Noblesville High School Soccer Booster Club: Welcome

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2012 - 2nd Annual Golf Outing

NOBLESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL MEN’S SOCCER BOOSTERS

SECOND ANNUAL GOLF OUTING

Place:  Pebble Brook Golf Course

Date:   Friday, July 20, 2012 (NO Rain Date **Rain Checks Available)

Time:   11:00 Registration  12:00 Shotgun Start

Four Person Scramble

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$75.00 per Person or $70.00 per Person in a Foursome -Includes Cart Rental, Qdoba Meal, Gi-Gi’s Cupcakes, Prizes

$65.00 per NHS Student, Teacher, or Staff

ALL Proceeds Go to NHS Men’s Soccer


Handout: NHS Booster Forms

Wednesday, March 21

1) Weight training - Coach Prange is requiring all boys who are not in a Spring sport to participate in weight training on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning on April 17th from 3:00 - 4:00 at the High School Main Campus weight room. This training is not for incoming Freshman (present 8th graders).

2) After school open play - Coach Prange will also still be holding open workouts after school on Wednesdays and Fridays at the pond from 3:00 - 5:00. This does include incoming Freshman (present 8th graders) who are interested. This is not mandatory, but encouraged.

3) Incoming Freshman - have your son please listen to the announcements for a call-out meeting which Coach Prange will be scheduling soon. I have some e-mail addresses for incoming Freshman. These were collected by Coach Prange from the boys at a Wednesday workout. If you know of other present 8th graders who are not on this e-mail list, please pass their contact information to me.

4) Township Rec. Camp - the boys are encouraged to assist with the Soccer township rec camp which will be held June 4 - June 8 at the pond from 5:00 - 6:30. They do not have to attend every evening, but any evenings that they can help is encouraged. We will have quite a few elementary - middle school students to assist.

5) Summer workouts - Coach Prange has tentatively scheduled summer workouts to begin the week following rec camp which would be the week of June 11th. He is looking at Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 - 7:30 for training, however, there will be more information to come, so this is not set in stone.

6) Parent help needed - Please e-mail Joan Lawrence (joan_lawrence@nobl.k12.in.us) with how you would like to help out this summer. We REALLY need all parents of incoming Freshman - incoming Juniors to assist in an area. These are mostly fundraising opportunities and will ultimately provide funding for our teams during the high school season. Parents of Seniors are welcome to help, but as a tradition, we will support you in being able to enjoy your last season of high school soccer without the responsibilities that you have had in the past. Below is a list of what is needed regarding help during the summer of 2012. I understand that teams are not yet formed, but most of these responsibilities are not "team specific". The more help that we receive, the less that falls on 1 or 2 people.

Golf outing - Summer of 2012 - typically in late June

Alumni Game - Early August 2012

Car Washes 2012 - throughout the summer 2012

Assistance with the Showcase - drinks, food, etc. - This is usually a 2 day event played in mid - late July

 



NHS Game Summary, NHS 8 Marion 0, www.thetimes24-7.com (Regional Championship)

NHS boys crush Marion
Photo courtesy Darren Dedman - Noblesville's Zach Rodgers scored three goals in the Millers' 8-0 regional championship win over Marion Saturday in Kokomo.
Photo courtesy Darren Dedman - Noblesville's Zach Rodgers scored three goals in the Millers' 8-0 regional championship win over Marion Saturday in Kokomo.
By Ted Schultz


Not much could have prepared the Marion boys soccer team for the onslaught Noblesville unleashed against the Giants to begin the second half in Saturday night's Kokomo Regional final.

In fact, the Millers were a little surprised themselves.

Noblesville scored five times in a 12-minute span to turn a 1-0 game into a 6-0 lead. By the time the Millers were finished, first-year coach Brian Prange had emptied his bench in an 8-0 blowout.

Zach Rodgers' 20th-minute goal off his own rebound was the game's lone score until late in the first half. When Ben Poynter put in a cross from Rodgers in the 38th minute, Noblesville had a 2-0 halftime lead, but it was only the beginning of things to come.

"It was big," Rodgers said. "It gave us momentum going into the second half to know that we needed to come out the second half and just be ready to just put the game to an end."

