Charlestown 3, Wilmington 2
The GU10-1, the Shamrock Shooters, ended their extraordinary season by beating the first place Wilmington team with a score of 3-2. The entire season was filled with tenacity and heart, allowing for the team to finish strongly in second place. Throughout the season the level of play significantly improved, which showed in their 7-1-1 overall record. The keepers Katie Evans, Maggie Gray, Claire Lakus, Jolie Doherty, and Alta Godfrey successfully secured the net with bravery and an undeniable intensity. The defenseman Claire Lakus, Elizabeth Griffith, Juliette Lowery and Maggie Gray afforded our keepers a consistent and unrelenting wall of protection. Midfielders Lucie King, Clara Reed and Katie Evans used their speed, and persistence to effectively be offensive and defensive forces. Forwards, Jolie Doherty, Alta Godfrey and Quinlan O’Brien were impressive with their ball movement, field presence, and unrelenting offensive opportunities.
The team achieved a remarkable level of skill over the course of the fall season. The notable performances were spread across the entire team, making noteworthy plays a consistent theme throughout all nine games. The girls’ effort, hustle, and commitment to honoring the game both on and off the field led to an inspirational season. Well-done Shamrock Shooters! The Shamrock Shooters will continue their season on Nov. 19 and 20 in the Winchester Veteran’s Day Tournament.
Woburn 4, Charlestown 0
The Charlestown GU14-1 team played their season finale away to Woburn on a brisk fall morning this Saturday. The Townies started the game well, linking several passes together and creating some early opportunities on the Woburn goal. Forwards Annie Coviello and Maeve Fittz did well to dribble the ball into the penalty area and test the Woburn goalkeeper. Midfielders Isabelle Charbonnier and Josie Hoyt provided additional support to the forwards keeping the pressure on and putting a few shots on goal from distance. The central defense of Maeve Shea and Lauren Sweeney played extremely well in the first half to prevent Woburn from getting many clean shots on net. Goalkeeper Bryn O’Hara came up big for the Townies in the first half with 3 brilliant saves. O’Hara made a world class save tipping the ball over the net in the 35th minute to keep the Townies within striking distance, going into the half down, 1-0.
During the 2nd half, Woburn saw more of the ball than the Townies, however, the team worked well together as a defensive unit. Defenders Caroline Adduci and Sophie Shea did well to pressure the Woburn forwards and made it difficult for them to move the ball into the Charlestown penalty area. Midfielder Emily Pardy did well to help on defense winning the ball back for the Townies and starting the counter attack. In the 58th minute Hoyt won the ball in the Charlestown half and passed to Coviello on the left side and dribbled the ball nearly 60 yards downfield into the Woburn half. Coviello was unlucky not to have a goal on the play but the team kept fighting hard. Fittz and Pardy also continued to link up well making runs down the right side of the field. Though the Townies were able to spread the field well, the central defense of Woburn was able to clear the ball out of the penalty area preventing the elusive goal the Townies were seeking. When the referee blew his whistle for full time, the score line read 4-0. The Townies gave a great effort in their final game of the season and were unlucky not come away from the game with a win.
The Townies finish the season with 2 wins 6 losses and 1 draw. The Townies look to improve in the spring season after a well-played fall campaign.