A thrilling late game rally gave the Chelmsford Boys U12 #1 squad a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Waltham in Division One soccer play last Saturday at South Row School. Down by a goal with eight minutes remaining, David Pearson leveled for Chelmsford when he beat two defenders down the right side and fired a fierce shot just inside the right post for 1-1. Both teams then pressed for the winner, but it was Chelmsford that got it with less than two minutes left when Austin Collias led a counter attack that found Pearson, who spied Alexander Curtiss inside the box for the pass. Curtiss turned and blasted a shot that deflected off a Waltham player and into the net for the team’s first win of the season.
Much of the first half was a defensive struggle with the Chelmsford back triangle of Jeremy Cottle, Bobby Tripathi, and Sam North effectively thwarting the Waltham attack to complement the goaltending of Brendan Carey. The visitors, however, converted a crossing pass just before the half for the lead. Goalie Shane Sullivan shut down Waltham in the second half, and midfield work from Casey Hamill, Zach Lattimore, and Shayan Sobhian keyed the offensive thrusts.
Girls U12 #2 kept its unbeaten streak intact by ramping up its offensive weapons in a 5-0 shutout at Stoneham. Katie Burgess scored a goal with each foot, and Rachel Hanna, Brianne Gump, and Hannah Marden each netted one shot. Erica Ott and Katie Guay each garnered two assists. Alison DeGloria, Jenny Pisarek and Berta Sastre each had one assist, Michelle Janiak performed strongly on defense, and Breanna Hadley and Helen Claire Andrus combined for the shutout in goal.
Boys U12 #2 also remained undefeated, blanking Wilmington 2-0 in an away contest on goals by Jake Glovin and Romi Elfakih. Cam Engdahl had a special assist when he headed the fall forward at midfield to support Elfakih’s goal, and goalies Josh Ambrosino and Mark Keller blanked the hosts in goal with some spectacular saves. Ben Deudon, Max Shinnick, and Jordan McMahon were sturdy in defense.
Other shutouts were registered by the Girls U12 #3, 5-0 over Hanscom at Harrington School, Boys U14 #3, 1-0 at North Reading, Boys U10 #2, 3-0 over Everett at Highland Field in Chelmsford, and Boys U12 #5, 7-0 over a visiting Burlington side. At Harrington, the Chelmsford girls evened their season mark at 2-2 as Erin Hamilton and Bailey Stone notched first half goals for the halftime lead. In its best game of the year, the locals aggressively attacked the visitors with crisp passing and strong team play, and finished off the game with a pair of Abby Hickey goals and a tally by Madeleine Walsh on a hustling play up the middle. Alanah Melanson had a hat trick of assists (three), and Hickey and Hamilton combined for the shutout in goal.
The U14 boys traveled to North Reading for a deserved 1-0 win as Jake Higson and Joe LaFreniere combined for a clean sheet in front of the nets. The game’s lone score came on tally by Ken Camacho in the 26th minute when he finished a perfect centering pass from Jack Pearce. An impenetrable defense led by Andy Lloyd, Zach Pindara, Kyle Chagnon and Higson protected the margin in the second half.
In the local match at Highland, Boys U10 #2 ran its mark to a perfect 4-0 with the whitewash over Everett in a tough match. Chelmsford’s passing and foot skills proved superior to the physical play of the visitors, as Brian Wetherall got the locals off and running with unassisted run and goal in the 10th minute. Wetherall then crossed to Eric Janiak, who scored on a one-timer for 2-0. Kyle Yuan made five saves in a frenzied ten-minute period in the second half as Everett pushed forward to try and catch up. Wetherall closed the door by scoring off an Owen Jordan cross. Evan Smith kept the offensive pressure on from his midfield post, while Michael Koechling, Jonathan Olsen and Sean McCartin combined on defense to stop the Everett attack.
In the Boys U12 shutout over Burlington, Stephen Sarault had a hat trick, Corey Ross tallied twice, and Charles Linskey and Tanuj Sane had a goal apiece. The blanking was highlighted by the game-long defensive work of Benjamin Crosby, Ricky Rowsell, Jenson Hall, Nick Shaw, and Lev Tsidikovsky, who only gave up four shots on goal that were easily parried by goalkeeper Arron Rogers. Josh Desrochers, Kyle Wilson, Arnav Mithal, Daniel Erdosy, Sane, and Ross each collected assists.
