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Newburyport moves on with 59-47 win over Tewksbury

Clippers celebrate a tourney win

Anna Hickman (17 points) gets an open look

(Newburyport MA) Newburyport wins their Division 2 North tourney opener, 59-47, over Tewksbury on Monday night at Newburyport.

The Clippers were led by Anna Hickman (17 points) and Krysta Padellaro (13 points).

“I thought that we played great once we settled in,” said NHS coach Gregg Dollas afterwards.

The Clippers (15-6) went down 12-6 early but recovered to get the lead (15-14) for good at the end of the first quarter on Katie Hadden’s 3-point, buzzer beater.

Both teams pressed but fouls took their toll on the Redmen.  “We got off to a great start with pressure,” said Redmen coach Mark Bradley, “and then fouls got us out of it.”

Izzy Picher corrals a loose ball

Newburyport got points from everyone that played.  An eight-to-two run in the second quarter had points from Abi Gillingham, Anna Hickman, Maggie Pons, and Krysta Padellaro.  That run put NHS ahead, 28-19, with two minutes left in the second quarter.

Credit Tewksbury.  Down they were but not out.  With 2 ½ minutes to go in the third quarter the Redmen were only trailing, 34-32.  Haley Mignon and senior Izzy Picher posted five points each during the comeback.

“It was a one-possession game,” recalled Tewksbury coach Mark Bradley, “and then they went on a run.  We had some critical turnovers.”

Newburyport, meanwhile, put points together led by senior Krysta Padellaro.  “Krysta was very good tonight,” said Coach Dollas.  “She passed well and didn’t try to do too much.”

Allie Wild (15) and Krysta Padellaro (15)

The Clippers would put a 13-2 segment together by the six-minute mark of the final quarter.  Krysta was a key participant. She started things with a turn-two.  The “two” part wasn’t easy because shot blocker Allie Wild was with her step-for-step on the race to the other end.  Krysta was clever enough to jam on her brakes and up-fake just before shooting and that gave her space to finish the layup as Allie ran by her.

Krysta also added two free throws and a 3-pointer in this crucial segment.

The Redmen (12-9) could get no closer than eight over the final six minutes.

Julia Cafferty (14 points) paced the Redmen getting nine of those points in the first half.

Erin Gallella finished with ten points.  Her twin sister Lizzie missed the game with an illness.

Anna Hickman finished with seventeen points.  Her ability to make three’s, runners, and layups makes her tough to guard.

There were a number of defenses used in this game.  I thought that Newburyport’s trapping defense was the most effective.

The Redmen had four turnovers after they pulled with two points of the Clippers in the third quarter.

Ahead for Newburyport is Pentucket.  “After we lost to them a second time we said we wanted another chance at them and now we’re going to get it,” said Coach Dollas.

Haley Mignon (23) hustles back to prevent a layup

Hustle play of the game?  After one of several Krysta Padellaro steals, it looked like an easy layup for Krysta but Haley Mignon raced to the other end and not only deflected the layup attempt but also didn’t foul.

Paige Gouldthorpe did a powerful job (as usual) with the National Anthem.

Newburyport box

Tewksbury box

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Katie Hadden dribbles against pressure

Erin Gallella (10 points) tries the lane

Battle for a rebound

Allie Wild (15) blocks Anna Hickman’s shot

Alexis Polimeno (3), Katie Hadden (11), and Izzy Picher (32) watch a free throw attempt

Julia Cafferty (14 points) guards Krysta Padellaro

Allie Wild guards Katie Hadden

Krysta Padellaro sets to pass ahead to Anna Hickman

Sami Cavanaugh (5)

Anna Hickman shoots over Kiley Tibbetts

Krysta Padellaro gets in among four Redmen

Katie Hadden in the middle of three Redmen

 

 

 

 

 

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Girls Soccer: Tewksbury and Newburyport settle for 0-0 tie

Cricket Good (4) moves toward the Tewksbury net with teammate Sami Kelleher (8)

Cricket Good (4) moves toward the Tewksbury net with teammate Sami Kelleher (8)

Margaret Cote (11) and Jenny Lerman (14)

Margaret Cote (11) and Jenny Lerman (14)

(Newburyport MA) Newburyport (10-1-2) has only allowed one goal since a 3-0 loss to North Reading in their second game of the season.

