09/08/12 BU12-5 Tewksbury 2 vs Melrose 1
The Tewksbury Boys U12-5 is off to a great start by winning their first game of the fall season at home. The Tewksbury team made their presence known early with Zachary LaLonde making the first goal. The strong defensive line made up of Mikey Fowler, Brendan Gray, Garrett Starr, Andrew Camelio, and Ryan Bennett as goalie, held Melrose scoreless to end the first half. The Melrose team was able to tie-up the game with a penalty kick. Tewksbury’s offensive line including Max Howell, Jason Richardson, Mikey Bankowski, and Andrew Bielecki came back strong with only 10 minutes left in the game. After countless shots on goal, Jack Kenneally came up the winning goal
BU12-2 Tewksbury 3 vs Wilmington 5
The BU12-2 team drops its home opener to rival Wilmington Wildcats 5-3. Wilmington opened the scoring with a quick goal just minutes into the game. The Redmen settled down and Sean Cunningham scored the equalizer with an unassisted goal pushing the ball down the left side beating his defender and driving the ball into the back of the net. The rest of the game was another back and forth affair between two evenly matched teams with several lead changes. Tewksbury’s second goal came from Kyle Braciska, who was on the back end of a perfect cross from Thomas Barinelli. Barinelli assisted on Tewksbury’s third goal by again making a nice pass to Michael Dell’Orfano who wasted no time in netting the ball. Dell’Orfano had a second scoring opportunity but his shot hit the cross bar and then the rebound was saved by the Wilmington keeper. Jacob Figueroa had a fabulous scoring opportunity when he headed a ball that was destined for the back of the net, but miraculously stopped by a Wilmington defender. With the game tied at three Wilmington scored 2 goals late in the game to seal the victory. Joey Branchaud went the distance in goal making numerous fantastic saves to keep the home town team in the game. Defensively the Redmen were solid, lead by their defensive back line of Noah Fleming, Riley Auth and Arya Mehrabani. Tyler Demers and Chris Melo also had strong performances at the midfield and striker positions. Demers also contributed to the defensive effort.
BU10-5 Tewksbury 3 vs Westford 2
Tewksbury B10-5 got their first win of their young season to put their record at 1-1. Westford scored early, but the Redmen answered with 2 quick goals by Sam Barbagallo, who worked the offense nicely with line mates Andrew Della Piana and Sreetej Digumarthi. Tewksbury took that 2-1 lead into halftime as the defense clamped down, led by Travis Cohen, Abhi Lingareddy and Dylan Crowley. Derek Wilkinson made one key save after another to preserve the 2-1 lead while playing goalie.
Westford came out strong in the second half, but Derek Wilkinson continued to make big saves, (one key save with the aide of his trusty post!) Travis Cohen, Justin Hillis, William Spicer and Dylan Crowley kept holding Westford at bay with a great job at clearing balls out of the defensive end. Tewksbury got an all important insurance goal from Andrew Della Piana to go up 3-1. He took a great pass from Sreetej Digumarthi, took a shot from the 18 yard line and beat the keeper’s far side corner. That goal proved to be the game winner.
Tewksbury was looking for more as Kyle Adams almost scored from inside the penalty area, while Aidan Silvia kept the pressure on the Westford defense. Westford made the score 3-2 with 7 minutes left, but could not get the equalizer past Wilkinson who continued to be dominant in goal! This game was an exciting win for these boys and the crowd. They had a great week of practice, which translated into a well deserved win at Frasca. They have their first away game of the season vs. Wilmington at 11:45 next Saturday.
09/08/12 BU14-1 Tewksbury 4 vs Wakefield 1
Tewksbury BU14-1 team opened their 2012 fall season with a convincing 4-1 victory over visiting Wakefield at Frasca field on Saturday, Sept 8. Wakefield won the coin toss and chose to let Tewksbury have the strong wind at their back for the first half. The Redmen pressed the Wakefield squad for the entire half barely allowing the ball to cross midfield. Tewksbury keeper Jeff Carr only touched the ball twice, and one of those was a pass back from fullback Adam Colon who smartly used the keeper to avoid the only pressure Wakefield managed to mount in the first half. Tewksbury got on the board about 10 minutes into the half when Chris McCabe passed the ball from midfield up to Ameen Kalkhoran at the top of the penalty area. Kalkhoran dribbled in close and finished with a blast to the goalie's left. Even though Tewksbury held the ball for most of the half, the Wakefield defenders were keeping the front of the goal area clean, forcing Tewksbury to keep trying to score from the edges and corners. Forwards Jack Bicknell, Mike Flynn, and Ethan Trudeau were aggressive up front, creating many scoring opportunities. Tewksbury netted its second goal at the 25 minute mark when Connor Dane made a beautiful throw in to Kalkhoran, who masterfully dribbled around two Wakefield defenders and punched in his second goal of the game.