The Millers (15-3-2) did that by scoring four times in the first 9 ½ minutes of the second half. Rodgers found an empty net after the Marion keeper came out to challenge Luke VandeWater in the 42nd minute. Rodgers scored off a long lead pass from VandeWater in the 45th minute. VandeWater scored an unassisted goal in the 49th minute. Poynter finished a touch from Brian Nguyen in front of the goal in the 50th minute.

But it was the goal just before halftime that broke the Giants' backs.

"That was big," Prange said. "It took the pressure off. We were possessing really well, but Marion was fighting hard, and getting that second goal kind of took a little bit of steam out of them. Then, scoring right off the first two minutes of the second half really set the groundwork for the rest of the game."

Noblesville made it 7-0 when Harrison Johnston scored off an assist from Spencer Marker in the 59th minute. Mikhail Marcuson provided the final tally in the 61st minute.

The Millers outshot Marion (12-9) 25-5, putting 14 shots on goal to the Giants' three. Dayton Jennings recorded three saves for Noblesville, which won its seventh regional title and third in the past four years.

"This is one of the major goals we had," Prange said.

The 13th-ranked Millers will face Crown Point (13-6-2) at 10 a.m. Saturday in the semifinals of the Warsaw Semistate. No. 5 Warsaw (17-3-1) and No. 15 Fort Wayne Carroll (17-2-2) will meet in the second semifinal. The championship will be at 7 p.m.

"We're on a roll," Rodgers said. "It's a good thing that we're going up north. We're playing teams that we're not used to, but we're coming out with confidence. We're going to bring our momentum next week."



NHS Game Summary, NHS 3 Harrison 1, www.thetimes24-7.com (Regional Victory)

10/14/2011 1:35:00 AM
Big second half sends Millers to final
Photo courtesy Darren Dedman - Noblesville’s T.J. Schuster battles for the ball with a Harrison player during the Millers-Raiders boys soccer regional semi-final game Thursday at Kokomo. Noblesville won 3-1 and will play in Saturday’s championship game.
Photo courtesy Darren Dedman - Noblesville’s T.J. Schuster battles for the ball with a Harrison player during the Millers-Raiders boys soccer regional semi-final game Thursday at Kokomo. Noblesville won 3-1 and will play in Saturday’s championship game.
Photo  courtesy Darren Dedman - Noblesville’s Zach Rodgers scored one of the Millers’ goals during their regional win over Harrison on Thursday.
Photo courtesy Darren Dedman - Noblesville’s Zach Rodgers scored one of the Millers’ goals during their regional win over Harrison on Thursday.
By Ted Schultz


As a steady rain settled in over the Kokomo High School soccer fields just before halftime Thursday evening, the Noblesville boys remained calm.

Then, following the scoreless first 40 minutes, the Millers erupted in the second half. They scored three times to put away Harrison 3-1 and earn a berth in Saturday's Kokomo Regional final.

"We had to be patient," Noblesville coach Brian Prange said. "We had to get through the conditions. We had to get used to what was going on on the field and off the field. We're used to playing at 7, so it was a change of routine (for the 5 p.m. game). Just being in the first game of regional is different, so we had to just get our focus."

The Millers (14-3-2) will meet Marion in Saturday's 7 p.m. final. The Giants downed Yorktown 1-0 in Thursday's second semifinal.

Noblesville got on the board in the 44th minute when T.J. Schuster put in a rebound off the Raider goalkeeper. Harrison had narrowly missed a shot about 20 seconds before the goal.

"We've played in the rain before," Schuster said. "It's not too big of a factor for us. We can play in any conditions. It doesn't slow us down at all."

Luke VandeWater made it 2-0 when he buried a penalty kick after being taken down in the box in the 64th minute. Harrison's Austin Webb scored off a corner kick in the 70th minute to cut the lead to 2-1, but Zach Rodgers put it away when he found an empty net after the Raider keeper came out to challenge VandeWater in the 73rd minute.

"All season, we've been a second half team," Schuster said. "We just came out with a lot of momentum and put it to them."

The Millers had won 4-0 at Harrison (12-8) during the regular season.

"You're playing them a second time, and it's hard to prepare for them because they know exactly what we're going to try to do," Prange said. "I knew it was going to be more emotional. I knew it was going to be more intense just because of the situation. We knew it was going to be a battle. It was just being patient and not getting into a game of whatever was going on with the referees, the conditions and just get refocused, and that's what we did the second half."

