Club Ohio Fall Classic
Welcome Back Courtney and Reganne!!!!! Almost back to full strength.
Cuyahoga Valley SC 2003G, Win 3-1. CVSC opened the scoring in the 6th minute on a nice shot to the corner post that snuck past Sophie Folwell. Dominate performance from this point on. 22 shots on goal resulted in 3 goals for our girls, all scored by Courtney Schuck with two defenders, Kristen Pfaff and Alysa Pinkerton, getting assists on nice overlapping runs. In the final 65 minutes, CVSC was only able to muster up 2 shots on goal as the majority of the game was played on our offense half of the field.
Tempest FC Lightning, Loss 1-0. The girls possessed the ball creating 6 shots on goal, unfortunately they resulted in 0 goals. Tempest FC was only able to get off 3 shots the entire game but in the final 5 minutes, they were able to score the game winner. The girls knew they let one slip away in a very physical game.
TC United , Win 3-1. The mind games started from the beginning from TC United as just prior to kick-off, they changed out of the blue jerseys into black forcing us to change into our whites. This did not sit well with our girls as they used this for extra motivation. This turned out to be one of our most technically superior games we have played: tremendous passing and possession, tenacious pressure defense played on all three levels of our formation, communication and patience that help to maintain possession for more than 80% of the clock. As we continued to control the action and dictate the game, TC United became more and more frustrated. In the 35th minute, Payton Alloway broke the scoreless tie on an assist from Courtney Schuck. TC United tied the game in in the first 5 minutes of the second half. This did nothing but refocus our girls! Quickly, the girls flexed their muscles getting an astounding 6 shots in 4 minutes before a beautiful pass from Kristen Pfaff allowed Ella McMullen to score given us the lead. Our TEAM soccer continued to frustrate TC United resulting in a red card as a forward threw a punch into Lydia Conner's back. Ella McMullen set up Macie Smith with a great cross to put the icing on the cake as the girls won the last game for the fall campaign.
We again lined up with 12 girls! Not one complaint! The girls knew the hill they had to climb and took the challenge head on!
Pride SC 03G Premier, Win 1-0. A game where we dominated possession of the ball, and won the shots on goal battle 11-7. Sophie Folwell was up to the challenge and saved on 7 shots to record the shutout, her 4.5 on the season. Natalie Chambers blasted a shot from 25 yards out in the 17th minute to score the only goal of the game. The defense of Alyssa Pinkerton, Kristen Pfaff, Alexis Frazee, Lydia Conner, and Isabel Lynch played solid D to limit the Pride's opportunities.
Ohio Fusion SC 2003G, Loss 2-0. Not our best game!! Playing in un-seasonal heat and all girls playing in excess of 58 minutes in the first game, we played with little emotion and enthusiasm. We did win the possession battle and managed 10 shots on goal but none found the back of the net. Sophie Folwell did record 2 saves during the game.
Barcelona United Elite 03G , Loss 3-0. Welcome Back Taylor!!!! After a tough loss in her Warren tournament game, Taylor and her mom made the trip to Beavercreek to join us for Sunday's game. In a rematch from an earlier season loss, the girls were filled with excitement to have Taylor, another sub. In a great back and forth battle, we surrendered a goal in the 26th minute. Early in the second half we lost Emma to a hard fall and were back to having one substitute. Both teams had shot on goal over the next 35 minutes, 6 for us and 8 for them. Most of the game was played in the middle third. Fatigue got to the girls and we surrendered 2 more goals on long balls in the last 5 minutes of the game. The coach from Barcelona asked to speak to our girls after the game and was very complimentary of their skills, knowledge of the game, and drive.
OSU vs. Michigan Ball Girls
The girls had a great time while being the ball girls for the OSU vs. Michigan Women's Soccer game. On the field during the game, the girls got see first hand the speed and physicality of the Division I game as well as the communication it takes to play at that high level.
Many of the girls could be seen during the broadcast on the BigTen Network as well.
Dublin Champions Cup
After some hard work and working out some kinks from the last tournament, we were looking forward to getting back on the field and competing.
PFC Extreme Green, Loss 4-1. We battled for 42+ minutes in a tight 2-1 game. PFC Extreme got on the board first in scoring in the 9th minute to take the 1-0 lead. 20 minutes later, we surrendered another goal and PFC took a 2-0 lead into halftime. After some adjustments at half, Payton Alloway received a nice through ball and and out paced the defense to the goal and buried her shot in the corner to bring the Force within 1. We would give up two more goals in the final 15 minutes to drop the tournament opener.
Impact GFC Gray 2004., Win 5-1. Impact came out quickly and on a quick counter attack scored their lone goal 3:53 into the opening half. Less than 4 minutes later, Payton Alloway got her second goal of the tournament and tied the game up. As the Force increased its pressure on the ball and dominated possession, 4 more goals would be scored by Rachel, with Payton assisting on 2 of her goals with beautiful crosses and the Force would end the day 1-1
Grand Lake United, Win 5-0. The girls must have gotten a good night's rest as the Force came out quickly and controlled the game from the opening kick-off. Claire Schenkel got the scoring started with a nice shot from the corner of the 18 after a nice move worked her around the defender to get her to space. 17 minutes later, Brielle added the second goal of the game and moments later Macie Smith and Claire was credited with a great assist and the Force went into half up 3-0. 25 minutes into the second half Mackenna scored to put the Force up 4-0 and 5 minutes later Claire scored her second goal of the game after Ella McMullen squeezed a beautiful pass through two defenders to assist the goal.
WV Select 2004 U14 Girls, Win 1-0. After a 35 minute delay to the start of the game, it was quickly realized that the familiar teams would not back down from one another in what turned out to be a very physical, hard fought game. Both teams had opportunities to score in the first half, but some nice goalie play by Sophie Folwell and the Select goalkeeper kept the ball out of the back of the goal. in the 50th mintue, Brielle scored her second goal of the tournament for the Force. Good possession, and high pressure defense held off the Select for the final 11 minutes and the Force secured its second straight shutout and third of the fall season.
The Force brought its record for the fall season up to 4-3 and are looking forward to the Haunted Classic to continue the momentum from the Finalist honors earned at the Dublin Champions Cup.
Nike Fall Kick-Off
We were coming off making the finals in 5 of the 6 last tournaments but definitely not at full force. With 4 rostored girls playing high school soccer, and 2 more out with ankle injuries and one out with strep throat, we were short handed. With only 10 girls available from our roster, we were able to find some help through guest players to complete a starting line up and have a few substitutes.
Barcelona United Elite 03G: Loss 1-4. Payton Alloway scored the lone goal for Force girls. We looked out of sync this game, but as we talked after the game, we would come back and play better.
Upper 90 FC 03G Red: Loss 0-2. Against a talented possession team that applied tremendous pressure, we struggled to maintain possession and did not capitalize on the opportunities we were presented as we could not convert any of our 8 shots on goal. Upper 90 FC went on to become tournament champions.
Club Ohio Dublin: Win 2-0. A nice team win for the Force. Many nice combinations and runs from the girls creating 15 shots on goal. Macie Smith had her "welcome bakc" game from her knee problems last year scoring both of the goals and nearly missing another opportunity for the "hat trick".
Overall the results were not what we were looking for, but we improved each game over the weekend and will use the win as a spring board toward the next tournament.
Nike Cup Elite Division Finalists
Dublin United Champions Cup Finalists
Marietta Classic Champions
Little General Soccer Classic Champions
Club X Tornado Memorial Champions
Club Ohio Fall Classic Finalist
Haunted Classic Finalist