Isabella Beyloune, and Caitlin Sheehan. Sheehan goal was well-deserved as she had many nice attempts over the past few weeks. Donahoe scored with an incredible corner kick that went off the goalies fingers. Julia Strickler, Jane Kirby and Daisha Thompson made many nice runs at the net as well and came close to scoring. Rachel Figucia, Leanne Durham, Thompson, and Strickler did a great job at supporting the 3-man attack in the 2nd half.With the win the GU12-6 team finished at 8-1-1 in a tie for 1st place but finished in 2nd due to the tie. Therefore the girls will face a play-in game on Wednesday evening. With a win they can advance to the Commissioners Cup. This has been a great season and the players and coaches have all enjoyed the fun, growth, and success that we have had over the year.
GU14-1 Tewksbury 1 vs Westford-0
After some last minute changes and elimination of games the week before the girls found themselves in a situation in which a loss could have eliminated the hopes for a visit to Commissioners Cup. This game had everything on the line as the competitors had to win to get in.Once again the story in this one was the defense. Captains Sara Catanzano and Haley Pozzuto along with standouts Estelle Penta, Nicole Malfa and Taylor Donahoe just took control of the field and shut it down. Janina Kennedy stood tall in goal and threw a shutout for the victory. The issue was the defense of the opponents was equally as tight. This game was decided on one great play, Samantha Parker fed a pass to Ashley Colarusso deep in the right corner , Colarusso took her defender turned the corner and fed a beautiful cross to a streaking Michele Farraher who made no mistake about the finish, drilling it into the net. The goal seemed to spark life into the offense with Megan Braciska patrolling the middle of the field and keeping the ball in the opponents end and drilling a couple of shots on net. Karalyn Gallella, Erin Dwinell, Aria Porzio and Karah Chaisson all joined in and all had scoring opportunities, proving once again that this is a total team and playing as such.The girls finished the season giving up a total of 9 goals. In week #1 they gave up 4 of them so the team defense has been off the charts. The girls head to Commissioners Cup for a 9;30 showdown with Woburn. These two teams played each other twice this year with both games being ties, exactly what you would expect from the #1 & #2 defense in the league.
GU14-2 Tewksbury 4 vs Waltham 0
The team had already earned a spot in the Commissioners Cup so the main goal of this game was to finish strong. The Redmen started out on fire as Kayla Devlin made a nice pass to Katie Dunleavy who took no time in getting the scoring started. Dunleavy blasted her shot over the keeper's head. Tayler Laycox assisted Kayla Makooi on the next goal. Makooi took a nice shot from the left hand side that also sailed over the Waltham keeper. Wescott started the game on defense for the injured Sam Surowiec but moved to midfield and Makooi wasted no time and found a streaking Wescott and she drilled the shot home to make the score 3-.0. Laycox then got her second assist of the game with a great pass to Emily Sessa who drilled it into the back of the net. Ashley Figucia had a few rushes but was not able to capitalize for her hard work. Waltham never got close to first half goal tender, Sam Mercurio. Mercurio has split the goal tending duties this season with Kate Gilbert and this dynamic duo, along with their strong defense, has only allowed 1 goal.In the second half, the Redmen contiunued to switch things up and a few players got some unprecedented rest. Victoria Mirabito moved up from defense to forward and showed off her impressive passing, Mercurio moved to midfield and Kate Gilbert took a turn in net. Sessa moved to forward as Kelly Fortier took over her spot at center mid. Stephanie Travis remained on defense to hold down the fort as Allison Piricini remained at midfield. Megan Levino moved back to defense and did a great job keeping Waltham away from Gilbert. Even with the team out of their normal positions they were able to handle the Waltham pressure.The game ended with a decisive 4-0 win and the Redmen look forward to the Commissioners Cup on Father’s Day weekend.
BU14-2 Tewksbury 4 vs Melrose 0
The Tewksbury BU14-2 team finished their season undefeated by blanking Melrose 4-0 at Frasca Field on Saturday. The Redmen will play next weekend in the Commissioner’s Cup as the number one seed in their bracket. They may have been looking ahead to the tournament as the Tewksbury boys came out flat to start the game. They allowed Melrose to attack early nearly giving up a goal as the Raiders first shot of the game hit the post. Melrose kept the favored Redmen on their heels through the first five minutes of the game and challenged keeper Phil Borges with several shot attempts. But Borges handled the pressure easily. Once Tewksbury saw they had a game on their hands, they regrouped and turned the tide in their favor. From that point forward, the pressure was all on the Melrose side of the field. Midfielders Adam Colon and Cody Souza worked together to create several scoring opportunities, but the Melrose goal keeper was dynamic and aggressive and almost single handedly kept Melrose in the game. Tewksbury finally broke the scoring drought twenty minutes into the game when forward Gary Dixon made a spectacular kick from 25 yards out and hit the top left corner. The Redmen kept the pressure on and five minutes later netted their second goal when Chris McCabe took the ball into the right corner and crossed it to the opposite field. Jack Bicknell was stationed at the far post and redirected the pass into the open side of the net.
In the second half the Redmen defenders kept the ball far from their net as Eric Gallant, Connor Dane, and Jeff Carr never let the ball reach the goal area. But still Tewksbury found it difficult to increase their lead as the Melrose keeper continued to stymie the Tewksbury attackers for the first eighteen minutes of the half even as forward Brendon Murray repeatedly pestered the goalie. Finally Tewksbury was able to put the game away with two more quick goals. With seventeen minutes to play, Ameen Kalkhoran, who joined the team late in the game, took a pass from Brandon Alves and dribbled around the defense and hit the back corner with an accurate finish. MohamadYatim finished the scoring on the day five minutes later, this time with a nice give-and-go with Kalkhoran, taking the ball in open space eighteen yards out and blasting a high shot that got past the diving goalie.