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OHSAA Regional Finals

The Elks traveled to Lakota East on Saturday in the Regional Finals for a rematch with the St. Xavier Bombers. Both teams left everything on the field and ending it in trilling fashion on PKs.   Early in the match the Elks took the lead on a pass from Kaden Combs to Jack Drabenstott. The Bomber tied it up prior to the end of the first half. The Elks came out strong in the 2nd half and scored on a cross by Jack Drabenstott to Quinn Hafner for the header. Once again the Bombers would tie it up, sending the game into overtime. Both team played their hearts out in both overtime periods sending it to PKs. The Elks Missed one wide and another was saved by the Bombers goalie. Then Luke Shrivers came up HUGE with 3 saves in the 8 rounds for the win 6-5. PKs were made by Jack Drabenstott, Caleb McComas, Drew Boettcher, Tatum Earley, Drew Gaydosh, and Zach Landers. The Elks are Regional Champs and headed to the State Semi-Finals on Wednesday where they will face Dublin Jerome, game time will be 7pm at the Athletic Complex in Chillicothe.

OHSAA Regional Semi-Finals

The Elks beat the Anderson Raptors Wednesday night in a thrilling Regional Semifinal game in double overtime. Anderson scored early in the match to take the opening lead. The Elks answered on a ball served into the box by Drew Boettcher that ricocheted off a Raptor defender for an own goal.   The Raptors scored again with 16 minutes remaining in the 1st half to take the lead again. A few minutes later Jack Drabenstott got fouled in the box earning a PK which Drew Boettcher converted, sending the game tied 2-2 into halftime. The Elks continued dominating possession in the second half and had several opportunities to convert but just couldn’t find the back of the net. Elk dominance continued throughout both overtime periods until 2:04 remaining in the 2nd OT when Drew Boettcher played a perfect pass to Jack Drabenstott who buried it the back of the net sending the Elks to the Regional Finals on Saturday night for a rematch with St. Xavier.

OHSAA District Finals

The Elks traveled to Kings High School to face Lakota West in pursuit of a District Title Saturday night. The Boys came out determined from the opening whistle and controlled the entire game. “The Colins” connected on the first goal as Sarver found Gottron with 7 minutes remaining in the first half. The Elks continued to score early in the second half as Kaden Combs scored an unassisted goal 2 minutes into the half. The nail in the coffin came with 20 minutes remaining on a great pass from Drew Boettcher to Jack Drabenstott. Lakota West would end up scoring with 2 minutes left in the game to prevent a shutout, despite a great defensive effort the entire game for a 3-1 victory. The Elks are District Champs and advance to the Regional Semi-finals where they will face Anderson Wednesday night.  Game time is 7:00pm at Hamilton High School. 

OHSAA Sectional Finals

The Elks traveled to Bellbrook High School Tuesday night to face Fairmont Firebirds in the District Semifinals. They came out strong controlling possession from the opening whistle. The first goal came off a deflection that Jack Drabenstott headed into the goal. Drew Gaydosh extended the lead to 2-0 with an unassisted goal and 2 minutes later Zach Landers would knock in another to take the Elks into the half leading 3-0. With 13 minutes remaining in the game Tatum Earley served a corner kick to Lee Miller for an authoritative header for the Elks 4th goal. Lee Miller scored the games final goal off an assist from Eric Hoffmann. The Elks advance beating the Firebirds 5-0. Luke Shrivers and Nate Smith combine for another clean sheet. Districts Finals are on Saturday at Kings High School against Lakota West at 7:00pm. 

OHSAA Sectionals

The Elks hosted the Wayne Warriors Saturday night in their first OHSAA playoff game. Throughout the game the Elks had several opportunities to score. The first goal was scored by Caleb McComas about halfway thru the first half. With 13 minutes remaining in the half Jack Drabenstott would find Colin Gottron to give the Elks a 2-0 going into halftime. The Elks continued much of the same in the 2nd half. Colin Sarver would find Jack Drabenstott with 11 minutes remaining in the match. Then less than a minute later Tatum Earley perfectly placed a corner kick on the near post as Colin Sarver put it in the back of the net. Micah Gruenberg would find Eric Hoffmann minutes later for the Elks fifth goal. With less than a minute left in the game the Elks were fouled just outside the box and Max Bean hit a perfect ball into the net for a 6-0 win sending the Elks onto the next round. Luke Shrivers and Nate Smith are credited with the clean sheet.

