Fortunately their defense prevented visiting Eisenhower from scoring at all.
In the beginning of the second overtime Addison Burliegh got a ball deep in Ike’s defense and found the back of the net setting off a Gary Barnes "Goooooooaaaal," from up in the press box during The Stream’s broadcast of the game.
“It was a great team effort,” said coach Kimberly Wheeling. “Dani Fonzo had 11 saves. We were a little slow to the ball in the first half, but we stepped it up in the second. The girls never gave up the entire game.”
Wheeling’s team is now 1-0 on the season and they were scheduled to play Warren on Thursday away.
“We will continue to work on possessing the ball a little more,” Wheeling said, adding she wants her players to be a little more aggressive and to have more control off the traps.
A handball is called if the ball hits the arm under the armpit. Gary Barnes, the announcer for The Stream looked at the rewind and determined it was inconclusive. The officials did not call it a handball, so goal stands.
The Rockets took it to Conneaut on Monday winning a lopsided affair 7-0.
The now 1-1 Rockets host Corry at 11 a.m. today, travel to Eisenhower on Tuesday and host Iroqouis on Thursday.
The Little Harriers race is a free open race that hopes to introduce youngsters to the sport of running. No registration is necessary and the Rockets encourage parents to bring their kids fifth-grade and under to give it a try. “Just show up and run” the event poster reads. Over 2,000 people are expected to descend on the Myer complex. T-shirts and concessions will be available to help support the cross country program.
Their Rocket’s first head to head team meet will be Sept. 12 out in Linesville taking on the Conneaut Eagles.
The girls volleyball team kicked off their season with 3-1 (25-15, 25-12, 23-25 and 25-15) sets victory over Oil City on the road.
Coach John Baldwin liked what he saw especially from his setter.
“Claire Emminger… she’s an outstanding setter, she really runs our offense. Her seven assists paved the way. She added seven aces, a dig, a block and three kills.
Chloe Miller had eight kills and two digs.
Kyra Adkins had seven digs, an ace and three kills.
Jordan Wynn added three kills and seven aces.
The Rockets dominated the whole evening with a brief hiccup instead of closing out in straight sets. “Third set we got a little loose, missed a lot of serves, but they held it together and came back strong in the fourth.” Baldwin said. “We’ve got a young team, no seniors this year. We have about four who had varsity playing time last year though. They are picking up the ball and doing outstanding.”
They played in a tournament in AC-Valley and took home third place.
We will try to catch up with Rocket golf coach Tim Miller to get caught up on their season thus far. Golf gets an early start each year beginning in early August. They’ll host Maplewood at Cross Creek on Wednesday and travel to Corry on Thursday.
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