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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · Palo Verde High School Boys Junior Varsity Soccer falls to Cimarron Memorial High School 1-0


Monday, October 9, 2017

5:00 PM

Cimarron Memorial High School
AWAY
1

Palo Verde High School
HOME
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Game Recap

The Panthers lost their undefeated record in a disappointing loss to Cimarron-Memorialy

Box Scores

1
2
Cimarron Memorial

1

Palo Verde


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Panthers News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 9 – October 15


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Palo Verde High School, October 9 – October 15

MONDAY

October 09, 2017

3:30 PM Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Cimarron Memorial High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
vs. Cimarron Memorial High School
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

October 10, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

October 11, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

October 12, 2017

3:30 PM Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Western High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
vs. Western High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

October 13, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

October 14, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

October 15, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Panthers News · Event Recap: Week of September 30 – October 6


Saturday, Sep 30th

No event results

Sunday, Oct 1st

No event results

Monday, Oct 2nd

No event results

Tuesday, Oct 3rd

No event results

Wednesday, Oct 4th

No event results

Thursday, Oct 5th

Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Legacy High School
W 0 – 3 SUMMARY
Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
@ Legacy High School
T 2 – 2 SUMMARY

Friday, Oct 6th

No event results

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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · Palo Verde High School Boys Junior Varsity Soccer ties Legacy High School 2-2


Thursday, October 5, 2017

5:00 PM

Palo Verde High School
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2

Legacy High School
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Game Recap

As with their Varsity counterparts, the JV struggled with the hard, bumpy field but staged a late come back to snatch a tie from a game they should have won comfortably. Starting line up: Dagum, Trevor Wattles, Franco, Stodick, Claire, Ruffer, Wener, Posada, McGee, Gray, Hayes.

The Panthers dominated play in the first half but lack of team play, poor ball control, and misplaced passes prevented them from creating any good chances. After 15 minutes, the Panthers were awarded a free kick centrally 20 yards out after a blatant trip. Ricky Gray hammered the ball into the bottom left corner leaving the goalkeeper no chance. This was no more than the Panthers deserved. Josh Parker was brought on down the left side and had an immediate impact. His runs were putting the right full back under pressure but he could not deliver the final ball to put a teammate in. Some good work down the right side by Zeck Ruffer saw him deliver the ball into the area. Lamar Hayes miscontrolled the ball under pressure but it ran through to Luke McGee who shot well only to see his effort excellently saved by the goalkeeper. Any action Legacy was getting was due to error in the Panthers defense and midfield and on of these events finally led to the equalizing goal. A giveaway in the midfield saw an early pass forward and the striker left Nathan Dagum with no chance with an excellent finish. Half time 1-1.

The second half was very much the same as the first but with the Panthers unable to find a goal. Starting line up: Dagum, Trevor Wattles, Franco, Grunwald, McGee, Conner Wattles, Schutze, Mohamed, Davis, Giutetto, Hayes.

The Panthers pressed relentlessly but could not create good positions inside the penalty area and on the rare event that they could they were thwarted by the goalkeeper. Legacy was resulting to long balls over the top, which the Panthers struggled to deal with at times. With 15 minutes remaining, one of these long balls led to a silly push on a Legacy striker that gifted a free kick opportunity. Legacy converted it well with a shot high into the net that Dagum didn’t seem to see until late. The rest of the half saw a Panthers onslaught. They won corner after corner but couldn’t convert. A rash foul on Gray on the edge of the area saw Hayes deliver a powerful free kick that the keeper saved impressively. With the clock winding down and a defeat looking imminent, the Panthers had yet another corner. The defensive clearance was seized on by Luke McGee and he shot impressively into the bottom left corner from 20 yards through a crowd of players. There was time for one more attack before the final whistle sounded but it came to nothing. In the end the Panthers showed the resolve to avoid defeat and had to be content with a tie.

