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


Monday, September 25, 2017

3:30 PM

Palo Verde High School
AWAY
1

Arbor View High School
HOME
1

Game Recap

The Panthers almost pulled off a short-handed victory away to Arbor View but had to be content with a tie. Starting line up: Huckfeldt, Jarvis, Nogues, Lloyd, Lawrence, Hoxhalli, Ruffer, Stevenson, Robledo-Matadamas, Manthey, Gomez.

The Panthers struggled from the off with the hard pitch and bouncing ball. Ball control proved difficult and there were too many misplaced passes. This was coupled with players not fulfilling their roles and a general lack of movement. The result was a poor first half performance. However, all the meaningful chances were created by the Panthers and they were never in any danger of going behind. Cole Lawrence made a number of good runs down the left flank and was the biggest problem for Arbor View. Poor efforts from Manthey, Robledo-Matadamas, and Gomez did not trouble the keeper and a tepid first half looked like petering out, until the Panthers were issues a red card for backchat to the referee and the Panthers were consigned to playing the second half one man down. Half time 0-0.

The Panthers dominated the game a man short for the whole second half. Starting line up: Huckfeldt, Olenak, Nogues, Lloyd, Lawrence, Hoxhalli, Ruffer, Venezia, Robledo-Matadamas, Vogel.

The Panthers changed their formation from the normal 4-3-3 to 4-3-2 to accommodate the missing player. The midfield trio went from two attacking mids and one holding mid to two holding mids and one attacking mid. This released the full backs to attack and fill in for the absence of wide players. The change worked a treat as the players upped their game and totally dominated the first 20 minutes of the half. Ten minutes in Robledo-Matadamas drifted wide to receive a ball from Lawrence and cut inside to find Zack Ruffer with a square ball. He made an intelligent diagonal run through the defense and was found with a sublime through ball by Ruffer. Robledo-Matadamas controlled the ball well on the run and crashed it home into the bottom right corner. This was no more than the Panthers deserved for their excellent play and dominance. They created two more excellent chances that they spurned. Robledo-Matadamas was found by Mikey Venezia with another excellent pass and Robledo-Matadamas pulled the ball an inch wide of the right post with the keeper beaten. Then in a carbon copy, Mikey Vogel was put through by Ruffer only to also pull his shot an inch wide with the keeper beaten. These misses were to prove costly as with just 6 minutes remaining, Arbor View had a rare attack and a crossfield pass found a player unmarked on the penalty spot with the Panther defenders guilty of ball-watching. The striker’s shot left Hudson Huckfeldt with no chance. The Panthers were unable to re-establish the lead and the game faded out to a tie. Final score 1-1.

The Panther’ response to going a man down was admirable but a winning result was cast aside through a moments loss of concentration. Considering they played more than half of the game a man down this was a creditable result.

Box Scores

1
2
Palo Verde

1

Arbor View

1


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Panthers News · All Teams Schedule: Week of September 25 – October 1


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Palo Verde High School, September 25 – October 1

MONDAY

September 25, 2017

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

TUESDAY

September 26, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

September 27, 2017

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

THURSDAY

September 28, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

September 29, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

September 30, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

October 01, 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 16 – September 22


Saturday, Sep 16th

No event results

Sunday, Sep 17th

No event results

Monday, Sep 18th

No event results

Tuesday, Sep 19th

Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Centennial High School
W 3 – 0 SUMMARY
Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
vs. Centennial High School
W 5 – 0 SUMMARY

Wednesday, Sep 20th

No event results

Thursday, Sep 21st

No event results

Friday, Sep 22nd

No event results

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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · Palo Verde High School Boys Junior Varsity Soccer beat Centennial High School 5-0


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

5:00 PM

Centennial High School
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0

Palo Verde High School
HOME
5

Game Recap

The Panthers JV put in another very impressive team display to extend their unbeaten run. Starting line up: Probst, Grunwald, Franco, Stodick, Claire, McGee, Wener, Posada, Giutetto, Gray, Hayes.

The Panthers dominated the game from the first kick to the last. Again, a number of chances were squandered before an excellent crossfield ball from Ricky Gray found Lamar Hayes at the back post unguarded for an easy finish. The Panthers had Centennial pinned back for almost the whole half and space was difficult to come by. The Panthers could have made better use of the width to break Centennial down, but they coasted to a 1-0 half time lead.

