Captain Shreve Soccer: Welcome

Thursday, October 11
Boys Soccer Moving to New Website for 2012-2013 Season

Thanks to a generous contribution by Shreve Boosters, J.Bowen Creative has designed a wonderful new state of the art website that covers all of Captain Shreve Athletics.  Over the next month I will be starting the process of getting the new site filled in and hopefully it will be a much cleaner easiser site to navigate to stay in touch with Boys soccer happenings...

the link is here

 www.captainshreveathletics.com

 Thanks

Don Usry --webmaster for Boys Soccer 



Sunday, January 29
Shreve Takes Runner Up Spot in District One!!

What an outstanding achievement in Coach Watson's first year and considering losing so many talented players this last year.  Our seniors really stepped up to lead a young group to a heroic effort in our final district game against the much improved Airline Vikings to capture second place outright.

Recaps from other games..following our big win over Magnet we had to step up to take on the #8 ranked (and district undefeated) Parkway Panthers.. We played an awesome game only allowing 1 goal to the Panthers on a free kick in the first half.  In the second we have several great chances that came close even hitting the bar but to no avail and we lose 0-1

 

The week of January 23rd we had 3 district games with a midweek game against Airline to determine if we could take 2nd place all by ourselves.  On 1/23 we faced a decimated and hobbled Byrd team that simply couldn't keep up with us as we beat them handily 8-2 with Sr. Caden Smith getting his first career hat trick.  The Wednesday game with Airline was postponed due to rain (and pushed back to Friday at Lee Hedges) so we took on Haughton and once again the struggling new soccer program had no chance as we cruised to an 8-0 victory.

 Finally, on Friday night the big matchup with Airline took place and what a battle it was, the final score was 3-1 Shreve but Airline missed a couple of easy ones that would have made this game much tighter especially since Shreve which played amazing in the second half generated over a dozen scoring opportunities but could only find the net once.  Fortunately our freshman boys had a great game as Chad Usry (2) and Nick Hammond (1) had all 3 goals for the Gators but this was a great all around team effort, Defenders Gray, Cassel, Grigsby and Schimberg bent but rarely broke against the MUCH improved Airline attack. Sr. transfer Charles Gooch was instrumental in getting behind the Airline defense to open it up for the other attackers and Midfielders Chisma and Doughty ran a mararthon from box to box to lead our attack and shut down their penetrations..



Wednesday, January 18
Boys Remaining Schedule for 2011-2012 Season

1/19/2012 6:00 pm Lee Hedges * Captain Shreve Boys Parkway Boys 0 0
1/23/2012 7:45 pm Lee Hedges * Captain Shreve Boys Byrd Boys 0 0
1/25/2012 6:00 pm Tinsley 2 * Airline Boys Captain Shreve Boys 0 0
1/26/2012 6:00 pm Tinsley 1 * Haughton Boys Captain Shreve Boys 0 0
1/30/2012 6:00 pm Messmer   Loyola Boys Captain Shreve Boys 0 0


Wednesday, January 18
Gators Top Mustangs to go into Second Place in District

on a cold windy night, the 2011-2012 Gators put together their best effort of the season against rival Caddo Magnet at Lee Hedges last night.  We got out early with lost of great runs down the flanks and some chances on some crosses.  at the 10 minute mark Chad Usry turned and lofted a ball to Charles Gooch and the senior defender (turned striker) put it away to take a 1-0 lead which we held into halftime.  Magnet in the second half was able to capitalize early on from a corner we failed to clear properly, the ball fell to the feet of the districts leading scorer and he put it away to tie the game up.  With about 15 minutes left to play, Ken Chism hits a dangerous corner that forces a Magnet defender off balance trying to cover and it strikes him in the hand for an obvious handball in the box and a PK chance for Shreve.  Chad Usry finished the PK off to give the Gators back the lead.  Just two minutes later Sr. Gooch spies Hong Cho on the opposite flank and plays him a beautiful ball which Hong cuts around a defender and makes a great goal to give us the 3-1 lead and some breathing room with 10 minutes or so left to play.  Shreve tried to freeze out the game and did a  great job in the back holding of Magnet attacks but with about 3 minutes left Magnet converts another corner kick after it is not cleared.  Fortunatey we take home the victory and leave open a slim chance to share a piece of the district title. 

This was a total team effort best hustle all year

 

 

 



Thursday, January 5
Shreve beats Southwood 3-0

in the second district matchup of the year, Captain Shreve went out to a 3-0 halftime lead and was able to get everyone some valuable minutes in the second half.  Shreve had numerous opportunities to add to the goal total but played classy selfless ball and moved it around and used this game as some good training for the rematch with Magnet the week after mid terms

 



Monday, January 2
Holiday Update and Happy New Year's

Sorry for the delay in getting the site updated but .....(insert excuse here)

 

In any event the Boys have had a challenging holiday season.

 

It started with a rain soaked easy district victory over Haughton on December 15th 6-0 (goals and assists to be added later) and then a 4 hour bus ride the next day for the LA Showcase down in Lake Charles where we ran into a very good Acadiana team that thumped is pretty good 3-1. Able to rest that night we came back strong agains Teurlings Cathlolic winning 1-0 but a combination of sickness and injury left us practically defenseless against the host team St. Louis Cathloic and as might be expected it wasn't pretty as the Gators were blown out 6-0

 

After a short Christmas break, the boys traveled down to Covington for the State's Premier High School Tournament--The St. Paul's Showcase.  Shreve given the difficult task of facing the host and returning State Champions at 8 AM after a 6 hour bus ride the day before managed to keep this one closer only down 1-0 at half before losing 2-0. In the second game, Shreve outmanned D3 St. Martin but gave up an early goal and a pesky St. Martin goalie kept making save after save.  It appeared the Gators might give this game away but in the final minutes, Shreve was able to get some penetration and a combination of fouls in the box and a late handball in the box lead to 2 Shreve PK's which we converted to win a nail biter 2-1.  In the final game Shreve got the better of Baton Rouge but was only able to manage a draw 2-2



Tuesday, December 13
Get your Wings tomorrow and support Captain Shreve Boys Varsity Soccer



Tuesday, December 13
Gators Bite Jackets 3-0 (played on 12.12.2011)

Varsity Boys return to their winning ways with a hard fought 3-0 win over the Byrd Yellow Jackets before a great crowd Monday night at Lee Hedges.  In the first half our boys seemed a little flat but great defense from our back four kept many Byrd attacks out of the box.  Fielding Matkins with his first career start for the Gators had an excellent save of a dangerous cross to shut down another Byrd possession. In the second half, Shreve started getting more chances and I think we hit the post 3 or 4 times trying to break the score sheet and grab a lead. Byrd seemed in no rush to win the game in regulation.  In the 68th minute So. Andrew Doughty collects a ball at midfield dribbles into the attacking half and plays a beautiful ball up and over the Byrd defenders, Fr. Chad Usry gets it takes a touch and pops one past the onrushing keeper to get the first goal (assist Andrew Doughty).  Just a few minutes later, (32nd) we give up a dangerous free kick down deep outside the left side of the 18 yard box.  Our wall does the job and during the ensuing scramble, Jr. Gaylon Grigsby fires a long low clearance way out that surprises the Byrd defenders who were all forward for the free kick. It goes right to Usry in space who turns and collides with a Byrd defender who goes down leaving Usry with a clean lane to goal.  Usry takes a couple of touches and fires one low and back post for his brace. (assist Gaylon Grigsby).  From there, we finish out the scoring on a corner kick that is headed out by Byrd and is intercepted by Sr. Dylan Cassel who fires a perfect pass to Andrew Doughty is poaching on the six yard box, a quick touch a quick strick and Shreve wins 3-0. (assist Dylan "Red" Cassel). Great second half guys, no keep focused for Thursday's Haughton match.  It is imperative we take care of business early get everyone into the match since we travel to Lake Charles on Friday and play the nightcap against a very good Acadiana side

 

 



Friday, December 9
Gators Fall Short Against # 9 Parkway Panthers (played 12.8.2011)

Captain Shreve hung tight with the # 9 ranked Parkway Panthers on their home pitch at Tinsley Park on a cold Thursday night.  Tied 0-0 at half Shreve handled the pressure of Parkway's senior laden team and last year's Division II semifinalist.  In the second half we got caught on a long ball played in to their all state forward Ryan Barcelona which he followed up quickly with another goal several minutes later.  Down 2-0, early on in the half, or boys dug in and was able to pull one back when Soph. Andrew Doughty drilled a missed clearance (or rebound?) low and hard just inside the post and we were within 1.  Unfortunately just a minure or so later, Parkway forward Barcelona pushed down Hong Cho (seemed obvious to me) and that gave him a free path into the box where he laid off the ball to another Parkway attacker and just like that we are down by 2 again.  Parkway is a good team and other than a fluke loss in OT in the last game in a tourney, they are undefeated.  Our boys played hard but had trouble finding feet on the thick natural surface (thatch) that we all know the Tinsley fields to be. Hold your heads up boys and keep working, we get another shot at them. 

Tuesday, December 6
Gators Drop a Heartbreaker to Magnet in final seconds (12.5.2011)

just a few seconds separated the Gators and Mustangs from an overtime thriller Monday evening at the Hedge.  On a cold drizzly night, the Gators came from behind once and actually went ahead in the second half only to give up the lead and a game winner just as stoppage time was set to expire.

After giving up a goal in the 23rd minute, We put together a beautiful combination of possession with Nick Hammond playing the ball into Hong Cho who one touches out wide left to Ken Chism who pushes the ball down the left flank and plays in a beautiful curving cross that goes around 2 Magnet defenders.  Chad Usry plays the pass on the short bounce (half volley) and guides it just inside the post and just like that we tie the score.

 In the second half , lots of back and forth and and about 15 minutes into the half Hong Cho takes a speculative shot long range that takes a wicked dip into the slick plastic grass in front of the Magnet goalie, the ball skips violently up and over the goalies desperate attempt to stop it and it skids into the net for a great goal and a 2-1 lead.

 Unfortunately, Magnet is able to equalize fairly soon.   From then one it is a frantic back and forth with good chances by both sides.  Andrew Doughty dribbles several defenders and fires a hard blast that forces a great save by the Magnet goalie, Also great work by our goalie Jacob Carruth for getting back on a richochet clearance that was headed for goal had he not scrambled and dove clearing the ball with a swipe of his hand as it reached the goal line..good stuff.

 

It was a very exciting game and with just seconds left we give up a goal on a counter attack and we drop our first district game.  Still no time to hang our heads, the districts highest rated team Parkway is scheduled for later this week..  Our boys gave it a very valiant effort in horrible conditions, hold your head high and prepare for Panthers..

 



Tuesday, November 29
Gators Maul Vikings 4-0 to go 2-0 in District 1

 11/28/2011

After coming out flat in the first 10 minutes or so (no doubt due to tired legs from the weekend's tournament) It took an absolute  30 yard GOLAZO from Andrew Doughty aroung the 12 minute mark to wake up the Gators (assist Chad Usry).  Shreve dominating possession for most of the half but unable to extend their lead until Andrew won a ball in our defensive half and dribble it all the way deep into the Viking defense and unleashed another GOLAZO low and away that caught the keeper napping and we go into the half up 2-0 (unassisted).  In the third period Gabe Gray ranges forward from his Centerback position and spys Chad Usry out on the flank.  Usry cuts in and drives a low hard shot near post and puts the Gators up 3-0 (assist Gabe Gray).  Finally Ken Chism and Andrew Doughty team up for two long range balls served in by Ken.  On the first one Andrew gets a touch (off his back) and the ball heads for goal but is stopped (or was it ?) by the goalie at the absolute last second.  Scoring closes out when an almost identical long ball is played over the top (by Ken Chism) to a streaking Doughty who gets the Hat trick by beating the goalie to the ball and volleying the service right between the pipes (assist Ken Chism).. All in all our boys played hard.  Seniors Gooch and Cassel  Gray and Junior Chris Schimberg shut down a much improved Airline team.. Jacob with another district shutout and had several nice stops and was always quick off his line to gobble up any balls played through.  The boys get a nice break this week to heal up rest up and get ready for a real challenge next Monday 5 December as Gator Nation hosts and squares off with District Foe Caddo Magnet..going to be a good one

 

Admin Note:  Congratulations to the Varsity Boys as they crack the Coaches Poll at the # 10 position.

 

also thanks to Jill Lucero for her great pics she took at Dutchtown, they are now on the Flickr site

http://www.flickr.com/photos/captainshrevesoccer/sets/72157628207064117/

 

 



Sunday, November 27
Boys Varsity goes 1-1-1 in the Bayou Classic

Shreve 1 Dutchtown 0

Shreve 0 St. Paul's 4

Shreve 1 East Ascension 1

Shreve-Mandeville --cancelled due to inclement weather

 

Captain Shreve struck early in the 0800 game with a good effort by Ken Chism to take a 1-0 lead against the hometown Dutchtown Griffins.  From there we played stubborn in the second half to keep them scoreless and secure the 3 points

In the afternoon game Shreve ran into a buzz saw from the defending State Champions.  Their first goal was questionable (missed handball call from ref) but the next 2 weren't and we finally ran out of gas in the second half.  Still there was a 15-20 minute stretch in the second period where the 2011-2012 Gators played even with one of the top 2 or 3 teams in the state and was able to generate chances.

Saturday's opponent was East Ascension (another Hometown team) and usually when we play EA its on a wet and rainy pitch.  This year's contest was no exception and after beautiful weather on Friday, we awoke Saturday to a steady downpour.  In fact the rain would cancel out all games after ours. EA and Shreve played a relatively even affair but in the second half our boys started to run out of steam and EA was able to slip a ball through our backline and finish it with about 4 minutes left.  Gators refused to give up getting the ball into scoring position several times and just after regulation, Andrew Doughty crossed the ball into the box where it was handled by an EA player.  Shreve awarded the PK which Doughty cooly slotted low and away for the equalizer and the last minute Draw.

All in all some good play this weekend as we continue to improve.  This week we have two district matches so patch up our bruised and battered troops for this week's campaign

 

many thanks to our former coach Matt Smith who braved the heat and rain to take these action photos of the boys down in Baton Rouge

http://www.flickr.com/photos/captainshrevesoccer/collections/



Monday, November 21
Gators Salvage Draw with Dutchtown in final minute of Regulation

The 8th ranked Dutchtown Griffins came to town with their all state and Maryland commitment forward Ryan Reid and lots of big guys that dwarfed our dimunitive Gators but it was our guys that had the last laugh.  Gators gave up a fluke goal in the 6th minute when a throw end was headed up and over our goalie in a 1-100 shot from outside the 6 yard box and a very narrow angle.  Just one of those things.  Shreve controlled possession but had trouble getting the ball in deep for shots.  In the second half Shreve continuted to dominate and was able to start breaking down the Griffins for some decent chances as Shreve pushed more players into the attack.  At the 39:30 mark (40 minute halves) Gabe Gray penetrated deep into the Dutchtown backfield drawing several defenders.  He made a great cutback and laid off a great ball to Hong Cho who took a touch to get space and then delivered a great ball out wide to Ken Chism who took one touch and coolly put it under the goalie for the equalizer.  Sophomore Goalie Jacob Carruth stopped several good shots this match to keep the Gators in the hunt.

Friday, November 18
Gators Rip Cowboys (Boys Varsity 11/16/2011)

First District Game was no contest as the 2011-2012 Gators came roaring out of the gate with a 7 goal performance against the Southwood Cowboys.  Junior Ken Chism and Sophmore Andrew Doughty ruled the midfield with Ken getting 2 goals and Andrew getting 2 assists. Chism kicked off the scoring on a darting run up the middle on an a great through ball by Junior Hong Cho and calmly one touch finished inside the left post Freshman Chad Usry got his first high school goal on an unselfish cross from Doughty as he penetrated deep down in the 18.  Chism tacked on another goal in the first half to take a 3-0 lead at halftime.  Shreve scored at will in the second half with Freshman Nick Hammond getting his first high school goal on some nifty cuts inside the left 18 and coolly finishing.Gabe Gray played him the long through ball for the assist. Usry gets a scrappy second goal on a defender-goalie passback error.  Seniors Dylan Cassel and Gabe Gray anchored a stingy defense that only allowed a very few opportunities in our defensive third and Seniors Charles Gooch and Caden Smith tacked on a couple of insurance goals making the final scoreline 7-0 for the Gators.  A needed confidence boost as we head into Monday's holiday afternoon game with the 5th ranked Dutchtown Griffins. 

Goals 

Chism-2; Usry-2, Hammond-1, Gooch-1; Smith-1

Assists

Doughty-2; Hammond 1 ; Cho-1 ; Gray-1

 

admin-note:  thanks to Lance Hammond for keeping the stats and as a general note to all parents, we will miss some goals and assists from time to time so PLEASE email (dusry1@comcast.net) me when I forget.  I will edit the game summary to reflect the proper information.  Its always easy to keep up with your son's contributions but when you try and track 20 kids sometimes things fall through the cracks.  Also we are still in the market for a photographer to take stills during our games.  If no parents can (or will) I might suggest we hire a kid from Shreve (yearbook staff or something similar) and throw a few bucks in the pots for the games he/she covers and have them post to Flikr --just an idea.



Thursday, November 17
New Boys Varsity Roster Printout available now

go to Shreve Team Sites on left menu then select Boys Varsity..both rosters can be cut and pasted to Word or Excel.  My suggestion is to print both out place them back to back and laminate for a great quick reference card..

 

See you at Field 13 tonight at Cargill for our first game and victory of the Season

 

GO GATORS



Wednesday, November 16
Best of Luck to the 2011/12 Team

I can't believe I haven't been deleted as a contributer to this site, but so far so good.    I truly wish this years team the best of luck for the upcoming season.   I have been involved with Shreve Soccer for 4 years and I find that I can't let go.  Ryan has been an asset for many years as a player and a JV coach.  I believe he will be an awesome Varsity Coach.   I intend to be at all of your games and wish you the best of luck. 

As long as Mr. Usry, will allow me to make coments, I will do so.  I promise it will always be positive. 

Go Gators,

 Lawrence Calhoun 



Wednesday, November 16
Shreve Varsity edges Magnet and Ties Loyola in Jamboree

Great work from the Varsity boys in their first full sided scrimmage as they struck for a goal in the 12th minute against Caddo Magnet in a 20 minute jamboree scrimmage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8etJiCQQGc

Nazmi Mansour gets off a great shot in traffic and beats the Magnet keeper to the right post.  

In the second game Shreve dominates possession with the Flyers and gets 3 great chances from some breakaways and a sitter but just cant find the net.  Game ends 0-0 

 

FIRST DISTRICT GAME TOMORROW AGAINST SOUTHWOOD..ITS TIME!!!!!

 



Thursday, November 10
Quick Link to Jamboree Schedule and Season Schedule

I will be updating the schedule link as time permits but for the time being I am posting this quick link to the Northwest LA High School Soccer website which is an excellent site to keep track of schedules for all our boys and girls teams and to see other teams schedules as well 

This weekends Jamboree

http://www.nwlsra.com/highschool/Jamboree.aspx

Boys and Girls (Varsity and JV)

http://www.nwlsra.com/highschool/Schedule.aspx  

just select the team you want from the drop down menu box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Sunday, October 30
Lady Gator Rosters Announced

VARSITY

TAYLOR GOFF

HANNAH CARTER

SPENCER TINDEL

NATALIE DRISCOLL

KATELYN HEDGES

JESSICA HARRIS

HEATHER DIXON

REID ROGERS

LARI LEBER

ASHLEY FALARDEAUX

HANNAH FITZGERALD

EMILY BRYANT

HANNAH GIDDENS

LAUREN BENNETT

KIMBERLEY DAVIDSON

LIZZIE CARTER

KATIE GARRETT

 

JUNIOR VARSITY

TREMEKIA ASHLEY

MARSHERRY DURHAM

NICOLE GOUTHEIRE

NIKIA SMITH

MUSHFEKA AKHTER

CHRISTINE HENNIGAN

ALEXIS JACKSON

ALEXIS VALENTI

MICHAEL ANNE MANDINA

MEGAN RICORD

ALY DEPESA

ANNA HENSLEY

MACI MCCULLOUGH

DENISE PIERCE

MADISON ELMORE

IMAN GANTT



Friday, October 28
Boys Rosters Released

Coach Watson has released the Varsity and JV rosters (some late additions from football are anticipated).  Congratulations to the boys.  Now its time to focus on training and getting ready for the season.  With the expansion of the district we will be playing 12 district games (instead of the 8 we played last year) so other than the Jamboree there is no time "to warm up".  Our first regular season game is a DISTRICT game.                                                       



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Friday, October 21
Coach Watson sets out Practice "Colors" for 2011-2012 Boys Varsity and JV

Parents and Players,Tryouts begin Monday (10/24) and last till Wednesday.  The teams will be posted on the website Thursday and that’s when players will begin practicing with their V or JV teams.  Players need to bring cleats, shin guards, and water to practice.  The colors for tryouts/practice are as follows:

Monday – White t shirt, green shorts, green socks

Tuesday – White t shirt, blue shorts, blue socks

Wednesday – White t shirt, red shorts, red socks

Thursday – White t shirt, white shorts, white socks

Also, some players have not turned in a copy of their birth certificate with their paperwork.  This needs to be turned in to Ms. Cassel ASAP.See you all on Monday.



Wednesday, September 28
Coach Watson calls First Parents Meeting for the 2011-2012 Boys Season

Reposted from the email most parents received:

Parents and Players,There will be a parent’s meeting in the cafeteria of the school at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 3.  We will go over everything you need to know for the upcoming season and I will answer any questions you might have.  Ms. Cassel has put together packets for the boys to fill out and they should be available in the front office or in Ms. Cassel’s room for the boys to pick up tomorrow or Friday.  If they do not pick one up at school there will be some at the meeting as well. Every player must fill out these papers regardless if they are returning or new.  I am excited to get the season underway and look forward to seeing everybody at the meeting.-Ryan WatsonP.S. - If there is anybody that you know of that did not get this email please let them know when the meeting is and have them email me so I can add them to the list.

 

 



Wednesday, September 21
Former Gators Shine on the Collge Pitch

Recently graduated Seniors Christopher Lawrence and Connor Randel already making their impact felt at the College Level

Christopher Lawrence

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUohr1LwZq8&feature=related

Connor Randel

 http://www.barry.edu/athletics/news/article.html?id=19482

 

Gator Nation is proud of their former players and hopes they come back to visit and inspire and encourage the players to reach their potential



Friday, July 8
Departed Seniors Lawrence and Terraciano to Shine in All Star Game this Weekend

Recent graduates Christopher Lawrence and Will Terraciano will represent Shreve and the West 1/2 of Louisiana this weekend in the Boys All Star Game scheduled for 7 PM at the ULL Soccer Stadium in Lafayette.  Former Coach Matt Smith will be also be on the touchlines for the West.  Anyone near to Laffy this weekend should drop in to support our Gators in their final high school soccer game.  All of Gator Nation is proud of Will and Christopher and best of luck to them.  Go WEST!!! 

http://www.lhsaa.org/images/db_sports/629.pdf



Friday, October 28
2010-2011 Team Records

2010-2011 Varsity &  JV Records

DistrictOverall
TeamWinLossWinLossTie
 Captain Shreve Boys**

 2 

  17 

1

Captain Shreve  Girls 4 4 9 12 2


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Wednesday, June 29
The Ryan Watson Era begins this Fall for 2011-2012

Former JV Coach Ryan Watson gets the green light from Dr. McCalla to take over the Boys Varsity Soccer Team from the retiring Matt Smith:

from the Coach himself:

 

Coach’s Corner – with Ryan WatsonI have 18 years playing experience and 4 years coaching experience.  Played on the club level for Shreveport United for 4 years in high school and 2 years in college.  I graduated from Captain Shreve in 2007 and played soccer all 4 of my years there.  As a Shreve player I helped the team to finish first in district 3 times out of my 4 year career and to a state semi and quarter final with an overall record of 93-18-6.  For the past four years I have also been an assistant coach for Captain Shreve. After high school I went on to play 4 years on the Division I level at Centenary College while pursuing a degree in Health and Exercise Science. I will be finishing up my last semester at Centenary College in the fall with a degree in Health and Exercise Science.  I am looking forward to the opportunity to coach the boys this season and hope to continue the winning tradition created by Matt and Clint and hopefully bring home a state trophy.