Game #16

The Elks faced off against The Alter Knights in the final regular season game at Alumni Stadium Thursday night. In the first minute the Elks score on an unassisted goal goal by Kaden Combs. The Knights settled in and tied the score with 23 minutes remaining in the half. Later in the half Josh Cline would find Jack Drabenstott to take the lead, an unfortunate own goal by the Elks would once again tie the match going into the half. Both team worked hard in the second half and Alter would be the first to break the tie with 17 minutes remaining in the match. The Elks would not give up and tied it up on a corner kick by Kaden Combs to Colin Gottron. With only 7 minutes remaining the Knights packed it in and would not let the Elks score again. The regular season ended in a 3-3 tie and an overall record of 14-1-1 (7-0 GWOC Champs). They now turn their sites on the State Tournament, first game will be Saturday October 23rd at Alumni Stadium as we host the winner of Springfield v Wayne. Congrats Boys on a great regular season and good luck in the state tournament!! #EPND

Game #15

Varsity Boys Soccer played their final GWOC game of the year at Wayne on Tuesday night. Right from the start the Elks took control of the match, Mason Dull found Landon Miller for the first goal less than 3 minutes into the match. One minute later Colin Gottron found Mason Dull to put the Elks up 2-0. Max Bean assisted Micah Gruenberg and then with 5 minutes remaining in the half Isaiah Massey placed a corner kick on Drew Gaydosh’s head to go into half up 4-0. The second half was more dominating possession by the Elks. Tatum Earley would score the Elks final goal. The Warriors were able to muster up a goal of their own with another 16 minutes remaining. The Elks finish the game undefeated in GWOC play this season 7-0 (13-1 overall).

Game #14

Saturday afternoon the Boys Varsity soccer team traveled to Lakota East to take on the Thunderhawks. The Elks dominated possession the entire game. Quinn Hafner scored the first goal with only a few minutes remaining In the first half. Early in the second half Lee Miller found Jack Drabenstott for the games’ final goal.  The Thunderhawks had a few opportunities but the with outstanding play by Luke Shrivers in goal they were denied. Elks improve to 13-1 with only two games remaining until the playoffs where the Elks earned a #1 seed.

Game #13

Thursday night Jeff Monbeck won his 100th game as the Boys Varsity Soccer Head Coach at home against Chaminade Julienne. The Eagle started out, hoping to delay the celebration, scoring in the first five minutes of the game. The Elks responded minutes later with an unassisted goal by Jack Drabenstott. With less than a minute left in the half Jack Drabenstott would get fouled in the box and convert on the PK to give the Elks a 2-1 lead. In the second half the Elks continued to score. Drew Gaydosh found Colin Gottron and then Landon Miller played a ball back across the box to Micah Gruenberg for the 4th goal. With less than five minutes remaining Zach Lander connect with Isaiah Massey for the Elks’ final goal to give the Coach Monbeck number 100!!!! Congratulations!!!!!
#100wins #EPND

In their last game of the season Wednesday night, the Elk JVB boys soccer team refused to fall prey to the Springboro Panthers which sealed their undefeated season last night at the 'Boro in a nail-biting matchup. The Elk team showed stellar defensive coverage, yet in the 35th minute the blue Panthers snuck one in the goal taking the into the half, 1-0. Before the half ended, intensity skyrocketed for the Centerville Elks when freshman Eli St. Pierre was called off the pitch by the referee amidst a throw-in. The ref claimed the player was in violation of recently changed NFHS Rule 4-3 for Improperly Equipped Player for wearing an elastic band on his wrist. Confusion and tension mounted on the sideline and Eli "immediately corrected" (i.e.; removed) the white wrist elastic and was sent back into play by Coach Caleb. The referee immediately issued a yellow card to a shocked St. Pierre for his attempt to rejoin play. (See **below** for rule clarification) Once regrouped, the Elks pounced back when Chinedu Nwokoro broke through the center, juked to the left and launched the ball into the goal to tie the game, 1-1. The JVB boys completed the season with an 8-0-2 overall record against all competition. Additionally, they completed the GWOC portion of their season with a 4-0-1 record becoming the de facto conference champions!

