September 23, 2014


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…

Boys soccer: Grizzlies’ first win of young season well worth the wait

Wadsworth’sLuke Wenneman, right, celebrates with Alex Lenc after Wenneman scored. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

WESTFIELD TWP. — The collective sigh of relief heard Tuesday night at Gene Clark Stadium was from Wadsworth’s boys soccer team. Coming into a Suburban League clash with rival Cloverleaf, the Grizzlies were still searching for their first victory. Wadsworth got that elusive win in the form of a 4-0 triumph. “It wasn’t a giant Read More…

H.S. soccer: Bees pull off wild rally

BRUNSWICK — The smiles from the Medina boys soccer team said it all Saturday night. So did the stunned looks from Brunswick, as it watched the Bees complete one of the best come-from-behind victories in the longtime series. Trailing by a goal with three minutes left, Medina found a way to not only score the Read More…

Boys soccer: Just hanging on, injuries hurt Bucks’ chances

Buckeye’s Carter Hudak heads the ball over Firelands Jordan Ruffner, left, and Patrick Brightbill in the first half. (JUDD SMERGLIA / GAZETTE)

SOUTH AMHERST — Over the course of its Patriot Athletic Conference showdown with Firelands Wednesday night, the Buckeye boys soccer team went from attack mode to survival mode. After scoring early and matching everything the Falcons threw their way, the Bucks found themselves making sure they had enough healthy bodies to finish the night as Read More…

Girls soccer: Hornets can’t stop defending SL champions

Highland’s Elle Cain controls the ball against Copley’s Brooke Brenner in the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

COPLEY TWP. — The setup against good girls soccer teams is to make sure to stay away from set pieces. Highland couldn’t find a solution to that problem Wednesday in a 3-1 loss to Copley, and it ultimately cost the Hornets in a Suburban League tilt with the two-time defending conference champs. Copley (4-1, 2-0) Read More…

Girls soccer: Loss gives Highland extra motivation

Highland’s Mari Ley battles for the ball with Olmsted Falls Taylor Hurt in the first half. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

GRANGER TWP. — Sometimes the best thing to do after a loss is to get back on the field. That was the case for Highland’s girls soccer team, which bounced back from a bitter three-goal setback earlier this week by taking out its frustrations on Olmsted Falls in the form of a 5-0 non-league victory Read More…

Girls soccer: Expecting more, Medina pulls out win

Medina's Hannah Ludwig works to control the ball against Copley's Courtney Campbell during the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Chalk it up to opening-night jitters, but the Medina girls soccer team didn’t put together the effort it wanted or expected Monday. Despite that, the nationally ranked Bees still found a way to pick up a goal late in regulation to edge a pesky Copley squad 1-0 in non-league play at Medina Memorial Read More…