Soccer Jacks blank Bellbrook and Bulldogs
Jacks celebrate after big victory over Bellbrook.
On September 2, the Soccer Jacks went away to the Milton Union Bulldogs and won 3-0, outshooting the Bulldogs 25-6. The Bulldogs rarely penetrated into their offensive third, because of the defensive unit of Zach Harmony, Andrew Dickerson and Tristan Schnader. Marcel Georgin stole the ball three times in mid-field and created a scoring chance, dribbling past two defenders and arching a shot over the bar. The first half ended 0-0.
Six minutes into the second half, David Shephard crossed left-footed to Phil Wille, who rolled the ball back to Zach Hood, who shot from 22 yards, low to the left corner nets to score. Minutes later, Fabian Welle tore down the sideline, passing long to Wille at the far post, who tapped the ball in for 2-0. Minutes later, Tyler Payne blasted a rocket from 38 yards, hitting the underside of the bar, bouncing down on the goal line, and then bouncing out. With two minutes in the game, Hood passed to Wille, who weaved past five defenders to put the ball away from 12 yards into the low corner netting for a final score of 3-0.
On Sept. 4, Bellbrook’s Golden Eagles came to Oakwood. According to sources, neither the soccer Jacks, nor any other team in the SWBL, had beaten Bellbrook for 10-20 years. This game proved the maxim that soccer is “a game of two halves” as, offensively, the Jacks dominated the first half, and Bellbrook took the offensive in the second.
Five minutes into the game, Oakwood had the ball in the Bellbrook nets and the stadium erupted. But offside was called, and the goal was denied. Oakwood threaded the ball deep into the Bellbrook box repeatedly, but could not convert. Schnader passed the ball 50 yards to the far post, where Wille trapped the ball and shot hard, point-blank, but it was saved by the Bellbrook keeper. Later, Wille shot left-footed and low at 12 yards, but again this was saved. Schnader passed 40 yards, again to the back post, where Tino Weckerling volleyed the ball wide. The ball ping-ponged around the Bellbrook box, but Oakwood could not convert. With two minutes in the half, Weckerling broke away, one-on-one against the keeper, but his shot was saved.
Four minutes into the second half, Andrew Morris passed it to Andrew Wade at the left touchline, who made a lightning run and zinged a pinpoint pass across the mouth of goal to find Kyle Kissock, sliding in at the far post for the score, 1-0 Oakwood. Thereafter, Bellbrook attacked in waves. Zach Harmony, assigned to mark star Bellbrook striker Matt Bly, stole the ball from him numerous times, stuck him repeatedly, and made it frustrating for him to pass or shoot, culminating in a yellow to Bly for conduct. Andrew Dickerson also blanketed his mark. Bellbrook had numerous corner kicks, but all were cleared, Schnader having several thundering headers off the goal line along with Hood and Dickerson. Morris saved the win in the dying minutes with a bicycle kick on the goal line away. Scott Harman thwarted the many long throws into the box by catching the ball off the heads of Bellbrook.
The 1-0 win was a historic breakthrough, shattering the Bellbrook jinx. As Oakwood fans filed out, enjoying one of their greatest soccer moments in recent memory, the Bellbrook team was seen having a powwow with the referees on the field. The Jacks defense had shut out Bellbrook and had won the day.
Jills soccer sports 6-1 record on the season
It was a tough week for the Oakwood girls varsity soccer team, notching a win against Milton Union, but dropping matches to two very good teams in Bellbrook (record 6 wins, 1 loss) and undefeated Cincinnati Mariemont.
Tuesday was a good night, as the Jills were at home versus Milton Union’s Lady Bulldogs. The scoring started at the 24:48 mark of the first half when a strong Molly Breidenbach throw-in was headed by Liz Daganhardt to Maeve Harper, who headed the ball in. At 16:18 freshman Claire Davis broke out of a pack and got one by the goalkeeper to make it 2-0. Two minutes later Claire scored again, this time off a nice assist from Harper to give the Jills a 3-0 halftime lead. Davis wasn’t done, however.
At the 22:54 mark of the second half she lofted a high shot from the right side which cleared the keeper’s outstretched hands and landed in the net, completing the hat trick and giving Oakwood a 4-0 lead. Daganhardt and Breidenbach completed the night’s scoring, Liz showing a strong right foot from out front at 17:58, and Molly bending a direct kick into the goal at 11:26. Final score: Oakwood 6, Milton Union 0.
Thursday night the Jills travelled to Miami Valley South Stadium, Bellbrook’s beautiful new facility (same place, new stands, lights, and artificial surface). The first half was a scoreless battle, Oakwood’s best opportunity coming on sophomore
Erin Riley’s long blast which sailed just wide, Bellbrook’s best when diving Oakwood keeper Lauren Luther tipped a shot into the air, and freshman Molly Woodhull swooped in to head the ball out. The Lady Eagles dominated the final 10 minutes of the half, but great efforts by defenders Riley and Liz Dickerson. stopper Woodhull, sweeper Olivia Reasoner, and keeper Luther kept Bellbrook off the scoreboard.
The Jills had one good opportunity eight minutes into the second half when Alex Miller found Ellen Viereckl on the left wing. Ellen hit a strong shot which the Bellbrook goalie barely tipped out of bounds, and Oakwood was unable to capitalize on the ensuing corner kick.
The rest of the half belonged to the Lady Eagles, who finally scored at the 17:32 mark, taking advantage of a midfield mistake by Oakwood and racing to the goal on a breakaway to score the game’s first goal. At 11:50 Oakwood was whistled for a foul, and the resulting direct kick was perfect, making it 2-0. At the 5:57 mark another Oakwood foul just outside the box, another direct kick, another goal. Final score: Bellbrook 3, Oakwood 0. Bellbrook outshot the Jills 17 to 7. Oakwood keeper Lauren Luther recorded 11 saves.