Game #12

Tuesday night the Boys Varsity Soccer team traveled to Springboro to play for the GWOC Title. The Elks controlled most of the hard fought match. They had a few opportunities in the first half but were unable to find the back of the net. Halfway into the second half Caleb McComas perfectly placed the ball on Quinn Hafner’s head for the only goal of the game. Luke Shrivers play a great game along with the help of the entire defense to claim the shutout. Everywhere we go everyone asks who we are and now we can tell them we are the GWOC Champs!!!  The Elks now have their sights set on the next chapter of their season.  #EPND

Tuesday night the Elks JVA battled with the Springboro Panthers at Wade Field.  The Elks challenged the Panthers keeper on several big chances in the first half, but the Panthers keeper denied the Elks from getting on the board.  The Panthers managed to get a score on the board and take a 1-0 lead into the half. Second half the Elks continued to be aggressive searching for the equalizer forcing the Panthers keeper to make saves.  The Elks found the equalizer when Eddie Kuper gathered a deflected pass and blasted a shot from distance passed the Panthers keeper.  The match would finish in a 1-1 draw to bring the Elks JVA record to 9-2-1

Game #11

VB Boys Soccer continued their undefeated season Saturday with a win at home against St. Xavier. In a previous match, the Elks tied the Bombers 1-1, so both teams showed up to battle for a win on Saturday. The score remained 0-0 at half with Elks goal keeper, Tennyson Harris, making several critical saves to keep St. X off the score board. In the second half, the Elks started strong with a goal at 32 minutes scored by Chinedu Nwokoro. After several crosses, Chinedu took a shot that ricocheted off the right post and then the St. X. goal keeper before hitting the net to give the Elks a 1-0 lead. Chinedu scored the second goal of the game a few minutes later with an assist by Danny Baker. The Elks kept their 2-0 lead for the rest of the game with a strong defensive line against several St. X corner kicks.

In the second part of the triple header Saturday night, the Elks JVA faced off against the quality St. Xavier Bombers.  Both sides battled back and forth in the first half in the middle of the field.  Very few chances for either side to produce goal.  The Elks had a couple big chances in open field play to find the scoresheet, the Bombers threated on their set pieces.  Both sides went into half time leveled at 0-0.
The second half saw more of the same.  The Bombers were able to capitalize on a set piece corner past the midway point in the second half to go up 1-0 in the match.  The Elks continued to threaten for a goal in open field and set pieces, but were unable to find the net.  Full time score 1-0 in the Bombers favor.  The Elks JVA fall to 9-2-0 on the season.

Varsity Boys Soccer capped off the night in a much anticipated match between the two highly state ranked teams. About 13 minutes into the match the Elks capitalized on a pass from Colin Gottron to Jack Drabenstott  who finished with a one touch volley to give the Elks a 1-0 lead which energized the team and the crowd. Jack Drabenstott would find Mason Dull a little later in the half after a nice passing sequence for the second Elks goal. The Elk were not done Mason Dull found Jack Drabenstott for the 3rd goal before half. The energy was so electrifying that as the second half started lightening and thunder delayed the game for 30 minutes. The delay seemed to work for the Bombers as they scored in the first 2 minutes of the second half. Only to be answered by Lee Miller on header served up by Will Hofmann. The Bombers were just outmatched by the Elks all night and could not find a way back into the game. The Elks advance to 10-1 on the season, currently ranked 4th in the state.

