FINAL REGULAR SEASON REPORT

Greeley clinches league title.

On Wednesday, October 8, the team visited RC Ketcham and pulled out a thrilling 4-3 victory over the 9th ranked team in Class AA. Greeley twice battled back from 1 goal deficits to eventually win the game. Forward Matt Neuberger scored a hat trick in the game and sophomore Jonathan Gerstein scored his first varsity goal. After trailing 2-1 in the first half, three consecutive goals by Greeley sealed the victory.

On Friday, October 10, Greeley played Rye at home in a tough defensive struggle. Greeley controlled the bulk of the play from the back line up but could not find an answer to the tough Rye goalie. Mid-way through the second half, midfielder Michael Adler put a beautiful pass on the feet of Zander Levitz, who scored the goal of the year on a 20 yard curving shot that skimmed off the far post and into the side netting. The only goal of the game, along with great goalkeeping of Jason Re, was enough for the 1-0 victory.

On Tuesday, October 14, Greeley traveled to Portchester to meet the #3 ranked team in Class AA and the overall 5th ranked team. The matchup has always been a strong rival for Greeley and facing the all-sectional junior forward Steve Hernandez of Portchester made it all the tougher competition. Greeley struck first in the game with a goal from Matt Neuberger, his 13th of the season. Matt has been one of the top scorers in Class AA and deserves mention for all-sectional. He subsequently had to leave the game due to tightness in his hamstring. After a quick Portchester goal and 1-1 tie at half, Portchester came out strong in the second half and scored another to take a 2-1 lead.
Greeley struck back late in the game to tie the game at 2-2 with a free kick from Woody Grob who has been very versatile this year. After filling in for an injured defenseman earlier in the year, Woody has now gotten comfortable in the forward position and secured the goal for Greeley, which ended the game in a 2-2 tie.

On Friday, October 17, the team celebrated senior day by entertaining Scarsdale at home. In tough fought battle verse, the 8th overall ranked team Greeley fell 2-1. After spotting Scarsdale a 2-0 lead in the first half, Greeley fought back in the second half with a Mike Ballou goal and nearly tied game in the remaining minutes with a point blank blast from Luke Cohen which was deflected wide by a Scarsdale defender at the last second. On Saturday, October 18, Somers was defeated by John Jay, which awarded Greeley the league title with a 7-2-1 overall record. The team will now spend the next few days preparing for the sectional playoffs.
 

MIDSEASON REPORT

As they head into the stretch run of the season, the Boys soccer team is firing on all cylinders.

With the 5-1 victory over John Jay Cross River, the team’s record reached its high water mark for the season at seven wins, three losses and one tie. The win was Greeley’s 6th consecutive victory dating back to September 16.

Greeley opened the season with losses in its first two games and after a 2-1 loss to league opponent Somers on September 12th, their W-L-T record stood at an unimpressive 1-2-1. Coming off a 2013 season in which they were sectional final runner-up, surely this was a disappointing start. Early in the season, the team had an assortment of injuries to several key players such as midfielders William Yormack, Luke Cohen, Michael Adler, Adam Siff and defenseman Jason Meshberg, which contributed to the poor start as well as the many new players on the team getting accustomed to Head Coach Herodes fast paced, high pressure system.

As the injured players returned, Greeley has really picked up steam. The team has scored 19 goals over the win streak with spectacular forward play by Matt Neuberger and Drew Goldberg and strong midfield play of Zander Levitz, Adler, Siff, Yormack and Alex Wiseman. The defense has also been rock solid, lead by the goaltending of Jason Re, and defending of Paul Gadaleta, Woody Grob, Max Furman and Meshberg.

Greeley has a challenging couple of weeks in front of them as they work to earn a spot in the sectional playoffs. On Monday 10/6 they face league rival Fox Lane. A win clinches the league championship. The remainder of the schedule features games against highly ranked teams such as Ketcham, Scarsdale and (bitter-rival) Portchester. These games will be a true test of where the team stands. Greeley is deep at all positions with many upperclassmen and is feeling good about their chances of reaching the Sectionals.
 

HORACE GREELEY
2014
BOYS VARSITY SOCCER

Player #
Zander Levitz 24
Jason Meshberg 13
Adam Siff 4
Woody Grob 23
William Yormak 16
Drew Goldberg 9
Matt Neuberger 15
Jonathan Gerstein 19
Alex Scheine 2
Charlie Levitz 12
Michael Ballou 26
Danny Cannon 14
Jonathan Leibowitz 6
Jason Re 0
Cole Findling 17
Benjamin Goldenberg 5
Alex Kogan 22
Randy Ginsburg 21
Alex Wiseman 7
Max Furman 20
Luke Cohen 11
Bobby Biggar 0
Michael Adler 27
Eddie Chaves 25
Ben Sackler 28
Paul Gadaleta 18
 
 

AT A GLANCE

 

Coach:

Bobby Herodes

 
Asst Coach:

Camp Shropshire

 

Captains:
 
 

 

 

Boys JV Soccer

 

 

 

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