BU12-5 Tewksbury 1 vs Dracut 4
The Tewksbury Boys U12-5 stayed strong against a powerful Dracut team. The tenacious offensive line made up of Michael Bankowski, Andrew Bielecki, Max Howell, Talha Kamran and Jason Richardson took many shots on the strong Dracut team. Kamran was able to score one for Tewksbury. Despite Dracut’s persistent shoots, the forceful defensive line of Michael Fowler, Drew Camelio, Ryan Bennett, Zachary LaLonde and Garrett Starr kept Dracut to only scoring 4 goals. The Tewksbury boys stayed solid for the entire game.
BU10-5 Tewksbury 0 vs Lowell 3
The score was Lowell 3 and Tewksbury 0, but the score does not tell the story. The Redmen played one of their better all around games of the season. Forwards Sam Barbagallo, Dylan Crowley, Andrew Della Piana, Sreetej Digmarthi, and Aidan Silvia had multiple scoring chances, but could not get the ball by The Lowell goaltender! Defense led by Travis Cohen, Kyle Adams, Justin Hillis, Abhi Lingareddy, Will Spicer and Timmy Sweeney clamped down on an explosive Lowell offense. Derek Wilkinson made several key saves keeping the game 2-0 heading into halftime.
The Redmen came out in the second half as Andrew Della Piana, Sam Barbagallo, and Sreetej Digumarthi worked the ball by the Lowell defenders. The Lowell goalie made save after save, and even relied on his post to make a key save on a shot headed for the near corner. Great effort by this first year team. They came up short on the score, but not on effort! Tewksbury plays their final home game next Saturday, October 27th at 9am vs. Wilmington. Their season will wrap-up on the road in Billerica on November 3rd.
BU14-1 Tewksbury 4 Chelmsford 0
The Tewksbury BU14-1 team remained unbeaten this fall as they hosted the Chelmsford BU14-1 team at Frasca Field on Saturday. The Redmen (6-0-1) came away with the 4-0 shutout victory over the Lions (3-3), overcoming a slow start from both the offensive and defensive units. Fortunately goal keeper Jeff Carr was not sluggish to start the game as he made two key stops early in the first half. The second save was the most spectacular as Carr had to make a diving, fingertip save to deflect the kick that was headed for the far corner. Having survived the early flurry, Tewksbury tightened up the defense with Ethan Hepler, Connor Dane, and Eric Gallant keeping Chelmsford from threatening again. But the Redmen were unable to mount any serious attacks of their own until the 22nd minute of the first half. Ameen Kalkhoran gained control of a Chelmsford goal kick and beat the defender. After a nice ball fake got the goalie on the ground, Kalkhoran easily dribbled around the sprawling keeper and put the ball into the empty net to give Tewksbury their first goal. The Tewksbury squad came out in the second half with a lot more fight in them, attacking the ball and winning individual battles all over the field. The Redmen made it 2-0 with good teamwork as midfielder Rafael Perez won a loose ball and poked it to fellow middie Chris McCabe. McCabe got free with the ball to make a nice pass to Kalkhoran who was alone in the middle of the field 15 yards in front of the net. Kalkhoran blasted the ball low and away where the Chelmsford keeper was unable to reach it. The Tewksbury attack continued and three minutes later, Brandon Alves netted Tewksbury's third goal with a nice header off a high, crossing pass from the opposite corner. Tewksbury forwards Jack Bicknell, Zach Bennett, and Cody Souza played tough minutes, keeping the ball deep in Chelmsford's end of the field. Middie Akash Ranjit's big kicks set up forward Mike Flynn for an opportunity that the Chelmsford goalie barely managed to contain. Tewksbury's fourth and final goal came in the 19th minute when Adam Colon sent a corner kick perfectly in front of the goal where Perez was stationed to finish with a well executed deflection. Compared to the first half, Tewksbury played so well in all phases of the game after the break that they didn't allow a single shot on goal in the second half.
GU14-3 Tewksbury 0 vs Reading 1
Abigail Eskenas had a strong showing for the Tewksbury Girls U14 team with great hustle and passing in a tough loss to Reading 1-0. Alyssa Theodos showed nice speed and agility on defense breaking up numerous plays while Becky Reynolds helped out doing a great job clearing the ball out. Emily Milne, Samantha Lalonde and Alexis Nichols also helped in the tough defensive battle. Molly Hodgson had some terrific shots on goal that were denied by Reading’s goalie while Tatum Pecci continued her tough play with four quick breakaways again to be blocked by the keeper. Samantha Allman had some great shots on offense but was unable to get them in the net for the Lady Redmen. Madeline MacMullin, Jordan Garber and Brigid Voto were quick on offense but unable to get anything going. Amanda Satterfield was strong in net for Tewksbury blocking numerous shots only allowing one Reading goal. Emily Satterfield also showed her toughness in net for the finish of the game blocking all Reading’s attempts to score. In the end it was a tough 1-0 loss.