It is a sign of how poorly the JV played as a team that both goals were unassisted. We will put this one down to the bumpy field but unless the JV returns to its team-based play, they will find it difficult against a good Cimarron-Memorial side next time out.

Box Scores

1
2
Palo Verde
1

1

Legacy
1

1


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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · Palo Verde High School Boys Varsity Soccer beat Legacy High School 3-0


Thursday, October 5, 2017

3:30 PM

Palo Verde High School
AWAY
3

Legacy High School
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Game Recap

The Panthers were back in action after an eight day layoff at Legacy and gained a hard fought victory. Starting line up: Huckfeldt, Jarvis, Nogues, Lloyd, Olenak, Stephens, Ruffer, Stevenson, Robledo-Matadamas, Manthey, Gomez.

The Panthers were without any defensive substitutes through injury and absence. In similar fashion to the game away to Arbor View, they struggled with ball control on a hard, bumpy surface, which affected their ability to play their normal passing game. However, the Panthers looked like they may take an early lead when two chances went begging. Tanner Stevenson stole the ball in an advanced area and was clean through. He chose to square the ball to Presten Manthey when he probably should have finished the chance himself and the under-hit pass resulted in Manthey’s shot being blocked. Also, no one could convert a loose ball at a scramble from a corner when it looked certain that someone would score. Legacy were better than the team the Panthers defeated comfortably at home earlier in the season and started to create chances for themselves. Fortunately, they could not find a finish and when they could hit the target they couldn’t get past the solid Hudson Huckfeldt in goal. On 15 minutes the Panthers finally got the breakthrough after an excellent passing move. Tim Stephens found Antonio Gomez on the right wing with an excellent pass over the full back. Gomez turned back inside and split two defenders with a clever pass to the advancing Manthey. Manthey took a touch and the ball bounced over waist height but Manthey was able to steer it past the goalkeeper with the outside of the right foot. Shortly after it looked certain for Manthey to score as he combined twice with Stevenson but an outstretched leg from the goalkeeper blocked his shot from 14 yards out. The Panthers had created the better chances but reached half time with one goal lead courtesy mainly of poor finishing from Legacy. Half time 1-0.

The Panthers cruised home but not after some curious refereeing decisions nearly altered the course of events. Starting line up: Huckfeldt, Jarvis, Nogues, Lloyd, Olenak, Stephens, Venezia, Stevenson, Robledo-Matadamas, Manthey, Montoya.

In the second half the Panthers improved their defending and restricted Legacy to very little. However, they still struggled with the field conditions, which affected the flow of their play. The play swung from end to end with either team unable to create a clear chance until 20 minutes in when Henry Robeldo-Matadamas on the left wing found Manthey who returned the ball with a flick pass behind the defense. Robledo-Matadamas delivered an excellent ball across the area that was converted by Mikey Venezia first time right footed past the diving goalkeeper. This gave the Panthers the safety margin they needed but this was put in danger when Legacy was awarded a penalty with one of the worst refereeing decisions we have seen this season. A ball over the top down the left side of the penalty area saw a foot race between Cole Lloyd and a Legacy striker. They were shoulder to shoulder and Lloyd managed to get in front to shield the ball out of play. In a successful attempt to con the referee, the Legacy striker ran at Lloyd and shoulder charged him then flopped to the floor. Outrageously the referee gave a penalty. However, Huckfeldt was determined to preserve the clean sheet and save athletically to his right for his second penalty save of the season. Ten minutes later the Panthers sealed the game with a third goal. Teagan Jarvis had been withdrawn with injury and a defensive shuffle saw Cole Lloyd move to right full back. From this position, Lloyd cut inside and delivered an excellent chip pass over the defense, which was to high and too square. The ball found Gomez who ran in on goal and finished right footed into the bottom left hand corner from just inside the area while under pressure. Then came time for the next curious decision of the game. The excellent Stevenson cut inside the goal area, beat one defender, and then when beating the last defender he was brought down by a scything slide tackle where no contact was made with the ball. The referee refused the clear penalty. The Panthers had to do major reorganization in midfield and defense as Tyler Olenak was withdrawn with cramp and Zach Ruffer was struggling with sore legs, but the Panther saw the game out with no major scares. Full time 3-0.

