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Newport Central Catholic 3 Covington Catholic 0 (Freshman Soccer) 8/26/15


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The young Breds christened the first game of their season with an emphatic win over the Colonels 3-0. NCC traveled to the new turf at CCH last night and pulled out what has to be considered a huge upset victory. The only people who expected the Breds to get the "W" were the players and coaching staff themselves.

 

Nice job players and coaches believing in yourselves!

 

To wit, this is an NCC team that:

 

Was playing their first game of the year.

Is comprised of nearly half of the team being 8th graders.

Was playing or practicing on turf for the first time ever as a team (obviously the club players have played on the fast track before, but you get the picture)

Lost their co-Captain within the first five minutes of the game. (this is bittersweet as Jared Gabbard is a nice player and is reportedly out for the year. We wish him a speedy recovery for next season).

 

After some back and forth action the Thoroughbreds got on the board first as Stephen Kelly took a shot just inside the 18' and lofted it "top shelf" into the back of the net. A beautiful goal.

 

The second goal came after Brady Randle (8th grader, St. Joe Cold Spring, took a through ball combination pass from Cameron Nieses and Colin Schuh (also St. Joe Cold Spring 8th graders) and powered into the box ahead of the defender, who tripped him in the box and was awarded a PK (no question from the CCH staff on the call) The Randle kid is a born scorer (think Sergio Aguero of Man City combined with a Luis Suarez of Barca). He's that kind of potential talent.

 

William Louis (St. Thomas) slotted home the PK into the left corner for a 2-0 NCC lead.

 

CovCath is deep and talented and showed the fighting spirit and had the ball at the 30' going in for what seemed and eternity, eventually getting a shots on goal and missing what appeared to be a point blank goal that just went wide. NewCath's back four was strong, led by Ben Glaser (think Man City world class defender Vincent Kompany) and the speedy Luke Grothaus and physical 8th grader Josh Martin (St. Thomas) who both continually ran down balls and cooly flipped them back into play or back to Keeper Grant Lonneman who had several saves and commanded the box to keep a clean sheet.

 

The final score came in the waning minutes as NCC worked to get the ball into CCH third using several touches from Jacob Frisk (St. Thomas), Evan VanLierop and Wyatt Guthrie. NCC crowded the box, peppered it with shots on goal and finally netted one home as Ben Glaser ripped one high into the back of the net.

 

The game ended shortly after that at 3-0.

 

Both teams played hard and the game was physical at times, but good solid soccer and called the same way throughout. Classy coaching staffs in the handshake line from both sides as many kids know each other as CCH Frosh features at least 4 St. Joe Cold Spring players. There are also 6 freshman at CCH playing JV, so the future looks bright at CCH.

 

The Colonels will rebound and make their run toward the region. NewCath will feel the pain of the Gabbard loss but will do what NewCath does and "Find a Way"

 

Great job both teams on a wonderful night of soccer in Park Hills.

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"and powered into the box ahead of the defender, who tripped him in the box and was awarded a PK (no question from the CCH staff on the call) "

 

LOL - Derrick doesn't say much but you must have had ear plugs in if you didn't hear him voicing his disagreement after that call.

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"and powered into the box ahead of the defender, who tripped him in the box and was awarded a PK (no question from the CCH staff on the call) "

 

LOL - Derrick doesn't say much but you must have had ear plugs in if you didn't hear him voicing his disagreement after that call.

 

3...2...1...I was waiting for it...

 

Your past posts indicate that CCH has never committed a foul. Come On. Clear Trip. Good Call. Offensive Player was ahead of the defender and gets hammered.

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kid is a born scorer (think Sergio Aguero of Man City combined with a Luis Suarez of Barca). He's that kind of potential talent.

 

Really, really? You are comparing a NKY 8th grader to Aguero and Suarez, "he's that kind of potential talent"…really?

Come on man, if this was even 1% accurate the kid would be playing for a DA, not wasting his time playing freshman HS.

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I was having fun as well.

 

All good. I know you are. Some on here just aren't happy people.

 

I just figured the Basketball and Football forums have always compared players to Pro's so why not soccer....Hope the kid doesn't mind being compared to Suarez and his "biting" past. LOL.

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