GU12-4 Tewksbury 0 vs Lowell 0
The Tewksbury GU12-4 Division 3 entered the day still looking for their first win of the season and were determined to put in a solid effort against Lowell. Both teams came out with intensity with Tewksbury holding possession more than Lowell. The defensive team of Julia Strickler, Daisha Thompson, Kendall Donahoe, and Sarah Boudreau were rock steady all day. When the Lowell team was able to penetrate the defense Megan Cabral was there to scoop up their shots to secure her 1st shutout of the season. The offense was also very active on the day. Rebecca Smith was seen all over the field trying to advance the ball. Julie Ozek won several 50/50’s with her footwork. Meaghan Welch continued many offensive surges by taking space down the sideline. Caitilin Sheehan was incredible with her sideline crosses to midfield resulting in a few quality shots. Sophia Gouveia was a force around the goalie box keeping the ball in play. Jane Kirby in the 2nd half showed great energy with some kick and follows down the right side. Alexis Hillis was active in the midfield and had the ball on her feet in the box at one point. Danielle Howe was active on the sidelines supporting the team and continues her healing process.
In the end despite all the nice effort Tewksbury was not able to notch a goal to gain the victory. However several encouraging signs were seen as the untamed girls played a better 2nd half than the 1st for the first time all season. Also they exhibited better teamwork and decision-making that they had in previous weeks. Several scoring chances were just missed from either corner kicks from Donahoe, a penalty kick by Thompson that just went wide of the post, and great crosses by Sheehan that Gouveia, Smith and others got quality shots from. The team looks to carry this progress to the last two weeks of the season and into the spring.
GU10-2 Tewksbury 2 vs Wakefield 1
The TYSL Running Rebels hosted Wakefield's GU10-2 team in a thrilling match that would be decided in the final minute of the game. The Rebels started out strong, with forward Katherine Marquis making a nice pass to Abigail Hansbury for a shot. Catalina Burke would be next to test the Wakefield keeper, with a shot from the right wing. Jessica Satterfield would be first to penetrate the Wakefield defense, winning a Wakefield goal kick and sending a shot to the corner of the net. Wakefield returned, determined to even the score, but could not elude veteran keeper Makenna Rosberg. Guest Rebel, Tess Barrett, started an offensive push with a strong direct kick after a Wakefield handling call, but the Rebels were unable to find the back of the net. The half would end with Tewksbury leading 1-0.
In the second half, Wakefield came out with renewed determination, and made several attacks on the Tewksbury defense. Forward Makayla Paige helped the Rebel fullbacks repel the Wakefield attack. The Rebels would reciprocate with several offensive plays of their own. Forward Isabelle Carleton nearly scored on a breakaway that was intercepted at the goal box by the Wakefield defense, while forwards Abigail Hansbury and Jessica Scholl were able to put several shots on the Wakefield net. Keeper Hannah Leydon, in her debut as a Rebel keeper, made several difficult saves to preserve the Rebel lead. With less than five minutes remaining in the game, Wakefield was able to penetrate the Rebel defense and even the score. Tewksbury would answer back with less than a minute remaining with a shot by wing Sara Boucher over the head of the Wakefield keeper, securing another win for the undefeated Rebels.
