Monday, November 12, 2012
The Lady Wildcats snagged the edge midway through the first half and never looked back, earning a 2-0 win over Hamilton-Wenham.
The expression goes that things went wrong for a team as soon as they stepped off the bus. But for the Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School girls soccer team, things weren’t exactly going great even before the bus arrived. On the way to their Div. 2 North semifinal tilt on Saturday night, the Generals hit traffic and didn’t set foot onto the field until about 25 minutes remaining before kick off. Things didn’t get much better from there as sixth-seeded Wilmington toppled second-ranked Hamilton-Wenham in a 2-0 decision. “I said (to the driver) you’ve got to move over, we’re not going to make it. But I don’t think it had an impact on the game,” said head coach Alvi Ibanez. “We understood that at this game on this stage we needed to hang …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Hamilton-Wenham fell, 2-0, to Wilmington in the Div. 2 North semifinals on Saturday night in Woburn.
All it took for momentum to shift in Saturday's Div. 2 North semifinal tilt was one loud clang. Hamilton-Wenham's Emily Gaucher fired a shot off the cross bar, and just 40 seconds later Wilmington countered with a goal to take the lead for good. The No. 6 Lady Wildcats went on to a 2-0 win, eliminating the No. 2 seeded Generals from the postseason. Check back with Hamilton-Wenham Patch on Monday for complete coverage.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
The Pingree girls’ soccer team had a short lived run in the New England Class C Tournament, as they fell 2-0 to the girls from the Wheeler School in Providence, R.I. on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
The Pingree girls' soccer team entered the New England Class C tournament as the sixth seed on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The team's first challenge came in the form of the number three seed team from the Wheeler School in Providence, R.I. The Lady Highlanders, who finished second place in the Eastern Independent League with an 11-1 record (11-3-1 overall), were able to stay competitive with the Warriors throughout the first half, taking a scoreless tie into the break. The tempo of the game wore down the Pingree girls though, as Wheeler was able to notch two second half goals and come away with the 2-0 quarterfinal victory. "In the end their stamina outlasted ours," said head coach Beth Savarese. Savarese lauded the play of senior midfielders Ari…
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The Pingree School girls’ soccer team earned the sixth seed in the upcoming New England Class C Tournament and will face off against third seeded Wheeler School in Rhode Island on Wednesday, Nov. 17.
The Pingree School's girls' soccer team takes its 11-1 record in the Eastern Independent League of the New England Prep School Athletic Conference into postseason play with a quarterfinal match-up against the Wheeler School in Rhode Island on Wednesday, Nov. 17. "We played Wheeler halfway through the season and lost to them at home 0-2," said head coach Beth Savarese, "but we are optimistic in our second chance." The Lady Highlanders (11-3-1 overall) were second in the EIL, behind the Windsor School (11-0-2) who beat Pingree 3-1 this season. Pingree will rely heavily on the consistent play of senior captain Ariana Twomeny of Boxford, who posted nine goals and eight assists this year. "[Ari] has been a star on the team for the past four …
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The No. 11 Hamilton-Wenham girls soccer team posted another upset in the North Tournament, topping No. 3 Stoneham 3-2 on Tuesday at Woburn High School to advance to the semifinals against Danvers on Thursday.
The No. 11 Hamilton-Wenham girls soccer team prolonged its dream season, as it upset the No. 3 Stoneham Spartans 3-2 in the MIAA Division II North Quarter-Finals on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at Woburn High School. The conditions were miserable as the rain came down for the entire 80 minutes of play, making the flow of the game fast and unpredictable. The Generals (11-5-2) were able to claim the first half as All-League senior midfielder Caroline Savasta netted two goals. Both shots were from a fair distance from the goal - 15 and 25 yards - but the wet ball was mishandled by the Stoneham keeper both times putting the visitors up 2-0 at halftime. "I was telling everyone to take advantage of the weather, and that's what I did," said Savasta of her two…
Monday, November 8, 2010
The No. 11 Hamilton-Wenham girls' soccer team beat the Boston City League Champions, No. 6 O’Bryant High School, on Sunday.
