Charlestown LaCrosse

June 7, 2012
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The U9 Boys played 3 games this week and finished the regular season with an impressive 8-2-1 record.

The first game was a 5-3 win vs. Winthrop. Charlie Reitz broke through with his first 2 goals of the year. Tanner Creelman and Nico Berger (2) also contributed with scores. Daniel Bittner led the defense in front of Sam Tavitian, who was impressive in goal. Another highlight was that 3 players from the U7 team — Matty Abati, Drew Bittner and Johnny Price –played up with the U9 boys and contributed to the win with aggressive play all over the field.

The boys suffered their toughest loss of the year vs. Westwood on Sunday. The defense, led by Graham Johnson, Brian Gamble and Luke Sullivan kept the team in the game. Good midfield play by Colin Dowdle and Richard Bova and Thaddeus Foote led to many scoring chances,  but the offense wasn’t able to break through.

The boys put together their best all-around game of the year in a 4-0 win over Brookline to end the season. Teddy Chisholm scored his first goal of the year to get the team going. Sam Tavitian, Tanner Creelman and Nico Berger also scored in the win. Adam Higginbottom was stellar in net again, posting a shut-out against a very good Brookline offense.

The U9 girls played two games on Sunday.  U9 white play a tough game against Stoneham, which ended in a 3-3 tie.  Maria Grando, Fiona O’Keefe, and Bella Carr scored the three goals for the day.  Annie O’Keefe, Hazel Collier, Molly McGuinness and Giselle Berents hustled in the mid field and fought hard for the ground balls.  Katherine Lamanna and Mackenzie Wheeler played strong defense shutting down the Stoneham attack and keeping them to only three goals.

The U9 girls white team played an excellent game against Pentucket winning 8-2.  Giselle Berents celebrating her birthday by scoring 3 goals, Catherine Morey had two, and Katherine Lamanna, Annie O’Keefe, and Hazel Collier all had one goal.  Sophia Allen Garduno worked hard to get open, cutting to the ball and losing her defender.  Devon Herilhy, Mackenzie Strachan, Molly McGuinness, and Fiona O’Keefe helped to transition the ball from defense to offense and made many interceptions to keep Stoneham to only 2 goals.