Boys U12 #4 gained a 1-1 tie in a tight match with Winchester on the road. After falling behind 1-0, Chelmsford equalized when Max Higson, returning from a broken hand, and Colin Wang assisted on a Michael Hohrath goal. Luke Bellone and Steve McLeod were effective in net, and Vignesh Mohankumar and Omar Bhat led the scrappy defense.
Also rallying to a 1-1 tie was Boys U10#1 at Medford in a hard-fought contest. Medford got on the scoreboard after only three minutes by capitalizing on a slight defensive hesitation, but Chelmsford was in shutout mode thereafter as Tim Miragliuolo, Evan Andrus, and Ryan Ashness stymied the hosts in a complete defensive effort. Will Higson and Connor Scribner helped create numerous offensive chances, but Chelmsford couldn’t score until the final two minutes. After Chelmsford repeatedly generated corner kicks and other chances, Alex Hill lofted a corner in front of the Medford net, where Ryan McGaughey and his Medford marker rose up to head the ball, which fell to the ground and bounced in front of Corey Dunn of Chelmsford. Dunn promptly volleyed it off the Medford keeper’s fingertips into the netting for the leveler.
One other Chelmsford squad held an opponent to a single score, as Girls U10 #3 clobbered visiting Wilmington 6-1, at Highland Field. Keara Sheehan had three goals, Deborah Miller scored twice, and Deanna Kenyon had a single tally in the victory. Megan Johnson, Claire Markey, and Natasha Lynch each compiled two assists. Sophie Eppolito and Emily Singer were quite strong on defense in front of netminders Sarah Doherty and Bailey Grant as the team raised its season record to 4-1.
In U13 competition, Boys #1 fell at Tewksbury 5-1. Chelmsford’s lone tally came on a rocket off the left foot of Evan Lefebvre off a pass from Shawn Lefebvre. Kevin Tatara was strong both ways, and Ben Freeman was stout on defense.
Girls U13 #1 topped Lowell 4-1 at Roberts Field behind three goals by Meghan Ryan and one by Lora Merhi. Remaining undefeated at 3-0-1, Chelmsford netted all of its goals in the first half behind great ball movement. A second half defensive struggle was controlled by the Chelmsford tandems of Rachana Deshmukh with Merhi, and Becca Schmidt with Arianna Sundstrom.
Chelmsford’s Girls U13 #2 tied Lowell 0-0 at Edwards Field in Lowell. Melissa Sennott, Lauren Thayer, Jennifer Roy, and Danielle Miner combined in net to shut down the hosts. Along with Emily Roller, Alyssa Fabianek, and Jennifer Roy, the stingy Chelmsford goalkeepers and defenders have held their opponents to only two goals in the last three games. Megan O’Keefe, Marie Lawton, and Erin O’Keefe have keyed the attack.
Ben Sauter and Nathaniel Sintros led an energetic and aggressive Boys U10 #3 to its first win of the young season with a goal each as the Chelmsford squad topped host Winchester 2-1 at Manchester Field. Michael Totten and John Blake clamped down on Winchester from their positions in goal, and Ryan Taylor provided solid defensive coverage to also key the win.
Andrew Majeski and Charles McKelvey netted two goals apiece to pace another under-10 Chelmsford side, Boys U10 #2, to a 6-3 decision over Lowell at Edwards Field in Lowell. Chelmsford started slowly as Lowell opened the scoring before Majeski equalized. Majeski had to repeat himself after another Lowell tally, before McKelvey put the winners ahead for good just before the halftime break. Chelmsford eventually broke free in the latter part of the game when Jonathan Roche and McKelvey potted goals, and Garrett Mahling attacked from the defensive end to score unassisted. The defense was led by Brian Wetherall, Kyle Yuan, and Owen Jordan, while Eric Janiak, Michael Koechlin and Jonathan Olsen were relentless in midfield.
Boys U10 #1 also found the win column, grabbing a comeback 4-3 win over Waltham at soggy Highland Field behind Corey Dunn’s hat trick and a game-winning shot by Tim Miragliuolo with five minutes to play. Down 2-1 at the break, Chelmsford fell behind 3-1 before rallying with an effective and patient passing attack that continually broke down the Waltham defense and generated scoring opportunities. Ryan McGaughey was effective at both defense and in midfield, Connor Scribner threatened often, and Nick Beati made a diving save in goal moments before time to preserve the outcome.
