WHS Sports Roundup

WHS Boys Soccer Finishes With 2-0 Win

The Winthrop High boys soccer team concluded a highly-successful Fall II season by celebrating Senior Night in appropriate fashion with a 2-0 victory over Nashoba Tech last week at Miller Field

The Senior Night festivities took place prior to the game and recognized the four members of the Class of 1921, Youssef Benchikhi, Augie Cherico, John Langone, and Chris Nunes, for their contributions to the WHS boys’ soccer program during their high school careers.

The Vikings grabbed a 1-0 lead in the opening half when seniors Youssef Bencjikhi and John Langine connected on a pretty play when Benchikhi ran onto a through ball from Langone and finished nicely to beat the Nashoba keeper.

Center back Zane Bower provided an insurance goal after the intermission when he launched a booming strike from the 50 yard line. The ball took a big bounce over the keeper’s head and reached the back of the net for Zane’s fourth of the season. 

WHS keeper Augie Cherico finished the game with his fifth shutout of the 2021 season.

“We played really well,” said WHS head coach Kyle Gagin. “It was good to see everyone come together and win for the seniors. They will be greatly missed.”

The victory gave the Vikings a final record of 8-3-2. Junior Juan Guauque was the team’s leading goal scorer for the spring 2021 season with nine goals.

WHS Girls Triumph in Final Game, Finish Season with 11-1-1 Mark

The Winthrop High girls soccer team concluded its Fall II season on a winning note with a 2-0 victory at Nashoba Tech last week.

The contest featured a bit of drama thanks to the weather. After making the long bus ride to the middle of Rt. 495 in Westford, the Lady Vikings’ season finale was cut short by a fierce thunder and lightning storm soon into the second half, forcing the game to be called at that point.

Fortunately, Winthrop held a 2-0 lead when the weather gods decided to have some fun. The Lady Viking tallies were recorded by senior captain Maura Dorr, who added to her all-time WHS scoring mark, assisted by Mia Martucci, and by Grace Arena, assisted by Maddie Stiglets.

The victory gave coach Tracey Martucci and her crew an outstanding final record for their spring 2021 campaign of 11-1-1.

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