Youth Hockey Update – the Season Begins!
•The Squirt AAA team is sitting at 2-2 on the season after parity. After losing twice to Dorchester, the team has beaten Danvers and Arlington – including a 4-2 win over Arlington at home last Sunday.
•In AA, Danny Chan scored twice, Angela Wells had a goal and an assist and Jackson Philips pitched a shutout in Charlestown’s 7-0 victory over Newton.
For the Squirt A team, No. 9 wore a natural hat, Matt Sorgini scored twice, Fisher Harrison posted two assists and Leo Sutich pitched a shutout in Charlestown’s 5-0 win over Brookline. Meanwhile, Wellesley scored with 1:46 left to give them a 6-5 decision over Charlestown, with Gavin Tucker scoring four goals and Campbell two assists in the loss. Finally, Tucker scored four goals, Madden posted 2-1-3, Stamler also scored twice and Walsh had two assists in Charlestown’s 8-3 victory over Reading.
•The AA PeeWees had a big win over Waltham. Erin Flaherty scored four goals, including a natural hat, and Nathan Mainy posted 1-1-2 in Charlestown’s 7-3 victory over Waltham. The AA’s are now 1-2 on the season after losing two close games to Medford and Haverhill since the win over Waltham.
•The A PeeWees fought hard but took a loss to Needham, 7-4 – Lucas Wheeler and Holmes with two goals apiece in the loss for Charlestown. The team, however, sits at 2-1 since ending the Parity Rounds. They had two big wins over Malden and Newton two weeks ago. They will face Lexington in Revere this coming weekend.
•The AA Bantam team for Charlestown has been off to a competitive start, now sitting at 2-3 on the season. They’re coming off a huge home ice win last Sunday, 6-4, over Triboro. They will have another home game this Saturday against the Railers, 2:10 p.m. puck drop.
•The Charlestown Midget team is now 6-3 and coming off a three-game winning streak that started against Brookline on Oct. 19. In that game, Will Killoran scored twice in Charlestown’s 4-2 win over Brookline, continuing to shine this season on the ice. He’ll likely be a factor at Belmont Hill once that season starts. The Midgets have also beaten Newton and Waltham decidedly, and will take on rival Woburn this Sunday, Nov. 17.
•The AAA Mite team has come out of the gate swinging this season after a tough Parity Round – with four straight wins for coaches Brian Beisel and Paul Cangiano. Their 1-0 win over Framingham last Sunday has set the table for matchup against Needham on Sunday morning at the ungodly hour of 7 a.m.
•The Mite AA1 team has hit a tough stretch on the season, but will look for their first win against Medfield on Sunday.
•The Mite AA2 team took a tough loss to Dorchester, 5-3, last Sunday, but will look to rebound against arch-rival South Boston this coming Sunday.
•The Mite A team logged a huge win over Belmont on Sunday, scoring at will in the 13-9 win. They will face a tough Dorchester team this Sunday for a rare City-team matchup – like back in the old days.
•The mixed team of 10s and 12s got off to a tough start in parity, but have been extremely competitive playing up a division under Coaches Melissa Richard and Steven Ness. The girls like ties, logging three of them on the season with one win. Last Saturday evening, in a home tilt, they tied Cambridge, with two goals coming from Riley Jones. Goalie Erin Alves has also been a difference-maker stopping most everything coming her direction.
The girls’ top U12 team has dominated and is on a huge roll for Coaches Derek Arsenault and John Sutich. The girls are on a seven-game winning streak at the moment, with a major win over Arlington on the road last Sunday, 5-1. Prior to that they took Allston-Brighton to school on home ice with a 12-1 win.
Few teams have dared to even come close to beating Coach Joe Scoppettuolo’s U14 Charlestown entry this year, as the girls are on six game winning streak and sit at 7-1 on the season. They will have a home game this Saturday, Nov. 16, against Melrose U14, puck drops at 5:30 p.m.
The U18’s are coming off a strong performance at Larsen Rink in Winthrop, where they fought their rivals to a 3-3 tie last Saturday. The girls are 4-3-1.
•Salem St. (1-2-0) senior wing Rose Sullivan notched a goal and rifled two shots on net but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Vikings fell to Castleton by a score of 4-3…Worcester St. (2-1-0) sophomore wing Will Ahearn scored a goal and added two shots on net in the Lancers 4-2 triumph over Westfield St…Northeastern sophomore wing Micaela Sindoris blasted 3 shots on net in the Lady Huskies 6-0 pounding of Holy Cross.
In hoop action, Southern NH (1-1) freshwoman guard Adriana Timberlake tossed in 19 points to lead the Lady Penmen past Concordia 77-74…On the ice, UMass-Lowell (7-2-3) junior wing Connor Sodergren tallied an assist and three shots on net in the River Hawks 3-2 victory over Maine…Northeast (3-6) senior QB Owen Halley passed for 182 yards and ran for 62 more as the Knights outlasted Austin Prep by a score of 30-27…In an edge-of-your-seat thriller, Billerica (6-4) senior signal-caller Nolan Houlihan threw for two TDs and 190 yards as the Indians edged Lynn English 49-48.
Townies Prevail in Barnburner
With offense aplenty and contributions up and down the roster, Charlestown (3-5) outlasted Matignon 46-28 in a gridiron classic. Coach Dave Cahill was particularly impressed with the grit and determination displayed by his squad. Senior running back/linebacker Terrell McQueeney, once again, showed why he is one of the elite players in the Boston City League. Terrell dashed for TD runs of 1, 10 and 44 yards and added 2 extra-point kicks and a conversion run. Freshman QB Ricky Cabral tossed TD strikes to senior Julian Curry (29 yards) and junior Melvin Jones (24 yards) to propel the two-pronged Townie attack and junior fullback Juan Basabe-Muniz added a 50-yard score. Making his presence felt on defense and special teams was senior Wellington Arias who returned a kickoff 55 yards for a TD and snared 2 interceptions and recovered a fumble.
Runnin’ with the Lady Wolfpack
The terrific Boston Latin “Townie” swimming tandem of senior Jolie Doherty and junior Victoria Taieb continue to amaze as they both posted career bests in the Division 1 South Sectionals to advance to the MIAA State Finals. WAY TO GO AND GOOD LUCK LADIES!!!