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Nordonia boys soccer extends winning streak to three

by Matt Deutsch | Correspondent Published: September 28, 2016 12:00 AM
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The Nordonia High School boys soccer team has something in common with the Nordonia High School girls soccer team.

Both squads are currently riding three-game winning streaks.

The Knights extended their run with another pair of victories this past week.

The first win was against Suburban League National Conference counterpart Cuyahoga Falls on the road Sept. 20.

Nordonia topped the Black Tigers in a hard-fought contest by the score of 3-2. The match was a back-and-forth affair. The Knights led 1-0 and 2-1 in the first half before Falls tied the score at two goals apiece at the intermission.

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Nordonia shut the Black Tigers down in the second half and then scored the game-winning goal with 10 minutes remaining in the game. According to Nordonia head coach Jason Stepp, there was a high level of intensity and excitement during the contest.

"This was a grudge match," said Stepp. "There were plenty of passionate plays on both sides of the pitch."

Three different players notched goals for Nordonia. They were senior midfielder Trey Crockett, senior forward/midfielder Mike Whelpley, and senior defender Sam Chaffee. Scoring goals for Cuyahoga Falls were Drew Kull and Zach Lias.

Nordonia continued its winning streak Sept. 24, as the Knights hosted non-conference opponent Crestwood. The Knights cruised to victory in that contest, prevailing by the score of 5-1.

Once again, Nordonia spread the wealth, as five different players found the back of the net. They included Crockett, freshman forward Izac Coleman, senior defender Cody Dodds, Whelpley, and sophomore midfielder Mark Kaczmarek.

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Contributing assists to Nordonia's cause were Whelpley and sophomore midfielder Eric Weaver. Aaron Saffels scored an unassisted goal for Crestwood.

On the heels of their three-game winning streak, the Knights are now 4-6 overall and 1-3 in the National Conference of the Suburban League.

"With three wins in a row, we're hoping that we've picked up steam before North Royalton on Tuesday," said Stepp.

Nordonia were set to battle North Royalton at home Sept. 27, but results were not available at press time.

Twinsburg will travel to Warren G. Harding Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.

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