Clyde Flier Soccer: 2009 Season

Monday, October 19
Fliers Fall from Tournament

Milbury, Ohio - The Fliers, with a strong wind to their backs, played the top-seeded Oak Harbor Rockets tough for one half before collapsing in the second half and falling out of the sectional tournament. The score was just 1-0 at the break, but the Rockets quickly turned it around in the second half when they took advantage of the wind scoring 5 goals in the first 10 minutes and cruising to another 5 to win 11-0.

Teague Pinion started in goal and stopped 5 of 6 first half shots and another 7 saves on 12 second half shots.  Billy Heishman started the second half and recorded 2 saves on 7 shots.  Trevor Strickland recorded 8 clears.  Dylan Stiffler had 6 clears, 3 interceptions and a blocked shot.  Andrew Collins had 5 clears and 2 steals.  Jacob Norman added 4 clears, 3 interceptions and a steal.



Tuesday, October 13
Rockets Pull Away from Fliers in Second Half

Oak Harbor, Ohio - After a very good first half where the Fliers held the Rockets to just one goal until the final 2 minutes of the period, the bottom fell out and the Fliers surrendered 7 second half goals in a 9-0 loss.

The defensmen had a busy day.  Jacob Norman recorded 11 clears, 2 interceptions and a steal while Dylan Stiffler had 6 clears an interception and a steal.  Andrew Collins had a save to go along with 5 interceptions, 4 steals and 2 clears.  Trevor Strickland recorded 6 clears, 2 blocked shots, an interception and a steal.  Teage Pinion started in goal and stopped 8 of 10 first half Rocket shots and picked up another save on 2 Oak Harbor shots before being replaced with Billy Heishman with 31 minutes to go.  Billy recorded 5 saves on 11 shots.

The Fliers complete the regular season Thursday night at Edison.



Thursday, October 15
Fliers Lead Twice but Drop Heartbreaker

Milan, Ohio - The Fliers took a 3-2 lead with 10:47 left in the final game of the season, but two costly fouls cost them the chance of an upset against the Edison Chargers.

Scott Koenig gave the Fliers an early lead when he lofted a shot of the Edison goalie less than 4 minutes into the contest.  Dustin Leasock assisted on the goal.  The Chargers would tie the game 4 minutes later.  The score remained tied at one until Edison took it's first lead of the game with 3 minutes to go in the first half.

Leasock got a goal of his own 5 minutes into the second half to knot the score at 2-2 off a pass up the sidelines from Dylan Stiffler.  The scored remained tied until Andrew Collins took a Trenton Hermes corner kick and buried it in the net. 

A foul was called with 7:43 left in the contest giving Edison a direct kick directly in front of the Flier goal box and Charger star player, Sam Bores shot a rocket that Teage Pinion got a hand on, but couldn't stop.  The game appeared to be heading to a 3-3 tie until a unfortuate hand ball penalty in the box gave Edison a penalty kick with just 1:12 left.  Bores took the shot and scored giving the Fliers the heartbreaking loss.  Pinion ended the game with 5 saves.

Dylan Stiffler recorded 6 clears, 3 interceptions and a steal. Jacob Norman had 6 clears and an interception.  Scott Koenig added 6 clears, 2 interceptions and 2 steals.  

Congratulations to Trenton Hermes whose assist in the game gives him 7 assists on the season.  With 14 career assists he will end the season as Clyde's Career Leader for assists.  He also recorded 7 assists in 2008 which is a tie for the most assists in a single season, a recorded he currently shares with Brian Shafer who accomplished the feat in 2006.  



Monday, October 12
Fliers Draw Top-Seeded Oak Harbor in Sectional Tournament
The Fliers will get a shorter road trip as they begin sectional tournament action on Monday, October 19.  This year the sectional will be hosted by Lake High School.  The Fliers will be playing SBC rival, Oak Harbor at 4:30 p.m.  The Rockets are the sectionals number one seed.  Other teams in the sectional include Eastwood, Maumee, Rossford, Port Clinton and Lake.

Monday, October 12
Awards Banquet Scheduled for October 27

The annual soccer awards banquet will be held Tuesday, October 27 at the high school cafeteria.  The celebration will begin at 6:30 p.m.