To help him he has added Justin Barnes as an assistant coach.  Here is some background on Justin..from Justin

 

I have 18 years of playing experience from rec through college.  I played at the club level for Shreveport United for 3 years in high school and one year in college.  I graduated from C.E. Byrd in 2007 and played all 4 years there.  While at Byrd, I was a three year starting goalkeeper, and my senior year I was awarded 1st Team All-District.  I helped Byrd to make the state playoffs all four years. After high school, I went on to play at Garden City Jr. College in Kansas for a year.  After one year, I came back home and went to Louisiana Tech, where I played for the club team until I graduated in May 2011 with a degree in Business Management.  I am looking forward to getting to know the players and helping Ryan bring home a state title to Shreve. 


Tuesday, April 26
Shreve Boys Varsity Post Season Honors

Apologies for getting these posted so late.  We had some fantastic post season honors for our Boy's Varsity

 

Divison 1 All State

First Team

Connor Randel, Christopher Lawrence

All Divisions Freshman All State Team

Andrew Doughty

Shreveport/Bossier City All City Team

Connor Randel, Christopher Lawrence

 

District 1 All District Team

Overall MVP--Connor Randel

First Team

Christopher Hammond, Hayden Price, Christopher Lawrence, Will Terracciano, Neal Usry

Second Team

Kenny Chism, Hong Cho

Honorable Mention

Zack Kahre, Gabe Gray

 

 

Congratulations to all these deserving players. 

 



Friday, March 25
2010-2011 Lady Gators Post Season Soccer Honors

Varsity Team Awards
100% Award: Spencer Tindel
Coaches Award: Lari Leber
Newcomer Award: Tara Barnes
Defensive MVP: Natalie Driscoll
Offensive MVP: Caydence Leber
Overall MVP: Emily Watson
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All District Division 1 Honors 
Caydence Leber: Co-Offensive MVP
Emily Watson: First Team Midfielder
Natalie Driscoll: First Team Defense
Lari Leber: Second Team Defense
Caitlyn Abney: Honorable Mention
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Shreveport Times All City
Caydence Leber: Forward
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All-State Division 1 
Caydence Leber:  Second Team


Sunday, February 13
Southern Gators Close out Captain Shreve's Season

Feb 10, 2011

Gonzales, LA

on a wet cramped muddy football field the Captain Shreve Gators ended their playoff run against a scrappy opportunisitic St. Amant team that capitalized on a series of mental and physical mistakes that gave them a lead that was just too large to overcome. The Final score was 7-3 but we had our chances and only down 2-1 at half we were still in until St. Amant scored a couple within the first 10 minutes to make it 4-1.  From there, someone let the wind out of our sail although we did manage to pull a couple back late to make it 6-3 and then a last second goal in stoppage by STA to make it 7-3. Without the services of holding midfielder Gabe Gray and with Senior Defender Christopher Lawrence on a weak knee and heavily braced we found ourselves time and time again undermanned and overwhelmed in the back against the 3 forward direct kickball attack that was tailor made for the narrow confines of the horrendous natural surface known statewide as the "PIT".  The season is over so its best to let it go but for the younger players returning to the squad lots of lessons can be learned from the game.  To our departing seniors..I Know it wasn't the way you wanted to end your high school careers but all in all we achieved a great deal considering the youth and inexperience of the entire roster..It time to celebrate our many accomplishments this season like our 3rd straight district chamipionship (shared this year).  To the returning players...and our rising JV players...we are losing 9 talented seniors most of whom have known great success during their varsity tenure..we start almost fresh again next year..it will require one of the greatest efforts and lots of hard work year around if we are to continue the Proud winning tradition that is Captain Shreve Gator Futbol

Goals:

Christopher Hammond 1 (Assist --- )  Ken Chism 1 (Assist--- ) Neal Usry (Assist---Christopher Lawrence)

 



Tuesday, February 8
Gators Blank Lions in Bi-District..Round 1

GATORS came out FAST in this game garnering a corner in the first minute which Kenny found Neal again and he  put it away for the quick goal.  Covington decided to appoint some bodyguards for Connor so he got a friend everywhere he went last night (sometimes two).  About midway through the first half, Hong Cho collects a ball and finds Chris Hammond who quickly turns and fires a nice shot catching the talented Lion goalie and squeezing it past him to give us the two goal lead.  In the second half, Connor having absorbed almost the entire Covington back line still creates space and finds Hammond who again fires off a well place shot back post just beating the diving keeper to the corner and our 3rd goal.  Our own Keeper Zach had a great game with several very good saves  and one amazing diving save that seemed to take the last breath of hope from the Covington supporters.  Once again Will "Iron Man" Terracciano bounces up from a rough challenge that spilled him out into the hard track surface and along with Christopher Lawrence and Andrew really held their speedy attackers in check.  I was very proud of how the guys responded to Coach Matt's in-game adjustments..several guys having to play out of normal day to day position and they all came through great..Good job..now its off to Gonzales to face "the other gators" (lowercase)

Monday, January 31
Shreve Holds off Panthers in Last Regular Season Game

Played 1/31/2011

Shreve and Parkway both top 10 teams in their respective divisions came to Lee Hedges this evening with something to prove but still needing to keep focused on the playoffs later this week.  Connor Randel absorbing lots of defensive pressure to give space to Neal who he found twice (once in the first half, once in the second) for goals.  Parkway ties the game in the 30th minute of the first half on a long free kick that finds the ground and bounces perfectly to a Parkway player who gets a good one time touch to put it in.  In the second half Shreve falls behind in the 8th minute when a very weak challenge in the box results in a PK that they convert to go up 2-1, from there the Gators came to life and scored the equalizer (Randel to Usry..their second link up) in the 16th minute.  In the 28th minute. Ken Chism with another perfect corner (getting to be a regular thing with him) picks out Neal and Neal redirects it back post and the Gators regain the lead.  We had several other good scoring opportunities including a goal by Hayden Price called back for offsides (it was very close) but finally  in the 39th minute, Senior defender Will Terracciano puts the game out of reach with a fantastic run from his own half blowing through 2 defenders and somehow fighting off a defender"SHOVING" him off the ball collides with the keeper and still puts it in the back of the net..fantastic effort and that is how we closed the books on the regular season...WOW..now Covington comes to town on Monday February 7th and its PLAYOFF TIME...everything on the line so leave everything you have on the field..GO GATORS

highlights from game available later today (Saturday 2/5/11)

 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LqgjZfZ19c

Goals  Neal (3)  Will T. (1)

Assists Connor (2) Hong Cho (1) Ken Chism (1)

 

 



Tuesday, February 1
Lady Gators vs. Magnet

It was an awesome game and I couldn't be prouder of the Lady Gators. Heres the coaches recap from LAprepSoccer:
Great game tonight between Caddo Magnet and Captain Shreve to wrap up district 1. My Shreve girls played their hearts out and were 12 minutes away from a 1-0 victory but couldn't hold off the Mustangs. Caydence Leber scored about 10 minutes into the second half to make it 1-0 Shreve. Taylor Garten scores with 12 left on a 25yd free kick to take it to OT. Stayed scoreless through the first 10 minutes with both teams having some good opportunities. Magnet scores 3 minutes into the second OT so I pushed numbers up to try and tie and gave up one more to end it. I believe M.E. Breithaupt scored both the Magnet goals in OT but I'm not 100%.

Magnet is a quality team and is dangerous if you give them space. My Shreve girls continued their run of good form at the right time of the year, and although this was a loss, it was exactly what we needed going into the playoffs. We played without two starters and all the girls stepped up and we didn't miss a beat and it had no impact on the result.

Thanks Coach Mark!  They couldn't have done it without you!



Saturday, January 29
Shreve Beats Bearcats 8-1

First road trip since the holidays against a young but improving Ruston.  Missing Lawrence and Gray and hoping the boys would not fool around with a team that on paper was outclassed.  Shreve came out quick in the 11th minute Connor over the top to Neal and Neal remembered again that his right foot works too and slotted it home.  Chris Hammond moved to Center Mid this evening and owned it.. In the 18th minute Chris finds Neal who in turn plays one over the top to Connor who rounds the keeper and puts it home...Shreve 2-0.  In the 19th minute Hammond heads it to Connor who dribbles the defense only to be denied by the keeper, rebound falls to Hammond who is blocked by a defender on his first attempt and the post on his second, finally Hayden Price puts it away for our 3rd...Shreve 3-0. In the 25th minute Hammond plays a great ball through which Connor takes in stride and just like that it is 4-0 and we start to move the pieces around and go deep into our reserves (everybody) for the rest of the match.  In the 35th minute Ruston pulls one back on a cross and header (which is initally saved by Zac) but bounces off the bar to a Ruston player (having conveniently shoved Gaylon away) Shreve 4-1.  Finally in the 40th minute, Will plays a nice ball over the top to Connor and he finishes with his left foot for the hat trick by halftime..Shreve 5-1  HALFTIME

  Great effort from the reserves in the second half, White, Grigsby and Cassel worked well together up top keeping possession and generating chances. In the 6th minute Connor plays a nice ball into the Ruston backline, Neal fishes it out of the crowd gets one on one with the keeper and puts it away..Shreve 6-1.  In the 38th minute Hong Cho penetrates into the box and is tripped up by the goalie, Michael White gets first crack at the rebound but is denied by another defender and finally Gaylon Grigsby cracks the rebound into the back of the net...Shreve 7-1  In the 40th minute we close out the scoring with a nice free kick from Neal  FINAL 8-1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzR2hScReD0

Stats (courtesy of David Randel)

                                                Goals                     Assists

 

Neal Usry                                      3                              1

 

Hayden Price                                 1

 

Connor Randel                               3                             2

 

Gaylon Grigsby                              1

 

Chris Hammond                                                            2

 

Michael White                                                               1

 

Hong Cho                                                                       1

 

Will Terracciano                                                             1

 



Friday, January 28
Lady Gators Update

The last few weeks have been filled with success and progress for the Lady Gators.  It is amazing how far they have come in such a short period of time.  Coach Mark has transformed a group of girls who wanted to play soccer into a team.  Please join us on Monday for our last district game against Magnet, then stay tuned for an update on where we will be traveling for playoffs.  Congratulations, Lady Gators!

Friday, January 21
Gator Boys Varsity goes 2-0 for Week 9 and Earns a share of the District Championship***

Week 9 gave us one hard and one easy opponent.  The Wednesday (1/19/2011) game against Southwood went as expected.  Thoroughly outclassed, the Cowboys tried to make a game of it but Shreve had it won within the first 5 minutes.  The second half was mainly spent giving Senior Goalie (and first year soccer player) Travis Elkins a chance to score (which sadly he did not despite being give a solid dozen or so chances plus a PK) scores and assists went as follows:

                                          Goals                               Assists

Chris Hammond                       2                                       1

Michael White                          1

Neal Usry                                 1

Connor Randel                         2                                      2

Dylan Cassel                                                                    1

Hayden Price                                                                   

 

The Monday game against Caddo Magnet (1/17/2011) had all the hallmarks of a great one going in.  Shreve with their back against the wall if they wanted any part of another district championship and Magnet simply needing the win to put district away.  To put it concisely..best game we played all year.  Our guys were flying around making plays getting stuck in and not letting the talented Magnet squad to turn and fire when they had the ball down deep.  Ken Chism and Gabe Gray threw themselves around in the midfield winning balls our wingers.  Cho was instrumental in getting midfield balls down the side and up to Connor and Neal.  Hammond and Price both with great efforts getting down the wings and tracking back to help shut down Magnet penetrations.  Defenders Terraciano, Lawrence and Doughty shut down the dangerous duo of Linder and Johnson. Finally Zac Kahre came up huge in the second half with two great saves almost back to back and was solid throughout.

First goal was when an alert Connor challenged a bad clearance from a Magnet defender and was able to steal the ball, make a great move right and shoot hard back post to beat the goalie in the 5th minute...lots of action box to box but that closed out the scoring for the half.  Second half at the 20 minute mark, Terracciano challenges a ball rolled out by the Magnet goalie steals it makes a couple of touches and curls in a brilliant cross that finds Neal on the head and Shreve is up 2-0.  Just one minute later, Gabe Grey wins a ball in our defensive third hits Hammond with a beautiful outlet.  Chris takes a couple of touches and launches one deep behind the line and finds Neal with a step on two Magnet defenders, and as he is trying to control the bouncing ball, shins it past the rushing keeper and now its Shreve 3-0..game over right..not quite.  In the 33rd minute a dubious foul give Magnet and indirect free kick which they send curling into the goal untouched (or was it??) Center ref says we touched it so now its 3-1.  In the 38th minute Magnet junior forward Ric Linder gets a good ball down the left line and cuts back against a slipping Shreve defender and hits a great shot near post that the keeper had no chance on.  So with 2 minutes left Shreve fights hard to kill the clock and succeeds..final Shreve 3-2...Great game lots of heart, Chris Lawrence played valiantly in the second half after suffering a knee dislocation and led the backline to a great performance....

                                     Goals                          Assists

Connor Randel                   1

Neal Usry                           2

Will Terracciano                                                    1

Chris Hammond                                                     1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kg-Ht46o-o

***footnote  following these two victories and with the Byrd 1-0 victory of Magnet on 1/20/2011---Captain Shreve has claimed a share (3-way tie) of the 2010-2011 District 1 Championship



Sunday, January 16
Gator Varsity Boys go 2-0 in Week 8 blanking Airline and Loyola

Shreve starting to get into playoff shape (we will see for sure on Monday 1/17) but solid efforts this week against Airline (played 1/13) and Loyola (played 1/15)

 

First Airline:

Lots (and I mean lots) of missed opportunities to start the game and it took a speculative shot by Ken Chism (on a assist by Connor Randel) and a goalie mishandled to crack open the scoreline..once done then it rained Gator goals.  2 more goals in the first half, the first (2nd overall) from a nice throughball from Hong Cho to Connor Randel who rounded the keeper and slotted it home.  The final (3rd) of the half came when an alert Connor pounced on a goalie miscue (bad goal kick) collected the wayward kick and shot it into a group of Airline defenders..great work to follow his own rebound and put it away just before half

In the second Neal and Connor combined for the first two goals with Neal chipping the defenders and Connor hitting the half volley for the 4th goal early in the second half, a few moments later, connor streaking down the right side plays a perfect ground cross curling it in front of two defenders, neal simply runs onto it and puts it away for the 5th goal, quickly followed by a pinpoint cross from Hayden to Connor's head who headed it back post..Shreve 6-0 (Connor's 4th goal of the night..and earned him a well deserved rest).  The 7th goal was technically an own goal on Airline defender when Neal took a Gaylon Grigsby throwin penetrated down the left byline and fired a cross that went into the defenders leg and into the net..but we'll give Gaylon the assist anyway.  Goal # 8 was a great ball played over the top by Mat Edwardes to Neal making a diagonal run who remembered that he can shoot with his right foot and put it back post past the Airline goalie.  Finally in what could be considered irony?  Michael White plays a great ball to Christopher Lawrence who has a deft one touch chip over the defender to Zac Kahre who collects it and gets just enough on it to get it past the rushing goalie for Goal number 9..very solid effort by the entire team and lots of great passing and runs off the ball hopefully we can continue that when the opponent is a little tougher (say like Monday night!!)

here is a clip of the goals along with some of our yips and shanks that went along with them

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4dizQgom7s

Now Saturday's game against Loyola was a wet cold drizzly day but fortunately our boys came out fast and put the game away early and were able to get everyone involved so we could be on fresh legs for Monday night

Connor Randel with his second consecutive hat trick (although Airline was Hat + 1).  Goal 1 was a nice cross from Hammond and Connor hits the post follows the bouncing ball off defenders and puts it away. Then Hayden finds Connor on a run and Randel slips between a couple of defenders and gets a toe on it before the charging goalie can smother it.  Goal 3 was a nice through ball by Hong Cho which Connor collects down the right side glides into the box and calmly finishes back post.  Goal 4 was a belated Christmas gift for Neal as Hong finds Neal down the left side, Neal shoots on frame but the goalie mishandleds the wet ball and it rolls up and over his body for #4.  Still in the first half Chris Hammond makes a nice cross from the right and Hayden Price is able to get his head on it and redirect it right inside the right post for a great goal # 5 and this closed out the scoring in the first half..at the 22nd minute mark. 

In the second half, Michael White plays a great ball over the top to defender (turned forward) Will Terracciano who muscles past two defenders and turns on the jets as he leaves every one behind on a great run and perfectly times his chip over a rushing goalie for a spectacular goal # 6 and another good win for the boys. 

here are the goals from the game

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAs7-IN5_mA

Hopefully these games have given us the confidence to move forward with our great challenge to knock off district leader Caddo Magnet.  good effort this week lets keep it going

 

 

  

 



Sunday, January 9
Gators Knock of Jackets in the Rematch (game played 1/6/2011)

Captain Shreve looked much better this time around controlling the pace and possession to open the game.  Around the 8 minute mark, Ken Chism delivers a pin point corner kick to Christopher Hammond who Heads the ball down and away to the back post beating the goalie by a good margin and giving Shreve the early 1-0 lead.  Around the 15 minute mark, Shreve draws a free kick from around 30 yards out.  Hayden Price making himself part of the wall draws a Byrd defender from their position as Hayden jumps out of the way just prior to Neal's kick.  Neal finds the gap just created and hits a nice curving shot that beats the goalie to the near post and just like that Shreve was up 2-0 and went that way going into halftime.  Shreve seemed sluggish to start and allowed Byrd to tie on one long range set piece that we failed to clear and an unfortunate mistiming of a routine shot.  With about 7 minutes left, Connor Randel from 35-40 out cuts through the Byrd defense and forces a mi*** clearance from another that he races to beat the goalie for and draws the foul in the box.  Usry steps up to take it and Shreve goes up by 1 (3-2)  with a couple of minutes left in the game Usry finds Connor with a nice pass and the senior striker takes it down makes a nifty move and blasts a left footed strike into the roof of the net..Final score Shreve 4-2

sort clip of the goals, except the PK shot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_dUW_5RpZI

 



Sunday, January 9
Gators make Quick work of Cowboys (game played 1/3/2011)

Shreve quickly outclassed Southwood forcing the referees to implement shortened 30 minute halves..still Shreve put away 6 goals before time expired. Scoring/assist recap below:

Michael White scored a goal
Neal Usry scored two and had an assist
Chris Lawrence had a goal and an assist
Will Terracciano had a goal
Connor Randel had a goal and 3 assists.
Hong Cho had an assist
thankfully everybody came away unscathed and ready for the big district tilt with Byrd on 1/6/2011


Thursday, January 6
Lady Gators Fall to Byrd 6-1

The girls tried to hang tough, but fell to Byrd 6-1 on Wednesday night.  The score was only 2-0 at the half, but 2 more goals early in the second half seemed to rob the girls of their fighting spirit.  Late in the second half, Reid Rogers laid a beautiful pass off to Caydence, resulting in Shreve's only goal of the night.  Stay confident, Lady Gators.  Continue to fight to the very end!

 



Wednesday, January 5
Lady Gator Update

Monday night saw the girls win over Southwood 9-0.  Goals earned (in order) by:

  1. Caydence
  2. Hannah  Giddens
  3. Emily Watson
  4. Caitlyn Abney (end of first half)
  5. Caydence
  6. Caydence
  7. Heather Dixon
  8. Reid Rogers
  9. Heather Dixon

Good job ladies!



Sunday, January 2
St. Paul's Invitational Recap

Game # 1 12/27 (Monday) 8 AM Hunter Stadium versus Northlake Christian:

Tourney organizers not doing Shreve any favors scheduling the first game for the team that had the longest way to go against a local Covington team that happened to be the # 1 team in Divison 3.  Northlake Christain,sporting a roster much larger than our own, gave Shreve all they wanted in the first half as we were slow to get going.  Finally in the second half we started to break them down with Randel and Usry both narrowly missing some good chances.  We should have been up 1-0 on a blown call when Usry interepted a defensive miscue drove into the box and was shoved down which the Center Ref declined to call or card.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pv25bnY1gI 

  Finally with about 5 minutes remaining, Randel in position for the cross has the goalie so concerned that he prematurely steps away from his line to cover Connor and Neal seized the miscue and lofted the ball back post for the score and the 1-0 win over a very good NLC team. 

Game # 2 1 PM Hunter Stadium versus Ben Franklin

 

our second consecutive game against a top 10 D-3 opponent, There was never any doubt how this game was going to turn out.  Ben Franklin missing its star player Vanya Popovic simply could not match up with Shreve's relentless attack.  early on Connor lays a beautiful ball off to a streaking Hayden Price and Price cooly beats the keeper and Shreve is up 1-0, a few minutes later in what I think is the best combination team goal this season, Senior Chris Hammond makes a great move on his mark and plays a soft perfect pass to Neal who one touches it to Connor who one touches it back to Neal who takes the shot outside the box and beats the goalie near post.  Shreve up 2-0.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mtk3xX-YcX8

  Also in the first half, Hayden drives down the left side beats his defender into the box and drives a shot that the goalie cannot handle and Hong Cho drills the rebound into the back of the net Shreve 3-0 at the half.

Second half more of the same.  Gabe gray wins a long ball at midfield and heads it to Will Terracciano who dribbles down beats the last defender and calmly shoots it back post into the side net for the 4th goal, Shreve 4-0.  Finally, Freshman Andrew Doughty intercepts a pass in Ben Franklin's defensive third takes it down into the box and lays off a great pass to Chris Hammond who hits it on the hop back post for a beautiful goal to close out the Shreve scoring with 5.

Here are all 5 goals

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5m-UfY8UVg

  A great win and leaves the Gators at 2-0 in bracket play for the day with tomorrow morning's final bracket game against D-1 #5 (also 2-0) Brother Martin of New Orleans. 

Game # 3 (12/28 Tuesday) Hunter Stadium versus Brother Martin

What can I say except this was the best team effort all season, tired and probably slightly outclassed by the big NO school, Shreve fought for every ball and was able to finally start getting some decent chances in the second half.  Defense played superbly with Lawrence and Terracciano squelching lots of BM attacks.  with about 15 minutes left Shreve's pressure led to shots and deflections (Cho or Neal ?)that fell to Connor's feet and the Senior striker made a great move to get open and gets his first goal of the season by drilling it into the net. Now we had to keep BM out of the goal for the remainder of the game and this is when I think this team found its character and FOUGHT like lions  to keep the final score at 1-0.  Shreve had shocked the tournament and the pundits to make it to the final 4.  Prior to the tournament some pundits had Shreve ranked 14 out the 16 teams that had entered.  Nice to make them eat crow.

Semi Final's (12/28 Tuesday) 4 PM Hunter Stadium versus St. Paul's Academy

facing the current #1 team in D-1 and the host team was just too much to ask our squad. 4th game in 30 hours... Battered, tired, some sick with the flu, others coughing up blood from fouls, our rag tag 16 man army gave it their best effort but there was simply nothing left in the tank for the talented and 30 deep St. Paul Wolves. Christopher Lawrence on an assist from Kenny Chism gave the faithful a little shot late in the game with a beautiful left footed rocket low and near post to thwart the shut out.

All in all, you guys made your supporters proud with such an effort so far from home.  Now we have to regroup and try to win out district and get ready for the playoffs.

Happy New Year to the Gator Soccer Family, players, coaches, fans and family..

