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Pingree easily over Berwick 97-47 in Eastern Independent League boys basketball

The trapping defense of Pingree gave Berwick plenty of trouble.

The trapping defense of Pingree gave Berwick plenty of trouble.

John Spears (4) leads a break

John Spears (4) leads a break

(Hamilton MA) Pingree School routed Berwick Academy, 97-47, on Wednesday night in Eastern Independent League action.

This was a competitive game for two minutes before Pingree racked up fifteen straight points and built on the resulting, 20-6, lead the rest of the way.

In the last four minutes of the half, the Highlanders put a 12-1 run together and had a very comfortable, 52-26, advantage.

Pingree (2-2) had six players reach double figures with the starters getting limited minutes.

Kyle Lentini (13 points) gets a layup

Kyle Lentini (13 points) gets a layup

Berwick (2-5) struggled early to handle Pingree’s trapping defenses.  The Highlanders were quick to turn first-half Bulldog miscues (11 turnovers) into layups.

This was not a game in which things ever got closer in the second half.  Softball has a mercy rule.  Just sayin’.

Pingree has all five starters back and have added 6-5 Erik Fyrer (transfer from Ipswich) to the mix.  The team was 19-8 last year and you have to think that they could better that in the 2013-14 season.

The Highlanders’ trapping defense was something I never saw last season.  But with veteran players with good defensive instincts it makes perfect sense.  The successful pressure was a key in the Pingree victory.

Stephen Sherbahn (26 points) gets off a fancy pass

Stephen Sherbahn (26 points) gets off a fancy pass

Even in the loss, Berwick’s Stephen Sherbahn (26 points) was impressive.  On this evening, the BA senior scored from just about anywhere he found an opening.

A stand-out statistic from the scorebook was that the team from South Berwick, Maine only committed seven fouls in the entire game.  Maybe I’m misreading the scorebook?  The whistles were few and Pingree never slowed down but that few fouls in a losing effort is hard to imagine.

Kyle Lentini, Connor Reardon, and Erik Fyrer each scored thirteen points.  Justin Assad, John Spears, and Reese Fullmer each added eleven points.

The structure you can’t help but see getting built when you come onto the Pingree campus is the $21 million gymnasium.  That facility will have three gyms in it.  The hope is that construction will be finished before the 2014 part of the Pingree season is over.

Erik Fyrer (13 points) gets off a shot in the lane

Erik Fyrer (13 points) gets off a shot in the lane

Connor Reardon has signed on with Worcester Politech.

John Spears has agreed to play football for D3 Trinity (CT) but that could change if he gets a scholarship offer from a D2 school.

Credit 10-year Pingree coach Steve Gibbs for doing his part to keep the score down in the second half.  Besides clearing his bench early, he also was heard at various times telling his team to stop fastbreaking, pressing, and taking three’s.

I expected a better game based on last year’s results between the teams.  The Bulldogs lost all three meetings but one of them was only, 46-40, in February.  Berwick was 14-12 last season despite the three losses to the Highlanders.

Both Justin Assad and Stephen Sherbahn had dunks in this game.

Thanks to Berwick coach Rory Early for making a team roster available.

Pingree will be playing Bancroft on Friday at Bancroft.  Berwick will play on the same day at Middlesex School versus Thayer Academy.

One week until Christmas………but you’re not worried since all your shopping is done.

Pingree boxscore

Berwick boxscore

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John Spears (11 points)

John Spears (11 points)

Justin Assad (11 points)

Justin Assad (11 points)

Thomas Lennon (11) defends Josh DuPont (3)

Thomas Lennon (11) defends Josh DuPont (3)

Erik Fyrer (5) blocks the shot of Luc Linemayr (21)

Erik Fyrer (5) blocks the shot of Luc Linemayr (21)

Reese Fullmer (11 points) in close with Stephen Sherbahn

Reese Fullmer (11 points) in close with Stephen Sherbahn

Griffin Beal (21) drives on Mark Hoyt (4)

Griffin Beal (21) drives on Mark Hoyt (4)

Sam Salvati

Sam Salvati

Kyle Lentini passes ahead

Kyle Lentini passes ahead

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Newburyport holds off Ipswich 50-39 for eighth win in boys basketball

Sophomore Mike Shay had two layups off Ipswich turnovers

Sophomore Mike Shay had two layups off Ipswich turnovers

Colby Morris (15 points) had four 3-pointers

Colby Morris (15 points) had four 3-pointers

(Newburyport) The Newburyport withstood a late Ipswich rally and defeated the Tigers, 50-39, on Monday afternoon in a nonleague game.

