2012 GRADE SCHOOL SOCCER
Presenting the 2012 Grade School Soccer Team:
GRADE SCHOOL RECAPS FROM COACH JEDYNAK
October 17th vs. Nardin: On October 17th, the Baby Bison’s played against Nardin and lost 2 to 4. During the first half, Sabina Bajgai and Nick Barrus almost scored goals and were hustling all over the field. At the end of the first we were down by a score of 1 to 0. In the second half, Baylen Oliver and Isa Habeeb had their first goals this season. Christopher Martin played fantastic on defense and hustled hard. Dalton Planty did a great job as goalie. The Baby Bison’s are 0-3 and hope to win their next game.
Our next game is on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 against Elmwood Franklin at 3:30pm.
October 10th vs. Elmwood Franklin: This week, the Baby Bison’s played against Elmwood Franklin. We lost 4 to 5. It was a very exciting game. Assistant Coach Kris Salasavage and myself were proud of our players since they worked really hard and hustled. The Baby Bison’s had only 11 players on the field and one sub on the bench. Elmwood Franklin had 21 players!
The Baby Bison’s played their hearts out and continued their hard work and hustle until the end of game. Dalton Planty did a fantastic job as our goalie. Givon Blackwell and Janesly Mercedes had their first goals this soccer season. Nick Barrus had two goals and hustled and helped both offensively and defensively. Elise Watson improved her defensive skills. Isa Habeeb had many chances to score too!. Overall, every player did a GREAT JOB!!! Thank you for the fans who came to supports us.
October 3rd vs. Nardin: Yesterday the Baby Bisons "kicked off" the soccer season against Nardin. After four long weeks of practice, the team was ready to go! Unfortunately we lost our first game.
In the first half, the Baby Bisons were so nervous and before we knew it, Nardin had four goals by the five minute mark. I called my team to wake up and play really hard, also not to give up, then finally the Baby Bisons played hard and had three goals in about 10 minutes! It was 4 to 3 at halftime, but should have 5 to 4 us because the Baby Bisons had almost 2 chance goals.
In the second half, the Baby Bisons were so worn out because they ran this huge field. The final score was 6 to 3. Nick really hustled a lot and had three goals. Christopher, Cameron, and Elise worked hard on defense.
Our next game is on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 against Elmwood Franklin at 3:30pm
Grade School Soccer Fall Wrap Up
The Baby Bison’s grade school soccer team had a successful 2011 season. We started working with our players at a 2-day mini sports camp that the coach’s of St. Mary’s School for the Deaf host towards the end of the summer. Once the school year began, we had up to 20 of our young student athletes ages 9-13 participating every day after school. The majority of the season was spent on understanding the rules and positions on the soccer field, developing our skills by focusing on basic fundamentals, and learning to work together as a team.
Our schedule consisted of 6 home games against Buffalo area private schools. Not only were the Baby Bison’s competitive in each of the games but every child was able to participate in each one of the contests we had this season. Although our record did not indicate any wins, the players understood that at this level of soccer their success was determined by participating and improving throughout the course of the season.
In regards to individual accomplishments, this season’s “most improved” player award went to Dalton Planty who played goalie for the first time this year and did an outstanding job that included one shut-out of the other team. Our “most valuable” player award went to Monica Burger who was not only a team captain but demonstrated hard work and hussle everyday in practice and games. First time goal scores included; Nicholas Barrus, Janesly Mercedes, and Tyler Mondo-Goodrich. Once again, congratulations to the entire team for a wonderful season.