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2018 NORTH OLMSTED
EAGLES SOCCER - READY TO TAKE OFF
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Eagles Open the new stadium with a 1-0 win over two time District Champion Painesville Riverside.
The boys of North Olmsted cristined the new stadium with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Painsville Riverside who were the two time defending District Champions on the East side. The lone goal was scored by Sr. Co-Capt Shane Cairns when Freshmen striker Ryan Sandborn beat his player to the endline and sent a ball to the center where Cairns ran onto it and finished it smartly into the back half of the net.
Freshmen Gannon Graf and Junior Daniel Gebera combined for the first shutout of the year!
2018 Day 2 Erie Camp
After waking up for the 7:00 am Fitness Session the boys made their way over to the commissary for Breakfast. We then had an hour and 1/2 training session. After lunch and then free time we had two 30 min classroom sessions based oh mastering your focus and what things can drive you towards excellence.
After Dinner the 1st group defeated Belle Vernon from PA 4-2. Sr Vince Marino opened the scoring by heading in a corner from Jr Daniel Gebura. The second Eagle goal was Scored by Joe Kennedy when Sr Co-capt Shane Cairns beat a player to the endline and cut it back to the onrushing Kennedy who tucked it high inside the back post. T
The second half began with the score being knotted at 2. After Belle Vernon was knocking on the door for the first 20 minutes it was the Eagles Junior midfielder Dan Gebura’s shot that was partially deflected and dipped just under the crossbar for a 3-2 lead. Sr Co-capt Shane Cairns blasted a free kick inside the back post for the final tally.
2018 Eagles Arrive at Erie Camp
32 players and 10 cars head east at.10:00 am on the 24th. The crew arrived at BW3 at noon for a great lunch.
We arrived at Edinboro University at 2:00 and were assigned to our rooms. 30 minutes later we were on the field for a training session with Colin and Austin. After a quick dinner we had our first match against Noreen from the Pittsburg area. We lost a 3-0 decision in a shortened match due to thunder and lightning. There was no JV match for the same reason.
Alumni Game Sceduled for July 21st
Alumni Game #1 with the 45 and older alums finished tied 4-4 against the freshman and sophomore players
Alumni Game #2 with the U45 alums finished with a 4-0 victory for the alums against the junior and senior players
This years Alumni game is actually 2 games!
the NOHS Freshmen and Sophomores will play the over 45’s with kickoff at 1:00pm
The Juniors and Seniors will face alumni under 45 and that kickoff will be at 3:00.
the Board of Education announced an open house for the new school also on the 21st from 1-3.
At 7:00 the teams ANNUAL Wing Night Fundraiser will be at RAZZLES.
STATE TOURNAMENT - ENDS WITH DEVASTATING 2 - 3 loss to Olmsted Falls
In a match where the Eagles came out and played clearly their best match of the season it was the #1 ranked Olmsted Falls Bulldogs who outlasted the Eagles 3-2 in a game that had everything from great skill to controversy!
The Eagles came blasting out of the gates playing off the front foot and putting significant pressure on Falls. It was Seniors Michael O'Neill and Dominic Elkady who ran at the Bulldog defense with no fear and forced both wing backs to play more defensive . . . something they were not a custom to do.
Midway through the first half the Eagles were awarded a PK when the bulldogs right back pulled down O'Neill when he went by him. Senior co-capt Trevor Cairns stepped up and delivered the penalty to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. The lead lasted into the second half until OF equalized on a run down the left side.
The Eagles retook the lead with 18 minutes remaining off Brendan Cumming's notorious long throw that Senior Jon Kramer flicked with his head up and over the Falls onrushing keeper.
It was 6 minutes later when the controversy raised it's head. The Eagles had cleared a ball and were rushing out of the defensive zone when Falls played a ball over the top to what appeared to be a clearly (8-10 yards) offsides attacker. There was no whistle and the attacker promptly went in one on one and scored to knot the score at 2. Shaken from the obvious injustice, the Eagles immediately gave up a third goal within a minute.
For the final 12 minutes the boys threw wave after wave of attacks at the Bulldog goal to no avail. Senior Goalkeeper Cory Heitmann ended the match with 6 saves and the bulldog keeper had 3. While we ended up on the losing end of the score the boys left the field knowing they were every bit as good and for LARGE portion of the match better that the #1 ranked team in Cleveland.
STATE TOURNAMENT BEGINS - with 3 - 1 victory over Elyria
In a game that began very one sided it settled into a fairly even match! It was the Eagles who jumped all over the visiting Pioneers from Elyria.
It was Dominic Elkady who opened the scoring in the first 10 minutes off of a pass from Michael O'Neill. Senior Brendan Cummings scored a great goal off a corner from Trevor Cairns 7 minutes later. Trevor Cairns scored a penalty to close out the scoring for the Eagles who out shot the Pioneers 15 - 6.
The Eagles outcornered the Pioneers 7 - 1. Senior Goalkeeper Cory Heitmann yielded only one goal which was via the penalty spot. Heitmann ended the match with 5 saves.
Eagles and Rebels battle to a 3 - 3 Draw
Junior Shane Cairns and senior Co-Captains Jon Kramer and Trevor Cairns collected the three goals for the Eagles. The offense dominated the game in possession and number of shots comparing the 20-10 advantage in shots. The Eagles also out cornered the Rebels 6-1.
Senior Goalkeeper Cory Heitmann gathered in 6 saves and he defended their 1 corner.
Bulldog’s 1st half goal holds up to defeat Eagles in key SWC match
In one of the years best HS soccer matches it was the bulldogs 21st minute goal that held up and proved to be the difference in a wild SWC match. In a game that was played primarily between 18 yard lines both teams didn’t hold back from probing and pressuring each other. The #1 ranked Bulldogs outshot the Eagles 15-8 but the take a way from the match was how well the Eagles midfield matched up with the vaunted Bulldogs.
The Eagles defense allowed Falls to shot from distance trusting GK Cory Heitmann to clean things up. Falls out cornered the Eagles 4-0.
Eagles drop heartbreaker to State Ranked Wadsworth 2-1 @ Crew Stadium
In a game that lived up to it's much waited hype the Eagles played a valiant match against the 8th ranked Ohio team from Wadsworth. The Grizzlies came into the match with only one defeat 11-1-2 and it was the grizzlies who were met with a very stubborn Eagle defense and were suprised by our ability to counter attack. Most notably it was Sr Michael O'Neill who started to expose the Grizzlies defenders as they committed themselves forward to often. Mike was able to get behind the defense down the left flank and serve or shoot several balls
The Grizzlies got on the board first as a throw in put a player in and he split two defenders and hit a tremendous shot for a 1-0 lead. The Eagles Jon Kramer was able to equalize off a Trevor Cairns pass approx 10 minutes into the second half. The next 20 minutes was about as wide open and exciting soccer as you could have wished to watch as both teams pounded on each other not willing to concede an inch.
It was Wadsworth in the end who found the back of the net with 12 minutes remaining for a 2-1 lead. The Eagles push an extra player forward for the remainder of the match and nearly equalized on two occasions. Wadsworth out shot the Eagles 15-9 and the Eagles out cornered the Grizzlies 6-3.
Cairns Brothers each score and assist for a 2-0 win over Berea
The Eagles scored twice in the first 15 minutes and made them hold up for a 2-0 win over Conference rival Berea. It was the first loss in conference for the Braves.
Eagle Co-captain Trevor Cairns opened the scoring with an excellent run through the Braves unsuspecting defense as brother Shane found him with a perfectly timed and weighted pass to put him in one on one with the keeper. Trevor calmly buried it into the back of the net.
The Braves barely got back into the game when the Cairns boys reversed the scoring as this time Shane initiated a perfect give and go with big brother Trevor and the finish was true to give the Eagles their final tally of the match.
The eagles created several other half chances but were unable to extend their lead.
The Eagles out shot the Braves 8-6 with Sr Goalkeeper Cory Heitmann recording the shutout. The Eagles out cornered Berea 6-2.
Eagles overcome 2-0 deficit and rally for 3-2 win vrs Normandy
Being down 2-0 at halftime would usually be very frustrating except the Eagles were doing a lot of things right.
We ran into a bit of hard luck as we hit the post and missed about 3 great chances in the first half. That coupled with a fortuitous ricochet that had the ball land right at the feet of Normandy's top scorer had us down by 2 at the half.
We decided to focus on the things we were doing very well and just concentrate on finishing our chances! Sr Jon Kramer and Jr Shane Cairns were simply destroying the invaders out wide, so the key was to get them the ball as much as we could.
Junior Vince Marino opened the second half with a goal off a corner. Sr Dominic Elkady drew us even at 2 all with a nice dribble around the goalkeeper. And Senior Jon Kramer scored a great backpost goal on a shot from the left side that found the side net from 20 + yards out.
The Eagles out shot the Invaders 21-5.
SENIOR Day shows an Offensive explosion as Eagles defeat Mentor 4-0
In a game where the boys erupted for 18 shots and held Mentor to 3, it was a matter of time before the Eagles would put the biscut in the basket. And that they did, as the boy's put 4 in the net verses the Cardinals.
Eagles put on a finishing display and defeat Amherst 3-1
Junior Vince Marino and Senors Dominic Elkady and Trevor Cairns scored to help put away the Comets 3-1.
While the Comets out shot the Eagles 13-10 it was the quality of the chances and also the quality of the finishes that proved to be the difference makers.
While the shot totals and score indicated that the game was very close the corners showed a different story as the Eagles out cornered the Comets 9-1.
Eagles dominate North Ridgeville but settle for 0-0 tie
In a game which clearly saw the Eagles playing off the front foot and attacking with regularity and purpose, it was the finishing that proved to be the deciding factor in the match. The boys created numerous full chances and several half chances and out shot the Rangers 12 - 5.
Sr GK Cory Heitmann faced 1 corner kick and made 5 saves for the shut out!
Eagles travel to Edinboro PA and Defeat General McLane 5-3
Playing one of Pennsylvania's strongest teams, the Eagles erupted for 5 goals to defeat General McLane by a score of 5-3. Catching McLane in a 4-3-3 the boys figured out their opponents early on and then mercilessly attacked from the flanks for the remainder of the game.
The result were goals from SR Captains Jon Kramer and Trevor Cairns and Sr Dominic Elkady scored the first hat trick for the Eagles since Ray Giorgak did it against Cleveland Heights in 2015. Kramer and Cairns chipped in one assist each while Junior Shane Cairns chipped in two!
Sr GK Cory Hietmann stopped three shots to record the victory.
McLane went on to win 12 straight after our victory.
Lakewood's ball control wears down Eagle defense for 4-0 defeat
In a tremendous display of team attacking and ball control the Lakewood Rangers methodically wore down the Eagles and knocked in two goals in each half for a telling 4-0 difference.
The score was not indicative of how well the Eagles attack functioned. It was a real testimony to two different styles and how they create chances. While we were out shot 14-9 It was the Eagles who had three tremendous chances in the first half. Unfortunately the Ranger's keeper was not called upon to make a save as all three major chances were off target.
Sr Goalie Cory Heitmann played an exceptional game in the space behind the defense as he cleared countless balls that were played in behind. Heitmann only registered 4 saves in the contest but it was the chances that he cut out that allowed our defense to press higher and restrict space.
In the second half the Eagles created two golden chances. Sr Jon Kramer whistled a one timer just past the post with his left foot that had the keeper beaten. A few minutes later Sr Trevor Cairns' free kick from 25 yards out was just over the bar.
The contest finished at 4-0 and was a real testimony to the old saying that "you've got to finish your chances." and Lakewood's commitment to keeping the ball.
Westlake scores 5 goals in first half and coasts to 5-3 win over Eagles
Westlake deamons scored three goals in the first 20 minutes of the match but it was the two goals that they scored in the final five minutes of the first half that proved to be the difference makers.
Westlake came out on fire and pushed players forward creating numerous 1 V 1's. The Eagles got beat numerous times down the flank and in one on one battles.
Eagles drop heartbraking 1-0 decision to Avon
The boys gave everything they had in playing the back to back SouthWestern Conference champs The Avon Eagles but fell by a 1-0 score.
The boys threw everything they had at Avon as we out shot them 8-2 and out cornered them 8-0. Avon's returning All-Ohio goalkeeper was really on his game as he continually thwarted the Eagles attempts. It was with 6 minutes remaining in the first half when the Avon keeper robbed new NOHS Eagle and Sr. Dominic Elkady on a breakaway. Elkady managed to skin two Avon defenders at midfield and blow by them to put himself in on the one on one. Sr. Jon Kramer just missed on connecting with a full volley of a Sr. Trevor Cairns corner kick.
Sophomore midfielder Daniel Gebura had a fantastic match as his workrate was spectacular. Freshman Chris Carleton played about as solid as a freshman can, and Trevor Cairns was simply ALL OVER THE FIELD. Sr. Goalkeeper Cory Heitmann played a solid roll in covering the space behind our defense and VInce Marino has really evolved as a centerback.
No one likes to loose but these Eagles took a giant step forward and gained a ton of confidence. On to Westlake!