Game #10

Tuesday night Varsity Boys Soccer hosted the Fairmont Firebirds and honored the Senior class.  The Firebirds packed in and did everything they could to keep the Elks from scoring.  With about 16 minutes remaining in the first half the Elks penetrated the tough defense on a cross from Jace Jones to Quinn Hafner for the first goal of the game.  A few minutes later Jack Drabenstott would get fouled in the box and convert on the PK to put the Elks up 2-0 going into the half.  Later in the second half Zach Landers placed a perfect ball to Colin Sarver who laid it off for the assist to Mason Dull.  Luke Shrivers and Nate Smith combined for the shutout.  Senior Class honored consists of Nate Smith, Micah Gruenberg, Tatum Earley, Quinn Hafner, Jack Drabenstott, Caleb McComas, Drew Boettcher, Lee Miller, Alex Fuentes, Max Bean, Eric Hoffmann, Isaiah Massey, Colin Sarver, Kaden Combs and Will Hofmann.  Special mention for the Senior Team Managers Max Green and Luke Voss.

The Elks JVA hosted the Fairmont Firebirds on Tuesday night at Alumni Field.  The Firebirds came in with a game plan to offside trap the Elks forwards and slow the pace of the game.  The plan worked until the 8:44 mark in the first when Ethan Rardon fought for a deflected ball from corner kick to score the first goal.  Six minutes later, Myles Kirksey was fouled in the penalty area and Eddie Kuper converted the penalty kick.  The Elks took a 2-0 lead into the half.  Eight minutes into the second half, Taha Radouane settled a corner kick on the far post and slipped a pass to Dot Adelekan for the Elks 3rd goal.  The Elks would not score for another twenty-three minutes when Hunter Reese got a cheeky flick past a Firebird defender and the 4th goal past an outstretched Firebirds goalkeeper.  Ethan Rardon added the last goal on the night redirecting a Trevor Eads throw-in into the net. The Elks defense and goalkeepers Diego Gamero and Matt Schulter keep the Firebirds at bay and recorded their 7th clean sheet on the season.  The Elks JVA to 9-1-0 with the win.
The Elks head into pivotal game, a state tournament rematch, versus regional rival St Xavier Bombers at Alumni field on Saturday night.  The triple header starts at 4pm when the JVB take the pitch, JVA take the pitch at 5:30, and Varsity take the pitch at 7:15pm.  Let’s show that Elk Pride and pack Alumni Stadium Saturday night.

Game #9

The Boys Varsity Soccer team hosted the Columbus St. Charles Cardinals on Saturday afternoon. Once again the boys started off slow giving up a goal to the Cardinals however they would respond with five unanswered goals to improve their record to 8-1. Drew Boettcher scored the Ells first goal off a free kick just outside the box in the first half to send them in the locker room tied at half. The Elks came out in the second half and never looked back. Drew Boettcher scored early on a PK after Colin Gottron was pushed down from behind in the box.  Boettcher then assisted Gottron on the Elks next goal. A little later in the game Tatum Earley connected with Jack Drabenstott for another Elk goal. The final goal of the match was scored by Landon Miller and assisted by Drew Boettcher to send the Cardinals back to Columbus after a 5-1 thumping by the Elks.

In the second game of Saturday’s triple header, the Elks JVA played against a good quality JV side from Columbus St. Charlies.  The Elks JVA opened the scoring when Johan Beny found Eddie Kuper at the top of the penalty area for the first goal on the afternoon.  The Cardinals a few minutes later leveled the match 1-1.  About 11 minutes left in the first, the Elks were able to get a counter attack going.  Myles Kirksey found Taha Radouane just inside the left corner of the penalty area making a quick low strike inside the far post.  Elks lead 2-1 at the half.   Into the second half, both teams battled back forth until 16 minutes into the half when Spencer Miller found Eddie Kuper above the goalie’s box with a quick strike to make it 3-1.  The Cardinals keep threating to add another goal until inside the 8 minute mark.  Shay Verma applying pressure in the Cardinals defensive third was able to get a tackle pass to Myles Kirksey, who got around the Cardinals defender and hit a quick strike past the goalie to make it 4-1.  With the win, the Elks JVA move the 8-1-0 on the season.