 



Thursday, December 30
Gators Stun South Louisiana to Break Bracket at St. Paul's Invitational

Boys Varsity silenced many critics who had written off Captain Shreve as a top program for this season. I will update goals and assists as I get them.  In the meantime take a look at the wonderful 5 goal performance by Shreve against Ben Franklin, with 5 different players scoring 1 goal each

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5m-UfY8UVg

More to follow....Don

 



Wednesday, December 22
Gator Boys Varsity 1-1-1 at Louisiana Showcase

The Boys Varsity had a mixed weekend in Lake Charles at the Louisiana Showcase.  In the Friday game the Gators on less than 24 hours rest from the Magnet debacle came out crisp against DII #2 Alexandria Senior High (ASH).  Shreve had numerous chances to get out in front in the first half and it also marked the season's first appearance of our returning first team all state striker Mr. Connor Randel. A defensive lapse early in the second half led to an ASH goal but the boys kept fighting back and getting good looks and some quality chances but nothing seemed to drop.  We hit the bar twice, once on a Neal free kick and finally with about 4 minutes to play, Gabe Gray strikes on that just hits high enough on the bar to bounce back out instead of going in.  Neal collects the rebound just outside the 6 and heads it back in for the equalizer--Goal for Usry, Assist for Gabe.  All in all a good effort following the Magnet game, should have chalked up the W.  The next morning we faced DI # 3 Lafayette and it was not our best effort.  We were never a factor in the game.  I think the closest we came to a  goal was a free kick that hit the bar in the first half.  In the immortal words of Forrest Gump.."and that's all I have to say bout that" After the Lafayette loss it was obvious there would be no 3 peat at the showcase and the guys could have mailed it in for game 3 but they came out against a quality Kelly High School (Beaumont, TX) and gave them a good game. Once again we had lots of chances to take an early lead but we were just a little off on our finishing and went into half 0-0.  Then a little magic to start the second half when Connor and Neal teamed up for a wind aided rocket from midfield when they noticed the goalie was way off his line for the start of the half.  Connor gave it to Neal in stride and he got all of it and it landed in the net 1-0 with 5 seconds gone in the half.  Connor had several shots and headers off the bar and finally Chris Hammond laid a perfect cross from deep right along the ground about 3 yards out from goal and Hong Cho ran on to it and put it away for the 2-0 victory.  Solid effort to end the weekend.  Now we have St. Paul's showcase to get ready for.  Sorry for the Delay in posting the update Merry Christmas

 



Saturday, December 18
Lady Gators in Lake Charles

The Lady Gators had a great weekend of competition this weekend in Lake Charles.  They started off on Friday night against Sulphur.  It was cold and windy and no score in the first half.  We seem to be having a tough time adjusting to the help provided by the wind, but got it just right in the second half.  Emily Watson put us on the board first, followed by 2 more from Caydence.  Lady Gators take the game 3-0.

After a memorable Aucion's dinner, a little Cajun music (featuring Joe, the bus driver), and a night’s rest, the girls were ready to go on Saturday morning.  The Lady Gators faced DeRidder.  With goals from Caydence and Hannah Giddens (way to go, Hannah!), we took our second win 2-1.

The tournament ended for us in a rematch with St. Thomas More.  We lost that game 8-0, but finished second in our bracket with 19 points.  Much of the credit this weekend goes to Heather Dixon in the goal.  She made some great saves! 

Way to go ----Heather, Tara, Natalie, Lari, Spencer, Vanessa, Emily, Caitlin, Ashley, Caydence, Hannah, Kendall, Read, Kaitie, Jessica, Andrea, Mallori, and Katelyn!

 

(To see Ken Harris' photos, click on the Lady Gator photo link above.)



Thursday, December 16
Caddo Magnet 5 Captain Shreve 1

Tough district loss to our big rival. tried to make a game of it in the first half after giving up 2 quick goals.  Actually had our chances and a lucky own goal to keep the scoreline close at 2-1 going into halftime.  Second half...not pretty.  Good news is we have less than 24 hours to worry over it before we face 3 tough opponents in LA Showcase in Lake Charles, LA this weekend.  Shake it off guys tomorrow is a new day.. and Alexandria Senior High the # 2 team in D2 is waiting for you in Lake Charles tomorrow at 4

Tuesday, December 14
TOMORROW BUFFALO WILD WINGS FUNDRAISER (see handout)


Handout: Buffalo Wild Wings Coupon

Tuesday, December 14
Gators Defeat Vikings 7-2

On a bitter cold night on the velcro turf of Tinsley Field # 1, the Gators got a needed confidence boost with a strong 7-2 victory over a Airline squad that was young but improved over last years's version.  Shreve opened the scoring in the 8th minute when Neal found Chris Hammond making a diagonal run behind the defense, Chris collected the pass and coolly finished to give the Gators the lead. Later in the first half Shreve gets a free kick just outside the area and Neal Usry finds a seam between the wall and the back post and puts it away for a 2-0 lead.  Shreve had a couple of errant backpasses (due to the glue-like consistency of the pitch) that forced Zach into some good saves to keep the Vikings off the board.  Second half opens and Vikings playing inspired manage to get the ball down into the danger area and their forward gets a good turn and scores a goal to narrow the score 2-1.  Less than a couple of minutes later, Shreve player (Lawrence?) goes down in the box and Hayden Price slots home the PK for a 3-1 lead and surely the rout is on now.. but wait We then allow Airline a quick counter and they pound home another one to narrow the gap to 3-2.  At this point I feel Shreve decided to forget about all the strange twists and frustration early in the season and just go PLAY.  Shreve then unleashed a 4 goal onslaught in the last 20 minutes to put the game away.  Usry gets two more with assists from Chris Lawrence and Hayden Price, Hung Cho gets a goal unassisted and then assists Hayden Price on his second goal.  Hopefully we can look back on those last 20 minutes as the point when we started turning things around and playing the type of ball we all know this talented Gator team is capable of.

Tuesday, December 14
Lady Gators 5 Airline 1

The Lady Gators won their first district game last night against Airline.  Shreve scored first, but Airline quickly came back with a goal.  A series of quick passes between Emily and Caydence, earned Shreve their second goal of the night and a halftime score of 2-1.  The defense hung tight and kept Airline scoreless in the second half.  It was nice to see Spencer Tindle back in that lineup!  Late in the second half, Shreve scored 3 more goals, two from Caydence and one from Emily "Tenacity" Watson.

The Lady Gators travel to Lake Charles for tournament play on Friday.



Thursday, December 9
Lady Gators lose first distrct game

The Lady Gators couldn't rebound from a long weekend at the Gator Cup.  They loose 11-0 to Byrd.  Ladies need to get it back together for Monday's game against Airline.  We believe in you!  Go Gators!

Tuesday, December 7
Gators Fall to Yellow Jackets at the Wire

Captain Shreve's streak of undefeated district games spanning back over two seasons came to an end on the cold plastic turf of Lee Hedges Stadium Monday night.  In the 21st minute of the first half, Hong Cho pressuring the Byrd defense deep in their own area forces a wayward clearance that the goalie barely saves from an own goal and Cho pounces on the rebound to give Captain Shreve the lead 1-0.  Shreve dominating possession in the first half just couldn't generate quality chances to expand the lead, a fact we would regret after the break.  Byrd comes out in the 2nd half and immediately starts finding space to attack and plays a good ball through 3 minutes into the half to get the equalizer.  Lots of back and forth with Byrd getting the better chances Zach Kahre made a great save to preserve the tie until the last couple of minutes of play when a Byrd attacker got wide and was able to get a good shot off to beat the defender and goalie to get the winning goal. Frankly it wasn't our most insprired effort but we can either wallow in despair or get back to work train hard everyday and win out our district matches including the rematch with Byrd on January 6 and still take our third straight district championship. 



Sunday, December 5
Lady Gators at the Gator Cup

The Lady Gators hosted the Gator Cup on December 2-4 and had a great run.  Thursday night’s game against Loyola was lost by a head.  Well, two headers to be exact!  Caydence managed to sneak in goal to make the game 2-1 Loyola.  Kendall Blount did a great job in goal, filling in for Spencer Tindal recovering from an injury. 

 

Friday's game against West Ouachita was a 4-3 win for Shreve.  Caydence scored all four of the goals with a lot of help from the girls behind her!  The defense and midfield worked hard to get those balls up to her.  Not sure who had the assists, but believe two came from Caitlyn Abney and one from Lari Leber.  The real story of the game was the "Saga of the Keepers".  With Spencer recovering (and hopefully, back on the field by Monday), the Lady Gators were looking to Kendall to be back in the goal, but an allergic reaction to medication put her on the sidelines.  Who to put in the goal?  Heather Dixon stepped up and took the gloves. Heather was doing an amazing job until a West Ouachita player took a kick at Heather's face.  With a split lip, and I am sure a headache, Heather was out. (Ref should have called that one!)  So Spencer, Kendall, and Heather are on the bench and we need a goalie.  Time for Emily Watson to put her goalie gloves back on!  Emily finished out the game as a showman.  She entertained the Shreve fans and frustrated the West Ouachita forwards. "Sure, I am going to pick up this ball, just as soon as you run over here.”

 

Saturday was a beautiful day and the Lady Gators took on Alexandria.  Knowing that they had to win the game and score three goals to break bracket, the Ladies took the game 4-0.  Caydence took on the first three goals and Emily scored the fourth to seal the deal.  The best play of the game was the third goal. It came from a great combination between Emily and Caydence.  It was great to see those two girls work so well together.  Great job by the defense!  Natalie Driscoll's speed was a real asset.

 

The Lady Gators broke to Semi's in 3rd.  A coin toss had them playing Neville. The girls did a great job holding back Neville, but in the end lost 3-1.  Shreve's one goal came after a handball in the box.  Caydence took the kick.  Shreve fans were caught off guard when an obvious foul, in the box, on Caydence was not called.  Caydence took a hard fall on her shoulder.  X-rays did not show a break, but we are waiting to see how fast she will recover.

 

Great Job this weekend Lady Gators! Thanks to Mark for doing such a great job with the girls. We appreciate you. And thanks to Ray Tindal for all the hard work---Gator Cup was a huge success. 

 



Monday, November 29
Bayou Classic--Started Wet But Ended Strong

Parents Note—please feel free to drop me a line after a game to let me know about a particular highlight or If I miss one on a recap.  I do this from memory and my senior moments seem to be getting more frequent—Thx   Don

Now on to a very interesting weekend in Baton Rouge that left us with two losses in sub par performances versus East Ascension and Dutchtown and then a complete turnaround in our final match and win against Catholic BR

Game # 1 versus #8 East Ascension

In a game that looked more like Water Polo than soccer, Shreve gets out first on a good ball played through the backline by Hayden Price to Hong Cho who takes it in stride somehow avoids the multitude of standing ponds between him and the goal and beats the goalie back post—Shreve 1-0.  Cho narrowly missed another breakaway just minutes later. Shreve’s attackers were frustrated by EA’s high defensive back line that worked lots of offside traps to stymie Shreve attacks (I know the AR missed some of those calls!!)   Just before half we give up a goal on an unfortunate error when we upend our own keeper when he is collecting a routine free kick  (on frame but not a threat) he falls in the pond under his feet ball gets loose and EA wins the scramble and pokes it home for the equalizer.  In the second half Shreve gets lots of penetrations but half are stopped by standing water before EA defense even gets to us.  Shreve is moving the ball around but is losing the hustle and aggression battle.  As the clock winds down, EA gets a decent shot that in the wet conditions is mishandled and EA beats our defenders to the rebound and they put it in to get the winner.  Cho gets tripped in the box near the end of the game but we don’t get the call and we lose 2-1 to a good EA team but to anyone there it was obvious we could move the ball against them fairly well absent a lake to play on.  Our second game for Friday is pushed to Saturday as even tournament officials realize the folly of playing anymore games that day

Game # 2 versus #9 Dutchtown

Saturday starts with blue skies and a strong North wind (that we would grow to dislike later) We start off better against a big fast and strong Dutchtown team with several good chances from Hammond and Usry forcing good saves from the Dutchtown goalie. The Griffins (Head and wings of an Eagle Body of a Lion for anyone interested) put constant pressure on our back four as they tended to play direct and bypass our midfield with long balls played in to their talented striker who forced Travis Elkins to make some great saves to keep the game scoreless.  In the first half DT got their first goal on a corner kick that due to the strong wind went directly into the goal (or not ) it was controversial but these things happened so DT goes up 1-0 at half.  In the second half the game is basically even with both teams getting chances but Shreve once again seems to be losing the hustle battle.  Finally at the end of the second half DT gets a bizarre goal when Lawrence and DT player kick the ball simultaneously and the resulting deflection which initially looks like it will sail harmlessly over the crossbar gets caught in the strong wind and drops just behind Travis and trickles into the goal to give them their 2-0 final margin.  Neither of DT’s goals could be considered quality and they are a good team that we played basically even so that something we can hang our hat on. Still we seemed to stop working hard in the second half and that led to fewer scoring opportunities for us.

Game # 3 versus # 5 Catholic BR

Worried Gator supporters filed in for our last game.  Frustrated, tired --playing their 3rd game in 30 hours and with only 2 field substitutes and facing the strongest,highest ranked team in the bracket who was also looking for payback after knocking them out of the playoffs last year at this same complex, we had reason to be concerned but WOW you guys put it all together and delivered  a true TEAM effort that gives us a glimpse of the potential this team has as it goes deeper in the season.   Coach Matt mixing up the lineup switched some guys around and it seemed to work well as we scored FOUR high quality goals all from the run of play and held  high powered Catholic to a PK and a bizarre goal from a throw in.  Guys playing out of their normal positions stepped up and shut Catholic down.  Price and Hammond stopped many Catholic attacks up the middle; Mat Edwardes and Dylan Cassel manned the back flanks and shut down lots of trips down the touchline. Zac Kahre had several great saves and some timely punch outs on dangerous corners and free kicks.  Chris Schimberg and Gaylon Grigsby turned in good performance in relief and kept the pressure up. Ken Chism worked the middle tirelessly and Gabe Gray and Hong Cho not only controlled the outside midfield but made good runs into the attacking third to open up space for Christopher Lawrence and Andrew Doughty who found themselves up top for the match and given the task to score they delivered a great performance.  Shreve opens the scoring early in the first half when Andrew works down into the right corner and delivers a blind cross into the danger area, Lawrence on a full sprint splits two defenders and heads a rocket into the back netting to give Shreve a 1-0 lead.  Several minutes later Lawrence sends a long crossing ball to the back post and Andrew runs full tilt just getting a toe on it to put it past the goalie in a great effort.  Up 2 we give up another strange one when the Catholic player on a THROW In clears our defense and unmarked a Catholic attacker gets a touch (or was it too late and already over the line which would have negated the goal and given Shreve a goal kick) to give them a goal and we go into halftime 2-1.  In the second half Lawrence gets the ball in our own half (who played him this ball so you  can get credit for the assist???) and proceeds to dribble 40-50 yards pulls up outside the box and cracks a rocket back post for his 2nd goal and a Shreve 3-1 lead.  Moments later, Usry with space at midfield spies Lawrence who time his run perfectly and Usry plays a good through ball that Lawrence takes into the box and beats the goalie back post for his 3rd goal, Shreve’s first hat trick of the season and a 4-1 lead.  With time running down, we get a little over zealous on defense and give up a late PK which they convert to narrow the final margin to 4-2.

Thoughts—still lots of room to improve but we hustled and pressured played unselfish TEAM ball and got a great result out of it.  Finally saw the HEART that separates good talented teams from GREAT teams.  District Play starts next week and we have a HISTORY , TRADITION and REPUTATION that must be fought for.  Not unexpectedly our State ranking took a hit with our performance this weekend dropping from # 4 in LA PREP and Coaches Poll to #9 (LA PREP) and #7 (Coaches).  Still without the HISTORY, TRADITION and REPUTATION that was built by our recent teams these last few years we would have been dropped completely from the top 10.  Keep that in mind as your prepare each day in training and as you put on the Gator uniform to add another rich chapter to this Program’s LEGACY.



Monday, November 29
Lady Gator Update

The Lady Gators are getting ready to meet Benton tonight at 6pm at Lee Hedges.  It was just one week ago when they met up with Parkway in a game with little fire and little action.  The game ended 1-1 with goals for both teams coming in the second half.  Shreve's goal came from Caydence on a breakaway. 

Last Thursday, the Ladies met up with St. Thomas More losing 1-10. The score of our game was obviously lopsided but a great opportunity to play a great team and continue to learn and improve. And after 30 minutes of play, it was 2-1.  Caydence scored on a free kick after being fouled. 

Gator Cup is this weekend.  If you have not volunteered to work, please refer to your emails from Ray about how to sign up.



Monday, November 29
Captain Shreve West Monroe Game for 11/30/2010 in West Monroe is cancelled

Coach says we will try and reschedule later in the season.  Bayou Classic Recap to follow  later today

Tuesday, November 23
Shreve Holds off Parkway 2-1 to go 2-0

 # 4 Ranked Captain Shreve starts strong scoring at 9:52 of the first half on a Price penetration around the left defender into the box and lays it off for Hammond who has a nice chip into the upper left corner. at 20:03 first half Price beats his mark and is tripped in the box, he converts the Pk and Shreve goes up 2-0. From there Shreve's offense fizzled.  Sr. Zack Kahre makes a good save on a wicked bouncing ball that he pushes over the bar. In the 36th minute a rare defensive mistake leads to a Parkway goal. That was Parkway's only shot from the run of play the entire game although they had several close calls in the second half from good balls played through and new goalie Sr.Travis Elkins JUST beating them to the ball. Senior centerbacks Lawrence and Terracciano squelched lots of Parkway penetrations in the final third. In the 66th minute Christopher Lawrence executes a beautiful slide tackle to end a dangerous Parkway breakaway. Shreve offense sputtered in second half getting a half dozen or so average chances . Parkway played hard in second half and we looked like the flu bug hasn't quite run its course--we looked tired. Still a win to bring Gators to 2-0 First game for Hong Cho--Gentlemen East Ascension, Dutchtown and Catholic BR are NOT Parkway and they are waiting for you this Friday and Saturday at the Bayou Classic in Baton Rouge.  Whatever kinks we have left to iron out we need to do it quick. 

Goals Hammond 10' (Assist Price); Price 20' PK

Cautions:  Lawrence (Yellow) Price (Yellow)



Monday, November 22
Boys Soccer Fundraiser Set for Buffalo Wild Wings on December 15, 2010

 

All friends, family and supporters of the Captain Shreve Boys Soccer Team are invited to participate in their fundraising event onWednesday, December 15, 2010 Everyone is invited to gather at Buffalo Wild Wings in Shreveport (7441 Youree Dr.) for lunch, dinner, or a snack. On this day, 20% of purchases* accompanied by the certificate below will be donated to the Captain Shreve Boys Soccer Team.

(printout handout which has the coupon on it)  Please use the coupon to ensure the Team gets credit for the 20% of ALL purchases made (not gift cards) for dine in or carry-out.  Lets get the word out and get GATOR NATION eating Chicken Wings on December 15th.


Handout: Buffalo Wild Wings Coupon

Monday, November 22
Please No Posting of Photographs to Website

Our ETEAMZ site only gives us 50MB of storage and it is impossible to hold more than just a few dozen photos before our web site is overloaded and we cannot upload things you might need, handouts etc that do require some file space.  The preferred method is to follow the example of Robert Wisby who for the past few years took some incredible action shots and catalogued them by game in a Flicker account he set up.  We can then LINK to your Flicker account from the Web Page and everyone can enjoy ALL of the wonderful photos I hope Parents are taking of all our Boys and Girls Teams.  Thanks-Don

Saturday, November 20
But what a game, Lady Gators!

Drama!  I feel confident that Lady Jackets felt their pulse race and their hearts skip a beat during Thursday night’s game!  I bet some of them couldn’t believe their eyes, when in the 5th minute of the game, a pass from Emily Watson to the feet of Caydence Leber led to Shreve’s first goal of the night. Caydence outran the defender and placed the ball in net. 1-0 Shreve.  Byrd was able to come back with their first goal after a scramble in front of the goal. 

Byrd’s second goal came after a foul just outside the box.  It was the first of many fouls called against Shreve.  And this one, like several others, seemed questionable. Soccer is a physical game (yes, even when girls play) and sometimes players bump and fall down. 1-2 Bryd.

Shreve created the equalizer when Caydence’s corner kick met up with Lauren Folsom.  Lauren’s header brought the score to 2-2, and I think some Byrd fans called for heart medication! Byrd ended the half by scoring 2 more goals.

Emily and Caydence meet up again in the 63rd minute, when Watson once again puts the ball at Caydence’s feet, bringing the score to 3-4.  That's when Shreve started to run out of gas, Watson collected a yellow card, and Byrd’s conditioning paid off.  Byrd finished the game with 2 more goals.  Final score 3-6 Byrd.

But what a game!  Natalie Driscoll and Lari Leber led the defense with confidence, and we saw some great effort by our outside mids, Lauren Folsom and Kendall Blount. Lady Gators we are so proud of you.  Stay strong, fight hard!



Thursday, November 18
Lady Gator Update

The Lady Gators have been busy with no rest in sight!  Tonight Varsity plays Byrd at 7:15 at Lee Hedges.  It should be a little chilly, but a clear night.  Let's all get out and support them.On Monday, the girls faced off against Neville.  And it rained and rained and rained.  Neville scored early in the first half, off a header from a corner kick.  The Lady Gators worked hard on defense to drive those balls up to the offense, but they just skid across that slick turf into the hands of the goalie.  Neville's second goal came early in the second half on a scramble in front of the goal after a corner kick.  The game was called 25 minutes early due to lightning.  (The score has been reported as a 0-3 loss for Shreve on the Northwest Louisiana Soccer site, but I cannot for the life of me figure out where they saw a 3rd goal.  I have yet to find anyone (on the field or in the stands) that saw it!  If someone can set me straight, email me at rleber@bellsouth.net )The Gator Cup is just 2 weeks away.  Please volunteer to help when you are contacted.  If you’d like information, email me at the address above. Go Lady Gators!

Tuesday, November 16
Shaky Start but Shreve Shuts Out Loyola (Edit 11.17.2010)

Nov 16th 2010 started out eerily like Nov 16th 2009 and the final scoreline was exactly the same 2-0 over Loyola at Messmer Stadium.  Lots of missed shots (20+) kept the game in doubt until the 73rd minute when Sr. Hayden Price passed the ball to Gabe Gray who took it down into the left corner spun his defender around penetrated into the box and passed it off to Price who one touched it to a streaking  Sr. Chris Hammond who put it away to put us up 2-0.  The 2010-2011 season scoring opened in the 20th minute with  pinpoint service from Fr. Andrew Doughty who found  So. Neal Usry making a run behind the back line and Neal headed it in for a goal.  Sr.'s Chris Lawrence and Will Terracciano anchored the back line and made many good runs to get distribution into the final third and also frustrated Loyola's key striker from getting off a clean shot all night.  Midfielders So. Ken Chism and Jr. Gabe Gray kept good possession and found Sr.'s Price and Mat Edwardes for many darting outside runs that led to good crosses, sometimes we had guys making the runs sometimes not.  Still this game could have been 6-0 but Loyola had a couple of chances to make it 1-1.  All in all a win is a win and a shutout to boot.  This years Gator's will find their stride soon--extra shooting practice this week Guys!!  I score the second goal as a double assist Gray to Price to Hammond

20th Minute--Goal (Usry) Assist (Doughty) 

73rd Minute--Goal (Hammond) Assist--Price,Gray

Cautions--Price (Yellow); Terracciano (Yellow)

revised after reviewing the game film

 



Monday, November 15
Gator Boys Varsity goes 2-0 at Caddo Jamboree

November 13, 2010 Cargill Park

On a cold chilly Saturday, the Varsity Boys looked sharp with a 1-0 victory over Loyola Prep in a 20 minute mini-game.  Senior Mat Edwardes scored the only goal when he took a wayward goalie clearance just outside the right 18 yard box and hit a curling left footed strike that beat the goalie easily in the back upper 90.  It was a beautiful shot.

In the second 20 minute mini-game, Gators were matched with Northwood who simply were not capable of containing anything the Gators did.  Senior Michael White scored a "brace" on two nice shots inside the box.  Freshmen Andrew Doughty and Gaylon Grigsby also scored their first high school goals.  Many starters never saw the field.  Final score Gators 4 Northwood 0 

Season Opener--Loyola Tuesday Night (Nov 16th) at Messmer Stadium Gametime 6:00PM JV to follow at 7:45 PM

 



Friday, November 12
Lady Gators Scrimmage in Ruston

The Lady Gators, both Varsity and JV Green, traveled to Ruston on Thursday to take on Ruston.  It was great to see parents and Shreve students make the trip to support the girls.  The night started with the Varsity game.

