|Posted by Nicky Schwab on April 7, 2014 at 6:05 PM||comments (0)|
At Shippensburg, the men of Sporting Carlisle put in a rousing performance to avenge the 1-0 loss to Ship on the same ground just one week prior. The reds of carlisle did more than enough to secure the three points that victory would have conferred were the league not to have folded mere days earlier. Even without the incentive of playoff soccer, the boys showed true tenacity to recover from an early deficit as Ship led 1-0 at the half. In the second half the game was flipped on its head, and Dickinson was able to assert itself beginning with Santi Elizalde's first goal of the season. The seasoned sophomore was able to slot home from just outside the 6-yard box, putting him back amongst the goals as he had been several times last year. The eventual winner came from an unlikely position, if not an unlikely candidate. Senior Jacob Kipnis was playing center back when he put Sporting in the lead for good with a sweet left-footed half volley from just outside the box. This goal seemed to raise everyone's confidence, and from there on out Sporting were playing with real creativity and purpose. The team's third goal came as junior Benjamin Klauer pounced on a bit of sloppy defending off of Andrew Dinardo's punt, and calmly poked the ball past the oncoming goalkeeper. This goal, Ben's first for the club, really took the wind out of Ship's sails. The opposition were further demoralized as junior Tim McKay found freshman Chris Pease on the right, who was able to rifle home from a tight angle for his first club goal. The defense was also quite strong. Aside from the goal, Ship were held to a handful of half chances. When all was said and done it was a superb all-around performance, one that Sporting will hope to replicate in the games to come.
|Posted by Nicky Schwab on September 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM||comments (0)|
The men of Sporting Carlisle couldn't be more pleased with a well fought and well earned 2-0 victory at Shippensburg University Friday night. The scoring was opened inside the first 20 minutes by senior captian Zack Kaiser. Kaiser had to reach back for the ball to convert from close range on a ball from Nicky Schwab. The second goal came in the latter stages of the second half. Two sophomores combined as Kyle Klose sent a beautiful ball to the back post. Three rose to the ball but Harry Torok rose above the rest, heading home from a tight angle over the Shippensburg goal keeper. The Sporting defense put in a stellar performance, rightfully deserving their clean sheet. Senior Ian Tigh was a rock in the back, winning every ball in the air. Sporting is now 2-1 in league play.
|Posted by Nicky Schwab on September 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
At Shippensburg University Sporting Carlisle won its first league game of the season, defeating F&M 1-0. The Red devils came roaring out of the gates, creating some good chances in the opening minutes. The balance of play evened out as the half drew on with the Diplomats creating the chance of the first half. Only a superb kick save from freshman goalkeeper Brindon Sutton prevented the Diplomats from taking the lead into the haltime break. In the second half Sporting began to force the issue more, looking much more menacing in the final third. However it was midway through the half before they were able to find a breakthrough. Senior Nick Schwab cut in from the right wing before rocking the underside of the crossbar with a thunderous left footed strike. In the ensuing scramble for the rebound sophomore Arland Crandell was able to poke home from close. Crandell's goal proved to be the winner as the defense closed the game out, preserving the clean sheet and Sporting's first 3 points of the fall campaign.
|Posted by Nicky Schwab on September 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
Sporting Carlisle opened the 13'-14' season with a comfortable 5-0 victory at home against Mount St. Mary's. The result was really never in doubt as Sporting opened the scoring inside 10 minutes. Senior Nick Schwab sprung free near midfield, eventually curling a shot into the far corner from close range. Schwab doubled his tally minutes later as he became the beneficiary of a great penetrating pass from fellow senior Zack Kaiser. All that was left to do was pass the ball into an empty net. Sophomore Santi Elizalde effectively put the game to bed as he pounced on a loose ball in the box to put the home side up three just before the half. The second half was more of the same as Schwab completed his hat trick. A corner produced another loose ball in the box which Schwab half-volleyed home from point blank range. To finish off the scoring two players new to the club combined brilliantly. Freshman James Lummis lofted a beauty of a ball over the center backs head to a streaking Jacob Kipnis, who finished for the 5th and best goal of the game.
|Posted by parkerr on July 24, 2013 at 2:50 PM||comments (0)|
In Lancaster, PA, Sporting dropped a tough result against Hofstra in the playoffs. Throughout the game, Sporting dominated the game, but went behind when Hofstra converted a penalty given in Hofstra's first chance of the game. However, Sporting fought back and Nicky Schwab equalized with an excellent solo effort. Sporting nearly stole the game in the last minutes, but were thwarted by some terrific goalkeeping from Hofstra. The game then went to penalties, and Hostra held their nerves for the shootout victory to move on to the final. The game marked the end for graduating seniors Al Licata, Brad Boehringer, Anders Hilton, Jake Hostetler, Diego Fiamma, Matt Halvorson, and Matt Liponis. It was a disappointing end to the season for Sporting Carlisle, but it was nonetheless an extremely successful season that surpassed all expectations for the team.
|Posted by parkerr on April 23, 2013 at 11:10 AM||comments (0)|
On Tuesday, April 23, Sporting Carlisle received a bid to the 2013 Spring ROCCSL playoffs. Sporting was preferred to teams in the Philadelphia Division, so Sporting will play in the New York/New Jersey and Philadelphia bracket. The opponent will be NY/NJ Division undefeated champions Hofstra University, out of Hempstead, Long Island. The winner of the matchup will play the winner of Temple University and Stony Brook University for the championship. The game will take place on Sunday, April 28 in Lancaster, PA at 9:30 AM. Everyone on Sporting is excited and ready for their historic first playoff berth.
|Posted by parkerr on April 23, 2013 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
Sporting Carlisle got the forfeit win, courtesy of Penn St. With the win, Sporting has 13 points in the league, but with Shippensburg 1-0 loss to IUP is still in third, behind on goal differential by one goal. Sporting will have to wait and see if it is awarded a playoff berth now.
|Posted by parkerr on April 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM||comments (0)|
In the second league match of the day, Sporting Carlisle dropped a close and hard fought match against hosts IUP. Before the game started, IUP had the advantage of being fresh, and playing a tired Sporting team. IUP scored the first two goals of the game, and looked to be cruising towards a victory. However, Nicky Schwab converted a penalty in the closing minutes, and Sporting nearly scored in the final minute but it was not to be. It is the first loss for Sporting in 14 games. With the loss, Sporting drops into third place in the league behind IUP and Shippensburg.
|Posted by parkerr on April 23, 2013 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
In Indiana, PA, Sporting Carlisle continued its good form in the league with a come from behind 5-2 win against Frostburg St. Frostburg started out the game strongly and scored the first goal of the game. However, Sporting came roaring back with three goals from Al Licata, Ryan Parker, and Nicky Schwab. Frostburg threatened again in the second half, but Sporting put the game out of reach with goals from Schwab and Jake Hostetler. Sporting moves into first place in the Pennsylvania Division with the win.
|Posted by parkerr on April 9, 2013 at 12:05 AM||comments (0)|
Sporting Carlisle continued a dominant day in West Virginia with a dismantling of IUP. The game started off well with a rather fortuitous goal from Ryan Parker. That was followed by a penalty conversion from Ryan Buck. After that, Sporting broke open the game with two goals from Sung Woo and a screamer from Jake Hostetler. Again, Sporting controlled much of the play, and had a huge share of the possession. Goalkeeper Teddy Zierden was impressive and recorded his second clean sheet of the day.