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Gabe Perry penalty kick gets Fryeburg Academy to Class B West quarterfinals

 

Freeport goalie Brendan Qualls guesses left and Gabe Perry shoots the penalty kick right.

Freeport goalie Brendan Qualls guesses left and Gabe Perry shoots the penalty kick right.

celebrating begins for Fryeburg Academy

celebrating begins for Fryeburg Academy

Ryder Bennell clears a ball away from in front of the Freeport net.

Ryder Bennell clears a ball away from in front of the Freeport net.

(Fryeburg ME) These teams were evenly matched!

A 1-1 tie on September 20th set the stage for today’s boys soccer match between Fryeburg Academy and Freeport on gloomy Saturday afternoon.

The stakes were higher this time around (Class B Western Maine preliminary round) and a winner would be decided no matter how long it took.

And it took a while.

Finally, at 6:19 of the second overtime, senior Gabe Perry of Fryeburg Academy cashed a penalty kick, that he had drawn, to settle this one.

The #8 seeded Raiders (5-8-2) advance to the quarterfinals on Wednesday against #1 seed Yarmouth (11-0-3) at Yarmouth.  Freeport lost to Yarmouth, 5-1, in September.

The Fryeburg Academy combo of GK Blaine Andreoli (diving) and defender Sean Chase (headband kicking) prevent Freeport goal.

The Fryeburg Academy combo of GK Blaine Andreoli (diving) and defender Sean Chase (headband kicking) prevent Freeport goal.

Both teams in today’s game had opportunities to score, although Fryeburg had the better chances.  Joe Schrader, Ben Davis, and Tucker Hope had chances they’ll see in their sleep.  Ben had a marvelous feed from Gabe Perry in the second half that was chipped just over the net.

#9 seed Freeport (4-8-3) had enough defense in the right place at the right time to frustrate the home team over and over again.  If junior goalie Brendan Qualls wasn’t making the save, the core of defenders (starring Ryder Bennell) in front of him, were clearing dangerous intrusions out of harm’s way.

Nick Nelsonwood

Nick Nelsonwood

One of the key saves in the game was by Falcons defender Nick Nelsonwood in the second half.  The skillful senior saw GK Brendan Qualls away from the net unable to control a rebound.  A Raiders shot headed toward the net but Nick was there to clear the scoring chance out.  Big save, for sure!

A key matchup in this game involved seniors Gabe Perry and Harry Stivers.  Harry had the task of trying to contain the high-scoring Gabe.  If Gabe had stayed in one area the job might have been easier but Gabe is all over the field……..and so was Harry.

There were numerous entanglements between the two of them and a good assortment of pushes and shoves along the way.

Gabe went down a couple of times with Harry in the area.  On at least one occasion, Gabe looked for a call and I heard the referee mention what you do on a springboard in a swimming pool.

However, with less than seven minutes left in the second overtime, Gabe broke in from the left sidelines along the baseline and Harry stuck his leg in front of Gabe in an attempt to hit the ball and over went Gabe in the penalty area.

Harry Shivers (adjusting shin guard) gets the bad news that Gabe Perry (#13) has drawn a penalty kick.

Harry Shivers (adjusting shin guard) gets the bad news that Gabe Perry (#13) has drawn a penalty kick.

Penalty kicks are a guessing game for both players involved.  There is no time for the goalie to react after the shot is taken.  Freeport GK guessed that Gabe would shoot for the left side and dove in that direction.  Gabe’s shot went into the wide-open right side at 6:19 of the second overtime.

While the entire Raiders team was rushing across the field to their student section, FA coach Bob Hodgman-Burns instead went to Freeport GK Brendan Qualls congratulating him and for good reason.  Classy move, I thought.

Forrest Stearns (14) chases a loose ball

Forrest Stearns (14) chases a loose ball

I was impressed with the following Raiders: Jordan Kruguer, Ben Davis, Forrest Stearns, and Jared Schrader.

Freeport has five seniors on a roster of twenty players.

(All of the pictures above and below enlarge considerably if you click on them.)

 Jordan Kruguer

Jordan Kruguer

Fryeburg GK Blaine Andreoli eyes incoming shot

Fryeburg GK Blaine Andreoli eyes incoming shot

Antonio River Pinna (1), Tucker Hope (7), Jack Davenport (9)

Antonio River Pinna (1), Tucker Hope (7), Jack Davenport (9)

Gabe Perry and Harry Stivers

Gabe Perry and Harry Stivers

FA coach Bob Hodgman-Burns congratulates Brendan Qualls after the game

FA coach Bob Hodgman-Burns congratulates Brendan Qualls after the game

GK Brendan Qualls caught in traffic

GK Brendan Qualls caught in traffic

Jared Schrader

Jared Schrader

Harry Stivers and Gabe Perry

Harry Stivers and Gabe Perry

GK Brendan Qualls and Antonio River Pinna

GK Brendan Qualls and Antonio River Pinna

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Fryeburg Academy gets 3-0 shutout over Traip Academy in boys soccer

Austin German heads home the second Fryeburg Academy goal

Austin German heads home the second Fryeburg Academy goal

Jordan Kruguer lines up a direct kick that became the 3rd FA goal

Jordan Kruguer lines up a direct kick that became the 3rd FA goal

(Fryeburg ME)  They’re still looking.

