Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · Frankenmuth High School Soccer Varsity Boys beats Powers Catholic High School 3-0


Sport Soccer Varsity Boys
Home Score 3 Away Score 0
Game Recap
After suffering a season opening defeat on the road, the Frankenmuth boy’s soccer team put together a terrific all around performance in defeating Flint Powers Catholic 3-0 Monday afternoon. Frankenmuth coach John Ayala was impressed by his team’s play. “This was a quality effort against a very good opponent. On balance, I think Powers was better than the Flushing team we lost to on Friday, and this helped us elevate our game. Our goaltending was stellar as Evan Kellom came off his line in some very difficult situations and made key saves. We had 11 good shots today and more corner kicks than Powers, indicating that the majority of the game was played in front of their net. Our subs also played a key role in the game. We emptied the bench and got some good minutes from them, keeping our starters fresh.”
At game time, the heat index was at 99 degrees, and with new MHSAA regulations in place, a short break was required at the midpoint of each half for hydration, creating an unusual four quarters scenario for the game instead of the traditional two halves. The game opened with both teams feeling each other out until Frankenmuth struck first with 32:35 to play in the half. Senior midfielder Doyle Webb sent a nice ball through the middle that found Elliot Trombley streaking in from the right side. Trombley popped a shot over Powers keeper, Stephen Wilbur and the Eagles had a 1-0 lead. The Eagles controlled play for the next 20 minutes but couldn’t convert any more chances. Frankenmuth senior goalkeeper Evan Kellom stymied Powers on two point blank shots with under 2:00 to play, and the first half ended with the Eagles holding the one goal lead.
Frankenmuth added to its lead 10:00 minutes into the second half when Jimmy Johnson, off a nice pass from Elliott Trombley, ripped a low shot into the bottom right corner of net, making the score 2-0. Frankenmuth subbed liberally in the second half, with Mitchell Kischnick, Lucas Ehrlinger, Colton Zimmer, Mitchell Hoffman, Josh Pendleton, Andrew Kaiser, and Michael Hiles playing significant minutes, giving the starters valuable rest in the stifling heat. After the second half hydration break, Frankenmuth kept the pressure on and Matt Hinds and Jimmy Johnson paired up for a score. Following a series of nice passes around the perimeter by the midfielders, Hinds dribbled the ball past two defenders and attacked the goal. He then dropped a nice pass back to Johnson who was lurking just outside the 18-yard box, and Johnson didn’t hesitate in firing a one-timer past the diving Powers keeper, giving Frankenmuth its final margin of victory, 3-0.
The win evens Frankenmuth’s record at 1-1-0 (0-0 TVC East). The Eagles tough pre-conference schedule continues as they host a good Valley Lutheran team on Thursday, August 29th.
Box Scores
Box Score: 1st 2nd
Powers Catholic High School 0 0
Frankenmuth High School 1 2
Goalkeepers – Powers Catholic High School

Goalkeepers

Name Saves
Stephen Wilbur 8
Goalkeepers – Frankenmuth High School
Name Saves
Evan Kellom 3

Shots on Goal

Powers Catholic High School 3
Frankenmuth High School 11

Goals

Team Scorer Assister
Frankenmuth Elliott Trombley Doyle Webb
Frankenmuth Jimmy Johnson Elliott Trombley
Frankenmuth Jimmy Johnson Matt Hinds