Chelmsford’s Boys U14 #2 got its first win the hard way, by blanking a visiting Melrose side 1-0 behind goalies Connor Schille and Connor Kurcon and the sturdy defense of Robby Sullivan, Joe Sciaudone, Derek Tsaknopoules, and Bobby Khirallah. The lone score came from a powerful rush by fullback Ray Foo, who made a pinpoint pass to Sam Wong, who buried it in the back of the net. Chelmsford dominated the run of play in this game, keyed by midfielders Sean O’Shaugnessy, Gus Kaskons, Brendan Walsh, Lyndon Langthorne and Nick Surette.
Girls U13 #1 remained undefeated (2-0-1) with an 11-1 drubbing of a short-handed Dracut squad at Roberts Field. Melissa Balich and Samantha Burns each had a hat trick, while Meghan Ryan had a pair of scores. Kelsey Sheehan, Meghan Balich and Lauren Ciccarelli chipped in with one goal each. The hosts controlled the midfield behind Samantha Burns, Jenna Lavallee, Meghan Morrison and Meghan Macdonald.
Boys U13 #1 dropped a couple of games on the weekend locally, 6-2 against Tyngsboro and 4-1 to Chelmsford U13 #2. Against Tyngsboro, both Evan and Shawn Lefebvre assisted on the two scores, which were finished by Kevin Tatar and Joe Grasso. Evan Lefebvre scored the lone goal on Sunday, plugging in the rebound of a Jack Olson shot.
In Girls U10 play, U10 #3 took its third straight win, 4-1 over host Lincoln despite only having one substitute available in the rain-soaked match. Keara Sheehan tallied twice, and Natasha Lynch and Megan Johnson found the net once each. Most of the game was played in the Lincoln end due to the strong midfield efforts of Stephanie Hartshon, Claire Markey, and Deanna Kenyon.
Two other Girls U10 teams split 3-0 matches against opponents from Wilmington. U10 #2 traveled to Wilmington and remained undefeated by blanking their hosts. Chelmsford scored twice in the first half, the first coming on run from the defensive end by Mary Lipoli, who finished unassisted. Later, Allie Young dribbled through the Wilmington defense before finding Lipoli, who netted her second score. Michelle Chernaik took a pass from Anna Obendorf in the second half and powered a blast into the top corner of the net for the final margin. Michelle Chernaik and Sioblan Lafreniere pitched the shutout in goal, while Bronwyn Shinnick and Rheanna Lawton helped control the middle third.
Meanwhile, in Chelmsford, Wilmington’s U10 #1 topped the home team by the identical score, scoring two late goals against a tiring defense in an otherwise evenly-matched contest. Chelmsford actually controlled the run of play in the second half, but couldn’t find the net despite a number of promising opportunities. Alyssa Pasciuto, Caitlyn McCabe, Michelle Materna, and Kayla Loycano played strong games.
The Chelmsford U12 teams played a series of tight games last weekend, highlighted by Boys U12 #2 3-0 whitewash at Burlington behind goals by Josh Ambrosino, Mark Keller, and Aislan Lally. Keller and Max Shinnick combined for the clean sheet, and Romi Elfakih was effective with an assist and a pair of near misses on net. Alec McHugh also peppered the net but was unable to get the ball inside.
In Division 1, Boys U12#1 was bettered by Somerville 4-2 at South Row School after falling behind 2-0 in the first half. Casey Hamill managed to get one goal back just before halftime when he threaded his way between two defenders and launched a shot that was only stopped by a handball violation. No matter, as Hamill nailed the ensuing penalty shot. In the second half, Somerville scored early before Danny Materna drilled a one-touch shot into the goal for 3-2, but that was as close as the town side got despite the strong midfield efforts of Zach Lattimore, Shane Sullivan, and Sam North.
Two other U12 Boys teams were in action Saturday, U12 #3 going to Stoneham where they were edged 2-1 and U12 Boys #4 hosting Wilmington at Harrington School while taking its first victory of the season with a 6-2 decision. At Harrington, Eric Rose had a hat trick, Colin Wang had a pair of goals, and Joe Markey chipped in with one score to spark the win. Brendan Duffy, Luke Bellone, Mike Kelley and Mike Hohrath provided the assists, and Steve McLeod and Bellone handled the chores in goal.
