2 , 2010
Eagle co-ed soccer teams wins first shoot out to continue
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
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
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