The Clippers lead, which had been as high as fifteen points (37-22), was only six (41-35) with four minutes left in the fourth quarter.

At that point, the home team answered with a game-deciding seven straight points on layups by Colton Fontaine (14 points) and a 3-pointer by Colby Morris (15 points).  A tenuous six-point lead quickly became a much more comfortable thirteen-point lead with two minutes left.

Newburyport (8-3) needs two more wins in their six remaining games to qualify for the MIAA tournament.  The Clippers will be at Georgetown on Friday night.

Newburyport stung Ipswich (2-10) with six 3-pointers.  Colby Morris had four of them including three in the first 5 ½ minutes of the game.

Adam Traxler and Matt Jaeger

Adam Traxler and Matt Jaeger

While Colby had nine first-period points, Ipswich’s Matt Jaeger also had a three as well as two jumpers.  The Tigers trailed only 15-13 after a quarter.

If Ipswich coach Alan Laroche could erase one of the four quarters in this game it would surely be the second quarter.  Why?  The Tigers tallied just five points, had seven turnovers, watched Newburyport score eleven straight, and trailed by ten (28-18) when that quarter was over.

Sophomore Mike Shay came off the bench to be the finisher twice in that quarter after Ipswich miscues.  In the eleven-straight segment Ian Michaels (8 points) nailed a three and Colton Fontaine added a layup and a free throw.

The Clippers had another run of unanswered offense (eight straight) in the third period.  A second Ian Michaels three combined with a layup, a converted rebound, and a free throw, all by Colton Fontaine, did the damage for Newburyport.  This surge gave the Clippers a commanding 37-22 advantage with three minutes left in the third quarter.

Colton Fontaine (14 points) looks for an opening against Ipswich shot-blocker Erik Fyrer (11 points)

Colton Fontaine (14 points) looks for an opening against Ipswich shot-blocker Erik Fyrer (11 points)

Ipswich was down but not entirely out as Erik Fyrer (11 points) led the Tigers back into a challenging position during the next six minutes of playing time.  The 6-4 junior, despite heavy coverage by Colton Fontaine, posted eight points during the Ipswich rally and helped cut the Newburyport margin down to 41-35.

However, Newburyport was able to regain control and come away with their eighth victory of the season.

The Clippers have won four of their last five.  The Tigers have lost seven of their last eight.

Ipswich will host Hamilton-Wenham on Friday.

Both Doug Hoak (Hamilton-Wenham) and Dave Clay (Triton) were interested spectators.

Colby Morris drives past Kyle Blomster

Colby Morris drives past Kyle Blomster

A team with multiple 3-point shooters will always be difficult to defend.  With Colby Morris back, after missing five games, the Clippers can hurt opponents long range with Colby and Ian Michaels.

Colby Morris didn’t play in the regular season game with Ipswich that the Clippers won, 38-26.  That was the game in which the halftime score was an uninspiring, 13-7.

Erik Fyrer ended up with eight rebounds and four blocks according to my statistician.

Dillon Guthro slid painfully into the stands.

Newburyport boxscore

Ipswich boxscore

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Matt Canning defended by Aleks Kuljic (12) and Kyle Blomster (15)

Matt Canning defended by Aleks Kuljic (12) and Kyle Blomster (15)

Erik Fyrer goes for the block against Ian Michaels

Erik Fyrer goes for the block against Ian Michaels

Erik Fyrer puts a block on Drew Bourdeau

Erik Fyrer puts a block on Drew Bourdeau

Dillon Guthro and Quinn OConnor

Dillon Guthro and Quinn OConnor

young Tiger fan

young Tiger fan

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Ipswich boys soccer advances in Division 3 North defeating Whittier 4-1

Ipswich (in white) put plenty of pressure on Whittier netminder Jon Hewey.

Ryan Law (two goals)

(Ipswich) The Ipswich Tigers (#14 seed) boys soccer team dominated Whittier (#19 seed) from beginning to end and defeated the visitors, 4-1, on a cloudy Friday afternoon in Division 3 North MIAA tournament play.

