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NBAA Soccer Week 6
Dynamo, Eclipse: Family travel plans and illness left Team Dynamo depleted. We started today’s game with only 3 players; Ella, Alexander and Troy who bravely took the field despite his persistent cough. Shortly after kickoff the team was joined by Aurelio to make a full squad who played until halftime without any breaks. Our team statistician was out this week, so game statistics are only as good as the coach’s memory. But, I believe Troy had two goals and Ella and Becca, who arrived to play the second half, each had 1 goal. Our Offense was held in check by a strong Eclipse Defense during the first half. But, we were able to better move the ball in the second half with the addition of Becca and the ability to rest one child at a time and rotate. Dynamo Sweepers were challenged again this week by Eclipse’s forwards. On a number of occasions we came out to challenge them only to have them shoot past us, with several rolling in for goals. Even though they weren’t a full team, Dynamo never gave up and played hard the whole game. I am proud of the way the kids played today!
Blast (Smarty Pants Learning Center), Crossfire: The Blast put in another strong effort in against the Crossfire. As the season has progressed the Blast has really come together as a team consistently seeing positive contributions from all its players. Sam Batchelor led the offensive effort as he found the back of the net eight times. Several of the goals were on nice assists from Riley Henrichs who also tallied a goal herself. Dylan Holschbach and Jordan Bauer rounded out the scoring with three goals and two goals, respectively. Anupiya Tiwari anchored the defense turning back several surges from the Crossfire.
Fever, Impact: Team Impact played a very close and exciting game today against Team Express. Every time Team Express would score we would answer right back with a goal of our own. Our top scorer was Zeke Adkins who scored his first two goals of the season along with Troy Blawat also with his first goal and one more for Ty Martin. Great defense was played by all!
Fury, Menace: It was a very close game. Some great defensive plays were made by both team. Boon Bender and Noah Delain had some awesome assists. Peter Platzer blocked every goal as the goalie. Aaron Bertsch and Gabe Stephens scored the goals for the Fury.
Sting, Whitecaps: It was a breezy morning with temperatures about what one would expect for mid-October. Our offensive squad this week consisted of Forwards Olivia Berger, Madison Billings-Nowak, Lauren Gryczka, Erin Joda, Monica Kemstra, Sophia Kennedy, Amanda Maly and Lillian Schimmels. Team Sting had several shots on goal including at least 1 each for Monica and Sophia, 2 for Erin and 7 for Lillian; none of which found their marks. Whitecap goal tenders had almost a dozen good saves to hold us scoreless the whole game. One behavior we observed this week was a lack of follow-through by the girls. They’d kick the ball once and withdraw from the play. This resulted in a lopsided offensive effort with the Whitecaps capitalizing on 3 occasions. Our Sting defensive unit this week included: Olivia Berger, Madison Billings-Nowak, Vera Gleisner, Lauren Gryczka, Greta Suess and Monica Kemstra. Lauren was our starting goalie and made 9 saves with 2 goals allowed in the first half. Monica tended goal the second half and had 8 saves and 1 goal allowed.
Two goals were scored by Brooke Bluhm, and one by Mallory Devinger. Mallory also blocked 4 goals in the first half as goalie, and Madisyn Hegarty blocked 8. Both teams played hard
Storm, Voltage: This was a very close game, with the Storm taking the early lead with a goal by Kaiya Goff. The Voltage came fighting back to tie the game, but Rachel Mueller's second half goal put the Storm ahead for good. Katie Grotkin and Isabella Kramer did a great job at goalie, stopping numerous shots on goal by the Voltage. Great defensive game by both teams.
Piranhas 4, Riptide 2: The Piranhas finished their regular season with an undefeated record on goals from Jaden Chesner and Bill Dowling (3). Once again, the defense held strong on great plays by Noah Kopp and Wil Gottschalk, as well as our goalies, Sid Blessington and Ben Crosby. Our Game Balls this week were awarded for the great offensive plays of Bill Dowling and Jaden Chesner, who scored his first goal of the season.
Blast 0, Blitz 0: This was an outstanding defensive game by both teams. The two 1st place teams battled back and forth making for an exciting game to watch. The Blast had great goal keeping by Mikaela Bowers, Regan Raposa and Madison Blasczyk to keep the hard charging Blitzz from scoring. The Blast took the league championship with 0-0 tie. Both teams finishing 4-1-1.
Cougars 1, Crossfire (Classic Motorcars Inc) 6: On a bright and chilly day, the final league games wrapped up for the season as the Crossfire played the Cougars. Crossfire started with an early goal as Sam Delain pt one between the Cougar's sticks. Emily Collette followed with a powerful shot on the edge of the final third to bring Crossfire 2-0. Sara Marquez added another to bring Crossfire 3-0. Cougars did claw back one goal to bring the score 3-1 but Emily Collette fired one into the back of the net with a direct free kick from the edge of the box to wrap up the first half. Going into the second half 4-1, the Crossfire team captain, Alyssa Mallman, put in the effort to add 2 more goals for the Crossfire to end the game 6-1. It was a great game to wrap up Crossfire's season.
Strikers 4, Tornados 0: Jimmy Karolek recorded a shut out while Jack Gress and Justin Miller each had two goals in a win.