The JVB boys soccer team hosted the St. Charles Preparatory School from Bexley, Ohio. Although the Cardinals of St. Charles flocked onto the field this Saturday morning, they were never able to take flight against the undefeated Elk crew. Midway into the first half of play, freshman Chinedu Nwokoro launched a long, stunning strike sending the ball just over the goal keeper's head and into the net for the first Elk goal. Shortly after, freshman Colin Carter put in goal number two for the Elks in black essentially clipping the wings of the opposing Cardinals. Also noteworthy was the outstanding saves at goal by Tennyson Harris who plucked off goal-after-goal attempts from the St. Charles players. In the second half of the game, the defeathering continued as Centerville's heavy defensive formation protected the 2-0 lead, caging any offensive threats from the St. Charles Cardinals.

The Elks return to the pitch in a GWOC matchup on Tuesday night against Fairmont for Senior Night. JVA starts at 5:30pm followed by Varsity at 7:15pm. Let’s fill Alumni Stadium to honor these seniors and watch them ground another bird. JVB’s next match is on Saturday in a triple header as the Elks host the state ranked St X Bombers at Alumni Stadium.

Game #8

Boys varsity soccer traveled to Northmont Tuesday night to take on the Thunderbolts in a GWOC match up. The Thunderbolts struck first in the misty rainy weather. The jolt was just enough to spark the Elks. They Elks responded with 7 unanswered goals. Goals scored by Jack Drabenstott (2), Will Hofmann, Drew Boettcher (2), Isaiah Massey, and Kaden Combs. Assisted by Drew Boettcher (3), Jack Drabenstott, Mason Dull, Quinn Hafner, and Lee Miller. Nate Smith recorded a shutout in the second half for a 7-1 victory.

Tuesday night the Elks JVA traveled to Northmont to face the Thunderbolts in a return to GWOC action.  The Elks and Bolts battled back and forth to start the game.  Ethan Rardon opened up the scoring with a one touch volley from a Shay Verma cross.  Moments later Eddie Kuper connected with Myles Kirksey on a cross for the header goal.  Colin Wickenheiser added a third goal on a deflected shot off the Bolts keeper just after the mid-way point.  A few minutes afterward, Spence Miller assisted Eddie Kuper’s long range goal to make it 4-0 at the half.
The Bolts came out in the second half and dialed up the pressure on both ends of the pitch determined to find goals of their own, but the Elks defense contained Bolts attack.  Mid-way through the second half, Eddie Kuper added his second goal on the evening when Hunter Reese found him outside the penalty area for another long range goal.  Full time score 5-0.  Goalkeeper Diego Gamero and the JVA Defense record their sixth clean sheet on the season.  The Elks JVA move to 7-1-0 (4-0-0 GWOC).

Next Match for the Elks is Saturday afternoon starting at 11:00am with JVB, then JVA at 12:30pm capped off by Varsity at 2:00pm as they host St. Charles from Columbus.

Game #7

Saturday Toledo St John’s Jesuit made the long trip to play the 5th ranked Elks at Alumni Stadium in a white out. The Elks started out pressing the Titans in a competitive first half only to end the half in a 0-0 tie. Drew Boettcher got the game’s first goal about twelves minutes into the match with a curling left foot shot. Then later in the half after a great passing sequence Jack Drabenstott made a great one touch pass to Colin Sarver as he found the side of the net for the games final goal and an Elks 2-0 victory. Luke Shiver as usual didn’t disappoint in goal for the clean sheet with some great saves. Elks improve their record to 6-1.

