WILMINGTON, MA — Below are Wilmington Youth Soccer in-town game summaries from Saturday, May 20, 2017.
Boys Kinder Games
Houston Dynamo vs. Philadelphia Union
One could only believe the silence of the crowd was due to the fantastic ball skill of Henry Borgen, Anthony Dimitriadis, Bobby King and Anthony Graziano . However it did not take long for the crowd to cheer as goals were scored by Lucas Pereira. The Houston Dynamo defensive stand made by Joseph Lane, Robert Miller, Jayden Anderson, and Nikolas Dordevic could only be viewed as heroic.
DC United vs. NY Red Bulls
D.C. United would not back down from this back and forth match. Goals by Matthew Roque, Michael Belanger and Thomas McGagh brought the crowd to a frenzy. A spectacular display of defensive skills was shown by Cameron Boyle and Ryan Heos. In addition, the midfield play of Ethan Hunt, Christopher Gattineri and Jaxon Jones kept constant pressure on the opponent’s net
Girls Kinder Games:
Houston Dash vs Seattle Reign
The Houston Dash would not back down from this back and forth match. Goals by Ashley Anderson, Charlotte Doucette and Olivia Zella brought the crowd to a frenzy. A spectacular display of defensive skills was shown by Kiera Barry and Ava Zella. In addition, the midfield play of Elizabeth DiSchino and Katherine McGrath kept constant pressure on the opponent’s net.
Boys Grade 1 Games:
D.C. United vs Chicago Fire
The Chicago Fire would not back down from this back and forth match. Goals by Spencer Walker, Ryan Fitzgerald, Griffin Crowe and Andrew Lipsanopoulos brought the crowd to a frenzy. A spectacular display of defensive skills was shown by Dylan Perry and Andrew Templeton. In addition, the midfield play of Bijon Pourshadi, Jacob Afthim and Daniel Finn kept constant pressure on the opponent’s net.
Houston Dynamos vs New England Revolution
The air was full of excitement, as the much-anticipated match between the New England Revolution and the Houston Dynamos commenced. Rising stars David and Jonathan Poulose showcased great moves in the midfield where they were joined by teammates and playmakers Dante DiGiovanni, Thomas Demers, and Christopher Cali. Fantastic ball skill were displayed by Ryan Hudd and Matthew Lawler resulting in goals by Nathan DiSchino. The hard work and high energy of Sanjeev Puvanendrakumar, who led offensive plays as well as remarkable defensive stops, kept the Dynamos going–and kept the Revolution on their toes. The crowd roared to their feet as both teams created countless opportunities for cheering and excitement on both sides of the ball.
One could only believe the silence of the crowd was due to the fantastic ball skill of Jackson Cipolle and Max Snapusky. However it did not take long for the crowd to cheer as goals were scored by Colin Doherty, Garrett Lanagan, Jake Gryglik and Kolin Sousa. The HOMETEAM’s defensive stand made by Jacob McGahey could only be viewed as heroic.
Girls Grade 1 Games:
Houston Dash vs. Washington Spirit
The crowd was kept on the edge of their seats this week as the HOUSTON DASH, led by the offensive skills of Emily Quamme and Sarah Najarian resulted in scoring opportunities by Georgia Hanson, Abby O’Donoghue and Caroline Broussard. The defense was not to be left out of this one either as Sophia Kulsa and Emily Laquidara kept the ball out of their zone for much of the game.
Boys Grade 2 Games:
New York Red Bulls vs. NE Revolution
Nobody stayed home for this action packed game. The Red Bull’s Nate Anderson and Gavin Poirier scored, getting the crowd jumping out of their seats. Outstanding offense by Richard Holland, Joe Mytych, Jackson Hegarty and Ethan Laconte set up many scoring chances. The flawless defense of Jack Morin, Preston Hunt and Jonathan Malley provided great protection for their goal keepers, Joe Mytych and Nate Anderson.
Another exciting afternoon for Futbol as the NE Revolution continue their 2017 season vs. the NY Redbulls. The Revs saw strong performances from their goal keeping that included Cole Falk, Nicholas Ientile and Zach Atwater, while the iron clad defensive team efforts from Joshua Nile and Nicholas Melargani kept the Redbulls on their feet. The midfield held strong as Daniel D’Augusta, Cameron Molina, Cooper Holleran and Kyle Price worked non stop to help connect the back to the front. Upfront the tandem team of Dennis Reppucci and Finn Hadden kept the pressure on the Redbulls.
Houston Dynamo vs Chicago Fire
The Chicago Fire were also impressive on the offensive side of the ball with great skill being displayed by Jack Cronin, Fernando Gunera, Collin Holman, Thomas Murphy, Chase O’Brien, and Dillan Roberts leading to a goal by Michael O’Hearn. The defense showcased their skills today with Joseph Constantino, Aiden Harris, Aiden O’Hearn, and Chase Levesque keeping the ball out of their zone for much of the game; while the goal keeping team of Michael O’Hearn and Dillan Roberts made this game close.
Girls Grade 2 Games:
Portland Thorns vs Seattle Reign
The Seattle Reign was also impressive on the offensive side of the ball with great skills being displayed by Daniella Madore, Ellie GIllis and Molly Lovell, leading to goals by Emma Callahan, Anna Heiplik, and Isabella Goldstein. The defense showcased their skills today with Emma Tarin, Lyla Dickinson, and Kaetlyn Costello keeping the ball out of their zone for most of the game; while the goalkeeping tandem of Claire Connolly and Shannon Hounsell made timely saves.
(NOTE: The above game summaries were submitted by Wilmington Youth Soccer.)
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