The Raiders outshot Noblesville 18-17, but the Millers put 10 shots on goal to Harrison's eight. Noblesville's Dayton Jennings recorded seven saves, including a couple from point-blank range.

"Dayton is just incredible," Prange said. "He's one of the best keepers in the state. He does things like no other. He's a great leader in the backfield for us."



Thursday, October 6
NHS Game Summary, NHS 2 HSE 0, www.thetimes24-7.com (Sectional Victory)

Millers, Tigers advance to championship
Darren Dedman/For The Times - Noblesville’s Spencer Marker kicks the ball while being defended by Hamilton Southeastern’s Austin Kim during the Millers-Royals soccer sectional game Wednesday at Noblesville. The Millers won 2-0.
Darren Dedman/For The Times - Noblesville’s Spencer Marker kicks the ball while being defended by Hamilton Southeastern’s Austin Kim during the Millers-Royals soccer sectional game Wednesday at Noblesville. The Millers won 2-0.
Darren Dedman/For The Times - Noblesville’s Zach Rodgers slides for the ball during the Millers’ sectional game with Hamilton Southeastern. Pictured for the Royals is Zach Eagle.
Darren Dedman/For The Times - Noblesville’s Zach Rodgers slides for the ball during the Millers’ sectional game with Hamilton Southeastern. Pictured for the Royals is Zach Eagle.
By Don Jellison
hoosiermaba@aol.com

Way back on Aug. 16, Noblesville and Fishers opened the 2011 soccer season playing each other. The Millers won, 4-0.

Now, the two Hamilton County and Hoosier Crossroads Conference rivals will meet again, this time Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the championship game of the Noblesville Boys Sectional at the Millers' White River Soccer Complex.

The Tigers, with a 2-1 evening-opening win over Pendleton Heights, and the Millers, with a 2-0 nightcap victory over Hamilton Southeastern, Thursday advanced to the next level of the tourney.

Following the win while watching Noblesville and Southeastern warm up for the second game, Reimann said, "We don't have a preferred team (Noblesville or Southeastern) to play. We think we can compete. We played Noblesville very early in the season and we lost 4-0 to both Noblesville and Southeastern. Our kids may come out Saturday with a chip on their shoulders."

The second contest of the night, won by the Millers over HSE, was a thriller.

Noblesville got a goal in the first half on a header in front of the net by junior Austin Roe, off an assist from junior TJ Schuster. The Millers scored again just 4:09 before halftime on a shot by junior Spencer Marker off an assist from Brian Nguyen.

"Southeastern is a conference team and they know us very well," said Brian Prange, the coach of the state's No. 13 ranked Millers. "We had just played them (winning 3-1), and it's tough playing a team two consecutive times.

"Overall, I thought we played well, but we were slow reading at times. We played well on defense," Prange added.

One of the key plays of the night was made by Noblesville goalie junior Dayton Jennings, who quickly reacted to a ball which came straight at Jennings from in front of the net from a Noblesville teammate.

"Jennings is one of the best in the state. He knew what to do," said Prange.

"Fishers is a scrappy team, and they've had lots of time to watch us since we beat them early in the season," Prange added. "They will be a tough opponent on Saturday."

The Millers will take a 12-3-2 record into the championship tilt. Although tied by Cathedral, Noblesville hasn't lost in its last seven matches.

Fishers, with a 5-9-3 record, closed the regular season with two losses and three deadlocks.



Wednesday, September 28
NHS Game Summary, NHS 3 HSE 1, www.thetimes24-7.com (HCC Champions!)

9/28/2011 1:36:00 AM
Boys soccer: Millers win HCC championship
Photo courtesy Darren Dedman - Hamilton Southeastern’s Alec Grossman and Noblesville’s Luke VandeWater chase the ball during the Royals-Millers soccer game on Tuesday. VandeWater scored two goals to lead the Millers to a 3-1 win and the Hoosier Crossroads Conference championship.
Photo courtesy Darren Dedman - Hamilton Southeastern’s Alec Grossman and Noblesville’s Luke VandeWater chase the ball during the Royals-Millers soccer game on Tuesday. VandeWater scored two goals to lead the Millers to a 3-1 win and the Hoosier Crossroads Conference championship.