On Saturday night, the Elks JVA hosted the Toledo St. John’s Jesuit Titans.  The Elks got on the board first when Collen Wickenheiser dribbled across the top of the box to find an open shot back across goal in the lower left.  However, the Titans quickly response with a header goal off a set piece free kick to make it 1-1.  A few minutes later, Eddie Kuper found Myles Kirksey on a thru ball to make it 2-1.  Past the mid-way point in the first half, Dot Adelekan found Johan Beny on a crossing pass into the box for the one touch goal.  Minutes later Dot Adelekan was fouled in the box by the Titans defense, Eddie Kuper converted the PK to make it 4-1.  Minutes before the end of the first half, Eddie Kuper curled a shot just inside the post from outside the box to make it 5-1.  Goalkeeper Diego Gamero kept the Titans away from goal with a couple of saves in the half.  Minutes into the second half, Titans scored to make it 5-2 and kept battling to find more.  Goalkeeper Matt Schluter was quick off his line and prevented the Titans from getting run out goals.  Just before the mid-way point in the second half, Myles Kirksey made it 6-2 on an aerial attack header from an Eddie Kuper corner kick.  The Titans never gave up and added one more goal to make it 6-3.  JVA improves to 6-1-0 on the season.

The Elks return to the pitch on Tuesday as they travel to Northmont. JVA starts at 5:30 followed by Varsity at 7:15pm.  JVB will host the Thunderbolts on Monday at 7:15pm under the lights.

Game #6

The Boys Varsity Soccer team hosted the Beavercreek Beavers in a GWOC showdown.  The Beavers came out determined to build a dam and not let the Elks penetrate it all night.  They succeeded in the first half holding the score 0-0.  The second half was a different story as the Elks would not be kept from scoring.  Drew Boettcher got the first goal of the night from a free kick that went off the cross bar before crossing the goal line,  Quinn Haffner finished it off just to make sure the refs knew it was a goal.  Later in the half Kaden Combs fought through a few Beavers to find Drew Boettcher for his second goal.  Only minutes later Jack Drabenstott lead Quinn Haffner to the third goal of the game.  The beavers were determined to make sure this was not a shutout and scored in the final 12 seconds of the match.  #DrainTheCreek

Tuesday night the JVA got the party started hosting Beavercreek at Alumni Stadium.  Both teams came out strong and battled all night, the Elks JVA controlled possession a majority of the night.  Elks got on the score board before the mid-way point in the first half from a corner kick serviced by Eddie Kuper to Shay Verma who came in on a far post run unmarked to slam home the first goal of the night.  Ten minutes later Ethan Rardon double the Elks lead with a loose ball goal in Beavercreek's box.  In the second half Beavercreek tried to answer and pressured the Elks backline, but they didn't break.  Towards the end of the second half, Kia Miyashita tripled the Elks lead with a header goal unmarked on far post run from a corner kick serviced by Trevor Eads.  Diego Gamero, Matt Schluter and the JVA Defense record their fourth clean sheet on the season with the 3-0 win.  The JVA moves to 4-1-0 (3-0 GWOC). #DrainTheCreek

The Elks host Toledo St. John's Jesuit on Saturday at Alumni Stadium.  JVA start at 5:30pm followed by the Varsity at 7:15pm.  Come out Saturday and cheer on your Elks.

Game #5

Boys Varsity Soccer hosted the Miamisburg Vikings on Tuesday night at Alumni Stadium.   The Elks dominated the game from the opening whistle resulting in a 8-0 victory. The clean sheet was credited to Luke Shrivers and Nate Smith. Goals scored by Quinn Hafner, Mason Dull(2), Jack Drabenstott (PK), Isaiah Massey, Tatum Earley, Will Hofmann and let’s not forgot get the first goal of the game by a Viking defender.  Assists by Caleb McComas, Jace Jones (3), Tatum Earley, Micah Gruenberg earned the PK and Landon Miller on the own goal.

JVA Boys Soccer also dominated Miamisburg with an 8-0 victory on Tuesday night. More details on this game to come stay tuned.

The Elks have the weekend off and return to the pitch next Tuesday when they host Beavercreek, JVA at 5:30pm and Varsity at 7:30pm.

