The New Berlin Athletic Association is a nonprofit volunteer organization that provides kids with a variety of athletic programs, including basketball, soccer, wrestling, baseball and softball. Check out recent game recaps here.
NBAA Soccer Week 1
Avalanche, Blast (Smarty Pants Learning Center): In their first game of the year, the Blast used a balanced scoring attack and solid defense to. The Avalanche took the early lead 1-0, but Sam Batchelor, Drew Davis, Riley Henrichs and Jordan Bauer all scored goals to open up a big halftime lead the Blast never relinquished. Evan Brazaitis paced a strong defense making a number of nice stops. In the second half Dylan Holschbach had an exciting unassisted goal and Sam Batchelor and Drew Davis added a couple more goals each.
Comets, Dynamo: The first game of the year was a good one for Team Dynamo. Troy Marciniak led the team with 3 goals while Aurelio Sanchez added 1 more. One of Troy’s goals was scored at the end of an aggressive half field dribble capped off with a successful shot on goal. As our Sweepers, Marissa Waldera blocked 2 shots on the Dynamo’s goal with Alexander Kemstra and Ella Thompson also diverting or turning back drives down the field toward our goal. Katie Gerten and Becca Hall were all over the field with multiple throw-ins, corner kicks, good offensive and strong defensive contributions. As Tots occasionally do, both teams scored goals for the opposing team by kicking the balls into their own goals; something that gave our statisticians fits trying to keep numbers straight. As a consequence, we aren’t confident enough with our numbers to provide a final score for this match. We do know all the children enjoyed themselves!
Hammerheads, Impact: Team Impact had a great opening season game against Team Hammerheads. They held in there early with great goal keeping by Vincent Waldera who had 5 saves and Ty Martin who scored 1 goal. The first half ended in a 1-1 tie. The second half, Team Impact came out on fire. Lead by Ty Martin, who scored an additional 3 goals, along with Chase Peterson and Vincent Waldera who also added 1 goal apiece. Team Impact was aided in the second half with some more great goal keeping, this time by Bryce Kuchler who had 4 saves. A great game was played by all and everyone had a lot of fun.
Fury, Kixx: It was an awesome matchup. The entire Fury team put in a great effort. Excellent defense was played by our two goalies, Aaron Bertsch and Dawson Loebel. Our forwards used some great footwork to score the three goals. The goals were made by Peter Platzer, Aaron Bertsch, and Matthew Ewens.
Express, Phantoms: Good team effort on both teams. Great goalie play by Lucas Binnebose and Matt Nestor. Great defense by Aiden Tadych. Good matchup against the Express
Sting, Storm: The 1st game of the season was a back and fourth game. The Sting took an early lead but the Storm came storming back. The Storm was led in scoring by Rachel Mueller with 3 goals. Katie Grotkin, Kayla Sanders and Morgan Shepherd each added a goal of their own. Shea Saikie and Kaiya Goff combined for a goal together. Both teams played a great game.
Lillian Schimmels, Amanda Maly, Erin Joda and Sophia Kennedy were an awesome as forwards and Lillian scored twice in the first half of the game to give the Sting an early lead. But, the Storm came back and tied the game, then scored two more times to make it a 2 – 4 game at the half. Monica Kemstra stopped 12 shots on goal in the first half. Vera Gleisner and Greta Suess made some good defensive plays and Olivia Berger’s big kicks on defense sent the ball up the field to safety several times. The Sting worked the ball down to the Storm’s goal on several occasions throughout the game and took a total of 13 shots on goal. However, the Storm’s solid defense only allowed one more Sting goal in the second half, again by Lillian Schimmels. Olivia Berger blocked 4 shots on goal in the second half for the Sting and our defense made a valiant effort. But, the Storm was too ferocious and scored 3 additional goals in the second half.
Strikers, Wizards: Although we did not score any goals, the Wizards played a very good game. They kept their feet down when doing throw-ins. Cassidy Kroupa's goal kick just missed by going left. Kennedy Puepping's shot on goal hit the frame. Kara Ward's shot on goal just missed to the right. Caitlin Getzloff played defensively while playing as a defender. Meghan Schultz kicked the ball up the side nice and strong. Avery Levandoski stayed strong as a forward. Julia Cullaz pass and run was very good. Trinity Uttech played well as a defender. I am very happy that they all played a good fair game of soccer today.
Rage 5, Riptide 1: The RAGE won their first game of the season 5-1 with great teamwork and all around strong individual play. Adam Dziegielewski knocked in two goals while Owen Spitz, Ted Woelfel and Xander Wilson each added one. Jaden Ruiz had very good goalie play in the first half while Josh Krawczyk shut down the second half. Despite good goalie play from the Riptide the RAGE was able to hustle, make good passes down field and make the big scores.
Piranhas 5, Quakes 3: The Piranhas started off the season very strong on goals by Ben Crosby, Nick Nestor (2) and Bill Dowling (2), and fantastic goal keeping by Wil Gottschalk and Ethan Gebert. Our defense was further anchored by fantastic plays made by our Game Ball winners of Jaden Chesner and Noah Kopp.
Avalanche 1, Blast 12: This was a well played game by both teams. The Blast took an early lead and never gave it up. The Blast were led in scoring by Morgan Goff with 5 goals and Sophie Kon with 4 goals. Madison Blasczyk, Amber Noel and Emily Gotz all added a goal of their own. Both teams were exhausted by the end of the game due to the sunny hot day.
Crossfire (Classic Motorcars Inc.) 2, Dynamo 1: Beautiful sunny day on a Saturday morning. Alyssa Mallmann from the Crossfire, with a solo effort from her own half, scored the first goal. Cleo from the Dynamo tied the game before halftime. Sara Marquez put the Crossfire ahead in the second half after a hard fought battle.
Strikers 5, Surge 4: Justin Dodd scored two goals and Jack Fuelkmann played a great defensive game in a 5-4 victory.