WILMINGTON, MA — Below are Wilmington Youth Soccer in-town game summaries from Saturday, April 21, 2018.
Boys Grade 2 Games:
Columbus Crew vs. New York Red Bulls:
The crowds gathered at the Shawsheen fields for this back and forth game. The Columbus Crew led by Matthew Lawler, Scott Anderson and Brendan Cohen, got the crowd jumping out of their seats. Andrew Lipsanopoulos led the scoring charge, while the great defensive effort of Griffin Crowe, Tristan DeHart, Marcus Dawson and Bijon Pourshadi kept the action going. The goalkeepers Nathan DiSchino and Sanjeev Puvanendrakumar were nothing short of spectacular.
Proving they were also World Cup Competitors Nolan Acquaah – Harrison, Braeden Vanisky, Tommy Demers and Connor Kinneen created some great scoring chances for the Red Bulls in this hard fought game. Jay Doherty and Colin Finn added more offensive punch and Benjamin Kobacic, Mason Hazel-Fookes and Charles Chioccariello held up the defense. It was an outstanding team effort capped off with great goal keeping by Max Snapausky.
DC United vs, New England Revolution:
DC United’s defensive stand, led by Jacob Afthim, Arnav Dwivedi, David Poulose, Conor Jamieson and Ronan O’Shea not only struck fear in the New England Revolution, but will be feared by future opponents as well. It was this team defense that led to counter attacks by Garrett Lanagan, Jake Gryglik, Adam Ientile, Caden Merrit and Ryan Hudd ultimately leading to goals scored by Chase Daly. Timely saves by Jacob McGahey, Ryan Fitzgerald and Garrett Lanagan helped strengthen a solid team effort.
Girls Grade 2 Games:
Chicago Red Stars vs. NC Courage:
The air was full of excitement, as the much-anticipated match between Chicago Red Stars and NC Courage commenced. Fantastic ball skill were displayed by Adyson Balter, Avery King, and Ella Gould resulting in goals by Kaylin Mulik and Evelyn LaClair. The midfield and defensive play of Leah Doucette, Ayana Eiyo, and Elizabeth Gray kept the Chicago Red Stars in excellent shape. The crowd roared to their feet when Jillian Spinosa and Julianna Vitale made some spectacular saves.
Orlando Pride vs. Houston Dash:
Top-Notch play kept people watching this one. Excellent offensive plays by Josie O’Mahony and Olivia Long applied heavy pressure causing the Orlando Pride to back pedal. Defensive positioning by Caitlin McDonough and Molly Kenney fended off any threat that came thru making it tough for Orlando. Lily Mehr and Abigail O’Donoghue also played a great game in net, keeping the game in hand.
Boys Grade 1 Games:
Houston Dynamo vs. Columbus Crew:
Nobody stayed home for this action packed game. The Houston Dynamo’s John Hanson scored, getting the crowd jumping out of their seats. Outstanding offense by Tony Lanzi, Nate Lawrence, and Cameron White set up many scoring chances. The flawless defense of Michael Defilippo, Braedon Foley, and Ashton Strykowski provided great protection for the Dynamo goal.
Philadelphia Union vs. LA Galaxy:
The crowds gathered at the Shawsheen fields for this back and forth game. The PHILADELPHIA UNION led by Andrew Poyant and Jacob Ruzzo got the crowd jumping out of their seats. Sean Marazi and Davio Dicenso led the scoring charge, while the great defensive effort of Cameron Jones and Michael Belanger kept the action going
Girls Grade 1 Games:
NC Courage vs. Chicago Red Stars:
One could only believe the silence of the crowd was due to the fantastic ball skill of Olivia Howie, Alaina Roy and Olivia Smith. However it did not take long for the crowd to cheer as great plays were made by Mackenzie Casey and Isabella DeOliveira. The NC Courage’s defensive stand made by Siobhan DiCarlo and Emily Falk could only be viewed as heroic.
