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NBAA Soccer Week 4
Avalanche, Dynamo: With all the rainy weather lately, Team Dynamo had not played soccer together since our practice on 9/22. That lapse was evident in our overall game-play this beautiful fall morning. The Avalanche presented a very strong defense which caused our offensive unit to struggle. Our passes weren’t as good as during our 9/17 game. Consequently, we spent more time on defense. Troy Marciniak was our leading scorer again this week with 4 goals and several shots on goal. Becca Hall also continued her scoring streak with another goal this week. Our Sweepers were not as effective this week as they were in our last game. Again, the rainout on 9/24 and the inability to hold practice this past week really hurt our skills progression. Becca Hall held strong this week with 4 rejections followed closely by Katie Gerten with 3 stops. Troy and Ella Thompson each thwarted 2 drives toward Dynamo’s goal and Alexander Kemstra and Aurelio Sanchez also contributed to our defense around our goal. In our excitement and enthusiasm, we saw the reoccurrence of a couple early season problems of forgetting which direction we were headed and putting the ball into our own goal. All-in-all though, the gorgeous weather and the fun of playing together again seemed to make for a very enjoyable day for Team Dynamo!
Blast (Smarty Pants Learning Center), Comets: The Blast used their best defensive effort of the year to shut out the Comets 12-0. Evan Brazaitis, Anupiya Tiwari and Riley Henrichs anchored the defense. The Comets were a quick team, but all three players aggressively turned back numerous offensive pushes by the Comets with clear outs that quickly turned to scores. Sam Batchelor and Drew Davis led the Blast on the offensive end of the field with four goals each. Jordan Bauer and Dylan Holschbach also contributed goals.
Fury 3, Impact 2: The fury squeezed out another win We almost lost to penalty kicks due to our goalies being called on hand balls. Our defense was tough though. Dawson Loebel scored two of the goals and Matthew Ewens scored the third. It was a competitive game.
Storm, Thunder: The Storm took control of the game early and never looked back. They were led by a dominating game from Rachel Mueller that did all the scoring for the storm with 5 goals. There was some great defensive plays from both teams and the thunder goal keepers were everywhere stopping many would be goals.
Voltage, Whitecaps: The Girls minis Whitecaps, team 9, played team Voltage at Malone Park, on October 1st. Ella Wendlick blocked 6 attempts as goalie in the first half, Brooke Bluhm blocked two shots as goalie in the 2nd half. Madisyn Hegarty scored a goal. Both teams played hard
Tornados 2, Wizards 3: Beautiful, slightly windy day for a game of soccer. Cassidy Kroupa, Julia Cullaz, and Kennedy Poepping played strong as forwards. Cassidy scored two goals, one on a penalty kick. Kennedy scored a goal in the second half. Meghan Schultz and Trinity Uttech played well in goal position. Kara Ward had strong kicks and good throw ins. Caitlyn Getzloff and Avery Levandoski kept their eyes on the ball in defender positions. The young Wizards were magically impressive playing soccer today. Happy for their win.
Piranhas 6, Quakes 1: The Piranhas continued their winning streak on goals by Will Roder, Nick Nestor, Ben Crosby (2), and Bill Dowling (2) with several assists provided by Luka Zadrima at Midfielder. Our opponents were kept to one goal thanks to great defensive plays made by our Stoppers, Nick Oelschlaeger and Sid Blessington, and our goalies Will Roder and Ethan Gebert. Handing out the Game Balls was a tough decision as everyone played very well, but Ben Crosby and Nick Oelschlaeger really rose to the top this game - congratulations.
Avalanche, Blast: The Blast were all over the field Morgan Goff led them with 4 goals, Amber Noel added in two goals. Madison Blasczyk had a great goal, kicked just over the head of the Avalanche goalie and another combined with Layne Diffley. Regan Raposa showed great control dribbling through defenders to score her first goal of the season. The Avalanche did a great job of never giving up and playing to the final whistle.
Crossfire (Classic Motorcars Inc) 5, Dynamo 2: It was a brisk, sunny day this morning. Both sides began to boot the ball back and forth across the pitch. Emily Collette brought an early lead to Crossfire, which was short lived as Dynamo brought the score level. Alyssa Mallman for Crossfire followed for the team by bringing the score 2-1. Emily Collette added one more to the tally and brought it 3-1 for Crossfire. Dynamo clawed back one more to bring the score 3-2. Sara Marquez reaffirmed Crossfire's lead by driving through the middle with a clean shot for 4-2. The game was summed up in the final minute as Emily Collette completed the hat trick with a sniper's shot from outside of the box to finish 5-2 Crossfire.
Strikers 4, Surge 4: Will Hedges and Justice Dodd combined for 3 of 4 goals in the tie.