The Noblesville boys soccer team officially won the Hoosier Crossroads Conference championship on Tuesday, defeating Hamilton Southeastern 3-1.

Luke VandeWater scored two goals for the Class 2A No. 13 Millers. Zach Rodgers, Brian Nguyen and Ethan Reynolds all had an assist. Dayton Jennings had six saves as goalkeeper.

Noblesville ended its HCC season with an 8-0-1 record, and its regular season at 11-3-2.

Connor Corrigan scored the Royals' goal, with Patrick VanMeter making the assist. HSE is 7-4-3 overall.





Monday, September 26
NHS Game Summary, NHS 4 Harrison 0, www.thetimes24-7.com

9/26/2011 1:33:00 AM
NHS boys soccer wins
Photo courtesy Darren Dedman/Noblesville's Dayton Jennings makes a stop during the Millers' win over Harrison on Saturday.
Photo courtesy Darren Dedman/Noblesville's Dayton Jennings makes a stop during the Millers' win over Harrison on Saturday.
The Times


The Noblesville boys soccer team took one more step towards a Hoosier Crossroads Championship on Saturday, beating Harrison 4-0.

Zach Rodgers scored two second-half goals, the second of which was double assisted by Derek Dedman and Spencer Marker. Luke VandeWater scored in the first half, with T.J. Schuster providing the assist.




Friday, September 23
NHS Game Summary, NHS 5 Westfield 1, www.thetimes24-7.com

9/23/2011 1:10:00 AM
Millers beat 'Rocks, are 2 wins away from HCC title
Photo courtesy Darren Dedman - Noblesville’s Derek Dedman and Westfield’s Aaron Plawecki battle for the ball during the Millers-Shamrocks game Thursday at Noblesville.
Photo courtesy Darren Dedman - Noblesville’s Derek Dedman and Westfield’s Aaron Plawecki battle for the ball during the Millers-Shamrocks game Thursday at Noblesville.
By Ted Schultz


Not long after Brian Prange took over as Noblesville boys soccer coach this spring, someone pointed out to him that the Millers have never won the Hoosier Crossroads Conference title.

Sixteenth-ranked Noblesville is now just two wins away from achieving that elusive crown following Thursday night's rain-soaked 5-1 win over No. 12 Westfield on Senior Night. The Millers can wrap up the title with wins at Harrison Saturday and Hamilton Southeastern Tuesday.

"This was a really important conference win for us," said Prange, whose team upset No. 3 Avon on Tuesday.

Thursday, Noblesville (8-3-2, 6-0-1) broke a 1-1 halftime tie by scoring four second-half goals. Two came in the first 68 seconds of the period.

The Millers took the lead for good 40 seconds into the second half when the Shamrocks (9-4-1, 4-4-0) tried to pass the ball back to goalkeeper Joel McDuffie, but Zach Rodgers intercepted it, dribbled the keeper, and put the ball into an empty net. Then, 28 seconds later, Derek Dedman finished a cross from Spencer Marker after McDuffie came out to challenge.

"They were playing a flat line on us, and we gapped it," Prange said. "It was just a pure team effort, and they wanted it. They finally just relaxed and played soccer."

Noblesville put the game away with as pair of goals 36 seconds apart in the 74th minute. Luke VandeWater dribbled in from midfield and scored, then assisted on a goal by Keaton Reynolds.

The Millers' first-half goal came in the 16th minute when Rodgers headed a corner kick across the goal mouth to Marker, who put it in. Westfield answered in the 26th minute with Patrick O'Malley taking advantage of a defender who had slipped and putting it past Noblesville keeper Dayton Jennings.

The Shamrocks were missing four starters and their top two goalkeepers because of injuries.

"We were missing a lot of guys today," Westfield coach Myron Vaughn said. ""We have lots of injuries and lots of reasons why guys aren't here, but it was no excuse for the performance. Mistakes were made that were inexcusable. We got ourselves to 1-1, and we spent two minutes as the second half started giving them the game."

The Shamrocks outshot Noblesville 21-15, putting 10 shots on goal to the Millers' eight. Jennings finished with nine saves, while McDuffie had three.

"As a team, I thought we kind of played sloppy for most of the night because of the emotions of the seniors," Prange said. "The second half, we made a couple adjustments, and they came out on fire and that was the difference. After that, it was momentum. They just saw it and kept it up."



