UPPER CAPE TECH BOYS SOCCER
TEAM NEWSConference and Team AwardsDecember 7, 2018The UCT boys soccer team held their end of the season banquet at the school recently and the following players were recognized for their outstanding seasons;Dave Athamni was named the team's Most Improved PlayerJon Churchill was named the team's Defender of the YearJacob Cincotta was named the team's Most Valuable PlayerThe following players were named to the 2018 Mayflower Athletic Conference-Small Division All-Star team;Bakye CincottaJon ChurchillJacob CincottaJacob Cincotta Named EMass All StarNovember 9, 2018Yesterday, Upper Cape Tech's senior, captain Jacob Cincotta was named to the 2018 Eastern Massachusetts Division 4 high school soccer all-star team by the Eastern Massachusetts Soccer Coaches Association. A left footed striker for the Rams this fall, he made 18 appearances, all starts, as he led the team to a second place finish in the Mayflower Athletic Conference-Small Division with a 6-1-1 record. UCT also qualified for the state tournament with an overall record of 9-8-1. Cincotta was a huge reason for UCT's positive season as he led the team in scoring with 13 goals, to go along with 7 assists, also a team high. He was the team leader with 4 game winning goals. He will participate in the North v South game to be played in Quincy on November 23.MIAA Division 4 State Tournament - First RoundOld Colony Tech HS 3, Upper Cape Tech 1:November 5, 2018Rochester - UCT's high school boys soccer season came to an end yesterday afternoon in Rochester, as hosts and league opponent Old Colony, the 2 Seed in the south sectionals, defeated the Rams, the 15 Seed, 3 - 1. Jon Churchill scored, after placing his own rebound into the back of the net with 8 minutes left in regulation, cutting the deficit in half. Churchill was named UCT Player of the Game.Athlete of the WeekBlake Martin - Upper Cape TechFalmouth Enterprise Weekly Newspaper - November 2, 2018Blake Martin, a Falmouth resident, is currently playing on the Upper Cape Cod Tech High School varsity boys soccer team for the first time as a sophomore and did not wait long to start making a noticeable impact for the Rams. He took over as the permanent goalkeeper six games ago and since then the club has been riding a hot streak, going 5-0-1 and qualifying for the MIAA state tournament in the process. Martin backboned a big win on Monday, UCT's regular season finale, over Abington High School, 2 - 1. He had four shutouts and a 0.33 goals against average during the six match run.Upper Cape Tech 2, Abington HS 1:Rams' Remarkable Season Turn-Around CompleteOctober 30, 2018Senior, captain, striker Jacob Cincotta scored the game winner with two minutes left to play in leading Upper Cape Tech to a thrilling come from behind 2 - 1 victory at home yesterday versus Abington High School. Bobby Molloy scored a sizzler from 14 yards past UCT goalkeeper Blake Martin as the visitors went ahead 5:38 into the contest. As the game progressed Upper Cape began having momentum on the offensive third of the field. Twenty minutes into the first half Cincotta got around his defender on the right side and got into the penalty area from an angle and shot with his left foot from ten yards, but his attempt on goal sailed over the crossbar. Five minutes later Cincotta sent a cross mid-air to Jon Kinsella at the six yard area, but his shot also sailed over the crossbar. Abington had one more really good chance to increase the lead before halftime, but Molloy's shot on the ground from just inside the left side of the penalty area was saved by Martin as he dove to his left without letting up a rebound. The hosts started the second half with even more energy than the first half and starting having more of the ball possession. Bakye Cincotta and Nate Baronas were creative with the ball, but their attempts on goal were saved by the Abington keeper. At the 23:18 mark Baronas crossed a low ball across the face of the penalty area where right midfielder Jon Kinsella made sure his shot ended up inside the back of the net mid-air to the left to equalize the score, 1 - 1. Over the next five minutes Jacob Cincotta took a left footed shot from 22 yards and the ball was heading into the top right corner of the net, but the Abington keeper made an outstanding leaping catch without letting up a loose ball. Jacob Cincotta, however, was not to be denied, as he scored a beautiful left footed goal from 20 yards out, outside the left of the penalty area, as the ball curved over the outstretched arms of the Abington keeper and into the top right corner of the net with two minutes remaining in the match. Cincotta went in and had to go around one defender with the ball before his amazing winning goal, which came off an Abington turnover. Jacob was named MaxPreps Player of the Game. The Rams won their season opener in early September, then lost the next six consecutive games. Since then they finished the rest of their regular season schedule with 8 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw. They went 6-0-1 in their last seven matches, outscoring their opponents 19-3, with four clean sheets. UCT concluded their regular season campaign with an overall winning record of 9-8-1.Upper Cape Tech 7, South Shore Voc 1:October 25, 2018click on the following link https://www.capecodtimes.com/sports/20181024/rams-rally-together-for-postseason-spotUpper Cape Tech 1, Norfolk Aggie HS 0:October 19, 2018Senior Bakye Cincotta scored the game's only goal with 12 seconds remaining in the match in leading UCT to a 1-0 home victory yesterday versus league opponent Norfolk Aggie of Walpole. Cincotta's game winner came off a pass from Owen Hanson. Senior captain Jacob Cincotta had four golden opportunities to score including a right footed blast that hit the left post in the second half. Sophomore goalkeeper Blake Martin recorded his third consecutive shutout for UCT (6-8-1; 4-1-1), while Bakye was named MaxPreps Player of the Game.Bakye Cincotta scored match winner for UCT.Upper Cape Tech 0, Old Colony Tech 0:October 18, 2018New Bedford - Played last night at New Bedford Voke Tech's lighted field, UCT played at league rival Old Colony to a 0 - 0 draw; a very good result considering OC is still undefeated at 11-0-3. Both teams had numerous scoring chances, especially the Cougars of OC. Defenders Bakye Cincotta and Jon Churchill were stalwarts all night. Jacob Cincotta and Nate Baronas played well up the left flank. Sophomore goalkeeper Blake Martin was incredible, making 11 saves, as he recorded his second consecutive shutout, while he was named MaxPreps Player of the Game. The Rams are now 5-8-1.Upper Cape Tech 1, Tri-County Tech HS 0:October 16, 2018Dave Athamni, who was brilliant all afternoon, scored 13:54 into the second half off a corner kick taken by Jon Churchill in leading UCT to a 1 - 0 win at home versus Tri-County (6-5) yesterday afternoon. The UCT Rams avenged a 4 - 1 loss in Franklin one month ago. Sophomore Blake Martin, playing in his first varsity game as a goalkeeper, made six saves in holding the visitors at bay. Defenders Churchill and Bakye Cincotta were exceptional for the hosts. Athamni was named MaxPreps Player of the Game.Upper Cape Tech 3, South Shore Voke 1October 11, 2018Hanover - Yesterday afternoon in Hanover UCT dominated the Vikings in winning 3 - 1, in a league match. Although the first half ended 0 - 0, UCT had six corner kicks to SSVT's zero and UCT put 8 shots on target, all saved by SSVT keeper Dominic Kenney, four of which were spectacular, while the hosts had zero shots on frame. Five minutes into the second half junior Dave Athamni put his shot past Kenney, assisted by Jacob Cincotta, for a 1 - 0 UCT lead. Three minutes later Dan Anderson scored an equalizer past UCT keeper Myles Duarte. That would be the only shot on target by SSVT in the second half, while UCT put 10 shots on target in the same half. Bakye Cincotta then scored on an individual effort as the visitors regained the lead, 2 - 1. With 4 minutes remaining in the contest Josh Barber scored up close on a feed from Jon Kinsella for the final. UCT took 4 corner kicks after the first half while SSVT had zero. The Rams also had two other golden opportunities to capitalize as Jacob Cincotta's shot in the second half hit the left part of the crossbar and also in the second half Josh Barber's shot attempt hit the right post. Defenders Jon Churchill and Nate Zylich played well while Jon Kinsella was named MaxPreps Player of the Game.Upper Cape Tech 3, Bristol Aggie H.S. 0October 4, 2018click on the following link http://www.capecodtimes.com/sports/20181003/boys-soccer-upper-cape-earns-shutout-victoryUpper Cape Tech 5, Norfolk Aggie H.S. 0September 27, 2018Walpole - UCT traveled to Walpole yesterday afternoon and defeated league opponent Norfolk Aggie, 5 - 0. Senior Josh Barber lead UCT with three goals scored. Jacob Cincotta scored once to go along with two assists. Sophomore Nate Baronas scored his first goal of the season. UCT led at halftime, 4 - 0. Noah Tetrault, Dave