2019/09/16

DeafDigest Sports – September 16, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts

— football games this week

— Southern Spike Out top 3 finishers

— volleyball updates

— soccer update

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2019 fall season won/lost records
as of 9/16/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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2019 football scores
as of 9/15/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/football-scores/

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this week’s football games

Sep 19 South Carolina hosts Carolina Wildcats
Sep 19 Washington hosts Lake Quinault
Sep 19 Tennessee at Alabama
Sep 19 Colorado hosts Hanover

Sep 20 Indiana hosts Anderson Prep (must make sure game is verified)
Sep 20 Maryland hosts Trinity Christian School
Sep 20 Illinois hosts Judah
Sep 20 Texas hosts Atlas Rattlers

Sep 21 Riverside at Phoenix
Sep 21 Oklahoma at Louisiana
Sep 21 Florida at Mississippi
Sep 21 Iowa at Minnesota
Sep 21 Missouri at Kansas
Sep 21 New Mexico hosts San Jon

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Southern Spike Out top finishers

at Alabama

champion – Mississippi
runner up – Alabama
3rd place – Tennessee

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Arkansas volleyball

Arkansas vs Kentucky

ASD  25 25
KSD      10      6

Arkansas vs Mississippi

MSD  18 25  15
ASD       25    18  11

Arkansas vs South Carolina

ASD     25   25
SCSD  16   12

Arkansas vs Tennessee

TSD  25  21
ASD 21  16

ASD VB record 5 – 3

Next game today vs SW Christian (both JV/V)

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Florida volleyball

3-0 (L) – FSDAB @ FCCHS

FSDAB 12    23    22
FCCHS 25    25    25

1-3 record

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Mississippi School f/t Deaf volleyball

Southern Spike out

Arkansas School f/t Deaf 25 18 11
MSD 18   25 15

Alabama School f/t Deaf 13 20
MSD 25 25

Alabama School f/t Deaf 25 26
MSD 21 25

Alabama School f/t Deaf 25 16 11
MSD 19 25 15

Record: 4-9
Next Game 9/21 Host WPA, FSDB, Atlanta Area @ MSD Homecoming

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Rochester soccer

It has been a tough start for the season with back to back losses to
two highly respectable teams, but our spirits were still up. For our
third game of the season, we had to make the dreaded two-hour drive
to Elmira. There is nothing worse than sitting jam packed in a bus
like sardines and then expected to play high quality soccer out of
the gate. With only about 15 minutes to warm-up and work out the
cobwebs, this was our opportunity to avenge last year’s
controversial overtime loss here.
Good news, senior standout, Bode Aggas, was back on the field, allowing us
to make some subtle, but meaningful changes in our starting lineup. Also,
from glancing at Intensity during their warmup, the coaching staff felt
the teams were comparable. They still retained a couple studs from the
previous year, but this was definitely a winnable game in our eyes.

Kickoff came, and we soon realized we were still a little tight and stiff
from the long bus ride. Radez was back in net and looked a little rusty
out there. Within just a few minutes, Intensity was first to score. This
was not the way we wanted to start our season out…..0-2, and down 0-1 in
our third game. However, we are the Wildcats, and we are a resilient bunch
of individuals who play to the very last whistle.

One of the marquee changes we were able to make since Bode started this
game was to move up Val Busch to forward. Val has great natural instincts
and is able finish on offense, an extremely important skill necessary in
soccer. Just two minutes later, Val juked out two defenders, took a shot
on net, and tied the score at 1-1.

With both teams on the board, and getting a feel for one another, it
started to become a much more defensive battle. Both teams were playing
solid defense, including Radez making some great saves. However, in the
28th minute of the game. Intensity cleared out the ball to their star
player who made a textbook pass inside the box where his teammate received
and shot the ball where Radez had no chance to make a save. Intensity is
up 2-1 and they take that lead into halftime.

Even though the coaching staff was not pleased with the score, we felt
extremely confident that with some simple adjustments, we could
confidently win this game. We needed to make sure our midfield got back on
defense, and we had to take better shots. We didn’t need to hit the
corners perfectly [since many of our shots were wide], we could aim more
towards the middle since we felt the goalie looked inexperienced in net
and we needed to test him.

As the athletes marched back on the field for the second half, the
coaching staff had a good feeling of what was going to transpire during
the next forty minutes. And it didn’t take long before our very own Bode
Aggas scored his first goal of the season on a beautiful corner kick that
deflected off the defense into the back of the net. 2-2 and we had a
soccer game.

Intensity came back at us strong and was able to capitalized on us being
on our heels a bit to retake the lead at 3-2. However, from there, it was
ALL RSD. We dominated from here on out, scoring 4 beautiful goals in a
20-minute span.

Mikalo Malone scored his first and second goals of the season, followed by
Val earning his second goal of the game, and Bode put one more in for
himself as well. Even though we had a long ride back home to RSD, we were
able to sit back with a nice smile on our face. It’s always great to get
that first win of the season, and it being in Elmira is just icing on the
cake after last years loss there.

RSD has two tough games yjid week against the Scarlet Knights A and B team
on Tuesday and Thursday respectively.

Final score: 6-3

Goals:

B. Aggas (2)
Busch (2)
Malone (2)

Assists:

Michalek (1)

Saves:

Radez (9)

Record: 1-2

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random deafsports thoughts

Some 8-man football coaches don’t like it
when their teams are down to 7 players and
the opposing coaches stay with 8 man in
a game they have already easily won.

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