- 2015 MASC Silver Div Finalists
- 2015 Middletown Spring Blast Finalists
- 2014 Hi5 Cincy Challenge Finalists
- 2014 CSA Dog Days Tournament CHAMPS
- 2014 Siege at St Francis (IN) Tournament Finalists
Congratulations to Caitlyn and Kayla for being named a starting strikers on their varsity teams as freshmen!
What defines a teammate?
Being part of a team is a special privilege. It requires giving up some rights that you may be able to get away with other places. You give up the right to be selfish and always get your way, to react with drama and to be casual with your effort. You do these things because others are depending on you. One of the great lessons from teams - It is not just about you.
Saw the above quote and had to post it!...It's just one more thing I love about this team of young ladies...they could all shine in another situation, on another team, but they all chose to sacrifice the ME for WE!
What Makes YOU A Champion?
| It's not about defeating your opponent
| it's about striving to surpass your previous best
| each and every time you compete
| ...that's what makes a champion!
Eagles To Play with (a) Passion
Eagles Complete Undefeated Season
What a great season this team had! Two time tournament finalists!
Completed an undefeated league season!
Posted three shutouts and tied for the fewest goals allowed!
Way to go, girls!
Eagles To Close Season Versus KHA
The Eagles take to the pitch one last time to close the book on their last season before high school and last game for BSC. It has been a great ride watching these young athletes grow in their abilities. What seems like so long ago, but then again only yesterday, thinking back to the beginning...It's hard to believe that they will be freshmen! This coach is so proud of you all!
With a victory on Wed evening, you go out on top!
Good luck in the finale, ladies! No matter what; you are all champions to me!
Eagles To Take Talents to New Club
On Tue night (in the rain) the girls put their talents on display for a new club, in advance of an anticipated move to BPYSL.
New friends, new colors, new opportunities! Still one great team!
Make the most of it ladies! Show them what you've got!
Up Next: Strawberry Soccer Invitational
With the roster getting thin, please welcome Kylie, Kelly and Megan as guest players this weekend.
Busy Week Sees Eagles Win then Draw to Remain in First
What a week it has been!
Sat afternoon saw the girls return to action with a home game versus STAR, bringing home a hard fought win, battling through the heat and humidity, to remain unbeaten and in first place! The final score was 2-0 and what pretty goals they were. The opening goal was a nice lob shot over the outstretched arms of the keeper. The second, a header flip to a run out and PATIENCE in drawing the keeper before going back post!
FINAL SCORE: Eagles 2, Tornados 0
Sun would see another teammate lost for the season due to emergency surgery! Get well soon, Hannah!
Tues night, once again the girls were short handed, but what a game they played versus KHA-Mossinger! That team has pretty much had their way with this division for the past several seasons, but in this match, the Eagles showed them they were every bit their equal! KHA knew they had their hands full and there was no where near the trash talking we have heard out of that team previously! Once again, the defensive effort continues to be one of the best in the group, with THREE shutouts in five games! Outstanding work, ladies! Everyone on this team is a part of that!
FINAL SCORE: Eagles 0, KHA-Mossinger 0
Shorthanded Eagles Draw Versus Impact
With many players unable to go on SAT due to various conflicts, the remaining girls fought from start to finish and came away with a tie in the latest league contest.
Trailing late in the match, the Eagles settled in and after a patient possession came away with the tying goal with just under five minutes remaining. This was a very well played game in a less than ideal situation, but one of the toughest games the girls have played. Not in a sense of the opposition, but more in the way of we will not be denied!
Several nice defensive plays, some pretty passing and just all around solid play.
Well done, girls!
Final Score: Eagles 1, Impact (Blue) 1
Please note; late game originally scheduled for SAT, May 2 at 730p has been changed to 5/12 at 630p.
Also; game scheduled for 5/9 at Clearcreek has been pushed back to a 3p start!
Eagles Return To League Play Versus CSA Premier
Returning to league play after a weekend tournament, the girls played very sluggish, but managed to find a way in the second half to power through for the shutout victory!
Our offensive punch may be stalled at times, but one constant is the effort these young ladies (all of them) provide on the defensive end!
Final Score: Eagles 1, CSA Premier 0
Ohio Elite Spring Classic-Update!
The girls arrived at VOA park on SAT afternoon for a match against the Middletown Twisters in a driving rain and very windy conditions. After spotting their opponent a two goal advantage, the Eagles would come roaring back with three unanswered goals of their own, and the lead in the match. With time winding down and everyone involved soaked and wind burnt, the Twisters would net the equalizer and see the match conclude in a three all tie.
Great game ladies! What a way to open the weekend! Field and playing conditions were unbelievable and you took it to a Buckeye Premier second division team and narrowly missed taking the victory!
We believe in you all! The greatest group of girls that we as coaches could ask for, but more importantly even better young ladies and families! You make your coaches proud!
Final Score: Eagles 3, Twisters 3
Game two saw the return of the Ball Hogs to battle the Eagles. We were wanting to jump on this team early, and did you ever! Less than 90 seconds into the match and BANG, 1-0 Eagles! From there, the goals would keep on coming! When the rain stopped and the mud splattering ended, the Eagles had completed a shutout victory.
Final Score: Eagles 6, Ball Hogs 0
Sundays action would see the Eagles return to play another BPYSL Premier 2 team, the Ohio Elite Gold. This match was back and forth swing of momentum, with each team taking turns at controlling play, but neither was able to score in the opening 35 minutes. The second half saw the Eagles jump out and score off of a nice play from the wing. There was no getting too comfortable though, as there was a lot of time left in the match. The lead held until about the eight minutes remaining mark, when OE would tie the score. A foul up top with under a minute to play would set up the final goal, with OE scoring with about 10 seconds to play, allowing them to advance to the finals.
Final Score: OE (Gold) 2, Eagles 1
What a great weekend of soccer in much less than ideal conditions. Despite the final scores. the opponents were just what we were looking for before returning to league play. You played some outstanding soccer against a couple of high caliber opponents who will not soon forget these matches with you. The final standings will show that you were 1-1-1, but you were so close to getting through pool play undefeated.
Proud to be your coach, ladies!
Eagles Open League Play With Resounding Win and A Big Thank You
We have seen some pretty good soccer and some up and down play from the team at times, but this will go down as one of the prettiest games that I have witnessed!. Although at times it seems like the girls may not be paying attention and/or tuning us out, this match was evidence that they are absorbing everything we have asked of them.
What a difference a couple days make...at training on THU, some girls could barely move! Today, on fresher legs, the girls had their way most of the match and the opponent was unable to stop most of what we were trying to do!
Be proud ladies, but ready to push yourselves to improve. A 4-1 win at the division one level is a dominating performance, but it's just the beginning! When everyone contributes, and plays as one unit (as they did in this one), it turns into a beautiful game. I hope everyone enjoyed it, because this one was really fun to be a part of!
After the match, some girls had already headed to the parking lot when a few reservists came down to the field. They wanted to buy one of our game balls to play on the turf. Unwilling to accept their money, the team donated a ball in recognition of the sacrifice these soldiers are and will continue to make. The girls that remained signed the ball and presented it to them before stopping for a picture and a big thank you! Although they could not say where they were headed, these brave young men stated that they will be shipping out soon and that the ball will be a great item to take with them on the sand.
Final Score: Eagles 4, KHA-Yelton 1
2015 MASC Finalists!!!
The Eagles came home as u14 Silver division finalists in the 2015 MASC tournament.
Great job, ladies!
In the opener, the lady Eagles were pitted against the Columbus Express, a top 20 team from the state of Indiana. The Eagles would score first, but hit a wall with about 10 minutes left in the half and allow their opponent to knot the score at 1 just before halftime. The second half was much better played and two more goals would be put on the board for a nice opening victory!
Final Score: Eagles 3, Express 1
Game two, versus CSA Black is one we would like to forget! Playing sluggish most of the opening half and losing another player to injury, the Eagles were out of sorts. The game would be restarted with just under 17 minutes to play and a short time later a re-direct off of a corner would break the seal on the goal and see the girls to victory!
Final Score: Eagles 1, CSA Black 0
On Sun, the girls were set to take on the Metro FC Lightning and were assured of playing in the finals with a tie or better. Winning the match and creating some momentum heading to the final was the focus prior to kick-off. The girls came out with a greater sense of urgency than the previous afternoon, but could not power the ball through the net. In the second half, several shots were just over the crossbar before getting a break out off of a punt from their own goal. The ball would settle nicely across the half and be tracked down in stride for a 2v1 versus the keeper. A few seconds later the scoreboard would change!
Final Score: Eagles 1, Lightning 0
Eagles Are Finalists In Middletown Spring Blast
The 2015 Middletown Spring Blast schedule kicked off dark and early on SAT. The opener had an 8am kick-off, but the girls came ready to play! What a beautiful morning for soccer!
They would find the back of the net twice in the opening half and go to halftime up 2-0. The second half was more of a grind it out game looking to put the game away.
Final Score: Eagles 2, Indy Premier 0
Game two was not scheduled to start for several hours, so off to breakfast and a trip to the outlet mall to burn off some excess energy.
Returning to action for game two, the girls appeared sluggish, but did manage to get to the half with no goals allowed. The second half was when the action started...The Eagle girls scored first, but would allow two unanswered goals and drop the match. With this loss, there were no guarantees of making the finals.
Final Score: Lakota 2, Eagles 1
On to SUN morning...a little cooler temps, but still a great day for the beautiful game!
Arriving early, we were able to check out the Lakota game versus Indy Premier...to have any chance of making finals, we need a tie or Lakota loss. After 70 minutes of action, we were granted another opportunity to play for hardware. The match ended in a TIE!
The girls were reminded of the new opportunity in front of them, and were anxiously awaiting the start. Not wanting to waste any time finding the net, the Eagles would go to the half tied at 0-0 with the Butler Fury. The second half though, saw the cover removed from the goal and TWO goals scored to push the girls into the finals!
Final Score: Eagles 2, Fury 0
On to Sunday afternoon and a battle between two very good teams for the title!
Both teams needed victories in their SUN morning match to advance, and as they both were there, showed they got the job done.
The game was a very good display of just how good each team was. Defense, goalkeeping and teamwork was the theme of this match, and neither team would yield. At the end of regulation, there was no score! It would take overtime to decide who the champions would be from this group. If not for some unbelievable goalkeeping, the Eagles would have won the match in regulation, but two fingertip saves and a header over the crossbar kept the match scoreless.
The finals, or more precisely, overtime in the finals will be what remains on everyone's mind for a long time! The only goal of the match would be scored in the extra session, but a higher priority to everyone on the Eagles bench was the loss of a teammate for the season!
Gotta love this group! Even though they were in the championship game of the tournament, they understand that at the end of the day IT'S JUST A GAME, and their teammates and friendships mean more than the game itself! So proud to coach this fine group of young ladies!
Final Score: MeSh 1, Eagles 0 ET
Tubing at Perfect North!!!-RECAP
What a BLAST!
Several first timers and several more tubing veterans on the slopes today! So much fun! That freight train of 20 coming down the hill together had an air horn that sounds an awful lot like a herd of teenage girls...haha!
Although not everyone on the team could make it out today, it was a great time had by all in attendance, and honestly; we could not ask for a better group of soccer families!
Tubing at Perfect North!!!
Are you ready for some downhill tubing fun?!?
The Eagles/Doom will head to Perfect North on SUN, FEB 22 at 2p, for some outdoor (competitive) excitement!
Stay warm and healthy!
Hope to see you all there!
BSC Winter Skills Training Returns
Beechmont Soccer is once again offering winter skills training for those that are interested in participating.
Club trainers and staff will be conducting these weekly sessions.
Dates: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22
All sessions will take place in the Nagel MS Gym
Nagel Middle School
1500 Nagel Road
Cincinnati, OH 45255
Cost: $5/player per session
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year, from our Eagles family to yours!
Off Season Training Begins!
Off season training has begun! If you did not register, but are still interested in participating, please contact Erin for additional information and scheduling.
Up Next: Indoor 2015
Keep your eyes on your inbox! Invites for the upcoming 2015 indoor season will be sent soon.
Our goal is to field TWO teams for the season, so as to provide maximum playing time. With this, we will invite some players from outside the team to help fill rosters. Those players will not have uniforms, so we are looking into an inexpensive uni option for everyone for the winter. We have had a request for the most obnoxious uniforms we can possibly find. Stay tuned...
Fall Season Comes To A Close
The fall season has now come to a close and I (for one) could not be more proud of this group of young ladies; a group that has character and class, plays with passion, has respect for their opponents, and more importantly, THEMSELVES! With all of the noise going on around them...opposing coaches and players getting ejected, parents making a scene; they still kept their composure and finished the game (and the weekend) with class!
This was a very stress filled and emotional weekend. Multiple games, teammates injuries, even playing most of one game with just ten girls; you still battled through every minute of every game to finish the season playing your best soccer and showing everyone just how good you can be.
When all is said and done this season, you will finish second or third in the division, but in my book you are ALL CHAMPIONS!
The injured will recover and return to battle next season. A new teammate will also join the group and you will all practice and train to get better. Keep pushing each other to be the best you can possibly be and in return you will become an even better TEAM!
Eagles Receive Player Commitment For Spring
Please join me in welcoming Isabelle Brinkman and family to the team for the upcoming spring season!
Eagles a Tough Out at Warrior Fall Classic
The Eagles took a road trip north of Dayton this past weekend to complete in the Warrior Fall Classic. The girls were placed in the second division with Buckeye Premier Elite teams and held their own and proving that they too are ELITE themselves!
Game one was a matchup against Gunners FC, a BPYSL Elite 2. Both teams had scoring opportunities, but the match was scoreless at the half. After a keeper change, and another save, the Eagles got a great punt from the box to an awaiting midfielder who then played a great through ball to a cutting striker for a one timer to the top corner and a 1-0 lead. Although it was a slim lead, the defense held strong and the Eagles would go on to close out the match.
Great opening game to a very tough weekend ladies!
Final Score: Eagles 1, Gunners 0
Game two was an equally strong opponent in Pride SC, another Elite 2. Again it was a back and forth contest, with both teams generating good scoring opportunities only to see them denied. At the half, this match too would be scoreless. Late in the match, a follow up opportunity was cashed in by Pride after a denial from the defense. That was the only goal of the game, but a great back and forth battle between two very good teams.
Final Score: Pride SC 1, Eagles 0
Sunday's game plan was simple...keep doing what we had been doing all weekend and get to the net! We knew we needed a win to have the opportunity to advance, and the entire group had been tightly contested all weekend. Defenses were on display throughout the divisional bracket. No more than ONE goal had been scored by either team in any of the matches in the bracket.
In the preliminary final, the Eagles were pitted against Westerville United. As we had faced all weekend, this was yet another Buckeye team. The match would go to the half tied at zero, with both teams having opportunities to cash in, but as had been played all weekend, this was yet another defensive gem by both teams. Defense and goalkeeping were strong at both ends. That trend would continue into the second half.
Closing in on the midway point of the second half, a misplayed ball would land at the foot of a Westerville player and be placed into the net at the far post. No panic from the girls though, there was still time to even the match. Opportunities were presenting themselves, to no avail. Some well played balls and nicely placed passes would be just out of reach or find the keeper arrive a step before a shot could be completed.