Athamni and Jon Churchill each had one assist. Freshman goalkeeper Braeden Smaykiewicz started in his first game of the season between the pipes and got the shutout. Josh Barber was named MaxPreps Player of the Game.Abington H.S. 3, Upper Cape Tech 2September 15, 2018Abington - Yesterday afternoon UCT traveled to Abington and lost, 3 - 2, in a non-league match. Five minutes into the game, UCT were awarded a penalty kick, as an Abington defender was called for handling of the ball inside the penalty area. Senior, captain Jacob Cincotta stepped up to the spot and scored to his left, past keeper Derek Nuttall, who went the opposite way. Midway through the first half, the hosts scored twice, seven minutes apart, to take a 2 - 1 lead into half-time. UCT were awarded another penalty kick as Jon Doucette was tripped inside the box by Abington three minutes into the second frame. Cincotta took the penalty kick, this time it was saved by Nuttall, who guessed correctly and dove to his left; however, Nuttall didn't hold onto the ball initially, as Cincotta hustled in and scored off his own rebound to knot the score, 2 - 2. Robert Barbuto scored a well placed shot with the outside of his right foot from inside the corner of the top of the penalty area, diagonally to his opposite side into the left part of the goal past a diving UCT keeper Myles Duarte for the game winner. Jon Churchill and Blake Martin played well on the losing side, while Jacob Cincotta was named UCT Player of the Game.Jacob Cincotta Named Athlete of the WeekSeptember 7, 2018click on the following link https://www.capenews.net/bourne/sports/bourne-athlete-of-the-week---Upper Cape Tech 2, Holbrook H.S. 0September 7, 2018click on the following link https://www.capenews.net/bourne/sports/uct-boys-soccer-shuts-out-holbrook/article_b4f2d979-b709-5b60-b725-0da0f6f604de.html2018 Boys Soccer Try-Out/Practice ScheduleJanuary 3, 2018The following is the 2018 UCT fall season boys soccer try-out and practice schedule.Thursday, August 23 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. TRY-OUTSFriday, August 24 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. TRY-OUTSSaturday, August 25 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Sunday, August 26 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Monday, August 27 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.Tuesday, August 28 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.Wednesday, August 29 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.Thursday, August 30 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.Friday, August 31 OFF______________Saturday, September 1 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Sunday, September 2 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Monday, September 3 OFF______________You must be signed-up to play through Family ID and the school needs to have an updated copy of your most recent physical form prior to the first day of try-outs, otherwise, you will not be allowed to participate.All players, including returning varsity players, must participate in both days of try-outs, otherwise, you will start off on the j.v. team.Varsity Boys Team: September 4 through November ...; all practice sessions will take place from 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., on Mondays through Fridays, when we don't have a game.The junior varsity team's practice schedule could change slightly, depending on Coach Robinson's plans.Plan your work schedules/doctor appointments/driver's ed classes/vacations accordingly.Caleb Jepson Named EMass All-StarDecember 1, 2017Senior, Caleb Jepson was named to the 2017 Eastern Massachusetts Division 4 high school all-star team by the Eastern Massachusetts Soccer Coaches Association. He participated in the North versus South game last week in Quincy, in which his South squad won, 2 - 1.UCT Announces End of Season Team AwardsNovember 27, 2017The Upper Cape Cod Tech High School boys soccer team had their end of the season banquet at the school recently. The following players were recognized by the team for their oustanding performances:Freshman goalkeeper Nolan d'Hedouville was named Rookie of the Year; junior, left back Bakye Cincotta was named Most Improved Player and senior, captain, central defender Caleb Jepson was named Most Valuable Player.Conference All-StarsNovember 15, 2017Junior, left back Bakye Cincotta, senior, right back Copeland Peacock and senior, central defender Caleb Jepson were named to the 2017 Mayflower Athletic Conference - Small Division All-Star team. They led the Rams to a second place finish in league play with a record of 6 wins 1 loss 1 tie and a 0.50 goals against average.MIAA Division 4 South Sectional State TournamentNovember 4, 2017Click on the link below to read...Upper Cape Tech 3, Bristol Aggie H.S. 0October 31, 2017Yesterday afternoon on Senior Day, host UCT won their regular season finale, 3 - 0, versus league opponent Bristol Aggie. Tyler Todesco, Luke Still and Austin Marshall scored, while Chris Parisi and Kyle DiBona had one assist each. Brad Marcosa, Caleb Jepson and Copeland Peacock did well with individual and team defending. Freshman goalie Nolan d'Hedouville only had to make one save, as he registered his third consecutive shutout win. Luke Still was named MaxPreps Player of the Game. The Rams completed their league season with a record of 6-1-1 and finished in second place in the Mayflower Athletic Conference - Small Division. Their overall record is 9-5-4.Upper Cape Tech 1, South Shore Tech H.S. 0October 28, 2017Sixteen minutes into yesterday's league match in Hanover between UCT and South Shore Tech High School, Austin Marshall, while dribbling the ball inside the penalty area, was tripped, resulting in a penalty kick attempt for UCT. Caleb Jepson stepped up to the spot and buried the ball into the top left corner of the net for a 1 - 0 lead, which stood as the final score. The visitors controlled most of the game with ball possession and out shooting the Vikings, 12 - 1, for the game and held a 5 - 0 corner kick advantage. In the first half, Marshall had a great look on target from 22 yards, but, SST goalie made a leaping save, deflecting the ball over the cross bar. Chris Parisi and TJ Wilson also had great looks in the second, but, could not stretch the lead. Aside from UCT goalkeeper Nolan d'Hedouville coming off his line to the edge of the box once and to the outside of the box another time to clear the ball away with his foot, he was not tested by the home side. Bakye Cincotta, Copeland Peacock and Brad Marcosa did well with individual and team defending. Tyler Todesco and Parisi did well with maintaining ball possession and with short passing on the ground, especially in the second half. Tyler Todesco was named MaxPreps Player of the Game. The Rams improve to 5-1-1 in the league and 8-5-4 over all.Upper Cape Tech 3, Norfolk Aggie H.S. 0Click on the link below to read...Upper Cape Tech 1, Old Colony Tech H.S. 1October 19, 2017Yesterday afternoon at home, UCT scored late in the match to draw with league rival Old Colony, 1 - 1. After a scoreless first half, OC's Christian Senra scored for the visitors seven minutes into the second for a 1 - 0 lead. A handling of the ball infraction inside the penalty area was called for UCT with five minutes remaining. Tyler Todesco's penalty kick attempt on the ground to his right was saved by OC netminder Jakob Michaelis. Two minutes later Todesco redeemed himself, as he scored, assisted by Luke Still. Defenders Bakye Cincotta and Brad Marcosa were outstanding, while central midfielder Caleb Jepson played well on both sides of the ball. Todesco and Jacob Cincotta had multiple chances to score throughout the contest, but, could not put the ball inside the back of the net. UCT Nolan d'Hedouville had another fine performance betwen the pipes with five saves. Bakye Cincotta was named UCT Player of the Game. OC improves to 9-4-1 and 5-0-1 in the league. UCT improves to 6-4-4 and 3-1-1 in the league.Upper Cape Tech 1, Bristol-Plymouth Tech 0Click on the link below to read...Old Colony Tech H.S. 2, Upper Cape Tech 1October 15, 2017Rochester - Adrian Fontes pounced on the rebound and scored the game winner with 2 minutes 23 seconds left to lead Old Colony Tech to a 2 - 1 league win versus Upper Cape Tech yesterday morning. UCT goalkeeper Nolan d'Hedouville made a great diving save to his right on the ground, but, Fontes got to the ball before any UCT defender could. Tyler Todesco's left footed drive midway through the first half was stopped by O.C. goalie Jakob Michaelis. The first stanza ended in a scoreless draw. Old Colony opened the scoring 17 minutes into the second, as Hunter Soares scored. Nine minutes later, UCT's Caleb Jepson took a corner kick and found Luke Still, who headed the ball into the back of the net from close range to tie the game, 1-1. Five minutes later, Todesco was robbed from taking the lead for UCT as his shot from 14 yards was saved by Michaelis. The Rams were going to be happy with a draw traveling