This was a big win for the Panthers against the team placed second in the division. While it was not the best performance of the season they found a way to get the result. Victory put them six points clear at the top of the division with one game in hand.

Box Scores

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2
Palo Verde
1

2

Legacy


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Panthers News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 2 – October 8


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Palo Verde High School, October 2 – October 8

MONDAY

October 02, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

October 03, 2017

3:30 PM Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Shadow Ridge High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
@ Shadow Ridge High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

October 04, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

October 05, 2017

3:30 PM Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Legacy High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
@ Legacy High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

October 06, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

October 07, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

October 08, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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Panthers News · Event Recap: Week of September 23 – September 29


Saturday, Sep 23rd

No event results

Sunday, Sep 24th

No event results

Monday, Sep 25th

Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Arbor View High School
T 1 – 1 SUMMARY
Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
@ Arbor View High School
W 0 – 1 SUMMARY

Tuesday, Sep 26th

No event results

Wednesday, Sep 27th

Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Faith Lutheran High School
W 2 – 0 SUMMARY
Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
vs. Faith Lutheran High School
W 3 – 0 SUMMARY

Thursday, Sep 28th

No event results

Friday, Sep 29th

No event results

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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · Palo Verde High School Boys Junior Varsity Soccer beat Faith Lutheran High School 3-0


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

5:00 PM

Faith Lutheran High School
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Palo Verde High School
HOME
3

Game Recap

The Panthers JV put in yet another creditable performance to comfortably defeat Faith Lutheran. Starting line up: Probst, Grunwald, Franco, Stodick, Claire, Wener, Parker, Posada, McGee, Lamar, Gray.

The Panthers were totally dominated throughout and the result never looked in doubt. However, an early line up error that put Cole Wener on the right wing and Josh Parker in midfield, instead of the other way around, made the team look unbalanced. Wener made a number of good runs down the right wing that came to nothing. Ricky Gray was trying to compensate for the imbalance and ended up trying to do too much. Lamar Hayes had a couple of good positions behind the right full back but his delivery into the box lacked quality and went straight to the goalkeeper on both occasions. As soon as Parker and Wener were switched a goal resulted after an excellent team move. Elijah Posada found Parker on the right wing at the half way line. Parker held off the defender and passed the ball inside to the supporting Wener. Wener drew two defenders and slipped the ball between them to Posada who was running intelligently into space. He controlled the ball with one touch and played an excellent through ball to Hayes, whose pace carried him beyond the defense for him to crash the ball into the net from inside the area. No more than the Panthers deserved for their total dominance. It was also an excellent example of the team play the players have been working on in training. Half time 1-0.

The Panthers continued their dominance even through numerous personnel changes and ran out to an easy victory. Starting line up: Probst, Trevor Wattles, Franco, Stodick, Claire, McGee, Mohamed, Schutze, Conner Wattles, Giutetto, Ruffer.

Normal service was quickly resumed as the Panthers continued their assault on the Faith goal. Just five minutes in, Connor Schutze found Luke McGee with an excellent ball behind the full back. McGee delivered an excellent left foot cross to the back post where the well positioned Conner Wattles scored with an impressive header. Hudson Ryder was brought on to the right wing and he made an excellent contribution and gave a text book example of how to play on the wing. He stayed wide, took his man on when in a one-on-one situation, but sought support when outnumbered. His excellent work, supported by full back Trevor Wattles, generated an number of excellent situations inside the penalty are that the Panthers did not capitalize on. A rare Faith attack was broken up by a combination of Gavin Claire and Sebastian Franco, and Franco played a quick ball forward where had spotted that an over-commitment by Faith had left a 2-on-2 at the back. Zech Ruffer beat the defender in the air to Franco’s pass and flicked the ball on behind the defense. This was anticipated by Gray who timed his run well. He was clean in and made no mistake past the helpless keeper. Full time 3-0.

