Garfield Boys Soccer Team has dominated their opponents all season and the past two  weeks were no different. The boys have kept their winning streak going by defeating Streetsboro 8-0. The group played as a team, with the scoring being spread out. Four players managed to score goals for the G-Men. They were Ante Dejanovic, who scored four goals and had one assist, Travis Gorby scored two and had two assists, Noah Reider scored one goal and had three assists and Kyle Heim with a goal. Mason Maddox also had one assist that helped the G-Men chalk up another victory.

The G-Men took on Ravenna later in the week and defeated them as well with a score of 3-1. Scoring goals for the G-Men were Ante Dejanovic two and Travis Gorby one. They were assisted by Noah Reider, Mason Maddox and Sean Tannehill.

On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, the boys traveled to Woodridge and kept their streak alive, by winning 2-1 over the Bulldogs.  Goals were scored by Ante Dejanovic and Noah Reider. Reider was also credited with an assist.  Garfield Goal Keeper Nick Crawford had eight saves on the day

On Thursday, September 12, 2013, the boys were on the road again and traveled to Southeast High School. The game was a white-knuckle game as both teams fought hard and in the end, the G-Men took a 1-0 lead on an Isaac Cumberledge goal. This was the only goal of the game, giving the G-Men the win and keeping the streak alive. The G-Men have a 9-0 record and are 5-0 in the Portage Trail Conference (PTC).

The Lady G-Men played host to Streetsboro and were not gracious hosts, as the Lady G-Men held Streetsboro to zero goals. Garfield’s Goal Keeper Taylor Brown had seven saves. The Lady G-Men took 11 shots at the goal, with goals scored by Erin Shea and Meghan Kenesky. Abby Woolard was credited with the assists.

The Lady G-Men also played host to the Ravenna Ravens and were far more accomodating with Ravenna than they were with Streetsboro. Ravenna defeated the Lady G-Men by a score 3-1. The only goal scored was by Alicia Witte with Megan Kenesky assisting. The Lady G-Men goal keepers, Taylor Brown saved four and Emma Harvey was credited with two saves. Ravenna took eight shots on the goal, while Garfield only had six.

The Lady G-Men also travelled to Woodridge on Tuesday September 10th and suffered a 3-1 loss to the Bulldogs. Madison Geddes scored the only goal for the Lady G-Men. Garfield had only four shots on the goal and Goal Keeper Taylor Brown had two saves.

On September 12th, the Lady G-Men had another rough game as they traveled to Southeast to face the Lady Pirates. In the end, the Lady Pirates finished on top, 2-0, giving the Lady G-Men their third straight loss. The Lady G-Men have an over all record of 4-5 and 2-3 in the PTC.

The next game will be September 26, 2013 at Streetsboro. The boys and girls rotate who has the first game. The boys will play at 5pm on Thursday and the girls play at 7 pm.


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Denise Bly has been a correspondent for the Weekly Villager for five years. She also
does the public relations for Garrettsville Summerfest and the Garrettsville Area
Chamber. In her spare time, she can be found at most local events, especially J.A.
Garfield’s, high school and middle school athletic and musical events. When not out
and about in the community, she can be found at home reading, sewing, cooking and
spending time with her family.