Thursday, October 8
Pirates Pick Up 4-1 Win Over Fliers

Perkins Township - Dustin Leasock scored the lone goal off a direct kick pass from Taylor Aldrich to supply the only offense in a 4-1 loss to Perkins on Thursday afternoon.  On a cold and raining night in Sandusky, the Fliers held the Pirates to just one first half goal.  The 1-0 lead held until Perkins extended the lead with 29 minutes to go.  They would score again in the next minute to extend the lead to 3-0.  A late goal by each team completed the scoring.

Jacob Norman, Dylan Stiffler and Trevor Strickland lead the defense for Clyde.  Norman recorded 14 clears, 2 interceptions a steal and a blocked shot.  Stiffler added 10 clears and 3 interceptions while Strickland had 9 clears.  Mike Harden had 3 interceptions and a blocked shot.  In the midfield Justin Fritz recorded 3 interceptions, 2 clears and 2 steals.  Teage Pinion started in net for the Fliers and recorded 9 saves on 12 shots.  Billy Heishman relieved Teage midway through the second half and stopped 4 of the 5 shots he faced.



Saturday, October 3
Fliers Dominate Short Handed Tigers

Clyde, Ohio - The Fliers had an easy game on Saturday morning piling up the goals against a short-handed Seneca East team that only had 9 players attend the game.  Fifteen different players scored in the contest.  The Fliers played most of the second half with just 7 or 8 players on the field and that made the game a little more competitive.  Hats off to the Tigers for playing on in the difficult situation.

The game completed the home porition of the Fliers schedule.  They are back in action with an SBC tilt on Thursday night at Perkins.



Tuesday, September 29
Huron Tops Fliers

Huron, Ohio - The Tigers of Huron High School topped the Fliers 7-1 on a cold, drizzly night at McCormick Middle School.  The Tigers got out of the gate early, scoring 3 goals in the first 9 minutes of the contest.  They coasted from there.  The Fliers got on the scoreboard with 4:12 left in the half after Dustin Leasock took an inbound throw from Trenton Hermes and found the back of the net.

Teage Pinion played in net the first half and stopped 9 of 14 Huron shots.  Billy Heishman took over the keeper duties in the second half and stopped 7 of 9 shots including 1 of 2 penalty kicks.  Dylan Stiffler recorded 9 defensive clears, 2 blocked shots, 2 interceptions and a steal.  In the midfield Andrew Collins picked up 3 steals, 3 interceptions and a clear.  Taylor Aldrich intercepted 6 Tiger passes while Trevor Sricklandd added a steal, 2 clears and 3 interceptions.  Mike Harden added 4 clears, 2 interceptions and a steal for the Fliers.

The Fliers host Margaretta on Thursday before closing out the home portion of the schedule with a non-conference game with Seneca East on Saturday morning.



Thursday, October 1
Fliers Get Shutout of Margaretta

Clyde, Ohio - The Fliers picked up their first shutout of the season in a 4-0 win over the Margaretta Polar Bears on Thursday afternoon.  Teage Pinion earned the shutout recording 3 saves.

Justin Fritz opened the scoring for the Fliers midway through the first half on an assist from Andrew Collins.  Dustin Leasock extended the lead with 14 minutes left in the first half with Trenton Hermes and Dylan Stiffler assisting.  Leasock scored his second of the game just under the 8 minute mark of the first on a follow-up of a penalty kick that the Margaretta keeper had initially stopped.  The shot rebounded back to Leasock who deposited the ball in the back of the net. The Fliers led 3-0 at the break, enjoying a 12-2 shot advantage.

With the Fliers subbing liberally in the second half, Scott Koenig completed the scoring with 6:56 left in the game. Collins picked up his second assist of the game on the goal.

The Fliers host the Tigers of Seneca East for a non-conference game on Saturday morning at 11:00.



Thursday, September 24
Redskins Shut Out Fliers Second Time
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Michael Moves the Ball Up the Field Against PC (Photo Credit Mrs. Boyd)

Port Clinton, Ohio - The Fliers dropped a 5-0 decision to the Port Clinton Redskins on Thursday afternoon.  It marked the second shutout of the season to the Redskins.  PC got on the scoreboard quickly as they put in a goal just 1:33 into the game.  They would score on their first 4 shots of the game to lead 4-0 after the first half.  The final goal came with just 1:58 left as the Fliers controlled much of the second half action with the Redskins subbing liberally.  Despite 10 shots on goal for the game, the Fliers scoring slump continued.  Port Clinton held a slim 11-10 margin in shots on goal while the Fliers held a total shots edge of 21-17.