back home, however, Fontes and the Cougars had other ideas with a late score for the win. d'Hedouville finished with four saves, while Bakye Cincotta and Brad Marcosa were strong on defense. Bakye Cincotta was named UCT Player of the Game. Old Colony improves to 5-0-0 in the league and 8-4-0 overall; while UCT slips to 3-1-0 in the league and 5-4-3 overall.Upper Cape Tech 1, Abington H.S. 1October 13, 2017Abington - Caleb Jepson scored a header from close range last night with 2 minutes 12 seconds remaining on the game clock to help UCT salvage a tie, 1 - 1, on the road. Abington's Joe Frattalone scored a world class goal, straight on from 35 yards out, as the ball traveld in the air over the outstretched arms of Rams goalie, Nolan d'Hedouville, 18 minutes into the match for a 1 - 0 lead. Forward Jacob Cincotta, who was briliant all night, was denied three times, twice by Abington goalkeeper Dylan Gately and once by the crossbar. UCT finally broke through with Jepson's header, assisted by Luke Still. Defenders Bakye Cincotta, Copeland Peacock and Brad Marcosa were outstanding again, while d'Hedouville was sharp in making five saves. Nate Baronas had another fine performance on both sides of the ball at left midfield. Caleb Jepson was named UCT Player of the Game. UCT improves to 5-3-3.Upper Cape Tech 2, South Shore Tech H.S. 1October 12, 2017League opponent South Shore Tech gave UCT all it could handle yesterday afternoon in Bourne, however, UCT finally came away with a 2 - 1 win, as Joe Fiori headed in the match winner with three minutes remaining. Caleb Jepson sent a direct free kick onto the edge of the penalty area, where Fiori directed the ball into the back of the net. Jacob Cincotta put UCT ahead, 1 - 0, 11 minutes into the second half, assisted by Austin Marshall. SSV's George Cook equalized with 11 minutes left in the match before Fiori's winning goal. Copeland Peacock and Bakye Cincotta were defensive stalwarts, while Nate Baronas played well at left midfield. Freshman goalkeeper Nolan d'Hedouville returned to action after missing four weeks due to a spleen injury and picked up his first career win with three saves. Joe Fiori was named MaxPreps Player of the Game. UCT's league record is now 3-0-0 and over-all record is 5-3-2.Westport H.S. 2, Upper Cape Tech 0October 7, 2017Westport - Westport scored in the 12th minute and again in the 29th minute of the match and never looked back as they won, 2 - 0, versus visting Upper Cape Tech yesterday afternoon. Defenders Caleb Jepson and Copeland Peacock performed well, while Joe Fiori made four oustanding saves. Caleb Jepson was named UCT Player of the Game. UCT's over-all record now stands at 4-3-2.Upper Cape Tech 6, Bristol Aggie H.S. 0October 5, 2017Dighton - Yesterday afternoon in Dighton UCT won their league game (Mayflower Athletic Confernce - Small Division) 6 - 0 versus Bristol Aggie. Austin Marshall scored twice, while Tyler Todesco, Jacob Cincotta, Luke Still and Caleb Jepson tallied once each. Cincotta also had one assist, while Todesco produced two assists and Nate Baronas one. Austin Marshall was named MaxPreps Player of the Game.Upper Cape Tech 2, Holbrook High School 1October 3, 2017Substitute Chris Parisi scored the match winner straight on from 18 yards with :34 seconds remaining on the game clock to lead Upper Cape Tech to a 2 - 1 win versus visting Holbrook yesterday afternoon. After a scoreless first half, senior forward Tyler Todesco scored his sixth goal in six games, a left footed volley inside the penalty area into the top left corner of the net, assisted by Luke Still. The score came in minute 16:00 for a 1 - 0 UCT lead. Holbrook's Liam Kelley scored a wonderful goal of his own to knot the score with seven minutes left. Kelley's right footed blast of the ball from outside the right edge of the penalty area struck the inside of the far post mid-air and into the net. The Rams had a throw-in on their offensive third of the field with under two minutes remaing. UCT called a time-out and decided to try and go for the win by moving defensive midfielder Luke Still to center forward to finish the match alongside forwards Jacob Cincotta and Tyler Todesco. The contest restarted with the Rams' throw-in. Both teams could not keep possesion of the ball much over the next :40 seconds; however, Cincotta was able to get a slight touch on the ball to Parisi who first timed the shot straight on from 18 yards; the ball hit off the Holbrook keeper's right hand in the air and into the net for the thrilling finish. Captain Caleb Jepson, Brad Marcosa, Bakye Cincotta and Copeland Peacock were tough as nails at the defensive end of the pitch. Still was outstanding on both sides of the ball as Chris Parisi was named MaxPreps Player of the Game. UCT now are 3-2-2 on the season.Bourne High School 2, Upper Cape Tech 0September 30, 2017Host Bourne, 4-3-2, scored one minute into the match and scored in the 71st minute off a penalty kick for a 2 - 0 win versus Upper Cape Tech, 2-2-2, yesterday afternoon. UCT's only best chance to score occurred midway through the second half when Jacob Cincotta's shot from outside the left edge of the penalty area, made the ball curve in the air and it hit the right corner of the crossbar. Back-up goalie Joe Fiori was outstanding between the pipes as he made five great saves, keeping it a one goal game as long as he could. Defenders Caleb Jepson and Bakye Cincotta played well as did midfielder Luke Still. Joe Fiori was named UCT Player of the GameOutside The Lines With Tyler TodescoFalmouth Enterprise Weekly NewspaperSeptember 29, 2017https://www.capenews.net/falmouth/sports/outside-the-lines-with-tyler-todesco-from-upper-cape-tech/article_8ca331de-fa52-548e-889e-10181981ee2a.htmlOutside The Lines With Caleb JepsonSandwich Enterprise Weekly NewspaperSeptember 29, 2017https://www.capenews.net/sandwich/sports/outside-the-lines-with-caleb-jepson-from-upper-cape-tech/article_ff779a9c-5010-5db8-ba0e-4a4e22eddd40.htmlUpper Cape Tech 4, Norfolk Aggie H.S. 0September 28, 2017Tyler Todesco (2 goals) and Jacob Cincotta (1 goal, 1 assist) led UCT to a league win at home yesterday afternoon versus Norfolk Aggie High School from Walpole. Todesco tallied once in each half while Cincotta scored in the first and assited in the second. Austin Marshall scored the other Rams goal with his left foot in the opening half. The half-time score was, 3 - 0. Midfielders Chris Parisi, Dave Athamni and freshman Kyle Sprague produced the other three assists of the match. Defenders Brad Marcosa, Jon Churchill, captain Caleb Jepson and Bakye Cincotta were impenetrable all afternoon, as Brad Marcosa was named MaxPreps Player of the Game. UCT's record is now 2-1-2 over-all and 1-0-0 in the Mayflower Athletic Conference - Small Division.Bristol Plymouth Tech 2, Upper Cape Tech 1September 26, 2017Visiting Bristol Plymouth from Taunton edged UCT, 2 - 1, yesterday afternoon to improve to 3-1-1. The home side slipped to 1-1-2, as Tyler Todesco scored with 40 seconds remaining on the game clock, assisted by captain Caleb Jepson, which was too little, too late. Twenty-Two minutes into the match, BP's Matt White took a shot on the ground straight on from 30 yards and scored for a 1 - 0 lead. Five minutes later, Jepson had a direct free kick on goal from 20 yards; the ball traveled in the air around the defensive wall, but, right to the hands of BP netminder Steven Pacheco. Fifteen minutes into the second half, Matt Jones scored the match winner from up close for the visitors. Defenders Bakye Cincotta, Brad Marcosa and Jon Churchill played well for UCT as Bakye Cincotta was named UCT Player of the Game.Upper Cape Tech 1, Abington H.S. 0September 16, 2017Tyler Todesco came off the bench midway through the second half and scored the game's only goal, assisted by Jacob Cincotta with 13 minutes remaining, as UCT beat visiting Abington High School yesterday afternoon, 1 - 0. Todesco sat out the entire game on Monday at Holbrook and was used sparingly yesterday due to his slight hamstring injury to his right leg. The Rams displayed beautiful futebol all game with playing the ball on the ground often, creating effective passing and dribbling. Their one-two combination was also eye-opening. UCT's best chance to score in the first half was when left midfielder Dave Athamni had the ball on the left, cut in and took a long distanced shot on goal, but, was saved in the air by the Abington keeper. In the second half, still deadlocked, central midfielder Austin Marshall, a standout all afternoon, ripped a shot on goal straight on from 25 yards out, however, the visiting keeper made a leaping save in which the ball then struck the crossbar, bounced down, but, did not go into the net. Defenders Bobby Giroux, senior captain Caleb Jepson, Brad Marcosa and Bakye Cincotta played quite well with individual and team defending. Right midfielder Chris Parisi had a good performance for the home side, especially at the offensive end. Goalkeeper Marcus Fiori, called up from the junior varsity team replacing the injured