Thursday, August 31, 2017

Jets Zoom past Panthers 3 sets to 1


Franklin Monroe got off to a fast start against South.  Dominating the first two sets 25-17 and 25-12.  It looked as though they would make an early night of it and take an early bus ride home.  But the Jets relaxed in the 3rd set and let South race off to an early lead.  And despite several time outs to get things right the Jets had to slog their way back.  They did close in the end but fell 23-25 after making a gallant run at the end of the set.   The last set saw the Jets battle back and forth with South, but finally grind them down to win the set and match 25-19.
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TVS - Miami East tie

Miami East tied Twin Valley South 5-5 in Thursday nights contest. Miami East scored early and jumped out to a 3-0 lead. South could have just gave up and took the loss but the team responded with 5 goals to take a 5-3 lead. The game ended in a draw.


  Coach Young had this to say, "As a coach I couldn't be more proud of my kids the way they fought and didn't get down on themselves after falling behind. They showed a lot of heart and character. We knew this would be a tough one heading into the game. It hurts to lose this one, because we had a two goal lead late in the second half but East is a great team and well coached."


He continued, "I think tonight showed that both teams are worthy of being top ten in the area. I also thought this was the best game I've ever seen Jacob Wells play. I don't often mention individual performances since soccer is a team sport, but I thought he had a player of the year type of game. He impacted the game in so many ways and makes his teammates better. I think there is a lot we can take away from the game tonight. We had a lot of positives and we had some negative plays too. It's early in the season still and it's promising to see how much we had advanced. I think my boys are a great unit. They work well together and our team chemistry has improved so much from last year to this year. This group of seniors are very special and they will be missed tremendously when they graduate. Once again I couldn't be more proud of our team and our school."


  Stats: Hunter Bennett had a goal and an assist. Brayden Marker had a goal and Bryant Marker had an assist. The defense responded well after the first couple goals and played a great game. Jacob Denlinger had 24 saves. Jacob Wells had 3 goals and 2 assists.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Dayton Area Sports Roundup - week ending Sept 2.