Taylor Aldrich came off the bench to record 6 interceptions, 3 clears and 2 steals.  Trevor Strickland added 6 clears and 4 interceptions.  Dylan Stiffler had 5 clears, 2 interceptions and a steal with Jacob Norman adding 5 clears, 2 steals and an interception. In the middle Justin Fritz and Andrew Collins each had 3 steals.  Teage Pinion made 6 saves in goal for the Fliers.

The Fliers play at Huron next Thursday before hosting a couple games with Margaretta on Thursday and Seneca East on Saturday morning.



Saturday, September 19
Leasock Gets Hat Trick as Fliers Notch First Win
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Dustin Picks Up Hat Trick at Margaretta (Photo Mrs. Boyd)

Castalia, Ohio - The Fliers have broken into the win column with a fine 5-1 victory over the Margaretta Polar Bears on Saturday morning.  Dustin Leasock scored three times for the Fliers, the first coming just 4 1/2 minutes into the contest on a pass from Scott Koenig.  His second goal came at the 29:46 mark of the first half, taking a throw-in from Taylor Aldrich straight to the net.  Sahen Fultz made it 3-0 nearly 12 minutes into the second half with Trenton Hermes and Garrett Binger assisting.  Andrew Collins extended the lead to 4-0 two minutes later when he took an inbound pass from Sam Gerber and put it in the back of the net.  Leasock got his hat-trick goal midway through the second half with Garrett Strait assisting.

Margaretta scored late in the game on a penalty kick.  The Fliers held a 11-2 advantage on shots on goal.

Teage Pinion started in net for the Fliers and stopped the only shot he faced.  Billy Heishman came in at the 29:31 mark of the second half and only faced the penalty kick which was converted by the Polar Bears.  Justin Fritz recorded 3 steals, 3 interceptions and a clear while Trevor Strickland makde 4 clears and an interception.  Garrett Binger had 3 interceptions and a steal while Mike Harden blocked a Margaretta shot while contributing 2 clears and an interception.  Jacob Norman had a steal, 2 clears and 2 interceptions.



Thursday, September 17
Congratulations to the Tacketts.....for the Fourth Time!
Congratulations to Coach Tackett and his wife Barb on the birth of their 4th child and 2nd daughter.  Grace was born on Wednesday morning.  This is the third time the Tackett's have delivered a new bundle of joy during a soccer season!

Thursday, September 17
Rockets Shoot Down Fliers

Clyde, Ohio - The defending SBC Champs grounded the Fliers by a 6-0 score on Thursday night at Bishop Stadium.  The Rocket scored 4  first half goals and coasted from there.  Subbing liberally in the second half Oak Harbor scored 2 late goals to complete the scoring.

Dylan Stiffler recorded 8 clears, a steal, a blocked shot and an interception.  Andrew Collins added a steal and 5 clears.  Jacob Norman got 4 clears, 2 interceptions and a blocked shot.  Billy Heishman started in goal for the Fliers and allowed 5 goals on 10 shots.  He also allowed a penalty kick goal with just over 2 minutes left in the contest.  Teage Pinion played 32 minutes of the second half and faced just 4 shots, stopping them all.

The Fliers have their makeup game with Margaretta on Saturday morning in Castalia.



Saturday, September 12
Sandusky Tops Fliers Under the Lights

Clyde, Ohio - The Clyde Fliers were beaten 5-1 by the Sandusky Blue Streaks in the night cap of the girls/boys double header on Saturday night.  After falling behind 4-0 in the first half, the Fliers came alive and put 8 shots on goal the second half with Taylor Aldrich getting a goal with 5:10 left.  Sam Gerber picked up an assist on the goal.  Teage Pinion stopped 8 of the 13 shots he faced in goal and Billy Heishman stopped the only shot he faced in a short stint in the second half.  Billy lost part of a tooth on a collision with Jacob Norman in making the save.

Dylan Stiffler recorded 8 clears and 3 interceptions in the contest.  Jacob Norman had 3 steals, 4 clears and 3 interceptions.  Justin Fritz added 3 steals, 2 clears and 2 interceptions while Andrew Collins had 3 steals and 3 intercepted passes.  Trevor Strickland and Mike Harden each made 4 clears.

Coach Tackett was quite pleased with the play of his team.  "The score of this game was not indicative of the level of play" Tackett told his team after the game.  He said this game showed the progess the team is making and the results of an intense week of practice. 