The half ended with the score 2-0, and Tewksbury prepared for a challenging second half when Wakefield would have the strong wind advantage. But the Tewksbury midfielders and fullbacks were up to the task, playing with high energy. Middies Brandon Alves, Rafael Perez, and Akash Ranjit controlled the middle of the field getting to almost all of the loose balls. McCabe got the Redmen's third goal eight minutes into the half by slicing a ball through the wind from 22 yards out. The Tewksbury fullbacks played right on the midfield stripe rejecting any advance Wakefield tried to mount. Eric Gallant and Ethan Hepler outran any Wakefield attacker to keep the ball from penetrating the Tewksbury end. The only scoring opportunity came five minutes later when a forward got by the defender on a perfect pass from midfield. The Tewksbury defender got in position to kick the ball away, but contact in the penalty area was called and Wakefield was awarded a penalty kick, which they converted for their only score. Tewksbury kept up the solid play up front and nearly expanded their lead with a good header from Cody Souza almost found the open side of the net on a corner kick. Brendan Murray and Zack Bennett almost teamed up for a goal but the Wakefield goal keeper made a strong play on the ball to prevent a score. Kalkhoran finished the scoring on the day on a nice interception of a pass in front of Wakefield's goal blasting the shot past the diving keeper.
09/15/12 BU14-1 Tewksbury Bu14-1 4 Waltham 1
The Tewksbury boys U14-1 team traveled to Waltham's Veterans Field to face the Hawks on Saturday. The game remained scoreless for the first 23 minutes, but the Redmen carried almost all the play on the Waltham half of the field thanks to the speed of Ethan Trudeau and Jack Bicknell up front. The Tewksbury defenders Connor Dane, Ethan Hepler, and Eric Gallant played aggressively, occupying their position on the midfield line rarely letting the ball get by them.
Waltham drew first blood when they were awarded a direct kick from 20 yards out and the shooter squeezed the blast just under the crossbar in the top-right corner. Tewksbury answered just two minutes later when Ameen Kalkhoran got the ball in the right corner and dribbled along the end line and tucked the ball past the Waltham keeper, rolling it just inside the left post. Only a minute later, Waltham got caught pressing during an advance into Tewksbury's penalty area. All of Waltham's fullbacks were trying to keep the ball deep into the Tewksbury end by pinching up across midfield. That tactic backfired with Kalkhoran parked at midfield waiting for a break. That opportunity came when Adam Colon stole the ball near the 18 and sent Kalkhoran on a breakaway with a big pass out of his own territory. Kalkhoran controlled the pass, outran the defenders, and scored with ease after juking the goalie. The scenario was repeated one minute later when Brendan Murray gave speedy Chris McCabe the breakaway opportunity. The Waltham goalie aggressively ran out to try and make the save, but McCabe poked the ball around the rushing goalie and punched the ball into the open net to close out the flurry of first half scoring.
The only goal of the second half went to the Redmen at the 17 minute mark when Rafael Perez blasted a shot from 15 yards that hit the cross-bar. Kalkhoran was in good position to take care of the rebound with a header that the Waltham keeper couldn't defend. Tewksbury carried the momentum, controlling the middle of the field with midfielders Brandon Alves and Akash Ranjit, and making an occasional rush, with Mike Flynn, Zack Bennett, and Cody Souza threatening the Waltham goalie several times. Waltham had one last chance to close the gap when they were awarded a penalty kick with seven minutes left in the game. But that opportunity was squashed when Tewksbury goalie Jeff Carr made the stop and covered the ball preventing a rebound second chance. The game ended with a 4-1 score and the Tewksbury team stands at 2-0 early this fall season.