Final Score: Westerville United 1, Eagles 0
Although they would not make the finals, this was a great weekend for the Eagles in their soccer growth and maturity. Some of the finest soccer they have played as a team, and by far, some of the best opponents they have ever faced. We came for the opportunity to advance, but more importantly; the opportunity to get better as players and as a team. There is no shame in walking away from this one 1-2 with a -1 goal differential for the weekend, ladies. On paper, these teams were several (two of them, seven) divisions above the teams we face in league play and we were ONE GOAL from making the finals!
Great job this weekend, girls! Keep the heads up and finish out league play STRONG!
Eagles Are Cincy Challenge Finalists
The Eagles travelled to Lebanon over the weekend to play in the WC Cincy Challenge. Being paired up with some great competition from around the state (Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati), they battled throughout the weekend and returned home as tournament finalists after dropping the finale 1-0 versus Impact (Eversole), a division 1 team.
In the weekend opener, the lady Eagles were paired up against the Ambassadors from Cleveland. This was a new opponent to the girls and one that came in with an impressive resume. They currently sit atop their division standings, with an impressive +28 goal differential. The Eagles were handling the challenge well, but found themselves down 2-1 at the break. After a quick pep talk, play resumed and the girls came out with a fire in their eyes and would knot the score at 2. With about 10 minutes to play, the girls would once again find the back of the net and take a 3-2 lead. This would be the last goal registered in the match, but there was some great play left from both sides the rest of the way. With under a minute remaining, the Ambassadors took and goal kick and with three nice passes were able to go the length of the field for one last shot at tying the score only to be denied by the keeper on a nice game saving stop. This was a very nice TEAM victory in the opener, with every girl contributing something, whether offensively or defensively, to help secure the win!
Great start to the weekend, ladies!
Final Score: Eagles 3, Ambassadors 2
Game two was a contest against the FOSC (Grey). Although you never want to look ahead on the schedule or underestimate an opponent, as the lowest seeded team in the group, this team is someone we expected to beat. The girls started very sluggish and appeared disinterested at times and the game was scoreless at the half. The halftime talk was not a happy time! Coming out lethargic was not an option, but sometimes that happens when the opponent is perceived as inferior. The problem is, is that if you let them hang around too long, you are bound to get bitten! It took a bit to get going in the second half, but the ball finally found the back of the net and two more quick scores were registered to give the Eagles a 3-0 lead with about 10 minutes to play. The defense clamped down from there and closed the game out.
Final Score: Eagles 3, Grey 0
On to day two of tournament action...Eagles vs TVSA Santos
SUN morning was a great day for the team...although they already knew they needed a tie or win to advance, against another high level team, the girls appeared to be relaxed prior to kick off. This match was critical to avoid a potential tie breaker scenario. The Ambassadors had already won and were anxiously awaiting our game hoping to see if we would fall, giving them an opportunity to advance via a three team tie-breaker. And they were very boisterous in their rooting against us. Not to be denied though, the girls came out with another strong defensive showing and allowed just TWO shots on goal for the match. One goal was all that was registered, but it was for the Eagles! Corner kicks had been nice all weekend and this game was no exception. A well placed ball from the corner sailed just over an attempted header, but came down just inside the far post for a tap in and the lead in the match. The win closed out pool play with the girls advancing to the finals undefeated.
Final Score: Eagles 1, TVSA Santos 0
Yankee Candles Now ONLINE
The online Yankee Candle fundraiser is open now through the end of the year!
Did you run out of time, or just didn't get to see everyone you wanted to ask?
It's not too late! You can still reach out to your friends, family and other contacts to support our team through their purchase.
Just send them the instructions below and thank them for their support!
Select the above link
Go to "Seller Login" (upper right corner of page)
Scroll down and look for seller login box (1/3 down on left side of the page).
Enter our group number 990050494 in the space provided.
Select "Start Shopping" link.
The team will receive 40% of all sales using our group number!
Please join me in officially welcoming Hannah and family back to the team!
Congrats to former Eagle and current Western Brown HS freshman Autumn Boothby who recorded her first hat trick in TUE 3-1 win over Goshen, helping the Lady Broncos remain unbeaten!
Autumn was a member of the inaugural team we assembled to compete in the u8 division of the Xcel Soccer League.
Fall 2014 Schedules
The fall 2014 fall schedule is posted, but is currently being reviewed and will be confirmed by CUSL for release on WED.
Nothing is expected to change, but you never know...
Country Inn Fundraiser-Update and Thanks!
A HUGE thank you to the parents and players, as well as, everyone who came out in support of them and their team on WED.
We could not do these type of events without all of you and it is very much appreciated!
The staff mentioned that this was one of, if not the best fundraisers ever held there!
Our girls continue to represent themselves well, both on and off the field.
Keep up the good work, ladies!
2014 Dog Days CHAMPS!!!
Way to bring it home, ladies!
Eagles Return To Dog Days for Final Time
The girls will opened the 2014 fall campaign with a preseason tournament...the CSA Dog Days of Summer. Having played in this one every season since joining the club ranks, it will be the final time the girls compete in this one as a team. Next summer they will be gearing up for their first high school season.
The opener would match the Eagles against CSA (Black). We have met this team before, but this time it had a little added meaning to several of the girls. Some current members have played for CSA previously and wanted to send a message to their former team/club.
After a relatively slow start, the Eagles cashed in the opening goal of the match just over 10 minutes in. Another goal would be registered before the half and the Eagles took a 2-0 lead into the break.
The second half was a little more up tempo with the Eagles controlling play almost throughout. Additionally; the first header goal in team history was scored by a former CSA player! We have had many opportunities, but they have not settled into the net until this one.
Two more goals would be put on the board before closing out the match and securing the shutout!
Final Score: Eagles 5, CSA (Black) 0
Getting the action started on SAT afternoon was a match with TFA Blue. We had not seen them in awhile, so we were a little unsure as to what to expect from this opponent. A slow start would find the Eagles trailing 1-0, but that would be the wake up call the girls needed. They proceeded to score four unanswered goals to close out the match and secure the victory. A highlight in this match was a corner kick that would be scored direct off the kick. It got just enough of the keeper to redirect it into the side net at the post.
Final Score: Eagles 4, TFA (Blue) 1
After a long wait between games, the lady Eagles returned to the pitch to take on NKSA. This game was one sided almost immediately. The Eagles scored early and often to take the match 8-0. Although the score may show otherwise, the match was not a well played game overall. The opponent might have been overmatched, but there were several offsides calls and play was sloppy throughout. It was good that this was not the final match of the weekend, so the girls did not get too full of themselves after a blow out win.
Final Score: Eagles 8, NKSA 0
The final match of the weekend and tournament would pit two very good and undefeated teams head to head for the gold! The Eagles and the Eastside Ball Hogs, both unbeaten, both wanting to raise the championship cup.
This was a great match to close out the weekend for several reasons...not just for the fact that the girls could head home champions, but that they got to erase the mistakes of the previous match and also look forward to playing their best soccer of the weekend against the best opponent.
What a game! From the opening kick to the final whistle, both teams layed it on the line and gave everything they had in competition. A quick goal would be scored off of a counterattack and the scoring was underway for the Eagles! Several attemps to even the score would be thwarted by the defense and another goal would find the net for a 2-0 first half lead. The Eagles also appeared to have lady luck on their side in this one as a potential goal would hit the crossbar and fall harmlessly into the keepers arms and another run snuffed out by the weakside defense.
The second half saw additional action at both ends, but neither team would register a goal and the halftime score would stand at the end of the match.
The Eagles had won the match and the tournament, returning to championship form. In their last two tournaments, they have come away with hardware! A finalist in Indianapolis, the girls would not be denied in the kickoff to the fall season, winning Dog Days for the first time as a team!
Final Score: Eagles 2, Ball Hogs 0
Overall for the weekend, the team scored 19 goals while surrendering just one!
Enjoy this one girls, but do not rest on your success! As we told you before leaving the park; the league competition and remaining tournaments will be much more difficult. Keep working hard and do not settle for just good enough!
Eagles Kick Off 2014 Offseason Program
The Eagles got their offseason conditioning program off and running and running and running some more! While they may have hated it initially, the girls handled it rather well. Every girl completed the session. Once we were done, the smiles did return to their faces as they reconnected with each other.
Stay hydrated ladies...there is more of that to come and you will be greatful for it once the season gets closer.
New Look Roster Taking Shape
The 2014-2015 roster is now complete...
Although we say goodbye to Alexis, Isabel and Madeline, we wish them all the best and continued success in the future.
Welcome Mallory and Carolina!...and after an extended absence due to injury, welcome back Amanda!
Additionally; we welcome Hannah back to the team after playing several seasons at KHA.
Eagles are Finalists at Siege!
The Eagles headed to Indy on FRI with one thing in mind...taking home a trophy!
The girls have seen many teammates lost to injuries, many of them of the broken bone variety. This was to be a weekend of redemption, and was it ever!
Playing some of their best soccer of the last two seasons, the girls fought their way through the heat and their opponents to return home as finalists!
Tryouts continue...Eagles off to Indy!
Tryouts for the Fall 2014 season will continue on FRI, MAY 30, while the Eagles head off to Indy for a season ending tournament!
Kolping Tournament Brackets are Posted
Select the schedule link to the left and select 2014 Kolping tournament division for more details.
Eagles Fall One Goal Short
In their bid to take over the top spot in the division, the Eagles fall one goal short on SUN afternoon.
The game was tight throughout, but the Eagles dominated the second half, allowing but two opportunities in their end. Unfortunately; they could not dent the back of the net but once and came up a goal short.
The season is far from over ladies, and the remaining three games will be huge within the division.
Two of those games will be at home. Keep plugging away and you will be just fine!
Final Score: KHA 2, Eagles 1
Back to Back Shutouts Has Eagles One Point Out of First
With consecutive shutouts over the weekend, the girls find themselves just one point out of first place in division two!
What a game it was on SUN...the physicality and tough, hard play were there throughout. Multiple yellow cards were issued for excessive play and the girls found a way to fight through and find the back of the opponents goal once in each half. Both goals were pretty and the result of some very good play to maintain possession before making the pass for a shot on net.
Sun game was a very good, physical opponent that challenged you both physically and mentally to maintain your composure. By playing a smart game and attacking the body of the Crushers, you were able to control play and secure the victory.
We continue to stress defense and goalkeeping, and everyone is buying in to help when needed. The offense is getting better each time out. You have now scored 12 goals total on the season. Through three league games, you have surrendered just one goal. Including tournament play, you have yielded just three in your six total games. Keep working hard, ladies! Never settle for the effort in the last practice, training session and/or match. Push yourself to be a better teammate each time on the field.
Keep it up, girls! Go Eagles!
Final Score: Eagles 2, Crushers 0
Eagles Square Record With Home Win
Every home game is important, but the home opener is a big deal...you want to make a statement for the season that says, if you are coming to our house, it will be a fight. Your focus and intensity were challenged in training and you were reminded of it again before stepping on the field. Adding a lift to the team before the match, was having Amanda back on the bench to cheer the team on.
The intensity before and during this contest was as good as it's been in a long time, ladies! In turn; warmups were better, touches were better, and the passing was better. Several through balls were well placed leading to some really nice scoring opportunities and finishes.
This was a great way to get the confidence back and spring forward to the heart of the schedule, girls! Never settle for the last days results. Keep working to get better each time out and the results will be there.
Final Score: Eagles 4, TUMFC 0
One Goal, or 70 seconds...
One goal or 70 seconds....that is just how close the Eagles were to the finals in the MASC tournament.
An opponent we had seen before, one that had bullied their way to victory in the previous two meetings, but this game would be different. A statement was made that from now on, the Eagles will not be intimidated anymore! These teams will meet again, sometime in the future, and it will be a fight to the last whistle.
Facing the Middletown Twisters on SUN morning in a winner advances match, the stakes were high for both teams and the lady Eagles were very calm and loose. That is, until the match started! Just minutes into the opening half, the center mid for Middletown would try and bully her way through the defense and take a player down. It would be whistled, but would happen again, and AGAIN! On the third whistle, the referee would finally issue a yellow card for excessive play. The match would remain physical, but the Twisters did seem to calm down after the card was issued. Neither team would dent the net in the opening 30 minutes, but the Eagles definitely controlled play during the first half. That would continue into the second period, and this time, the Eagle girls would knock one home to take the lead!
The lead would stand until the final seconds, when after having a corner kick denied, the Twisters would find a loose ball on the wing and power home the game tying goal just inside the far post and advance to the finals.
What a great game ladies! Although we are all disappointed in seeing the weekend end the way it did, you made a statement yesterday to the Twisters, your teammates and your families, that the Eagles are back and will fight you to the end!
Final Score: Eagles 1, Twisters 1
Bad News, Good News
While the news of Madi having broken a bone in her hand/wrist last weekend has been confirmed; she did receive some good news...that she does not have to miss any time on the soccer field!
News on Kayla is that although she will be out a few days, they confirmed that there is nothing broken in her foot.
Get well, ladies!
4/27 game @ Kolping Crushers
The 4/27 game at Kolping Crushers has changed starting time and venue.
Select the schedule tab to the left for updated scheduling information.
Additional hard copies will also be available at training, this week and next.
MASC tournament brackets are up!
The 2014 MASC tournament brackets are posted and the Eagles will kick off their spring tournament schedule with a match against the TFA Roadrunners.
For complete schedule info, click the schedule tab to the left.
Eagles Lose Heartbreaker in Opener
After what seemed like a winter that would not go away, the Eagles kicked off their 2014 Spring season this past SUN with a road game at the STAR Tornados.
Having only met this team once before, the Eagles came away with a 3-0 victory that day in a weather shortened match, as lightening struck just minutes into the second half. We had been looking forward to seeing just how each team looked versus the other and to kick the season off with a bang! It didn't quite have the ending we were hoping for.
The rematch would be a tight game throughout, with the Eagles dominating in shots and quality scoring chances, a couple of which were denied by some great goaltending by the Tornados.
After a solid first half, the teams settled for a nothing all tie at the half and a chance to catch their breath and regroup on the sidelines.
The Eagles had many scoring opportunities, but just seemed to be a step slow to some balls. The one quality scoring chance in the half, a well paced corner kick, would be denied off the keepers leg in traffic. The second half would see more pressure applied offensively; two more pretty corner kicks, only to be denied and a breakaway after a through pass to a cutting striker, but the keeper again would stuff the shooter attempting to score. Defensively; the Eagles allowed but four shot attempts in the opening half and also forced several turnovers by catching the Tornados offsides with their new look defensive alignment. The second half was just as good on the defensive end, with the intensity picking up and forcing the opponent deeper into their own end. One quick dump out in transition though, catching the Eagles on their heels, would see the Tornados get their only shot in the half and score the only goal of the match.
Keep the heads up, ladies! It's a long season yet and you still control the rest of your season!
Final Score: Tornados 1, Eagles 0
After securing the indoor league title with a 5-0 victory, the girls got to celebrate at Dave & Busters!
The girls went into their last indoor game of the season needing a win and to score three goals or more to claim the division.
Two goals were scored in the opening 3 1/2 minutes to set the tone and a message that tonight and the season belonged to the Eagles!
Team Impact would put up a fight, with some good ball skills, passing and a goal keeper with quick hands, but they could not match the physicality or speed of the Eagles. This game would be the quickest the girls had scored in a game this season and the shortest time between goals also. It would also be their FIFTH shutout in the eight games.