Portland Thorns vs. Orlando Pride:
Nobody stayed home for this action packed game. The Portland Thorns’ Mikayla Field, Lily Korpal, Callie Lamarche, and Marley White scored, getting the crowd jumping out of their seats. Outstanding offense by Julia Zaya set up many scoring chances. The flawless defense of Jalyn Redmond provided great protection for the Thorns goal.
Boys Kinder Games:
Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls:
The Philadelphia Unions’s defensive stand, led by Rowan Norton and Charlie Kennedy, not only struck fear in the New York Red Bulls, but will be feared by future opponents as well. It was this team defense that led to counter attacks by Declan Riley, Andrew Power, and Maxwell Madore, ultimately leading to a goal scored by Brody Aprile. Timely defensive saves by Mikey Doucette and Connor Mangini helped strengthen a solid team effort thanks to their fast and powerful footwork.
Colorado Rapids vs. Columbus Crew:
The crowds gathered at the Shawsheen fields for this back and forth game. The Colorado Rapids led by Maxwell Andrew and Jack Fennelly got the crowd jumping out of their seats. Lucas Lisek, Gavin Marinho, Bryce Hunter and Max Brugel led the scoring charge, while the great defensive effort of Shourya Kodali kept the action going.
Top-Notch play kept people watching this one. Excellent offensive plays by John Raposo, Joshua King, and John Boland applied heavy pressure causing the Columbus Crew to have scoring chances. Defensive positioning by Jake Gledhill, C.J. Lamarche, and Conley Usher fended off any threat that came thru making it tough for the Colorado Rapids. Nick Diperri and Jake Nickerson also played a great on both sides of the ball, keeping the game in hand.
LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes:
The air was full of excitement as the much anticipated match between LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquake commenced. Fantastic ball skill was displayed by Griffin Miner and Cody Donovan resulting in goals by Bobby King, Keegan Thomas, and Grayson Lynch. The midfield and defensive play of Cameron Hughes, Jonah Pysz, and Gabriel Fiore kept the Galaxy in good shape.
Houston Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders:
The crowds gathered at the Shawsheen fields for this back and forth game. The Houston Dynamo, led by Edin Hadzic, Alex Card, and Calvin Lozzi, got the crowd jumping out of their seats. Kai Scalpen and Jackson Kenney led the scoring charge, while the great defensive effort of Graham Jackson and Connor Laing kept the action going. The second week of regular-season fun did not disappont! The team is eager for the return of clutch player Calen Scribner for next week’s matchup.
Girls Kinder Games:
Seattle Reign vs. Houston Dash:
Top-Notch play kept people watching this one. Excellent offensive plays by Adriana Ientile, Eve Ricciarelli, Neve Mulcahy applied heavy pressure causing the Houston dash to back pedal. Defensive positioning by Gia Cabral and Addison Chillemi fended off any threat that came thru making it tough for the Houston dash. Emma Spencer and Isabella Pagani also played a great game in net, keeping the game in hand.
Pre-K Boys Games:
Pre-K Girls Games:
It may have been cold outside Saturday morning for the brave energetic fans of the Harvard Crimson but the non-stop action by the determined girls in blue made for a hot competition on The Pitch at Shawsheen . The first half consisted of an offense that was fueled by Sophia Rocco, Lily Falk, Olivia Contarino, and Gisella DiGiovanni. They gave new meaning to the term “attack”! The roars of the crowd and constant “WOW! DID YOU SEE THAT?” would have made the NWSL girls take notes! Defensively, the girls in blue were led by Madison Broussard, Pryse Parker, Brooke Spirito , and Paityn Loughran. Can you say “STIFLING”? That’s what this defense was! The second half showed no let up at all. In fact the heat was turned up even more offensively as Paityn Loughran and Raegan Nolin each contributed with amazing ball skills. The defense was not to be outdone as Quinn Moulden and Tahira Lyons displayed lockdown in their zones. Folks don’t miss out on seeing this group of determined stars. They truly put on a clinic with no end in sight thru June. See you next Saturday for some more fireworks.
(NOTE: The above game summaries were submitted by Wilmington Youth Soccer.)
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