Eagles have an Offensive Explosion vs Cleveland Hts 6-0
The Eagles erupted four four first half goals vs Cleveland Hts and added two more in the second half for a 6-0 victory.
Sr CoCapts Jon Kramer and Brendan Cummings both scored twice to lead the Eagles. Juniors Shane Cairns and Vince Marino chipped in with one goal each. Sr CoCapt. Trevor Cairns had three assists and Kramer added two himself. Sr GK Cory Heitmann registered three saves for the shutout.
Eagles score 3 goals in first 14 minutes and shutout Midview 4-0
Well the Eagles came out more like Tigers as the Jumped on the Middies and didn't let them breath. Eagle pressure resulted in a turnover when Sr Seamus Winchester ran at the defense. Winchester lost the ball down near the endlind but showed tremendous workrate as he won the ball back and centered a ball That Sr CoCapt Jon Kramer Slotted home just 2 munutes in!
Two minutes later Jr Vince Marino sent a ball over the defense to Kramer. Kramer's touch put himself in on a breakaway vs the Middies on rushing keeper. The ball richoceted off both players and ended up behind the keeper. Kramer rushed in behind him and promptly finished on the open goal.
Sr CoCapt Trevor Cairns got in on the scoring when 10 minutes later he finished off Kramer's cross off a free kick.
Cairns finished off the scoring when Sr CoCapt Brendan Cummings was brought down on a breakaway 30 yards out. Cairns got the ball up and down as he went over the wall.
Sr GK Cory Heitmann covered the space behind the defense very well and recorded only one save but it was point blank as he earned his first shutout. Defenders Michael O'Niell, Luke Duncan, Marino, Chris Carleton, Saajan Patel, Tyler Rollins and Pele Carney all played well to preserve the shutout.
Eagles drop 2-1 decision to Avon Lake
In a game that was plagued by turnovers by both teams it was a couple mental mistakes that turned the result in favor of the shoremen. Avon Lake took a 1-0 lead when the NO defense let the ball bounce inside our 6 yard box off a corner which they promptly finished.
Sr Seamus Winchester equalized on nifty piece of work when Sr Cocapt Jon Kramer beat a defender and put a ball across the back of their defense right to Jr Shane Cairns. Cairns, seeing the keeper diving at him along with two other defenders, simply let the ball run between his legs. The ball rolled right into the path of a wide open Winchester who finish nicely!
The game winner came when the ball was put behind both defenders on one side and the center forward diagonally ran on to it. He took one touch down the line a drilled a shot inside the near post from 35 yards out.
The Eagles pounded the Shoremen's goal for the remainder of the match.
Both teams finished with 11 shots. The Eagles out cornered Avon Lake 4-3.
Eagles Drop Game 1 vs Painesville Riverside despite Dominating
The Eagles dominated in every aspect of the match but found themselves on the short end of a 2-1 score. Late in the first half Riverside opened the scoring off a long throw down the line and then a ball played behind the defense resulted in a breakaway.
Midway through the second half a bizarre play resulted when a pass back was short to Goalkeeper Cory Heitmann. Heitmann rushed out and crashed into the onrushing forward as they both went for the ball. As Heitmann tumbled forward the Painesville player found himself with a clear path to the goal. As a NO defender closed from behind the Painesville player passed the ball forward to another attacking player who was already behind all 11 NO players. This should have resulted in an offsides call but the Assistand Referee said he was looking directly into the sun and he couldn't see a thing. Thus the goal stood.
The Eagles really turned up the pressure as they had over 10 shots in the final 20 minutes. The lone goal came with 8 minutes remaining when SR Capt. Jon Kramer centered a ball and SR Capt. Brendan Cummings slotted it home.
The Eagles outshot Riverside 21-6 and out cornered them 8-0.
Alumni Game Set for August 12
Alumni all over will be coming in town to play Saturday afternoon at 5:00 on the back field.
We will be taking a collection at halftime for Greg Prusha's son. Greg class of '97 passed away suddenly while playing in a men's league match leaving a wife and 6 month old son.
Erie Camp Day 4 - Elizabeth Forward,PA
The final match of the camp had the Eagles playing Elizabeth Forward from PA. We started off very crisp as we moved the ball freely from side to side. Daniel Gebura and Kyle Seely brought our outside backs into the game better than each of the three previous matches.
With 10 minutes remaining Senior Brendan Cummings got on the end of Jon Kramer's corner kick and headed it home for the lone goal of the game. Play in the second half really deteriorated as both teams had numerous unforced turnovers as we really forced balls into tight spaces and tried to turn when we should have been content to posses.
Defensively we were pretty solid with the exception of defending restarts from distance when the ball was flighted into the box. This will be a point of training as it stuck out like a sore thumb.
Camp was an enjoyable experience and the guys were simply fantastic to be around. As for the games we finished 3-1 in our 4 games. The boys are a fun and good group! We look forward to working with them this season!
Erie Camp - Game 3 eagles defeat Mercyhurst Prep 1-0
In a game that the Eagles were hoping to bounce back after a rather flat performance the night before, the boys came out strong and took hold of the match firmly from the onset.
The first half half revealed a stout resolve from the Eagle midfield as we continually won balls and forced turnovers. The boys continually created half chances but passed up numerous opportunities looking for even better chances. Senior cocaptain Trevor Cairns blasted a shot that just missed moments before the whistle for half.
The second half got even better as the boys began pepper Mercyherst's goal with shots it was with 15 minutes remaining that Trevor Cairns' corner kick was heavily contested and it went off a Mercyherst player for an own goal and a 1-0 lead that we made hold up for the final result.
Boys drop game #2 VS Belle Vernon by giving up two second half goals
The boys faced a significantly stronger team on game night #2. While we were not outclassed technically we were effected physically as we got banged around from time to time. As guys started to pick up knocks here and there our effectiveness in keeping the ball wained. The opening goal occurred 7 min into the 2nd half as Sophmore keeper robbed a Belle Vernon player from point blank. The Ball was deflected off Daniel Gebura's hand then came off the post and then off Daniel's back and in for a 0-1 score.
As as we ended the match with as many as three reserve players filling in we conceded a second goal off a restart when BV clipped a ball in the air just outside the 6 yard box and their player misdirected it with his head for a 2-0 final.
ERIE CAMP up at the crack of Dawn!
6:45 the boys were rousted out of bed for an early morning fitness session! All the guys made it there at least in spirit!
2017 ERIE CAMP - Day One in the books!
After getting situated in the dorms we went out and met our coaches Matt Marich - Head Women's coach at John Carroll (Matt was a player alongside several North Olmsted Greats at the University of Akron), and Ryan Arvin- Assistant Men's coach at St. Bonaventure University. the two Gentlemen ran a spirited session on passing and keeping the ball.
After Dinner we played Pennsylvania power Norwin. After controlling the first half we should have been leading comfortablly by 3-0 but we were on the short end of a 0-1 score. Literally 2 minutes in the Second half Senior Cocaptain Brendan Cummings went up in the air to fight for a corner and it dropped right to his feet where he promptly equalized the match 1-1.
Ten minutes later Junior Shane Cairns was brought down in the box for a PK. Senior Cocaptain Trevor Cairns promptly deposited the ball into the back of the net for a 2-1 lead. With just under 5 minutes to play and Norwin pressing us, the defense stole the ball in a very dangerous situation, found Trevor in the central midfield, who proceeded to play a perfectly weighted through ball to brother Shane who was in on a break-a-way. Shane shot the ball to the back post where it banged off the post and went in giving the eagles a 3-1 victory.
The reserve squad competed against Madison H.S. reserves and battled to a 3-3 draw. Scoring for the reserves were Faris Ayyad, Kyle Hepp and Joe Kennedy.
2017 Schedule now available!
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Max Hess Named All-Ohio
Senior Co-captain Max Hess was named 2nd team All-Ohio and First Team All-Greater Cleveland By the Greater Cleveland Coaches Association. Hess was earlier named 1st team All-SWC. Max is leaning towards playing his collegiate soccer at Gannon University in PA.
Hess led the Eagles this past year with 30 points (12G, 6A).
Westlake will be Eagles opponent in openning round of State Tournament.
Westlake defeated Avon Lake by a score of 2-1 in the opening round of the State Tournament and advances to the sectional finals against the 4th seeded Eagles!
The Road to Columbus 2016 Begins !!!!
The vote has been taken and the seeds have been decided for the 2016 State Tournament. 250+ Teams begin playing last Wednesday. After the first round there are only 128 teams left. In the second round all the seeded teams begin playing. Seeded #1 is Olmsted Falls. #2 is Strongsville. #3 is Avon and North Olmsted is the #4 seed.
For North Olmsted - they play the winner of Avon Lake and Westlake. North Olmsted will host that match.
Hess and Sanborn lead Eagles 2-1 over Shoremen
The Eagles raised their record to 7-3-5 by defeating the shoremen by a score of 2-1. Sr co-captain Max Hess opened the scoring half way through the first half after he made a rather mazey run through the center of the Avon Lake defense. Hess blasted a shot from 25 yards out that beat the keeper to the left.
Avon Lake equalized with 10 minutes remaining in the first half when they took a throwin down the right side and when it went out near the last defender the Shoremen quickly threw the ball in behind the already flat defense. It was there where the Eagles were whistled for a penalty kick and they converted to equalize at 1.
In the second half the Eagles stepped up the pressure as they pushed Junior Matt Sanburn up top and as Hess beat the defense down the left flank he blasted a shot that the Avon Lake Goalkeeper made a fine reaction save which Sanborn promptly roofed the rebound just under the crossbar for the winning goal.
Junior Eagle Goalie Cory Heitmann recorded 4 saves for the victory. The Eagles finished with a record of 4-2-3 in the SouthWestern Conference.
Eagles fall 1-0 to Avon despite outshooting them 14-4
In a game which was about as close to a playoff setting the NO Eagles have to feel good despite losing the match 1-0. As the game began it was North Olmsted who was playing off the back foot and absorbing tremendous pressure as Avon had 5 corners in the first 15 minutes. In a revamped lineup and the addition of getting Sr forward Keegan Welsch. Just before half time Welch broke free and was stoned from point blank by the Avon Keeper. Minutes later it was Junior Trevor Cairns who won a free bouncing ball and he promptly blasted a half volley that had tremendous dip and swerve that had to be punched wide by the Keeper!
The Eagles next best chance was when Junior Matt Sanborn beat the keeper to a free ball and went to shoot the breakaway on goal. The Avon keeper came up huge as Sanborn's shot was deflected wide by the keeper!
Eagles fall 2-0 to #7 Wadsworth in a playoff type game!
The Eagles went into State ranked Wadsworth and battled to the end and gave the Grizzlies all they could handle but fell by the score of 2-0. The Grizzlies out shot the Eagles by only 11-8 and the corners were even at 2 a piece.
The Grizzlies opened the scoring almost 25 minutes in on a well conceived goal as they grizzlies got the ball wide and got around the back of the eagle defense and then drove a cross to the back post. We were able to deal with the cross but the ball came directly out to Wadsworth midfielder how blasted it home first time from the top of the box!
State Champion 1977 Team Inducted Into NOHS Hall Of Fame
Eagles drop from "Unbeaten " Ranks with 3-1 loss to Falls
It was a very wide open game with plenty of action for both teams but it was Falls who capitalized on a few defensive miscues that allowed the visiting Bulldogs to build a 2-0 halftime margin. The scoreless match was broken 30 minutes in when Falls free kick from 40 yards out was played over the top of the defense where an onrushing attacker got on the end of the service and trapped it and then sent a square ball across the face of the goal for a tap in.
Eight minutes later the Bulldogs sent a bouncing ball in that bounded over our centerback. Falls forward #10 collected it in space pulled up and blasted a shot inside the far post for a 2-0 margin.
The second half began with the Eagles playing off the front foot and applying more pressure than the first half. As we began getting more people forward and creating numbers up situations. This came to a screeching hault when the referee whistled a penalty kick when it appeared the Falls attacker grabbed our defenders wrist and pulled him off the ball. Fall converted the PK for a 3-0 margin.
With such a commanding lead we had no choice but to chase the game at a higher level. We switched to 3 forwards and it immediately had two effects. 1) We began creating numerous turnovers in the center of the park and had instantly improved our offensive production. 2) the game opened up and stretched both defenses almost 60 yards apart. Something the fans probably loved but drove the coaches crazy!
It finally paid off for the Eagles when Jon Kramer drove a long diagonal ball across to Max Hess who brought it down just inside the back corner of the 6 yard box and then roofed his shot inside the near post.
The Eagles continued on the attack but were unable to break through for any additional scores and the game finishing at 3-1.
The Eagles are now 6-1-5 and play Saturday at Undefeated Wadsworth!
In stunning Eagle style Boys win with another LATE goal.
For the fifth time this season the Eagle won with a late late goal, This time it was the Berea braves who fell to the heroics of Max Hess who scores his first hat trick ever!
Hess opened the scoring off an amazing individual effort when he blocked the Braves attempted clearance and then ran past the entire defense and placed the ball inside the far post from 20 yards out. It was Hess again who was put in by a beautiful through ball by Jon Kramer who promptly left footed the ball inside the back post from a tough angle. The Boys went into the intermission with a 2-0 lead and clearly had the run of play.