Nolan d'Hedouville, made one key save in the opening stanza. Austin Marshall was named MaxPreps Player of the Game; UCT improves to 1-0-2.Nolan d'Hedouville Out Four WeeksSeptember 13, 2017Freshman standout goalkeeper Nolan d'Hedouville injured his spleen late in the match two days ago at Holbrook High School. He made a leaping save and injured himself the way he landed on the ground. He was hospitalized for 1 1/2 days at Children's Hospital in Boston. Surgery will not be required as he was diagnosed with having a Grade III moderate spleen injury. d'Hedouville will be out of action four weeks, missing up to nine games.Upper Cape Tech 3, Holbrook H.S. 3September 12, 2017Austin Marshall scored from 23 yards out and senior captain Caleb Jepson headed home a bouncing ball which was sent off a free kick taken by Brad Marcosa, as UCT came back from a 3 - 1 deficit with 21 minutes remaining, to come away with a well deserved 3 - 3 draw at Holbrook High School yesterday afternoon. Three minutes into the match Holbrook went ahead 1 - 0. Marshall was then tripped inside the penalty area with five minutes before the half-time break, resulting in junior Jacob Cincotta scoring a penalty kick, knotting the score at 1 - 1. At the 55:00 mark of the match, Holbrook scored close range, off a corner kick, then tallied again four minutes later on a penalty kick of their own for the 3 - 1 lead. UCT were not to be denied at least one point as they continued to play great futebol in the second half and kept pressuring the home side's defense and goaltender. After Marshall scored and with 12 minutes remaining, the Rams switched from a 4-1-3-2 to a 3-3-4 formation looking to equalize. It paid dividends as Jepson tied the game four minutes later. Bakye Cincotta, Luke Still and Marcosa played well on both sides of the ball. UCT is now 0-0-2, while Holbrook is 0-0-1.Upper Cape Tech 1, Westport H.S. 1September 9, 2017The UCT Rams opened their campaign at home yesterday versus Westport High School and played to a 1 - 1 draw. Tyler Todesco scored three minutes into the match, assisted by Jacob Cincotta, to put the home side up early. Both squads did not create much offense the rest of the half except with five minutes remaining when Westport's Dawson DosVais tapped the ball in from five yards out, assisted by Joe Turenne, who sent a driven ball on the ground from the right side just inside the penalty area along the front of the goal. The second half was even more of a defensive dual by both teams as neither team could score. Westport's only clear chance to grab the lead occured with 16 minutes remaining as UCT defender Copeland Peacock made a goal line clearance while his right knee collided with the bottom of the post. Defenders Brad Marcosa and Bakye Cincotta played well, as did freshman goalkeeper Nolan d'Hedouville, who made four key saves. Copeland Peacock was named UCT Player of the Game.Caleb Jepson Voted Boys Soccer CaptainJune 14, 2017Yesterday, Caleb Jepson (2018) was voted by his peers as the new UCT boys soccer team captain for the 2017 high school fall season. Jepson has been a three year starter, usually as a central defender. He's a big reason the program has qualified for the state tournament all three years he has played. In 2015, the team compiled a 0.70 goals against average, thanks in large part to his defensive performances. Jepson was named the team's Rookie of the Year in 2014 and was named UCT Defender of the Year in 2016. He has been named Player of the Game on four occasions through his first three years.2017 Boys Soccer Try-Out/ Practice ScheduleMarch 28, 2017The following is the 2017 UCT fall season boys soccer try-out and practice schedule:Thursday, August 24 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. TRY-OUTSFriday, August 25 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. TRY-OUTSSaturday, August 26 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Sunday, August 27 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Monday, August 28 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Tuesday, August 29 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Wednesday, August 30 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Thursday, August 31 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Friday, September 1 OFFSaturday, September 2 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Sunday, September 3 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Monday, September 4 OFFVarsity Boys Team: September 5 through November...; all practice sessions will take place from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., on Mondays through Fridays, when we don't have a game. The only time we would practice on a Sunday morning, 8:00 - 9:30, is if we have a game or practice cancelled on a Friday due to inclement weather.September 14 OFFThe junior varsity team's practice schedule could change slightly, depending on Coach Robinson's plans.UCT Boys Soccer Announces End Of Season AwardsDecember 5, 2016The Upper Cape Cod Tech High School boys soccer team held their fall sports banquet recently at the school. The following players were recognized by the team and the Mayflower Athletic Conference Small Division for their outstanding 2016 performances;TEAM AWARDS: Jacob Cincotta was named Most Improved Player. Caleb Jepson won the Defender of the Year award, while Tyler Todesco was named Most Valuable Player.LEAGUE AWARDS: Conference All-Star selections went to Ben Cardoso, Cory Sullivan and Tyler Todesco.Tyler Todesco Named EMass All-StarNovember 13, 2016Junior striker Tyler Todesco was recently named to the 2016 Division 4 All-Eastern Massachusetts soccer team. He led UCT to a first round tournament appearance and a second place finish in their league, as he scored 25 goals to go along with 8 assists. He will participate in the North v South All-Star game on November 25 in Quincy.MIAA Division 4 - First RoundNantucket H.S. 5, Upper Cape Tech 0November 8, 2016Nantucket - Yesterday afternoon on Nantucket island, the Upper Cape Tech boys soccer team (9-9-2) concluded their campaign losing to the #1 seeded team in the south, Nantucket High School (18-1-1), 5 - 0, in the first round of the MIAA Division 4 state tournament. UCT came into the contest as the # 17 seeded team, but, were outplayed by a much better, skilled team in the Whalers. The home side scored twice within 40 seconds at the 23 minute mark of the first half, which stood as the half-time score, 2 - 0. Nine minutes into the match, UCT's Tyler Todesco had a golden opportunity to put UCT up, however, his hard shot from 16 yards was denied by the Nantucket goalie, diving to his left. Todesco and Jacob Cincotta each had one good shot on frame in the second period, but, again, the home goalkeeper came up big. Nantucket scored three more times to close out the scoring. After a few verbal warnings to a couple of Nantucket players by the match referees throughout the contest for borderline 'dirty' plays and for unsporting like conduct towards the officials and to some UCT players, Nantucket's Keith Johnson was finally shown a yellow card caution, deservingly so, for excessive pushing of a UCT player late in the game. Senior captain Ben Cardoso and Luke Still played well at midfield, while defender Caleb Jepson was strong all afternoon. Luke Still was named MaxPreps UCT Player of the Game.MIAA Division 4 - Preliminary RoundUpper Cape Tech 3, South Shore Tech 2November 5, 2016The UCT boys soccer team won their preliminary round game of the MIAA Division 4 state tournament in Hanover, 3 - 2, versus South Shore Tech High School yesterday. Sophomore Jacob Cincotta scored two goals, his 10th and 11th of the campaign, and junior Tyler Todesco scored the game winner, his 25th of the season, with 1 minute 24 seconds remaining in regulation. UCT went up 1 - 0 five minutes into the match, then fell behind 2 - 1 going into the break. The Rams controlled most of the game with their ball possession and with their dominant shot advantage. They also hit the crossbar three times, once by Cincotta in the first period and twice by Cory Sullivan in the second half. Senior Ben Cardoso and freshman Kyle DiBona played well at midfield, as did defenders Luke Still, Joe Fiori, Caleb Jepson and Bakye Cincotta. Jacob Cincotta was named MaxPreps Player of the Game.Outside The Lines With Upper Cape Tech's Ben CardosoBourne Enterprise Weekly NewspaperOctober 28, 2016
Upper Cape Cod Tech High School senior Ben Cardoso began playing soccer at the age of 3. He started in the Bourne Recreation Department league and advanced to play travel soccer. In the 8th grade he joined the Bourne High School junior varsity team, before heading to UCT and a four-year stint with the Rams. This fall he is the team captain for the tournament-bound Rams. He has been a member of the Ram’s starting 11 since joining the team as a freshman and is a Mayflower League All-Star. Three times this season he has received UCT Player of the Game honors. He also plays indoor soccer during the offseason.
