ORSA Umberhaur vs Mercer - 06/08/14

posted Jun 16, 2014, 10:46 AM by Thomas Pfennigwerth
ORSA U10-Umbenhaur Defeats Mercer

The ORSA U10-Umbenhaur team beat the visiting Mercer U10 team 7-1 on Sunday by showing superb soccer skill and teamwork.  The team continued to work together, and all of the players contributed in the victory. 

Gage Haniwalt started the scoring quickly for ORSA, as he masterfully took the ball down field past several defenders, and he placed his shot into the goal.  Haniwalt scored again when Owen Smith made a nice pass to him on the wing.  Next, Brady Umbenhaur blasted one into the back to the net for ORSA, after receiving a Haniwalt crossed ball.  However, Mercer stormed back into the match, as they worked the ball down the field and scored.  That made the score 3-1 ORSA. ORSA would quickly answer right back, as Ethan Umbenhaur skillfully passed the ball past several defenders to Brady Umbenhaur who again put the ball into the net.  The final goal of the half came when Ethan Umbenhaur stole the ball from a Mercer defender, and with a placed the ball into the net with a booming kick.  The score at the half was 5-1 ORSA. 

ORSA continued with their offensive dominance, as Ben Yard made some nifty moves to shake free after receiving a Drew Wilkinson pass, and kicked it past the keeper’s hands.  Finishing off the scoring for the match was Hailey Yard, as she received a Josh Hacherl pass, and zoomed down the field to score.  The final score was 7-1 ORSA. 

The ORSA defense was stout once again, turning the Mercer Offense away continuously.  Hacherl, Wilkinson, Hailey Yard, and Ben Yard were able to work together to shut down Mercer.  The ORSA keepers played well, making several key saves throughout the game.   Kaden Henderson, Hailey Yard, and Owen Smith were able to turn away all but one shot, and lead the ORSA players to victory.  ORSA U10-Umbenhaur finished the regular season with a record of 5-2-1, and will continue play in several post season tournaments.