UW-Fox Valley Soccer
Soccer: Cyclones Down Silver Lake
The UW-Fox soccer team traveled to Manitowoc to take on Silver Lake College in a non-conference game before the kick-off of the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference (WCC) season schedule. UW-Fox dominated early possessions earning a few early corner kicks, ending with 16 total for the game.
Ceasar Hernandez (Appleton East) intercepted the SLC goal kick and drove the ball past the Silver Lake keeper for the first goal of the game, at the 4 minute mark. UW-Fox kept up the pressure, driving shots against the Silver Lake keeper who made a few good saves before the Cyclones managed to score the second goal of the game.
Luke Altergott (DePere) centered a high pass over the keepers hands to the waiting Devin Veith (Roncalli) who headed it into the open net for a 2-0 lead. UW-Fox was gifted their third goal of the game as Luke centered another pass across the middle of the goal face that was mistakenly redirected into the goal by the Silver Lake Defender.
The second half started with numerous misses and solid saves by the Silver Lake keeper before UW-Fox managed to score their fourth goal. Ceasar Hernandez, last year's WCC offensive player of the year, passed a wicked hard cross to the middle that found fellow Appleton East grad Gerardo Enriquez streaking towards the goal. He was able to handle the cross and slide it by the Silver Lake keeper.
Jon Aguirre (Appleton East) finished off the scoring with a Penalty Kick at the 37 minute mark of the second half. He was taken down in the box before he get his shot off. Aguirre also accounted for the final goal of the game as he accepted a pass from Coy Jeche (Appleton East), who stole the ball at midfield and hit Aguirre streaking towards the goal. Jon touched the ball forward and flicked it over the diving goalie with his left foot for the seventh goal of the game.
UW-Fox begins Wisconsin Collegiate Conference play on Saturday September 13th when they travel to UW-Rock to take on the Rattlers. Game time is set for 1pm in Janesville.
UWFox vs. UW-Washington WCC State Championship
UWFox hosted UW-Washington in the WCC state soccer finale. At the end of regulation play the score was tied 3 - 3, the teams then went into two 10 minute overtime periods with the scored still tied 3 - 3. Both teams went into a Sudden Death Shoot Out. UW-Washington County being the winner with a 4 - 2 Shoot out score. The Cyclones ended the season with a 11-0-1 record, regular season champions, and the state runner up.
UWFox vs UW-Fond du Lac
The UWFox Cyclones end regular season play with a 6-1 victory over UW-Fond du Lac. This victory brings the Cyclones record to a perfect 7-0 in conference play, and 10-0 overall. Post season play begins this Saturday with UWFox receiveing a bye in the first round. UWFox will host the winner of UW-Rock and UW-Baraboo, next week in a 4 PM match.
UWFox vs UW-Sheboygan
In Friday's Game the team was back in conference play winning at least a share of the conference title by defeating last year's state champion UW-Sheboygan 3-0. The Cyclones found it hard to finish against the 5 defenders the angry Wombat defense set up. The Cyclones managed to spread the ball around very well have three different players score in the game. Bryce Nicholson has a three game goal scoring streak going while both Cesar Hernandez and Devin Veith, the top two leading scorers on the team both scored as well. The defense once again held the opposing team to four shots on goal while not allowing a goal in the past three games.
UWFox vs Silver Lake
In the second meeting this year between Silver Lake College, the Cyclones blew away the competition with a 7-0 shut out victory. The Cyclones limited Silver Lake to 4 shots on goal. Devin Veith had his second game in a row with a hat trick scoring three of the seven goals. The other goal scorers were in the contest were Jacob Savoy, Ian Murphy, Bryce Nicholson, and Levi van Heck scored from his defensive position. The defense has one two games in a row without allowing a goal. Brad Boehm, Luke and Levi Van Hecke, and James Basiliere III have done an outstanding job keeping the sheets clean. The Cyclones have allowed only four goals all season.
UWFox vs UW-Richland
The Cyclones saw a complete game today. Scoring five goals in a ten minute span of the second half at UW-Richland. Devin Veith scored his first hat trick of the season scoring two goals in the first half giving the team a 2 - 0 lead to end the first half. The team came out with some solid possession and worked together to build up in the attack and spread the ball around. Saturday's game saw two new goal scores one year as Brian Peterson and Jacob Savoy each scored their first goals of the year. Brian also scored his second both off of one time finishes. Bryce Nicholson, "#doubleclutch" scored his third goal of the season and added two assists. Cesar Hernandez added to his team lead in goals with an unassisted goal. Adolfo Gutierrez added a six assist to lead the team as well. Brad Boehm scored his first shutout of the year, in goal, and added an assist as well in the victory facing six saves. The Cyclones have given up an average of 4.67 shots on goal per game this season while managing almost 20 against their opponents.
UWFox vs UW-Washington County
One may joke that Cesar Hernandez really used his head in last night's game or rather that his teammates did. Cesar scored his second hat trick of the season against previously undefeated UW-Washington County. Cesar scored all four of his goal in the first half off of headers.Devin Veith scored the other goal, as well as, assisting on two of Cesar's goals with some very well placed corner kicks. Devin scored his second goal on a great shot to the near post in the upper corner beating the Washington Keeper. Mike Stoeger assisted on the other Cesar goal with a great cross into the box that Cesar drove to the back of the net from inside the goal box. Cesar's fourth goal came with a scrum inside the box that saw the ball rise to his head and he finished off.
UWFox lost it's shut bid in the 43 minute as the UW-Washington team scored off a long throw that was not cleared properly from the goal area making the score 5-1 at half which is the final score as well as both teams played to a draw for the second half leaving UWFox victorious and 5-0 on the season. Fox travels to play UW-Richland on Saturday before being home again on Monday to play Silver Lake College.
