ORSA Umbenhaur vs Meadville Red 4/27/14

posted Apr 28, 2014, 10:17 PM by Thomas Pfennigwerth   [ updated Apr 28, 2014, 10:18 PM ]

The U10 Umbenhaur Force Team extended their winning streak this week by beating the Meadville Red team 7-1 at the Cranb.   The team played a solid game, with all of the players contributing in the win.  Josh Hacherl, who played a stellar game at defense, started off the scoring for the Force by blasting in a shot from outside the 18 yard box, just past the keeper’s hands.  The other goal of the first half was scored on a nifty move and shot by Gage Haniwalt.  With the home team leading 2-0 at the half, the coaching staff instructed the players not to let up in their effort.  The team responded to the coaches’ request and tallied five more goals in the second half.  Gage Haniwalt continued his torrid scoring pace, by putting 3 second half goals in the back of the net, with quality assists coming off of passes from   Brady Umbenhaur and Kenadee Schiffer.   Also scoring on the day was Hailey Yard, who booted a ball past the keeper, after a skilled assist on a through ball from Ethan Umbenhar.  Finishing out the scoring for the Force was Ben Yard, as he delivered a great shot over the outstretched arms of the keeper. 

Overall, the U10 Umbenhaur Force Team played very well in the match, with all of the players providing quality play.  The defensive effort was top notch, as Josh Hacheral, Ben Yard, Hailey Yard, Drew Wilkinson, Owen Smith, and Kenadee Schiffer all were able to turn away all of the Meadville Red’s offensive challenges.  The offensive players for the Force continued to keep the ball in their opponent’s end of the field by spreading the ball out by maintaining their spacing, and playing unselfish, pass first soccer.  Gage Haniwalt was tremendous in his efforts, and he was aided by the strong play of Ethan Umbenhaur, Brady Umbenhaur, and Kaden Henderson.  Finally, our keepers didn’t get much work on the day, as most of the oncoming offensive players were turned away by the defense.  However, when they were tested, they responded very well.  Owen Smith played a fantastic game in goal, and was key to stopping several shots.   Drew Wilkinson and Kaden Henderson combined to close out the game in the second half by continuing to dominate the Meadville Red’s offensive efforts. 

The U10 Umbenhaur Force Team is back in action next Sunday (May 4th) at Kinzua, and they are looking forward to continuing their skilled play, and improving in their soccer abilities.