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Red Hawk soccer slams Falcons, edges out Yellow Jackets

Trevor Rose fights for control of the ball.

The Cedar Springs Boys Varsity Soccer team added two more wins last week to improve their overall record to 12-3-1. The team claimed their first victory of the week over the West Catholic Falcons on Tuesday, October 2. The Red Hawk offense took immediate control of the match, pounding the Falcon’s net with many shots. Kyle Szirovecz scored the first goal when he connected with a free kick sent upfield from Aaron Dault (16:47) and sent it into the net, just out of reach of the Falcon’s goal tender. Dault, Dontae Ensley, Vitor Camillo, Trevor Rose and Bryan Taylor kept the defensive line tight and West Catholic from scoring during the first half. Second half play opened with a Red Hawk offensive drive up field and a quick reflexive move by Jon Shaw resulted in Cedar’s second goal of the match (34:57). West Catholic’s only goal came at 25:05 when the Falcons were able to sink a shot over the head of goal tender Josh Champion. The rest of the match was controlled by the Red Hawks with additional scoring credited to Luke Dault (21:40), Robert Klein (19:22-assist Szirovecz) and Josh Valentine (0:26-assist Kyle Longcore), resulting in the end score favoring the Red Hawks 5-1.

On Thursday, October 4, the Red Hawks hosted the Yellow Jackets of Greenville. Greenville was able to put the first goal on the scoreboard when forward Mark Hebert broke away from the Red Hawk defensive line and sliced the ball past keeper Josh Champion. Cedar Springs answered quickly with a goal of their own, when senior Kyle Szirovecz blasted the ball into the net, evening the score 1-1 (31:38). The teams battled back and forth throughout the first half, but neither was able to put points on the scoreboard. The Red Hawks walked on the field for second half play determined to win. Despite the rising tempers of their opponents, the Red Hawks were able to stay focused and unshaken. The fans cheered when senior Aaron Dault blasted a free kick, from 20 yards out, into the net, edging the team ahead of the Yellow Jackets 2-1 (10:26). Robert Klein secured Cedar’s victory with a goal of his own (3:50) giving the Red Hawks a 3-1 advantage.

The Red Hawks would like to invite the community to the final Conference game of the season and Senior Night, as they take on the Huskies of Forest Hills Eastern at Red Hawk Stadium tomorrow, Friday October 12, at 6:45 p.m.

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