The Versailles Republican Sports

September 2 , 2010

2010 Eagle co-ed soccer teams wins first shoot out to continue undefeated

Gary Franklin, Sports Writer

Off to a great beginning in their 2010 fall seasson, Coach Mark Jones Jac-Cen-Del Eagle varsity soccer team continues to meet and defeat all challengers.
One of the greatest tests the team has had to encounter thus far was during their battle at JCDHS against the visiting Switzerland County Pacer boys team on August 23.
After playing both regulation halves with neither team managing to score, the game ended in a 0-0 tie, forcing a shoot out.
The Eagles had taken some 30+ shots during regulation play to no avail and senior Eagle goal keeper Dustin Wagner had denied the 12 or so shots attempted by the Pacers.
In shoot out action, each coach delegated five players as offense, to attempt to score individually against the other teams goal keeper. One on one as it is.
Jac-Cen-Del's Alex Brison was the first offensive player to attempt a goal against SC's goalie. It was blocked.
Eagle Wagner then defended against SC's first shooter.
JCD sent Codey Martin to the line as their next shooter, it to was blocked by the SXC goalie.
Wagner likewise defended against SC's next shooter to remain 0-0 in the shoot out.
Third to attempt to score for JCD was Dalton Garnett. Garnett's shot went wide left.
Again Eagle Wagner deflected the SC shooters attempt.
In round four, Eagle senior Trevor Arnett shot the ball past the goal keeper and out the back of the net to give JCD a one point lead.
The following Pacer shooter did likewise against Eagle Wagner, tying the score at 1-1.
Down to one shooter on each team to go and JCD would make the first attempt at finishing on the up side.
Senior Steven Douglas pushed a shot past the SC defender to generate a bit of hope for JCD.
Down to one shot and Eagle Wagner had all the pressure squarely on his shoulders. Defend for a win, let the ball elude him and a tie forcing another five player shoot out resulting on the field with the game still knotted at 0-0.
Success! Wagner sent the attempted SC shot up and over the goal to maintain the Eagles 2-1 shoot out lead and a final game score of 1-0, JCD over SC.
Coach Jones was happy with the final outcome, but stated, "We should have connected on one of those 30+ shot attempts we made during regulation, but concluded by adding, a win is a win and we'll take it."
Coach later commented, "This is the kind of game that instills some mental toughness that will be necessary as the season proceeds."
In JV action behind Coach Mike Douglas, JCD won their period of play 2-0. Goals were scored by AJ Ertel and Amber Crank. Derek Powers held goal for the Eagles.
JV team play has the coaches excited about their effort and their demonstration of quality for the team, giving depth to the team in most positions.
Friday, August 27,
vs S'western Hanover
The Eagles scored first against the visiting Southwestern Hanover Rebel boys team off the foot of Trevor Arnett. JCD's second score in the game was a first score ever recorded by junior Codey Martin.
The Eagles allowed a scored by SwH whcih was the first goal scored this season against senior goalie, Dustin Wagner.
Leading 2-1, JCD collected their third score off the foot of freshman Derek Douglas.
The SwH Rebels rallied to put two more shots in the goal to cut JCD's lead to 4-3, but that would be the closest they would get as Wagner protected his goal for the remainder of the contest.
Eagle senior Steven Douglas sealed the deal for JCD with three goals to secure a 6-3 win.
Hard fought, hard played and tempers tested, JCD withstood the SWH challenge to remain undefeated in their early 2010 season.