The second half was all one way traffic and but for some good goalkeeping and a bit of bad luck the score could have ballooned as the Panthers tore Centennial apart. The front pair of Luke McGee and Conner Wattles proved very effective as they combined well to assist each other to a goal. This was complimented well by Saifeldin Mohamed who was a constant threat down the left side. Davis Cowles also put in an excellent performance on the right wing and supplied a couple of excellent through balls his team mates should have done better with. McGee had a goal disallowed for offside after he had executed a cheeky chip over the goalkeeper, but he only had to wait a couple of minutes to get on the score sheet as he finished impressively past the stranded keeper after and excellent through ball by Conner Wattles. An excellent attack down the right side saw Cowles and Wattles combine well to supply McGee who unselfishly slipped the ball to Mohamed who rifled the ball in off the post with an excellent right foot shot. McGee then returned the compliment to Conner Wattles. McGee received a pass from Connor Schutze, taking one touch and quickly slipping the ball to the advancing Wattles who made a very intelligent run. Wattles carried the ball into the area and finished past the hapless keeper. Hayes was brought back in as left full back and he showed that no matter where you put him, he is going to bring goals. He had made a number of impressive runs forward and finally one of these led to an excellent ball behind the full back from Mohamed. Hayes ran into the area and chipped the advancing keeper to notch his second goal of the game. The final whistle

Box Scores

1
2
Centennial

Palo Verde
1

4


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


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

3:30 PM

Centennial High School
AWAY
0

Palo Verde High School
HOME
3

Game Recap

The Panthers quickly got back to winning ways with a comfortable victory over division leaders Centennial. This was a big game for the Panthers as victory put them on top of the division with a 100% record. Starting line up: Huckfeldt, Jarvis, Nogues, Lloyd, Olenak, Stephens, Ruffer, Stevenson, Robledo-Matadamas, Manthey, Gomez.

The Panthers caught Centennial napping right at the beginning of the game when Tim Stephens played Antonio Gomez in behind the left full back. Gomez could have shot himself but unselfishly squared the ball to Henry Robledo-Matadamas who stroked the ball into the empty net. An unbelievable start for the Panthers. The Panthers continued in this vein throughout the half. The possessed the ball well and used the width effectively on both flanks. The full backs joined the attack impressively with both Teagan Jarvis and Tyler Olenak getting in behind the defense and delivering good crosses. The Panthers still squandered multiple opportunities as Presten Manthey and Stephens failed to hit the target with efforts. Jarvis got in behind the full back and pulled the ball back across the area. Manthey dummied and let the ball roll through to Robledo-Matadamas, who on this occasion could not keep his shot under the crossbar with the goalkeeper stranded. Olenak picked up the ball 40 yards out after a Panthers attack was repulsed. He made an impressive run forward beating four defenders before being brought down in the penalty area. Olenak took the penalty himself, which he crashed onto the underneath of the crossbar. The ball bounced down on the line with the goalkeeper beaten but no one could put home the rebound. Manthey received a pass from Mikey Venezia, who ran on into the area to receive a clever return pass from Manthey, but his final touch let him down and he could only clip the ball wide. Centennial was restricted to a few free kicks and a corner but never troubled the Panthers back line. Half time 1-0.

The Panthers domination of the second half was even more one-sided as they drove home the victory. Starting line up: Huckfeldt, Jarvis, Nogues, Lloyd, Lawrence, Stephens, Venezia, Hoxhalli, Robledo-Matadamas, Manthey, Gomez.

Normal service was quickly resumed in the second half as the Panthers created chance after chance. However, most effort were wide of the target or straight at the goalkeeper. Robledo-Matadamas, Manthey, Gomez, Stephens, and Venezia all had efforts the could have done better with. The second goal came from the penalty spot after Jarvis was brought down in the area after another surging run down the right wing. This time Manthey made no mistake to add to the safety margin. The Panthers center back pairing were again dominant and Centennial was restricted to two long range efforts both of which were comfortably saved by Huckfeldt. Olenak returned to the fray at right wing and it didn’t take long for his pace to tell. A long clearance from Huckfeldt skimmed off a Centennial head and in behind the defense. Olenak was on to it in a flash, rounding the keeper and slotting home comfortably. It was no more than he deserved for an excellent all round performance. The Panthers saw the game out with no major scares to return to the top of the North West Division.

