The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

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The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by Soccerfan1 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:48 am

In Region 11 the remaining matchups are:

In the top half of the bracket

District Finals:
#2 The Wellington School vs #5 Worthington Christian
#1 Grandview Heights vs #3 Johnstown-Monroe

In the bottom half of the bracket:

District Finals:
#1 Hiland vs #2 Bishop Rosecrans
#1 South Webster vs #3 Wheelersburg

Meaning the Regional Semis will be:
#2 The Wellington School vs #5 Worthington Christian winner vs #1 Grandview Heights vs #3 Johnstown-Monroe winner
and
#1 Hiland vs #2 Bishop Rosecrans winner vs #1 South Webster vs #3 Wheelersburg winner

What predictions do people have on who will make it to what round?



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Re: The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by lovesoccer178 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:25 am

Regionals are set

South Webster vs. Hiland
- this should be a good game. Both teams play a similar style and have a history of playing each other. The coaches know each other and both teams have scouted the other.

Grandview Heights vs The Wellington School
-Grandview won this matchup earlier in the season 4-2. Wellington had an early lead of 2-0, but the key player for Grandview (Day) got them back in it with a hat trick. I like Wellington in this one. Overall they have a more well rounded team, but they have to stop Day.

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Re: The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by rxburgfan » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:13 pm

Good luck to the Jeeps...

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Re: The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by jazzfingers888 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:56 pm

Hiland vs South Webster will be a great match. I’m glad to see these two teams meeting in tourneys again. They have a great rivalry. Hawks historically have the edge but this Jeeps team is loaded. Tomorrow it’s gonna be Mayhem in Marietta on Halloween night! Will be a thriller for sure!

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Re: The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by bball30 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:29 am

Good luck Jeeps. The Hiland match will be one to watch!

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Re: The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by bsee12345 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:49 pm

At half time- Grandview Hts leads Wellington School 3-2.

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Post by Tri-StateYouthSports » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:52 pm

Hiland up 1-0 on South Webster at halftime

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Re: The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by bsee12345 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:36 pm

10 mintues left in match and Grandview Hts has busted out to a 7-2 lead. Manny Day of Grandview Hts had 6 goals. He has left the game and probably will not return. Looks like the Grandview will advance.

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Re: The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by Tri-StateYouthSports » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:39 pm

Hiland advance with a 1-0 win over South Webster

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Re: The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by bsee12345 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:50 pm

Final- Grandview Hts 7 Wellington School 2.

Grandview Hts vs Berlin Hiland in the Regional Final

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Re: The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by jazzfingers888 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:21 pm

Tough loss for South Webster. From what I could see they controlled the ball, had more shots, had more corners, had way more fouls (Santa and two elves didn't help), but the Jeeps couldn't find the net. Conditions played a major factor and a Hiland slipped in a lucky goal. A goal is a goal and a roll is a roll. The best team doesn't always win is what makes soccer...soccer. Congrats to the Hawks and the South East is rooting for you. If you can stop Manny Day you can beat Gview Heights. He is their team.

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Re: The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by Soccerfan1 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:23 am

jazzfingers888 wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:21 pm
Tough loss for South Webster. From what I could see they controlled the ball, had more shots, had more corners, had way more fouls (Santa and two elves didn't help), but the Jeeps couldn't find the net. Conditions played a major factor and a Hiland slipped in a lucky goal. A goal is a goal and a roll is a roll. The best team doesn't always win is what makes soccer...soccer. Congrats to the Hawks and the South East is rooting for you. If you can stop Manny Day you can beat Gview Heights. He is their team.
Hiland for years has found ways to win.... That is Hiland and that is what makes them a powerhouse school in soccer. Grandview Heights has more than one attack, they are a well coached team that when firing on all cylinders will be tough to beat.

The refereeing might play a role on how physical this game will get, as they both play hard, so it is my opinion that the team that scores first wins!

Good Luck to both teams!!

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Re: The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by jazzfingers888 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:39 pm

I agree, they don't call Hiland the Beast from the East for no reason. Luck favors the well prepared and I hope the odds are in the Hawks favor come Saturday. Hopefully Hiland can match the physical play of GH. South Webster threw them around like rag dolls. I didn't see the official box score but fouls had to be close to 15-5 in favor of the Jeeps. Either the refs were that terrible or Hiland needs to up the physical element. Probably both. GH does have some other scoring threats but look at their games on the season, when the Day kid is on they win. When he is off, they lose/tie. Good luck Hawks!

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Re: The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by bsee12345 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:43 pm

8 minutes left in the 1st half- Grandview Hts leads Berlin Hiland 1-0. Manny Day Goal.

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Re: The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by bsee12345 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:51 pm

Halftime 1-0 Grandview Hts leads Berlin Hiland

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Re: The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by bsee12345 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:10 pm

32 minutes left in 2nd half- Grandview Hts scores. Grandview Hts up 2-0 in 2nd half.

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Re: The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by bsee12345 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:27 pm

16 minutes left in 2nd half- Grandview Hts scores. Grandview Hts up 3-0 in 2nd half.

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Re: The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by bsee12345 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:45 pm

Grandview Hts beats Berlin Hiland 3-0. Hat trick for Manny Day.

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Re: The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by jazzfingers888 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:30 pm

What? Manny Day with all the goals??? Weird lol

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Re: The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by HamPorter » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:05 am

Berlin Hiland is now 0-9 in Regional Championship games

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Re: The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by rxburgfan » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:06 pm

HamPorter wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:05 am
Berlin Hiland is now 0-9 in Regional Championship games
That’s amazing. But shows the difference between schools that can and those what wish they could. But each year it really comes down to about a handful of teams that are perennial contenders.

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Re: The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by Tri-StateYouthSports » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:49 pm

HamPorter wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:05 am
Berlin Hiland is now 0-9 in Regional Championship games
The saying "It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all" comes to mind.

There are many programs that have never been to a regional finals game, let alone 9.

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Re: The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by rxburgfan » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:33 pm

Tri-StateYouthSports wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:49 pm
HamPorter wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:05 am
Berlin Hiland is now 0-9 in Regional Championship games
The saying "It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all" comes to mind.

There are many programs that have never been to a regional finals game, let alone 9.
Agree. It’s better to have been invited and danced than not to have been invited. But how sweet the first time will be...

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Re: The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by jazzfingers888 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:45 pm

Hats off to Hiland. Great coach and program. It’s not easy always meeting up with the central district. Many state champions came out out of the central district. Gview Hts could be the next. If Manny Day keeps eating his Wheaties then they will for sure!

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Re: The Race to the Final 4- Div III Boys

Post by EHSoccer » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:44 pm

Avoided visiting for a few days but thanks for the kind comments by several posters.

Saturday's game was especially tough, because despite the 0-3 scoreline Hiland actually outshot GH. 0-9 certainly isn't a fun stat but we are proud to have been there 9 times and largely have acquitted ourselves well.

1998- 2-3 pks
1999- 0-1
2001- 1-2 pks
2006- 0-2
2007- 2-3 2Ot
2010- 1-2
2012- 2-4 (4th goal scored with minute left)
2013- 0-2
2018- 0-3

Lose 6 senior starters but have a solid younger crew returning. Rosecrans will be the favorite to win our district probably next year with 9 starters returning- almost all of them will be seniors.

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