The Tigers (8-6-4) now advance to a First Round game with #3 seed Lowell Catholic on Sunday afternoon (1PM) at Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Whittier (7-10-2) qualified for the tournament by winning the small division of the Commonwealth Conference while Ipswich needed to win its last two regular season games to qualify.

Ipswich, playing its final home game of 2012, put shots on Wildcat goalie Jon Hewey early and often.  The senior net minder was the reason the final deficit was only three.

The Tigers had goals from Ryan Law and David Dick in the first half.  Slater Sullivan and Ryan Law tallied in the second half.

Sean Whooley (14) chases Jacob Fudge (23)

Even though the final margin was three goals, this was a 2-1 game at halftime because late in the first half Jacob Fudge scored for Whittier.  Jacob broke free down the right side and beat Tiger goalie Erik Fyrer to the far corner.

In a one-goal game anything can happen.  Right away in the second half Jacob had a good look at the equalizer, but this time the Tiger goalie made the save.

Thereafter it was the Tigers back to pressuring the Wildcat end.  Ipswich had three corners and two direct kicks in the next seven minutes.  Slater Sullivan cashed in the second direct kick (by Sam Benford) at 29:48 to give the Tigers a two-goal edge.

Eleven minutes later (18:49) senior Ryan Law put in a rebound of a shot by David Dick to make it 4-1.

In the first half, Ryan Law opened the scoring for Ipswich (11:44) benefiting from a beautiful setup by sophomore Sam Benford.

David Dick fires a shot.

Two minutes later (9:39) David Dick struck a shot on net low that GK Jon Hewey went down for.  The shot bounced over the Wildcat goalie’s hands to give Ipswich a 2-0 lead.

The Tigers were very much in control of the center of the field most of the game thanks to the tireless, aggressive play of Slater Sullivan, David Dick, and Sean Whooley.

Busy day at the site of the game – boys tournament soccer game (2:30), girls tournament soccer game (4:15), and football game (7).

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Matt Jaeger

first half Ipswich goal

Slater Sullivan (goal scorer)

Dan DAgostino (5) and John Manning (22)

Zach Eliopoulos (7) and Jake Greene (20)

Wildcat goalie Jon Hewey

incoming shot

Chris DiNocco breaks in

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Gallagher/Fyrer lead Ipswich past Georgetown (55-51) in boys basketball

Brenden Gallagher steps back after making the first of two clutch free throws.

Erik Fyrer – 21 points

(Georgetown) Brenden Gallagher had an assist and two free throws in the last thirty seconds to help Ipswich get past Georgetown, 55-51, in non-league action on Monday night at GHS.

The Tigers defeated the Royals on January 13th (61-41) at Ipswich but this one was much more of a struggle.  The home team went down by eleven (34-23) early in the third quarter but fought all the way back to a 40-40 tie early in the final quarter.

Ipswich went up by six a couple of times after that (48-42 & 50-44) before three straight Tyler Wade assisted baskets knotted the score at 50-50 with ninety seconds left.  During the Royal comeback, 6-6 Pat Bjork twice rushed back to intimidate Ipswich shooters (Dan O’Flynn and Matt Jaeger) on breakaways.

Erik Fyrer (21 points) and Cesar Miranda-Black (14 points) traded single free throws (51-51) before Erik cut down the lane and received a perfect pass from Brenden Gallagher for the go-ahead layin with thirty second left.

A Pat Bjork miss and Jon Fierro’s block of Cesar Miranda-Black’s rebound attempt gave the ball back to the Tigers with thirteen seconds left.  Brenden Gallagher was immediately fouled and made both freebies despite plenty of noise from the Georgetown student section.

Pat Bjork (#31) hustles back on defense

Now up four (55-51) the Tiger defense put heavy defense on Tyler Wade and he wasn’t able to get off a quick three instead had to settle for a wild three that ended the contest.

Erik Fyrer (21 points) had a big game.  The 6-4 sophomore converted six offensive rebounds into points.  He also had a steal on an inbounds pass for an easy layup.

Senior Jon Fierro had three blocks including the one very late as G’Town tried to tie the score.

Brenden Gallagher (8 points and 3 assists) defended Tyler Wade into a quiet (for him) nine points.  Tyler had seventeen in the first meeting.

Cesar Miranda-Black (14 points) did his damage in close.

Georgetown was 12-for-21 shooting free throws – Ipswich 11-for-15.

Christian Gesualdi made the Royals only 3.  Matt Jaeger and Dan O’Flynn (10 points) had long ones for the Tigers.