The first goal of the night came from Ruston on a free kick after a handball.  Shreve's equalizer came when Caitlyn Abney carried the ball forward, passing to Caydence Leber down the left side.  Caydence took on two defenders, and  shot right over the keepers hands into the upper corner from about 20 yards out.

Emily Watson's pass set up Caydence's second goal of the night,  Caydence took on the goalie 1v1 and came out with the goal.  Shreve's lead was challenged by a goal from Ruston, which after discussion with the sideline ref, was called back on an offside ruling.  But the Lady Gators wanted it clear that they deserved the win!

Caitlin Fitgerald scored the third Shreve goal of the night, off a corner kick delivered from Caydence.  But why stop there! 

Reid Rogers supplied the assist that  finished off Caydence's night with a hat trick.  Final score---Shreve 4 Ruston 1.  Congratulations Lady Gators!

The JV Green played a solid game.  It was obvious that they had been working hard in practice.  They looked strong on the field.  The final score may have been 2-0 Ruston, but the girls played like winners and fought hard.  Good Job JV Green!

 



Wednesday, November 10
0-0 Tie versus Parkway in final scrimmage

The team welcomed back Senior Christopher Lawrence who along with Senior Will Terracciano anchored the back line well against a Parkway team that had some speedy threats to deal with.  Freshman Andrew Doughty almost scored his first High School goal when he hit the bar on his header off of a pinpoint cross from Hayden Price from deep left. Shreve dominated possession but just couldn't find the back of the net.  In the second half Michael White also hit the crossbar on a header.  Still lots of work to do to get ready for the Jamboree this weekend.



Friday, November 5
"Brace" by Price Leads Shreve in First Scrimmage

Senior Hayden Price led the Gators to a 2-0 win over Loyola at Messmer Stadium in the season's first scrimmage.  With only 1 field substitute the 2010-11 Gators came out a little rusty  after only two practice sessions but seemed to find more rhythm in the second half.  In the 68th minute Price found the ball at his feet inside the box and cracked a left footed strike that beat the Keeper near post.  5 minutes later he dribbled between two defenders at the 18  and beat the goalie again.  Lots of new players getting their first taste of Varsity action.  

 



Thursday, November 4
Printable Boys Varsity Roster Available

From Home Page go to Shreve Team Sites (from left hand menu), click Varsity page and you will see the roster, simply copy and paste to Word, laminate if you desire.

Wednesday, November 3
Scrimmages Moved back to Loyola (Messmer) Boys Varsity and JV

One more time – with the rain a football game has been rescheduled at Lee Hedges making the field unavailable.


The soccer scrimmages have been moved to Messmer (Loyola’s Field)


Varsity needs to be at the field no later than 5pm and JV no later than 7pm

11/4/10    Thur    6:00 PM    Messmer    BV    Capt Shreve Boys              Loyola Boys
11/4/10    Thur    7:45 PM   
Messmer   BJV    Capt Shreve Boys JV       Loyola Boys JV

11/9/10    Tue    6:00 PM    Cargill 3    BV    Capt Shreve Boys    Parkway Boys
11/9/10    Tue    7:45 PM    Cargill 3    BJV    Capt Shreve Boys JV    Parkway Boys JV





Tuesday, November 2
Girls Rosters and Schedules Announced

The Girls rosters and schedules have been posted for the 2010/11 soccer season.  Congratulations to all!

VARSITY ROSTER

 

Head Coach: Mark Matlock

Caitlyn Abney

Tara Barnes

Lauren Bennett

Vanessa Beza

Kendall Blount

Andrea Canizares

Heather Dixon

Natalie Driscoll

Ashley Falardeaux

Caitlin Fitzgerald

Lauren Folsom

Kaitie Garrett

Hannah Giddens

Jessica Harris

Caydence Leber

Lari Leber

Mallori Miciotto

Reid Rogers

Spencer Tindel

Emily Watson

 VARSITY GIRLS SCHEDULE (does not include Tournaments)
Date
Time Field Dst Home Visitor
Monday, November 15 5:30 PM Lee Hedges   Captain Shreve   Neville  
Thursday, November 18 7:15 PM Lee Hedges   Byrd     Captain Shreve    
Saturday, November 20 1:00 PM Lee Hedges   Captain Shreve     St Thomas More    
Monday, November 22 6:00 PM Lee Hedges   Captain Shreve     Parkway    
Monday, November 29 6:00 PM Lee Hedges   Captain Shreve     Benton    
Monday, December 06 7:45 PM Lee Hedges * Byrd     Captain Shreve    
Monday, December 13 6:00 PM Tinsley 3 * Airline   Captain Shreve    
Thursday, December 30 2:30 PM Lee Hedges   Captain Shreve     DeRidder    
Monday, January 03 6:00 PM Cargill 3 * Captain Shreve     Southwood    
Wednesday, January 05 6:00 PM Lee Hedges * Captain Shreve     Byrd    
Tuesday, January 11 6:00 PM Calvary   Calvary     Captain Shreve    
Thursday, January 13 7:45 PM Lee Hedges * Captain Shreve     Airline    
Monday, January 17 6:00 PM Lee Hedges * Captain Shreve     Caddo Magnet    
Thursday, January 20 6:00 PM Cargill 2 * Southwood     Captain Shreve    
Monday, January 24 6:00 PM Messmer   Loyola     Captain Shreve    
Thursday, January 27 6:45 PM Tinsley 1   Parkway     Captain Shreve    
Monday, January 31 6:00 PM Caddo Soccer * Caddo Magnet    

Captain Shreve    

 

                                                                  

 

        JV GREEN ROSTER         

      JV WHITE ROSTER        

Coach: Jim Jacobe

Coach: Emily McManus

Kaitlin Anderson

Tremekia Ashley

Tylor Barber

Shaderria Bell

Lizzie Carter

Isabella Brown

Emily Dingler

Dianna Chavez

Marsherry Durham

Rebecca Durr

Hannah Fitzgerald

Myreion Edmonson

Taylor Goff

Iman Gantt

Katelyn Hedges

Anna Hensley

Christine Hennigan

Eterica Holmes

Kelsey Kilpatrick

Tyeesha Musgrove

Michael Anne Mandina

Queen Nyanganso

Baylee McWilliams

Natalie Periera

Temera Preastly

Nikia Smith

Victoria Tuggle

Carly Weaver

Alexis Valenti

 

Tori Ward

 

Lanedra Young

 

Schedules for all teams may be accessed at: http://www.nwlsra.com/highschool/Schedule.aspx



Tuesday, November 2
JV Green Schedule

Date Time Field Home Visitor
Mon. Nov 15 7:15 PM Lee Hedges Capt Shreve Girls JV Green Neville Girls JV
Mon. Nov 22 7:45 PM Lee Hedges Capt Shreve Girls JV Green Parkway Girls JV Black
Mon. Nov 29 7:45 PM Lee Hedges Capt Shreve Girls JV Green Benton Girls JV
Mon Dec 6 6:00 PM Caddo Soccer Byrd Girls JV Gold Capt Shreve Girls JV Green
Mon. Dec 13 7:45 PM Tinsley 3 Airline Girls JV White Capt Shreve Girls JV Green
Thurs. Dec 30 4:15 PM Lee Hedges Capt Shreve Girls JV Green DeRidder Girls JV
Mon. Jan 3 7:45 PM Cargill 3 Capt Shreve Girls JV Green Southwood Girls JV
Thurs. Jan 13 6:00 PM Caddo Soccer Capt Shreve Girls JV Green Airline Girls JV Blue
Mon. Jan 17 6:00 PM Caddo Soccer Capt Shreve Girls JV Green Caddo Magnet Girls JV
Thurs. Jan 20 7:45 PM Cargill 2 Southwood Girls JV Capt Shreve Girls JV Green
Mon. Jan 24 7:45 PM Messmer Loyola Girls JV Capt Shreve Girls JV Green
Mon. Jan 31 7:45 PM Caddo Soccer Caddo Magnet Girls JV Capt Shreve Girls JV Green


Monday, November 1
Quick Reference Schedule

Schedule Link is updated through 12.31.2010 feel free to copy and paste for a quick reference sheet for the entire season

Captain Shreve Boys Varsity and Junior Varsity Schedules (Not including Tournaments) for 2010-2011
Varsity Home Games      
Date Time Field District Home Visitor Home Score Visitor Score
11/16/2010 6:00 PM Messmer   Loyola Boys Captain Shreve Boys 0 0
11/23/2010 6:00 PM Lee Hedges   Captain Shreve Boys Parkway Boys 0 0
11/30/2010 5:30 PM West Monroe   West Monroe Boys Captain Shreve Boys 0 0
12/6/2010 6:00 PM Lee Hedges YES Byrd Boys Captain Shreve Boys 0 0
12/13/2010 6:00 PM Tinsley 1 YES Airline Boys Captain Shreve Boys 0 0
12/16/2010 6:00 PM Lee Hedges YES Caddo Magnet Boys Captain Shreve Boys 0 0
1/3/2011 6:00 PM Cargill 2 YES Captain Shreve Boys Southwood Boys 0 0
1/6/2011 7:45 PM Lee Hedges YES Captain Shreve Boys Byrd Boys 0 0
1/13/2011 6:00 PM Lee Hedges YES Captain Shreve Boys Airline Boys 0 0
1/15/2011 1:00 PM Lee Hedges   Captain Shreve Boys Loyola Boys 0 0
1/17/2011 7:45 PM Lee Hedges YES Captain Shreve Boys Caddo Magnet Boys 0 0
1/20/2011 6:00 PM Cargill 3 YES Southwood Boys Captain Shreve Boys 0 0
1/27/2011 6:00 PM Ruston   Ruston Boys Captain Shreve Boys 0 0
1/31/2011 6:00 PM Lee Hedges   Captain Shreve Boys Parkway Boys 0 0
               
Date Time Field Dst Home Visitor Home Score Visitor Score
11/16/2010 7:45 PM Messmer   Loyola Boys JV Captain Shreve Boys JV 0 0
11/23/2010 7:45 PM Lee Hedges   Captain Shreve Boys JV Parkway Boys JV 0 0
11/30/2010 7:15 PM West Monroe   West Monroe Boys JV Captain Shreve Boys JV 0 0
12/6/2010 7:45 PM Caddo Soccer   Byrd Boys JV Purple Captain Shreve Boys JV 0 0
12/13/2010 7:45 PM Tinsley 1   Airline Boys JV Captain Shreve Boys JV 0 0
12/16/2010 7:45 PM Lee Hedges   Caddo Magnet Boys JV Captain Shreve Boys JV 0 0
12/22/2010 12:45 PM Lee Hedges   Captain Shreve Boys JV Dutchtown Boys JV 0 0
1/6/2011 6:00 PM Caddo Soccer   Captain Shreve Boys JV Byrd Boys JV Purple 0 0
1/13/2011 7:45 PM Caddo Soccer   Captain Shreve Boys JV Airline Boys JV 0 0
1/15/2011 2:45 PM Lee Hedges   Captain Shreve Boys JV Loyola Boys JV 0 0
1/17/2011 7:45 PM Caddo Soccer   Captain Shreve Boys JV Caddo Magnet Boys JV 0 0



Monday, November 1
Quick Reference Links to Boys Varsity and Junior Varsity Schedules

Admin will try and upload schedule to ETEAMZ site tonight, the following link will take you directly to the schedules as posted on the Northwest LA High School Site simply select the team schedule you wish to view from the drop down menu

 http://www.nwlsra.com/highschool/Schedule.aspx

thank you for your patience--Admin

 



Thursday, October 28
Your 2010-2011 Shreve Varsity and Junior Varsity Players

Updated 11.1.2010 

2010-2011 Boys Varsity and Junior Varsity Rosters  
   
VARSITY JUNIOR VARSITY
Cassel, Dylan Boyd, Thaddeus
Chism, Ken Burch, Cody
Cho, Hong Carruth, Jacob
Doughty, Andrew DePesa, Giovanni
Edwardes, Mat Donald, Joseph
Elkins, Travis Fry, Nicolas
Gray, Gabe Fuller, Ecotry
Grigsby, Gaylon Hensley, Tymothy
Hammond, Chris Jefferson, Joshua
Kahre, Zach Jefferson, Zachary
Lawrence, Chris Jones, CaVonte
Price, Hayden Melvin, Colton
Randel, Connor Tilton, Matthew
Vincent, Jacob
Schimberg, Chris Warren, Christian
Smith, Caden Martin, Zach
Terracciano, Will Sauseda, Alfonso
Usry, Neal Lewis, Devonte
White, Michael  



Tuesday, October 26
Practice Colors for Boys Varsity and JV for 2010-2011

Friendly Reminder that Boys Varsity and JV practice use the following color schedule

Practice--Monday thru Thursday

WHITE shirt EVERY PRACTICE DAY

Shorts and Socks (matching colors)

MONDAY--GREEN

TUESDAY--RED

WEDNESDAY--BLUE

THURSDAY--WHITE

questions or concerns about the website email me @ dusry1@comcast.net

 



Monday, October 4
Captain Shreve High School GIRLS SOCCER TEAM MEETING

Players and parents will meet Monday, October 4 in the school cafeteria at 6:45pm.
Information packets are available in the school office.  Please bring your completed packets to the meeting.
A copy of a birth certificate is required with each information packet. Payment of the team fee will need to be made at the time the information packet is submitted.  

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 



Tuesday, September 7
2010 Player / Parent Meeting set

All boys that are interested in playing for the Boys soccer team, please plan on attending the team meeting on Tuesday September 28th at 6:00 pm.  It will be held in the school cafeteria.   If you know of anyone interested, please pass this date along.   We are looking toward another great season and a run at the State Championship.   Go Gators !!! 

Wednesday, June 2
2010 Boys Louisiana All Star Game

Congratulations to Matt Smith for being named as the Head Coach for the West team in the 2010 All Star Game.  Also congrats to Logan Calhoun for being selected to play on the West Team.   The game will be played on July 10th in Lafayette.

Other North LA. players are  Alex Blandin from Caddo Magnet and Daniel Poole from Byrd.



Monday, October 4
2009-2010 Varsity & JV Records

 

2009-2010 Varsity &  JV Records

DistrictOverall
TeamWinLossWinLossTie
 Captain Shreve Boys

0

26

2

Captain Shreve  Girls 2 6 2 9 0
Captain Shreve Boys  JV  n/a n/a 13 

 



Monday, April 5
Parent Meeting - Girls Soccer

There will be a Parent Meeting for all 2010-2011 Girls’ soccer players on Thursday, April 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the Captain Shreve Cafeteria.  Please come to meet our new coach, Mark Matlock, and to hear his plan for our next season.  It is vitally important that if your daughter wants to play soccer at Shreve next year, that a parent/guardian attend this meeting!  Our parent group has important decisions to make about the direction of our soccer program and we need EVERYONE’S input!! 

PLEASE NOTE:  This meeting is for PARENTS ONLY.  Students are NOT to attend the meeting.  The girls will have a separate meeting on Tuesday with Coach Matlock.  Tell them to be sure to listen to school announcements.

Please pass this along to other parents who have daughters interested in playing soccer next year.  Thanks!



Thursday, March 11
2009-2010 All District Team (Girls)

Congratulations to the Lady Gators selected to the 2009-2010 All District Team

1st Team

Caydence Leber (Midfield)

Emily Watson (Defender)

2nd Team

Caitlyn Abney (Midfield)

Honorable Mention

Natalie Driskoll
Lari Leber
Hillary Prevot


Wednesday, March 10
2009 / 10 Post Season Honors

Congratulations to all of our players who earned post season honors.  Each is well deserved.

1st year lettermen -   Will Terracciano,  Hayden Price,  Chris Hammond, Neal Usry, Tyler Wagnon & Mat Edwardes

 All District:

Will Monsour -   Offensive  MVP,   Austin Wisby  Defensive  MVP,   Matt Smith  Coach of the Year

1st Team -   Connor Randel, Logan Calhoun, Tyler Smith, Christopher Lawrence,  Jordan Gray & Sean McCullough.

2nd Team -   Neal Usry,  Chris Hammond,   Will Terracciano ,  Hayden Price

Honorable Mention -   Jonathon Reisz

 

All  City  -   Will Monsour - Player of the Year   Matt Smith -  Coach of the Year

                   Connor Randel,  Logan Calhoun,  Jordan Gray,  Tyler Smith

 

All State -   1st team -  Will Monsour,    Connor Randel

                   2nd Team   Logan Calhoun

 



Monday, March 1
Gators Finish # 3 in the State

Captain Shreve finished # 3 in the last coaches poll.  In our heart we know who is # 1, but it just didn't happen.  Con gratulations guy's we are all very proud of your accomplishments.

#1 - Jesuit    # 2 Lafayette  # 3  Capt Shreve   # 4  Bro. Martin,  # 5  St. Pauls



Sunday, December 28
Just How Good Is This Years Boys Team ? / Final 2009-10 Stats Updated as of 2-20-10

What a great season the Gators had this year.  One game short, but once the hurt is over, we had a fantastic season, one of the best in team history.  Statistically, this team was better than 2008-09.  But the 08/09 team made the finals.  Who was better, you decide.  Personally, I had a blast with both of them.


TEAM

RECORD

DISTRICT RECORD

PLAYOFF RESULT

GOALS SCORED/PER GAME

GOALS ALLOWED/PER GAME

DEFENSIVE SHUTOUTS

2009-2010

26-2-2 

8-0 

3-1 

111/3.70

11/0.37

19

2008-2009

28-3 

10-0 

4-1

97/3.13 

15/0.48 

21 

2007-2008

14-5-5 

8-2 

0-1

81/3.38 

28/1.16 

2006-2007

20-6-2 

9-3 

1-1

106/3.78

25/0.89 

12 

2005-2006

27-4 

12-0 

2-1 

158/5.09 

21/.068 

18 

2004-2005

24-4-1 

11-1 

3-1 

90/3.10 

16/.055 

15 

2003-2004

22-4-3 

13-1 

0-1 

104/3.58 

17/0.58

18 

 

      Player                        Assist              Shots on Goal             Goals                                                   Clears                     Saves

Calhoun

         1    

    77

     

Cassell

 

       4

      3

     

Chism

       1

       4

      1

     

Edwardes

     10 

      12

      4

      

   

Gray, G

       2

      12

      7

     

Gray, J.

     12

      35

      5

      

       3

 

Hammond

       5

      27

      8

      

 

       1

Kahre

 

        5

      1

   

       4

Lawrence

       2

        9

      2

      

     47

 

McCullough

       3

      39

      7

      

 

       2

Monsour

     21

      57

    20

      

   

Price

       5

      21

      2

     

Randel

     14

      97

    31

      

   

Reisz

        1

        4

      1

 

       3

 

Smith

 

      12

      1

 

     29

 

Terracciano

       1

     

     12

 

Wagnon

       4

        8

       

Wisby

       1

        9

       4

   

      75

Usry

       9

      45

     14

     
             


Saturday, February 20
Gators have Heart Wrenching Loss in Semi's

When you’re goal is to shoot for the moon, if you miss, you reach for the stars.    These Gators, missed the moon, but they did grab a star.  Disappointment abounds tonight and it will hurt for a few days, but time heals all wounds.  The goal was a State Championship and we came up just a little short.  Make no mistake, the boys on this team are Champions.  They worked their tails off to be the best.  Play the same team tomorrow, and you may have a different result.  Shreve played hard,  but fell to Lafayette 1-0. I can honestly say, they left everything on the field.   This was probably the state championship game.  I felt the winner of this one, will win it all.   This team has nothing to hang their head about.  The Gator Nation is so proud of all you have done, and the excitement you have brought to the school.   Thanks to all of you that came out and supported the team.  I wanted 100 students to show up and I believe that was doubled.  Thank you very much.

 

On with the game.   It was a battle from the opening whistle.  Lafayette is by far the most talented team we played this year.   Unfortunately, we do not have the opportunity to face this type of team except in tournaments, so they may have caught us a little off guard.  The first half, they out played us and won most 50/50 balls.  Even with that, we were tied 0-0 at the half.  We did step it up in the second half and played a little more aggressive, possession was closer to 50 /50.   In the 48th minute, Lafayette made a great skilled play on a short cross and a one touch shot for goal.  No excuses from the defense, they made a great play.  Once that happened, the Lions stacked the box and played total defense.  In the last 10 minutes of the game, the Gators hammered the goal.   We had 7 true shots within the frame of the goal and the Lafayette keeper was in the right place at the right time.  We pounded and pounded, but just couldn’t get one in.  But, we never quit.  We have a tremendous set of Juniors coming back and they will lead the Gators next year.  Christopher, Mat, Chris, Zach, Hayden and Connor.   Take this team to the next level.  It’s your time.

 You will have to indulge me now, we have a lot of Seniors and they all deserve a comment.   Tyler Wagnon – has great heart and gives his all when given the opportunity.  He was able to come in and give the starters a break.  He did a great job and provided great support.  Jonathon Reisz -  Our only two way player.  Midfield and defense. Jonathon is a delight.  He can come in at any time, at either position and contribute to help the team.  His speed and skill is a great asset to the team.  Tyler Smith -  Of all the Senior starters, Tyler may get the least recognition, but deserves so much credit.  He is a mainstay on defense on the left side.  Not only is he a great defender, he is a threat to take off and start a transition to attack.  Tyler is the total package.  Sean McCullough -   Great speed and great skills.  Sean was such a great part of this team.  He dazzled opponents with his footwork, while at the same time he was looking for the next pass.   He didn’t score a lot, but he set up many of our goals.  Jordan Gray -  Probably one of the best 1-2 punch midfielders in the state.  Jordan worked the midfield very strongly.  He was a threat to score from anywhere.  His free kicks were legendary.   Will Monsour -  Absolutely, one of the best players in the state.   Will stepped his game up from last year to this year like no one else.  He was appointed Captain and took the role to heart.  He led by example.  I was so thrilled to watch how he grew as a player and a leader this year.  We would not have had the success we did without this young man.  Austin Wisby -  No doubt the biggest surprise of the season.   The team knew Austin could play keeper, but no one could have imagined how good he was going to be.  Only 11 goals were scored on us and a lot of people will say the defense had a lot to do with that.  But anyone who watch all of our games, knows very well, Austin saved many goals based on his own effort.   Having not played keeper since he was 10 years old, he was incredible to watch. Logan  Calhoun -  Becoming a starter midway through his Freshman year, he played more minutes than anyone on the team in the last 3 years.   Logan is a 2 year Captain and the leader of the defense.   He led the team in cleared balls and took on the best attacker of  every team.   For me, I was disappointed to see the team lose tonight, but I was more disappointed to watch Logan’s last game.  I know all of the Senior parents feel the same about their son. Gators,   We as your parents know you are hurting, but please understand, we are so proud of each of you.  You have given us many thrills and we appreciate you letting us go along for the ride.    Matt and Clint,  What you two have done over the last 6-7 years has been incredible.  The two of you have brought Shreve soccer to the top of the heap.  I felt so priviledge to work closely with you and help you accomplish your goals.  Simply stated, YOU ROCK !


Tuesday, February 16
Gators Take A Bite out of Bears. Advance to Semi Finals.

The team traveled in style to Baton Rouge to take on the Catholic Bears.   A very nice charter bus/limo made it a smooth trip.   A special thanks to the Gator Athletic Council on helping sponsor the bus.   The trip was smooth, but the game started a little bumpy.  The field was mostly dry with a few wet spots and one pretty muddy spot.  A little windy but not too bad. There were better fields on the complex, but home team has their pick.  Hey, if you want to slow down a gazelle, you need to make it hard to run.  And that strategy worked,  for a about 25 minutes.  It took a while for the Gators to get the kinks worked out.  In the first 15 minutes alone, Catholic had 4 corner kicks and 3 direct kicks within 25 yards.   It's very fortunate we have a 6'2 keeper.  Austin was very effective reaching above everyone and punching out potential goals.    Finally with 3 minutes left in the first half, Sean McCullough made a great cross from left side of the penalty box to Connor Randel on the right side of the goal.  Connor took 3 touches, foot - knee - foot and goal.  1-0 at the half.   During halftime,  I took a minute to look around and saw what great support we had.  I'm guessing 40 or a few more fans for Shreve.  Former players, relatives, friends and of course parents.  Dr. McCalla was there cheering us on.  A big help for this team is our ability to strike quickly in the beginning of the 2nd half.  We have done it many times this season and today was no different.  Three minutes into the 2nd half Connor goes 90 yards on his own.  He past 5 defenders as they tried to stab at the ball.  You can not stab at Connor.  As the Bears begin to pick their underwear off the ground, Connor had only the keeper left.  No problem, he goes around him for a short 5 yard tap in.  I've never seen a 90 yard breakaway.  It was beautiful !!    After that goal, the Gators settled down and controlled the rest of the game.  With 20 minutes left, Neal Usry took a shot that hit the keeper and Connor got the rebound and goal # 3.  Can you say hat trick (again).  Connor's third in 3 playoff games.  In the 73rd minute the scoring was finished with a great 25 yard direct kick by Neal.  The keeper never had a chance.  Game ends 4-0.