At Stoneham, the hosts jumped to a 2-0-halftime lead behind strong goalkeeping before Chelmsford got back in it in the second half on a Timothy Keene goal, assisted by Ethan Eckoff. Robbie Metivier, James Picazio, Aidan O’Connell, and Graham Lustiber on defense, in front of Marco Larson in goal, held Stoneham at bay in the second half, but the visitors could not capitalize on their chances to find the equalizer.
Host Tewksbury blanked U12 Girls #1 by a 1-0 margin on Saturday, giving up a score on a right-side set piece in the 20th minute for the game’s only mark. Brianna Raymond was strong in goal, and Alorra Kingston was a force at stopper, but the locals could not find the tying tally despite generating several good scoring opportunities set up by good combination play from Jill Emerson, Katie McGaughey, and Kayla Regan.
Finally, Girls U12 #2 remained undefeated with its second straight tie to go along with one win, knotting up previously unscored-upon Tewksbury 2-2 at South Row School. The visitors sprinted to an early 1-0 lead before Danielle McGinty leveled, assisted by Brianne Gump. Rachel Hanna then scored on a breakaway for Chelmsford to make it 2-1, but the visitors tied it up in the second half despite the offensive pressure of Katie Guay and Jenny Pisarek. Hannah Marden was effective at stopper for Chelmsford.
Chelmsford’s Boys U14#1, scoring early and often, out-hustled its Waltham hosts in securing a 6-3 Division 1 win that evened its season record at 1-1. Michael Taylor, with two goals, and Lucky and Krassi Popov, with one each, powered the effort in the first half, as Chelmsford dominated midfield play.
With their fullbacks hemming in the hosts throughout, and their forwards making themselves into effective targets, the winners also got second half goals from Beaufort Pyram and Jason Deudon, assisted by Deudon and Taylor Dawson, respectively. Dan Aker and Nick Imperillo provided protection in goal for Chelmsford.
The U10 Girls kept up their early-season winning ways. U10 Girls #2 crushed Tewksbury 10-0 at Highland Field, while U10 Girls #1 journeyed to Woburn where they shut out their hosts 3-0. Each team is now 2-0 on the season, and neither has allowed a goal.
In the win over Tewksbury, Chelmsford took a 6-0-halftime lead behind a hat trick from Michelle Chernaik and solo scores by Brownwyn Shinnich, Allie Young, and Grace Ott. Four different players — Anna Obendorf, Rheanna Lawton, Jasmine Elmore, and Michaela Staples — found the net in the second half to achieve the final total. In just two games, each player on the roster has already scored at least one goal. Sioblan Lafreniere and Ott combined in net for the shutout.
At Woburn, the Chelmsford girls took a 2-0-halftime lead and never were headed. Dorrie Varley-Barrett opened the scoring in the first half, collecting a midfield pass from Michelle Materna and eluding two defenders on her left side run to the goal before burying a low shot to the near post from 10 yards out. Varley-Barrett repeated the feat a few minutes later, netting a shot from in traffic in front of the goal after taking a pass from Lilie Whalen.
Varley-Barrett also had a hand in the third and final goal, crossing to Kayla Davis from the right wing before Davis powered a shot high into the net from 15 years on the left side of the net. Alyssa Pasciuto and Caitlyn McCabe combined for some key saves to preserve the shutout from the goalie position. Kayla Loycano and Eleanor Langthorne both had strong all-around efforts.
The Chelmsford U12 girls had a challenging weekend, taking two ties and a loss. U12 #1 drew with Wakefield 1-1 at Harrington School, giving up a 1-0 advantage with three minutes left to accept the tie. Nikki Crowe screamed a blast into the corner of the net in the first half for Chelmsford off a terrific feed from Kayla Regan, which split the Wakefield defense.
Outstanding play at stopper from Alorra Kingston and fullback work from Kylie Whalen and Kaleigh Yuan combined with the goalkeeping of Brianna Raymond until near the end of the contest to fend off the visitors, but a handball foul gave a penalty shot to Wakefield, which converted for the equalizer.