Georgetown ( 1-6 in the Cape Ann League / 4-10 overall ) is at North Reading tomorrow (Tuesday). The Royals have lost eight of their last nine.

Ipswich ( 2-5 in the CAL / 4-9 overall ) has now won three of their last five.  They host Lynnfield on February 3rd.

Ipswich boxscore

Georgetown boxscore

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Georgetown cheerleaders

Dan OFlynn and Christian Gesualdi

Cesar Miranda-Black

Tyler Wade and Brenden Gallagher

Mike Bjork and Tyler Hale

Jon Fierro goes for block

Erik Fyrer pressures inbounder Ben Warren

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Super Start Earns Ipswich a 70-54 Win Over Amesbury in Boys Basketball

Erik Fyrer attempting layup. The 6-4 sophomore finished with twenty-one points and sixteen rebounds.

Brenden Gallagher – 12 points

Dan OFlynn – 18 points

(Ipswich)  I am not sure that the Ipswich Tigers could play any better.

The Tigers demolished Amesbury, 70-54, in a Cape Ann League game on Friday night at Ipswich.

Ipswich (2-5 Cape Ann League / 3-9 overall) put an excellent everything on the Indians for 1 ½ quarters and presto the visitors were looking at a 31-7 deficit.

You want defense.  The Tiger pressure forced eleven Amesbury first half turnovers.

You want scoring.  Ipswich had 6-4 Erik Fyrer (21 points) dominating in the paint while Brenden Gallagher (12 points with three 3’s) and Dan O’Flynn (18 points with four 3’s) stroked accurately from long range.  It was quite a show.

Amesbury had defeated Ipswich in the first meeting (60-56) in overtime and had won three of their last five so there wasn’t any certainty even with a 31-7 lead that the Tigers (losers of seven of their last eight) could hold the lead.  But they did.

Mike Zelinsky (16 points) in the lane

Amesbury (1-5 in CAL / 4-10 overall) actually “won” the last 2 ½ quarters (47-39) mostly via the long ball – they made nine of them.  However, that early deficit was way too much to recover from.

Ipswich would get the lead to 38-11 on a Louie Galanis triple from Brenden Gallagher with less than two minutes in the first half.  Early in the final quarter a couple of 3’s by Dan O’Flynn pushed the Tigers ahead, 58-32.

The Indians answered with two minutes of their best basketball, running ten straight thanks to 3’s from Curran O’Connor and Tommy Connors and layups by Matt Talbot and Jack Fortin.  This rush of points caused Tiger coach Alan LaRoche to call a timeout, as his team’s twenty-six point lead had shrunk to sixteen.

I heard shouting during the timeout and the Tigers responded in the next minute with a jumper from Tyler Hale and a three from Dan O’Flynn, both hoops assisted by Erik Fyrer.  This put the lead back into the comfort zone and both team’s reserves finished out the last four minutes.

Erik Fyrer had a terrific game.  In the first meeting, Erik got into foul trouble and played short minutes.  Not this time.  The sophomore was a big part of the Tigers’ fast start, collecting ten points early on.  He owned the boards too, grabbing sixteen rebounds (Thanks, Mitch MacDonald) and blocked several shots.  The normal righty showed a good left hand on one inside move.

Matt Talbot (14 points) in Ipswich traffic

Mike Zelinksy (16), Matt Talbot (14), and Tommy Connors (11) led the Amesbury scorers.

Mike tossed up a no-look, backhanded layup that had no business going in……..but did.

The Ipswich student section and the Amesbury student section did their best to out-do each other.  Tough for the Amesbury kids since their team trailed big early and never really threatened to overtake the Tigers.

Ipswich next plays at Georgetown on January 30th.  I saw Ipswich defeat G’Town in the first meeting.

Amesbury gets Lynnfield at home on January 31st.

Ipswich boxscore

Amesbury boxscore

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where is the ball

Erik Fyrer and Curran OConnor

Dan OFlynn looks to pass

Erik Fyrer block of Matt Talbot shot

Louie Galanis draws charge from Devlin Gobeil

Tommy Connors

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Wire-to-Wire 61-41 Win for Ipswich over Georgetown in Boys Basketball

Tyler Wade (17 points) dives after a ball going out of bounds.

