Sunday, April 27
The U13 girls went to Bedford Sunday and put on a goal scoring and passing clinic. Some would have thought that with the loss of Kristina Johnson a top scorer from last season and currently on the injured list that the tea would struggle. That was not the case today. The scoring started with Brianna Iandoli scoring 1 of her 2 goals on the day on great tea passing from Lydia Pendleton and Shannon Crowley. Seven other girls also registered goals today with Shannon Crowley, Ally Indingaro with 2, Eryn Tabor with 2, Madi Itri, Morgan Woodman, Alex Fowler, Erin Sands and Abby O’Keefe all finding the back of the net with 1 goal each. Leading the way with assists were Lydia Pendleton with 3, Shannon Crowley and Ally Indingaro with two each, and Mackenzie Clark, Megan Boudreau, Hailey Poirier, Molly O’Neill, Susanna Darrigo, Erin McIntyre, and Jade Owirka all with one assist each. The team passing today was spectacular with ten different girls registering assists. The goaltending duties were shared by Erin Sands and Alex Fowler who combined for 17 saves on 22 shots. The highlight of the day was the defensive trio of Ashlyn Bisso, Izzy Alfano, and Susanna Darrigo! These girls were unbelieveable in stopping the play and gathering ground balls earning the all Co-MVP honors for the day. The girls face Andover next weekend at Livingston Street Field with a 2:15 start time. Come down to help support them this season!
The BU11 team arrived in Littleton to pouring rain, followed by bright sun, and then hail at game time, all leading up to a back and forth, unpredictable game. Tewksbury jumped out to an early 3-1 lead in the first quarter with Littleton battling back to half time with the BU11-Red holding onto a one goal 4-3 lead. Back and forth it went with the Littleton squad eventually taking a 7-6 lead late in the third quarter and Tewksbury evening it out at 7-7 at the end of the third. That was the last time it was tied as Tewksbury scored two quick goals in the early 4th quarter, and then added an insurance goal in the closing minutes to hold on to a 10-8 victory. Again, the well-balance BU11 squad got contributions from up and down the roster with a hat trick for Caden Connors and two goals each for Jake Murphy and Daniel Fleming. Cole Stone added another goal to his impressive young season and Sean Hirtle scored his first goal of the season. Rookie phenom, Ryan Fleming beat the Littleton keeper up high for his first goal of the season as well. Daedon Bere and Austin Tingtella shared time in the crease, each coming up with big saves, including one at the end of the third quarter by Austin just as the whistle blew to maintain that tie game. On a very sloppy surface, the team showed great resilience, fighting hard to win every ball. Tim Panilaitis and James Kierce brought a great energy and presence to each shift they played. Daniel Kierce, Jonah Bennett, and Tyler Leeds contributed on the both ends of the field to keep possessions alive. While it wasn’t the prettiest game of this young season, the team showed great fortitude winning this sloppy one on the road.
BU 13 Boys Red Team
Tewksbury U-13 Red team is off to a great start with another win on Sunday vs. North Middlesex Red! Nail biter game 1st quarter North Middlesex in the lead 2 to 0. The Defense played hard nose with Mike Woodford, Anthony DeSisto, Brian Carter and Jack Panilatis.
Scoring in the second was Connor Charron, maneuvering through North Middlesex defense. Jack O'Neil had an incredible performance in goal with multiple saves. Also scoring in third was Cameron Palilo, Sean Cunningham with an assists by Connor Charron and Cameron Palilo. The fourth quarter winning goal was delivered by Connor Charron.
U13 Boys Blue Team
Tewksbury U13 Blue had another strong showing today, logging an 11-4 win over Nashoba Green. Tewksbury’s passing game developed through the first quarter and served them well the rest of the game helping them maintain the advantage on possession time. Goaltending by Will McKay and Riley Auth held Nashoba to one goal a quarter. A dominant defensive performance by Luke Tryder and a solid game by Kam Neault, Robert Chisholm and Gavin Thomasset helped hold the attack off even during an extended 4th quarter man down situation. Tewksbury scoring came from 8 different players. Matthew Brennan had the hat trick, 2 by Kyle Darrigo and one each for Jack Kenneally, Dan Lee, Patrick Rosemond, Nathan Vibber and Sean Fahey. This win brings Blue to 3-0 on the season.
U13 Boys “A” Team
The “A” team picked up right where they left off two weeks earlier with a strong showing today against Waltham! This team continues to improve weekly with great fundamentals showing how to move the ball and create scoring opportunities while playing aggressive defense at all times. Ryan “Tuukka” Day as the team calls him had another impressive outing as goaltender saving 6 and only allowing 3 goals for Waltham in the game. He had some impressive defensive support from Matt Rosemond, Sean Sears, Patrick Letourneau, Owen Gilligan and Asa DeRoche. All of them have settled in as solid defensive players applying pressure and not stopping until they hit midfield. The offensive attack continues to improve weekly. This week there were 12 players scoring at least one goal and six of those players had at least one assist. The Middi’s continue to dominate with controlling the face-offs, winning all but five on the day. The Middi’s Shane Aylward, Richie Markwarth, Hunter DeLonais, Brodie Tirrell, Kyle Braciska, and Michael Dell’Orfano were very impressive on the defensive end creating numerous turnovers and winning the ground ball game while each scoring one goal. The Attackers of Anthony DiMinico, Nicky Iannacci, Aidan Doherty, Colby Brown and Kyle Scrooc also contributed with creating turnovers by playing aggressive defense to midfield on the transition game. Each also scored a goal with Klye Scrooc and Richie Markwarth scoring two. This week they face a tough Malden team on Wednesday evening under the lights at Malden. The U13 “A” Boys are now 3-0 for the season.
U15 Boys Red Team
The team played a great game despite missing many of their 8th graders on a Washington DC trip. They lost 8 to 11 against a strong and deep Dracut Navy team that just came off a 11 to 3 win last week. Offensively Connor Doherty led the scoring with 4 goals, followed by Drew Fletcher with 2, and Jackson DeRoche and Dylan Scott with 1 each. During a 2 minute locked-in penalty by Dracut, the “Man-Up” team (Connor Doherty, Alec Hirtle, Drew Fletcher, Nick Brooks, Dylan Scott, and Derek Schumaker) scored 3 goals in the 4th quarter in a matter of minutes and did a fine job of controlling the ball. Team Captain Alec Hirtle kept Dracut’s #18 in check with man-to-man coverage during the second half allowing 0 goals, after #18 had a hat trick in the 1st half. Jackson DeRoche became our face-off specialist with 75% of his face-offs won. Captain Joshua Winter did an outstanding job in goal for his first time in net in a game situation this year. This was Tewksbury U15B Red’s second game of the season and they are 1 and 1. Their next game is home against Dracut – Carolina U15B on Tuesday April 29 at 6:00 PM.