Wednesday, September 21
NHS Game Summary, NHS 2 Avon 1, www.thetimes24-7.com

9/21/2011 1:18:00 AM
Boys soccer: Millers stun Avon, 2-1
Photo courtesy Darren Dedman - Mikhail Marcuson (left) celebrates after scoring Noblesville's winning goal in it's 2-1 victory over Avon Tuesday. Also pictured are Spencer Marker (center) and Austin Roe.
Photo courtesy Darren Dedman - Mikhail Marcuson (left) celebrates after scoring Noblesville's winning goal in it's 2-1 victory over Avon Tuesday. Also pictured are Spencer Marker (center) and Austin Roe.
The Times


In a big upset, Class 2A No. 16 Noblesville scored two goals in the final 12 minutes of the game to shock 2A No. 3 Avon 2-1 in a Tuesday away Hoosier Crossroads Conference game.

The Orioles scored their goal with 21 minutes left in the game. Nine minutes later, the Millers' T.J. Shuster was fouled in the goalkeeper box. Zach Rodgers was called to take the penalty kick, and he made it. Three minutes later, Spencer Marker played a ball to Mikhail Marcuson, who scored the game-winner.

"Pulling it back together, pulling off two goals late in the game, it was a total team effort," said NHS coach Brian Prange.

With the win, Noblesville remains undefeated in the HCC at 5-0-1. The Millers are 8-3-2 overall.



Friday, September 16
NHS Game Summary, NHS 0 Cathedral 0, www.thetimes24-7.com

 

 9/16/2011 1:16:00 AM
Boys soccer: NHS ties Irish

 

Photo courtesy Darren Dedman - T.J. Schuster outruns a Cathedral defender during the Millers-Irish soccer game on Thursday.

Photo courtesy Darren Dedman - T.J. Schuster outruns a Cathedral defender during the Millers-Irish soccer game on Thursday.

The Noblesville boys soccer team played to a tie with Class 2A No. 16 Cathedral in a Thursday away game.

Dayton Jennings had six saves for the 2A No. 17 Millers, who are now 7-3-2 for the season. Noblesville travels to Avon Tuesday for a big Hoosier Crossroads Conference game.




Wednesday, September 14
NHS Game Summary, NHS 7 McCutcheon 1, www.thetimes24-7.com

Boys soccer: Millers trounce Mavs
Photo courtesy Darren Dedman - Noblesville's Ben Poynter was one of five players who had an assist during the Millers' win over McCutcheon on Tuesday.
Photo courtesy Darren Dedman - Noblesville's Ben Poynter was one of five players who had an assist during the Millers' win over McCutcheon on Tuesday.
The Times


The Noblesville boys soccer team breezed past McCutcheon 7-1 in a Tuesday Hoosier Crossroads Conference game.

Mikhail Marcuson scored four goals for the Class 2A No. 17 Millers. Zach Rodgers, Beckett Rawlings and Austin Roe each scored once. Five different NHS players had one assist: Spencer Marker, Rodgers, T.J. Schuster, Roe and Ben Poynter.

"Overall the team played better, played faster," said NHS coach Brian Prange. "Rebounded after last week's hard week."

The Millers travel to Cathedral on Thursday fora 6:30 p.m. game.




Wednesday, September 14
NHS Game Summary, NHS 0 Homestead 2, www.thetimes24-7.com

Article pending

Friday, September 9
NHS Game Summary, NHS 2 Carmel 7, www.thetimes24-7.com

Late blitz gives 'Hounds big win over Millers
File photo courtesy Darren Dedman - Noblesville’s Mikhail Marcuson, shown here in an earlier game, had one of the Millers’ two goals in their game with Carmel on Thursday. The Greyhounds won the game 7-2.
File photo courtesy Darren Dedman - Noblesville’s Mikhail Marcuson, shown here in an earlier game, had one of the Millers’ two goals in their game with Carmel on Thursday. The Greyhounds won the game 7-2.
By Ted Schultz


After Noblesville's Luke VandeWater answered the first Carmel goal Thursday night, he just missed answering the second.

Then, for the final 14 minutes of the first half, the Millers had no answer for what the host Greyhounds were able to unleash.