This game saw the Panthers return to their best, controlling the game, moving the ball quickly, and making full use of the width. It was pleasing to see the full backs attacking and when they do it makes a big impact on the game. Finishing is still an issue and needs to improve as we go forward to meet tougher opposition.

Box Scores

1
2
Centennial

Palo Verde
1

2


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Panthers News · All Teams Schedule: Week of September 18 – September 24


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Palo Verde High School, September 18 – September 24

MONDAY

September 18, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

September 19, 2017

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

WEDNESDAY

September 20, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

September 21, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

September 22, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

September 23, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

September 24, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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


Thursday, September 14, 2017

5:00 PM

Palo Verde High School
AWAY
1

Coronado High School
HOME
0

Game Recap

The Panthers JV pulled off an impressive victory to maintain their unbeaten streak in one of the dirtiest games you will ever see at this level. Coronado indulged in frequent shirt pulling and elbowing that went unpunished except for one obvious instance. Some of the Coronado tackling could only be described as reckless and was more reminiscent of an American Football game than a soccer game. Starting line up: Probst, Grunwald, Franco, Stodick, Claire, McGee, Posada, Wener, Hayes, Gray, Parker.

Coronado started well with an energetic and aggressive style that produce some midfield turnovers and a couple of half chances, which they failed to take. After 5 minutes of play, the Panthers established more control and began to threated more. Coronado quickly identified Lamar Hayes as a threat and he was repeatedly fouled with most of the instances going unpunished. Hayes received a ball out wide right and beat the Coronado defender who resorted to kicking Hayes’ legs from under him with no attempt to play the ball, but as with the Varsity game no yellow card was given. There were a couple of scrambles in the Coronado area off crosses but efforts were blocked or missed the target. Josh Parker should have done better off a free header but could only flick the ball wide. Half time 0-0.

The Panthers finally got the breakthrough their play deserved. Starting line up: Probst, Trevor Wattles, Franco, Stodick, Claire, Posada, Schutze, Mohamed, Giutetto, Conner Wattles, Hayes, Ruffer.

A number of changes were made for the second half and it was this group that created the winning goal. Coronado were enjoying more pressure but on a sustained attack Connor Schutze found Lamar inside the area with a clever ball. Hayes turned the defender and shot quickly right footed past the diving keeper. Shortly afterward, the ball was played behind the Coronado defense and Hayes out sprinted the last defender to run in on goal. However, the defender pulled him back by the shirt and dragged him to the floor. This time the offense was too obvious and the referee had no choice but to dismiss the defender. Coronado was getting rattled and they upped the physicality. Gavin Claire took a blatant elbow to the face that was seen by the officials but ignored after a fair tackle. Josh Parker was played in down the left and the defender who fouled Hayes in the first half committed what can only be described as a football tackle as he cleaned Parker out with no attempt to play the ball. Yet again, the offense went unpunished. Ricky Gray was reintroduced and his physical style was just what the Panthers needed for the run in. He made a couple of impressive runs and had an excellent shot from range just clear the crossbar. At the other end, Coronado efforts were restricted to long range shots, which mostly missed the target, or free kicks and long balls into the box. Kyle Probst dealt with all of these impressively, and which he did not have to make any diving saves, his handling was superb, especially in the overhead. Final score 1-0.

This was an impressive performance under severe intimidation. The Panthers stood their ground and fought back, and in the end it was the Panthers superior skill and team play that was the difference between the two teams.

Box Scores

1
2
Palo Verde

1

Coronado


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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · Palo Verde High School Boys Varsity Soccer falls to Coronado High School 3-1


Thursday, September 14, 2017

3:30 PM

Palo Verde High School
AWAY
1

Coronado High School
HOME
3

Game Recap

The Panthers suffered their first loss of the season away to a strong Coronado team. Playing on a field of near maximum size, the Panthers failed to effectively use the space this afforded them and fell foul of a number of poor refereeing decisions that made it difficult to get any traction in the game. Starting line up: Huckfeldt, Jarvis, Nogues, Lloyd, Olenak, Stephens, Ruffer, Stevenson, Manthey, Vogel, Montoya.