Ladies, the defense this season was phenominal! It will only get better as you continue to grow in this style of play.
Afterwards, the girls and their families would enjoy a night at Dave & Busters to unwind and get to know one and other better away from the field.
Keep it up, ladies! The offseason is now over. Next week the real games begin!
Final Score: Eagles 5, Impact 0
Spring Schedules Posted
The 2014 Spring schedules are posted, but please keep in mind that these are subject to change based on tournament schedules and spring break (ours and our opponents).
Our game on 3/30 must be rescheduled. This game has now been moved to SUN, MAY 4th.
The game scheduled for 4/13 has been changed. The game has been moved to SAT, MAY 10th.
Home game scheduled for 5/4 has been changed. The game will now be played on FRI, APR 25th.
Also, the game originally scheduled for 5/18 will be changed. No date has been set for this one as of yet.
Team Turner Goes Down
The girls took the field in their rematch versus Team Turner, and again left the field with a W. This game though was the back end of a double header night.
They started slow, but as the midway point of the match drew closer, the girls moved the ball into position and found a way to power it home. A second goal would soon follow and take the suspense out of the impending outcome. A few minutes later the last goal of the match would find the back of the net and close out the scoring.
Even with several new faces being worked into the mix this season, the girls have done a great job of welcoming their new friends and teammates, while getting the results they are looking for on the field. We are very pleased with the progress we have seen defensively and the scoring continues offensively. Each and every girl has had a hand in every game played.
When this one ended, the girls had secured their third shutout of the season.
Great job, ladies! It's not always easy to get up for a game after having just played a match like the opener, but good teams find a way, and that you did!
Final Score: Eagles 3, Team Turner 0
Rematch Versus Commerce, A Tie
In a game to most likely determine the divisional champion, Team Commerce arrived to battle the Eagles for a second time.
Both teams were undefeated coming in and the only mark against for either team was a tie in the first match they played.
That much was known, but something that you may not know, is that Team Commerce is actually a Cinti United Premier team, playing incognito this winter.
The rematch would end in a tie also, but nothing else about this game was the same as the first.
This time, instead of scoring the first goal, the Eagles would find themselves down 2 goals in the opening 15 minutes of play. Not to be outdone though, the girls came roaring back with three unanswered goals of their own to take a 3-2 lead with about 10 minutes to go. The lead would not stand long though, as Team Commerce came back to knot the game at three with two minutes remaining. With just under a minute to play, Team Commerce gained possession in their end and proceeded to work the ball up the field. A nice tackle just across the half would see the ball squirt free and head toward the top of the goal box. As Kenz stepped up to clear the ball out of harms way, the ball would strike a teammate and carrom back toward our net. The ball rolled just wide of the post as the clock wound down, keeping the score and match tied at 3 aside.
This was a great game between two very good teams. It was tight throughout and both teams had chances to gain some momentum and seperation, but quite honestly; neither team deserved to lose.
Final Score Eagles 3, Team Commerce 3
A BIG thank you goes out to everyone (parents, players, friends and family) who came out in support of the team last night during this event! It was a great turnout! Also want to thank Bill and his staff at Wings and Rings for their generousity in hosting us and for supporting the team.
Eagles Top Team Turner
The Eagles returned to the turf on SAT night and despite a sluggish start, came roaring back in the last 20 minutes to score five unanswered goals in route to a 5-1 win and remain undefeated.
It had been a long two week layoff for the girls, and they showed some rust.
A little pep talk during substitutions seemed to shake them up and they came to life.
While not all would lead to goals, the passing in the second half of the game was wonderful. Some were just outta reach for potential header goals, others were touch passes to the post that would be cashed in.
Ladies, if you bring the energy and determination that you showed in this game, you be a tough team to beat from here on out.
Several times you picked one and other up and fixed some minor issues to keep the train rolling.
Keep it up girls! The indoor season is far from over and spring is just around the corner.
Final Score: Eagles 5, Team Turner 1
Futsal Returns This Weekend!
Looks like the weather is gonna cooperate this week. Futsal games are a go for SAT, FEB 22.
Get Well Wishes!
Wishing Amanda, Ellie and Cassidy complete recoveries!
Get well soon, ladies!
Eagles Tie Commerce, Both Remain Unbeaten
Two unbeaten teams in a mid season battle for first place, and the winner is...BOTH!
The Eagles took to the turf in a game versus Commerce and both teams managed just one ball in the opositions net.
A battle was expected, as both teams combined had allowed one goal total, prior to their meeting.
There were additional scoring opportunities for the Eagles, but some were just wide, while a couple more would ring off the post.
Nothing hurt ladies. You still control the division, via goal differential and another head to head meeting to come.
These teams will meet again in the closing weeks of the season.
Final Score: Eagles 1, Commerce 1
Eagles Thrash Silverhawks, Improve to 3-0
The Eagles stepped through the door to enter the field. Once again they were to face the Silverhawks, a team that they had faced only three week earlier. In the previous two games the girls had played well, winning both via shutout, but just trying to get comfortable with their new teammates and their roles on the team. The offense was there, but goals were sparse. That would not be the case on this night!
The girls found the back of the net early and often in this match. The passing, communication and aggressive play were fantastic. Every girl that played registered at least one point! Most everything went their way from beginning to end.
One wacky moment from the game, when Kenz punted the ball out of the goal box, it hit the roof beam and came directly back to her on the fly. Just like an opponents shot, she smothered it. A big disappointment from the match, Ellie was lost for a month with a fractured wrist.
Final Score: Eagles 13, Silverhawks 0
Fearless!!! Kind'a fitting for this team!
Saw this quote...I just had to add it!
With our team, the injuries sustained last season, even with teammates not able to continue from one match to the next, FRACTURES-ugh!, being carried off the field...you did not quit!
We are blessed to work with the best group of girls, who compete until they can no longer physically continue.
Eagles Improve to 2-0
Returning to the turf on SAT night, the girls were looking to build on their opening week performance.
We were still without some members of the team and another out with the flu, but in an early season battle for the division lead, the girls were determined to get it done!
The game started out as a defensive struggle with neither team able to generate much offense. The lady Eagles would remain focused though and as the match wore on the passing was crisper and goals scored.
Final Score: Eagles 3, Impact 0
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the girls at this event!
If you were unable to attend, we will have another one coming soon.
Buffalo Wings and Rings (Eastgate Mall) will be hosting another fundraiser dinner night for our team.
The next one is WED, MAR 12 from 5p-8p.
Invite your friends, neighbors and co-workers to come out and support the team.
Eagles Return To The Field
The Eagles kicked off their 2014 indoor season on SAT with a shutout win!
It may have taken awhile to get settled in, but half the team is new. Once they started to figure each other out, it was fun to watch.
There were some nice breakout passes, but the movement from side to side really appeared to bother the opponent.
Passing, defense and teamwork were the difference on this day, but toughness and speed were big as well.
Seems like it has been forever since you took the field, ladies...way to kick off the new season!
Final Score: Eagles 2, Silverhawks 0
Indoor Season Begins...
The indoor season is here!
Time to get your game on, girls!
Joining us for the indoor season are Lauren and Callan!
Welcome to the team, ladies!
Are YOU Ready for Some Indoor?
It's almost that time again....time for some fast paced, indoor soccer fun!
Follow the link in the email to add your name to the roster.
Wishing everyone a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving holiday!
It may be the off-season, but there is no rest for your coaches, just yet.
The roster is being tweaked a bit and new players added.
Three new players have given their commitments for spring, so far. Another will be added soon.
Please welcome Reagan, Cloe, Madeline and their families!
Spring Season Fundraisers
Country Inn Restaurant (Mt Orab) is hosting a fundraiser dinner night on WED, NOV 20th from 5p-8p.
All tips earned during this time will go to the team to offset expenses in the upcoming season.
Registration for the upcoming 2014 spring season has not been set.
Will post more info as it is received.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
2013 Fishers Halloween Classic
Tournament schedules have been posted.
Select the schedule tab to the left for more info.
Eagles are 2013 Fall Ball Finalists
The Eagles returned to tournament play again over the weekend and came home as 2013 Fall Ball finalists. We could not be more proud of these young ladies and their play over the weekend! Only ONE goal allowed in their four matches and it took a STATE level Buckeye team to do it. Way to go girls!
Although the ball would not dent the back of the net but once on SAT, the girls played some quality soccer in their two matches.
The girls got a great test in the weekend opener, as they were matched up against Ohio Elite (Gold). Both teams had their scoring opportunities, but they were minimal for the opponent. Defensively, the Eagles held this Buckeye Premier team to just THREE shots against for the match (one quality shot). That is some impressive defense by the entire team, ladies! Ball possession was great and the passing was improved over the course of the match, but no goals were registered for either side.
Final Score: OE-Gold 0, Eagles 0
Game two versus Kings Hammer saw the girls continue their possession and passing improvement. Only one goal would crease the net, but the Eagles pretty much controlled the match from beginning to end. Again, the quality scoring opportunities were minimal for our opponent, and the ball pressure and physical play had returned.
Final Score: Eagles 1, Kings Hammer 0
The scores in no way reflect just how much the girls dominated on this opening day of the tournament, but for those in attendance, we know just how hard you competed and took it to these two teams.
Two down, two to go! Tomorrow is a new day, but with the same energy and determination, we know you will advance!
On SUN morning, the air was cool, the grass very wet and confidence amongst the girls was evident. Emma returned after some time away from the field due to injury and Alli was on the bench as well. This had the girls pumped before the ball had even been put into play. They knew what was at stake and were not going to be denied. The opponent was someone we had seen before, but many of the faces were new. The Eagles began at a methodical pace and continualy applied pressure to the ball. Passing and possession was again improved over the previous game and the girls took a 1-0 lead to the half. As has been the case far too often this season, another player went down with an injury.
During the break, the girls were about as calm and loose as we had seen them in some time, but concerned about the injury to their teammate. We reassured them that Gwen would be taken care of, but that they should close out the match for her. The second half was as close to the best half of soccer that they have played as a team and a beauty to watch! Shots were reigning on the opponents keeper and through their persistance, two more found the back of the net to close out the match.
Final Score: Eagles 3, CUSE Crush 0
The Eagles headed to the finals against a club we had never faced before, in Pride SC. The girls had not been told, but this team is a state level Buckeye Premier team; the highest level oponent we had faced in our time at the club. Offensively, they started fast, but no shots would go into the net. Defensively, the girls were taking away multiple opportunities and allowed but one shot against through the first 35 minutes. The talk at the half was brief. They were playing outstanding soccer and not much needed to be said. The second half was almost a carbon copy of the first, with one exception. Pride SC found the back of the net about midway through the second and that goal would stand as the only one in the match.
Final Score: Pride SC 1, Eagles 0
Ladies, what an outstanding weekend of soccer. Only ONE GOAL allowed during the entire weekend. That is a great TEAM accomplishment. You all showed tremendous growth as individuals and as a team during the event. We as coaches are very lucky to work with the greatest team of girls we could ask for. You should all be very proud of what you did this weekend.
What was to be the season opening game has finally been rescheduled.
We will travel to KHA-Gessner to play on MON, OCT 14 @ 6:30p.
TFA Fall Ball Brackets Posted
The 2013 Fall Ball brackets have been posted.
Check the schedule link to the left for additional info.
Order Yankee Candle Online
The Yankee Candle fundraiser has been a great success so far, but did you know it is still going on?
Check your email for instructions on setting up your page.
Once set up, you can direct friends, family, and others to the page via email or social media to take additional orders.
Eagles to hold Carwash Fundraiser
On SAT, AUG 10th, from 10a-3p, the team will be holding a carwash fundraiser at the Eastgate Pep Boys (located at the corner of SR32 and Glen Este-Withamsville Roads).
Fliers can be found by selecting the handout tab to the left.
Food items will be available at the event as well.
Come out to show your support for the girls and have breakfast and/or lunch while getting your car washed.
In addition to Pep Boys; we would like to thank the following organizations for their generosity in donating items for the event...
See you there!
Dog Days Brackets Posted
...and it begins again!!!
The 2013 Dog Days brackets and schedules have been posted.
Check out the schedules tab to the left for more info.
Players Wanted...Apply on the Field!
The Eagles are looking for additional players to join the team for the upcoming fall season in division 1.
Contact a team member or coach for a tryout.
Eagles Advance to Division 1
The new brackets have been released for the upcoming season and the girls have been placed in division one.
You have worked very hard this offseason to improve as individuals and as a team. Let's keep it up and start the season strong!
New Look Roster Taking Shape
The 2013-14 edition of the Eagles is already taking shape with several faces returning and many new ones on their way.
Some players will not return for the new season, but several offers have been made with some acceptances already received.
Please join me in welcoming the following girls to the team for the upcoming fall season:
Madi, Alli, Emma, Amanda and Alexis!
Stay tuned for additional roster news in the coming days.
Eagles are u12 Gold Finalists
Great job this weekend, ladies!
The weather conditions were anything but great, but you battled through and brought home some hardware!
Eagles Advance to Finals
The weather didn't exactly cooperate over the weekend, but the girls played some of their best soccer over the past three days. Heading to the finals, the girls had strung together FOUR consecutive shutouts.
On SUN, all that was needed was a tie to advance to the finals in the top division of the u12 girls group. We had met this opponent before and the outcome would not be in our favor, but today was different. It is obvious that these two teams do not like each other and the physicality would be ratcheted up a notch throughout the game. Not satisfied with settling for a tie, the girls proceeded to take advantage of a few breaks and power the ball into the net.
Physical play, dominant defense, another PK denial and just enough offense propelled the Eagles on their way to the finals!
Final Score: Eagles 2, TFA Flames 0
Despite the Rain, Eagles Prevail
On a rainy SAT afternoon, the Eagles took to the field to play Cinti United in a match for the tournament division lead.
Having already won on FRI night, the girls were looking to move to 2-0 on the weekend. In doing so, they put themselves in position to advance to the finals with a win on SUN.
The conditions weren't the best, with the rain beating down and thunderstorm threats in the area, but the girls managed to push a first half goal across the line coutesy of Olivia, while the defense was once again steller in keeping the opposition off the board for a third straight game.
Great game, girls!
Final Score: Eagles 1, Cinti United 0
Eagles Win Tourney Opener
Playing an opening round tournament game on a FRI night was something new to the girls. Having to wait out a thunderstorm to take the field, was not. One game had already been rescheduled during the season due to storms, and the Eagles came away with a win in that one. This time, a storm would delay the start, but it would not keep the girls from tasting victory again.
Although we have wanted to do this tournament in our previous seasons, the schedule never seemed to work out. This year was their chance. The girls took to the field against Hammer Premier in the opening game and were looking for victory to kick off the weekend. In the opening minutes they would see their opponent line up for a PK after a deflected pass would be batted down by a hand in the box. Up to the task, Laura stood firm and just minutes into the match, denied the greatest scoring opportunity against on the night. The rejection seemed to lift every girl on the team from that moment forward. The passing was getting better and overall team speed was allowing the Eagles to get several break opportunities, but none of them would crease the net. That is until Caitlyn connected on a blistering left foot shot that grazed the crossbar and ripped the net. Several minutes later she would add an assist to Gwendalyn for a near post goal and a 2-0 lead heading to intermission. That lead would stand throughout the second half and heads up play down the stretch would seal the match in favor of the Eagles. The defensive effort is improving every night. Each and every girl has contributed on the defensive end and it shows in the results. The team has now completed back to back shutouts!
