October 4, 2011

2011 regular season soccer action winds down

Gary Franklin, Sports Editor

JCD @ South Ripley
Fitting for the conclusion of the South Ripley Raider boys and the Jac-Cen-Del Eagle co-ed soccer teams' regular season action ended in a battle between them. The neighboring rivals faced off for the last game battle at South Ripley High School on Friday evening, September 30. After a season of extreme heat to deal with, the two teams battled in stout winds and very cool temperatures.
The Eagles managed to gain the one point edge during the first half of play, however, the Raiders rallied to knot the score before the first half whistle sounded. Neither team was able to add points through the second half play, leading to a shoot-out.
At stake for the Eagles was an opportunity to win the ORVC conference outright with a win over SR and a Rising Sun victory over the Southwestern Hanover Rebels. If both JCD and SwH won or lost in their Friday night games, a tie for the conference title would remain in place. However, South Ripley could move JCD from the top spot contention with a Raider victory leaving SwH the champ, should they win over Rising Sun. Much at stake with this game, especially with the rivalry, another factor as well was possession of the ”Traveling Matt Obendorf Memorial Trophy” that JCD had won from SR in their earlier game this season.
Fate sealed the deal for JCD as the Raiders captured the MO trophy and avenged their earlier loss to the Eagles.
Leading to the JCD SR final regular season contest for JCD were games and results including the following:
JCD vs Sw Hanover
Thursday, September 29, vs Southwestern Hanover Rebels at JCDHS. The Rebels were visiting JCD with only two conference losses on their record, while JCD had one. Big game, big consequences were based on the game's outcome.
JCD vs Shawe
Monday, September 26, The Eagles hosted the Shawe Memorial Hilltoppers on JCD’s senior night. A 4-0 victory set the tone for an enjoyable evening for the celebrating home team. A goal by Eagle Jared Dickman during the first half action was the only score. Dickman added a second goal for the Eagles during the second half along with additional Eagle scoring from Alex Brison with an assist and freshman teammate Blake Straub with his first ever varsity goal scored.
Tyler Straub had an assist as did senior Codie Horan and Derek Powers. JCD senior Dustin Wagner went the entire game as goalie for the Eagles, earning another shutout.
Senior players honored included: Amber Crank, AJ Ertel, Codie Horan, Duncan Wolff and Dustin Wagner. Coach Mark Jones noted, all five seniors started, played significant minutes and contributed to the team victory.
The Eagles for the season were 11-3 overall and 9-1 in conference action at conclusion of the Shawe game.
JCD @ Waldron
On Friday evening, the Eagles traveled to Waldron to battle the Mohawks. The Eagle varsity won 3-1. Waldron scored the first goal of the game, Eagle Derek Douglas countered to knot the game at one. During second half action, Eagle Alex Brison added two goals for JCD with an assist to Douglas for the 3-1 varsity victory.
JCD @ So. Dearborn
Coach Mark Jones and his JCD Eagles traveled to Aurora to face the SD Knights in varsity soccer action on Wednesday evening, September 21. Varsity action found the Eagles unable to score while SD netted two goals. SD scored their first goal approximately five minutes into first half play and added their second with about 15 to go in the game. Following the game's conclusion Coach Jones stated, “I was pleased with how we played the game, I believe the game will help us improve”. The Eagle JV also fell 0-1 to SD in their one half of game competition.
JCD vs Rising Sun
On Monday, September 20, the Jac-Cen-Del Eagles played host to the visiting Rising Sun Shiners. This game was a let down for Coach Jones and his Eagles, falling 0-3 to RS. Coach Jones stated, “THEIR WERE NO HIGHLIGHTS FOR US in the varsity game. We failed to score despite having more shots and more shots on goal. Rising Sun just beat us, NO EXCUSES”.
The JV period ended in a 1-1 tie. In JV action, Codie Horan scored for the Eagles within the first two minutes. Unfortunately, one of the Eagle defenders kicked the ball into the Eagle goal to tie the score where it remained, 1-1.
JCD @ Milan
The Eagle varsity traveled to Milan to battle the Indians on Wednesday, September 14, from which they escaped with a 2-1 win at game's conclusion, decided by a shoot-out. Neither team managed to score in the first half. Eagle Alex Brison netted a goal in the second half action, later tied by the Indians off an Alex Walter goal.
During regulation play, Dustin Wagner played goalie for JCD with Logan Karstetter defending in goal for the tribe. Indian coach Kevin Walter put his senior son Nick in to defend goal in the shoot-out, while Eagle coach Mark Jones stayed with his regular goalie, senior Dustin Wagner.
A narrow escape for JCD left coach Jones disappointed with his teams performance. “Yes it is nice to win, but at this point in the season when we should be showing improvement, we took a step back”. On the other side of the coin, the Indians stepped up their game, only to disappointedly fall just short of another victory that was within reach for them on this particular night.
So. Ripley Raider games and player stats
The Raiders ended their regular varsity soccer season on a high note, devastating JCD at SRHS and regaining control of the "Coach Matt Obendorf Memorial Traveling Trophy". SR's regular season record was 7/8 and 1 overall with a 6/6 count in ORVC competition.
Jordan Schnebelt and Braden Browning were Raider goalies. Schnebelt received 254 shots while Browning's number was 32 shots
Recorded saves were 122 for Schnebelt to 14 for Browning Over the season, Schnebelt gave up 34 goals to Browning's two.
Top Scorers and Assists
Jacob Boles -
71 Shots, 7 Goals & 8 Assists
Tyler Rolf -
38 Shots, 6 Goals & 3 Assists
Thomas Gray -
17 Shots, 5 Goals & 2 Assists
Ethan Cumberworth -
35 Shots, 4 Goals & 3 Assists
Ryan Lengerich -
15 Shots & 3 Goals
Alec Gramaglia -
33 Shots, 2 Goals & 2 Assists
Levi Yocum -
26 Shots, 2 Goals & an Assist
Garrett Gray -
5 Shots & 2 Goals
Isaac Nordhoff -
4 Shots & 2 Goals
Jordan Schnebelt -
3 Shots & a Goal
Games & scores
Won, 6-2 vs Silver Creek
Lost, 1-3 vs Sw Hanover
Won 1-0, vs Shawe
Lost, 1-5 vs Jennings Co.
Won, 1-0 vs Switzerland Co
Won, 2-0 vs R. Sun PK S-O
Lost, 1-3 vs Lawrenceburg
Tied, 0-0 vs Old. Academy
Won, 6-1 vs Milan
Lost, 1-3 vs Jac-Cen-Del
Lost , 5-6 vs SwH PK S-O
Won, 3-0 vs Milan
Lost, 0-2 vs Switzerland Co.
Lost, 1-6 vs Shawe
Lost, 0-1 vs Rising Sun
Won, 2-1 SD S-O vs JCD