Middle School Sports
Boys' JV Soccer
It's Miller Time as Mustangs Survive and Advance
October 23, 2013Bishop Brossart High School
The Bishop Brossart Mustangs might have received a little help upstairs tonight as they pulled out a 1-0 (5-4 shoot out) win against George Rogers Clark.
It was a game of two evenly matched teams tonight as the Mustangs took on George Rogers Clark in Mount Sterling. GRC was 11-5-1 coming into the game and had only given up 12 goals on the season. The Mustangs have scored 87 goals and only allowed 16 on the season.
In the opening minutes both teams looked as if they were trying not to lose as they didn’t take many chances. The Cardinals had a few more opportunities than the Muantangs in the first half, but Andrew Erickson made a couple great saves to deny any goals. In the 22nd minute Senior, Josh Keuper made a great tactical foul to stop a sure chance for the Cardinals. The first half ended with the teams tied at 0-0.
The Mustangs seemed to have more life after a great halftime speech by the newly elected Northern Kentucky Hall of Fame Coach, Brian Goller. Goller’s speech motivated the Mustangs to control the ball more than their opponents. The Mustangs also created more opportunities and took more shots than the Cardinals did in the second half.
With 19 minutes left in the game a player from George Rogers Clark had a rocket shot from 17 yards out that hit the far post and kicked right in front of the goal and Jeff Paulin drove on it for the save. More often than not that shot kicks into the net, but this time it didn’t.
The Mustangs had a flurry of shots in the final 10 minutes, but couldn’t find the net and it was on to two five minute overtime periods. Neither team could score in the extra time and it was on to the dreaded shoot-out that would end the season for one of these clubs. This shoot-out would be the first for the Mustangs this season.
The first five shooters for the Mustangs were all Seniors as Eli Nienaber, Josh Keuper, Mitch Parnell, Drew Berkemeyer, and Jacob Jennings took the shots. In goal was Jeff Paulin.
GRC scored the first goal to go up 1-0. The Mustangs missed their shot high and GRC made their second and the score was 2-0. Josh Keuper buried his shot into the net and the Mustangs were only down 2-1. GRC made their shot to go up 3-1 and then Mitch Parnell was up next. Mitch drilled his ball into the nylon to give the Mustangs a chance as the score was 3-2. Jeff Paulin guessed correct on the next GRC shooter and blocked the ball and the Mustangs were back in business. Drew Berkemeyer was up next and Drew sent a rocket past the GRC keeper and the score was tied 3-3. GRC made their next shot as it got past the outstretched arms of Paulin and the score was 4-3. Jennings was the final shooter and Mustangs season rested on his shoulders. Jacob sent a no doubter into the net for the 4-4 tie and then it was on to 5 more shooters.
Drew Miller, Jacob Frommeyer, Nick Dierig, Jon Geiman, and Dutch Graus were called upon for the Mustangs. GRC was up first and Jeff Paulin makes the save of his life as his guess was correct and leaped and blocked the ball one handed as it was headed top corner for a certain goal. The Mustangs fans screamed with excitement as now it was Miller time. Senior, Drew Miller stepped up to the ball and sent a screamer past the keeper and the players made a mad rush for Jeff and Drew and the Mustangs survive and advance to play Harrison County on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The Mustangs defense played great as they recorded another shut out (11th) on the year. Andrew Erickson and Jeff Paulin combined for the win. As for the stats
Our hats go off to GRC as they played a great game and you always hate to end the season on Penalty kicks.
In the second game the Scott Eagles beat Mason County 10-0 and advance to play Montgomery County in the other Semifinal match.