He is an honor roll student and was selected to compete in Skills USA from the UCT automotive shop last year. Through his work at UCT he earned a position as a mechanic with Hyannis Toyota, where he will earn school credit this year and become a full-time employee next spring.
How has the soccer season gone for the Rams this fall?
We had a little bit of a rocky start trying to find our formation and where players would go. Once coach figured out a suitable formation for the players we had and some of the younger guys on the team found their spots, we really got into a groove and got a few good wins back to back. The team has grown with multiple players from JV stepping up and other guys already on varsity growing into their roles and filling their positions better. The Rams are very good on the counter attack and it is by far our best attribute. The team this year is a very close group of guys that get along together on and off the field. We need the young players to keep performing like they have been to keep winning, seeing as how we only have two seniors.
You played soccer for Bourne High School when you were in the 8th grade.
I’ve grown up playing soccer since I was 3 years old and it was the only sport I really fell in love with. I played Bourne rec and travel until the 8th grade. My 7th grade team won the South Coast League championship, going undefeated that season (only one tie). Playing JV as an 8th grader with Bourne was the best opportunity for me as a player. I learned so much that year listening to Mr. Arki coach his varsity team. I definitely wouldn’t be the player I am today if I hadn’t played for Bourne as an 8th grader. That year our JV team had a mediocre season but the varsity team went to the final four, so watching and playing with those guys taught me so much. When I went to Upper Cape Tech I knew no one on the team except for one friend from Bourne who was also a freshman and went to UCT too. My four seasons with UCT have been awesome, with four straight state appearances and two voc tech tournament runs; last year we were runner-up.
Why did you choose UCT?
I chose UCT because my whole family on my dad’s side had attended UCT and I knew it was a good school. Also, my brother was already at the school so everyone already knew me and I felt comfortable around the upperclassmen because they were all my brother’s friends. Plus, the idea of working in a shop every other week appealed to me much more than sitting behind a desk every day for 180 days. The first days at UCT were easy because my brother’s friends were already cool with me. Also during the preseason freshman year, I was able to establish myself as part of the varsity soccer team so I had my teammates to talk to the first few days too. Going to UCT really wasn’t bad because having teammates really helped with that adjustment. I’m very happy I went to UCT. I wouldn’t have the friends from both UCT and Bourne I have today if I hadn’t come here. Going to UCT and being in the automotive shop gave me the skills to land me a great job at Hyannis Toyota, which I’m very proud of. I’m in automotive and I am ASE and OSHA certified. I would advise anyone to come to UCT because of the opportunities this school provides. UCT helps their students get certified in their trade for free. UCT also allows students to go out into the real world and learn more about their trade through co-ops, too, instead of sitting behind a desk for 180. I would also advise freshmen to play sports because you meet your upperclassmen in the fall preseason and it makes the first few weeks much easier seeing those friendly faces.
How have athletics made a difference in your life?
Playing sports has made me a much better leader and it has greatly affected my high school experience, giving me some great memories. Being a student athlete has benefited me because it taught me to work hard and manage my time more efficiently with the busy schedule. Being on a sport team has taught me to get along with different kinds of people and how to emphasize people’s strengths and accept their weaknesses on and off the field. Without playing sports in high school, I don’t think there would be much spirit or pride in the halls. When you work and train for four years and can walk away saying you’ve helped your school make states all four years you’ve been there, you get proud of that because no one can take that away from you.
How have you changed since arriving at UCT?
Since day one I’ve become skilled in a trade and have become more educated as a student and as a player. When I first started playing, I vividly remember telling my mom “These guys have beards, mom.” and I was petrified when I stepped out on the field. Since then I’ve grown physically and mentally and can now say that I’m not afraid of anyone when I step out on the field. Here’s the thing about UCT: hundreds of kids from five different towns all come together at UCT but what people need to remember is that we haven’t been together since kindergarten. Sports gave me a leg up on all those other kids because coming into the first day at UCT I already knew a lot of people, my teammates; that is the value of UCT athletics. All the lessons UCT teaches you, working with other people, making friends fast, working hard and learning fast has for sure prepared me for the next step in my life.
What will be some of your best memories from UCT?
The best memories I will take away from UCT will be all the bus rides to games, joking around with friends and hanging out with those guys. The most memorable thing for me will be our playoff runs in the state and voc tech tournaments last year. I couldn’t be more proud of the guys on that team. Also, no way I will ever forget any of my teammates, who are like my brothers, and my coach.
Who has been your inspiration?
When I played JV for Bourne we were doing suicides and Jack Canterbury made it look like a walk in the park while the rest of us were literally throwing up and getting sick. That season he was the leading scorer in the state and an all-around beast. Since then I’ve always pushed myself to be like him and leave it all out on the field every game. He made everything look easy but I understood that the only way to achieve that was through hard work.
Is there anyone to whom you would like to say thank you?
I would like to officially say thank you to my current coach, coach [Tony] Reis, for giving me all the minutes I have played; my parents for driving me all around to games when I was little; and my teammates, all four years, because soccer is a team sport and I would be nothing without them.
Do you plan to attend college?
I plan on attending either University of Massachusetts Dartmouth or Bridgewater State and I am thinking about playing soccer in college.Mashpee 4, Upper Cape Tech 1October 26, 2016Last night in Mashpee, the Upper Cape Tech boys soccer team had a dream start to their game versus Mashpee High School, as Jacob Cincotta scored, assisted by Tyler Todesco, a mere 45 seconds in. The hosts, however, scored twice in the first half, including the go ahead goal with six minutes remaining, for a 2 - 1 advantage heading into the interval. UCT goalkeeper Austin Marshall, who was named MaxPreps UCT Player of the Game, made three breathtaking diving saves in keeping the score line close for 65 minutes. The Falcons scored twice more in the last 15 minutes to ice the victory. Cincotta was denied by the home side goalie in the first half as was Joe Fiori and Cory Sullivan stopped in the second frame. Sullivan also came inches from scoring in the second stanza, as his direct free kick from outside the area whistled over the left part of the crossbar. Holding midfielder Luke Still played great on both sides of the ball, while defenders Caleb Jepson and Bakye Cincotta were strong all night. UCT completes their regular season campaign at 8-8-2, while Mashpee improves to 11-3-2, with two contests remaining.UCT Boys Soccer Gets MIAA D4 Tournament Bid For The Fourth Straight YearOctober 22, 2016Dighton - Yesterday afternoon on the road, the Upper Cape Cod Tech High School boys soccer team qualified for the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 4 State Tournament for the fourth consecutive year, as they defeated league opponent Bristol Aggie High School, 5 - 0. Tyler Todesco scored twice, while Jacob Cincotta, Ben Cardoso and defender Caleb Jepson scored one each. Todesco, Cincotta and Brendan Murray had one assist each, while Chris Parisi registered two assists. Joe Fiori made one impressive save in the second half to preserve the shut-out. Chris Parisi was named MaxPreps Player of the Game.Bourne H.S. 3, Upper Cape Tech 0October 20, 2016Yesterday afternoon in the second Bourne derby of the season, host Bourne High School (10-2-1) defeated the UCT boys soccer team, 3 - 0. Bourne's Jack Perry scored 15 minutes into the match for their 1 - 0 lead. Three minutes later, UCT's Luke Still sent a long ball to striker Tyler Todesco, onto their offensive third of the field; the ball was played slighly out of Todesco's reach as he was running towards the ball when Bourne keeper Emery Dunbury came two feet off his line to catch the ball, but, bobbled it out of his hands, however, Todesco was not quick enough to poke the ball into the back of the net as Dunbury pounced on the ball off the ground. Five minutes later, the Canalmen went up 2 - 0 as Kylar Macoratti scored a penalty kick, after a Rams defender handled the ball inside the penalty area. Jake Girard scored the third