Fourth-ranked Carmel scored three goals in the final 14 minutes of the first half to stretch a 2-1 lead to 5-1 and went on to post a 7-2 victory over No. 12 Noblesville.

"This was our seventh game of the season and by far the best we've looked as a team," Carmel coach Shane Schmidt said. "Everybody put forth an effort. Noblesville came out, and they worked hard and we just seemed to be clicking tonight and putting it together."

The Greyhounds (6-0-1) opened the scoring in the 13th minute when Joey Bastian stuck in a cross from Riley Pelton. The Millers (6-2-1) tied it four minutes later on a VandeWater penalty kick after Beckett Rawlings was taken down in the box.

Carmel's Doug Weiss knocked in a free kick from Bennett Kim in the 20th minute. Then, after VandeWater's free kick from just outside the box bounced off the crossbar, the Greyhounds caught fire.

Landon Dungo scored off an assist from Bastian in the 27th minute to give Carmel a 3-1 lead. Sam Young found the net off an assist from Kim in the 32nd minute, then Kim scored off an assist from Pelton in the 39th minute.

"We weren't doing the little things," Noblesville coach Brian Prange said. "We weren't playing to foot. We got disorganized in the back and just kind of lost it in a brief minute, and they capitalized on our few mistakes that we made."

The Greyhounds took advantage of an own goal in the 49th minute to take a 6-1 lead. Noblesville's Mikhail Marcuson headed in a corner kick from Derek Dedman in the 67th minute, and Pelton capped the scoring off an assist from Dungo in the 74th minute.

"I thought our movement off the ball was awesome," Schmidt said. "The guys were all moving to get in to good passing lanes, good passing angles. We actually played balls to feet. Our combination play was awesome I thought tonight. We didn't bypass our midfield. We let our midfield create and do what they do best, and that's being able to run at people and play balls off."

Carmel outshot the Millers 22-15, putting 12 shots on goal to Noblesville's six. Dayton Jennings recorded six saves for the Millers, and Eric Dick had four saves for the Greyhounds.

"Overall, I thought we played well," Prange said. "I thought Carmel played extremely well. We just couldn't capitalize on the little things."



Wednesday, September 7
NHS Game Summaries, Noblesville Classic 3-0, 4-0 and NHS 7 LJ 0 , www.thetimes24-7.com

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Noblesville won its own Noblesville Classic on Saturday. The No. 12 Millers beat Logansport 3-0 and Roncalli 4-0.

Three separate Noblesville players scored against the Berries. Zach Rodgers was first, scoring unassisted. Beckett Rawlings then found the back of the net, assisted by Keaton Reynolds. Harrison Johnston got the third goal, from T.J. Schuster.

In the final, Rodgers scored twice, with Drew Mlynarik and Mikhail Marcuson both scoring once. Spencer Marker assisted both of Rodgers' goals, with Mlynarik and Schuster each making an assist.
Seven different NHS players scored goals: Rodgers, Luke VandeWater, Austin Oliverio, Schuster, Derek Dedman, Marker and Marcuson. Getting assists were: Marcuson, Dedman, Rawlings, Austin Roe, Keaton Reynolds. Goalkeeper Dayton Jennings had four saves and got his seventh shutout of the season.

The Millers scored a Hoosier Crossroads Conference victory on Tuesday, beating Lafayette Jeff 7-0.

The Millers are 3-0-1 in the HCC and 6-1-1 overall



Wednesday, September 7
NHS Game Summary, NHS 2 Zionsville 0, www.thetimes24-7.com

9/1/2011 1:22:00 AM
Photo courtesy Darren Dedman - Noblesville senior Harrison Johnston scored a goal for the Millers' boys soccer team in its 2-0 win over Zionsville Wednesday.
Photo courtesy Darren Dedman - Noblesville senior Harrison Johnston scored a goal for the Millers' boys soccer team in its 2-0 win over Zionsville Wednesday.
The Times


Noblesville got a Hoosier Crossroads Conference victory on Wednesday, as the Class 2A No. 14 Millers defeated 2A No. 18 Zionsville 2-0 at the White River Elementary Fields.

Harrison Johnston and Zach Rodgers scored Noblesville goals, with Spencer Marker assisting both. The win moved the Millers to 2-0-1 in the conference and 3-1-1 overall.

"Good teamwork," said NHS coach Brian Prange. "We started stretching out the field more."




