September 4, 2015

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Boys soccer: Freshman’s game-winning goal gives Cloverleaf its first PTC win

Cloverleaf’s Donny Daniels goes up for a header against Norton’s John Herman during the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WESTFIELD TWP. — There’s a very good chance Cloverleaf’s Brad Lepin has locked away the memory of his first goal on the varsity squad. The freshman’s score Thursday wasn’t just the game-winner in a 2-0 Portage Trail Conference Metro Division victory over Norton, it was the highlight of the Colts’ first PTC triumph. “I’ll probably Read More…

Soccer: Revere teaches Highland a lesson

Highland’s Ross Herbert heads the ball over Revere’s Noah Gresser with some help provided by the Hornets’ Larkin Cleland in the first half. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

BATH TWP. — If boys soccer teams are going to learn lessons throughout the season, it’s best to learn them early. Unfortunately for Highland, that message was hammered home Tuesday in a 6-0 Suburban League American Division loss to Revere. The Minutemen (4-0, 1-0) are just a little more than a season removed from a Read More…

Girls soccer: Highland’s Rachel Huttner snaps Hornets’ scoreless streak

Highland goalie Madison Less, right, makes a play on a corner kick as Cloverleaf’s Alli Gray tries to make a play on the ball in the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WESTFIELD TWP. — Some goals mean just a bit more than others. On Monday, Rachel Huttner’s meant everything to the Highland girls soccer team in a 1-0 non-conference win over Cloverleaf. The Hornets had been shut out in two straight games and had gone 84:24 without scoring. So when the junior midfielder beat Cloverleaf keeper Read More…

Boys soccer: Brad Fogel, Medina thrillingly upset No. 6 team in nation

Medina’s Loren Sefcik, left, and Janiece Joyner celebrate Sefcik’s game-winning goal. (JUDD SMERGLIA / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Knock off the sixth-ranked team in the nation and second-ranked team in the state according to TopDrawerSoccer.com? Check. Get a bit of revenge on the school that beat you in the district finals last season? Check and check. Send an early message to the district that the Medina boys soccer team is the Read More…

Girls soccer: Loren Sefcik deposits game-winner with only 2:32 left

Medina’s Brad Fogel celebrates after his game-winning goal against Copley. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Loren Sefcik certainly knows how to make an entrance. Making her first varsity start for the Medina girls soccer team, the sophomore forward scored the winning goal in the waning minutes of a 3-2 victory over Westlake on Saturday. Not bad for someone who was playing club soccer for the Internationals at this Read More…

Medina beats sixth-ranked team in nation Copley

MEDINA – Knock off the sixth-ranked team in the nation and second-ranked team in the state according to TopDrawerSoccer.com. Check. Get a bit of revenge on the very school that knocked you out of the playoffs last season at the district final level. Check and check. Send an early message to the district that the Read More…

Girls soccer: New kids for Brunswick play like veterans

Brunswick’s Heather Craska (9) controls a header against Highland’s Kaitlin LaFayette in the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

GRANGER TWP. — If season openers are any indication, the kids are all right. The Brunswick girls soccer team came into its non-conference game Wednesday with Highland full of questions after bringing back just four letterwinners from a year ago. The Blue Devils not only ruined the Hornets’ debut at the new Highland Stadium, they Read More…

Soccer: Medina gets sweet beginning and a bit of revenge on Copley

Medina's Sydney Leckie works to get past Copley's Gabby Banayan (2) and Brooke Semmelroth during the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Revenge is a dish best served with an exclamation point. For 10 months — or 303 days, the way the Medina girls soccer team saw it – the Bees had to sit and stew in anticipation of a rematch with Copley. What happened Monday in Medina’s 5-0 season-opening win over the Indians can Read More…

Boys soccer: Highland dominates from start to finish

Highland’s Ross Herbert kicks the ball past Buckeye’s Kyle Haberkorn in the first half. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

GRANGER TWP. — Game tape will have to be checked to find out who actually gets credit for the first goal, but one certainty was the Highland boys soccer team’s dominating performance Monday night. The Hornets controlled the game from the start and opened North Gateway Tire Stadium with a 2-0 non-league win over county Read More…

Bucks, Devils tie in opener

Brunswick's Allen Gronert (18) and Buckeye's Adam Matras battle for the ball during the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Brad Bournival The Gazette BRUNSWICK — The final score of the non-conference game between Brunswick and Buckeye’s boys soccer teams read 1-1, but feelings ran the gamut. Both squads came into the season opener Friday with a ton of questions. Some were answered, while some will be later in the season. For the visiting Bucks, Read More…