The reigning 2010 Cedar Springs varsity soccer Conference Champs opened their 2011 season with two non-conference victories over Tri-County and Fremont. On Tuesday, August 23, excitement filled the air in the Red Hawk stadium as the boys varsity soccer team kicked off their opening game against Tri-County, which resulted in a 5-1 Cedar Springs victory. The Vikings opened the scoring, but the Red Hawks answered back with the next five goals. Goals were scored by junior forward Kyle Szirovecz, with an assist from junior Trevor Rose. Junior defender Aaron Dault ran up the side line and knocked in the second goal. Junior midfielder Robert Klein scored the 3rd and 4th goals, with one assist from Kyle Szirovecz. And the final goal was pounded in by junior defender Dontae Ensley, with an assist from Trevor Rose.
Closing out the week, on Friday, August 26, the Red Hawks traveled to Fremont to challenge the Packers. Fremont scored the first goal, but Kyle Szirovecz lit up the score board for Cedar with 14:40 remaining in the first half when he pounced on a Fremont goal kick and quickly shot the ball right back into the far side of the net. Coming out of the half, Cedar responded to a one goal deficit, with the clock down only by two minutes (38:02), when Kyle Szirovecz blasted his second goal into the upper 90, tying up the game. Kudos to freshman Jon Shaw for kicking in the winning goal with 26:20 remaining, when he received a pass from Kyle Szirovecz out in front of the net, whizzing the ball just past the keeper’s grasp. The final score ended with the Red Hawks 3, Packers 2.
Reflecting on this weeks games, coach Kyle Avink stated, “The guys have worked really hard the past couple of weeks and it really paid off as we entered into our first week of game play. This team has a lot of talent; I’m excited about what this season has in store,” he said.
Come out and cheer them on during this soccer season.