Coronado relied heavily on their pacey striker who was a constant worry to the Panthers back line. Early exchanges were even but after 10 minutes Coronado scored off a run in behind the Panthers defense. A diagonal through ball was played from the left side and the Coronado striker, who was clearly a couple of yards offside, collected the ball, rounded goalkeeper Hudson Huckfeldt and rolled the ball into the net. Coronado than sought to sit back and hit on the counter attack. The Panthers were not making good use of the width but on the occasions that they did they caused problems for the Coronado defense. A clever ball out wide right found Bryan Montoya who beat the defender on the outside only to be cynically brought down. The foul looked suspiciously close to the edge of the penalty area but the referee awarded a free kick not a penalty and yellow carded the defender. The resulting free kick saw Montoya head narrowly wide off a good delivery from Presten Manthey. Coronado attempted to catch the Panthers on the counter attack but their efforts were restricted to a few off target long range efforts. They had one free kick from 25 yards that Huckfeldt tipped over the crossbar. The Panthers continued to press. on 30 minutes, a fine surge out of defense by Cole Lloyd caught Coronado overcommitted and just inside the Coronado half he found himself up against the yellow carded Coronado defender with an almost clear path to goal beyond him. He beat the defender comfortably only to be brought down with no attempt by the defender to play the ball; a clear yellow card offense. However, the referee decided just to warn the defender, a bit let off for Coronado and one that would help keep the game in their favor. The Panthers had wayward efforts from Manthey and Henry Robledo-Matadamas but failed to trouble the Coronado goalkeeper. Half time 0-1.

The Panthers came out for the second half determined to get into the game. Starting line up: Huckfeldt, Jarvis, Nogues, Lloyd, Olenak, Stephens, Ruffer, Stevenson, Gomez, Manthey, Robledo-Matadamas.

The Panthers exercised more control of the game but over-dribbling was still causing too many turnovers. They equalized 10 minutes into the half when a free kick from out left by Manthey deceived everyone and found Tanner Stevenson right in front of goal, who clipped the ball into the top right corner. All of a sudden the momentum seemed to be with the Panthers. However, the Panthers were then caught twice on the counter attack. For the first occurrence, a Panthers midfielder turned blind on the ball and was dispossessed. A quick pass was played forward and the Coronado striker cut inside and shot impressively into the bottom right corner from just outside the area, leaving Huckfeldt with no chance. For the second occurrence, another turnover in midfield resulted in the same quick pass forward and a layoff to an advancing midfielder who found the same spot. For the Panthers, Tyler Olenak was raiding down the left continually and with 10 minutes to go he got in behind the defense only to be brought down from behind by the yellow carded defender. A two-footed tackle from behind with no contact on the ball is an automatic yellow card but again the referee refused to punish the defender. Also, a penalty could easily have been given since Olenak had one foot on the line of the penalty area but again the referee decided in favor of the home team. The Panthers had a few tame efforts late on but did not sufficiently trouble the goalkeeper. Final score 1-3.

This was a tough game for the Panthers that exposed weaknesses. Good that this happened now in a non-conference game with plenty of time to rectify the problems. Players are holding the ball too long, indulging too much in dribbling in the wrong parts of the field, and consequently failing to move the ball quickly. In addition, we are failing to use the full width of the field and stretch out the opposition defense; this is a long-standing problem. The opposition moved the ball very quickly and never wasted the opportunity to play a positive pass into space for advancing players. We should never be too proud to learn something from the opposition.

Box Scores

1
2
Palo Verde

1

Coronado
1

2


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Panthers News · Event Recap: Week of September 9 – September 15


Saturday, Sep 9th

No event results

Sunday, Sep 10th

No event results

Monday, Sep 11th

Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Cimarron Memorial High School
W 1 – 2 SUMMARY
Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
@ Cimarron Memorial High School
T 2 – 2 SUMMARY

Tuesday, Sep 12th

No event results

Wednesday, Sep 13th

No event results

Thursday, Sep 14th

Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Coronado High School
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
@ Coronado High School
N/A

Friday, Sep 15th

No event results