Tuesday, September 15
Fliers Frustrate SBC Leaders

Clyde, Ohio - The Clyde Fliers didn't put up much offensive pressure against the SBC front-runners, but kept the game 1-0 until a defensive breakdown led to a Pirate goal with just 7:40 left in the contest.  Perkins completed the scoring by converting a penalty kick with 2:31 left.

The Fliers put up a season high 31 clears in limiting the Pirates to just 6 shots in the first half and 5 second half shots until the last few minutes when Perkins scored on 2 of their final 4 shots.  Dylan Stiffler, Jacob Norman and Trevor Strickland had 7 clears each.  Norman also added a second half shot block.  Justin Fritz recorded 2 clears, 2 interceptions and a steal.  Taylor Aldrich added 2 clears, an interception and a steal.  Mike Harden and Garrett Strait each recorded 2 clears.

Billy Heishman started in net for the Fliers and stopped the 3 shots he faced.  Teage Pinion entered the game midway through the first half stopping 2 of 3 first half shots and 7 of 8 second half shots.  The Pirates did score on their one penalty kick.

The Fliers take on defending SBC Champs, Oak Harbor on Thursday afternoon.



Thursday, September 3
Koenig Gets First Career Goal in Loss to Huron

Clyde, Ohio - Scott Koenig scored the first goal of his soccer career in a 6-1 loss to the Huron Tigers.  The goal was only the third goal that a Flier team has scored against the SBC elite Tigers in five seasons.  Brian Shafer scored the other two goals, one each in 2005 and 2006.  The goal, scored with just under 9 minutes left in the contest, was assisted by Sahen Fultz.

Justin Fritz and Andrew Collins left the defensive effort for the Fliers.  Fritz recorded 8 clears and 5 interceptions with Collins adding 7 clears, 4 interceptions and 2 steals.  Jacob Norman had 3 clears, a steal and an interception with Trevor Strickland picking up 5 clears.  Garrett Binger had 3 steals and an interception while Dylan Stiffler contributed with a steal, 2 clears and an interception.

Billy Heishman started in net for the Fliers and stopped 9 of 14 Tiger shots.  Teage Pinion replaced Heishman with 29:27 left in the game and stopped 2 of the 3 shots he faced.

The Fliers next take on the Margaretta Polar Bears on Tuesday afternoon at Lion's Park in Castalia.



Thursday, September 10
Margaretta Game Rescheduled
The game that was "rained out" on September 8th has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 19 at 10:00 a.m.  The game will be played at Lions Park in Castalia.

Saturday, August 29
SJCC "Streaks" Past Fliers
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L-R, Garrett Binger, Chris Liebold, Paul Wendt (Photo Courtesy Cheryl Wendt)

Fremont, Ohio - The Fliers lost a 7-2 decision to the Fremont St. Joseph Central Catholic Streaks on Saturday morning. Clyde trailed 3-0 at the half before trying to make a comeback in the second half.  Paul Wendt scored six of St. Joe's goals with Parker Rutherford scoring on a penalty kick.

Taylor Aldrich got the Fliers on the scoreboard early in the second half off an assist by Trenton Hermes.  Dustin Leasock got the other Clyde goal with a little over 14 minutes left in the contest. 

Billy Heishman started in goal for the Fliers surrendering 3 goals on 6 shots.  Trevor Strickland replaced Heishman for the last 10 minutes of the first half and played in goal the entire second half.  He gave up 3 goals on 9 shots and allowed 1 goal on a penalty kick after a Flier instintively caught a ball in the goal box.

Justin Fritz had a pair of steals, a couple clears and in interception.  Dylan Stiffler recorded 3 clears and 3 interceptions. Jacob Norman blocked a shot,  recorded a steal and have 4 clears.  Mike Harden had 3 steals, a clear and an interception.  Sam Gerber also blocked a shot to go with 2 interceptions.

The Fliers open SBC play next week hosting both Port Clinton and Huron on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively.



Tuesday, September 1
Fliers Drop SBC Opener

Clyde, Ohio - The Clyde Fliers opened SBC play with a 7-0 loss to the Port Clinton Redskins.  The Redskins started strong, scoring 2 goals in the first 9 minutes.  For the next 50 minutes the Fliers played an improved game allowing just one more goal with 11:39 left in the first half.  The score remained 3-0 until a stretch midway through the second half where Clyde gave up 4 goals over a 6 minute period.  There was no scoring for the game's final 16 minutes.  Sahen Fultz had 3 shots on goal.

