2014 Week 5
Vikings vs Fairborn
The Vikings hosted the Fairborn Skyhawks in their first GWOC south league play of the season . The starting line up was : Roark in goal, Maxwell, Dales, McCoy, and Zech on Defense, Eshbaugh, Affini, Schacherer, Cardenas, and Bussard at midfield , and Schenck at forward.
The Vikings got off to a quick start moving the ball around and playing at a fast pace . Dales found the net first with a nice shot from his left back position after a cross from Schenck. The Vikings were playing very well keeping possession and creating scoring chances. Roark did not have a lot to do in the first half but had 5 nice saves . Schenck struck next heading the ball into the side net off a cross from Bussard. Just 4 minutes later Schenck returned the favor and put a nice pass to Bussard and he finished nicely. Schenck found the net just 40 seconds later on a very nice through pass from Garland . The halftime score was 4-0 and the Vikings felt very much in control. The Halftime speech from the Fairborn coach must have been a very good one as the Skyhawks came out ready to change the game. They scored just 5 minutes into the Half . The Vikings seemed to relax with the big lead and did not match the opponents intensity in the second half. Roark was considerably more busy having 10 saves in the second half. The Viking defense was under pressure and gave up a foul inside the 18 for a successful penalty kick and a 4-2 score. With 14 minutes to go in the game the Skyhawks struck again making it 4-3 and a lot of confidence. But tonight was Schencks night and he found the net for the 3rd time of the game for a great hattrick plus 2 assists. The Vikings held to finish the game 5-3 and a 1-0 record in league.
Good games by : Schenck, Bussard Dales , Roark, Affini, Garland, McCoy, Brundage , and Teaney
Vikings vs Wayne
The Vikings hosted the Wayne Warriors on a nice cool night. The starting lineup was : Roark in goal, Maxwell, Dales McCoy, and Zech on Defense, Eshbaugh , Affini, Cardenas and Bussard at midfield and Brundage and Schenck up top.
The Vikings have never beaten Wayne and in need of a signature win for their season. The game was played with both teams trying to establish possession and create shots . Most of the play was in the middle of the field with neither team shooting often. Roark only had 2 saves in the first half and the Wayne keeper 1. With 9 minutes to go till halftime the Viking earned a corner kick . Affini stepped out to take it , his cross was long and found Bussard on the backside for a very nice Volley shot and a Viking lead going into halftime. The halftime speech by Coach Randolph and the high energy by the coachs and players kept the Vikings pumped up and ready to play the 2nd half. The game was a physical one with the ref handing out 5 yellow cards between the 2 teams. Both teams created more chances in the second half and Roark had 7 more saves. Kyle Bussard took the Viking team on his back tonight and headed the game winning 2nd goal home on a long pass from Zech. The Viking made school soccer history tonight beating a very good Wayne team.
Good games by: Bussard, Roark , Affini, Maxwell, Schenck, Zech, Eshbaugh, Teaney, Schacherer, Cardenas , and Brundage
Vikings vs Chaminade-Julienne
The Vikings traveled to Fairmont soccer stadium to take on CJ. The starting line up was : Roark in goal, Maxwell , Zech, Dales, and McCoy on Defense, Eshbaugh, Affini, Cardenas, and Bussard at midfield, Schenck and Teaney up top.
The Vikings came out slow and overly relaxed giving most of the possession to CJ and playing in their own half . Roark had 5 saves and Schenck and Bussard had a couple of chances apiece but CJ had the best chance on a corner kick 20 minutes into the half . A near post run by CJ beat the Vikings to the spot and a slip header found the net for a 1-0 CJ lead. At halftime Coach Randolph asked his team to pick up their pace of passing to feet and move better off the ball to create space and chances . The frustration was building and 3 yellow cards were handed out to Viking players. Roark added 7 more saves to the game and the Vikings could not find the opportunity to tie the game . CJ played well for a 1-0 win.
Good games by : Roark, Affini, Eshbaugh, Zech, Teaney, Schacherer, and Mize
JV record is 0-5-3