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NBAA Soccer Week 6
Fury, Quakes: Team Fury had a great last game of the season! Last week’s game was cancelled due to rain and cold so you could feel the excitement in the air. We had our full roster of 9 boys and they all played their best. Scoring goals for Team Fury this week were Andy Rivedal, Joey Prei and Zohaib Syed. Thank you to the parents who supported their boys all season. It was fun coaching this group of boys and watching each of them grow.
Hammerheads, Kixx: In their last game of the year, the Hammerheads used great passing and ball movement against the Kixx. The Hammerheads opened the scoring on a goal from Sam Batchelor after a nice throw-in from Daniel Woo. The Hammerheads continued to put offensive pressure on the Kixx throughout the first half as Sam Batchelor found the back of the net four more times and Evan Rinzel notched two goals. All goals were assisted, which was a testament to the progress the team has made during the year understanding the flow of the game and working teammates open in front of the goal. Drew Davis was the key passer on several of the goals. Ian Kolp played a great half in the goal and Kevin Liu played his usual lock down defense. In the second half Alexander Diamantopoulus worked as goalie and turned away several threats by the Kixx. On the offensive end Sam Batchelor connected again on a nice cross from Evan Rinzel that left him one-on-one with the goalie. Drew Davis closed out the scoring on a nice corner kick from Kevin Liu. Owen Schaar, Jackson Konlock and Jack Rogutich each turned in a great half at midfielder keeping the ball on the Kixx side of the field. Overall, it was a rewarding end to the year for a team that put in a lot of hard work learning the different phases of the game at practice.
Crossfire, Blitzz: A tough and exciting game. Natalie and Rachel Leupi scored for the Crossfire. Samantha Nussbaum and Balley Betlinski were great in goal. Everyone played strong in the cold weather.
Cougars, Dynamo:A great way to end the season. The Dynamo took an early lead and shut the Cougars out in the first half. The Cougars tied it up midway though the second half with a perfectly placed penality shot by Kaiya Goff. Followed with a goal scored by Lexi Loomer to give the Cougars the lead. The Dynamo then tied it up for good. Great defense game played both teams. The Cougars seaon was undefeated with 4 wins and 2 ties.
Rage 7, Riptide 1: The Rage clinched the division title with today’s win. They are also undefeated in the regular season. Aaron Bertach had an unbelievable game with 5 goals. Ethan Wentz and Matthew Ewens scored the other goals. Ethan Watry and Vinny DiMotto played great defense. Logan Bergmeier, Jack Wendt and Dawson Loebel had several assists.
Rage 5, Sting 0: The Rage rallied to win Game 1 of the tournament. Andrew Kubiak was on fire, scoring 2 goals. Ethan Watry played top-notch defense along with Jack Wendt and Vinny DiMotto. Logan Bergmeier really shined with his speed and footwork. Dawson Loebel, Matthew Ewens and Ethan Wentz each scored a goal as well.
Thunder 2, Voltage 2: The Voltage continues to improve as the season progresses as shown in another stellar performance by the team. One of our game ball winners, Ty Deckert, scored both of our goals, including the tying goal with only a couple minutes left in the game. Matthew Schultz was also very instrumental on offense by continuing to feed the ball down the field. The defense was once again anchored by Isaac Sem and our other game ball winner, Jaeden Phillips, who had a fantastic game.
Avalanche 3, Whitecaps 3: Jack Gress played a great game in his first at goalie. Joe Radish and Michael Poepping combined for 3 goals.
Piranhas 5, Menace 1: In their first game, the Menace schooled the young Piranhas on proper spacing and teamwork and won the match 5 to two. In this the second meeting, the pupil became the teacher and feasted on the undefeated Menace 5 to 1 to hand the Menace their first lost. Molly Austad broke a zero tie with just 1:00 minute left in the first half on an assist from Isabel Meza causing the Menace to trail for the first time all season. The Menace made some halftime adjustment and flexed their muscle breaking free for a score in the first five minutes in the second half to tie the game. Then the Menace committed a handball foul in the box and Stacy Hoeg blasted in the penalty shot to regain the lead 2 to 1 at which time the Piranhas started their feeding frenzy. Within a four-minute timeframe, Brianna Duszynski score on an assist from Tiara Perkins and Molly Austad added her second goal on a second assist from Tiara Perkins. Alyssa Mallmann put an exclamation point on the match by driving home the fifth goal on an assist from Molly Austad. Each team only took 11 shots on goal but the Piranhas were able to connect five times. Outstanding goalie play handcuffed the Menace with Stacy Hoeg making a game changing spectacular save and led the team with six. Danielle Nyenhuis had three saves and Brianna Duszynski had two. Jayme Ewens and Natalie Sampson led the Piranhas defensively by stopping 7 Menace drives followed by Megan Habermehl and Isabel Meza each with 6. Danielle Nyenhuis, Nirali Patel, Tiara Perkins and Becky Wyco each had 5 stops; Grace Lopez and Chloe Moran had 4; Molly Austad, Brianna Duszynski, Lily Hill, Anastasia Hoeg and Alyssa Mallmann each had two stops. Rainie Briski, and Zoe Spilker were not available.
Piranhas 2, Phantoms 1: The Piranhas have won four straight to secured second place in the NBAA Park and Rec. League. The Piranhas beat the Phantoms for the second time in as many tries and swam their record to 4 and 2 while the Phantoms ended the season 2 and four. This became a pivotal game because a Phantom win would have left both teams with 3 and 3 records. The young Piranhas showed great courage, standing in against a very physical Phantom team. Grace Lopez led that effort by neutralizing the Phantoms’ best scorer. “I still believe that the Phantoms are the second most talented team in the league so this victory is a major mile stone for us.” commented Coach Bill Hoeg. Megan Habermehl and Tiara Perkins powered the Piranhas with a goal apiece assisted by Danielle Nyenhuis and Molly Austad respectively. The Phantoms landed a controversial hard shot that was clearly stopped, but was ruled that the goalie stepped into the goal. The Piranhas took 19 shots on goal versus the Phantoms 12. Stacy Hoeg had six saves in goal with Brianna Duszynski recording five. The Piranhas controlled the center of the field with great defensive play. Jayme Ewens and Grace Lopez led the team with 7 defensive stops apiece followed by Brianna Duszynski and Anastasia Hoeg with six each. Danielle Nyenhuis stop 5 drives with 6 players each stopping four— Megan Habermehl, Lily Hill, Alyssa Mallmann, Isabel Meza, Chloe Moran, and Tiara Perkins. Molly Austad and Nirali Patel sealed the victory both making three stops. Rainie Briski, Natalie Sampson, Zoe Spilker and Becky Wyco were not available for the game.