UWFox vs UW-Baraboo
Mondays game took a little longer then usual because the Fighting Spirits from Baraboo and the Cyclones from Fox played to a one/one draw in regulation. Baraboo scored first and the 14 minute mark, when Brandon Hoege, a Baraboo Soph., picked up a loose ball from the top of the penalty box and fired a laser beam shot to the far post, scoring the first goal of the game. The scored remained that way with Fox outshooting the Spirits by 9 to 4.
The second half started slowly but picked up quickly as the Cyclones were pushing hard for a chance to tie when they received a corner kick from the keeper's right side. The ball was played in from the set piece and cleared with a head from the post back almost the way it came, it was corralled by Adolfo Gutierrez who was doubled immediately by the Baraboo defense. Adolfo found a streaking Sam Reynebeau who drove a beautiful left footed ball from the corner of the penalty box, almost the exact spot of the earlier goal to tie the game at the 51st minute mark. The teams played to a draw for the remainder of the game, with Fox missing a few opportunities to win the game at the end, including a ball placed by the keeper on a breakaway by Adam Balthazor who pushed the ball just wide of the goal in the 90th minute.
In the overtime the teams are slated to play two ten minute halves and the first team to score wins. If the score remains tied at the end of the two overtime periods the game is a tie. Fox came out strong and worked the ball around the field trying to penetrate the solid Boo defense and for the second time in two games, the answer to that question came from the injured forward Bryce Nicholson (1st yr, Tomah). Bryce suffering from lower leg injuries came off the bench and played about two minutes, before Levi Van Hecke won the ball from the Boo forward and played it up to Adam Balthazor who one touched it to Bryce on the outside corner. Bryce had a shooting cross or "Schloss", that fell over the outstretched hands of the Boo goalie and hit the side net, behind the keeper, ending the game with the golden goal and keeping the Cyclones undefeated in WCC play. The team plays next Wednesday at Home versus undefeated UW-Washington County.
UWFox vs Silver Lake College
UW Fox remained unbeaten after Friday's contest although the 5-1 score was not indicative of the game planned. It was a tale of two halves as the UW Fox team was losing at half 1-0 after surrendering a PK to the Silver Lake College Lakers in the 44th minute of the 1st half. The Cyclones had issues adapting to the smaller field and rough complexion of it's surface and found it difficult to string passes together. The still managed to outshoot the Lakers 14-3.
The second half was a different story, however, as the team seemed to come alive and made the adjustments needed to connect their passes. The Cyclones found themselves tied at the 16 minute mark of the second half when Adolfo Gutierrez passed the ball from the end line to a well positioned Cesar Hernandez, who headed it in to tie the game. That seemed to be the spark to ignite the inferno as the team rattled off three more goals in ten minutes to build a 4-1 lead. Adolfo scored his first goal of the season, at the 20 minute mark, with Cesar and Sam Reynebeau helping. Mike Stoeger scored his second of the season with a help from Levi Van Hecke two minutes later to make it 3-1. Jacob Lawyer scored his first of the season after being taken down in the box by the Laker defender. Jacob converted the penalty kick to make it 4-1. Cesar scored again to seal the game at the 40 minute mark of the second half with a goal off a free kick. The Cyclones travel Monday to UW-Baraboo to take on the fighting Spirits before returning home to play UW-Washington County on Wednesday, both teams are undefeated and they should make for some excellent soccer.
UWFox vs UW-Waukesha
Wednesday Showed the heart of the UWFox Soccer Team. UW-Waukesha came into the game ready to play and gave The Cyclones all they could handle. It was a physical contest with the referee letting the teams play and decide it on the field, with very few calls being made either way. The 1st half was a back and forth effort with both teams keeping the other out of their respective goals. Ian Murphy made his first save of the year and added two more in the half saving three on six shots at goal, the other three going awry. UWFox pounded the opposing net though, Andrew Seelund answered the call though turning back the cyclones, who shot 12 times in the half, with 10 of them solidly on frame. The half ended much the same as it started without either team able to gain the upper hand.
The second half started much the same as the first until Aldofo Gutierrez managed to play a great ball between the back line defenders that Devin Veith was able to run onto and drive towards the goal pulling the ball back between the defender that was chasing him and the onrushing keeper to play it into the open goal and give the Cyclones the first lead of the game and Devin his first goal of the season. The defense remain stalwart for the next 30 minutes turning away Waukesha counter attacks, denying them decent shots. The did however mange to break through in the 40 minute of the half about 5 minutes before the end of the game to tie it up with a through ball pass between the defenders that saw Pablo Davalos-Alonso, the Cougar Forward played it just past Ian's outstretch hands tying the game at 1-1 with a few minutes to play in regulation. The Cyclones kicked off and retained possession of the ball and saw Cesar Hernandez holding possession as the defender desperately tried to get the ball from him. Cesar shielded the ball frustrating the defender you ended up pulling Cesar down in and unsportsmanlike manner and received a red card removing him for the rest of the game, giving the Cyclones a one man advantage, which they took advantage of immediately. Luke Van Hecke did his best Levi Van Hecke impression, playing the free kick from the red card to the back post but over the head of Cesar, who his brother hit from the other side of the field in the UW-Rock Game on a very similar free kick, but managed to find a streaking Bryce Nicholson (1st Year Tomah) who drove the ball into the back of the net with his head to score his first goal of the season and his first game winning goal of his college career. The cyclones finished with 28 shots, 21 on goal and 2 going in while giving up 1 goal on 7 shots on goal and 12 shots overall.