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Five SYSL teams advance to postseason

By Somerville Youth Soccer, 06/18/19, 8:30AM EDT


Postseason participants set to compete in Lancaster on June 22-23

While the regular season for our Travel teams ended on June 8, five SYSL Travel teams have continued practicing after qualifying for the postseason. We have two teams competing in Middlesex Youth Soccer League's Commissioner's Cup and another three who will be playing in the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions qualifying playoffs.

Commissioner's Cup
This is a round-robin three-game competition hosted by MYSL between the top four teams in each division in Grades 3/4 (U10) and Divisions 3 to 5 in Grades 5/6 (U12) and Grades 7/8 (U14), with the team with the most points after those three games hoisting the cup. These are the SYSL Commissioner's Cup teams:

B34-3 White (Coaches: Michaël Chery, Ben Livermore, and James McCrea)

B34-5b Green (Coaches: David Wilmouth and Jason Sawyer)

MTOC Qualifiers
The top four teams in Divisions 1 and 2 for Grades 5/6 (U12) and Grades 7/8 (U14) are eligible for MTOC, with semifinals played on Saturday, June 22 and the winners meeting in the final on Sunday, June 23. These are the MTOC qualifying playoff participants from Somerville:

B56-2 Red (Coaches: Fred Foster and Gordon Cooke)

G56-2b Blue (Coaches: James Hanley, Kate Beal, and Barry Logue)

B78-2 Blue (Coaches: Michael Rooney, Chuck Lounsberry, Rob Odilon, and Brandon Pavao)

Congratulations to all of these teams!

Both postseason competitions are taking place June 22 and 23 at Progin Park in Lancaster. Please come out and cheer on our teams! Here is the complete schedule that weekend for SYSL teams:

Saturday, June 22
10:45 AM - Wilmington B56-2b vs. B56 Red (Field #2A)*
11:00 AM - B34 White vs. Stoneham B34-3b (Field #1B)
1:00 PM - Tewksbury B7/8-2 vs. B78 Blue (Field #4)*
2:00 PM - Wilmington B34-3b vs. B34 White (Field #1B)
2:15 PM - G56 Blue vs. Malden G56-2 (Field #2A)*
3:00 PM - Melrose B34-6 vs. B34 Green (Field #1B)
5:00 PM - B34 Green vs. Westford B34-5b (Field #1A)

* MTOC qualifier semifinal

Sunday, June 23
9:00 AM - B34 White vs. Reading B34-3 (Field #1C)
11:00 AM - B78 Division 2 MTOC Playoff Final (Field #4)^
4:30 PM - B56 Division 2 MTOC Playoff Final (Field #2A)^
4:30 PM - G56 Division 2 MTOC Playoff Final (Field #2B)^
6:00 PM - B34 Green vs. Waltham B34-5b (Field #1C)

^ if advancing from semifinal