That lone goal is still the only goal after the Clippers settled for a 0-0 tie against non-league Tewksbury on Friday night under the lights at the Stehlin Stadium.

No question in my mind that Tewskbury (7-5-1) was happier with the tie than the Clippers were.  Why?  A point is a point and the Redmen haven’t qualified for the MIAA tournament yet.  Also, they held down a strong team like Newburyport while being without key scoring weapon, Marissa Ladderbush.  Marissa (sophomore) tallied twenty-five goals for the Tewksbury JV’s in 2015 and has scored goals at the varsity level in 2016.

Amelia Droschwitz (5) open in the corner on the baseline.

Amelia Droschwitz (5) open in the corner on the baseline.

It had to be a frustrating tie for Newburyport.  Unbeaten in the previous ten games and playing at home seemed to the Clippers’ advantage but it only led to another terrific defensive effort.  During the previous ten, Newburyport had registered twenty-four goals.  Shutting them out in this game clearly spoke well of the Tewksbury defenders.

I thought that Newburyport carried the play in the first half.  Putting passes together in the midfield happened.  Putting passes together in the goal-scoring area, not so much.  The shots were long and Redmen GK Leanne Durham had a good look at each of them.

Olivia Sullivan (20) settles the ball for Newburyport

Olivia Sullivan (20) settles the ball for Newburyport

Second half saw ten minutes where the visitors from the Merrimack Valley Conference nearly scored.  Five minutes in a Tewksbury shot deflected off Newburyport GK Jen Stuart and off the crossbar.  Five minutes later Jen came way out to play a ball in and didn’t get it.  Fortunately, for Newburyport no one from Tewksbury could get a shot at the open net.

The rest of the way Newburyport had the chances: Colleen Byron with 15 minutes left and Sami Kelleher with seven minutes left.  With five minutes to go, a Clippers shot went off the crossbar.  But there were no goals scored.

Emily Chmela (19) and Amelia Kroschwitz (5) battle for the ball

Emily Chmela (19) and Amelia Kroschwitz (5) battle for the ball

A big game ahead for Newburyport on Monday afternoon.  They will be rematching with North Reading at home.  The Hornets did a number on the Clippers, 3-0, on September 13th.  Newburyport hasn’t lost since.

Impressed with NHS defenders Katie Hadden and Krysta Padellaro: physical presence and strong kicking.

One thing that didn’t go well for Newburyport was corner kicks.  They had a number of them but instead of getting the ball into the front of the net they chose to tap it to a nearby teammate.  With Tewksbury packed in the area no good shots came out of that strategy.

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Newburyport GK Jen Stuart

Newburyport GK Jen Stuart

Tewksbury GK Leanne Durham

Tewksbury GK Leanne Durham

Olivia Sullivan (20) and Jenny Lerman (14)

Olivia Sullivan (20) and Jenny Lerman (14)

Amelia Kroschwitz (5) tries to get away from Haley Mignon (42)

Amelia Kroschwitz (5) tries to get away from Haley Mignon (42)

Shot coming my way.

Shot coming my way.

Colleen Byron (18) and Maddy Wescott (15)

Colleen Byron (18) and Maddy Wescott (15)

Izzy Picher (12)

Izzy Picher (12)

Haley Mignon (42) above the crowd looking to head in a corner kick.

Haley Mignon (42) above the crowd looking to head in a corner kick.

Action in the Tewksbury end

Action in the Tewksbury end

Eyes on the ball

Eyes on the ball

Newburyport shot coming in on Tewskbury GK Leanne Durham

Newburyport shot coming in on Tewskbury GK Leanne Durham

Audra Greenblott (7) and Lizzy Picher (12)

Audra Greenblott (7) and Lizzy Picher (12)

Sara Catanzano

Sara Catanzano

Krysta Padellaro

Krysta Padellaro

 

 

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Shannon McLaughlin and Brooke Hardy lead Tewksbury to 6-0 win over Newburyport in D2 North First Round

Shannon McLaughlin (one hitter with eleven strikeouts)

Shannon McLaughlin (one hitter with eleven strikeouts)

Brooke Hardy (three hits,three runs, one RBI)

Brooke Hardy (three hits,three runs, one RBI)

(Tewksbury MA)  Shannon McLaughlin allowed just one hit and struck out eleven as Tewksbury defeated Newburyport, 6-0, on a cloudy/rainy Friday afternoon in the first round of the Division 2 North softball tournament.

