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The Brunswick High School Men’s Soccer Team defeated GCC and arch-rival Medina tonight, by the score of 1-0. Brunswick improves to 3-1-0 on the season and 2-0-0 in the GCC. Medina, Ohioâ’s second-ranked team in Division I by the OSSCA Coaches Poll, drops their first decision of the season. Their season record now stands at 4-1-0 and 1-1-0 in the GCC.
For Brunswick, the win is their first since 2011 when Brunswick defeated Medina 2-1.
In the first half, both teams struggled to gain momentum as each teamâs defense was organized and suffocating. Medina’s best two efforts, one from senior midfielder Riley Furey and one senior captain and defender Andrew Horton, were long range efforts saved by freshman goalkeeper Gavyn Ernst. Medina outshot Brunswick 8-4 in the first stanza, as Brunswick struggled in the final third to connect.
The team’s headed into halftime deadlocked at zero.
Brunswick came out a different team in the second half, as did Medina, and the two teams went at each other for a great half of soccer.
The Blue Devils started turning up pressure in the offensive end. In the 54th minute, a steal by junior midfielder Garrett Shay and counter attack led to a shot by senior captain and midfielder Nick Demonte that was on frame but blocked by Bees junior defender Grayson Madden. In the 65th minute, senior midfielder and captain Antonio Demonte had two point blank chances turned away by Bees senior goalkeeper Tyler Glasenapp.
Medina was not done either. In the 66th minute, sophomore midfielder Parker Csiszar went close with an outside of the foot bender but it went just wide. A moment later, brother and freshman midfielder Gavin Csiszar rifled a low driven shot that Ernst got a finger on to put just by the post.
Finally, with 6:18 remaining, the Blue Devils pressure in the second half finally paid off. Nick Demonte jumped on a loose ball in the final third forcing a turnover and got a touch into senior captain and midfielder Nick Felician. Felician made no mistake and buried his first-time effort past Glasenapp for the 1-0 lead.
The final few minutes saw the Blue Devils defense give everything to ensure the goal held up. Senior captain and defender Kyle Wolf, who on a previous sequence and collision broke his nose, rushed back into the game and led the Blue Devil defense for the final few minutes to preserve the 1-0 win.
Ernst earned the win and his first career clean sheet on seven saves, bringing his season record to 3-1. Glasenapp took the loss, despite making five saves. His season record stands at 2-1-0.
Coach Dotson was ecstatic following the match. I am so proud of our boys tonight. We did not play like ourselves at all in the first half but we sorted some things out at the break and responded very well. What a win for our program. It is amazing what we can do when we have a group of 21 men moving in the same direction!â
Wolf earned Man of the Match Honors for the game for his stellar play in the back. Dotson was very proud of his senior captain. Kyle neutralized one of the best players in the area all night, in Andy Prostor. Andy is the county leading scorer and a fantastic forward. Kyle wanted that matchup and played his heart out to keep him off the scoresheet, it was a great job by him. His performance was contagious to his other defenders.â
Those defenders included juniors Aaron Ogorzaly, Nate Bohrer, Sean Tarbuck and Ryan McConnell. Dotson was impressed with the efforts they gave. Those boys gave a valiant effort tonight and it paid off as were in the game at the end because of them. Total team effort, they should be very proud of themselves.
Brunswick next plays when they travel to Glen Oak on Saturday for a 7:00 pm kick-off.
FOR ADDITIONAL BHS MEN’S SOCCER INFORMATION, please contact Head Coach Ben Dotson via telephone at (330) 273-0496 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further BHS Athletics Information, please visit the school’s athletics website at www.bluedevilathletics.org.