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CS varsity soccer on fire!

CS varsity soccer on fire!
Red Hawk Jake Rickner clearing out the ball. Also pictured are Bo Cook, Lee Tompkins, and Tyler Hinton

Red Hawk Jake Rickner clearing out the ball. Also pictured are Bo Cook, Lee Tompkins, and Tyler Hinton

Exciting and entertaining! That’s the understatement of the week as the Red Hawks faced off their opponents this week. On Wednesday, 9/9/09, the Red Hawks traveled to Fremont. Numerous shots ricocheted off the goal posts and crossbars. Although the Red Hawks defense was frequently tested, the Cedar team prevailed with a score of 4-1. The offensive line (consisting of a combination of Robert Klein, Kyle Szirovecz, Jake Rickner, Lee Tompkins, Gabe Martins, Ryan Austin and Brandon Goodenough) was aggressive and utilized its speed, crisp passing and ball control, to keep most of the action in Fremont’s end of the field. At the minute marker of 20:31, forward Brandon Goodenough scored the only goal of the first half with an assist from Zach Hawkins. Captain, defender Ron Fisk opened the scoring in the second half at the 22:54 mark as he ran the ball up the field and blasted the ball into the Fremont net. Cedar’s third goal came from a penalty kick in the box shot in by Robert Klein. Shortly after, Gabe Martins punched in a fourth goal with an assist credited to Jake Rickner and Robert Klein. Fremont scored late in the game. An unusual Cedar foul call, within the Cedar box, resulted in a hurried turnover to Fremont and a quick kick into an undefended goal. The following night on 9/10/09, Cedar Springs battled against Forest Hills Northern at home. Although the Red Hawks played hard through out the game, the Forest Hills Northern team dominated the ball and continuously challenged the skills of the Red Hawk team. Throughout the event, pressure was kept on freshman goalie Kyle Coutchie as he made multiple saves, yet the FH Northern offensive managed to knock in seven goals verses 2 goals for Cedar. The Red Hawks first goal was booted in by junior Jake Rickner with an assist from freshman Robert Klein. The second goal came from the quick moves of freshman Kyle Szirovecz.  Reflecting back over the game, Coach Avink and the Cedar fans can be proud of their team as they never gave up and in fact even seemed to turn up the heat a degree in the last half of the game. Way to persevere Red Hawks! Keep the heat on high! Coach Avink added, “I think the guys learned a lot from the games this week, I couldn’t be more proud of the way they have come together as a team! It’s fun to watch.” You too should come out and cheer on your home team next week as they travel away and face off against Kenowa Hills, West Catholic, and Sparta!

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Ray Winnie
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