- Published on Monday, 21 April 2014 15:12
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Pope 6 vs. Creekview 0
The Greyhounds score early and often in a six to zero victory over the Creekview Grizzles.
First Half - The first goal came four (4) minutes in when #2 Garrett Lones converted a Creekview foul into a 30 yard pass entry pass to #29 Ruben Naranjo, who was able to push the ball into the back of the net. Six (6) minutes later, thanks to the passing of #27 Ben Albizatti and #14 Henry Purdy, #29 Ruben Naranjo took aim and scores a second goal.
Second Half – Apparently #29 Ruben Naranjo didn’t get his fill in the first half when in the 5th minute of the match he found himself on the end of another long pass from #2 Garrett Lones for the third score (HAT TRICK) of the match. The Greyhounds were not done for the evening, as #13 Daniel Tancredi thought it best to add two more scores, in the 11th and 16th minutes of the match, to increase the store to 5 to 0. #13 Daniel Tancredi’s first goal was courtesy of a wonderful cross from the right corner of the pitch from #27 Ben Albizzatti after he engineered an excellent run through the Creekview defense. #13 Daniel Tancredi’s second goal, came at the end of a long pass from #4 Kyle Xhajanka, when Daniel weaved through defenders and delivered another blow to Creekview. The final score came in the 30th minute when#27 Ben Albizzatti delivered a well-placed volley into the box where #20 Hunter Hall and #5 Hunter Poole teamed up to force the ball off of a Creekview defender for an own-goal.
1st Half- While the scoring summary speaks to the majority of the action, it would be careless of the writer if we didn’t mention a few other highlights. First and for most was the play of #27 Ben Albizzatti, throughout the half his unselfish play lead to the second goal, created two more scoring opportunities and in the waning minutes of the half, Ben drove through the defense and fired a shot that struck the frame. In the 16th minute #29 Ruben Naranjo’s shot was slightly wide of goal. At the 29 minute mark, #13 Daniel Tancredi had warmed up the challenge of Ruben’s two scores and took his first shot at Creekview, thanks to the passing of #28 Jeremy Lutz and #29 Ruben Naranjo. Last but not least it came down to the keeper, #1 Jack Topin, who stopped Creekview’s three shots on goal and recorded a clean sheet for the half – nice work Jack.
2nd Half – After #29 Ruben Naranjo’s third goal in the 5th minute and his shot on goal, courtesy of a #2 Garrett Lones pass, in the 10th minute; #13 Daniel Tancredi quickly scored in the 11th minute following a beautifully served ball by #27 Ben Albizatti. Five minutes later #13 Daniel Tancredi was on the receiving end of a long pass from #4 Kyle Xhajanka, fought through the defense and ripped one into the back of the net for his second goal. he
Both teams came out fighting. After #29 Ruben Naranjo and #13 Daniel Tancredi engineering the second goal in the 3rd minute for the Greyhounds; Creekview Academy pressed and challenged the Hound defense for the next 22 minutes. The most serious Creekview threat come in the 15th minute when a player broke through the line and positioned himself for a shot on an open net, but out of nowhere #2 Garrett Lones flew into the path of the ball and cleared it safely away. After Daniel’s goal, the combination of #10 Tomas Crump, #35 Tomer Shaked and #23 Max Senoff were each able to launch shots at the opposition, but the Hounds couldn’t extend the lead.
Final score- Pope 6 vs. Creekview 0
Shots (on Goal)
1st Half 6 (4) 4(3)
2nd Half 11(8) 3(1)
Fouls 1st/2nd: 2/2 2/1
Off Sides: 2/2 0/0
Shots Taken By;
#10 Tomas Crump – 1 #13 Daniel Tancredi – 1 #41 Bryan Daniel – 1 #23 Max Senoff – 1
#29 Ruben Naranjo – 2 #35 Tomer Shaked – 1 #37 Zane Kwiatkowski – 1
Way to go Greyhounds!
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- Published on Monday, 21 April 2014 15:06
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Pope 1 vs. Milton 0
Greyhound #23 Max Senoff is on the receiving end of a cross from #27 Albizzatti for the game winner with three minutes remaining in the match. Pope wins.
1st Half- The Greyhounds opened the match a bit weary after defeating Creekview victory (6 to 0) the previous night and with the absence four key players it would be up to the defense to keep Milton at bay. #14 Henry Purdy, #38 Chris Park, #4 Kyle Xhajanka, # 23 Max Senoff, #2 Garrett Lones and goalie #1 Jack Topin spent the first half repelling Milton’s offense. Milton six (6) scoring opportunities were turned away, when #1 Jack Topin made four (4) saves at the 15th , two in the 16th and another in the 23rd minute of the half. The Greyhound defensive wall blocked a direct kick in the 2nd minute and last Milton shot was turned away by the frame. While defense was holding back Milton, #2 Garrett Lones did initiate Pope’s single scoring opportunity in the half, when he sent a long pass to #23 Max Senoff, who then chipped it over the Milton backline where #29 Ruben Naranjo goal scoring attempt was blocked by the keeper.