JVA Update

Tuesday night the Elks JVA returned to GWOC actions and got the night started by hosting the Miamisburg Vikings.  The JVA team wasted no time getting on the scoreboard.  Within the first minute, Trevor Eads with the throw-in near the corner got the ball into the box, Taha Radouane flicked the ball over the goalie for the header goal.  Five minutes later Colin Wickenheiser added 2 goals within a minute of each other on a top of the box blast from a deflected Trevor Eads cross and the second on a loose ball from a corner kick in front of goal.   Towards the end of the first half, Ethan Rardon danced along the end-line and found Myles Kirksey on the edge of the goalie box for the tap in goal. Vikings came out with a tighter defense to start the second half, but mid-way through the second half Alex Bucher received a touch pass from Taha Radouane, who dribbled the ball from midfield through the Viking defense for the goal.  4 minutes later, Myles Kirksey got a through ball from mid-field and got an off-balanced shot past the goalie at the top of the box.  About a minute later Ethan Rardon and Myles Kirksey connected again on another end-line pass back to the edge of the goalie's box to complete the hat trick.  Ethan Rardon finished the second half by completing a Kia Miyashita cross in front of goal.

The JVA Defense and Goal Keepers Diego Gamero and Matt Schluter record their 4th clean sheet on the season.  The JVA moves to 3-1-0 (2-0 GWOC).

Game #4

JVB Boys Soccer put on a stellar display on Saturday afternoon against Mason High School. The first half was full of near misses but no goals. Ten minutes into the second half, Landon Mercado with a lefty fireball from far, far away found fellow freshman, Logan Gottron who scored the first goal of the game for the Centerville Elks.  Meanwhile, defensive players Ian Hoffman, Gavin Furuya and Declan McCaffery were "fire on the field" extinguishing some key Comet attempts on goal, but the score remained 1-0. With a bolt down the left down to the goal, Max Caraccioli was fouled which resulted in a corner kick with 1:04 remaining. Max Caraccioli launched the ball from the corner to a herd of Elks. Landon Mercado was able to redirect the ball into the net making the final score 2-0 to clean up against a strong Mason Comet team.

On Saturday, JVA Boys Soccer traveled to Mason to face the Comets in non-conference match between two top level programs.  The Elks controlled the midfield and got several good looks at goal in the first half, however Mason was able to find the goal twice before half.  With Elks down 2, the boys keep up the pressure and mid-way through the first half, Ethan Rardon found Eddie Kuper cutting into the box. Eddie was fouled in the box by a Mason defender.  Eddie converted the PK to make the game 2-1.  The Elks had several chances to get the game back to level, but were not able to get past the Mason GK and the game finished 2-1 Mason.

Varsity Boys Soccer capped off the night against the Mason Comets as the rain started to fall. The first half was a defensive battle controlled mostly by the Comets. Neither teams were able to get a shot past the goalies as they made some amazing saves and the half ended 0-0 tie. The Elks came out strong in the 2nd half controlling possession throughout, only to be stopped on some great saves by the Comets goalie. Despite a great night in the goal by Luke Shrivers the Elks suffered their first loss 0-2 to Mason.

The Elks return to GWOC play Tuesday hosting Miamisburg.  JVA gets the action started at 5:30pm followed by Varsity at 7:15pm.  JVB has the week off.

Games #3

Varsity Boys Soccer traveled to Springfield on Tuesday to face the Wildcats in the rain. Springfield came out with a game plan to pack it in and do everything they could to stop the Elks from scoring. It worked in the first half as the Elks were unable to penetrate the 1-8-1 spy formation until the 2nd half when Drew Boettcher was fouled  by the “spy” in the box. Boettcher buried the PK forcing the Wildcats to return to a normal formation and then the Elks started scoring. Drew Gaydosh found Mason Dull for the 2nd goal of the game. Jack Drabenstott assisted Quinn Hafner on the next two goals to give the Elks a 4-0 victory over the Wildcats.

JVA Boys Soccer traveled to Springfield to open GWOC play and got the Centerville fans fired up by putting on a clinic winning 13-0 to go 3-0-0.  Goals were scored by Eddie Kuper (2), Myles Kirksey (2), Collin Wickenheiser, Trevor Eads (2), Ethan Rardon, Garrett McQuillan, Dot Adelekan, Konnor Kuns, and Jonah Beny (2). Assisted by Ethan Rardon, Trevor Eads (3), Jacob Guarasci, Collin Wickenheiser, Garrett McQuillan, Dot Adelekan, Tasha Radouane, Eddie Kuper, and Konnor Kuns. Matt Schluter(GK) and the defense hold for the third clean sheet on the season.