Friday, August 26
NHS Game Summary, NHS 0 Brebeuf 1, www.thetimes24-7.com

Millers fall to Brebeuf

Noblesville, ranked No. 7 in Class 2A, was dealt its first loss of the season on Thursday, falling to Brebeuf Jesuit 1-0.

The Braves scored eight minutes into the game for the evening's only score. Miller goalkeeper Dayton Jennings had six saves.

Noblesville is now 2-1-1, and faces No. 18 Zionsville Wednesday in a Hoosier Crossroads Conference game.



NHS Game Summary, NHS 0 Brownsburg 0, www.thetimes24-7.com

Millers play to tie with Brownsburg

Noblesville, ranked No. 7 in the latest Indiana Soccer Coaches Association's Class 2A poll, played to a 0-0 tie with No. 15 Brownsburg Tuesday at the White River Elementary fields.

The Millers' star of the game, not surprisingly, was goalkeeper Dayton Jennings. He made seven saves, including one on a penatly kick.

"He owned the box," said NHS coach Brian Prange.

With the tie, Noblesville is now 2-0-1, with a 1-0-1 record in the Hoosier Crossroads Conference.


Monday, August 22
NHS Game Summary, NHS 1 Pike 0, www.thetimes24-7.com

Dedman's goal send NHS past Pike
Photo courtesy Darren Dedman - Noblesville’s Austin Roe, Cameron Krivoshia, Austin Oliverio and Derek Dedman celebrate after Dedman scored the winning goal in the Millers’ 1-0 victory over Pike on Saturday night.
Photo courtesy Darren Dedman - Noblesville’s Austin Roe, Cameron Krivoshia, Austin Oliverio and Derek Dedman celebrate after Dedman scored the winning goal in the Millers’ 1-0 victory over Pike on Saturday night.
The Times


Derek Dedman scored a goal with two-and-a-half minutes left in the game, and that sent the Noblesville boys soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Pike Saturday night at the White River Elementary Fields.

Zach Rodgers provided the assist. Dayton Jennings had five saves for the Millers, who improved to 2-0 after the victory.



Luke Fishers 2011

NHS Game Summary, NHS 4 Fishers 0, www.thetimes24-7.com

Millers beat Tigers to open season
 
 
Photo courtesy Darren Dedman - Noblesville’s Luke VanDeWater scored two goals for the Millers in their 4-1 season-opening win over Fishers on Tuesday. Also pictured is the Tigers’ Austin Lawrence.
The Times


In the first all-county (and Hoosier Crossroads Conference) boys soccer game of the season, Noblesville defeated Fishers 4-0 at the Tigers' field.

Ben Poynter scored the No. 5-ranked Millers' first goal, with Luke Vandewater recording the assist. Vandewater would later score twice, both on penalty kicks. Zach Rodgers scored Noblesville's final goal.

The Millers outshot the Tigers 12-5. Goalkeeper Dayton Jennings had five saves, including two crucial saves in the first half.

"First half was a bit sloppy and slow," said NHS coach Brian Prange. "We possessed all right, we just weren't getting our targets. Second half was faster, we switched the ball more, getting them chasing us more."

Noblesville's junior varsity team was a 3-1 winner, with the "C" team also winning 2-0.

Both teams are back in action Saturday. Fishers travels to Lafayette Jeff for a noon HCC game, while Noblesville hosts Pike at 7 p.m.


Tuesday, June 21
Schedules Announced for 2011

Schedules are available per the hyperlink below.  Alternatively, please utilize the Calendar function at left or be advised of upcoming games/results at the bottom of the homepage
Handout: 2011 One Page Schedules

LEGACY ...... NHS 2nd consecutive REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IndyStar 101809

Millers control in OT:  After scoring the tying goal with 1:35 left in regulation in Saturday night’s North Central Regional boys soccer final, Brebeuf Jesuit had some momentum going into overtime.

But whatever advantage the Braves had built, Noblesville quickly seized. The 17th-ranked Millers scored the game-winner in the fifth minute of overtime and held on to claim a 2-1 victory for their second consecutive regional title.

“We talked about stepping it right back up and getting it done (in overtime) and not going to (penalty kicks), and we got right into it,” Noblesville coach Nick Swaim said. “I was very proud of them.”