But this is Berea who has a rivalry built up with us and they came storming out in the second stanza. Berea got on the board 10 minutes in when Hess was called for a foul when he poked a ball to Kramer on a picture perfect slide tackle. On the ensuing free kick Goalkeeper Daniel Gebura had a little trouble with the lofted ball. Gebura appeared to pin the ball up against the crossbar and when it dropped down in the goal mouth it was quickly finished drawing the Braves close with a 2-1 score.
Berea equalized the game with 6 minutes remaining when they were mysteriously awarded a corner when their shot attempt clearly went 2-3 yards wide of our keeper. On the ensuing corner the ball fell inside our box and Berea finished the attempt during the mele in the box.
North Olmsted immediately went on the attack as we pushed an extra attacker forward up and 4 minutes later it paid off as a deflected ball rebounded out to midfielder Trevor Cairns who sent a piercing through ball to the onrushing Hess. Max was in a one on one dual instantly and he was not going to loose this battle! Max cut across the defenders' path to seal him behind and as the Braves onrushing keeper came flying out to meet him, Hess lofted the ball up and over him. The ball settled into the net with 2:18 remaining and we were not going to be denied a victory!
Eagles control entire game then have to scramble to equalize in the last minute.
In a game where the Eagles controlled the pace of play, continually pressured the Comets defense, and out shot their opponents 10-1 it was the Eagles who had to scramble for the forth game this year to get a result.
The eagles had numerous scoring chances and several from point blank to jump ahead of the Comets but several close in misses and a couple point blank saves by the Comet Goalkeeper thwarted the boys time and again.
With 3:30 left in the game It was Amherst who got in behind the Eagle defense when the field got stretched almost 50 yards and while we initially slowed the comets down, they got a chance to look at goal and the shot beat Freshman goal keeper Daniel Gebura over the top with a near perfect shot from 25 yards out.
With so little time remaining, the Eagles switched the lineup pushing Junior Matt Sanborn up top. With under one minute remaining our defense served a ball to the top of the box and Sr captain Max Hess flicked the head on towards the goal where Sanborn beat the keeper and the last defender to the ball and left footed the ball home. The goal was Matt's first this year and salvaged a point for the home town Eagles.
JR Striker Jon Kramer named Morning Journal "T3" Player of the Week
Jr Jon Kramer has had a tremendous week! He and his teammates remained undefeated as they went 3-0-1 on the week.
In the first game of the week against Lakewood it was Kramer who finished off a rebound with the game tying goal with .46 seconds remaining.
In game two verses PA power General McLane, Kramer scored his first goal to give the Eagles a 2-1 lead. When McLane scored with 1 minute remaining to equalize the match it was Kramer who finished Max Hess' shot that rebounded out with just 16 seconds remaining giving the Eagles a stunning 3-2 victory.
In game three vrs Cleveland Heights Kramer helped break open a close 1-0 game with two late assists. The first off a corner to Brendan Cummings and the second coming just minutes later when Hess finished off Kramer's shot that deflected right to him.
Game four against North Ridgeville it was Kramer's non touch that left Duncan wide open when he dummied a ball that Luke smashed home for the opening goal. And then Jon's free kick found Cummings at the back post for the Eagles third goal.
4 "CRACKING " Goals lift Eagles over Ridgeville
"It has been a VERY long time since the Eagles had a night like this one in the finishing department," was coach Marsh's response to the offensive outburst. Each and every goal was a high level first class finish. Beginning with Luke Duncan's blast! Junior center mid Trevor Cairns got down the right flank and went towards the near post. When he drew the goalie he centered the ball where Jon Kramer dummyed the ball which drew Ridgeville's central defender leaving Duncan wide oped from 8 yards out, who promptly blasted the ball by the sprawling keeper.
The Second goal came off a free kick from 35 yards out when Trevor Cairns blasted the ball into the upper corner. The shot was struck with such power Ridgeville's keeper didn't move. "It was one of the best free kick strikes I've seen in my career," Marsh said.
The third goal also came from a restart when Junior Jon Kramer found fellow Junior Brendan Cummings head at the back post. Cummings met the ball with tremendous power as he headed it into the opposite corner giving the Eagles a 3-0 lead going into the intermission.
The final goal came from an assist from Freshman GK Daniel Gebura's Dropkick put Senior Captain Max Hess in on a one on one. Hess looked up and saw the keeper off his line and struck a 35 yarder that just snuck in under the bar for the final 4-0 score.
The game ended with the Eagles out shooting North Ridgeville 10-4 and corners were Eagles 1-0.
Ball control offense allows Eagles to dominate possession in 3-0 win over Cleveland Hts.
In a match where the boys really did a nice job of controlling the tempo and pace of the game the Eagles were able to build continuously throughout the match. It was Trevor Cairns who finished the opening score when Sr Max Hess was brought down from behind for a penalty.
The Eagles patience showed as they were able to build to midfield continuously, but it was their lack of patience that saw them force balls over the top when they got near the midfield stripe. It was in the second half when the boys began to find forwards feet that our chances began to come.
Junior Jon Kramer found Brendan Cummings at the near post to double the score. And it was minutes later that Kramer's deflected shot was finished nicely by Sr co-captain Max Hess.
Jr Cory Heitmann registered the shutout while making three saves.
Kramer's second straight last minute goal is the difference in 3-2 win over General McLane
In a game where the Eagles outshot McLane 13-3 and the team from Edinboro, PA had a 2 hour drive, and the varsity game was moved to preceed the JV game because of incoming bad weather you would have guessed that it would be the Eagles who would be leading at halftime 1-0 . . . But it was not. It was the visitors who grabbed the lead off a mishandeled cross in the box late in the half.
Despite having most of the run of play and shooting opportunities the Eagles had to play from behind. When the second half began the boys came out playing with a purpose and created several turnovers and it was a glorious full volley finish from Trevor Cairns off a Max Hess cross that knotted the score at 1-1. With 15 minutes remaining it was Jon Kramer scoring what looked like it would be the game winner when Ben Gebura put a free kick in the box towards Kramer. Jon flicked the ball back towards the far post just out of the reach of the 6'6 McLane keeper.
With under 2 minutes remaining McLane equalized off a long throw in that came out to the top of the box and their player smashed home the rebound. When it looked as though we were going to have to settle for yet another tie it was Kramer who smashed home a rebound off of Hess' run down the left side. When Hess got around the corner he went to goal and after a nice save it became "Kramer time."
The Eagles are now 3-0-3.
Eagles and Rangers tie 4-4 in a wild affair!
In a game that was wide open from the start, both teams defenses took turns being gratuitous coughing up easy goals in the first 10 minutes. Max Hess opened the scoring with an excellent give and go off of Trevor Cairns for a 1=0 lead. Trevor Cairns gave the Eagles a 2-1 lead when the Lakewood keeper stumbled over the ball and it popped right out to Trevor with an empty net!
Gabe Schreiner got on the scorecard off of a nice run down the right flank combining off Hess. It Gave the Eagles a 3-2 lead 3 minutes in to the second half. After giving up two goals the Eagles put the Rangers under tremendous pressure. With less than a minute remaining Brendan Cummings picked up a loose ball and hit a shot towards the back post from almost 40 yards out. The Ranger goalkeeper dove and deflected the ball wide but left it one the field. Junior forward Jon Kramer ran on to the bouncing ball and volleyed the ball home from a horrible angle. Kramer showed a lot of poise as the ball had bounced up near his chest and his angle was VERY difficult.
The Eagles remain undefeated and move their record to 2-0-3. In conference they are 1-0-2 with 5 points.
Schreiner's Blast helps eagles defeat #5 ranked Solon
Gabe Schreiner scored what might be the goal of the season and certainly one of the better ones in a few years as he blasted a volley off a Trevor Cairns lofted pass behind the Solon defense from 30+ yards 30 minutes into the match.
Solon who was previously ranked 5th in Cleveland came to play as the match was the most physical game so far this year and it held a playoff like atmosphere. The Eagles defense was very stingy as they held the comets to six shot and most of those were from outside the box. Daniel Gebera handled all 5 of the shots that were on frame. One of which was a difficult deflection.
Shot totals were 7-6 eagles and corners were 1 a piece.
Week #1 Poll - Cleveland Top 10
10. Lakewood 39
others recieving votes
North Olmsted 2
Eagles and Demons battle to 1-1 tie
No matter what when the Eagles and Westlake Demons get together the game will turn into a hard fought, white knuckle, grind it out affair, and last nights action was no different as the both teams pressure was relentless in a 1-1 draw.
The Eagles came out and after a rather pedestrian first 10 minutes, began upping the tempo and playing off the front foot. After not playing for a week due to a weather cancellation, the boys showed off their hard work from the weeks practices bases around combining off of someone and three man combinations. The half ended 0-0 despite some very attractive soccer.
Early in the second half The Eagles took the lead When Senior co-captain Max Hess headed Shane Cairns's flick off of Brendan Cummings long throw. It was a near picture perfect goal and was something we actually talked about at halftime.
With 20 minutes remaining the Eagles came close again as the demon keeper tipped a blast just over the bar. With the remaining time the Eagles appeared to go into a defensive shell and with 17 minutes remaining the Demons equalized on a back door cross that was deflected into the upper near post corner past eagle net minder Cory Heitman. Heitman played a solid game and had 9 saves on the evening.
The Eagles held a 13-12 shot advantage and an 8-2 corner advantage.
Eagles get first win on Hess' early goal 1-0 Over Midview
The Eagles combined hard work, pressure and an early Max Hess goal for a 1-0 victory over conference foe Midview. Jr Brendan Cummings Stole to ball down in the Midview end and crossed a ball right to Sr co-captain Max Hess who headed the ball into the back of the net for an early lead.
The Eagles forced double digit turnovers in both halves with relentless pressure and out shot the middies 12-3. Freshman Goalkeeper made two saves to register the shutout.
Eagles get their feet wet in opening game in 1-1 Tie with Riverside
The boys opened their season last night out in Painesville while dodging raindrops and potential lightning and thunderstorms. The biggest hurdle for both teams, what it came right down to, was was who would adapt to the very high grass the best. It made it nearly impossible to play possession soccer as passes were continually played short as the grass would slow back passes down to a near crawl.
Halftime saw the game scoreless as both teams only mustered one legit chance each!
Second half saw the Eagles take more possession but it was Painesville who opened the scoring with a long counterattack when they blasted a ball over the back of the defense and their forward got on the end of it and made us pay. With 20 minutes left the boys turned up the heat and created numerous turnovers deep into Riversides end. It was there on a long throw that the Riverside GK shoved Abdelfatah Hassan which resulted in a PK. Jon Kramer calmly stepped up and finished the chance to draw even. The Eagle came close on two other occasions but none better when we slipped a ball in behind the defense and Kramer barely beat the onrushing keeper and he nudged the ball. It deflected off the keeper and then off of a tumbling Kramer and bounded towards the goal. A defender cleared the ball off the line and it careamed off the post. Another Eagle ran on to it and first timed it on frame only for another Riverside defender to clear another shot off the line!
All in all it was a game that alot lesser teams could have found a way to lose a match like that. Our feet are wet boys! Now - ONWARD AND UPWARD!
Alumni Game Result 4-2 Alums!
The annual Greg Prusha Alumni game collected $326 in a rain soaked affair.
With a team of nearly each member former collegiant players the Alums woar down the boys varsity to open up a 2-0 half time lead. Mount Union standout Tim Debth scored twice in the opening period. While the alums clearly had the run of play the varsity did mount a couple really good transition attacks. None of which resulted in goals but clearly lifted the varsity's spirits. The game was scoreless for nearly 30 minutes when Debth broke thru twice within 5 minutes to put the openning tallies on the board.
Approximetly 15 minutes into the second half Bowling Green Standout Chris Kraft scored a very nice goal for a commanding 3-0 lead. It was Stefan Spanu the OSU senior who capped the alumni scoring with a run right down the center.
Abdelfatah Hassan or MH as he likes to be called scored the first goal for the varsity as he picked up a lose ball and beat the defense on a quick run down the right center. It was MH's first goal as an eagle. Just 8 mintes later Junior Jon Kramer flicked a bouncing ball up and over the on-rushing Alex Gajowski to finish off the scoring for a 4-2 margin.
The Eagles then had their picnic later in the day....
Erie Camp Day 3
The pace of the day was much slower and allowed the guys to rest a bit more. The training session was centered around possession and taking chances when ever we get them.
The the game of the day saw our schedule get changed as a last minute switch was made so we didn't have to play another Cleveland based team. The first half saw our boys thoroughly dominate the match and late in the half had the Eagles score a fantastic goal when Ali Hammoud sent a driven cross into the middle where Jon Kramer flicked the ball into the far corner for a 1-0 Lead.
midway through the second half the Pittsburg Team was able t equalize when their center forward found a space in the center of the defense and shot a rocket towards the goal. Goalkeeper Seamus Whinchester made a diving save on the point blank shot but the forward followed up the rebound for the equalizer finishing off the score line at 1-1.