The No. 11 Hamilton-Wenham girls soccer team went into their Division II North match-up against No. 6 O'Bryant High School (12-5-2) team as underdogs; but the Lady Generals controlled the play from the opening whistle and easily defeated the Boston City League Champs 11-0. Hamilton-Wenham (10-5-2) took an early lead as senior captain Katie Flores scored in the fourth minute. All-league sophomore-forward Alana Vecchiarello quickly made it 2-0 as she drove a header into the O'Bryant net, off a corner kick in the ninth minute. The Generals continued to control the ball and added to their lead significantly, as sophomore Emily Gaucher headed in a cross from senior Marissa Lampe in the 14th minute and Vecchiarello scored her second goal of the…
Friday, November 5, 2010
The high school girls' soccer team takes on O’Bryant High School in Roxbury on Sunday, Nov. 7 in its first trip to the tournament since 2007, when the team advanced to the Division III North Quarter-Finals.
The Hamilton-Wenham girls' soccer team is preparing for the next step in its most successful season in five years. It has been three years since the Generals were in the MIAA tournament, a team that finished 6-5-5 losing 5-1 to Georgetown in the Division III North Quarter-Finals. This year's team (9-5-2) finds itself in Division II, facing a tougher field of competition as they try to continue their winning ways at O'Bryant High School on Sunday, Nov. 7. "It's hard to know what to expect," says CAL Division II Coach of the Year Chal Congdon about the tournament. "It's a new team, different league." When asked about his opponent, O'Bryant High School of Math and Science in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Congdon said "There is some …
Monday, November 1, 2010
In their final regular season game, the Hamilton-Wenham varsity girls soccer team played to a scoreless tie against the Ipswich Tigers on Senior Day, Oct. 29.
The Hamilton-Wenham girls soccer team has been on a roll as of late, posting a 5-1-2 record in their last seven games. This streak has propelled the Generals (9-5-2) into the MIAA State Tournament for the first time in several years. The team had the opportunity to add another accomplishment to this season's resume, Cape Ann League Champions, but was unable to break a scoreless tie with the visiting Ipswich Tigers (8-4-4) on Friday, Oct. 29. The draw leaves the Generals sitting at third place in Division II, behind Amesbury and CAL-DII champion Lynnfield. "It's disappointing to not get the top spot in the league because of this but it's still a heck of a season," said Hamilton-Wenham head coach Chal Congdon. "Ipswich has improved quite a …
Saturday, October 30, 2010
The Hamilton-Wenham varsity girls soccer team was on a three game roll, winning its third straight game before a 0-0 tie in its final home match.
After a back-and-forth start to its season, the Hamilton-Wenham varsity girls soccer team gained significant momentum in the last few weeks of the season. The team has recently claimed a place in the MIAA tournament, winning four of its last six games, including a three game streak. The Generals (9-5-1) were able to make quick work of the visiting Rockport Vikings (4-9-1), grabbing a 4-0 victory on Monday, Oct. 25, at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School. The home team controlled the flow of the game for nearly all 80 minutes, even as Coach Chal Congdon rotated in all of his reserves as well as some younger junior varsity players. "I thought they all played well," said Congdon of his team's performance. "It was good to bring up a few of …
Sunday, October 24, 2010
The Hamilton-Wenham girls soccer team grabbed their third win in four games on Thursday, securing them a place in the state tournament.
The Hamilton-Wenham varsity girls soccer team took full advantage of their opportunity for postseason play, as they have won three of their last four games and clinched a spot in the MIAA State Tournament. "I am psyched," said head coach Chal Congdon. "I knew going in to the season that we had the potential, but you never really know until the games are played." Congdon said he primary goal heading into the season was to eliminate negative feelings. "A sports team never reaches its potential until everybody is pulling for the same goal - if there are feelings of unrest, you have already partially beaten yourself, making your opponent's job easier," Congdon said. The team's most recent victory, a 4-2 win at North Reading High School on …