December 18, 2014

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Kyle Hotz named Gazette soccer MVP for renewed focus, fitness

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Kyle Hotz knew something had to change. After a five-goal junior season in which he struggled to stay on the pitch for long periods of time, the Brunswick forward was far from satisfied. “When (my junior) season ended, I got off the bus and Coach (Ben Dotson) asked me if I was going to play Read More…

Shingary is made of true grit

RON SCHWANE / PHOTO ILLUSTRATION Medina senior Bri Shingary is the 2014 Gazette MVP for girls soccer. Dan Brown The Gazette If there was a question of how tough Bri Shingary really was, fans only had to watch the closing minutes of the Medina girls soccer team’s district final game against Copley. Hobbling around in Read More…

Soccer: State-ranked Medina’s season comes to abrupt end

Medina players react as their chances for a district championship slip away during a shootout with Copley. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — The Medina girls soccer team has had its share of postseason success against Copley. The streak of luck ran out Saturday afternoon. The Bees and Indians were deadlocked at 1 through 110 minutes before second-seeded Copley got its revenge over top-ranked Medina, winning the shootout 4-2 to capture its first Brunswick Division I Read More…

Soccer: Pirates pack too much punch for Bucks

ROCKY RIVER — From the start, the speed and aggressive offensive game plan of Rocky River’s boys soccer team were going to be problems for Buckeye. The fast and furious Pirates knocked off the Bucks 4-1 in a Rocky River Division II District semifinal Wednesday. “Today we started on the front foot and got a Read More…

Soccer: Medina overpowers rival Brunswick in Wednesday showdown

Medina’s A.J. Turner works against Brunswick’s Tyler Paalman in the first half. The Bees are the only county boys team still  alive in the tournament. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Domination. That’s the only way to describe the 6-1 victory posted by Medina’s boys soccer team against rival Brunswick in a Brunswick Division I District semifinal Wednesday night at Medina Memorial Stadium. Despite the choppy field conditions — and that’s putting it nicely — the second-seeded Bees had their way with the third-seeded Read More…

Soccer: Indians make Hornets pay

COPLEY TWP. — When the state’s best boys soccer team welcomes you to InfoCision Field, it’s best to keep the squad under wraps. One slip-up and things can get ugly fast. It happened to seventh-seeded Highland on Wednesday in a 6-3 Brunswick Division I District semifinal loss to Copley. The top-seeded Indians (17-0-1) will play Read More…

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…