(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the coaches and administrators of the Tewksbury Youth Lacrosse program.)
Tewksbury Boy’s U15-1 (11) vs. Dracut U15 (13).
Tewksbury Bo’s U15 - Team 1 experienced a close lose in their final game of the regular season. They lost to Dracut in the fourth quarter by a score of 11 (Tewksbury) to 13 (Dracut). Their regular season finished with a winning record of 4 wins and 3 losses in the Patriot Youth Lacrosse League (PYLL), and 6 and 4 including tournament play.
Highlights of the game included a 5 goal rally in the third quarter that lead to an 11 point tie early in the fourth quarter. Goals were contributed by David Dempsey (4), Grant Callanan (2), Patrick O’Brien (2), Garrett Christopher (1), Henry Roberts (1), and Daniel McColgan (1). The defense experienced a tough day, giving up more goals in this game than any other game this season. As the game rolled on, the defense seemed to improve though. They limited Dracut to just two goals in the fourth quarter. Tewksbury actually out scored Dracut 8 to 5 in the second half of the game.Tewksbury plays their first PYLL playoff game against second place Peabody on Thursday, June 9 at 6:15 in Peabody.
Tewksbury U-15-2 (7) vs. Arlington U-15-1 (6)
With the season winding down the U15 Tewksbury 2 team needed a strong finish to get a better position in the Patriot Cup Playoffs. The first team standing in their way was Arlington 2. With only 19 seconds left in the game and Tewksbury down two players to penalties up by one goal, Arlington was able to tie the game putting it into sudden death overtime. Tewksbury won the overtime faceoff and never had to play defense as John Casey came up with a ground ball from a pile of players in front of the goal and sniped bottom right corner of the net for the 7-6 win. Offensive contributors included James Sullivan three goals, Sean Brady two goals, Colin Quinn one goal and one assist, and Brendan Kelly one assist.
Goalie Brendan Cooke made nine saves in net. The next opponent standing in Tewksbury’s way was Groton Dunstable 1 in Groton. This game was close until the end where Tewksbury pulled away for good winning easily 10-3. The defense didn’t have to play much but when they did it was spectacular. Josh Cho, Luc Surrete, Jonathan Tower, Tyler Harrington, and Brendan O’Connor have all been playing top notch defense for goalie Brendan Cooke who continued his strong first season in goal making six saves against GD. John Casey had a huge game on offense scoring five goals and added an assist to top it off. Other offensive contributors were Sean Brady with two goals and four assists, James Sullivan with one goal and two assists, Colin Quinn with one goal, and Brendan Kelly with one goal. Now Tewksbury looks to make a strong run through the Patriot Cup Playoffs in the up coming week.