Dan OFlynn (15 points) drives – Matt Gott (#40) defends

(Ipswich) Ipswich halted a five-game losing streak with a never-trail, 61-41, win over Georgetown on Friday night at Ipswich in Cape Ann League action.

The Tigers (1-3 CAL / 2-7 overall) were quickly off 5-0 on an Erik Fyrer drive and a Louis Galanis triple and never looked back.

Ipswich boosted the lead to sixteen (37-21) three minutes into the third quarter on three straight Erik Fyrer hoops.

The Royals, however, have Tyler Wade and he led a G’Town response back into contention with an old-fashioned three, a layup, and an assist on Pat Bjork’s layup.  That run left the Royals behind, 37-28, with two minutes left in the third quarter.

The next five minutes of play should be on the Ipswich season highlight film.  Nice passes, triples, and assisted baskets all showed up as the Tigers dazzled with a 17-2 run and took the doubt out of this one, 54-30, with 4 ½ left.

Mike Scola and Dan O’Flynn handed out the assists while Brenden Gallagher registered two triples during this surge.  Brenden also brought back the Bob Cousy (or is it Rondo?) flashbacks with a behind-the-back pass that sent Dan in for a layup he was fouled on.

Louis Galanis takes a turn at shadowing Tyler Wade.

For Georgetown (0-4 CAL / 3-6 overall), it was a frustrating fourth consecutive loss.  Tyler Wade (17 points) was kept busy with a series of Tiger defenders and frequently set up teammates for shots that didn’t fall often enough.  Equally excruciating for the Royals was missing seventeen of the thirty-three free throws they took.

GHS coach Mike Rowinski’s frustration boiled over two minutes into the second half when he pulled all five starters off the floor.

I saw Ipswich in their overtime loss at Amesbury earlier.  The most improved player since then was Erik Fyrer.  The 6-4 sophomore was foul prone and frustrated at Amesbury.  In this one, he fouled less while blocking and rebounding more.  He showed a nice touch around the basket collecting twelve points.

Guard Dan O’Flynn (15 points) led the Tigers in scoring getting all his points on layups and free throws.

The two teams will meet again at Georgetown (January 30th) in a nonleague game.

Ipswich box score

Georgetown box score

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Tyler Wade (17 points)

Erik Fyrer (12 points)

Dan OFlynn shirt pull

Sam Hurst-MacDonald putback

Matt Jaeger gets two

Georgetown clears bench

Christian Gesualdi gets two

Erik Fyrer blocks Tyler Wade shot

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Jake Stelline Key in Triton’s 2-0 Win Over Ipswich in Boys Soccer

Greg Gallagher (13) and Demitri Tzitzon (12) congratulate Jake Stelline (10) for his goal while Ipswich goalie Erik Fyrer looks away.

Demitri Tzitzon nails second half penalty kick.

(Byfield) The Triton boys soccer team, led by Jake Stelline, defeated Ipswich, 2-0, Tuesday afternoon at sunny/windy Triton.

Now both teams have four wins. And in a season in which wins are scarce, Triton (4-11-1) has to be pleased to now have won three of their last five matches. On the other hand, Ipswich is on a losing streak that has reached six.

Ipswich (4-11) gave up both goals in the second half.  Viking senior Jake Stelline was a factor in both scores.  He set up the first goal by drawing a pull-down penalty (on Kyle Cantrell) that led to Demitri Tzitzon’s successful penalty kick.  Later in the half, Jake beat Tiger goalie Erik Fyrer to a 50/50 ball and put a quick shot past him.

I’ve been to a few outdoor events at Triton and the way the soccer field is set up makes one end a lot less appealing to defend than the other. If the wind doesn’t get you, then the sun will.  And also the later in the day it is, the worse those two can be.  The Ipswich captains won the toss and surprised everyone, including their coach, by choosing to put their goalie (Erik Fyrer) in the position of facing the sun/wind in the second half.  Unfortunately (for Ipswich), the crosswinds of the first half changed in the second half to blow strong and straight at their goal.

Triton goalie Dalton Tzitzon stunned by hard Ryan Law shot late in the game.

The elements aside, this was an even match with both teams getting numerous scoring opportunities.  Even against the wind Ipswich had several in-close direct kicks in the second half that missed the net entirely or were kicked right at Viking goalie Dalton Tzitzon.  The Tigers best shot of the day was in the last minute when Ryan Law’s blast actually spun Dalton around as he caught it.  But on this day he made all the stops getting his third shutout of the season.