Great start to the weekend, ladies! A big tournament opening victory, and a Happy Birthday for Ellie!
Final Score: Eagles 2, Hammer Premier 0
Eagles Reach Milestone in Victory
In a match rescheduled from a previous rainout, the girls reached another team milestone by notching their 30th victory as a club team.
Returning to NKY on FRI night, the girls seemed to be loose and relaxed as they prepared for the game, but the start would be delayed as we waited for referees to arrive. During that delay, a familar face would appear on the bench to root the girls on to victory. She may not have been on the field due to injury, but Cassi was a welcome sight to the rest of the team. Additional players were called up from a sister team and they would also pay dividends in the match.
Once the game began, the Eagles would dominate play and reign shots on their opponent. While managing to get many quality shots was not an issue, nothing would go in during the first half. KSA would take only 4 shots in the first half, but managed to take a 1-0 lead into the break. A quick peptalk at the half had the girls pumped for the second half of play. Three unanswered goals at one point had the Eagles up 3-1, but KSA would manage to get another ball through the net before time would expire.
The match was a lot of fun to be a part of ladies. The communication and teamwork was back to a level we have come to expect from this group of young ladies and everyone contributed to the victory!
Great job, girls!
Final Score: Eagles 3, KSA Gessner 2
On a night that should have seen the girls take to the field for game two, the weather had other plans and the game would never begin. As we were preparing to start warmups, the thunder and lightening took center stage and delayed the start. We decided to wait it out for a bit, but the spring storm would not cooperate and the game would have to be postponed.
Rescheduling is underway and a new date/time will be released soon.
The Eagles began their 2013 spring season on SUN against the Twisters, from Middletown. We had never faced a team from their club in the past, so not much was known about them going in. Just the size of the team members seemed to affect the mindset of the team from the start, even though we had never played against them before.
A sloppy start would put the girls behind early and they would not recover. Just 2:40 in, the score was 2-0. From about the 6 minute mark on though, the girls seemed to settle in and play one of their better games as a team. While not all of them were high percentage scoring opportunities, shots were available and passing lanes were opening up at times. A couple of well placed corner kicks led to some nice one timer opportunities in front of the net, but those shots would sail just over the crossbar. Crossing passes were starting to get through the defense, but shots were sailing just wide. The final score may show as 4-0 in the standings and looks a little one-sided, but the game was much closer than that.
Keep the chins up ladies; the season is just getting started and through your continued hard work, good things are gonna happen!
Final Score: Twisters 4, Eagles 0
The 2013 spring schedule is complete.
Please see the schedule link for updated schedule information.
Please join us in welcoming our newest member to the team.
Welcome Isabel and family!
Registration for spring 2013 is coming up on SAT, NOV 17, from 10a-2p at the BSC offices.
All returning players just need to submit their club fee payment to hold their roster spots. Any new players will also need to turn in their forms.
Please join me in welcoming the newest players and their families to the team.
Ellie, Olivia and Macaira will be joining us for the upcoming season.
Fall Finale-Eagles are Divisional Runner Up
The 2012 fall season was about to come to a close. The only game remaining on the schedule had the Eagles matched up against the CW Firecrackers. Although the Firecrackers had already clinched the division, the Eagles had alot to play for. The girls had 3rd place secured, but wanted the win to finish second and advance. What a game it was!
There was a calm on the bench prior to the game. The girls were very quiet and focused prior to gametime. Not one player appeared to be too hyped up, but the intensity was obvious.
Throughout the first half, neither team would find much open space, as both defenses made it tough to get solid looks or shots. What was thought to be a first half goal would be wiped out on a late off sides call, but the girls had momentum at the half and remained calm through intermission.
The second half was a lot like the first, with one exception. The shots kept coming from the Eagles and a goal was cashed in after a beautiful bit of passing from the girls. This one would not be denied through an offsides call, as it was a clean breakaway and shot to the back of the net.
This game was a sixty minute battle between two very good teams. Both played a very clean game and battled to the end, but the Eagles would come away victorious. At games end, they had secured their third league shutout of the season. All of them coming in the last four games. With the win, the girls secured second place in division three, just two points behind the divisional winner and have earned a promotion to division two for the upcoming spring season.
What a game ladies! We are so proud of you for the way you battled today and throughout the season! The Firecracker coaches were very complimentary of the team and your play today.
Final Score: Eagles 1, Firecrackers 0
Haunted Classic weekend
The Haunted Classic is here!
Games begin bright and early on SAT.
Looking forward to another solid weekend of tournament play by the girls.
On SAT, the Cincinnati West Jaguars came to visit for a match that had been rescheduled from earlier in the season. Tensions ran high the previous date, as a miscommunication caused the game to be delayed. The girls were on the field ready to go with no opponent in sight. Subsequest communications with them made it no better and the girls were anxious to get on the field against them. Once the game was rescheduled and confirmed at our place, all that was left to do was wait...
The pregame session was pretty uneventful, except for a lack of a referee to begin the match. Once the game was kicked off however; the fireworks would begin. From the beginning we could hear a voice screaming across the field, coaching the CW players and tearing into ours. It would remain that way for the majority of the match. The referee made the situation no better though, as he swallowed the whistle continuously throughout play.
Neither team would back off and what began as a chippy game became very physical at times. Several girls would come off the field with bumps and bruises, tears, anger, etc.
The ball would never quite settle enough for either team to get or sustain momentum, but both teams would manage to push a ball into the opponents goal and the match would end in a tie.
Final Score: Eagles 1, Jaguars 1
Eagles Score Consecutive Shutouts
Returning to the field in league play, the girls were playing their second game in four days with a match against Hammer Elite and secured their second consecutive shutout. Having never seen this team before, we were a little unsure what we would see from them, but were confident in the girls and what they could do, no matter who the opponent is.
The night started off with little fanfare, and we really had a calm feeling the entire night. The girls were even subdued on the bench and in warmups. That would not be the case though once the ball was kicked off. With the ball in play, the Eagles were business most of the night.
The first half was mostly quiet, but the Eagles did manage a 2-0 lead on some nice passing and shot selection. At halftime we reminded them that it was still anyones game and that they should jump on the opponent early and end the drama. Just a few minutes into the half, they would do just that. Two more goals were setup through nice teamwork and ball movement.
Another would be added later in the half to close out the scoring, but several more opportunities were present throughout the match. The score could have been MUCH worse at the conclusion of the match.
The girls were asked to start applying their new skills learned in training the past two sessions...and did they ever. We saw several ball fakes and a few heading the ball for a pass. Some worked, some didn't, but the fact that they are confident enough to begin to apply their new skills is great!
Tonight was a fun game to watch, ladies! What was a close game at the half, was quickly blown wide open just minutes into the second half. Way to close out an opponent!
Final Score: Eagles 5, Elite 0
Eagles League Mark Now at 3-1
The Eagles travelled to Wilder, Ky on FRI night to take on the KSA Elite. It was our first game outdoors on turf and it was slick, cold and wet, as the wind blew down the hill and across the field while the rain came down.
Neither team could get much going in the first half due to some pretty good defenses for both teams. The Elite had a lot of team speed and seemed to catch the girls by surprise at times. They would manage to get an edge in shots during the first half, by sending two good looks toward our keeper, but both would be denied. Meanwhile; the Eagles had no shots on goal at the half.
The second half was better as the girls settled in and took advantage of the wind at their backs to get a couple of breaks up the field. A series of good passes strung together led to the best look of the night for either team and the lone goal of the match; in favor of the Eagles.
Shots were few and far between in the game, but at the end of the night, the Eagles would have the only goal and take the match to improve to 3-1 on the season.
Great job, girls. In a defensive struggle, sometimes quality looks are hard to come by. The conditions were less than favorable, and it wasn't pretty at times, but you battled through and came away victorious. This was a great team win!
Final Score: Eagles 1, Elite 0
Eagles Are Fall Ball Champs!!!
The Eagles entered the weekend still seeking their first tournament championship. At the end of the weekend, they are waiting no more!
Opening the tournament with a game against a familiar foe, the FOSC Gray, the girls were all too excited to get the game underway. We have seen them a few times in the past and each game but one has gone our way, with the lone exception being a tie in a spring tournament. The team name might have been the same, but the game was never in doubt as the girls proceeded to take them behind the woodshed and get ready for game two.
Final Score: Eagles 5, FOSC 0
Game two would find a match against a team we had never faced, the TFA Blue. It would prove to be a dog fight throughout as many scoring opportunities were denied all game long. One save made off the keepers face. We would score the first goal of the match, but the lead would be short lived. TFA would net the equalizer and the match would end in a tie.
Final Score: Eagles 1, Blue 1
Sundays mission was clear...win the morning game and advance to the finals! The Eagles were facing Springbok and started the game very flat and would surrender the first goal of the match. That deficit would stand at the half, but a quick "pep talk" would awaken the girls to explode for the only three goals of the second half.
We were expecting to face them in the finals anyway and with the morning victory, the finals rematch was confirmed.
Final Score: Eagles 3, Springbok 1
Fall Ball Finale
You never want to look ahead to a game that may never materialize, but the finals was a game we were anticipating all weekend. Having finished second two previous times and just missing the finals in another, we had told the girls that they were going to win this tournament! Just play their game and the results would be there.
Again Springbok would net the opening goal, but the lead would not last long. The Eagles would score the next three and hold their opponent at arms length the rest of the way. The lead would be cut to one later in the match, but the Eagles would score twice more to secure the match and the tournament.
Final Score: Eagles 5, Springbok 2
Eagles Improve League Record to 2-1
The Eagles made their longest trek for a league game ever, when they travelled to Centerville last SUN for a game versus CUSA.
Before the game could even begin though, there would be a question as to whether the game would have a referee. One would be found and parents were called to work the sidelines so that the game could be played.
With the game able to begin, the Eagles would strike first and take a 1-0 lead with a goal off of a nice crossing pass just three minutes into the game. An attempt to extend that lead would sail just wide off the left post. CUSA would score the next two and take a brief 2-1 lead. With multiple shots taken on goal, momentum seemed to be swinging back in the Eagles favor and the girls would battle back just before the half with a goal off of a bouncing pass to tie the score at 2.
The game winner would be one that would skim just under the crossbar and into the net. Although it would be the only goal of the half, it would seal the game in favor of the Eagles and improve their record to 2-1.
The game would end with little daylight left, but after the victory, the long drive home was a little brighter.
Good job, girls! Way to grind one out and take the victory!
Final Score: Eagles 3, CUSA 2
Please join me in welcoming Zoe and her family to the Eagles!
Eagles Drop Game at Home
The Eagles opened the home portion of their schedule on SUN and came up a bit short in their effort to remain unbeaten.
Falling behind by two goals early, the girls battled back to tie the score at 2 just before the half. It was nice to see the team close the half like they did, but additional opportunities to add to their score would be turned away.
The second half was a lot like the first, with one noticible difference. The Blaze would score two more times, but there would be no additional scoring by the Eagles.
Although this game would end in defeat, it would mark just the third such outcome in their league game history.
Nothing hurt in this one girls...there are plenty of games left and you still control your own destiny.
Final Score:CU Lakota BLaze 4, Eagles 2
2012 Fall Ball Schedules Posted-UPDATE
TFA Fall Ball schedules have been changed.
Due to some reshuffling of teams within the brackets, there are now two groups within the division. Each group will have a finals.
Games will be listed under the schedule tab to the left.
Fall 2012 Kickoff
The Eagles kicked off their fall campaign with a road game at Cinti United and after trailing late in the game, pulled out a dramatic come from behind victory.
This game was a roller coaster of emotions, from taking a first half lead, to seeing the game tied, then falling behind before tying the game late and scoring the winning goal with just a minute left.
The Eagles had to weather the initial seven minute surge of the Dynamo that would see them packed into our offensive third, but goalkeeping and defensive play would deny every opportunity for them to get on the scoreboard. With an offensive surge of their own, the Eagles found a crack in their opponent and popped the opening goal of the game and season to take a 1-0 lead that would hold through the half.
A five minute stretch in the second half would see the Dynamo tie the score and ultimately take the lead, but the girls had more fight left in them. With less than five minutes to play, the Eagles would gain possession off a nice tackle and lob to the box. An over aggressive keeper would be caught out of position and a lob shot to the back of the net would knot the score at two. With just over a minute to play, the Eagles had a throw in from the far touch line near the half. A quick throw set up a one touch centering pass...that pass lead to a short crossing pass, followed by a one timer from the wing to the back of the net and the game winner.
WOW, ladies...what a great way to kick off the season!
Final Score: Eagles 3, Dynamo 2
Schedules have been posted on the site, but please bear in mind that these are subject to reschedule, due to tournament conflicts.
Several games, as noted below, are in process of being rescheduled. This will include alternate game days.
Game scheduled for SUN, SEP 23 at CUSA has been moved to a later starting time. This game will now be played at 6:30p.
Game scheduled for SUN, SEP 30 vs CW Firecrackers was changed. This game has been rescheduled for SAT, OCT 27 at 11a.
Game scheduled for SUN, OCT 7 at Kings Elite has been changed. This game will now be played on FRI, OCT 5 at 8p.
Game scheduled for SUN, OCT 21 at CW Jaguars has been moved. This game is now scheduled for SAT, OCT 13 at 10am at Clear Creek.
Game versus Hammer Elite scheduled for SUN, OCT 14 has been rescheduled. This game will be played on MON, OCT 8 at 6p
Additional information will be posted here soon. Additionally; the schedule will be updated then also.
Eagles are Dog Days Finalists
The Eagles kicked off the 2012 fall campaign with the Dog Days Tournament. It was a great weekend for soccer and the girls came out on fire. The first three opponents would get little opportunity to score, as the defense allowed very few shots. Shots were plentiful on the offensive ends and so were goals. Saturday's games can be best described as the finest soccer played by the team in their short history. Passing on this day was very good and led to several quality scoring opportunities. On some occasions, each player on the field was able to get a touch prior to the ball being scored.
Game one was against CSA Black. The game started quietly with both teams playing tentatively to see how the game would go, but once the Eagles scored, the floodgates were opened. Goals would be scored often and the girls secured the tournament opener with a shutout.
Final Score: Eagles 7, CSA 0
Game two, the girls were matched up against an upcoming league opponent, the CUSA Courage (White). The Eagles would score early and often, sending a message that CUSA would be in for a long afternoon.
Final Score: Eagles 6, CUSA 0
Game three would begin the day on Sunday. A familiar foe was standing across the pitch, the FOSC Black. The Black would stop the Eagles quest to reach the finals in last year's tournament, with a 3-1 defeat. This time around, the game would be played very tight throughout. Neither team wanted to see the game slip away, as emotions were running high. A warning was issued for aggressive play. A penalty kick would be awarded in the second half, in favor of the Eagles. Although a goal would not be scored off of it, the girls kept pressing on and late in the half, a blistering shot from the wing would scorch the net for the lone goal of the game.
Final Score: Eagles 1, FOSC Black 0
The final game of the weekend would pit the Eagles against a Premier team from Ohio Elite. What had been a fun and successful run was down to one game. Both teams would enter the contest undefeated, and both were assured to receive medals and trophies. The only thing left to be decided was who would win the game.
The Eagles would defend the opening kickoff, as they had done all weekend. Just over a minute into the game, however; capitalized on a turnover and sent the ball to the back of the net for a quick 1-0 lead.