Varsity, JVA and JVB all have a big challenge ahead of them on Saturday as the travel to Mason. JVB starts at 3pm followed by JVA at 5:00 with Varsity capping off the night at 7:00pm. GO ELKS!

Game #2

Boys Varsity Soccer hosted the Loveland Tigers on Saturday night in the home opener at Alumni Field.  The boys didn’t waste anytime, in the first minute of the game Colin Sarver received pass from Lee Miller in the box and was fouled by a Tiger defender. Drew Boettcher buried the PK in the back of the net for the games first goal.  Less than 2 minutes later Jack Drabenstott  chased a ball down the left and crossed it to Colin Sarver for a one touch goal. The Elks continued to dominate possession for the remainder of the half but couldn’t put another away prior to halftime. They started out strong once again on a cross by Zach Landers to Colin Sarver’s touch to Lee Miller or the third goal of the game in the first couple minutes on the second half.   Lee Miller capitalized again on another assist from Jack Drabenstott. The Elks finish with a 4-0 victory while Luke Shrivers and Nate Smith combined for a clean sheet in goal.

JVA Boys Soccer start the night at Alumni Field by dominated possession a majority of the game and kept the Tigers defense on their heels.  Mid-way through the 1st half the Elks made it 1-0 on a counter-attack when Dot Adelekan (assist) found Jonah Beny (goal) who got 1 v goalie and slotted it home.  Ethan Rardon (goal) made it 2-0 on a driving header goal from a poor clearance from the Tigers goalie on a corner kick from Trevor Eads.  The Elks made it 3-0 before the half.  The Elks applied pressure on a short goal kick by the Tigers, Myles Kirksey (goal) gathered the ball on a tackle outside the box, made a move into the box and hit a low shot to the far post past a diving Tigers goalie.  Mid-way through the 2nd half, Myles Kirksey (assist) found Eddie Kuper (goal) outside the box, made a move to his right and hit a curling shot just under the crossbar and through the goalies gloves to make it 4-0.  Diago Gamero (GK) and the defense kept the clean sheet for the second straight game.

JVB Boys Soccer had the weekend off and will travel to Northmont on Monday, kickoff at 6:00pm.

Varsity and JVA are now 2-0-0 early in the season.  The Elks travel to Springfield on Tuesday to face the Wildcats in the first GWOC game of the season.  JVA kickoff at 5:30pm followed by the Varsity at 7:15pm.  GO ELKS!

Game #1

Boys Varsity Soccer opened the season on Saturday at Lakota West. The Firebirds  scored early in the first half to take the lead, which didn’t last long. The Elks responded with two goal to take 2-1 lead going into half. The first goal was scored by Jack Drabenstott off of a free kick. Then Drew Boettcher found Drew Gaydosh for a header. The Elks continued controlling possession in the second half and scored again with another assist by Drew Boettcher off the head of Quinn Hafner to end the match with a 3-1 victory.

The JVA Boys Soccer team also traveled to Lakota West on Saturday and returned home with 1-0 victory over the Firebirds.  Midway through the first half, Eddie Kuper lofted a free kick from 30 yards out into the box to Taha Radouane who made a beautiful aerial finish to put the Elks ahead 1 - 0. The goal turned out to be the difference as both teams battled in the second half without a finish.

In a sweltering season opener Saturday afternoon , the JVB boys soccer team collided with the Bombers of St. Xavier under their new JV coach, Caleb Saldivar. Deep in the first half, Centerville Elks freshman Colin Carter stripped St. X of the ball in the box, sent it to sophomore Milan Khachane who tapped it into the open net for a stunning 1-0 lead. In the opening minutes of the second half, St. Xavier answered back with a goal to tie, however the intensity of play continued strong until the final whistle which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Varsity and JVA return to Alumni Stadium for their home opener hosting Loveland on Saturday 8/28 at 5:30 & 7:15pm.   While JVB hosts Springboro on Monday 8/23 at 7:15pm.


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