|3/1||Gold Hill||Home||5:00||3-0 Win|
|3/9||Clover||Home||5:00||1-1 OT 3 - 1 Loss|
|3/14||Fort Mill||Away||6:15||2-0 Loss|
|3/16||Gold Hill||Away||6:15||2-0 Loss|
|3/21||Springfield||Home||5:00||0-0 OT 3-4 Loss in PKs|
Tuesday night, the OMS boys fought hard but fell 1-0 in overtime to Springfield. The Golden Eagles had multiple attacks on the Mustang back line, being led by Xavier Love and Roderic Parsons. Grayson Mendelsohn and Lukas Mandokovic controlled the middle on the offensive and defensive side of the ball winning most of the 50/50 balls. JB Potts and Matthew Young kept the defensive back line in check and the return of JJ Benfield sparked both sides of the field. After a scoreless first half and second half, the game went to two 5:00 overtimes. OMS had a few opportunities but could not capitalize. Logan Knapp finished with 3 saves while Coleman Davidson played very well in goal during the PK’s stopping one, and getting his hands on two others. After a bye, OMS will return home next Tuesday to play Banks Trail. Please come out and support these young men as they work their way back into form on the pitch! See you at the Nest!
Thursday evening, the OMS boys team was defeated 2-0 in the opening game of the regular season. Gold Hill scored both goals in the first 10 minutes of the first half to take the 2-0 lead. OMS turned up the intensity in the second half, battling Gold Hill 50-50 but were not able to generate enough momentum to score a goal. Leading the defense were Matthew Young and Tate Hills. Devlin Glover played solid in the back as well. Xavier Love kept the pressure on the Gold Hill defenders, but to no avail. Coleman Davidson had six saves in the first half and Logan Knapp had five saves in the second half. OMS drops to 0-1 on the young season and will look to rebound when they host Springfield on Tuesday at the Nest!
Tuesday night, the OMS boys’ soccer team took to the road and lost 2-0 to a very sound Fort Mill Middle School team. The game remained tied at 0-0 into the half with solid defense being played by Devlin Glover, Matthew Young, JB Potts, and David Shearer on the back line. Riley Gallagher and Roderic Parsons kept the pressure up on the offensive end. Logan Knapp had three saves in the first half. In the second half, the Yellow Jackets scored on a corner kick at the 34th minute to take a 1-0. At the 47th minute Fort Mill put together a nice passing combo to put them up 2-0. OMS had a few chances led by the tenacious pursuit of Grayson Mendelsohn and Parsons, but were not able to capitalize. The Golden Eagles close out the preseason with a 2-3 record and open up the regular season at Gold Hill on Thursday.
The OMS boys battled our cross-town rivals tonight at home. The scoring was starting off in the 17th minute. Matthew Young drove a direct kick towards the goal and the goalie was not able to handle the shot and OMS takes the lead. This lead was held until under 2 minutes in the first half, where some deflections and a shot from outside the 18 that found the side netting to tie it up at halftime. The second half was a back and forth battle that no one could capture the lead. The game then went to overtime where Clover was able to find the goal after some confusion and deflections in the box. As Oakridge tried to press the issue to get an equalizer, Clover sent one down the line and crossed it in to finish the game 3-1. Oakridge is now 2-2 with 4 games into the season. We travel next week twice and look to back from 2 tough losses.
Tuesday night the OMS Golden Eagles Boys soccer team lost 2-1 to a very game Springfield Middle. The Mustangs got the scoring started in the first five minutes of the game off a goal from # 21 within the 18 to put SMS up 1-0. OMS battled defensively the remainder of the half led by Matthew Young and JB Potts in the back and Grayson Mendelsohn in the middle. The Golden Eagles struggled to generate an offense but were able to stave off multiple shots by the Mustang attackers. The second half continued to be a defensive struggle between both teams with Springfield scoring a second goal in the 37th minute. Caleb Welch and Devlin Glover helped control the defense in the second half. OMS scored a goal off a penalty kick by Matthew Young in the 59th minute. Holding in goal were Coleman Davidson and Logan Knapp with 8 saves and 5 saves respectively. OMS falls to 2-1 in the young season. OMS hosts Clover Middle on Thursday! Make sure you come out and support the boys as the play their crosstown rivals! Be part of #goldeneaglenation!
Wednesday night, the OMS Golden Eagles ran their season to 2-0 by defeating Gold Hill 3-0. Scoring was kicked off at the 5:00 mark when Dawson Malcolm struck the upper 90 from 30 yards to put OMS up 1-0. At the 27:00 minute mark, Rodric Parsons found the net on a great assist by JB Potts to send the score at the half to 2-0. After a battle into the second half which saw both teams on the attack 50/50, Dawson Malcolm found the net again, this time off a corner from Caleb Welch that deflected off the Bulldog keeper’s gloves to close out the scoring at 3-0. Leading the way defensively were Logan Anderson, JJ Benfield, & Matthew Young. Controlling the middle and pace of the game was Grayson Mendelsohn fighting through defenders and fighting off attackers. Coleman Davidson had another clean sheet with 4 saves. OMS outshot Gold Hill 11-4 and led in corners 2-1. OMS will host Springfield next Tuesday @ 5:00pm on the bottom field! Come out and support your team! Golden Eagles need to be out in full force!
On Tuesday night, the OMS Boys soccer team defeated York 5-0 in the opening match of the season. JB Potts got the scoring going at the 15:00 minute mark on an unassisted goal after gathering in York goalie’s errant kick. Within the 28:00 mark, Xavier Love scored from a beautiful assist from Grayson Mendelsohn to put the Golden Eagles up 2-0 at the half. At the 35:00 mark, Roderic Parsons had a one on one with the goalie and was fouled in the box which led to a PK attempt. The PK attempt was successful from Dawson Malcolm to give OMS a 3-0 lead. Getting the start in the second half, Lukas Mandakovic took full advantage and scored twice within a 3:00 time span, one from right within the 18 and the other around 30 yards out to give the final score of 5-0. Leading defensively were Matthew Young and Malcolm as well key contributions from JJ Benfield & Christopher Lamparter. Coleman Davidson kept a clean sheet in goal with the shutout. OMS outshot York 18-5 and had 3 corners to York’s zero. The Golden Eagles, 1-0, open home play Wednesday against Gold Hill at 5:00 pm on the top field! Please come out and support these young men and their quest for back2back championships!
|JJ Benfield||41, 26|
|Tate Hills||5, 6|
|Michael Cohan||26, 24|
|JB Potts||36, 41|