GU10-6 Tewksbury 0 vs. Westford 2
The Tewksbury Girls U10-6 4B travel team “Devils” played their second game of the season in Westford on September 15th. The Devils lost game 2 to a strong Westford team 0-2. The Devils were lead onto the field by game captains Ryan Williams, Caitlyn Finnegan and Alexi Pinto. The three captains were picked by the coaches for their strong performances in week 1. Starting in goal for the Devils was Iris Diaz-Archilla. She saw five shots on net and only allowed two goals at the 15 and 17th minute of play in the first half. Without Diaz-Archilla making two enormous stops, Westford would have taken the lead with four goals before half time. The Devils regrouped after the first two goals and had strong defensive performances by Abby Hayes, Julia Kirby, Caitlyn Finnegan, Abby Demos and Mackenzie Dawson. Arianna Dawson and Abby Demos saw fewer shots while in goal in the last quarter of the first half and the start of the second half with a tighter Devil defense. The Devils best scoring opportunity came in the second half with break out shots on net from Tory Sweeney, Ryan William, and Iris Diaz-Archilla. The Devils were unable to capitalize on any of the shots on goal. With the fast feet of Kaitlyn Oates while playing goalie for the last quarter of the game. Oates snatched up multiple rebounds off the post in front of her and stopped Westford form any further goals. The Devils are coached by Chuck Kirby, Sean Sweeney, and Joe Dawson.
Tewksbury GU10-3 (MYSL GU10-4) vs. Westford
The U10-3 team continued their winning ways with a solid 4 -2 victory over Westford. Down 1-0 in the first half, Tess Barrett rallied her team with a goal off of a centering pass from Megan Boudreau. Tewksbury was again down 2-1 early in the second half when Haley Tabor broke free on a pass from Madison Robillard and drilled a shot past the goalie to even the score at 2. Tewksbury then took their first lead of the game off of a Klara Holden corner kick that Alex Fowler buried into the back of the net. Fowler struck again with an insurance goal off of a crossing pass from Tess Barrett. Lead by Emma Fleming, Hannah Keene and Jade Owirka, Tewksbury’s defense protected the lead, breaking up several Westford attacks, while forward Marykate Callinan applied the pressure in the offensive end. Goalie Michelle Hinkle played a solid game in net, holding Westford scoreless in the second half and securing the victory.
GU10-2 Tewksbury 1 vs Wilmington 1
The TYSL GU10-2 Running Rebels opened their home season facing rival Wilmington GU10-2 Wildcats. The two teams have met several times in the past for close matches, and this would be no exception. The Wildcats opened the match by testing the mettle of keeper Makayla Paige, who made her debut in the Rebel net. Paige expertly stopped two Wilmington shots. The Rebels followed up with an attack by fullback Makenna Rosberg, which was saved by the Wildcat keeper. Rebel forward Catalina Burke would be
next to test the Wildcat keeper, who blocked a low shot by Burke.
Wilmington would be first to score, finding a hole in the Rebel defense and threading a high shot over Paige's head. Winger Isabelle Carleton made a valiant attempt to even the score with two shots, both blocked by the Wildcat keeper. The half would end with Wilmington leading 1-0.
The Rebels, determined to even the score, opened the first half with a shot by left wing Jessica Scholl. again blocked by the Wildcat keeper. Wilmington returned to the attack, testing veteran keeper Makenna Rosberg in her first season appearance in the Rebel net. Rosberg worked tirelessly, saving two shots by the Wildcats. Forward Jessica Satterfield would be next to attack the Wildcat defense. Her shot was too much for the Wildcat keeper to handle, and found the back of the Wilmington net. Hanna Leydon would go on to play a memorable half, pushing the ball down the left side and creating scoring opportunities for the Rebels. Her best moment was when she fearlessly blocked a direct kick after the Rebel keeper made a fantastic save, but just outside the Rebel penalty area. Fullbacks Abigail Hansbury and Sara Boucher would ensure that the Wildcats would not score again, by blocking the Wildcat fowards and breaking up their attack. Injured Katherine Marquis cheered her teammates from the sidelines in what would be the most exciting game the Rebels have played thus far.
GU10-1 Wilmington 2 vs Tewksbury 1
In a Columbus Day makeup game, the Little Lady Redmen traveled to Wilmington to face a tough physical team. Adrianna Niles netted the only goal for us. We fought hard against a physical team and learned many lessons but in the end came up a bit short.