The U12 #2 team also tied, earning a 0-0 result on the road at Burlington, as defensive play from Danielle McGinty, Jenny Day, and Michelle Janiak helped keep the hosts off the board. Goalies Brianna Hadley and Helen Claire Andrus were impenetrable, with Andrus thwarting a Burlington breakaway early in the second half by coming off her line and pushing the ball out of trouble with a slide tackle. Alison DeGloria, Erica Ott, and Rachel Hanna pressured the Burlington goal, but couldn’t get the finishing touch.
In Stoneham, U12 #3 dropped a 4-1 decision to the hosts. After falling behind 2-0, Chelmsford halved the deficit before halftime on a goal by Erin Hamilton. Chelmsford pressured Stoneham in the second half behind Alanah Melanson, Debbie Okpoebo, Lauren Hennessey, and Bailey Stone, but could not find the net. Katherine Carey, Charlotte Cole and Emily Carey played solid defense for Chelmsford.
Boys U12 action saw a big win and a narrow loss. U12 #2 clobbered Medford 8-0 at South Row, as Mark Keller and Aislan Lally each tallied twice. David Crocker, Ian McGinty, Cam Engdahl, and Jake Glovin each buried a shot for the other four scores in the lopsided win. Sam Jordan was an effective distributor at his stopper position for the winners, while goalies Crocker, Keller, and Josh Ambrosino combined for the clean sheet.
U12 #4 fell to a visiting Burlington side 3-1 at Harrington despite dominating the run of play. Brendan Duffy scored Chelmsford’s only goal, off assists by Joe Markey and Steve McLeod. McLeod, Eric Rose, Luke Bellone, Omkar Bhat, and Duffy all created strong ball movement in the midfield third.
A home win and two road losses were the results for the Boys U10 teams. U10 #1 dropped a 4-2 decision at Wakefield, U10#2 blitzed Hanscom 8-1 at Highland, and U10 #3 fell at Westford.
In the contest at Westford, the Chelmsford boys battled evenly before halftime, trailing 1-0 at the break, but couldn’t finish their chances. Late in the second half the team employed some excellent crossing passes from the wings, but were unable to convert, although a number of shots ricocheted off the posts. In goal, Ben Sauter and Nicholas Hall had at least a half dozen saves apiece.
At Wakefield, Chelmsford’s boys battled to a 1-1 tie midway through the second half, before tiring and allowing a couple of goals. Wakefield had the run of play in the first 10 minutes of the contest, finally scoring on a pinball goal to go up 1-0 despite very strong goaltending from Evan Andrus. In the second half, Chelmsford leveled when Corey Dunn made a nifty attack and eluded the Wakefield keeper, dribbling the ball into the net for the tie. After going down 3-1, Alex Hill got the locals back within one when he got the rebound of his own shot and headed the ball back into the net for 3-2 before a last-second tally by the hosts. Alex Palermo was very effective in net in the second half.
The Highland contest saw Boys U10 #2 overwhelm Hanscom 8-1 as Owen Jordan and Brian Wetherall each scored twice, and Andrew Majeski, Evan Smith, Gerrit Mahling, and Sean McCartin each scored once. Eric Janiak and Kyle Yuan helped out with assists, while Janiak, Yuan, Mahling, and McCartin pitched the shutout in net. Charles McKelvey and Jonathan Olsen were exceptionally strong on defense.
Youth led the way as Chelmsford’s U-10 teams got the fall soccer season off to a rousing start with a series of one-sided victories on Saturday.
Tim Miragliuolo, Ryan McGaughey, and Alex Hill scored twice each as Boys’ U10 #1 blasted visiting Burlington 6-1 at Highland Field. Hill sparked a strong start by the team, netting a high drive from in front of the net just four minutes in before setting up a McGaughey score two minutes later for the early 2-0 lead. After Burlington halved the margin with a long run, McGaughey took another pass from Hill and left-footed it into the goal for a 3-1 halftime edge.
Miragliuolo added his pair in the second half with two left-sided blasts, one off a throw-in and one that ended a long run. Hill finished the scoring after a long solo drive, rocketing a shot that caromed off the crossbar before finding its way to Connor Scribner, whose left-footer was blocked by the Burlington goalie before Hill poked the rebound home.
Highland Field also was the site of Girls U10 #1’s 5-0 blanking of a visiting Reading side behind Lilie Whalen’s hat trick and solo tallies by Monika Schulze and Kayla Davis. Schulze opened the scoring early off a pass from Annie Donahue before Whalen notched two unassisted scores, the first from 10 yards out after a steal and subsequent run and the second after intercepting a Reading free kick.