I was down the far end for both goals.  That actually gave me a better look at Demitre’s penalty kick (5:30 of the second half).  My picture shows Tiger goalie Erik Fyrer flinch right as Demitre hit’s the shot to Erik’s left.

The next twenty-five minutes Ipswich had six shots by my count but had trouble getting a clean look as Triton defenders, particularly John Mills, cleared threatening balls away.

The second goal (31:30 of the second half) was harder to see than the first from long distance.  The ball appeared to be a high bouncer that the Ipswich defense was slow getting to.  Jake Stelline took full advantage as Erik came out belatedly to try and get control.  The next thing I knew the ball was in the Tiger net.

Erik Fyrer (bright orange) leaps to catch a second half Triton shot.

Erik Fyrer was run into by Mark Schwarz legally in the first half and was down on the ground for a while.  Dalton Tzitzon made a nice leaping save in traffic late in the game.

One player was given a card for wearing jewelry.

A cross country meet between Pentucket and Triton was run during the soccer game.  The result was that cross country spectators were standing along the goal line of the soccer game with their backs to the soccer game while it was going on.  I couldn’t help but think that this had the makings of an accident waiting to happen.

The foliage in the distance at Triton outdoor events this time of year is truly remarkable.  The Creator has an eye for beauty!

Triton’s last game will be hosting Pentucket at 3:45PM on October 27th (Thursday).  Ipswich will be at Hamilton-Wenham same day, same time.

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Dalton Tzitzon

Dalton Tzitzon between John Mills (11) and Chris DiNocco (6)

David Dick

Demitre Tzitzon

Gabe Marcolini (17) gets off shot

Matt Jaeger (18) & Mike Mulkern (23)

Ryan Law (11) & Matt Velonis (22)

Zach Eliopoulos (4) & Peder Franson (7)

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Traxler Brothers Send Clipper Boys Soccer Past Ipswich 4-2

Adam Traxler (#5) chased by Sam Benford (#10) and Peter Eliopoulos (#7).

Clippers celebrate Spencer Traxler’s go-ahead goal.

(Newburyport) Too much of the Traxlers for Ipswich.

The Tigers (2-3) were defeated by Newburyport, 4-2, in boys soccer on Monday night at Newburyport Stadium in Cape Ann League play in the Clippers‘ home opener.

The Traxlers (sophomore Adam & senior Spencer) scored all of the Clipper (1-1-2) goals, including three in the second half.

Ipswich goalie Erik Fyrer watched the action unfold in the first half, and yelled variations of the following to his defense, “Five is their best player.  Contain him.”

Adam Traxler (#5) was indeed a threat in this one every time he was near the ball.  He endangered the Tiger defense numerous times dribbling into open space and let shots fly on net with either foot.  He finally got a shot past Ipswich goalie Erik Fyrer with a spin to the left at 10:48 to give NBPT a 1-0 lead.

The Tigers didn’t have a shot on net for the first twenty-six minutes but responded to Adam’s first goal with one of their own just 1 ½ minutes later.  2010 CAL All-Star Ryan Law dribbled into the middle and then beat NHS goalie Matt Canning to tie the score.

Cole Lewis (#3) about to pull down Matt Jaeger for penalty kick.

Ipswich pulled ahead, 2-1, early in the second half as a Matt Jaeger break in forced defender Cole Lewis to pull him down in the box.  Senior Joe Baraiolo grounded the resulting penalty kick past Matt Canning’s left at 36:40.

Adam’s 2nd goal tied the score (2-2) sixteen minutes later.

Both teams seemed to sense the importance of the next goal and both had glittering chances.  Finally Spencer Traxler put his left foot on a ball that crossed in front and NHS led, 3-2, with seven minutes to go.

That goal seemed to do in Ipswich.  Adam pounced on a bad Ipswich clearout and quickly made it, 4-2, just a minute later to give the Clippers Win #1.

Joe Baraiolo strikes successful penalty kick for Ipswich.

Nice to see the scoreboard used to keep track of the time and the score.  That’s the beauty of playing in a stadium.

(I collect my own information and pictures.  Accuracy is important to me.  Mistakes are unintentional.)

Adam Traxler and Sam Benford

IHS goalie Erik Fyrer

Harrison Corbett (#11) and Kyle Cantrell (#9)

NHS goalie Matt Canning

Ryan Law

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