Tewksbury (15-6) had eleven hits and at least four very loud outs.  The biggest Redmen hit was a two-run homer by junior Anna Sessa in the sixth inning that gave Tewksbury its final two runs.

Senior Brooke Hardy also had a big part in the Redmen attack.  Brooke singled three times, stole two bases, scored three times, and had an RBI.  She has a scholarship to D1 Jacksonville next year.

Shannon McLaughlin (committed to St. Anselm’s) dominated the Clippers (11-10) in the first three innings getting seven strikeouts.   Newburyport got its first baserunner with two outs in the third inning when Stephanie Gleason was hit by a pitch.

Tewksbury built up a 3-0 lead in those first three innings.

Brooke Hardy steals second as Morgan Johnston waits for the throw

Brooke Hardy steals second as Morgan Johnston waits for the throw

In the first inning, Erin Walsh hustled a single to center into a double and came home on Brooke Hardy’s grounder up the middle.  Brooke stole second and reached third on a passed ball (Shelby O’Brien) and came home on Adrianna Favreau’s single up the middle.

In the third inning, Brooke Hardy beat out a grounder to second baseman (Molly Kelley).  When Molly’s throw toward first was wild Brooke reached second.  Shannon McLaughlin’s single into right center brought in Brooke with the Redmen’s third run.

Newburyport had a baserunner in both the fourth and fifth innings.  Carley Siemasko reached in the 4th on a drop by centerfielder Marissa Doherty while Vicki Allman walked in the 5th.

Teagan Trant (3 hits) scored on the Anna Sessa two-run homer

Teagan Trant (3 hits) scored on the Anna Sessa two-run homer

Tewksbury doubled their lead in the fifth inning.  Brooke Hardy singled and stole second with no outs.  Two very hard outs followed: sharp grounder by Shannon McLaughlin to shortstop Morgan Johnston and a rope to centerfielder Ashley Hodge.  Teagan Trant kept the inning going with a single to right that scored Brooke.  Anna Sessa followed with an inside-the-park homer that went over leftfielder Amy Sullivan to the fence.  Teagan was running with two outs and scored easily. The Clippers had the ball back in the infield as Anna finished circling the bases.

That 6-0 lead after five innings looked pretty safe the way Shannon McLaughlin was pitching.  The big question was whether the Clippers could get a hit off of her.  Ashley Hodge took care of that in the top of the sixth flairing a single down the rightfield line.  Amy Sullivan bunted Ashley to second but Shannon McLaughlin ended the inning getting two infield popups.

Amy Sullivan runs off with teammates after two catches in the sixth inning

Amy Sullivan runs off with teammates after two catches in the sixth inning

Senior Amy Sullivan made two terrific running/sliding catches in left field in the seventh inning.

In some pretty serious rain, Newburyport put two runners on to start their final at-bats.  Meg Stanton walked and Morgan Johnston was hit by a pitch.  But three infield outs followed and Tewksbury moves on.

The Redman will face Arlington at Arlington on Sunday afternoon (1PM).

Newburyport, with two seniors (Vicki Allman and Amy Sullivan), will have plenty of experienced players returning for the 2015 season.

Shelby OBrien takes a cut

Shelby OBrien takes a cut

Tewksbury never recorded an outfield putout in this game.

Teagan Trant had three hits, scored a run, and had an RBI for Tewksbury.

Newburyport High School had its senior prom last night.

Special thanks from me to the wife of Tewksbury coach Leo DiRocco.  The rain that started midway through the game had me wishing I had brought an umbrella.  Mrs. DiRocco offered me one of several she had in her car.

Anna Sessa (2-run homer)

Anna Sessa (2-run homer)

This is the second time I’ve ever seen Tewksbury play.  Last time?  Division 2 North finals at UMass Lowell last year when they lost 6-5 to Burlington.  Key to that Burlington win was keeping Brooke Hardy off the bases.  The Clippers weren’t as fortunate!

We all know that umpires make mistakes.  It’s always nice to know that they can admit it and change a call.  That change happened when a Tewksbury runner had been ruled safe on a play that was a force-out.  It did get straightened out.

Tewksbury is in the Merrimack Valley Conference. Newburyport is from the Cape Ann League.