Once we settled in, everyone played pretty well.   The offense never let's up.  The longer the game gets, the more intense we become and the more opportunites we create.  Monsour and Gray in the middle continue to control the flow of the game.  With Sean, Chris H and Hayden trading in and out on the outside mids, we continually have fresh legs and that creates huge problems for the opposing defense.  Speaking of defense, ours is pretty good.  Other than direct kicks or corner kicks, Catholic did not get one legitimate shot on goal.  Christopher, Logan, Will T. & Tyler, dominate their end of the field.  10 goals allowed in 29 games.  .34 goals per game,  Amazing!!   Austin continues to play well.  This may have been a top 3 game for him. 

We will play Lafayette on Saturday at 6:00.  Lee Hedges Stadium.   Please come and support this great team.   No school, No parades. No Excuses. It would be awesome to see 100 or more students in the stands.   We appreciate all of you that have been attending.  Please come Saturday and bring a classmate or two.  One game left before the State Finals.    GOOOOO !  Gators.   



Wednesday, February 10
Gators Win Second Round. Heading to Baton Rouge for the Quarter Final

Northshore will get to have Mardi Gras without worrying about a playoff game.  The Gators helped them with that due to our 6-1 win today.   #15 Northshore came to town intent on an upset.  Didn't happen.   Jordan Gray started the scoring in the 9th minute on a great free kick from 20 yards out.  A left to right bender just inside the right post.   In the 25th minute, Will Terracciano started a play when he passed to Chris Hammond who in turn got the ball to Connor Randel.  Connor had a great dribble in and around defenders before finally getting the score.  3 minutes later Will Monsour sent a ball from the left side of the penalty area to the right side of the goal area, where from 6 yards out Chris Hammond had a one touch sidewinder that was beautiful.   Score at the half 3-0.   Early in the second half we scored an own goal to give Northshore their only goal.  But 4 minutes later we score # 4 as Will M. goes in close for the shot, it's kicked away by the Northshore keeper, right to Connor.  Two touches later it's 4-1.    We finshed the game out with Sean scoring on an assist from Connor and another Will M shot deflected by keeper and score by Connor.   Two playoff games and two Connor Randel hat tricks.  Can he go 5 for 5.  I hope so.   With Catholic High School winning tonight, we will travel to Baton Rouge for our next game.  Tuesday at 3:30.   2 down 3 to go.   Keep it up Gators.     Also, great Student support.  When we come back for the semi final, lets see that again and more.    

Saturday, February 6
Gators take 1st step in Playoffs with win over Ouachita

The last 3 years the Gators have struggled in the 1st round of the playoffs.  Lost one and squeaked by in the other two, only 1-0.   Things were a little different today.  The Gators were very solid in all phases.  We played solid defense allowing only 3 shots on goal.  The midfield controlled play, keeping it in our half of the field most of the game.  The forwards came through and scored 4 of our 6 goals.  We started early in the 3rd minute with Chris Hammonds goal on a Will Monsour perfect pass to center,  right in front of the goal, easy one touch for Chris.  20 minutes later Neal Usry set up Will for the second goal.  In the  28th minute our streak of no goals scored against us since 12-28-09, was lost as Ouachita scored on a header from a free kick.   That was quickly answered with an Usry goal in the 30th minute. Neal was assisted by Will Terracciano.The 1st half ends 3-1.    The second half we took greater control and never looked back.  Connor Randel scored 3 goals on assist from Neal, Will and a double assist from Johnathon Reisz and Usry again.    Final score 6-1.   Great game Gators.    Northshore is up next.  Wednesday the 10th at Lee Hedges Stadium.   Game time - 5:00.

Wednesday, December 30
Team Stats as of 2/02/10

      Player                       Assist                Shots on Goal           Goals                                                    Clears                     Saves

Calhoun

       

    64

     

Cassell

 

       4

       3      

Chism

       1

       3        1      

Edwardes

      10

       12

       4 

      

   

Gray, G

 

       12

       7 

     

Gray, J.

      10

       32 

       4 

      

   

Hammond

       4

       23 

       6 

      

         1

Kahre

           4      

       4

Lawrence

       2

         8 

       2

      

        37 

 

McCullough

       2

       33 

       6 

      

   

Monsour

      16

       48

      19

      

   

Price

        5

       15

        2      

Randel

      13

       79

      21

      

   

Reisz

       

       1

        3

 

       3

 

Smith

 

       11 

       1

 

     16

 

Terracciano

       3

         5    

     15

 

Wagnon

       4

         8        

Wisby

       1           9        4    

      61

Usry

       5

       38

      12 

     
             


Tuesday, February 2
Boys End Regular Season on a High Note.

Some were worried about playing a game that we had nothing to gain.  Me included. We should win, no doubt, but if we should in someway lose, we drop in the rankings and that's a killer when you are currently # 2.   Apparently, the coaches and players weren't worried at all.   We went across town, and put it on Calvary.   Final score 8-0.   Hayden Price scored in the 3rd minute off  an assist from Mat Edwardes,  and then for the next 26 minutes Calvary made a game of it.  We controlled the ball, but couldn't get any goals.  In the 29th minute, Will Monsour put in a penalty kick and then, the Gators proceeded to kick the door open.   Goals begin to pour in at that point.  In the next seven minutes, Connor Randel scored, Sean McCullough scored and Gabe Gray scored.  Assist came from Mat Edwardes, Jordan Gray, Will M. and Will T.   The best goal of the 1st half was a 40 yard right to left cross from Will Terracciano to Gabe who put in a header from 8 yards out.  5 - 0 at the half.   The defense was playing great. At the half, Calvary had no shots on goal.   That changed in the 42nd minute.  Austin Wisby made a great save on the goal line from a hard shot only 6 yards away.  After the game I asked Austin if that was a self defense save and he was very casual. " No, I saw their guy running to the post, I was just waiting on him".   In the 2nd half the scoring continued.   Sean scored again, Gabe got his second header off of a long pass, this time from Christopher Lawrence, left to right about 35 yards out.  The last goal came from Will M.  He had just sent a corner kick into the goal area, it got knocked out into the field, Will just kick it back to the goal.  It was a nice right to left bender that just floated in for the final 8-0 score.

Great job Gators -  26 down /  5 to go.



Monday, January 25
Boys are Undefeated District Champions

When the season started, this team never doubted that we could go undefeated for the second year in a row.  Over the past two years the Gators are 18-0 in our District..  It isn't big news that we handled Southwood without any problem, winning 9-0.  What was a nice  goal to have, but improbable, was not getting scored on in District.  Well, the improbable happened.  The shutout tonight gave the Gators their goal.  We out scored our District opponents 46-0.  Overall this team has allowed only 8 goals in 25 games.  We now have 17 shutouts in 25 games.  Pretty remarkable.  This team is playing very well and we have one major goal left to accomplish.  But, as it has been said,  one game at a time. We have one regular season game left against Calvary on Tuesday Feb 2nd.  The playoffs begin the 2nd week of February.   We need the support of the Gator Nation to help us the rest of the season.   Gator Mail will post our schedule as it is made available.

Tonight - Goals  Mat-1, Gabe-1, Jordan-1, Chris -1, Neal-2, Austin-2, Kenny-1

              Assist   Mat -1,  Gabe -1,  Will M. - 2,  Tyler W. -1   Austin -1

 

                            

 



Saturday, January 23
JV Boys End a Succesful 2009/10 Season

A big congratulations to the JV team.  What a great season they had.  13-4-2.   The best JV season in a long time.   Shreve soccer is in good hands for the future.    Friday night closed out their season with a heartbreaking loss to Byrd.   Rumor has it Byrd played 5 of their varsity players.  I guess you gotta do what you gotta do.   Despite that, Shreve played a good game.   Byrd scored first on an unlucky defensive miscue, as a Byrd player intercepted a pass back and scored.    Not too much later Byrd scored again on a nice combination.   The Gators were down 2-0 at th half.  Now, they could have given up and had a pitty party, but they didn't.   Halfway through the second half the Chism / McCarney partnership struck for the Gators first goal.    A few minutes later Byrd made an own goal, but the credit goes to Alex Mc. who told me " I scared the ball in".   Sounds good to me.  Unfortunately, with a minute to go, Byrd got their third goal and got the win.  Good season guys.  13 wins,  very nice !!!!

Monday, January 25
Shreve Girls score on Byrd

The Lady Jackets scored at the 10 minute mark when a shot bounced down off the cross bar and into the goal.  The Lady Gators responded with their own goal 3 minutes later.  A cross from Caydence found the foot of Vanessa Beza.  I think the Byrd players were a bit shocked.  Byrd went on to win 6-1.

Thursday, January 21
Boys Defeat Byrd to Remain Undefeated in District

The Varsity boys had a good night,  tonight.   Byrd's real chance was to stack their defense and hope to keep us out of the goal.  They played 6 in the back instead of the usual 3 or 4.  It didn't help.  Connor got lose and on a short pass from Hammond, he got the 1st goal in the 4th minute.    With Byrd playing so many on defense, we kept the ball in their end of the field probaly 80% of the game.   In the 34th minute, Will M. sent a pass to Hammond who put it in for a 2-0 lead.  Three minutes later, Connor passed a ball back from just off the end line to Neal coming up the middle.  Neal puts it in for the 3-0 lead and that ended the  1st half.  The second half saw a lot of starters on the bench, and a lot of quality time for others.  The back-ups did a great job and kept control of the ball.  In the 52nd minute, Mat passed across the field to Sean who made some of his patented moves and scored our final goal from about 10 yards away.  Byrd had two shots on goal and they were easily handled by Austin.    The defense let very little get through on our end. Good game in all phases tonight.   

Thursday, January 21
Girls score on Magnet

The final score may have been 6-1, but the Lady Gators did score on the Lady Mustangs.  Caydence Leber had a beautiful curving shot off her left foot that tucked into that top left corner of the goal, tying the game 1-1.  It must have been a wake up call for Magnet.  They won the game easily.  Our girls are working hard, they just aren't getting many shots on goal.

Wednesday, January 20
J V Boys lose a close one to Magnet.

On Tuesday night, the Gators faced Caddo Magnet in what was supposed to be a close game. And, that's exactly what it was.  The boys played tough, but game up a little short.    In the 10th minute, Magnet scored on an 18yard free kick.  It was very well placed and not much Zach could do to stop it.    Just a few minutes later, Kenny Chism had a nice shot about 10 yards in front of the Mustang goal.  He was assisted by Alex McCarney.    30 seconds before the half ended, the Mustangs got another goal.   At halftime it's 2-1.   The second half was a gutsy effort for Shreve.  Six minutes into the half, we were given a red card and played the next 24 minutes a man down.  The game went back and forth, with about 65% played on our defensive end.  We managed to keep Magnet out of our goal, but we just couldn't put one in for ourselves.   We had some good shots and other opportunites, we just couldn't capitalize.   Good Game guys.   Let's look to Byrd on Thursday.    

Monday, January 18
Gators Take a Bite out of the Mustangs

I have never seen a Mustang that could beat a Gator in "The Swamp". After a lackluster performance against Neville, the Gators game out biting tonight.   We got off to a hot start when Will Monsour shot and barely missed a goal in the first minute.  After that we played on their end of the field for most of the first half.  In the 24th minute, Hayden Price made a pass from the 50 to Neal Usry who collected it at the 30.  Neal made a couple of nice touches and got by the keeper for an easy score. 1-0.   Seven minutes later, Sean McCullough was deep in the Magnet end of the field and while at the left post, crossed the ball to Monsour for the short one touch goal.  The half ended at 2-0 and you could tell Shreve had this game under control.  Two minutes into the second half,  Chris Hammond passed to Sean who made some moves on the defense, a slid a shot between the Magnet keeper and the right post for the 3-0 lead.  In the 63rd minute, Will assisted Connor Randel for the 4th goal and icing on the cake.  Connor missed most of the game with a 1st half ankle injury, but apparently couldn't stay out.  Making the most of his return to the game, Connor put the whipped cream on the icing with the 5th and final goal, assisted by Mat Edwardes.   This years Seniors are 6-3 against Magnet over the last 4 years.  This is one of the best records against Magnet of any Senior Class.  The  5-0 win tonight was the largest margin of victory against Magnet.    This is also the first year Magnet has not scored against Shreve.  Tyler S., Christopher, Logan, Will T. and Austin are doing an amazing job on defense.  Everyone played well tonight.  If we can keep this up, we can go all the way to the end and win the whole thing.  Congrats to all of you, great game.

                           TEAMWORK   MAKES  THE   DREAMWORK



Sunday, January 17
J V is 2-0 in Cancelled Parkway Tournament

It looks like the only thing that can stop the young Gators from winning another tournament is the weather.  After two decisive wins Friday night, the Parkway JV Tournament was cancelled due to rain.   At 5:30 on Friday Shreve played a very outmanned Minden team.  Within the first three minutes it was 3-0.  At the half is was 5-0.   Ten minutes in the second have the game was over due to the 7 goal mercy rule.   Coming back at 9:00 the Gators faced Parkway.   This game was pretty much the same as the last time, with Shreve blanking the Panthers 3-0.    If I'm not mistaken this leave the team with a  11-1-0 tournament record this year.  Not Bad,  Not bad at all.    Great job guys. 

Friday, January 15
Gators Escape Neville with 1-0 win

Not our best effort tonight.  Basically after having the week off with two easy wins, the Gators were just not into this game.  From one end to the other, it was uninspirational.  Will Monsour had a nice goal when he intercepted a Neville pass, but other than that, there were no highlights.   The good news is,  Great teams can win, even when not at their best.  We did that.   We return to District matches Monday night against Magnet and again on Thursday with Byrd .  We need a great effort, a good crowd and a lot of enthusiasm.   I know these two games will bring out our best.   I'm confident we will get back on track and close with another District Championship.       

Practice   Sunday at 3:00.



Monday, January 18
Neville over Girls 2-0

The girls played well, they just needed some more shots on goal.  Neville scored in the 7the minute on a scramble in front of the goal.  Beth took a hard hit, but continued to protect the goal with the dedication we have come to expect from her.  In fact Neville second goal came from outside the 18 right over her reach.

I admire our girls spirit.  They always play with determination and they never give up.  Keep it up.  You never know when that attitude will pay off!



Wednesday, January 13
Girls Defeat Southwood 6-0

The game started going our way very quickly.  Moving the ball through the defense, Caydence Leber scored within the first two minutes of play.  The next goal felt like a flashback from last season when Caitlyn Abney delivered a perfect pass to Caydence, who slammed it into the back corner of the net.  Kaitie Garret got the third goal of the night. She slammed a soft pass from Lacey McCoy at the goal which was deflected by the goalie, but Kaitie was there and proves that you should always follow your shot.  Caydence scored the fourth on a breakaway.  The fifth goal went to Caityn Abney on shear perseverance!  It was a beautiful moment of soccer. And finally, Lauren Barnett took advantage of another shot deflected off the goalie for number six.  Defense easily dealt with all challenges.  Way to go Lady Gators! Keep shooting.

 



Tuesday, January 12
Gators put the Hurt on Southwood

The Gators faced a very overmatched Southwood Cowboys tonight.  The score was 9-0, but could have been 20-0.   Many times Connor and Will pulled away from shots that were sure goals.   It was obvious the team had to make passes and runs before they could take a shot.  Except for Zach Kahre.  He was told to shoot early and shoot often.  Unfortunately, his aim was off just a little.  Finally, he scored on a penalty kick.    Now we get a day of rest and travel to Neville to take on a top 10 Div 2 team.

Goals - Cassel - 2,  Edwardes - 1,  G. Gray - 1,  Monsour - 2,  Price - 1, Randel - 1  Kahre - 1 Assist - G. Gray - 1,  J Gray - 1,  Randel - 1,  Wagnon - 1

 



Wednesday, January 13
Girls lose to Airline 2-0

The Lady Gators repelled shot after shot, but Airline finally put one in the net late in the first half.  Their second goal came early in the second half.  Let’s face it, if your opponent is taking 20 shots for every one you take, they are going to come out on top.  It's time to get some shots on goal!



Tuesday, January 12
Boys Teams Hammer the Vikings.

Varsity -   This game was pretty much like the last time we played Airline.   The Vikings are young and inexperienced and it showed tonight.   They had only one real shot on our goal and it was saved by Zach Kahre.  Austin played keeper in the 1st half and saw no real action as the Vikings rarely got into our defensive third.  The offense moved the ball at will and seemed to score whenever they wanted to.     The final was 7-0.   Goals by Dylan Cassel - 1  Mat Edwardes - 1,  Chris Hammond -2,  Sean McCullough -1 & Connor Randel - 2.  Assist - Will Monsoour - 2,  Hayden Price - 3,  Connor Randel - 2.

J.V. -  This game was also dominated by the Gators.   Michael White got the 1st Goal off of an assist from Chris Morton.  Alex McCarney got # 2 on a shot from outside the 18, on a nice pass from Kenny Chism.  Kenny and Alex swapped places on the third goal as Kenny scores from Alex's throw in.  The final goal was scored by Daniel Banks from a Chism corner kick.  Game ends 4-0.

Varsity plays tonight at Hedges - 6:00 and the JV have the night off.



Tuesday, January 5
Gators put a Goose egg on the Panthers

Varsity -   This game started like a prize fight with the Gators getting a feel for the Parkway defense.  Ball movement was good and we had a few nice shots, but nothing special.  After 24 minutes, Christopher Lawrence had, had enough.  He came from the defensive side of the field,  gathered the ball around 30 yards out,  and took it to the goal for the first score.   That started the onslaught.  Jordan Gray had a free kick from the left side at 28 yards out and nailed it, untouched into the net.  This made it 2-0 at the half.    One minute into the second half, Hayden Price sent a long crossing ball from left to right and it met Gabe Gray on the other side.  Gabe took a couple of steps and scored the 3rd goal.  At the 67th minute, Neal Usry had a great pass to Austin Wisby, who took one hop into the air and put it in the goal with a nice one touch effort.  It was nice to have Hayden back on the field recovering from his broken wrist and Austin got some good time on the field and out from his usual keeper position.   Zach Kahre took over at keeper in the second half and did a good job saving the only two shots he faced.    Shreve completely dominated this game as expected.   Everyone played well, defense got another shut out and the offense left the Panthers worn out. Next week we have 3 games in 4 days.  Get rested and get ready guys.   Good job tonight.  

J.V.   The young Gators also pitched a shutout tonight.  And as the Varsity completely dominated their game, so did the J.V.   It didn't appear that way in the first half, as each team remained scoreless.  The Gators moved the ball well and had some chances, but just couldn't capitalize.  The second half was a different story.  Not sure what the coaches told the team, but they must have listened.  In the first 15 minutes of the second half, Shreve scored 3 goals to put this one away.  Kenny Chism got one with a beautiful volley inside the 18,  Michael White and Michael Ritz also got one apiece, mostly on clean up duty, putting in deflections, in front of the goal.   That's called "cleaning up the garbage."

If you have not watched a J.V. game you need to come early or stay late.  They are a really good team.  Probably, the best I have seen in my 4 years of Shreve soccer.  I believe the future is in good hands.   Great job guys.  ( Thanks parents for your input)



Friday, January 1
St. Pauls All Tournament Team Selections

Congratulations to Austin Wisby, goalkeeper, for being the Captain Shreve representative on the St. Pauls Invitational All Tournament team.   Good Job, Austin !!!!

Wednesday, December 30
Gators Do Well at St. Pauls Invitational.

How do you not break bracket and consider youself as having done well?   Here's how.  You play in what was considered the toughest bracket, by far.  You play the #2 team in Div 2, the # 9 and # 3 team in Div 1.   You play while missing 3 starters and having only 4 subs.  If you survive, you did well.   We more than survived.

Game 1 -   Defeated St. Louis for the 2nd time in 10 days 2-1.   The fields were to say the least,  soft and mushy.   It really slowed us down.  However, Will Monsour was able to get two balls into the St. Louis goal for the 2-1 victory.   We allowed one goal on a corner kick.  As the ball crossed in front of our goal, Austin made a great effort to push it away.  Unfortunately, a St. Louis player was standing where the ball was directed, he kicked it in for their lone score.

Game 2 -  Defeated Fountainbleu 2-0  This field was worse than the first one.   But, 6 minutes into the game, Connor Randel got a goal.  He was assisted by Mat Edwardes who headed a ball to Neal Usry, who inturn passed to Connor.   The next 60 minutes went by with not much happening.  We moved the ball around some and got some shots, but nothing concrete.  With about 5 minutes to go,  Connor had some nice dribbling and punched in the insurance goal.  Mat again was there with the assist.    Austin had 3-4 really nice saves and the defense kept Fountianbleu shut down for most of the game to perserve the shutout.

Game 3 -  Tied Brother Martin 1-1.    This is a game we had to win to advance.  Both teams go into this game with a 2-0 record.  The 4th tiebreaker, which is fewest goals allowed,  went to Brother Martin.  We had allowed 1 and they had allowed none.   So it's win or go home.   This game was played at Hunter Stadium which has turf like Hedges.   It was a good game, but this is where we were hurt by having only 15 players.  Not to menntion Will was running on one good leg.  He was hurt in the Fountainbleu game, and only after a Dr. Wisby ice pack, was he able to get the swelling down.   It was a fairly even game with neither team getting a lot of quality shots.   At the half it was 0-0.  With 19 minutes to go, Connor was fouled in the penalty area and received a penalty kick, which he converted.    Ten minutes later, Brother Martin was able to score, as they got behind the defense and slotted one in between Austin and the post.   Game ended and we headed home.

All in all, it was a good tournament.  Great total team effort.   With finals next week, the games we have scheduled will be postponed and rescheduled.  This will give us time to get healthy.  It looks like we will have Sean and Hayden back and Will should be healed.   We will finish District and look toward the playoffs.    Good Job Gators.



Tuesday, December 22
Gators Defeat St. Thomas More 4-1

St. Thomas More came to town looking for a game, they found one.   After only a couple of days off from Showcase, the Gators played on some weary legs this afternoon.  With the wind in their face Shreve started a little sluggish.  STM got the first goal in the 25th minute off of a free kick.  4 minutes later Will Monsour tied it up with a nice shot of his own.  At the half it was 1-1.   The second half was played with a little more speed and the wind at our backs.  6 minutes into the 2nd half Will took a pass from Chris Hammond and scored his second goal of the day.  At the 54th minute Johnny Reisz got a goal on a nice long shot for the far right side.  He got an assist from Mat Edwardes who received it from Freshman Kenny Chism.  The young Freshman got his 1st varsity assist.  One of many to come for him, I'm sure.  The second half belonged to the Gators with STM getting very few opportunities.  Will closed out the scoring with a 3rd goal and his hat trick, again assisted by Hammond.

Nice game all around considering the team is still recovering from those 5 games over the weekend.   Next stop is Covington on the 28th & 29th for the most prestigious tournament in the state.  The St. Pauls Holiday Invitational.   Good Luck Gators !!!!!!!!! 



Monday, December 21
Latest Poll Results

Week 5 of the Coaches poll have our Gators in the #2 position and the same holds true in the LaPrep opinion poll.  Jesuit is # 1 in both polls and rightfully so.   In the ESPN FAB 50 National Poll, Jesuit is ranked # 6 and Shreve is # 40.  But, that is before the Showcase Tournament.  We should move up to the mid 30's or better.      Great job Gators !!!

                It doesn't matter WHO scores, it only matters that WE score.