The lead would hold for much of the half as neither team could get much space to work in to get a quality look. Late in the half, OE would net the equalizer and send the game to the half tied at one.
The second half was a slower, more methodical pace. The defenses continued to make it difficult to maneuver, but passes were able to make it through. A corner kick awarded to the Eagles had them in prime position to take the lead. The ball was placed perfectly into the box and a redirected shot sent on goal, only to have the keeper make a beautiful save, and keep the score tied.
OE had little more than one opportunity in the half, but made it count. Just past the halfway point in the final 15 minutes, they would get the go ahead goal and hold on for the victory.
Final Score: Ohio Elite 2, Eagles 1
Girls, you played some high quality soccer this weekend, coming up just short of the title. Keep the heads held high! It took a great effort from a Premier level team to beat you and you made them take note of who you are. Their coaches and parents were very impressed by your game and said they look forward to playing again in the future.
CSA Dog Days Tournament-Revised
The 2012 Dog Days brackets have been CHANGED and the updated schedule is posted through the link at the left. If you printed the list before SUN, please note; brackets were changed slightly over the weekend.
Let's go bring this one home, ladies!
Eagles Advance to Division Three
After securing their third divisional title in four seasons, the Eagles have been rewarded again. Instead of just moving up to division four, they will be playing in division three.
Congrats, ladies!! You have earned it!!
Thank you to all who came out to Bethel Skyline on TUE night to participate in our fundraiser. Your support of the girls is greatly appreciated.
Wendy's Burger Bash
A HUGE thank you goes out to Wendy's Eastgate, and all those who came out to support the girls, for a successful Burger Bash fundraiser on TUE.
It is much appreciated!!!
Please check the photo album tab for pictures.
Additional spring pictures will be posted as they are received.
Disks will be made for everyone also.
Ladies and Gentlemen.....your 2012 CUSL Division 5 Champs!
Although the girls have been very successful in their short time together, the roster has been changed slightly and we will see some new faces in the mix for the coming year.
While some players will not return, the Eagles do have two new additions to announce.
Please join me in welcoming Gwendalyn and Mary, along with their families, to the Eagles.
Jack Hermans:Soccer Unlimited Camps
Jack Hermans Soccer Unlimited Camp
7/16-7/20, from 5:30p-8p
8/6-8/10, from 1p-4p
Challenger Camp Returns to Bethel/Williamsburg
The Challenger Soccer Camp is returning to Bethel, June 11-15, 2012.
There are full and half day plans available.
Also available in Williamsburg, July 16-20, 2012.
Register for camp to jump start your fall season!
Check out the links for more info.
The Eagles concluded their spring 2012 campaign with a convincing win at home versus the Middletown Impact Blue.
Final Score:Eagles 6, Blue 2
Well done this season, ladies! You have much to be proud of!
Eagles Withstand Force to Remain Unbeaten
Returning to the field for the first time in 11 days, the Eagles were set to take on the BSC Force.
The Force has struggled to score at times this season, but their defense has kept them in games throughout. We knew that we would have to work to take the match. In the first half of play, we were able to penetrate their defense several times, but could never seem to get a look that was uncontested. Although they had not played in almost two weeks, the girls appeared bored. A game that started slow, remained that way for the entire first half and well into the second, but the girls managed a 1-0 lead at the break.
In the second, the offense would show some life late in the game to dent the net two more times and secure the victory.
Shot selection was a bit shaky early, but ball skills were much improved tonight. Passing from the corner continues to be strong, we just have to finish, and it's only a matter of time. Keep it up!
Great job, girls! Sometimes the season can seem to be a grind, but you battled through it and got the job done!
Final Score: Eagles 3, Force 0
Eagles Clinch Divisional Title
With SUN win at FOSC, the Eagles have clinched the divisional title!
Taking their place at the head of the division, the girls are champs, AGAIN! Their third such title in four seasons as a club team!
It's been a great season so far, ladies! Keep it up!
As one parent mentioned after SUN game..."these girls ROCK!"
It's not how GOOD you are, but how BAD you want it!!!
In order to be great you have to want it and never give up!
You can’t just beat a team, you have to leave a lasting impression in their minds, so they never want to see you again.
If u get pushed, push them twice. Never give in to them and always strive to be better!
FOSC week-It's payback time!!
After a two week break from league games to play in tournaments, here we are girls, back to finish league play...and after the game today, all I can say is, WOW! Your coaches and several parents that I have spoken to are impressed! That was a butt whoopin'!
Our motto throughout the season has been "one game at a time".
With the way they decided to play you in a tournament two weeks ago, we asked you to make a statement against this team today, and even told their team and parents afterwards that you would when we saw them again. Wow, did you deliver! This game today was your best as a team and total domination of an opponent! It was HOT, temps were up and so was the humidity, with little air movement. Just watching the game was enough to make you sweat! Playing from behind makes it even worse!
We know our offense will score, and at times in bunches, but our defensive play has to be the best in the age group.
The game would start out with the Eagles forcing play into the offensive third, but unable to get the ball into the net. Near the midway point in the first half, the ball would be crossed and finished inside the near post for the only goal of the half.
While attempting to cool off, we reminded the girls at halftime that it would feel even hotter on their side of the field, facing a deficit and pressing to get back into the game. Any additional scoring after halftime was sure to put the game outta reach or open the possibility for additional goals to be scored.
With the defense collapsing in the box, shots were available from the outside, both high and wide. The girls began taking those shots, and narrowly mised a few before putting the game outta reach with a shot delivered from just outside the box. The keeper would reach up to make a play, only to have the ball clear her and and drop just below the crossbar.
Great job, ladies! Way to go out and dominate a game!
Final Score: Eagles 2, Gray 0
The Eagles travelled to Lexington, Ky over the weekend to compete in the Bluegrass Invitational Tournament (BIT). We had been looking forward to this tournament since last years event, one that was cut short by rain. While the play on the field was much better this time around, the weather would once again come into play.
In game one, the girls would face off against a really good team from Charleston, WV, the WV Chaos. This opponent was one that we knew little about prior to the game, but would learn firsthand just how good they were. Similarly, they would get to see just how good we are! Neither team was afforded much room to maneuver, and although there would not be much scoring, the game was great to watch as both teams would show flashes of really solid play throughout the contest.
The Eagles would register the first goal off a nice centering pass and finish in front of the net. A short time later the Eagles would have a chance to extend that lead to two with a beautiful corner kick and attempted header that would bounce high and be cleared safely away. The lead would last for a bit, but the Chaos would get the equalizer. Not wanting to let the tourney opener slip away, the girls fought through the box and punched home the game winner in the second after another sweet corner kick made its way through the box and be tapped in at the far post.
Final Score: Eagles 2, Chaos 1
Game two saw the girls take the field against a Santos FC (Columbus) team that had been shutout in their opener. Never wanting to take anything for granted, we were guarded in our approach to the game. Several opportunities were presented in the opening half, but just seemed to float wide. Shots were reigning in toward the goal, but only one managed to sneek through to put the Eagles on the board at the half, 1-0. The second half was a little looser, and the girls found several opportunities to extend their lead. Goals were scored a variety of ways, via set plays, PK, and nice passing between girls. Three more goals would pass through the net and see the Eagles come away with another nice win and end the day as the only undefeated team in their half of the bracket.
Final Score: Eagles 4, Santos 0
Then the rains came...
SUN action would never get started as the weather once again halted play on day two of the BIT.
What was anticipated to be another trip to the finals for the girls would turn out to be an early return home. Rain began to come down late SAT evening and continued throughout the night into SUN morning. The remaining tournament games were cancelled.
Girls, we saw some really good soccer from you this weekend! Several coaches and club officials (ours and others) have been watching you this season. This team is continuing to evolve and take steps toward being recognized as an elite team in our age group. Don't just open the door and walk in, keep pushing yourself to be the best and kick the door in!
Well done, ladies!
Eagles stumble in tournament
The Eagles travelled to Cleves over the weekend to play in the CW Soccerfest. It would not end the way we all had hoped or expected.
On SAT, the girls would face a familiar opponent, the FOSC u11 Gray, in game one. The teams had met before in league play, with the Eagles coming out victorious.
This game would be a lot more physical and caught the girls by surprise, especially considering the lack of whistles to protect the players. Just 5 minutes in our opponent would deliver an elbow to the head to steal the ball and in two strides would fire a shot to the back of our net. In the second half, the girls would find the equalizer, but not much else and the match ended in a 1-1 tie. Shots continue to be plentiful, but just don't seem to find the net.
Final Score: Eagles 1, Gray 1
Game two would not be as physical, but would be a defensive struggle for the entire match. We had never faced this opponent before, but knew plenty about them. They had allowed but one goal all year heading into our contest. In this game, there would be only one as well. The lone goal would be scored off of a muffed save that the keeper would attempt to dive on, but carry the ball into the net. At the conclusion of the match, the girls had secured their third shutout in their last five games.
Final Score: Eagles 1, Panthers 0
On SUN, another familar opponent, the CW Diamonds, would be on the schedule and the mission was clear...win and advance.
In the early stages of the match a crossing pass set up the opening goal and the Eagles jumped out to a 1-0 lead. That lead would stand for awhile, but would be the only goal of the game for the girls. The Diamonds, however, would find the net twice and take the match and the spot in the finals.
Final Score: Diamonds 2, Eagles 1
This game would mark the first loss for the girls in their past 11 games. Keep your chins up girls, we have another tournament at weeks end. Let's bottle the emotions of the past weekend and turn things around going forward.
Mid Season Battle for Divisional Lead-UPDATE
The Eagles, 4-0, travelled south of the border on THU to take on the NKSA Blue (Spurs), 2-0, for a mid season battle that could ultimitely decide the divisional race for the spring.
Although they have some offensive power, the Spurs do not put up the offensive numbers that we do. But, their defensive game is every bit the same as ours. Having played twice in the past, we knew that they like to play a physical, grind it out style, so we had to be on our game to continue to hold the top spot in the division.
For the Eagles, the defense has been stingy and the offense has returned to power the attack. Each and every game has been an improvement over the preceding match, as the team continues to gel. Scoring comes from a multitude of players, but the most encouraging aspect is how each and very player seems to be buying into playing an aggressive, attacking style of defense to impose our will on each and every opponent.
WOW! What a display put on by the Eagles last night!
After gutting out the first 8 minutes of the match and then settling in, the girls proceeded to open up a can on the Spurs for their most complete game of the spring.
Defensively, the clamps were applied and very few passing attempts were uncontested. Shots allowed were again in the single digits, while quality scoring chances were minimal, as the Eagles delivered another shutout victory; their second such feat in their last three matches.
Offensively, the girls were in control for most of the night. Shots continue to reign on our opponents keeper and it's only a matter of time as to WHEN they will go in, not IF. For the first time in our brief history, a goal was delivered directly off of a corner kick. A high arching shot was sent toward the goal and deposited in the upper corner at the far post, just below the crossbar. It nearly happened twice in the same half, as just a few moments later the same high arching shot would get just enough of the crossbar to deny another goal. Another goal was scored on a PK after powering through the defense to draw a penalty in the box.
As has been said for years, girls...offense will put fans in the stands, but defense wins championships! This was one of those statement games...and what a message you delivered!
Make no mistake about it, that was a really strong team you handled last night, but when you bring it like that, you will be hard to beat.
Final Score: Eagles 5, Spurs 0
Only one team on the current schedule had ever beaten the Eagles in league play, the Kolping Crushers. Returning to face them a second time, the Eagles had revenge on their minds and wanted to send a strong message that last seasons loss was not taken lightly.
The message was heard loud and clear! The girls came out with a purpose and quickly took a 1-0 lead, but a misplay a short time later would allow the opposition to draw even. Not wanting to allow them to feel like they were in the game, the Eagles would regain the lead a short time later and build on it throughout the match.
Ironically; the halftime score was the same as it was a season ago...the Eagles took a 3-1 lead to the break. After a quick pep talk, the girls were reminded of the Crushers second half comback a season ago, and to finish what they had worked so hard for in the opening half.
The second half looked very similiar to the first. Again the girls would strike first and win the half with the same 3-1 score as the opening half.
Final Score: Eagles 6, Crushers 2
Ladies, this was one of the finest games you have played in your short time together! Each and every game this season, you have played with an increased energy and attitude from the previous match. It is beautiful to watch you grow as a team and we are all looking forward to the next match.
Additionally; you recorded your 20th league victory in only 26 tries.
WOW! 20-2-4 overall in league play...Congrats girls! What a team!
The Eagles travelled to take on a new opponent on SAT, the STAR Tornados. Although we had never faced a team from their club, it would not matter. Rain was in the area and would ultimately end the contest with nearly twenty minutes remaining on the clock, but the girls proved they were up to each challenge and came away with a shutout victory.
As we have seen time and again this spring, offensively, we continue to to dominate in shots on goal and quality scoring chances, while defensively the clamps are being applied.
When the defense allows your keeper to face minimal shots, you are always in position to win. The offense doesn't need to be dominant each time out, but when the offense is as potent as ours has the potential to be, it is fun to be a part of.
The crossing passes continue to get better and as we have seen are available whenever we want them. The decision making gets better with each match, also.
A 1-0 lead at the half would quickly turn into a commanding lead before the storms would stop the match and give the Eagles the shutout victory.
Although we have not reached the midway point of the season, you are alone atop the divisional standings and getting better each time out.
Final Score: Eagles 3, Tornados 0
Great job, girls! Keep it up!
The Eagles finally took to the field in regular season competition, and what a statement they would make. What was to be a single game date, turned into a double header.
Game one saw the girls in a rematch of a fall tournament game, against the WC United Silver. The teams were the same, the outcome was the same, but the play during the game was much different. We may have allowed the first goal of the match, but came roaring back to take control and end the suspense. The score would read much closer than the game was played, as the second half was played primarily in the opponents goal box and shots were reigning on the net. In what has to be described as their finest half of soccer as a team, the Eagles would turn a close game into a one sided affair. I hope the parents enjoyed the show, because it was wonderful to watch these young ladies perform at the level that they did.
Final Score: Eagles 4, Silver 1
Game two would find a new opponent, but a similar outcome. Although we had faced many teams from the CU club in the past, we had never played the Crush. The wind and temperature seemed to fatigue the girls from both teams at times, as the weather would take its' toll on several girls level of play. The game was played much more sluggish than we would have liked, but time and again they continued to press through and find the net enough to keep the opponent at bay.
Final Score: Eagles 4, Crush 2
Great start to the season, ladies! The opposing coaches and their trainers were very complimentary on your level of play during and after the games. We are all looking forward to watching the progression of the team this season. The crossing passes displayed throughout the day today was beautiful to watch, girls! Keep it up...there are many more challenges on the way to our destination.
What makes a champion?
It's not about defeating your opponent
it's about striving to surpass your previous best
each and every time you compete
...that's what makes a CHAMPION!
Cinti West Soccerfest
Schedules are out for our next tournament.
All games will take place at Miami Whitewater again.
Check the schedule tab to the left for more information.
Keep your schedules flexible.
We have rescheduled half of our games, and it proved to be quite an ordeal this season. Field space is at a premium and a game has been moved to a competitor park for ease of scheduling.
Game originally scheduled 5/13 vs CUSE, will be played on 4/22 @ 5p.
This will be a double header day for both teams!
Game scheduled for 6/10 vs STAR Tornados has been rescheduled.