Tewksbury box

Newburyport box

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ball drops into the Tewksbury outfield

ball drops into the Tewksbury outfield

Brooke Hardy

Brooke Hardy

Molly Kelley takes a throw at second

Molly Kelley takes a throw at second

Pitcher Vicki Allman throws to first baseman Carley Siemasko

Pitcher Vicki Allman throws to first baseman Carley Siemasko

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Burlington holds off Tewksbury 6-5 to take Division 2 North softball title

Burlington - Division 2 North softball champions

Burlington – Division 2 North softball champions

(Lowell)  Burlington (21-3) built up a 6-1 lead after four innings and hung on for dear life as Tewksbury (17-7) came at them late on Monday afternoon at UM Lowell‘s River View Field.

The Red Devils survived, 6-5, and are the Division 2 North champs.  They will face D2 South champs Bishop Stang on Wednesday (6PM) at Martin Field in Lowell in the state semi-finals.  The title game is scheduled for Saturday.

The Redmen looked done in trailing by four in the drizzle of the top of the seventh.  However, a near-disastrous Burlington mix of walks (2), hits (2), and throwing errors (2) garnered three of the runs Tewksbury needed to even things.

Catcher Krista Toscano eyes the final out as Meaghan McLaughlin runs for the plate

Catcher Krista Toscano eyes the final out as Meaghan McLaughlin runs for the plate

Senior Meaghan McLaughlin stood on third representing the tying run with two outs but with the season on the line Burlington pitcher senior Kelly McCarthy got sophomore Jessica Silva to pop out to junior catcher Krista Toscano to record the final out.

Melissa Cordwell heads home with the fifth Redman run on an overthrow in the 7th inning.

Melissa Cordwell heads home with the fifth Redman run on an overthrow in the 7th inning.

Yes, it was exciting.  Certainly more so with those in the UMass Lowell stands with a horse in the race.

Tewksbury (Merrimac Valley League) scored their first run in the third inning.  Senior Tiffanie Marsh doubled home senior Sam LaFerriare who had tripled.  Second baseman sophomore Michaela Mazure saved a second run later in the inning robbing senior Melissa Cordwell on a hot grounder.

Burlington (Middlesex League) answered with four runs batting around in their half of the third inning.  Michaela Mazure hit a two-run double over Erin Walsh’s head in left.  Sophomore Kaela Hersee and Kelly McCarthy also had RBI for the Red Devils.  Burlington had runners on second and third as the inning ended with senior Amy Hunter popping out.

costly throw to first

costly throw to first

Tewksbury will not have fond memories of the two-run Burlington 4th.  A throwing error (3B freshman Kirsten Dick) and a bad decision (1B Melissa Cordwell) opened the door for both runs.  After junior Sheldon Kayla singled (she had three hits), senior Danielle Coveno’s bunt was thrown past first and ended up in the right field corner.  Sheldon was able to score and Danielle reached third on the play.  Next batter junior April Adams grounded to first as Danielle broke for the plate.  I heard the Tewksbury coach yell to throw it home, and from where I was standing (next to the Tewksbury dugout), the chance of getting the runner was high.  But the runner going to first was tagged out and the opportunity for a play at the plate was lost.  Those two Burlington runs turned out to be awfully significant.

Brooke Hardy

Brooke Hardy

Tewksbury put three singles (junior Brooke Hardy, junior Shannon McLaughlin, Melissa Cordwell) together to get a run in their half of the fifth.  Nice catch of a foul popup by 3B senior Haley Currie during that inning.

Then came the Tewksbury 7th.  I briefly described the inning earlier.  Here are the specifics.  The inning started with a walk by Sam LaFerriere (Nora Butler pinchran) and a long double by Tiffanie Marsh to the base of the screen in center.

Next, Michaela Mazure caught Shannon McLaughlin’s liner but then, trying for a double play, threw the ball past third allowing Nora Butler to score T’s 3rd run.  Tiffanie reached third on that play.

A ball-four wild pitch enabled Tiffanie Marsh to cross with T’s 4th run.

With Melissa Cordwell on first with the walk the Red Devils got Erin Walsh to pop to second for the second out.

Meaghan McLaughlin singled to right.  Melissa Cordwell headed for third and RF Danielle Coveno made a throw to get her.  The throw went past 3B Haley Currie allowing Melissa Cordwell to score (Run #5) and Meaghan McLaughlin to get to third.

That set the stage for the final-out popup to catcher Krista Toscano.

