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HARMAR SOCCER CLUB (HSC)

U10 BOYS HURRICANES

2004 Spring Season - Practice & Game Schedules & Results

 

 

Date

Time

Shirt

Where

Opponent

Score

 

Comments

4/4

1:00

Blue

HOME

Peters

4-5

Great comeback in the second half.

What a great start to the season! We had snow, we had wind, we had freezing temperatures. But our players rose to the occasion. Chris Liberto was awesome in goal. After diving full length to make a great save, he outdid himself by parrying the follow-up shot while lying on the ground! We fell behind early and were down by three at half time.  Our players showed great heart in the second half as we stormed back to tie the game 3-3. Peters scored two quick goals after our equalizer but we responded with another spectacular goal.  Outstanding goals by Ryan, Ricky, John and Matt contributed to an outstanding performance. Bravo!

4/11

 

 

 

 

-

Easter – No Games

4/18

2:30

Blue

AWAY

Moon

0-5

A learning experience.

The difference in the teams was not as great as the score might suggest. The Moon team was skillful, quick, well organized and physically tough. We competed well in the first half and we were optimistic that we could recover from Moon’s one goal lead. We started the second half well, but faded after we conceded the second goal.  Throughout the game, Ryan Matisko displayed an excellent combination of dribbling and passing that deserved a better reward.  And Alex Lucas battled with determination and skill against a tricky Moon attacker. 

4/25

5:00

White

HOME

Pittsburgh Dynamo

1-0

Total team effort from start to finish.

A tremendous effort by all of our players provided a well deserved result against a worthy opponent.  Our defense played almost flawlessly. Chris was able to stop Dynamo on the few goal scoring chances allowed by our stingy defenders (Alex, Luke and John).  Our forwards fought hard and gave the Dynamo defense a tough time.  Ricky delivered his best performance of the season as he battled for every ball.  John’s strong left-footed shot from outside the box was just too powerful for the keeper to hold. 

5/2

2:30

White

HOME

Monroeville

2-4

Good second half after very slow start.

A game of two very different halves. Our players allowed the cold and wet conditions interfere with their preparation for the game.  The Monroeville team started strong and we quickly conceded two goals.  It took most of the first half for our team to regain focus on playing soccer. By that time we were down by four.  We regrouped during halftime and our players took the field with a different attitude.  Ricky burst through the right side of the defense to score. Matt scored the second with a powerful strike and the game was changed.  We pressed hard for the remainder of the game but the deficit was too difficult to overcome.  Kudos to Chris who was fearless in goal in very difficult playing conditions.   Our players are to be congratulated for way they bounced back; their spirited play in the second half showed resilience and inner strength. If we can maintain our intensity from the beginning we will be tough to defeat.

5/9

3:00

White

AWAY

Keystone Oaks

3-0

Second half goals.

We outlasted the Keystone Oaks team to notch our second win of the season.  It was a closely contested game in the first half and both teams squandered good goal scoring opportunities.  Our defense tightened in the second half. Matt excelled by scoring twice on long distance shots to give us the advantage.  Cheyne and Alex did well on the defensive end.  Luke contributed in both defense and offense.  Our goalies (Chris and Nick) were challenged often but did not concede any goals.  John scored the third goal with help from Ricky.  

5/16

4:00

White

HOME

Seneca Valley

1-6

Valiant effort against classy SV team.

Today our boys showed that we could hang with one of the best teams in the area. We expected to face a very tough team and the Seneca Valley Storm did not disappoint.  The SV players displayed excellent first touch,  off-the-ball movement and quick passing.  They were dominant in the air and they scored with flair.  Our team responded well and many players lifted their performance level to meet the challenge.  Luke delivered his best performance of the season in solid defensive and midfield roles.  Chris and Nick made some good saves.  Matt scored our only goal on a long well-placed shot at the end of the game. We can see that we have a ways to go to compete evenly with teams like SV but today’s performance shows that the gap is not too great.

5/23

3:30

Blue

AWAY

Fox Chapel

2-3

Different day, same result.

We seemed to struggle more with the heat in the first half when we were playing downhill.  Lack of discipline and concentration in the backline allowed Fox Chapel to score three first half goals. We answered with two outstanding strikes.  Matt’s hard shot from a free kick outside the box was perfectly struck and flew home with accuracy and power.  Cheyne’s shot on goal was skillfully flicked passed the FC goalie by John.  We fared better in the second half but we were not able to produce the equalizer.  Nick did a fine job in goal in the second half.  He came out of the box a number of times to make effective clearances.

5/30

 

 

 

 

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Memorial Day – No Games

6/6

4:30

White

HOME

Upper St. Clair

2-6

Tough USC team

The unbeaten Upper St. Clair team was strong, quick and fast. We would have needed to play mistake-free to stay close.  We played well at times but we were unable to maintain the focus and discipline required to be competitive.  The speedy play of USC frequently opened up our defense and allowed many scoring chances.  Nick did a tremendous job in goal and he made some fine saves.  For the most part we struggled to create chances on the offensive side but we did score two nice goals (Matt & John).  

