Charlestown 4, Medford 0 – The “Townies” (2-0-1) showcased their sensational team depth with an offensive barrage that produced a 22-4 shots-on-net advantage. Striker John Guadian (goal, assist, 3 shots) broke the ice early in the game with one of his patented “Johnny on the spot” quick kicks after a nice feed from midfielder Daniel Sigmund (goal, assist, 4 shots). Sigmund then made the play-of-the-game with a Bobby Orr type rush upfield, dribbling past several defenders before bursting in alone and blasting a cannon-shot past the helpless goalie. Forward Aidan Shea (2 goals, 6 shots) added a pair of tallies, one at the end of the first half and another at the beginning of the second half, to close out the scoring. The pressure never let up, however, as Charlestown overwhelmed Medford with a tic-tac-toe passing attack and a plethora of nifty individual moves. Defenseman Conor Kelly (1 shot), Ryan Messer (5 shots), Quinlan Carroll (1 shot) and Owen Sullivan (assist, 2 shots) each had dazzling forays for quality shots in addition to playing an air-tight, smothering defense. Also, goaltender Jeremy Shea (2 saves) picked up his first win of the season, combining with teammate Matthew Coviello (2 saves) to notch a shutout.
By Carl Jahn
Everett 5, Charlestown 2 – Standout forward Aaron Wadman (4 shots) scored both goals for the young “Townies” with John Desimone, Colin Delvalle (6 shots) and Oscar Eldh Jahn each collecting assists. Eldh Jahn’s was particularly memorable since he connected with Wadman on a perfectly timed throw-in. Once again, the game was closer than indicated by the score, with the boys putting a lot of quality shots on goal (both Henry Alitz and Dominic Kennedy Slesar had rushes that were turned back). However, great goaltending by the opposing team and the inexperience of the young townies did them in as they gave up a couple freak goals after handballs to “Shelly”, Everett’s sensational female phenomenon (half of the Everett team were girls). Anthony Sachek played great in goal and Aedan Mcclaughlin made his debut, making four great saves. Defensmen Daniel Bryan and Eldh Jahn played tireless fullback making brilliant stops and winning dozens of loose ball situations.
By Karen Gentis
Charlestown 3, Reading 0 – All three “Townie” goals were scored in the first half, two by sensational forward Jackie Gentis and one by standout midfielder Charisse Flanagan. As a team, Charlestown (2-1-0) exhibited a lethal passing attack and exceptional dribbling ability which led to a lopsided time-of-possession and ball control advantage. Notching their second straight combined shoutout were goalies Micaela Sindoris, Flanagan and Haley McLaughlin. Putting the clamps on the Reading offense were defenders Anna DeVore, Julia Jacoby, Ella Moyes, Kaley Kyle, Kailey Slesar-Kennedy and Chloe Shea, who consistently beat their opponents to the ball stifling any possible momentum. With two straight convincing shutout victories under their belt, the “Townies” appear to be fully acclimated to the larger playing field and ready to take on all comers.
By Shana Sylvester
Medford 1, Charlestown 0 – “Townie” captains for the game were Josie Hoyt and Isabelle Charbonnier. Caitlyn McDermott and Maeve Fitz both had a great game in goal, stopping many shots on net, and all of the girls played a terrific overall game with excellent passing and strategic positioning. Emily Pardy had an outstanding game at defense, really taking control and preventing Medford from getting any other goals. Defensively, Lauren Sweeney boomed several clearing kicks to send the ball upfield and Lucy Donovan had good endurance at both defense and midfield and wasn’t afraid to stick close to her opponent. Midfielders Caroline Adduci, Hannah Reed, Maeve Fitz, and Hoyt really hustled up and down the field showing endurance, aggressiveness, and desire to challenge Medford until the last seconds of the game. Charbonnier and Hoyt both had great breakaways and shots that almost resulted in goals for Charlestown. Forward Anneli Merivaara made some great passes up the line and did a good job getting open on the wing. Ruby Dunlea had a strong game at forward and also stepped up and played some excellent defense when the team needed a sub back there. This was the strongest game of the year for the Charlestown girls as they continue to show great improvement each week.
BU12-1 team returns to form with convincing 4-0 victory over Medford.
The Charlestown Boys U12 soccer team dominated Medford in their match at Playstead Field on Saturday with an impressive 4-0 win. In a return to form following last week’s disappointing defeat by Malden, the lads commanded the field for most of the game. Key to the victory was the formidable Charlestown defense, in particular a superb performance by the lightning fast defender, Cam Delvalle.
On a day of brutal heat, recent acquisition and team captain Elias Sahile unleashed a devastating shot to the Medford goal in the 15th minute of the game to take the lead. While the Medford team displayed strong passing and attack strategies their efforts to score were consistently thwarted by the strong Charlestown defense of Alec Estrada, Christian Escobar and Vlad Satchek. Unable to gain any momentum against the Charlestown team, Medford gave up their second goal to midfielder Michael Ward. A characteristic Mark Williamson breakaway in the 20th minute resulted in Williamson’s second goal of the season and a 3-0 lead for the team. Medford struggled to stay in the match in the second half, their best chance frustrated by an amazing diving save by goalie Tyler Goldman. Sahile followed up with the fourth Charlestown goal in the closing minutes of the match to give the lads a convincing victory. Next up: Melrose in Charlestown on Saturday. Match time 3PM. Support is encouraged and welcomed.
BU10-3 Game 3 vs Malden Final Score 6-0
What a game for CYSA BU10-3 – another win, beating Malden at Malden, 6-0! This great team continues to dominate their games, bringing their record to two wins and one tie! All of these players are showing lots of determination and focus during their games, with the theme of this game being passing!
During the first half of the game, first-time goalie, Cole Strachan, defended the goal blocking 2 shots. He was assisted with outstanding defense from Scott Sigmund, Christopher Reed and William Moody, who blocked Malden’s many attempts at taking shots on goal. William Moody’s ability to kick that ball helped the offense with their many shots on goal. During the first half of the game, Charlestown scored 4 goals. Scoring those goals were Giancarlos Marte, James Kenneally, Owen Sullivan and Calvin Szulc. Giancarlos helped with two assists and Owen had one assist.
Unfortunately for Malden, the Charlestown team was a force to be reckoned with and our team continued to dominate the field through the second half. Veteran goalie, Fergus Sullivan, blocked all shots on goal, with 4 amazing saves! He was assisted by Cole Strachan and Owen Sullivan in defense, who were hustling all over the field blocking Malden’s many attempts at offensive play. First goal in the second half was by Scott Sigmund had a beautiful goal assisted by Giancarlos Marte. The Charlestown team continued to dominate their offensive efforts working in some amazing passing by Scott Sigmund, Christopher Reed and William Moody. Owen Sullivan, then took his turn at goalie, again blocking all of Malden’s attempts on goal with 5 expert saves! Our final goal was scored by James Kenneally, who had an amazing goal assisted by Calvin Szulc. What an amazing game for this Charlestown team!