WILMINGTON, MA — Below are Wilmington Youth Soccer in-town game summaries from Saturday, September 16, 2017.
Boys Grade 2 Games:
Columbus Crew vs. NY Red Bulls
Proving they were also World Cup Competitors, the NY Red Bulls fought hard to move the ball and create opportunities throughout the game. Jacob McGahey, David Poulose, and Caden Merritt led the offensive charge which resulted in goals by Charlie Chioccariello, Mikey Brinquinho, and Logan Augustyniak. Mason Carr, Jonathan Poulose, and Dante DiGiovanni held up the defense, while Tommy Demers and Logan Augustyniak were lights-out in goal.
New England Revolution vs Chicago Fire
The New England Revolution’s defensive stand, led by Declan Mulcahy and Joshua Turner, not only struck fear in the Chicago Fire, but will be feared by future opponents as well. It was this team defense that led to counter attacks by Griffin Crowe ultimately leading to goals scored by Dylan Minasian and Andrew Lipsanopoulos. Timely saves by Aidan Lindquist and Jonathan Cavanaugh helped strengthen a solid team effort.
Girls Grade 1 Games:
Chicago Red Stars vs. Orlando Pride
On the other side of the ball for the Chicago Red Stars the there was an incredible offensive performance by Riley Lopes, Ella Connolly and Emily Falk while goals scored by Olivia Howie, Leah Tucci & Reighan Glover got the Chicago Red Stars on the board. With a rock solid defensive stand led by Taylor Stone the Chicago Red Stars was never out of this game. The midfield team of Ashley Anderson and Isabella Deloiveira could only be classified as awesome.
The crowds gathered at the Shawsheen fields for this back and forth game. The Orlando Pride led by Julia Marra and Gauri Singh got the crowd jumping out of their seats. Caitlin Barrett, Mikayla Field, Marley White, and Julia Zaya led the scoring charge, while the great defensive effort of Callie Lamarche and Isabella Thibert kept the action going.
Boston Breakers vs. FC Kansas City
The top-notch play kept people watching this one. Excellent offensive plays by Kaylee Chan, Naomi Cowles, Lila Rosa, Lily Korpal, and Madison Scanlon applied heavy pressure causing the Boston Breakers to backpedal. Defensive positioning by Suki Harper, Jalyn Redmond, Alexis Wang, and Emma Moriarty fended off any threat that came through making it tough for the Boston Breakers.
The crowd was kept on the edge of their seats this week as the Boston Breakers, led by the offensive skills of Nyla Chimwanda and Bella McCarthy resulted in scoring opportunities by Carrie Gillis, Katie McGrath and Eliana Goldstein. The defense was not to be left out of this one either as Kylie Afthim, Emma Mahnken and Grace Daly kept the ball out of their zone for much of the game.
NC Courage vs. Houston Dash
The air was full of excitement, as the much-anticipated match between the NC Courage and Houston Dash commenced. Fantastic ball skill were displayed by Kiera Barry and Kelli Tkachuk resulting in goals by Kelsie Morrow, Olivia Marasca, and Kate Haggerty. The midfield and defensive play of Allaina Holman and Isabella Digiovanni kept the HOMETEAM in excellent shape. The crowd roared to their feet when Olivia Smith made some spectacular saves.
Boys Grade 1 Games:
D.C. United vs Seattle Sounders
The DC United was also impressive on the offensive side of the ball with great skill being displayed by Andrew Poyant and Ben Sawyer leading to goals by Cooper Hunt, David Collins, Max Champness and Nate Lawrence. The defense showcased their skills today with Noah Drane and Theo Adamek keeping the ball out of their zone for much of the game.
Colorado Rapids vs New England Revolution
Proving they were also World Cup Competitors Anthony Graziano, Michael Belanger and Jack Macleod scored for the New England Revolution in this hard fought game. Thomas Roofe, Collin Macleod, Sean Marzi and Petros Douzepis added the offensive punch while Vincent Demeriv and Lucas Harris held up the defense.
Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew
The Columbus Crew was also impressive on the offensive side of the ball with great skill being displayed by Liam Callahan, Anthony Lanzi, and Cameron White leading to goals by Evan Jageler and Matthew Roque. The defense showcased their skills today with Michael Defilippo, Ryan Palumbo, and Benjamin Salvas keeping the ball out of their zone for much of the game.
Boys Kinder Games:
Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew
The Chicago Fire’s defensive stand, led by Brody Aprile, not only struck fear in the Columbus Crew, but will be feared by future opponents as well. It was this team defense that led to counter attacks by Domenic Santos and Liam Mills-Baptiste ultimately leading to goals scored by Max Brugel and Bryce Hunter. Timely saves by Cullom Jones, Calvin Lozzi, Connor Mangini and Joseph Michaud helped strengthen a solid team effort.
DC United vs. Houston Dynamo
One could not believe the silence of the crowd due to the fantastic ball skill of Evan Finn and Liam Kelly. However, it did not take long for the crowd to cheer for goals scored by Bobby King, Teddy Beaudoin, and Tyler Saucier. The midfield and defensive play of Lucas Lisek and John Borgen kept the home team in excellent shape throughout the game.
Pre-K Boys Games:
The air was full of excitement, as the much-anticipated first week of practice and our first game for team Harvard. Team Blue and Team Yellow commenced. Fantastic ball skill were displayed by Hailey, Alexa and Carmelia resulting in goals by Grace, Gisella and Emma. The midfield and defensive play of Alessandra kept the Yellow team in excellent shape. The crowd roared to their feet when Mollie made some spectacular saves.
(NOTE: The above game summaries were submitted by Wilmington Youth Soccer.)
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