Month: August 2010

Cal Roselieb, Missouri State Bears (2014)

Missouri State Bears Open Season At SMU Wednesday

Cal Roselieb, Missouri State Bears (2014)
Cal Roselieb, Missouri State Bears (2014)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Men’s soccer head coach Jon Leamy begins his 19th season in charge of the program as the Bears head to Dallas, Texas, to open the 2010 season against SMU on Wednesday night. The Bears will look to continue last season’s success and make it back-to-back Missouri Valley Conference titles and NCAA Tournament appearances.

The Bears return two all-conference selections from 2009, including the MVC Defensive Player of the Year, Alex Riggs. But Missouri State will have to replace most of the defensive corp from a season ago. “It is going to be important for us to establish our backfield early,” said head coach Jon Leamy. “We lost three seniors back there, so we will be looking for guys to step up this season.”

Last year’s MVC Defensive Player of the Year Alex Riggs will likely get the bulk of the playing time in net for the Bears this season. Junior Nikolas Markos will push Riggs for playing time. Redshirt freshman Trevor Spangenberg and newcomer Andrew Riggs give the Bears depth at keeper. “We hope it is a healthy competition at keeper all season,” stated Leamy. “It is going to be important for our guys to establish themselves and continue to push each other to get everyone playing at their highest level.”

Missouri State will have a whole new look on the starting backline this season. After losing all four starters at the position from 2009, opportunity abounds for returning players and newcomers alike. Senior Chad Johnson is likely to fill one of the starting positions after playing in all 19 matches and receiving seven starts last season. Junior Thomas Vania could see time on the backline after playing most of last season at midfield. Sophomore Ben Griffiths, who was cleared to play late last season, is another candidate to start. Redshirt freshman Jarred Clark and newcomers Callen Roselieb, Tyler Groh and Sean Wilkins will vie for playing time on defense.

“We have jobs to be won on the backline,” affirmed Leamy. “We have returners and newcomers that can fill the positions and, if needed, maybe even a position change for someone.”

The Bears have a plethera of players with experience at midfield. Senior Brandon Durk and juniors Gerard Barbero and Edin Sabic return as prime candidates for large chunks of playing time this season. Newcomers Matt Bray and Dan Williams will battle for playing time at midfield. Heath Melugin, Eric Martin, David Buckenheimer, Jordan Hoffman, Michael Lapira, Justin Scicluna, Jared Gain, Tyler Vieth, Clark, Groh, Vania and Wilkins all can play midfield and give the Bears options.

“There is an opportunity at midfield for some guys to step up this season,” Leamy remarked. “There are a number of guys that are versatile enough to play midfield or forward for us.”

Senior Paul Paradise will anchor the Bears offense up front. Freshman Cole Alexander looks to join him at forward while Melugin, Buckenheimer, Hoffman, Martin, Lapira, Gain, Scicluna and Vieth can also play up front. “We hope we can score goals as a team this season,” asserted Leamy. “We have a group of newcomers that will be versatile. We will take a look at these guys and see where they fit best to help this team.”

Missouri State will travel to UMKC on Monday, September 6, before returning to Plaster Field for the regular season home opener on Friday, September 10, against Green Bay. Kickoff against the Phoenix is set for 7:30 p.m.

Ole’s Notes – Rigg’s is a lock at goalkeeper, I look for Spangenberger to get some opportunities if his season in Florida was useful.

On the backline, Vania is smart and skilled and showed well in the tough games last year. His central partner is a question mark. Johnson didn’t get much playing time during the exhibition season which would lead me to believe that Cal Roselieb, the freshman from Chicago, has a real opportunity. Ben Griffiths is likely at outside left and Clark got most of the time at outside right. Griffiths offers an attacking option which enhances his opportunity.

The midfield should be Durk, Sabic, Barbero and Buckenheimer. Martin and Lapira will get plenty of minutes on the outside and freshman Jared Gain has shown enough that I expect him to also earn minutes. Barbero and Buckenheimer are key, starting outside but will also earn minutes in the middle.

Upfront, it’s a three man rotation with Paradise locked in and Melugin or Hoffman working with him depending on a variety of factors. Melugin and Hoffman will rotate into the central midfield on occasion as well with Martin and Gain getting minutes up top. California recruit Cole Alexander is being touted he has shown well in the brief minutes I saw him, as did Tyler Vieth from Evansville. Nice to see some competition across the board. asian escort uk

Brian Otradovec (Parkview 2012) in front of (Carthage)

TUE Report – Tigers Open Season With A Win

Brian Otradovec (Parkview 2012) in front of (Carthage)
Brian Otradovec (Parkview 2012) in front of (Carthage)
Parkview Vikings – 1
Carthage Tigers – 4
The District 12 defending champions opened their season at Parkview tonight with a win. The Vikings took the initial lead on Brian Otradovec’s goal only to see the Tiger’s tie it before the end of the first half. Carthage iced the win with a pair of goals in the final 5 minutes for the final margin. A Class 3 Coach who was watching the game noted that Viking’s keeper Evan Barber played extremely well in keeping Parkview close tonight.

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Branson Pirates – 4
Logan Rogersville Wildcats – 3
The Pirates opened the 2010 season with a win against COC small school rival Logan Rogersville. Scoring four goals the Pirates worked the ball well and created several other scoring opportunities. The scoring was lead by senior Fernando Cedeno who scored twice and had an assist, Kyle Hoeck and Gabe Kovacs added the other two goals and Carlos Mena had two assists. Brenden Williams scored twice for Logan-Rogersville and Brook Frazier also scored.

College Heights Crusaders – 1
Webb City Cardinals – 3
The Cardinals, newly promoted to Class 3, opened against cross-town small school rival College Heights, returning to Boys soccer after two years without a team.