Davis scored on a hard high shot from the edge of the penalty box off a back pass from Dorrie Varley-Barrett on the right side, then sailed a corner kick to Whalen, who turned at the six-yard line and booted it home for the final tally.
Not to be outdone, both U10 #2 teams opened on the road with impressive wins. Boys U10 #2 clobbered Medford 9-1 as seven different players found the net, led by two scores each from Evan Smith and Jonathan Roche. Owen Jordan, Eric Janiak, BrianWetherall, Sam Barooshian, and Charles McKelvey each netted a singleton, while Janiak and Wetherall had three and two assists, respectively. Andrew Majeski, Garret Mahling, Sean McCartin, and Michael Koechlin rotated to play stingy defense.
Girls U10#2 traveled to Somerville and beat the hosts 3-0, keyed by a dominating defense and two first-half goals from Siobhan LaFreniere off assists from Allie Young and Mary Lupoli.
Lupoli finished the scoring with a late unassisted goal. Jasmine Elmore, Michelle Chernaik and Bronwyn Shinnick led an aggressive offense for Chelmsford. Michaela Staples, Anna Obendorf, and Grace Ott were impenetrable on the defensive side.
The U12 squads also found opening-day success from both boys and girls. Girls U12 #2 hosted North Reading and took a 3-2 win, scoring three times after giving up an early goal. Michelle Janiak, Alison DeGloria, and Jenny Pisarik each found net, with the assists being compiled by Katie Burgess, Jenny Day, Rachel Hanna, and Danielle McGinty. Berta Sastre and Hannah Marden anchored the defense in front of winning goalies Breanna Hadley and Helen Claire Andrus.
Girls U12 #3 also took a home win, against Lowell by a 3-2 margin, paced by a hat trick from Alanah Melanson. A defensive first half saw the teams battle to a 1-1 knot, before Lowell scored in the second half to go up 2-1. Melanson then scored twice off assists from Bailey Stone and Debbie Okpoebo to pull out the victory. In goal, Abby Hickey had a great first-half save, and Emily Carey staved off a number of Lowell scoring chances in the second half to seal the win. Meghan Duffy, Lauren Hennessy, and Kristen Young helped key the offensive attack.
Boys U12 #1 started its challenging schedule strongly with a 3-3 tie against Stoneham at South Row School. After the visitors got on the scoreboard barely two minutes in, Chelmsford’s Casey Hamill made a right side run before launching a cross that Alexander Curtiss one-timed inside the far post for the equalizer. Soon after, David Pearson found some room inside the box and beat the Stoneham keeper for 2-1, but the visitors leveled before halftime.
Stoneham also scored early in the second half for 3-2, before Shayan Sobhian got the tying score for Chelmsford. The final 25 minutes were scoreless as Brendan Carey, Jeremy Cottle, Sam North, and Timmy Shea manned the defenses to get a good result.
At Revere, Boys U12 #2 took a narrow 4-3 verdict, led by a pair of Mark Keller solo runs featuring speed and foot skills that resulted in goals, a score by Cameron Engdahl, and the game-winner 25 minutes into the second half by Aislan Lally after a steal in the offensive end. The team won by keeping its shape, spreading out and passing well to stymie the hosts. David Crocker and Josh Ambrosino manned the nets.
Two Chelmsford boys’ teams found rough going on opening day, one at home and one on the road. At Waltham, Boys U12 #4 dropped a much-closer-than-the-score-indicated 3-0 decision. The game was actually scoreless for the first 50 minutes before Waltham found the net after an excellent cross before adding two more tallies just before time. Michael Hohrath and Luke Bellone were tough in goal.
Locally, Boys U14#3 dropped a narrow 1-0 decision to Reading at Harrington School. The loss was against the run of play, as Chelmsford forced the pace and had the greater margin of possession. A quick counter resulted in lone goal for Reading 10 minutes into the second half. Fullbacks and stoppers were particularly effective for Chelmsford, especially Ken Camacho and Matt Coughlan. Strong midfield work by Rob Massey helped Chelmsford generate numerous shots, notably by Felipe Nascimento, Alex Davidson, and Jack Pearce, but Reading’s goalie was solid and allowed nothing over the line.