DIII Regionals @ Waverly: South Webster vs. Northwest

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Re: DIII Regionals @ Waverly: South Webster vs. Northwest

Post by SoccerGuy1 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:12 am

I been around soccer for 30+ years and last night was one of the better soccer matches I've witnessed. Two classy teams from our area, a huge crowd and a trip to the elite 8 on the line. I thought both teams played well, with northwest having the edge on opportunities and possession. BUT as we all know its not about the the extra stats, its about the balls that drop in the back of the net. I thought it was a really clean game by two teams who play the game correctly and not foul or take cheap shots here and there. Refs did a pretty good job, only missed a few calls which i'll take all day at this level(although it seems the SW header should have counted). As a spectator I hate to see it lost like it was(shot from way out that skipped through keepers hands)and would have loved to see overtime, but oh well. As for both teams...SW is a great team as everyone knows year in and year out with great coaching, but northwest earned my respect after watching them last night. That coaching staff seems to have that program turned around, after having 12+(not exact) win seasons the last two and now this year(each year after losing several starters). Hopefully, along with others in SOC, can continue this success and push our district forward and earn some respect....because lets face it, until we can get teams to the regional finals and state level consistently, we won't get it. Webster making it is a step in that direction...Good luck to the jeeps...huge task ahead, but it can be done! SOC is pulling for you :)



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Re: DIII Regionals @ Waverly: South Webster vs. Northwest

Post by art_vandelay » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:11 am

Listened to second half last night and sounded like a great game. Northwest seemed to control possession in that half but Jeeps ended up on the right side of the scoreboard. Congrats to Northwest on a great season...Keeney has built a real program out there and they don't look like they're going away anytime soon. Likewise, congrats to the Jeeps and Coach Claxon and staff as well. Webster has only one senior on this team, so it's amazing for them to get to this point given all the talent that graduated last year. Webster is in the conversation of the best overall soccer program in southeastern Ohio (regardless of division) and it's a direct reflection of Coach Claxon and his coaching staff, along with their youth program.

Also wanted to give props to Ben Spicer of Portsmouth Daily Times for broadcasting last night's game. Him and Kevin Colley have done a great job covering local sports this year for PDT. Give them a follow on twitter as they are typically somewhere covering a local high school game every night of the week.*

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Re: DIII Regionals @ Waverly: South Webster vs. Northwest

Post by 4thgoal » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:22 am

art_vandelay wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:11 am
Also wanted to give props to Ben Spicer of Portsmouth Daily Times for broadcasting last night's game. Him and Kevin Colley have done a great job covering local sports this year for PDT. Give them a follow on twitter as they are typically somewhere covering a local high school game every night of the week.*
100% agree! Those 2 have done a great job covering sports this fall. I have seen more articles about soccer this season than the last 4-5 combined. Their weekly video SOST is well done also.

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Re: DIII Regionals @ Waverly: South Webster vs. Northwest

Post by LucasDavenport » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:37 am

Ben Spicer. @BSpicerPDT

Kevin Colley Sports Editor @KColleyPDT

Both good follows on twitter. Keep you updated during local games. Last night Spicer was at Soccer and Colley was at Volleyball. He will be tonight as well


Corey Claxon is in his 15th or so season. Last night was win 205. He will never talk about it so others should. All class.

Keeney is doing the same at Northwest and should be commended too.
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Re: DIII Regionals @ Waverly: South Webster vs. Northwest

Post by saveTHEnight » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:43 pm

Sorry for the delay on the game recap... was bottlenecked BADDD on 64 this morning and this guy needs a COLD ONE! I had corner kicks 7/5 in favor of the tomahawks... SW had 2 hillbilly clears and great clock management down the stretch that would even make Kevin Costner in Dances with Wolves shed a few tears... Webster fans definitely brought the rowdyness last night with chants of "come on tammy" echoing through the chilly november air.... a couple of mustard stains couldnt alter the black shirts last night as the soft yellows were a hard way of saying "tone it down tony." The keepers fared well with the slippery conditions, some were predicting a football score but we instead had some authentic tourney soccer taking place... all in all no one really wanted to take charge until the last 20 minutes and some exciting plays went the jeeps way for a 2-1 final and this was, for the lack of a better term, the last of the Mohicans... Carlton out

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