Billy Heishman recorded 4 saves for the Fliers.  Jacob Norman recorded 3 steals and 7 clears.  Justin Fritz added 2 steals, a clear and 2 intercepted passes.  Garrett Binger had 2 clears and 3 interceptions.  Trenton Hermes recorded 2 steals and 3 interceptions.

The Fliers host the Huron Tigers on Thursday afternoon.



Wednesday, August 26
Help Needed for Feed the Team and Concessions

Please contact Mary Collins to schedule a night for Feed the Team.  You can share a date with another parent or do it all yourself. 

Pam Aldrich has volunteered to schedule concession stand workers.  If you can help out in that area, please talk to Pam.  The menu for soccer will be somewhat smaller than for football games so it's not too difficult. 

Thanks to both ladies for volunteering to organize these activities!



Thursday, August 27
Fliers Shut Out in Opener

Clyde, Ohio - For the second straight year, the Upper Sandusky Rams shut out the Fliers in the season opening game.  The Rams scored three times in each half to earn the 6-0 victory. 

Defensively, Justin Fritz recorded 7 clears a steal and an intercepted pass. Dylan Stiffler earned a steal, 2 clears and 5 interceptions.  Andrew Collins had 3 steals and 2 interceptions.  Scott Koenig and Mike Harden each recorded 3 clears.  Trever Strickland had a steal, 2 clears and an interception.  Fritz, Harden and Taylor Aldrich each blocked a shot on goal.  Billy Heishman, in the goalkeeper position for Clyde, picked up 14 saves on 20 Upper Sandusky shots on goal.

The Fliers take on the Fremont St. Joseph Streaks on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the brand new Naderer Sports Complex on Sullivan Road in Fremont.  That is west of the Terra Community College campus off Napoleon Road.  There will be a $5 gate admission.  The Fliers and Streaks have tied the last three times they have met.



Monday, August 17
Scrimmages Added
The Fliers have added two scrimmages in the coming days.  Thursday, August 20 the Fliers will face off against the Wildcats from Woodmore High School while on Friday morning Clyde will scrimmage the Old Fort Stockaders.  Both games will be played at Clyde High School starting at 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, August 13
Fliers Drop Close Game with Tornadoes

Clyde, Ohio - The Clyde Fliers made their 2009 debut in a scrimmage with the Tiffin Columbian Tornadoes and came up just short in a 3-2 defeat.  Coach Tackett was pleased with the efforts of his inexperienced squad and commented on three main areas that still needed improvement.  He cited the transition between the defenders and midfield as one area to work on.  He also felt that the team needs to work on redirects.  The defenders, who are some of the most inexperienced players on the squad, need to work in synch.

Dustin Leasock scored the first Flier goal on a nice setup from Andrew Collins and Sahen Fultz.  Fultz scored the second goal with just 35 seconds left in the game with Trenton Hermes and Taylor Aldrich adding assists.

Dylan Stiffler made 6 defensive clears and recorded an interception.  Taylor Aldrich recorded 4 steals.  Garrett Binger  had 4 intercepted passes, 2 clears and a steal. Justin Fritz 4 clears and an interception. Scott Koenig had 2 steals and 2 clears.  Garrett Strait  picked off a pass, recorded 2 clears and added a steal.  Sahen Fultz added 3 steals.

Trever Strickland recorded 3 saves in his debut in goal for the Fliers.



Thursday, August 13
2009 Game Schedule Posted
The game schedule for the 2009 season has been posted.  Please click on "Games" in the menu bar at left to view it.

Tuesday, September 22
Fliers Push Edison to the Limit Before Falling
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Teage Stops 9 of 10 for Fliers Against Chargers (Photo Mrs. Boyd)

Clyde, Ohio - The Clyde Fliers fell to the Edison Chargers by a 1-0 score Tuesday afternoon.  After a scoreless first half Sam Bores got the game winner for Edison with 23:14 left.  Teage Pinion was in goal for the Fliers and stopped 9 of 10 Charger shots to improve his overall save percentage to 78.6%.

Jacob Norman recorded 10 clears and 2 interceptions for the Fliers with Dylan Stiffler adding 9 clears and 4 interceptions.  Trevor Strickland had 3 clears, 2 interceptions and 2 blocked shots while Mike Harden added a pair each of steals, clears and blocked shots. Justin Fritz and Andrew Collins each had a pair of steals to go along with 3 and 2 interceptions respectively.

The Fliers travel to Port Clinton on Thursday.