Erie Camp Day 2
was on possession and finished with a lively finishing drill. Something we clearly need work on!
was fantastic! As the boys played a version of ping pong with clipboards and then tandom ski sleding where you get 7-8 guys on two skis with ropes and tey have to lift right foots in random and then the left feet. That was a "treat." Finally they had the teams of four sling shot and catch the ball in a garbage can relay!!!
lastly the game. We played Belle Vernon from Pittsburg who will most likely be ranked in top 5 of Division 3A in the state of PA. It was a very intense match. So much that we took a couple knocks. Brendan Cummings pulled his groin badly and Ben Gebura said his knee twinged so we took both out for the entire second half. Despite the subs we still had the run of play. Shane Cairns nearly put the Eagles up when he got on the end of his brother Trevor's lofted pass and he almost chipped it over the onrushing keeper.
With 5 minutes remaining we picked up a loose ball in the offensive end Luke Duncan found Trevor at the top of the box and Trev turned his man and deposited it into the upper right corner.
Erie Camp Day 1
After an uneventful drive out and a substantial lunch at BW3 we met our coaches at Edinboro. Coach Micky - State University of NY @ Buffalo and Coach Robbie - Gannon University put us through a lively session which allowed us to get to know them a bit more.
Madison showed up with their Wrong team so we played their JV for 30 min. Ben Gebura and John Kramer scored for a 2-0 match. They never got a sniff and we controlled every aspect of the match.
Madison's Varsity eventually showed up and we played one 35 minute half. Our guys must have had some pent up anger since we had to wait for 80 minutes to play. We controlled the match imminently from the onset and scored a sensational goal from Shane Cairns. Trevor almost netted a second goal 5 minutes later as their keeper made an exceptional save. Mason Doucette killed the game off with a nice goal for the 2 goal lead and final score.
Scrimmage day at Crew great fun and hard work as we went 1-1-1
The Eagles played 3 40 minute games and finished with 1 win (3-0 vs Brush) 1 tie (0-0 vs Perrysburg) and 1 loss (0-1) vs Courtland Lakeview in a very disputed offsides non call.
Game 1 vs Perrysburg
by far the most technical opponent. We had the run of play but we're not dangerous enough. When we got the ball to guys in 1 v1 situations they promptly gave the ball up. The best opportunity of the match was when Gabe Schreiner playing out wide cut inside and with a mazy run got to the end line and put a ball across where Mason Doucette just put the ball wide of the net.
Game 2 vs Courtland Lakeview
About 9-10 min in the game was very even and the official missed an obvious offsides call that put us in the whole 0-1. This rattled us and frankly we had numerous unforced miscues. Both teams failed to link up consistently and continually turned the ball over with little or no pressure. We had very little offensive presence and only ran at the end line a couple times late in the match!
Game 3 vs Brush
After letting the guys pick the line up for the first 2 games Coach Marsh wanted to experiment. 1st wanted to see Schreiner out wide and just tell him to attack, attack and if there was any question to attack some more. Schreiner absolutely responded with a goal and numerous corners earned. He was dangerous and he was nasty!
Secondly, Marsh wanted to see something from way back in the day and that was a sweeper. Additionally we got to look at 3 in the back and 5 in the midfield. Shane Cairns scored a very nice goal as he ran through a flat defense when we found Gebura's (believe it, He was playing up top!) feet.
All in in all it was a great day with our parents doing a great job with the tailgate and the Crew holding up their part by tying Orlando 2-2.
2016 - July 23 - Day at Crew Stadium Announced
Plan now to attend as July 23rd will be a packed day in Columbus. We will travel down south for 3 mini scrimmages with the varsity against the states best teams invited in just for this "Showcase." After the showcase games THE ENTIRE PROGRAM will meet in the parking lot for our annual TAILGATE party at "NORTH OLMSTED SOUTH" at 4:30.
There is sure to be an amazing assortment of delectable delights as it always proves to be one of the best potlucks around. Don't worry about cooking your food as several portable stoves and a tented village will be available.
After the tailgate we go inside and enjoy the Crew game which always proves to be entertaining.
Last year North Olmsted brought almost 250 people down and I've only purchased 75 tickets!
Tickets are $25. ($10 for players and drivers)
Contact Assist Coach Joe Zarycki with your ticket requests - Zarycki@gmail.com
The game is expected to be a sellout so get your order in quickly
Erie Camp begins the next day @ Edinboro University.
ERIE CAMP @ Edinboro University July 24 - 27On Apr 17, 2016, at 9:12 PM, Jeanne & Kevin Duncan
On Apr 17, 2016, at 9:12 PM, Jeanne & Kevin Duncan <email@example.com> wrote:
In February, I contacted you and all our North Olmsted High School Boy's soccer families regarding the 2016 Erie Premier Soccer Camp, July 24th-27th. Please access the Erie Premier web site for a nice description of the camp benefits, a reminder of what a positive experience this has been in the past and what to expect this summer. Your son is strongly encouraged to attend this pre-season event. I've had 2 sons participate in this camp and it has always been a great experience!
Registration Deadline = May 15th. The following is a link to be used to register your son:
1. Complete the online registration
2. Pay the $345 fee, (remember, please contact Coach Marsh at the High School if this fee would keep your son from participating)
3. Print out the 2 page medical release form found on the registration link above, complete it and turn it in to me.
That's all you have to do!
Below is a list of boys already signed up for the camp. If you think your name should be there but isn't, please let me know. From those boys, I have only received one set of forms, so don't forget to finish your registration. If your son is not able to participate, please send me a quick reply so I won't need to track you down later for his status.
You will hear from me 2 more times, (if we all do a good job with registration/paperwork). Once everyone is registered, I will send out an email to ask about roommates during camp and survey for a list of drivers able to car pool, (since this is not a school sponsored event we will have parent drivers to and from - never a problem). Then my final communication will confirm roommates, identify the car pools and send of list of what to bring/what to expect. Please contact me at any time if you have questions.
Thanks for your time!
4564 Williamstown Dr
North Olmsted, Ohio 44070
In February, I contacted you and all our North Olmsted High School Boy's soccer families regarding the 2016 Erie Premier Soccer Camp, July 24th-27th. Please access the Erie Premier web site for a nice description of the camp benefits, a reminder of what a positive experience this has been in the past and what to expect this summer. Your son is strongly encouraged to attend this pre-season event. I've had 2 sons participate in this camp and it has always been a great experience!Registration Deadline = May 15th. The following is a link to be used to register your son:1. Complete the online registration2. Pay the $345 fee, (remember, please contact Coach Marsh at the High School if this fee would keep your son from participating)3. Print out the 2 page medical release form found on the registration link above, complete it and turn it in to me.That's all you have to do!Below is a list of boys already signed up for the camp. If you think your name should be there but isn't, please let me know. From those boys, I have only received one set of forms, so don't forget to finish your registration. If your son is not able to participate, please send me a quick reply so I won't need to track you down later for his status.You will hear from me 2 more times, (if we all do a good job with registration/paperwork). Once everyone is registered, I will send out an email to ask about roommates during camp and survey for a list of drivers able to car pool, (since this is not a school sponsored event we will have parent drivers to and from - never a problem). Then my final communication will confirm roommates, identify the car pools and send of list of what to bring/what to expect. Please contact me at any time if you have questions.Thanks for your time!Jeanne DuncanHome: 440-979-98914564 Williamstown DrNorth Olmsted, Ohio 44070
Shane Cairns Trevor Cairns Evan Clere CJ Croston Mason Doucette Luke Duncan Colin Dunn Ben Gebura Daniel Gebura Cory Heitmann Jett Kobak Joseph Kuhl Jon Kramer Mike O'Neil Phillip Re Matt Sanborn Steven Schultz Kyle Seeley Ryan Seeley
MINI BALL OUTSIDE TODAY
MONDAY - APRIL 18th
Due to the fantastic weather today the soccer club will be outside on the back field for an "OPEN FIELD."
The field will be available from 3:30-5:30.
Hope to see you there!!
2016 JV SCHEDULE
Miniball set to begin on Mondays - 4/4/16 first day.
Monday Afternoons immediately following the conclusion of the school day we have the gym from 3:30-5:30.
There is a possibility that we could lose the gym if the baseball or softball teams have their game cancelled. They then would over rule us and get the gym since they are in season. If this occurs we will go outside to the back field and have an open field.
Three Eagles on All time Career Lists
Seniors Max Becker and Jack Loftus now appear on three of the Eagles All-Time Career Leaders lists. Junior Keegan Welch now appears on one list.
Becker goes down as one of the best playmakers ever to put an Eagle uniform on. Max finished #2 on the all time assist list with 45. Max did very well in the scoring department as well as he finished his career with 35 goals placing him tied for 20th place all time. Combining his goals (2 points) and assists (1 point) gave Becker 115 career points good enough for 13th place all time.
Loftus has combined hard work and a consistent ability to finish to carve out a stellar career as an Eagle. Jack finishes his career with 19 goals placing him 31st on the all time career goal scoring list. Jack also assisted on 15 goals placing him 28th on the all time assist leaders list. Combining Jacks goals and assists (19g,15a) gave him 53 points good enough for 31st on the all time points leader list.
Junior Keegan Welch's name has also climbed high enough to appear on one of the career lists. The injured Eagle (recovering from an ACL injury) now has 15 career goals placing him in the 33rd spot on the All time Goal Scoring list.
Eagles fall in Sectional final 5-2 to Berea
The Eagles season came to a halt last night on a rain soaked Roehm Middle School Field.
The Eagles got goals from sophomores Trevor Cairns and Jon Kramer. Cairns opened the scoring when Kramer put him in down the right side. With just under 20 minutes remaining Kramer knotted the score at 2 when senior Max Becker put him in down the left side for the assist.
Berea scored what proved to be the game winner with 16 minutes remaining on a through ball down the right side. The Titans added two more when we pushed defenders forward trying to get the equalizer.
Eagles Start down the Road to Columbus with a 5-0 victory over Elyria.
Jon Krammer said he was going to come out ready and roaring to go and boy did he make good on his prediction as he scored two goals in the first three minutes. Freshman Shane Cairns finally scored his first varsity goal when he punched in the rebound of his brother Trevor's shot that hit the crossbar. Senior Jack Loftus scored when Max Becker put him in on a breakaway. Becker finished off the goals with a Blast from the top of the box.
The Eagles improved to 11-5-1 and move into the Sectional Final against the #2 seed Berea-Midpark on 10/24 at Rhem Middle school at 7:00p.m.
State Tournament Draw is Out - Eagles Open with Elyria on Wednesday 10/21
The Tournament Draw went pretty much the way the coaches thought it would as Westlake and Berea took the #1 and #2 seeds. Falls and Strongsville filled in the remaining Bye slots. Avon selected the Olmsted falls play in sectional and we as the #6 seed took the Berea play in match. It was latter that Elyria selected to play against us in the first round On Wednesday 10/21 at NOHS at 7:00.
2015 Regular Season Final Poll
Becker and Loftus Lead Eagles over Shoremen 4-1
Sr Captains Max Becker and Jack Loftus Helped the Eagles struggling offense take over the game as Loftus netted two goals and Becker collected 1 goal and 2 assists. Jr Max Hess chipped in with a goal and an assist to round out the scoring. Becker's first assist went to Loftus giving the Eagles a 1-0 lead and moved him ahead of Former Eagle great Chris McGuire into a tie for second on the Career Assist List (41) with another great Lefty Patty McAndrew. The Eagles took a 2-0 lead when Becker found Hess at the near post on a set piece. Becker's second assist of the night moved him into sole possession of second on the assist list with 42.
After the Shoremen narrowed the lead to 2-1 the Eagles responded when Hess found Loftus down the left flank and Jack blasted a ball just inside the back post. It Loftus who then returned the favor as he set Becker up as Max Blasted home the Eagles 4th goal from the top of the box.
The boys finished off the regular season at 10-5-1 overall and 4-4-1 in the SWC.
Second Half Explosion of Goals helps Eagles cruise 6-2 over Riverside
With the Eagles clearly missing injured Keegan Welch and the score knotted at 1-1 we clearly had to make changes. Sr. Jack Loftus loved the adjustments as he exploded for a second half hat trick. Sr Max Becker scored the opening goal off an assist from Loftus. Sr Michael Schuler scored off an assist from So Trevor Cairns and Jr defender Gabe Schriener Tallied his first career varsity goal on a header from a rebound.
Becker added 2 assists now giving him 40 career assists which put him in a tie (Chris McGuire) for third on the All-time Assist list. His goal (13) gives him 33 in his career putting him in the top 21 All-time Goal Scorers.
The Eagles now stand 9-5-1 overall.
Eagles Fall to Bulldogs 2-1
Olmsted Falls scored two early goals and then held off a late charge by the Eagles. In a match that was very much back and forth it was the Bulldogs who opened the scoring 16 minutes in as a midfielder dribbled through about three Eagles and blasted a shot into the far post.
Falls scored again with a perfectly timed through ball beat the entire back line as the left mid walked in one on one with the Eagle goaltender.
