By Allen Reitz
The Charlestown boys Sept. 11 grade Division 1 soccer crew are this 12 months’s Middlesex Youth Soccer League (MYSL) champions, beating a troublesome Wilmington crew 2-0 this previous Sunday within the ultimate recreation hosted in Waltham.
The Charlestown boys have been seeded final (4th) within the playoffs and needed to win towards the highest seed, Malden, earlier than claiming the victory towards Wilmington. The victory qualifies them for a coveted spot within the Massachusetts Match of Champions (MTOCs), which takes place this coming weekend.
The Townies shall be taking part in different champions from completely different leagues all through the state to vie for the trophy and the correct to say that the crew is the perfect within the state in that age group. Whereas a number of groups have certified for MTOCs, Charlestown Youth Soccer League has by no means had a crew that gained the match.
Within the ultimate recreation, each Wilmington and Charlestown began out at a quick tempo, each defending nicely towards both crew’s press. The day was extremely popular and substitutions have been known as in early. The rating was 0-0 after the primary half, with each groups creating alternatives however nothing hitting the again of the web. At first of the second half, Wilmington received caught on their heels with a surprisingly quick Will Santoro scoring off a feed from Charlie Reitz, 1-0. Minutes later, Franklin Prudencio received the Charlestown crowd cheering, not solely along with his fast footwork however along with his head as nicely, scoring a bouncing header simply over the goalies’ gloved hand. The two-0 rating took what little vitality Wilmington had left and the sport ended with Charlestown taking part in a possession recreation to wind down the clock.
After the sport, Head Coach Lu Gomes commented, “I’m extraordinarily happy with these boys. They play with willpower, grit and sense of objective they usually reveal good character on and off the pitch.”
Subsequent cease, Lancaster, MA, dwelling of the MTOCs. Charlestown shall be taking part in South Coast on Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. and Nashoba Valley at 11:40 a.m.. In the event that they do nicely they transfer on to the semi-finals.