- Published on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 21:29
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Girls’ Varsity Impressive in 5-0 Win over North Springs
Neither the cold air nor the North Springs Girls’ Varsity team could cool off the Greyhounds offense in a convincing 5-0 victory at the Hound Pound Last night. Pope outshot their regional foe 29 to 1 in a thoroughly dominating effort that displayed Pope’s ability to control possession and find dangerous areas from which to attack the goal.
Pope’s relentless attack began in earnest in the fourth and sixth minutes of play. Belle Geiger, who would finish the game with a goal and assist, began the barrage with two hard shots that clanged off the cross bar. Alex Grace, who finished with four shots, and Kathryn Schreck combined at the ninth minute with a shot by Grace that was just pushed wide. Hailey Johnston sent in a curling free kick to Taylor Meneide in the twelfth minute that was volleyed to the left just missing the goal.
While the initial efforts at scoring were not successful, the team did not become discouraged as they continued to attack. Finally, in the twenty-sixth minute, Amanda Horton started a dangerous play by winning the ball in the midfield. She pushed the ball to Belle Geiger who found Goodwin Brown for the first goal. Not letting North Springs catch their breath, Pope pounced again 1 minute letter. Building from the back, Noelle Best found Grace in the midfield. Grace found Kathryn Schreck all alone on an overlapping run. Beating the last defender, Schreck rifled a right-footed shot by the stunned North Springs’ goalie. The first half scoring ended with Horton finding Alexa Moore at the top of the penalty area. A quick turn later, the score was 3-0. As the teams walked off the field, Pope’s first half dominance was astounding. Starting goalkeeper Blair Shortland finished the half with one touch on the ball, a back pass from of her defenders, and Pope finished the half with a sizable 17 to 0 lead in shots.
When the second half began, Pope wasted no time in making the score 4-0. From the opening kick of the second half, a pass to Brown was followed by an overlapping run by Schreck who found Belle Geiger who finished strongly. Randi Schroedel, in her most extensive action since returning from injury, continued her strong first half play in the second half by providing the connectivity between the defense and the fleet-footed forwards. Lauren Wilson also placed her stamp on the game by winning the ball in the midfield and finding Schreck, Rachel Aldridge, or Jordan Maloney on effective overlapping runs. Emma Kate Lewis served several balls into the middle that just missed their mark as well. Hailey Johnston and Jamie Glover effectively switched the ball to keep North Springs off balance. In the fifty-eighth minute of action, Taylor Meneide, who finished with five shots on the night, put the exclamation point on the game with her crushing right-footed shot off a corner to make the score 5-0.
On Friday night, the Girls’ Varsity returns to action hosting Riverwood, the team that handed Pope their lone regional loss last year. We hope to see you at the game.
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3/4/14 - Boys Varsity
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JV Boys vs Lassiter
Pope vs. Lassiter
Score 0 – 1
A Well-Played Draw Turn Into A Heart Breaking Loss In The Last Minute Of The Match;
Pope 0 Lassiter 1
Lassiter drops in last minute shot to steal the match.
In the 1st half, both teams created scoring opportunities with play switching back and forth throughout the half. Six different Pope players took seven shots with four requiring the attention of Lassiter’s goalie.
In the 2nd half, Lassiter intensified the offensive pressure but the boys kept turning them away. In addition to several stellar saves by Hunter Hall #5, Pope blocked shots, forced turn-overs and even drew an offside penalty that overturned a Lassiter goal. The boys played a gutsy match (the third of the week) against a feisty opponent, but as luck would have it, a moment of bad luck turned a draw into a loss.
Shots (on Goal)
1st Half 7(4) 9(3)
2nd Half 6(2) 12(4)
Shots Taken By:
#41 Brian Daniels – 4 #29 Ruben Naranjo – 2 #30 John Taylor – 2
#10 Tomas Crump – 1 #14 Henry Purdy – 1 #28 Jeremy Lutz – 1
#35 Tomer Shaked – 1 #38 Chris Park - 1
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- Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 16:22
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Pope JV Girls Beat Forysth Central JV Girls 10-0
The girl’s JV team pulled off a mercy rule victory at home versus Forysth Central on Tuesday, February 25th.
It seems as if everyone wanted to score. Goals were scored by Haley Burgett, MK Elias, Anna Warfel, Sophie Aldridge, and 2 goals each by Sydney Meador, Isabella Burke and Kelsey Rasheed.
Shots on goal were lopsided with 36 for Pope and none for Forysth Central.
The girls remain undefeated on the season.
Friday, March 07, 2014 5:55pm
Riverwood @ Pope
Friday, March 07, 2014 7:55pm
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 5:55pm
Osborne @ Pope
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 7:55pm
Friday, March 14, 2014 12am - Saturday, March 15, 2014 12am
Calhoun County @ Pope
Friday, March 14, 2014 6pm
Wind: 7 mph
7 Mar 2014
8 Mar 2014
Team Stats 2012
Team Stats 2013
Team Stats 2014