                                                    T E A M

                           T ogether  E veryone  A chieves  M ore    

 



Friday, December 18
Gators go 5-0 and repeat as Louisiana Showcase Champions.

Game 1 -  Shreve defeats St. Martin 3-0 to begin the tournament.  St. Martin came into the game as the #1 ranked team in Division 3.  The boys had an adequate game, nothing special, but we got the win.  The field was wet and slippery which may have had something to do with it.  Austin Wisby had his best game so far with 7 saves, 3 of which were true goal stoppers.  Neal, Sean & Will M. scored the 3 goals.  Will M and Mat Edwardes each had an assist.    

Game -2   The Gators started Saturday  on a high note, playing much better than the night before.  Playing against a top rated Div 2 team, Shreve comes out with a 2-0 win.   Neal and Connor traded goals and assist between each other to seal the win.  Everyone got a chance to play and gain that experience that will be neccessary at the end of the season.

Game-3    Shreve finished the third and final bracket game with a fairly easy 2-0 win over New Iberia.  The defense continued to play very well with their third shutout of the tournament.   Connor got both scores with an assist form Neal and the other was a defelction off the post from a Jordan Gray shot.    Semi finals against Acadiana.

Game-4 Semifinal.    Typically if you score a couple of goals in your 4th game of a tournament and win, your satisfied.  But that wasn't the case in this game.  Acadiana handed the Gators their only loss during the Dutchtown tournament.  Revenge was on their mind.  Acadiana talked trash before, during and after the game.  All we had to do was say (scoreboard)  Shreve trashes Acadian 5-0 and advances to the final.  Will Monsour had 3 goals and an assist. Connor scored and Neal scored from Jordan's corner kick.

 Game-5  Final.     Going into our 5th game in less than 24 hours, the Gators were draggin a little bit.  That went away once they saw the quality of the competition, that being the host team, St. Louis Catholic.  St. Louis was by far the best team we played in the tournament.  In the 15th minute, St. Louis scored on a classic cross and one touch goal.  Pretty goal for them, not much we could do.  However, 10 minutes later we did the same thing when Neal passed to Connor.  Goals scored, game tied.   The second half was pretty even and the score remained 1-1.   We had one 5 minute Golden Goal overtime period and then pk's to determine the winner.  The question was, who was going to get that goal, us or them?  Exactly one minute later, questioned answered.   Monsour sent a long crossing ball to the far left post,  Neal was in perfect position for the trap and one touch into the net from about 5 yards out.  Victory is ours.  Gators repeat as Showcase Champions.

Summary -   After a disapointing Dutchtown Tournament, we needed a good showing in this one.  That's just what we got.  We did not play a bad game, some better than others, but all were good.   The offense did their job and got the goals we needed.  Neal and Connor were awesome up top accounting for most of the goals, but that's their job and they did it well.  The midfield had a great tournament.  Advancing our attack as we transitioned from defense, Sean and Jordan were there usual self, nothing flashy, just getting the job done.  Chris Hammond continues to get better and better.  He does a great jop in his wing position and is constantly sending balls into the middle giving us opportunites for a goal. Will Monsour was exceptional in these 5 games, he contolled the middle third and helped keep constant pressure on the opposing defense.  Working with Neal and Connor he got 3 or 4 goals himself.  The bench strength we have this year is some of the best we have had in a couple of years.  Mat Edwardes and Johnny Reisz lead this group with Tyler Wagnon, Gabe Gray, Dylan Cassel and Kenny Chisum falling in right behind.  When called upon, they all go out and give their best.  They all were a big part of this tournament.  Who have I left out, oh yeah, the Stonewall Defense.  One word - FANTASTIC.  Logan Calhoun, Tyler Smith, Christopher Lawrence and Will Terracciano were awesome.  1 goal in 5 games - Wow.  Time and time again they turned back the opponet.  Rarely did the other team get off a clean shot, but when they did Austin Wisby was there to make the save.  Austin is fiquring the keeper position out and is gaining confidence every game. Shreve is now 12-1-1, but we have a lot of work ahead of us in the next 2 weeks.   St. Thomas More visits on Tuesday and then off to the biggest tournament of the year at St. Pauls in Covington.  Great job to the players and coaches, let's keep it up.  



Monday, December 14
Boys Varsity and JV defeat Byrd

The Varsity came to play tonight against arch rival Byrd.   After a few minutes of feeling out the Byrd defense the first score came at the 7 min mark.  Will Terracciano sent a 20 yard pass to Chris Hammond who 1 touched it from 2 feet off the ground just under the goal.   2 minutes later,   Connor took a short pass from Will M. and sent a hard shot dead center over the Byrd keeper.  In less than 10 minutes it's 2-0.   Things slowed down a little the rest of the half and ended at 2-0.   The second half started strong with Neal Usry taking a long pass from across the field and had a great left foot rocket from 6 yards out.  The assist was again from Will M.   Mat Edwardes finished off the scoring with a close range shot in the 70th minute.  He was assisted by Neal.   Over all our effort was good.  This could have easily been 6-0 if a few close shots had gone in.  One in particular was a missed PK by Logan.  Now we know why he plays defense.   Good job guys.

The JV had a game that was close in score, but not in play.  A reliable source tells me that we were a little sloppy in the first half but maintained a 60/40 possession time.  Shreve had a few quality shots but just couldn't score.   The second half was more of the same but in bigger doses.  Possession went to 80/20 with Byrd not truly crossing mid-field until the last 15 minutes of the half.   The Gators finally got a score from Chris Morton off of an Alex McCarny assist to get the win at 1-0.    The defense played a solid game limiting Byrd to very few opportunities.  Mark got his first start and made the most of it with a solid game.   Michael White, Alex and Kenny Chism all three continue to play well and lead the offense.  All round good game for everyone.



Thursday, December 17
Shreve Girls getting better with time!

The Gator defense took a beating, but the half-time score against the Lady Jackets was a testament to their determination.   Despite predictions that they'd walk all over us, Byrd led by only 1 goal. 

The second half saw the Lady Gators run out of steam.  In the end, the relentless pounding took its toll, and the Shreve girls lost to Byrd 5-0. 

Beth Girard was once again fearless in the goal.  The center-mids made a big difference in the game.  Kudos to Caitlyn Abney and Caydence for turning up the pressure!   

We'll start connecting those passes in the offense soon, then watch out!  Good job ladies.



Sunday, December 13
Girls hang tough against Magnet

The final score may have been 6-0, but the girls stepped up their game and gave us a glimpse of their capabilities.  For the first time this season, we saw the Lady Gators come together as a team.  Kudos to Beth Girard in the goal.  She was fearless and made save after save.  The defensive line, Emily, Natalie, Hannah, and Lari, started to work as a unit. Keep up the talk and the hustle! 

Great effort ladies! 



Friday, December 11
Boys Varsity beat Magnet & J.V. loses a tough one.

A big rivalry game with Magnet.  1st place in District is on the line.   The first 20 minutes was pretty even with played being spread all over the field.  In the second 20 minutes, Shreve begin to take control.  We did not score in the first half, but we were oh, so close.  The boys took 12 shots in the last 20 minutes of the half and 3 came from inside 10 yards.  Magnet keeper made a good stop on one and we misfired on the other 2.  But momentum was going our way.  The second half started the same as the first half, but it didn't take 20 minutes to get it in gear.  At the 56 min mark, Sean was deep in the Magnet left side and sent a ball toward near post, Connor took it from there and sent it over to far post where Chris Hammond was waiting.  With a great chest ball, he sent it into the goal.  Magnet seemed to show some spark for about 10 minutes and made some solid runs toward our goal.  Most of their shots were from far out and those that did sneak through, were cleared by the defense or saved by Austin.  With 5 minutes to go, Will M. took a pass from Connor and sent in a 23 yard shot to secure the game. Overall, we played a good game.  Logan and Christopher Lawrence combined for 9 cleared balls, while Tyler S. and Will T.  made great runs down the sides and keep the Magnet defense off balance.   The mids, Sean, Jordan and Will M. moved the ball well from one end to the other constantly setting up runs for Connor,  Neal and Chris.  Austin continues to be solid in the goal.  Only 4 goals allowed in 8 games.   We take on  C.E. BYRRRRRRRD  on Monday, lets get another one.

Thanks to all of the students who braved the weather- you are appreciated.  We hope to see you Monday.   7:45 at Hedges.

The JV had a tough game, not only with temps in the 30's but apparently a blind ref.  According to parent reports, both teams played well and hard.  It was a clean, hard fought game.  Magnet scored at the end of the first half on a volley from the top of the 18.   Midway through the second have, Alex McCarney scored off of a Kenny Chism free kick after it bounced off of the goal post.   Toward the end of the game  a corner kick was taken by Magnet and was knocked away by keeper Zach Kahre.  In the process, he was knocked down as the ball was cleared out.  After the ball reached midfield, the ref blew his whistle and stopped play.   Everyone, including Magnet fans assumed he was calling a foul on the player that knocked Zach down.    But what he did was call the corner kick ,a goal.  No one can explain why he did that.  No one including the Magnet players could figure it out.  A minute later he blew his whistle to end the game.  WOW !!   Magnet "wins"  2-1.  



Wednesday, December 9
Boys Varsity defeat Loyola / J.V. pull out a tie.

The Varsity went into this game with Loyola looking to avoid a "trap" game before the showdown with Caddo Magnet.  Fortunately, they didn't have that problem,  7 minutes into the game Jordan hammers one in from about 20 yards out. ( 1-0 ).  12 minutes later, Connor gets goal # 2 with an assist from Jordan (2-0).   First half ends 2-0.    At the 52nd minute Loyola scores from way out on what look like a long pass, but with the help of a strong wind, it blew in right under the cross bar. ( 2-1)  Shortly after,  Neal Usry gets a goal off of a Randel assist and then we closed out the scoring when Connor put a backwards header into the net off of a Chris Hammond throw in.  Final score 4-1.    The team played pretty well most of the game.   Midway throught the second half Loyola picked up some steam and had us on our heals for about 10 minutes.  We came out of it and took back control of the game.  We had control most of the game and came away with a favorable result.  We are doing better but we still need to get rid of the ball quicker in the attacking third.  We are allowing the opposing defense to catch up and even the numbers.  Once that jells,  we will be very dangerous.  The defense continued to be solid.

The JV came out a little sluggish this time against Loyola.  Coming off a 4 game weekend, may have had them a little leg weary.   We did not move the ball quite as well but overall played a decent game.  Ten minutes into the game, Loyola scored on a high goal from 20 yards out.  It was just over Zach's fingers as he stretched to knock it out.   Play just went back and forth for most of the game with each sides defense clearing out each others attack.   We scored in the 47th minute off of a Chism corner kick and a McCarney one touch into the goal.  A very well executed set play.  Overall we moved the ball around pretty well. Kenny, Alex, Michael White. Dylan Cassel and Michael Ritz kept it moving.  The defense was led tonight by Chris Schimberg, Cadden Smith and Dillon Gaddie.  For the most part they kept Loyola at bay.  When they did get through,  keeper, Zach Kahre was there for the save.      

Overall, good night for the Gators.  



Monday, December 7
Boys J.V. Clean House in Bossier

The Boys JV continued their successful season by winning the Annual Bossier JV Tournament.   The swept the competition going 4-0.

Game 1 -  Defeated Byrd  2-1   Goals were scored by Richard Gill and Michael White.  Game 2 - Defeated Airline 4-0.  Goals by Gabe Gray, Michael White, Alex McCarney & Dillan Gaddie.   Assist by Gabe, Michael W. Alex   Game 3 -  Defeated Loyola - 3-0.  Goals by Michael Ritz, Michael W. and Gabe.   Assist came from McCarney,     Game 4 -  Defeated Ruston 1-0.  Even though the Gators won, it was very frustrating.   We had numerous shots on goal and just couldn't get them in the net.   Alex finally got one in after and assist from White and Ritz.   On the other hand the defense played well keeping the Ruston penetration down to a minumum.  Very few shots made it to our goal.

Great job guys.   Two tournaments - 1 second place and 1 - Championship - Not bad at all.

Thanks to the parents who contributed their notes.  

 

 



Monday, December 7
Shreve's Gator Cup Re-Cap

The Gator Girls faced Loyola on Friday evening in their first game of the Gator Cup.   Loyola scored first, but we answered them with a goal of our own.  Scoring off a cross from Caydence Leber to Hilary Prevot and Caitlin Fitzgerald, I'm not sure who's boot actually put it in the goal, but it was great to see them all there on top for the first goal of the season.  The score stayed tied for the best part of the game.  In the final minutes, Loyola scored twice.  The final score was 3-1 Loyola. 

The girls played DeRidder on Saturday morning.  They worked hard, but came up short.  DeRidder wins 2-0.



Tuesday, December 1
Boys Varsity and JV defeat Airline

The Varsity was expected to dominate this game and they did, by defeating Airline 6-0.  Everyone on the team got to play at least an entire half, many played positions they wouldn't normally play.   Everyone got in some good practice last night.   Scoring came often in the first half with 3 goals in the first 10 minutes.  I'm not going to described them all, but I have to mention the bomb that Austin Wisby put in from about 45 yards out.  It looked like a missle and I'm not sure the Airline keeper ever saw it.   Goals were scored by Gabe Gray (2),   Jordan Gray (1)  Christopher Lawrence (1)  Will Monsour (1) and Austin Wisby (1).  Assist were by Mat Ewardes (1),  Jordan Gray (2)   Connor Randel (1) and Tyler Wagnon (1).

The Junior Varsity expected a tough game against Airline and that's what they got.  Play in general was pretty even, going  back and forth, but Shreve was able to get a few more penetrations into the Airline defense.    Kenny Chism did a good job distributing the ball from midfield, while Richard Gil, Michael White and Alex McCarney made some good runs and quality shots.  As a result, about 10 minutes into the game Alex scored a goal and put the young Gators up 1-0.  Throughout the game, Airlines keeper made some nice saves on what looked to be sure goals.  The defense played well, allowing keeper Zach Kahre to touch only a couple of balls.  Shreve scored a nice goal in the 42nd minute.  Kenny sent a corner kick into the goal area and Michael Ritz put a nice one touch past the keeper.  Shreve prevails 2-0.  Nice job guys.



Tuesday, December 1
Girls lose to Airline 2-0

The girls started strong.  They possessed the ball and made some good passing combinations.  Airline scored late in the first half on a passing combination that bounced off the heels of one of our defenders.  Airline's second goal came off a corner in the second half.

The Lady Gators need to clear that ball out of the defense and find someone up-top who can put the ball in the back of the net!  Coach knows that and appears to be moving the girls around to find the right combination.  She just didn't find it last night!

On to the Gator Cup this weekend.  Volunteers are still needed so please email me at gatorsoccer@bellsouth.net if you can help.  See you there!



Sunday, November 29
Latest Boys State Ranking

I'm not sure how you can go 1-1-1 in a tournament and rise from # 6 to # 2 on the LaPrep poll.   Some voters must now know what we already knew, the potential of this team is amazing.  We just have to show it on the field.

Jesuit  # 1     Shreve # 2   St. Pauls # 3   Dutchtown  # 4   Lafayette  # 5

The coaches poll dropped us from #2 to #3.   They voted St. Pauls # 2.   Still showing us respect even after this weekend.   



Friday, November 27
Dutchtown Tournament Updates

Friday started slow but finished strong.  Here is the abbreviated version.  

Game 1 vs Acadiana.   Played this game very sluggish.  Ball movement was not as crisp as it has been. not alot of enthusiasm for this one.  The Rams slip one in with 2 minutes to go and we lose 1-0.

Game 2  vs Menard.  Much, much better game.  We came to play and to make up for our first game.  20 minutes into the 1st have we took a 3-0 lead.  Made it 4 by half time.   Matt cleared the bench and everyone got to play and we also scored an addl goal.  Menard got a goal on a long kick that floated into the net.  Caught most everyone off guard.  It just floated over Austins fingertips.  Stats -15 shots taken -  Connor socores 4 and Will M. gets 1.  Will also had 3 assist.  Johnny Reisz and Jordan Gray got 1 assist each.  Austin had 3 saves.  We win in the morning, and we advance to semis.   

Game 3.  vs Dutchtown.  Tied 1-1.   Disapointing to say the least.  Not only did we tie the game, we lost Hayden for a couple of weeks,  with a broken arm.   We did not jell as a team.  When we play together, we play very well and hard to beat.  We out possessed every team we play, but we are quickly learning goals win games, not an over abundance of possession time.  Our goal is worth mentioning as it came from a defensive player.  Tyler Smith.  He bombed one in from about 40 yards into the upper right corner.  It was a beautiful thing. This teams needs to find it's identity and when they do, they will be awesome.    This one is behind us, onto Monday night to open district against Airline.



Monday, November 23
Boys defeat Vanderbilt 2-0

What a test for the Gators tonight,  I give them an A+.   The first half was fairly even with the Gators spending a little more time in their offensive end of the field.   It was primarily a defensive 1st half.  We had good ball movement but just could not capitalize on any opportunities.   The best shot of the game came in the 35th minute and it was from a Vanderbilt player.  It just so happens the best save of the game came at the same time from Austin Wisby.  Vandy took a shot from about 18 yards and it was headed inside the left post.  Austin got a hand on it, and sent it away from the goal.   The half ended at 0-0.   The second half was outstanding.  Shreve came to play and did not let up for 40 minutes.  The Vandy keeper had his hands full as we sent 14 shots at him.  If you keep shooting, eventually they will starting hitting the net.  At the 20 minute mark,  Jordan sent a ball up the middle to Will M. who then passed it on to Connor who got around the keeper for an easy tap in.   With 5 minutes to go Connor took a ball that came from the defense ( sorry I don't know who sent it ) and made a sweet pass to Neal, who put it in for the insurance goal.   Everyone that played, played very well.  I have to give kudo's to the Juniors whom as a whole did not play a lot last year.  They came up huge tonight.  Will Terracciano, Christopher Lawrence, Hayden Price and Chris Hammond are getting the job done.  They will be a big reason for our success this year. Logan is doing a great job at anchoring the middle of the defense and Tyler Smith is taking care of business on the left side.  With an occasional run down the sidelines, Tyler will be dangerous this year.   The mids did a good job being patient and not forcing the ball,  They contolled the tempo and made solid passes to our forwards.  Will, Jordan and Sean, are as good as it gets in the midfield.   The tandem of Connor and Neal were solid.  Get use to hearing that - Connor and Neal -  they are the real deal.   In my 4 years with Shreve soccer, I have not seen a team move the ball as well as we do or play defense the way we do.  This is a complete team and we control our own destiny.   Congrats to all of the players and coaches.  Now on to Baton Rouge.     GOOOOOOOO   Gators

Monday, November 23
J.V. Boys take 2nd Place in Southwood Tournament

Congratulations to the J.V. Boys for a successful 1st tournament.  Second Place, not bad, not bad at all.

Game 1  Defeated Byrd  3-0.    Goal by Kenny Chism & Michael White.  1 Byrd Own Goal

Game 2 Tied Parkway  1-1        Tough game, several yellow cards and one red.

Game 3  Lost to Magnet  2-1    Michael Ritz got the goal from an Alex McCarney assist.  Dylan Cassel has a huge block on a PK, to keep Magnet at 2 goals.

Game 4   Defeated Airline 3-2    Best played game of the tournament.   Airline led by two goals most of the way, but the Gators come back to win 3-2.  Michael White had 2 goals and Colin O'Quinn had one.  Kenny Chism got an assist.   The offense came together after halftime and worked very well together.  The defense had a great game, shutting down Airline in the second half allowing Shreve to take the lead and keep it.

Thanks to the several parents that contributed to the above.  If any corrections need to be made, let me know.

 Great Job Guys  !!!!!!!!!



Monday, November 16
Gator Cup Volunteers still needed!

Captain Shreve Girls’ Soccer Program is still in need of volunteers to work shifts at the Gator Cup on December 3, 4, and 5.  We need to cover the Ticket Gate, Concessions and T Shirt sales during the entire course of the event.  A schedule of the shifts is provided below.  Each parent should plan to work at least one shift at Gator Cup.   We need over 50 shifts covered.   Please send an email to gatorsoccer@bellsouth.net with the shift (or shifts) that you would like to work and your preferred area.  Please do your part.  The Gator Cup is our only fundraiser and allows us to keep the soccer fees as low as possible, so the financial success of the Gator Cup is very important to the Captain Shreve Girls’ Soccer Program.  Thanks for your help with the Gator Cup! 

Please note the number of volunteers needed inside the parenthesis. 

Thursday, Dec. 3

4:30 - 7:00 pm (0)

6:30 - 8:30 pm (5)
8:30 -10:00 pm (2)
Friday, Dec. 4
4:30 - 7:00 pm (5)
6:30 - 8:30 pm (4)
8:30 -10:00 pm (2)
Saturday, Dec. 5
7:30 -10:00 am (6)
9:30 -12:00 pm (3)
11:30 -2:30 pm (5)
2:00 - 4:00 pm (4)
4:00 - 6:00 pm (6)
6:00 - 8:00 pm (6)
8:00 -10:00 pm (6)


Monday, November 16
Both Boys teams win opening games tonight.

The Varsity game out on the attack tonight and kept it up most of the night and defeated Loyola 2-0.   Their ball movement was the best I've seen in a couple of years.  We had numerous shots on goal but you have to give the Loyola keeper credit,  he made some tremendous saves.  This easily could have been a 6-0 game.   Of course, if field goals were allowed, it was 26-0, as we sent 8 thru the football uprights.  The defense played particulary well especially considering they were running an unfamiliar flatback 4 system.  Logan Calhoun, Tyler Smith, Christopher Lawrence  and Will Terracciano, worked together very well from the very beginning.  Having those four in the back allows Will Monsour to move to midfield where he is such an asset.  Working with returning Seniors, Jordan Gray, Sean McCullough and Juniors, Hayde Price, Chris Hammond, our midfield is solid.   Being a new keeper, I'm sure Austin Wisby feels good having this defense in front of him..   Austin was not tested very much, he had two shots against him and handled them easily.  Austin gets his 1st shutout and begins his assualt on Matt Greens record.   The scoring kicked off on a Will Monsour. PK in the first half and a late goal in the second half by Freshman Neal Usry.  Neal was fed the ball by Connor Randel in a 3 on 1 breakaway.   Chris Hammond was the 3rd and was at hand should Neal have missed.  You can tell Connor and Neal will be a duo to reckon with.   We had a very positive start and it looks good for 2009/10.

Congrats to the JV team as they also defeated Loyola.  THeir score was 1-0.  Alex McCarney got the lone goal on a Loyola keeper bobble.  Kenny Chism made a fake attempt at the score which allowed Alex to get the touch and the goal.  I got to see the second half, and I was impressed with the team.  This may be the best JV team we have had in a while.  The JV also moved the ball pretty well and also played solid defense.   As they learn each other a little better during the season, I can see them being one of the better JV teams in Caddo/Bossier.  Great start, keep it up guys. 

 



Thursday, November 5
Girls Rosters Announced

The Girls rosters have been posted for the 2009/10 soccer season.  Congratulations to all!
Varsity JV Green JV White
     
Caitlyn Abney Alexandra Bane Kaitlin Anderson
Lauren Barnett Carly Bigelow Morgan Antee
Vanessa Beza Kendall Blount Anna Boyter
Alanna Cordaro Shelby Calderon Heather Dixon
Sarah Ditt Andrea Canizares Ashley Falardeaux
Natalie Driscoll Elizabeth Carter Hannah FitzGerald
Caitlin FitzGerald Hannah Carter Katie Frierson
Elizabeth Girard Andrea Fite Kayli Hardy
Caydence Leber Kaitie Garrett Heather Howell
Lari Leber Nicki Gouthiere Kelsey Kilpatrick
Abbie Martin Morgan Griffin Tori Lambert
Lacey McCoy Rachel Harrell Blair Laughlin
Hillary Prevot Christine Hennigan Mary Allison Matthews
Spencer Tindel Brooke Hightower Taylor Moron
Emily Watson Whitney Mitchel Taylor Page
Caroline Rossi Ashli Prelow
Abbie Tuggle Caisee Reno
Tori Ward Shaneisha Richardson
Sydney Strecker
Carly Weaver
Paige Whittle
Stephanie Williams


Wednesday, November 4
Preseason Poll is out

The preseason poll is out and Shreve Boys are ranked # 3.   1st is Jesuit and 2nd is Lafayette.  Rounding out the top 5 are  # 4 St. Pauls and # 5 Brother Martin.