GU10-3 Tewksbury 2 vs Melrose 0
The U10-3 team continued their winning ways at home against Melrose. The win was an all-out team effort, with every member contributing during the game. Tewksbury came out strong with their constant offensive attacks. Tewksbury went up 1-0 when Megan Boudreau's corner kick was pounced on by Klara Holden and Tess Barrett, with Barrett putting the ball past the Melrose goalie. The offense of Hannah Keane, Marykate Callinan, Hayley Taber and Alex Fowler continually pressured the Melrose defense and goalie. Defenders Michelle Hinkle and Jade Owirka made sure that goalie Madison Robillard was well protected. In the second half, both teams came out fighting. The defensive effort of Hinkle, Owirka and Boudreau kept the ball in the Melrose zone for most of the time, and goalie Robillard stopped all of the shots that Melrose could pull off. Fowler, Holden, Keane and Barrett continued to challenge the Melrose defense. Tewksbury took advantage of an attack when Taber passed to Callinan, who put the ball into the opposite side of the net, putting Tewksbury up 2-0. The girls played a fantastic game, earning themselves the most wins in the Middlesex Soccer U10 girl’s 3A division to date
GU10-6 Tewksbury 3 vs. Billerica 1
With three games left in the season the Tewksbury girls U10-6 4B travel team took on Billerica for their week seven match. The Devils continued with their winning streak by beating out Billerica 3-1 in a tough fought game. The Devils were lead onto the field by game captains Catia Mello, Abby Hayes and Caitlyn Finnegan. Arianna Dawson started in net for the Devils and saw multiple shots on net in the first half and making three big saves. The Devils jumped on the score board first with Tory Sweeney scoring at the five minute mark of the first half from a crossing pass from Caitlyn Finnegan. This was Sweeney’s eleventh goal of the season and Finnegan fourth assist of the season. Billerica’s only goal came at the eighteen minute mark of the first half when Billerica was able to get a low shot past Dawson after a defensive fight in front of the net. Both teams left the field at the end of the first half tied 1-1. Iris Diaz-Archilla started in net for the second half and helped keep Billerica off the score board. Diaz-Archilla also helped feed two offensive drives with two long punts to mid field with the ball. Nine minutes into the second half Alexi Pinto scored the Devils second goal on her own rebound. Billerica continued to pressure the Devils but with the strong defense lead by Julia Kirby, Abby Demos, Mackenzie Dawson, and Abby Hayes, Arianna Dawson saw few shots on net after returning to net halfway through the second half. The Devils continued their offensive pressure with multiple shots on goal coming from lefty Ryan Williams, Kaitlyn Oates and Catia Mello on the right wing and Iris Diaz-Archilla at center. It was not until the twenty minute mark of the second half when Caitlyn Finnegan scored the Devils third and final goal of the game off a feeding pass from Iris Diaz- Archilla. This was Finnegan’s eighth goal of the season and Diaz-Archilla’s fourth assist of the season. The Devils are coaches by Chuck Kirby, Sean Sweeney and Joe Dawson.
GU10-1 Tewksbury 6 vs Wakefield 0
The Little Lady Redmen traveled to Wakefield to take on their 10-1 team. A week after playing their toughest game of the season. The Little Lady Redmen were looking to get back on track. The focus on the game was defense. The key to our success starts with the goal keeper and works its way forward. The goal keeping combination of Ally Indingaro, Abby MacAllister, Julie Figucia, Alyssa Marchelletta and Katie Macdonald pitched a combined shutout. Defense got back on track and continued to frustrate the opposing offensive attacks. Erin Sands, Katie Mac, Julie Figucia and Brenna Cassidy continue to improve each week. In the first half, scoring was provided by Lexi Polimeno with a pair, Abbie Mac with 1 and Erin Mac chipping in the 4th. 2nd half was exciting as both BrickWallBrenna Cassidy and Katie Macdonald netted their first regular season goals of their young careers. Adrianna Niles, Alexis Raymond and Alyssa Marchelletta provided the passing to assist in every goal. 11 teammates, 11 scorers, 11 defenders and 11 goal keepers. On 3 girls, 1-2-3 TEAM.
Girls U9-1 Tewksbury 2 vs Stoneham 2
The Tewksbury Girls U9-1 travel team faced another tough road challenge this past weekend against Stoneham. Slow starts have been plaguing this team all season and Saturday’s late afternoon contest was no exception. Defender Katelyn Polimeno’s brilliant end-to-end rush was one of the few bright spots in the first half as she single handedly beat 3 Stoneham players to score Tewksbury’s first goal. Down 2-1 at the half, Tewksbury came out the aggressor and had several scoring chances. Jordan Sheehan, Raia Price and Natalia Nickerson all had scoring chances that were saved by the Stoneham goalie. Holding down the defensive end of the field were Aliana Keenan, Kassidy MacDonald and Rachel Picher. Tewksbury evened the score when Daniela Almeida’s attempted pass over to winger Madison Forgione was deflected by the Stoneham defender and came right back to Almeida. She then broke through the defense and blasted a shot into the corner of the net. Playing solid in goal for Tewksbury in the 2nd half was Maeve Cahill, who easily shut down Stoneham’s offense and preserved another tie for Tewksbury.