WILMINGTON, MA — Below are Wilmington Youth Soccer in-town game summaries from Saturday, September 23, 2017.
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 skills 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.
Boys Kinder Games:
Chicago Fire vs. NE Revolution
The crowd was kept on the edge of their seats this week as the Chicago Fire, led by the offensive skills of Connor Mangini and Cullom Jones resulted in goals by Max Brugel, Bryce Hunter, and Dom Santos. The defense was not to be left out of this one either as Calvin Lozzi, Joseph Michaud, Brody Aprile kept the ball out of their zone for much of the game.
Boys Grade 1 Games:
Houston Dynamo vs Columbus Crew
On the other side of the ball for the Columbus Crew was an incredible offensive performance by Evan Jageler and Anthony Lanzi, while a goal scored by Cameron White got the Crew on the board. With a rock solid defensive stand led by Liam Callahan, Michael Defilippo, and Ryan Palumbo the Crew was never out of this game. The midfield team of Ryan Doherty, Matthew Roque, and Benjamin Salvas could only be classified as awesome.
Chicago Fire vs. New York Red Bulls
The crowd was kept on the edge of their seats this week as the New York Red Bulls, led by the offensive skills of Davio Dicenso resulted in scoring opportunities by Patrick Jamieson and Merit Bigambo. The defense was not to be left out of this one either as Cameron McCabe and Logan Lopes kept the ball out of their zone for much of the game.
Girls Grade 1 Games:
Orlando Pride vs. NC Courage
The air was full of excitement as the much-anticipated match between the Orlando Pride and the NC Courage commenced. Fantastic ball skill was displayed by Caitlin Barrett and Mikayla Field resulting in goals by Marley White. The midfield play of Julia Marra, Gauri Singh, and Julia Zaya kept the Orlando Pride in excellent shape. The crowd roared to their feet when Isabella Thibert and Callie Lamarche made some spectacular defensive plays.
The NC Courage would not back down from this back and forth match. Goals by Olivia Smith and Isabella Digiovanni brought the crowd to a frenzy. A spectacular display of defensive skills was shown by Allaina Holman, Olivia Marasca, and Kate Haggerty. In addition, the midfield play of Kelsie Morrow and Kiera Barry kept constant pressure on the opponent’s net.
Houston Dash vs. Boston Breakers
On the other side of the ball for the Boston Breakers was an incredible offensive performance by Grace Daly and Ava Conde, while goals scored by Eliana Goldstein, Emma Mahnken, Nyla Chimwanda and Bella McCarthy (at the buzzer!) got the Breakers on the board. With a rock solid defensive stand led by Kylie Afthim and the stellar mid-field attack by Katie McGrath and Carrie Gillis could only be classified as awesome.
The crowds gathered at the Shawsheen fields for this back and forth game. The Houston Dash led by Katherine, Mackenzie and Alexa got the crowd jumping out of their seats. Emily, Bridget, and Charlotte led the scoring charge, while the great defensive effort of Molly and Pauline kept the action going!
Chicago Red Stars vs. Orlando Pride
The Chicago Red Stars Olivia Howie, Ella Connolly and Isabella Deloiveira stayed on their toes creating many scoring opportunities. The play of Reighan Glover, Leah Tucci and Emily Falk shut down the other end of the field on defense that set the tone for this game. Ashley Anderson, Taylor Stone and Riley Lopes turned in great performances.
Boys Grade 2 Games:
New England Revolution vs. Houston Dynamo
The air was full of excitement, as the much-anticipated match between New England Revolution and Houston Dynamo commenced. Fantastic ball skills were displayed by Dylan Minasian, Jonathan Cavanaugh, Arnav Dwivedi and Andrew Lipsanopoulos. The midfield and defensive play of Declan Mulcahy, Isaac Skoog, Aidan Lindquist and Griffin Crowe kept the HOMETEAM in excellent shape. The crowd roared to their feet when Sanjeev Puvanendrakumar and Joshua Turner made some spectacular saves.
NY Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire
Nobody stayed home for this action packed game. The New York Red Bulls’ Tommy Demers, Mikey Brinquinho, and Logan Augustyniak scored, getting the crowd jumping out of their seats. Outstanding offense by Caden Merritt and David Poulose, along with remarkable midfield plays by Jonathan Poulose and Jacob McGahey, set up many scoring chances. The flawless defense of Mason Carr and Dante DiGiovanni provided great protection for the Goal Keepers Caden, Mikey, and Tommy.
Seattle Sounders vs Columbus Crew
The Seattle Sounders was also impressive on the offensive side of the ball with great skill being displayed by Gabriel Juliano, Felipe Nascimiento and Garrett Lanagan leading to goals by Felipe Nascimiento, Gabriel Juliano, Garrett Lanagan, Daniel Finn and Joshua Lopez. The defense showcased their skills today with Ian Clark, Marcus Dawson, Ryan Fitzgerald, Craig Forester and Tyler Nevarez keeping the ball out of their zone for much of the game; while the goal keeping team of Marcus Dawson, Ryan Fitzgerald, Craig Forester, Garrett Lanagan, Tyler Nevarez and Joshua Lopez made this game close.
(NOTE: The above game summaries were submitted by Wilmington Youth Soccer.)
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