We will play this game at 10:30a on 4/28.
Game originally scheduled 5/6 vs NKSA has been changed and MOVED!
Will now be played on 5/3 @ 7p at Pendery Park.
Game originally scheduled for 4/15 vs BSC Force has been changed.
This game is now scheduled for 5/31 @ 6:30p at Clearcreek.
All schedule changes are complete at this point, unless someone else requests a change.
Please join me in welcoming Amaya and her family to the Eagles.
After training with us over the winter and participation as a tournament guest player, we are pleased to have her join our team as a transfer from the Spirit.
TFA United Cup
The Eagles travelled to Miamitown over the weekend and what a rollercoaster of emotions they would experience.
In their first games of the season, the girls played very well on both ends of the field, dominating in shots and in shots allowed. The opposition would have to play on their heels for most of the weekend, as the shots were reigning on their net. However; as is the case sometimes, getting the ball in the net can be a challenge. Several quality scoring chances would be denied on SAT, and see the girls come away with two ties.
On SUN, we knew we had to win by four, and so did the opposition. They continually packed the entire team into the net in an attempt to deny scoring opportunities. But, the girls kept up the attack and forged ahead to a 2-0 lead at the break. The second half was almost a duplicate of the first, and the girls would have to force their way into the net to add to the lead. With their eyes firmly fixed on advancing, the girls pulled together to push two more goals into the net and waited to see what tiebreakers would decide who would advance.
When the stats were compared, both teams were equal in all tiebreaker categories. Next step, a pk shootout! What a way to put a capper on the weekend! One on one, shooter versus keeper. No pressure....NOT!
Through five shooters, the teams were deadlocked at three. On to sudden death in the shootout...with the extra shooters, the Classics would prevail, but these girls left everything they had on the field that day.
Pressure, what pressure?!?
With the pressure on SUN morning; they not only had to win the game by four, they had to shut their opponent out! They were called on to deliver and did they ever. The opponent would register but TWO shots on goal for the entire match! Team defense was super this weekend ladies!
Although we failed to make the finals, the tournament record will show that you were undefeated in pool play for the weekend. Let's build on that heading into the season and get ready to rock!
Spring Schedules Posted
Schedules have been released and are now posted.
There will be changes, as we have other obligations to work around.
Games currently scheduled for 4/15, 5/6, and 6/10 will be changed.
Updates will be communicated and posted here as they are confirmed.
Game originally scheduled for 5/13, has been changed. We will play the CUSE Crush on 4/22 @ 5p.
This is going to be a great season!
Keeper Training Updated
Keeper training has been cancelled for SAT, MAR 24, due to another event scheduled at the church.
Check the calendar link for further information and additional training dates.
Country Inn Fundraiser
A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out last night to support the girls!
It is greatly appreciated.
Indoor Season Ends....Spring Training to Begin!!
Way to finish the indoor season strong, ladies!
You held possession and controlled play for the majority of the game on SAT and the score was not nearly as close as it looked on the scoreboard!
This winter was a great teaching/learning session for everyone. We got to see where the upper level teams excel and what we need to improve on. Each and every one of you should have come away with something to work on for the upcoming season.
Keep climbing that ladder, girls...one step at a time!
Training sessions begin on SUN, MAR 11th, from 4p-6p.
Full practice schedule is now posted.
Spring Brackets Posted
The brackets have been released for spring and while we will see a couple of new teams, several familiar opponents are on the list. While schedules are still several weeks away, you can check the schedule link for more information on our upcoming opponents.
We may not have finished first in the fall, but this team battled all the way til the end to open some eyes of our opponents and within our own club.
There is no doubt in my mind, that we will be back...stronger and more determined than ever!
I saw a great quote during training on WED night...
Remember the girl who gave up?
Neither does anyone else!
The Eagles are currently seeking sponsorships for the upcoming year.
If you are looking to increase your advertising exposure and would be interested in sponsorship of our team for the upcoming season, please contact a member of the team for more information.
Looking for a way to keep that competitive edge?
Want to improve your speed and agility during the offseason?
Your opportunity is here!
Off season team training is available through the Parisi Speed School (DNA Sports Center) beginning JAN 30 @ 7:30p.
This is a great opportunity for the girls and our team!
Training will be conducted by a former UNC National Champion player.
Come push yourselves and your teammates to be the best you can be!
Parisi Speed School...."Success through Sacrifice"
For more information, check the calendar link or contact a coach...
This just in....
In addition to playing with us this winter, Reagan has accepted a roster spot with our team for the spring season!
Welcome to BSC, Reagan!
Indoor 2012....The season is here!
The 2012 indoor season got underway on SAT and the teams look much more formidable than years past, which is exactly what we were looking for. The competition on the south side of the river was good for scoreboard watchers, but did little to help improve the overall play of the team.
Playing a d2 team in the opener this season, the girls would start a little timid and surrender the first goal, but would settle down and get one of their own to tie the score. Although their were several opportunities during the match, the timing just seemed to be a tad off on this night and that would be the only goal registered by the Eagles.
With no practice time since OCT and the early end to the fall season, the girls have been away from the field for awhile. There was some rust to shake off and some new faces to mesh with, so there is plenty of optimism going forward.
Our opponent may have won the opener, but we will be back and may get to play them again before the season is over. Keep the chins up ladies, there is a long way to go.
Cinti United 6, Eagles 1
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a healthy, Happy New Year!
Winter Roster Additions
Please join me in welcoming Riley and Reagan, our newest friends and teammates for the indoor season.
Welcome to the team, girls!
Returning for the winter season are: Sydni and Allie.
Welcome back, ladies.
Jenna has decided to leave the team.
We thank her for your contributions to the team and wish her well as she moves on.
We will have a roster addition or two to announce in the future.
Registration Fee for spring is $165
A late fee will be assessed for any payment not received by 11/23.
All checks are to be made payable to: Beechmont Soccer Club
There is no new paperwork to complete for RETURNING players, so if you would like, I will meet with anyone unable to make it to the registration event or to the office PRIOR to WED, 11/23 to get payment from you and turn it in on your behalf.
What is a CHAMPION???
A CHAMPION is someone who:
Arrives early and is ready to go to work!
Has a daily passion for improving!
Brings great enthusiasm and competitiveness!
Strives to be the teammate they want to play with!
Season Finale Weekend
The Eagles closed out their 2011 fall campaign with a game against the NKSA Dynamite. After a weeks worth of rain, the sun was shining. With a win, the girls could secure third place in the division.
The game began in true Eagles fashion, by scoring the first goal of the match. After a nice centering pass and a short redirected touch, the ball would hit the back of the net for a 1-0 lead. A short time later another goal would be scored for a 2-0 lead, a score that would hold through the half. The second half was more of a deliberate grind it out style, to see if the opponent would make a mistake and allow us to get another tally on the board. With about seven minutes remaining in the match, the Dynamite would get on the board to cut the lead in half, but the defense would stiffen and slam the door shut to secure the victory and close out the season.
Final Score: Eagles 2, Dynamite 1
The team jumped four divisions in the offseason, more than any other team in our age group. We told them after the brackets were released that they had earned this promotion, that they belonged with these teams and now they had to go show them who we were.
We are extremely proud of all of the girls for their showing this season. If these teams did not know who we were prior to the season, they certainly do now. Our record may say 2-2-3, but the opponents and their coaches took notice, as multiple compliments were sent our way from coaches and parents during the season.
Great job, ladies! Get some rest and let the injuries heal.
Boom Take Down Eagles
Facing a sister team for the second time this season, the Eagles were anticipating a tough grind it out game against a familiar foe. While we had never faced them in a match at the competitive level, the girls have played against them many times at the rec level.
As has been the standard in almost every match, the Eagles would net the first goal. A nice lead pass to the corner, a drop, then a centering pass and a shot to the back of the net and the scoring was underway. A short time later, the Boom would net the equalizer, but again, the Eagles would score to regain the one goal advantage. late in the half, the Boom would score again and the halftime score would be tied at 2.
The second half was a different story. The Boom would come out with an edge and the Eagles were unable to match it for much of the half. Three quick goals would hit the net and the girls were unable to respond, until late in the half when another goal would squeeze through the keeper and into the net.
Although the final score shows a 3 goal margin, the margin was much closer. A few miscues during the day led to some quick scoring to ultimately decide the outcome. None of them like to lose, but sometimes there are lessons to be taken from games. This one is a great example of such a match. With two evenly matched teams on the pitch, there is no time to take plays off or relax. Everyone must play to the whistle.
Keep your chins up, ladies....the season is not over and we will be back!
Final Score: Sonic Boom 6, Eagles 3
Double Header Weekend #2
The Eagles continued to add points toward the season total by earning points in both contests over the weekend.
SAT, the Eagles travelled to FOSC for a match versus the FOSC Grey and returned to the win column. The temperature was up and the game was played as if the heat were a factor, but the girls dug down to find just enough to pull out the victory. We had lost an earlier match to their sister team in a preseason tournament, but wanted to send a message early on that this would be our day!
After a back and forth volley, the girls appeared to settle down and find a rhythm. The passes were good and setting up shots that were sailing just wide, but as is the usual with this team, they once again put the first goal of the game on the board to take a 1-0 lead. While FOSC would find the back of our net during the game, it would be just once. The game winner would be a put back after a nice pass set up the initial shot and the Eagles would again gain the advantage with a shot to the back of the net and hang on to secure the win.
Keep it up girls, there is still much to play for this season.
Final Score: Eagles 2, FOSC 1
Sunday, the team would travel to Cinti United to take on the CU Lakota Dynamo. Having just played two weeks earlier, both teams knew what was ahead. Ball handling and passing would be the theme of the day and shots would be plentiful, at least for the Eagles! The game would start out with several shots running just wide or just over the crossbar, but eventually the girls would find the back of the net after some quick passes to flip the field. The Dynamo would net the equalier off of a deflection of a corner kick, but the Eagles would not be fazed. After taking time to cool off and catch their breath, the girls came out in the second half and scored just over two minutes into the half. The lead would not last long, however, as the Dynamo would net another to tie the score at 2 all. The Eagles were able to regain the lead a short while later. After a clearing pass up the wing got the rush started, a centering pass set up the go ahead score to give the girls a 3-2 lead. The Dynamo were able to score again though and the game would end in a tie.
Final Score: Eagles 3, Dynamo 3
Great job this weekend, ladies!!
Team pictures will be taken MON, OCT 10.
Individual player pictures will begin @ 6p. A team photo will be taken afterward.
Please plan to attend even if you do not want individual pictures.
Additional info to follow this weekend.
Please join me in welcoming our newest roster addition, Mackenzie.
She comes to us via a transfer from the Storm.
Welcome to the Eagles, Kenzie!
We also lost a player, as Ella has decided to transfer to the Spirit.
Thank you, Ella, for the time spent with our team and we wish you well with your new team.
Double Header Weekend
The Eagles finally returned to league play on SAT, and travelled to Kolping to face the Ladyhawks.
The game would be a back and forth volley for most of the first half, but the girls finally broke through with a goal before the half to take a 1-0 lead. The lead would hold for most of the second half, but the Ladyhawks would net the equalizer midway through the half. There would be no more scoring on this day, but a beautiful save late in the game would prevent a last minute loss. The Ladyhawks would get a high shot on net, but see it denied by an outstretched hand to punch it high above the crossbar.
Final Score: Eagles 1, Ladyhawks 1
The SUN game would pit the Eagles against the Force, two sister teams from BSC. Although the teams have faced off many times, whether through scrimmages or charity games, they have never met in a league or tournament match.
The game would play out similar to the prior day's game, with the exception being that the opponent would score first. The Force would net the only goal of the first half on a backdoor pass that would be deflected into the net. The Eagles were fortunate that only one goal was scored, as the Force controlled play almost the entire half in our end.
The second half would be almost a reversal of the first, with the Eagles returning the favor by controlling a good bit of the half and continuing to pour shots on the net. The equalizer would pass through the net near the midway point of the half, to see the score knotted at 1.
Late in the game, the Force would get off a lazer shot that would be denied by the keeper into the air, then cleared out of harms way to keep the score tied.
Final Score: Eagles 1, Force 1
This weekend was a great test for the girls and they took points in both contests. The defense and goaltending was super while the passing and communication continue to improve each time out.
Great job, girls! We asked for improved competition to test your skills, and it was delivered. With each game, you battle until the final whistle, with a never say die attitude. Your refusal to quit in these games is a treat to watch.
Eagles are Fall Ball Finalists
The Eagles recently competed in the 2011 Fall Ball Tournament and came home as tournament finalists, falling just short in the championship game, 1-0.
Girls, we are extremely proud of all of you for your showing in this tournament and the level of play displayed. You can hold your heads high and know that while we may have dropped the finale, you still came home as the top scoring and least scored upon team within our division.
Girls celebrating their accomplishments are: Mallory, Danielle, Caitlyn, Cassidy, Alexa, Kayla, Laura, Maci, Jenna, Ryan, Ella, Samantha, Hannah, and Hailey.
Additional pictures will be posted soon...check back later for updates.
2011 TFA Fall Ball
One day of the tournament down and the Eagles are on a roll.
We started the weekend with questions about the health of a few players and brought in a guest player to help with depth. The girls accepted her immediately and never looked back.
Game one saw the Eagles take the field against the Cincinnati West Diamonds. The girls put the pressure on throughout the half and forced the play at both ends to take a 2-0 lead that they would maintain at the half. The passing was very nice and set up several scoring opportunities. The second half was similar to the first with a few minor miscues, but they would still win the half and the game.
Final Score: Eagles 4, Diamonds 1
Game two would see the Eagles battle the FSC Blue (Indianapolis, Indiana).
Not much was known about this opponent, except that they had dropped their first game of the day. This game would be a battle throughout the half, as neither team seemed to be able to maintain possession long enough to mount much of a scoring threat, but the Eagles would get a quality scoring chance late in the half off of a nice crossing pass and capitalize to take a 1-0 lead. The score would remain that way until late in the second half, when the girls seemed to find a quick burst of energy and pound the net for a three goal explosion, including a pk, in a five minute span to take a commanding 4-0 lead and secure the victory.
Final Score: Eagles 4, Blue 0
The passing and teamwork continue to improve and create some high quality scoring opportunities, but is still a work in progress. With a little more communication and a few unselfish passes, this offense could become a machine. The offensive talent on this team is plentiful and fun to watch when they are on their game while the defense continues to be solid.
Our message before the opening game and throughout the day was to attack the opponent and finish each half. Day one, mission accomplished!
At the midway point of the tournament, the girls have put themselves in position to earn their first tournament finals appearance.
Let's go bring this one home, girls!
Day two came early for the team and the fields were slick. The Eagles were set to take on Santos Boca. They would not have the opening kickoff, but would register the first goal within the first 10-15 seconds. The half would see two more registered by the girls and a 3-0 halftime lead. The second half was more of a grind it out, kill the clock session. No more goals were needed if the opponent could not get through the defense. They would manage to get through for a lone goal in the half, but the door would be slammed shut and the Eagles would take the victory, securing a spot in the finals.
Final Score: Eagles 3, Santos 1
Championship Game-Eagles vs Dynamo
The girls were very excited to advance to the finals, their first in tournament play. We had told them all weekend that we were the best team and were out to show the rest of the teams what we had. They had just proven our belief as they completed preliminary round play by scoring the most goals while allowing the fewest against.
