Back Row: Mary Pat Stanton- Coach, Elise Watson, Kioneyshka Alvira-Juardo, Michael Norris, Edward Bartnik, Isa Habeeb, JJ Kent, Sabina Bajgai, Sara Rosario, Mike Lackey- Coach
Front Row: Francois DeGrasse, Julia Broneeberg, Jonathan Allen, Kassim Kassim, Nick Barrus, Francois Nguyen, Emma Foster, Kearah Kelly, Abigail Northway
GRADE SCHOOL RECAPS FROM COACH STANTON AND LACKEY
October 8, 2014
The kids started a busy week of soccer at St. Mary's with a 6-1 victory over Tapestry school. Isa Habeeb scored his first goal at the Grade School level while Kassim Kassim and Nick Barrus also scored. Moontaha Shalbi came within inches of adding one as her shot hit the post. Sara Rosario played most of the game as a goalie and stopped all shots except a penalty kick. The younger kids on the team showed more confidence in their abilities on the field than in previous few weeks and made numerous quality contributions. Our next game is this Friday at 1 pm against St. Joes.
October 1, 2014
The match against Aurora Waldorf was a low scoring but highly entertaining game. Both teams had plenty of chances on offense but defense ruled the day as Waldorf won 2-0. Isa Habeeb and Sara Rosario shared goalkeeping duty and made some highlight reel saves. Despite the opponent's stifling defense, the Baby Bisons had some opportunities to score. It was only our 3rd game of the season and progress is showing which bodes well for our remaining 5 games. There will be 2 opportunities to see us play next week: 10/8 at 3:30 pm vs Tapestry and 10/10 at 1 pm vs St. Joes.
September 24, 2014
Once again, the team had another fast start as Nick Barrus scored his first of 4 goals just 7 seconds into the game. Global Charter School prevailed 6-4 but the SMSD players showed vast improvement over last week. The defense did a better job of clearing the ball and offense moved the ball forward more often than last week. Isa Habeeb and Sara Rosario each played a half of goalkeeping and had some outstanding saves. Our next game will be on Wednesday October 1st against Aurora Waldorf School. Please come out and support the team!
Yesterday, we had our first game of the year against Elmwood Franklin. Kassim Kassim got our season off to a good start by scoring the first goal of the game. Unfortunately, we were not able to score any more goals and the game ended 7-1 in favor of the visitors. Nick Barrus, Ed Bartnik, and Sabina Bajgai also had scoring chances. The last attempt at a goal was an exciting one when Kearah Kelly got ahold of the ball and weaved in and out of players twice her size right up to the goal in an attempt to score. Goalkeeper Isa Habeeb performed admirably and made countless great saves.
Be sure to congratulate Michael Norris, Abby Northway, Francois DeGrasse, Emma Foster, Julia Bronnenberg, and Kioney Alvira in playing their first soccer game at the Grade School level. Our next game is Wednesday September 24th against Global Charters School at 3:45 pm, the kids would be very excited to see you all there!
Coaches Michael Lackey and Mary Pat Stanton
Thank you for your support!