Traip Academy (0-3) continues to chase their first win, and their first goal for that matter.

Today the Class C Rangers were shutout by Class B (2-1) Fryeburg Academy, 3-0, on a wet Friday afternoon of boys soccer.

Sophomore Jordan Kruguer had a goal and an assist to pace the Raiders.

FA clearly had the better of the chances.  Rangers goalie Colin Macomber faced a number of point-blank Raider shots and turned back each one.

Fryeburg Academy was able to get on the board twice in the first half.  Both times the ball got into the middle and from there junior Joe Schrader and then senior Austin German redirected the passes into the net.

Traip GK Colin Macomber saw plenty of action

Traip GK Colin Macomber saw plenty of action

Joe drove his in off of a direct kick by Jordan Kruguer at 36:28 of the first half.

Later in the half, senior Ben Davis dribbled along the end line and made a terrific pass setting up Austin’s header at 9:20.

The other Raiders tally was at 9:15 of the second half.  Jordan Kruguer fired a perfectly placed direct kick into the top right corner that GK Colin Macomber never had a chance on.

Johnny Guy had several good chances for the visitors from Kittery.  On one of them, in the second half, GK Blaine Andreoli deflected over the top of the net.

Josh Schneier was in position for a pretty good header deep in the FA end in the second half.

In this game, FA was much better than Traip at dribbling the ball into open spaces.  Gabe Perry, especially, victimized a number of Rangers defenders with his dribbling skills.

Traip will continue their quest for their first win (and goal) next Monday when they visit North Yarmouth Academy for a 3:30PM match.

Jordan Kruguer gets away from a trio of Rangers

Jordan Kruguer gets away from a trio of Rangers

Fryeburg Academy will try to extend their winning streak to three when they host Waynflete on Monday at 5:30PM.

FA has made the Class B tournament in each of the last five years.

Traip (7-6-1 in 2012) would like to get back to the state tournament after falling short the last four years.

Traip is now coached by Tyler Metevier who was part of the Rangers 2006 Class C state champs team.  Tyler went on to a very good soccer career at Husson in Bangor.

What can you say about the weather?  The forecast was “cloudy,” with rain after the game was over.  Instead, I arrive in rain and there was moisture most of the time.  However, suddenly in the second half the sun came out and you could hardly read the sun-facing scoreboard.  Then it was back to drizzling.  I know the Mark Twain quote: “Everyone talks about the weather but no one does anything about it!”

A cross country meet took place during the game.  I got pictures of the leaders but I have no idea if they held those spots at the end.

Gabe Perry and Pete Roy both exited the game after getting yellow cards.

Gabe Perry gets by freshman Trevor Salema

Gabe Perry gets by freshman Trevor Salema

Gabe scored the only goal in FA’s 1-0 win at Poland Regional earlier this week.  Gabe’s penalty kick was stopped, as well a shot off the rebound.  Gabe, however, persisted and headed the ball past the Knights’ goalie.

I marveled at the fact that there was only one official.  It certainly didn’t help that rain wiped out most of the lines on the sidelines.

(All of the pictures above and below enlarge considerably if you click on them.)

Nacho Ferrero gets a terrific setup in front on a pass from Gabe Perry

Nacho Ferrero gets a terrific setup in front on a pass from Gabe Perry

Ben Davis find the going slick

Ben Davis find the going slick

girls cross country leaders

girls cross country leaders

action in the Traip end

action in the Traip end

Gabe Perry breaks in

Gabe Perry breaks in

Josh Schneier gets a head on the ball as FA goalkeeper Blaine Andreoli watches

Josh Schneier gets a head on the ball as FA goalkeeper Blaine Andreoli watches

Gabe Perry

Gabe Perry

Colin Macomber watches a kick sail over the net

Colin Macomber watches a kick sail over the net

watching a corner kick

watching a corner kick

leaders in the boys cross country meet

leaders in the boys cross country meet

Mark Lambrecht and Jordan Kruguer

Mark Lambrecht and Jordan Kruguer

Joe Schrader gets congratulated by teammate Ben Davis (11) after scoring the first goal

Joe Schrader gets congratulated by teammate Ben Davis (11) after scoring the first goal

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