Bourne goal with 12 minutes remaining in the match to seal the victory. Defenders Caleb Jepson and Copeland Peacock were strong for UCT while midfielders Jacob Cincotta and Luke Still played well as defensive midfielders. Caleb Jepson was named MaxPreps UCT Player of the Game. UCT are now 7-7-2 on the year.Upper Cape Tech 0, Westport H.S. 0October 18, 2016The UCT boys soccer team (7-6-2) and Westport High School played to a 0 - 0 draw yesterday in Westport. The Rams' best chance to score in the first half occurred 23 minutes in when Cory Sullivan sent an effective through ball on the ground to Tyler Todesco who shot the ball off a slight angle from 15 yards, but, the ball hit the bottom left post and rolled out of bounds. UCT had another golden opportunity to score, this time with nine minutes remaining in the match. UCT were awarded a direct free kick just outside the top of the penalty area. Sullivan took the kick in which the ball traveled over the Westport wall to the right of the goal, however, the ball struck the top right corner of the crossbar and went out of bounds. Senior captain Ben Cardoso returned to the line-up after missing the last two games due to a groin injury and played well at left midfield. Luke Still performed well again as a holding midfielder. Defenders Caleb Jepson and Copeland Peacock were strong all afternoon, while Austin Marshall made two key saves in recording the shut-out. Caleb Jepson was named MaxPreps UCT Player of the Game.Upper Cape Tech 6, Norfolk Aggie 0October 15, 2016Yesterday in Walpole, Jacob Cincotta and Tyler Todesco scored three goals each in leading the UCT boys soccer team to a 6 - 0 league win at Norfolk Aggie High School. Todesco's third goal was off a penalty kick, after he was tripped dribbling the ball inside the box. He also had two assists in the match. Senior midfielder Cory Sullivan helped with three assists. Jacob Cincotta was named MaxPreps Player of the Game. UCT improves to 7-6-1 overall and 3-3-1 in the Mayflower Athletic Conference Small Division.Upper Cape Tech 1, South Shore Tech 1October 13, 2016Hanover - The UCT boys soccer team drew league opponent South Shore Tech High School, 1 - 1, yesterday in Hanover. After a scoreless first half, the Rams went ahead 1 - 0 ten minutes into the second half as Tyler Todesco scored, assisted by Jacob Cincotta. The hosts tied the game 17 minutes later. Senior midfielder Cory Sullivan was named MaxPreps UCT Player of the Game. UCT is now 6-6-1 overall and 2-3-1 in the league, while South Shore Tech is 4-2-3 and 2-0-3 in the league.Athlete of the WeekTyler Todesco(For the week ending September 30, 2016)Falmouth Enterprise Weekly NewspaperOctober 7, 2016Falmouth resident Tyler Todesco is off to a great start to his season for the Upper Cape Tech High School boys soccer team. The striker leads the team in scoring and has played a large role in the team's rebounding from a slow start to get to .500 for the campaign at 4-4-0, after beginning the year with only one win in their first four games. Todesco recently scored two hat-tricks, one versus league opponent Norfolk Aggie High School in a 4 - 0 win on Wednesday, September 28 and the other occurred two days later in an impressive 4 - 0 victory at Abington High School. As of September 30, Todesco had 14 goals to go along with two assists.Upper Cape Tech 6, Bristol Aggie 0October 5, 2016Cory Sullivan and Tyler Todesco scored two goals each to pace the UCT boys soccer team to a 6 - 0 league win versus Bristol Aggie High School (Dighton) yesterday in Bourne. The Rams are now 2 - 2 in their conference. Sullivan's second tally came off a penalty kick, after Jacob Cincotta was tripped inside the box. Joe Fiori and Cincotta had solo tallies. Josh Gray and Todesco registered one assist each, while senior captain Ben Cardoso had two assists. Goalkeeper Austin Marshall recorded the shut-out. Cory Sullivan was named MaxPreps Player of the Game.Upper Cape Tech 7, Avon 2October 4, 2016Avon - Senior captain Ben Cardoso scored three goals and added two assists in leading the UCT boys soccer team to a 7 - 2 victory at Avon High School yesterday. Tyler Todesco scored twice while sophomore Josh Gray and junior Chris Parisi had one tally each. Midfielder Cory Sullivan registered three assists and Luke Still had one assist. UCT improved to 5 - 4 overall. Ben Cardoso was named MaxPreps Player of the Game.Upper Cape Tech 4, Abington 0October 1, 2016Abington - Junior striker Tyler Todesco scored a hat-trick while Cory Sullivan added one goal and two assists as UCT won, 4 - 0, at Abington High School; avenging their 4 - 2 loss two weeks ago against the Green Wave. Todesco's first goal was off a rebound that was struck by Sullivan, to put the Rams up 1 - 0, midway through the opening half. Seven minutes later, forward Chris Parisi sent a well placed through ball on the ground feeding Todesco in stride as he beat Abington's keeper mid-air to his left from 12 yards, as they headed into the break with a 2 - 0 advantage. The visitors started the second stanza just as dominate as they were in the first, constantly controlling the game as they continued to bombard Abington's goalie, who made numerous impressive saves in the match. Sullivan scored from 30 yards as the keeper came way off his line for a commanding 3 - 0 lead, 26 minutes in the second. Todesco scored his third and final goal of the game on an assist from Sullivan with seven minutes left on the game clock as he dribbled to his right and then cut left around the keeper and slid the ball in with his left foot. The Rams outshot Abington 17 - 4 in the contest. Tyler Todesco was named MaxPreps Player of the Game.Upper Cape Tech 4, Norfolk Aggie 0September 29, 2016Cory Sullivan's one goal and two assists along with Tyler Todesco's hat-trick led UCT to a 4 - 0 league win versus Norfolk Aggie High School yesterday. Brendan Murray had one assist on Todesco's second score. Goalkeeper Joe Fiori picked up his first shut-out of the campaign with help from defenders Copeland Peacock and Caleb Jepson. Senior captain Ben Cardoso was instrumental in midfield as the Rams are now 3 - 4 over all and 2 - 3 in league play. Cory Sullivan was named MaxPreps Player of the Game.South Shore Tech 3, Upper Cape Tech 2September 24, 2016Visiting South Shore Tech High School from Hanover upset UCT, 3 - 2, in league play yesterday afternoon in Bourne. SST scored 2 minutes into the match and never looked back as they led 3 - 0 heading into intermission. Tyler Todesco scored both Rams goals, the second on a penalty kick, but, it wasn't enough as UCT dropped to 2 - 4 - 0 overall and 0 - 2 - 0 in the Mayflower Athletic Conference Small Division. Defenders Bakye Cincotta and Copeland Peacock played well while midfielders Cory Sullivan and captain Ben Cardoso contributed to the team's much better second half performance as UCT out shot the visitors 13 - 1 in that frame. Tyler Todesco was named MaxPreps UCT Player of the Game.Upper Cape Tech 4, Westport 1September 22, 2016Junior striker Tyler Todesco scored three goals and right full-back Caleb Jepson provided two key assists as they led Upper Cape Tech to a 4 - 1 non-league win at home versus Westport High School. Alex Dutra-Africano put the visitors up 1 - 0 with a well placed shot on the ground from 15 yards to Joe Fiori's left, 11 minutes into the match. The Rams responded with 7 minutes left until half-time, as Austin Marshall put in his own rebound from an acute angle to knot the score. Four minutes into the second half, Todesco scored on a direct free kick from 19 yards over the Westport wall, past goalie Dawson DosVais, for a 2 - 1 lead. Todesco scored his second tally of the match from the right side, inside the penalty area, assisted from Jepson, for a 3 - 1 advantage, with 14 minutes remaining. Jepson sent a well placed through ball up the middle to an on running Todesco, who placed the ball mid-air to his left, inside the back of the net from 15 yards, for a 4 - 1 score 8 minutes later. Defenders Copeland Peacock, Brad Marcosa and Bakye Cincotta excelled for the Rams. Midfielders Ben Cardoso, Cory Sullivan and Jacob Cincotta were strong, while Fiori made three good saves in preserving the victory. For his offensive accomplishments, Tyler Todesco was named MaxPreps Player of the Game.Boys Soccer Loses To Old ColonySeptember 17, 2016Rochester - In a battle of last year's Mayflower Athletic Conference Small Division Co-Champions, host, Old Colony Tech High School got the upper hand in the first of two meetings this campaign yesterday versus league rival Upper Cape Tech, 2 - 0. Jason Alger converted from 14 yards, assisted by Ben Mauren, 6:19 into the second stanza for a 1 - 0 Old Colony lead. Paul Soucy scored an insurance tally with 11 minutes remaining in the match in leading his team to victory. The only good chance of scoring Upper Cape had was in the first 15 minutes of the game when Tyler Todesco dribbled by one defender just outside the penalty area with another opponent on him, as he slid the ball to his left to the oncoming Jacob Cincotta, who first timed it with his left foot, but, was denied by keeper Ryan Vieira. UCT defenders Copeland Peacock and Bakye Cincotta played well as did right midfielder Luke Still. Senior captain Ben Cardoso was named MaxPreps UCT Player of the Game.Boys Soccer Gets First WinSeptember 15, 2016Bourne - Upper Cape Cod Tech High School got their first win of the young season yesterday afternoon as they defeated visiting Avon High School, 7 - 1. The Rams quickly