WILMINGTON, MA — Below are Wilmington Youth Soccer travel game summaries from last week.
Wilmington GU 9-1 vs. Melrose GU 10-3
The Wilmington Girls GU 9-1 team played away in Melrose this Saturday against the Melrose GU 10-3 team. Allesandra Delgenio started the game in goal and made some excellent saves. The Wilmington girls came out strong in the first half. Eva Boudreau had a nice shot that rebounded off the goalie Arianna Cook and Emma Alworth were in perfect position, Emma Alworth reacted quickly to the rebound scoring Wilmington’s first goal of the game. Addyson Hunt and Skylar Driscoll played strong defense working hard to pass the ball upfield. The offensive line of Callie McCauley, Grace Berrier, and Alyssa Costantiello did an excellent job of pressuring Melrose’s defense. Callie McCauley was able to get around the defense and score Wilmington’s second goal of the day! Jillian Collins, and Alexandra Malley played great defense passing the ball up the sidelines to Grace Berrier who scored Wilmington’s third goal of the game! The girls played a nice first half with a lot of great passing all around.
Alyssa Costantiello was in the goal the second half of the game, and worked hard defending Wilmington’s goal. Melrose’s offense came out very strong after gaining some momentum. Callie McCauley and Emma Alworth worked hard to keep the ball out of Wilmington’s area. Addyson Hunt did a great job on offense not letting Melrose’s last goal stop her, Addyson drove the ball down the field scoring Wilmington’s fourth goal of the game making the score 4-2 Wilmington. The second half was an exciting back and forth game. Arianna Cook and Grace Berrier kept the ball moving with some great passes to the offensive line of Skylar Driscoll, Addyson Hunt, and Eva Boudreau. Eva received a great pass and scored Wilmington’s fifth goal of the game! After a breakaway Melrose scored another goal tying the game at 5-5. The next offensive line of Allesandra Delgenio, Alexandra Malley, and Jillian Collins fought hard and worked together to keep the pressure on Melrose. After returning a long kick from the goalie Jillian Collins scored the final goal of the game putting Wilmington girls on top 6-5! The second half of the game started off a little tough for Wilmington, but the girls worked hard as a team to overcome the obstacles, the girls never gave up and fought until the end pulling off another great win for the spring season.
Wilmington BU 9-1 Home vs. Somerville BU 10-2
There was no escaping the midday sun as the Wilmington U9-1 Boys team welcomed Somerville to the Woburn Street Fields on Saturday.
Wilmington started as hot as the weather as Tommy Lewis dominated the middle of the field early. In his center midfield role, Tommy helped work the ball out from the strong back line of Casey Lanagan and Jackson McDonald to link up with the aggressive attack of Jack Bourque and Lukas Poirier. The team combined on short passes to free Jack and Lukas who repeatedly charged the Somerville goal. Midway through the first half, Jack beat his man down the left side and fed the ball to Lukas in the middle. Lukas faked out the goalie and spun around him to slide home an easy shot on the empty goal.
Mick Keogan made several saves to keep a clean sheet in the first half including a diving save to stop the ball just as it was about the cross the goal line. The defensive duo of Zack Guyette and Oliver Ferrer combined to limit Somerville’s shots on goal. Their quick feet would steal the ball and find Brennan Walsh up the field to lead the Wilmington counter attack.
The second half started with the Wildcats leading 1-0 and both teams pushed for the next goal. Jackson and Casey had perfect timing on their tackles and repeatedly turned away the Somerville attack. When a Somerville striker did find himself open on the left side, Mick sprinted back from his forward position to dive in and block the shot at the last moment. Oliver had several strong rushes down the right side that nearly led to a second goal.
Wilmington’s hard work was soon rewarded when Lukas found Cullen Walsh open on the right side. Cullen dribbled past a defender and fired a shot from a near impossible angle that beat the keeper and squeezed just inside the far post making it 2-0. Somerville scored a couple minutes later to close the gap to one and set the stage for a great finish.
With two minutes remaining, Casey carried the ball forward from his defensive position. He easily moved past 3 or 4 defenders before blasting a shot that must have ripped a hole in the back of the netting. Brennan and Jackson combined to hold Somerville to only the one goal in the second half to preserve the 3-1 victory for home team avenging a 4-0 loss to Somerville earlier this season.
(NOTE: Summaries provided by the Wilmington Youth Soccer Association.)
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