2022 Southfield Christian Boys Middle School Soccer Season Summary
GAME 1 VS PLYMOUTH CHRISTIAN
On Thursday the Eagles took the field away at Plymouth Christian for the first outing of the season. PCA scored four goals in the first half as SCS shook off some miscommunications and early jitters. They added three more goals in a better-contested second half for a final score of 7-0.
Goalie Trevor Groh made numerous impressive saves in his debut as goalie. Kenyan Baker had several dangerous runs at the net but couldn’t capitalize. Jude Anderson had a prime opportunity near the post that nearly resulted in a goal for the Eagles. Trey Ehlen did well controlling the middle and came close to notching several assists. The rest of the team put in a good effort with positive attitudes as all 21 players who dressed saw playing time.
The team will learn from this early setback and travels to Inter-City on Friday for a match with the perennially-challenging Chargers.
Current record: 0-1
GAME 2 VS INTER-CITY BAPTIST
On Friday, the Eagles traveled down to Inter-City, a team that had racked up 6 straight wins spanning three seasons against SCS. The team shook off the previous day's defeat and put in an energetic effort, implementing several lessons learned in their first game.
Current record: 1-1
GAME 3 VS OAKLAND CHRISTIAN
On Monday, the Eagles completed their whirlwind three-game in three school days road trip up at Oakland Christian. The Lancers had a big, talented, and experienced squad to put on the field. They got off to a quick start, and scored two goals within the first couple of minutes before SCS could even get settled into the game.
Two more first-half goals by the opponents came near the end of the first half, but they were interrupted by a powerful direct kick from a long way out by Trey Ehlen that found its way past the keeper. The score after the first half was 4-1 in favor of Oakland.
In the second half, SCS played nearly even with the Lancers for a good portion of the remaining time, making the game entertaining for everyone despite its score. A couple of late miscommunications led to unfortunate last-minute goals, soon after Trey Ehlen scored another for the visiting side on a pretty shot.
The final score of 7-2 doesn't fully reflect how well the young Eagles played for significant stretches of the afternoon against a very good team. Nearly every player contributed and played well, exerting maximum effort and staying positive.
Current record: 1-2
GAME 4 VS ROEPER
Current record: 2-2
GAME 5 VS GREENHILLS
The Gryphons found the net early on several well-placed crosses, and capitalized often from various spots around the net in the first half. For significant stretches, SCS played evenly with their opponents, and Trey Ehlen was able to score on a beautiful long-range kick for a 5-1 halftime score.
The team did their best in the second half, but as they ran out steam they possessed the ball less and conceded some late goals for a 9-1 final margin. On Tuesday, the Eagles look to bounce back and get the season sweep in a rematch at home against Inter-City.
Current record: 2-3
GAME 6 VS INTER-CITY
Minutes later, thunder rumbled in the distance, and the game was delayed for 30 minutes to wait out the storm.The game was eventually called by the referees, and the remaining 11 minutes were not completed.
With the 2-1 loss, the Eagles fall to 2-4 for the season but can be proud of their excellent effort. The team looks to return to the win column on Thursday afternoon against Roeper at their place.
GAME 7 VS ROEPER
Kenyan Baker scored the Eagles' second goal of the night on a blast from the left from just inside the 18. Trey Ehlen scored again late in the first half for a 3-1 halftime margin.
Current record: 3-4
GAME 8 VS PLYMOUTH CHRISTIAN
Trey Ehlen struck first, staking the team to an early 1-0 lead. Sandwiched between goals by the opposition, Trey scored again late in the first half, and brought the team to a tight 2-2 halftime break. Jude Anderson got the assist on a nice move, meg and pass on the second goal.
Current record: 3-5
GAME 9 VS PARKWAY
The entire team played well and many players got extra time on the pitch and an opportunity to try new positions. The Eagles move to 4-5 and will face Oakland at home in a rematch on next Tuesday.
Current record: 4-5
GAME 10 VS OAKLAND
Next Monday, the Southfield boys team will visit Novi Christian before finishing up the season the day after that with a home rematch home against Parkway.
Current record: 4-6
GAME 11 VS NOVI CHRISTIAN
The remainder of the first half featured chances on both sides, with the Eagles eventually conceding a goal in the waning minutes before halftime for a 1-1 count at the break.
Current record: 4-7
GAME 12 VS PARKWAY CHRISTIAN
Final record: 5-7