Pepperell boys U12B 5
The Pepperell boys under 12 B team traveled to Lunenburg and came out with a vengeance against a team that beat them 7-0 last year. The offense kicked into high gear with five goals, and the defense, led by Chris Gersh, Aaron Taylor and Anthony Sisti frustrated the big Lunenburg forwards throughout the day.
Ryan Geelis opened the scoring after taking a nice pass from his brother Sam, firing a shot past the stunned Lunenburg keeper. Shortly after Lunenburg scored the equalizer, Sam Geelis scored on a left-footed blast to give Pepperell the lead for good.
Pepperell dominated the second half, featuring masterful dribbling and passing by Alex Schmidt, who was all over the field setting up scoring opportunities.
Pepperell moved in front 3-1 when Nathan Speigel followed up his own shot and poked the ball into the net. Zack Miller then saw his hard work pay off by firing a well-placed shot to make it 4-1, before Tim Brinkman, who had six shots on goal in the game, scored his first goal by blasting a shot into the far corner to make it 5-2.
Harvard girls U12C 3
Pepperell B 0
The Pepperell girls battled not only the Harvard team but also the weather as they lost their first game after the winter break. Harvard built a 2-0 halftime lead, by scoring 15 minutes into the game when Pepperell defenders just couldn’t clear the ball, and by adding another tally a few minutes later.
Pepperell had a couple of attempts at goal in the second half, but couldn’t build momentum for a comeback, before Harvard completed the scoring with a goal.