The Ipswich girls had a terrific rematch against Triton on May 12 at Mile Lane. Maddie Machaiek had an amazing turn in goal as well as Ella McCarthy. With Ipswich U11 goalies (and coach’s daughters) Reid Johnson and Abby Allen playing strong goal for Triton, we had a shooting match. First year player Ella Scoffield scored two goals, a career high. The game ended with the Ipswich team ahead in points, but great play all around had both teams feeling like victors.
The Ipswich girls followed up on May 13 with a game against Swampscott Nahant (SNYLL) at home. Natalie Elder had a shut out first half in goal and Isabella Racho allowed only one goal. Gracyn Cummins scored one goal first half and one second half, and Phoebe Allen scored two second half to bring the Ipswich Tigers to a win. Assists were had by Gracyn Cummins, Phoebe Allen, Alli Colannino and Zoe Pincus. Although SNYL was extremely aggressive on ground balls the lady Tigers retrieved 51 ground balls, with especially great work by Phoebe, Cabot Johnson, Paige Donahue and Isabel Welenc. We couldn’t be more proud of these players and the way they adjust to each new team. They grow as a team every week and we can’t wait to see what their future holds!
This past Sunday, May 13th, the U9 (1/2) Ipswich Tigers visited the Swampscott Big Blue and came away with their third consecutive win this season to remain undefeated. After going down 1-0 early in the first half, the Tigers rallied back to lead 3-1 at halftime with goals from John Quimby, Gavin Pulsifer, and Jake Dalton. Ipswich added two more goals in the second half from Liam Boss and a second from Pulsifer to cap a 5-3 win against Big Blue. Key stops from goaltenders Kai Stillman and Charlie Emery, along with stout defense from Evan Butler, Jack Coviello, and Travis and Grant Wilson, kept the skilled attack and midfield from Swampscott off the board a majority of the game. Solid midfield play from Michael Hamel, JD Greenleaf, Gavin Lee, and Tyler Simms lead to essential groundball wins and possession time that locked in the win. The U9 Tigers will be back at it this coming Sunday hosting Tribal @ 4:30p on the Mile Lane fields.