When the game started, we were forcing the play in the offensive end, but came away empty. A short time later, the play was being forced on us. We looked a bit stunned by what the opponent was able to do to us, but still the game remained scoreless. The Dynamo would get on the board about midway through the half, but we felt good about our ability to come back and take control of the game. We were getting quality shots, the passing was good, but sometimes its just not your day. This would be that game. Although we would come up a goal short in the finals, this team displayed heart and character throughout the tournament, in their never quit mentality, their ability to fight through injury, and their willingness to battle through to the end.
The passing and defense throughout the tournament was awesome, girls! The offensive punch continues to be there, as it has from the start.
Keep your heads held high, ladies. You will see this team again.
Final Score: Dynamo 1, Eagles 0
Eagles Drop Close Game at Home
The Eagles opened their season today at home and dropped a close game, their first loss in their three seasons as a club team. The girls would control the first half, dominating play by continuing to pound the ball on their opponent. Several first half shots would sail just wide of the net or over the crossbar. Once the nerves settled down, the girls found their stride and registered the first goal of their new season, on the way to a three goal outburst in the half. One of the prettiest goals in the short history of the team would come with just FOUR seconds left in the half. Starting the break from in front of their own net, the ball would be cleared wide and carried up the wing. A blistering shot from just inside the corner of the box would find the back of the net between the keeper and the post. The keeper obviously didn't see it and never moved! Several more opportunities were presented to them throughout the half, but we felt like we had the momentum and were taking a 3-1 lead to the break. The halftime message to the team was simply to finish the opportunities they were given.
The second half was a back and forth volley, waiting for something to happen. Unfortunately for the Eagles, their opponent would register the first two goals of the half to tie the score at three. A few minutes later the Eagles would regain the lead, a lead that would be short lived. The Crushers would score the last two goals of the game and take the victory.
This was a great first test of the new season, ladies. Although you were disappointed with the results, there is much to be learned from this. There were several positives as well. Keep your heads up and be ready to get back to work.
Final Score: Crushers 5, Eagles 4
TFA Fall Ball Tournament
Tournament brackets have been posted.
The following teams are in our group.
Girls U11 Green
CWSC Panthers, NKSA Spurs, CU lakota Dynamo, FSC Blue (IN), Metro Toledo Lightning, Santos Boca, CWSC Diamonds
The 2011 TFA Fall Ball tournament schedule has been released and posted.
Click the schedules link to the left and select the 2011 Fall Ball tab.
"A champion is someone who does not settle for that day's practice, that day's competition, that day's performance. They are always striving to get better. They don't live in the past." Brianna Scurry
Our game originally scheduled for 9/11 @ Kolping Ladyhawks has been moved.
Now scheduled for 10/1 @ 4pm.
I am getting requests for moving other games too, due to tournament or other conflicts.
**Keep checking the site and schedule links for further updates.**
Other games to be moved, include the following:
9/25 vs FOSC will be changed, due to our entry in Fall Ball tournament.
We will also possibly move the 9/18 game vs Kolping Crushers
**There may or may not be a game in SEPT on the original scheduled date.**
When we have confirmed dates/times, I will post it here.
The 2011 fall schedules have been released and posted. Check the "schedules" tab to the left for more information.
Our game scheduled for 9/25 will be moved, as we are scheduled to play in the Fall Ball Tournament.
"In football there is a shared responsibility. Intelligent players always understand the real star is the team and what they give to the team, the team gives back." Arsene Wenger
CSA Dog Days
The Eagles entered the Dog Days tournament weekend with high hopes for their fall season kickoff facing some unfamiliar opponents. Although the teams were from higher divisions, the girls were ready to kick off the season and show off their abilities.
Game one, the girls would take the field against the WC United Silver Streaks...The game got off to a great start, with the Eagles putting up the first two goals. Late in the half the Silver Streaks would find the back of our net after a mis hit goal kick. The Eagles forced the play into the offensive end throughout the half, but the halftime score would stand at 2-1. The second half would play much like the first, with the girls finding the back of the opponents net and a short lived two goal lead. Another bad turnover on a clearing pass, and the WC girls were back to within one. A short time later, the Eagles would regain the advantage with another goal of their own. The scoring would be caped off with a late goal by the WC United, but the clock would expire with the Eagles victorious!!
Final Score: Eagles 4, WC United 3
Game two would find the Eagles pitted against the Grove City Kids Lady Fire. Little was known about this opponent entering the contest, other than they had dropped their first game of the day. We were looking for a fast start, but the girls appeared to be very tired and sluggish throughout the game. Their would be no scoring in the first half for either side. The second half would play a little better, with the girls finding the back of the net for the first goal of the game, but a short time later the Lady Fire would score the equalizer. Just past the midway point in the second half, the Eagles would get the game winner by forcing the play in front of the net.
Final Score: Eagles 2, Lady Fire 1
Game three would be an early Sunday morning contest between the Eagles and the FOSC GU11 Black. A tie or win would propel the Eagles into the finals for the first time in their short tournament history. Kickoff was set for 7:30 am and both teams appeared to be tired out of the gate as neither could get much going. Near the midway point of the first half, the girls seemed to find an energy boost and were forcing the play into the offensive zone. A nice crossing pass was intercepted but unable to be cleared and the Eagles would again register the first goal of the match, a lead they would take to halftime. The second half would start much like the first, but the Eagles appeared to be running out of gas about halfway through, allowing FOSC to score and tie the match at 1. Late in the second half FOSC would again find the back of the net and register two additional goals in a three minute stretch to seal the match and a spot in the finals.
Final Score: FOSC 3, Eagles 1
Although the girls did not advance, they did get a chance to play teams slotted higher within CUSL and get a taste of what league games are gonna be like this season. We may get on them from time to time, but it's because we know what they can do when they bring their game! Chin up ladies, you have much to be proud of! There were a few errors here and there, but none that aren't correctable.
Eagles take HUGE leap forward!
After consecutive seasons of owning division 9, the Eagles made their case that these girls were much better than they were being given credit for...this summer those voices have been heard and we have been moved up to Division 5.
In consecutive tournaments this spring, we were placed against Premier level teams and finished each weekend with a -3 goal differential. That in itself was the statement that we belonged with better teams.
Way to go ladies, you deserve this!
Now, we get back to work to stay there!
Keeper Training Schedules Posted
The fall 2011 BSC Keeper Training schedule is posted.
Check the calendar pages for more information.
Tourney List taking shape
The Fall 2011 tournament list is taking shape and will be completed soon.
Currently we are set to compete in the following:
CSA Dog Days Tournament, AUG 19-21, 2011
TFA Fall Ball Classic, SEP 24-25, 2011
More information will be forthcoming as it is released.
Unreal Solutions to sponsor Eagles
We are pleased to welcome a new sponsor for the upcoming season.
A big THANK YOU goes out to Unreal Solutions, LLC for their support of our team for the upcoming season.
Eagles roster additions!
Please join me in welcoming our newest friends and teammates, Alexa, Sammi, Ella and Ryan. They will be joining us for the fall season.
Welcome to the Eagles, girls!
Eagles Top Marauders, Finish Undefeated
The Eagles closed out their 2011 spring campaign, their second competitive season, with a game tonight against their sister team, the BSC Marauders. With a win, the Eagles could secure a second divisional title and back to back undefeated seasons.
While it was a hot steamy night, the girls would play flat and fatigued at times throughout the game, reaching and stabbing at loose balls and the opponent. Several times during the game the girls would be called for tripping or shoving, and deservedly so.
Ultimately the Eagles would find enough of the offensive and defensive sides of their game to secure the victory.
After a short but much needed break away from the field, and a team party, we will get back at it preparing for fall. Enjoy the break ladies, conditioning is coming!
Final Score:Eagles 6, Marauders 1
Great job this season, Eagles! Back 2 Back Division Champs!
Eagles Stop KSA-West, Clinch Share of Divisional Crown
The Eagles, playing their fifth game in as many days, returned home on MON to face KSA-West. The girls looked sluggish and played tired for most of the night, but thanks to a quick start, they were able to hold off the opponents valiant charge in the second half and come away with the win.
With their win, the girls have secured a share of the divisional crown for spring. A win in the finale will secure the title outright.
Final Score:Eagles 5, KSA-West 4
Before the game, the girls took a minute to gather for a team picture.
front row, from left to right: Laura,Danielle, Maci, Mallory
back row, left to right: McKenna, Cassidy, Hannah, Caitlyn, Kayla, Jenna
Congrats on your accomplishments girls! We are all proud of you!
The Eagles travelled to Beavercreek this past weekend to take part in the Creek Classic. This was the last tournament of the season for the team before concluding the regular season.
Although the scoreboard does not reflect a happy ending to the weekend, this was a great learning experience for everyone. The opponents in this tournament were all d4 or higher and the girls handled themselves very well overall.
Eagles and Spurs Battle for Division Lead
The Eagles travelled to northern Kentucky on THU night to battle the Spurs. Both teams entered the contest with undefeated records, but only one would emerge with their record intact after the game. Winning the game and taking sole possession of the division lead, the Eagles posted their second consecutive shutout.
Last seasons contest was a great battle, with the Eagles prevailing 2-1. The highlight of the night was a game saving kill of a penalty shot in the last two minutes. This game would be played a bit differently though, with the girls forcing the Spurs to play in their own end for a majority of the first half. Although no goals would be registered, several scoring opportunities were available during the half.
The second half would be played very similar to the first, until the Eagles would finally break thru for a near empty net goal off of a misplayed goal kick. Soon after the shots would begin to reign on the Spurs. Several quality scoring chances were available from the wings but floated high. A forced turnover would result in a second goal, while the scoring would be capped off through hard work and teamwork.
Final Score: Eagles 3, Spurs 0
Great job, ladies! Go Eagles!
Eagles Down Alliance, Remain Undefeated
With all of the rainouts and reschedules we have seen this spring, what was to have been a home game for the Eagles turned into a weeknight trip to Kolping to take on the Alliance. As the girls have shown in their short history of competitive play, the venue makes no difference. Despite the heat and humidity on this night, they turned in their most complete game of the spring and recorded their first shutout this season.
In a solid first half, the girls applied more consistant pressure to their opponent, forcing them back into their defensive third for most of the half. Five goals would be scored in the half, all by the Eagles! Any attempted offensive rush by the Alliance would be harmlessly swept aside by the defense forcing them to take shots from beyond quality scoring range.
The second half would provide more of the same on the defensive end. While the Alliance would get off a few good shots; nothing would find it through to the net.
Great job tonight, ladies!
Final Score: Eagles 6, Alliance 0
BIT Invitational Tournament
The Eagles will travel to Lexington, KY to compete in the Bluegrass Invitational tournament May 14/15, where they will compete against teams from Dayton, Columbus and Lexington.
The brackets are now posted. We will kick off our tournament schedule on SAT, MAY 14 at 11:15am. Complete listings can be found on the schedules link.
Eagles v Cheetahs part 2
Having already faced them in the fall, the Eagles travelled to Cleves on SUN to take on the Cinti West Cheetahs. Going into the game, we knew they were a very good defensive team, with size and speed, having allowed the fewest goals against within the division last season at just over one per game.
This game would start slow, for us anyway....not too many teams have wanted to run with us, and the girls looked a little surprised. Two mistakes on the defensive end would see the Cheetahs capitalize as the girls were caught watching and the ball would end up in the back of our net. Netting one of our own, the half would end with the Eagles trailing 2-1.
The second half would see the tables turn a bit. Several shots would find the post or the crossbar, while another would sail high. Sensing a momentum shift, the girls started to come alive and converted some misplayed balls to take a shortlived 3-2 lead. However; letting the guard down a few minutes later allowed the Cheetahs to score the equalizer and tie the score at 3 all. With about five minutes remaining, the Eagles would find the back of the Cheetah net to score the game winner.
The game today was not pretty by any means, but the girls were able to gut it out and find a way to get the victory. Sometimes the opponent will force you to play a style you may not like, other times they will just be stronger at your point of weakness. The good teams find a way to adapt and pull together at some point while fighting til the last whistle, no matter the outcome.
The best news is that while we have not played our best game yet this season, we find ourselves leading the division at 3-0. The season is far from over, though. Hard work and tougher teams lie ahead, ladies!!!
Final Score: Eagles 4, Cheetahs 3
Looking to start the season with a 2-0 record, the Eagles took the field on WED night against SCSA Ratterman. We wanted to send a message early that this would be long night for our opponent, and what a message the girls would deliver. Without much time together in training or practice, the girls appear to be all business on the field. The passing in this game was much improved over game one and consistant pressure was applied to the net.
No time to rest on our results to date though girls, game three will be played on SUN and will be the toughest challenge of the season so far.
Final Score: Eagles 8, SCSA 1
Eagles Take Season Opener
With only one new face to work into the mix, the expectations are high for this season; but, heading into the opener we were a little unsure how the girls would perform as the entire team has not been on the field together for a training session since OCT. However; in true Eagle fashion, the girls looked like they have been waiting for today to come all along. Kicking off their spring season with a bang, the Eagles handed the CU Lakota Yellow Jackets a sound defeat. Wasting little time in getting on the scoreboard, the girls scored two quick goals to start the game, letting our opponent know that it would be a long day in the sun.
It's not too often you receive compliments from your opponent, especially in a one sided game, but several nice comments were made about the girls from the opponents parents.
Although, one game does not a season make, if today is any indication of things to come, this will be a very fun season indeed.
Final Score: Eagles 8, Yellow Jackets 1
UNDEFEATED and CHAMPIONS......AGAIN!
Having secured a share of the division title a week earlier, the Eagles still had much to play for in the finale. Sole possession of first place and an undefeated season was on the line as the girls took the field versus the BSC Dynamite.
Getting ready for the game, the girls had a look of focus and determination that they would not be denied in their quest for another division title. A powder keg was about to erupt, only on this night the Eagles were the ones to explode.
From the opening touch throughout much of the match, the Eagles would be the aggressor and force the Dynamite to play out of their own end. Eight different girls would score a goal, but the teamwork and passing was the most impressive. There were some forced shots, but several times the extra pass was made in an attempt to get a better look at the net.
Although the roster has seen a few faces change in their three seasons of indoor play, the core of the team has been the same since the beginning...and what a ride it has been. Another constant has been the training and guidance of Dan Silvis. His work with the girls has been much appreciated and I cannot thank him enough for all the help he has been.
Final Score: Eagles 22, Dynamite 1
Great season ladies! Way to close out the winter session!
Eagles Secure Share of Division Title
Our latest game versus the Wolfpack, was one that featured a bit of everything...staggering, decleated players...teeth flying, and plenty of goals to go around.
Unsure that the opponent was even going to show, with their late arrival, we began the night thinking we may get to hold a split squad scrimmage.
The entire team has not been together for the past three games, (basketball and illness have limited some players availability), but all were on hand on this night as the Eagles were hitting on all cylinders and most of their shots! Although they may not have known at game time, this opponent would quickly learn that they would become the latest team to feel the wrath of the Eagles.
With this win, the girls have assured themselves no less than a share of the division title.
Only one game remains on the indoor season schedule, a date with the Dynamite on SAT evening. The Eagles can claim the division outright with a win in that game.
Final Score: Eagles 23, Wolfpack 2
For the second time in a week, the Eagles travelled to Wilder to take on the Blast, this time in an early SAT morning contest.