As the Eagles figured out the Bulldogs attack the game took a turn for the Eagles offense. It was with just a few minutes remaining that Max Becker's driven corner was smashed in off the head of Michael Schuler as he came crashing to the back post.
The Eagles are now 8-5-1 overall and 3-4-1 in the SWC.
Eagles Shock #8 in Ohio Berea-Midpark in 3-3 tie.
Two schools combined couldn't do it. #8 in Ohio State ranking couldn't do it. The Eagles were up to the challenge this Wednesday night as we came out and took the game to an undefeated Berea/Midpark team. Max Hess scored the first and the third goals while Max Becker blasted the second goal from the left flank over the keeper into the far post. But it was a disallowed goal that proved to be the difference maker. In the sixth minute Sophomore Trevor Cairns played a diagonal ball across the defensive back four. The Berea defender shanked the ball off the side of his foot and the ball went right to Eagle forward Keegan Welch who brought the ball down and calmly finished to the back post. Keegan upon review of the tape was clearly onsides by 3-4 yards was ruled offsides and the goal was disallowed.
The boys battled hard and deserved the win but they are still quite hungry especially given the ruling on the "Offsides goal."
Eagles steady play overwhelms Eastlake as Hess nets Hatrick
Eastlake North came in confident after beating the Eagles the year before along with carrying a solid 5-2-2 record but it was the Eagles who continually applied the pressure and repeatedly broke down the Rangers. Junior Max Hess had a career day offensively as he racked up his first hatrick of the year. Juniors Ben Gebura and Keegan Welch scored the remaining goals for the Eagles.
Becker's 2 Goals and 2 Assists lead Eagles over Amherst
One could have called it the Max Becker show as he contributed towards all 4 of the Eagle goals as he scored twice and assisted on both Jack Loftus and Keegan Welch's goals as the Eagles went on to defeat the Comets by a score of 4-1.
Eagles come out fast and shock #8 Cleveland Heights 5-3
The Rankings had just come out and Cleveland Height had just made it into the top Cleveland 10 for the first time in two decades but it was the Eagles who clearly had the upper hand all game. It was Junior Keegan Welch and Senior Max Becker who both score twice and Sophomore Matt Sanborn who may have scored the goal of the year to finish up the scoring as he blasted a 35 yarder from the right flank. 6-4-0
Eagles travel to Edinboro PA and Defeat #8 ranked General McLane 2-1
The Eagles really took to the road and traveled all the way to Edinboro, PA to take on the #8 ranked (DII) General McLane. It was a beautiful day to play as the overcast day dropped the temps in the low 70's. The Eagles opened the scoring on a tremendous combination play as Trevor Cairns slipped Max Becker a lovely though ball and Becker blasted the ball by the Lancers keeper from 12 yards. The Eagles took the 1-0 lead into half time. The Eagles had the run of play for most of the second half as we created numerous turnovers. However it was sophomore Mason Ducette who had just subbed in the game who was played in by Becker and then beat two players to the endline and then drove a ball across the face of the goal and Sophomore Jon Kramer who calmly deposited the ball into the back half of the net for a 2-0 lead.
It was with just 10 minutes remaining when the skies opened up and a near monsoon dropped on us! With a complete downpour and the Eagles playing against a gale force wind GM was awarded a free Kick just outside the box. Their player blasted the ball over our wall and the knuckling shot avoided Eagle goaltender Jeremy Duncan. With a little over 4 minutes remaining the game was delayed for nearly 45 minutes due to lightning and thunder.
The Eagles calmly killed off the remaining time for the 2-1 victory. 5-4-0
Eagles erupt for 3 first half goals and cruise to 5-0 win over North Ridgeville
In a game that the Eagles needed, the boys exploded out of the gates for a quick 3-0 lead whick expanded in the second half to a 5-0 win. Max Becker lead the Eagle attack with 2 goals, Jack Loftus, Michael Schuler and Keegan Welch all chipped in with one goal each.
2015 Senior Eagles
Eagles squander late scoring chances and lose 1-0 to Lakewood
In a match where #9 Lakewood had much of the possession it was a matter of bad luck that came into play in the lone goal. Sr defender Eric Nguyen picked up a loose ball deep in the box with no one near him. As he was about to clear the ball Nguyen slipped on a painted portion of the turf. The end result was a clearance that dribble to a Lakewood player wide open at the penalty spot who then rammed it into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.
With the deficit the Eagle switched to a more offensive formation and it paid immediate dividends as we began peppering the Lakewood goal. 3 shots from Becker, 1 from Loftus , and one from Hess put the Rangers on their heals. With a little over 1 minute remaining the Rangers were called for an illegal pass-back. The resulting free kick was saved by a defender and then the rebound hit off the post.
Solon's late goal sparks late comet eruption!
The Eagles battled the #3 ranked team in Cleveland for better than 60 minutes in a scoreless draw. With Solon putting constant pressure on our Defense we were left with a few counterattack opportunities. The Eagles continued to force the comets to bad angles and limit them to outside shots. With a little under 20 minutes remaining the Comets took advantage of a miscue and rammed home a rebound. The obviously disheartened Eagles fell apart as Solon scored three more goals in the next 8 minutes leaving the final margin 4-0.
Two late goals lead Demons over Eagles
Some how after a very lackluster first half the Eagles found themselves not only still in a game that Westlake had thoroughly dominated but were tied 1-1 by the result of a Michael Schuler goal from a brilliant cross from Trevor Cairns.
In the second half the Eagles came out with more purpose and a bit more passion. This work resulted in a quick transition goal by Keegan Welch who had a brilliant left footed strike. The Eagles took over the run of play for the first 25 minutes of the 2nd half.
The Demon's equalized off a long throw-in that the Eagles somehow let bounce in the center of their box! It was here that the Demons took over the run of play as the Eagles committed numerous unforced errors down the stretch. Westlake capitalized with 4 minutes remaining as they connected on a counter attack.
The result drops the Eagles to 3-2-0 (1-2-0) ( ) = conference
Avon overcomes Eagles fast start
The Eagles were handed their first loss of the campaign and it wasn't due to a lack of effort. Coming out fast from the start, it was North Olmsted who was all over Avon and eight minutes in we capitalized on a long throw in from Becker as Loftus flicked the ball up and over the Avon keeper for the 1-0 lead.
The boys held the lead till 20 minutes were left in the game when a ball got deflected several times and it fell to a wide open player on the 6yd line who finished it off nicely to tie the match. With 8 minutes left Avon countered a N.O. restart and ended in an easy 3 on 2 goal. Avon finished the scoring with less than 2 seconds remaining.
Steady Team Pressure Overcomes vastly improved Middies
In a game that featured a significantly improved Midview Middies in their first SWC conference match, it was the North Olmsted team pressure that ruled the day!
22 minutes in Sr Co-captain Jack Loftus opened the the scoring on an assist from Sr Co-captain Max Becker.
5 Minutes later Jr Keegan Welch followed up a ball Sr Micheal Schuler headed toward the goal.
With two minutes remaining in the first half Becker found Welch for the Eagles third goal.
The second half, while played mostly in the midfield had the Eagles dominate the run of play.It was Jr midfielder Max Hess who stole a ball and went on a run right up the middle beating numerous defenders. The goal finished off the scoring at 4-0.
The Defense of Nguyen, Schuler, Gebera, and Sandborn along with Sr Goalkeeper Jeremy Duncan have not conceeded a goal this season.
Hess' late goal and Stingy "D" lead Eagles over Twinsburg
In a typical Twinsburg and North Olmsted Game both teams showed up to play and the quality and intensity clearly matched the atmosphere.
Played in a manner of a playoff game, the Eagles battled for over an hour until Jr Midfielder Max Hess Deflected Sr Captain Max Becker's centering pass by the Twinsburg keeper for the only goal of the match.
Sr Keeper Jeremy Duncan made three fine saves and the defense of Sr Eric Nguyen, Sr captain Mike Schuler, Jr Ben Gebura, and Sophomore Matt Sanborn combined for our second shutout.
The Eagles outshot the Tigers 8-6, but were out cornered 2-0.
The Eagles improve to 2-0 in the young season.
Eagles Top Louisville in Season Opener 7-0 at Crew Stadium
Senior Captain Max Becker scored the first two goals and Jon Kramer scored the third just before halftime to build a 3-0 lead with less than a minute remaining. Junior Max Hess opened the second half scoring just one minute in to expand the lead to 4-0. Senior Captains Jack Loftus and Michael Schuler added in goal each before Junior midfielder Keegan Welch closed the scoring with approximetly 20 minutes remaining to 7-0. Sr Goalkeeper Jeremy Duncan made one save to log his first shut-out of the season.
The Eagles out shot the leapords 29-1, and out cornered them 8-0.
Crew Game Itinerary
|10:30||Load Bus (Front of School)|
|11:00||Depart High School|
|1:00||Arrive Crew Stadium|
|2:30||NOHS (Home) vs. Louisville Kick-Off|
|7:30||Kick-Off for Crew Game|
|9:30||Crew Game Ends|
Alumni Team Photo
Erie Camp Final Day 2015
In our final day we played a single full game vs Mayfield.
We jumped out of the chute and completely controled the pace of the game as we probed and switched the point with very little pressure. Our attack broke down around the top of the box as we never really got to the end line or took shots from the outside.
As the second half began we tried another formation that we have never played and it paid off as young Shane Cairns was brought down in the box when he snuck in between two defenders and they just pulled him down. The 1-0 lead stuck untill Mayfield equalized late in the match on a well earned goal.
Erie Camp Day 3 2015
Day Three was an interesting day as we were going to face two of the strongest teams in the camp but only for one full half each.
First was Mercyherst Prep who were defending small school state champs for PA. We jumped all over them as Welch scored a lovely goal about 10 minutes in as he made a blind side run and flicked it past everyone before they realized he was there. Max Becker simply smashed a free kick from 35 out into the upper left hand corner. The ball smashed into the crossbar and ricocheted straight down and then back up into the roof of the net for a 2-0 lead. MP were able to get one goal back but we were able to hold them off and end it 2-1.
Our second match was vs a PA power and frankly were were experimenting with a different formation and different line up. even with those we tied in an even match however we did create several dangerous chances. That half ended 1-1 with Keegan Welch scoring our goal.
all in all - playing two good teams, experimenting with the lineup, being very dangerous, putting guys in different problem solving situations.
Erie Camp day 2
Day 2 began with an after midnight fire alarm.
Highlights of the day included a crisp training session encouraging each other
to work as a group and less as an individual.
Our leadership sessions was very good as we had to accomplish three ridiculous tasks.
The best was having to feed players through a spider web with out touching the web and not
using the same hole in the web twice.
In our evening game the varsity played Chipewa - a team that is both usually good and very scrappy.
We were very good as we clearly had the run of play and we defeat them 3-0.
Goals were scored by Becker, Welch and Trevor Cairns.
The JV looked like a completely different team as they were clearly in the match!
The game finished 1-0
Erie Camp Opens
after a nice drive out to Erie the boys stopped for lunch at a BW3.
The short drive to Edinboro from there was uneventful and even Coach Marsh didn't get lost.
We met our coaches for an immediate training session and coach Dale (Gannon University) and coach Nate (Allegany College) quickly mentioned "You've got some skill to work with." He also said "you're a bit on the small side.
After dinner the varsity played their first game vs Norwick,PA.
Half way through the first half Keegan Welch scored a left footed blast from 18 yards out where he deposited into the opposite corner. Midway through r the second half Max Becker scored a lovely goal for the final margin.
The JV boys really struggled as their opponnets were clearly bigger faster and more skilled than our younger lads. Our boys played valiantmy as the game was decided in the closing minutes 1-0.
Week 2 standings:
DRAFT DAY - Spring League
Purple team: Max Becker, Keegan Welch, Zach Kluever, Nick Deissman, Michael O'neill, and Ju'Juan Sims.
Purchase Crew Tickets as Holiday Gifts
Players can sell/purchase tickets towards their quota. JV (4) and Varsity (8) players have to collectively sell 225 tickets for our August 22nd game at Crew Stadium vs. Louisville. Tickets are $25 each.
The Crew is home on the 22nd. They will play a few hours after the Eagles match. We will tailgate in between games. The 22nd will be one of the three dates the tickets will be eligible for.
2014 Soccer Awards Banquet tonight
The 2014 season ending Soccer awards Banquet is this evening at the Community Cabin.
The Greater Cleveland Coaches Association has just announced this years winners and this years winners of our team awards will be released.
Most Valuable Player - Max Becker
Most Improved Player - Gabe Schriener
Best "O" - Max Becker
Best "D" - Mike Schuler
Team Hustler - Max Hess
Team Sportsmanship Award - Tyler Matko
Coaches Award - Brad Reinhard
Team Scholar Award - Ray Gyorgak
Additional awards of Varsity Letters, JV awards and Plus/Minus awards will be handed out.
Senior Captain Comments are always a special time!
You can now print off the 2015 game schedule
You can have your own hard copy off the Eagles 2015 schedule.
Click on schedules.
