October 22, 2014

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Soccer: Hoban jumps out early and Buckeye can’t recover

Buckeye’s Norah Barnes hurdles Hoban’s Shannon McMahon to push the ball up the field during the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

YORK TWP. — Not even Mother Nature could slow down Hoban’s girls soccer team Monday night. Despite a torrential downpour for most of the game, the speed of the third-seeded Knights overwhelmed second-seeded Buckeye en route to a 5-0 Brunswick Division II District semifinal victory at the Thiele-Pierce Track and Soccer Complex. The sloppy conditions Read More…

Soccer: Long-distance victory, Alzarraq’s throw-in dials up celebration

Brunswick's Marissa Fabrizi works against Highland's Elle Cain during the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

BRUNSWICK — It’s not often during the soccer season that Miranda Alzarraq gets to show off her arm. On Thursday night, however, her long-distance toss gave way to the only goal Brunswick needed to take down Highland 1-0 in a Brunswick Division I Sectional final at Judy Kirsch Field. In a game where the Blue Read More…

Soccer: Night to remember, Lafayette records second hat trick of season

Mike Peticca | The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — Highland junior Kaitlyn Lafayette scored three goals in a girls soccer match earlier this season. Off hand, she couldn’t recall much for sure, not even the opponent. Lafayette won’t forget her second hat trick, though, because it came Monday in the Hornets’ 3-0 win over Barberton in Read More…

Soccer: Wadsworth fails to capitalize on chances on the tourney trail

Wadsworth’s Mariah Braman controls the ball against Wooster’s Aiche N’Daiye in the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WADSWORTH — Typically, if you can control the midfield, you usually win the game. But in the case of Wadsworth’s girls soccer team Monday night, it was one counter-attack that ended its season. Wooster scored late in the first half and let its defense do the rest en route to stunning the Grizzlies 1-0 in Read More…

Soccer: Bucks claim crown, everything clicks at the right time

Mike Peticca | The Gazette YORK TWP. — There are no empty squares on the checklist for the Buckeye boys soccer team as it moves into postseason play. Ideally, a team enters a tournament with good health. The Bucks have their full team together for the first time this season after a rash of injuries. Read More…

Soccer: Medina wins NOC Valley, gets first outright title since 2010

Medina’s Lauren Rafie attempts to head the ball into the goal while being defended by North Royalton’s Dani Giles and goalie Keeley Malley in the first half. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — With four teams alive for a share of the final Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division championship Wednesday night, many at Medina Memorial Stadium were glued to their phones for score updates. Those text messages proved meaningless, however, as the Bees took care of business and defeated North Royalton 4-1 to claim the outright Read More…

Girls soccer: Brunswick suffers setback

COPLEY TWP. — It was the rematch the Brunswick girls soccer team had been waiting for all summer. Facing a Copley team that knocked them out of the postseason a year ago, the Blue Devils were out for a little payback Monday night. That revenge will have to wait a little bit longer, however, as Read More…

Boys soccer: Win streak halted as Strongsville edges Medina

Medina’s Noah Hastings beats Strongsville goalkeeper Reese Laurell (0) and Tim Hoffman to score a goal in the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

STRONGSVILLE — The margin for error between the Medina and Strongsville boys soccer teams is so minimal sometimes a misdirected ball or just-missed shot is the difference. That was the case Tuesday night for the Bees, who fell 3-2 in Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division action to snap a three-game winning streak against the Mustangs. Read More…

Soccer: In battle of top teams, No. 9 Brunswick tie No. 1 Strongsville

Brunswick’s Marissa Fabrizi battles Strongsville’s Megan Patrick for the ball in the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

STRONGSVILLE— You can count on one hand the number of times Macey Juguilon had the ball Monday night. But the Brunswick senior isn’t about counting her touches; she’s about making the most of her opportunities. Juguilon connected on one of the biggest shots of her prep career in helping the ninth-ranked Blue Devils forge a Read More…

Girls soccer: Medina’s Bri Shingary has a name to remember

Bri Shingary

MEDINA — There have been plenty of talented scorers come through Medina’s girls soccer program. From Kase McCoy to Michelle Anderson to Mallory Mahar to Becca Candler, the Bees have had their share of players that could find the back of the net. Now Bri Shingary can be added, as the senior moved into 25th Read More…