Austin Mitchell made 10 saves while Freshman Kevin Lemin scored on a breakaway halfway through the 2nd period as the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs won the first ever regular season meeting between the teams at Walter Ernfelt Stadium by a score of 1-0. Despite being outshot by a wide margin, the young Bulldogs displayed a gritty style and contested most 50/50 balls. Sophmore Austin Mitchell made several sparkling saves late in the 2nd half as the Bulldogs withstood a sustained offensive onslaught by the Mustangs. After trading offensive exchanges for most of the first half the Mustangs turned up the tempo in the 2nd half setting the stage for Lemin who beat the goalkeeper to the far post off of of feed by Freshman Ryan Kolonick. The Bulldogs then dug in and turned aside numerous passes and shots and showed poise under pressure to register thier signature win of the season. The Bulldogs are on thier first winning streak of the season after a couple of tough losses and look to make it 3 in a row in the friendly confines of Olmsted Falls Middle School Stadium Wed at 7pm against a tough Brecksville Bees team. The Bulldogs now sport a winning record at 5-4-2. Come support your Bulldogs! Great game by all!
Seniors Ryan” Mac” MacDonald and Ryan Klimchack provided key 2nd half goals to break open a scoreless game and lead the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs to a much needed victory on the grass at Olmsted Falls Middle School stadium. Olmsted Falls used steady offensive pressure and a corner kick from Senior Christian Klien to MacDonald to grab a 1-0 lead early in the 2nd half. While the defense locked up the Elyria Pioneers offense, Senior Ryan Klimchack came through with a decisive goal to give the Bulldogs some much needed breathing room at 2-0. Pioneers netted their own goal for the final margin of 3-nil. Sophomore Austin Mitchell provided 3 saves and and grabbed his 3rd win of the season. Bulldogs climb back to 4-4-2 and head down Rt.82 to square off with the Strongsville Mustangs in a KEY non conference matchup Saturday at 7pm. The Bulldogs matched last years victory total. JV took reserve game 8-0 and stand at 7-1-1 for the year.
The Avon Eagles featuring 8 seniors put on an offensive and defensive clinic at Avon Middle School and blanked the young Olmsted Falls Bulldogs 5-0. The Bulldogs had trouble connecting passes throughout the contest and spent much of the evening defending their end. The Bulldogs return home this Thursday evening to battle Elyria Pioneers at 7pm. Strongsville awaits the Bulldogs on Saturday and Brecksville on Wednesday so plenty of great soccer coming up. Bulldogs slip to 3-4-2.
The Lakewood Rangers used two early goals to grab the momentum and cruise to a 4-1 victory at Garfield Stadium in Lakewood. The Rangers used an attacking defense to disrupt any offensive rythm for Olmsted Falls. Junior Yeager tallied the goal for Olmsted Falls in the 2nd half. The Bulldogs have little time to ponder this last game as the team hits the road again for a contest with Avon this Monday at 7pm. JV prevailed against Lakewood to run their record to 6-1. Varsity records stands at 3-3-2.
Freshman Chase Ferkhorn scored 2 1st half goals back to back to jump start the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs soccer team in route to a 3-1 win over host North Olmsted Eagles. Junior Bobby Illig also found the net in the first half to bring the score to 3-1, a lead the Bulldogs never relinquished. Austin Mitchell earned his 2nd win of season stopping 7 shots in a scrappy hard fought match. The Bulldogs went into lockdown defensive mode in the second half to gain thier first road win the season. Senior Ryan MacDonald assisted Ferkhorns 1st goal while Freshman Ryan Kolonik made a long throw in pass with the assist going to Junior Josh Aubel. on Ferkhorn’s goal. The Bulldogs travel to Lakewood Stadium Saturday evening at 7pm to tangle with the Rangers in a non-conference match. The Bulldogs record improves to 3-2-2 overall and 1-1-1 in SWC.
The Kenston Bombers scored a controversial 2nd half goal and turned back a spirited Olmsted Falls comeback attempt to grind out a 1-0 victory at Kenston High School. Kenston appeared to foul an Olmsted player and knock him down but as officials ruled “play on,” the goal was scored moments later. Olmsted Falls young lineup survived a shaky start and found thier footing after 20 minutes to take 4 quality shots on goal.
The 2nd half was rather physical and was evenly played against a top 10 team. Josh Aubel handled the goal duties in the 1st half while Austin Mitchell played the 2nd half. The Bulldogs (2-2-2) return to action Wednesday evening when they visit traditional rival North Olmsted at 7pm.
Kenston only had 2 shots on goal the entire game.
The Bulldogs suffered their first Loss of Season last night to Westlake 1-0. In typical SWC fashion the game was physical with 29 total fouls and 6 yellow cards being issued.
Westlake converted an early 2nd half corner kick and then held off a determined effort by the young Bulldogs. Austin Mitchell made several key saves as the Bulldogs attacked until the last seconds of the game. Am proud of how we played and the tenacious attitude exhibited.