Pull down Eagles 15.
There is a "Print" option.
Getting a start on the leaves fundraiser!
2015 Schedule is coming together.
Next years Eagles are going to experience a lot of firsts. It all begins with 9 games being spoken for by the new and significantly improved SWC. The conference was already considered to be one of if not the strongest Soccer conference in the state. It only gets better as 2 of the 4 seeded teams (Avon and Lakewood) in the district join the fold.
On top of the conference adds we continue to play Eastlake, Twinsburg, Riverside, Cleveland Hts, and new addition SOLON.
The final 2 new matches are meant to be highlights of the season. We will open the season playing at Crew Stadium on August 22nd vs. Louisville before a Crew game.
The second would be to travel to Erie/Pittsburg to play General McLaine H.S. one of their top 10 teams. These would be regular season games. Because we are travelling to PA it means that we will play with PA rules. The two most significant rules are overtime in the case of a tie and a shootout if it is still tied
These trips have now been finalized.
Eagles season comes to end with 0-3 loss to Strongsville
For one half the boys scratched and clawed there way to stay in the match with Strongsville but the Mustangs came storming out in the second half. The Mustanges scored two goals in a span of the first three minutes of the second half.
Up until this point the boys had managed very little offense and things were demanding that we figure out a way to build some kind of attack.
With 30 minutes remaining we switched to three attackers by moving Michael Schuler and Max Becker up top along with Keegan Welch. The move almost paid off as the Eagles hit the post and the Mustangs keeper had to come up with a big save to keep the score at 0-2.
The Eagles continued to thwart the Mustangs over and over but we continued to turn the ball back to them. These unforced turnovers were the things that proved to be the cause of all the Mustangs goals.
with 4 minutes remaining the Mustangs finished the scoring off an unforced turnover.
The Eagles finished the season with 7-8-3 record.
Eagles sink Shoremen 2-0 with a fantastic defensive effort
Avon Lake had their choice where to go on the State Tournament bracket and they chose to face the Eagles after a close regular season match loss (1-0) early in the season.
It was the Eagles who grabbed a 1-0 advantage in the 17th minute when Sophomore Keegan Welch's shot hit the upper 90 crossbar and the rebound fell to Junior Max Beckers feet whocalmly finished from 8 yards out!
Eagles set to begin "The Road to Columbus"
Tonight the boys varsity soccer team begins their quest to see just how good they really are. The eight seeded Eagles take on the nineth seeded Avon Lake Shoremen. The boys defeated the shoremen in the third game of the season 1-0 however it was the shoremen who out shot the eagles 16-4.
The biggest difference this time around is that the Eagles have finally got healthy and seem to have all hands on deck.
The focus now is one game at a time! and Take care of business!
Eagles STUN #4 Ranked Red Raiders
In a year loaded with injuries and missed games due to injuries and suspensions, the Eagles finally had all hands on deck as players have finally gotten healthy enough to contribute!
As The #4 Shaker Heights red raiders rolled in with a 12-2-1 record and the Eagles State Tournament season just around the corner it was our hope to be competitive but without the risk of putting our "dinged up" players in harms way.
We substituted regularly using a three man rotation in both centerbacks and outside backs and switched to 4 centermids formation and rotated and extra man in there too. This was designed to keep "fresh legs and help stay away from possible injuries. This work quite well as Shaker repeatedly tried to switch the point of attack through the midfield and time after time they were denied.
The Eagles hard work paid off as they won their 8th corner of the day and after the Red Raiders had cleared their box it was Sophomore Keegan Welch who knocked a ball back into the box where Senior Matt Spyak ran onto it and first-timed it past the keeper for the lead the Eagles would never relinquish.
2014 Team Line-Up
EAGLES fall 3-1 to #1 ranked Avon
Avon H.S. is not only the #1 ranked team in Cleveland, but they have been absolutely crushing ranked and non-ranked teams. North Olmsted traveled to Avon and found that they could indeed play with a highly ranked team. While our boys did a really nice job of cutting the field in half and making Avon as predictable as possible, it was silly mistakes that allowed them to grab a 2-0 lead. The mistakes actually created an atmosphere among the boys that we had to "buckle down" and stay away from silly stuff and concentrate. . . WE did just that!
Max Becker scored off a free kick that found it's way inside the back post through a maze of players drawing us within 1 and giving us new life just before halftime. The second half was actually a very well played half both from a fan's perspective and a tactical one. With 10 minutes remaining Avon scored an absolutely brilliant goal to seal the match and it ended 3-1.
Eagles struggle to finish and settle for a 4-4 tie with Cleveland Heights
In a game that 8 goals were scored one would think finishing was not a problem. It was however exactly the difference in the game. The boys created numerous chances as they out shot the Tigers 19-5. Many of which were one on one chances, or really good looks at the goal. After struggling to finish several chances the tigers scored on three of their four shots to take a 3-1 into halftime.
The boys came roaring into the second half as Ray Gyorgak blasted a rebound into the back of the net from 20 yards. It was Ben Gebura who equalized the score with 19 minutes remaining of a nice cross from Jack Loftus. Gyorgak completed his hat trick with seven minutes remaining as he rammed home a header of a cross from Max Becker. Cleveland Heights finished out the scoring with 3 minutes remaining to earn a tie.
Banged up Eagles put up great effort in 3-1 loss to Bees
Despite the Eagles missing their goalkeeper (Alex Gajowski - concussion), and starting centerback (Michael Schuler - leg edema) the boys hung tough and figured out a way how to compete with one of the top ranked teams in the area.
After Brecksville grabbed a 1-0 lead 20 minutes in, it was the Eagles Sophomore Ben Gebura who scored a brilliant goal off a tremendous assist from Sophomore Keegan Welch who drew the Bee's keeper to the left side of the goal and then slipped the ball across the goal to Gebura who deposited it into the back of the net to equalize the match.
The game stayed 1-1 throughout the match and on a couple moments it appeared that it was the Eagles who were going to double the score with their best chance hitting the post and rolling along the goal line. Finally it was Brecksville who took the lead with 8 minutes remaining. The Bees added a third goal with a minute and a half remaining.
The Boys fall to 5-3-2 over all and 1-2-0 in the SWC.
Eagles scored early and then very late to overcome the Elyria Catholic Panthers 2-1
The Eagles got payback from last years staggering 7-2 loss where the All-time goals against in one game was tied. An Early goals from Keegan Welch off a nice thru ball from Max Becker gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead that the boys held throughout most of the game. The Panthers equalized with 11 minutes left on an own goal which deflected off of Gabe Schriener into the upper near post.
With less than 2 minutes left Jack Loftus played a ball over the top and Max Becker fought through a defender and keeper and came up with the ball. When the keeper took Becker down the Eagles were awarded a penalty kick. Matt Spyak calmly stepped up and deposited it into the back of the old onion bag for the winner.
Four first half goals spark Eagles over Comets
First half goals by Freshman Matt Sanborn , Keegan Welch, Mike Schular, and Max Becker gave the Eagles a 4-0 lead and the boys settled in and equaled the Comets second half output to end the scoring at a 5-1 clip. Schuler scored the final goal on a assist from Becker.
The boys increased their SWC record to 2-0-0 and their overall record to 3-1-2.
Normandy Invaders and Eagles draw at 2-2 in a foul riddled match
Sr Matt Spyak and Junior Max Becker each scored once to lead the Eagles offensively in their 2-2 ties vrs the Invaders.
Eagles make 1st half goal stand up for First SWC win.
In a game that had a playoff type atmosphere the Eagles Junior Max Becker scored on a free kick from 20 yards and the team hunkered down and defended as a team and held off the potent Shoremen from Avon Lake. While Avon Lake outshot the Eagles 16-6 the majority of their shots were from outside the penalty box. Sr Goalkeeper Alex Gajowski tallied 7 saves for the shutout.
Six Different Players Tally Goals in 6-0 Win Over Riverside
Juniors Jack Loftus, Max Becker, Eric Nguyen, Mike Schuler, Senior Matt Spyak and Sophomore Ben Gebura all Scored goals to lead the eagles past the Beavers 6-0. The boys out shot the Beavers 10-3.
Strange Happenings in a Strange Game Equals the Eagles First Loss
In a game that had the Eagles Score on a razzle dazzle free kick, and then score on a penalty kick to equalize at 2 each.
Jr Max Becker scored on a free kick to get the boys on the scoreboard. With 17 minutes left in the contest Sr Matt Spyak score on a penalty kick to tie the match.
But it was a half field shot following the Rangers kick off that proved to be the Eagles undoing and hand the boys their first loss of the campaign.
Eagles open with a 2-2 draw vs Twinsburg
The 2014 version of the Eagles openned last night vrs top ten opponent Twinsburg. The Tigers and Eagles came out playing as if their hair was on fire. The Eagles finally settled in and began to connect and started to get the run of play, finding a free center mid almost everytime down the pitch. After 10 minutes of this the Tigers made a small adjustment which created major problems for the boys and the game changed almost immediately. The Tiger openned the scoring on a rather bizzare play in which a Brad Rienhard clearance hit Ben G in the face and ricochetted behind the defense. Their forward found the inside of the back post with his shot.
The Tigers doubled their lead when Keegan Welch got clipped at what appeared to be a foul and the Tiger defender played a direct ball to his Right forward who centered the ball to an apparent offsides opponent who finished on a wide open goal. In checking the replay it is clear that it was alot closer than anyone even imagined however the goal was called good and the Boys had a very big uphill fight to make a game of it.
7 minutes later Jack Loftus earned us a corner. On the ensuing kick Max Becker found Micheal Schuman's head with which he rammed it into the back of the net. Leaving the score 2-1 at the break.
The Eagles came out on fire in the second half by making a nice switch to counter Twinsburg's earlier adjustment and it paid off as the eagles began to get the run of play. 15 minutes in, the boys equalized when Loftus brought a difficult ball down, drew a defender then led Max Becker perfectly into a one on one. Max's shot to the back post was true to make the score 2-2.
The boy's didn't stop there as the continued to press the attack and indeed had a chance to go up when a penalty kick was awarded. The Tiger Goalie guessed correctly and made a nice save on a good shot.
All in all it was a tremendous match for a first game and a difficult opponent pushed us along the line of our development.
Estimated crowd 247
Day Two Erie Camp 2014
Today was an exhastive day as we covered alot in bot practice and classroom sessions.
In training we worked on the back 4 four sliding accross the pitch and staying connected and in the afternoon session we worked on striking balls from distance.
Our classroom sessions covered how team USA played their version of the 4-5-1 formation and in the afternoon we went over the various strengths and weeknesses of the different formations.
EVENING GAME vs Central Valley (Pittsburg)
We came out and dominated the first 15 minutes by winning balls and forcing turnovers left and right. After winning the ball we almost always connected on our next pass. Things broke down in the attacking third but we had the run of play. In the 2nd half they pushed 3 up top and begin to even the game out. With 15 minutes remaining the scored off a long throw in that we let bounce in our box (TWICE). A few minutes later we noticed they had switched to only three defenders in the back. We switched to three forwards and literally we scored two goals in the next three minutes. They were fairly similar with Sr. Matt Spyak slotting home both goals. Jr Max Becker got around the left defense and drove towards the goal pulling the keeper towards the near post and then slotted a diagonal pass backwards to Spyak who finished it towards the back post. The second goal was very similar except it origonated from the opposite side when So. Keegan Welsch beat the right side and found Spyak again. The third goal was set up when Becker beat the last defender and he was brought down for penalty and Max scored from the spot.
JV Game vs Rocky River
JVs had a very tough game and 4-1 score is not indicative as to how hard fought this was. Jerremy scored the only goal of the first half and it was a cracker! In the second half, Mason turned the corner on the left side of the box and finished a goal. Matt Sanborn took the ball down the middle of the field and finished a goal from the top of the box. After building a 3-0 lead we did conceed one back before Seamus finished off the scoring by chipping the keeper from 25yds out. What we learned in this game was that play is much easier for us when the outside midfielders stay as wide as possible in a 4-4-2 and a 4-5-1!
2014 Erie Camp Begins
After a few "detours" the boys reached Edinboro Universary and got checked in.
We've met our coach Davie Carmichael - coach for Lake Erie College who seems great. It just takes a bit to work thru his Scottish accent :)
Varsity played Ambridge, a team from near Pittsburgh, in a fairly even game; perhaps we were a bit better. We tried out a few different playing styles during the game including one new formation. We ended up losing 1-0 on a breakaway where their player appeared to be offside, but at camp there is only one official so it was difficult to call.
JV also played Ambridge trying out different shapes. The 4-3-3 was fairly difficult for the boys to adjust to, but I doubt most of them have seen that before. We conceded one goal in the first half. The second half was played in a 4-4-2 which more naturally suited the players that we had. We were able to finish level at 1-1 after a good finish by Jon on a through ball by Phil.
Congratulations To The 2013 Eagles For Making Academic All-American!!!
A bit late, but here is the video of the Eagles entrance
EAGLES TEAM NAMED 2013 ACADEMIC ALL-OHIO
The Boy's Soccer Team has just been named Team - Academic All-Ohio.