6/13

2:00

White

HOME

Pine Richland

-

 

6/20

2:00

White

AWAY

Penn Hills

-

Dible School

 

 

Practice

Schedule

Wednesday

Friday

6:15 - 7:30

6:15 - 7:30

Harmarville – Back 1

Harmarville – Front 1

 

 

 

·         BE AT PRACTICE 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE SCHEDULED START TIME

·         BE AT GAMES 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE SCHEDULED START TIME

·         BRING BOTH SHIRTS TO ALL GAMES

·         DO NOT WEAR ANY JEWELRY TO PRACTICES OR GAMES

·         CALL THE COACH ASAP IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO A GAME

·         CALL THE COACH IF YOU NEED TRANSPORTATION TO A GAME OR PRACTICE

·         LET THE COACH KNOW IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO PRACTICE

·         BRING A SIZE 4 BALL TO EVERY PRACTICE

·         Web Site - http://harmarsoccer.org

·         Team Information – http://harmarsoccer.org/U10Boys/2004s/Allen/hurricanes.htm

 

 

Moon – Endeavor Field, Moon Park

Take the Parkway West toward the Airport (west/south on Interstate 279) After you pass Robinson Town Centre and Wickes Furniture, turn right on to Business Rt. 60 at Exit 3 ("Moon"). Be careful you don't miss this exit by following the expressway left to the airport! Follow Business Rt. 60 for 0.9 miles to the Ewing Road exit. Exit here. Turn right of of the exit ramp and follow the signs to Moon Park: 0.6 miles on Ewing road to the intersection with Beaver Grade Road (at traffic light), continue on Ewing Road through the intersection about 0.3 miles, Moon Park entrance is on the right. Endeavor Field is located just inside the park on the right. Note: There are two other fields in close proximity. Discovery Field is located just before Moon Park entrance on the left. Stay on the one-way road through Moon Park for about 0.5 miles. Challenger Field is located at the bottom of a hill, just past a small pond on your right. We are playing at Endeavor Field.

 

Keystone Oaks - Wilson Field, Greentree

From the Fort Pitt Tunnels:
Travel 1.7 miles up 279 South (Green Tree Hill)
Take the Green Tree/Crafton exit, #4A
Bear to the left on the exit, and make a left turn at the end of the exit onto Mansfield Avenue
Get in the left lane, and go .1 miles to the light at the bottom of the hill
Turn left at the light onto Poplar Street
Go .2 miles on Poplar Street
At the stop sign, turn right onto Rhodes Avenue
The fields are on the right
Note: additional parking is available in the pool parking lot.  The lot is slightly before the stop sign on Poplar Street, next to the fire station.  At the back of the lot, there are steps which lead to the field.
 Dan Hosko (412) 937-1193

 

 

Penn HillsDible School

Directions from Allegheny River Blvd.(crossing the Highland Park Bridge):
Take Allegheny River Blvd. To Sandy Creek Rd. (Rt 130). Make the right onto Sandy Creek Road Go thru 1st light (Verona Rd) proceed approx 150 yds to Lime Hollow Road on left side (1st. Rd on the left after light). Follow Lime Hollow Road approx 2 miles to Frankstown Road. At the light make right turn onto Frankstown Road. At next light, make a left turn(this is Rodi Road Rt.791).  At the next light make a left turn, then a quick right turn onto Jefferson Rd (at the stop sign stay left. on Jefferson Rd.). It is approx 1.3 miles to Dible School which is on the left side of road.  You will pass Turner Valley Dairy sign on the left, Dible School is approx 100 yds down the road.

 

 

Directions to Fox Chapel  (Middle Road Complex)

Travel time approx 20 minutes from Harmar Soccer Field

From Harmar Field, follow Freeport Road to Guys Run Road

Eat N Park/Bruster’s on corner

Turn Right onto Guys Run Road and continue past first stop sign at Chapel Downs/PPG

Stop sign is approx 2 miles from Eat N Park

Bear Right at Y beyond Harmarville Rehab Center onto Fox Chapel Road

This is the Green Belt towards Route 8 (approx ˝ mile from PPG)

Continue on Fox Chapel Road to Stop Sign at Dorseyville Road. (“T” intersection)

approx 1 mile from Y

Turn Left onto Dorseyville Road

Go 0.4 miles and turn Right onto Harts Run Road (Green Belt)

Citgo Station on the corner

Follow Hart’s Run Road past first stop sign (Saxonburg Blvd) and turn Left at second stop sign (Middle Road)

Follow Middle Road for 1.4 miles (through 2 stop signs and past St Mary’s church).

Turn Left onto Red Maple Lane (just before Middle Road VFD)

Fields are at end of the lane. (U10 field is over hill)