2nd Half – After a sluggish first half the Greyhounds find their stride and begin creating pressure on Milton. #13 Daniel Tancredi got things started with a long shot just wide of the frame in the 5th minute. During the 15 minute #32 Chad Forbes, on loan from Varsity, thanks to a long pass from #2 Garrett Lones, took aim on the net. In the 16th and 26th minute both #14 Henry Purdy and #2 Garrett Lones let one fly to keep the keeper honest. In the 30 minute #27 Ben Albizzatti has a go at it followed by #23 Max Senoff (twice) in the 32nd minute, but Milton’s defense holds. #5 Hunter Poole makes an important save in the 22nd minute when he leaps into the path of a corner kick Then with 2:45 seconds left in the match, #27 Ben Albizzatti crosses the ball to #23 Max Senoff, Max accepts the ball on his right side, takes a touch so the ball rolls to his left away from the defender and fires a left footed shot into the right corner of the net for the lone goal and the Greyhound victory – nice work Max.
Final score- Pope 1 vs. Milton 0
Shots (on Goal)
1st Half 1(1) 6(5)
2nd Half 7(1) 5(2)
Way to go Greyhounds!
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- Published on Saturday, 19 April 2014 20:54
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Region Champions! Girls’ Varsity Win in PKs!
Seventeen total games, ten region games, and it comes down to one kick. Push the ball past the Northview goalie one last time, and the Girls’ Varsity would celebrate their first Region Championship in two years. Taking two steps back, sophomore Noelle Best signaled she was ready. After the tweet of the whistle, Best picked her spot and passed the ball past the helpless Northview goalie. Prevailing in penalty kicks 5-4, the Girls’ Varsity mobbed each other and left the field with their head’s held high.
While a lot of the excitement was saved for the end of the game, regulation play and overtime play also had its fair share of excitement. In the first half, Pope dictated play throughout continually placing pressure on the Northview keeper. In the first ten minutes, Pope had several corner kicks and free kicks that were dangerous. Jamie Glover pushed a shot just wide; Hailey Johnston headed the ball that was just saved. Kathryn Schreck served ball after ball into the middle. The dynamic sister duo of Randi and Parker Scroedel controlled the entirety of the midfield, and attacking midfielder Taylor Meneide strongly held the ball up when any pressure was applied. Goalie Natalia Icen barely saw the ball in the first half. As the end of the half was sounded, Northview left the field looking a little shell-shocked.
To their credit, Northview came out in the second half and played very well. For a period of time, Northview placed some constant pressure on the Pope back line. Jamie Glover, Belle Geiger, Hailey Johnston were able to repel most of the efforts, and when the ball found its way through, Natalia Icen was quick off her line to shut down any dangerous attempt. Slowly but surely, Pope began to reassert itself in the second half. Amanda Horton and Lauren Wilson were able to be strong on the ball and held it up allowing teammates to move into dangerous positions. Goodwin Brown found some free space on the right side as did Kathryn Schreck on the left. With one minute to go in the game, Pope had its best second half chance to score when a cross found Taylor Meneide at the back post. With plenty of time, Taylor shot low and to the right of the Northview keeper. Unfortunately, the keeper was just able to keep the ball from squirting under her preventing the winning goal. The game was to move to overtime.
The overtime periods generally saw the two teams playing relatively conservatively. Pope had the better run of play in the first overtime, and Northview had the better run of play in the second. Neither side could push a ball past the goal line, so the game would ultimately have to be decided by penalty kicks. Cruelly, one team was going to have to lose.
In what seemed like an infinite amount of time between the end of overtime and the start of penalty kicks, it was determined that Northview would shoot first. Northview scored the first penalty kick just pushing the ball past Natalia. Despite missing the shot, it was clear that Natalia was on her game and that she would stop at least one. Alex Grace stepped up to knot the score. Northview pushed one by to go up one. Kathryn Schreck responded as did Amanda Horton and Hailey Johnston. With the penalty kick score knotted at 4, the Northview player shot the fifth shot over the cross bar. Confidently, Randi Schroedel approached for the winning kick, but she just pushed the kick a little wide to the right.
Still tied 4-4 on penalty kicks, the teams moved to sudden death with their sixth kickers. Natalia was ready for her moment. Sitting on her line, she leaped right just as the Northview player shot the ball and smothered it on her line. Trying to stir up some controversy, Northview argued that Natalia left her line too early. After conferring the referees would have none of that – Her save would stand.
Making the long walk from midfield, Noelle Best calmly waited while Northview protested. Undeterred, she eventually received the ball from the referee and placed it on the penalty spot. Stepping back, the whistle sounded, and she struck the ball low. Skidding on the wet field, the perfectly placed shot found the back of the net, and the celebration could begin.
Congratulations to the 2014 Class 5 Region 7 Champions! The playoffs will begin on April 30th. Their next game will be a Senior Night intra-squad game against the Junior Varsity on April 22nd. We hope to see you at the game as we honor our seniors Alexa Moore, Belle Geiger, Rachel Aldridge, Randi Schroedel (co-captain), and Hailey Johnston (co-captain).
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- Published on Saturday, 19 April 2014 20:42
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