Shannon McLaughlin lobs to first

Shannon McLaughlin lobs to first

Burlington had eight hits off Shannon McLaughlin – three by Kayla Sheldon and two by Kaela Hersee.

Tewksbury had nine hits off Kelly McCarthy – two each by Tiffanie Marsh and Meaghan McLaughlin.

Burlington had four errors including two in the exciting 7th inning.

Tewksbury stranded nine runners while Burlington stranded six runners.

Burlington has now won ten of their last eleven games.  The Red Devils lost to Wahconah in the state title game in 2011.  Five years ago Burlington had a winless season.

Part of the Burlington success versus Tewksbury was in keeping Brooke Hardy under control.  Brooke scored all three Redmen runs in their 3-1 semi-finals win over Reading.  She had an inside-the-park homer in that game.  Brooke has already committed to play for the D1 Jacksonville Dolphins in 2014.

Burlington boxscore

Tewksbury boxscore

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Michaela Mazure

Michaela Mazure

Jessica Silva

Jessica Silva

seniors with trophy

seniors with trophy

Kelly McCarthy

Kelly McCarthy

Jessica Silva goes after a bunt

Jessica Silva goes after a bunt

Melissa Cordwell throws to first

Melissa Cordwell throws to first

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North Andover led by Morgan Lumb (22 points) easily defeats Tewksbury (52-34) in D2 North Round One

Morgan Lumb (22 points) cuts through Tewksbury defenders

Morgan Lumb (22 points) cuts through Tewksbury defenders.

Morgan shoots over Shannon Semenza. She had four long ones.

(Lawrence) North Andover dominated the first half, Morgan Lumb (22 points) dominated the third quarter, and the Scarlet Knights easily defeated Tewksbury (52-34) in the first round of the D2 North on Friday night.

Twelve days ago NA and Tewksbury had played a tight 39-34 game so the rematch figured to be close.  Hardly.

By halftime the Redman trailed 24-4.  That’s right, 4!

A math whiz will figure out that Tewksbury won the second half…..and they did, but the cows had left the barn before the second half was played.

North Andover (14-7) defensed Tewksbury (9-12) into tough shots while the Knights patiently ran organized offense that turned up one good look after another.

The NA defense (looked like a 1-3-1 to me) led to few breakaways but did cause fourteen first half turnovers.

The Knights scored the first ten points of the game and only a last-second buzzer beater by Shannon Semenza (8 points) kept the Redmen from a first period shutout.

Sara Semenza prepares to block

The second period was more of the same.  The Redmen this time got their two points on free throws (Sara Semenza and Nicole Chaet).  The Knights found points in close (three layups and a converted rebound) and long range (Morgan Lumb and Leah Chittick).  North Andover led, 24-4, at the half and what was there that could make the second half interesting?

Enter Morgan Lumb.  I may not be the first one to have this thought but when Andover’s Nicole Boudreau has moved on to Boston College next year and the talk starts about the best girl player in the state, Morgan Lumb’s name should be in the mix.

I’ve seen the 5-8 junior twice now and she has dazzled on the offensive end.  She has the strength for NBA range 3’s.  Her dribbling skills are excellent and she can get to the basket in a hurry.  She will also give the ball up to teammates.

She didn’t do much of the latter in the third period because she was feeling it.  Morgan put on the best one-period show I can remember, getting all fifteen of NA’s points in the quarter.

You want long range?  The first two scores were 3’s.  You want in close?  The next two were a layup (from Mackenzie Mello) and a converted rebound.  How about a little longer?  Try a baseline jumper.  The grand finale was an NBA length 3-spot off the backboard at the buzzer.  Very impressive!

Credit Tewksbury for persistent offense in the second half despite Morgan’s third quarter outburst.  Trailing 44-22, early in the final period the Redmen ran nine straight to close to a more respectable 44-31 difference.  A three from Katie Dohery sparked the run.  But that was as close as #12 seed Tewksbury would get.

Leah Chittick (11 points) and Sara Semenza (7 points)

Freshman Leah Chittick had eleven points for North Andover.

#5 seed North Andover moves to the quarterfinals against #4 seed Concord-Carlisle.

The NA/Tewksbury game was originally scheduled for Thursday but snowy weather forced postponement.

The game was played at palatial Lawrence High School because the North Andover gymnasium has water damage.

The crowd at the girls game grew as the game went on because there was a boys game between Salem and North Andover to follow it.