College Heights JV fell to Webb City JV by 3-0 score.

Camdenton Lakers – 2
West Plains Zizzers – 0
In an early season match up in the Ozark Conference, the Laker’s continue their unbeaten streak from 2009 with the shutout win over the Zizzers. West Plains kept the game close in the first half which finished 0-0 but gave up a brace in the second half. The game also is the first Class 3 District 10 game for the Zizzer’s who move back up after four years of play in Class 2.

Greenwood Blue Jays – 3
New Covenant Warriors – 0

The Greenwood JV also got a shutout, winning 5-0

Gehrig Haberstock, Waynesville (2011)
Gehrig Haberstock, Waynesville (2011)
Hillcrest Hornets – 0
Waynesville Tigers – 7
The Tigers, faced with replacing 9 starters from last years District semifinalists, opened with a display of offense that could bode well in their effort to compete in District 10 this year. Seniors Gehrig Haberstock and Kevin Johnson will lead a team that will challenge teams to run with them and appear to have the scoring capabilities that could separate them from the pack.

The Hornets, winless in 2009, look to rebound from that season with a team that looks athletic and has a good complement of skills. With a new Coach it may take some time for the team to gell but as noted by a knowledgeable observer, they were prepared from the opening kickoff tonight.

Photo Gallery from the Game between Hillcrest and Waynesville

Willard Tigers – 10
Aurora Houn ‘Dawgs – 0

Marshfield Blue Jays –
Ozark Tigers –

Joplin Eagles – 10
Lebanon Yellowjackets – 0

Joplin JV also shut out the Lebanon JV, 6 – 0

Columbia Rockbridge – 1
Rolla Bulldogs – 0

I added schedules from the Glendale Falcons, Greenwood Blue Jays, Monett Cubs and Catholic Fightin’ Irish that were submitted by their Booster Clubs or Coach. Has your team submitted their schedule?morocco escort

Bob Bradley, US Men's Team Head Coach

Bob Bradley Will Continue As US Men’s Team Head Coach

Bob Bradley, US Men's Team Head Coach
Bob Bradley, US Men's Team Head Coach
CHICAGO (Aug. 30, 2010) – U.S. Soccer has agreed to a four-year contract extension with U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley.

Bradley led the U.S. to an undefeated record in group play at the 2010 FIFA World for the first time en route to a first-place group finish for the first time in 80 years. After finishing the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying cycle with more goals than any other team in the world, Bradley will again be at the helm through qualifying and the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Up next for the U.S. and Bradley is a pair of international friendlies on Oct. 9 against Poland in Chicago and Oct. 12 against Colombia in Chester, Pa. Tickets are on sale now for the Soldier Field match against Poland, which will be televised live at 7 p.m. CT on Fox Soccer Channel and Galavision. Tickets for the first-ever appearance for the U.S. Men at PPL Park go on sale this Friday (Sept. 3). The second match will be televised live by ESPN2 and Galavision, kicking off at 8 p.m. ET.young dubai escort

Matt Magana, Bolivar Liberators (2011)

MON Report – Liberators Open With A Shutout Win

Matt Magana, Bolivar Liberators (2011)
Matt Magana, Bolivar Liberators (2011)
Bolivar Liberators – 5
Aurora Houn’ Dawgs – 0
The Liberators open their defense of last year’s 2nd place finish at State with a shut out at Aurora. Bolivar’s goals were scored by Matt Magana (2), Jacob Hampton (2) and Tim Armstrong

Nixa Eagles – 1
Joplin Eagles – 0
Nixa goal by Junior Jameson McFadden with assist by Drake Trease, also a Junior.
JV – Nixa 3, Joplin 1 with Nixa goals by Jacob Bratcher (2 goals) and Colton Knight (Both Freshman).
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Alec Martinez (Glendale 2011) in front of Reid Harbach (Catholic 2012)

Glendale Falcons

Alec Martinez (Glendale 2011) in front of Reid Harbach (Catholic 2012)
Alec Martinez (Glendale 2011) in front of Reid Harbach (Catholic 2012)
The new HS Sports columnist Matt Schoch has done a decent job of reaching out via Twitter so I’m going to try a new policy here and point to some stories from the News-Leader, something I quit doing a few years ago. We’ll see how it works out…

Glendale finds inspiration in team’s successful history

As Glendale opens the season with just two starters back, emphasizing that history could be as important as ever. With would-be starters Jake Rogers and Kyle Hawkins sidelined by injuries, Martinez and junior midfielder Austin Hart will lead an otherwise inexperienced group. But Jeff Rogers is hopeful that Glendale can compensate with effort and intensity for what it may lack in skill and experience.

“Technically, you know, we might not be one of the strongest teams we’ve ever put out,” Rogers said. “But as far as work ethic and attitude, they’re right up there with the top two or three teams. So that’s going to win us some games right there — just our work rate and attitude.”

Sophomores Evan Garrad and Matt Call will anchor Glendale’s defense, in front of senior goalkeeper Reece Conner, who has bided his time the past three years behind graduated starter Jordan Pitts. Seniors like Roman Aldiaz, Spencer Gahagan and Kurt Waterman will complement Martinez and Hart in the attack.

Joe Aubuchon, a transfer from Columbia Hickman, and Lukas Rickenbocker, a foreign exchange student from Switzerland, should contribute, too. But precisely how all the puzzle pieces will fit together remains something of a mystery.

Ole’s Notes – From what I’ve seen at two practices, Aubuchon and Rickenbocker have the wherewithal to handle the central midfield which will give Coach Roger’s the ability to move Martinez into the attack. I hadn’t heard about Hawkin’s injury and that will be significant given his anticipated role as the central defender. There are some talented underclassman so I anticipate that even with some early hiccups the Falcon’s will be a team to watch at the end. As usual.

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