GU10-1 Tewksbury 9 vs Medford 0
In Game 2 in 3 days. We played a young Medford team that fought hard the whole game but just couldn't crack the defense of Katie Macdonald, Julie Figucia, Erin Sands and Brenna Cassidy. Just about every team member played goalie and pitched a combined shut out effort. Scoring for the good guys. Ally Indingaro netted an amazing 4 goals to bring her to 5 in 3 games, 2 for Adrianna Niles, 1 for Lexi Polimeno, 1 for Abby MacAllister and 1 for Erin Sands. Alyssa Marchelleta, Erin McIntyre and Alexis Raymond all played great games. It's now a rematch on Saturday against a tough Dracut team we faced in the tournament just a few weeks ago.
GU12-4 Wilmington 2 vs Tewksbury 0
The Tewksbury GU12-4 Division 3 team produced another spirited effort but again came away short. The standout story of the game was Megan Cabral and her fantastic goaltending. She controlled her area and made all the right decisions letting in no goals for her time in net. In the 1st half both teams came to play and the entire half was heart-stopping action. Cabral turned away all Wilmington chances and the Tewksbury chances just missed or were scooped up by the Wilmington keeper. The half ended in a 0-0 tie. Defensively Kendall Donahoe, Daisha Thompson, and Sarah Boudreau were solid all half. On offense while the entire team contributed Rebecca Smith and Julia Strickler created many opportunities. Caitilin Sheehan also had a picture perfect corner kick that almost resulted in a goal.
In the 2nd half the coach juggled the lineups and while the Tewksbury girls continued to play hard, Wilmington with some spirited play was able to net 2 goals. Cabral was put back in net and shut down the Wilmington team from then on. Tewksbury continued to get many chances on net but just couldn’t get one through and the game ended 2-0. The Tewksbury Untamed hope to rebound next week against Woburn.
GU12-1 Tewksbury 2 vs Reading 0
Tewksbury UG12-1 defeated Reading GU12-1 2-0 in a great game and Tewksbury's first win of the season. Reading's offense pressured Tewksbury's defense all game long but Tewksbury proved up to the challenge. Julia Massotta carried the day in net with the complete game shutout and made some astounding saves. Devyn Veits, Samantha Regan, and Christine Santos all played phenomenal on defense. Christine Santos demonstrated powerful goal kicks which generated opportunities for the offense all game. Santos also made a tremendous goal saving kick on a ball that had gotten behind the goalie. Haley Mignon scored both goals, including one on a tremendous chip pass from Marissa Latterbush. Erin Gallella controlled the middle of the field and had several near misses. Emily Chmela assisted on Tewksbury's first goal with a great shot that was put back in by Mignon on the ensuing rebound. Elizabeth Gallella and Emma Scopa both provided tremendous pressure on the Reading defense. This was a step in the right direction for what promises to be an excellent season for Tewksbury's G12-1 team.
GU14-3 Westford 2 vs Tewksbury 0
Molly Hodgson and Madeline McMullin combined for a total of 19 saves in the net for Tewksbury as the lady Redmen fell to a tough Westford team 2 – 0. Tatum Pecci showed terrific speed and determination with three break away runs for the goal on offense but was thwarted each time by Westford’s keeper. Brigid Voto and Molly Hodgson also had nice shots on goal for Tewksbury but were denied. Emily Satterfield, Ally Couillard and Samantha Alman demonstrated nice hustle on defense breaking up numerous plays. Abigail Eskenas, Samantha LaLonde, Alexis Nichols and Emily Milne were tough as well on defense along with Amanda Satterfield, Becky Reynolds, and Jordan Garber in a hard fought game.
GU14-1 Wilmington 6 vs Tewksbury 1
If you were late to this game you missed most of the scoring as the Wildcats came out strong and scored 3 quick goals on the Redmen and they never looked back. The wind was taken out of the sails of the Redmen early and they couldn’t regain any momentum. Tewksbury’s defense had their hands full the entire game as Wilmington spent most of the game in the Redmen end. Wilmington seemed to win every 50/50 challenge and Tewksbury played back on their heels. The Redmen didn’t get a lot of offensive chances but Emily Sessa was able to break through the tough Wildcat defense but the keeper saved the lone shot of the first half. Down 4-0 at the half the Redmen would have to come out strong if they were going to rally a come back. It just wasn’t met to be this weekend as the Redmen fell 6-0, late in the second half. Lindsey Harris played the entire game in net and made some incredible, diving saves but the Wilmington offense was just too strong this time around. Just when you thought the Redmen were going to suffer a shutout Isabelle Picher fired a shot past the Wilmington keeper to get the Redmen on the board. The team plays in their home opener against Woburn on Saturday.