Qualifications to recieve the honor was that the team's cumulative average had to be above a 3.0 Grade Point Average.
The Eagles Team GPA was 3.266
Playoff Seeding - Eagles Soccer Seeded #5 in the district.
We will play at home on Sat. 10/19 at 7pm against the winner of Berea vs. Lakewood (being played on Wed. 10/16 @Berea).
Top 6 Seeds:
#3 Avon Lake
#5 North Olmsted
(more to follow)
Eagles STUN #3 Mentor in a 0-0 Tie
Simply an exceptional effort and tremendous defense continually thwarted the Mentor Cardnals.
The Eagles were out shot 20-3. and outcornered 8-2. Jr Goalkeeper Alex Gajowski made numerous saves but
two were of the spectacular nature. One he just got a hand on and it deflected off the crossbar and another was deflected and he made his body big
and covered as much of the angle as possible and the ball happened to find his outstreached body.
Mike Coleman nearly scored the lone goal as he blasted a left footed shot off the keeper and then the post.
Eagles squander 2-0 lead and fall to E.C. 7-2
After jumping out to a 2-0 lead and thoroughly dominating the first 2-0 minutes the Eagles got pushed around for the final 60 minutes and gave up 7 straight goals. The 7 goals allowed tied a school record of goals allowed in one game.
Goals were scored by Stefan Spanu and Austen Medley.
Final shot totals were tied at 11 each.
Quick start helps Eagles defeat the Bees 4-1
The Eagles jumped out to a 2-0 lead and after conceeding a goal went on too score two more and win going away 4-1.
Goals were scored by Brad Reinhard, Mike Coleman, Jack Loftus and Ben Lyons.
Eagles suffer first defeat at hands of Avon 3-0
The Boys got over ran as Avon put them under tremendous pressure and then jumped out to a 2-0 first half lead. While the boys handled the pressure better in the second half and started to get more of the possesion, it was Avon who scored again to finish the game out at 3-0.
Eagles dominate Dogs but give up late goal for 1-1 Tie.
The Boy's clearly had the run of play and dominated posession. They out shot Olmsted Falls 14-8 and out cornered them 8-4.
Despite giving up the late goal the Eagles immediately put the dogs under emense pressure but they had to settle for the tie.
Eagles dominate but fail to score in 0-0 tie with Amherst
When all was said and done, After 80 minute of play the Eagles and Comets had to settle for a 0-0 tie. The Eagles clearly had the run of play and were the more dominant side as they outshot Amherst 11-5. Junior Goalkeeper Alex Gajowski recorded his second shutout of the year as he turned back 4 shots.
The Eagles conference record is 0-0-1 and overall they are 3-0-2.
Eagles overcome slow start to defeat Cleveland Hieghts 4-1
After going into halftime losing 1-0 the Eagles came out of the locker room for the second half fired up. They tallied four straight unanswered goals to win going away. Goals were scored by Sophomore Max Becker, Keegan Welch, Senior captain defender Austen Medley and Stefan Spanu. Assists were by Becker, Spanu and Junior Tyler Matko.
The Eagles outshot the Tigers 13-6 and now hold a 3-0-1 record.
Eagles Jump out to early lead and coast 4-0 over Willoughby South
Mike Coleman, Senior captain Stefan Spanu, Keegan Welch and Sophmore defender Mike Schular each scored one goal apiece as the Eagles jumped out to a 3-0 halftime lead and then added one in the second half to defeat the Rebels on their home turf. Eagles raise their record to 2-0-1.
Senior captain Spanu was man of the match with one goal and two assist.
Three Seperate Eagles score to Defeat Eastlake
It took single goals by Junior Tyler Matko, Freshman Keegan Welch, and Senior Mike Coleman to hand Eastlake their first loss of the season. Junior Goalkeeper Alex Gajowski recorded his first varsity shut out. The Eagles outshot the Rangers 14-10 and were out cornered them 0-4.
Late Coleman Goal gives Eagles Tie vrs Twinsburg
For 73 minutes it appeared the Eagles Low Pressure Defense was going to frustrate the High Ranked Tigers. But with 7 minutes remaining the Tigers blasted a shot past Eagle goaltender Alex Gajowski For a 1-0 lead. When the Eagles were reduced to 10 men due to a double yellow/red card Things looked bleak for the good guys.
With under 30 seconds remaining Max Becker found Ausen Medley who was now playing forward. Medley beat two players and got the shot off past the on rushing keeper. Medleys shot appeared golden as the clock wound down uner 10 seconds. We watched in dis belief as the ball Kareem's off the crossbar and back on the field. It was then that Senior Mike Coleman crashed in and finished the rebound on a first time half volley for the equalizer.
Soccer alum Kevin Terry came to visit last week! Kevin is the all-time scoring leader with a career
Erie Camp - Day Three
After spending the trainning session working on cutting the field and keeping the ball on the same side it started on, we then got to try and put it into practice during a match!
We Played Seneca Valley from the Pittsburg Area. They came out and scored in the first 5 minutes. Slowly we worked through our issues of sorting out what they were doing and the game began to change. After we weathered the storm about half way through the first half we began to get the better of the run of play. Max Becker knocked a ball dow for Austen Medley who then deposited it in the corner.
The game winner was an absolute thing of beauty as Ben Lyons playing left back, cut the ball back inside onto his right foot, and then served a 40-45 yd diagonal ball onto Medley's head behind the defense!
The boys played well the rest of the way as they played out the clock by possessing the ball for large segments.
Erie Camp - Day Two
The Boys faced a team from Maine in their second match in Edinboro.
Instantly we were faced with different problems as they played a formation we never see. They played with only 3 defenders in a 3-4-3 formation. This ment that all three of our forwards were in a constant one on one situation all game long.
Mike Coleman's hard working physical style proved unstoppable as he scored two goals to lead the boys in a 2-0 victory. His first goal came off a scramble in front of the net where he just flicked the ball into the corner from inside the 6 yard line. The Second goal was picture perfect as Keegan Walsch beat his man down the left flank, cut it back and then whipped in a right footed cross onto the head of Coleman who nodded it home.
Erie Camp - Day one
22 young men and a 9 car caravan made the 140 mile trek across eastern Ohio and in to Pennsaylvania into the lovely town of Edinboro.
We grabbed a quick lunch at a very nice Pizza joint and checked into Camp. The dorms are fantastic!
We quickly got ready for our first training session where we met our coaches for the week. We are excited to be working with coaches Mikey and Jared. We love Mikey's accent.
Our first match find us playing a senior heavy team who are quite good. They carry much of the game and 25 minutes in open the scoring. They are cutting us apart.
With the second half begining we have identified that we must stop them from switching the ball so easily and go out with a plan that we must, at least, do this.
IT works! we are keeping them on one side of th field and it is making them very predictable.
With 20 minutes left we switch Austen Medley and Max Becker up front and then push Ben Lyons into the midfield. With Mike Coleman keeping their centerbacks busy Becker beat his man on the left side and crossed right to Medley's Head as he slammed home the equalizer.
in less than 1 minute the other team kicked off, went down the right side, crossed it and scored to take a 2-1 lead.
With eight minuts left in the match Medley spun his man on the right flank. Then got to the endline and whipped in a fantastic cross which Becker slammed in a great header to tie the match again.
The match ended that way as our first game came to an end.
Coach Marsh bought us all pizza to celebrate!
Three Dates For Calender
2013 SCHEDULE IS NOW ON THIS SITE
REGULAR SEASON GAMES
ARE NOW ENTERED ON THIS SITE
CLICK ON EAGLES 13
There are no Sunday practices.
2013 Schedule is on Calendar
The 2013 Calendar is ready!
Click on the 2013 calender and move to August and scroll thru the season and get a peek at who the Eagles will play next year!
There are SEVERAL NEW TEAMS on the schedule next year!
2012 GOAL OF THE YEAR
Strongsville first half goal holds up as Eagles Bow out of State Tournament
The 2012 Season ended as the Strongsville Mustangs scored a first half goal halfway into the openning half and made it hold up to defeat the Eagles and thereby ending their season.
The Boys bow out of the tournament as Sectional Champs and a record of 11 wins 5 losses and 2 Ties.
The Road to Columbus Begins as the Boys defeat Berea 3-0
And so it began this past Saturday night the boys opened the post season on Senior night with a 3-0 win over conference rival Berea. The two teams met earlier and battled to a 1-1 tie. This time around the result was VERY different indeed.
Senior captain J.J. Ball scored his 21st goal on a nifty free kick from 23 yards out as he blasted into the upper opposite corner just 16 minutes into the match. Just three minutes later Junior Stefan Spanu got his head on the end of a Josh Buchek free kick and doubled the eagles lead.
The lead stayed like that until 13 minutes into the second half when Steve Newport extended his now nine game scoring streak when he tipped in Senior co-captain Mike Butera's shot from 20 yards out.
The Defense of Buchek, Austen Medley, Kyle Klisseroff, Kevin Soneson and Keeper Alex DeAnna played a solid match and earned a shutout!
That is step one on a seven step tournament which now has only 64 team out of 226 left.
The Boys next match is 7:00 Wednesday at Strongsville's Foltz Park when they take on the #1 seed Mustangs.
Ball's goal now gives him 21 on the season and 44 for his career moving him into 12 place on the career goal scoring list. His 99 career points leave him tied for 16th place on the All-time points scoring list.
Steve Newport's goal marked his nineth straight game that he's played in that he has scored at least one point in the match.
Eagles Preparing for "Second Season"
AND SO THE "SECOND SEASON" Begins.
The Eagles first match will be Saturday when they take on the winner of Wednesday's Berea vs Midview match.
226 teams begin the tournament.
It takes EIGHT WINS to win the Ohio STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
By earning the 4th seed the Eagles have earned a bye and therefore only need 7 wins.
The Goal is realistically set . . . to win the district championship! That is THREE wins!
That will get the boys into the "SWEET SIXTEEN" and then . . . ANYTHING can happen!
THIS CAN HAPPEN!
THIS WILL HAPPEN!
O N L Y . . .
IF YOU BELIEVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We can do this!
Eagles slow start Means win #10 has to come via the comeback
A slow start, sloppy passing and forcing the ball (on one of the biggest pitches the boys will play on) made things significantly tougher for the boys to find success. As a matter of fact it ment playing from behind as the Eagles gave up a sloppy goal to the Cleveland Heights Tigers late in the first half.
Trailing 0-1 the boys came out more focused and immediately began connecting on more of their passes. Senior J.J. Ball was put in on a breakaway and was brought down in the box for a PK. Ball's free kick was Up tight and pretty as it was a fantastic finish!
With approximetly 15 minutes remaining M.J. Akpo-Esambe got in down the right flank and was hammered as he played the ball back and on the grond. It was Ball again who got on the end of the pass and he smashed it in for the game winner.
The game marked three eagle starters who were out for the match as Austen Medley, Steve Newport and Kyle Klisseroff were off for various reasons. Because of that Sr Phil Fedor, Jr Mike Coleman and So Ray Gyorgak had an opportunity to step up for the missing players.
With Ball's two more goals he now has 20 for the season and 43 for his career. That puts him into a tie for 17th on the all-time career goal scoring list.
With the win the Eagles move to a 10 - 4 - 2 record.
In Playoff Atmosphere St Edwards Defeats North Olmsted 1-0
In a game that featured play off atmosphere the two Eagle squads faced off in a hard contested match.
St. Edwards enjoying the run of play for most of the evening and North Olmsted playing towards counter attacks and quick strikes.
The match featured the absence of two prominent North Olmsted players in Austen Medly (on the Injured list with a very bad quad) and Steve Newport (who earlier in the evening broke his nose).
Shots ended up 7-7, while corners ended up 7-3 St. Eds.
Top 10 week 10
1 St. Ignatius
3 St. Ed's
Others receiving votes;
Eagles travel to Crew Stadium and see last minute goal earn a point for Columbus
Great food! Plenty of food! And proper preparation prevented dampened spirits as North Olmsted central was firmly established in the G2 parking lot!
Beginning with 4 tents being set up in a square to form a hub and a dry local for any who were made of sugar (You know sugar melts) families, parents a like began setting up tables, grills and chairs. The kids kept themselves busy with corn hole, frisbee, soccer 4 square etc.
With well over 150 dogs being consumed Eagle Nation was ready to venture inside the stadium to where they themselves might one day play (State final is at crew stadium).
Inside over 90 eagles lined the field entry as the teams came out of the tunnel.
Being on the field reminded me of a line in the movie "Rudy" when his dad walked into Notre Dame Stadium and said, "These eyes have never seen a more beautiful site."
Then we were treated to a fantastic match with Kansas City who has already clinched a playoff spot and our Crew who are fighting for the last playoff spot. The crew were stymied on two consecutive shots early in the match and then gave up a silly silly goal going down 1-0.
With mere seconds remaining in the match the Crew equalized on a brilliant near post header that just squeaked inside the post.
What a fantastic ending to a solid chilly day in Columbus!
Thank you parents for all your amazing help.
