Boys Varsity Soccer
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Aug 26, 2014
- G-MEN: 4
ROOTSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL: 2
Garfield 4; Rootstown 2 @ Rootstown.
The Garfield boys' played their first road game of the season at Rootstown on Tuesday 8/26/14. The G-Men scored first when seniors Craig Jones and Noah Reider teamed up to get the ball to junior Kallen Kurtz, who made a nice shot from a tough angle with 23:26 left in the 1st half. Less than three minutes later freshman Zach Gorby passed to Noah Reider who buried the shot from the top of the box for a 2 to 0 lead, which is how the 1st half ended.
The 2nd half started out looking bad for Garfield as they gave up a goal less than five minutes in, then got called for a foul in the box less than two minutes later, awarding Rootstown a penalty kick. This tied the game at 2 with 33:20 left, but it seemed to wake the G-Men up as they dominated the rest of the game. They took the lead for good when Zach Gorby assisted Noah Reider with 23:22 left. With 21:35 left in the game, Gorby stole the ball at midfield and sent a deep pass towards Reider and freshman Andrew Morrissey. The ball was tapped to Reider who completed his hat trick (3 goals) and this rounded out the scoring with the final being Garfield 4 and Rootstown 2. The G-Men had 11 shots on goal to Rootstown's 8 and also 7 corner kicks to the host's 1. Goalie Nick Crawford had 6 saves. Garfield is now 2-0 in the PTC and 2-0-1 overall.
GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 4, ROOTSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL 2
Garfield: 2 - 2 = 4
Rootstown: 0 - 2 = 2
1st Half: Garfield, 2 - 0. Goals: (G) Kallen Kurtz (Noah Reider), (G) Noah Reider (Zach Gorby).
2nd Half: Garfield, 2. Goals: (G) Noah Reider (Zach Gorby), (G) Reider (Andrew Morrissey).
Shots on Goal: Garfield, 11 - 8.
Corner Kicks: Garfield, 7 - 1.
Goalkeepers/Saves: Garfield: Nick Crawford/4; Rootstown: /7.
Records: Garfield (2-0 PTC; 2-0-1 overall); Rootstown (1-1).