2013 Week 3

Posted by Jerry Randolph on Sep 07 2013 at 05:00PM PDT

Week 3 is complete for the Vikings .


  The Vikings traveled to Trotwood for the first game of the week.  The starting 11 was Roark in goal, Siroki, Reeser, Bussard, and McCoy on defense, Affini, Schacherer, Garland, and Dales at midfield, Brundage and Teaney up top. The Vikings were feeling very confident against a struggling Rams team. The play started and the Vikings began their quick passing game to keep possession. The Rams had a few opportunities early while the away team got into the flow of the game slowly. Roark had 4 saves in the first half. The Vikings got on the board with 28 minutes to play in the half when Brundage took a pass from Schacherer and got a deflection on a good hard shot to beat the Rams keeper. The second goal came 12 minutes later with Brundage giving the pass to Alsalhi. The third goal in the first half came when Affini crossed the ball in and Cardenas caught it on a bounce and finished nicely. The second half saw a few lineup changes for Coach Randolph’s Vikings. Sophomore Spencer Maxwell got some time in the goal and Roark got some field time. Maxwell had 4 saves and played well in his Varsity debut. The play was much like the first half with the Vikings keeping most of the possession. Coach Randolph moved some players that normally play in defense to the forward position to get them a goal. Bussard responded taking a pass from Garland and getting his goal. The players were trying very hard to feed their Junior keeper passes to get him a goal. A free kick was earned within range for Roark and he stepped up to take it. The shot was blocked by the wall but bounced into the path of Zech who finished nicely for the final goal of the night. Good games were had by all. The JV did not play on this night.


  The second game of the week the Vikings traveled to Ross. The starting 11 was Roark in goal, Siroki, Zech, Bussard, and Shacherer on defense, Affini, Eshbaugh, Cardenas, and Brundage at midfield, Alsalhi and Teaney up top. The first half began and the Ross Rams showed they were ready to play early. They put a lot of pressure on the Viking defense but they wouldn’t break. Roark had 9 saves in the first half to keep the shutout hopes alive. The Vikings settled into their possession game and a good back and forth game started to show up. The first half ended 0-0 with both teams playing well and hoping to make the right adjustments at halftime. Coach Randolph instructed his players to pick up the pace of their ball movement and tighten up on man marking but overall felt they had played well. The second half began and the Rams wasted no time. Just 20 seconds in they took a low hard shot that knuckled its way toward Roark, as he set to grab the shot it took a deflection off of him and slowly rolled into the net.  The surprised Vikings regrouped quickly and encouraged each other to keep heads up and we would be fine. Their positive attitudes proved who they are once again when 8 minutes later a series of nice passes found cardenas down the right side and he placed a perfect pass to Alsalhi for a tap in goal to tie the game up. The rest of the game had many chances for both teams but none found the net.  Good games were had by , Bussard, Zech, Schacherer, Cardenas, Affini, Eshbaugh, Reeser, McCoy, Alsalhi, and Roark


 The JV lost 3-1 to Ross their record is 2-5-0


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