Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · OA Boys Soccer Ends Record Setting Season in Semi State Finals


emi-State held in Floyd Central featured 4 ranked teams Tri-West ranked 2nd against Gibson Southern ranked 5th and a rematch of last years game 4th ranked Providence against 9th ranked Oldenburg Academy.
This team keeps setting records as they won for the 17th time this season which is a school record. They did this by beating 4th ranked Providence which is the highest ranked team they have beat in school history. What a season!!  17-4-1 and one of 4 teams left in the State.  Think about that for a minute — here we are a small school of about 200 playing in the final four with a chance to go to State. There are a lot of teams out there that would like to have had that chance. We did and we played our hearts out but we just ran into a very good team Tri-West who happens to be undefeated and ranked #2 for a reason. This is why you play the game to have the chances to compete with teams like this.  The old saying is to be the best you have to play the best and Tri-West was the best team on Saturday.
This is a group of 26 young men that came together and Believed in themselves. We were led by 7 seniors but in no way could we have accomplished what we did without the other 19 boys on the team. I want to thank all of our fans that followed us all year.  You are great and keep believing.  
Game 1 was about as exciting as it gets. This was the third time in the last year we have faced Providence with Providence winning the first 2 games.  We scored the first goal off a corner assisted by Brian that Ted got a head on. Providence countered with about 12 minutes left to tie it up. We didn’t panic as we haven’t all year even though Providence was putting some high pressure on us.  We got another corner kick late in the game and Brian took it again as he has done most of they year. Hayden got the goal to put us on top. We held on from there to send us into the Championship game of the Semi-State game against Tri-West who beat Gibson Southern in the second game of the day.  
TW is big and fast, they score a lot and don’t give up much which is why they are where they are at. We knew by watching them earlier in the day that they liked to play the ball wide and cross the ball in and crash the goal. They have scored 100 more goals than they have given up on the year. TW scored 2 goals in the first half to take the lead.
At the half we talked about what we had to do to slow them down but TW got 2 more goals in the second half. 
Thanks for a Great season only 7 months to open field.
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OA Soccer Semi-State Game 1 at Floyd Central 10-25-14 vs. Providence W 2-1
 
Game time Temperature 58 wind speed 0 MPH.
Ted Geis scored in Period 2 at 22:22 on a head shot, assisted by Brian Weberding’s corner.  Hayden Johnson scored in period 2 at 1:22 on a flick that glanced off a defenders knee, assisted by Brian Weberding’s corner. Providence scored in period 2 at 10:02 on a cross into the 18 and a head shot.  They had 16 shots with 7 on goal, 1 off sides, 5 fouls, 8 corners and their keeper had 1 save.
Very well played game by OA.  Great TEAM effort.
 
 
OA Soccer Semi-State Game 2 at Floyd Central 10-25-14 vs. Tri-West L 0-4
 
Game Time Temperature was 62 with a wind speed of 0 MPH
Tri-West scored in period 1 at 20:31 on a throw in to the 18. They scored again in period 1 at15:15 on a long thru ball up the middle.  In period 2 they scored at 26:58 after several passes in the 18 found an open man and a shot.  They scored their 4th goal at 14:36 again after several passes in the 18.  They had 20 shots with 9 on goal, 4 off sides, 10 fouls, 5 corners, 1 hand ball and their keeper had 3 saves.
Hard fought game by OA.  Thanks for the memorable season.  All of you created some great memories for yourselves, your parents, your team mates, the coaches and all the fans that supported you throughout the year, especially during the tournament. 
Thanks to all the Parents, Students, Fans for your support along the way.  This was a special TEAM that took OA Soccer to new heights, one step farther than we were last year.  Continue to BELIEVE!!!!, great things will happen.  The final whistle has blown on the 2014 season.  Seniors, thanks.  Come back and visit us at the Graveyard in future seasons and think about supporting high school sports in the future by volunteering or coaching.  Best wishes and God’s speed.