Saturday evening Oakwood hosted Mariemont, a good passing team with good movement. While the Jills played well, they fell again by a 3 to 0 score. Mariemont scored at 16:48 of the first half when a hard shot bounced off the crossbar. Oakwood attempted to clear the ball, but the kick bounced off a Mariemont player to a wide open teammate who kicked it in.
The second half was scoreless until the 15: 55 mark when Mariemont scored on a beautiful shot from the left side which caromed off the far post and into the net. The final score came with 4:16 left in the game, when an attempt by Oakwood to clear the ball from in front of the goal hit the back of a Mariemont player and ricocheted into the net.
The Jills travel to Franklin tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 9th), and host Valley View Thursday (Junior Varsity at 5:30, Varsity at 7:15.
Jills volleyball goes 3-1 against Pirates
Jills jump to block spike.
The Oakwood varsity Jills ended last week on a positive note, defeating the West Carrollton Pirates three games to one (26-24, 22-25, 25-23, 25-21). Energized by Senior Madeson Thompson’s return to play for two of the four games, the Jills improved on all aspects of their game.
All players stepped up their serving and service returns. Junior setter Meredith Livingston successfully distributed the ball to all Jills hitters; outside hitters Sophomore Karin Mueller and Junior Channon Conner led a more aggressive offensive attack with down-the-line and cross-court winners; middle hitters Sophomores Brooke Trauthwein and Ellen Smith, and Senior Madeson Thompson controlled the net with solid blocking and smart hitting; and opposite hitter Freshman Emily Kugel added to the strong hitting attack. Junior libero Breanna Hutton, defensive specialist senior Maya Hughes and outside hitter sophomore Kelsey McDonald also contributed to the victory.
On Tuesday 8/26, the Jills could not get things going against a solid Brookville team. Playing without senior middle-hitter Madeson Thompson (out with a foot injury), the varsity Jills fell zero games to three games to a solid Brookville team.
The JV Jills improved their record to 4-0 with a 13-25, 25-17, 25-12 victory at Brookville on Tuesday and a 25-15, 25-20 win over West Carrollton on Thursday.
This week the Jills play Tuesday, Sept. 2 at home against Milton-Union and Thursday, Sept. 4 at Bellbrook.
Jills 3rd, Jacks 4th in X-Country Invitational
Saturday, the Oakwood Cross Country Team ran in the Miamisburg Invitational at the Miamisburg Soccer Complex at Medlar View Elementary. Under clear skies and over the five kilometer hardpan course both teams had runners in the top five.
The girls were led by Erin Taylor and Elizabeth Connelly who finished second and third respectively. Autumn Bruno crossed the line 13th and Hannah McCarthy 20th. Rounding out the scoring for the girls was Chelsea Bolger in 22nd. Other runners for Jills were Ginny Beth Fulford, Alexandra Harmony, Emi Banke and Gretchen Hochwalt. The girls were third in the team scoring.
The boys were lead again by Peter Hix, who finished second in the boys race. Close behind in a group were Troy Gould (18th), Chris Wolcott (21st), Andy Lamb (23rd), and Tory Tomlinson (25th). Other runners for the Jacks, in order of their finish, were Aaron Pruitt, Marc Skill, Caden Ohwiler, Ethan Kissock, Andrew Redden, Casey Linzmeier, Will Reese, Josh Moulton, Michael Weubker, Noah Berry, Andy Myers, Eli Collinson, Evan Duffley and Josh Kolar.The boys were fourth in the team scoring.
The Oakwood Junior High Cross Country team ran a two-mile course following the varsity event. Both the girls and the boys finished seventh in the team scoring.
Varsity Jills hockey goes to 2-2 on season
Last week the Jills traveled to Cincinnati to take on league opponent St Ursula and hosted two schools from Columbus. In the sweltering heat of Cincinnati the team played a back and forth battle to a draw 1-1 in the regular period. Starting Freshman Hannah French scored the Jills lone goal. The game went into overtime with St. Ursula going ahead for the winning score 1-2.
The Junior Varsity also had trouble getting on track as they dropped their tilt 0-1. On Saturday they played host to two challenging squads from Columbus. Worthington Kilbourne was the early match and was dominated from the beginning however the Jills were unable to put the ball into the goal in the first half. Despite multiple shots on goal and the Jill defense holding Kilbourne without a shot on goal the half ended scoreless. Kilbourne played a better second half, but the Jills attack finally found pay-dirt with 14 minutes remaining in the game as Brittney Hemmelgarn (assist - Maddie Shearer) chipped the ball into the left side of the goal for the winning and final score 1-0.
The Junior Varsity game against Kilbourne was never in doubt as the core unit that dominated middle school play for the past two years scored early and often. Scores by Peanut Johnson (2), Anna Johnsen (Peanut – assist), Katie Taylor and
Amy Thie provided the final score of 5-0. The afternoon game against Dublin Jerome was a tough back and forth affair. Neither team threatened until late in the first half.
With 5:24 remaining Caroline Hartel opened the scoring for the Jills. Just before the half ended, Dublin got on the board to go into half-time tied 1-1. Dublin came out fired up and scored early to take the lead for good. Despite dominating shots on goal and penalty corners in the second half the Jills would not score again and lost a frustrating game 1-2.
Once again the JV squad put on a clinic and dominated the Dublin JV 5-1. Scores by Peanut Johnson, Anna Johnsen, Emily Skill, Hannah French in the first half and Brittney Hemmelgarn in the second half. This left the varsity record at 2-2 for the season and 1-1 in the league. This week the team is at Indian Hill and Louisville but returns to Irving Field 9/15 against Upper Arlington.