Friday, November 17, 2000
Soccer team wraps up winning season
The Carlisle middle school soccer team had a very successful season this fall, finishing with a record of 6-2.
Since it is a coeducational team, Carlisle was not a part of a particular league and organized games with available teams in the area. This year's opponents were St. Jean D'Arc of Lowell, Parker School of Ayer, Hanscom Middle School of Hanscom Air Force Base, and Concord. All teams had two contests. Carlisle defeated each team twice, with the exception of Concord.
The Carlisle team was led by a talented group of eighth graders. High scorer Austin Reed, Matt Gentile, Stephen Chehames, Jack Nichols and Cheryl Davis led the offensive strike, while Will Scarlett, Sanjay Trehan and Alex Stengrevics maintained the midfield. The offense scored a total of 41 goals this year. The defensive stronghold was led by sweeper Bryan Lieb, stopper Stephen Tang and wing fullbacks Nicole Koehlert and Brett Carpenter. John Kilfoyle and Mark Hassey proved to be valuable utility players with their ability to add fire to the offense as well as to provide strong defensive tactics, depending on the tone of the game.
This team was unusual from past years in that both seventh and sixth graders played integral roles on the team. Seventh grade starters include goalie Alex Ivanov, who had a tremendous year with three shutouts and a minimal 1.75 goals-against average, and mid-fielder Nick Chehames, who set up many goal scoring opportunities for the forward line. Seventh-graders Kiril Shubin and Walter Woodward, at defense and forward respectively, contributed significantly to the team's success. Sixth graders Lauren LaMere, Erika Koehlert and Rushi Ganmukhi improved tremendously throughout the season and will help create the strong foundation of next year's team.
Coach Amy Nadzo and volunteer coach Alex Ivanov were proud of the improvement the team showed over the season and anticipate another strong performance next year.
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