put five balls inside the back of the next only 15 minutes into the match. Sophomore Jacob Cincotta was named MaxPreps Player of the Game as he scored twice and had two assists. Striker Tyler Todesco also scored two goals and had one assist. Captain Ben Cardoso, Josh Gray and Luke Still had single tallies, while defender Brad Marcosa and Brendan Murray contributed offensively with one assist each. UCT is now 1 - 2 overall.Boys Soccer Loses Second Straight MatchSeptember 10, 2016Bourne - Yesterday afternoon, visiting Abington High School took a 3 - 0 lead after the first 30 minutes of play and never looked back, as they handed Upper Cape Tech it's second consecutive loss in as many games, by the score of 4 - 2. Tyler Todesco and Jacob Cincotta each had one goal and one assist in the second stanza for the home squad. Rams goalkeeper Joe Fiori made three diving saves in the second half. Abington's goaltender Dylan Gately was sensational throughout the game. He came off his line and out of his penalty area at times as a sweeper-keeper and did quite well. He also made five incredible saves, denying Todesco and Cincotta. Ben Cardoso and Cory Sullivan played well on both sides of the ball, while right full-back Copeland Peacock was named MaxPreps UCT Player of the Game.Boys Soccer Drops Season OpenerSeptember 8, 2016The UCT boys soccer team were overwhelmed yesterday afternoon at home versus Division 3 foe Bourne High School, in a 7 - 0 thrashing loss. The 7th annual 'Bourne Derby' was no contest compared to the previous six meetings between these two clubs. The Canalmen scored early and often as they headed into intermission with a 5 - 0 lead. Central defender Caleb Jepson and central midfielder Cory Sullivan played well for the Rams, while senior captain Ben Cardoso was named MaxPreps UCT Player of the Game.2016 Boys Soccer Try-Outs/Practice ScheduleJune 20, 2016The following is the 2016 UCT fall season boys soccer try-outs and practice schedule:Thursday, August 25 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. TRY-OUTSFriday, August 26 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. TRY-OUTSSaturday, August 27 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Sunday, August 28 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Monday, August 29 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Tuesday, August 30 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Wed., August 31 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Thu., September 1 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Friday, September 2 OFFSat., September 3 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Sunday, September 4 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Monday, September 5 OFFVarsity Boys Team: September 6 through November...; all practice sessions will take place from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., on Mondays through Fridays, when we don't have a game. The only time we would practice on a Sunday morning from 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., is if we have a game or a practice cancelled on a Friday due to poor weather conditions.The junior varsity practice schedule could change slightly, depending on Coach Robinson's plans.Ben Cardoso Voted Boys Soccer CaptainJune 8, 2016Yesterday, Ben Cardoso, (2017), was voted by his peers as the varsity boys soccer team captain for the 2016 high school fall soccer season. He has been an instrumental part of the UCT boys soccer program's success since 2013, his freshman season. He has been in the team's regular starting XI since day one, usually as a right midfielder. Cardoso has been named Player of the Game five times through his first three seasons for the Rams.2016 UCT Boys Soccer Schedule ReleasedMay 20, 2016The 2016 Upper Cape Cod Tech High School varsity boys soccer fall regular season schedule has been released this morning and is available for viewing on the maxpreps web-site. The Rams will play an 18 game schedule, as they have each of the last three years. The Rams open up their campaign at home versus other-side-of-the-rotary rivals Bourne High Schol at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7. UCT is still looking for their first victory versus the Canalmen, as they came close on one occassion in 2015, earning a 0 - 0 draw on the road. With the new addition of league opponent South Shore Tech H.S., the blue and white will have an 8 game league schedule in the Mayflower Athletic Conference Small Division. They will play 10 non-league games versus Abington H.S. and Mashpee H.S., both from the South Shore League, Bourne H.S. from the South Coast Conference, along with Westport H.S. and Avon H.S., both from the MAC Comprehensive Division. UCT will try to defend their co-league championship as they begin their conference schedule on Friday, September 16, with a 3:30 p.m. kick-off time, at defending co-league champions Old Colony Tech High School. The Rams will conclude their 2016 regular season campaign with their only night match of the year, at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, October 25, at Mashpee High School.South Shore Tech High School To Join MACJanuary 28, 2016South Shore Voke Tech High School in Hanover has joined the Mayflower Athletic Conference Small Division in boys soccer for the 2016 fall season and beyond. After not having a boys soccer program for the past ten years, South Shore Tech will become the fifth team in the MAC Small Division. The league already consists of Old Colony Tech HS (Rochester), Upper Cape Cod Tech HS (Bourne), Norfolk Aggie HS (Walpole) and Bristol Aggie HS (Dighton). Each team will play the other four teams twice each, home and away, for a total of 8 league games. In each of the last three years, each boys soccer team in the MAC Small played six league matches.UCT Boys Soccer Announces End Of Season AwardsDecember 2, 2015Upper Cape Cod Tech High School held their fall sports banquet recently at the school. The following students were recognized by the team and by the Mayflower Athletic Conference Small Division for their outstanding 2015 performances:Curran Baker was named UCT Rookie of the Year. Tyler Todesco was named UCT Offensive Player of the Year. Captain Devin Wiper won team Defensive Player of the Year and team Most Valuable Player awards.Conference All-Star selections went to Thomas Willett, Mike Kinsman, Todesco and Wiper. Wiper was also voted MAC Small Division Co-Player of the Year.UCT Boys Soccer Has Another Strong Season
· By Dan Crowley; Bourne Enterprise
· Nov. 24, 2015This year’s Upper Cape Cod Tech High School boys’ soccer team was very good and they had a great season. Collectively, they experienced one of the most successful campaigns in the 30-plus years of the school’s boys’ soccer program. A good number of highlights include their regular season record of 11-4-3.
The Rams had a season high of six consecutive wins. They completed their Mayflower Athletic Conference Small Division campaign with a 5–1–0 record and were crowned co-champions with Old Colony Tech High School. That makes it three straight years UCT has won or shared the league title. They also qualified for the MIAA Division 4 State Tournament for the third year running under coach Tony Reis.
UCT finished with a winning road record, a winning home record and a 13-6-3 overall record including postseason matches. The squad only allowed 16 goals in 22 games played; a 0.73 goals against average per contest and finished with 12 shutouts. They went 2-2 in tournament matches with a 2-0 home win versus Old Colony in the semifinal round of the Massachusetts Vocational School Small Division Tournament, however, they fell just short, 2-1, the following day at Westfield Technical Academy in the championship game.
Two minutes into the second half of the match at Westfield, sophomore goalkeeper Kyle Carroll collided with an opposing player, resulting in him missing the rest of that game and the rest of the year with a fractured right clavicle. Westfield scored the game-winner with 1:24 remaining in regulation.
As a seventh seed in the South Section of the MIAA Division 4 State Tournament, UCT played a first-round home game versus 10th-seeded Holbrook High School (8-7-3) and came out victorious, 2-0.
In the following game two days later, a South Sectional quarterfinal round, the Rams traveled to Fall River to take on second-seeded Bishop Connolly High School (16-1-1) where they fell 3-1.
The Rams began the game at Bishop Connolly by confusing them, playing in a 4-6-0 formation that the team had worked on in training the day before. At the 18-minute mark, Connolly finally cracked the Ram defense and scored on a quickly timed shot through the smallest of openings for a 1-0 lead. Shortly after, coach Reis tweaked the formation to a 4-5-1, with Tyler Todesco as the lone striker. It eventually paid off as Todesco scored off a Cougar defensive miscue with one minute left in the opening stanza to even the score heading into the intermission.
The Rams began the second half the way they finished the first, with a 4-5-1. Connolly regained the lead 12 minutes into the second half. Immediately after, the coach had his team switch to its usual 4-3-3 for the last 28 minutes of regulation. The line of Todesco, Curran Baker and Jacob Cincotta put Connolly on their heels, as UCT had three opportunities to tie the game but could not put the ball inside the net. Bishop Connolly scored again with five minutes left in the contest to secure the win, 3-1.