Tewksbury was knocked out of the D2 North tourney a year ago by North Andover.  The score that time was 32-16.

Tewksbury qualified for the tournament because they finished second in the Merrimack Valley Conference.

North Andover is leaving the Cape Ann League and joining the MVC this fall.

North Andover boxscore

Tewksbury boxscore

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Michaela Mello

Sherri Ligerrio

Pam Coufos

Mackenzie Mello

Jillian Madden

floor scramble

Morgan Lumb

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Newburyport Dominates Tewksbury 2-0 in Girls Soccer

Jaycie Triandafilou (19) fires shot that resulted in the second Clipper goal.

(Newburyport)  The Tewksbury girls soccer team has already qualified for post-season play in 2011 but they didn’t get any of the 18 points they needed (2 for a win – 1 for a tie) from Newburyport.  On Saturday night, the Redman were defeated by the Clippers for the second time this season.

First half action in front of Tewksbury net.

This was non-league play (Tewksbury is from the Merrimack Valley Conference) but against a worthy 9-4 opponent (now 9-5),  the home team looked awfully good under the lights at World War Stadium on Saturday night.

The final score was 2-0 but, as is the case in many low scoring soccer games, that final score was not indicative of how the game went.  To nutshell it: Newburyport dominated the first half with no scoring to show for it.  In the second half, Tewksbury was more competitive early on but when the Clippers tallied twice in 3+ minutes, between 15:15 and 18:30, the win/loss part was settled.

Newburyport (11-2-2) short-passed the visitors to death.  The Clippers were willing to pass laterally to keep control rather than forcing “home-run” long passes where opponents were set up.  Tewksbury, on the other hand,  had little success putting passes together especially in the first half but they did have elusive Alyson Spencer and Nicole Chaet (both MVC 2010 All-Stars) to impress with one-on-one maneuvers.

Hannah Martin (15) and Nicole Chaet (17)

Nicole unleashed the Redmen’s best shot, 6 ½ minutes into the second half in a tie game.  Her well-struck bullet from the middle cleared the crossbar above NHS goalie Lilly Donavan’s head by about a foot.  The Redmen had other chances but none as dangerous as that one.

As I wrote earlier, the Clippers were not lacking in scoring chances whether from in close or long range during both halves. Their scoreboard changers came in the second half.

The first Newburyport goal (15:15) was on a header by senior Meghan Corbett.  The scoring play started with sophomore Carly Brand taking a corner kick from the Tewksbury goalie’s right.  The Clippers who had gathered back away from the goalie broke to a variety of places as Carly’s kick was in the air.  The kick sailed into the middle above the penalty kick spot.  Meghan was there uncovered and directed a header past the goalie’s left.

Carly Brand – her corner kick set up first goal.

3+ minutes later the Clippers added their second goal.  It won’t be one that Tewksbury goalie (Rebecca Davies – MVC All-Star in 2010 – six shutouts in 2011) remembers fondly.  Newburyport had dangerous Hannah Martin taking a direct kick. Her kick produced a juicy rebound for Jaycie Triandafilou beyond the penalty shot area.  Jaycie left her feet and blasted a left-footed, one-hopper that went through Rebecca’s legs.

Those two goals were enough in this one.

With the win Newburyport bounces back from a 3-2 loss to Georgetown in their previous game.  The Clippers next game is versus Masco (3:45PM) on October 25th (Tuesday) at Cherry Hill.

Watching a soccer game at World War Stadium has plenty of advantages.  First, the elevated sight line is better than looking over or around folks standing next to you along the sidelines.  Second, there is an active scoreboard to keep everyone aware of time and score.  Third, on this evening, the announcer gave goal scorers – that sure helped me on the Clippers’ two goals!

NHS senior Hannah Martin continues to impress.  She controls the ball so much in the midfield area.  Any direct kicks she takes are dangerous.  I have also noticed that anytime she dribbles left in goal-scoring areas she has the strong left foot to fire a shot back to the goalie’s far side.

A junior varsity game preceded the varsity game.  It was refreshing to see/hear the Tewksbury varsity players in the stands actively cheering on their less-experienced teammates.

Tewksbury’s next game is October 25th (Tuesday) hosting Dracut at 3:30PM.

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pressure on Tewksbury goalie

blurry view of first Clipper goal

pregame stadium sky

Caitlin OConnor (16)

Shannon Tinkham (27) & Meaghan Bouthot (7)

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