As with the Varsity, the JV transitioned played worked on at the training field to the game situation to great effect. The unbeaten run goes on!

Box Scores

1
2
Faith Lutheran

Palo Verde
1

2


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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · Palo Verde High School Boys Varsity Soccer beats Faith Lutheran High School 2-0


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

3:30 PM

Faith Lutheran High School
AWAY
0
Palo Verde High School
HOME
2

Game Recap

The Panthers put in their best technical performance of the season as recent efforts on the training field translated to more accurate passing, quicker ball movement, better team shape, and better movement off the ball. Starting line up: Huckfeldt, Jarvis, Nogues, Lloyd, Lawrence, Stephens, Ruffer, Stevenson, Robledo-Matadamas, Vogel, Gomez.

The Panthers put in an exhibition in the first half that left Faith Lutheran at a loss as to how to stop the onslaught. Faith had had some impressive recent results and their high number of shutouts indicated a strong defense. The Panthers dominated possession from the start. They moved the ball quickly, using the full width of the field. Strikers were checking in to receive the ball and the attacking midfielders were running intelligently into the spaces created by this movement. An excellent pass behind the right full back from Zack Ruffer put Henry Robledo-Matadamas clean in on goal but his desire to maneuver the ball onto his right foot when a left foot shot would have been the best choice resulted in him squandering this good position. Five minutes later a similar move resulted in a cross-shot that neither troubled the goalkeeper nor found a team mate. The first serious effort came shortly after when an excellent passing interchange put Cole Lawrence in behind down the left and his excellent cross was met by Tanner Stevenson who was surging into the box and his athletic right foot volley on the run went inches wide of the top left corner with the keeper rooted to the spot. The was followed shortly after by an excellent strike from Teagan Jarvis from just outside the penalty area that struck the right post with the keeper thinking it was going well wide. The Panthers frustration was compounded when another intelligent ball from the midfield, this time from Tim Stephens, found Antonio Gomez who surged past full back only to screw his shot high and wide. He may have done better if not for having his shirt pulled by the defender. Everyone saw this (even my wife who was over 100 yards away), but apparently the linesman who was 15 yards away with an unobstructed view and the referee who was no more than 30 yards away didn’t see it or chose to ignore it. The Panthers then had a couple of wobbly moments that nearly gifted the rather toothless Faith attack a simple goal. Firstly, Cole Lloyd sensibly intercepted a through ball and passed the ball back to Hudson Huckfeldt. The ball hit one of the many potholes on the field and skipped over Huckfeldt’s attempted kick. Fortunately, he reacted quickly and got a fingertip on the ball to make sure it went wide of the goal. The second event happened when Ryan Nogues opted to force a forward ball past an advancing striker when a square ball to the open Lloyd would have been the simple and safe option. The ball rebounded off the striker’s legs and he was clean in behind only to see his effort past the advancing Huckfeldt strike the right post.

A little frustration was beginning to show but the Panthers refused to change their style of play and this finally paid off after 20 minutes. After some quick ball movement from defense to midfield, Stevenson received a square pass from Ruffer and played a first time through ball intelligently to Gomez who was running into a space behind the defense. Gomez carried the ball into the area and comfortably slipped it past the advancing keeper to put the Panthers in the lead. The Panthers kept the pressure on Faith and after 30 minutes the ever improving Robledo-Matadamas doubled the Panthers’ lead. An excellent combination between Jarvis, Gomez, and Mikey Vogel saw Vogel cut inside from the right and play an excellent through ball to Robledo-Matadamas. This time he was clean in behind the Faith defense and he powered a left foot shot past the helpless keeper from 14 yards. The first half saw the Panthers continue to dominate but unable to extend the lead further while remaining untroubled at the back. Half time 2-0.

