Monday, November 12, 2012
North Andover scored late in the first half and went on to a 3-0 win, ending Wilmington's successful campaign.
Steve Scanlon’s Wilmington boys soccer team had a great season. They didn’t, however, have a great day on Saturday. “It was a bad day to have a bad game,” said the Wildcat head coach, whose team was eliminated with a 3-0 loss to North Andover in the North Division 2 semifinal. “We stood around watching for a good portion of it. Not to take anything away from them because they’re a good club that put us under a lot of pressure. But we just didn’t have a good day.” Despite struggling at times in the opening half, Wilmington was in position to enter the intermission in a scoreless tie. But instead, the Scarlet Knights began to ramp up the offensive pressure in the closing minutes before halftime, and eventually cracked the scoreboard with …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
North Andover advances to the North Division 2 final with a 3-0 win on Saturday. Check back on Monday for complete coverage.
The Wilmington boys soccer team nearly made it into halftime of the North Division 2 semifinal scoreless with North Andover. But the Scarlet Knights grabbed momentum heading into the intermission and never looked back. North Andover scored in the final minute of the first half and went on to eliminate the Wildcats with a 3-0 defeat. Check back with Wilmington Patch on Monday for complete coverage of Saturday's game.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
After regulation, two overtimes and five rounds of penalty kicks, Wilmington won Tuesday's quarterfinal game in a the first round of sudden death kicks against Bedford.
Luke Foley’s birthday is Wednesday. But it’s tough to believe anyone got him a present comparable to the one he provided himself the night before. Foley made two saves in penalty kicks against Bedford in the North Division 2 quarterfinal round, including the game-clincher that propelled the Wildcats into Friday’s semifinal round against North Andover. “It was the best early birthday present ever,” said Foley after the game. “My teammates told me to just stay calm and don’t panic. Obviously they’re going to score a goal sooner or later, so you have to just shake it off, not get frustrated and keep diving.” It took a game-saving effort from another Foley in overtime to make sure the game reached penalty kicks. Midfielder Drew Foley, who is …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Entering halftime in a scoreless tie, the Wilmington boys soccer team caught fire in the second half and went on to a 4-0 win.
It took Marblehead boys soccer head coach Scott Laramie just two words to describe the Wilmington team that had just beaten his team in the North Division 2 playoffs. “Strong and physical,” said Laramie after the Wildcats rode a powerful second half to a 4-0 win on Sunday. “They play the way they’re supposed to play and they knock the ball around. We’re very happy to have played them. That’s exciting stuff.” Though the teams were scoreless entering intermission, No. 3 Wilmington cracked the scoreboard just over two minutes into the second frame and advanced to the quarterfinals where they will host No. 6 Bedford. With 37:21 to play in the second half, Kory McGilvray lofted a long throw in to the center of the goal. That’s where towering …