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Amesbury shuts out Innovation Academy 6-0 in tourney first round

Plenty of pressure in the Innovation end throughout the game

Plenty of pressure in the Innovation end throughout the game

Mollie Lynch gets a point-blank shot off on Hawks goalie Melissa Fonseca

Mollie Lynch gets a point-blank shot off on Hawks goalie Melissa Fonseca

(Amesbury MA) Amesbury pressured visiting Innovation Academy from start to finish and won their Division 4 First Round game, 6-0, on Friday night at Landry Stadium.

The #6 seed Indians (10-4-5) will play #3 seed Matignon next on Monday.

Amesbury racked up three goals in the first half and substitute Schuyler Snay had assists in two of them.  In both cases, Schuyler sped along the right sideline before finding teammates Chelsea Lynch and Maia Etsy in the middle.

After two point-blank shots by the Lynch cousins (Mollie and Chelsea) it was Mollie who converted a rebound to open the Amesbury scoring at 19:58.

Michaela Halloran had a goal disallowed for colliding with Innovation goalie Melissa Fonseca late in the first half.  My photos would suggest otherwise.inam-a19-michaela-sees-loose-ballinam-a20-michaela-drives-the-ball-into-the-net

Emily Reed (3) and Ashley Pettet (8)

Emily Reed (3) and Ashley Pettet (8)

Less than two minutes into the second half sophomore Ashley Pettet tallied a low bullet from the left.  Ashley was the best player on the field from where I was watching.  She constantly created space for herself and found teammates with excellent passes.

Emma Richardson finished off a Mikayla Porcaro throw-in to collect the 5th Indians goal.

Two plus minutes later freshman Sophia Carter used a strong left foot the garner the home team’s final goal.

The Hawks of Tyngsboro (8-6-5) had plenty of speed but couldn’t get any sort of passing attack in motion.  Good Amesbury defense led by Emma DiPietro, Hannaih Burdick, and Mikayla Porcaro spelled the difference.

Emma Richardson (25) scores on a throw-in

Emma Richardson (25) scores on a throw-in

No question that Mikayla Porcaro’s long throw-ins created problem in front of the Innovation goal.

Ashley Pettet had some very dangerous corner kicks for the Indians.

Plenty of students on hand supporting the AHS girls soccer team.

I knew that identifying Innovation players would be an adventure when the game program had their names without numbers.  I also discovered that the MIAA roster for the team was inaccurate.

Surprised that there were no announcements about the specifics of each goal.

(All of the pictures above and below will enlarge significantly if you click on them.)

Amesbury celebrates a tourney win

Amesbury celebrates a tourney win

Sophia Carter (26) and Ashlee Porcaro (14) in on GK Melissa Fonseca

Sophia Carter (26) and Ashlee Porcaro (14) in on GK Melissa Fonseca

Innovation Academy team

Innovation Academy team

Sunset before the game

Sunset before the game

Contact as Ivana Dauwer, Mollie Lynch, and Sydney Mallen watch

Contact as Ivana Dauwer, Mollie Lynch, and Sydney Mallen watch

Sarah Milne (4) and Michaela Halloran (9)

Sarah Milne (4) and Michaela Halloran (9)

Ashley Pettet dribbles to daylight

Ashley Pettet dribbles to daylight

Chelsea Lynch in on goal

Chelsea Lynch in on goal

Eyes on the ball

Eyes on the ball

Sarah Milne and Mollie Lynch

Sarah Milne and Mollie Lynch

Where's the ball?

Where’s the ball?

Amesbury celebrates first goal

Amesbury celebrates first goal

Chelsea Lynch (12) looks to head

Chelsea Lynch (12) looks to head

Maia Etsy (15) shoots and scores assisted by Schuyler Snay (1)

Maia Etsy (15) shoots and scores assisted by Schuyler Snay (1)

 

 

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Georgetown Boys Rout Innovation Academy 70-25 in Opener

Early in the third quarter the rout was clearly on. Every Royal ended up scoring.

John Spears led Georgetown with twelve points despite spending three quarters on the bench with Coach Mike Rowinski.

(Georgetown) Georgetown 70 – Innovation Academy 25

Believe me, that final score doesn’t tell you about this game.

It could have been 170-25 if Georgetown coach Mike Rowinski had allowed his starters to play more than about a quarter all told.

The Royals ran off sixteen straight in the first quarter and later put eighteen unanswered together during 5 ½ minutes that started at the end of the second quarter and extended into the third quarter.

The first streak put the visitors from Tyngsboro down 18-2 while the second one dropped them even further behind, 51-9.

The idea of this being a competitive game vanished early.  The Georgetown crowd figured things out early as well.  John Spears drove for a layup to open the scoring and the crowd began chanting, “It’s all over!”  How right they were!

The Hawks committed 29 turnovers during the game while Georgetown had only 12.  Almost every Royal basket was a layup.

Fans of competitive basketball were certainly disappointed.  On the other hand if you wanted a chance to look at all the Georgetown varsity players you had a perfect opportunity.

Actually, every Royal scored.  The last player to make a shot was Calvin Ingraham and he easily got the biggest cheer of the night for his late 3-pointer.

Sophomore John Spears led G’Town with twelve points and numerous steals.  He’s gotten a little taller and, if possible, faster than last year.

Some Manchester-Essex players were in the house hoping for a look at the Georgetown team they’ll be facing during the season.  They left after all the Royal starters were pulled in the first quarter.

Maybe it’s me, but every time I enter the Georgetown gymnasium I look up to see if all the lights are on.  That place is dark by any standards.  Taking an action shot with my Canon Rebel was impossible.

Georgetown cheerleaders performed before a supportive home crowd.

Only in a poorly lighted gym would the opponents be wearing dark numbers on a dark shirt.  No program with their names on it was provided, so the identity of players will remain anonymous.

The Georgetown chanting section successfully met two important qualifications: (1) they were organized, and (2) they were appropriate.

I am looking forward to seeing the Royals again and believe me in won’t be at the rematch with Innovation which is actually on the schedule.

(I keep my own statistics, take my own pictures, and express my own opinions in this coverage.  Any inaccuracies are unintentional.)

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