Thursday, October 29
Boys Rosters Announced

The rosters have been set for the 2009 / 10 soccer season.  Congratulations to all that are on one of the teams.   We are all looking forward to a great season for both Varsity and Jr. Varsity.

                                 

          Varsity

    Junior Varsity
   

Calhoun,  Logan

Chism, Kenneth

Cassel, Dillon

Gaddie, Dillon

Edwardes, Mat

Gascoyne, Morgan

Gray, Gabe

Gill, Richard

Gray,  Jordan

Grigsby,  Gaylon

Hammond,  Chris

Hensley, Tymothy

Kahre, Zach

Jefferson, Josh

Lawrence, Christopher

McCarney, Alex

McCullough, Sean

Morton, Chris

Monsour,  Will

Ritz, Michael

O’Quinn, Colin

Schimburg, Chris

Price, Hayden

Smith, Caden

Randel, Connor

Vincent, Jacob

Reisz, Johnny

White, Michael

Smith, Tyler

Andre, Yarbrough

Terracciano, Will

 

Usry, Neil

 

Wagnon, Tyler

 

Wisby, Austin

 
   
   
 


Tuesday, September 22
2008-2009 Varsity Records

   Robert's  Boys Varsity Photos    

2008-2009 Varsity Records

DistrictOverall
TeamWinLossWinLossTie
Captain Shreve Boys 10 0 28 3 0
Captain Shreve Girls 4 6 8 10 1

 

                              



Saturday, March 7
Gators Take Top Honors on Boys All-State Team

Brennan Randel - Divison I State Player of the Year.  

Matt Smith - Division I State Coach of the Year. 

Will Monsour - All State 1st Team Defender.  

Connor Randel - All State 2nd Team Forward. 

Kevin Rakel - All State 2nd Team Midfielder

 Those Gator players and Coach Smith have now topped off the best year in Shreve soccer history with the best showing ever for Shreve on the All State Team.   A Shreve first as Brennan takes State Player of the year.  Will joins him on the first team.   Connor and Kevin earned spots on the second team.   Never before has Shreve had 4 players named to the All State Teams. 

 Coach Smith gets voted Coach of the Year by the state coaches.   What an honor for Matt, given by his peers.   Great job to all of you.   We couldn't be prouder!!!!



Friday, July 17
Gators have a Regional ODP Player

Congratulations to Connor Randel.  He has been selected to the Regional ODP pool.  The pool consist of about 40 players selected from players across a dozen states.  Out of about 225 players Connor was selected to this prestigious team.

Only one condition -  he can only play when Matt let's him off.  After the schedule comes out, he'll let him know.  LOL.

Great Job Connor,  the Gator's are proud for you.



Thursday, March 5
Brennan Randel and Matt Green Head All District Teams

Brennan Randel was named the Boys Overall District MVP and Matt Green was named the Defensive District MVP.   They lead a strong contingent of Gator guys and gals who were named to their respective All District Teams.   Boys Coach Matt Smith was named the Boys Coach of the Year.   Congrats to Coach Smith and all the Gators named to both teams.  Well Done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Here are the teams:

Boys Overall MVP - Brennan Randel

Boys Defensive MVP - Matt Green

Boys Coach of the Year - Matt Smith

All District 1st Team

Forwards 
Caydence Leber
Connor Randel

Midfield
Kevin Rakel
Jeff Putnam

Defense
Logan Calhoun
Will Monsour

2nd Team

Midfield
Ashleigh FitzGerald
Jordan Gray
Sean McCallough
Christopher Lawrence

Defense
Emily Watson

 



Sunday, March 1
Boys Fall to Jesuit in Finals

What a great game and what a great atmosphere.   Pep Rally, Tail Gateing and great fan support, but it wasn't enough to defeat the Jesuit Blue Jays.   The Gators fought with all their heart for 80 minutes, but in the end, came out on the short end of a 3-1 score.   The boys knew they could win this game all week long and it looked like we just might do that early in the game.   At about the 10 minute mark, Brennan got a pass off to Will and after a couple of touches, Will scores from the right side.     The Gators were pumped and playing well.   Jesuit tied the game with about 7 minutes to go in the 1st half with a nice double header off of a corner kick.  The second half started with much of the same intensity as the 1st half.  About 20 minutes into the half Jesuit scored on a nice pass and run.   Then again 10 minutes later, they put the nail in the coffin with goal # 3.   But even with that, the Gators never quit.   The one thing I hoped for, was if we lost, there would be no excuses.  I wanted the boys to play their best game.  I believe that's what they did.  Jesuit was the better team in this game, but at another time, we can beat them.   In the paper today, one of the Jesuit players called the Gators their toughest competition all year, "by far".  Of our 3 losses, 2 came from the State Champions.  In the box below, the question is asked, how does this team compare?   That easy, all future teams will be compare to the 2008/2009 Gators.   This is the best team in Captain Shreve history.   What a great group of Seniors we had this year,  led by Captains Jeff Putnam and Kevin Rakel.   Brennan Randel, Matt Green, Chris Rakel, and Sam Fell were all tremendous in their efforts this year.  Their contribution to the soccer program over the last 3-4 years has been outstanding.  They will be sorely missed next year.  Seniors, your coaches, parents and school are so proud of you and your leadership.  We all wish you the best where your future takes you.   Next year, can we make it back?  You bet we can.   We have a great Junior class coming up and a very talented Sophomore group.   Juniors, led by returning Captain Logan Calhoun, along with  Will Monsour &  Jordan Gray, this team will get off to a solid start.  With Tyler Smith,, Sean McCullough, Jonathan Reisz, Austin Wisby and Tyler Wagnon,  look for this team to make another run for  the State Championship.   The Sophomores will be a tremendous asset as they look to help fill the 5 starting spots that are lost after this season.   The Sophomores will be led by Connor Randel and Christopher Lawrence.   What a great year these two had.  Connor is one of the best in the State now and Christopher had a tremendous playoff run.    From your parents, we are all so proud of each and everyone of you, thanks for allowing us to take the ride with you.   What a great season !!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 2
Final 2008/09 Top 5 in Division 1

#1  Jesuit,  # 2 Shreve, # 3 Lafayette, # 4 St. Pauls, # 5 Catholic

Once again, congratulations to our Gators.  Job well done !!!!!! 

 

 



Saturday, February 21
WE'RE GOING TO THE "SHIP"

The State Championship, that is.    What a great effort by our Gators as they defeated St. Pauls 4-1.  After the start we had last week, I was scared the entire game.  After the start we had this week, I was never concerned, not even down 1-0 at the half.  Because, their goal was a flukie deal, and we were making quality possession plays and had quality opportunities.  In the 54th minute, what I have to consider the most amazing goal I have seen in a long time was Brennan just being a beast inside 8 yards.  He controlled the ball for at least 10 seconds against 4 defenders.  Got knocked down, got up and still put a shot in the back of the net.   That was the inspiration the Gators needed.  After that, St. Pauls didn't have a chance.  Coach Matt made the decision to swap Will and Kevin and this turned the game around.   I beleive Kevin is a natural sweeper and Will is a natural mid,  they both were amazing tonight.   In the 59th minute, Will sent a ball from the left side, that was deflected by a defender, to the center at about 25 yards out, Jordan made a couple of touches and sent one into the upper right 90.  Score 2-1.    In the 66th minute, Will set a pass up to Brennan for his 2nd goal.   Three minutes later, Will and Brennan hooked up again for the goal and a comfortable 4-1 lead.  I felt comfortable at 2-1 because of the way the defense was playing.   Logan had one of his best games of the year, helping shut down the St. Pauls left side attack and also had several ball clearing kicks, to keep the ball away from the goal. Kevin did as expected and was steller with his play. Christopher Lawrence and Tyler Smith shared duties on the left side.  Sophomore, Christopher, showed there are great things ahead for him.  He had a really good game tonight.  The midfield did a much better job of moving the ball and winning some 50/50's they had lost in previous games.   Sam, Jordan Jeff, Chris R. & Sean moved they ball around very well setting up some good chances.  Matt Green was steady in the goal catching every shot St. Pauls sent his way.  He came off the line several times and had some very timely "punch aways".   This was our best game since that 9 day run back in December.  If we come out and play the same next week, we have a chance.  Jesuit is very solid and on paper are the best team in the state.  But we don't play on paper, we play at Indy.  That's our home, that's our destiny.     Afterall, I never saw a Gator lose a fight to a BlueJay.  GOOOOOOOO   GATORS !!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 17
Boys Face St. Pauls in the Semi Final

Come out and support your Gators.

Saturday  Feb 21st    5:00 pm     Independence Stadium.

29 down,  2 to go.    Let's Take STATE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

 

 

 



Monday, February 16
Boys Advance to State Semi Finals

The Gators got all they wanted and then some, from Brother Martin, but in the end, found a way to pull it out.   The bad news is this was not our best effort of the season.  The good news is, this was not our best effort of the season, and we still won.   We have seen much better from this team and I believe we will see it again in the next two games.   The first half started with a scare has Brother Martin missed a prime opportunity in the first 30 seconds.   For the rest of the half, it was just a game of who was going to miss the most chances.   The first half ends 0-0.   Of course we all know how well Shreve plays in the second half so we were all confident.   Didn't happen.   Brother Martin came out strong and put pressure on us for 30 minutes.   But, finally things started to click and Brennan got a ball over to Connor at about the 20 and after a couple of moves Connor put in a left footed goal from about 15 yards out.   At this point the Gators stiffened and did not allow the Crusaders to score.    Overall, not our best game but it was a good effort.  Champions, never quit.     Good Job,  Keep it up and  WHO'S NEXT.      

Sunday, February 15
Boys vs Brother Martin - Monday 5 PM at Indy

The boys will play Brother Martin in their quarterfinal match on Monday at 5 PM.  The match will be played at Independence Stadium.   The time listed in the Sunday edition of the Shreveport times is incorrect.   Please come out and support your Gators.

Thursday, February 12
Boys Advance to Quarterfinal Round

The Gators bounced back from the sluggish first round game with a 7-2 win over Ruston.    Shreve maintained control for most of the game.   The defense wasn't quite as stellar as they usually are.   We let up a couple of times when Ruston was in front of our goal and allowed them to score one gaol in each half.   On the positive side, the offense played well.  We moved the ball around with good passes and put our guys in position to score.  It all started in the 9th minute as Brennan took a hard shot from the left side, the keeper could not hold on and Chris Rakel put the rebound in for the 1-0 lead.   Ruston scored in the 14th minute, but 1 minute later, Connor and Brennan hooked for the second goal.  Connor with the assist and Brennan with the goal.    The third goal was another Brennan shot from 20 yards out off of a Kevin Rakel assist.        Brennan got his "hat trick"  on a nice dribble and shot.    1st half ended 4-1.     Early in the second half Will Monsour and Sean McCullough hooked for a nice goal.  Will with the assist and Sean scoring.   Chris Rakel got in on the act again, this time sending a ball to Brennan for his 4th goal.   Finally Jordan Gray was able to score from an assist from Sam Fell.     The offense needed this effort tonight, everythiong from here on out will be tough games.   Good news is, as long as we are playing, we will be at home.    Next up is Brother Martin.   Should be on Monday.  Once that's finalized, I'll post the information.     Great Job Gators,  keep it up.

Sunday, February 8
Regional Second Round set for Ruston

The second round game is set for Thursday Feb 12th in Ruston.  Game time 6:00.



Friday, February 6
It was ugly, but it was a win.

The Gators may have underestimated South Lafourche today, but they got lucky and won the game anyway.  There really were no highlights other than Brennan getting a goal in the 38th minute.   S.L.  packed the box with what sometimes seemed like 14 players.  They never blocked our shots, they just got in the way.     When we passed the ball and moved it around, we did ok,  we got in trouble trying to dribble through all of their players.   We were fortunate to advance.  We will travel to Ruston next week.   You can be sure they will try the same thing.  Hopefully we will be prepared for that scenario.   I'll post the date and time once it's finalized,   

 

Let's go Gators, now is not the time to relax.   Put it in overdrive from here on out.



Wednesday, February 4
Boys to meet South Lafourche in 1st round

Confirnmed Game time is 4:30  Friday  Feb 6th at Caddo.   Please come and support your Gators.

Tuesday, February 3
Boys finish strong at end of regular season !!

  With all regular season games complete the Gators finished in a great position to make a run at the State Title.   Based on strength of schedule, Shreve finished in 1st.   Shreve - 19.16, Jesuit- 18.59, Dutchtown - 16.88, Caddo Magnet- 16.76 & Catholic - 16.25.

In the State Rankings - 1st  Jesuit,  2nd - Shreve,  3rd - Lafayette,  4th - Catholic, 5th - Caddo Magnet.

The playoff brakets will be out tomorrow and I'm sure Galen will be in the know and post it as soon as it's available.  Shreve should come out as the overall # 2 seed with Jesuit being # 1.  If the boys continue to take care of business and play the way they are capable, they will be in the finals on February 28th.    Guys,   let's don't have another Woodlawn.  Take care of business, like you know how to do.    Go Gators  !!!!!!!!!!! 

 



Monday, January 26
DISTRICT CHAMPIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shreve Boys District Champs 08-09

Whether the Gators are 9-1 or 10-0,  they are undisputed Division 1, District 1 Champions.  The out come of the Byrd forfeit decision will determine our final District record.   By taking down Caddo Magnet for the 2nd time this season, IT DON"T MATTER, the Boys are Champs.   Magnet has 3 losses in the last 40 + games and Shreve gave them two of them, although, tonight didn't start off that great.   In the 7th minute Magnet crossed the ball to a wide open player and he scored from 8 yards out.   We weren't exactly playing our best at this point, or for the next 20 minutes.  In the last 10 minutes of the 1st half, it got better.   Will M. and Kevin switched spots and it was like  magic.    Kevin was his usual self at sweeper and Will help the midfield increase the pressure.   That paid off in the 32nd minute when Jordan sent a long cross to the left far post and Brennan collected it for the score.   7 minutes later Chris Rakel sent a pass to Brennan for the 2nd goal and a 2-0 halftime lead.   The second half was evenly played for a while but you could tell the Gators begin to take over the game.  The midfield continued to press and the defense continued to shut down the Mustangs.   In the 50th minute Sam sent a long cross from the left to the right and Brennan got it.   He made a rocket shot from 25 yards out.  The Magnet keeper made a great effort but missed the ball.   The ball hit the cross bar and then bounced off the keepers back and dribble into the goal, before anyone could get to it.   We had some very close balls on our end but Matt came up big several times and the defense decided they were not going to let Caddo score.   End result 3-1 Gators and may I say one more time - DISTRICT CHAMPIONS.   You can't say enough about these guys -  10 District Games and 2 goals scored.  Matt, Logan, Will and Tyler have been magnificant.  Jeff, Sam, Jordan, Chris L., Sean & Kevin have been steady at the various mids and the best tandem in Louisiana soccer, Brennan and Connor have been awesome.   But without support from the rest of the players, this couldn't happen.  Mat, Austin, Hayden, Will T. Chris R.  Chris H., Tyler W. & Johnny, do what's asked of them when they are on the field.   Congratulations guys, your Coaches and Parents are very proud of you.   

Wear your yellow uniforms to practice on Tuesday for team pictures.



Monday, January 26
Congratulations to our guys!!

The girls are proud to congratulate the boys on their District Championship.  Tonight's game proves that you are the best.  We will be supporting you all the way to finals!

The girls ended district play with a 4-0 loss to Magnet.  Despite the loss, it was nice to see the progress the team has made since that first game.  Thanks for a great season Ladies!



Friday, January 23
Girls Beat Southwood 2-0

Both goals came in the first half.  The first was from Ashleigh Fitzgerald, who stepped the ball between two defenders and around a third to pass the ball into the net.  The second was on a nice bit of teamwork from Caitlyn Abney and Hilary Prevot.  Caitlyn slide the ball out right to Hilary who placed it right back at her feet for the goal.The second half was scoreless.  The girls did a much better job at making runs, connecting passes, and taking shots than in past games.  Good job, girls!

Thursday, January 22
Gators defeat Cowboys 5-0

The Gators took another bite out of the Southwoood Cowboys with a 5-0 win.   Scoring quickly and often in the shortened 1st half, Shreve took a 4-0 half time lead.    In the 2nd half a lot of positions were switched around and ball control was the name of the game.   We scored 1 goal for the 5-0 victory.  The dynamic duo of Green & Wisby combined in the goal for another shutout.    Goals - Brennan - 1,  Connor - 3,   Jordan - 1    Assist -  Connor - 1, Brennan - 1, Christopher L. -1,  Sean - 1,  Kevin- 1,  & Will T. - 1.

District Championship is on the line Monday night against Magnet.   Let's have another great turnout. 

 



Monday, January 19
Boys Lose a Heartbreaker to Byrd

It had to come to an end sometime, better now than the playoffs.   The Gators undefeated District streak ended tonight with a 1-0 loss to the Yellow Jackets.  This was Byrd's biggest game of the year and they were out to avenge their early season loss to Shreve.   Byrd outplayed the Gators in the first half.  Not that Shreve played bad, Byrd was just more intense and aggressive toward the ball.    That proved to come to light on a defensive misque and a Byrd attacker was in a full sprint and intercepted a drop pass to score the lone goal of the game.    Byrd went into a defensive game, and that's when Shreve kicked it into gear.   The last 25 minutes the Boys pressed the attack and had Byrd on their heels.   We made many shots on goal, several of which just missed.   We had 3-4 shots inside 5 yards and that may have been to close.  There was not much room for the guys to get the shot off at any angle..   I must admit, the Byrd keeper played a fantastic game, and came up big on several of our shots.  I learned a long time ago, it's not about the failure, it's how you react to failure.  We have 3 District games left and we still control our own destiny.   Put this one behind you boys, there are great things ahead.

Tuesday, January 20
Girls: Huntington Forfeits and Bryd Wins

Huntington was a no-show at the game on Saturday.  The girls will record an official 1-0 victory.

Monday's game at Independence saw a 6-0 Byrd victory.  The girls worked as a team and fought hard to keep the Jackets out of the goal, but had no shots on goal themselves.   This team needs to work on connecting passes, making runs on offense, and getting some shots on goal!  Remember ladies, you can't score if you don't shoot!



Saturday, January 17
Monday Game Changes Boys & Girls

At Independence    Boys Varsity  6:00       Girls Varsity   7:45

At Caddo       Girls JV   6:00      Boys JV   7:30



Saturday, December 20
Boys Photos

Robert Wisby has set up a site on Flickr for team photos. Check it out.    Updated as of 1-27-09.    Just click on the link "Boys Photos"

Saturday, January 17
Boys JV Win Parkway Tournament

On a cold Friday night the boys JV came out hot by defeating Airline 5-0.  Saturday morning was a bit of a downer as they lost to Bossier 3-0.  Things got better in the afternoon with a 4-1 win over Parkway.  This win put them in the semi-final against Byrd.  In a classic game both teams battled to a 1-1 tie at the end of regulation.  In the 10 minute overtime, neither team could find the back of the net, so they remained at 1-1.   In the PK shootout, no one came up bigger than Zach Kahre as he put down 3 of the Yellow Jacket shots.  Shreve was able to put 3 in the goal for a 3-1 advantage.   Shreve then went on to play in a rematch against Bosser in the final.   Play went back and forth for most of the 1st half with Bossier having a little more possession time, but in the last minute of the half Hayden Price scored off of an assist from Chris Rakel.   The 2nd half was a defensive game played fairly even, but Bossier was able to get a score with about 10 minutes left.  This game ended regulation tied 1-1.   Shreve moved the ball around quite nicely in the overtime period and with 30 seconds to go Chris was wiped out in the box right in front of the goal.  Zach came up the field to take the potential game winning shot.  He made a good shot but it was blocked by Bossiers keeper.   Fortunately, he was flagged for leaving his line to early and we got a second chance.  This time Chris Rakel took the shot and made it happen.  The Shreve JV are now Tournament Champions.    Zach Kahre is named Tournament MVP.

Great job guys !!!   This was the first JV game I have been able to watch and it was a lot of fun.  All of you did very well.



Thursday, January 15
Girls lose to Airline 4-3 in overtime

The girls had a great start.  The opening play resulted in a goal from Ashleigh Fitzgerald on a cross from Caydence Leber.  A few minutes later, Caydence had a beautiful shot from the left side that curved right into the corner of the goal. The third goal came toward the end of the half on a pass from Caitlin Fitzgerald to her sister, Ashleigh,  who placed the ball on the head of Caydence for a great header into the net. 

Then the second half began.  The wind picked up and so did the Airline offense.  The half was all about them as they put three goals past the defense.  The end of the second half saw a tie at 3-3.  Airline kept possession throughout most of of the game and overtime was no exception.  They scored at the start of the second overtime.  The Lady Gators tried to even it up but were unable to score.  Our girls worked hard and should be proud of themselves.  Airline wins 4-3.



Thursday, January 15
Boys notch 20th win

The Boys came out smokin tonight against the Airline Vikings.  In the 4th minute Kevin has a nice assist to Brennan to get things going.   In the 7th minute Brennan assist Connor  and then again soon after the dual Athletes of the Week put it together for their second combo of the night.  The scoring continued until the final score was 7-0.  The shutout streak remained in tack, but not without a couple of anxious moments. The defense and Matt came through to keep it alive.  Big test comes on Monday, as we take on Byrd.   The Yellow Jackets will be out to get even with us for their early season loss.  We will need to be at our best.  Keep it up Gators.

Goals -  Brennan - 2,  Connor-2, Sean-1, Mat - 1, Will T. - 1

Assist -  Kevin - 2,  Brennan - 2, Connor - 1  Sam - 2,  Sean - 1

Reminder -  Sunday the 18th  Practice  3:00     Dinner at the Elston's   6:00

                  Saturday the 31st.    Team Challenge Rope Course  YMCA     TBA



Wednesday, January 14
Boys Shutout Southwood 6-0

The boys recorded their 13th shutout of the season with Matt and Austin combining time in the goal.    Austin started the scoring with a strong 1 touch shot from far left side.  He was assisted by Sean.   The first half ended 1-0.  The second have had 5 goals scored from 5 different players.   Goals were by Brennan, Will M.,  Chris H., Will T., and Logan.  The assist on all of the goals came from  Sean -2,  Kevin - 2 & Connor -2.   Southwood was a little better than Huntington, but overall this was another practice session.   Good Job guys.   Airline is tomorrow at Tinsley at 6:00.  It's supposed to very cold so be prepared. 

Tuesday, January 13
Girls Defeat Southwood 1-0

There wasn't much organization or team work, but the girls did manage a win over Southwood with a goal from Hilary Prevot.  The girls need to pull it back together before their game against Airline on Thursday.

Monday, January 12
Girls Defeat Huntington 10-0

All the girls got some play time.  Ellen got a chance to come out of the goal and score a couple of goals (one with an assist from a Huntington player) for a change!  And for those of us in the stands, we had a chance to enjoy the humor of one Huntington fan.  He may not know much about soccer, but he definitely supports his team.

Goals -  Caityn Abney-1, Caydence Leber-2, Hilary Prevot-1, Lauren Barnett-1, Abbie Martin-1,  Ellen Lockhart-2, Shelly Gonsoulin-1, Laken Matthews-1

Assist -   Caityn Abney-1, Hilary Prevot-1., and one I missed!  Who assisted on Laken's goal?  As with the boys game, most goals were without assist.



Monday, January 12
Boys Defeat Huntington 7 - 0

This game was not much more than an easy practice.  Huntington tries hard but they don't have much in the way of soccer players.  But I give them credit, they play as best they can with what they have.   Mat got the first of his 3 goals in the 1st 20 seconds and that's pretty much how the game went.   With the exception of Sam, none of the Seniors played, all of the Sophomores played and the Juniors filled the gaps.    Final score  7-0.

