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Page Four The Carlisle Citizen Thursday, April 11,2013 Carlisle Girls Soccer Submitted by Coach Paul Gruber Perry was incredibly im- proved. The step up in play facing them after the match against Knoxville was a shock to us. The matches would start out overwhelm- ing our two teams starting with the Reserves game first at 530. At first the Wildcats were able to notch into the opponent side of the field and it appeared would be repeat perfor- mance from Tuesday night. However Perry countered and pinned Carlisle on its own half of the field for the next seemingly long 8 min- utes of the match. Eventu- ally the ferocity would wane and the Wildcats were back in form. After dancing dangerously close to scoring, two goals would be knocked in by the JV team before half. In the second half, it was all Carlisle and the Reserve team didn't disappoint. Scoring another 4 goals in the match while conceding only 1, the JV girls did a fantastic job capturing their second victory of the season with a score of 6-1 over the Blue Jays. Varsity would go next at twilight. Here's the thing. This is high school soccer; a history exists almost against every opponent played. The Perry game has had some history of being very emotional games for our players. 2008 our first season, Carlisle lost 0- 6. In that season our team scored no goals, won no games, allowed 83 goals against. The players that re- turned the following season in 2009 were Committed players, hence our program motto. Any player in their right mind would have gone onto something else. Perry that season was our program's first game and somehow the Wildcats managed to score first which also was the first goal scored ever in our program's history. Non fans complain that there isn't enough scoring in soc- cer and I feel sorry for them in terms of what their miss- ing out on. The emotion that can be tied to a goal, especially this particular one, can be tremendous. C'arlisle would lose that game 1-2, but it ended feel- ing like a victory so much weight had been removed from the hearts of our play- ers. 2010, when our current Seniors were Freshman faced Perry in the season conference play opener. This time Perry had a little gem in a player, #7 Taylor Hoffman, who simply was just everywhere. However, the Wildcats would lead at the half 1-0 and the defen- sive play of the team that season was just getting it- self together. Perry would earn the equalizer and that match would go into OT with Perry's Hoffman scor- ing the game winner. Same result from the season prior, but the tears were for a much different reason. 2(111, in one of the wet- test coldest games our pro- gram has played in, the Wildcats took on the Blue Jays, but with a much dif- ferent attitude choosing in- stead to use that season to build for 2013. No passing was allowed and in many ways our program could be seen as anti-soccer. Our intent however was to de- velop our footwork which would become important as the foundation of our future program. That game saw tremendous play from the Wildcats, not in scoring as there was none, but in the dizzying lvl artistry of ev- ery player in the game, of- ten requiring double teams, sometimes triples to dis- lodge the ball from our players. That game ended in a 0-2 lost, but emotion- ally our girls were satisfied they'd accomplished some- thing huge, useful. 2012, Perry's Hoffman again would be the player to have to manage. She was everywhere and the Wildcats would concede two early goals in the first half. In the second half, things calmed down a bit for Carlisle and the play tilted slightly in our favor, scoring a goal along the way. Hoffman would earn another goal that evening and the match ended in a 1-3 loss. That's the history of our program against one oppo- nent. That's what goes into every game our teams play. Each game has its rel- evance. Both Perry and the Wildcats are coming off of tremendous victories from earlier this week. Carlisle played its best game in pro- gram history against Knox- ville setting a new single game scoring record. Perry wedt into double overtime to defeat class 2A 15th ranked Winterset, which was their program's first win ever against the Hus- kies. As the venue last night was Perry, emotions were going to be high for the Blue Jays to put Carlisle away early consid- ering the tradition of this match up. Then the unimaginable happened. Carlisle would concede the first goal, a soft one, well within the first minute of play. It was a punch to the gut; knocked the wind out everyone that made the trip to see Carlisle play. The Blue Jays were on cloud nine. The game