Although he was greatly missed at his normal left midfield position, Cory Sullivan played inside the posts for both state tournament games, replacing Carroll, and did a nice job, while posting one tournament shutout win.
Individually, there were also many positives. Defenders Mike Kinsman and captain Devin Wiper, both seniors, had great seasons. Kinsman, a right fullback, who also contributed at the offensive end with two assists, was named Maxpreps.com/UCT Player of the Game twice. One of two central defenders on the team, Wiper had a goal and four assists and was named UCT Player of the Game three times.
Senior Thomas Willett, who played at the central midfield position, was brilliant all season. Willett controlled many games, especially when having the ball at his feet. His energy, passion, aggressiveness, vision and skill were noticeably effective. He scored five goals and added one assist for the year and was named UCT Player of the game once.
Sophomore striker Tyler Todesco had a phenomenal season as he added four assists and scored 19 goals, including five goals in four tournament games. He was named UCT Player of the Game three times.
Left defender sophomore Brad Marcosa started every game and had a solid season as he was one of the reasons the Rams had a stingy defense all year. He was named UCT Player of the Game on one occasion.
The other central defender, sophomore Caleb Jepson, played well while fighting nagging injuries. He was named UCT Player of the Game once.
Junior Cory Sullivan had a really good campaign at the left midfield position. A fiery competitor with a rocket of a shot, he scored one goal and had five assists, before being switched to goalie for the last couple of games.
Junior right midfielder Ben Cardoso did a nice job. His strongest attribute is his dribbling by opposing players. He contributed one goal and two assists, and he was named UCT Player of the Game three times.
Freshman left winger Jacob Cincotta, who has tremendous upside, was promoted to the first team from the junior varsity midway through the season and ended up starting in eight games. He scored one goal and had four assists.
Sophomore right winger Luke Still, who has tremendous speed, had a very strong season. He was the team’s second-leading goal scorer with seven goals and four assists.
Freshman Curran Baker started every match and is already one of the best skilled players on the Rams. His first touch on the ball is quite impressive. Baker, who played in the midfield and at forward, was named UCT Player of the Game twice, while producing four goals and four assists on the year.
Sophomore goalkeeper Kyle Carroll had an impressive season. He played in 19.5 games, allowing only 12 goals, for a goals against average of 0.62 per game. He finished with 11 clean sheets and was named UCT Player of the Game three times. He was also named Massachusetts Division 4 South MaxPreps.com Player of the Week, for the week ending September 26.
“I am quite proud of my team for getting along really well with one another, playing cohesively, having fun and winning more often than not,” coach Reis said. “It was a nice feeling for me and the team to go into every contest expecting a positive result. I am delighted for the three seniors, Wiper, Kinsman and Willett, however, I will miss them as players and as mature, young men. They had fine careers and a great senior year on the pitch, which will always be remembered by them.”Athlete of the WeekDevin WiperUpper Cape Cod Tech H.S.
Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015Sandwich Enterprise Weekly Newspaper
Athlete of the Week, for the week ending, November 20, 2015
Devin Wiper, Upper Cape Cod Tech H.S.
Upper Cape Cod Tech High School boys’ soccer team senior captain and central defender Devin Wiper was named to the Mayflower Athletic Conference All-Star team and he was voted the Conference Small Division Co-Player of the Year this fall. A Sandwich resident, he was also named the UCT Defender of the Year and the team MVP. “Devin is the best skilled defender UCT has had in my three years coaching the program,” coach Tony Reis said. “Hardly ever was he beaten by an opposing player with the ball at their feet. His ball distribution out of the back was top notch and his dribbling by an opponent when needed was impressive. He was a big reason the team had 12 shutouts on the year, as they made it into the second round of the MIAA Division 4 State Tournament.”Outside the Lines with Thomas Willett
Upper Cape Cod Tech H.S.
Posted: Friday, November 6, 2015Bourne Enterprise Weekly Newspaper
Upper Cape Tech senior Thomas Willett began kicking a soccer ball about the age of 6. He played in the Bourne youth leagues, moving onto travel and club soccer, playing MAPLE soccer in Providence, Rhode Island, for the Bayside United Club and has played futsal. This season he is one of the driving forces on the pitch for the Rams and a Mayflower Athletic Conference All-Star. His talent and skill at the center midfield position have once again helped the team reach the state vocational and MIAA playoffs.
When not on the soccer pitch he enjoys skateboarding and has participated in skateboard competitions.
How would you describe the recent UCT boys’ soccer season?
To tell the complete truth, I could not have been happier with how we play this season. We came right out as a challenging and well-organized team that had the mentality to control the game in any way we needed to, offensively and defensively. Ending the season with an 11-4-3 record is a very nice feeling. In this season, some of the highlights were Tyler Todesco scoring flat off the corner and one time when Curran Baker and I had made a nice tiki taka through the defense to a score. Our best feature is the fun we have as we control the ball possession.
What are some of your best soccer memories?
I believe this one will stay with me for a long while, I had a nice ball sent to the center 20 yards from the opposing 18 and made a nice 1-2 with Tyler Todesco and actually pulled back while a player ran at me. I put the ball between his legs and snuck by him to finish with a goal to the bottom left of the net.
What has playing sports taught you?
Sports are one of the reasons I am who I am today. I have learned in sports that people come together because everyone, no matter who you are, appreciates something in common. It creates bonding and a family in some way. It’s taught me the importance of people in life because you can’t do everything yourself; sometimes you need someone there to help with some “one-twos,” so you can get by something blocking you. I think that anyone who loves a sport should join a high school team because it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience to have those long bus rides getting amped, enjoying your team and teammates, who end up being more than just teammates.
How have you changed from who you were four years ago when you walked into UCT as a freshman?
Time flies faster than anyone thinks. One day you’re scared to get lost down the hallway, next thing you know you’re joking around with teachers you never had a class with. I’d say that in my freshman year, I didn’t think that I would actually participate in sports or after-school activities because I was a very shy student.
What made you choose to attend Upper Cape Tech?
I came to Upper Cape Tech because I was told about so many advantages in the trades. I knew that I wanted to be able to head out of school working a well-paying job and also have all the academic advantages to move onto a college and continue my schooling. I actually came to Upper Cape Tech wanting to study in the automotive program, but had changed my mind when I stumbled upon the carpentry shop. Something about taking material that comes in long boards and turning it into a beautiful guitar or turning those boards into buildings, massive buildings with different shapes and sizes, just had me loving the idea that I’d be able to look back 30 years later and say, “Hey, I built that.”
How do you envision your life in 10 to 15 years?
In 15 years I hope to be able to come home from work every day to a nice average house that I built somewhere that has a nice tropical climate, in maybe southern California or Virginia. I don’t see myself having a full family just yet, but a beautiful wife that travels with me to as many places we can think of from Europe to Asia, Australia, to Brazil, or Mexico to the Bahamas. I really hope that I am a happy man with a happy life.
Who has been your inspiration?
I’d truly like to thank my dad, Gary Willett, for everything he has done for my soccer career. He has always been the one to pick my head up after a loss and the one to push me in training to understand every nook and cranny of this beautiful sport. My dad has given me every opportunity that he was able to either afford or squeeze into his schedule, which is not a very loose one. My father has always been there, no matter what the cost, whether it was the long two-hour drives to practice some days or getting home from a game at midnight, only to wake up at 4 AM to go to work. I couldn’t ask anything more from this man. And I thank him every day for it.
Is there anyone to whom you would like to say thank you?
I would like to say thank you to my parents for their support in my career; my coach, who showed me smart new playing forms that I had no knowledge of; I’d like to thank my amazing girlfriend for pulling my chin up at the worst of times and showing me support in every situation she could help with over the seasons. Most of all, I’d like to thank my teammates. Scratch that, my brothers. They are what pushes me to make the right play when I come across two opponents or a bad dribble ending in my rush to defend the half. My teammates are all of the reasons why I push myself as hard as I can in games, to make sure I show them that I am here not to score and dribble through everyone but to play the game the way we do—with teamwork.
Do you plan to attend college?
I am going to start out in Cape Cod Community College for two years with a two-step program to transfer to a school of my choosing afterward. I have given a lot of thought to Southern New Hampshire University and University of Massachusetts Boston, due to statements of their high-quality marketing program, but have yet to decide fully. And, without a doubt, I am hoping to be back on the pitch playing for another great team in my years of college.