Coleman, Butera and Gyorgak lead Eagles 3-2 comeback win over NORTH ROYALTON
Trailing 2-1 with a little over 25 minutes remaining, the Eagles inserted Ray Gyorgak and Mike Coleman and switched to a 3-5-2 formation.
The move paid almost immediate dividends as the Eagles quickly took over the run of play. By pressuring the Polar Bears midfield and defenders, the boys began picking up numerous loose balls and started to win back the middle third of the field.
With 20 minutes remaining Max Becker found a wide open Coleman on the 6 yard line. The surprised Coleman collected the ball with a fantastic first touch, composed himself, and calmly finished to equalize for the Eagles.
With a little over 13 minutes remaining Mike Butera blasted in a loose ball from the top of the box for the game winner.
To close the game out, Phil Fedor came on to man mark the bears #21 who had been a pain all match long. Phil limited him to 0 shots in the final 10 minutes.
Senior J.J. Ball scored the first goal on a cheeky touch around the keeper. Senior Steve Newport had the assist to extend his personal 8 game point streak.
With Ball's goal he now has 41 in his career and is 15th on the Career Scoring list and Ball is now tied for 17th on the All-Time Career Point Leaders list as he passed Chris McGuire and Doug Ziemanski.
Newport's assist gives him 13 career assists and it moves him into a tie for 28th on the Career Assist Leader Board.
The boys are now 9-3-2
Varsity Game vs Royalton Moved to Memorial Park in Royalton
Game time is still at 2:00 but the location is switched.
Boy's bring both color uniforms.
Bring soft grounds!
Bus leaves Revere at 12:30 from Revere Lot.
THE TEAM THAT ADAPTS BEST TO THIS LAST MINUTE SWITCH WILL HAVE A MAJOR ADVANTAGE!!!!!!
BE THE BEST!
North Royalton High School (Memorial Park)
1. Start out going NORTH on BURNS RD toward MIDVALE AVE. (0.43 miles)
2. Turn RIGHT onto BUTTERNUT RIDGE RD. (1.32 miles)
3. Turn LEFT onto GREAT NORTHERN BLVD/OH-252 N. (0.38 miles)
4. Merge onto I-480 E toward CLEVELAND. (3.59 miles)
5. Merge onto I-71 S via EXIT 11 toward COLUMBUS. (8.66 miles)
6. Merge onto ROYALTON RD/OH-82 E via EXIT 231A toward N ROYALTON. (4.46 miles)
7. Turn RIGHT onto STATE RD.
8. End at NORTH ROYALTON Memorial Park on the right hand side (also the NR library)
Total Estimated Time: 28 minutes
Total Distance: 19.13 miles
Ball nets three in wild 5-4 match vrs Avon Lake
Sr. Captain J.J. Ball scored a hat trick vrs Avon Lake and Jr Stefan Spanu and Freshman Josh Buchek tallied one each as the Eagles outlasted the Shoreman in SWC action 5-4.
Freshman Max Becker tallied two assists and Sr. Steven Newport added one. It was Newports 5th straight match where he's tallied atleast one point!
The Eagles outshot the Shoreman 12-9 and outcornered them 3-1.
With Ball's three goals, he moved into a tie for 16th on the all-time goal scoring list with 40 goals.
Week 9 Poll
3 St. Ed's
12 North Olmsted
17 North Royalton
18 Avon Lake
19 Cleve Hts
Ball's 14th goal of season moves him into a tie for 16th on all-time scoring at NOHS
J.J. is in 22rd place in the all-time career points list with 84 point (37 Goals and 10 Assists) having just passed Chris Kraft with 81 points. Kraft was All-Ohio in 96 on the State Championship team.
The next person in front of J.J. is Kurt Russell with 87 points.
J.J. is also tied for 30th on the All-time assist leaders with 10.
Slow start Costs Eagles a win as they Tie Berea 1-1
The Braves caught the Eagles in an ill advised offsides trapp and scored on the breakaway.
The Braves then switched to 5 defenders. They were going to make this as tough as possible.
Fortunately the Eagles were able to get the goal back in an exceptional combination off of Steve Newport to Stefan Spanu as Spanu finished smartly just inside the back post!
The boys pressed the attack throughout the 2nd half but were neve able to put the finishing touches on a game winner.
We finished with an 11-5 shot advantage and a 7-3 advantage in corners.
Eagles win Hard Physical match 3-0 with Brush
In a VERY physical match the Eagles went into South Euclid and promptly played one of their best matches! It was a physical match as there were over 40 fouls called.
J.J. Ball scored the game winner off a near post corner which he flicked off his head into the near post. The corner was sent in by Josh Buchek. Senior Steven Newport scored a nice break a way goal off an assist from Ball to give the boys a two goal lead at halftime.
Brush hung around until Newport closed the scoring when M.J. Akpo-Esambe found a wide open Newport just inside the penalty spot which he promptly put it into the far post.
Alec DeAnna had to make two saves to keep the shutout.
Eagles jump out to a 3-0 lead and coast to a 4-0 win over Ridgeville
Senior Captain J.J. Ball scored his second hat trick of the season and Steve Newport chipped in with a goal and an assist to lead the Eagles offensively to a 4-0 win over North Ridgeville.
Devensively Senior Goalkeeper Alec DeAnna earned his fourth shutout of the year but kudos needs to be given to the entire defense as the unit held the Rangers to zero shot attempts!! Congrats go to Kevin Soneson, Kyle Klisseroff, Austen Medley, and Josh Buchek.
With the win the boys raise their record to 6-3-1
Ball's first half goal holds up for a 1-0 victory over Mayfield
The Eagles stormed out of the gates and put alot of pressure early on the wildcats.
Keeping the ball on the ground and finding the open man allowed the boys to have the run of play early. It was Senior captain J.J. Ball who got free down the left flank, cut into the middle and blasted a 30 yard screemer beating the keeper to the near post!
Senioer M.J.. Akpo-esambe and freshman Max Becker really openned the game u on the flanks as they earned numerous corners and crosses.
Senior Kevin Soneson and Freshman Josh Buchek were constantly found wide open as the boys did a great job of forcing Mayfield to defend from sideline to sideline!
With the win the boys move to 5-3-1
EAGLES EXPLODE out of the gate and dominate the demons in the first half. Settle for a 1-1 tie.
The Eagles played what could be the best half of soccer North Olmsted has seen in the last 5 years as they dominated the match in all aspects except the score.
It was Austen Medley who finally got the Eagles on the scoreboard as he finished off a perfect headball pass from Kyle Klisseroff.
The match featured both wide players Max Becker and M.J. Akpo-Esambe as they got to the endline almost at will vrs the Demons!
Westlake equalized with just 7 minutes remaining to spoil what was a near perfect evening for the boys!
Eagles storm out of gate and overwelm Middies
Just 45 seconds into the match freshman Josh Buchek made an overlapping run down the right side, beat a couple defenders and blasted a shot past Midpark's goaltender. One minute later J.J. Ball ball got into the act as he chipped the onrushing goalie.
In all, Ball finished with three goals, Buchek had two, Mike Coleman had one, Anthony Hilpert had one and Steve Newport chipped in one to finish the scoring.
With the victory the Eagles move to 3-1-0 in confewrence and 4-3 overall.
Slow start spells defeat for Eagles at AVON
The Eagles gave up 2 goals in the first 20 minutes of play against Avon and then had to press the attack the rest of the match.
Avons defense bent but never broke as we mounted several attacks that resulted in numerous scoring chances.
2 late goals gives bees a 3-1 win over Eagles
The Bees tied it on a late PK with just 7 minutes remaining in the first half.
Brecksville came out with passion and intensity to begin the second half but the boys weathered the storm. 20minutes later the game setttled in and the boys were back at it. Both teams were back and forth until with 17 minutes the Bees scored on a corner from just 7 yards out on an unchallenged header.
While the boys pressed hard for the eaqualizer it was the Bees who finished off the match scoring with just over 30 seconds remaining.
The boy will see AVON High School this coming Monday evening!
J.J. Ball's late goal gives Eagles a 1-0 win over Falls
With a little over 10 minutes remaining Freshman Josh Bucheck beat his man down the right flank and played a perfect centering pass to Sr. Captain J.J. Ball who finished at the back post.
Senior Goalie Alex DeAnna reorded his second shutout of the season making three saves. One of which included racing back and diving towards the goal line while swatting a ball that was going in!
The Eagles outshot the Bulldogs 18-4 and just missed on several chances.
The boys outcorner Falls 4-2.
The JV's won 3-0.
Newport's perseverance puts the Eagles over the Comets
While the Eagles actually controlled the run of play, the Eagles only outshot the Comets 6-4 as they passed up several looks to try for the perfect chance!
Corners were 3-2 for the Eagles.
It was Senior J.J. Ball who put Steve Newport in on a Break-a-way.
Defenders M.J. Akpo-Esambe, Austen Medley, Kyle Klisseroff, and Kevin Soneson combined with Goalkeeper Alec DeAnna for the Eagles first Shutout!
Eagles roll on the road in Eastlake
Senior captain J.J. Ball had a career night as he scored 4 goals including his second goal with just 1 second left in the first half.
Freshman Max Becker scored two goals to finish out the scoring for the Eagles. Max scoreded his first career goal for North Olmsted when Sr M.J. Akpo-Esambe got around the outside of the Renger defense and put in a cross that Max was on the back door to slot it home.
Steve Newport had two assists to go along with one each for Akpo-Esambe and Ball.
Twinsburg Rolls over Eagles 5-0
While the teams shot total was close 7-8, it was Twinsburg who finished on 5 of their chances. Many of the tigers chances came as a result of an Eagle misplay or or as a result of an Eagle foul.
The boys are going to have to shake this loss off as they are immediately back in action Wednesday at Eastlake.
Soccer Picnic a Huge Success
While it looked like the weather was not going to cooperate the sun did fight off the clouds and it proved to be a wonderful afternoon.
Mr Carras covered his usual OHSSA material so the parents could attend the Solon scrimmage. The coaching staff covered their basic proceedures and expectations
The Fedor's volunteered to head the picnic up and everyone chipped in. There was so much food left over that the Fedor's supervised a tailgate for the first game!
Thanks to all, especially Mr and Mrs Fedor, for making it such a fun time!
SCRIMMAGE AGAINST STRONGSVILLE A GOOD TEST
The Varsity had a very interesting match as it was very much a game of two halves!
The first half featured the Eagles having much of the run of play as the boys dominated the midfield. We were able to limit the Mustangs time of possesion especially in the midfield and we were for the first time this year able to play out of pressure and play into forwards feet.
All of this resulted in two free kicks, two corners, a breakaway and several other half chances.
The second half we switched formations to a 4-3-3 and the Mustanges attacked the weakness of that formation relentlessly. The Mustangs found their outside mids at will and when we rotated an outside back up, they were able to attack the back of our defense as we rotated over way to slow!
We were banged up going into the scrimmage so we brought up some swing players. They got an exceptional oportunity! There were some significant steps forward!
In the Second half Strongsville came out strong and they broke through off a low diagonal free kick that someone got on the end of to take a 1-0 lead. Even though the Mustangs took control of the match it was the Eagles who were more dangerous as J.J. Ball pinged a ball off the post and Steve Newport's throw ins proved to create instant offense.
The JV team stayed close for a half trailing by a score of 0-1. The Mustangs overpowered the JV's midfield and pulled away eventually winning by a score of 5-0.
Erie Camp closes with Fun and Success
The JV's played and defeated Mayfield 4-0
Mike Coleman scored twice, Matt Spyak and Jack Loftus tallied for the Eagles. Max Becker assisted on three of the four.
The Varsity team faced off against Geneva and won 3-0.
JJ Ball started the scoring by blasting a half volley from 12 yards out. Late in the first half Kevin Soneson ran on to a rebound and he calmly took it off his cest and volleyed the ball from the penalty spot. Half way through the second half Max Becker was taken down in the box and a PK was awarded. Ball converted it too seal the match.
Austin Medley was selected by Edinboro's staff as the varsity team's MVP and Jack Loftus was selected for the JV group! Nice job gents!
We come away with four days af solid soccer. We were very fortunate to get two very good coaches. and finally, We had a chance to blend as a team/family
Well done boys! Thanks to the parents for helping make this a very successful week!
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Erie Camp Day 3
The varsity team lost 3-0, but the play from our team was surprisingly good relative to the score. After going down a goal against the very physical Cannon Mac team the eagles switched the three center mids to Butera, Ball and Spanu and the game changed immediately as the boys then began to control the ball and have the run of the game.
We played well inn a difficult environment as the field was quite small and the official let the boys play,
Erie Camp Days 1 and 2
Day 1 results
JV vrs West Geauga Win 5-0
Goals by Max Becker, Anthony Hilpert, Mike Coleman (2), and Harry Kamenos.
Varsity vrs Montour (Western PA) Won 2-0
Goals by JJ Ball and Steve Newport - assist Becker
JV vrs Seneca Valley (Pittsburg) Lost 0-2
2nd half shutout Alex Gajowski
Varsity vrs Seneca Valley won 4-2
Goals by Ball, Steve Spanu (2), and Newport