was set for them. Carlisle didn't make it easy, our possession game didn't resemble the one played a couple of nights ago. Our touch unsure and unpredictable at times and shape inconsistent, Perry pressed and they did so where it was obvious why they won their match against Winterset. Perry had improved overall, tre- mendously and there were dangerous players every- where, not just their #7 Hoffman. Eventually the dust would settle and the pace returned to one that Carlisle controlled, but the game remained primarily on the defensive half of the field. The back line and goal keeper needed to men- tally repress the soft goal and fight it out, and they did. Late in the half, Jun- ior Jenna Dille set.up for a free kick 40 yards from Perry's goal. Her shot wasn't exactly where she wanted it, but it swerved tremendously and the Perry goal keeper could do nothing to stop it. Wildcats earned the equalizer, clos- ing down the hal Second half, the expecta- tion would be the Blue Jays starting it out with excep- tional pace and pressure, which they did. This opened them up to be sus- ceptible to our counters and another freekick was earned a few yards outside of the penalty box, but at an impossible angle. Dille again would take the kick, and again, her swerving shot skirted just below the cross bar taking forever to find the inside of the far post for the go ahead goal! The Carlisle Crowd, out numbering the opponents, erupted! The bench erupted! The Reserves erupted! It was epic! However, there was 30 minutes left in the match to play and the ferocity of the Blue Jays changed, in- creasing exponentially as the time wore on. When the game started it felt like it was going to be a long night. Now it was going to be a long night for a com- pletely different reason. Could Carlisle cling to that lead? Could they score again? The Blue Jays drove at our goal, but the defensive play was smart, pressure versus tackle, force the pass, no clean shots on goal, no hit and hope shots from center outside the box. A couple of near equalizers were just missed by the Blue Jays, one a driven shot to far post that twisted off of frame. Then another bending shot to near upper 90 with goal keeper Senior Rebakah Frese barely able to get her hand on the ball, parrying it over the wood- work. All evening, every- one watched the game, watched the clock. In the end, Carlisle held on and with it, they earned their first victory ever against the Blue Jays in program history, 2-1. The emotions are similar to the first goal scored in program history in 2009, maybe a few lev- els higher. The night ended witl the entire team (Reserves and Varsity) chanting our program's motto. Only it wasn't words, it was heart. Commitment to: Playing my best Commitment to: Giving my best Commitment to: Being my best Carlisle Varsity Girls Soccer Sets New Record The Varsity girls soccer team set a new program scor- ing record by defeating Knoxville last night 7-0. Sophomore Jenna Castle 3 goals; Senior Taylor Feauto 2 goals, 2 assists; Senior Kristi Comstock 1 goal, 1 as- sist; Sophomore Taylor Whipple 1 goal, 1 assist; Sopho- more Katy Rick and Junior Jenna Dille with an assist each. Clean sheet for goalkeeper Senior Rebekah Frese and credited also to the fullbacks' attacking play. Junior Varsity also played their match, beating Knox- ville 3-0. Freshman Natalie Harter 2 goals, 1 assist; Whipple 1 goal, 1 assist Clean sheet for goal keeper Freshman Nicole Darling. Red vs. White Series The game would end in a 1 all draw for the two teams. Freshman Bethany Paddock scored the goal for the white team and Whipple scored the equalizer for the Reds. Paul Gruber, Carlisle Girls Soccer It's Y Camp In a few short weeks, the fifth graders at Hartford Upper Elementary will be taking their annual trip to the YMCA camp in Boone, Iowa, for an overnight stay! while we are there, we will be learning about Iowa ecology and wildlife, team building skills, and about nature. This trip is made possible through the donations of both families and the community. We have already had many organizations and individuals support this upcoming trip with a financial gift (THANK YOU!!!!) but we are-still Time Again! - taking donations to cover the cost of all students, whether they were able to contribute a donation or not. If you are willing to sponsor a child, it costs us $60 per student to go. You can make out a check to Hartford Upper Elementary Y Camp Trip and send it to Carlisle Community School -District, c/o Dan Carver, 430 School Street Carlisle, IA 50047 Thank you to the Carlisle Community for all of your support! 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