Dynasty 4, Eclipse 1: Great defense by Eclipse's Andrea Leder and Rae Fodor-Law. Nice hustle and intensity by Laura Paez and Brianna Kesher.
NBAA Soccer Week 3
Crossfire, Dynamo: Sunday’s makeup game was for the 9/24 rainout. Team Dynamo had a much better overall showing than Saturday. It was an even nicer day, weather-wise, and the children seemed to build upon their game play from the day before. The game was one of the most exciting all weekend long with both teams moving the ball up and down the field, scoring and defending well. Such fun! Troy Marciniak was virtually unstoppable with 8 goals this game. Ella Thompson also felt the excitement of scoring her first goal of the season. Katie Gerten, Becca Hall and Marissa Waldera also contributed to our offensive success with fearless ball pursuit and good passing to teammates. Alexander Kemstra really stepped up as Sweeper making 8 blocks with outstanding side-to-side transitioning attentively following ball movement. Becca played solid defense participating in several rejections with Katie, Marissa, Troy and Ella. It was a high scoring game on a beautiful day. Team Dynamo really enjoyed the great competition Crossfire provided and everyone had fun!
Blast (Smarty Pants Learning Center), Chill: On a rainy Saturday morning, the Blast had a strong first half of scoring. Sam Batchelor and Drew Davis led the first half charge with some nice dribbling that led to quick goals for each player. Riley Henrichs, Jordan Bauer and Evan Brazaitis contributed to the scoring with nice passing. In the second half, the Blast defense held off an early run of goals by the Chill with solid defense and a number of clear outs from Anupiya Tiwari and Dylan Holschbach
Fury, Invaders: It was a highly competitive game. The Invaders were playing down a person when they scored their first goal. Matthew Ewens scored the three goals, two of which were scored from over halfway down the field when he was playing defense. There were several good attempts at scoring by Gabe Stephens. Boone Bender played awesome defense.
Tornadoes, Whitecaps: On October 2nd, the Girls Minis team 9, the Whitecaps, sponsored by Brian Wendlick, played The Tornados, sponsored by Jack Grisius. Madisyn Hegarty scored a goal. Sarah Wagner stopped every attempt by the other team to score in the first half. All the players played tough and worked as a team.
Sting, Strikers: Forwards this week included Olivia Berger, Lauren Gryczka, Erin Joda, Monica Kemstra, Sophia Kennedy, Amanda Maly and Lillian Schimmels. Several Sting girls had shots on goal including at least 1 each for Olivia, Lauren and Monica and at 4 or 5 for Lillian who scored the Sting’s two goals of the game. The wet, slippery field provided additional challenges for the girls as it sprinkled throughout the chilly game. Nonetheless, we still had some good passing and the girls went after the ball at both ends of the field. Our defensive backfield composed of Olivia Berger, Madison Billings-Nowak, Vera Gleisner, Lauren Gryczka, Greta Suess and Monica Kemstra were able to turn back many advances. But, there was one young lady on the other team with such exceptional ball control that she almost seemed unstoppable. Her 3 goals in the second half turned the game around. Our starting goalie this week was Monica Kemstra with 7 saves and 1 goal allowed in the first half. The second half was a very busy one for defense at our end of the field. Olivia Berger had at least 8 or 9 beautiful saves on a dozen or more shots on goal. A couple of the shots were just amazing; one, from close range, was at least 4 feet off the ground and just inside the corner of the goal.
Piranhas 9, Riptide 2: The Piranhas had a big win this week on a true team effort – each of our players had key roles in our win. Goals were scored by Aidan Wells, Ethan Gebert, Nick Nestor, Ben Crosby, Wil Gottschalk (2), and Bill Dowling (3), however, we could not have scored those goals without fabulous assists provided by Will Roder, Jaden Chesner and Luka Zadrima. Our stingy defense was anchored by Sid Blessington and our goalies, Noah Kopp and Ethan Gebert. Congratulations to our Game Ball winners, Wil Gottschalk and Aidan Wells.
Cougars 1, Crossfire (Classic Motorcars Inc) 3: It was a sunny day with a light breeze on a damp patch today. Undefeated Crossfire held their league standing as Crossfire pulled a 3-1 victory over the cougars. Emily Collette started the drive for Crossfire with an early goal. Emily continued to boss the pitch as she scored another goal. The Cougars were able to draw back one, but Alyssa Mallman responded with another goal for the Crossfire. The game did get intense at moments with some parents even getting vocal at times. In the end, after hard fought battles, the Cougars didn't go down without a fight; but Crossfire did manage to keep their league standing.
Strikers 2, Tornadoes 1: Justin Miller scored the go ahead goal and Alec Herrick played great defense in a 2-1 win.
Eclipse 3, Express 3: #17 Andrea Leder scored the 1st goal from midfield. Heather Peterson scored the second two goals. Great Hustle by the entire team.