The Millers (8-10-2) took a 1-0 lead in the 58th minute when Blake Jennings dribbled around a defender in the box and stuck one inside the left post. The Braves tied it in the 79th minute on a shot from Fernando Avila, with an assist from Daniel Keller.

“I felt my heart drop,” Swaim said. “That was rough. I think it was just a little bit of a miscommunication. But we’ve dealt with so much adversity this year, and the boys just hung tough and came back.”

Noblesville came out attacking in overtime, and after Jennings took control of the ball near midfield, he sent a lead pass to Zach Woloshin at the top of the box. Woloshin won a battle for the ball and put one past Erich Toth with 2:09 left in the first of two seven-minute overtime periods.

“I just kept with it and got into the tackle and just put it in the back of the net,” Woloshin said.

Brebeuf (10-4-5), playing without top offensive threat C.J. Jackson, did not manage a shot in overtime and had only six for the game, two of which were on goal. Jackson received his fifth yellow card of the season in Wednesday’s 1-0 shootout win over No. 2 Carmel, and by rule, had to sit out the next game.

“Missing C.J. with the yellow card rule really hurt,” Brebeuf coach Michael Durs said. “He’s probably my best attacking player.”

Toth recorded six saves.

“My team has nothing but heart,” Durs said. “Noblesville really had a great game plan, and we had trouble with it all game long. I’m very, very proud of the boys.”

The Millers finished with 24 shots, including eight on goal. Freshman Dayton Jennings needed to make only one save, but that was a big one — a stop of Robbie Corr’s point-blank shot in the 26th minute.

“We’ve been working a lot recently, and it’s starting to pay off, so I’m very, very happy for the boys,” Swaim said.

“We’re playing really well together as a team,” Woloshin said. “We’re finally starting to get to the top of our game and playing as good as we can be, so I’m pretty confident we’re going to make it to the state finals this year. If we keep playing how we’re doing, we’ll be good.”



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Stingy Defense is NHS trademark as shown by Ben Williams

Noblesville shuts down Brebeuf    The Noblesville High School boys soccer team hopes to ride its stingy defense to the program's first semistate championship since 1999.

The way it is playing, the odds appear pretty good.

The Millers' defense continued its scoreless streak in the state tournament, and Noblesville kept its season alive with a 2-0 victory over Brebeuf Jesuit in Saturday's North Central Regional final.

In four tournament games, the Millers have outscored their opponents 14-0. They allowed 10 goals in the regular season, five of which came in a Sept. 2 loss to Zionsville.

"It's the total team buying into it. It starts all the way from the top and goes to the back," said Noblesville coach Nick Swaim, who led the Millers to their first regional title since 2002.

"We've been preaching defense the whole year, and not to be cliché, but defense does win championships. We're starting to prove that."

Noblesville (17-3), ranked 10th, earned a spot in the North Central Semistate next Saturday. The Millers face Roncalli in the semifinals at noon. The championship is scheduled for 8 p.m.

Brebeuf coach Michael Durs was impressed with Noblesville. The Braves, who upset No. 3 Westfield in Wednesday's regional semifinals, finished their season at 12-5-3.

"Yeah, I see Noblesville going all the way (to the state finals)," Durs said. "Our schedule is one of the toughest, and they are the best team we played."

Millers senior Taylor Anthony, who put Noblesville ahead 1-0 with a first-half goal on Saturday, also likes his team's chances to compete for a semistate championship.

"We're excited about our opportunity," Anthony said.

"With these draws, we think we can take it all the way to state."

Anthony's goal against Brebeuf didn't come without some controversy.

Braves goalie Jon Dawson was called for illegal touching after the referee said he touched the ball, dropped it and touched it again with his hands.

That call resulted in a free indirect kick for Noblesville, and Anthony scored on a pass from teammate Tyler Thatcher.

"Without trying to be a poor sport, I would say that was an awful call," Durs said. "That put us behind, and I had to change our tactics immediately to go after them a little bit."

Swaim said it was a "very, very close judgment call."

"Sometimes that's what happens," he added. "I don't necessarily know it was (a penalty), but the call was made and both teams had to deal with it."

Noblesville got an insurance goal from sophomore Joey Henne with 3:38 left in the second half.



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Outstanding hustle by NHS as demo'd by Joe Henne