Goals -  Mat Edwardes - 3,  Connor - 1,  Austin - 1, Sean-1,  Logan - 1 

Assist -  Connor - 1  Chris H - 2,  Sam - 1    ( if I missed some, please let me know )   Most goals were without assist.

 



Saturday, January 10
Lady Gators Make a Mark on Magnet

This mornings game against Caddo Magnet provided an element of surprise when the Lady Gators scored on a break away!  The end of the first half was just in sight, the Lady Mustangs had scored their third goal, and things were looking a bit hopeless.  Caydence Leber broke away from her position on defense and moved the ball down the left side.  Out sprinting Caddo's defense, she passed the ball into Hilary Prevot.  Hilary and the goalie both scrambled for control as Ashleigh Fitzgerald followed through and scored the goal.  Caddo doesn't allow many goals, so it felt really good to be one of the few teams to score on them.  Final score 6-1 Magnet.

Thursday, January 8
Gators 3 Caddo Magnet 0

What a great atmosphere for high school soccer tonight.   A crowd of 700 + saw the Gators defeat Magnet 3-0.  The first 10 minutes was made up of mostly Magnet controling the ball in our defensive end of the field.   We would get a couple of opportunites but got turned away.  In the 13th minute, Connor got loose on the left side of the Magnet penalty area, as as he got close to the goal he took a shot that came off the keeper, Jeff Putnam came straight up the middle to put a 5 yard shot into the net for a 1-0 lead.   Play went back and forth the next few minutes. In the 17th minute, Magnet got what look like a sure goal, but Matt Green made an absolutely awesome save  at the bottom right front post.  One minute later Connor made a nice pass to Brennan who had 1 v 1 with the keeper.  We all know who won that matchup, Shreve goes up 2-0.   Much of the rest of the first half played out like the first 10 minutes, with Magnet controlling the ball, but the Shreve defense kept turning him away.   At the half, it's 2-0 Gators.   The second half started again with Magnet controlling possession for most of the next 40 minutes.  Problem is they got only one or two shots off inside our 18.  Most of there were shots were long range, that went high or wide, those that didn't were stopped by Matt.   As time wound down, Connor and Jordan put the icing on the cake with Jordan getting the assist.  Connor scores in the 75th minute.  The only question now, is can we get the shut out?  The defense was not to be denied, they turned away every Magent shot and finshed off with a 3-0 win.   The defense was fantastic tonight.  Logan, Will and Tyler each had a great game.  They had much help from the midfield particulary Kevin, Jeff & Sam.  Jordan and Sean patrolled the sides waiting on their opportunites to get a ball and start the transition to attack.   As usual, the Randels did their thing and kept up the attack.  Once they got behind or even with the Magnet defense, they were off to the races.   Christopher Lawrence, Jonathan Reisz and Mat Edwardes came in and mixed it up pretty good, giving a break to some of the starters. Overall, this was not our best game, we have seen better, but what counts is they boys played with a lot of heart and pride.  They put it all out there until the end, and they were rewarded for their effort.    The job is not finished, there is much ahead of us.  Celebrate this great win and let's get back to work on Monday.   

Great job Gators !!!!!!!!!!!



Monday, January 5
St. Pauls All Tournament Team Selections

Congratulations to Matt Green and Brennan Randel for being selected to the St. Pauls All Tournament team.   Good job guys!!!

Saturday, January 3
# 2 Gators Blank the Panthers

The # 2 ranked Gators overcame a sluggish start to defeat the Parkway Panthers 7-0.  It took the Gators 27 minutes to get their first goal, but once they found that rhythm,  the onslaught began.    The team played well once the effects of the week long lay off wore off.  It’s hard to come off  the stretch this team has been through and turn it on right from the start.   Once they shook off a little rust, they took the game over and ran away with it.  Everyone saw a lot of playing time and that’s what this team needs.   The more experience we can get,  the better off we will be when the playoffs begin. 

 

Goals -  Brennan – 2   Will M.. -2   Connor – 1,  Hayden – 1,  Tyler W. – 1

Assist -  Connor – 2 ,  Brennan – 2,  Will M. -1,  Jeff – 1, Chris H. -1



Monday, December 29
Gators Ranked # 2

In week 6, The Gators are ranked #2 behind Jesuit.     This is the reason Coach Smith plays the tournaments we do.  Tough competition brings out the best in this team.  It is paying great dividends thus far.  

Mid Season Stats -

Goals -   Brennan - 18     Connor - 17   Mat,   Chris H.,  Christopher L,   Will M.,   Jeff & Tyler W.  - 1 each.

Assist -  Jordan - 8,   Brennan - 7,   Connor- 5,  Will M.-5,   Christopher L.- 4,   Sam - 3,  Sean - 2,   Mat - 2,    Kevin,  Jeff,  Tyler S.  Will T.  &  Austin,  - 1  each 



Sunday, December 28
Boys have accomplished a lot in 8 days

These last 8 days have been an amazing experience watching these young men come together as a team.   The big question was - "could they come together as a team and rid themselves of the attitude that keeps slowing them down."   I can tell you, the answer is yes.   They are home today, battered and bruised, but what a ride.  8-1-0 in the two toughest tournaments in the state.   They played 6 top 5 teams - Tuerlings, Clinton, Lafayette, Vanderbilt, Fountainbleu & Jesuit.  They beat 5 of them.  This team became the #3 team in the state as a result of the St. Louis Tournament.  Could they maintain that status after St. Pauls?  They will certainly maintain , and I won't be surprised if they go to #2. ( We will know by tomorrow)  

What can you say about the best 1-2 punch in the State.  It's just a fact, Brennan and Connor can do it all and they put together runs that not many teams can stop.  The midfield of Sam, Jeff, Jordan, Kevin & Sean, continually make the transition from defense to the attack.  They are tiresome in getting the ball up top.  Brennan and Connor may get most of the goals, but they couldn't do it without our mids.   The defense has been fabulous.   In this 9 game stretch they have recorded 6 shutouts and allowed 4 goals.  They are on pace to set a Shreve record for shutouts. Tyler, Will M. and Logan and been a wall for Matt.   When a shot did get through, Matt was always there to get it.   The bench has been a huge key to the success so far.   Doing a tremendous job is Christopher Lawrence in the midfield. Hayden Price and Mat Edwardes have seen a lot of time and have done very well, also at the mid position.   Will Terraciano and Johnny Reisz have been valuable coming in on defense and Johnny sometimes in the midfield.   Austin Wisby has been playing well at the right mid position sending in nice crosses to the forwards,  Tyler Wagnon and Chris Hammond have seen some action in the midfield and are doing their part as well.

This team is headed full steam ahead in the right direction.  If they can keep it together and I believe they will,  there is a State Championship Game looming on the horizon.  They should settle for nothing less.   THEY CAN BEAT ANY TEAM IN THE STATE.

Great Job Gators,   We are very proud of you.



Sunday, December 28
Boys lose in Semi Final at St. Pauls

The Gators finished a brutal 9 game / 8 day stretch with a heartbreaking penalty kick loss to the # 1 ranked team in the State, Jesuit.   Jesuit went on to beat Magnet for the tournament title.  

Bracket game #3 was against Vanderbilt.  It was a battle back and forth the entire game.  The defense played great and the mid field and forwards never gave up.  Finally, in the 52nd minute, Brennan put a corner kick 6 feet off the ground right in front of the net, Connor got his head on it and drove it past the keeper for the games only score.  Shreve wins 1-0.

Semi Final.   After surviving the hardest bracket in the tournament, Shreve has the task of facing soccer power Jesuit.   We had 17 on the bench, they had 32 ( not kidding).   Jesuit scored in the 1st 3 minutes on a fluke chip over the defense and keeper.  Not to be deterred, the Gators kept attacking.  In the 13th minute, Connor was taken down in the box while on a breakaway.  Brennan scored the goal on the PK.   The next 67 minutes was a war.  It was very physical and Shreve gave back everything they received.   In the end it went to penalty kicks and the exhausted Gators came up a little short.

Congrats to the Gators, take a well deserved rest.



Friday, December 26
Boys begin St. Pauls 2-0

It wasn't the prettiest day of the year and also not our prettiest soccer of the year, but a win is a win.  The Gators begin the St. Pauls Invitational at 2-0 after defeating Fountainbleu  2-0 in the 1st game and Baton Rouge 1-0 in the 2nd.    In the 1st game it took 66 minutes to put one in the net and Brennan did so on a spectacular shot.  From 40 yards out near the left sideline he put a rocket into the upper right far corner of the goal.  No one laid a hand on it.   3 minutes later Conner gets the ball  all alone in the right hand side of the box and which a few moves gets past the keeper for goal #2.    Against Baton Rouge we scored in the 43rd minute when Sam sent a ball to Connor at the left side of the net on the goal line and dropped it to Brennan at 8 yards out.  A nice one touch gave us our only goal.  It wasn't the best display but the boys found a way to win.   A win tomorrow against Vanderbilt puts us in the semi finals.   That will be a tough final 4.  Good luck boys.



Sunday, December 21
Boys ranked # 3 in the State

The new rankings have just come out and after the Showcase win, the Boys are now # 3 in the State Rankings and # 1 in the Power Ratings.  Basically that means, they have played the toughest schedule thus far in the season.   Keep it up boys, great things are ahead.

Saturday, December 20
Boys win Louisiana Showcase 5-0-0

Shreve Winners 

After the strong effort against Clinton, the Gators could not find their game against St. Martin.  The 1st half ended 0-0.  After an "inspiring" halftime speech by Coach Smith, the team came out strong.  Two minutes into the second half, Will Terracciano assisted on a goal scored by Brennan.    Jeff Putnam scored later off of an assist by Conner.   St. Martin got one goal late to end the game at 2-1.   The boys seemed to play down to the competition this game, however they finish the # 1 seed and advance to semis against University.

Semi-Final.    The boys found their game again and out played University most of the game.  With 2 quick goals by Brennan in the 6th and 9th minute, University was on their heels most of the game.  Will M. and Connor assisted Brennan on his goals.   In the 53rd minute Gabe Gray put in his first varsity goal on an assist by Mat Edwardes.   The entire team played very well in this game which allowed most of the starters to get plenty of rest going into the final against Lafayette.

Final -   According to the Tournament Director, this is the matchup they hoped to see.  Both teams were in their 4th game of the day, but you not could tell by the way the Gators played.  They capped off a great weekend with a 2-0 victory over annual state power Lafayette and the Showcase Championship.  Connor score a goal in each half, off of an assist by Jeff and Jordan.    It would be too difficult to point out individual play for this tournament.  Except for one bad game, the offense was incredible and very fast,  the midfield move the ball like we all knew they could and gave our guys the opportunity to score.   The defense allowed only 4 goals in 5 games and played awesome.  I will point out what an outstanding tournament Matt Green had.  He saved several goals that I thought were sure things.   Congratulations to the team and coaches for a job well done.



Saturday, December 20
Parkway Tournament: Shreve Girls take 2nd

The girls began the morning with a 2-0 win over Airline.  The first half saw numerous shots on goal with a strong wind working against the girls.  In the second half, Ashleigh Fitzgerald converted a corner kick from Caydence into the first goal of the match.  These two teamed up a bit later when Ashleigh made a solid pass that Caydence easily slipped past the goalie.  Shreve's win sent them to finals against Parkway.

The girls played well in the finals, but had a hard time getting near the goal.  Parkway won 3-0 leaving Shreve with the 2nd place trophy.  Way to go girls!



Saturday, December 20
Show Case Day 2

The boys did not play as well as light night, but they played well enough to defeat  Clinton 3-2.   Brennan started it off in the 6th minute with an assist form Jordan, to Connor and then to Brennan.   Matt made a great save in the 12th minute.   A one handed dive to the lower front right corner to knock one away.   Shreve got goal # 2 on a long pass from Christopher to Connor.   It looked liked the Gators relaxed for just a minute and that's all it took for Clinton to get there 1st goal.  At the half it's 2-1.   In the 36th minute, Brennan passed to Connor for his 2nd goal.   3 minutes later, Clinton got through for their 2nd goal.   It went back and forth for the next 10 minutes has the Gators held on for the win.  The semi final is in sight. A win or tie will guarantee that 4th game. 

Friday, December 19
Parkway Tournament: Day Two

There was no fight in the Shreve girls tonight and Parkway came away with a 4-0 win.   Hopefully, the girls will re-group and come ready to play on Day Three.

Friday, December 19
Boys Start Showcase with a 4-0 win.

The boys played very well today as they defeated Teurlings in game 1 of the Louisiana Showcase Tournament. They showed  how good they can be, when they all work together..    Connor started the scoring with an assist from Will M., who was standing in at sweeper today.   Connor made a nice chip over the keeper.   Connor struck again off a pass from Christopher L.   Connor took the pass and goes 30 yards and beats the keeper.   Christopher and Connor struck again in the 2nd half for the  3rd goal and put the icing on the cake.   Mat Edwardes got # 4 with 5 minutes left in the game.   It was a very nice all around effort, both offense and defense were solid.

Friday, December 19
Parkway Tournament: Day One

Thursday night the girls found the back of the net!  The Parkway JV spent the first few minutes trying to push past the midfield, but were finally forced into playing a game of defense.  Shreve's first goal came from Hilary Prevot off a pass from Caydence Leber.  That got the mid's ready to score!  Sarah Ditt had a nice run up the far side to convert a pass from Caydence into the second goal of the night.  The second half saw a nice pass by Hilary put in by Caydence.  It was then Lauren Folsom's turn to maneuver herself into position to score off the pass.  After hitting the cross bar, time after time, Caydence finally converted a long ball from Shelly Gonsoulin into a dash past the defense.  Final score 5-0.

Monday, December 15
Boys defeat Airline 5-0

The Gators chalked up District win # 2 and are now 2-0 in District and 7-1 overall.   This game was a huge step up from last week.   The team started off very well and very crisp.  We dominated the first 20 minutes beginning with a Brennan Randel score in the 2nd minute.   Brennan was assisted by Tyler Smith.    Brennan hooked up with Connor for the next two goals, with Brennan getting 2 assist and Connor the 2 goals.  At the half Gators are up 3-0.   Everyone saw action tonight and the reserves made it a quality effort.  In the 49th minute, Tyler Wagon gets his 1st Varsity goal on a header off of a Jordan Gray corner kick.  Ten minutes later, Chris Hammon collected his 1st goal of the year off of a Mat Edwardes pass.  His 1st Varsity Assist.   Speaking of first, Austin Wisby gets in as keeper during the 2nd half.   Airline had only one legit shot on goal, a hard shot from 12 yards out.   Austin punched it out for the save.   That same ball rebounded off of an Airline attacker and Logan clear it from in front of the net.    This may have been the best effort of the year for the team.  The defense turn back every Viking challenge and the offense work well together.  Everyone played well and had quality time on the field.   Total team effort.   Let's carry this onto Lake Charles for the Showcase.     Go  Gators!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 16
Girls lose to Airline 2-0

I have said it before, and I will say it again.  The Varsity Girls don't give up!  Despite missing two starting players, our girls shuffled around and made a go of it.  Both of Airline's goals came in the first half as our girls tried to adjust.  The girls held strong in the second half and we had a couple of shots on goal.  One shot, from 18 yards out, looked like it was going to curve right into the top corner.  A beautiful shot that hit the cross bar! As much fun as it is to see Emily Watson in the midfield and Caydence Leber in defense, we look forward to the re-match with a full roster. Go Gators!



Sunday, December 14
Thank you to boys sponsors

A special thanks from the Gator Boys for those that are sponsoring the shirts.

Banks Family,   Caldwell Wholesale,   Calhoun Family,   Campbells Marine,  Dale & Anne Cathcart,  Choice Copy Service, Terry Elston,  Fell Family,   Fielder Calhoun,   Helen and Harold Turner,   Homesecure Construction,   Interstate Ins. Underwriters,  Kitchen and Bath,  Lawrence Family,  McCary's Jeweler's,   Moffitt Automotive,  Monsour Family,  Nor-Wes, Inc.,   Rakel Family,  David and Judy Randel,  Smith Family, Rebecca Wisby, Wisby Family,  & The YMCA.  



Monday, December 8
Boys down Ruston 4-1

 Mediocre - of moderate or low quality, value or performance.   Ordinary,  SO-SO.

That pretty much sums up tonights game.   Although, you always like to get the win, even if it's ugly.  Tonight was very mediocre.  With a game Thursday and again on Monday, the Gators need to get it together or the next two tournaments are going to be extremely tough. We have flashes of brillance and great play, but far to often we are mediocre.  We are not representative of a top ranked team.    Hopefully, the boys will have two good weeks ahead of them and we can bring it all together in Lake Charles.  They have the ability, the skills, and the talent, they just need to put it all together in the form of a team.

Of course, this is just one person's opinion.

Goals tonight were 2 by Brennan, 1 by Connor and 1 by Christopher Lawrence.    Assist were from Brennan with 2,   Sam with 1 and Will with 1.

Next up is Huntington at Cargill, 6:00  Thursday night.

 

 



Sunday, December 7
Boys ranked 6th in latest poll.

The boys have been voted # 6 in the latest poll.   1 - Lafayette,  2- Magnet,   3 - Jesuit 

4- Catholic, 5 - Dutchtown &  6 - Shreve.

The Gators travel to Ruston Monday for a 7:45 kick-off.  



Thursday, December 4
2008 Gator Cup Results

Saturday, December 6
Shreve Varsity Girls hang tough at the Gator Cup

The Gator Girls followed their win over Loyola on Thursday with a hard fought game against DeRidder on Friday.  The game ended in a 1-1 tie.  Shreve's goal came from Hilary Privot with an assist by Caydence Leber.

Saturday morning began with a game against Tioga.  Hilary began the scoring by dribbling past the defenders and into the net.  Less than a minute later, Emily Watson put the ball  at Caydence's feet for the second goal.  At the top of the second half Caydence scored twice more with  assists from Hilary and Caitlyn Abney.  The final goal of the game came from a nice combination of passes from Caitlyn to Emily to Beth Girard who neatly scored the goal.  Final score 5-0.

The Girls then moved on to the Semi Finals where they faced Caddo Magnet.  The first half saw the girls give up 5 goals to Magnet, but not a one in the second half.  Way to hang tough girls!  Magnet wins 5-0. 



Friday, December 5
Girls Varsity beats Loyola 2-1

The Shreve girls took the field ready to put the ball in the net.  And that's exactly what they did when Caydence Leber dribbled around the defense and scored the first goal of the evening.  Unfortunately for Loyola, Caydence scored her second goal of the night, on a PK, after a hand ball was called in the box.  Loyola retaliated at the top of the second half, scoring their only goal.  With some nice passing combinations from the midfield and a defense that held strong, Shreve came out on top with a 2-1 victory.



Tuesday, December 2
Varsity Girls never lost their fighting spirit

The Varsity Girls never lost their fighting spirit in their 1st District game against Byrd.  Every time this young group plays they work better as a team.   The girls made very few scoring opportunities for themselves in this game, but the defense stood strong through the first twenty-five minutes of play until Byrd scored against a scrambling defense.  Byrd scored twice more in the next ten minutes, ending the first half.  Ellen Lockhart made some exceptional saves throughout the game, but the team was playing to close to the goal at the top of the second half and Bryd was able to score.  Ellen took advantage of a stop for an injury to get her team organized.  It worked. They held Byrd back until the final three minutes.   Final score: 5-0.  Some stand out players in this game were Shelly Gonsoulin, Caitlin Abney, and Ellen Lockhart.  Keep that fighting spirit girls!

Tuesday, December 2
Boys Varsity Shut Out Byrd

In the 1st District game of the season the Gators defeated Byrd 2-0.   The 1st half was scoreless and looked very much like the Catholic game last Saturday.   We moved the ball around a lot but had very few quality shots.   We had two nice tries that the Byrd keeper jumped on for the saves.   Others flew over the cross bar as the wind lifted them up and out.    Toward the last 10 minutes of the first half, Shreve begin to control the game a little more, but the half ended 0-0.   The second half begin and we continued to maintain control.   Finally in the 67th minute,  Jordan Gray made a pass up the middle to Connor Randel, who put it in the net for a   1-0 lead.   This seem to energize everyone and we begin to play a lot better.  The midfield with Will Monsour, Sam Fell and Jordan played both sidesof the halfway line very well and kept Byrd from gaining any momentum. The defense with Kevin Rakel, Logan Calhoun and Johnny Reisz did a great job keeping the ball from getting to Matt.   On those that did make it through, Matt came up big and had some huge stops.  Johnny was starting his 1st game as a defender, and seemed to be a natural at it.   In the 78th minute Brennan converted a PK for the final goal and a 2-1 win.    Congrats to the Gators,   on to Ruston.

Sunday, November 30
Boys lose in Semi Final to Catholic.

It was wet and sloppy on Saturday afternoon as the Gators took on the Catholic Rams.  The Rams have a good team and it was a competitive game for the entire 60 minutes.  The Rams got a score 5 minutes into the game with a breakaway up the middle.  They had a nice through ball to an attacker on the run.   Good play on their part.   That one goal is all that was needed as the game remained scoreless the rest of the way.   

Tuesday the 2nd is a big District Game with Byrd.   Come out an support your Gators.



Saturday, November 29
Boy Beat Rummel, Advance to Semis

The boys  shutout Rummel on Saturday morning 2-0 to complete bracket play in the Dutchtown tournament.  In the 29th minute Sam Fell had an assist to Connorfor the score just before half.  The second half was a good game with play being even between the two teams.   Rummel had a few chances and so did the Gators.  With about 5 ninutes to go n the game, Rummel took a free kick from the Gator 30,  Jordan cleared the ball to Brennan at mif field, and he took it the rest of the way.  He eluded the keeper in front of the goal for the soft tounch into the net.  Shreve wins 2-0.  Shreve went 3-0 in bracket play and will advance to face 4th ranked Catholic Baton Rouge in the semifinals on Saturday afternoon.  

Friday, November 28
Dutchtown: 1st Day Results

The boys had a successful start to the Dutchtown Tournament today.   In the first game the Gators defeated East Ascension  3-2.  The Gators controlled most of the 1st half with several scoring opportunites but only capitalizing twice. At the 15 mminute mark,  Will M., sent a nice ball from midfield up the middle to Connor.   Connor received at the 18 and dribbled into the 6 yard area and scored easily.  2 minutes later Kevin Rakel took advantage of a strong wind and sent a ball from deep on our defensive end to Connor.  Again, he dribbles up close and scoresgoal # 2.    !st half ends with Gators up 2-0.  The 2nd half was more balanced as EA came out and scored in the 41st and 50th minute.  The defense relaxed a little and EA took advantage.   In between their 2 goals Brennan scored on a nice drop pass from the goal line by Jordan.  Brennan took the pass at the PK mark and touch it into the goal.    Game ends  3-2 

Second Game against STA was not competitive.   Shreve wins 4-0.    By end of the ist half it was 3-0 and STA only crossed our 30 twice. Everyone got good playing time in this game.   Brenna scores 3 goals and Will M got a PK.  Assist came form Jordan, Austin and Christoper Lawrence.

We have Rummel at 11:30 Saturday and the semi at 1:30.  If successful the final is 5:30.



Tuesday, December 16
2007-2008 Varsity Results and Statistics

Sunday, March 2
Complete list of 2007-2008 Post Season Soccer Honors

Tuesday, November 27
2007 Gator Cup Results

Monday, March 19
Complete List of 2006-2007 Post Season Soccer Honors

Thursday, November 9
2006-2007 Final Boys and Girls Statistics

Sunday, March 12
Complete List of 2005 - 2006 Post Season Soccer Honors

Sunday, October 29
2005-2006 Boys Final Statistics

Wednesday, November 29
2006 Gator Cup Results

Complete List of 2004 - 2005 Post Season Soccer Honors

2005 - 2006 Varsity Schedules and Results

2005-2006 Girls Final Statistics

Sunday, October 29
2004-2005 Boys Final Statistics

Sunday, October 29
2004-2005 Girls Final Statistics

Sunday, October 29
2003-2004 Boys Final Statistics

Sunday, October 29
2003-2004 Girls Final Statistics

Sunday, October 29
2002-2003 Boys Final Statistics

Sunday, October 29
2002-2003 Girls Final Statistics

Monday, October 30
Complete List of 2003 - 2004 Post Season Soccer Honors