Expecting our opponent to come in with a chip on their shoulder attitude this time around, we were surprised to see them play a little sluggish. Our girls typically respond pretty well in the 7am games, and this one would be no exception.
The passing today was very good. Seven girls (Caitlyn, Cassidy, Alexa, Allie, Maci, Peyton, and Sydni) would register at least one goal during the game. Although not all of them were converted, several point blank shots were set up off of beautiful crossing and centering passes.
Final Score: Eagles 14, The Blast 3
Keep it up girls! With the win, you are now one win away from another divisional title!
Tonights game had the makings of a great mid season battle, with first place on the line for the winner...sole possession for the Eagles or a tie for first for the Blast.
Speed and teamwork would prevail throughout the match to help the Eagles hold on to the top spot in the standings. Although the Blast would play a tight, physical game against us, the girls continued to find the back of the net, time and time again due to the ability to win loose balls and find an open teammate.
Going in, we told the girls to play loose, but with intensity and purpose...to play their game, regardless of what our opponent wants to do. On this night, they did just that.
Final Score: Eagles 14, Blast 3
Great team win tonight, ladies!
BSC Eagles welcome newest addition
Join me in welcoming our newest roster addition for spring.
Although she has played with us many times, and is as competitive as can be, spring will be her first season as a "competitive" player.
Welcome to select, Cassidy!
BSC 2011 Spring Keeper Training Dates
The 2011 Spring Keeper training sessions have been added to the calendar.
Click the calendar link to the left for more information....
Back to Work
WOW! What great timing for a bye weekend!
With several players feeling under the weather, hopefully some of the girls were able to take advantage of the extra week off to get well.
We will close out the winter season with four straight game weekends.
After walking through 3 of the 4 first half games, the girls are looking for an opponent to step up and challenge them.
Although they haven't put up the goals that we have, the Blast have lit up the scoreboard in their first three games and like us, they appear to be a pretty good defensive team also. We will have a real good idea where we stand after facing them on back to back weekends.
Let's take them one game at a time and try keep the train rollin'!
After a week off to relax, recover and recharge, we get back to training tonight in preparation for SAT.
Here we go Eagles!
This game, marking the midway point of the indoor season, was one that will go in the record books. The Eagles set or tied a few team records on this night as the game went on.
As one of only two teams in the division still without a loss heading into this contest, the Eagles were looking to remain unbeaten, while the Tigers (who claimed their division in session one) were seeking a win to get back on track.
The Eagles would register the first goal, then continue to pound the net throughout the game. Every girl that played would record a point on this night. Seven girls (Maci, Caitlyn, Alexa, Emma, Allie, Sydni, and Cassi) would register at least one goal, with Laura, Peyton and Kayla adding assists during the contest. Hannah was at home nursing a 101 temperature waiting for the game update at the conclusion.
The communication could have been better tonight, but the passing was much improved. With little opposition at times to stop it, the girls were able to make crossing and centering passes to force the attack and keep the opponent on their heels.
Final Score: Eagles 21, Tigers 1
Eagles Turn Back Teal Seals
Having not played in two weeks, the girls were anxious to see another opponent and returned to the turf tonight against the Teal Seals (Boone Co, KY). Their coach was willing to accept defeat before the game had even kicked off and our girls were apprehensive playing against a smaller opponent.
Although their coach was willing to forfeit the game rather than play, we would get to meet on the field. The Seals put up a great fight throughout the game and battled for every loose ball. A few players would get banged up due to getting hit with kicked balls, one to the face, but never backed down or asked to quit.
A balanced scoring attack has been a mark of this team from their beginning and this game would be no different, as seven different Eagles (Alexa, Caitlyn, Emma, Cassidy, Sydni, Allie, and Peyton) would register a goal during the game. Keep it up ladies, no matter the opponent or situation, there is always a teammate to pick you up. Enjoy the weekend and be ready to learn and improve on Monday!
Tonights lesson is one to carry throughout the season....Never judge a book by its cover girls! As the old saying goes, "it's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog!"
Final Score: Eagles 8, Teal Seals 2
Eagles Crush Princesses
The Deadly Princesses (Independence, KY) were next on the schedule for the Eagles. Looking for a quick start in this game, the girls would make sure there was no doubt to the expected outcome.
Considering they have only played together for two games, the passing between the girls is great to see, and continues to get better. Scoring chances were plentiful throughout the game and the girls took full advantage of their opportunities. Five of them would find the back of the net in this game, but 7 different girls would tally an assist.
Several girls have already attempted to head the ball this season and the body play on defense as well as settling the ball continues to improve.
The prettiest would be goal of the short history of the team was nullified on a call that the ball hit the roof support on the way down. Cassidy would send an arcing pass across the box that Peyton would head into the net, only to have the goal waved off. (I still have doubts that the ball actually hit the beam, and the opposing parents let out a few ooohs and ahhhs)
Final Score: Eagles 12, Princesses 1
Keep it up girls! Tougher challenges await. Stay hungry and keep working hard!
Eagles Win Season Opener
Taking the field for their third season of indoor play, the Eagles began the indoor season the same way they have every other time....with the victory!
This time around we welcomed several new faces to the team and they would make their presence felt often, but the Strikers would find the back of the net first. While they may have allowed the first two goals of the game, the girls would settle down and come roaring back as six of them (Emma, Cassi, Caitlyn, Sydni, Alexa and Maci) would register a goal in the opener.
Unlike the first two seasons, this opponent would put up a fight from the beginning, but the girls continued to battle throughout the game to come away with the victory.
Final Score: Eagles 11, Strikers 7
Great job, girls!
Eagles Indoor Season Begins
The 2011 Indoor schedule is now posted. Check out the schedules link to the left for more information.
Our opponents are a good mix of returning teams from session one (Teal Seals (3-3-2), Tigers (6-1-1), The Blast (2-5-0), and Wolfpack (4-2-2)) and a few new teams for session two.
The Eagles will kickoff their 2011 indoor season on SAT, JAN 8 against the Strikers.
For those of you who may or may not have been there before, the indoor games can be extremely warm....start getting hydrated now! Drink plenty of water today and tomorrow!!!
Game on, ladies!
Eagles return to the turf
Looking to defend their consecutive divisional titles, the indoor version of the Eagles will be taking their game back to the turf for the winter.
Several new faces will be joining forces with some indoor veterans for the upcoming season. Welcome back Cassi, Sydni, Peyton and Allie!
2010 CUSL Div 9 CHAMPIONS!!!!
The Eagles closed out their inaugural season of select soccer with a home contest against the Cinti West Diamondbacks.
Although they had already clinched a share of first place, there was still an undefeated season to play for in the finale and sole possession of first.
The girls seemed to be playing with a fire of determination as the passing and teamwork was much improved. The physical style that they are used to delivering was back and seemed to frustrate the Diamondbacks time after time on the field.
All of the scoring came in the first half, as the Eagles scored three times and had several more shots float just wide. Defensively, the girls secured their first shutout of the season. A fitting end to the season, as they have been close a few times, only to see the opposition score a goal and deny the shutout. In the finale, they would not be denied.
Final Score: Eagles 3, Diamondbacks 0
Great job, CHAMPS!....thanks for a great year!
Now that the season is complete, the team will take a short, but much deserved break before heading to spring tryouts in early November.
The Kolping Alliance came calling tonight looking to climb their way toward the division lead, the Eagles were looking to maintain and extend the lead that they have held the entire season. While it may not have looked pretty for most of the night, the Eagles never trailed in the game. Sometimes that's the way it goes in a grind it out game between two pretty good teams, but in the end the Eagles found just enough to stay ahead on the scoreboard and held off a furious late charge by the Alliance to take the 3-2 victory.
With tonights win, the Eagles have assured themselves no less than a tie for the division title. With a win in the final game, they can claim that title outright!
Tonights game was a rematch between two teams that met in August at the Dog Days tournament. The first meeting saw the Eagles score four unanswered goals in the second half to pull away and secure the victory!
This game would prove to be much more of a challenge, with neither team having the luxury of playing with much open fieldspace. The Eagles have improved and grown as a team since that first meeting, and as we expected, the Alliance have grown as well.
We have one game left on the schedule ladies, let's go finish what we started!!!
Final Score: Eagles 3, Alliance 2
Winners Never Quit
Playing on back to back days is something that the girls are used to coming from recreational soccer. Having your opponent lean on you, pounding the body and legs, and applying pressure the entire way is something that they haven't seen much, if at all. This was the case on SAT afternoon in Springboro, where the Eagles travelled to take on the NWC Alliance-White.
Although the opponent did not have a win, they did have two ties in their previous three matches and had only allowed a total of three goals.
Looking for another fast start to try and get the opponent on their heels, the Eagles were the first team to find the net once again! The lead would be short lived though, as the opponent would tally the final two goals of the half to take a 2-1 halftime lead.
The second half was a much more grind it out physical game, that saw neither team get much of a scoring threat with very limited shot opportunities. The half would be that way until a clearing pass from the goal would find its' way across midfield and be settled with a touch pass to the middle that would ultimately be placed into the net with just 26 seconds remaining to tie the score at 2-2!
Fighting for every loose ball, gutting out a physical game, scrapping for the last goal until the final seconds are gone, leaving nothing out on the field....that is what Champions are made of!!! Although they were out of gas at the final whistle, they played through to the end to take a point in the match. No matter what happens in the final two games, these girls are Champions!
Final Score: Eagles 2, NWC Alliance-White 2
Great job, ladies!
Home Sweet Home
Returning to competition tonight against the FOSC Red Bulls, the girls seemed to enjoy playing closer to home this time and turned in their most complete game to date. The passing, teamwork, and communication were much improved over the last few games and the opponent could do little to stop the offensive explosion that the Eagles were about to deliver.
Offensively, the shots were coming from inside and outside, clearing passes, crossing passes and a header leading to a breakout goal. While they may have floated wide in the early stages of the game, they were on target for the rest of the night. Defensively, the girls forced turnovers more consistantly with better ball pressure and never really allowed the Red Bulls to get comfortable.
Final Score: Eagles 6, Red Bulls 1
On the Road Again
As has been the case in three of their first four games, the Eagles were the visiting team, this time travelling to Cleves to take on the Cinti West Cheetahs. After a back and forth start that saw both teams misfiring on shots or being denied by some fine goalkeeping at both ends, the Eagles finally connected with the first goal of the game and would take a 1-0 lead to the half.
In the second half, the Eagles put another goal on the board to take a 2-0 lead, through a redirected kick as the ball squirted through the keepers feet. A short time later, the Cheetahs would cut the lead in half with a goal of their own, but the girls would answer on the next possession with another goal to take a 3-1 lead and hang on for the victory!
Goals on the day were provided by Caitlyn (2) and McKenna.
Final Score: Eagles 3, Cheetahs 1
Great job ladies! Although everyone seemed to be a bit sluggish and off their game today, you found a way to battle through it and come away with the victory. That's what good teams do....they find a way to win when nothing seems to be going right!
Game originally scheduled for 10/10, has been moved to FRI, 10/8 at 6:10p.
The game originally scheduled on 10/24 @ NWC Alliance has been rescheduled for SAT, 10/9 at 2:20p
The game originally scheduled on 10/31 versus Kolping Alliance has been rescheduled for THU, 10/21 at 6:10p
See schedule link for more information and complete updated schedule.
Setting out for their longest road trip of the season, the Eagles travelled to W Harrison, IN on SAT morning to face off against the TFA Fire Hawks.
The 'hawks would strike first in this contest, but wasting little time in netting the equalizer, the Eagles would tie the score 34 seconds later with the first of three first half goals. The scoring would continue in the second half as two more goals would be put on the board. Goals were tallied by Danielle (2), Caitlyn (2) and Mallory (1), with several assists provided by their teammates.
Final Score: Eagles 5, Fire Hawks 3
On SUN, The Eagles returned home to take on the NKSA Blue. Wanting to get off to a fast start and put pressure on their opponent, the girls would once again tally the first goal. As has been the case in all but one game since moving to competitive soccer, the Eagles have scored the first goal of the match. The score would not remain that way long, as the Blue would punch home the equalizer a short time later. Neither team could get much going on the offensive end and the score at the half was tied 1-1.
In half number two, the Eagles had a little luck on their side. Regaining possession near midfield, and looking for a breakout pass, a high arching shot would find its way through to bounce into the net to give the Eagles a 2-1 lead. With under two minutes left in the match, the Blue would line up for a penalty shot and an attempt at tying the game only to be denied.
A good hard shot was placed on net, but straight into the arms of the keeper.
Final Score: Eagles 2, NKSA Blue 1
Great job, girls!
The Eagles began their season today against Classics Hammer FC Select. The girls made their presence felt early with an odd man rush up the field for an open shot to the back of the net, only to have the goal wiped out. Although nothing was called, the goal was denied and Hammer was awarded a goal kick on the play. ??? We still don't know what the call was. Not to be denied, the team continued to fire shots on goal the entire match, connecting several times throughout the game. Defensive pressure was provided by Kayla, Maci, Laura, and Hannah, limiting the shots against and allowing Jenna plenty of time to play the ball away from the goal. Offensively, the goals were continuous from Mallory (3), Caitlyn (2), Danielle (1), and McKenna (1). Kilee and Maci also provided shots on goal to keep the opponent from getting comfortable.
Nice opening game, girls!
FINAL SCORE: Eagles 7, Hammer 2
While the season does not officially begin until mid September, the Eagles began their 2010 fall season, their first competitive campaign, with a preseason tournament.
Having only been together as a team for about a month, the girls were excited to take to the field against someone other than their teammates.
On Saturday, AUG 21, in game one of the tournament, the Eagles were facing a league opponent in the Kolping Alliance. Wasting little time in notching their first goal, the girls connected on back to back crossing passes from the right corner through the box and into the net. There were plenty of additional scoring opportunities in the first half, but none would reach the net and the Eagles would trail 3-2 at the half. Refusing to stay down for long, the girls would open the second half with a quick burst of goals to retake the lead and close out the match.
Final Score: Eagles 6, Alliance 3
Game two was against CJ United, and as was the case in game one, the Eagles would strike first and continue to apply pressure throughout the match.
Final Score: Eagles 6, CJ United 1
Sunday, AUG 22 the Eagles would be facing the TFA NKY Stingrays. Both teams were undefeated entering the contest and a trip to the finals awaited the winner. Expecting it to be a fight the entire match, the Eagles would find the back of the net twice midway through the half and hold that advantage until the last minute of the first half, when the Stingrays were awarded a pk. Although they held a 2-1 lead at the half, the Eagles would struggle to get on track in the second half while the opponent would seize the momentum and the match.
Final Score:Stingrays 6, Eagles 3
Although they would fall short of reaching the finals in their first tournament, the weekend was a great learning experience for the girls to see how much different competitive soccer is compared to what they were used to in rec.
Eagles In Good Hands with New Sponsor
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Keys to Success
Play fast, but under control!
Be aggressive! (The referee will let you know when it is too much)
Play to space! (Give your teammates somewhere to go with the ball)
Communicate! (Talk to each other)
Have Fun and SMILE!
Mt. Orab Skyline will host a team fundraiser on TUE, JULY 27 from 5p-8p.
This is a little different type of fundraiser in that it is done stricly through earning tips.
The girls will be bussing tables, getting/refilling drinks, and helping to earn money to fund the fall tournament season.
Mark the date on your calendar to stop by to help support these young ladies in their efforts!