In the second half, the Panthers could not quite reach the heights of their first half performance as a little too much dribbling crept into their play. Starting line up: Huckfeldt, Tonks, Nogues, Lloyd, Lawrence, Stephens, Ruffer, Stevenson, Robledo-Matadamas, Vogel, Gomez.

The Panthers again dominated possession and territorial advantage but were a little too selfish in key areas. The result was that they found it difficult to create many clear cut chances. After 10 minutes the game should have been secured when a clever flick pass from Vogel put Gomez clean in on goal. The advancing keeper went to ground too early and a simple chip over him seemed inevitable. However, the chasing defender clearly pushed Gomez from behind and Gomez tumbled over the ball and the keeper. Unfortunately, for the second time in the game the referee waved away what was a stonewall penalty. Vogel again caused trouble and beat two defenders to get to the end line to the right of goal and cut inside. Somehow Vogel and the advancing Gomez conspired to make a hash of converting a simple chance. The ball seemed to repeatedly ricochet around the six yard box with no one able to put it away. In the latter minutes, some fine work down the left saw an excellent cross to the back post by Bryan Montoya go over the last defender and find Dylan Rath whose excellent right foot volley went narrowly wide. Final score 2-0.

This win was more impressive than the scoreline suggests. The two missed penalty calls and a number of missed chances could have resulted in a more emphatic result. However, the level of play in the first half was the highest achieved by the team so far this season. It is always pleasing to the coaches when the players successfully put into practice what they have worked on in training.

Box Scores

1
2
Faith Lutheran
Palo Verde
2

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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · Palo Verde High School Boys Junior Varsity Soccer beat Arbor View High School 1-0


Monday, September 25, 2017

5:00 PM

Palo Verde High School
AWAY
1

Arbor View High School
HOME
0

Game Recap

The Panthers JV extended their unbeaten run to 8 games with a hard fought 1-0 win against a defensively strong Arbor View. Starting line up: Probst, Grunwald, Franco, Stodick, Claire, McGee, Posada, Wener, Parker, Hayes, Gray.

The Panthers dominated from the off but were unable to create any meaningful chances against a strong Arbor View defense. Lamar Hayes had a couple of promising runs in behind which came to nothing. The Panthers seemed to struggle with the headwind and resorted too often to the long, high ball over the top to little effect. Arbor View had their moments but did not trouble Kyle Probst in goal. With 20 minutes gone Lady Luck smiled on the Panthers. Cole Wener received a pass from Sebastian Franco and his controlling touch was poor and caused the ball to bounce to waist height. Wener volleyed the descending ball on target with an effort that should have been a routine save for the goalkeeper. However, the shot seemed to catch the keeper by surprise and he struggled to adjust his feet. He fell backward and watched as the shot bounced in front of and over him. While a little fortunate, it was a fair reflection of the half even if the Panthers were not at their best. Half time 1-0.

The second half saw the Panthers do a better job of keeping the ball on the floor and playing as a team. They kept Arbor View pinned back for long periods but were unable to extend their lead. Starting line up: Probst, Trevor Wattles, Franco, Stodick, Claire, Ruffer, Mohamed, Schutze, Conner Wattles, Hayes, Gray. (probably!)

The Panthers continually knocked on the door but were unable to create any clear chances and any half chances were spurned. Franco wasted a couple of good free kick positions and Gray shot tamely at the goalkeeper on multiple occasions. At the other end, Arbor View had one golden opportunity as a bouncing ball in the penalty are fell to a striker only 8 yards out and it he looked certain to score. However, the ever alert Franco nipped in to clear the ball out for a corner as the striker waited for it to drop. Full time 1-0.

Box Scores

1
2
Palo Verde
1

Arbor View