WILMINGTON, MA — Below are Wilmington Youth Soccer in-town game summaries from Saturday, May 26, 2018.
Boys Grade 2 Games:
Girls Grade 2 Games:
Houston Dash vs. Chicago Red Stars:
Proving they were also World Cup Competitors Madeline Manning, Niamh McNeil, Abigail O’Donoghue, and Julia Navarro played excellent offense for the Houston Dash in this hard fought game. Josephine O’Mahony, Olivia Long, Lily Mehr, and Caitlin McDonough held up the defense. It was an outstanding team effort capped off with great goal keeping by Molly Kenney and Emma Allard.
Boys Grade 1 Games:
Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo:
Nobody stayed home for this action packed game. The Philadelphia Union‘s Sean Marzani and David Dicenso scored, getting the crowd jumping out of their seats. Outstanding offense by Jacob Ruzzo and Andrew Poyant set up many scoring chances. The flawless defense of Michael Belanger and Cameron Jones provided great protection for the Goal Keepers.
The Houston Dynamo were impressive on the offensive side of the ball with great skill being displayed by Cameron White and Tony Lanzi leading to goals by Michael Defilippo, Braedon Foley, John Hanson and Nate Lawrence. The defense showcased their skills today with Benjamin Salvas and Ashton Strykowski keeping the ball out of their zone for much of the game.
Chicago Fire vs. D.C. United:
The Chicago Firewould not back down from this back and forth match. Goals by Lucas Pereira, Thomas Roofe, Jacob Schoenholtz and Nathan Ricciarellibrought the crowd to a frenzy. A spectacular display of defensive skills was shown by Benjamin Card and Matthew Roque. In addition, the midfield play of the entire team kept constant pressure on the opponent’s net.
Girls Grade 1 Games:
NC Courage vs. Orlando Pride:
In what could have been confused as a World Cup Match, the NC Courage started off strong with great offensive pressure from Alaina Roy and Olivia Smith. Coupled with the steel-like defense of Siobhan DiCarlo and Emily Falk, their efforts made for an incredible game. Mackenzie Casey and Olivia Howie scored goals for the NC Courage, while the Hope Solo like effort of Allaina Holaman provided solid goal-keeping to keep their team alive.
Houston Dash vs. Orlando Pride:
The Orlando Pride were impressive on the offensive side of the ball with great skill being displayed by Marley White and Lily Korpal leading to goals by Callie Lamarche, Jalyn Redmond and Julia Zaya. The defense showcased their skills today with Kaylee Chan, Mikayla Field, and Kelli Tkachuk keeping the ball out of their zone for much of the game.
Boys Kinder Games:
Colorado Rapids vs. Philadelphia Union:
Proving they were also World Cup Competitors, Gavin Marinho, Max Brugel, Bryce Hunter, and Julian Escobar scored for the Colorado Rapids in this hard fought game. Shourya Kadali and Lucas Lisek added the offensive punch and Maxwell Andrew anchored the defense with excellent two way support by Brugel, Hunter, and Marinho. It was an outstanding team effort.
Houston Dynamo vs. LA Galaxy:
The crowds gathered at the Shawsheen fields for this back and forth game. The Houston Dynamo, led by Edin Hadzic, 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. This nail-biter led to many shots on goal, and some great steals by the speedy players Alex Card, and Calen Scribner. The team will be enjoying a bye week over Memorial Day Weekend as they prep for a momentous game against the New England Revolution.
Girls Kinder Games:
Orlando Pride vs. NC Courage:
The Orlando Pridewould not back down from this back and forth match. Goals by Kyla Pereira, Sofia DeLucia, Maeve Hennigan and Alaina Wangbrought the crowd to a frenzy. A spectacular display of defensive skills was shown by Sofia Gomez, Adalyn Mahoney and Olivia Downing. In addition, the midfield play of the entire team kept constant pressure on the opponent’s net.
Pre-K Boys Games:
Pre-K Girls Games:
Harvard vs. Boston College
In what could have been confused as a World Cup Match, the Harvard started off strong with great offensive pressure from Gisella DiGiovanni, Olivia Contarino and Raegan Nolin. Coupled with the steel-like defense of Parker Pryse, Sophia Rocco and Lily Falk, their efforts made for an incredible game. Quinn Moulden and Brooke Spirito scored goals for the NC Courage, while the Hope Solo like effort of Tahira Lyons provided solid goal-keeping to keep their team alive.
(NOTE: The above game summaries were submitted by Wilmington Youth Soccer.)
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