Bishop Brossart Mustangs beat Madeira's Mustangs
August 11, 2014Bishop Brossart High School
The Boy’s Varsity and JV squad traveled to Madeira, OH to take on Tony Ripberger’s Mustangs. Tony Ripberger, head coach for Madeira, is a Bishop Brossart Alumni and coached many Mustangs in select soccer which include Eli Nienaber, Jordan Frommeyer, and Sam Wilson to just name a few.
The Mustangs JV team won 4-0 in the early match and then it was the Varsity squad later in the evening to take the field. Evan Berkemeyer, Gabe Roberts as well as a host of other Mustangs had some good opportunities in the first half, but couldn’t find the net and the score was 0-0 at the half.
Madeira had some chances as well in the first half, but the Mustangs defense looked strong this preseason held them off.
The Mustangs changed around the lineup in the second half giving many players the opportunity to make their case for the Varsity team. The Mustangs found the right combination in the 65th minute when Sam Parnell tapped a ball to Matt Smith and Smith bullied his way into the box and blasted a ball top shelf from 14 yards out. This was Matt’s first goal of the preseason and it was all the Mustangs needed on the night.
The Mustangs struck again in the 73rd frame when Nick Dierig streaking down the right side sent a cross to Gabe Roberts who took one touch and placed one low past the keeper for the Geico Insurance Goal of the Game.
The defensive is looking very impressive as they have not allowed a goal in three preseason games. Jeff Paulin gets another shutout with the help of Junior, Austin Zalac in the second half. On defense Dalton Linebach, Mark Goller, Jacob Frommeyer and a host of other Mustangs played well on defensive and held Madeira to very few chances.
The Mustangs thank Tony Ripberger for his hospitality and wish his team well as they get ready for their season.
The Brossart Mustangs will next play Covington Catholic on Saturday at 6:30pm at Highlands High School. The Mustangs beat the Colonels last year in Soccerama by a score of 2-0.